Sweethearts Of The Radio

•April 17, 2014 • Leave a Comment


Back agin tomorrow with Earl at the wheel with some truck songs and what all, basic.fm @ 10 pm

Farther Along

•April 13, 2014 • Leave a Comment


Mornin’ friends, Brother Earl here with you all again today and the sure and certain knowledge that one day all will come clear to us, even what happens when the Welfare turns it’s back on you as Brother King considers for us. We got some righteous Sisters singin’ out for us today as well, gets a little fiery so go on and get the tambourine and get ready to shake what the Good Lord gave you…

Gospel Revue (& Medicine Show) – Farther Along

Black Ace – Farther Along
Freddy King -(The Welfare) Turns It’s Back On You
Sister Wynona Carr – Don’t Miss That Train
The Chuck Wagon Gang – (We Are Climbing) Jacob’s Ladder
Stafford Coombs – Bright Blue Galilee
Holy Ghost Sanctified Singers – Sinner I’d Make a Change
Rev. Alex Bradford – When My Time Comes
Clara Ward Singers – Faith That Moves Mountains
Sister Myrtle Fields w/Austin McCoy Trio – I’m Toiling
The Meditation Singers – Jesus Be A Fence Around Me



Climbing Higher Mountains

•April 6, 2014 • Leave a Comment


Not sure Ezekiel saw the wheel of the christian automobile friends but here’s today’s songs sheet for y’all, those of a mind too can click the title and download for private reflection

Gospel Revue 42 – Climbing Higher Mountains

Alabama Sacred Harp Singers – Cuba
The Masters Family – That Little Old Country Church House
Willard Artis ‘Blind Pete’ Burrell – A Little Talk With Jesus Makes It Right
Arizona Dranes – John Said He Saw A Number
Joiner’s Five Trumpets – Where Can I Go
Robert ‘Nighthawk’ Johnson – Climbing Higher Mountains
The Staple Singers – I’ve Been Scorned
Veteran Singers – Leaning On Jesus
Babe Stovall -When the Circle Be Unbroken
Dixie Hummingbirds – Ezekiel Saw The Wheel
The Gospel Hi-Lites – Ease My Troublin’ Mind

Startin’ To Hate Country

•April 4, 2014 • Leave a Comment


Alright then friends, I guess some of you are aware Randy/Stagger Lee is headed down to Texas and he left me in charge of Sweethearts for y’all, it’s been fun doin’ it. We got a fat bunch of jukebox rocking tunes this time, and it gots to say it kinda leant heavy on his whole Texas roadtrip thing, lotsa Texas country, some Louisiana. We gots Rock ‘n’ Roll, Bluegrass, Rhythm and Blues, a little Soul and more. Those of you alarmed by the title, have a listen to the song on here of that name by Austin legends the Asylum Street Spankers – it’s about hatin’ on all that shiny-big hat-Nashville-goddamn Bon Jovi-suburb ‘n’ western horseshit. This here’s the full disclosure on tonight’s 10th Sweethearts of The Radio, which will be repeating next week in the now familiar fashion 10-12 on basic.fm. I hope y’all enjoyed it.

 Sweethearts Of The Radio #10 – Startin To Hate Country

Dick Curless  -  Juke Box Man
Dale Watson  -  Drink Drink Drink
Hank Thompson  -  Deep In The Heart Of Texas
Bob Wills & His Texas Playboys  -  I’m a Ding Dong Daddy
Asylum Street Spankers  -  Startin’ to Hate Country
Shooter Jennings  -  The White Trash Song (Ft Scott H. Biram)
Johnny Cash  -  Baby Ride Easy
George Jones  -  Vitamins Love
The Everly Brothers  -  Sleepless nights
Johnny Sonnier  -  Sad Lover
Southern Culture On The Skids  -  Shotgun
Reverend Horton Heat  -  Longest Gonest Man
Leona Williams  -  Cheese Cake And Apple Pie
Buck Owens  -  Only Daddy That’ll Walk That Line
Merle Haggard  -  Drink Up And Be Somebody
Red & Ernie  -  Too Old To Cut The Mustard
Guitar Slim Green with Johnny & Shuggie Otis  -  Shake ‘Em Up
Charles Sheffield  -  Boogie Children
Nikki Hill, Deke Dickerson With The Bo-Keys  -  Struttin’
Gene Clark With The Gosdin Brothers  -  So You Say You Lost Your Baby
Jerry Reed  -  Amos Moses
Elvis Presley  -  Raised on Rock
The Cramps  -  People Ain’t No Good
Wanda Jackson  -  Old Weakness (Coming On Strong)
Dolly Parton  -  Randy
Wayne Hancock  -  Louisiana Blues
Big Walter  -  San Antonio
JD Wilkes & the Dirt Daubers  -  No Rest for the Wicked
Cheap Trick  -  I Want You to Want Me (alternate)
Scott Bradlee & Postmodern Jukebox  -  Die Young
Violent Femmes  -  Sweet Misery Blues
Jimmie Dale Gilmore & The Wronglers  -  Big Rock Candy Mountain
Trampled by Turtles  -  New Orleans
Laura Cantrell  -  All the Girls Are Complicated
Tammy Wynette  -  Apartment #9
Lyle Lovett  -  She’s Leaving Me Because She Really Wants To (live)
Robert Earl Keen  -  Corpus Christi Bay
Hayes Carll  -  Knockin’ Over Whiskey
Hurray For The Riff Raff  -  St. Roch Blues
Mississippi John Hurt  -  Stagolee



The Christian’s Automobile

•March 30, 2014 • Leave a Comment


Alright friends, we hope you’re all well. Here’s the hymn sheet for this Sunday’s service, we got a belting blues-y version of Christians Automobile to hang it all on, along with some old timey bluegrass stylins, some thumpin’ ana hollerin’ fife and drum and a righteous tune from the ‘new’ Johnny Cash record. All o’that in just a short half hour whats gonna make you feel blessed and put a pep in your step…

Gospel Revue – The Christian’s Automobile

Mississippi John Hurt – Since I’ve Laid My Burden Down
Ralph Stanley – On Heaven’s Bright Shore
Willie Nelson – Satan Your Kingdom Must Come Down
Johnny Cash – I Came To Believe
The Sojourners – Christian’s Automobile
Fiddlin’ John Carson & His Virginia Reelers – Gonna Swing On The Golden Gate
Freakwater – Washed in the Blood
Ephram Carter and His Fife & Drum Band – Sorrow Come Pass Me Around
Reverend Rubin Lacy – Talk About a Child That Do Love Jesus
Spiritualaires – Lay Down My Burden


click the title to download friends, and take Brother Earl with you on your walk to work

Hallelujah! Brothers and Sisters

•March 16, 2014 • Leave a Comment


Hallyloo indeed people, pretty great little show this time out even ifs I says it my own self. we got a tune early on from Dorsey burnette – that’s right, Johnny’s brother, righteous!  Some great readings heavy on the Hallelujahs – no laughin Len y’hear. and we wind up with a couple great gettin’ togethers to shout it! Hallelujah! Brothers and Sisters!

Gospel Revue 40 – Gon’ Shout Hallelujah!

The Gospel Songbirds – Glory, Glory Hallelujah
Dorsey Burnette – The Creator
The Gospel Tone Spiritual Singers – Sinner Man!
Reverend Charlie Jackson – Wrapped up in Jesus
Blind Charles White – How Long
Mother McCollum – Glory! Glory! Hallelujah!
Ridgel’s Fountain Citians – Hallelujah to the Lamb
The Original Five Blind Boys of Alabama – Hallelujah
Charlie Parr & the Black Twig Pickers – I Wish I Was in Heaven Sitting Down
Del McCoury Band & the Preservation Hall Jazz Band – I’ll Fly Away

Country Disappeared

•March 15, 2014 • 1 Comment

Sweethearts 9

Well, friends, Sweethearts Of The Radio#9 sure went off in some strange directions – the krautrock country of Woods, the dark banjo folk of Coma Wall, the brooding Marissa Nadler. But there was plenty of old school jukebox classicism going on too, with  people like Bobby Bare, Bob Wills and Jim Croce. There was even a new Drive By Truckers track kicking things off, and it’s not often you get to to say that. (there was some new Lydia Loveless too, the potty mouthed pocket rocket herself).

Download and streaming links next week. Here’s what was played:

01 Drive By Truckers – When He’s Gone

02 Jim Ford – I’m Gonna Make Her Love Me

03 Bobby Bare – Streets Of Baltimore

04 Bob Wills & His Texas Playboys – Pray For The Lights To Go Out

05 Sons Of Bill – Siren Song

06 Roger Knox & The Pine Valley Cosmonauts – Took The Children Away

07 Meat Puppets – Up On The Sun

08 Black Twig Pickers With Charlie Parr – Wednesday Night Waltz

09 Harry Nilsson – Everybody’s Talkin’

10 Danny O’Keefe – Good Time Charlie’s Got The Blues

11 Neil Young – Helpless

12 Miracle Legion – You’re The One, Lee

13 Wilco – Country Disappeared

14 Carl & Pearl Butler – Don’t Let Me Cross Over

15 Laura Cantrell – Not The Tremblin’ Kind

16 Hurray For The Riff Raff- Little Things

17 Jim Croce – Alabama Rain

18 Merle Kilgore – Pinball Machine

19 Kris Kristofferson – Sunday Mornin’ Comin’ Down

20 Woods – With Light & Love

21 Coma Wall – Summer

22 Peter Bruntnell – Shot From A Spring

23 REM – Fall On Me

24 Lydia Loveless – To Love Somebody

25 Amy Rigby – Keep It To Yourself

26 Jonathan Richman – The Neighbors

27 Be Good Tanyas – Oh Susanna

28 Jenny Lewis With The Watson Twins – Rabbit Fur Coat

29 Marissa Nadler – Dead City Emily

30 Gram & Emmylou – Love Hurts

31 Two Nice Girls – Sweet Jane (With Affection)

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