Monday, October 13, 2014

"Bluegrass Cafe" playlist - 10/12/2014

Sunday's show was bunches of fun for me -- and I hope, for others, too! -- as I had not been on the air at WHUS since September 14th.  There has been so much new music and so many Bluegrass happenings since that date, it almost seemed like three hours wasn't going to be nearly enough time to share all of it, but we did okay...




There was a whole lot of new music to share, as well as music from a few folks who figured prominently during the International Bluegrass Music Association (or, IBMA) World of Bluegrass earlier this month.  We kicked off the show with a couple of songs from the newly-crowned Entertainers and Vocal Group of the Year, Balsam Range, as well as music from some of the newest members of the Bluegrass Music Hall of Fame -- the original members of the Seldom Scene.  

As far as newer music goes, we heard a whole lot of that, too.  This seems to be the busiest time of year for new Bluegrass recordings, and we played music from a bunch of 'em on Sunday, including Hot Rize, the Spinney Brothers, Becky Buller, Joe Mullins & the Radio Ramblers, Junior Sisk & Ramblers Choice, Bob Dick, the Earls of Leicester, the Lonesome River Band, and Phil Leadbetter.  

Jim's back in the Bluegrass Cafe next Sunday afternoon from 4-7PM -- please join him!

Have a great week!

Amy


PERFORMER / SONG / ALBUM / TITLE [Requests are RED].

  • Del McCoury Band / Katy Hill / RockyGrass / Blue Planet
  • Balsam Range / The Train's Ready / Marching Home / Mountain Home
  • The Grass Cats / The Mountains My Baby And Me / The Mountains My Baby And Me / New Time Records
  • The Expedition Show / Stormy Horizons / Stormy Horizons / Mountain Fever Records
  • Jim & Jesse / Have You Lost Your Love For Me / Radio Shows / Rural Rhythm
  • Balsam Range / Moon Over Memphis / Five / Mountain Home
  • Seldom Scene / Wait A Minute / Different Roads / Rebel
  • Seldom Scene / Raised By The Railroad Line / 15th Anniversary Celebration / Sugar Hill
  • Seldom Scene / What Am I Doing Hangin' 'Round / Long Time...Seldom Scene / Smithsonian Folkways
  • Paul Adkins & the Borderline Band / Reflections Of Love / Reflections Of Love / Rebel
  • Bluegrass Brothers / When The Mountain Fell / Generations / Mountain Fever Records
  • Reno & Smiley / Mountain Rosa Lee / Early Years, 1951-1959 / Gusto
  • Eddie Adcock / Cedar City Blues / The Patuxent Banjo Project / Patuxent Music
  • Bob Paisley & the Southern Grass / At The End Of A Long, Lonely Day / No Vacancy / Brandywine
  • Lynn Morris / No One Has To Tell Me (What Love Is) / Mama's Hand / Rounder
  • Alan Munde & Billy Bright / Jaybird / Bright Munde / Munde's Child Records
  • Parmley & McCoury / Me And The Jukebox / Families Of Tradition / BGC
  • Big Country Bluegrass / Headin' South / Memories Of The Past / Rebel
  • Hot Rize / Doggone / When I'm Free / Ten In Hand Records
  • Hot Rize / Sky Rider / When I'm Free / Ten In Hand Records
  • Spinney Brothers / My Music Comes From Bill / Tried & True / Mountain Fever Records
  • Becky Buller / Queen Of The Mountain Bootleggers / 'Tween Earth & Sky / Dark Shadow Recording
  • Joe Mullins & the Radio Ramblers / Miss Molly / Another Day From Life / Rebel
  • Junior Sisk & Ramblers Choice / Trouble Follows Me / Trouble Follows Me / Rebel
  • Bob Dick / Rebels Ye Rest / Life's Highway / Appleland Records
  • Lester Flatt & Earl Scruggs / Salty Dog Blues / The Complete Mercury Recordings / Mercury
  • Lester Flatt & Earl Scruggs / Someone Took My Place With You / Selected Cuts, 1952-1955 / JSP Records
  • Lester Flatt & Earl Scruggs / Ground Speed / Selected Cuts, 1955-1959 / JSP Records
  • The Earls Of Leicester / You're Not A Drop In The Bucket / The Earls Of Leicester / Rounder
  • Lonesome River Band / Her Love Won't Turn On A Dime / Turn On A Dime / Mountain Home
  • Phil Leadbetter with Jerry Douglas & Rob Ickes / Just Joshin' / The Next Move / Pinecastle
  • The Earls Of Leicester / Till The End Of The World Rolls 'Round / The Earls Of Leicester / Rounder
  • Bluegrass Gospel Project / Far Side Banks Of Jordan / Shine / Vital Records
  • Crowe, Lawson & Williams / Standing Tall And Tough / Standing Tall And Tough / Mountain Home
  • Johnson Mountain Boys / Black Eyed Susie / Requests / Rounder
  • Flatt Lonesome / I Can't Be Bothered / Too / Mountain Home
  • Bear Tracks / Ta Ta, The Brushoff / Makin' New Tracks / Self-Produced
  • Bear Bridge Band / I'm Watching The Train Passing By / Broken Hearts & Better Times / Open Road
  • Larry Stephenson Band / Pull Your Savior In / Pull Your Savior In / Whysper Dream Music
  • Del McCoury Band / Free Salvation / The Streets Of Baltimore / McCoury Music
  • Country Gentlemen / God's Coloring Book / The Sugar Hill Collection / Sugar Hill
  • Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver / Get On Board / Open Carefully, Message Inside / Mountain Home
  • Laurie Lewis & Kathy Kallick / Touch Of God's Hand / Laurie & Kathy Sing The Songs Of Vern & Ray / Spruce And Maple Music
  • Michael Cleveland & Flamekeeper / Over On The Other Side / On Down The Line / Compass Records
  • Gibson Brothers / Home On The River / They Called It Music / Compass Records
  • Spinney Brothers / I Wanna Walk With Jesus / Tried & True / Mountain Fever Records
  • Dailey & Vincent / Won't It Be Wonderful There / Brothers Of The Highway / Rounder
  • Johnson Mountain Boys / Black Mountain Blues / Requests / Rounder

Friday, October 10, 2014

Fill-in Playlist - 10/8/2014 - "Bluegrass Snack Bar"

Hi Folks.

I had the opportunity to fill in for a quick hour Wednesday evening, and decided it would be a shortened version of "Bluegrass Cafe" that I called "Bluegrass Snack Bar."  Perhaps it will be "Bluegrass Diner" on the next short fill-in.

I played nearly all new music provided by many artists at the IBMA World of Bluegrass, plus a brand new CD from Marteka & William (Lake) from West Virginia -- teen siblings who are following in the musical footsteps of Lester & Earl. This young duo turned out to have a significant following, and their fans made numerous requests for more during the course of the hour which I happily obliged. Their CD and some earlier work can be ordered on their web site here.

Other new music came from Larry Stephenson Band, Lonesome River Band, Becky Buller, Gold Heart, Junior Sisk, Crowe Brothers, Darin and Brooke Aldridge, Joe Mullins, Hot Rize, Front Country, and others.

Check out the playlist below, and tune in Sunday when Amy will make the banjos and fiddles ring.

Jim Beaver

Requests in blue

Artist / Song / Album / Label

  • Marteka and William / Yonder Stands Little Maggie / The Sounds Of A Tradition / Self-released
  • Marteka and William / Johnson Ridge Special / The Sounds Of A Tradition / Self-released
  • Lonesome River Band / Bonnie Brown / Turn On a Dime / Mountain Home 
  • Becky Buller / Queen Of The Mountain Bootleggers / 'Tween Earth And Sky / Dark Shadow
  • Nu-Blu / That's What Makes The Bluegrass Blue / All The Way / Rural Rhythm 
  • Gold Heart / Ain't That Crazy / Places I've Been / Self-released
  • Jim and Lynna Woolsey / Wheel in His Hand / The Road That Brings You Home / Broken Record 
  • David Naiditch / Blackberry Blossom (feat. Pat Cloud) / Bluegrass Harmonica / Naiditch Productions
  • Marteka and William / When The Angels Carry Me Home / The Sounds Of A Tradition / Self-released
  • Junior Sisk & Ramblers Choice / Gonna Make Her Mine / Trouble Follows Me / Rebel
  • Tristan Scroggins / A Room Full Of Stumps / Disappointed Idealist / Self-released
  • Crowe Brothers / Someday My Ship Will Sail / Forty Years Old / Mountain Fever
  • Darin and Brooke Aldridge / Get Up John / Snapshots / Mountain Home
  • Larry Sparks / Loving You Too Well (w. Ralph Stanley) / Lonesome And Then Some / Rebel
  • Joe Mullins & the Radio Ramblers / Eat, Drink and Be Merry / Another Day From Life / Rebel
  • Hot Rize / Glory In The Meeting House / When I'm Free / Ten In Hand 
  • Randal Morton & Terry Ferguson / Red Haired Boy / Twin Banjos / Self-released
  • Marteka and William / John Henry / The Sounds Of A Tradition / Self-released
  • Front Country / Long Ago, Far Away / Sake of the Sound / Front Country
  • Larry Stephenson Band / Morningtime Always / Pull Your Savior In / Whysper Dream 





Playlist - 10/5/2014

James & Cathy Ward filled-in for Jim while he was returning from IBMA in Raleigh NC.  Playlist coming soon.

Playlist - 9/28/2014

James & Cathy Ward filled in while Amy was off to IBMA WOB in Raleigh NC.  Playlist coming soon.

Sunday, September 21, 2014

Playlist - 9/21/2014 - Marti on the Mic

Hi Folks.

There were two great shows going on this evening in the area.  The Gibson Brothers were playing in Canterbury and Tom Mindte and The Patuxent Partners were over at the Firebox in Hartford, so Marti agreed to do both Red Rooster Party and Bluegrass Cafe solo so Jim could have some listening fun.  Jim is very thankful for such a wonderful spouse who would do something like that after being away from the operator's microphone for many years.

Marti did a great job, and we thank her profusely.

The playlist is below the photos of The Gibson Brothers and Bear Minimum in Canterbury.

James & Cathy Ward will be filling in on Bluegrass Cafe for the next couple of weeks while Amy and Jim are at the IBMA World of Bluegrass in Raleigh NC.  Tune them in!

Jim & Marti

The Gibson Brothers
Bear Minimum

Artist / Song / Album / Label

  • The Karl Shiflett & Big Country Show / Six White Horses / Collectors Series Volume One / KSBC Music
  • The Karl Shiflett & Big Country Show / My West Virginia Girl / Collectors Series Volume One / KSBC Music
  • The Karl Shiflett & Big Country Show / I'm Telling You Now That I Love You / Collectors Series Volume One / KSBC Music
  • Keith Whitley & Ricky Skaggs / Don't Cheat In Our Hometown / Second Generation / Rebel
  • Keith Whitley & Ricky Skaggs / Dream Of A Miner's Child / Second Generation / Rebel
  • Travers Chandler & Avery County / The Stanley Brothers / Pardon Me... / Mountain Fever
  • Travers Chandler & Avery County / I Could Change My Mind / Pardon Me... / Mountain Fever
  • Travers Chandler & Avery County / Reuben Takes the D-Train / Pardon Me... / Mountain Fever
  • The Gillis Brothers / Down By The River / Best Of The Gillis Brothers - The Hay Holler Years / Hay Holler
  • The Gillis Brothers / Keeper of the Door / Best Of The Gillis Brothers - The Hay Holler Years / Hay Holler
  • The Dillards / There Is A Time / Live!!! Almost!!! / Rhino-Elektra
  • The Dillards / Old Blue / Live!!! Almost!!! / Rhino-Elektra
  • The Dillards / Pretty Polly / Live!!! Almost!!! / Rhino-Elektra
  • Buzz Busby / Whose Red Wagon / Going Home / Starday
  • Buzz Busby / Lonesome Wind / Going Home / Starday
  • Buzz Busby / Cold and Windy Night / Going Home / Starday
  • Red Allen / That's How I Can Count On You / Lonesome And Blue: The Complete County Recordings / Rebel Records
  • Red Allen / I'm On My Way Back To The Old Home / Lonesome And Blue: The Complete County Recordings / Rebel Records
  • Red Allen / We Live In Two Different Worlds / Lonesome And Blue: The Complete County Recordings / Rebel Records
  • Lilly Brothers & Don Stover / When The Saints Go Marching In / Early Recordings / Rebel Records
  • Lilly Brothers & Don Stover / Southern Skies / Early Recordings / Rebel Records
  • Lilly Brothers & Don Stover / John Henry / Early Recordings / Rebel Records
  • Eddie & Martha Adcock with Tom Gray and friends / Many A Mile / Many a Mile / Patuxent
  • Eddie & Martha Adcock with Tom Gray and friends / Two Little Boys / Many a Mile / Patuxent
  • Eddie & Martha Adcock with Tom Gray & Friends / Mary Dear / Many A Mile / Patuxent
  • Reno And Harrell / Reno Bound / Reno Bound / John Boy & Billy
  • Reno And Harrell / Sweet Miss Sarah Jane / Reno Bound / John Boy & Billy
  • Reno And Harrell / Mister Bottle / Reno Bound / John Boy & Billy
  • Emerson & Newton / Long Gone Baby / A Foot in the Past, A Foot in the Future / Pinecastle
  • Emerson & Newton / Monrosine / A Foot in the Past, A Foot in the Future / Pinecastle
  • Emerson & Newton / The Singer / A Foot in the Past, A Foot in the Future / Pinecastle
  • Audie Blaylock / Trains Are The Only Way To Fly / Trains Are The Only Way To Fly / Self-released
  • Audie Blaylock / Steal Away Somewhere and Die / Trains Are The Only Way To Fly / Self-released
  • Audie Blaylock / Wildwood Flower Blues / Trains Are The Only Way To Fly / Self-released
  • The Earls Of Leicester / Big Black Train / The Earls of Leicester / New Rounder
  • The Earls Of Leicester / Till the End of the World Rolls ‘Round / The Earls of Leicester / New Rounder
  • Darren Beachley and the Legends of the Potomac / Other Side of Lonely / Take Off / Patuxent
  • Darren Beachley and the Legends of the Potomac / How I Could I Love Her So Much / Take Off / Patuxent
  • Darren Beachley and the Legends of the Potomac / Miss You Mississippi / Take Off / Patuxent
  • Alison Krauss & Union Station / Paper Airplane / Paper Airplane / Rounder
  • Alison Krauss & Union Station / Dust Bowl Children / Paper Airplane / Rounder
  • Alex Leach / Mountain Heartache / Mountain Heartache / Self-released
  • The Karl Shiflett & Big Country Show / Six White Horses / Collectors Series Volume One / KSBC Music
  • Bear Minimum / Will You Wait For Me / Different Brothers With The Same Sister / Self-released
  • The Gibson Brothers / Sam Smith / Spread Your Wings / Hay Holler
  • Delia Bell & Bill Grant / Won't You Come And Sing For Me / Dreaming / Rounder
  • Joe Val & the New England Bluegrass Boys / Do You Live What You Preach / One Morning In May / Rounder
  • The Gibson Brothers / Satan's Jeweled Crown / Long Way Back Home / Sugar Hill
  • The Johnson Mountain Boys / We'll Still Sing On / Favorites / Rounder
  • Fred Etheridge with Nick Anderson & Mark Doyle / What Would You Do / Pickin' And Singin' / Self-released
  • David Peterson / On The Other Side Of Jordan / Simplicity / Self-released
  • Dave Evans / You'll Never Walk The Streets Of Gold / Classic Bluegrass / Rebel
  • The Gillis Brothers / The Promise / Best Of The Gillis Brothers - The Hay Holler Years / Hay Holler

Sunday, September 14, 2014

"Bluegrass Cafe" playlist - 9/14/2014

Well...we certainly had a busy Sunday at the Bluegrass Cafe!  It was a day filled with birthday tributes to two music legends; we honored a banjo picker (Eddie Adcock) who recently won a big, big prize; and we included a boatload of new music from some mighty wonderful pickers.  Hope you were able to join us for some, if not all, of the show!  

Starting with the birthday tributes, we included a whole bunch of music from the pen and/or vocal performance of the Father of Bluegrass Music, Bill Monroe (born September 13, 1911), as well as several selections from the song catalog of the one and only Hank Williams, who would have celebrated his birthday on September 17th (born on that date in 1923).  

Since it is the "busy season" for new Bluegrass recordings -- the International Bluegrass Music

Association's World of Bluegrass event takes place in Raleigh, NC at the end of this month -- we have received bunches of them over the last couple of weeks.  On Sunday, we shared a few songs from those new projects, really even before we had a chance to preview them!  Great stuff, all around, and we will surely look forward to hearing more of these new projects from established acts like Junior Sisk & Ramblers Choice and Joe Mullins & the Radio Ramblers, special event recordings from Mike Auldridge, Jerry Douglas, & Rob Ickes and the Flatt & Scruggs all-star tribute band known as the Earls of Leicester, and New England Bluegrass veteran, Bob Dick.  All of it sounded quite wonderful -- can't wait to hear these full projects!

Hope you have a terrific week, and be sure to join Marti for next week's Bluegrass Cafe!  

Amy


PERFORMER / SONG / ALBUM / LABEL


  • Del McCoury Band / Katy Hill / RockyGrass / Blue Planet
  • Bill Monroe & His Blue Grass Boys / My Rose Of Old Kentucky / Bill Monroe & His Blue Grass Boys, 1946-1949 / JSP Records
  • Dailey & Vincent / Close By / Bill Monroe Centennial Celebration / Rounder
  • Bill Monroe & His Blue Grass Boys / Get Up John / Bill Monroe & His Blue Grass Boys, 1951-1954 / JSP Records
  • David Peterson & 1946 / In Despair / In The Mountaintops To Roam / Self-Produced
  • Bill Monroe & His Blue Grass Boys / Out In The Cold World / Bill Monroe & His Blue Grass Boys, 1957-1958 / JSP Records
  • Claire Lynch / My Florida Sunshine / Bill Monroe Centennial Celebration / Rounder
  • Monroe Brothers / Nine Pound Hammer Is Too Heavy / Bill Monroe & His Blue Grass Boys, 1936 / JSP Records
  • Bill Monroe & His Blue Grass Boys / In The Pines / The King And The Father / MME
  • Larry Cordle, Glen Duncan & Lonesome Standard Time / Kentucky King / Larry Cordle, Glen Duncan & Lonesome Standard Time / Sugar Hill
  • Mark Newton Band / Down In The Cold Ground / Charlie Lawson's Still / Rebel
  • Bluegrass Brothers / Memories Of My Childhood / Generations/ Mountain Fever Records
  • Laurie Lewis & Kathy Kallick / Oh! Susanna / Laurie & Kathy Sing The Songs Of Vern & Ray / Spruce & Maple Music
  • Michael Cleveland & Flamekeeper / Fiddlin' Joe / On Down The Line / Compass Records
  • Nashville Bluegrass Band / Monroebilia / The Nashville Bluegrass Band / Rounder
  • Wayne Taylor / Gamblin' Man / Movin' On / Raincoe Music
  • Eddie & Martha Adcock with Tom Gray / He Was A Friend Of Mine / Many A Mile / Patuxent Music
  • Country Gentlemen / Heartaches / Folk Session Inside / Copper Creek
  • Country Gentlemen / Blue Ridge Mountain Blues / On The Road (And More) / Smithsonian Folkways
  • Country Gentlemen / Amelia Earhart's Last Flight / Can't You Hear Me Callin' / Rebel
  • Rhonda Vincent with Daryle Singletary / We Must Have Been Out Of Our Minds / Only Me / Upper Management Music
  • Longview / It's Goodbye And So Long To You / Longview / Rounder
  • Darren Nicholson / Sugar Creek Gap / Things Left Undone / Self-Produced
  • Detour / Quarterline Road / A Better Place / Self-Produced
  • Nightflyer / Lonesome Road / Rail, River & Road / Kang Records
  • Bluegrass Patriots / Will I Be That Lucky Man / E Pluribus Bluegrass / Red Feather
  • Hot Rize / Western Skies / When I'm Free / Ten In Hand Records
  • Joe Mullins & the Radio Ramblers / Another Day From Life / Another Day From Life / Rebel
  • Mike Auldridge, Jerry Douglas & Rob Ickes / The Three Bells / The Three Bells / Sugar Hill
  • Bob Dick / Silence Or Tears / Life's Highway / Appleland Records
  • Junior Sisk & Ramblers Choice / Honky-Tonked To Death / Trouble Follows Me / Rebel
  • Earls Of Leicester / Don't Let Your Deal Go Down / The Earls Of Leicester / Rounder
  • Lester Flatt & Earl Scruggs / Don't Let Your Deal Go Down / Selected Sides, 1948-1952 / JSP Records
  • Gibson Brothers / They Called It Music / They Called It Music / Compass Records
  • Jim Mills with Alan O'Bryant / There'll Be No Teardrops Tonight / Bound To Ride / Sugar Hill
  • Joe Val / 'Neath A Cold Gray Tomb Of Stone / Diamond Joe / Rounder
  • Good Ol' Persons / Settin' The Woods On Fire / Good 'N Live / Sugar Hill
  • Spinney Brothers / Cold Cold Heart / Going Home / Self-Produced
  • Bill Monroe & His Blue Grass Boys / I'm Blue, I'm Lonesome / Bill Monroe & His Blue Grass Boys, 1950-1951 / JSP Records
  • Larry Sparks with Jesse McReynolds & Curly Seckler / I'm Gonna Sing, Sing, Sing / Lonesome And Then Some... / Rebel
  • Crowe & McLaughlin / I Want To Be A Christian Soldier / Going Home / Rounder
  • Crowe, Lawson & Williams / Insured Beyond The Grave / Standing Tall And Tough / Mountain Home
  • Lynn Morris Band / I Know What You're Talking About / Shape Of A Tear / Rounder
  • Junior Sisk & Ramblers / Jesus Walked On The Water / Trouble Follows Me / Rebel
  • Earls Of Leicester / Who Will Sing For Me / The Earls Of Leicester / Rounder
  • The Bluegrass Band / Little Community Church / Shine Hallelujah Shine / Hay Holler
  • Hank Williams / I Saw The Light / Gospel Keepsakes / Time Life
  • Johnson Mountain Boys / Black Mountain Blues / Requests / Rounder

Sunday, September 07, 2014

Playlist - 9/7/2014

Ron Thomason
Hi Folks,

With only an hour and 45 minutes left to us by a spurts preemption, we celebrated Dry Branch Fire Squad's Ron Thomason who had his 70th birthday (Sept. 5th), Buzz Busby's birthday (Sept. 6th), and featured new tracks from Rob McCoury's new banjo album.

Other newer music came from Nightflyer, The Roys, Al Jones, and Wayne Taylor (of Appaloosa).



Classic music included cuts from Bill Price's 1985 LP, Bill Emerson & Pete Goble, Larry Richardson & Red Barker, Mac Martin, The Wilson Brothers, and Don Stover.

Tune in next Sunday when Amy will make the banjos and fiddles ring.

Jim Beaver



Artist / Song / Album / Label
  • The Gillis Brothers / Hell Broke Loose In Georgia / Down By The River / Hay Holler
  • Bill Price / Pretty Polly / Blue Grass Hill With Bill Price / Smithsonian Folkways
  • Bill Emerson & Pete Goble / Tennessee 1949 / Webco Classics Volume One / Webco
  • The Earl Brothers / Don't Think About Me Unkindly / Outlaw Hillbilly / Big Hen
  • Dry Branch Fire Squad / Darlin' Nellied Across The Sea / Fertile Ground / Rounder
  • Dry Branch Fire Squad / Someone Play Dixie For Me / Tried & True / Rounder
  • Dry Branch Fire Squad / Late Last Night / Live! At Last / Rounder
  • Dry Branch Fire Squad / Don't Forget This Song / Don't Forget This Song / Self-released
  • Buzz Busby / Lost / Going Home / Starday
  • Buzz Busby / Where Will This End / Going Home / Starday
  • Buzz Busby and Leon Morris / Life To Go / Honkytonk Bluegrass / World Records
  • Larry Efaw and the Bluegrass Mountaineers / Broken Heart and a Worried Mind / She Left Me Standing On a Mountain / Blue Circle
  • Larry Richardson & Red Barker and the Blue Ridge Boys / Little Pal / Self titled / Old Blue
  • Al Jones & The Spruce Mountain Boys / Love And Wealth / Hard Core Bluegrass / Patuxent
  • Bob Paisley & the Southern Grass / I Overlooked An Orchid / Back To The Blue Ridge / Brandywine
  • Nightflyer / Old River / Rail River & Road / Kang Records
  • Rob McCoury / Banjo Riff / The 5 String Flamethrower / McCoury Music
  • Rob McCoury / Sugar Creek / The 5 String Flame Thrower / McCoury Music
  • Rob McCoury / Lime House Blues / The 5 String Flamethrower / McCoury Music
  • Windy Hill / The Game of Love Is a Gamble / Lonesome Garbage Man / Self Released
  • The Roys / No More Lonely / The View / Rural Rhythm
  • Mac Martin And The Dixie Travelers / A Dark Starless Night / A Dark Starless Night / White Oak
  • Wayne Taylor  / Old Home Place / Movin' On / Raincoe
  • VW Boys / Home Grown Tomatoes / Listen To The Music / Mountain Roads
  • Laurie Lewis & Kathy Kallick / How Many Times / Laurie & Kathy Sing the Songs of Vern & Ray / Spruce & Maple
  • Dailey & Vincent / Brothers Of The Highway / Brothers of the Highway / Rounder
  • The Wilson Brothers / Heavenly Highway / Lonesome Old Home / Crosscut
  • Carolina Native Sons / Snow Covered Mound / Rank Ol' Bluegrass / Patuxent
  • The Johnson Mountain Boys / Get Down On Your Knees And Pray / Live At the Birchmere / Rounder
  • Jimmy Martin / Give Me the Roses Today / Will The Circle Be Unbroken / Gusto Records
  • The Stanley Brothers / Soldier's Grave / The King Years 1961-1965 / Gusto
  • Charlie Moore & Bill Napier / I Believe In The Old Time Way / Heartwarming Gospel / Gusto Gospel
  • Don Stover / This World Is Not My Home / Live At Davis & Elkins College / White Oak
  • The Wilson Brothers and The Bluegrass Harvesters / Life's Railway / My Ride Is Coming / Old Homestead
  • Fred Etheridge with Nick Anderson & Mark Doyle / Walking In A Dream / Pickin' And Singin' / Self-released

Sunday, August 31, 2014

"Bluegrass Cafe" playlist - 8/31/2014

On this last day of August of 2014, we started the show with a boatload of songs pertaining to the same subject:  work.  It's Labor Day weekend -- time to celebrate hard-working men and women...by taking a day off from work!  Sounds like a great deal, doesn't it?  Our songs of work came from a bunch of different performers including the Carter Family, Richard Bennett, Cherryholmes, Dailey & Vincent, Blue Highway, Shannon Slaughter, Joe Mullins & the Radio Ramblers, Junior Sisk & Ramblers Choice, and IIIrd Tyme Out.  Happy Labor Day, everyone!

We featured a whole bunch of music from 2014 recordings, some of which were issued very recently.  This music came to us from performers including Laurie Lewis & Kathy Kallick, Nightflyer, Larry Sparks, Breaking Grass, Bill Emerson & Sweet Dixie, Shawn Lane, Michael Cleveland & Flamekeeper, James King, the Spinney Brothers, Crowe, Lawson & Williams, the Roys, Balsam Range, and the Seldom Scene.


Our air schedule at WHUS changes three times during the year, and the changeover to the Fall schedule took place this last week.  Click here to see the Fall schedule for WHUS 91.7 FM.  New this semester, the station has also launched a second broadcast webstream, and some of the programs you've grown used to hearing on the radio have moved to that location.  For instance, if if you'd like to listen to James & Cathy Ward's "Bluegrass Rules" program, you will only find it now on WHUS2 on Tuesdays from 2-4PM.  To get to WHUS2, just visit www.WHUS.org, and click on the button that reads, "WHUS2."  

Hope everyone has a fabulous week!  Be sure to check out Jim in next Sunday's "Bluegrass Cafe," won't you?

Amy

PERFORMER / SONG / ALBUM / LABEL (REQUESTS are RED).

  • Del McCoury Band / Katy Hill / RockyGrass / Blue Planet
  • Richard Bennett / Workin' Man's Blues [sic] / Last Train To Poor Valley / Lonesome Day Records
  • Cherryholmes / Workin' Girl Blues / Cherryholmes / Skaggs Family Records
  • Carter Family / I Ain't Goin'  To Work Tomorrow / Anchored In Love / Rounder
  • Dailey & Vincent / Poor Boy Workin' Blues / Dailey & Vincent / Rounder
  • Blue Highway / Restless Working Man / Sounds Of Home / Rounder
  • Shannon Slaughter / The Working Man / The Sideman Steps Out / Self-Produced
  • Junior Sisk & Ramblers Choice / Working Hard Ain't Hardly Working Anymore / Heartaches And Dreams / Rebel
  • Joe Mullins & the Radio Ramblers / Another Day, Another Dollar / Rambler's Call / Rebel
  • IIIrd Tyme Out / Lower On The Hog / Puttin' New Roots Down / Rebel
  • Reno & Smiley / Buggy Ride / Early Years, 1951-1959 / Gusto
  • Jim & Jesse & the Virginia Boys / I Can't Help Wondering / Radio Shows / Rural Rhythm
  • Bob Paisley & the Southern Grass / Please Don't Honey Please Don't / Steeped In Tradition / Brandywine
  • Johnson Mountain Boys / Weathered Gray Stone / At The Old Schoolhouse / Rounder
  • Lester Flatt & Earl Scruggs / Dear Old Dixie / Foggy Mountain Jamboree / Columbia
  • Ricky Skaggs & Kentucky Thunder / Blue Night / Music To My Ears / Skaggs Family Records
  • Pike Brothers & the Pine Hill Ranchers / Each Season Changes You / The Pike Brothers & the Pine Hill Ranchers / Rebel
  • Del McCoury Band / Streets Of Baltimore / The Streets Of Baltimore / McCoury Music
  • Jason Carter / Daisey Mae / On The Move / Rounder
  • Pete Goble / When I'm Knee Deep In Bluegrass / When I'm Knee Deep In Bluegrass / FireHeart Records
  • Laurie Lewis & Kathy Kallick / Cabin On A Mountain / Laurie & Kathy Sing The Songs Of Vern & Ray / Spruce & Maple Music
  • Bill Emerson & Sweet Dixie / State Line Road / Dancin' Annie / Rural Rhythm
  • Feller & Hill & the Bluegrass Buckaroos / Wasted Words / Feller & Hill & the Bluegrass Buckaroos / Self-Produced
  • Nightflyer / Lonesome Wind / Rail, River & Road / Kang Records
  • Larry Sparks / Will You Be Satisfied That Way / Lonesome And Then Some... / Rebel
  • Breaking Grass / Digging Up Georgia / Just As Strong / Mountain Fever Records
  • Shawn Lane / Just Not Today / Mountain Songs / Self-Produced
  • Michael Cleveland & Flamekeeper / Too Late For Goodbyes / On Down The Line / Compass Records
  • James King / The Devil's Train / Three Chords And The Truth / Rounder
  • Spinney Brothers / Gonna Catch A Train / Tried And True / Mountain Fever Records
  • BearTracks / Together 'Til The End / Makin' New Tracks / Self-Produced
  • Crowe, Lawson & Williams / Standing Tall And Tough / Standing Tall And Tough / Mountain Home
  • The Roys with Doyle Lawson / Mandolin Man / The View / Rural Rhythm
  • Bill Monroe & His Blue Grass Boys / Close By / Bill Monroe & His Blue Grass Boys, 1954-1957 / JSP Records
  • Gibson Brothers / I'll Work It Out / They Called It Music / Compass Records
  • Traditional Grass / You Can Keep Your Nine Pound Hammer / 10th Anniversary / Rebel
  • Balsam Range / Too High A Price To Pay / Five / Mountain Home
  • Seldom Scene / What Am I Doing Hangin' 'Round / Long Time...Seldom Scene / Smithsonian Folkways
  • Tim Graves & Daryl Mosley / Why You Been Gone So Long / Remembering The Bacon Brothers / Pinecastle
  • Tom Adams with Eddie Stubbs / Mississippi Sawyer / Right Hand Man / Rounder
  • Edgar Loudermilk / Hobo's Time / My Big Chance Tomorrow / Mountain Fever Records
  • Big Country Bluegrass / Headin' South / Memories Of The Past / Rebel
  • Gibson Brothers / One More Time (I Must Rise) / Another Night Of Waiting / Hay Holler
  • Bluegrass Patriots / Just As The Sun Went Down / Kneel At The Cross / Red Feather
  • Stanley Brothers / That Home Far Away / Best Of The Best / Federal
  • Rhonda Vincent & the Rage / So Happy I'll Be / Ragin' Live / Rounder
  • Larry Stephenson / On The Jericho Road / What Really Matters / Compass Records
  • Gopher Broke / Let Me Walk In Your Footsteps Moses / The Wayworn Traveler / Self-Produced
  • Joe Val & the New England Bluegrass Boys / Voice From On High / Bill Monroe Centennial Celebration / Rounder
  • Lilly Brothers & Don Stover / I Have Found The Way / What Will I Leave Behind / Rebel
  • Billy & Terry Smith / Wicked Path Of Sin / Bill Monroe Tribute / K-Tel Records
  • Johnson Mountain Boys / Black Mountain Blues / Requests / Rounder

Sunday, August 24, 2014

Playlist - 8/24/2014

Hi Folks.

This was the last Bluegrass Cafe of the WHUS summer schedule, and we are happy to report that we will continue in the fall at the same time, 4-7pm ET on Sundays.  Also, if you are into older string band and early country music, Jim & Marti's Red Rooster Party will be back in its time of 2-4pm Sundays just prior to Bluegrass Cafe when not preempted by UCONNed sports.

We celebrated the birthdays of J. D. Crowe and Carter Stanley with sets of their music and included new music from J. D.'s latest collaboration with Doyle Lawson and Paul Williams.

We also remembered banjo picker Greg Corbett who died unexpectedly the day before the show.  Greg had been a significant presence in the later Country Gentlemen with Charlie Waller, and had gone on to play and record with CG alumni in The Circuit Riders after Charlie's death.

New music included a track by Scott Walker from The Patuxent Banjo Project, a song from Al Jones & The Spruce Mountain Boys, Tom Mindte, Steve Gulley, Turning Ground, and the new album from Ohio group Nightflyer which we featured.

We also introduced the new collaboration between classic soul singer Sam Moore (Sam & Dave) and Siler City NC group Nu-Blu (who had just played the local Podunk festival a couple of weeks ago.)

The Heritage Corner produced some rarities for this show including vinyl from Everett Alan Lilly & Don Stover; old 45s from Buzz Busby & Leon Morris; Fred Pike, Bill Rawlings & the Twin River Boys; The Wilson Brothers (from Georgia); and Jimmie Williams & Red Ellis.  We also played some great re-releases from Charlie Moore & Bill Napier, and Carl Story.

Amy will make the banjos and fiddles ring next Sunday, so don't forget to tune in.

Jim Beaver

Artist / Song / Album / Label

  • Scott Walker / Lori Ann / The Patuxent Banjo Project / Patuxent
  • Nightflyer / Train, Train / Rail River & Road / Kang Records
  • Lost & Found / Brown Hill / Classic Bluegrass / Rebel
  • Al Jones & The Spruce Mountain Boys / Calling Your Name / Hard Core Bluegrass / Patuxent
  • Everett Alan Lilly & Don Stover / Workman's Creek / Down Home Guitar / Towa (LP)
  • Rich In Tradition / Are You Waiting Just For Me / Lonesomeville / Mountain Roads
  • Turning Ground / When a Man Can't Get a Woman Off His Mind / Cell Of Mine / Self-released
  • Joe Isaacs / You Left Me Here Lonely Too Long / Dreaming of Home / Music Mill 
  • Johnny Jackson & James Stiltner / Truck Driver's Romance / Tribute To Bill Napier / Self-released
  • The Bear Bridge Band / I Always Lose / Broken Hearts & Better Times / Open Road
  • Russ Carson / I Feel The Blues Movin' In / Last Chance / Patuxent Music
  • Delia Bell and Bill Grant / Kiamichi Moon / Kiamichi Moon / Old Homestead
  • Everett Alan Lilly & Don Stover / Shady Grove / Down Home Guitar / Towa (LP)
  • Larry Efaw and the Bluegrass Mountaineers / Don't You Call My Name / She Left Me Standing On a Mountain / Blue Circle
  • Jody King / Another Day / Another Day / After 5
  • Marteka and William / Shuckin' The Corn / True Grass Revival / Self-released
  • Marteka and William / Salty Dog Blues / True Grass Revival / Self-released
  • The Gillis Brothers / You Better Get Right / Ice Cold Stone / Hay Holler Harvest
  • Crowe, Lawson & Williams / The Hills of Roane County / Standing Tall And Tough / Mountain Home
  • The Dillards / Never See My Home Again / There Is a Time / Vanguard
  • Blue Moon Rising / That's Why Trains Are Lonesome / Blue Side of the Moon / Blue Moon Records
  • Nu,Blu and Sam Moore / Jesus and Jones (feat. Sam Moore) / Jesus and Jones (feat. Sam Moore) , Single / Rural Rhythm
  • The Circuit Riders / Lonesome Wind / Let the Ride Begin / Pinecastle Records
  • Charlie Waller & The Country Gentlemen / One Morning In May / 45 Years of Memories / Pinecastle Records
  • Country Gentlemen / Mountains And Memories / Souvenirs / Rebel
  • Country Gentlemen / Souvenirs / Souvenirs / Rebel
  • Jimmy Martin and the Sunny Mountain Boys / Bear Tracks / 1954,1974 / Bear Family
  • J.D. Crowe and the New South / You Can Have Her / Bluegrass Evolution / Starday
  • J.D. Crowe / BlackJack / Blackjack / Rebel
  • J.D. Crowe & the New South / I'm Walkin' / J.D. Crowe & the New South / Rounder
  • J.D. Crowe & the New South / She's Gone, Gone, Gone / My Home Ain't In the Hall of Fame / New Rounder
  • The Stanley Brothers / Our Last Goodbye / 1953,58 & 1959 / Bear Family
  • The Stanley Brothers / Come All You Tenderhearted / An Evening Long Ago , Live 1956 / Columbia/Legacy
  • The Stanley Brothers / Little Bessie / The King Years 1961,1965 / Gusto
  • The Stanley Brothers / Darling Do You Know Who Loves You / An Evening Long Ago , Live 1956 / Columbia/Legacy
  • The Stanley Brothers / My Long Skinny Lanky Sarah Jane / An Evening Long Ago , Live 1956 / Columbia/Legacy
  • Tom Neal / Walt's Breakdown / Banjoland / Patuxent
  • Tom Neal / Charmaine / Banjoland / Patuxent
  • Tom Neal / Cincinnati Rag / Banjoland / Patuxent
  • Laurie Lewis & Kathy Kallick / Thinkin' Of Home / Laurie & Kathy Sing the Songs of Vern & Ray / Spruce and Maple
  • Nightflyer / Old River / Rail River & Road / Kang Records
  • Buzz Busby and Leon Morris / Just For Awhile / 45 RPM Single / Rebel (45)
  • Tom Mindte / Buzzin' with Buzz / Something I've Been Working On / Patuxent Music
  • Fred Pike, Bill Rawlings & the Twin River Boys / Lonesome Indian / 45 RPM Single / Osage (45)
  • Tom Mindte / Mom And Dad's Waltz / Something I've Been Working On / Patuxent
  • The Wilson Brothers / Trail Of The Lonesome Pine / 45 RPM Single / Blake Records (45)
  • Carl Story / Savior's Love / Complete Atteiram Collection / Gusto
  • Jimmie Williams & Red Ellis / A Higher Power / 45 RPM EP / Starday (45)
  • Front Range / Weeds In the Wheat / One Beautiful Day / Sugar Hill Records
  • The Dillards / Somebody Touched Me / Back Porch Bluegrass / Rhino,Elektra
  • Charlie Moore & Bill Napier / Springtime In Heaven / Heartwarming Gospel / Gusto Gospel
  • Wayne Taylor / Forgiveness / Movin' On / Raincoe
  • Charlie Waller and The Country Gentlemen / I Feel Like Traveling On / Crying In The Chapel / CRFreeland
  • Rhonda Vincent / Good News / Performs Songs From The House With The Red Light / Upper Management
  • Dry Branch Fire Squad / Jesus On The Mainline / Live At the Newburyport Firehouse / Rounder Records
  • Steve Gulley / Stormy Waters / Family, Friends & Fellowship / Rural Rhythm
  • Fred Etheridge with Nick Anderson & Mark Doyle / Walking In A Dream / Pickin' And Singin' / Self-released