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Options January 20, 2011

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Artist Track Comments Approx. start time
Jim & Jesse   I Like Trains   Options Photobucket  0:00:00 ()
The Everly Brothers  I'm On My Way Home Again   Options   0:02:18 ()
Skeeter Davis  Bus Fare to Kentucky   Options Photobucket  0:04:23 ()
Porter Wagoner  A Satisfied Mind   Options   0:07:12 ()
Music behind DJ:
Floyd Cramer 
The Most Beautiful Girl in the World   Options Photobucket  0:10:01 ()
Waylon Jennings  This Time Tomorrow I'll Be Gone   Options   0:12:36 ()
Bob Wills & His Texas Playboys  Stay a Little Longer   Options Photobucket  0:14:29 ()
Wilburn Brothers  Hurt Her Once For Me   Options   0:17:04 ()
Webb Pierce  Honky Tonk Song   Options Photobucket  0:18:24 ()
George Jones & Melba Montgomery  Everybody Oughta Sing a Song   Options   0:20:25 ()
Eddy Arnold  Cattle Call   Options Photobucket  0:22:22 ()
Music behind DJ:
Nashville West  
Ode to Billie Joe   Options   0:24:54 ()
Wanda Jackson  Everything's Leaving   Options Photobucket  0:28:37 ()
Johnny Cash & June Carter Cash  The Pine Tree   Options   0:31:08 ()
Dolly Parton  The Letter   Options Photobucket  0:33:52 ()
Dolly Parton and Porter Wagoner  The Pain of Loving You   Options   0:36:00 ()
Music behind DJ:
Glen Campbell 
Bull Durham   Options Photobucket  0:38:14 ()
Buck Owens  Tiger by the Tail   Options   0:39:56 ()
Faron Young  Love Has Finally Come My Way   Options Photobucket  0:42:05 ()
Tammy Wynette  I'm Not Mine to Give   Options   0:44:27 ()
Loretta Lynn  A Man I Hardly Know   Options Photobucket  0:46:26 ()
Anita Carter  Wildwood Flower   Options   0:48:31 ()
Chet Atkins with the Carter Sisters & Mother Maybelle  You Belong to Me   Options Photobucket  0:50:55 ()
Music behind DJ:
Chet Atkins 
Melissa   Options   0:53:26 ()
Neal Jones  Dead Lost   Options   0:55:45 ()
Chet Atkins with the Carter Sisters & Mother Maybelle  In the Pines   Options Photobucket  0:58:37 ()

Listener comments!

  Thu. 1/20/11 7:13pm Andy S.:

Behind “Satisfied Mind,” wrote roots music researcher and author Colin Escott, “there are at least two stories.

“In one, Texas fiddle player Joe ‘Red’ Hayes had an encounter with a UFO. A quasi-magnetic force pulled his arm up against the extra–terrestrial object, inflicting a burn, and, after the burn healed, Hayes realized that the aliens had given him a song by way of compensation—and that song was ‘Satisfied Mind.’

“Around the same time Hayes told that story, he told Country Music People: ‘That song came from my mother. Everything in the song is something I heard her say. One day my father-in-law asked me who I thought the richest man in the world was, and I mentioned some names. He said, ‘You’re wrong, it’s the man with the satisfied mind.’”

“Red Hayes played fiddle with Jack Rhodes…[who] operated a motel, the Trail 80 Courts, outside Mineola, Texas, and had a demo studio set up in a couple of rooms behind the kitchen. It was probably there that ‘Satisfied Mind’ was finished and first committed to tape. Hayes’ version was released on Starday.”

Porter Wagoner, who’d just been dropped from the RCA recording roster, was given a copy of Red Hayes’ record. On September 11, 1954 at a Springfield, Missouri radio station, Wagoner cut a self-financed, bare-bones version of “Satisfied Mind.” Although RCA a&r man Steve Sholes soon re-signed the singer to a new contract, “Satisfied Mind” stayed on the shelf until the spring of 1955 – by which time new versions by Red Foley and Jean Shepard moved Sholes to release it (with additional instruments overdubbed).

Porter Wagoner’s “Satisfied Mind,” writes Colin Escott, “broke out of Houston, where Red Hayes’ record had already been a hit. ‘This is the one we’ve been looking for,’ Sholes told Porter. ‘It sold 20,000 copies in Houston this week.’ Wagoner’s version became a #1 country hit in 1955, and the song became an instant standard.”
  Thu. 1/20/11 7:15pm seang:

  Thu. 1/20/11 7:15pm Betsy:

Um, thanks Andy! I'll print that out later & read it at the beach. ;)
  Thu. 1/20/11 7:29pm Dickel:

How do you know all dat. Could you please write it up for me... ;)))))))))))))))))))
  Thu. 1/20/11 7:29pm Julie:

Nice Jack White sound effect, wanh wanh
  Thu. 1/20/11 7:31pm Betsy:

Ha ha Dickel, I did my homework for once! Julie, don't even get me started on Jack White... ;)
  Thu. 1/20/11 7:32pm rusty beltway:

I liked Jack White until Billy Childish told me not to.
  Thu. 1/20/11 7:51pm Mike Sin:

Hello from a NJ Transit bus -- It's always a fine show, Betsy.
  Thu. 1/20/11 7:56pm Betsy:

Hey, thanks Mike! See y'all next week. ;)
  Fri. 1/21/11 9:40pm Wade Austin Ritchey:

Hi, I just discovered your show - your show and this station are so good. I also just discovered an LP and wanted to know if you have come across it. Travelin' lady, by Rosalie Sorrels?
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