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Mazeppa & James Brown – from Show 9

Occasionally during the 20 episodes, there arose the need to censor a bit of language to protect the fine folks out in radio land. The “beep” (or in this case, more like “booop”) we used is explained here. Also, in this excerpt from show 9, some James Brown featuring Oklahoma guitar player, Jimmy Nolen. Mazeppa […]

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Leonard Cohen – Coen Brothers

An excerpt from Show 14 featuring a phone interview with my buddy, John Crowder, who sang and played bass on Leonard Cohen’s iconic song and record “Hallelujah.” Crowder also is the (dare I say) infamous yodeler on the soundtrack for the Coen Brothers film “Raising Arizona.” Cohen & Coen – Show 14

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Ripley & The Rangers – God Bless America Again

The new single from myself and The Red Dirt Rangers – For either side of the political divide. Follow the links to iTunes where you can listen for free and maybe take a copy home for your very own. Thanks… Uncle Steve CLICK YOUR MAGIC CLICKER RIGHT HERE!

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Old MacDonald Had A Farm

Did you know there’s a Tractors kids record? It’s called, brilliantly enough, “The Kids Record.” There is an additional title though: “Chicken Covers” – which comes from one of the songs. “Chicken Covers” the song is based on a phone message that Mazeppa left me once upon a time. Mazeppa (Gailard Sartain) did all the […]

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I Have a Dream – A Hard Rain’s A Gonna Fall

I Have A Dream – A Hard Rain’s A Gonna Fall Leon Russell singing Bob Dylan’s song “A Hard Rain’s A Gonna Fall” with Dr. King’s “I Have A Dream” speech.

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Show # 14: Saturday Night – Sunday Morning

Oklahoma Rock and Roll: Show #14 Saturday Night – Sunday Morning On this week’s show, we make the connection between Saturday night and Sunday morning. Probably the most important of any and all of the roots of rock and roll is Gospel music and the church. And I suppose an argument could be made that, […]

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May 28 – Show # 9- SINGERS AND DANCERS

Show #9 (number 9 number 9) Singers and Dancers: Oklahoma stars Jim Edgar & The Roadrunners and The 5 Americans! Dwight Twilley and Billie Holiday. Fats Waller, Bob Wills, and James Brown. Oh Baby!

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May 14th, 2010 – Oklahoma Rock and Roll

Oklahoma Rock and Roll: Show #7 – Ain’t Nobody’s Business But Our Own This week’s radio show is a bit of a free-for-all with no real specific theme – just a lot of our favorite music. All with the all-powerful Oklahoma connection, of course. The show kicks off with a band originally from Norman called […]

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Here we go again, kids… A rebroadcast of the Oklahoma Rock and Roll radio series begins April 2nd.

All 20 episodes of the popular “Oklahoma Rock And Roll with Steve Ripley” will be rebroadcast on public radio stations across Oklahoma. KOSU, Oklahoma State University, rebroadcast the series 8 p.m. Fridays, beginning April 2. KOSU broadcasts on 91.7 in Stillwater and Oklahoma City, 107.5 in Tulsa and Northeast Oklahoma, and 101.9 in Okmulgee. KRSC, […]

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Oklahoma Rock and Roll: Show #14

Oklahoma Rock and Roll: Show #14 Saturday Night Sunday Morning On this week’s show, we make the connection between Saturday night and Sunday morning. Probably the most important of any and all of the roots of rock and roll is Gospel music and the church. And I suppose an argument could be made that, throughout […]

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