Friday, December 14, 2018

WESN Show #6 - Dec. 13, 2018

Downstate Christmas Special

Tex WilliamsThe Winter SongCapitol1949Ramsey
Marty RobertsLet's Give Santa Claus A ChristmasDome1951Chenoa
Lyle & Doris MayfieldRudolph The Red Nosed Raindeer -no label-2008Greenville
Joe DowellPatapan -no label-?Bloomington
Carl TrentJingle Bell TruckerGolden Voice?Peoria
Burl IvesChristmas Can't Be Far AwayDecca1965Hunt City
Eddy Arnold (written w/ *Jenny Lou Carson)C--H-R-I-S-T-M-A-SRCA Victor1949*Decatur
Bray Brothers w/ Red CravensJingle Bell BreakdownRounder1962Champaign-Urbana
Joe DowellA Kiss For ChristmasSmash1961Bloomington
June ChristyChristmas HeartCapitol1961Decatur
Bloomington HS Girls ChoirChristmas Is A Time For YouDelta1974Bloomington
Joe DowellI Wonder Who's Spending Xmas With YouSmash1961Bloomington
Marty RobertsA Father's Christmas DecisionDome1951Chenoa
Lyle & Doris MayfieldEmpty Christmas Stocking -no label-2008Greenville
Red Foley & *Judy MartinOur Christmas WaltzDecca1949*Decatur
Emil "Farmer" BillChristmas In A BarnGolden Voice1969Peoria
LaSalle-Peru HS ChoirWhite ChristmasDelta1978LaSalle-Peru
Prairie du Rocher SingersLa Gui-AnneeKSGM1940sPrairie du Rocher

Thursday, December 6, 2018

WESN Show #5 - Dec. 6, 2018

Downstate in '68 : Strange Land, Strange People

North Bridge CompanyStrange Land, Strange PeopleSand "G"Peoria
HolidaysI'm The One (Who Really Loves You)ThunderSpringfield
SpurMind OdysseyCinema InternationalBelleville
Dean CarterGood Side Of My MindTell InternationalChampaign
PiscesGenesis IIVincentRockford
Third BoothMysteriesThunderCanton
Beggars Opera Co.EscapeGolden VoicePeoria
Howie Thayer & His Psycho-Electric HappeningIf Death Don't Get You (Then The Government Will)Psychedelic SoundsLa Moille
Mod 4Open Up Your Mind[Fredlo]Aledo
Inner SanctumTimes Are Getting BetterThunderVirden
Zimmo's ThanatopsisIn a Dream WorldGolden VoiceMorton
One Eyed JacksTogether We're In LoveRouletteChampaign
Suburban 9 to 5Sunshine Becomes YouGolden VoicePeoria
Kracker-Barrel KomplexDifferent Than MePageLaSalle-Peru
Peanut Butter ConformityBut It's AlrightGolden VoiceBloomington-Normal
Jack JohnsonSoul, Soul, SoulBig BeatDanville
Buster BrownsLovin' TrainGolden VoiceGalesburg
OsgoodEverybody SingGolden VoiceMacomb
Jam FactoryGive Me The Right (To Love You)Golden VoicePeoria
Deanna KimballTake Me HomeHummingbirdBloomington-Normal


Thursday, November 29, 2018

WESN Show #4 - Nov. 29, 2018

Down Home : Downstate Folk, Bluegrass and Ballads

Applegate & CoTheme TimeApplegrassGDS1979
Cousin EmmyRuby
Art ThiemeHanging of Charlie BirgerSongs of the HeartlandKicking Mule1980
Indian Creek Delta BoysMelinda

Philo Glee & Mandoline SocietyBed On The FloorS/TCampus Folksong Club1962
Bray Brothers w/ Red CravensRed Rocking ChairPrairie BluegrassRounder1962
Orval HaleOld Joe ClarkDear Old Illinois
Bluegrass RelatedMatterhornFamily AlbumLemco1977
J'Anna JacobyJohn HardyLittle Girl With Her Hair All DownParadise Productions1976
InnsidersRiderLittle ThingsBaca1966
Carl SandburgI Ride An Old PaintThe Great Carl SandburgLyrichord1950
GordonsMolly and Tenbrooks"Covered Bridge"Crusade1977
Suzy BoggussGhost RidersSuzyOld Shack1981
Bob PoulsenLonesome Day BluesTwo Hours Wasn't EnoughCrusade1976
Keith ClarkCherry Mine DisasterBallads of LaSalle County, IllinoisFolkways1957
Tennessee Ramblers
Grab Your Saddle Horn and Blow

Mike WilsonGreen Valley WaltzDear Old Illinois


Decatur Herald, Apr 22, 1979

Friday, November 16, 2018

WESN Show #3 -- Nov. 15, 2018

Downstate Rockers & Country Boppers

The RockersMovin' and Groovin'Cool1964Danville
Freddie Tieken & The RockersThe JinxIT1963Quincy
Carl Trantham & The Rythm All StarsWhere There's A Will (There's A Way)Lincoln1957Peoria
Arlie MillerLou AnnLucky1960Danville
Artie DillonIn My TeensKandy Kane1964Peoria
Cash HolidaySolid TwisterHIT1963Peoria
Wild Child GipsonUncle JohnHIT1958Quincy
Joe DowellLittle Bo PeepSmash1961Bloomington
Preston Jackson & Rhythm AcesJoniVee Jay1961Decatur
Bonnie LouOne Track LoveKing1956Towanda / Carlock
Skeeter BonnChainedAdmiral1957Canton
Rockin' R'sCrazy BabyTempus1958Metamora
Bobby Carter & The SpotlitesRun, Run, RunCardell1961Bloomington
KookieOoby DoobyMilky Way1965Danville
Richie Deran & The New TonesLittle WilliePontiac1960Canton / Burlington, IA
Bobby MackWaiting For You To CallB-Mac1958Peoria
Jim Foley & The Big BeatsGoodbye TrainLucky1960Danville
Dean CarterJailhouse RockMilky Way1967Danville


Lois Lee and the Rockets from Danville, Illinois circa 1965 performing "Johnny B. Goode" on Marty's Dance Party (a live teen dance show hosted by Marty Roberts that aired on WTVP in Decatur and WICS in Springfield).