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katlaughing 21 Apr 03 - 03:38 AM
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Subject: Cowboy Songs & Hillbilly Ballads 3 CD se
From: katlaughing
Date: 21 Apr 03 - 03:38 AM

My friend in Oregon, my "other Roger," has been in radio all of his life. His grandma did a radio show way back when. His great-uncle was a record company exec when 78's first came out. The uncle got a new record of every one which was produced. My friend inherited the collection, plus has quite a few rare recordings of his own.

Anyway, thanks to modern technology and him having some time, finally, he has taken his favourite cuts off of several of his 78's and put them on a 3 CD set. I'll get the tech details from him in a day or two, but they are digitally remastered without losing any of the unique 78 sounds that make them so precious, IMO. This guy is a genius when it comes to audio engineering and production!

Each CD is available at no charge except $5.00 to cover his production and mailing costs. There are more CDs to come as he has time. If any of you are interested, please send me a PM and I will give you his contact info.

For a complete track list, please PM me.


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Subject: RE: Cowboy Songs & Hillbilly Ballads 3 CD set
From: clansfolk
Date: 21 Apr 03 - 05:51 AM

and for us poor people over here in the 51st state (UK)??

available????


Pete


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Subject: RE: Cowboy Songs & Hillbilly Ballads 3 CD set
From: GUEST,Foe
Date: 21 Apr 03 - 07:53 AM

Very interested. Don't have your email address. Send info to:

meaderf1@westat.com


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Subject: RE: Cowboy Songs & Hillbilly Ballads 3 CD set
From: katlaughing
Date: 21 Apr 03 - 09:21 AM

I will ask Roger about the UK, today and get back to you all. It looks as though there are several who are interested.

Thanks for your PM's. I will be getting back to all of you later today!

all the best,

kat


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Subject: RE: Cowboy Songs & Hillbilly Ballads 3 CD set
From: Amos
Date: 21 Apr 03 - 10:06 AM

PM en route, kat -- thanks for doing this.

A


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Subject: RE: Cowboy Songs & Hillbilly Ballads 3 CD set
From: katlaughing
Date: 21 Apr 03 - 11:08 AM

Here's some more info to wet yer appetite, folks. From Roger C. responding to my morning email about all of you PMing me for details:

"That's great news, I'd love to get a bunch of those out.   Any proceeds I get from those will go to buy a memorial to be placed at 1402 East Main in Klamath Falls, which was the home of Stan Kilarr.    Sadly when Stan died some relatives already had a deal to sell the land his "hump backed" old house sat on...the worst part of the story is it was bulldozed with most of the record collection inside, many original masters and one-of-a-kind transcriptions included. There's now a commercial fueling station and convenience store on the property, the ownership has already agreed to give us a prominent space for a memorial to Stan.

"I don't have any problem at all with you giving any and all contact information to people. (I had asked about giving out his street addy.) I trust people with this kind of musical taste...this kind of appreciation is as much a "soul" thing as music. As I'm sure you remember my record collection numbers in the tens of thousands and I have a great deal more to come from restorations.   I'm also open to people looking for something specific and will be glad to do custom restorations for their needs if I can get (or have) an original.

"Thanks for helping me network these!"

Watch for another thread I will start today about a 4CD boxed set of Border Radio Favorites A-Z from the "Dallas Turner Archives." "Music from the legendary days of Border Radio." Dallas was also known as "Nevada Slim."

Thanks, ya'll. These are great CDs!

kat


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Subject: RE: Stan Kilarr & Beverly Hill Billies
From: katlaughing
Date: 21 Apr 03 - 12:50 PM

More info from Roger C.:

"I'm trying to find an approximate cost to ship to the UK (etc.)

"I just got your e-mail asking about Stan.   Stanley Floyd Kilarr was a radio personality as early as the late 1920's and one of the earliest forces to introduce western hillbilly folk music to west coast audiences.   

"In 1928 Stan was at KFON in Santa Barbara when he first met Cyprian (what a name) "Ezra" Paulette and his un-named ensemble of "old time" musicians who were starting to become popular.   It was Stan's comments that with all the money they were making they've moved from hillbillies to Beverly Hill Billies.   

"Stan Kilarr was also a stock actor in Monogram western movies of the 30's and 40's, where John Wayne became a fast friend. Both Stan and John Wayne were married for a short time to "Princess White Feather", who was also an actress in those movies.   

"Stan has written music for many of the greats including the Beverly Hill Billies and Gene Autry. Above all Stan had one passion: restoring, archiving and releasing old time western music. His goal was to make sure the great music, voices and feeling of the past were preserved in such as fashion to last into another age. He a;ways told me that some day, someone was going to invent a way to "bring back" those sounds...and he always had confidence that I was going to be one that would be a caretaker of the music and heritage.   At long last I'm able to take steps in that direction...

"He was a colorful character appearing many times on KGO radio as an expert on old time radio and hillbilly music.   In the 60's he and Curt Massey (of the original Massey Family) were called upon as musical consultants for the CBS "rural" comedies.

"In his heyday Stan always dressed the part...and drove his trademark 1959 Cadillac Coupe'de Ville.   He lectured in colleges and was always an enthusiastic friend to youth...making sure the younger generation learned to respect the great sounds of the past. I would not have developed the deep love I have for old time music without the help of Stan Kilarr whom I met when I was just 7 years old. "

These three CDs are dedicatd to Stan Kilarr.

Thanks, folks!

kat


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Subject: RE: Cowboy Songs & Hillbilly Ballads 3 CD set
From: Mark Ross
Date: 21 Apr 03 - 01:29 PM

So, how do I get a copy? How much is it? Where do I order from?
Inquiring minds want to know. it looks like a great collection!

Mark Ross


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Subject: RE: Cowboy Songs & Hillbilly Ballads 3 CD set
From: Art Thieme
Date: 21 Apr 03 - 01:32 PM

Kat---that looks wonderful !!!!

Art


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Subject: RE: Cowboy Songs & Hillbilly Ballads 3 CD set
From: katlaughing
Date: 21 Apr 03 - 01:51 PM

Thanks, Art!

Mark, I just sent you a PM with the details. Please holler fi you don't get it. I've also sent PMs/emails to the rest of you who have expressed interest. Thanks so much.

kat


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Subject: RE: Cowboy Songs & Hillbilly Ballads 3 CD set
From: Steve-o
Date: 21 Apr 03 - 02:20 PM

kat- IF anyone is interested??!! Sounds perfectly wonderful....please send me any info I need to get in on this. Thank you much.


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Subject: RE: Cowboy Songs & Hillbilly Ballads 3 CD set
From: RoyH (Burl)
Date: 22 Apr 03 - 04:56 AM

KAT, I am interested. VERY interesred. Extremely interested. Burl


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Subject: RE: Cowboy Songs & Hillbilly Ballads 3 CD set
From: katlaughing
Date: 22 Apr 03 - 10:49 AM

Thanks, Steve and Burl. I've sent you PMs with the info.

Really appreciate the support, folks.

kat


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Subject: RE: Cowboy Songs & Hillbilly Ballads 3 CD set
From: GUEST,Foe
Date: 22 Apr 03 - 11:10 AM

Kat, third message in string. Would appreciate info on the set.

Thanks, Foe Meader


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Subject: RE: UK shipping info
From: katlaughing
Date: 22 Apr 03 - 11:39 AM

FOR THOSE OF YOU IN THE UK:

Roger says he can send these for about $5 extra, so please add that when you send your order. That is regular rate. Anything faster would be around $25! Thanks!!

Sorry for the delay, Foe, and thanks for your interest. I've just sent you the info. (I only see one other message from you.) I prefer communicating through PM's as another guest (we know who you are) has seen fit to post personal contact info without permission in the past day or two.

kat


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Subject: RE: Cowboy Songs & Hillbilly Ballads 3 CD set
From: katlaughing
Date: 29 Apr 03 - 11:02 AM

Just wanted you all to know that the first four orders to come in have been filled and sent out. I'd say which ones they are, but ya'll didn't include your Mudcat names on the orders, so I am not sure of who is who!**bg**

Thanks, very much. Roger C. and I both really appreciate your interest and support.

kat


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Subject: RE: Cowboy Songs & Hillbilly Ballads 3 CD set
From: katlaughing
Date: 16 May 03 - 11:21 PM

Just a note: this offer has ended. Thanks for your support.


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Subject: RE: Cowboy Songs & Hillbilly Ballads 3 CD set
From: katlaughing
Date: 12 May 09 - 03:24 PM

For those of you who have this set, it is with great sadness that I come to tell you my dear, dear friend, Roger Curtis, passed away last night. He was a friend to music, a fine musician, and a crackerjack DJ/voice-over man and the best friend anyone could ever want. My Rog and he were best friends when I met them both on the same day. My life hasn't been the same since. I am going to go cry me a river for now. May come back to tell more of him, later. This is a shock...two weeks ago he was doing great.

sadkat


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Subject: RE: OBIT:Roger Curtis-CowboySongs&HillbillyBallads cds
From: SINSULL
Date: 12 May 09 - 03:47 PM

This has been a week of great losses. I am sorry, kat. From all you have said the "other Roger" is a friend worth having.
A candle and a prayer.
Mary


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Subject: RE: OBIT:Roger Curtis- Cowboy&Hillbillycds
From: Art Thieme
Date: 12 May 09 - 09:40 PM

Kat, a PM is on it's way.
We are jus so sorry to hear this.
Art


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Subject: RE: OBIT:Roger Curtis- Cowboy&Hillbillycds
From: katlaughing
Date: 13 May 09 - 07:22 PM

Roger had turned his life around in the past few years, living alone without an abusive partner/family members, working at a radio production job he loved with a great company of folks. He'd fixed up his mando and was making music with some neat people in the Portland, OR area and was so happy. He'd also connected with a church, was on the board, had prayer partners and was a force of light for many who attended.

Before moving back to Portland, he lost everything in Alabama; left with just his car, a few pieces of clothing, his cat and bird. Left behind a lifetime's collection of rare music 78s, books, etc. It was his life or his things as things played out there. He took a step out in faith, drove cross country with the good will of folks along the way, a few dollars from friends as they were able and finally made it. He faced rejection by his family and let it go, making his friends his family as he moved through life. I will try not to bitter when I say his family just gave the ex carte blanche to take all of his things that he did have ...laptop, cell phone, etc. The only things I really care about are his cats, Timmy, Cassy, and Toby the bird. We are trying to get them taken care of.

The one thing I really regret at the moment, is never getting him to put all of his memories on tape, esp. his memories of the music world. He had so many anecdotes of music people he'd either interviewed or known. I'll ask the other friends by email if they have anything written down that he might of shared. My Rog has a couple of stories, I know, music-related.

Thanks for listening,

kat


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Subject: RE: OBIT:Roger Curtis- Cowboy&Hillbillycds
From: katlaughing
Date: 13 May 09 - 09:49 PM

An example of both of my "Rogers" and their musical alliance. Before I met them, my Rog often went to a restaurant called the "Bull Pen" for breakfast in Casper, WY. While there, he struck up a conversation with an older gentleman who lived in a nursing home there. That gentleman was the fiddler, Hugh Farr of the Sons of the Pioneers.

Eventually, RogerC, the musician/collector/historian, and my Rog, the engineer, got together with Mr. Farr and made some recordings of him. I sure wish I'd been there for that.

Here's a little bit from that website about Mr. Farr:



It has been related that during a Walter Winchell interview, the noted conductor Leopold Stokowski was asked whom he considered the greatest natural violinist of the century. Stokowski allegedly replied, "It really must be two musicians - the left hand of Fritz Kreisler and the right hand of that gentleman who plays the violin with the Sons of the Pioneers. I can't recall his name...." (Hear My Song, by Ken Griffis, 1994 p. 107)


That's just a small example of the kind of people RogerC would find and bring out, and honour.


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Subject: RE: OBIT:Roger Curtis- Cowboy&Hillbillycds
From: open mike
Date: 13 May 09 - 11:57 PM

wonder if Hugh was any relation to Will Farr, recently deceased, who was on the board of the Monterey Cowboy Poetry fest for many years...the festival in 2008 was dedicated to him, as he passed away just before the December event.


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Subject: RE: OBIT:Roger Curtis- Cowboy&Hillbillycds
From: katlaughing
Date: 14 May 09 - 11:06 AM

IT would be interesting to know, wouldn't it, om? Thanks.


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Subject: RE: OBIT:Roger Curtis- Cowboy&Hillbillycds
From: SINSULL
Date: 15 May 09 - 12:54 PM

I wish I had known Roger, kat. I suspect we all could have learned a bit from him. Don't know about a parrot though - do they wear diapers?


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Subject: RE: OBIT: Roger Curtis- Cowboy & Hillbilly cds
From: wilco
Date: 14 Nov 11 - 04:06 PM

If anyone is interested, I have Volumes 1, 2, and 3. They are in the plastic cases. I'm cleaning out some old stuff. I think that I have about $20.00 in them, if anyone wants to buy them.
Wilco


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