Sunday, June 21, 2015

"Bluegrass Cafe" playlist - 6/21/2015

Happy Birthday, Eddie Adcock!  
June 21st was a day to celebrate a lot of things:  the First Day of Summer, Father's Day, and the 77th birthday of a bona fide Bluegrass legend (and Bluegrass Hall of Famer) - Eddie Adcock.  

My own father, Alton Orlomoski
For Father's Day, we played several selections featuring Dear Old Dad as the primary subject from lots of performers, including Russell Moore & IIIrd Tyme Out, the Gibson Brothers, Bob Paisley & the Southern Grass, Dale Ann Bradley, the Spinney Brothers, and New England bands, Traver Hollow and the Bear Bridge Band.  Many bands in the Bluegrass World include fathers and their offspring -- male and female.  To that end, there was lots of music from bands with fathers and sons, and even some fathers and daughters!  Those bands included Bill Monroe with James Monroe, Bob Paisley & the Southern Grass, Earl Scruggs with Family & Friends, the Whites, Ralph Stanley with Ralph Stanley II, the Bluegrass Cardinals, the Del McCoury Band, the Feinberg Brothers, White Mountain Bluegrass, and the Tennessee Mafia Jug Band.  

A tiny bit of newer music was in the show, too, most notably a couple of songs from the new Big Country Bluegrass recording from Rebel Records called "Country Livin'."  Other newer recordings came from Darren & Brooke Aldridge, Sideline, Billy Hurt, Jr., the Feinberg Brothers, Troy Boone, the Trinity River Band, Louie Setzer, Bear MinimumVolume Five, and David Peterson.

Next Sunday's Bluegrass Cafe will have a guest host, and we sure hope you'll tune in!  Have yourself a great week!

Amy


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


  • Del McCoury Band / Katy Hill / RockyGrass / Blue Planet
  • Country Gentlemen / Uncle Joe / The Early Rebel Recordings, 1962-1971 / Rebel
  • Eddie & Martha Adcock / God Watch And Chain / TwoGrass / Pinecastle
  • Country Gentlemen / Theme From Exodus / The Early Rebel Recordings, 1962-1971 / Rebel
  • Country Gentlemen / Matterhorn / Can't You Hear Me Callin' / Rebel
  • Darren & Brooke Aldridge / Let's / Snapshots / Mountain Home
  • Bluegrass Patriots / Wild, Wild Rose / E Pluribus Bluegrass / Red Feather
  • Sideline / Mountain Girl / Session 2 / Mountain Fever Records
  • Billy Hurt, Jr. / Sally Ann Johnson / Fiddlin' Billy Hurt / Patuxent Music
  • Hylo Brown / Sad Prison Song / Lovesick And Sorrow / Starday 
  • Eddie Adcock & Don Reno / Earl's Breakdown / 35 Years Of The Best In Bluegrass / Rebel
  • Bill Monroe with James Monroe / Roll On Buddy / Bean Blossom / MCA
  • Bob Paisley & the Southern Grass / How Many Times / Steeped In Tradition / Brandywine
  • Earl Scruggs with Family & Friends / You Are My Flower / The Ultimate Collection:  Live At The Ryman / Rounder
  • The Whites / The Cowboy Lives Forever / A Lifetime In The Making / Ceili Music
  • Ralph Stanley with Ralph Stanley II / My Deceitful Heart / Clinch Mountain Country / Rebel
  • Bluegrass Cardinals / Girl At The Crossroads Bar / The Bluegrass Cardinals / Copper Creek
  • Del McCoury Band / Big Blue Raindrops / The Streets Of Baltimore / McCoury Music
  • Feinberg Brothers / I Do / The Feinberg Brothers / Self-Produced
  • Jim & Jesse / Have You Lost Your Love For Me / In The Tradition / Rounder
  • Lynn Morris Band / Come Early Morning / The Lynn Morris Band / Rounder
  • Lilly Brothers & Don Stover / I'll Still Write Your Name In The Sand / On The Radio, 1952-1953 / Rounder
  • White Mountain Bluegrass / I've Had A Time / Aragon Mill / Strictly Country
  • Big Country Bluegrass / The Cotton Mill Song / Country Livin' / Rebel
  • Troy Boone / Old Slew Foot / First Impressions / Self-Produced
  • Trinity River Band / You Can't Walk All Over Me / Heartstrings / Orange Blossom Records
  • Louie Setzer / Rollin' On Rubber Wheels / Jukebox Bluegrass / Patuxent Music
  • Big Country Bluegrass / My Lonely Heart / Country Livin' / Rebel
  • Russell Moore & IIIrd Tyme Out / Me And Dad / Russell Moore & IIIrd Tyme Out / Rural Rhythm
  • Gibson Brothers / Farm Of Yesterday / Ring The Bell / Compass Records
  • Bob Paisley & the Southern Grass / Old Hickory Cane / Live In Holland / Strictly Country
  • Dale Ann Bradley / Daddy Did His Best / Send The Angels Down / Compass Records
  • Spinney Brothers / Proud To Be Your Dad / Tried & True / Mountain Fever Records
  • Traver Hollow / That Silver Haired Daddy Of Mine / By Request / Self-Produced
  • Bear Bridge Band / Father Of The Bride / A Bear Bridge Sampler / Open Road
  • Bear Minimum / An Old Log Cabin For Sale / The Automobile Of Life / Open Road
  • Lonesome River Band / Close The Door Lightly When You Go / Chronology, Volume 1 / Rural Rhythm
  • BearTracks / Ta Ta, The Brushoff / Makin' Tracks / Self-Produced
  • Big Country Bluegrass / We'll Be Sweethearts In Heaven / The Real Deal / Hay Holler
  • Bill Clifton / Paddy On The Turnpike / The Early Years, 1957-1958 / Rounder
  • Joe Val / Not A World From Home / Diamond Joe / Rounder
  • Tennessee Mafia Jug Band / Sunshine Special / Screams From The Holler / Spring Fed Records
  • Parmley & McCoury / Smoke Along The Track / Families Of Tradition / BGC Records
  • Country Gentlemen / Let The Light Shine Down / Let The Light Shine Down / Rebel
  • Volume Five with Rhonda Vincent / Daddy Was An Old Time Preacher Man / Voices / Mountain Fever Records
  • Bluegrass Cardinals / Bring Him Your Talents / Way Down Deep In My Soul / Sugar Hill
  • Larry Sparks with Alison Krauss & Judy Marshall / Going Up Home To Live In Green Pastures / Lonesome And Then Some... / Rebel
  • Lester Flatt & Earl Scruggs / Father's Table Grace / Father's Table Grace / MME
  • David Peterson / I'll Never Go Back / Old Time Power / Self-Produced
  • Ralph Stanley & the Clinch Mountain Boys / A Robin Built A Nest On Daddy's Grave / A Gospel Bluegrass Homecoming, Volume 1 / GGS
  • Charlie Sizemore Band / Good News When I Die / Good News / Rounder
  • Osborne Brothers / There's A Star Spangled Banner Waving Somewhere / Hyden / Pinecastle

Monday, June 15, 2015

Playlist - 6/14/2015

Hi Folks.

Today was BMI reporting day, so songwriter information for all songs on the show was reported.

The featured segment was an interview with David Peterson on the release of his seventh album, Old Time Power.  This is David's first bluegrass album in a decade and his first all gospel effort in 20 years.  It's a good one, too.  David literally had a who's who of top bluegrass musicians helping him out --names like Grisman, Compton, Cushman, Crouch, and Duncan. You will be hearing much more of it in coming months.




We introduced new music from Robert Lester & James Stiltner -- a great singer and picker duo from western Virginia.  We also had new music from Lorraine Jordan & Carolina RoadDale Ann Bradley, and Dr. Ralph and Nathan Stanley.

Other current favorites were Steve Gulley, Tommy Brown, Marteka and William (who also provided the background for the events calendar), Adkins & Loudermilk, The Spinney Brothers, The Gibson Brothers, Darin & Brooke Aldridge, Larry Gillis, and Larry Sparks.


Heritage Corner selections included music from Reno, Smiley, & Harrell; Buzz Busby; Charlie Moore; Red Allen & Frank Wakefield; J. E. Mainer; and The Lilly Brothers & Don Stover.   

Jim Beaver



Artist / Song / Album / Label
  • Robert Lester & James Stiltner / Hurley Creek Rag / Grass Country / Self-released
  • Don Reno, Red Smiley, Bill Harrell & The Cut-ups / Charlotte Breakdown / Live! At The Lone Star Festival, McKinney, Texas, July 1971 / Gusto
  • The Bluegrass Mountaineers / The Wandering Boy / Clinch Mountain Tradition / Maggard
  • Larry Fuller / Memories In My Mind / Larry Fuller / CRFRC
  • Danny Paisley & the Southern Grass / Alcatraz Island Blues / Road Into Town / Patuxent
  • Buzz Busby / Lost / GOING HOME / Starday
  • Charlie Moore / John Henry / Gone...But Not Forgotten / Wango
  • Steve Gulley & New Pinnacle / Take A Look / Steve Gulley & New Pinnacle / Rural Rhythm
  • Tommy Brown & The County Line Grass / A Dark Road Is A Hard Road To Travel / Leaving This Town / Randm
  • Robert Lester & James Stiltner / Drink Up And Go Home / Grass Country / Self-released
  • Dry Branch Fire Squad / Angelina Baker / Hand Hewn / Rounder
  • Red Allen- Frank Wakefield and The Kentuckians / I Wonder Why You Said Goodbye / The WDON Recordings 1963 / Patuxent
  • Delia Bell and Bill Grant / Kiamichi Moon / Kiamichi Moon / Old Homestead
  • Billy Hurt, Jr. / Richard's Rag / Fiddlin' Billy Hurt / Patuxent Music
  • The Misty Mountaineers / The Cotton Mill Song / Bluegrass Piedmont Style / MasterShield
  • Grandpa Jones / Down the Old Plank Road / An American Original / CMH Records
  • The Buckstankle Boys / Round Peak Home / Round Peak Home / Self-released
  • J. E. Mainer / What'll I Do With The Baby-O / The Legendary J. E. Mainer Vol. 4 / Rural Rhythm
David Peterson Interview
  • David Peterson / Old Time Power / Old Time Power / Self-Produced
  • David Peterson / Trials, Troubles, Tribulations / Old Time Power / Self-Produced
  • David Peterson / We'll Understand It Better / Old Time Power / Self-Produced
  • David Peterson / Springs Of Living Water / Old Time Power / Self-Produced
  • David Peterson / Mother Prays Loud in Her Sleep / Old Time Power / Self-Produced
  • The Gibson Brothers / Angel With Blue Eyes / Brotherhood / Rounder
  • Dale Ann Bradley / Ain't It Funny / Pocket Full Of Keys / Pinecastle
  • Marteka and William / Johnson Ridge Special / The Sounds Of A Tradition / Self-released
  • Robert Lester & James Stiltner / Bluefield / Grass Country / Self-released
  • Lorraine Jordan & Carolina Road / Dixie Road / Country Grass / Pinecastle
  • Marteka and William / Reuben [bed] / The Sounds Of A Tradition / Self-released
  • Marteka and William / Sally Ann [bed] / The Sounds Of A Tradition / Self-released
  • Marteka and William / John Henry [bed] / The Sounds Of A Tradition / Self-released
  • Larry Gillis / The Storybook / Swamp Folk / Tin Man
  • Adkins & Loudermilk / Georgia Mountain Man / Adkins & Loudermilk / Mountain Fever
  • Tony Rice / Church Street Blues / Church Street Blues / Rounder
  • The Spinney Brothers / Gonna Catch A Train (Leavin' You Behind) / Tried & True / Mountain Fever
  • White Mountain Bluegrass / Last Train To Poor Valley / Ice Covered Birches / Fishtraks
  • The Lilly Brothers & Don Stover / Why Did You Wander / On The Radio 1952-1953 / Rounder
  • Stringbean / Run, Little Rabbit, Run / Hee Haw Corn Shucker / Starday
  • Darin and Brooke Aldridge / Get Up John (w. Sam Bush) / Snapshots / Mountain Home
  • The Dillards / Somebody Touched Me / Back Porch Bluegrass / Elektra
  • Larry Efaw and the Bluegrass Mountaineers / The Beautiful Shore / She Left Me Standing On a Mountain / Blue Circle
  • Don Stover / Valley of Peace / Things Of Life / Rounder
  • Dr. Ralph and Nathan Stanley / Be Looking For Me / Gospel Favorites / Self-Produced
  • Larry Sparks / We Prayed / Lonesome and Then Some: A Classic 50th Celebration / Rebel
  • Alex Leach / Willing to Try / Mountain Heartache / Self-released
  • The South Carolina Broadcasters / Stand with Me / Diamonds In The Rough / Flaming Heart
  • Fred Etheridge with Nick Anderson & Mark Doyle / Walking in a Dream / Pickin' And Singin' / Self-released

Sunday, June 07, 2015

"Bluegrass Cafe" playlist - 6/7/2015

During Sunday's Bluegrass Cafe, we were able to debut several brand new recordings, celebrate a couple of Bluegrass birthdays, and even give away a few tickets to an upcoming Seldom Scene show at Infinity Hall in Hartford.  How fun!  

For the new, we played several songs from two debut recordings:  one from a Long Island-based traditional band fronted by two teenage brothers -- the Feinberg Brothers -- and the second is the debut recording of a brother-style duo whose members are two old friends -- Bear Minimum.  We played three songs from each recording, and it's a pretty good guess that we'll be playing a bunch more from each record in the not-too-distant future.  Be on the lookout for both the Feinbergs and Bear Minimum playing at shows all over New England and New York this summer.

Our old friend David Peterson also has a brand new recording, and this time, it's a gospel one:  "Old Time Power."  Jim has plans to talk to David sometime this week, and perhaps you'll be able to hear his interview in coming editions of Bluegrass Cafe.

As far as birthday celebrations, we played a selection of songs from the pen of a New Hampshire songwriter celebrating his 68th birthday today (June 7th):  Rick Lang.  We also shared music from the late guitar picker, Clarence White, who would have celebrated his birthday today, as well (born June 7, 1944).  

In addition from new music from the Feinberg Brothers, Bear Minimum, and David Peterson, we also shared a few fairly recent recordings from Sideline, the Spinney Brothers, the Tennessee Mafia Jug Band, the Gibson Brothers, and Cody Shuler.

Sure hope you'll be able to join Jim next Sunday for another full three hours of the Bluegrass Cafe!  

Have a great week!

Amy


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


  • Katy Hill / Del McCoury Band / RockyGrass / Blue Planet
  • Huntsville / Blue Highway / Wind To The West / Rebel
  • The Prisoner's Song / Gibson Brothers / Red Letter Day / Sugar Hill
  • The Wall / James King / Lonesome And Then Some / Rounder
  • The Big Burnsville Jail / Marty Raybon & Full Circle / The Back Forty / Rural Rhythm
  • Old Ten Broeck / Laurie Lewis / Skippin' & Flyin' / Spruce And Maple Music
  • Lee Highway Blues / Bass Mountain Boys with Chubby Wise / Fiddlin' With Tradition / BMM Records
  • The L & N Don't Stop Here Anymore / Bill Harrell & the Virginians / Raised By The Railroad Line / Rebel
  • Goin' Like Wildfire / Mac Wiseman / 24 Greatest Hits / Tee Vee Records
  • Blue / Stevens Sisters / O Sister / Rounder
  • Molly And Tenbrooks / Bill Monroe & His Blue Grass Boys / Bill Monroe & His Blue Grass Boys, 1946-1949 / JSP Records
  • Streets Of Baltimore / Del McCoury Band / The Streets Of Baltimore / McCoury Music
  • Virginia Waltz / Johnson Mountain Boys / Let The Whole World Talk / Rounder
  • I Cried Again / Jim & Jesse / Radio Shows / Rural Rhythm
  • Flint Hill Special / Lester Flatt & Earl Scruggs / Selected Sides, 1950-1952 / JSP Records
  • Southern Flavor / Becky Buller / 'Tween Earth & Sky / Dark Shadow Recording 
  • I've Lived A Lot In My Time / Dry Branch Fire Squad / Just For The Record / Rounder
  • Maybe This Time / Front Range / Back To Red River / Sugar Hill [Rick Lang birthday, 6/7/1947]
  • Angel At Your Side / Amy Gallatin & Stillwaters / Everything I Wanted Love To Be / Happy Appy Records [Rick Lang birthday, 6/7/1947]
  • Low Down Blues / Paul Adkins & the Borderline Band / How Many Roads / Rebel [Rick Lang birthday, 6/7/1947]
  • I Am A Pilgrim / Kentucky Colonels / Appalachian Swing! / Rounder [Clarence White birthday, 6/7/1944]
  • Soldier's Joy/Black Mountain Rag / New Kentucky Colonels / Live In Holland, 1973 / Self-Produced [Clarence White birthday, 6/7/1944]
  • I Do / Feinberg Brothers / Feinberg Brothers / Cabinwood Music
  • Bergold's Farm / Feinberg Brothers / Feinberg Brothers / Cabinwood Music
  • Train 45 / Feinberg Brothers / Feinberg Brothers / Cabinwood Music
  • Rock My Soul / Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver / Rock My Soul / Sugar Hill
  • The Heavenly Parade / Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver / Gospel Parade / Sugar Hill
  • Get On Board / Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver / Open Carefully, Message Inside / Mountain Home
  • Will You Wait For Me / Bear Minimum / The Automobile Of Life / Open Road
  • Rottweiler Waltz / Bear Minimum / The Automobile Of Life / Open Road
  • I Been Walkin' / Danny Paisley & the Southern Grass / Road Into Town / Patuxent Music
  • Handsome Molly / Sideline / Session 2 / Mountain Fever Records
  • Thank God For The Highways / Spinney Brothers / Tried & True / Mountain Fever Records
  • California Cottonfields / Seldom Scene / Long Time...Seldom Scene / Smithsonian Folkways
  • Lester's Loafin' Lounge / Tennessee Mafia Jug Band / Acoustic Rainbow Bluegrass Sampler, Volume 3 / Acoustic Rainbow
  • How Mountain Girls Can Love / Gibson Brothers / Brotherhood / Rounder
  • Loving You Too Well / Stanley Brothers / Selected Cuts, 1956-1959 / JSP Records
  • I'll Go Stepping Too / The Earls Of Leicester / The Earls Of Leicester / Rounder
  • That's What Makes The Bluegrass Blue / Nu-Blu with Rhonda Vincent / All The Way / Rural Rhythm
  • Do You Wrong Kind Of Girl / Cody Shuler / Cody Shuler / Rural Rhythm
  • The Last Old Shovel / Phyllis Boyens / O Sister / Rounder
  • Will You Be Ready? / Southern Rail / Drive By Night / Turquoise Records [Rick Lang birthday, 6/7/1947]
  • The Automobile Of Life / Bear Minimum / The Automobile Of Life / Open Road
  • A Glorious Church / David Peterson / Old Time Power / Self-Produced
  • You Don't Love God If You Don't Love Your Neighbor / Rhonda Vincent & the Rage with Bill Gaither / A Gospel Bluegrass Homecoming, Volume One / GGS
  • Row By Row / Balsam Range / Papertown / Mountain Home
  • Weapon Of Prayer / Country Gentlemen / The Early Rebel Recordings, 1962-1971 / Rebel
  • There's A Highway To Heaven / Reno & Smiley / 16 Greatest Gospel Hits / King
  • Blue Grass Twist / Johnson Mountain Boys / Requests / Rounder


Saturday, June 06, 2015

Playlist - 5/31/2015

Hi Folks.


South Carolina Broadcasters
The first of two major bluegrass festivals in the state of Connecticut -- Strawberry Park Bluegrass Festival -- had just ended when this show aired.  I enjoyed emceeing some of the festival, and several of the bands on the schedule at Strawberry Park were heard on this show along with much more music.  There was more of a "heritage" flavor to this show than usual with many songs coming from my archives.


Gibson Brothers at Strawberry Park

Of the Strawberry Park performers, we heard The South Carolina Broadcasters who were introduced to Eastern Connecticut last year at the same festival, and invited back this year.  They are working on their fifth album which we are eager to hear. We also heard from The Buckstankle Boys who were not at the festival, but whose fiddler, Andy Edmonds, is a member of the SC Broadcasters along with David and Ivy Sheppard.   World favorites The Gibson Brothers, riding high on their latest duo album, "Brotherhood," made two appearances on the show separated by more than 20 years.  Their earlier work still holds up.


Besides the Gibson Brothers, the show included newer music from Laura Orshaw, The Spinney Brothers, Tommy Brown, The Crowe Brothers, Jackson & Stiltner, Junior Sisk, Songs From The Road Band, Johnny Williams, Larry Sparks, The Earls of Leicester, and the debut of Mt. Airy NC band The Marshall Brothers and Highroad.  We also debuted Lizzy Long's new album on this show.

The Heritage Corner archives contributed mightily to this show with songs from Earl Taylor and the Stoney Mountain Boys, Buzz Busby, Bea Lilly, Chubby Anthony, Don Stover, Mac Martin, Larry Richardson, The Dillards, a new re-release of J.E. Mainer, Jimmie Williams & Red Ellis, Karl Shiflett, Curly Seckler, and Butch Robins.

Amy will bring you next Sunday's Bluegrass Cafe, so tune in to hear the banjos and fiddles ring.

Jim Beaver



Artist / Song / Album / Label

  • The Gillis Brothers / Wild Turkey / Down By The River / Hay Holler
  • The South Carolina Broadcasters / Traveling the Highway Home / Diamonds In The Rough / Flaming Heart
  • The Bluegrass Mountaineers / Carolina Mountain Home / Clinch Mountain Tradition / Maggard
  • Keepin' Tradition / I'd Like To Go Back / Keepin' Tradition / Keepin' Tradition
  • The Buckstankle Boys / There's A Light At The River / Self-titled / Self-released
  • The Gibson Brothers / Long Gone / Brotherhood / Rounder
  • Earl Taylor and the Stoney Mountain Boys / Foggy Mountain Top / Mountain Music Bluegrass Style / Smithsonian Folkways
  • Bill Monroe & The Blue Grass Boys / True Life Blues / live recordings 1956-1969 / Smithsonian Folkways
  • B. Lilly, Chubby Anthony, Don Stover / Bile Them Cabbage Down / Mountain Music Bluegrass Style / Smithsonian Folkways
  • Buzz Busby / Lost / Going Home / Starday
  • Laura Orshaw / Coal Miner's Grave / Songs of Lost Yesterdays / Laura Orshaw
  • Mac Martin & The Dixie Travelers / This Rambler's Ramblin' / A Dark Starless Night / White Oak
  • The Spinney Brothers / Sweet Hazel Moore / Tried & True / Mountain Fever
  • Lizzy Long / Communication Breakdown / Blueberry Pie / Vine
  • The Spinney Brothers / I Wanna Walk With Jesus / Tried & True / Mountain Fever
  • Larry Richardson and the Blue Ridge Boys With Buddy Pendleton / Sad and Lonesome Day / Larry Richardson and the Blue Ridge Boys With Buddy Pendleton On Fiddle / Old Blue
  • Tommy Brown and the County Line Grass / I'll Soon Be There / Leaving This Town / Randm
  • The Crowe Brothers / Excuse Me, I Think I've Got a Heartache / Forty Years Old / Mountain Fever
  • The Del McCoury Band / Blackjack County Chains / The Cold Hard Facts / Rounder
  • Scott Brannon / Georgia Bound / Your Old Standby / Patuxent Music
  • Jackson & Stiltner / Truck Driver's Romance / Tribute To Bill Napier / Self Released
  • The Gibson Brothers / Hand Me Down My Walking Cane / Underneath A Harvest Moon / Big Elm
  • The Earls Of Leicester / The Wandering Boy / The Earls of Leicester / Rounder
  • The Dillards / Old Joseph / Back Porch Bluegrass / Elektra
  • Larry Fuller / Pike County Blues / Larry Fuller / CRFRC
  • Junior Sisk & Ramblers Choice / Gonna Make Her Mine / Trouble Follows Me / Rebel
  • Alex Leach / Somebody Loves You Darling / Mountain Heartache / Self-released
  • Rusty York & The Kentucky Mountain Boys / Bring Back My Blue Eyed Boy To Me / Early Bluegrass / Jewel
  • The Lilly Brothers & Don Stover / Where Is My Sailor Boy? / Bluegrass At the Roots, 1961 / Smithsonian Folkways
  • J. E. Mainer / Saving Up Coupons / The Legendary J. E. Mainer Vol. 4 / Rural Rhythm
  • Larry Gillis / Three Sheets in the Wind / Swamp Folk / Tin Man
  • Songs From The Road Band / Hillbilly Wedding Day / Traveling Show / Lucks Dumpy Toad
  • Karl Shiflett & Big Country Show / I'm Telling You Now That I Love You / Collectors Series Vol. 1 / Self-released
  • The Country Gentlemen / The Legend of the Rebel Soldier / The Award Winning Country Gentlemen / Rebel
  • Butch Robins / I'll Be on That Good Road Someday / The Fifth Child / Rounder
  • Johnny Williams / Ease My Worried Mind / Going My Way / Mountain Road
  • Danny Paisley & the Southern Grass / I Overlooked an Orchid / Road Into Town / Patuxent
  • Jimmy Martin / Shackles and Chains / Jimmy Martin / Rock Beat
  • Jimmy Martin / Big Country / Jimmy Martin / Rock Beat
  • Jimmy Martin feat. Gloria Belle / My Heart Won't Let Me Forget / Jimmy Martin / Rock Beat
  • Curly Seckler feat. Mac Wiseman / We'll Meet Again Sweetheart / 60 Years of Bluegrass With My Friends / Copper Creek
  • Curly Seckler / Moonlight On My Cabin / 60 Years of Bluegrass With My Friends / Copper Creek
  • The Marshall Brothers and Highroad / When We Cross / Old Time Country Revival / Self-released
  • The Buckstankle Boys / Old Country Baptizing / Round Peak Home / Self-released
  • Jimmie Williams & Red Ellis / That Beautiful Home / Classic Bluegrass Gospel / B.A.C.M
  • Mac Wiseman / Are You Washed In The Blood / Bluegrass 1971 / Rural Rhythm
  • Larry Sparks / I'm Gonna Sing, Sing, Sing / Lonesome and Then Some: A Classic 50th Celebration / Rebel
  • The Lilly Brothers & Don Stover / I Would Not Be Denied / What Will I Leave Behind / Rebel
  • The South Carolina Broadcasters / When God Dips His Love in My Heart / Can You Hear Me Now / Flaming Heart

Monday, May 25, 2015

"Bluegrass Cafe" playlist - 5/24/2015

It's Memorial Day weekend!  To that end, we shared a good number of songs that were written about soldiers who didn't make it home.  Make sure you take a moment to remember what the holiday is all about sometime this weekend.

Happy 90th, Mac Wiseman!
We also celebrated two important music icons who celebrated birthdays this weekend:  Bob Dylan, who turned 74 on May 24th and Country Music and Bluegrass Hall of Famer, Mac Wiseman, who celebrated his 90th birthday on May 23rd.  In the case of the former, to start off the show, we shared four songs written by Bob Dylan which have been covered in the Bluegrass World.  For Mac Wiseman, we played a few songs performed by "The Voice With A Heart," as well as numbers that he recorded during his time with Bill Monroe &  His Blue Grass Boys and Lester Flatt & Earl Scruggs.  Mac Wiseman -- what a life! 

There was a whole bunch of music to be heard from projects which have recently been released or will soon be released including recordings from Sideline, Big Country Bluegrass, Gold Heart, the Band of Ruhks, Dale Ann Bradley, and Russell Moore & IIIrd Tyme Out.  There was other newer music from Chris Jones & the Night Drivers, Feller & Hill, Michelle Canning, Darin & Brooke Aldridge, and Adkins & Loudermilk.

Hope you enjoyed something you heard today, and that you will be sure to join Jim next Sunday for another edition of Bluegrass Café.

Happy Memorial Day!

Amy



SONG / PERFORMER / ALBUM / LABEL [Requests are RED]
  • Katy Hill / Del McCoury Band / RockyGrass / Blue Planet
  • Walkin' Down The Line / Country Gentlemen / The Award Winning Country Gentlemen / Rebel
  • Fare Thee Well / The Hillmen / The Hillmen / Sugar Hill
  • Nashville Skyline Rag / J.D. Crowe & the New South / Flashback / Rounder
  • Only A Hobo / Seldom Scene / Winterhawk Scholarship Album / Gordo
  • 'Tis Sweet To Be Remembered / Mac Wiseman / The Singles / CMH
  • To Warm And Comfort You / Pike Family & the Pine Hill Ranchers / To Warm And Comfort You / Rebel
  • Don't Let Your Deal Go Down / Lost & Found / Across The Blue Ridge Mountains / Rebel
  • Carolina Mountain Home / Traver Hollow / Winterhawk Scholarship Album / Gordo
  • Carolina Mountain Home / Johnson Mountain Boys / The Johnson Mountain Boys / Rounder
  • Let's / Darin & Brooke Aldridge / Snapshots / Mountain Home
  • Nightwalk / Eddie & Martha Adcock / Many A Mile / Patuxent Music
  • Georgia Mountain Man / Adkins & Loudermilk / Adkins & Loudermilk / Mountain Fever Records
  • When Springtime Comes Again / Vern Williams Band / Bluegrass From The Gold Country / Rounder
  • Let's Part The Best Of Friends / Stanley Brothers / The Complete Columbia Stanley Brothers / Columbia Legacy
  • Don't Sell Daddy Any More Whiskey / Joe Val / Diamond Joe / Rounder
  • Can't You Hear Me Calling / Bill Monroe & His Blue Grass Boys / Bill Monroe & His Blue Grass Boys, 1945-1949 / JSP Records
  • Six More Miles / Mac Wiseman / The Mac Wiseman Story / CMH
  • Are You Coming Back To Me / Bill Harrell with Mac Wiseman / Bill Harrell & Friends / Rebel
  • When I Get The Money Made / Mac Wiseman / The Ultimate Collection / Master Classics
  • Jimmy Brown The Newsboy / Mac Wiseman / Time-Life's Treasury Of Bluegrass / Time Life
  • Mountain Girl / Sideline / Session 2 / Mountain Fever Records
  • The Hound Dog From Harlan / Big Country Bluegrass / Country Livin' / Rebel
  • Ain't That Crazy / Gold Heart / Places I've Been / Mountain Fever Records
  • Bootleg John / Band Of Ruhks / The Band Of Ruhks / 101 Ranch Records
  • I'm So Afraid Of Losing You Again / Dale Ann Bradley / Pocket Full Of Keys / Pinecastle
  • Brown County Red / Russell Moore & IIIrd Tyme Out / / Break-A-String Records
  • Cabin Of Death / Chris Jones & the Night Drivers / Live At The Old Feed Store / GSM Records
  • A Hero In Harlan / Tom T. Hall / Tom T. Sings Miss Dixie And Tom T. / Blue Circle Records
  • Last Letter Home / Gibson Brothers / Another Night Of Waiting / Hay Holler
  • From Mother's Arms To Korea / Old Time Bluegrass Singers / Plastic Heart / Open Road
  • Traveling Soldier / BearTracks / Together 'Til The End / AMT Records
  • A Purple Heart / Curly Seckler / Bluegrass, Don't You Know / Copper Creek
  • More Than A Name On A Wall / Dailey & Vincent / Dailey & Vincent / Rounder
  • Robe Of White / Louvin Brothers / The Family Who Prays / Country Stars
  • Reflections Of Love / Paul Adkins & the Borderline Band / Reflections Of Love / Rebel
  • Don't Say Goodbye If You Love Me / Bob Paisley & the Southern Grass / Live In Holland / Strictly Country
  • The Blues Ain't Workin' On Me / Michelle Canning with Rhonda Vincent / The Serpent And The Flower / Self-Produced
  • There Ain't No Easy Street / Steep Canyon Rangers / Deep In The Shade / Rebel
  • The Last Parade / Joe Mullins & the Radio Ramblers / Another Day From Life / Rebel
  • Will The Circle Be Unbroken / Nitty Gritty Dirt Band et al / A Gospel Bluegrass Homecoming / GGS
  • Who Will Sing For Me / Earls Of Leicester / The Earls Of Leicester / Rounder
  • New Born Soul / Nashville Bluegrass Band / Winterhawk Scholarship Album / Gordo
  • I'd Rather Live By The Side Of The Road / Country Gentlemen / Let The Light Shine Down / Rebel
  • I'm Going To Make Heaven My Home / Lester Flatt & Earl Scruggs / The Complete Mercury Recordings / Mercury
  • I Heard My Mother Call My Name In Prayer / Red Allen / Lonesome And Blue / Rebel
  • Gathering Flowers For The Master's Bouquet / Stanley Brothers / Best Of The Best / Federal
  • In The Garden / Feller & Hill / I Firmly Promise You / Tommy Hillpicker Records
  • Gone Home / Lester Flatt & Earl Scruggs / Foggy Mountain Gospel / Columbia
  • Blue Grass Twist / Johnson Mountain Boys / Requests / Rounder


Tuesday, May 19, 2015

A guitar-centric fill-in - 5/19/2015

This rainy Tuesday morning found me at WHUS filling in for the vacationing John Veseskis, who is the host of guitar-themed program known as "Red House."  John has never left me with any kind of restrictions on what kind of music he'd like me to play while he's away, but since there are so darn many wonderful guitar players in both Bluegrass and Country Music, it's always fairly easy to fill a 2-hour program.  

On Tuesday, we included a whole 30 minute set full of songs with one common element:  each had the word "guitar" in the title.  We also put a little bit of a spotlight on a couple of mighty fine guitar pickers:  Hank Snow, Tony Rice, Jerry Reed, and Don Rich.  

If you got a chance to tune in this morning, thanks!  If not, be sure to join me on Sunday afternoon from 4-7PM for another edition of our Bluegrass Cafe!

Enjoy the week!

Amy




SONG                                 PERFORMER                        ALBUM                            LABEL
D-18 Song (Thank You, Mr. Martin)
Norman Blake & Tony Rice
Blake & Rice 2
Rounder
I Miss You Old Friend
Heather Berry & Tony Mabe
The Heather Berry & Tony Mabe Show
Mountain Fever Records
This Old Martin Box
Blue Moon Rising
On The Rise
Lonesome Day Records
Twelfth Street Rag
Hank Snow
Hank Snow’s Country Guitar
RCA
Rainbow Boogie
Hank Snow
Hank Snow’s Country Guitar
RCA
Music Makin’ Mama From Memphis
Hank Snow
The Essential Hank Snow
RCA
Wildwood Flower
Carter Family
Anchored In Love
Rounder
Luther Played The Boogie
Johnny Cash
American Music Legends
Cracker Barrel
Tennessee Flat Top Box
Darin & Brooke Aldridge
Snapshots
Mountain Home
Me And My Guitar
Tony Rice
Night Flyer
Sugar Hill
Dusty Miller
Bryan Sutton with Tony Rice
Not Too Far From The Tree
Sugar Hill
Greenlight On The Southern
Tony Rice
Bluegrass Class Of 1990
Rounder
Church Street Blues
Bryan Sutton with Tim O’Brien
Almost Live
Sugar Hill
Pickie, Pickie, Pickie
Jerry Reed
Lord, Mr. Ford
RCA
Swarmin’
Jerry Reed
Jerry Reed Explores Guitar Country
RCA
Lord, Mr. Ford
Jerry Reed
Lord, Mr. Ford
RCA
Gonna Lay Down My Old Guitar
Delmore Brothers
The Delmore Brothers, 1933-1935
JSP Records
Grandpa Get Your Guitar
Seldom Scene
Like We Used To Be
Sugar Hill
Round Hole Guitar
Don Rich & the Buckaroos
Country Pickin’
Sundazed
Vern’s Guitar
Gibson Brothers
Bona Fide
Sugar Hill
Daddy Frank (The Guitar Man)
Merle Haggard
Vintage Collections
Capitol
Amigo’s Guitar
Kitty Wells
Greatest Hits & Favorites
Golden Stars
Lefty’s Old Guitar
J.D. Crowe & the New South
Lefty’s Old Guitar
Rounder
Long-Legged Guitar Pickin’ Man
Johnny Cash & June Carter
At Folsom Prison
Columbia Legacy
Second Fiddle To An Old Guitar
Jean Shepard
Opry Country Classics, Volume 2
Opry Music
Buck’s Polka
Buck Owens & His Buckaroos
The Instrumental Hits Of Buck Owens & His Buckaroos
Sundazed
The Happy-Go-Lucky Polka
Don Rich & the Buckaroos
Country Pickin’
Sundazed
Freight Train
Chet Atkins
Guitar Country
RCA
Chet Atkins’ Hand
Statler Brothers
Years Ago
Mercury
Soldier’s Joy
Doc Watson & David Grisman
Doc & Dawg
Acoustic Disc
Flat Tops A Pickin’
Reno & Harrell
35 Years Of The Best In Bluegrass
Rebel
Washington And Lee Fling
The Pike Family & the Pine Hill Ranchers
To Warm And Comfort You
Rebel
Goin’ Up Caney
James Alan Shelton
Road To Coeburn
Copper Creek
Back Up And Push
Wyatt Rice
New Market Gap
Rounder
The Sugarfoot Rag
Hot Rize
In Concert
Flying Fish