Tuesday, November 29, 2016

"Bluegrass Cafe" playlist - 11/27/2016

While I'm a touch later than normal in posting this song list from Sunday's show, it seems like it still might be of interest to some, so better late than never!  Hope you all had a most pleasant Thanksgiving!

Always good to hear new and vintage
Country Music from Karl Shiflett & Big Country Show
(including Connecticut's Dany Bureau on the washboard)
In addition to playing songs from several classic performers during the first part of the show, we also found time on Sunday to share quite a bit of music from fairly recent, not-heard-before-on-WHUS music from new projects by Rhonda Vincent & the Rage, Ray Cardwell, Corrina Rose Logston, Blue Mafia, Wildfire, and Karl Shiflett & Big Country Show.  There is even a new-for-2016 Christmas single from the Spinney Brothers with a title of "Merry Christmas Everybody."  Doubtless, we'll be hearing that one on our Bluegrass Cafe for the next few weeks.

Other selections from 2016 releases
made it into the show, too.  These songs came to us from David Parmley & Cardinal Tradition, Michael Cleveland, the Larry Stephenson Band, Special Consensus, Junior Sisk & Ramblers Choice, Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver, and the Earls Of Leicester.

It looks like the December 4th edition of Bluegrass Cafe will be preempted for at least two hours by a broadcast of a UConn Women's Basketball game.  Not sure if you'll be hearing Bluegrass music on WHUS from 6-7PM this coming Sunday evening or not, but maybe you can tune in to find out!  

Thanks for listening, and have a nice week!

Amy O.


SONG / PERFORMER / ALBUM / LABEL 

  • Katy Hill / Del McCoury Band / RockyGrass / Blue Planet
  • I Don't Know What To Do / Warrior River Boys / New Beginnings / Rounder
  • I'd Rather Be Alone / Roland White Band / Straight-Ahead Bluegrass / Self-Produced
  • Home Is Where The Heart Is / David Grisman / Home Is Where The Heart Is / Rounder
  • Sweet Little Miss Blue Eyes / David Grisman-Vince Gill-Herb Pedersen-Jim Buchanan-Emory Gordy, Jr. / Here Today / Rounder
  • Out In The Cold World / Bill Monroe & His Blue Grass Boys / Bill Monroe & His Blue Grass Boys, 1957-1958 / JSP Records
  • Goodbye Old Pal / Bill Monroe & His Blue Grass Boys / Bill Monroe & His Blue Grass Boys, 1957-1958 / JSP Records
  • As Long As I Live / Don Reno & Charlie Moore / Bluegrass Legends Together / Wango Records
  • Just Wondering Why / Jim & Jesse / First Sounds:  The Capitol Years / Capitol
  • Shuckin' The Corn / Lester Flatt & Earl Scruggs / Radio Gems / no label
  • You Broke Your Promise / Lonesome Pine Fiddlers / Windy Mountain / Bear Family
  • White House Blues / Earl Taylor & the Stoney Mountain Boys / Classic Bluegrass / Smithsonian Folkways
  • Our Last Goodbye / Stanley Brothers / 20th Century Masters / Mercury
  • Silence Or Tears / Country Gentlemen / High Lonesome / Starday
  • Send Me Your Address From Heaven / Red Allen / Lonesome And Blue:  The Complete County Recordings / Rebel
  • The One You Slip Around With / White Mountain Bluegrass / Aragon Mill / Strictly Country
  • Hello Mary Lou / Fred Pike, Sam Tidwell & the Kennebec Valley Boys / The Last Log Drive / Revonah
  • Wall Around Your Heart / David Peterson & 1946 / The Howling Blue Winds / Self-Produced
  • Crazy Blues / Jimmy Gaudreau's Bluegrass Unit / Live In Holland / Strictly Country
  • Nobody's Darling But Mine / Lost & Found / Classic Bluegrass / Rebel
  • Scraps From Your Table / Lynn Morris Band / You'll Never Be The Sun / Rounder
  • Making Up Stories / Johnson Mountain Boys / Live At The Birchmere / Rounder
  • Muleskinner Blues / Rhonda Vincent & the Rage / In Concert, Volume One:  All The Rage / Upper Management Music
  • My Heart Stays With You / Ray Cardwell / Tennessee Moon / Pinecastle
  • Snowflake Breakdown / Corrina Rose Logston / Bluegrass Fiddler / Patuxent Music
  • Loneliness And Desperation / Blue Mafia / Hanging Tree / Pinecastle
  • Steamboat Whistle Blues / Michael Cleveland with Sam Bush / Fiddler's Dream / Patuxent Music
  • Nobody's Love Is Like Mine / Wildfire / Rented Room On Broadway / Pinecastle
  • Pick Me Up On Your Way Down / Karl Shiflett & Big Country Show / Sho Nuff Country! / Patuxent Music
  • Kentucky Borderline / Rhonda Vincent & the Rage / In Concert, Volume One:  All The Rage / Upper Management Music
  • Merry Christmas Everybody / Spinney Brothers / single / Mountain Fever Records
  • My Little Silver Bells / Delia Bell & Bill Grant / O Christmas Tree / Rounder
  • Blue Christmas Lights / Chris Hillman & Herb Pedersen / Tinsel Tunes / Sugar Hill
  • Christmas Time Back Home / Country Gentlemen / Christmas In The Mountains / Rebel
  • A Broken Heart Keeps Beatin' / Traditional Grass / The Blues Are Still The Blues / Rebel
  • Kentucky Is Only A Dream / Feinberg Brothers / Feinberg Brothers / Cabinwood Music
  • Are You Missing Me / David Parmley & Cardinal Tradition / David Parmley & Cardinal Tradition / DP & CD Records
  • My Montana Home / Kathy Kallick Band / Foxhounds / Live Oak Records
  • The Season Of My Heart / Rick Lang & Friends / The Season Of My Heart / Haley Anna Music
  • Yesterday's Gone / Larry Stephenson Band / Weep Little Willow / Whysper Dream Music
  • Pass Me By / Shannon & Heather Slaughter & County Clare / One More Ride / Self-Produced
  • Long I Ride / Special Consensus / Long I Ride / Compass Records
  • Ain't It Funny / Lou Reid / When It Rains / Sugar Hill
  • Six Pack To Go / Karl Shiflett & Big Country Show / Sho Nuff Country! / Patuxent Music
  • Longneck Blues / Junior Sisk & Ramblers Choice with Ronnie Bowman / Poor Boy's Pleasure / Mountain Fever Records
  • Walkin', Runnin', Flyin' / IIIrd Tyme Out / Grandpa's Mandolin / Rebel
  • The Lighthouse / Gibson Brothers / Bona Fide / Sugar Hill
  • Rejoicing All The Way / Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver / Burden Bearer / Mountain Home
  • Something Going On In The Graveyard / Larry Sparks / I Don't Regret A Mile / Sparks Music
  • I Am The Road / Hot Rize / When I'm Free / Ten In Hand Records
  • Keep On The Firing Line / Don Reno & Charlie Moore / Bluegrass Legends Together / Wango Records
  • Get Behind Me Satan / Bass Mountain Boys / A Beautiful Life / CMH
  • You Can Feel It In Your Soul / Earls Of Leicester / Rattle & Roar / Rounder
  • I'm Getting Ready To Go / Lester Flatt & Earl Scruggs / Radio Gems / no label
  • Black Mountain Blues / Johnson Mountain Boys / Requests / Rounder

Monday, November 21, 2016

"Bluegrass Cafe" playlist - 11/20/2016

During this week of Thanksgiving, Sunday's radio show started off with songs relating to feasting, turkey, and saying thanks.  Best wishes to you and your family for a very Happy Thanksgiving!

I've got to look on the bottom shelf of our WHUS CD library
more often!  
While there wasn't really any new music to share this week, we played several cuts from the new-to-CD concert collection of the New Kentucky Colonels -- "Live In Sweden 1973."  We also dug out an older compilation from Smithsonian Folkways called "Classic Bluegrass," and shared a few different selections.  Somehow or other, I previously missed the fact that there is a live track of the Johnson Mountain Boys recorded in 1992 that I had never heard before.  What a delight to hear that!  

There was also a tiny number of songs which can be found on 2016 (or soon-to-be released recordings in 2017) from several performers, including Sideline, Blue Highway, the Earls Of Leicester, Kristin Scott Benson, Balsam Range, Northern Connection, Mickey Galyean & Cullen's Bridge, Josh Williams, the Gibson Brothers, Edgar Loudermilk, Michael Cleveland, Jeff White, and Joe Mullins & the Radio Ramblers.

Have a great week!

Amy O.



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

  • Katy Hill / Del McCoury Band / RockyGrass / Blue Planet
  • Eat At The Welcome Table / Bluegrass Patriots / Springtime In The Rockies / Copper Creek
  • Turkey In The Straw / Aubrie Haynie / Doin' My Time / Sugar Hill
  • I Am A Pilgrim / Kentucky Colonels / Appalachian Swing! / Rounder
  • Have A Feast Here Tonight / Monroe Brothers / Bill Monroe & His Blue Grass Boys, 1937-1938 / JSP Records
  • Thanks A Lot / IIIrd Tyme Out / IIIrd Tyme Out / Rebel
  • Thankful / Larry Stephenson / Thankful / Pinecastle
  • Thank You World / Dailey & Vincent / Dailey & Vincent Sing The Statler Brothers / Cracker Barrel
  • Thank You / Becky Buller / 'Tween Earth And Sky / Dark Shadow Recording
  • Kentucky Waltz / Bill Monroe & His Blue Grass Boys / Bill Monroe & His Blue Grass Boys, 1940-1946 / JSP Records
  • Today's The Day I Get My Gold Watch And Chain / David Davis & the Warrior River Boys / David Davis & the Warrior River Boys / Rebel
  • Stranger In My Home / White Mountain Bluegrass / Aragon Mill / Strictly Country
  • I Know You're Married But I Love You Still / Reno & Smiley / Good Old Country Ballads / King
  • Amelia Earhart's Last Flight / Country Gentlemen / Can't You Hear Me Callin':  Early Classics, 1963-1969 / Rebel
  • 'Neath A Cold Gray Tomb Of Stone / Lilly Brothers & Don Stover / Classic Bluegrass / Smithsonian Folkways
  • Powder Creek / Roland White Band / Straight-Ahead Bluegrass / Self-Produced
  • Our Last Goodbye / Johnson Mountain Boys / Classic Bluegrass / Smithsonian Folkways
  • The Fields Have Turned Brown / Stanley Brothers / The Complete Columbia Stanley Brothers / Columbia Legacy [song recorded 11/20/1949]
  • Rain And Snow / Del McCoury / Bluegrass Essentials / Hip-O Records
  • The Hard Times / Osborne Brothers / Nashville / Pinecastle
  • Hard Hearted / Jim & Jesse / In The Tradition / Rounder
  • Come Back Darling / Lester Flatt & Earl Scruggs / Selected Sides, 1950-1952 / JSP Records
  • I'll Be All Smiles Tonight / Mac Wiseman / Mac Wiseman Sings Old Time Country Favorites / Rural Rhythm
  • The Drunkard's Hell / Stanley Brothers / The Complete Columbia Stanley Brothers / Columbia [song recorded 11/20/1949]
  • Fire On The Mountain / New Kentucky Colonels / Live In Sweden 1973 / Self-Produced
  • Never Ending Song Of Love / New Kentucky Colonels / Live In Sweden 1973 / Self-Produced
  • Banjo Boy Chimes / New Kentucky Colonels / Live In Sweden 1973 / Self-Produced
  • Good Woman's Love / New Kentucky Colonels / Live In Sweden 1973 / Self-Produced
  • Unwanted Love / Sideline with Dudley Connell / Colors And Crossroads / Mountain Fever Records
  • If Lonesome Don't Kill Me / Blue Highway / Original Traditional / Rounder
  • All I Want Is You / Earls Of Leiceister / Rattle & Roar / Rounder
  • Farewell Blues / Kristin Scott Benson / Stringworks / Mountain Home
  • Don't Walk Away / Balsam Range / Mountain Voodoo / Mountain Home
  • Nobody's Child / Northern Connection / Northern Connection / Patuxent Music
  • I'd Have A Dime / Mickey Galyean & Cullen's Bridge / My Daddy's Grass / Rebel
  • The Less That I Drink / Charlie Sizemore Band / Good News / Rounder [Charlie Sizemore birthday, 11/23/1960]
  • Modern Day Man / Josh Williams / Modern Day Man / Rounder [Josh Williams birthday, 11/20/1980]
  • Waltz Across Texas / Johnson Mountain Boys / At The Old Schoolhouse / Rounder [Eddie Stubbs birthday, 11/25/1961]
  • 1946 / David Peterson & 1946 / In The Mountaintops To Roam / Self-Produced
  • Daddy Did His Best / Dale Ann Bradley / Send The Angels / Mountain Home
  • I Do / Feinberg Brothers / Feinberg Brothers / Cabinwood Music
  • Highway / Gibson Brothers / Highway / Rounder
  • Georgia Maple / Edgar Loudermilk / Georgia Maple / Pinecastle
  • Tall Timber / Michael Cleveland / Fiddler's Dream / Compass Records
  • Wise County Jail / Jeff White / Right Beside You / Self-Produced
  • (Legend Of The) Brown Mountain Light / Country Gentlemen / Classic Bluegrass / Smithsonian Folkways
  • I Saw Your Face In The Moon / Danny Paisley & the Southern Grass / Road Into Town / Patuxent Music
  • Press On O'Pilgrim / Jim & Jesse / Radio Shows / Rural Rhythm
  • Electricity / Country Gentlemen / The Sugar Hill Collection / Sugar Hill
  • I'm Working On A Road (To Glory Land) / Earls Of Leicester / Rattle & Roar / Rounder
  • You Go To Your Church / Bill Clifton / The Early Years, 1957-1958 / Rounder
  • When We Look On His Face / Bill Emerson with Cliff Waldron / Reunion / Webco
  • Let Him Lead You / Jim Eanes / Let Him Lead You / Rebel
  • I Won't Be Troubled Anymore / Stonewall Bluegrass / I Won't Be Troubled Anymore / Self-Produced
  • When The Sun Of Life Goes Down / Joe Mullins & the Radio Ramblers / Sacred Memories / Rebel
  • Black Mountain Blues / Johnson Mountain Boys / Requests / Rounder

Monday, November 14, 2016

"Bluegrass Cafe" playlist - 11/13/2016

If you're a regular listener to our Bluegrass Cafe, you are probably aware that we are trying to get Cathy Bumgarner Day back into the broadcast rotation for our show.  If you're a long-time listener of Bluegrass programming on the radio at WHUS, you may remember Cathy from the early-to-mid 1990s when she was one of the hosts of "The Magic of Bluegrass."  In recent weeks, you've heard Cathy and her son, Keegan, working their way back onto our airwaves, and on Sunday afternoon, Cathy and Keegan programmed a full hour of music for you.  Those selections can be seen on this playlist in BLUE, so take note of 'em ~ and listen for the Days on the air with you in future weeks!  


Always fun to hear "new" music from a vintage band!
In addition to a few requests on Sunday, we shared 2016 selections from several bands, including David Parmley & Cardinal Tradition, the Spinney Brothers, Sister Sadie, Travers Chandler, Mickey Galyean & Cullen's Bridge, Balsam Range, Junior Sisk & Ramblers Choice, Aaron "Frosty" Foster, Sideline, the Earls of Leicester, Blue Highway, and Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver.  We also heard a couple of songs from a newly-released collection featuring a live recording of the New Kentucky Colonels recorded live in Sweden in 1973.  Enjoyable!

Hope you were able to join us for at least a little bit of our Bluegrass program on Sunday.  Please join us again this coming week from 4-7PM for another Bluegrass Cafe!

Have a good week!

Amy O.



SONG / PERFORMER / ALBUM / LABEL [Requests are RED; songs programmed by Cathy Day are BLUE]

  • Katy Hill / Del McCoury Band / RockyGrass / Blue Planet
  • The Hills And Home / Country Gentlemen / High Lonesome / Starday
  • Linda Lou / Bill Monroe & His Blue Grass Boys / Anthology / MCA
  • California Cottonfields / Seldom Scene / Long Time...Seldom Scene / Smithsonian Folkways
  • The Hills Of Home / David Parmley & Cardinal Tradition / David Parmley & Cardinal Tradition / DP & CD Records
  • Pocket Knife / Spinney Brothers / Living The Dream / Mountain Fever Records
  • Don't Tell Me Stories / Sister Sadie / Sister Sadie / Pinecastle
  • I'm Head Over Heels In Love / Lester Flatt & Earl Scruggs / Selected Sides, 1952-1955 / JSP Records
  • High Society / Travers Chandler / Archaic / Patuxent Music
  • Little White Washed Chimney / Cox Family / The Old Home Place / Rounder
  • Casey Jones / Feinberg Brothers / Feinberg Brothers / Cabinwood Music
  • I Found My Daddy's Grass / Mickey Galyean & Cullen's Bridge / My Daddy's Grass / Rebel
  • To See My Angel In Virginia Again / Livewire / Wired! / Rounder
  • John & Mary / IIIrd Tyme Out / John & Mary / Rounder
  • Bloodline / Darrell Webb Band / Bloodline / Rural Rhythm
  • Black Diamond / Mark Delaney / Sidecar / Patuxent Music
  • Lonely Comes Easy / Chris Jones & the Night Drivers / Lonely Comes Easy / Rebel
  • Who Showed Who / Dan Tyminski / Wheels / Rounder
  • I'm Working On A Road / Lester Flatt & Earl Scruggs / Foggy Mountain Gospel / Columbia Legacy
  • Too Late For Goodbyes / Michael Cleveland & Flamekeeper / On Down The Line / Compass Records
  • Comanche Hit And Run / Bobby Hicks / Fiddle Patch / Rounder
  • No Longer A Sweetheart / Gordon PIke & the Dixie Darlins / Gordon Pike & the Dixie Darlins / Self-Produced
  • The Bramble And The Rose / Lynn Morris Band / The Bramble And The Rose / Rounder
  • Blue Moon Of Kentucky / Bill Monroe & His Blue Grass Boys / Bill Monroe & His Blue Grass Boys / JSP Records
  • That's What Makes The Bluegrass Blue / Nu-Blu / All The Way / Rural Rhythm
  • Does My Ring Burn Your Finger / Flatt Lonesome / Flatt Lonesome / Pisgah Ridge
  • Wolfcat Breakdown / Joe Walsh / Sweet Loam / Skinny Elephant Music
  • Run To Meet Him / Mountain Faith / That Which Matters / Mountain Fever Records
  • The Mountains, My Baby And Me / The Grass Cats / The Mountains, My Baby And Me / New Time Records
  • Let The Big Cat Eat / Jim VanCleve / No Apologies / Rural Rhythm
  • I'll Be Alright Tomorrow / Loafers' Glory / Loafers' Glory / Arhoolie
  • Blue Collar Dreams / Balsam Range / Mountain Voodoo / Mountain Home
  • In The Garden By The Fountain / Rhonda Vincent with Dolly Parton / Taken / Upper Management Music
  • Cold In Carolina / Junior Sisk & Ramblers Choice / Poor Boy's Pleasure / Mountain Fever Records
  • Reaping The Blues / Aaron "Frosty" Foster / single / Self-Produced
  • Are You Waiting Just For Me / Sideline / Colors & Crossroads / Mountain Fever Records
  • New River Train / New Kentucky Colonels / Live In Sweden 1973 / Roland White Music
  • Rawhide / New Kentucky Colonels / Live In Sweden 1973 / Roland White Music
  • Just Ain't / Earls Of Leicester / Rattle & Roar / Rounder
  • Greenville Trestle High / Cliff Waldron / Old Friends & Memories / Rebel
  • Somebody's Waiting For Me / Big Country Bluegrass / Memories Of The Past / Rebel
  • Remington Ride / Traver Hollow / By Request / Self-Produced
  • A Long Row To Hoe / Blue Highway / Original Traditional / Rounder
  • Freight Train Boogie / Bear Minimum / The Automobile Of Life / Open Road
  • I Overlooked An Orchid / Bob Paisley & the Southern Grass / Back To The Blue Ridge / Brandywine
  • Breakin' Up Is Hard To Do / Michelle Canning / The Flower And The Serpent / Self-Produced
  • God Loves His Children / Joe Val / Diamond Joe / Rounder
  • Singing As We Rise / Gibson Brothers / Help My Brother / Compass Records
  • Heaven's Bright Shore / Alison Krauss & Union Station / Bluegrass Top 20 Gospel Songs Of The Century / New Haven Records
  • I Want To Live Like Christ My Savior / Reno & Smiley / Early Years, 1951-1959 / Gusto
  • My Eyes Shall Be On Canaan's Land / Cody Shuler & Pine Mountain Railroad / Pickin' Praisin' & Singin':  Hymns From The Mountain / Rural Rhythm
  • Drifting Too Far From The Shore / Allerton & Alton / Black, White & Bluegrass / Bear Family
  • Brother Have You Heard / Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver / Burden Bearer / Mountain Home
  • He Said If I Be Lifted Up / Johnson Mountain Boys / Requests / Rounder

Sunday, November 06, 2016

"Bluegrass Cafe" playlist - 11/6/2016

Happy Birthday, Junior Sisk!
Daylight Saving Time ended today, and that extra hour today has made me very tired.  :)  To that end, here's a very quick look at Sunday's playlist, which featured a whole bunch of fine music, including brand new music from the new CD by Sideline ("Colors And Crossroads" on Mountain Fever), a whole bunch of Bluegrass covers of songs written by Whisperin' Bill Anderson (who celebrated his 79th birthday on November 1st), several songs from Sunday's birthday boy, Junior Sisk, and a few songs in honor of Veterans Day.  

Hope you enjoyed the show, and we'll be looking for you again next Sunday starting at 4PM.

Enjoy the week!

Amy O.

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

  • Katy Hill / Del McCoury Band / RockyGrass / Blue Planet
  • November Rose / Seth Sawyer Band / Green Mountain Girl / Self-Produced
  • Cold November Rain / Bill Harrell & the Virginians / Classic Bluegrass / Rebel
  • Bringing Mary Home / Country Gentlemen / Live In Japan / Rebel
  • Cold, Icy Fingers / Lost & Found / It's About Time / Rebel
  • Footsteps So Near / Hot Rize / Traditional Ties / Sugar Hill
  • In The Pines / Bill Monroe & His Blue Grass Boys / The King And The Father / MME
  • I've Come To Take You Home / Seldom Scene / Like We Used To Be / Sugar Hill
  • Just Because / Case Brothers / The Case Brothers:  Martin & Gibson / Self-Produced
  • The Bully Of The Town / Terry McGill / Straight Drive / Cabinwood Music
  • Name On Your Heart / Bear Bridge Band / Broken Hearts & Better Times / Open Road
  • You Don't Call Me Darling Anymore / Traver Hollow / Lonesome Without You / Self-Produced
  • Hummingbird / ShoreGrass / Hummingbird / Self-Produced
  • The Cotton Farmer / Feinberg Brothers / Feinberg Brothers / Cabinwood Music
  • That's What's The Matter With This World / Case Brothers / The Case Brothers:  Martin & Gibson / Self-Produced
  • Moundsville Pen / IIIrd Tyme Out / IIIrd Tyme Out / Rebel
  • Blow Out The Candle, Laura / Linda Lay & Sammy Shelor / Taking The Crooked Road Home / Virginia Foundation for the Humanities
  • Waiting For The Real Thing / Front Range / The New Frontier / Sugar Hill
  • China Grove, My Hometown / Curly Seckler / Down In Caroline / Copper Creek
  • If Lonely Was The Wind / Gary Ferguson / I'm Really Leaving / Webco
  • Slippin' Away / Bob Paisley & the Southern Grass / Live In Holland / Strictly Country [Bill Anderson birthday, 11/1/1937]
  • Saginaw, Michigan / James King / The Bluegrass Storyteller / Rounder [Bill Anderson birthday, 11/1/1937]
  • I Never Once Stopped Loving You / Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver / Never Walk Away / Sugar Hill [Bill Anderson birthday, 11/1/1937]
  • I Don't Love You Anymore / Johnson Mountain Boys / Requests / Rounder [Bill Anderson birthday, 11/1/1937]
  • Once A Day / Pike Brothers & Pine Hill Ranchers / The Pike Brothers & the Pine Hill Ranchers / Rebel [Bill Anderson birthday, 11/1/1937]
  • Uphill Climb / Sideline / Colors And Crossroads / Mountain Fever Records
  • Nail My Shoes To The Floor / Larry Stephenson Band / Weep Little Willow / Whysper Dream Music [Bill Anderson birthday, 11/1/1937]
  • Bessie's Tune / Valerie Smith & Liberty Pike / Small Town Heroes / Bell Buckle Records
  • Hello Heartache / Balsam Range / Mountain Voodoo / Mountain Home
  • Unwanted Love / Sideline with Dudley Connell / Colors And Crossroads / Mountain Fever Records
  • Jimmy, JD & Paul / Junior Sisk & Ramblers Choice / Poor Boy's Pleasure / Mountain Fever Records [Junior Sisk birthday, 11/6/1964]
  • The Story Of The Day That I Died / Junior Sisk & Ramblers Choice / The Story Of The Day That I Died / Rebel [Junior Sisk birthday, 11/6/1964]
  • A Far Cry From Lester And Earl / Junior Sisk & Ramblers Choice / The Heart Of A Song / Rebel [Junior Sisk birthday, 11/6/1964]
  • I'm Comin' Back, But I Don't Know When / David Grisman / Home Is Where The Heart Is / Rounder
  • Last Letter Home / Gibson Brothers / Another Night Of Waiting / Hay Holler
  • God Bless The Soldier / Rhonda Vincent / All American Bluegrass Girl / Rounder
  • Hogan's Goat / The Boxcars / Familiar With The Ground / Mountain Home
  • The Children Are Crying / Spinney Brothers / Living The Dream / Mountain Fever Records
  • Kentucky Mandolin / Kathy Kallick Band / Foxhounds / Live Oak Records
  • My Kentucky Home / Edgar Loudermilk / Georgia Maple / Pinecastle
  • The Touch Of God's Hand / Longview / Longview / Rounder
  • Drifting Too Far From The Shore / Stanley Brothers / An Evening Long Ago / Columbia
  • The Old Fashioned Preacher / Lester Flatt & Earl Scruggs / Foggy Mountain Gospel / Columbia
  • I'm Making My Way / Tony Holt & the Wildwood Valley Boys / Hymns From Wildwood Valley / Old Heritage Records
  • It's Just Like Heaven / Country Gentlemen / Sugar Hill Collection / Sugar Hill
  • The Dream / Gospel Plowboys / Welcome Home / Mountain Fever Records
  • Turn You Radio On / Blue Sky Boys / On Radio, Volume Two / Copper Creek
  • Drowning Sailor / Danny Paisley & the Southern Grass / The Room Over Mine / Rounder
  • You Can Feel It In Your Soul / Earls Of Leicester / Ratle & Roar / Rounder
  • Blue Grass Twist / Johnson Mountain Boys / Requests / Rounder

Sunday, October 30, 2016

Playlist - 10/30/2016 - with Cathy and Keegan Day

Hi Folks.
Cathy Bumgarner Day


 We had a special show today as we had a WHUS bluegrass DJ from a couple decades ago return to the microphone along with her son.  Cathy Bumgarner Day and Keegan Day were guest DJs, and did a great job.  My intent is to have Cathy and Keegan assume my duties on Bluegrass Cafe when I move away sometime next year.



Jim and Keegan
Most of the selections were picked by Cathy and Keegan, but I was able to slip a few things into the show such as a new disc from Shad Cobb and Charlie Cushman, and a tribute to the late Bob Mavian -- a New England bluegrass stalwart who would have had his 80th birthday 10/29/16.

Cathy and Keegan remembered Sonny Osborne who had his 79th birthday also on 10/29/16 by playing a couple of Osborne Brothers classics.

Be sure to tune in next Sunday when Amy will make the banjos and fiddles ring.

Jim Beaver

requests in red



Artist / Song / Album / Label

  • Lester Flatt & Earl Scruggs / Earl's Breakdown / Foggy Mountain Jamboree / Columbia Legacy
  • The Stanley Brothers and The Clinch Mountain Boys / Nobody's Love is Like Mine / 1953-1958 & 1959 / Bear Family
  • Gold Heart / Ain't That Crazy / Places I've Been / Mountain Fever
  • Spinney Brothers / Gotta Go Down / No Borders / Mountain Fever
  • Alan Bibey & Grasstowne / Worried Man Blues / Grasstowne 4 / Mountain Fever
  • The Zolla Boys / Are You Tired of Me My Darling / The Zolla Boys / Self-released
  • Osborne Brothers / Sweet Sunny South / When The Roses Bloom In Dixieland / Pinecastle
  • Joe Val / Diamond Joe / Diamond Joe / Rounder
  • Blue Highway / Dogtown / dogtown / Rounder
  • Osborne Brothers / Rocky Top / Classic Bluegrass Collection / Time Life
  • Michael Cleveland / Fiddler's Dream / Fiddler's Dream / Compass
  • Valerie Smith & Liberty Pike / Wall street / Small Town Heroes / Bell Buckle
  • Blue Highway / Top of the Ridge / Original Traditional / Rounder
  • Larry Stephenson Band / Ruby's Purse / Weep Little Willow / Whysper Dream
  • Hylo Brown / The Grand Ole Opry Song / A Tribute to my Heros / Atteiram (LP)
  • Russ Carson / Heartbreak Hall of Fame / Avenue Of The Giants / Patuxent
  • Mark Kuykendall, Bobby Hicks & Asheville Bluegrass / Will You Wait for Me / Down Memory Lane / Rebel
  • The Earls Of Leicester / The Train that Carried My Girl from Town / Rattle & Roar / Rounder
  • The Price Sisters / Silver Tongue and Gold Plated Lies / The Price Sisters / Rebel
  • Russ Carson / Stone Cold / Avenue Of The Giants / Patuxent
  • Russell Moore & IIIrd Tyme Out / Sugarfoot Rag / Prime Tyme / Rural Rhythm
  • Rhonda Vincent / Heartbreaker's Alibi / All American Bluegrass Girl / Rounder
  • Newtown / Trouble & Pain / Newtown / NewTown
  • Mountain Faith / Peace In The Valley / Save me / Crossroads
  • Lou Reid & Carolina / Mama / My own set of rules / Rural Rhythm
  • Danny Paisley & the Southern Grass / Fall Branch / Weary River / Pawtuxent
  • The South Carolina Broadcasters / Days of Grey and Black / Tell Me Truly / John Boy & Billy
  • The Gillis Bros Live / There is a Trap / Live / Self Released
  • Hot Rize / Clary Mae / When I'm Free / Ten In Hand
  • Rhonda Vincent / Is the Grass Any Bluer / The Storm Still Rages / Rounder
  • Flatt Lonesome / You're the One / Runaway Train / Mountain Home
  • Terry Baucom / Martha White, Lester and Earl (feat. Marty Raybon) / Never Thought of Looking Back / John Boy & Billy
  • Band Of Ruhks / Lost Highway / Band Of Ruhks / 101 Ranch
  • The Feinberg Brothers / Casey Jones [bed] / The Feinberg Brothers / Cabinwood
  • Balsam Range / Papertown / Papertown / Mountain Home
  • Feinberg Brothers / Bergold's Farm / Feinberg Brothers / Cabinwood
  • Kenny & Amanda Smith / You Know That I Would / Unbound / Farm Boy
  • Shad Cobb & Charlie Cushman / Pretty Polly / Out of These Mountains / Self-released
  • Balsam Range / Any Old Road (Will Take You There) / Papertown / Mountain Home
  • Del McCoury / Highway of Pain / Don't Stop The Music / Rounder
  • Rhonda Vincent & the Rage / Jolene / Ragin' Live / Rounder
  • The Case Brothers / Just Because / Old Time Country Duets / Case Brothers
  • High Fidelity / I Ain't Got Time / High Fidelity / Self-released
  • The Cooke Duet and Son / Satisfied / The Cooke Duet and Son / CRFRC
  • Alex Leach / Willing to Try / Mountain Heartache / Self-released
  • Larry Efaw and the Bluegrass Mountaineers / Will He Wait a Little Longer / She Left Me Standing On a Mountain / Blue Circle
  • Taylors Grove / Hold Fast to the Right / Keep On The Sunny Side / Fishtraks
  • The Earls Of Leicester / Pray for the Boys / Rattle & Roar / Rounder
  • The Clinch Mountain Boys & The Stanley Brothers / Calling From Heaven / 1953-58 & 1959 / Bear Family
  • Fred Etheridge with Nick Anderson & Mark Doyle / Walking in a Dream / Pickin and Singin / Self-released

Sunday, October 23, 2016

"Bluegrass Cafe" playlist - 10/23/2016

Sunday's edition of Bluegrass Cafe included a few newer songs from new and some not-as-new performers, songs played in celebration of several Bluegrass birthdays, and even a few songs that were suggested by the "shuffle" function on my iPod.  

Happy Birthday to Eric Gibson!

There are lots of fine birthday celebrants in the World of Bluegrass during this week, including Eric Gibson (October 23rd), Larry Stephenson and Bob Amos (October 24th), Fred Pike and Joe Mullins (October 27th), and Martha Adcock and Sonny Osborne (October 29th).  Happy Birthday to all of them!

College students, perhaps, but they sure have the Somber
Bluegrass Look down pretty well, don't you think?
Among the new for this week were a couple of new songs from performers we've heard from in recent weeks (Balsam Range, Michael Cleveland, the Gibson Brothers), as well as newer music from recordings we haven't previously heard at WHUS.  Some of those songs came to us from Kenny & Amanda Smith, the Del McCoury Band, and the debut single from the East Tennessee State University Bluegrass Pride Band.  Hope you enjoyed the new this week!

Sure hope you're able to join us once again for next Sunday's Bluegrass Cafe ~ we'll be looking for you!  

Amy O.



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

  • Katy Hill / Del McCoury Band / RockyGrass / Blue Planet
  • Hard Pressed / Hot Rize / Traditional Ties / Sugar Hill
  • I Ain't Goin' Down / Nashville Bluegrass Band / Waitin' For The Hard Times To Go / Sugar Hill
  • I'm Still To Blame / Johnson Mountain Boys / Working Close / Rounder
  • Goodbye Old Pal / Joe Val & the New England Bluegrass Boys / Bill Monroe Bicentennial Celebration / Rounder
  • Harvest Time / Lost & Found / Classic Bluegrass / Rebel
  • Country Latin Special / Reno & Smiley / Early Years, 1951-1959 / Gusto
  • George Cunningham / Springfield Exit / That Was Then / Patuxent Music
  • Ocean Of Diamonds / Jimmy Martin / You Don't Know My Mind / Rounder
  • The Drifter / Feinberg Brothers / Feinberg Brothers / Cabinwood Music
  • The Yodelling Muleskinner Blues / Spinney Brothers / If I Were Your Brother / Self-Produced
  • Too Often Left Alone / J.D. Crowe & the New South / Lefty's Old Guitar / Rounder
  • The First Whippoorwill / Peter Rowan / The First Whippoorwill / Sugar Hill
  • Farewell To Long Hollow / Warrior River Boys / New Beginnings / Rounder
  • Linda Lou / Bill Monroe & His Blue Grass Boys / Anthology / MCA
  • Tell All My Pickin' Friends Goodbye / Chris Brashear / Heart Of The Country / Dog Boy Records
  • The Bigger The Fool (The Harder The Fall) / Lonesome Standard Time / Mighty Lonesome / Sugar Hill
  • Marianne / Paul Adkins & the Borderline Band / Modern Times / Rebel
  • The Call Of The Wild / Bluegrass Cardinals / Mountain Girl / BGC REcords
  • I Fell In Love / Del McCoury Band / single / McCoury Music
  • Did You Hear Me Say Goodbye / ETSU Bluegrass Pride Band / single / Now And Then Records
  • Highway / Gibson Brothers / forthcoming CD / Rounder
  • Unbound / Kenny & Amanda Smith / Unbound / Farm Boy Records
  • Unwanted Love / Michael Cleveland / Fiddler's Dream / Compass Records
  • Blue Collar Dreams / Balsam Range / Mountain Voodoo / Mountain Home
  • Blue Trail Of Sorrow / Jeff White / Right Beside You / Self-Produced
  • Brown County Red / Russell Moore & IIIrd Tyme Out / It's About Tyme / Break A String Productions
  • Frozen In Time / Gibson Brothers / Help My Brother / Compass Records [Eric Gibson birthday, 10/23/1970]
  • Sweet Little Darling (Don't You Cry) / Larry Stephenson Band / Weep Little Willow / Whysper Dream [Larry Stephenson born, 10/24/1956]
  • Many A Mile / Eddie & Martha Adcock with Tom Gray & Friends / Many A Mile / Patuxent Music [Martha Adcock birthday, 10/29/1949]
  • Big Spike Hammer / Osborne Brothers / Once More, Volumes 1 & 2 / Sugar Hill [Sonny Osborne birthday, 10/29/1937]
  • Hickory Hollow / Fred Pike, Bill Rawlings & the Twin River Boys / Genuine Authentic Bluegrass Folk Music / Osage [Fred Pike birthday, 10/27/1932]
  • I Seen It All / Bob Amos / Borrowed Time / Bristlecone [Bob Amos birthday, 10/24/1957]
  • Boston Jail / Joe Mullins & the Radio Ramblers / Rambler's Call / Rebel [Joe Mullins birthday, 10/27/1965]
  • Rose Of Old Kentucky / Larry Stephenson & Mark Newton / Live At Mr. B's / B's Records
  • Is The Grass Any Bluer / Rhonda Vincent / The Storm Still Rages / Rounder
  • All I Want Is You / Earls Of Leicester / Rattle & Roar / Rounder
  • I'll Never Love Another / Lester Flatt & Earl Scruggs / Selected Sides, 1948-1950 / JSP Records
  • Goin' To The Dance / Chris Warner / Goin' To The Dance / Patuxent Music
  • Lonesome Moon / Lou Reid & Carolina / Rollin' On / KMA Records
  • Get Up John / Price Sisters / The Price Sisters / Rebel
  • I Been Walkin' / Danny Paisley & the Southern Grass / Road Into Town / Patuxent Music
  • Angel At Your Side / Barry Scott / Look To The Light:  Songs Of Faith From The Pen Of Rick Lang / Rural Rhythm
  • Press On O'Pilgrim / Jim & Jesse & the Virginia Boys / Radio Shows / Rural Rhythm
  • Jesus Rescued My Soul / Mark Kuykendall, Bobby Hicks & Asheville Bluegrass / Down Memory Lane / Rebel
  • Wrastlin' Jacob / Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver / Burden Bearer / Mountain Home
  • When I Wake Up To Sleep No More / Soul Pickers / Beautiful River Of Life / Blue Circle Records
  • Angel Band / Stanley Brothers / 20th Century Masters / Mercury
  • Open Up Your Heart (And Let Jesus In) / Karl Shiflett & Big Country Show / Take Me Back / Pinecastle
  • Daniel Prayed / Patty Loveless / Bluegrass Top 20 Gospel Songs Of The Century / New Haven Records
  • Blue Grass Twist / Johnson Mountain Boys / Requests / Rounder

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Playlist - 10/16/2016 - New Music

Hi Folks.

I made a rare fall appearance on Bluegrass Cafe to share some of the music I picked up at the IBMA event in Raleigh a couple of weeks ago.


Some of the best new music I have heard in a while can be found by searching through the large number of new releases, therefore, the majority of the program was new music, or music still within the new music reporting period of 18 months since release.

Highlights included:

1.  Michael Cleveland and a blistering two-fiddle rendering of "Tall Timber" with Jason Carter
2.  Wonderful new CD from Larry Stephenson -- one of the best he has ever done in my opinion
3.  Balsam Range, powerful contemporary bluegrass from their new CD Mountain Voodoo
4.  David Parmley and Cardinal Tradition - first recordings from this newest configuration in the Bluegrass Cardinal tradition
5.  The Gibson Brothers - a new track showed up on the Rounder Sampler given out at IBMA and it made its first appearance here
6.  The Zolla Boys - a new EP from the Torrington CT-based family includes the banjo of Richard Underwood and the boys' maturing vocals - a great introduction to this fine up-and-coming group
7.  Doyle Lawson and some great a cappella gospel from his most recent CD
8.  Nefesh Mountain -- a group that bills themselves as overtly jewish bluegrass -- doing a 1946 J.E. Mainer song
9.  Much much more.

With all the new music we didn't have much time for the classic bluegrass I usually play, but we got some in by The Sloas Brothers, Rusty York, Red Smiley, J. D. Jarvis, Charlie Monroe, Carl Story, Jimmie Williams & Red Ellis, and Joe Val.

We had a great number of requests and a great number of phone calls during the show.  It makes us happy that the music we play makes you happy.

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

Jim Beaver






red = released within the last 18 months
green = requested


Artist / Song / Album / Label
  • Michael Cleveland / Tall Timber / Fiddler's Dream / Compass
  • Balsam Range / Chain Gang Blues / Mountain Voodoo / Mountain Home
  • Larry Stephenson Band / Free Me from This Old Chain Gang / Weep Little Willow / Whysper Dream
  • Ralph Stanley with Keith Whitley / Sharecropper's Son / Great High Mountain / Rebel  
  • The Earls Of Leicester / Branded Wherever I Go / Rattle & Roar / Rounder
  • Mark Kuykendall, Bobby Hicks & Asheville Bluegrass / Sweetheart of the Mountains / Down Memory Lane / Rebel
  • Nefesh Mountain / Run Mountain / Nefesh Mountain / Nefesh Mountain
  • Mary Beth Cross / Threshing Time / Feels Like Home - EP / Mbc Productions
  • Greg Moore & Greg Donlan (feat. Ron Spears, Danny Paisley, Clay Hess, Ernie Evans & Danny Stewart Jr) / Today Has Been a Lonesome Day  / Hollow Box Rhythm / Self-released
  • The Zolla Boys / Philadelphia Lawyer / The Zolla Boys / Self-released
  • David Parmley & Cardinal Tradition / Lifetime Of Sorrow / David Parmley & Cardinal Tradition / DP & CD 
  • Sam Bush / Bowling Green / Storyman / Rounder
  • Blue Highway / Don't Weep for Me / Original Traditional / Rounder
  • Valerie Smith & Liberty Pike / Something About a Train / Small Town Heroes / Bell Buckle
  • Rhonda Vincent / Don't Act / All American Bluegrass Girl / Rounder
  • The Basement Band (James King, Danny Paisley, et. al) / I'm On My Way Back To The Old Home, Lonesome Old Home, Billy In The Low Ground / Radio Series Volume One / Wango 
  • Mickey Galyean & Cullen's Bridge / It's a Cold, Cold World / My Daddy's Grass / Rebel 
  • The South Carolina Broadcasters / Backstep Cindy / Tell Me Truly / John Boy & Billy
  • The Feinberg Brothers / Drifting and Dreaming of You / The Feinberg Brothers / Cabinwood Music
  • Alex Leach / Sophia, West Virginia / New Traditional / Self-released 
  • Bear Minimum / Will You Wait for Me / The Automobile Of Life / Open Road
  • The Bear Bridge Band / I Got a Letter / One More Ride / Open Road 
  • Lorraine Jordan & Carolina Road featuring John Anderson / Seminole Wind / CD single / Pinecastle
  • The Gibson Brothers / Highway / Rounder IBMA Sampler / Rounder
  • David Davis & the Warrior River Boys / Lovesick and Sorrow (Live) / Retrospective: Live 1984-2014 / Davis Music
  • Travers Chandler / Ramblin' Fever / Archaic / Patuxent Music
  • The Po' Ramblin' Boys / Messing with My Mind / Back to the Mountains / Randm Records
  • Larry Efaw & the Bluegrass Mountaineers / Living A City Life / Living A City Life / Bell Buckle
  • Lori King & Junction 63 / Send My Baby Home / Grandpa's Old Guitar / JLK Records
  • Mark Kuykendall, Bobby Hicks & Asheville Bluegrass / On the Evening Train / Down Memory Lane / Rebel
  • The Sloas Brothers / I'm Going Home Again / I'm Going Home Again / REM  
  • The Zolla Boys / Are You Tired of Me My Darling / The Zolla Boys / Self-released
  • Tommy Brown & The County Line Grass / Pardon Me / Hard Drivin' / Lavenir
  • The Buckstankle Boys / You'll Never Find Another (That'll Love You Like I Do) / Round Peak Home / Self-released
  • Larry Gillis / Swamp Folk / Swamp Folk / Tinman
  • Clarence White / John Henry Blues [bed] / Flatpick (Collector's Deluxe Edition) / Sierra Records 
  • Larry Gillis / Sad Swamp Man / Swamp Folk / Tinman 
  • Larry Stephenson Band / Nail My Shoes to the Floor / Weep Little Willow / Whysper Dream
  • The Dreadful Snakes / Blue Yodel #4 / Snakes Alive! / Rounder
  • Rusty York & The Kentucky Mountain Boys / Where Could I Go / Early Bluegrass / Jewel 
  • The Kroppdusters / Wampanoag Run / The Kroppdusters / Self-released 
  • Lou Reid & Carolina / Hobo on a Train / Rollin' On / KMA Records 
  • The Louvin Brothers / If I Could Only Win Your Love / Country Love Ballads / Capitol (LP) 
  • Russell Moore & IIIrd Tyme Out / Brown County Red / It's About Tyme / Break A String
  • The Cooke Duet / Ain't No Grave / Early Cooke Duet / CRFRC 
  • Turning Ground / Great High Mountain / It Is Finished / Self-released
  • David Peterson / Are You Washed In the Blood ? / Simplicity / Self-released 
  • J. D. Jarvis / Get in Line Brother / Bluegrass Gospel Power Picks / Rural Rhythm 
  • Jimmie Williams & Red Ellis / I've Won My Crown / Classic Bluegrass Gospel / B.A.C.M 
  • Red Smiley & The Blue Grass Cut-Ups / Livin' The Right Life Now / Bluegrass Gospel Power Picks / Rural Rhythm 
  • The Marshall Brothers and Highroad / When We Cross / Old Time Country Revival / Self-released 
  • Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver / Rejoicing All the Way / Burden Bearer / Mountain Home
  • Joe Val & the New England Bluegrass Boys / God Loves His Children / Diamond Joe / Rounder 
  • Carl Story & The Rambling Mountaineers / Old Gospel Ship / A Life In Rural Music 1942-1959 / Bear Family
  • Charlie Monroe / My Lord's Gonna Move This Wicked Race / I'm Old Kentucky Bound / Bear Family
  • Fred Etheridge with Nick Anderson & Mark Doyle / Walking in a Dream / Pickin' And Singin' / Self-released