Sunday, August 18, 2019

"Bluegrass Cafe" playlist - 8/18/2019

During Sunday's Bluegrass Cafe, we shared some new music, gave away a CD, and remembered a Country Music Legend on what would have been his 90th birthday.  Hope you were able to join us!  


Happy Birthday to Buck Owens!
(shown here with his classic grouping of Buckaroos, circa mid-1960s).
At the center of the program was a 12-song salute to Buck Owens -- a Country Music Hall of Famer who would have turned 90-years-old on August 12th.  Buck must have been a favorite of a whole lot of Bluegrass performers, as over the years, many of his songs have been recorded in a Bluegrass style.  In addition to hearing covers of Buck tunes, we also had two selections from Buck himself, one of which was a track from his 1971 "Bluegrass" album:  "Ruby And Other Bluegrass Specials."  

Newer music hit our WHUS airwaves on Sunday, too, as we played a couple of tunes from a new EP by 2019 Bluegrass Hall of Famer Bill Emerson (with his son, Billy Emerson):  "414."  Other new music played came from the Chuck Wagon Gang, Backline, Blue Highway, and the Songs From The Road Band.

Hope you were able to join us this week, but if not, you'll have another chance to listen next Sunday, 4-7PM.

Enjoy the week!

Amy O.

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

  • Katy Hill / Del McCoury Band / RockyGrass / Blue Planet
  • Come And Sit By The River / Country Gentlemen / The Sugar Hill Years / Sugar Hill
  • Copper Kettle / Country Gentlemen / 25 Years / Rebel
  • There's A Star Spangled Banner / Charlie Waller & the Country Gentlemen / Songs Of The American Spirit / Pinecastle
  • Teach Your Children / Bill Emerson with Charlie Waller / Reunion / Webco
  • The Gunfighter's Lament / Bill Emerson with Pete Goble / Reunion / Webco
  • Love You In Vain / Alison Krauss & Union Station / Two Highways / Rounder
  • Goin' To The Dance / Chris Warner with Tom Adams / Goin' To The Dance / Patuxent Music
  • Seven Or Eleven / Patuxent Partners / Seven Or Eleven / Patuxent Music
  • I'll Go Steppin' / U.S. Navy Band Country Current / Live / Department of Defense
  • Cruel Love / Reno & Smiley / Good Old Country Ballads / King
  • Don't Let Your Deal Go Down / Earls Of Leicester / Live At The CMA Theater At The Country Music Hall Of Fame / Rounder
  • Thirty Years Of Farming / James King / Thirty Years Of Farming / Rounder
  • I Wish You Knew / Jim & Jesse / Bean Blossom / MCA
  • Trust Each Other / Stanley Brothers / Selected Cuts, 1956-1959 / JSP Records
  • Sunrise / Sam Bush & Bela Fleck / Epilogue:  A Tribute To John Duffey / Smithsonian Folkways
  • The Light In Carter Stanley's Eyes / Peter Rowan / The Light In Carter Stanley's Eyes / Rebel
  • Maybe You Will Change Your Mind / Reno & Smiley / Good Old Country Ballads / King
  • Leaving California / Bill Emerson & Billy Emerson / 414 / AcoustiGrass Records
  • Good 'Cause I'm Gone / Backline / Salem Town / Mountain Fever Records
  • Wood Chuckin' / Songs From The Road Band / Waiting On A Ride / Lucks Dumpy Toad Records
  • There's No Depression In Heaven / Chuck Wagon Gang / No Depression In Heaven:  The Gospel Songs Of The Carter Family / Mountain Home
  • Ain't No Better, Ain't No Worse / Blue Highway / Somewhere Far Away / Rounder
  • A Face In The Crowd / Bill Emerson & Billy Emerson / 414 / AcoustiGrass Records
  • Ruby (Are You Mad) / Buck Owens & His Buckaroos / Ruby And Other Bluegrass Specials / Sundazed [Buck Owens birthday, 8/12/1929]
  • My Heart Skips A Beat / Lynn Morris Band / The Lynn Morris Band / Rounder [Buck Owens birthday, 8/12/1929]
  • Sweet Rosie Jones / Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver / Never Walk Away / Sugar Hill [Buck Owens birthday, 8/12/1929]
  • Tall Dark Stranger / Virginia Squires / The Best Of The Virginia Squires / Rebel [Buck Owens birthday, 8/12/1929]
  • You're For Me / Amy Gallatin & Stillwaters / Phoenix / Happy Appy Records [Buck Owens birthday, 8/12/1929]
  • Together Again / Chris Hillman & Herb Pedersen / At Edwards Barn / Rounder [Buck Owens birthday, 8/12/1929]
  • Foolin' Around / Jim & Jesse McReynolds / Our Kind Of Country / Pinecastle [Buck Owens birthday, 8/12/1929]
  • I'll Love You Forever And Ever / Darren Beachley & the Legends Of The Potomac / Take Off / Patuxent Music [Buck Owens birthday, 8/12/1929]
  • There Goes My Love / Johnson Mountain Boys / Blue Diamond / Rounder [Buck Owens birthday, 8/12/1929]
  • Open Up Your Heart / Terry Baucom with the Gibson Brothers / In A Groove / JohnBoy & Billy, Inc. [Buck Owens birthday, 8/12/1929]
  • It Takes People Like You / Feinberg Brothers / Party For One / Cabinwood Music [Buck Owens birthday, 8/12/1929]
  • I Don't Care (Just As Long As You Love Me) / Buck Owens / 21 #1 Hits:  The Ultimate Collection / Rhino [Buck Owens birthday, 8/12/1929]
  • The Ballad Of Buck And Don / Feller & Hill / Here Come Feller And Hill...Again! / Blue Circle Records
  • Dollar Bill Blues / Blue Moon Rising / After All This Time / Mountain Fever Records
  • Legend Of The Rebel Soldier / Country Gentlemen / Live In Japan / Rebel 
  • Milwaukee Blues / David Davis & the Warrior River Boys / Didn't He Ramble:  Songs Of Charlie Poole / Rounder
  • Lena / Frank Solivan & Dirty Kitchen / If You Can't Stand The Heat / Compass Records
  • Gotta Get You Near Me Blues / High Fidelity / Hills And Home / Rebel
  • When Our Lord Shall Come Again / Chuck Wagon Gang / No Depression In Heaven:  The Gospel Songs Of The Carter Family / Mountain Home
  • Don't Tune Him Out / The Whites / Gonna Sing, Gonna Shout:  Bluegrass Gospel From The Pen Of Rick Lang / Billy Blue Records
  • I Want To Know More About My Lord / Joe Mullins & the Radio Ramblers / For The Record / Billy Blue Records
  • Eternal Vacation / Dailey & Vincent / The Gospel Side Of Dailey & Vincent / Cracker Barrel [Buck Owens birthday, 8/12/1929]
  • I'm A Stranger / Mac Wiseman / The Chronological Mac Wiseman, 1951-1953 / Kipepeo Publishing
  • Get On That Road To Glory / Lester Flatt & Earl Scruggs / Father's Table Grace / MME
  • On The Jericho Road / David Davis & the Warrior River Boys / Retrospective:  Live 1984-2014 / Self-Produced
  • I Am Just A Pilgrim / Appalachian Road Show / Barry Abernathy & Darrell Webb Present Appalachian Road Show / Billy Blue Records
  • Black Mountain Blues / Johnson Mountain Boys / Requests / Rounder

Sunday, August 11, 2019

"Bluegrass Cafe" playlist - 8/11/2019

Sunday's Bluegrass Cafe was all about birthdays!  We celebrated Bluegrass Hall of Famer Jimmy Martin (born August 10, 1927), as well as Bluegrass performers and songwriters, Jake Landers (born August 14, 1938) and Aubrey Holt (born August 15, 1941).  What better way to celebrate the birthdays of these gents than by playing a whole lot of their music?  That's what we did.

The 2019 Podunk Bluegrass Festival has come and gone, and seemed like it worked very well in its new home at the Goshen Fairgrounds.  The show started with music from four of the Podunk performers, as well as two of the top 3 songs in the 2019 Podunk Songwriters Competition.  Congratulations to the winners -- First Place:  "Bear In The Barn" by Stan Keach; Second Pla
ce:  "Up On Little Round Top" by Stan Keach; Third Place:  "A Good Ole Fiddle Tune" by Kevin Hale.  

If all of this wasn't enough, we also debuted a few songs from the brand-new Blue Highway CD celebrating their 25th anniversary, "Somewhere Far Away."  

Hope you enjoyed the show!  Please consider joining me once again next Sunday afternoon, 4-7PM.  

Enjoy the week!

Amy O.



SONG / PERFORMER / ALBUM / LABEL 

  • Katy Hill / Del McCoury Band / RockyGrass / Blue Planet
  • The Cotton Farmer / Feinberg Brothers / The Feinberg Brothers / Cabinwood Music
  • Papa Wants To Go Back / Nothin' Fancy / Time Changes Everything / Mountain Fever Records
  • Dark Side Of The Mountain / Unspoken Tradition / Myths We Tell Our Young / Mountain Home
  • He Rambled / David Davis & the Warrior River Boys / Didn't He Ramble:  Songs Of Charlie Poole / Rounder
  • Bear In The Barn / Sandy River Ramblers / Home In The Heart Of Maine / Ayuh Records 
  • Up On Little Round Top / Stan Keach & Friends / Cry Of The Loon & Other Original Songs About Maine / Ayuh Records
  • Hit Parade Of Love / Jimmy Martin / You Don't Know My Mind / Rounder [Jimmy Martin birthday, 8/10/1927]
  • Boat Of Love / Bill Monroe & His Blue Grass Boys / Bill Monroe & HIs Blue Grass Boys / JSP Records [Jimmy Martin birthday, 8/10/1927]
  • I'd Rather Have America / Jimmy Martin & the Sunny Mountain Boys / Sunny Side Of The Mountain / Decca [Jimmy Martin birthday, 8/10/1927]
  • My Walkin' Shoes / Audie Blaylock / A Tribute To Jimmy Martin:  The King Of Bluegrass / Koch Records [Jimmy Martin birthday, 8/10/1927]
  • In The Pines / Bill Monroe & His Blue Grass Boys / Anthology / MCA [Jimmy Martin birthday, 8/10/1927]
  • Hold Whatcha Got / Jimmy Martin / The King Of Bluegrass /Audium [Jimmy Martin birthday, 8/10/1927]
  • The White Dove / Ralph Stanley & the Clinch Mountain Boys with Jimmy Martin / Live! At McClure / Rebel [Jimmy Martin birthday, 8/10/1927]
  • I Like To Hear 'Em Preach / Paul Williams / A Tribute To Jimmy Martin:  The King Of Bluegrass / Koch Records [Jimmy Martin birthday, 8/10/1927]
  • Sunny Side Of The Mountain / Jimmy Martin / You Don't Know My Mind / Rounder [Jimmy Martin birthday, 8/10/1927]
  • Both Ends Of The Train / Blue Highway / Somewhere Far Away / Rounder
  • Somewhere Far Away / Blue Highway / Somewhere Far Away / Rounder
  • I Can't Think Of One / Blue Highway / Somewhere Far Away / Rounder
  • My Night To Howl / The Boys From Indiana / Good Time Blues / Rebel [Aubrey Holt birthday, 8/15/1941]
  • Listen To My Hammer Ring / Longview / High Lonesome / Rounder [Aubrey Holt birthday, 8/15/1941]
  • Good Time Blues / Blue Highway / Wind To The West / Rebel [Aubrey Holt birthday, 8/15/1941]
  • Sad Wind Sighs / The Grascals with Vince Gill / Keep On Walkin' / Rounder [Aubrey Holt birthday, 8/15/1941]
  • Atlanta Is Burning / The Boys From Indiana / Good Time Blues / Rebel [Aubrey Holt birthday, 8/15/1941]
  • Secret Of The Waterfall / Country Gentlemen / The Award Winning Country Gentlemen / Rebel [Jake Landers birthday, 8/14/1938]
  • Your Heart Now Tells The Truth / Bear Bridge Band / One More Ride / Open Road [Jake Landers birthday, 8/14/1938]
  • Mountain Girl / Bluegrass Cardinals / Mountain Girl / BGC Records [Jake Landers birthday, 8/14/1938]
  • I Beg To You / James King / Lonesome And Then Some / Rounder [Jake Landers birthday, 8/14/1938]
  • Don't Wake Me / Bill Emerson with Red Allen / Reunion / Webco [Jake Landers birthday, 8/14/1938]
  • The Hard Times / Bobby Osborne & the Rocky Top X-Press / Try A Little Kindness / Rounder [Jake Landers birthday, 8/14/1938]
  • Walk Softly On My Heart / Bill Monroe / Anthology / MCA [Jake Landers birthday, 8/14/1938]
  • That's Why I'm Lonesome / Danny Paisley & the Southern Grass / That's Why I'm Lonesome / Patuxent Music
  • Blue Skies And Teardrops / Missy Werner Band / Three Kinds Of Lonesome / Self-Produced
  • Bacon In My Beans / Joe Mullins & the Radio Ramblers / For The Record / Billy Blue Records
  • What A Ways We've Come / Gibson Brothers / Red Letter Day / Sugar Hill
  • If That's The Way You Feel / Stanley Brothers / Selected Cuts, 1956-1959 / JSP Records
  • Devil On The Stump / Straight Drive / I'll Take A Page From Your Book / Cabinwood Music
  • Girl From The North Country / Steve Gulley / Epilogue:  A Tribute To John Duffey / Smithsonian Folkways
  • Get Me Gone / Balsam Range / Aeonic / Mountain Home
  • Henry Hill / Larry Sparks / New Moon Over My Shoulder / Rebel
  • Keep On Going / Big Country Bluegrass / Mountains, Mamas, And Memories / Rebel
  • Pray The Clouds Away / Jimmy Martin / This World Is Not My Home / MME
  • My Savior's Train / High Fidelity / Hills And Home / Rebel
  • Calling My Children / The Hot Flashes / The Hot Flashes Live / Happy Appy Records
  • He Lives In Me / Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver / He Lives In Me / Horizon Records
  • He Took Your Place / Lester Flatt & Earl Scruggs / Selected Sides, 1950-1952 / JSP Records
  • Touch Of God's Hand / Laurie Lewis & Kathy Kallick / Laurie & Kathy Sing Songs Of Vern & Ray / Spruce And Maple Music
  • Shouting In The Air / Johnson Mountain Boys / Let The Whole World Talk / Rounder
  • Don't You Wanna Go To Heaven / Dailey & Vincent / Singing From The Heart / Rounder
  • Goodbye / Jimmy Martin / This World Is Not My Home / MME
  • Black Mountain Blues / Johnson Mountain Boys / Requests / Rounder

Sunday, August 04, 2019

"Bluegrass Cafe" playlist - 8/4/2019

Sunday's show featured a set of music selected by my iPod, a "throwback" set including all music from long-playing records, and an interview with a performer who will be featured at this week's upcoming Podunk Bluegrass Festival.  Fun stuff!  Hope you were able to join us.

David Davis & the Warrior River Boys return to Connecticut to perform at Podunk on Saturday, August 10th, and we were delighted to welcome David in to the show around 5PM for a quick telephone chat.  In addition, both David and bandmate Stan Wilemon will be doing some workshops while at Podunk on Saturday, so be sure to check them out.  

As I was given a whole bunch of LPs earlier this week, I thought it might be fun to play some of them on the radio.  While I have been doing radio since 1988 -- a bit before the CD-era -- it has been a mighty long time since I programmed so many LPs on the air.  What a challenge!  Still, it was fun to play music from records by Bill Clifton, II Generation, Jim & Jesse, the Osborne Brothers, Bob Paisley & the Southern Grass, Lester Flatt & the Nashville Grass, and Jimmy Martin.  

Have a great week, and thanks for listening!

Amy O.




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

  • Katy Hill / Del McCoury Band / RockyGrass / Blue Planet
  • It Takes People Like You / Feinberg Brothers / Party For One / Cabinwood Music
  • All The Good Times Are Past And Gone / Jimmy Martin & the Sunny Mountain Boys / Good 'N' Country & Country Music Time / Jasmine
  • Hot Night In August / Gary Ferguson / I'm Really Leaving / Webco
  • I Don't Know What To Do / Warrior River Boys / New Beginnings / Rounder
  • He Rambled / David Davis & the Warrior River Boys / Didn't He Ramble:  Songs Of Charlie Poole / Rounder
  • Sweet Thang And Cisco / Lost & Found / A Ride Through The Country / Rebel
  • You'll Get No More Of Me / Lynn Morris Band / The Lynn Morris Band / Rounder
  • Another Day / High Fidelity / High Fidelity / Self-Produced
  • Banjo Special / Reno & Smiley / Early Years, 1951-1959 / Gusto
  • I Took Mama To The Opry / Valerie Smith & Liberty Pike / Small Town Heroes / Bell Buckle Records
  • The Hills Of My Home / Laurie Lewis / Earth & Sky--Songs Of Laurie Lewis / Rounder
  • My Cabin In Caroline / Lester Flatt & Earl Scruggs / The Complete Mercury Recordings / Mercury
  • Wait 'Til The Clouds Roll By / White Mountain Bluegrass / Oh So Many Years / WMB Records
  • Fuji Mountain Breakdown / Bluegrass 45 / Rebel Records:  35 Years Of The Best In Bluegrass / Rebel
  • I Washed My Hands In Muddy Water / Spinney Brothers / Tailor Made / Self-Produced
  • My Music Comes From Bill / Spinney Brothers / Tried And True / Mountain Fever Records [Allan Spinney birthday, 8/5/1965; Rick Spinney birthday, 8/5/1966]
  • Sweet Sunny South / David Davis & the Warrior River Boys / Didn't He Ramble:  Songs Of Charlie Poole / Rounder
  • Conversation with David Davis
  • Ramblin' Blues / David Davis & the Warrior River Boys / Didn't He Ramble:  Songs Of Charlie Poole / Rounder
  • March Winds / Bill Clifton / Carter Family Memorial Album / Starday
  • Sweet Little Miss Blue Eyes / Jim & Jesse & the Virginia Boys / Bluegrass Special / Epic
  • Sold Down The River / Bob Paisley & the Southern Grass / Bob Paisley & the Southern Grass / Rounder
  • God Watch And Chain / II Generation / Head Cleaner / Rebel
  • Big Spike Hammer / Osborne Brothers / Up This Hill And Down / Decca
  • The Bluebirds Are Singing For Me / Lester Flatt & the Nashville Grass / The Tennessee Mountain Bluegrass Festival / CMH
  • Durham's Bull / Lester Flatt & the Nashville Grass with Fiddlin' Ronnie Stewart / The Tennessee Mountain Bluegrass Festival / CMH
  • There's Better Times A' Coming / Jimmy Martin & the Sunny Mountain Boys / Sunny Side Of The Mountain / Decca
  • I Feel The Blues Moving In / Cash Staub / The Songs Of Del Done By Cash / Self-Produced
  • Beauty Of My Dreams / Del McCoury Band / Blue Side Of Town / Rounder
  • Over And Over / Nothin' Fancy / It's a Good Feeling / Mountain Fever Records
  • No Other Man / Feinberg Brothers / Party For One / Cabinwood Music
  • Force Of Nature / Unspoken Tradition / Myths We Tell Our Young / Mountain Home
  • Milwaukee Blues / David Davis & the Warrior River Boys / Didn't He Ramble:  Songs Of Charlie Poole / Rounder
  • Arkansas / Michael Cleveland / Tall Fiddler / Compass Records
  • Making Up Stories / Johnson Mountain Boys / Favorites / Rounder
  • It's Just A Road / The Boxcars / It's Just A Ride / Mountain Home
  • Get A Transfer / Nashville Bluegrass Band / The Boys Are Back In Town / Sugar Hill
  • It's Just Like Heaven / Country Gentlemen / The Sugar Hill Years / Sugar Hill
  • Lord Help Me Find My Way / Ralph Stanley II & the Clinch Mountain Boys / Ralph Stanley II & the Clinch Mountain Boys / Stanley Family Records
  • A Mountain To Climb / The Churchmen / A Mountain To Climb / Mountain Fever Records
  • All God's Children Sing / Jerry Salley / All God's Children's Sing / Very Jerry Records
  • Will He Wait A Little Longer / Stanley Brothers / 20th Century Masters / Mercury
  • You Can Go To Heaven / Mickey Galyean & Cullen's Bridge / Songs From The Blue Ridge / Rebel
  • Open Up The Window, Noah / Seldom Scene / Scene 20 / Sugar Hill
  • Lord Protect My Soul / Bill Monroe & His Blue Grass Boys / Bill Monroe & His Blue Grass Boys, 1950-1951 / JSP Records
  • Black Mountain Blues / Johnson Mountain Boys / Requests / Rounder

Monday, July 29, 2019

"Bluegrass Cafe" playlist - 7/28/2019

We are a touch late in posting the list for Sunday's Bluegrass Cafe, but better late than never...

Inspired by the reading of a "graphic novel" biography of the Carter Family, a full 75% of the songs presented during the program were Bluegrass versions of songs originally recorded by the Carter Family.  On August 1, 1927, A.P. Carter with his wife, Sara, and her cousin, Maybelle (who also happened to be A.P.'s sister-in-law) made their first recordings as a group in Bristol, Tennessee/Virginia, and the music world has never been the same.  A.P. was an occasional songwriter, but he is mainly known as being a "song catcher," and there's no doubt that many of the songs he "caught" have become Bluegrass standards.  The Carter Family has been honored with memberships in both the Country Music Hall of Fame, as well as the Bluegrass Music Hall of Fame, and there is no doubt that their music will be heard and performed for as long as traditional music is played.  


We also briefly mentioned the three newest members of the Bluegrass Music Hall of Fame, who will be inducted in September 2019:  Mike Auldridge, Bill Emerson, and the Kentucky Colonels.

Hope you were able to tune in to the show on Sunday, but if not, we'll be back with you again once more next Sunday afternoon, 4-7PM.

Have a great week!

Amy O.


SONG / PERFORMER / ALBUM / LABEL [Carter Family songs are RED]

  • Katy Hill / Del McCoury Band / RockyGrass / Blue Planet
  • The Storms Are On The Ocean / Carter Family / Anchored In Love:  Their Complete Victor Recordings, 1927-1928 / Rounder [recorded August 1, 1927]
  • Bury Me Beneath The Weeping Willow / Carter Family / Carter Family / RCA Country Legends / BMG Heritage [recorded August 1, 1927]
  • Foggy Mountain Top / Carter Family / The Carter Family / Sphere Records
  • Are You Tired Of Me, My Darlin' / Hot Rize / Untold Stories / Sugar Hill
  • Little Darlin' Pal(s) Of Mine / Missy Raines with Alison Brown, Todd Phillips, Mike Bub / Royal Traveller / Compass Records
  • Streamlined Cannonball / Bristol Boys / All Aboard With The Bristol Boys / Self-Produced
  • Dixie Darling / Case Brothers / Radio Album / Self-Produced
  • Gold Watch And Chain / Eddie & Martha Adcock / TwoGrass / Pinecastle
  • The Wandering Boy / Stanley Brothers / The Complete Columbia Stanley Brothers / Columbia Legacy
  • You've Been A Friend To Me / Price Sisters / A Heart Never Knows / Rebel
  • Darlin' Nellie Across The Sea / Bob Paisley & the Southern Grass / Live In Holland / Strictly Country Records
  • Little Annie / Longview / High Lonesome / Rounder
  • Worried Man Blues / Osborne Brothers / Class Of '96 / Pinecastle
  • Will You Miss Me / Ralph Stanley with Pam Tillis / Clinch Mountain Sweethearts / Rebel
  • Lonesome Old Homesick Blues / Lou Reid, Terry Baucom & Carolina / Carolina Blue / Webco
  • John Hardy / Country Gentlemen / On The Road...And More / Smithsonian Folkways
  • Keep On The Sunny Side / The Whites / O Brother, Where Art Thou? / Lost Highway Records
  • You Are My Flower / Lester Flatt & Earl Scruggs / Songs Of The Famous Carter Family / Columbia
  • The Waves On The Sea / Johnson Mountain Boys / Favorites / Rounder
  • Wabash Cannonball / Tennessee Mafia Jug Band / Screams From The Holler / Spring Fed Records
  • Clinch Mountain Home / Vern Williams Band / Bluegrass From The Gold Country / Rounder
  • Fifty Miles Of Elbow Room / Bear Bridge Band / Broken Hearts And Better Times / Open Road
  • Sun's Gonna Shine In My Back Door Someday / Lost & Found / Down On Sawmill Road / Rebel
  • I Wonder How The Old Folks Are At Home / Mac Wiseman / The Chronological Mac Wiseman, 1951-1953 / Kipepeo Recording
  • Jimmie Brown The Newsboy / Mac Wiseman / Time-Life's Treasury Of Bluegrass / Time Life
  • East Virginia Blues / Balsam Range / Trains I Missed / Mountain Home
  • My Native Home / Nashville Bluegrass Band / The Nashville Bluegrass Band / Rounder
  • My Little Home In Tennessee / IIIrd Tyme Out / Letter To Home / Rounder
  • Solid Gone / Doc Watson / Americana Master Series:  Best Of The Sugar Hill Years / Sugar Hill
  • I'm Thinking Tonight Of My Blue Eyes / Paul Williams / A Tribute To Jimmy Martin--The King Of Bluegrass / Koch Records
  • When The Roses Bloom In Dixieland / Tim & Mollie O'Brien / Take Me Back / Sugar Hill
  • Sad And Lonesome Day / Randy Waller & Lou Reid / Epilogue:  A Tribute To John Duffey / Smithsonian Folkways
  • Bring Back My Blue-Eyed Boy To Me / Straight Drive / I'll Take A Page From Your Book / Cabinwood Music
  • Wildwood Flower / Keith Whitley & Ricky Skaggs / Second Generation / Rebel
  • That's Just Lonesome / Feinberg Brothers / Party For One / Cabinwood Music
  • White House Blues / David Davis & the Warrior River Boys / Didn't He Ramble:  Songs Of Charlie Poole / Rounder
  • Nothing But Sky / Unspoken Tradition / Myths We Tell Our Young / Mountain Home
  • Train 45 / Feinberg Brothers / The Feinberg Brothers / Cabinwood Music
  • Ridin' The High Iron / Bill Emerson / Gold Plated Banjo / Rebel
  • I'm Working On A Building / Bill Monroe / Anthology / MCA
  • My Eyes Shall Be On Canaan's Land / Hammertowne / Pictures / Mountain Fever Records
  • These Men Of God / Country Gentlemen / On The Road...And More / Smithsonian Folkways
  • Green Pastures In The Sky / Larry Sparks / New Moon Over My Shoulder / Rebel
  • I Ain't Got Time / High Fidelity / High Fidelity / Self-Produced
  • Are You Lost In Sin / Jim & Jesse / Jim & Jesse, 1952-1955 / Bear Family Records
  • Let Us Travel, Travel On / Flashback / Foxhounds And Fiddles / Pinecastle
  • God Gave Noah The Rainbow Sign / Lester Flatt & Earl Scruggs / Foggy Mountain Gospel / Columbia
  • Where Shall I Be? / Bear Bridge Band / One More Ride / Open Road
  • Can The Circle Be Unbroken (Bye And Bye) / Carter Family / Can The Circle Be Unbroken / Columbia
  • Black Mountain Blues / Johnson Mountain Boys / Requests / Rounder


Sunday, July 21, 2019

"Bluegrass Cafe" playlist - 7/21/2019

With temperatures nearing 100 degrees over the last couple of days, it seemed smart to open up Sunday's Bluegrass Cafe with nearly a dozen-and-a-half "cold" songs.  Not sure if and of these tunes cooled anyone off, but it was fun to try.  :)  


This was a big week for new music.  We included selections from recently or soon-to-be-released recordings by Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver, Jason Barie, Hammertowne, Claybank, Michael Cleveland, and Ralph Stanley II & the Clinch Mountain Boys.  




Birthdays for July 21st were celebrated, as well.  We remembered Sara Carter (born July 21, 1898) with three Carter Family classics, as well as Bluegrass Hall of Famer, Bobby Hicks (born July 21, 1933).  

Hope you were able to tune in for Sunday's show, but if not, you'll get another chance next Sunday afternoon, 4-7PM.

Enjoy the week!

Amy O.



SONG / PERFORMER / ALBUM / LABEL 

  • Katy Hill / Del McCoury Band / RockyGrass / Blue Planet
  • Out In The Cold World / Bill Monroe & His Blue Grass Boys / Bill Monroe & HIs Blue Grass Boys, 1957-1958 / JSP Records
  • Colder And Colder / Volume Five / Voices / Mountain Fever Records
  • Cold Rails / Jeff Parker / Go Parker! / Lonesome Day Records
  • Cold Wind / Joe Val / Diamond Joe / Rounder
  • Love Grown Cold / Lynn Morris Band / The Bramble And The Rose / Rounder
  • Cold Lonesome Night / Chris Jones & the Night Drivers / Cloud Of Dust / Self-Produced
  • Cold And Windy Night / Johnson Mountain Boys / Requests / Rounder
  • Hot Corn, Cold Corn / David Grisman - Vince Gill - Herb Pedersen - Jim Buchanan - Emory Gordy, Jr. / Here Today / Rounder
  • Stone Cold Loneliness / Bluegrass Cardinals / Mountain Girl / BGC Records
  • Love Gone Cold / IIIrd Tyme Out / IIIrd Tyme Out / Rebel
  • Cold Cold Heart / Spinney Brothers / Going Home / Self-Produced
  • Cold Chill Of Gone / Cody Shuler & PIne Mountain Railroad / Cody Shuler & Pine Mountain Railroad / Steeltown Records
  • Cold Sheets Of Rain / Virginia Squires / The Best Of The Virginia Squires / Rebel
  • Cold In Carolina / Junior Sisk & Rambler's Choice / Poor Boy's Pleasure / Mountain Fever Records
  • The Cold Hard Facts / Jeff White / Right Beside You / Self-Produced
  • Cold Wind A Blowin' / Ronnie Bowman & Lou Reid / Epilogue:  A Tribute To John Duffey / Smithsonian Folkways
  • Rodger Young / Country Gentlemen / The Early Rebel Recordings, 1962-1971 / Rebel
  • Never Get To Hold You In My Arms Anymore / Reno & Smiley / Early Years, 1951-1959 / Gusto
  • Banjo Bop / Eddie Adcock / Vintage Banjo Jam / Patuxent Music
  • Let's / Country Gentlemen / The Early Rebel Recordings, 1962-1971 / Rebel
  • Living LIke There's No Tomorrow / Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver / Live In Prague Czech Republic / Billy Blue Records
  • Bad Tom Smith / Hammertowne / Pictures / Mountain Fever Records
  • 5-String Swing / Michael Cleveland / Tall Fiddler / Compass Records
  • Back To Dixie / Claybank / Road Signs & Highways / Mountain Fever Records
  • I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry / Jason Barie with Paul Williams & Del McCoury / Ramblin' Fiddler / Billy Blue Records
  • High Lonesome Sound / Michael Cleveland / Tall Fiddler / Compass Records
  • From Father To Son / Ralph Stanley II & the Clinch Mountain Boys / Lord Help Me Find The Way / Stanley Family Records
  • Keep On The Sunny Side / Carter Family / Anchored In Love, 1927-1928 / Rounder [Sara Carter born, 7/21/1898]
  • The Foggy Mountain Top / Carter Family / My Clinch Mountain Home, 1928-1929 / Rounder [Sara Carter born, 7/21/1898]
  • The Wildwood Flower / Carter Family / Anchored In Love, 1927-1928 / Rounder [Sara Carter born, 7/21/1898]
  • Cheyenne / Bill Monroe & His Blue Grass Boys / Bill Monroe & His Blue Grass Boys, 1954-1957 / JSP Records [Bobby HIcks born, 7/21/1933]
  • Lily Dale / Bobby Hicks / Fiddle Patch / Rounder [Bobby Hicks born, 7/21/1933]
  • Zuma Swing / Mark Kuykendall, Bobby Hicks & Asheville Bluegrass / Forever And A Day / Rebel [Bobby Hicks born, 7/21/1933]
  • Hi Dee Diddle / Feinberg Brothers / The Feinberg Brothers / Cabinwood Music
  • May I Sleep In Your Barn Tonight, Mister? / David Davis & the Warrior River Boys / Didn't He Ramble:  Songs Of Charlie Poole / Rounder
  • Honky Tonk Blues / Hot Flashes / The Hot Flashes Live / Happy Appy Records
  • Black Fly Time In Maine / Sandy River Ramblers / Home In The Heart Of Maine / Ayuh Records
  • I'll Go Steppin' Too / Lester Flatt & Earl Scruggs / Selected Cuts, 1952-1955 / JSP Records
  • Rock Hearts / Jimmy Martin / You Don't Know My Mind / Rounder
  • Fling Ding / Stanley Brothers / Selected Cuts, 1956-1959 / JSP Records
  • Hard Pressed / Hot Rize / 40th Anniversary Bash! / Ten In Hand Records
  • Gonna Sing, Gonna Shout / Claire Lynch / Gonna Sing, Gonna Shout:  Bluegrass Gospel From The Pen Of Rick Lang / Billy Blue Records
  • Will The Circle Be Unbroken? / High Fidelity / Hills And Home / Rebel
  • Show Me The Way / Big Country Bluegrass / Big Country Bluegrass / Hay Holler
  • How Can You Refuse Him Now / Rhonda Vincent & the Rage / Bluegrass Legends:  Live At The Ryman / Upper Management Music
  • I'll Live On / Lilly Brothers & Don Stover / What Will I Leave Behind / Rebel
  • Jesus On The Mainline / Dry Branch Fire Squad / Lord Help Me Find The Way / Stanley Family Records
  • River Of Jordan / Carter Family / Anchored In Love, 1927-1928 / Rounder
  • Home On The River / Gibson Brothers / They Called It Music / Compass Records
  • Black Mountain Blues / Johnson Mountain Boys / Requests / Rounder

Sunday, July 14, 2019

"Bluegrass Cafe" playlist - 7/14/2019

Happy 90th Birthday, Jesse McReynolds!
Sunday's Bluegrass Cafe featured a whole bunch of birthday celebrants, and at the top of the list was a living legend and member of the Bluegrass Music Hall of Fame:  Jesse McReynolds (born July 9, 1929).  Among the other folks who celebrated birthdays that we celebrated this week:  Rhonda Vincent, Mike Barber (a/k/a "The Third Gibson Brother"), Ricky Skaggs, Wayne Taylor, and banjo picker Richard Underwood who worked for many years with the Johnson Mountain Boys.  Happy Birthday wishes to all!

July 9th also marked the day of passing for an important midwest member of the Bluegrass community:  Bill Grant.  With the late Delia Bell, Grant made some fabulous recordings over the years, and we shared a couple of them on Sunday.

There was a bit of newer music to share during the program, too, with selections from the Seldom Scene, Dede Wyland, Carolina Blue, and Big Country Bluegrass, as well as a brand-new recording from resophonic guitar man, Roger Williams.  

Hope you enjoyed the show, and you are cordially invited to join me once again next Sunday from 4-7PM for another edition of our Bluegrass Cafe.

Have a good week!

Amy O.


SONG / PERFORMER / ALBUM / LABEL 

  • Katy Hill / Del McCoury Band / RockyGrass / Blue Planet
  • Cold On The Shoulder / Tony Rice / Hand-Picked:  25 Years Of Bluegrass On Rounder Records / Rounder
  • Cold Cold Heart / Jeff White / The White Album / Rounder
  • Cold Virginia Night / Ronnie Bowman / Cold Virginia Night / Rebel
  • Christmas Time Back Home / Country Gentlemen / The Early Rebel Recordings, 1962-1971 / Rebel
  • Thanks For The Trip To Paradise / Jim & Jesse McReynolds / Music Among Friends / Rounder [Jesse McReynolds born, 7/9/1929]
  • Hard Rock Bottom Of Your Heart / Charlie Sizemore Band / Good News / Rounder
  • Windy Mountain / Longview / High Lonesome / Rounder
  • Pitkin County Turnaround / Steve Martin / The Crow:  New Songs For The Five-String Banjo / Rounder
  • Country Side Of Heaven (Where The Bluegrass Music Flows) / White House / White House / Pinecastle
  • We'll Meet Again Sweetheart / Jim & Jesse McReynolds with Curly Seckler / Music Among Friends / Rounder [Jesse McReynolds born, 7/9/1929]
  • Everybody's Talkin' / Seldom Scene / Changes / Rounder
  • Every Time You Say Goodbye / Alison Krauss & Union Station / Hand-Picked:  25 Years Of Bluegrass On Rounder Records / Rounder
  • Monday Blues / Balsam Range / Five / Mountain Home
  • I'm Gonna Love You (Like There's No Tomorrow) / Peter Rowan & the Nashville Bluegrass Band / New Moon Rising / Sugar Hill
  • Rebels Ye Rest / Seldom Scene / Different Roads / Rebel
  • Is It True / Jim & Jesse / Jim & Jesse, 1952-1955 / Bear Family [Jesse McReynolds born, 7/9/1929]
  • New Partner Waltz / Jesse McReynolds & the Virginia Boys / New Horizons / Pinecastle [Jesse McReynolds born, 7/9/1929]
  • Bending The Rules / Jesse McReynolds / Bending The Rules / OMS Records [Jesse McReynolds born, 7/9/1929]
  • Newton Grove / Johnson Mountain Boys / Let The Whole World Talk / Rounder [Richard Underwood born, 7/14/1956]
  • Five Speed / Johnson Mountain Boys / Favorites / Rounder [Richard Underwood born, 7/14/1956]
  • Brand New Shade Of Blue / Junior Sisk / Brand New Shade Of Blue / Mountain Fever Records
  • Foggy Mountain Breakdown / Lester Flatt & Earl Scruggs / The Complete Mercury Recordings / Mercury
  • I'll Just Go Away / Dale Ann Bradley with Vince Gill / Dale Ann Bradley / Pinecastle
  • Sweetest Love / Stanley Brothers / Select Sides, 1949-1953 / JSP Records
  • Cannonball Yodel / Dede Wyland / Urge For Going / Patuxent Music
  • Slipped Disc / Roger Williams / I Know This Road / Happy Appy Records
  • Don't Go Down That Road / Roger Williams / I Know This Road / Happy Appy Records
  • Flame In My Heart / Bill Grant & Delia Bell / Dreaming / Rounder [Remembering Bill Grant:  May 9, 1929 - July 9, 2019]
  • Louisa / Bill Grant & Delia Bell / Dreaming / Rounder [Remembering Bill Grant:  May 9, 1929 - July 9, 2019]
  • Lost And I'll Never Find The Way / Ricky Skaggs / Bluegrass Class Of 1990 / Rounder [Ricky Skaggs born, 7/18/1954]
  • The Open Road / Gibson Brothers / Bona Fide / Sugar Hill [Mike Barber born, 7/13/1970]
  • Dirt Roads / Wayne Taylor & Appaloosa / Wayne Taylor & Appaloosa / Self-Produced [Wayne Taylor born, 7/18/1952]
  • Is The Grass Any Bluer (On The Other Side) / Rhonda Vincent & the Rage / In Concert, Volume One:  All The Rage / Upper Management Music [Rhonda Vincent born, 7/13/1962]
  • Milwaukee Blues / David Davis & the Warrior River Boys / Didn't He Ramble:  Songs Of Charlie Poole / Rounder
  • Cross My Broken Heart / Feinberg Brothers / Party For One / Cabinwood Music
  • Peacock Rag / Larry Sparks / New Moon Over My Shoulder / Rebel
  • Keep On Going / Big Country Bluegrass / Mountains, Mamas, And Memories / Rebel
  • If You're Ever Gonna Love Me / Roland White & Friends / A Tribute To The Kentucky Colonels / Mountain Home
  • Some Old Day / John Cowan / Epilogue:  A Tribute To John Duffey / Smithsonian Folkways
  • I Hear Bluegrass Calling Me / Carolina Blue / I Hear Bluegrass Calling Me / Pinecastle
  • Press On O' Pilgrim / Jim & Jesse & the Virginia Boys / Radio Shows / Rural Rhythm [Jesse McReynolds born, 7/9/1929]
  • Still Waters / Osborne Brothers / Way Down Deep In My Soul / Sugar Hill
  • I Am The Road / Hot Rize / When I'm Free / Ten In Hand Records
  • Are You Washed In The Blood / Country Gentlemen / The Early Rebel Recordings, 1962-1971 / Rebel
  • I Want To Live Like Christ My Savior / Reno & Smiley / Early Years, 1951-1959 / Gusto
  • God Is Watching / Rhonda Vincent / Taken / Upper Management Music [Rhonda Vincent born, 7/13/1962]
  • I'm On A Journey / Bear Bridge Band / One More Ride / Open Road
  • I Like To Hear 'Em Preach It / Jimmy Martin / The King Of Bluegrass / Audium
  • I Saw The Light / Bill Monroe / Anthology / MCA

Sunday, July 07, 2019

"Bluegrass Cafe" playlist - 7/7/2019

Ira & Charlie -- the greatest brother duo, ever
Sunday's Bluegrass Cafe featured music from several early July birthday celebrants, as well as several songs commemorating the 156th anniversary of the Battle of Gettysburg (July 1-3, 1865).  Our main focus on Sunday, though, was the birthday anniversary of Charlie Louvin (born July 7, 1927).  To that end, we shared nearly 30 songs which were either performed by the Louvin Brothers or written by the brothers, themselves.  We really don't need to have an "excuse" to play so many Bluegrass versions of songs from the Louvin Brothers' vast song catalog, but with Charlie's birth anniversary today, how could we possibly resist?  We didn't even bother trying...  :)

Hope you have had a wonderful long holiday weekend, and that you'll be sure to join us once again next Sunday afternoon, 4-7PM.

Have a great week!

Amy O.



SONG / PERFORMER / ALBUM / LABEL [Louvin Brothers' tunes are in RED]

  • Katy Hill / Del McCoury Band / RockyGrass / Blue Planet
  • Old John Burns / Rickey Wasson & Dwight McCall / God Didn't Choose Sides / Rural Rhythm
  • Up On Little Round Top / Stan Keach & Friends / Cry Of The Loon & Other Original Songs About Maine / Ayuh Records
  • The Legend Of Jennie Wade / Lonesome River Band / God Didn't Choose Sides / Rural Rhythm
  • Last Day At Gettysburg / Gary Ferguson / I'm Really Leaving / Webco
  • Follow The Leader / Jimmy Gaudreau / In Good Company / CMH [Jimmy Gaudreau born, 7/3/1946]
  • She's Gone, Gone, Gone / J.D. Crowe & the New South / Live In Japan / Rounder [Keith Whitley born, 7/1/1954]
  • No More The Moon Shines On Lorena / Everett Lilly / Everett Lilly & Everybody & Their Brother / Swift River Productions [Everett Lilly born, 7/1/1924]
  • Valley Of Peace / Charlie Monroe / Post War Country Classics / Cattle [Charlie Monroe born, 7/4/1903]
  • Ridin' That Midnight Train / Peter Rowan / The Light In Carter Stanley's Eyes / Rebel [Peter Rowan born, 7/4/1942]
  • Stars And Stripes Forever / John McEuen / String Wizards / Vanguard
  • Amelia Earhart's Last Flight / Country Gentlemen / Can't You Hear Me Callin' / Rebel 
  • Too Late To Say Goodbye / Mickey Galyean & Cullen's Bridge / Songs From The Blue Ridge / Rebel
  • Memories That We Shared / Johnson Mountain Boys / Let The Whole World Talk / Rounder
  • Frog On A Lily Pad / Karl Shiflett & Big Country Show / Take Me Back / Pinecastle
  • Longing For Home / Carolina Blue / I Hear Bluegrass Calling Me / Pinecastle
  • I'm Really Leaving / Larry Sparks / New Moon Over My Shoulder / Rebel
  • Down The Road / Lester Flatt & Earl Scruggs / Flatt And Scruggs At Carnegie Hall! / Koch Records
  • I Don't Believe You've Met My Baby / Louvin Brothers / The Family Who Prays:  26 Classic Tracks / Country Stars
  • Childish Love / Feller & Hill / Brothers And Heroes / Rural Rhythm
  • Give This Message To Your Heart / Larry Stephenson with Dailey & Vincent / 20th Anniversary / Pinecastle
  • I Can't Keep You In Love With Me / The Expedition Show / The Expedition Show / Mountain Fever Records
  • Hoping That You're Hoping / Charlie Louvin & Charles Whitstein / Hoping That You're Hoping / Copper Creek
  • Are You Missing Me / Jim & Jesse / Jim & Jesse, 1952-1955 / Bear Family
  • Tiny Broken Heart / Dan Tyminski / Carry Me Across The Mountain / Doobie Shea Records
  • When I Stop Dreaming / Louvin Brothers / Live At The New River Ranch / Copper Creek
  • My Baby's Gone / Jimmy Gaudreau's Bluegrass Unit / Live In Holland / Strictly Country Records
  • My Baby Came Back / Laurie Lewis & Tom Rozum / The Oak And The Laurel / Rounder
  • I Feel Better Now / Doyle Lawson & Paul Williams / Chapter 3 / Mountain Home
  • Are You Missing Me / David Parmley & Cardinal Tradition / David Parmley & Cardinal Tradition / DP & CD Records
  • Seven Year Blues / Longview / Longview / Rounder
  • You'll Forget / Darren Beachley & Legends Of The Potomac / Take Off / Patuxent Music
  • Are You Wasting My Time / Crowe & McLaughlin / Going Back / Rounder
  • You're Running Wild / Gibson Brothers / Underneath A Harvest Moon / Big Elm Records
  • I'm Gonna Love You One More Time / Special Consensus / The Trail Of Aching Hearts / Pinecastle
  • Knoxville Girl / Louvin Brothers / When I Stop Dreaming:  The Best Of The Louvin Brothers / Razor & Tie Records
  • 1500 Miles Away From Home / Feinberg Brothers / Party For One / Cabinwood Music
  • Drive Myself To Drinkin' / Po' Ramblin' Boys / Back To The Mountains / Randm Records
  • The Boatman / Seldom Scene / Dream Scene / Sugar Hill
  • Girl From The North Country / Steve Gulley / Epilogue:  A Tribute To John Duffey / Smithsonian Folkways
  • Bed Of Rose's / Tennessee Mafia Jug Band / Songs From The Holler / Spring Fed Records
  • I'm On My Way To The Old Home / Bill Monroe & His Blue Grass Boys / Bill Monroe & His Blue Grass Boys, 1950-1951 / JSP Records
  • Just Rehearsing / Louvin Brothers / Live At The New River Ranch / Copper Creek
  • I'll Never Go Back / David Peterson / Old Time Power / Self-Produced
  • You'll Meet Him In The Clouds / Bear Minimum / The Automobile Of Life / Open Road
  • Satan And The Saint / Malpass Brothers / The Malpass Brothers / Organic Records
  • There's A Higher Power / Kathy Kallick Band / Between The Hollow And The High-Rise / Live Oak Records
  • Born Again / Country Gentlemen / The Early Rebel Recordings, 1962-1971 / Rebel
  • Do You Live What You Preach / Joe Val & the New England Bluegrass Boys / One Morning In May / Rounder
  • Make Him A Soldier / Whitstein Brothers / Songs Of The Louvin Brothers / Rounder
  • The Sons And Daughters Of God / Corrina Rose Logston & Jeremy Stephens / Songs Of Home And Inspiration / Self-Produced
  • I Know What You're Talking About / Lynn Morris Band / Shape Of A Tear / Rounder
  • Black Mountain Blues / Johnson Mountain Boys / Requests / Rounder