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Saturday, 27 April 2013


The Rocky Mountain Jamboree now operating in it's 3rd year, is the regular Saturday night presentation of radio station KLAK. The show is headlined by Buster Jenkins (the Ole Gravy Sopper) who is a master showman, disk jockey, MC, and manager of the jamboree, being held in highest esteem by all the entertainers as well as the listeners of KLAK.  Buster Jenkins has won seven fiddle championships and is also master of the five string banjo and lead guitar.

The top talent from the Rocky Mountain Empire gathers at 4th and Grant Street in downtown Denver, Colorado, every Saturday to pick and grin for two and a half hours where capacity crowds attend. The Jamboree first long play album is being presented to you now by some of the top entertainers of the Rocky Mountain Jamboree.

(From BANDBOX LP Cover)


(Left to Right) 
GENE POOLE (Bass): BOB BURGAME (Lead Guitar)
DON HENNINGSON (Steel Guitar).

(Country & Western Scrapbook -12th Edition)


Additional Information supplied by 
Alexander Petrauskas

Born November 22, 1926, Buster Jenkins reportedly came to KLAK in 1960. If this is true, The Jamboree already for one year when Jenkins arrived. However, he became the host of the show then and later also married one of the show's artists, Betty Shubert, in 1963. By 1970, Jenkins closed down the Rocky Mountain Jamboree in order to go on tour with his new band, the High Country Travelers. He also had a record label called High Country as well as a publishing company. In 1978, he settled in Arkansas with his family and died June 29, 2006.

Charlie Waggoner was also a member of the show. Born around 1936 in Fayetteville, Tennessee, he recorded for Linco and then performed in Goosebay, Labrador, before moving to Denver.

Jim & Mike, the Country Boys, were a duo on the show. Jim Moore was possibly one part, he is also on the LP.


  1. Band Box Records discography can be found here :


  2. First, a big thank you for posting this. I really enjoyed it! I'm curious about two tracks. "Dark Side Of The Street" is on the label and the jacket (which I examined on another site http://www.ebay.com/itm/BUSTER-JENKINS-Rocky-Mountain-Jamboree-KLAK-Rare-Country-Bluegrass-DENVER-Rare-/370800056673?_trksid=p2047675.m1850&_trkparms=aid%3D222002%26algo%3DSIC.FIT%26ao%3D1%26asc%3D11%26meid%3D7282801079346564312%26pid%3D100011%26prg%3D1005%26rk%3D1%26sd%3D370782128891%26#viTabs_0) as being by Edie Hammons. "What Will I Do Without You" is also listed on the label as by Edie Hammons, but the jacket as being by "Eddy" and this song is obviously sung by a man. Can you straighten this out? And, again, thanks for the great music.