Cowgirlboy Radio

Santé Loisirs
a label based in Brussels, Belgium now distributing
Cattle Records and Cowgirlboy Records
1980s labels dedicated to pre-1957 Country & Western music

in print releases
Simili Gum - Enfin repos (SL15)
Zach Phillips - Not Still Before (SL14)
Pont-à-Mousson - Bye Bye Mirello (SL13)
Jib Kidder - Small Guitar (SL11)
Zach Phillips & Calvin Grad - Headlight (SL10)
CE Schneider Topical & The Lentils - Four Different Hells (SL05)

Out-of-print department
SL12 SL09 SL08 SL07 SL06 SL04 SL03 SL02 SL01

woodcut illustrations by Eric Kinny

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Kat & Ellen's Country Extravaganza (by Ellen Kitchens & Katarina Lanier)

Cowgirlboy Radio · Kat & Ellen's Country Extravaganza (by Ellen Kitchens & Katarina Lanier)

This country extravaganza was compiled by Ellen Kitchens and Katarina Lanier, two girls hailing from South Carolina. We decided to include what we found to be delicious on the Cowboy Cowgirl/Cattle records collection as well as what we love, both old and new. We also felt it important to include some blues, some folk and a sample of some of the possibilities of the influence of country music.


Ramblin Tommy Scott – Down in The Graveyard (late 40s/early 50s) (born and died in Toccoa, Georgia. Travelling showman with Medecine shows, played on the radio)
Bobby Gentry – Ode To Billie Joe (1967) (born in Mississippi, did a stint in show biz, retired in the 70s, has since been totally underground. Trailblazing Queen who may live in Tennessee today)
Jean Shepard - Billy Christian (1965) (Honky tonk singer-songwriter. Okie raised in California, part of the bakersfield country sound. Dead in Tennessee)
Texas Jim Lewis – Right to Cry (1945-47) (Born in Georgia, was the first Country music radio DJ in Los Angeles, Showman on television)
Pink Anderson – Every Day in the Week (1928) (born and buried in South Carolina, blues guitarist and singer, toured with medecine shows)
Bobby Atkins – Ruby, Don’t Take Your Love to Town (1983) (North Carolina, bluegrass music that became a family affair)
Carl Story – You’ve Been Tom Cattin’ Around (1953-54) (North carolina, bluegrass music and it’s clearly a family affair. He was a radio man, and DJ’d in Greer, South Carolina )
Johnson Brothers - Just a Message from Carolina (1927) (duo fom Happy Valley, Tennessee recorded at the Bristol Sessions in 1927. Medecine shows and vaudeville folk)
Taj Mahal – Satisfed’n’Tickled Too (1976) (blues musician, composer, active since the 60s – today. Ellen’s jam of the moment)
Patsy Cline – In Care of the Blues (1957) (obviously we had to include Patsy. A country vocalist who crossed right on over to pop, well recognized and remembered by many. Member of the Grande Ole Opry, close friendship with Loretta Lynn…)
Carolina Twins - New Orleans Is the Town I Like Best (1928) (Not to be confused with Millie McCoy and Christine McCoy, a pair of conjoined twins born into slavery and bought to tour as a show attraction. The Carolina Twins you are listening to, also from north carolina, are a male duo recorded at the bristol sessions)
Elizabeth Cotten – Ain’t Got No Honey Baby Now (1958) (From North Carolina, she was not recorded until she was in her 60s where by chance she worked for the Seeger family, a prominent folk fam. Her songs have been covered by Bob Dylan, Joan Baez, Taj Mahal, and many more. She is a foundation)
Barbara Dane – I Hate the Capitalist System (1973) (co-founder of Paredon Records, jazz, blues, folk, cultural protest..)
The Poe Sisters – The Farmer’s Girl (1944) (Early Stars of the Grand Ole Opry)
Merle Haggard – Rainbow Stew (1981) (Outlaw Country, jail man who heard johnny Cash while in Prison and then started his career when he got out. Part of the Bakersfield sound, like Jean Shepard. RIP, we put this song as part of the funny country)
Loretta Lynn – Don’t Come Home A Drinkin’ (1967) (Loretta just needs to be here, Nashville scene)
John Prine – Long Monday (2005) (Today songs, Prine passed away recently from COVID.)
B.F. Shelton - Cold Penitentiary Blues (1927) (banjo man, bristol sessions 1927)
Tabby West – Pretty Little Dedon (1953) (Cajun, the best find on CGB records)
Dolly Parton - Busy Signal (1966) (obviously, Dolly. This one’s for Eric)

= available on Cowgirlboy Records and Cattle Records

Cowgirlboy Records is a label run by Dagmar Binge since the 1980s dedicated to preserve and present the full range of Country & Western music mostly recorded in the 1930s, 40s and 50s
Original LP copies are now available through Santé Loisirs over here

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