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Mid-Day Jamboree

Mid-Day Jamboree

Here is Mid-Day Jamboree’s Top 10 list for 2018. I included some of the musical elders who recorded new original material this year. There solid performances by everyone on the list, especially the old timers. It's always great to hear previously unreleased recordings of Doc Watson in his prime. Loretta still brings it, as do Ry Cooder and Ray Benson. The Roger Miller tribute made it onto many a playlist at KDHX. Just a small sample of the great music released in 2018.


Asleep at the Wheel / ‘New Routes’ / Thirty Tigers

Ben Benford / ‘The Hermit’s Spyglass’ / Hopeful Sky

Ry Cooder / ‘The Prodigal Son’ / Fantasy

Tommy Emmanuel / ‘Accomplice One’ / Thirty Tigers

Dom Flemons / ‘Dom Flemons Presents Black Cowboys’ / Smithsonian Folkways 

Robbie Fulks and Linda Gail Lewis / ‘Wild, Wild, Wild’ / Bloodshot

Tish Hinojosa / ‘West’ / TH Records

Loretta Lynn / ‘Wouldn’t It Be Great’ / Legacy

Various Artists / ‘King of the Road: A Tribute to Roger Miller’ / BMG

Doc Watson / ‘Live at Club 47’ / Yep Roc


Listen to Midday Jamboree with Fred Gumaer for the past, present and future of country music on Saturdays from 1 - 3 pm.