country music

  • Tue
    Oct 02
    10:00 am -
    10:00 am
  • Sun
    Oct 07
    5:00 am -
    5:00 am

Pre-1940 Country Music

Charlie Poole & The North Carolina Ramblers


Return to the very earliest days of country music!

(if only for two hours)

This October
Pre-World War II Country Music Only

Don't miss it!

Grand Ole Opry SpectacularAh, yes, folks, another Tuesday morning means another Country Music Jamboree. Let's see for this week, we'll start with one side of a record entitled "Grand Ole Opry Spectacular".

Hank WilliamsSpeaking of the Opry, we'll pay tribute to the Grand Ole Opry perennial favorite, the great Wilma Lee Cooper, who passed away last Tuesday. She was best known for performing with her husband, Stoney Cooper.

Another Grand Ole Opry favorite (who was eventJimmy Martinually kicked out and never reinstated), Hank Williams would have celebrated his 88th birthday last Saturday. In his honor, we'll be airing an old radio show Hank did back in the 40s.

The King of Bluegrass, Jimmy Martin always had the dream of being a member of The Opry, but was continuously snubbed by the establishment. Tom Russell (soon performing in Fairfield) has a great song about the struggles of Jimmy Martin. We'll spin that song and a bunch of other songs about and by Jimmy Martin.

Besides all the above, I've just got a bunch of great traditional country, bluegrass, and western swing music, so if you love country music, DON'T MISS A SINGLE MINUTE!

Ray BensonThe Nine time Grammy Award winning Kings of Western Swing(or so their press release says), Asleep At The Wheel, are coming to The Sondheim Center, Thursday, September 8 at 7:30 PM.

On the next Country Music Jamboree, I'm very excited to talk with 2011 Texan Of The Year and the front man/founder of this world-renowned Western Swing band. Ray has also received a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Americana Music Association. He's also worked as producer for many great artists.

We'll be talking all about his career, Western Swing, and what they've got planned for the Fairfield show. Interview is scheduled to begin at 11 AM.

Bob & Sheila EverhartThe next Country Music Jamboree features an interview with Bob Everhart.

Bob has been performing and preserving traditional country music for many many years. He has been performing traditional country music with his wife, Sheila, for 20 years. Bob hosted/produced the very popular PBS tv show "Old Time Country Music". He has recorded for the Smithsonian Institute. He is the founder of The National Traditional Country Music Association, as well as  America's Old Time Country Music Hall of Fame.

He is also behind the upcoming 36th Annual Old Time Country, Bluegrass & Folk Music Festival happening Aug. 29-Sept. 4 at the Plymouth County Fairgrounds in LeMars, IA. This year featuring performances from Ralph Stanley, Jim Ed Brown, Little Roy Lewis, and many more.

Leroy Van DykeTune into the next KRUU Country Music Jamboree to hear an interview with country music great Leroy Van Dyke. It's a true honor to have this country music great on the show.

Leroy's first big hit, "The Auctioneer", launched his musical career and has since become a bona fide classic. His song "Walk On By", in 1994, was named the biggest all-time country hit by Billboard magazine. We'll be talking all about his life, his hit songs, and his long successful career in country music.


Country Music USABill C. Malone, one of the most respected country music historians, will be my featured guest on the next KRUU Country Music Jamboree. In 1968, the first edition of Bill's book "Country Music, U.S.A." was published. "Country Music, U.S.A." was the first definitive history of country music and has been called "the Bible for country music history." Just recently re-published in it's Third Revised Edition. Bill is also the author of the books "Don't Get Above Your Raisin': Country Music and the Southern Working Class", "Singing Cowboys and Musical Mountaineers" and more. We will be discussing his writings and more. 

Don't miss this one folks!

Ken MottetHowdy Neighbors,

My life has gotten pretty busy lately, folks, and I'm going to need to take some time off during the month of October. Don't worry, though, I am not condemning you to a month of re-runs. My pal, Ken Mottet, has graciously stepped up and will be filling in for me while I'm away. Ken grew up in Fairfield, now lives in Chicago, and knows good traditional country, rockabilly, and western swing tunes about as well as anyone I know. He's got some great music lined up for you folks. You'll be in good hands. I know you have come to expect great country music and fun on every single Country Music Jamboree and this month will be no exception!

Ken will take good care of your Tuesday morning country music needs and I'll see you all when I get back.        -Corey


The Uncle Bunkin Country and Western Music Show is pleased to announce that on Thursday, September 30, 2010, at 10:00 a.m., the show will feature songs about the Mississippi River. These are some of the dreamiest and most melodic songs in all of Country and Western music, performed by great artists like Jimmie Rodgers, Charley Pride, and Hank Snow. Linda Ronstadt will sing Blue Bayou, and Frank Sinatra will sing Old Man River!

If we have a few minutes left over, we'll play a couple of old-time Gospel Songs.

Be sure to tune in Thursday morning!

So long,

Uncle Bunkin


The Uncle Bunkin Country and Western Music Show for Thursday, September 23, 2010, at 10:00 a.m., will feature Truck Driving Songs. Yes, Friends, truck driving is a big part of country and western living. We'll be hearing some great truck driving performances, like C.W. McCall's "Convoy" and "Wolf Creek Pass," and George Morgan's "Man Behind the Wheel," and the beautiful song "Roll, Truck, Roll, by Red Simpson. Story songs will be featured, including "Giddyup Go" and "Teddy Bear" by Ferlin Husky. Mac Wiseman will perform the dreamy "18 Wheels a Humming."

If there's time left over, we'll play a couple of favorites by The Origninal Carter Family and the greatest yodeler of all, Slim Whitman. Be sure to listen in for this one!

So long, Uncle Bunkin

The Uncle Bunkin Country and Western Music Show for Thursday, September 16, 2010, at 10:00 a.m., features more of Uncle Bunkin's favorite songs and performances by the world's top Country and Western Music artists.

Every song or story in this mix of country and western music is the best of the best. This show of mega-favorites includes performances by Jimmie Rodgers, Hank Williams, Roy Acuff, Doc Watson, Ralph Stanley, Charley Pride, Willie Nelson, Mac Wiseman, George Strait, Slim Whitman, Tanya Tucker, Anne Murray, Donna Fargo, and many more!

Listen in, Friends!

So long,

Uncle Bunkin