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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 3-4-2014 Under the X in Texas-Host Ted Branson Tuesday's 9-11am KOOP 91.7 FM
Spring Membership Drive #2 Miss pearl choreographer
Birthday's: Redd Volkaert 3-6-1958 Surrey, BC Canada, Bob Wills 3-6-1905 Limestone County, Texas, Jimmy Heap 3-3-1922 Taylor, Texas, Nick Villarreal 3-5-1961 SA , TX, Willis Alan Ramsey 3-5-1951 Birmingham, AL Kimmie Rhodes 3-6-1954 Wichata Falls, Tx, Townes Van Zandt 3-6-1944 Ft Worth, Tx, Johnny Dollar 3-8-1933 Kilgore, Tx
Remembering: George Uptmor RIP 2-28-2014 Ft Worth
Thanx to Dr Gary Hartman and The Center For Texas Music History for This Week in Texas Music History segment on Bob Wills
Fat Tuesday Mardi Gras special!
Playlist 2-25-2014 Under the X in Texas-Host Ted Branson Tuesday's 9-11am KOOP 91.7FM
KOOP Spring Membership Drive with Ken McKenzie choreographer
Birthday's Honored: Teri Joyce born 2-24-? Chesapeake, VA, Chris Wall 2-26-1952 Hollywood, CA, David "Fathead" Newman 2-24-1933 Dallas, Texas, Jon Dee Graham 2-28-1951 Dallas, Tx, Ninfa Cantu 3-2-1937 Falfurries, Texas, Ryan Gould 2-24-?
Remembering Texas Independence Day March 2nd 1836 Texas became a republic during the 13 day siege at The Alamo
RIP Little Joe Carson 2-27-1964 @ 27
Playlist 2-18-14 Under the X in Texas-Host Ted Branson Tuesday's 9-11am KOOP 91.7 FM
Birthday's: Johnny Bush born 2-17-1935 Houston, Tx, Jesse Ashlock 2-22-1915 Walker County, Tx, Steve Jordan 2-23-1939 Elsa, Tx, Erik Hokkanen 2-23-1963 Clearwater, FL
Featuring tonights Ameripolitain Awards Show Nominees and artists performing Sunday at Will Indian Memorial @ Saxon Pub
Thanks to Gary Hartman director of Center For Texas Music History for their This Week in Texas Music History segment on Johnny Bush
Playlist 2-11-14 Under the X in Texas-Host Ted Branson Tuesday's 9-11am KOOP 91.7 FM
Valentines Day Special
Birthday's: Ruthie Foster born 2-10-1964 Mineola, Texas, Slim Richey 2-11-1938 Atlanta , Texas, Jimmy Ray Harrell 2-11-1953 Austin, Texas, Tony Harrison 2-14-1944 London, UK, Bill Hearne 2-11-1949 Austin, Texas, Mark Viator 2-10-Port Arthur, Tx
Remembering: Buddy Miles RIP 2-26-2008 Austin, Texas @ 60, Dave Swartz RIP 2-8?-2014 Dallas, Tx, Waylon Jennings RIP 2-13-2002 Chandler AZ @ 64
African American History Month Blues Special
Playlist 2-4-14 Under the X in Texas-Host Ted Branson Tuesday's 9-11am KOOP 91.7 FM
Birthday's: Pappy Daily born 2-8-1902 Yoakum, Texas, Ernest Tubb 2-9-1914 Crisp, Texas ET's 100th Year Birth Anniversary, King Curtis 2-7-1934 Fort Worth, Texas, Tony Booth 2-7-? New Port Richey, FL
Remembering The Day the Music Died fatal air crash 2-3-1959 in Iowa RIP Big Bopper @ 28, Buddy Holly @ 22 and Ritchie Valens @ 17.
Mississippi Sheiks song comparison with Sitting on Top of The World original recorded 2-17-1930 author-band member Walter Vinson born 2-2-1901 Bolton, MS
Remebering Link Davis Sr RIP 2-5-1972 Wills Point, Tx @ 57 and Eddie Noack RIP 2-5-1978 Houston, Tx
Thanks to Dr Gary Hartman director of The Center For Texas Music History for This Week in Texas Music History segment on Pappy Daily
Featuring the songs and Texas artists on Pappy Daily's Starday, Musicor, United Artists, D Records and Mercury labels.
Playlist 1-28-14 Under the X in Texas-Host Ted Branson Tuesday's 9-11am KOOP 91.7 FM
Birthday's: "Brother" Al Stricklin born 1-29-1908 Antioch, Texas, Hot Lips Page 1-27-1908 Dallas, Texas, Joe Shelton 1-27-1911 Hopkins County, Texas, Buddy Emmons 1-27-1937 Mishawaka, IN
Remembering: Steve Fromholz, Sarah Elizabeth Campbell, Will Indian, Ray Price, Moon Mullican RIP 1-27-1967, Mance Lipscomb RIP 1-30-1976 Navasota, Texas
Playlist 1-21-14 Under the X in Texas-Host Ted Branson Tuesday's 9-11am KOOP 91.7 FM
Host Texas Ted back after 3 week medical leave
Live in studio performance with interview by Don Walser's Pure Texas Reunion Band: Howard Kalish-fiddle-vocals, Jason Roberts-fiddle, electric mandolin-vocals, Rick McRae electric guitar, Skinny Don Keeling electric bass, Scott Walls Sho-Bud pedal steel guitar, Phillip Fajardo snare drum brushes
In studio film crew filming show with host & band for Don Walser documentary
Today's show dedicated to recently passed Texas Musicians remembering Ray Price, Will Indian, Sarah Elizabeth Campbell and Steven Fromholz.
Birthday's: James Otis "Jimmy" Wyble born 1-25-1922 Port Arthur, Texas, Claude Gray 1-26-1932 Henderson, Tx.
Remembering: Laura Lee McBride RIP 1-25-1989, Jimmy Day RIP 1-22-1999 Austin, Texas, Steve Fromholz RIP 1-19-2014 San Angelo, Tx @ 68 years old
Bob Wills and His Texas Playboys recording session anniversary January 24th, 26th & 28th 1945 Hollywood CA
New Year's Eve Recap of 2013 some of my favorite albums and songs
Birthday's: Rick McRae born 12-30-? San Antonio, Texas, Roger Miller 1-2-1936 Ft Worth, Texas, Leon McAuliffe 1-3-1917 Houston, Tx, Oscar Martinez 1-3-? Corpus Christi, Tx, Al Dressen 1-1-? Austin, Texas, Robert Kazenel 12-31-? Montreal, Quebec
Remembering: Sarah Elizabeth Campbell RIP 12-26-2013 Austin, Texas @ 60, Townes Van Zandt RIP 1-1-1997 Smyrna, TN @ 52, Tex Ritter RIP 1-2-1973 Nashville, TN @ 68
Thanks to Dr Gary Hartman founder and director of The Center For Texas Music History for This Week in Texas Music History segments on Roger Miller and Leon McAuliffe
Playlist 12-24-13 Under the X in Texas -Host Ted Branson Tuesday's 9-11am Under the X in Texas KOOP 91.7 FM
Christmas Eve Special!
Birthday's: Frankie Miller born 12-17-1931 Victoria, Tx, Johnny X Reed 12-19-? Lubbock, Texas, Cornell Hurd 12-24-2949 Honolulu, Hawaii, Noel McKay 12-25-? Corpus Christi, Tx.
Playlist 12-17-13 Under the X in Texas-Host Ted Branson Tuesday's 9-11am KOOP 91.7FM
Ray Price Tribute to The Chief Special Show... Rest in Peace 12-16-2013 Mt. Pleasant, Texas @ 87.
Birthday's Honored: Blaze Foley born 12-18-1949 Malvern, AR, Red Steagall 12-22-1938 Gainesville, Texas, Lee Roy Parnell 12-21-1956 Abilene, Texas, Speedy Sparks 12-22-1945 Houston, Tx, Dick Gimble 12-14-1949 Waco, Tx.
Remembering Lydia Mendoza RIP 12-20-2007 San Antonio, Tx @ 91.
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