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    Quote Originally Posted by gh View Post
    dat's him!
    Went to high school with his nephew overseas.
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    Quote Originally Posted by gm View Post
    Wolfman Jack, perhaps?
    Clap for the Wolfman, he gonna rate your record high.. clap for the wolfman you gonna dig him to the day you die. (if you got the curves baby I got the angles!)

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n_eIZ7tWhak

    Not many voices can match Burton Cummings wow!.. Manitoba!!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by gh View Post
    the company was in Del Rio, but the radio transmitter was across the river in Villa Acuņa, hence the call letters starting with X
    Yep, could not remember the Mexican side. but you sent your orders to Del Rio
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    Quote Originally Posted by user4 View Post
    And once your down in Texas Bob Wills is still the king.
    Yep. Bob Wills was a neighbor when I live in Fort Worth 1968-69 but he was pretty much a recluse by then
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    Quote Originally Posted by lonewolf View Post
    I don't remember the call letters but in the 1930s-40swe got our all night high powered music and sales pitches out of Del Rio Texas
    XERF 1570, 250 kw at night. Wolfman Jack. I listened to it late at night in CA. About 47 states could receive it.

    https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/XHRF-FM

    It was the resurrection of Brinkley's goat gonads sales. You could buy a flat of 100 chicks, and they would replace every one that arrived dead with two live ones. You could write a song poem and they would put music to it, and, for a small fee, they would send you a demo.

    But the music. Real blues, with Wolfman Jack howling along. Nobody had his playlist.

    Border radio, one of the great contributions to music, is just begging for a great documentary. Maybe Ken Burns next project?
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    Check out "Border Radio" by the Blasters. "30,000 watts out of Mexico"
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    Quote Originally Posted by lonewolf View Post
    Yep. Bob Wills was a neighbor when I live in Fort Worth 1968-69 but he was pretty much a recluse by then
    Wills lived a pretty hard life, I think he was a smoker and he was no teetotaler. It is pretty damn near impossible to be star in the entertainment world and not put your body and mind through 2 years for every 1 you live.

    My favorite Texas Playboys recording, "T for Texas T for Tennessee- written by Jimmy Rodgers"

    Only Lynyrd Skynyrd could match them.


    As for Hank Williams, when you invent rock and roll and rockability before the age of 25 its all downhill from there.
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    so now i have my first double earworm ever; brain keeps toggling between "I Saw The Light" and "Your Cheatin' Heart"
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    Quote Originally Posted by gm View Post
    Wolfman Jack, perhaps?
    Wolfman Jack and Radio Luxembourg are indelibly etched in my post-adolescent mind for the same reason. You could get WJ all over the USA and RL all over Europe. I spent plenty of time tuned in to each!
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    Quote Originally Posted by gh View Post
    so now i have my first double earworm ever; brain keeps toggling between "I Saw The Light" and "Your Cheatin' Heart"
    Check youtube for various clips of The Kate Smith Hour from, obviously, prior to 1953 in which the show featured, as she puts it, "Nashville comes to Broadway". Roy Acuff, Hank Williams, the Carter Family, the Drifting Cowboys.

    Very grainy but it has a version of "I Saw the Light". Can't find a full version of the entire show.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NbAYCYYAfyM
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