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Under the X in Texas seeks out the senior and largely forgotten originators and forerunners of Texas music, brings to light obscure yet influential artists in the development and history of what we've come to know as Texas Music-a rich melting pot of all cultures, women and men, coming together in the Lone Star State from the early pioneers and immigrants bringing with them the musics of their homelands, creating a rich musical heritage that includes Blues, Jazz, Conjunto, Cowboy Poets, Singer Songwriters, Country Western, Rockabilly, Western Swing, R & B, Tex-Mex, German /Czech music, Zydeco, Bluegrass and so on.
The program also features Texas musicians, authors, biographers, artists and filmakers who are influenced today by the musical legacy created by those who came before, with interviews plus live performances both in studio and from the field while attending annual festival events throughout the southwest.
Texas Music, and in particular its history, is underserved in the mainstream media. Continuing with KOOP's mission to serve the community, Under the X in Texas will help inform and educate listeners as to the diversity of genres created and still very much active today here Deep in the Heart and Under the X!
JOHNNY GIMBLE WROTE OUR THEME SONG AND WHEN I ASKED HIM FOR PERMISSION TO TITLE THE PROGRAM AFTER HIS SONG HE ASKED, "WHAT STATION ARE YOU WITH?" I REPLIED, "KOOP!" HIS RESPONSE WAS SIMPLY, "I'D BE HONORED". Thank You, Johnny!
Your host Ted Branson has lived in Austin,Texas for 35 years, traveled all over North America, amassed a huge collection on Vinyl and CD of all genres of Texas Music. Documented his travels having interviewed, filmed, recorded and photographed Texas artists in performances throughout the state and all it's borders. Ted is currently putting together a video/music documentary of Western Swing artists performing today on the Texas circuit.
TED IS PLEASED ALSO TO BE HOSTING STRICTLY BLUEGRASS NOW ON KOOP AT LEAST ONCE A MONTH SUNDAY'S 10AM-NOON WITH IN STUDIO LIVE BANDS AND RECORDED BLUEGRASS FROM VINYL AND CD THE 40'S THRU TODAY.
NEW WEEKLY FEATURE ON UNDER THE X IN TEXAS WITH DR GARY HARTMAN FROM THE CENTER FOR TEXAS MUSIC HISTORY AT TEXAS STATE UNIVERSITY IN SAN MARCOS PRESENTS THIS WEEK IN TEXAS MUSIC HISTORY!
(THANX TO NPR AFFILIATE KUT FOR PROVIDING THIS SERIES FROM THEIR TEXAS MUSIC MATTERS PROGRAM)
Playlist 9-9-2014 Under the X in Texas-Host Ted Branson Tuesdays 9-11am KOOP 91.7 FM
In studio performance and interview from 10:07am-10:35am with Manuel Cowboy Donley and Kim Simpson both on classical spanish acoustic guitars & vocals
KOOP Fall Membership Drive show 1st Edition with Tom Mahnke and Vanessa Burden choreographers
Birthdays: Milton Brown 9-8-1903, Ella Mae Morse 9-12-1924, Charles Brown 9-13-1922, Sunny Ozuna 9-8-1943, Amando Marroquin 9-12-1912, George Jones 9-12-1931 Christine Albert 9-12-1955
Thanks to Dr Gary Hartman Director of The Center of Texas Music History for This Week in Texas Music History on Sunny Ozuna
Playlist 9-2-2014 Under the X in Texas-Host Ted Branson Tuesdays 9-11am KOOP 91.7FM
Birthday's Honored: Johnnie Lee Wills born 9-2-1912 Hall County, Texas, Roy Head 9-1-1941 Three Rivers, Texas, Hank Thompson 9-3-1925 Waco, Texas, Freddie (Freddy) King 9-3-1934 Gilmer, Texas, ZuZu Bollin 9-2-1922 Frisco, TX, Lefty Perkins 9-3-1917 Clarksville, TX, Charlene Arthur 9-2-1929 Henrietta, TX
Playlist 8-30-2014 Big Band and Classic Jazz-Sub Host Ted Branson in for Thomas Durnin.
Saturdays 9-10am KOOP 91.7 FM
Jazz Birthdays Honored: Charlie Parker born 8-29-1920, Dinah Washington 8-29-1924, Art Pepper 9-1-1925, Horace Silver 9-2-1928, Jimmy Rushing 8-26-1903, Kenny Dorham 8-30-1926, Jack Teagarden 8-29-1905 , Count Basie 8-21-1904, Kenny Drew 8-26-1928 and Lester Young 8-27-1909.
Playlist 8-26-2014 Under the X in Texas-Host Ted Branson Tuesdays 9-11am KOOP 91.7 FM
Birthday's: Jean Prescott 8-22-Garden City, Texas, Bobby Koefer 8-18-1928 Clay Center, KS, Chelo Silva 8-25-1922 Brownsville, TX, Mingo Saldivar 8-29-1936 Marion, TX, Jack Teagarden 8-29-1905 Vernon, TX, K.R. Wood 8-26-Wichita Falls, TX, Hank Singer 8-30- Midland, TX, Jewel Brown 8-30-1937 Houston, TX
Remembering: Martin Banks RIP 8-30-2004 Austin, Texas, Cliff Bruner 8-25-2000 Houston, TX
August 19th thru 21st 1991 Recording date anniversary of Let's Take A Ride With Bob & Tommy Vol 2 & 3 of How the West Was Swung featuring Tom Morrell & The Time-Warp Tophands with Bobby Koefer, Leon Rausch , Paul Glasse, Johnny Case and a cast of dozens!
Playlist 8-19-2014 Under the X in Texas-Host Ted Branson Tuesday's 9-11am KOOP 91.7 FM
Birthday's: Jim Reeves 8-20-1924 Galloway, TX, Huelyn Duvall 8-18-1930 Garner, TX, Justin Tubb 8-20-1935 San Antonio, TX, Marvin Dykhuis 8-22-1956 Racine, WI, Greg Harkins 8-19-1980 Round Rock, TX, Stan "Cool Pops" Smith 8-19-1945 Syracuse, IN, Connie Smith 8-14-1941 Elkhart, IN
Remembering: Floyd Tillman RIP 8-22-2003, Hoyle Nix 8-23-1985, Leon McAuliffe 8-20-1988 Tulsa OK @ 71, Danny Roy Young 8-20-2008 Austin, Texas
From Texas to New Mexico in the summer set
Playlist 8-12-2014 Under the X in Texas-Host Ted Branson Tuesday's 9-11am KOOP 91.7 FM
Scheduled interview with Austin Jazz Society president regarding Sunday's performance at Chez Zee with Dr James Polk and Centerpiece plus upcoming medical fundraisers for Butch Miles
Austin Jazz Workshop at Threadgill's Old # 1 Sunday Jazz Brunch with Floyd Domino, Earl Poole Ball guest with Durawa at Strange Brew tonight...
Birthday's: Bee Spears born 8-11-1949 Helotes, Texas, Carolyn Martin 8-11-? Abilene, Texas , Buck Owens 8-12-1929 Sherman, Tx, Billy Joe Shaver 8-16-1939 Corsicana, Tx, Danny Levin 8-11-, Fess Parker 8-16-? San Antonio, Tx, Skinny Don Keeling 8-9-?, Don Rich 8-15-1944 Olympia, WA,
Playlist 8-5-2014 Under the X in Texas-Host Ted Branson Tuesdays 9-11am KOOP 91.7 FM
Birthday's honored: Knocky Parker 8-8-1918 Palmer, Texas, Juan Lopez 8-8-1922 Jackson County, Texas, Louis Massey 8-10-1902 Hart County, Texas, Jimmy Dean 8-10-1928 Plainview, Texas
Remembering: Jesse Ashlock RIP 8-9-1976 Austin, Texas
Playlist 7-29-2014 Under the X in Texas-Host Ted Branson Tuesday's 9-11am KOOP 91.7 FM
Jason Roberts (fiddle & vocals) and Rick McRae (acoustic Collins guitar) Live in studio performance and talk before Jason Roberts Band cd release Aug 1st Broken Spoke
Remembering Jim Travis Reeves RIP 7-31-1964 Davidson County Tennessee @ 40 yrs young Gentleman Jim was Born 8-30-1923 Galloway, Texas.
Playlist 7-22-2014 Under the X in Texas-Host Ted Branson Tuesday's 9-11am KOOP 91.7 FM
Live phone interview with singer songwriter Myra Rolen with songs from her new cd Hold That Thought also honoring her steel guitarist Birthday multi instrumentilist Mr Junior Knight!
Live talk by phone with Joe King Carrasco before his gig Friday at Strange Brew
Birthday's: Pat Jacobs born Ashland, KS 7-22-1937, Floyd Domino 7-28-1952 Berkley, CA, Jason Roberts 7-25-? Lampassas, Texas, Junior Knight 7-23-1949, Lee Barlow 7-25-1954 Perryton, Tx
Remembering: Lefty Frizzell RIP 7-19-1975 Nashville, TN @ 47, Tommy Duncan 7-25-1967
Playlist 7-15-2014 Under the X in Texas-Host Ted Branson Tuesday's 9-11am KOOP 91.7 FM
Birthday's honored: Steve James born 7-15-1950 Manhatten, NY, Cindy Walker born 7-20-1925 on a farm near Mexia & Mart, Texas, Peppermint Harris 7-17-1925 Texarkanna, Tx, Roky Erickson 7-15-1947 Austin, Tx, Kathy Dell 7-9-1932 Cuero, Tx, Woody Guthrie 7-14-1912 Okemah, OK, Pinetop Perkins 7-7-1913 Belzoni, MS, Commander Cody 7-19-1944, Lonnie Mack 7-18-1941 Aurora, IN
Remembering: Harry Choates RIP 7-17-1951 Austin @ 28, Tx, Don Wilkerson 7-18-1986 Houston @ 54, Bobby Doyle 7-30-2006 Austin, Tx, Charlie Haden 7-11-2014 LA, CA @ 76
Blues & Jazz to Western Swing a short journey
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