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Roots and Rhythms

Roots and Rhythms
Wednesday June 27th, 2018 with Retro Renny
MULE BOOGIE - Cross a horse with a donkey for a roots bonanza: string bands, jug bands, bluegrass, jazz, country, Cajun, boogie woogie, hillbilly boogie, rockabilly, rhythm & blues & rock & roll. Great songs about mules for you retro fools

You can skin 'em, pack 'em, ride 'em, plow with 'em, but best of all, are the songs about them. Mules, that is. Cross a mare with a jack and end up with a barren of tunes. 11 genres in 60 minutes. All ages show! (i.e. songs from 1923 to 2001). Mostly chronological.
Go 'Long Mule
FLETCHER HENDERSON and his ORCHESTRA - Louis Armstrong: King Louis, Vol. 1 - The Sideman - 1924 Columbia Records/2005 Proper Records
Go Along Mule
UNCLE DAVE MACON with THE FRUIT JAR DRINKERS - Bluegrass Bonanza: Vol. 1 String Band Roots 1927-38 - 1927 Victor Records/2001 Proper Records
Mule Gets Up In The Alley
CANNON'S JUG STOMPERS - Memphis Jug Bands - Vol. 4 Gus Cannon's Jug Stompers - 1928 Victor Records/2005/2014 JSP Records
Blue Yodel #8 (Mule Skinner Blues)
JIMMIE RODGERS - The Rough Guide To Country Legends: Jimmie Rodgers - 1931 Victor Records/2013 World Music Network
New Mule Skinner Blues
MADDOX BROTHERS & ROSE - Hillbilly Fever: Vol. 4 - Legends Of The West Coast - 1948 4 Star Records/1995 Rhino Records
Mule Train
TENNESSEE ERNIE - Hillbilly Fever: Vol. 4 - Legends Of The West Coast - 1949 Capitol Records/1995 Rhino Records
Mule Boogie
ROY HALL & HIS COHUTTA MOUNTAIN BOYS - Hillbilly Boogie: Vol. 4 - Crazy About The Boogie - 1950 Bullit Records/2002 Proper Records
Jinny Mule
BIG MAYBELLE - Big Maybelle: The Complete King, OKeh & Savoy Releases 1947-61 - 1953 OKeh Records/2016 Acrobat Music
Me And My Mule
CHAMPION JACK DUPREE - Shake Baby Shake - 1956 King Records/2007 Blue Label
Gitty Up, Gitty J (Woah! Mule)
LEROY JAMES & COMBO - Bop Boogie In The Dark - 1956 Goldband Records, unreleased session/1984 Charly Records
Mule Skinner Blues
THE FENDERMEN - The Roots Of Psychobilly - 1959 Cuca Records/1960 Soma Records/2012 Not Now Music
Galloping Horses A Lazy Mule
EARL HOOKER & JUNIOR WELLS - Blue Guitar - 1961 Big Chief Records/1981 Paula Records
Hee Haw Breakdown
NOLAN CORMIER & HIS L.A. ACES - Swallow Records Louisiana Cajun Special No. 1 - 1971 Swallow Records/1985 Ace Records
Mule Kicking In My Stall
OTIS SPANN - The Best Of The Chicago Blues - 1973/1987 Vanguard Records
Rockin' The Mule
BARRENCE WHITFIELD & THE SAVAGES - Ow! Ow! Ow! - 1987 Rounder Records
Woah Mule
RAY CONDO & HIS HARDROCK GONERS - Condo Country - 1990 Crazy Rekkids/1991 Cargo Records Canadian
Flop Eared Mule
DAVID GRIER & MIKE COMPTON - Hand-Picked: 25 Years Of Bluegrass On Rounder Records - 1991 Rounder Records
Mule Walk Stomp
JAMES P. JOHNSON - Roll 'Em: 103 Rompin' Boogie Woogie Classics, Vol. 3 - Blue Note Boogie - 1944 Blue Note Records/2013 Proper Records
Interactive CKCU
Renny G (host)
If you're out there, then please holler! Drop me a line.

8:04 PM, June 27th, 2018
IanJ
I'm such an "ass" for not commenting earlier! ....Sorry, I'll show myself out.

8:31 PM, June 27th, 2018
Renny G (host)
I thought you were just being stubborn.

8:37 PM, June 27th, 2018
Renny G (host)
Actually it was Grandpa Jones, not Uncle Dave Macon, who played with Merle Travis in The Brown's Ferry Four. There are so many relatives in country music that I get confused. My mistake & my apologies.

12:26 AM, June 28th, 2018