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Saturday March 13th, 2021 with Stephen Neale
Mother's Best Flour

Automatic Version
Penthouse Allstars - Digital Single (Automatic Riddim) - Penthouse Records (2009)
Blackheart Man
Bunny Wailer - Blackheart Man - Mango Records (1976)
Are We A Warrior
Ijahman Levi - Are We A Warrior - Mango Records (1979)
I Can't Breathe
Black Slate - Peaceful Demonstration - TCD (2016)
Black Tears
Marcia Griffiths - Digital Single (Black Tears Riddim) - Donsome Records (November 2020)
Moses Children
Bunny Wailer - Struggle - Solomonic (1977; also released on Island Records)
Hot Milk
Jackie Mittoo - Champion in the Arena (1976-1977) - Blood and Fire (2003)
Back at the Chicken Shack
(The Incredible) Jimmy Smith - Back at the Chicken Shack - Blue Note (1963; Recorded April 25, 1960 - Van Gelder Studios)
Talkin' About
Tina Brooks - The Waiting Game - Blue Note (2002; March 2, 1961)
Take My Hand, Precious Lord
George Lewis - Pete Fountain Presents The Best Of Dixieland - Verve Records (2001; rec. 1958 in Chicago)
This Bitter Earth
Jewel Brown and Arnett Cobb - Show Time - (1988; rec. August 10 1987 in Houston)
Pray for Me
Dorothy Norwood - The Soul of Dorothy Norwood: God Can - Savoy Records (1980)
Answer Me
Annie & the Caldwells - World is on Fire - Ekco Records (2013)
I Don't Know
Naomi Shelton and the Gospel Queens - Cold World - Daptone Records (2014)
Everybody Wants to Go to Heaven
Albert King - Lovejoy - Stax Records (1971)
Love, Love, Love
Johnny Rawls - Where Have All The Soul Men Gone - Third Street Cigar Records (2020)
I've Come Too Far With You (To Turn Back Now)
Rozetta Johnson - A Woman's Way (The Complete Rozetta Johnson 1963-1975) - KENT Soul (2016; unreleased until 1998)
Rock Me Baby
Millie Foster - Los Angeles Soul: Volume 2 - Kent-Modern's Black Music Legacy 1963-1972 - KENT Soul (2019; rec. 1967, released 2019)
Please Mr. Driver
Ginger St. James & The Grinders - Diesel & Peas - Busted Flat Records (2015) Canadian
Boppin' the Blues
Carl Perkins - 7" Single - SUN Records (1956; B-side to Matchbox)
Everybody's Lovin' My Baby
Charlie Feathers - 7" Single - King Records (1956; B-side is Can't Hardly Stand It)
Who Cares
Don Gibson - 7" Single - RCA Victor (1958; B-side is A Stranger to Me)
The final part of the program begins just past 9 AM with a broadcast of the Hank Williams hosted radio program Mother's Best Flour that aired on WSM 650 AM in Nashville at 7 AM on weekday mornings in 1951.

I have long been fascinated by live-to-air radio programs from this era, whether the theme is music, comedy or drama. Some long-time listeners to my edition of the Saturday Morning program may recall Honky Tonk Saturday Mornings with Ball and Chain. So, it seems to me, to make sense to air an episode. Well, okay, the other reason is that my father was a huge fan of Hank Williams, and all music really (he once asked me to make him a mixed tape of Gregory Isaacs), and though he has passed on, March 13 is his birthday!

Generally, episodes of Mother's Best Flour featured: the announcer (cousin) Louie Buck; Cedric Rainwater (bass); Sammy Pruitt (guitar, may not have been on this episode); Jerry Rivers (fiddle); Don Helms (steel guitar); and, of course, Hank Williams.
Lovesick Blues
Hank Williams - Mother's Best Flour, Episode #68
My Sweet Love Ain't Around
Hank Williams - Mother's Best Flour, Episode #68
Fire on the Mountain
Jerry Rivers and the Drifting Cowboys - Mother's Best Flour, Episode #68
I Saw the Light
Hank Williams - Mother's Best Flour, Episode #68
Closing Theme
Hank Williams - Mother's Best Flour, Episode #68
These Ole Blues
Loretta Lynn - Wouldn't It Be Great - Sony Legacy (2018)
Tennessee
Sturgill Simpson - Cuttin' Grass, Vol. 2 (The Cowboy Arms Sessions) - High Top Mountain Records (2020)
Sometimes It's a Lonely Road
Bobby Dove - Hopeless Romantic - Independent (2021) Canadian New
New in Town
Braden Gates - Kitchen Days - Borealis Records (2020) Canadian
Our Small Town
Sarah Jane Scouten - The Cape - Independent (2014) Canadian
News Cyclone
Evie Ladin Band - Caught On A Wire - Independent (2019)
Kind Girl
Pharis and Romero - Bet on Love - Lula Records (2020) Canadian
Enemy
Jesca Hoop - Kismet - Last Laugh / Red Ink Records (2007)
Forty-five Years
Stan Rogers - Fogary's Cove - Fogarty's Cove Music (1979; Orig. on Barn Swallow Records in 1977; Remastered CD Borealis in 2011) Canadian
Interactive CKCU
hillbilly
Great list! Thanks!

8:23 AM, March 13th, 2021
Stephen Neale (host)
Here is the link that I referenced when speaking about Naomi Shelton: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AjtBCHi8hO0

8:28 AM, March 13th, 2021
Stephen Neale (host)
Thanks, hillbilly!

8:29 AM, March 13th, 2021
hb
Happy Birthday to your Dad ... bet he's listen'n!!! & mighty proud...as Hank would say!;-)

9:17 AM, March 13th, 2021
Stephen Neale (host)
Chers, hb!

9:19 AM, March 13th, 2021
Stephen Neale (host)
*Cheers

9:19 AM, March 13th, 2021
Carmela
A heaven Happy Birthday to your Dad

9:22 AM, March 13th, 2021
Stephen Neale (host)
Cheers, Carmela!

9:29 AM, March 13th, 2021
peter bunnett
Another wonderful program for my aural receptors. really appreciate the prescient choices in the gospel zone. Thanks Steve. pb

9:48 AM, March 13th, 2021
Stephen Neale (host)
Thanks, Peter!

9:49 AM, March 13th, 2021
hb
Chopper's sayin' "Better'n 6 bucks!!"

9:57 AM, March 13th, 2021
Donna
Awesome job steve!

11:05 AM, March 16th, 2021