Sunday, August 28, 2016

"Bluegrass Cafe" playlist - 8/28/2016

Sunday was another move-in day at the University of Connecticut, and so, the quiet and peace of the campus during the Summer is over.  Oh well.  Even though it was more of a challenge than normal to get into the station, we still played a whole bunch of great music.  Hope you agree!

Happy Birthday, J.D. Crowe!
We had a couple of birthdays to celebrate during Sunday's program, and how better to do that than by sharing their music?  Among the birthday celebrants were two Bluegrass Hall of Famers:  the late Carter Stanley (born August 27, 1925), as well as J.D Crowe (born August 27, 1937).  In addition, we included one song from Jeannette Williams, who celebrates her birthday on August 28th.  

New music played a good part in Sunday's show, too.  We included music from really new recordings by Blue Highway, the Price Sisters, and Adam Steffey, as well as newer music from the Earls Of Leicester, Edgar Loudermilk, Audie Blaylock & Redline, Junior Sisk & Ramblers Choice, Mickey Galyean & Cullen's Bridge, Travers Chandler, and Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver.  

Sunday also seemed like a good day to feature a bunch of music from the always-enjoyable Country Gentlemen.  I'll be honest:  the Country Gents were one of the most often-played bands around my house as I was growing up, so their music ranks very high on my "favorites" list.  Charlie Waller's warm and rich voice is always pleasing to my ear, no matter which grouping of Country Gentlemen I happen to be listening to at any particular moment.  Thanks to YouTube, though, and viewing several clips from a reunion performance by this CG configuration, I mostly focused on the "Award Winning Country Gentlemen" of the early 1970s today (Charlie Waller with Doyle Lawson, Bill Emerson, and Bill Yates).  Hope you enjoyed their music...'cause you'll keep on hearing it at our Bluegrass Cafe!  



Have a great week...and be sure to join Jim for another three hours of Bluegrass Cafe next Sunday afternoon, won't you?

Amy


SONG / PERFORMER / ALBUM / LABEL

  • Katy Hill / Del McCoury Band / RockyGrass / Blue Planet
  • Darling Nellie Across The Sea / Danny Paisley & the Southern Grass / Weary River / Patuxent Music
  • Somebody's Waiting For Me / Big Country Bluegrass / Memories Of The Past / Rebel
  • Leavin' Tennessee / David Davis & the Warrior River Boys / David Davis & the Warrior River Boys / Rebel
  • Redwood Hill / Country Gentlemen / Live In Japan / Rebel
  • The Cheshire Tragedy / Bear Minimum / The Automobile Of Life / Open Road
  • Crazy Finger Blues / Reno & Smiley / Early Years, 1951-1959 / Gusto
  • Country Life Looks Better (To Me Now) / Bill Emerson & Pete Goble / Webco Classics, Volume One / Pinecastle
  • It's In My Mind To Wander / Bluegrass Cardinals / My Kinda Grass / BGC
  • I Can't Stand To Ramble / Good Ol' Persons / Good N' Live / Sugar Hill
  • Seeing Nellie Home / Country Gentlemen / Live In Japan / Rebel
  • Some Things I Want To Sing About / The Grascals with Bobby Osborne / The Grascals / Rounder
  • Flame In My Heart / Delia Bell & Bill Grant / Dreaming / Rounder
  • Daley's Reel / Johnny Warren / 35 Years Of The Best In Bluegrass (Disc 3) / Rebel
  • Why Did You Wander? / Earls Of Leicester / Rattle & Roar / Rounder
  • Julia Belle / Janet Beazley / 5 South / Backcountry
  • When I Get The Money Made / Mac Wiseman / The Ultimate Collection, 1951-1960 / 350 Sound
  • Is It Too Late Now? / Lester Flatt & Earl Scruggs / The Complete Mercury Recordings / Mercury
  • The Old Home / Stanley Brothers / The Complete Columbia Stanley Brothers / Columbia Legacy
  • The Drunkard's Prayer / David Peterson & 1946 / The Howling Blue Winds / Self-Produced
  • Let's Part The Best Of Friends / Johnson Mountain Boys / Live At The Birchmere / Rounder
  • Sugar Coated Love / Bill Monroe & His Blue Grass Boys / Bill Monroe & His Blue Grass Boys, 1951-1954 / JSP Records
  • Let Me Be Your Friend / John Duffey (Seldom Scene) / Always In Style / Sugar Hill
  • The White Dove / Stanley Brothers / The Complete Columbia Stanley Brothers / Columbia Legacy
  • Blackjack / J.D. Crowe / Blackjack / Rebel
  • J's Tune / J.D. Crowe & the New South / Come On Down To My World / Rounder
  • Nashville Skyline Rag / J.D. Crowe & the New South / Flashback / Rounder
  • Crowe On The Banjo / Jimmy Martin / You Don't Know My Mind / Rounder
  • Don't Weep For Me / Blue Highway / Original Traditional / Rounder
  • What Does The Deep Sea Say / Price Sisters / The Price Sisters / Rebel
  • Little Liza Jane / Adam Steffey / Here To Stay / Mountain Home
  • The Story Of My Life / Blue Highway / Original Traditional / Rounder
  • Georgia Maple / Edgar Loudermilk / Georgia Maple / Pinecastle
  • I Do / Feinberg Brothers / Feinberg Brothers / Cabinwood Music
  • The Road That Winds / Audie Blaylock & Redline / The Road That Winds / Patuxent Music
  • Don't Neglect The Rose / Larry Sparks / 35 Years Of The Best In Bluegrass / Rebel
  • Green Mountain Girl / Seth Sawyer Band / Green Mountain Girl / Self-Produced
  • Poor Boy's Pleasure / Junior Sisk & Ramblers Choice / Poor Boy's Pleasure / Mountain Fever Records
  • Will You Wait For Me / Mark Kuykendall, Bobby Hicks & Asheville Bluegrass / Down Memory Lane / Rebel
  • We'll Be Sweethearts In Heaven / Mickey Galyean & Cullen's Bridge / My Daddy's Grass / Rebel
  • If That's The Way You Feel / Ralph Stanley with Patty Loveless & Vince Gill / Clinch Mountain Country / Rebel
  • You Are The One / Jim & Jesse / In The Tradition / Rounder
  • High Society / Travers Chandler / Archaic / Patuxent Music
  • Southern Flavor / Becky Buller / 'Tween Earth & Sky / Dark Shadow Recording
  • Amelia Earhart's Last Flight / Eddie & Martha Adcock with Tom Gray & Friends / Many A Mile / Patuxent Music
  • These Men Of God / Country Gentlemen / High Lonesome / Starday
  • God Has Been So Good To Me / Crowe & McLaughlin / Going Back / Rounder
  • Brother Have You Heard / Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver / Burden Bearer / Mountain Home
  • Won't You Come And Sing For Me / Hot Rize / So Long Of A Journey / Sugar Hill
  • Get In The Boat / Jeanette Williams / Get In The Boat / Bell Buckle Records
  • Lord Protect My Soul / Bluegrass Band / Shine Hallelujah Shine, Volume 1 / Hay Holler Harvest
  • I'll Live Again / Feller & Hill / I Firmly Promise You / Tommy Hillpicker Records
  • Gone Home / Gibson Brothers / Iron & Diamonds / Sugar Hill
  • Black Mountain Blues / Johnson Mountain Boys / Requests / Rounder

Playlist - 8/21/2016

Hi Folks.


I brought in a good bit of vinyl for this show.

Featured was four tracks from Joe Val's first Rounder album (Rounder 0003) that featured pioneering New England banjo picker Bob French who had died the day before.

Also, I played a couple of tracks from the just-released Kroppdusters CD that was Mike Kropp's final project before he passed.

Hope you enjoyed.

Jim Beaver


Artist / Song / Album / Label

  • Chris Warner / Rakin' The Coals / Back Again / Pinecastle
  • Travers Chandler / Rover Rover / Archaic / Patuxent Music
  • Alex Leach / Lonesome Road Home / New Traditional / Self-released
  • The Po' Ramblin' Boys / Late Last Night / Back to the Mountains / Randm Records
  • Longview / Lonesome Old Home / Longview / Rounder
  • Buzz Busby / Cold and Windy Night / Going Home / Starday
  • Junior Sisk & Ramblers Choice / Ain't Gonna Work Tomorrow / Poor Boy's Pleasure / Mountain Fever
  • Joe Val & the New England Bluegrass Boys / One Morning in May / One Morning In May / Rounder
  • Joe Val & the New England Bluegrass Boys / Ginger Brandy / One Morning In May / Rounder
  • Joe Val & the New England Bluegrass Boys / What Can I Do / One Morning In May / Rounder
  • Joe Val & the New England Bluegrass Boys / Sparkling Brown Eyes / One Morning In May / Rounder
  • Gillis Brothers / Theme/ New River Train/ Twenty-One Years / Radio Series Volume Five / Wango
  • Dolly Parton / Coat of Many Colors / Live And Well / Sugar Hill
  • High Fidelity / I'm Lost/ I'll Never Find The Way / High Fidelity / Self-released
  • Phyllis Boyens / Don't Sell Daddy Any More Whiskey / I Really Care / Rounder
  • Phyllis Boyens / Hewed Out of the Mountain / I Really Care / Rounder
  • Phyllis Boyens / To Hell With the Land / I Really Care / Rounder
  • Mickey Galyean & Cullen's Bridge / It's a Cold/ Cold World / My Daddy's Grass / Rebel
  • The Stanley Brothers / Darling Do You Know Who Loves You / An Evening Long Ago - Live 1956 / Columbia-Legacy
  • Jimmy Martin & the Sunny Mountain Boys / You Don't Know My Mind / Classic Bluegrass Collection / Time Life
  • The Lilly Brothers & Don Stover / Tragic Romance / Early Recordings / Rebel
  • Dave Evans & Riverbend / Whitehouse Blues / The Vetco Sessions / Vetco
  • Larry Efaw & the Bluegrass Mountaineers / The Old Richmond Prison / Living A City Life / Self-released
  • Kirk Sutphin/ Laurie Lewis/ Dudley Connell/ Jimmy Trivette / Let Me Fall / Masters Of The Banjo / Arhoolie
  • The Earls Of Leicester / A Faded Red Ribbon / Rattle & Roar / Rounder
  • Alvin Breeden & The Virginia Cutups / Lonesome Without You / Lonesome Without You / Self-released
  • The South Carolina Broadcasters / We Shall Meet Someday / Tell Me Truly / John Boy & Billy
  • David Davis & the Warrior River Boys / Going Back to the Blue Ridge Mountains (Live) / Retrospective: Live 1984-2014 / Davis Music
  • Vern & Ray with Herb Pedersen / Sweet Fern / San Francisco - 1968 / Arhoolie
  • The Phipps Family / Will You Miss Me / The Phipps Family Records In Bristol Va. Tenn. / Mountain Eagle
  • Larry Sigmon and Barbara Poole / Run Little Rabbit Run / Unique Sound Of The Mountains / Self-released
  • Delia Bell & Bill Grant / Silver Tongue and Gold Plated Lies / Dreaming / Rounder
  • Feinberg Brothers / The Drifter / Feinberg Brothers / Cabinwood Music
  • Mac Martin & The Dixie Travelers / Gold Watch and Chain / Goin’ Down the Country / Rural Rhythm
  • Alex Leach / Come All You Tender Hearted / On the Great Divide / Self-released
  • Laurie Lewis & The Right Hands / Darling Nellie (feat. Tom Rozum/ Patrick Sauber/ Chad Manning & Andrew Conklin) / The Hazel And Alice Sessions / Spruce and Maple
  • The Kroppdusters / Now That I Know You / The Kroppdusters / Self-released
  • The Kroppdusters / Wampanoag Run / The Kroppdusters / Self-released
  • Rickey Wasson / Cryin' Holy Unto The Lord / Croweology / Truegrass
  • Mickey Galyean & Cullen's Bridge / Mama/ I Saw Jesus Last Night / My Daddy's Grass / Rebel
  • Alex Leach / Willing to Try / Mountain Heartache / Self-released
  • High Fidelity / The Cry From The Cross / High Fidelity / Self-released
  • The Jones Brothers & The Log Cabin Boys / Church In The Mountains / Legendary / Lamon
  • The Warrior River Boys / Way Down Deep in My Soul / Sounds Like Home / Rounder
  • Carl Story & The Rambling Mountaineers / Hide Me (Rock Of Ages) / A Life In Rural Music 1942-1959 / Bear Family
  • The South Carolina Broadcasters / I Am Bound for the Promise Land / Diamonds In The Rough / Flaming Heart
  • The Stanley Brothers / Angel Band / 1953-1958 & 1959 / Bear Family
  • Fred Etheridge with Nick Anderson & Mark Doyle / Walking in a Dream / Pickin' And Singin' / Self-released


Playlist - 8/7/2016

Hi Folks.

This show preceded the Podunk Bluegrass Festival in Hebron CT, 11-14 August, and as such we played some of the artists expected to perform at Podunk.

This included The South Carolina Broadcasters, The Del McCoury Band, Junior Sisk & Ramblers Choice, Sideline, and Sierra Hull

New music included several tracks from the new eponymous release from High Fidelity - a wonderful traditional bluegrass and bluegrass gospel group featuring Jeremy Stephens and Corrina Rose Logston.




Other great newer music included tracks from Travers Chandler, Laurie Lewis, Frank Wakefield and Leon Morris, Greg Moore and Greg Donlan, Mickey Galyean and Cullen's Bridge, Rickey Wasson, Alex Leach, and Larry Efaw.

Be sure to tune in every Sunday 4-7pm Eastern for more great bluegrass music at Bluegrass Cafe on WHUS.

Jim Beaver



Artist / Song / Album / Label

  • Johnson Mountain Boys / Sugarloaf Mountain Special / Live At The Birchmere / Rounder
  • Rhonda Vincent / Is the Grass Any Bluer / The Storm Still Rages / Rounder
  • High Fidelity / I Ain't Got Time / High Fidelity / Self-released
  • Mac Martin & The Dixie Travelers / Francis Lee / Goin’ Down the Country / Rural Rhythm
  • Laurie Lewis & The Right Hands / Cowboy Jim / The Hazel And Alice Sessions / Spruce and Maple
  • The South Carolina Broadcasters & Cousin Jimmy B / Nobody's Business / Best Of The Lowe Vintage Radio Show Volume 1 / John Boy & Billy
  • The Earls Of Leicester / A Faded Red Ribbon / Rattle & Roar / Rounder
  • The Gillis Brothers / Hell Broke Loose in Georgia / The Gillis Brothers Live / Tin Man
  • The Gillis Brothers / Cold Outside / The Gillis Brothers Live / Tin Man
  • The Del McCoury Band / Ain't a Gonna Do / Del & Woody / McCoury Music
  • The Jones Brothers & The Log Cabin Boys / The Old Gray House / Legendary / Lamon
  • Alex Leach / I Don't Worry About You Anymore / New Traditional / Self-released
  • The Po' Ramblin' Boys / I Can't Go on This Way / Back to the Mountains / Randm Records
  • The Stanley Brothers / Darling Do You Know Who Loves You / An Evening Long Ago - Live 1956 / Columbia-Legacy
  • Johnson Mountain Boys / I'm Still to Blame / Working Close / Rounder
  • Dave Evans / Little Willie / Pretty Green Hills / Rebel Records Llc
  • The Feinberg Brothers / Arkansas / The Feinberg Brothers / Cabinwood Music
  • The Gibson Brothers Bluegrass Band / Hand Me Down My Walking Cane / Underneath a Harvest Moon / Big Elm
  • Junior Sisk & Ramblers Choice / Longneck Blues / Poor Boy's Pleasure / Mountain 
  • Sideline / I'd Rather Die Young / Sideline Session 2 / Mountain 
  • High Fidelity / Another Day / High Fidelity / Self-released
  • Travers Chandler / High Society / Archaic / Patuxent Music
  • The Good Old Boys / Ashes Of Love / Pistol Packin' Mama / Grateful Dead
  • Frank Wakefield & Leon Morris / You're The One / Frank Wakefield & Leon Morris / Patuxent Music
  • Tony Rice / John Hardy / Guitar / Rebel
  • Larry Efaw & the Bluegrass Mountaineers / You Left Me Alone / Living A City Life / Self-released
  • Nixon, Blevins & Gage / I Am A Pilgrim / Pickin' on Doc / Self-released
  • The Spinny Brothers / Bitter Wind / Living the Dream / Mountain Fever
  • The Little Roy and Lizzy Show / Tear the Woodpile Down (feat. Marty Stuart) / Good Time, Down Home / Stow Town
  • Stanley Brothers / Pike County Breakdown / Radio Series Volume Five / Wango
  • Stanley Brothers / Rank Stranger / Radio Series Volume Five / Wango
  • David Davis & the Warrior River Boys / I Haven't Seen Mary in Years (Live) / Retrospective: Live 1984-2014 / Davis Music
  • Kazuhiro Inaba / Goin' Across the Sea / Goin' Across the Sea / Hay Holler
  • Delia Bell & Bill Grant / Heartbreak Express / Dreaming / Rounder
  • Greg Moore & Greg Donlan / I'll Go Steppin' Too (feat. Danny Paisley, Ernie Evans & Danny Stewart Jr) / Hollow Box Rhythm / Greg Moore
  • Larry Sigmon and Barbara Poole / Sugar Hill / Unique Sound Of The Mountains / Self-released
  • Sierra Hull / Smashville / Secrets / Rounder
  • Mickey Galyean & Cullen's Bridge / It's a Cold, Cold World / My Daddy's Grass / Rebel
  • Rickey Wasson / She's Gone, Gone, Gone / Croweology / Truegrass
  • Alex Leach / Mountain Heartache / Mountain Heartache / Self-released
  • Chris Warner / Lazy Man's Lament / Back Again / Pinecastle
  • Laurie Lewis & Kathy Kallick / Oh! Susanna / Laurie & Kathy Sing the Songs of Vern & Ray / Spruce and Maple
  • Lilly Brothers & Don Stover / John Henry / Early Recordings / Rebel Records
  • The Basement Band / Six More Miles / Plum Pitiful Volume Two / Wango
  • The Buckstankle Boys / Katy Hill / Round Peak Home / Self-released
  • The South Carolina Broadcasters / Traveling the Highway Home / Diamonds In The Rough / Flaming Heart
  • The Cooke Duet / Where Will I Shelter My Sheep / 45 RPM Single / Self-released
  • High Fidelity / Sinner Read the Bible / High Fidelity / Self-released
  • Larry Efaw & the Bluegrass Mountaineers / Glory Land / Living A City Life / Self-released
  • Carl Story & The Rambling Mountaineers / Shout and Shine / A Life In Rural Music 1942-1959 / Bear Family
  • Stanley Brothers / Will He Wait A Little Longer / 1953-1958 & 1959 / Bear Family
  • Johnson Mountain Boys / Get Down on Your Knees and Pray / Live At The Birchmere / Rounder
  • Bear Bridge Band / Where Shall I Be? / One More Ride / Open Road
  • Charlie Monroe / Is She Praying There / I'm Old Kentucky Bound / Bear Family
  • Fred Etheridge with Nick Anderson & Mark Doyle / Walking in a Dream / Pickin' And Singin' / Self-released

Sunday, August 14, 2016

"Bluegrass Cafe" playlist - 8/14/2016

Sunday afternoon's Bluegrass Cafe was a lot of fun -- or, shall I say that it definitely was fun for me, and hopefully, was enjoyed by our listeners, too!  

Two of Saturday's fine -- and hot -- Podunk performers:
Joe Mullins & Junior Sisk.
We began the show with several songs from a few Podunk performers, including the South Carolina Broadcasters, Junior Sisk & Ramblers Choice, Sideline, Joe Mullins & the Radio Ramblers, and Saturday night's headliners, the Del McCoury Band.  Big congratulations to the Podunk organizers and volunteers for such a fabulous festival held under some pretty hot and humid conditions.  

Edgar Loudermilk
We also had a telephone visit on Sunday afternoon with the fine singer, songwriter, and now, band leader, Edgar Loudermilk.  Our main topic of conversation was Edgar's very good solo recording on Pinecastle Records which was released in early July:  "Georgia Maple."  Thanks to him for visiting with us!

There was a tiny bit of newer music to be heard on Sunday, too.  This time, the newer selections came from the aforementioned Edgar Loudermilk, Junior Sisk & Ramblers Choice, and Joe Mullins & the Radio Ramblers, as well as Mickey Galyean & Cullen's Bridge, Audie Blaylock & Redline, the Po' Ramblin' Boys, Travers Chandler, David Parmley & Cardinal Tradition, the Boxcars, the Spinney Brothers, and the Earls Of Leicester.

Hope you're staying cool during this steamy August.  Be sure to join Jim for some cool Bluegrass next Sunday afternoon, 4-7PM!

Amy


SONG / PERFORMER / ALBUM / LABEL

  • Katy Hill / Del McCoury Band / RockyGrass / Blue Planet
  • I Feel The Blues Moving In / Del McCoury / High, Lonesome And Blue / Rounder
  • Tell Me Truly Little Darling / South Carolina Broadcasters / Tell Me Truly / JohnBoy & Billy, Inc.
  • Jimmy, JD & Paul / Junior Sisk & Ramblers Choice / Poor Boy's Pleasure / Mountain Fever Records
  • Going Across The Sea / Sideline / Session 2 / Mountain Fever Records
  • The Same Old Dipper / Joe Mullins & the Radio Ramblers / Sacred Memories / Rebel
  • The New York Trains / Del McCoury Band / Del & Woody / McCoury Music
  • Georgia Mountain Man / Adkins & Loudermilk / Adkins & Loudermilk / Mountain Fever Records
  • Hold Whatcha Got / Jimmy Martin / You Don't Know My Mind / Rounder
  • I Do / Feinberg Brothers / Feinberg Brothers / Cabinwood Music
  • I Hope You Have Learned / Bill Monroe & His Blue Grass Boys / The King And The Father / MME
  • So Danged Lonesome / Kathy Kallick Band / Foxhounds / Live Oak Records
  • Bad Fret / GrassRoutes / Bailey's Deal / Self-Produced
  • Down The Road / Lester Flatt & Earl Scruggs / Flatt And Scruggs At Carnegie Hall! / Koch Records
  • Can't Live Life / Edgar Loudermilk with Rhonda Vincent / Roads Travelled / Mountain Fever Records
  • Bell Of The Ball / Mickey Galyean & Cullen's Bridge / Rollin' With Tradition / Galyean Family Records
  • Back To Dixie / Bass Mountain Boys / Love Of A Woman / Pinecastle
  • Never Let Me Go / Flatt Lonesome / Too / Mountain Home
  • Georgia Maple / Edgar Loudermilk / Georgia Maple / Pinecastle
  • Conversation with Edgar Loudermilk
  • I'll See You In My Dreams / Edgar Loudermilk / Georgia Maple / Pinecastle
  • Howdy Neighbor Howdy / Traditional Grass / Howdy Neighbor Howdy / Rebel [Porter Wagoner birthday, 8/12/1927]
  • Open Up Your Heart / Terry Baucom with the Gibson Brothers / In A Groove / JohnBoy & Billy, Inc. [Buck Owens birthday, 8/12/1929]
  • Honey (Open That Door) / Ricky Skaggs / Country Hits Bluegrass Style / Skaggs Family [Mel Tillis birthday, 8/8/1932]
  • Cincinnati Ohio / Osborne Brothers / Hillbilly Fever / CMH [Connie Smith birthday, 8/14/1941]
  • Misery Loves Company / Johnson Mountain Boys / Favorites / Rounder [Porter Wagoner birthday, 8/12/1927]
  • My Heart Skips A Beat / Lynn Morris Band / The Lynn Morris Band / Rounder [Buck Owens birthday, 8/12/1929]
  • Good Woman Blues / IIIrd Tyme Out / Puttin' New Roots Down / Rebel [Mel Tillis birthday, 8/8/1932]
  • Talk To Me Lonesome Heart / Larry Stephenson with Connie Smith & Marty Stuart / 20th Anniversary / Pinecastle [Connie Smith birthday, 8/14/1941]
  • Life Without A Spare / Audie Blaylock & Redline / The Roads That Winds / Patuxent Music
  • I Can't Go On This Way / Po' Ramblin' Boys / Back To The Mountains / Randm Records
  • Brown Hill / Travers Chandler / Archaic / Patuxent Music
  • It's A Cold, Cold World / Mickey Galyean & Cullen's Bridge / My Daddy's Grass / Rebel
  • Lifetime Of Sorrow / David Parmley & Cardinal Tradition / David Parmley & Cardinal Tradition / DP & CD Records
  • I'm Gonna Ride That Steamboat / Michael Cleveland & Flamekeeper / Fired Up / Rounder
  • Raised On Pain / The Boxcars / Familiar With The Ground / Mountain Home
  • Lonely Lonely Bed / Spinney Brothers / Living The Dream / Mountain Fever Records
  • Darling Nellie Across The Sea / Danny Paisley & the Southern Grass / Weary River / Patuxent Music
  • Harbor Of Love / Stanley Brothers / Selected Cuts, 1955-1956 / JSP Records
  • Gospel Plow / Nashville Bluegrass Band / To Be His Child / Rounder
  • So Happy I'll Be / Bluegrass Band / Shine Hallelujah Shine / Hay Holler
  • The Little White Church / Jim & Jesse with Mac Wiseman / Bluegrass Spirit / Rounder
  • Along The Way / Country Gentlemen / Live In Japan / Rebel
  • I'll Be No Stranger There / Seldom Scene / Long Time...Seldom Scene / Smithsonian Folkways
  • Won't You Come And Sing For Me / Laurie Lewis & the Right Hands / The Hazel And Alice Sessions / Spruce And Maple Music
  • You Can Feel It In Your Soul / Earls Of Leicester / Rattle & Roar / Rounder
  • Blue Grass Twist / Johnson Mountain Boys / Requests / Rounder

Monday, August 01, 2016

"Bluegrass Cafe" playlist - 7/31/2016

Don Parmley (1933-2016) sitting down with
the Bluegrass Cardinals, c. mid-1970s (?)
It's summer at the Bluegrass Cafe (and elsewhere, too).  That means that there's generally a whole lot of great, live Bluegrass to be heard at a whole lot of festivals and shows.  Fortunately, for all of us, many, many performers have had their songs recorded during a live performance, so we started Sunday's show featuring a little bit of "live" music, so as to get into a type of "festival mode."  Not sure if it worked or not, but it definitely is fun to tap into those live recordings every now and then.

Melvin Goins (1933-2016) was a member
of three separate Halls of Fame.
Something that definitely is NOT fun is the fact that we lost not one but two wonderful Bluegrass performers late this week:  Melvin Goins (December 30, 1933-July 29, 2016) and Don Parmley (October 19, 1933-July 30, 2016).  Both of these gentlemen devoted many years of their lives to making music that would be remembered, and their work clearly was not in vain.  We shared several songs from each of them during Sunday's show, including selections from bands associated with Melvin Goins (the Lonesome Pine Fiddlers, the Goins Brothers, America's Bluegrass Band, and Melvin Goins & Windy Mountain) as well as a couple of bands related to Don Parmley (the Hillmen, and, of course, the Bluegrass Cardinals).  We'll remember both entertainers through their music on the Bluegrass Cafe.

As always, there was a smattering of newer Bluegrass music on Sunday's show, too.  Those selections came from recent projects by the Earls Of Leicester, Kristin Scott Benson, Newtown, Steve Gulley & New Pinnacle, Stuart Wyrick, Mickey Galyean & Cullen's Bridge, Jeff White, David Parmley & Cardinal Tradition, the Special Consensus, the Del McCoury Band, the Spinney Brothers, Junior Sisk & Ramblers Choice, and Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver.

Sure hope you were able to enjoy Sunday's show, and that you'll make it a point to listen to Jim host our Bluegrass Cafe next Sunday afternoon, 4-7PM.

Enjoy the week!

Amy O.



SONG / PERFORMER / ALBUM / LABEL [Request is RED]

  • Katy Hill / Del McCoury Band / RockyGrass / Blue Planet
  • Hot Corn, Cold Corn / Lester Flatt & Earl Scruggs / Flatt And Scruggs At Carnegie Hall! / Koch Records
  • Eatin' Out Of Your Hand / Reno & Harrell / Live! At McClure / Rebel
  • Fox On The Run / Country Gentlemen / Live In Japan / Rebel
  • She's Gone, Gone, Gone / J.D. Crowe & the New South / Live In Japan / Rounder
  • The White Dove / Ralph Stanley with Jimmy Martin / Live! At McClure / Rebel
  • Uncle Pen / Bill Monroe & His Blue Grass Boys / Live In Mechanics Hall / Acoustic Disc
  • I'll Love Nobody But You / David Grisman-Vince Gill-Herb Pedersen-Jim Buchanan-Emory Gordy, Jr. / Here Today / Rounder
  • Grandfather's Clock / Fred Pike, Bill Rawlings & the Twin River Boys / Authentic Bluegrass Folk Music / Osage
  • Daisey Mae / Jason Carter / On The Move / Rounder
  • I Haven't Got The Right To Love You / Seldom Scene / John Duffey:  The Rebel Years, 1962-1977 / Rebel
  • Will I Be That Lucky Man? / Bluegrass Patriots / E Pluribus Bluegrass / Red Feather
  • Windy Mountain / Lonesome Pine Fiddlers / Windy Mountain / Bear Family [Melvin Goins, 1933-2016]
  • I Guess I'll Do Without / Goins Brothers / Still Goin' Strong / Hay Holler [Melvin Goins, 1933-2016]
  • Bluegrass Blues / Melvin Goins & Windy Mountain / Bluegrass Blues / Hay Holler [Melvin Goins, 1933-2016]
  • Nine Pound Hammer / Goins Brothers / Live! At McClure / Rebel [Melvin Goins, 1933-2016]
  • Precious Memories / America's Bluegrass Band / America's Favorite Hymns / Ol' Blue Records [Melvin Goins, 1933-2016]
  • Don't Stop Now / Goins Brothers / We'll Carry On / Hay Holler [Melvin Goins, 1933-2016]
  • Don't Forget Me / Lonesome Pine Fiddlers / Windy Mountain / Bear Family [Melvin Goins, 1933-2016]
  • Just Ain't / Earls Of Leicester / Rattle & Roar / Rounder
  • Farewell Blues / Kristin Scott Benson / Stringworks / Mountain Home
  • All That I Can Take / Newtown / Harland Road / Mountain Home
  • Aim High / Steve Gulley & New Pinnacle / Aim High / Rural Rhythm
  • Hitchhiking To California / Stuart Wyrick with Steve Gulley / East Tennessee Sunrise / Rural Rhythm
  • Home With The Blues / Mickey Galyean & Cullen's Bridge / My Daddy's Grass / Rebel
  • Buck Creek Gal / Earls Of Leicester / Rattle & Roar / Rounder
  • My Blue Tears / Gloria Belle / Love Of The Mountains / Webco
  • Please Don't Honey Please / Danny Paisley & the Southern Grass / Weary River / Patuxent Music
  • Wise County Jail / Jeff White / Right Beside You / Self-Produced
  • Roll On Muddy River / The Hillmen / The Hillmen / Sugar Hill [Don Parmley, 1933-2016]
  • Are You Missing Me / Bluegrass Cardinals / The Bluegrass Cardinals / Copper Creek [Don Parmley, 1933-2016]
  • Stone Cold Loneliness / Bluegrass Cardinals / Mountain Girl / BGC Records [Don Parmley, 1933-2016]
  • Blue Grass Chopper / The Hillmen / The Hillmen / Sugar Hill [Don Parmley, 1933-2016]
  • Never Ending Sea Of Love / Bluegrass Cardinals / The Bluegrass Cardinals / Copper Creek [Don Parmley, 1933-2016]
  • Wonder Could I Live There Anymore / David Parmley & Cardinal Tradition / David Parmley & Cardinal Tradition / DP & CD Records
  • Where The Wild River Rolls / Special Consensus / Long I Ride / Compass Records
  • Ain't A Gonna Do / Del McCoury Band / Del & Woody / McCoury Music
  • Kentucky Mandolin / Kathy Kallick Band / Foxhounds / Live Oak Records
  • Me And My Fiddle / Michael Cleveland & Flamekeeper / On Down The Line / Compass Records
  • Rough Edges / Missy Werner / Turn This Heart Around / Self-Produced
  • Mountain Girl / Sideline / Session 2 / Mountain Fever Records
  • Longneck Blues / Junior Sisk & Ramblers Choice with Ronnie Bowman / Poor Boy's Pleasure / Mountain Fever Records
  • Each Season Changes You / Gibson Brothers / Brotherhood / Rounder
  • The Children Are Crying / Spinney Brothers / Living The Dream / Mountain Fever Records
  • Blind Man / Spinney Brothers / If I Were Your Brother / Self-Produced
  • Goin' Up / The Hillmen / The Hillmen / Sugar Hill [Don Parmley, 1933-2016]
  • Jesus On The Mainline / Dry Branch Fire Squad / Live At The Newburyport Firehouse / Rounder 
  • Do You Live What You Preach / Crowe, Lawson & Williams / Standing Tall And Tough / Mountain Home
  • Where Shall I Be? / Bear Bridge Band / One More Ride / Open Road
  • Wrastlin' Jacob / Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver / Burden Bearer / Mountain Home
  • The Heavenly Light Is Shining / Goins Brothers / Run Satan, Run / Hay Holler [Melvin Goins, 1933-2016]
  • Lord Show Me The Righteous Pathway / Bluegrass Cardinals / Mountain Girl / BGC Records [Don Parmley, 1933-2016]
  • Call His Name / Johnson Mountain Boys / Working Close / Rounder
  • Lay Down Your Troubles / Gary Ferguson Band / I'm Really Leaving / Webco
  • Black Mountain Blues / Johnson Mountain Boys / Requests / Rounder

Sunday, July 31, 2016

Playlist - 7/24/2016

Hi Folks.

Last Sunday's show was heavily laden with new music from some fine bluegrass musicians on today's scene.



Folks like Alex Leach; Larry Efaw & The Bluegrass Mountaineers; Steve Gulley & New Pinnacle; The Hot Flashes; David Davis; Special Consensus; Travers Chandler; Mickey Galyean and Cullen's Bridge; Jeff Scroggins and Colorado (who will be appearing at Podunk in a couple of weeks); Kristin Scott Benson; O'Connor Band with Mark O'Connor; Rickey Wasson; Lou Reid & Carolina; and Rob Ikes & Trey Hensley.


I played a good bit of Heritage Corner bluegrass from LPs as well including tracks from The Mountain Ramblers (with Cullen Galyean), The Lilly Brothers & Don Stover live in Japan, Jim Eanes with Red Smiley, Red Allen, and The Sloas Brothers.

I hope you enjoyed what you heard.  Be sure to tune in this coming Sunday when Amy will make the banjos and fiddles ring on Bluegrass Cafe.

Jim Beaver

 


























Artist / Song / Album / Label

  • Chris Warner / Firebird / Back Again / Pinecastle
  • David Davis & the Warrior River Boys / Bright Sherman Valley (Live) / Retrospective: Live 1984-2014 / Davis Music
  • Steve Gulley & New Pinnacle / Aim High / Aim High / Rural Rhythm
  • Larry Efaw & the Bluegrass Mountaineers / Living A City Life / Living A City Life / Self-released
  • The South Carolina Broadcasters / All The Good Times Are Past And Gone / Best Of The Lowe Vintage Radio Show Volume 1 / John Boy & Billy
  • The Hot Flashes / Honky Tonk Blues / Eponymous / Happy Appy
  • Alex Leach / Nellie Joe / New Traditional / Self-released
  • The Stanley Brothers & The Clinch Mountain Boys / Nobody's Love Is Like Mine / 1953-1958 & 1959 / Bear Family
  • Special Consensus / Fireball (feat. Rob Ickes, Trey Hensley & Alison Brown) / Long I Ride / Compass
  • Travers Chandler / Brown Hill / Archaic / Patuxent Music
  • Vern & Ray with Herb Pedersen / How Many Times / San Francisco - 1968 / Arhoolie
  • The Feinberg Brothers / Bury Me On a Mountain / The Feinberg Brothers / Cabinwood Music
  • The Feinberg Brothers / I Do / The Feinberg Brothers / Cabinwood Music
  • Mickey Galyean & Cullen's Bridge / I Found My Daddy's Grass / My Daddy's Grass / Rebel
  • The Mountain Ramblers / Cotton Eyed Joe / Blue Ridge Mountain Music / Atlantic
  • Alan Bibey & Grasstowne / Old Hen / 4 / Mountain Fever
  • Jeff Scroggins and Colorado / Down The Road Of Life / Ramblin' Feels Good / Hearth Music
  • Jeff Scroggins and Colorado / Ramblin' Feels Good / Ramblin' Feels Good / Hearth Music
  • O'Connor Band with Mark O'Connor / Ruby, Are You Mad at Your Man? / Coming Home / Rounder
  • Rickey Wasson / East Virginia Blues / Croweology / Truegrass
  • The Lilly Brothers & Don Stover / Long Journey Home / Holiday In Japan, Part 2 / Towa
  • The Lilly Brothers & Don Stover / Bring Back My Blue-Eyed Boy To Me / Holiday In Japan, Part 2 / Towa
  • Kristin Scott Benson / Locust Grove / Stringworks / Mountain Home
  • Jim Eanes with Red Smiley and The Blue Grass Cut-ups / Sparkling Blue Eyes / Self-titled / Rural Rhythm
  • Junior Sisk & Rambler's Choice / Trouble Follows Me / Trouble Follows Me / Rebel Records
  • Lou Reid & Carolina / Hobo on a Train / Rollin' On / KMA Records
  • Keith Whitley and Ricky Skaggs / The Angels Are Singing In Heaven Tonight / Tribute To The Stanley Brothers / Jaylyn
  • Larry Sparks & The Lonesome Ramblers / Just Lovin You / Sparklin' Bluegrass / King Bluegrass
  • Trinity River Band / Time's a Crooked Thing / Things We Do for Dreams / Orange Blossom
  • Rob Ikes - Trey Hensley / Everywhere I Go is a Long Way From Home (with Aubrey Haynie, Shawn Lane & Ron Block) / The Country Blues / Compass
  • Red Allen / Keep On Going / Springtime In the Mountains / Rebel
  • The Kentucky Travelers String Band / Kissin' and Huggin' / Bluegrass Banjo Ballads / Starday
  • Junior Sisk & Ramblers Choice / A Cold, Empty Bottle / Trouble Follows Me / Rebel
  • The Gillis Brothers / Heart And Soul / Heart & Soul / Rebel
  • Kathy Kallick Band / Foxhounds / Foxhounds / Live Oak
  • The Gibson Brothers / Callie's Reel / Long Way Back Home / Sugar Hill
  • Kristin Scott Benson / When Fall Comes To New England [bed] / Stringworks / Mountain Home
  • Kristin Scott Benson / Eagle Eye Annie [bed] / Stringworks / Mountain Home
  • Travers Chandler / Rover Rover / Archaic / Patuxent Music
  • Alex Leach with Martha Spencer / Last Old Shovel / New Traditional / Self-released
  • Larry Efaw & the Bluegrass Mountaineers / You Left Me Alone / Living A City Life / Self-released
  • Mickey Galyean & Cullen's Bridge / Home With the Blues / My Daddy's Grass / Rebel
  • The Earls Of Leicester / The Train That Carried My Girl from Town / Rattle & Roar / Rounder
  • The Sloas Brothers / Heart Specialist / I'm Going Home Again / REM
  • The Spinney Brothers / The Children Are Crying / Living the Dream / Mountain Fever
  • The Vern Williams Band / Bald Nob Arkansas / Traditional Bluegrass / Arhoolie
  • The South Carolina Broadcasters / The Storm / Tell Me Truly / John Boy & Billy
  • Larry Sparks with Jesse McReynolds & Curly Seckler / I'm Gonna Sing, Sing, Sing / Lonesome And Then Some... / Rebel
  • Mickey Galyean & Cullen's Bridge / Mama, I Saw Jesus Last Night / My Daddy's Grass / Rebel
  • David Peterson / A Glorious Church / Old Time Power / Self-Produced
  • Joe Mullins & the Radio Ramblers / He's Gettin' It Done / Sacred Memories / Rebel
  • Johnson Mountain Boys / Are You Afraid To Die / Working Close / Rounder
  • Joe Val & the New England Bluegrass Boys / God Loves His Children / Diamond Joe / Rounder
  • Ralph Stanley and The Clinch Mountain Boys / There'll Be None On The Other Side / Clinch Mountain Gospel / Rebel
  • Carl Story / Tramp On The Street / Bluegrass Hall Of Fame / Hollywood
  • Larry Efaw and the Bluegrass Mountaineers / Firing Line / Living A City Life / Self-released
  • Fred Etheridge with Nick Anderson & Mark Doyle / Walking in a Dream / Pickin' And Singin' / Self-released


Sunday, July 17, 2016

"Bluegrass Cafe" playlist - 7/17/2016

On a lazy summer Sunday afternoon, our "show goal" was to share songs from the newly-released sophomore recording from that super-successful "cover band" of Lester Flatt & Earl Scruggs & the Foggy Mountain Boys:  the Earls Of Leicester.  This supergroup makes recordings that sound remarkably similar to those original FMB classics, and it appears that the Earls (Jerry Douglas, Charlie Cushman, Johnny Warren, Barry Bales, Jeff White, Shawn Camp) are thoroughly enjoying themselves when they're performing these "new" songs.  Will this second record -- "Rattle & Roar" on Rounder Records -- be as successful as their self-titled first recording?  Hard to say, but we'll find out soon enough, no doubt. 

Ricky Skaggs at Indian Ranch - 1988ish
In addition to several selections from the Earls, we heard songs from a couple of birthday celebrants this week.  Ricky Skaggs celebrates birthday number 62 on July 18th, and legendary fiddler Bobby Hicks will turn 83 on July 21st.  

While there wasn't too, too much brand new music to be heard on Sunday's show, there was a little.  In addition to several songs from the Earls Of Leicester, there was late 2015/2016 music from the Del McCoury Band, the Spinney Brothers, Danny Paisley & the Southern Grass, Lou Reid & Carolina, and the Hot Flashes.

Hope you enjoyed the show.  Be sure to join Jim on the radio next Sunday afternoon:  4-7PM ~ and have a good week!

Amy O.


SONG / PERFOMER / ALBUM / LABEL [Request is RED]

  • Katy Hill / Del McCoury Band / RockyGrass / Blue Planet
  • Travelling Kind / Bill Yates & the Country Gentlemen Reunion Band / Country Gentlemen Tribute, Volume 2 / Self-Produced
  • Travelin' This Lonesome Road / Bill Monroe & His Blue Grass Boys / Bill Monroe & His Blue Grass Boys, 1946-1949 / JSP Records
  • Gotta Travel On / American Drive / American Drive / Rural Rhythm
  • Travelin' Blues / Red Knuckles & the Trailblazers / Hot Rize Presents Red Knuckles & the Trailblazers / Flying Fish
  • Let Us Travel On / Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver / I'll Wander Back Someday / Sugar Hill
  • Trust Each Other / Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver / I'll Wander Back Someday / Sugar Hill
  • I'm Lost, I'll Never Find The Way / Stanley Brothers / Selected Cuts, 1956-1959 / JSP Records
  • Rock Bottom Blues / Nashville Bluegrass Band / The Boys Are Back In Town / Sugar Hill
  • Sweet Thang And Cisco / Lost & Found / A Ride Through The Country / Rebel
  • The New Five Cents / Mike Compton & David Grier / Climbing The Walls / Rounder
  • Bowling Green / Laurie Lewis / Restless Rambling Heart / Flying Fish
  • The New York Trains / Del McCoury Band / Del & Woody / McCoury Music
  • Flower Blooming In The Wildwood / Michael Cleveland with Tim O'Brien / Let 'Er Go, Boys! / Rounder
  • Old Train / Seldom Scene / Different Roads / Rebel
  • Dry Run Creek / Seldom Scene / Dream Scene / Sugar Hill
  • What Am I Doing Hangin' 'Round / Seldom Scene / Long Time...Seldom Scene / Smithsonian Folkways
  • Whispering Waters / Audie Blaylock & Redline / Audie Blaylock & Redline / Rural Rhythm
  • Uncle Ned / Danny Paisley & the Southern Grass / Weary River / Patuxent Music
  • Living The Dream / Spinney Brothers / Living The Dream / Mountain Fever Records
  • Why Did You Wander / Earls Of Leicester / Rattle & Roar / Rounder
  • Why Did You Wander / Lester Flatt & Earl Scruggs / Selected Sides, 1950-1952 / JSP Records
  • You Can Feel It In Your Soul / Earls Of Leicester / Rattle & Roar / Rounder
  • You Can Feel It In Your Soul / Lester Flatt & Earl Scruggs / Selected Cuts, 1952-1955 / JSP Records
  • Flint Hill Special / Earls Of Leicester / Rattle & Roar / Rounder
  • Flint Hill Special / Lester Flatt & Earl Scruggs / Selected Sides, 1950-1952 / JSP Records
  • Jubilation Day / Steve Martin & the Steep Canyon Rangers / Rare Bird Alert / Rounder
  • Lonesome Moon / Lou Reid & Carolina / Rollin' On / KMA Records
  • Final Farewell / Chris Jones & the Night Drivers / Lost Souls & Free Spirits / Rebel
  • Son Of Hobert / Ricky Skaggs & Keith Whitley / Second Generation / Rebel [Ricky Skaggs birthday, 7/18/1956]
  • Where The Soul Of Man Never Dies / Ricky Skaggs & Tony Rice / Skaggs & Rice / Sugar Hill [Ricky Skaggs birthday, 7/18/1956]
  • I Had But 50 Cents / Ricky Skaggs / Solo:  Songs My Dad Loved / Skaggs Family [Ricky Skaggs birthday, 7/18/1956]
  • Uncle Pen / Ricky Skaggs & Kentucky Thunder / Live At The Charleston Music Hall / Skaggs Family [Ricky Skaggs birthday, 7/18/1956]
  • Cheyenne / Bluegrass Album Band / The Bluegrass Compact Disc / Rounder [Bobby Hicks birthday, 7/21/1933]
  • Choo Choo Ch'Boogie / Hot Flashes / Eponymous / Happy Appy Records
  • Train 45 / Feinberg Brothers / Feinberg Brothers / Cabinwood Music
  • Had It Not Been For The Train / Russell Moore & IIIrd Tyme Out / It's About Tyme / Break A String
  • Ragged Man / Gibson Brothers / Life Goes On / Rural Rhythm
  • This Letter / Edgar Loudermilk / Georgia Maple / Pinecastle
  • The Cold Hard Facts / Jeff White / Right Beside You / Self-Produced
  • Are You Missing Me / David Parmley & Cardinal Tradition / David Parmley & Cardinal Tradition / DP & CD Records
  • The Automobile Of Life / Bear Minimum / The Automobile Of Life / Open Road
  • A Beautiful Life / Mark Kuykendall, Bobby Hicks & Asheville Bluegrass / Down Memory Lane / Rebel [Bobby Hicks birthday, 7/21/1933]
  • I'm Working On A Road / Country Gentlemen / John Duffey:  The Rebel Years, 1962-1977 / Rebel
  • Martha And Mary / Nu-Blu / Nail By Nail / Pinecastle
  • The Fourth Man In The Fire / Dailey & Vincent / The Gospel Side Of Dailey & Vincent / Cracker Barrel
  • Standing In The Need Of Prayer / Johnson Mountain Boys / Requests / Rounder
  • Let The Light Shine Down / Junior Sisk & Ramblers Choice / Heartaches And Dreams / Rebel
  • Pray For The Boys / Earls Of Leicester / Rattle & Roar / Rounder
  • Black Mountain Blues / Johnson Mountain Boys / Requests / Rounder