17.I've Rambled Around / Theme Out / Station Break
18.Gathering Flowers for the Master's Bouquet
19.I Couldn't Believe It Was True
20.KTRB Theme / Regal Pale Beer Ad
21.The Gold Rush Is Over
23.Too Old to Cut the Mustard
25.KTRB Theme / Regal Pale Beer Ad
26.Walkin' in My Sleep
27.Introduction by Fred & Rose
29.Nobody's Love Is Like Mine
30.Meanest Man in Town
31.Freight Train Boogie
32.KTRB Theme Out
Personnel: Cal Maddox (vocals, guitar, harmonica); Henry Maddox (vocals, mandolin); Fred Maddox, Rose Maddox (vocals).
Liner Note Author: Chris Strachwitz.
Editor: Chris Strachwitz.
These 1940s radio broadcasts have been issued on previous Arhoolie vinyl albums and cassettes, and without those original releases handy as reference, it's difficult to say whether this 32-track compilation gathers every bit of material from these sources that has seen the light of day. Should you still be building your Maddox Brothers collection, however, it's certainly good value, with tracks from 1940, 1945, and 1949, as well as some from a similar vintage whose exact year of broadcast is not known. What matters most is the content, which is good, and sometimes actually of better fidelity than their 4-Star recordings from the same era; Cal Maddox's harmonica in particular seems more prominent here than in their other early work. ~ Richie Unterberger