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We are the exclusive distribution agent of Down To The Roots,  a weekly, internationally-syndicated old-time music program.

Down To The Roots - Station Schedules


The Bluegrass Jamboree


TUESDAY - 3:00 pm Eastern
SATURDAY - 1:00 am Eastern


KWLP 100.9 FM / KWLPRadio.com - "The Peach" Peach Springs, AZ


WEDNESDAY - 10:00 pm Eastern


Bluegrass Planet Radio


WEDNESDAY - 2:00 pm Eastern


Southern Branch Bluegrass Radio 91.7 FM / SBBRadio.net Claxton, TN


WEDNESDAY - 8:00 pm Eastern
SATURDAY - 1:00 pm Eastern


Bell Buckle Radio


WEDNESDAY - 3:00 am Eastern
THURSDAY - 4:00 pm Eastern
SATURDAY - 2:00 pm Eastern


Community Growth Radio 2 - reading service for blind and visually impaired listeners


WWB / WorldwideBluegrass.com


FRIDAY - 5:00 pm Eastern




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Down To The Roots - Archive Listening Room

Down To The Roots - Archive Playlist

AIR DATE: week of 10/6/2019

DISCLAIMER:  Please note that the songs played on Down To The Roots are an archive of the past. They are historical documents which reflect the attitudes, perspectives, and beliefs during different times. DeFord Media Associates does not endorse any recordings or any artist - living or dead - including any thoughts, ideas and/or verbal expressions that may be offensive to some listeners.
SEGMENT 01) 25:44

01. Al Clauser & His Oklahoma Outlaws – Texas Quickstep (Hot Western Swing 1937- 

1948 featuring Patti Page) 1947 transcription KTUL Tulsa, OK
02. Delmore Brothers – Honey, I’m Rambling Away (Decca 46043) 7-16-41 NYC
03. Riverside Ramblers – Dissatisfied (Bluebird BB-6926) 2-22-37 New Orleans, LA
04. Byron Parker & His Mountaineers – Married Life Blues (Bluebird B-8708) 

10-10-40 Kimball Hotel Atlanta,  GA
05. Roy Acuff & His Smoky Mountain Boys – Whoa, Mule, Whoa (The RC Cola Shows) 

1953 Nashville, TN
06. Sauceman Brothers – Darling Corey (On Farm And Fun Time WCYB Bristol)
1950 Bristol, TN
07. Jimmy Wakely & His Saddle Pals featuring the Sunshine Girls – Cimmaron
(Roll On) (MacGregor transcription 656) 1943 Hollywood, CA
08. Johnny Bond – Texas Cannonball (World transcription W 10812) unknown date 

Hollywood, CA
09. Gene Autry – Purple Sage In The Twilight (Okeh 6725) 8-11-41 Hollywood, CA
10. Scottdale String Band – Down Yonder (Okeh 45188) 10-10-27 Atlanta, GA 


SEGMENT 02) 26:39

11. Carson Robison & His Pioneers – The Back Porch, Part I-II (Zonophone 6160) 

July 1932 London, UK

12. Melton & Waggoner – Underneath The Cotton Moon – (Columbia 15423-D)
10-30-28 Atlanta, GA
13. Morris Family – Dark Eyes (Vocalion 5442) 3-19-30 Atlanta, GA
14. Rhubarb Red – Deep Elem Blues (MontgomeryWard 8012) 5-20-36 Chicago,  IL
15. Texas Jim Lewis – Willis Rag (Standard transcription) unknown date 

Hollywood, CA
16. Virginia Mountain Boomers – Cousin Sally Brown (Gennett 6687) 7-10-28 

Richmond, IN
17. Three Tobacco Tags – V-8 Blues (Bluebird B-6730) 10-13-36 Charlotte, NC
SEGMENT 03) 27:15

18.) Mother Maybelle & the Carter Sisters with Doc & Carl, “The Virginia Boys” – 

(Episode 2) May 1944 WRNL Richmond, VA
(theme-I Wish I Had Never Met Sunshine-commercial*-Nobody’s Darling But Mine-

tour dates-I Talk To Myself About You-Precious Memories-commercial*-
In The Pines-out) *Thalhimer’s Basement Department Store

19. G.B. Grayson & Henry Whitter – Ommie Wise (Victor 21625) 10-18-27 Atlanta, GA
20. Clarence “Tom” Ashley – Naomi Wise (Columbia15522-D)
10-23-29 Johnson City, TN
21. Cranford & Thompson – Naomi Wise (Gennett 6945) 6-13-29 Richmond, IN

SEGMENT 04) 31:24

22. Emry Arthur – Train Whistle Blues (Vocalion 5264) 8-30-28 Chicago, IL
23. Bob Atcher & Bonnie Blue Eyes – Blow, Whistle, Blow (Vocalion 04882) 

5-15-39 Chicago, IL
24. J.E. Mainer’s Mountaineers – New Lost Train Blues (Bluebird B-6424) 

2-14-36 Charlotte, NC
25. Jimmie Rodgers – High Powered Mama (Zonophone 5808) 2-23-29 NYC
26. Vernon Dalhart – You Can’t Blame Me For That (Edison 52248) 2-17-28 NYC
27. Carson Brothers & Sprinkle – The Old Miller’s Will (Okeh 45398) 12-6-29 NYC
28. Woody Guthrie – Talking Fishing Blues
(This Land Is Your Land-The Asch Recordings, Vol. 1) 1944 NYC
29. Dixon Brothers – Fisherman’s Luck (Montgomery Ward M-7855)
2-18-37 Charlotte, NC
30. “Ragtime Texas” Henry Thomas – Fishing Blues (Vocalion 1249) 

6-13-28 Chicago, IL
31. Carolina Ramblers String Band – I’ve Got A Home In The Beulah Land 

(Perfect 12818-B) 2-17-32 NYC

DOWN TO THE ROOTS theme from Hopalong Cassidy and the Square Dance Holdup (Capitol CBX-3075) Cliffie Stone, Harold Hensley, Herman The Hermit ©1950  
Master Rights Usage courtesy of Universal Music Enterprises and Capitol Records.


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