Wednesday, January 10, 2018

"Bluegrass Cafe" playlist - 1/7/2018

Happy New Year!  For the first 2018 session of our Bluegrass Cafe, the show was all about celebrating the birthday of a Bluegrass and Country Music Hall of Famer (Earl Scruggs, born January 6, 1924), remembering the untimely passing of another Country Music Hall of Famer (Hank Williams, who died January 1, 1953), and honoring a few Bluegrass greats who passed in 2017 (among them:  Junior Barber, Dave Evans, Robert Fraker, Aubrey Holt, Pete Kuykendall, Curly Seckler).  

Hope you'll consider joining us once again this coming Sunday for another edition of our Bluegrass Cafe.

Enjoy the week!

Amy O.


SONG / PERFORMER / ALBUM / LABEL 

Prelude of Earl Scruggs music (3:45-4PM):

  • Flint Hill Special / David Talbot / Foggy Mountain Special:  A Bluegrass Tribute To Earl Scruggs / Rounder
  • Reuben / Jim Mills / Foggy Mountain Special:  A Bluegrass Tribute To Earl Scruggs / Rounder
  • Foggy Mountain Special / Ron Block / Foggy Mountain Special:  A Bluegrass Tribute To Earl Scruggs / Rounder
  • Randy Lynn Rag / Charlie Cushman / Foggy Mountain Special:  A Bluegrass Tribute To Earl Scruggs / Rounder
  • Sally Goodin / Larry Perkins / Foggy Mountain Special:  A Bluegrass Tribute To Earl Scruggs / Rounder

Bluegrass Cafe (4-7PM):  

  • Katy Hill / Del McCoury Band / RockyGrass / Blue Planet
  • Hot Corn, Cold Corn / Grisman-Gill-Pedersen-Buchanan-Gordy / Here Today / Rounder
  • To Warm And Comfort You / Pike Brothers & the Pine Hill Ranchers / To Warm And Comfort You / Rebel
  • Hot Foot / Karl Shiflett & Big Country Show / Take Me Back / Pinecastle
  • Hot Night In August / Gary Ferguson / I'm Really Leaving / Webco
  • Summer When You First Loved Me / Lonesome River Band / Head On Into Heartache / Mountain Home
  • Deep River / Livewire / Wired! / Rounder
  • Ain't Nobody Gonna Miss Me When I'm Gone / Jimmy Gaudreau (with Tony Rice Unit) / In Good Company / CMH
  • Can't Help But Wonder Where I'm Bound / Wyatt Rice & Santa Cruz / Picture In A Tear / Rounder
  • Corriella / Still Pickin' Trio / Reuben's Train / Self-Produced
  • Emotions / Reno & Smiley / Together Again / Rebel
  • Eating Out Of Your Hand / Longview / Deep In The Mountains / Rounder
  • Casey Jones / Feinberg Brothers / The Feinberg Brothers / Cabinwood Music
  • The Cat Came Back / Bill Harrell & the Virginians / The Cat Came Back / Rebel
  • Losing You / Jimmy Martin / The King Of Bluegrass / Universal
  • Drinkin' At The Waterhole / Stonewall Bluegrass / I Won't Be Troubled Anymore / Self-Produced
  • Move It On Over / Hank Williams / Hillbilly Hero / Proper 
  • Pan American / Seldom Scene / Different Roads / Rebel
  • 'Neath A Cold Gray Tomb Of Stone / Joe Val / Diamond Joe / Rounder
  • Singing Waterfall / Warrior River Boys / Sounds Like Home / Rounder
  • My Sweet Love Ain't Around / Rhonda Vincent / The Storm Still Rages / Rounder
  • Why Don't You Love Me / Hank Williams / Hillbilly Hero / Proper
  • You Win Again / Ralph Stanley with Melba Montgomery / Clinch Mountain Sweethearts / Rebel
  • Cold Cold Heart / Spinney Brothers / Going Home / Self-Produced
  • I'm Blue, I'm Lonesome / The Grascals with Hank Williams, Jr. / The Famous Lefty Flynn's / Rounder
  • I Saw The Light / Hank Williams / Hillbilly Hero / Proper
  • Afraid For What's Ahead / Bear Bridge Band / A Bear Bridge Sampler / Open Road
  • Love Will Make It Last / Dave Evans / High Waters / Rebel
  • Atlanta Is Burning / Boys From Indiana / Good Time Blues / Rebel
  • When I'm Gone / BearTracks / From The Hollow / AMT Records
  • I Am Weary (Let Me Rest) / Country Gentlemen / Folk Session Inside / Copper Creek
  • Lilacs, Lilies, And Roses / Bear Bridge Band / never recorded / no label
  • Doggone / Hot Rize / When I'm Free / Ten In Hand Records
  • Onwards / Mile Twelve / Onwards / Delores The Taurus Records
  • Poet With Wings / Volume Five / Milestones / Mountain Fever Records
  • Calamity Jane / Becky Buller with Rhonda Vincent / Crepe Paper Heart / Dark Shadow Recording
  • Fiddle And Banjo / Lester Flatt & Earl Scruggs / Flatt & Scruggs At Carnegie Hall / Koch Records
  • Foggy Mountain Breakdown / Lester Flatt & Earl Scruggs / The Complete Mercury Recordings / Mercury
  • Buck Creek Gal / Johnny Warren & Charlie Cushman with Earl Scruggs / A Tribute To Fiddlin' Paul Warren / Self-Produced
  • Shine Hallelujah Shine / Reno & Smiley with Bill Harrell & the Tennessee Cut-Ups / Together Again / Rebel
  • Listen To The Word Of God / Lonesome River Band / Carrying The Tradition / Rebel
  • Wait For The Light To Shine / Jim & Jesse / I Like The Old Time Way / Old Dominion Records
  • So Happy I'll Be / Bluegrass Album Band / Songs Of Flatt & Scruggs / Rounder
  • The Old Fashioned Preacher / Lester Flatt & Earl Scruggs / Father's Table Grace / MME
  • I'll Keep On Sailing / Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver / Just Over In Heaven / Sugar Hill
  • Will You Be Ready To Go Home? / Seldom Scene / Scene 20 / Sugar Hill
  • Blue Grass Twist / Johnson Mountain Boys / Requests / Rounder

Monday, January 01, 2018

"Bluegrass Cafe" playlist - 12/31/2017

Happy New Year!

As you likely know, the world of Bluegrass Music lost three fine figures during this week just past, including two members of the Bluegrass Music Hall of Fame.  Fortunately for us, all three of these performers lived long, musical lives:  fiddler Fletcher Bright was in his 80s, and Hall of Famers Miggie Lewis (of the Lewis Family) was 91 years old and Curly Seckler was 98.  Amazing.

Our primary focus for Sunday's show turned out to be the music of Curly Seckler.  It seems like Curly Seckler played music with just about everyone during his nearly 100 years of living including Charlie Monroe, Jim & Jesse, and the Stanley Brothers.  Of course, his most notable gig was providing the mandolin chop and singing some fine tenor harmonies to Lester Flatt with the Foggy Mountain Boys.  To that end, we shared a whole bunch of songs from those Flatt & Scruggs years, including several songs that were either written or co-written by Curly Seckler.  We also included selections from some of Curly's solo albums, his years with the Nashville Grass, and his guest performances on records by David Grisman and Larry Sparks.  If you would like to know more about the life of Curly Seckler, be sure to check out the fine 2016 biography of Curly Seckler (Foggy Mountain Troubadour:  The Life And Music Of Curly Seckler by Penny Parsons).  And, of course, keep listening to his music.  


We shared music from some favorite releases of 2017, too.  Among them were songs from the great Mac Wiseman autobiography-in-song collection called "I Sang The Song," Bobby Osborne, Ralph Stanley II & the Clinch Mountain Boys, Mile Twelve, Junior Sisk & Ramblers Choice, Big Country Bluegrass, Joe Mullins & the Radio Ramblers, Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver, and the Gibson Brothers, just to name a few. We look forward to hearing the new music of 2018, as well.

Thanks for listening to the program in 2017, and we sure hope you'll keep on tuning us in in 2018!  

Amy O.


SONG / PERFORMER / ALBUM / LABEL [2017 releases are listed in RED]

  • Katy Hill / Del McCoury Band / RockyGrass / Blue Planet
  • No Doubt About It / Lester Flatt & Earl Scruggs / Selected Cuts, 1955-1959 / JSP Records [Remembering Curly Seckler:  December 25, 1919 - December 27, 2017]
  • Two O'Clock / Fletcher Bright & Bill Evans / Fine Times At Fletcher's House / Native & Fine Records
  • The Gloryland Way / Lewis Family / Bluegrass Country Club / Thoroughbread Records
  • Bluegrass, Don't You Know / Curly Seckler with Larry Cordle / Bluegrass, Don't You Know / Copper Creek [Remembering Curly Seckler:  December 25, 1919 - December 27, 2017]
  • The Guitar / Sierra Hull & Justin Moses with Mac Wiseman / I Sang The Song / Mountain Fever Records
  • Westward Bound / Molly Rose Band / With All Due Respect / Patuxent Music
  • Young Heart Old Soul / Garrett Newton Band / Young Heart Old Soul / Pinecastle
  • Lost John / Kevin Prater Band / All I Ever Wanted / Patuxent Music
  • 'Tis Sweet To Be Remembered / Mac Wiseman with Alison Krauss / I Sang The Song / Mountain Fever Records
  • They Call The Wind Maria / Bobby Osborne / Original / Compass Records
  • Henry Brown / Ralph Stanley II & the Clinch Mountain Boys / Ralph Stanley II & the Clinch Mountain Boys / Stanley Family Records
  • The Girl I Love / Shannon Slaughter / Never Standing Still / Self-Produced
  • Sunny Side Of Town / Mile Twelve / Onwards / Delores The Taurus Records
  • Banjo Bop / Eddie Adcock / Vintage Banjo Jam / Patuxent Music
  • I'll Just Go Away / Dale Ann Bradley with Vince Gill / Dale Ann Bradley / Pinecastle
  • The Girl From River Run / Steve Martin & the Steep Canyon Rangers / The Long-Awaited Album / Rounder
  • Let 'Em Know I'm From Virginia / Big Country Bluegrass / Let Them Know I"m From Virginia / Rebel
  • The Night Flatt & Scruggs Played Carnegie Hall / Front Porch Philosophy / Very Jerry Records
  • I'll Never Shed Another Tear / Lester Flatt & Earl Scruggs / The Complete Mercury Recordings / Mercury [Remembering Curly Seckler:  December 25, 1919 - December 27, 2017]
  • Purple Heart / Jim & Jesse / Jim & Jesse, 1952-1955 / Bear Family [Remembering Curly Seckler:  December 25, 1919 - December 27, 2017]
  • No Mother Or Dad / Lester Flatt & Earl Scruggs / Selected Sides, 1948-1950 / JSP Records [Remembering Curly Seckler:  December 25, 1919 - December 27, 2017]
  • My Little Girl In Tennessee / Lester Flatt & Earl Scruggs / The Complete Mercury Recordings / Mercury [Remembering Curly Seckler:  December 25, 1919 - December 27, 2017]
  • Thinking About You / Lester Flatt & Earl Scruggs / Selected Sides, 1950-1952 / JSP Records [Remembering Curly Seckler:  December 25, 1919 - December 27, 2017]
  • I'll Go Steppin' Too / Lester Flatt & Earl Scruggs / Selected Sides, 1952-1955 / JSP Records [Remembering Curly Seckler:  December 25, 1919 - December 27, 2017]
  • We Can't Be Darlings Anymore / Lester Flatt & Earl Scruggs / Selected Sides, 1952-1955 / JSP Records [Remembering Curly Seckler:  December 25, 1919 - December 27, 2017]
  • Moonlight On My Cabin / Curly Seckler / Curly Seckler Sings Again / County [Remembering Curly Seckler:  December 25, 1919 - December 27, 2017]
  • My Long Journey Home / David Grisman with Doc Watson & Curly Seckler / Home Is Where The Heart Is / Rounder [Remembering Curly Seckler:  December 25, 1919 - December 27, 2017]
  • That Old Book Of Mine / Curly Seckler / Curly Seckler Sings Again / County [Remembering Curly Seckler:  December 25, 1919 - December 27, 2017]
  • Little Cabin Home On The Hill / David Grisman with Tony Rice & Curly Seckler / Home Is Where The Heart Is / Rounder [Remembering Curly Seckler:  December 25, 1919 - December 27, 2017]
  • China Grove My Hometown / Nashville Grass with Curly Seckler / China Grove My Hometown / Folkways [Remembering Curly Seckler:  December 25, 1919 - December 27, 2017]
  • Down In Caroline / Curly Seckler / Down In Caroline / Copper Creek [Remembering Curly Seckler:  December 25, 1919 - December 27, 2017]
  • No Doubt About It / Curly Seckler & the Nashville Grass / No Doubt About It / Revonah Records [Remembering Curly Seckler:  December 25, 1919 - December 27, 2017]
  • Building On Sand / Curly Seckler & the Nashville Grass / No Doubt About It / Revonah Records [Remembering Curly Seckler:  December 25, 1919 - December 27, 2017]
  • Foggy Mountain Special / Lester Flatt & Earl Scruggs / Selected Cuts, 1952-1955 / JSP Records [Remembering Curly Seckler:  December 25, 1919 - December 27, 2017]
  • You Can Feel It In Your Soul / Lester Flatt & Earl Scruggs / Selected Cuts, 1952-1955 / JSP Records [Remembering Curly Seckler:  December 25, 1919 - December 27, 2017]
  • The Last Old Shovel / Joe Mullins & the Radio Ramblers / The Story We Tell / Rebel
  • Old Swinging Bridge / Remington Ryde / A Storyteller's Memory / Pinecastle
  • Plenty Of Everything But You / Matt & George & Their Pleasant Valley Boys / Blue Grass Style / Self-Produced
  • Life To My Days / Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver / Life Is A Story / Mountain Home
  • I Don't Have The Want To Anymore / Mark Kuykendall, Bobby Hicks & Asheville Bluegrass / Forever And A Day / Rebel
  • You Always Come Back (To Hurting Me) / Chris Jones & the Night Drivers / Made To Move / Compass Records
  • Darling Do You Know Who Loves You / Junior Sisk & Ramblers Choice / The Mountains Are Calling Me Home / Mountain Fever Records
  • Tennessee Hound Dog / Feller & Hill / Brothers And Heroes / Rural Rhythm
  • I Found A Church Today / Gibson Brothers / In The Ground / Rounder
  • That's Where Glory Can Be Found / Flashback / Foxhounds And Fiddles / Pinecastle
  • I Stand Alone At God's Door / Lewis Family / Bluegrass Country Club / Thoroughbread Records
  • There's Gonna Be A Singing / Nashville Grass with Curly Seckler / There's Gonna Be a Singing! / CMH [Remembering Curly Seckler:  December 25, 1919 - December 27, 2017]
  • I'll Be Going To Heaven Sometime / Lester Flatt & Earl Scruggs / The Complete Mercury Recordings / Mercury [Remembering Curly Seckler:  December 25, 1919 - December 27, 2017]
  • Jesus Broke The Bonds / Carolina Blue / Sounds Of Kentucky Grass / Poor Mountain Records
  • Is There Room For Me? / Lester Flatt & Earl Scruggs / Selected Cuts, 1955-1959 / JSP Records [Remembering Curly Seckler:  December 25, 1919 - December 27, 2017]
  • I'm Gonna Sing, Sing, Sing / Larry Sparks with Jesse McReynolds & Curly Seckler / Lonesome And Then Some / Rebel [Remembering Curly Seckler:  December 25, 1919 - December 27, 2017]
  • Brother, I'm Getting Ready To Go / Curly Seckler with Larry Sparks / Bluegrass Dnn't Your Know / Copper Creek [Remembering Curly Seckler:  December 25, 1919 - December 27, 2017]
  • Auld Lang Syne / Tony Trischka / Glory Shone Syne / Glory Shone Around:  A Christmas Collection / Rounder

Sunday, December 10, 2017

"Bluegrass Cafe" playlist - 12/10/2017

Brand new Bluegrass Christmas music for 2017 from
Balsam Range
For the first time in three weeks, our Bluegrass Cafe ran a full three hours.  In short, we played a whole bunch of fine music, including classic favorites, selections from 2017 recordings, and a few Bluegrass Christmas songs.  Hope you got a chance to listen!

The plan is to have next week's radio show be hosted by Cathy Day with son Keegan.  I hope to join you for another Bluegrass Cafe on Christmas Eve from 4-7PM.  

In the meantime, enjoy the week!

Amy O.



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

  • Katy Hill / Del McCoury Band / RockyGrass / Blue Planet
  • Cabin On A Mountain / Vern Williams Band / Bluegrass From The Gold Country / Rounder [Vern Williams born, 12/10/1930]
  • Blue Trail Of Sorrow / Jeff White / Right Beside You / Self-Produced
  • Midnight On The Highway / Hot Rize / Hot Rize / Flying Fish
  • Thinkin' Of Home / Laurie Lewis & Kathy Kallick / Laurie & Kathy Sing The Songs Of Vern & Ray / Spruce & Maple Music
  • Christmas In The Blueridge [sic] / Lou Reid & Carolina / Rollin' On / KMA Records
  • Whistlin' Rufus / Stuart Duncan / Stuart Duncan / Rounder
  • You Can't Judge A Book By Its Cover / Mac Wiseman / Eight Classic Albums / Real Gone Music Company
  • Kiss An Angel Good Morning / Nothin' Fancy / It's A Good Feeling / Mountain Fever Records
  • The Cotton Farmer / Feinberg Brothers / The Feinberg Brothers / Cabinwood Music
  • Better In Days To Come / GrassRoutes / Bailey's Deal / Self-Produced
  • When We Were Barefoot Kids So Long Ago / Bluegrass Patriots / Through The Years...Favorite Songs And Requests / Red Feather
  • Rose Of Old Kentucky / Bill Monroe & His Blue Grass Boys / Bill Monroe & His Blue Grass Boys, 1940-1946 / JSP Records
  • From The Hollow / BearTracks / From The Hollow / AMT Records
  • Blue Grass Style / Matt & George & Their Pleasant Valley Boys / Blue Grass Style / Self-Produced
  • Standing Room Only / Crowe & McLaughlin / Going Back / Rounder
  • Lefty's Old Guitar / J.D. Crowe & the New South / Lefty's Old Guitar / Rounder
  • Don't You Call My Name / Dailey & Vincent / Dailey & Vincent / Rounder
  • Christmas Is Near / Stanley Brothers / Christmas Time's A-Comin' / Time Life
  • I'm Going Home, It's Christmas Time / Balsam Range / It's Christmas Time / Mountain Home
  • Winter Wonderland / Summer Brooke & the Mountain Faith Band / The Sounds Of Christmas / Mountain Fever Records
  • Christmas Doll / Reno & Smiley / The True Meaning Of Christmas / Gusto
  • Christmas Time In The Country / Carson Peters & Iron Mountain / single / Self-Produced
  • O Christmas Candle / Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver / Christmas Grass, Volume 2 / Koch Records
  • Bluegrass Christmas / McCoury Brothers / Christmas Time's A-Comin' / Time Life
  • A Daisy A Day / Lost & Found / Love, Lost & Found / Rebel [Remembering Dempsey Young (died 12/10/2006)]
  • No Longer A Sweetheart / Lost & Found / Classic Bluegrass / Rebel [Remembering Dempsey Young (died 12/10/2006)]
  • The Young Fisherwoman / John Duffey [Country Gentlemen] / John Duffey:  The Rebel Years, 1962-1977 / Rebel [Remembering John Duffey (died 12/10/1996)]
  • The Boatman / Seldom Scene / Dream Scene / Sugar Hill [Remembering John Duffey (died 12/10/1996)]
  • Frosty The Snowman / 5 For The Gospel / Christmas Time In Eastern Kentucky / Hay Holler 
  • Calamity Jane / Becky Buller with Rhonda Vincent / Crepe Paper Heart / Dark Shadow Recording
  • Flame In My Heart / Delia Bell & Bill Grant / Dreaming / Rounder
  • Five Speed / Johnson Mountain Boys / Working Close / Rounder
  • Frosty The Snowman / Mitch Harrell / Blue Ridge Mountain Christmas / Pinecastle
  • Highway / Gibson Brothers / In The Ground / Rounder
  • Late Last Night / Po' Ramblin' Boys / Back To The Mountains / Randm Records
  • Roll On Buddy, Roll On / Kevin Prater Band / All I Ever Wanted / Patuxent Music
  • Downtown Boogie / Eddie Adcock / Vintage Banjo Jam / Patuxent Music
  • Hobo's Time / Edgar Loudermilk / My Big Chance Tomorrow / Mountain Fever Records
  • Foggy Mountain Breakdown / Lester Flatt & Earl Scruggs / The Complete Mercury Recordings / Mercury [originally recorded 12/11/1949]
  • All The Ways I'm Gone / Chris Jones & the Night Drivers / Made To Move / Mountain Fever Records
  • The Old Home / Shady Creek / The Old Home / Self-Produced
  • You Don't Love God (If You Don't Love Your Neighbor) / Rhonda Vincent & the Rage / In Concert, Volume One:  All The Rage / Upper Management Music
  • The Friendly Beasts / Johnson Mountain Boys / O Christmas Tree / Rounder
  • Shoutin' On The Hills / America's Bluegrass Band / America's Favorite Hymns / Self-Produced
  • Old Roman Soldier / Spinney Brothers / Memories / Mountain Fever Records
  • Christmas Story / Nashville Bluegrass Band / Tinsel Tunes / Sugar Hill
  • When The Time Had Fully Come / Northern Lights / Can't Buy Your Way / Flying Fish
  • Bring Him Your Talents / Bluegrass Cardinals / Way Down Deep In My Soul / Sugar Hill
  • Precious Child / Tony Trischka with Dudley Connell & James King / Glory Shone Around:  A Christmas Collection / Rounder
  • Blue Grass Twist / Johnson Mountain Boys / Requests / Rounder

Wednesday, December 06, 2017

"Bluegrass Cafe" playlist - 12/3/2017 (plus, Cathy Day's shortened 11/26 playlist)

For the past two Sundays of our Bluegrass Cafe, we have had abbreviated broadcasts due primarily to UConn Basketball broadcasts.  This is not unusual this time of year, but we will do our best to inform you beforehand of when those preemptions will take place.  Thanks to Cathy and Keegan Day who waited around to present a shortened Bluegrass Cafe on November 26th.  Their playlist can be found by clicking here.

On the first Sunday of December, we started what would be our 21-song, 1:05 broadcast with a few Bluegrass Christmas selections.  We even included a brand-new-for-2017 tune for Christmas from Steve Martin & the Steep Canyon Rangers.  The rest of the show's playlist included several classic numbers, some gospel songs, a request, and a couple of selections from 2017 recordings.  

We hope to present a full three-hour show this coming Sunday afternoon at WHUS, so hope you can join me from 4-7PM on Sunday afternoon!  

Enjoy what's left of the week!

Amy O.


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

  • Katy Hill / Del McCoury Band / RockyGrass / Blue Planet
  • Christmas Time Back Home / Country Gentlemen / Christmas In The Mountains / Rebel
  • Strangest Christmas Yet / Steve Martin & the Steep Canyon Rangers / The Long-Awaited Album / Rounder
  • If We Make It Through December / Laurie Lewis & Tom Rozum / Winter's Grace / Signature Sounds
  • Bluegrass Express / Osborne Brothers / Once More, Volumes 1 & 2 / Sugar Hill
  • Sweetheart Of The Mountain / Mark Kuykendall, Bobby Hicks & Asheville Bluegrass / Down Memory Lane / Rebel
  • Mule Skinner Blues / Bill Monroe & His Blue Grass Boys / Bean Blossom / MCA
  • Tomorrow I'll Be Gone / Johnson Mountain Boys / Working Close / Rounder
  • Uncle Ned / Danny Paisley & the Southern Grass / Weary River / Patuxent Music
  • Bed Of Rose's / Tennessee Mafia Jug Band / Screams From The Holler / Spring Fed Records
  • Fool's Hill / Gibson Brothers / In The Ground / Rounder
  • Call My Soul / Mile Twelve / Onwards / Delores The Taurus Records
  • Beautiful Star Of Bethlehem / Stanley Brothers / All Bluegrass, All Gospel / Federal
  • Lord Have Mercy On My Soul / Lou Reid, Terry Baucom & Carolina /.Carolina Blue / Webco
  • Hold Fast To The Right / Mac Wiseman / Eight Classic Albums / Real Gone
  • Wings Of Angels / Jay Armsworthy / I Couldn't Make It Without Him / Blue Circle Records
  • The Fourth Man In The Fire / Dailey & Vincent / The Gospel Side Of Dailey & Vincent / Cracker Barrel
  • Brother, I'm Getting Ready To Go / Lester Flatt & Earl Scruggs / Father's Table Grace / MME
  • Ezekiel Saw The Wheel / Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver / A School Of Bluegrass / SSK
  • I'm Getting Ready To Leave This World / Cody Shuler & Pine Mountain Railroad / Pickin', Praisin' & Singin' -- Hymns From The Mountain / Rural Rhythm Christian
  • Blue Grass Twist / Johnson Mountain Boys / Requests / Rounder

Wednesday, November 22, 2017

"Bluegrass Cafe" playlist - 11/22/2017

On my way home from church on Sunday morning, a quick Facebook check alerted me that Country Music Hall of Famer Mel Tillis had died at the age of 85.  During his 50+ year career, Mel Tillis wrote more than 1,000 songs, several of which have been covered in the Bluegrass world.  Though he wasn't a Bluegrass performer, I knew I wanted to try to throw together a Mel Tillis remembrance for Sunday's show, but only had about an hour to figure out what to play.  Still, in that short amount of time, it was pretty simple to pull together thirteen fine songs from the Mel Tillis Songbook, twelve of which were written or co-written by Mel.  May he rest in peace.

We also shared a few songs from Ernie

Thacker
, a wonderful Bluegrass singer who learned some very sad news this week.  Read more about Ernie and his family's situation in this recent blog post from Bluegrass Today.  There are also several fundraising campaigns and events to raise money for Ernie's family.  Read more about one of them here.


The plan is for Cathy and Keegan Day to join you for this coming Sunday's Bluegrass Cafe.  Hope you can join them!  

Best wishes to all for a happy and blessed Thanksgiving!

Amy O.


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

  • Katy Hill / Del McCoury Band / RockyGrass / Blue Planet
  • I Don't Know What To Do / David Davis & the Warrior River Boys / Retrospective:  Live 1984-2004 / Davis Music
  • Waltz Across Texas / Johnson Mountain Boys / Requests / Rounder
  • Lonesome Valley / Bob Paisley & the Southern Grass / Live In Holland / Strictly Country
  • Your Love Is Dying / Reno & Smiley / On Stage / Copper Creek
  • The Leaves That Are Green / J.D. Crowe & the New South / Celebration Of Life / Skaggs Family Records
  • Muleskinner Blues / Bill Monroe & His Blue Grass Boys / Live At Mechanics Hall / Acoustic Disc
  • How Long Have I Been Waiting / Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver / The Original Band / Sugar Hill
  • Clinch Mountain Backstep / Ralph Stanley & the Clinch Mountain Boys / Ralph Stanley & the Clinch Mountain Boys, 1971-1973 / Rebel
  • Age / Bluegrass Album Band / The Bluegrass Album Band, Volume 4 / Rounder
  • The Old Home Place / The Dillards / There Is A Time (1963-70) / Vanguard
  • Sharecropper's Son / Ernie Thacker / The Stanley Tradition / Doobie Shea Records
  • Wild Horses / Ernie Thacker & Route 23 / Backbone Job / CrossCut Records
  • The Chill Of Lonesome / Ernie Thacker / The Chill Of Lonesome / Doobie Shea Records
  • Traveling The Highway Home / Ernie Thacker / The Stanley Tradition:  Songs About Our Savior / Doobie Shea Records
  • Congratulations Anyway / Steve Gulley & New Pinnacle / Time Won't Wait / Rural Rhythm
  • Santa Fe / Steve Martin & the Steep Canyon Rangers / The Long-Awaited Album / Rounder
  • I See A Heartbreak Comin' / Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver / Life Is A Story / Mountain Home
  • Good Woman Blues / IIIrd Tyme Out / Puttin' New Roots Down / Rebel [Remembering Mel Tillis (August 8, 1932 - November 19, 2017)]
  • You're Gonna Wonder About Me / Patuxent Partners / Seven Or Eleven / Patuxent Music [Remembering Mel Tillis (August 8, 1932 - November 19, 2017)]
  • The Violet And A Rose / Larry Stephenson / Everytime I Sing A Love Song / Webco [Remembering Mel Tillis (August 8, 1932 - November 19, 2017)]
  • I'm Tired / Ricky Skaggs / The Essential Ricky Skaggs / Sony [Remembering Mel Tillis (August 8, 1932 - November 19, 2017)]
  • I Could Have Gone Right / Joe Mullins & the Radio Ramblers / The Story We Tell / Rebel [Remembering Mel Tillis (August 8, 1932 - November 19, 2017)]
  • Tupelo County Jail / Nothin' Fancy / Album #7 / Pinecastle [Remembering Mel Tillis (August 8, 1932 - November 19, 2017)]
  • Ruby, Don't Take Your Love To Town / Statler Brothers / The World Of The Statler Brothers / Columbia [Remembering Mel Tillis (August 8, 1932 - November 19, 2017)]
  • Heart Over Mind / Jim & Jesse / Our Kind Of Country / Pinecastle [Remembering Mel Tillis (August 8, 1932 - November 19, 2017)]
  • Goodbye Wheeling / Lonesome River Band / Still Learning / Rural Rhythm [Remembering Mel Tillis (August 8, 1932 - November 19, 2017)]
  • There Must Be Another Way To Live / Red Allen & the Kentuckians / Lonesome And Blue / Rebel [Remembering Mel Tillis (August 8, 1932 - November 19, 2017)]
  • Honey (Open That Door) / Ricky Skaggs / Country Hits Bluegrass Style / Skaggs Family Records [Remembering Mel Tillis (August 8, 1932 - November 19, 2017)]
  • Matterhorn / Country Gentlemen / Can't You Hear Me Callin':  Early Classics, 1963-1969 / Rebel [Remembering Mel Tillis (August 8, 1932 - November 19, 2017)]
  • I Ain't Never / Mel Tillis / Classic Country, 1970-1974 / Time Life [Remembering Mel Tillis (August 8, 1932 - November 19, 2017)]
  • Why Don't You Tell Me So / Lester Flatt & Earl Scruggs / The Complete Mercury Sessions / Mercury
  • The Cold Hard Facts / Jeff White / Right Beside You / Self-Produced
  • Years Ago / Dailey & Vincent / Brothers From Different Mothers / Rebel
  • Bad Moon Rising / Seldom Scene / Dream Scene / Sugar Hill
  • You'll Get No More Of Me / Lynn Morris Band / The Lynn Morris Band / Rounder
  • Lights And Sirens / Hammertowne / Hillbilly Heroes / Mountain Fever Records
  • Don't Let Smokey Mountain Smoke Get In Your Eyes / Molly Rose Band / With All Due Respect / Patuxent Music
  • Sunny Side Of Town / Mile Twelve / Onwards / Delores The Taurus Records
  • On Boot Hill / Ralph Stanley II & the Clinch Mountain Boys / Ralph Stanley II & the Clinch Mountain Boys / Stanley Family Records
  • Wildwood Flower / Keith Whitley & Ricky Skaggs / Second Generation / Rebel
  • Thankful For Each Day / Junior Sisk & Ramblers Choice / The Heart Of A Song / Rebel
  • Count Your Blessings / Kathy Kallick [Laurie Lewis & Kathy Kallick] / Count Your Blessings / Live Oak Records
  • Shadow Of The Son / Still Pickin' Trio / Reuben's Train / Self-Produced
  • Can't Buy Your Way / Northern Lights / Can't Buy Your Way / Flying Fish
  • Little White Church / Nick Anderson & the Gospel Friends / Live At The Kitchen Table / Self-Produced
  • Eat At The Welcome Table / Bluegrass Patriots / Springtime In The Rockies / Copper Creek
  • Feast Here Tonight / Earl Scruggs, Doc Watson, Ricky Skaggs / The Three Pickers / Rounder
  • Blue Grass Twist / Johnson Mountain Boys / Requests / Rounder

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

"Bluegrass Cafe" playlist - 11/12/2017

In short, Sunday's Bluegrass Cafe included songs about Veterans, a couple of requests, and selections from several CDs we've recently received at WHUS.  Hope you got a chance to listen, but if not, be sure to enjoy the recap...  :)  

We'll be looking for you once more this coming Sunday -- 4-7PM.

Enjoy the week!

Amy O.



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

Preamble to show due to early ending of UConn Sports:


  • That High Lonesome Sound / Peter Rowan & the Nashville Bluegrass Band / Top Of The Hill Bluegrass / Sugar Hill
  • Greenville Trestle High / Doc Watson / Top Of The Hill Bluegrass / Sugar Hill
  • Long Gone / Lonesome River Band / Top Of The Hill Bluegrass / Sugar Hill
Bluegrass Cafe, proper:  
  • Katy Hill / Del McCoury Band / RockyGrass / Blue Planet
  • Cold November Rain / Bill Harrell & the Virginians / Classic Bluegrass / Rebel
  • Rambler's Blues / Laurel Canyon Ramblers / Top Of The Hill Bluegrass / Sugar Hill
  • The Old Homeplace Has Changed / Paul Adkins & the Borderline Band / Modern Times / Rebel
  • Talk To Me Lonesome Heart / Larry Stephenson with Connie Smith & Marty Stuart / 20th Anniversary / Pinecastle
  • Poison Love / Gene Wooten / Top Of The Hill Bluegrass / Sugar Hill
  • Why Baby Why / Karl Shiflett & Big Country Show / Sho Nuff Country! / Patuxent Music
  • Bluegrass Swing / Feinberg Brothers / The Feinberg Brothers / Cabinwood Music
  • Don't Sell Daddy Any More Whiskey / Joe Val / Diamond Joe / Rounder
  • Some Of These Days You're Gonna Be Sad / McCoury Brothers / The McCoury Brothers / Rounder
  • Just Wondering Why / Jim & Jesse / First Sounds:  The Capitol Years / Capitol
  • A Face In The Crowd / Larry Sparks / Bound To Ride / Rebel
  • Little Bessie / Country Gentlemen / Folk Songs And Bluegrass / Smithsonian Folkways
  • Hard Rock Bottom Of Your Heart / Charlie Sizemore / Good News / Rounder
  • Blue Skies And Teardrops / Lynn Morris Band / The Bramble And The Rose / Rounder
  • Tennessee Stud / Ricky Skaggs / Music To My Ears / Skaggs Family Records
  • Let's Part The Best Of Friends / Johnson Mountain Boys / Favorites / Rounder
  • Going To The West / Laura Orshaw / Songs Of Lost Yesterdays / Self-Produced
  • Get Along Home Cindy / Still Pickin' Trio / Reuben's Train / Self-Produced
  • Dooley / The Dillards / There Is A Time (1963-70) / Vanguard
  • The Darlin Boys / Rodney Dillard & the Dillard Band / I Wish Life Was Like Mayberry / Rural Rhythm
  • Mayberry / Randall Hylton / True Stories, Tall Tales And Lies / Copper Creek
  • Banjo In The Hollow / The Dillards / There Is A Time (1963-70) / Vanguard
  • Girl From River Run / Steve Martin & the Steep Canyon Rangers / The Long-Awaited Album / Rounder
  • Old Kentucky Home / Shannon Slaughter / Never Standing Still / Elite Circuit Records
  • Pain In My Heart / Bobby Atkins, Tony Mabe, Heather Berry / Just Some Old Songs We Like To Play And Sing / JIBA Productions
  • Leavin' / Remington Ryde / A Storyteller's Memory / Pinecastle
  • Friend And A Friend / Molly Tuttle / Rise / Compass Records
  • Next New Heartache / Brad Hudson / Next New Heartache / Pinecastle
  • Air Mail Special / Deer Creek Boys / Midnight & Dawn / Mountain Fever Records
  • I'm Comin' Back But I Don't Know When / David Grisman with Del McCoury / Home Is Where The Heart Is / Rounder
  • I'll Be There, Mary Dear / Joe Mullins & Junior Sisk / Hall Of Fame Bluegrass! / Rebel
  • He Walked All The Way Home / Blue Highway / Midnight Storm / Rounder
  • Down Where The River Bends / Ralph Stanley with Dwight Yoakam / Saturday Night & Sunday Morning / CRF Records
  • Mother's Prayer / Joe Val / Diamond Joe / Rounder
  • More Than A Name On A Wall / Dailey & Vincent / Dailey & Vincent / Rounder
  • Reveille Time In Heaven / Mac Wiseman / Bluegrass Hits And Heartsongs / Rebel
  • God Bless The Soldier / Rhonda Vincent / All American Bluegrass Girl / Rounder
  • Wildwood Flower / Carter Family / Anchored In Love / Rounder
  • Hard Pressed / Hot Rize / Traditional Ties / Sugar Hill
  • Uncle Ned / Danny Paisley & the Southern Grass / Weary River / Patuxent Music
  • I'll Take A Page From Your Book / Straight Drive / I'll Take A Page From Your Book / Cabinwood Music
  • Cotton Dice / Patuxent Partners / Seven Or Eleven / Patuxent Music
  • Two Fools / Bear Bridge Band / One More Ride / Open Road
  • Tennessee Hound Dog / Feller & Hill with Bobby Osborne / Brothers And Heroes / Rural Rhythm
  • Rocky Top / Osborne Brothers / Time-Life's Treasury Of Bluegrass / Time Life [recorded 11/16/1967]
  • Pray For The Boys / Lester Flatt & Earl Scruggs / Selected Cuts, 1952-1955 / JSP Records
  • I Hear My Savior Calling / Stanley Brothers / Selected Cuts, 1955-1956 / JSP Records
  • Stormy Waters / Jimmy Martin / Singing All Day And Dinner On The Ground / MME
  • Brother Have You Heard / Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver / Burden Bearer / Mountain Home
  • Highway To Heaven / Reno & Smiley / Early Years, 1951-1959 / King
  • That Home Above / Bill Monroe & His Blue Grass Boys / Bill Monroe & His Blue Grass Boys, 1940-1946 / JSP Records
  • Preaching Praying Singing / Country Gentlemen / Let The Light Shine Down / Rebel
  • Call His Name / Johnson Mountain Boys / Working Close / Rounder
  • Black Mountain Blues / Johnson Mountain Boys / Requests / Rounder

Wednesday, November 08, 2017

"Bluegrass Cafe" playlist - 11/5/2017

A little late in getting this posted, but still...better late than never.

A most excellent autobiography
from 80-year-old Whisperin' Bill
During Sunday's Bluegrass Cafe, we shared some newer music, some classic tunes, and this week, paid special Bluegrass tribute to an important member of the Country Music Hall of Fame, Whisperin' Bill Anderson.  Mr. Anderson came to fame as the songwriter of Ray Price's big 1958 hit, "City Lights."  After that, he was signed to a recording contract of his own, but throughout the decades, Bill Anderson has remained a well-recorded songwriter.  Our Bluegrass tribute in honor of Whisperin' Bill's 80th birthday (born November 1, 1937) consisted of fourteen Bluegrass covers, plus one song sung by ol' Bill, himself. 

 

There was a bit of newer music shared on the program, too.  To that end, we heard songs from the likes of the Grascals, Mark Kuykendall, Bobby Hicks & Asheville Bluegrass, the Darrell Webb Band, Shannon Slaughter, Big Country Bluegrass, the O'Connor Band with Mark O'Connor, Mike Barnett, and Steve Martin & the Steep Canyon Rangers.

Hope you all enjoy the rest of the week, and we will look for you again on Sunday afternoon, 4-7PM.

Amy O.


SONG / PERFORMER / ALBUM / LABEL
  • Katy Hill / Del McCoury Band / RockyGrass / Blue Planet
  • Daylight Savings Time / Grandpa Jones / An American Original / CMH
  • Log Cabin In The Lane / Lost & Found / It's About Time / Rebel
  • The Touch Of Time / Bill Emerson & Sweet Dixie / The Touch Of Time / Rural Rhythm
  • Time / Lou Reid & Carolina / Time / Lonesome Day Records
  • Time Changes Everything / Reno Brothers / Swing West / Pinecastle
  • I'll Go Stepping Too / Earls Of Leicester / The Earls Of Leicester / Rounder
  • Cabin Of Love / Bill Monroe & His Blue Grass Boys / Bill Monroe & His Blue Grass Boys, 1951-1954 / JSP Records
  • Standing Room Only (Outside Your Heart) / Stanley Brothers / Don't Cheat In Our Hometown / King
  • Bear Tracks / Jimmy Martin / Good 'N' Country & Country Music Time / Jasmine
  • Blue Ridge Cabin Home / Lester Flatt & Earl Scruggs / Selected Cuts, 1952-1955 / JSP Records
  • Slippin' Away / Bob Paisley & the Southern Grass / Live In Holland / Strictly Country [Bill Anderson birthday, 11/1/1937]
  • Amnesia / Del McCoury Band / The Streets Of Baltimore / McCoury Music [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]
  • Some Kind Of War / Joe Mullins & the Radio Ramblers / They're Playing My Song / Rebel [Bill Anderson birthday, 11/1/1937]
  • Must You Throw Dirt In My Face / Jim & Jesse / Jim & Jesse Saluting The Louvin Brothers / Columbia [Bill Anderson birthday, 11/1/1937]
  • I Don't Love You Anymore / Johnson Mountain Boys / Requests / Rounder [Bill Anderson birthday, 11/1/1937]
  • Cincinnati, Ohio / Osborne Brothers / Hillbilly Fever / CMH [Bill Anderson birthday, 11/1/1937]
  • She Took His Breath Away / James King / The Bluegrass Songwriter / Rounder [Bill Anderson birthday, 11/1/1937]
  • The Lord Knows I'm Drinking / Livewire / Where Roads Divide / Pinecastle [Bill Anderson birthday, 11/1/1937]
  • We Missed You / Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver / The Hard Game Of Love / Sugar Hill [Bill Anderson birthday, 11/1/1937]
  • Get A Little Dirt On Your Hands / Tony Holt & the Wildwood Valley Boys / Lost Highways & Treasured Memories / Old Heritage Records [Bill Anderson birthday, 11/1/1937]
  • Demons / The Grascals / Before Breakfast / Mountain Home [Bill Anderson birthday, 11/1/1937]
  • Saginaw, Michigan / James King / The Bluegrass Storyteller / Rounder [Bill Anderson birthday, 11/1/1937]
  • Once A Day / Pike Brothers & the Pine Hill Ranchers / The Pike Brothers & the Pine Hill Ranchers / Rebel [Bill Anderson birthday, 11/1/1937]
  • Bright Lights And Country Music / Bill Anderson / Grand Ole Opry Live Classics -- Hall Of Famers Live / Cracker Barrel [Bill Anderson birthday, 11/1/1937]
  • Where I'm Bound / Country Gentlemen / The Early Rebel Recordings, 1962-1971 / Rebel [Tom Paxton birthday, 10/31/1937]
  • So Danged Lonesome / Kathy Kallick Band / Foxhounds / Live Oak Records
  • Mary Jane, Won't You Be Mine / Mark Kuykendall, Bobby Hicks & Asheville Bluegrass / Forever And A Day / Rebel
  • We'll Be Sweethearts In Heaven / Mickey Galyean & Cullen's Bridge with James King / My Daddy's Grass / Rebel
  • A Long Row To Hoe / Blue Highway / Original Traditional / Rounder
  • If You're Thinking You Want A Stranger / Darrell Webb Band / Lover's Leap / Mountain Fever Records
  • This Is The Girl I Love / Shannon Slaugher / Never Standing Still / Self-Produced
  • The Old Crooked Trail / Big Country Bluegrass / Let 'Em Know I'm From Virginia / Rebel
  • You Can Take Your Time / The Boxcars / The Boxcars / Mountain Home
  • Gold Rush / O'Connor Band with Mark O'Connor / Live / OMAC Records
  • Ruby, Are You Mad At Your Man / O'Connor Band with Mark O'Connor / Coming Home / Rounder
  • Caroline / Steve Martin & the Steep Canyon Rangers / The Long-Awaited Album / Rounder
  • Fiddle Patch / Mike Barnett with Bobby Hicks / Portraits In Fiddles / Compass Records
  • What A Wonderful Savior Is He / Gibson Brothers / Brotherhood / Rounder
  • How I Miss My Darling Mother / Reno & Smiley / 16 Greatest Gospel Hits / King
  • Gospel Plow / Nashville Bluegrass Band / To Be His Child / Rounder
  • Journey To My Savior's Side / Missy Werner Band / Three Kinds Of Lonesome / Self-Produced
  • Old Satan / Jim Eanes / In His Arms / Rebel
  • Church At The Foot Of The Hill / White Mountain Bluegrass / Aragon Mill / Strictly Country
  • Stacking Up The Rocks / Balsam Range / Five / Mountain Home
  • Place On Cavalry / Dailey & Vincent / Dailey & Vincent / Rounder
  • Blue Grass Twist / Johnson Mountain Boys / Requests / Rounder