Sunday, August 30, 2015

"Bluegrass Cafe" playlist - 8/30/2015

On this second to last day of August, the UConn campus was quite filled with returning students and parents roaming around campus.  Since returning students means the return of various UConn sporting events, Jim & Marti's Red Rooster Party (renewed for the Fall semester from 2-4PM on Sunday afternoons) was partially preempted for a Women's Soccer game.  All of this means that we started off Sunday's radio broadcast around 3:05PM with a mixture of music you might hear on both RRP and Bluegrass Cafe.  Primarily, we began with a few songs from the late Kitty Wells, who would have celebrated her 96th birthday today (born August 30, 1919) -- music both from Kitty and Bluegrass covers of some of her songs.  

Beginning at 4PM and for the next hour, we drew our playlist completely from members of the Bluegrass Hall of Fame.  While it's always fun to play music from the "Founding Fathers" of Bluegrass, our purpose for playing these performers on Sunday was because at 5PM, we visited with Fred Bartenstein -- one of five nominees for Bluegrass Print/Media Person of the Year for his work on the book:  The Bluegrass Hall of Fame Inductee Biographies, 1991-2014.  Along with fellow nominee Gary Reid, Mr. Bartenstein worked on this delightfully presented, very informative resource about all of the members of the Bluegrass Music Hall of Fame (located in the International Bluegrass Music Museum (IBMM) in Owensboro, Kentucky -- the closest city of any size to Bill Monroe's birthplace of Rosine, Kentucky).  The book is an extension of profiles of the Hall of Famers that Mr. Bartenstein put together for the IBMM website (some found here), and was finally published in January 2015.  If you are a person who enjoys Bluegrass and its history, you owe it to yourself to track down a copy of this book.  

Beyond the Hall of Famers and our conversation with Mr. Bartenstein, we shared music from performers who will be in our listening area in the not-too-distant future, and a regular hodgepodge collection of songs.  

Big thanks to Fred Bartenstein for joining us on Sunday afternoon!  We sure hope you'll be certain to tune in once more next week when Jim joins you for another edition of our Bluegrass Cafe.

Enjoy the week!

Amy 


PERFORMER / SONG / ALBUM / LABEL [Requests are RED]

  • Kitty Wells / It Wasn't God Who Made Honky Tonk Angels / Makin' Believe / Country Stars
  • Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver / I've Kissed You My Last Time / Never Walk Away / Sugar Hill
  • IIIrd Tyme Out / Whose Shoulder Will You Cry On / Puttin' New Roots Down / Rebel
  • Kitty Wells / The Singing Waterfall / Johnnie & Jack With Kitty Wells At KWKH / Bear Family
  • White Mountain Bluegrass / Stranger In My Home / Aragon Mill / Strictly Country
  • Kitty Wells / I'm In Love With You / Makin' Believe / Country Stars
  • Kitty Wells with Red Foley / One By One / 20th Century Masters / MCA
  • Steve Martin / Late For School / The Crow / Rounder
  • Steve Martin & the Steep Canyon Rangers / Rare Bird Alert / Rare Bird Alert / Rounder
  • Roy Acuff / Wabash Cannon Ball [sic] / The Prodigal Son / Country Stars
  • Tennessee Mafia Jug Band / Down In Union County / Screams From The Holler / Spring Fed Records
  • Roy Acuff / I Couldn't Believe It Was True / The Prodigal Son / Country Stars
  • Del McCoury Band / Katy Hill / RockyGrass / Blue Planet
  • Bill Monroe & His Blue Grass Boys / Mule Skinner Blues / Bean Blossom / MCA
  • Lester Flatt & Earl Scruggs / Somehow Tonight / Selected Sides, 1950-1952 / JSP Records
  • Stanley Brothers / She's More To Be Pitied / Selected Cuts, 1956-1959 / JSP Records
  • Reno & Smiley / No Longer A Sweetheart Of Mine / Early Years, 1951-1959 / Gusto
  • Mac Wiseman / Jimmy Brown, The Newsboy / Time-Life's Treasury Of Bluegrass / Time Life
  • Jim & Jesse / Is It True / First Sounds:  The Capitol Years / Capitol
  • Osborne Brothers / Big Spike Hammer / Once More, Volumes 1 & 2 / Sugar Hill
  • Jimmy Martin / Free Born Man / Bean Blossom / MCA
  • Country Gentlemen / Can't You Hear Me Callin' / Can't You Hear Me Callin':  Early Classics, 1963-1969 / Rebel
  • Country Gentlemen / You Left Me Alone / Can't You Hear Me Callin':  Early Classics, 1963-1969 / Rebel
  • Josh Graves/ Just Joshin' / The Great Dobro Sessions / Sugar Hill
  • Red Allen / That's How I Can Count On You / Lonesome And Blue / Rebel
  • Bass Mountain Boys with Chubby Wise / Train Medley / Fiddlin' With Tradition / BMM Records
  • Lonesome Pine Fiddlers / Nobody Cares (Not Even You) / Windy Mountain / Bear Family
  • Tony Rice / I've Waited As Long As I Can / Tony Rice Plays And Sings Bluegrass / Rounder
  • J.D. Crowe / Train 45 / Bluegrass Holiday / Rebel
  • Del McCoury / Dreams / Classic Bluegrass / Rebel
  • Curly Seckler with Jimmy Martin / I'm Coming Back But I Don't Know When / 60 Years Of Bluegrass With My Friends / Copper Creek
  • Larry Sparks with Alison Krauss & Judy Marshall / Going Up Home To Live In Green Pastures / Lonesome And Then Some... / Rebel
  • <Conversation with Fred Bartenstein, co-author of The Bluegrass Hall Of Fame Inductee Biographies, 1991-2014>
  • Larry Sparks with Ralph Stanley / Loving You Too Well / Lonesome And Then Some... / Rebel
  • Bill Monroe & His Blue Grass Boys / Molly And Tenbrooks / Bill Monroe & His Blue Grass Boys, 1957-1958 / JSP Records
  • Feinberg Brothers / Hi Dee Diddle / Feinberg Brothers / Cabinwood Music
  • Dan Paisley & the Southern Grass / My Old Kentucky Home / The Tradition Continues / Brandywine
  • Sideline / Kentucky Country Home / Session 2 / Mountain Fever Records
  • Hylo Brown / Prisoner's Song / Lovesick And Sorrow / King
  • Spinney Brothers / My Music Comes From Bill / Tried & True / Mountain Fever Records
  • Bear Minimum / Will You Wait For Me / The Automobile Of Life / Open Road
  • Steve Gulley & New Pinnacle / Leaving Crazytown / Steve Gulley & New Pinnacle / Rural Rhythm
  • Darin & Brooke Aldridge / Tennessee Flat Top Box / Snapshots / Mountain Home
  • Gillis Brothers / I'll Just Go Away / Heart & Soul / Rebel
  • Johnny Warren & Charlie Cushman / Buck Creek Gal / A Tribute To Fiddlin' Paul Warren / Self-Produced
  • Johnny Warren & Charlie Cushman / Fort Smith / A Tribute To Fiddlin' Paul Warren / Self-Produced
  • Gibson Brothers / What A Wonderful Savior Is He / Brotherhood / Rounder
  • Bill Monroe & His Blue Grass Boys / Voice From On High / CMH
  • David Peterson / Mother Prays Loud In Her Sleep / Old Time Power / Self-Produced
  • Seldom Scene / Open Up The Window, Noah / Every Time I Feel The Spirit / Sugar Hill
  • Earls Of Leicester / Who Will Sing For Me / The Earls Of Leicester / Rounder
  • Lynn Morris / I Can Call Jesus / Mama's Hand / Rounder
  • Johnson Mountain Boys / Daniel Prayed / At The Old Schoolhouse / Rounder
  • Lester Flatt & Earl Scruggs / When The Angels Carry Me Home / Father's Table Grace / MME
  • Johnson Mountain Boys / Black Mountain Blues / Requests / Rounder

Saturday, August 29, 2015

Playlist - 8/23/2015 - Carter Stanley, J.D. Crowe

Hi Folks,

Last Sunday's show celebrated birthdays of two giants of bluegrass music:  Carter Stanley (Aug 27, 1925 - Dec 1, 1966) and James Dee "J. D." Crowe (Aug 27, 1937).

Carter Stanley, half of the Stanley Brothers along with his brother Ralph, created a first-generation bluegrass sound evocative of the Clinch Mountain, Virginia, home of their birth.  Many fans today, nearly 50 years after Carter's untimely death, consider him the consummate soulful voice of a bluegrass lead singer.  A prolific songwriter, the songs Carter wrote are part of the bedrock of the genre.

J. D. Crowe is the banjo player most named as an influence after Earl Scruggs.  His early work with Jimmy Martin and Paul Williams followed by The Kentucky Mountain Boys with Red Allen and Doyle Lawson is a textbook on how bluegrass should be played, but his follow-up to those early years was The New South which may have influenced more baby boom pickers and fans than any other group.  The New South had many luminaries over its existence including Ricky Skaggs, Tony Rice, Jerry Douglas, Keith Whitley, Jimmy Gaudreau, and many more.  Their eponymous album, simply known as "Rounder 0044" after the label number, is considered one of the most influential bluegrass albums in history.

We hope you enjoyed the show.  Amy will make the banjos and fiddles ring next Sunday.

Jim Beaver


Artist / Song / Album / Label

  • J. D. Crowe / Train 45 / Bluegrass Holiday / Rebel
  • Lost and Found / Brown Hill / Classic Bluegrass / Rebel
  • Roy Lee Centers / Worried Man / The Early Years, Volume One / Crosscut
  • The Stanley Brothers / Stanley's Theme - Cripple Creek; Sunnyside Of The Mtn / Radio Series Volume One / Wango
  • The Stanley Brothers / Don't Let Your Sweet Love Die; Little Maggie / Radio Series Volume One / Wango
  • Dave Evans / Hello Stranger / Bad Moon Shining / Rebel Records Llc
  • Travers Chandler & Avery County / I Could Change My Mind / Pardon Me... / Mountain Fever
  • J.D. Crowe & the New South / She's Gone, Gone, Gone / Live In Japan / Rounder
  • Ruben & Matt and the Truffle Valley Boys / Nashville Jail / One Thing To Tell / LPB
  • The Stanley Brothers / Death is Only a Dream / Earliest Recordings / Revenant
  • Rusty York & The Kentucky Mountain Boys / Roving Gambler / Early Bluegrass / Jewel
  • Tommy Brown and the County Line Grass / Leaving This Town Little Darlin' / Leaving This Town / Randm
  • Bill Monroe and the Bluegrass Boys / Brakeman's Blues / Live Recordings 1956-1969: Off the Record Volume 1 / Smithsonian Folkways
  • J.D. Crowe and the New South / Leaves That Are Green / Bluegrass Evolution / Starday
  • The Spinney Brothers / Thank God for the Highways / Tried & True / Mountain Fever
  • Billy Hurt, Jr. / Poca River Blues / Fiddlin' Billy Hurt / Patuxent Music
  • The Stanley Brothers & The Clinch Mountain Boys / Harbor of Love / 1953-58 & 1959 / Bear Family
  • The South Carolina Broadcasters / Tell Me Truly Little Darling / Pre-release single / John Boy & Billy
  • Bob Paisley and the Southern Grass / Old Swinging Bridge / Back To The Blue Ridge / Brandywine
  • Buzz Busby / Lost / GOING HOME / Starday
  • The Lilly Brothers and Don Stover / Shenandoah Breakdown / Live At Hillbilly Ranch / Hay Holler
  • The Lilly Brothers and Don Stover / Forsaken Love / Live At Hillbilly Ranch / Hay Holler
  • The Earls Of Leicester / Till the End of the World Rolls Round / The Earls of Leicester / Rounder
  • J. D. Crowe (and the Kentucky Mountain Boys) / Before I Met You / Bluegrass Holiday / Rebel
  • The Stanley Brothers / I Just Got Wise / 1953-58 & 1959 / Bear Family
  • Russ Carson / Montana Cowboy / Avenue Of The Giants / Patuxent
  • Leroy Troy / The Death Of John Henry / Backroads / Self-released
  • Ralph Stanley & Ralph Stanley II / Dirty Black Coal / Side By Side / Rebel
  • Marteka & William / I Know What it Means to Be Lonesome / The Sounds Of A Tradition / Self-released
  • Marteka & William / Reuben / The Sounds Of A Tradition / Self-released
  • The Stanley Brothers / How Mtn Girls Can Love; Comedy; Mountain Dew; On Top Of Old Smokey; Comedy; Little Birdie / Radio Series Volume Six / Wango
  • Crowe, Lawson & Williams / My Walking Shoes / Standing Tall And Tough / Mountain Home
  • Chief Powatan & His Bluegrass Braves / Hummingbird / Mountain Laurel Bluegrass Memories / Mountain Laurel
  • Joe Meadows / Howdy In Hickman County / Mountains, Rivers, and Meadows / Patuxent
  • Joe Meadows / Done Gone / Mountains, Rivers, and Meadows / Patuxent
  • Joe Meadows / Uptown Blues / Mountains, Rivers, and Meadows / Patuxent
  • Joe Meadows / Memory Waltz / Mountains, Rivers, and Meadows / Patuxent
  • J.D. Crowe & the New South / Mr. Engineer / Flashback / Rounder
  • The Stanley Brothers / Little Glass of Wine / Earliest Recordings / Revenant
  • The Gillis Brothers / Heart And Soul / Heart and Soul / Rebel
  • The Stanley Brothers / My Long Skinny Lanky Sarah Jane / An Evening Long Ago - Live 1956 / Columbia/Legacy
  • The Nashville Bluegrass Band / Red Clay Halo / American Beauty / Sugar Hill Records
  • The South Carolina Broadcasters / Ain't Gonna Work Tomorrow / A Thousand Miles Away from Home / Stripe Records
  • J. D. Crowe / You Go to Your Church / Bluegrass Holiday / Rebel
  • The Stanley Brothers & The Clinch Mountain Boys / Calling from Heaven / 1953-58 & 1959 / Bear Family
  • The Gillis Brothers / Wake Up Peter / Sunshine In The Shadows / Hay Holler
  • The Cooke Duet / Satisfied / The Cooke Duet and Son / CRFRC
  • Crowe, Lawson & Williams / Do You Live What You Preach / Standing Tall And Tough / Mountain Home
  • Rhonda Vincent / Amazing Grace / Sings Songs From The House With The Red Light / Upper Management
  • Carl Story And His Ramblin' Mountaineers / You Don't Love God (If You Don't Love Your Neighbor) / Mighty Close To Heaven / Starday
  • Wade & Julia Mainer / I Can't Sit Down / Old Homestead Gospel Collection / Old Homestead
  • The Marksmen / The Prodigal / Old Homestead Gospel Collection / Old Homestead
  • J. D. Jarvis / Rocket Ship / Old Homestead Gospel Collection / Old Homestead
  • Fred Etheridge with Nick Anderson & Mark Doyle / Walking in a Dream / Pickin' And Singin' / Self-released

Sunday, August 16, 2015

"Bluegrass Cafe" playlist - 8/16/2015

During Sunday's Bluegrass Cafe, we celebrated a few birthdays -- Bluegrass ones and non-Bluegrass ones -- and talked a bit about the upcoming International Bluegrass Music Association (IBMA) Awards on October 1st.  

The Bluegrass birthday we celebrated this week belonged to one Jake Landers - born August 14, 1938.  Mr. Landers is not only a fine musician (he was a long-time member of the Dixie Gentlemen), but also a wonderful Bluegrass songwriter with songs recorded by everyone from Bill Monroe to the Country Gentlemen to Sideline and more.  

The non-Bluegrass birthdays belong to two Country Music Hall of Famers who would have celebrated birthdays on August 12th -- Porter Wagoner (8/12/1927) and Buck Owens (8/12/1929).  These two may have been country singers, but both recorded Bluegrass-inspired records during their careers, and selections from both of their song catalogs have often been recorded by Bluegrass performers.  It wouldn't seem right to overlook their birthdays, so we don't!

To most folks, if you say "Buck Owens," you might immediately think about the late Don Rich -- Buck's right-hand man and bandleader of the popular Buckaroos.  While Don Rich died at a young age in a motorcycle accident on July 17, 1974, he was born on August 15, 1941.  

The final nominees for the 2015 IBMA Awards were announced this week.  There were some surprises, but mostly a lot of familiar names that are on the final list for awards.  The names of the two newest members of the Bluegrass Hall of Fame were also announced, and we played songs featuring both of them this week:  Larry Sparks and Bill Keith.  

It was a full show today -- hope you enjoyed it!  Jim will be back in the Bluegrass Cafe with you next Sunday afternoon -- join him!

Have a good week!

Amy


PERFORMER / SONG / ALBUM / LABEL [Requests are RED]
  • Del McCoury Band / Katy Hill / RockyGrass / Blue Planet
  • Larry Sparks / Don't Neglect The Rose / The Best Of Larry Sparks / Rebel [2015 inductee of the Bluegrass Hall of Fame]
  • Bill Monroe & His Blue Grass Boys / Devil's Dream / Anthology / MCA [2015 inductee of the Bluegrass Hall of Fame - Bill Keith]
  • Larry Sparks / Will You Be Satisfied That Way / Lonesome And Then Some... / Rebel
  • Bill Monroe & His Blue Grass Boys / On And On / Live At Mechanics Hall / Acoustic Disc
  • Jim & Jesse / Are You Missing Me / Jim & Jesse, 1952-1955 / Bear Family
  • The Expedition Show / Stormy Horizons / Stormy Horizons / Mountain Fever Records
  • Special Consensus / What Will Become Of Me / Everything's Alright / Pinecastle
  • Loafers' Glory / Legend Of The Johnson Boys / Loafers' Glory / Arhoolie
  • Lester Flatt & Earl Scruggs / Just Ain't / 16 Biggest Hits / Columbia
  • Neon Valley Boys / I Know What It Means To Be Lonesome / Bluegrass / Sudden Comfort Records
  • Benny Martin / Me And My Fiddle / The "Big Tiger" Roars Again (Part 2) / OMS Records
  • Ralph Stanley with Laurie Lewis / Old Love Letters / Clinch Mountain Country / Rebel
  • Feinberg Brothers / I Do / Feinberg Brothers / Cabinwood Music
  • Seth Sawyer Band / Old Leather Bag / Green Mountain Girl / Self-Produced
  • Neon Valley Boys / Say I Lied / Bluegrass / Sudden Comfort Records
  • Country Gentlemen / Secret Of The Waterfall / The Award Winning Country Gentlemen / Rebel [writer, Jake Landers]
  • James King / I Beg To You / Lonesome And Then Some / Rounder [writer, Jake Landers]
  • Bobby Osborne & the Rocky Top X-Press / The Hard Times / Try A Little Kindness / Rounder [writer, Jake Landers]
  • Bear Bridge Band / Your Heart Now Tells The Truth / One More Ride / Open Road [writer, Jake Landers]
  • Sideline / Mountain Girl / Session 2 / Mountain Fever Records [writer, Jake Landers]
  • Gibson Brothers / An Angel With Blue Eyes / Brotherhood / Rounder
  • Earls Of Leicester / On My Mind / The Earls Of Leicester / Rounder
  • Balsam Range / Monday Blues / Five / Mountain Home
  • Becky Buller / Southern Flavor / 'Tween Earth & Sky / Dark Shadow Recording
  • Steve Martin / Pitkin Country Turnaround / The Crow / Rounder [Steve Martin birthday, 8/14/1945]
  • Steve Martin & the Steep Canyon Rangers with Edie Brickell / Get Along Stray Dog / Live / Rounder
  • Traditional Grass / Howdy Neighbor Howdy / Howdy Neighbor Howdy / Rebel [Porter Wagoner birthday, 8/12/1927]
  • Terry Baucom with the Gibson Brothers / Open Up Your Heart / In A Groove / John Boy & Billy, Inc. [Buck Owens birthday, 8/12/1929]
  • Johnson Mountain Boys / Misery Loves Company / Favorites / Rounder
  • Reno & Smiley / Sweethearts In Heaven / On The Air / Copper Creek
  • Dale Ann Bradley with Marty Raybon / Holding On To Nothing / Catch Tomorrow / Compass Records
  • Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver / I Don't Care / My Heart Is Yours / Sugar Hill
  • Feller & Hill & the Bluegrass Buckaroos / The Ballad Of Buck And Don / Here Come Feller & Hill...Again! / Blue Circle Records
  • Lost & Found / Buckaroo / Just Pickin' / Copper Creek [Don Rich birthday, 8/15/1941]
  • Don Rich & the Buckaroos / Cajun Fiddle / Country Pickin' / Sundazed
  • Spinney Brothers / Proud To Be Your Dad / Tried & True / Mountain Fever Records
  • Lonesome Pine Fiddlers / Kentucky Hill Special / Bluegrass Collection / Gusto
  • Springfield Exit / That Was Then And This Is Now / That Was Then / Patuxent Music
  • Lynn Morris Band / Shoulder To Shoulder / Shape Of A Tear / Rounder
  • Eddie Adcock / Cedar City Blues / The Patuxent Banjo Project / Patuxent Music
  • Chris Jones & the Night Drivers / Laurie / Run Away Tonight / Mountain Home
  • Pike Brothers & the Pine Hill Ranchers / Feeling Blue / The Pike Brothers & the Pine Hill Ranchers / Rebel
  • Pike Brothers & the Pine Hill Ranchers / Country Church / The Pike Brothers & the Pine Hill Ranchers / Rebel
  • Bear Minimum / The Automobile Of Life / The Automobile Of Life / Open Road
  • David Peterson / I'll Never Go Back / Old Time Power / Self-Produced
  • Northern Lights / Build It Up / Living In The City / Red House Records
  • Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver / Move To The Top Of The Mountain / My Heart Is Yours / Sugar Hill
  • Doc Watson / Fill My Way With Love / Every Time I Feel The Spirit / Sugar Hill
  • Lewis Family / Honey In The Rock / A Gospel Bluegrass Homecoming, Volume 1 / GGS
  • Danny Paisley & the Southern Grass / I Heard My Mother Call My Name In Prayer / Road Into Town / Patuxent Music
  • Bill Emerson with Cliff Waldron / When We Look On His Face / Reunion / Webco
  • Nashville Bluegrass Band / Good Night, The Lord's Coming / To Be His Child / Rounder
  • Johnson Mountain Boys / Black Mountain Blues / Requests / Rounder

Sunday, August 09, 2015

Playlist - 8/9/2015

Hi Folks.

Here is Sunday's playlist.

Jim Beaver


Artist / Song / Disk / Label

  • The Gillis Brothers / Train 45-New River Train / Radio Series Volume One / Wango
  • The Bluegrass Mountaineers / Carolina Mountain Home / Clinch Mountain Tradition / Maggard
  • Adam McPeak & Mountain Thunder / Lonesome Train Blues / The Last Dirt Road / Kindred Records
  • Dale Ann Bradley / Ain't It Funny / Pocket Full Of Keys / Pinecastle
  • The South Carolina Broadcasters / Let Me Fall / Short Time To Stay Here / Flaming Heart
  • The Vern Williams Band / Black Eyed Susie / Bluegrass from the Gold Country / New Rounder
  • Delia Bell & Bill Grant / Dreaming / Dreaming / Rounder
  • The Johnson Mountain Boys / Sugarloaf Mountain Special / Live At the Birchmere / Rounder
  • Alex Leach / Mountain Heartache / Mountain Heartache / Self-released
  • Don Stover / Old Rueben No. 1 / Things in Life / Rounder
  • Larry Richardson and the Blue Ridge Boys With Buddy Pendleton / More Pretty Girls Than One / Larry Richardson and the Blue Ridge Boys With Buddy Pendleton On Fiddle / Old Blue Records
  • The Buckstankle Boys / Round Peak Home / Round Peak Home / Self-released
  • The Spinney Brothers / My Music Comes From Bill / Tried & True / Mountain Fever
  • The Seth Sawyer Band / Green Mountain Girl / Green Mountain Girl / Self-released
  • Dry Branch Fire Squad / Jesus on the Mainline / Long Journey / Rounder
  • Bob Paisley & the Southern Grass / Drowning Sailor / Mountain Laurel Bluegrass Memories / Mountain Laurel
  • Seldom Scene / They're at Rest Together / Dream Scene / Sugar Hill
  • Seldom Scene / Walking The Dog / Scene It All / Sugar Hill Records
  • The Bear Bridge Band / The Hills And Home / One More Ride / Open Road
  • Dave Evans / One Loaf of Bread / Classic Bluegrass / Rebel Records Llc
  • Larry Efaw and the Bluegrass Mountaineers / Little Mountain Home / She Left Me Standing On a Mountain / Blue Circle
  • The Kentucky Colonels / Dark Hollow / Billy Ray Lathum Presents The Kentucky Coionels Live In Stereo / Double Barrel
  • Bob Baker and the Pike County Boys / Philadelphia Lawyer / Mountain Music Bluegrass Style / Smithsonian Folkways Recordings
  • Alex & Ola Belle Campbell / I'll Be All Smiles Tonight / I Ain't Gonna Work Tomorrow / Gusto
  • Country Gentlemen / I Ain't Gonna Work Tomorrow / I Ain't Gonna Work Tomorrow / Gusto
  • Larry Gillis / Little Rose / Swamp Folk / Tin Man
  • The Truffle Valley Boys / You'll Always Be My Blue Eyed Darling / One Thing To Tell / LPB
  • The Earls Of Leicester / Dig a Hole in the Meadow / The Earls of Leicester / Rounder
  • The Country Gentlemen / Walking Down The Line / Live In Japan / Rebel
  • The Country Gentlemen / Matterhorn / Live In Japan / Rebel
  • Charlie Moore / Why Do You Weep Dear Willow / Charlie Moore Sings Again - Gone But Not Forgotten / Wango
  • The Tennessee Mafia Jug Band / Lester's Loafin Lounge / Lester's Loafin Lounge / Arts Center of Cannon County
  • Keepin' Tradition / Robin Built A Nest On Daddy's Grave / Keepin' Tradition / Self-released
  • Robert Lester & James Stiltner / That's Why I'm Walkin' / That's Why I'm Walkin / 
  • Cody Shuler / Listen to the Hammer Ring / Cody Shuler / Rural Rhythm
  • The Stanley Brothers / Darling Do You Know Who Loves You / An Evening Long Ago - Live 1956 / Columbia / Legacy
  • Monroe Fields with Carl Sauceman & the Green Valley Boys / Hillbilly Fever / 1950s-60s Broadcasts / Patuxent Music
  • Carroll Best / Johnson Boys / Say Old Man, Can You Play the Banjo? / Copper Creek
  • Johnny Warren & Charlie Cushman / Charleston #1 / Purely Instrumental / Self-released
  • Johnny Warren & Charlie Cushman / Way On Down The Road / Purely Instrumental / Self-released
  • Junior Sisk & Rambler's Choice / Walk Slow / Trouble Follows Me / Rebel Records Llc
  • Detour / Going Nowhere Fast / Going Nowhere Fast / Mountain Fever
  • Lizzie James & the Greystone Rail / Long Gone / Bring Me Back / Self-released
  • Doc Watson / I'm Thinking Tonight of my Blue Eyes / Good Deal! / Vanguard Records
  • Bob Paisley and the Southern Grass / Forty Years Of Trouble / Back To The Blue Ridge / Brandywine
  • Russ Carson / Let Me Rest at the End of My Journey / Avenue Of The Giants / 2014 Patuxent Music
  • Leroy Troy / Hand Me Down My Walking Cane / Backroads / Self-released
  • The Cooke Duet and Son / Satisfied / The Cooke Duet and Son / CRFRC
  • The Stanley Brothers / Drifting Too Far From The Shore / An Evening Long Ago / Columbia
  • The South Carolina Broadcasters / Take Me in Your Lifeboat / A Thousand Miles Away from Home / Stripe Records
  • The Virginia Cutups / By the Mark / Cherishing Memories / Fayette County Records
  • The Marshall Brothers and Highroad / When We Cross / Old Time Country Revival / Self-released
  • Carl Story / Tramp On The Street / The Bluegrass Hall Of Fame / Hollywood
  • Chief Powatan & His Bluegrass Braves / Are You Washed in the Blood / Mountain Laurel Bluegrass Memories / Mountain Laurel
  • Lowell Varney-Landon Messer / A Little Boy On Mothers Knee / Old Homestead Gospel Collection / Old Homestead
  • Bob Paisley & the Southern Grass / Sweeping Through the Gates / Mountain Laurel Bluegrass Memories / Mountain Laurel
  • The Johnson Mountain Boys / See God's Ark A Moving / Blue Diamond / Rounder
  • Fred Etheridge with Nick Anderson & Mark Doyle / Walking in a Dream / Pickin' And Singin' / Self-released

Sunday, August 02, 2015

Playlist - 8/2/2015

Hi folks.

Sunday's playlist is below.  I'll write some notes here if I find time.

Remember the Podunk Bluegrass Festival this week!

Jim Beaver

Artist / Song / Album / Label

  • Marteka & William / Sally Ann / The Sounds Of A Tradition / Self-released
  • Andy Griffith, Maggie Peterson, The Dillards / There Is A Time / Musical Memories of Mayberry / na
  • The Stanley Brothers / Handsome Molly / An Evening Long Ago / Columbia
  • Alex Leach / Mountain Heartache / Mountain Heartache / Self-released
  • The Kentucky Mountain Boys / Black Jack / 45 RPM Single / King Bluegrass
  • Buzz Busby / Tragic Highway / Going Home / Starday
  • The Kentucky Mountain Boys / You're Not Easy To Forget / 45 RPM Single / King Bluegrass
  • The Stanley Brothers / East Virginia Blues / An Evening Long Ago / Columbia
  • Charlie Moore / Flyin' South / Charlie Moore Sings Again - Gone But Not Forgotten / Wango
  • Kentucky Travelers / The Moon Saw Me Crying / The Bluegrass Hall Of Fame / Hollywood
  • Jack Lynch and the Lee Brothers / Roy Lee's Breakdown / 45 RPM Single / Jalyn
  • The Lonesome Pine Fiddlers / Windy Mountain / The Bluegrass Hall Of Fame / Hollywood
  • Lost & Found / The Man Who Wrote Home Sweet Home / My Home's Across the Blue Ridge Mountains / Rebel
  • Jack Lynch and the Lee Brothers / Will You Miss Me / 45 RPM Single / Jalyn
  • The Gibson Brothers / Long Gone / Brotherhood / Rounder
  • Foggy Mountain Hilton / Bluegrass Music Has Ruined My Life / Show Me the Way to Go Home / Patuxent
  • The Larry Fuller Band / Bluegrass Festival Friday & Saturday Night / My Juke Box Hero / Old Homestead
  • The Buckstankle Boys / Swing On The Golden Gate / Round Peak Home / Self-released
  • Ruben & Matt and the Truffle Valley Boys / Cabin On A Mountain / One Thing To Tell / LPB
  • The Johnson Mountain Boys / Just Another Broken Heart / Walls Of Time / Rounder
  • Larry Gillis / Sad Swamp Man / Swamp Folk / Tin Man
  • Robert Lester & James Stiltner / Drink Up and Go Home / Grass Country / Self-released
  • Fred Etheridge with Nick Anderson & Mark Doyle / It's Never Too Late / Pickin' And Singin' / Self-released
  • The Seth Sawyer Band / Somewhere Forgotten / Green Mountain Girl / Self-released
  • Bob Baker and the Pike County Boys / Feast Here Tonight / Mountain Music Bluegrass Style / Smithsonian Folkways
  • Bob Paisley and the Southern Grass / Sugar In The Gourd / Back To The Blue Ridge / Brandywine
  • Don Stover, B. Lilly, and Chubby Anthony / Bile Them Cabbage Down / Mountain Music Bluegrass Style / Smithsonian Folkways
  • Carroll Best / Liberty / Say Old Man, Can You Play the Banjo? / Copper Creek
  • Dave Evans / Play Me a Song, Little Blind Boy / Classic Bluegrass / Rebel
  • Hylo Brown / Hills Of Georgia / The Bluegrass Hall Of Fame / Hollywood
  • Ralph Stanley & Ralph Stanley II / Six Months Ain't Long / Side By Side / Rebel
  • Billy Hurt, Jr. / Sally Ann Johnson / Fiddlin' Billy Hurt / Patuxent Music
  • The Spinney Brothers / Getup The Banjo Man / Live at WHUS 8 May 2010 / na
  • The Spinney Brothers / Sweet Hazel Moore / Tried & True / Mountain Fever
  • Mac Wiseman / You're A Flower Blooming In The Wildwood / Songs From My Mother's Hand / Wrinkled Records
  • Larry Efaw and the Bluegrass Mountaineers / Sea of Regret / She Left Me Standing On a Mountain / Blue Circle
  • Doc Watson / The Girl In The Blue Velvet Band / Good Deal! Doc Watson In Nashville / Vanguard
  • The Johnson Mountain Boys / Making Up Stories / Favorites / Rounder
  • J. E. Mainer / Arkansas Traveler / Volume 3 / Rural Rhythm
  • Earl Taylor & Jim McCall with The Stoney Mountain Boys / John Hardy / Sound Traditions: The Best Of Mountain Bluegrass Instrumentals, Vol. 1 / Rural Rhythm Records
  • Tater Tate With Red Smiley & The Bluegrass Cut-Ups / Teetotalers Reel / Sound Traditions: The Best Of Mountain Bluegrass Instrumentals, Vol. 1 / Rural Rhythm
  • Clarence "Hound Dog" Jackson / Steel Guitar Rag / Sound Traditions: The Best Of Mountain Bluegrass Instrumentals, Vol. 1 / Rural Rhythm
  • Red Allen, Frank Wakefield and The Kentuckians / I'm Blue / The WDON Recordings 1963 / Patuxent
  • Donna Ulisse / It Could Have Been The Mandolin / Single / Hadley
  • The Basement Band / I'm On My Way Back To The Old Home, Lonesome Old Home, Billy In The Low Ground / Radio Series Volume One / Wango
  • The Marshall Brothers and Highroad / Don't Wait / Old Time Country Revival / Self-released
  • Ernest Phipps & His Holiness Singers / Went Up In the Clouds of Heaven / The Bristol Sessions / Bear Family
  • The South Carolina Broadcasters / S-A-V-E-D / A Thousand Miles Away from Home / Stripe Records
  • Sand Mountain Boys / Highway To Heaven / Nickels & Dimes - Roses & Dew / Atteiram
  • Carl Story And His Ramblin' Mountaineers / My Time Will Come Someday / Mighty Close To Heaven / Starday
  • Rhonda Vincent / Standing on the Promises / Performs Songs From The House With The Red Light / Upper Management
  • Larry Richardson and the Blue Ridge Boys With Buddy Pendleton / Paul and Silas / Larry Richardson and the Blue Ridge Boys With Buddy Pendleton On Fiddle / Old Blue Records
  • The Buckstankle Boys / Old Country Church / Round Peak Home / Self-released
  • The Gibson Brothers / I Have Found the Way / Brotherhood / Rounder
  • The Lilly Brothers & Don Stover / On My Way to Glory / What Will I Leave Behind / Rebel
  • Fred Etheridge with Nick Anderson & Mark Doyle / Walking in a Dream / Pickin' And Singin' / Self-released

Sunday, July 26, 2015

Playlist - 7/26/2015

Hi Folks.

Here is Sunday's playlist.

Jim Beaver



Artist / Song / Album / Label

  • The Earls Of Leicester / Shuckin’ the Corn / The Earls of Leicester / Rounder
  • The Bear Bridge Band / I Got A Letter / One More Ride / Open Road
  • Dave Evans / Be Proud of the Gray in Your Hair / Classic Bluegrass / Rebel Records Llc
  • Delia Bell & Bill Grant / The Wall / Dreaming / Rounder
  • Larry Efaw and the Bluegrass Mountaineers / Broken Heart and a Worried Mind / She Left Me Standing On a Mountain / Blue Circle
  • Ruben & Matt and the Truffle Valley Boys / Theme / One Thing To Tell / LPB
  • Ruben & Matt and the Truffle Valley Boys / Nashville Jail / One Thing To Tell / LPB
  • Bob Paisley and the Southern Grass / Take This Hammer / Back To The Blue Ridge / Brandywine
  • Bob Baker and the Pike County Boys / Snow Dove / Mountain Music Bluegrass Style / Smithsonian Folkways
  • The Johnson Mountain Boys / Darlin' I'm Coming Home / Walls Of Time / Rounder
  • The Buckstankle Boys / Round Peak Home / Round Peak Home / Self-released
  • Sand Mountain Boys / Dixie Express / Nickels & Dimes - Roses & Dew / Atteiram
  • Junior Sisk & Ramblers Choice / Trouble Follows Me / Trouble Follows Me / Rebel
  • The Vern Williams Band / Darling Nellie / Bluegrass from the Gold Country / New Rounder
  • Monroe Fields with Carl Sauceman and the Green Valley Boys / Out Of My Mind / 1950s-60s Broadcasts / Patuxent
  • Cody Shuler / Listen to the Hammer Ring / Cody Shuler / Rural Rhythm
  • Dale Ann Bradley / Sweetheart of the Pines / Pocket Full Of Keys / Pinecastle
  • The Spinney Brothers / Gonna Catch a Train / Tried & True / Mountain Fever
  • Keepin' Tradition / I'd Like to Go Back / Keepin' Tradition / Keepin' Tradition
  • Interview with Roger Moss /  /  / 
  • Don Reno w. Tony Rice / Freight Train Boogie / Family and Friends / Kaleidoscope
  • Seth Sawyer Band / The Shoe Goes on the Other Foot Tonight / Green Mountain Girl / Self-Produced
  • Johnny Williams / Ease My Worried Mind / Going My Way / Mountain Roads
  • Robert Lester & James Stiltner / Honky Tonk Downstairs / Grass Country / Self-released
  • The South Carolina Broadcasters / Bummin' an Old Freight Train / A Thousand Miles Away from Home / Stripe Records
  • Larry Richardson and the Blue Ridge Boys With Buddy Pendleton / Wild Over Me / Larry Richardson and the Blue Ridge Boys With Buddy Pendleton On Fiddle / Old Blue Records
  • Larry Richardson / Sad and Lonesome Day / 45 RPM Single / Silver-Belle
  • Don Stover / Kill That Shanghai Rooster / Live At Davis & Elkins College / White Oak
  • Don Stover / I Never Will Marry / Live At Davis & Elkins College / White Oak
  • Charlie Moore / John Henry / Sings Again / Wango
  • Larry Gillis / Swamp Grass / Swamp Grass / Tinman
  • Jack Cooke / I've Always Been a Rambler / Sittin' On Top Of The World / Pinecastle
  • Tommy Brown and the County Line Grass / Leaving This Town Little Darlin' / Leaving This Town / Randm
  • Gibson Brothers / Eastbound Train / Brotherhood / Rounder
  • Gibson Brothers / Sweet Little Miss Blue Eyes / Brotherhood / Rounder
  • Marteka & William / John Henry / The Sounds Of A Tradition / Self-released
  • Marteka & William / Sally Goodwin / The Sounds Of A Tradition / Self-released
  • Marteka & William / Johnson Ridge Special / The Sounds Of A Tradition / Self-released
  • Marteka & William / I Know What it Means to Be Lonesome / The Sounds Of A Tradition / Self-released
  • Chris Jones & the Night Drivers / Thinking About You / Run Away Tonight / Mountain Home
  • Detour / Train, Train / Going Nowhere Fast / Mountain Fever
  • The Rebekah Long Band / Sweet Miss Dixie Deen (feat. Donna Ulisse & Rick Stanley) / Pre-release album / Self-released
  • Rob McCoury / Blackjack / The 5 String Flamethrower / McCoury Music-RED
  • J. D. Jarvis / There's A Light Guiding Me / Blue Grass Gospel Songs / Rural Rhythm
  • The Johnson Mountain Boys / You've Gotta Righten That Wrong / We'll Still Sing On / Rounder
  • Alex Leach / Willing to Try / Mountain Heartache / Self-released
  • Rusty York & The Kentucky Mountain Boys / Where Could I Go / Early Bluegrass / Jewel
  • Jimmie Williams & Red Ellis / A Place Upon a Mountain / Classic Bluegrass Gospel / B.A.C.M
  • Carl Story And His Ramblin' Mountaineers / Hand In Hand / Mighty Close To Heaven / Starday
  • Ralph Stanley / I Am the Man Thomas / Sings His Favorites Now And Then / Self-released
  • The Dixie Gentlemen / Walking And Talking In The Right Way / Old Homestead Gospel Collection / Old Homestead
  • Rhonda Vincent / Good News / Sings Songs From The House With The Red Light / Upper Management
  • Kevin Carter & Full Assurance / Who Was That Fourth Man / I Know You Lord / Kindred Records
  • Gospel Four Quartet / I'll Meet You by the River / WPAQ - The Voice Of The Blue Ridge / Rounder
  • The South Carolina Broadcasters / On the Rock Where Moses Stood / Diamonds In The Rough / Flaming Heart
  • Fred Etheridge with Nick Anderson & Mark Doyle / Walking in a Dream / Pickin' And Singin' / Self-released

Sunday, July 19, 2015

"Bluegrass Cafe" playlist - 7/19/2015

Sunday's radio show began Bluegrass versions of a few songs that Jim had played during his 2-hour broadcast of the old-time Red Rooster Party.  It's always neat to hear an original version of a song and then, the Bluegrass version that followed it.  

Ricky Skaggs's autobiography
was published in 2014.
We belatedly celebrated the birthdays of three Bluegrassers who celebrated their birthdays on July 18th:  Wayne Taylor (born 7/18/1952), Ricky Skaggs (born 7/18/1954), and Jesse Brock (born 7/18/1972).  To that end, we played one song each from Wayne Taylor and Jesse Brock, as well as a couple of songs featuring Ricky Skaggs from recordings he made with Keith Whitley, the Country Gentlemen, J.D. Crowe & the New South, and Ralph Stanley.

There was time for some newer music from the Feinberg Brothers, Sideline, the Seth Sawyer Band, Lorraine Jordan & Carolina Road, Dale Ann Bradley, Chris Jones & the Night Drivers, the Gibson Brothers, Bear Minimum, Big Country Bluegrass, and Feller & Hill.  Another "new" recording is one that was recorded in 2012, but has not been made available until this year:  Merle Haggard & Mac Wiseman's "Timeless," available only from Cracker Barrel.  This last record IS NOT a pure Bluegrass recording, but given the legendary status of both singers and the instrumentation from many wonderful Bluegrass performers, this is certainly a worthy Bluegrass-friendly recording.  We'll be listening to more of it in future shows, no doubt.

Hope you enjoyed the show, and that you'll be sure to join Jim next Sunday afternoon - 4-7PM - for another Bluegrass Cafe!

Amy 


P.S.  I mentioned on the air today that one of Ricky Skaggs' earliest television appearances can be seen on YouTube.  It comes from 1961, when 7-year-old Ricky played a couple of tunes on the Flatt & Scruggs Grand Ole Opry Show.  It's a classic clip, but if you haven't seen it, you're encouraged to watch it here:







SONG / PERFORMER / ALBUM / LABEL [Requests are RED]

  • Katy Hill / Del McCoury Band / RockyGrass / Blue Planet
  • Leavin' Tennessee / David Davis & the Warrior River Boys / David Davis & the Warrior River Boys / Rebel
  • Coming From The Ball / Hunger Mountain Boys / Fashioned In The Old Way / Self-Produced
  • Railroad Boomer / Bristol Boys / All Aboard For The Bristol Boys / Self-Produced
  • Going To Georgia / Johnson Mountain Boys / Requests / Rounder
  • Radio Boogie / Hot Rize / So Long Of A Journey / Sugar Hill
  • Eastbound Train / Gibson Brothers / Brotherhood / Rounder
  • Kentucky Country Home / Sideline / Session 2 / Mountain Fever Records
  • Rocks In The River / Missy Werner / Turn This Heart Around / Self-Produced
  • Hot Flash On The Highway / Roland White Band / Straight-Ahead Bluegrass / Self-Produced
  • Margie / Danny Paisley & the Southern Grass / Road Into Town / Patuxent Music
  • Crazy Heart / James King / Lonesome And Then Some / Rounder
  • Roll Big River / Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver / In Session / Mountain Home
  • The Lonesome River / Stanley Brothers / The Complete Columbia Stanley Brothers / Columbia Legacy
  • Scraps From Your Table / Lynn Morris / You'll Never Be The Sun / Rounder
  • I Cried Again / Audie Blaylock / A Tribute To Jimmy Martin--The King Of Bluegrass / Koch Records
  • Talkin' To the Wall / James King / Three Chords And The Truth / Rounder
  • The Cotton Farmer / Feinberg Brothers / Feinberg Brothers / Cabinwood Music
  • You're Not A Drop In The Bucket / Lester Flatt & Earl Scruggs / Selected Cuts, 1952-1955 / JSP Records
  • Harvest Time / Lost & Found / Classic Bluegrass / Rebel
  • Why Did You Wander / Lilly Brothers & Don Stover / On The Radio, 1952-1955 / Rounder
  • Don't Let Your Deal Go Down / Lester Flatt & Earl Scruggs / Selected Cuts, 1955-1959 / JSP Records
  • Long Forgotten Dream / Seth Sawyer Band / Green Mountain Girl / Self-Produced
  • Oh! Susanna / Laurie Lewis & Kathy Kallick / Laurie & Kathy Sing The Songs Of Vern & Ray / Spruce And Maple Music
  • Standing Room Only / Crowe & McLaughlin / Going Back / Rounder
  • Cold Wind / David Peterson & 1946 / David Peterson & 1946 / Self-Produced
  • Common Man / Lorraine Jordan & Carolina Road with John Conlee / Country Grass / Pinecastle
  • One Night In Paducah / Chris Jones & the Night Drivers / Run Away Tonight / Mountain Home
  • Ain't It Funny / Dale Ann Bradley / Pocket Full Of Keys / Pinecastle
  • Sophronie / Jimmy Martin / You Don't Know My Mind, 1956-1966 / Rounder
  • Steppin' Stones / Paul Williams / A Tribute To Jimmy Martin--The King Of Bluegrass / Koch Records
  • Sunny Side Of The Mountain / Jimmy Martin & the Sunny Mountain Boys / Bean Blossom / MCA
  • Poor Monroe / Keith Whitley & Ricky Skaggs / Second Generation / Rebel [Ricky Skaggs birthday, 7/18/1954]
  • Irish Spring / Country Gentlemen / The Complete Vanguard Recordings / Vanguard
  • Why Don't You Tell Me So / J.D. Crowe & the New South / J.D. Crowe & the New South / Cracker Barrel
  • Nobody's Love Is Like Mine / Ralph Stanley with Ricky Skaggs / Clinch Mountain Country / Rebel
  • The Cheshire Tragedy / Bear Minimum / The Automobile Of Life / Open Road
  • Blue River / Big Country Bluegrass / Country Livin' / Rebel
  • Slow Down (You'll Hit A Moose) / Stan Keach & Friends / Cry Of The Loon & Other Original Songs About Maine / Ayuh Records
  • Caney Fork River / Balsam Range / Last Train To Kitty Hawk / Mountain Home
  • Hummingbird / ShoreGrass / Hummingbird / Self-Produced
  • Kickin' Grass / Jesse Brock / Kickin' Grass / Pinecastle [Jesse Brock birthday, 7/18/1972]
  • Dirt Roads / Wayne Taylor & Appaloosa / Wayne Taylor & Appaloosa / Self-Produced [Wayne Taylor birthday, 7/18/1952]
  • Hold Fast To The Right / Mac Wiseman / Timeless / Cracker Barrel
  • Standing By The Bedside Of A Neighbor / Cox Family / Everybody's Reaching Out For Someone / Rounder
  • Let The Gates Swing Wide / Bill Monroe & His Blue Grass Boys / Bill Monroe & The Stars Of The Bluegrass Hall Of Fame / MCA
  • Better Get In That Number / Spinney Brothers / Here At The Cross / Self-Produced
  • Let The Savior In / Feller & Hill / I Firmly Promise You / Tommy Hillpicker Records
  • Don't Act / Rhonda Vincent / All American Bluegrass Girl / Rounder
  • Press On O'Pilgrim / Jim & Jesse & the Virginia Boys / Radio Shows / Pinecastle
  • Sunny Side Of Life / Merle Haggard & Mac Wiseman / Timeless / Cracker Barrel
  • Blue Grass Twist / Johnson Mountain Boys / Requests / Rounder