Sunday, February 07, 2016

Playlist - 2/7/2016

Hi Folks.

Today I just cut loose with a steady stream of some of my favorite unequivocal bluegrass music.  It tended to favor more classic material, but there was a fair representation of recent material as well.

I along with many folks will be at Joe Val in Framingham MA next weekend.  While I hope to see you there, if you are not able to attend, be sure to tune in next Sunday when Amy will make the banjos and fiddles ring on the next Bluegrass Cafe.


Jim Beaver




Artist / Song / Album / Label

  • The Johnson Mountain Boys / Black-Eyed Suzie / Requests / Rounder
  • The Lilly Brothers & Don Stover / Bring Back My Blue Eyed Boy / Early Recordings / Rebel
  • Ruben & Matt and the Truffle Valley Boys / Nashville Jail / One Thing To Tell / LPB
  • Alex Leach, Tom Isaacs, Larry Gillis / Jealous Lover / The Bucket List Vol. 1 / Tinman
  • Tommy Faile / Brown Mountain Light / The Songs Of Scott Wiseman / Mar-Lu
  • Windy Hill / My Little Darlin's Shoes / Lonesome Garbage Man / Self-released
  • Kathy Kallick Band / Banjo Pickin' Girl / Foxhounds / Live Oak
  • Delia Bell and Bill Grant / That Beautiful Woman / Good Woman Blues / Old Homestead
  • Marteka and William / Rambling Gambler / The Sounds Of A Tradition / Self-released
  • Bill Emerson / Home of the Red Fox / Home Of The Red Fox / Rebel
  • Sammy Adkins & the Sandy Hook Mountain Boys / I'll Never Grow Tired Of You / Tribute To Keith Whitley / Crosscut
  • Don Stover / Valley of Peace / Things in Life / Rounder
  • The Feinberg Brothers / The Cotton Farmer / The Feinberg Brothers / Cabinwood 
  • Dry Branch Fire Squad / Jesus on the Mainline (Live) / Live At the Newburyport Firehouse / Rounder 
  • Karl Shiflett and Big Country Show / Darling Don't Say Goodbye / Collectors Series Volume One / Self-released
  • Bluegrass Etc / Home Is Where The Heart Is / Home Is Where The Heart Is / Tricopolis
  • The Legendary Briarhoppers / Theme: Wait Till the Sun Shines Nellie / The Legendary Briarhoppers / Lamon
  • The Legendary Briarhoppers / Smiling To Hide A Broken Heart / The Legendary Briarhoppers / Lamon
  • The Doug Dillard Band / Never See My Home Again / Heartbreak Hotel / New Rounder
  • The Jackson Brothers & Edd Wolford / Takes A Worried Man / Voice of Time: The Ed May Tapes / Self-released
  • The Bear Bridge Band / Two Fools / One More Ride / Open Road
  • Monroe Fields with Carl Sauceman and the Green Valley Boys / Shackles And Chains / 1950s-60s Broadcasts / Patuxent
  • Larry Efaw and the Bluegrass Mountaineers / Broken Heart and a Worried Mind / She Left Me Standing On a Mountain / Blue Circle 
  • The Earls Of Leicester / Big Black Train / The Earls of Leicester / Rounder
  • The Stanley Brothers / Stanleys' Theme, He Went To Sleep & The Hogs Eat Him / Radio Series Volume Two / Wango
  • The Stanley Brothers / Weeping Willow, The Long Black Veil / Radio Series Volume Two / Wango
  • The Basement Band / Armadillo Breakdown, Walk Softly, Does It Have To End This Way / Radio Series Volume Two / Wango
  • The Gillis Brothers / Theme...Fire On The Banjo, Nobody's Business, Memory Of Your Smile, Next Sunday Darlin' Is My Birthday / Radio Series Volume Two / Wango
  • Alex Leach / Mountain Heartache / Mountain Heartache / Self-released
  • The Dillards / Deulin' Banjo / Back Porch Bluegrass / Rhino Elektra
  • Mac Martin & The Dixie Travelers / Francis Lee / Goin’ Down the Country / Rural Rhythm
  • Mac Martin & The Dixie Travelers / Katie Kline / Goin’ Down the Country / Rural Rhythm
  • The Buckstankle Boys / Swing On The Golden Gate / Round Peak Home / Self-released
  • The South Carolina Broadcasters / Backstep Cindy / Tell Me Truly / John Boy & Billy
  • The South Carolina Broadcasters / Silence or Tears / Tell Me Truly / John Boy & Billy
  • Buzz Busby / Lost / GOING HOME / Starday
  • Bear Minimum / Will You Wait for Me / The Automobile Of Life / Open Road
  • Spencer Branch / Rest for the Wicked / Ashe County Outlaws / Self-released
  • Dave Evans and Riverbend / When The Snow Falls On My Foggy Mountain Home / The Vetco Sessions / Vetco
  • Dave Evans and Riverbend / This Train Carried My Girl From Tennessee / The Vetco Sessions / Vetco
  • Dave Evans & Riverbend / Highway 52 / The Vetco Sessions / Vetco
  • Kenny Baker & Bobby Hicks / Tallahassee / Darkness On the Delta / County Records
  • Lost & Found / Brown Hill / Classic Bluegrass / Rebel
  • Christopher Henry / I'm Gonna Wait On Jesus / I'm Gonna Wait On Jesus / Self-Produced
  • The Johnson Mountain Boys / Daniel Prayed / At the Old School House / Rounder
  • Jimmie Williams & Red Ellis / Backslider / Classic Bluegrass Gospel / B.A.C.M
  • The Spinney Brothers / I'm Wanna Walk With Jesus / Tried & True / Mountain Fever 
  • Lilly Brothers & Don Stover / Riding On My Saviour's Train / Early Recordings / Rebel Records
  • David Peterson / Old Time Power / Old Time Power / Self-Produced
  • The Gibson Brothers / I Have Found the Way / Brotherhood / Rounder
  • Mickey Galyean & Cullen's Bridge / Kneel Down / Rollin' With Tradition / Galyean Family
  • The Bear Bridge Band / That Glory Bound Train / Broken Hearts & Better Times / Open Road
  • The South Carolina Broadcasters / Take Me in Your Lifeboat / A Thousand Miles Away from Home / Stripe Records
  • Fred Etheridge with Nick Anderson & Mark Doyle / Walking in a Dream / Pickin' And Singin' / Self-released


Monday, February 01, 2016

WHUS "Bluegrass Cafe" playlist - 1/31/2016

In short, Sunday's show included a few songs celebrating Martin guitars (in honor of C.F. Martin's birthday on January 31st), as well as birthday songs for Del McCoury, Tom Gray, David Parmley, Jason Carter, and Becky Buller.  Also, we took some inspiration from seeing the cover of the February 2016 issue of Bluegrass Unlimited.  The cover photo and feature article's subject is the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band's 50 years in the music business, and no article about this legendary band can be complete without mentioning their seminal work, the 3-record set:  "Will The Circle Be Unbroken."  We included music from that collection released in 1972, as well as songs from the two other "Circle" records that followed in 1989 and 2002.  

Hope you enjoyed the show, and that's you'll be sure to join Jim next Sunday for another Bluegrass Cafe.

Have a good week!

Amy



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

  • Katy Hill / Del McCoury Band / RockyGrass / Blue Planet
  • D-18 Song (Thank You, Mr. Martin) / Norman Blake & Tony Rice / Norman Blake & Tony 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
  • Don't Get Above Your Raising / Lester Flatt & Earl Scruggs / The Essential Earl Scruggs / Columbia Legacy
  • Just Wondering Why / Jim & Jesse / Jim & Jesse, 1952-1955 / Bear Family
  • My Walking Shoes / J.D. Crowe, Doyle Lawson, Paul Williams / Standing Tall And Tough / Mountain Home
  • Breaking Up Is Hard To Do / Michelle Canning / The Flower And The Serpent / Self-Produced
  • The Government Blues / Feller & Hill / Here Come Feller & Hill...Again! / Blue Circle Records
  • Sad And Blue / BearTracks / Together 'Til The End / AMT Records
  • It's Mighty Dark To Travel / Bill Monroe & His Blue Grass Boys / The Essential Earl Scruggs / Columbia Legacy
  • I Overlooked An Orchid / Bob Paisley & the Southern Grass / Back To The Blue Ridge / Brandywine
  • My Friend Clyde / Spinney Brothers / If I Were Your Brother / Self-Produced
  • Hit Parade Of Love / Jimmy Martin / You Don't Know My Mind / Rounder
  • The Lighthouse / Gibson Brothers with Erin Gibson Laclair / Bona Fide / Sugar Hill
  • Lonesome Pine / Blue Highway / Lonesome Pine / Rebel
  • The Old Pueblo / Chris Brashear / Heart Of The Country / Dog Boy Records
  • Tomorrow I'll Be Gone / Johnson Mountain Boys / Working Close / Rounder
  • Working Girl Blues / Laurie Lewis & the Right Hands / The Hazel And Alice Sessions / Spruce And Maple Music
  • Fuji Mountain Breakdown / Bluegrass 45 / 35 Years Of The Best In Bluegrass / Rebel
  • Rambler's Blues / Laurel Canyon Ramblers / Rambler's Blues / Sugar Hill
  • That High Lonesome Sound / Peter Rowan & the Nashville Bluegrass Band / New Moon Rising / Sugar Hill
  • Grand Ole Opry Song / Nitty Gritty Dirt Band with Jimmy Martin / Will The Circle Be Unbroken / Capitol
  • Earl's Breakdown / Nitty Gritty Dirt Band with Earl Scruggs / Will The Circle Be Unbroken / Capitol
  • Tennessee Stud / Nitty Gritty Dirt Band with Doc Watson / Will The Circle Be Unbroken / Capitol
  • Wildwood Flower / Nitty Gritty Dirt Band with Maybelle Carter / Will The Circle Be Unbroken / Capitol
  • Single Girl, Married Girl / Junior Sisk & Joe Mullins / Hall Of Fame Bluegrass! / Rebel
  • Rebel Soldier / Charlie Moore / Gone...But Not Forgotten / Wango Records
  • I'll Break Out / Country Gentlemen / Live In Japan / Rebel
  • You Left Me Alone / Country Gentlemen / Can't You Hear Me Callin' / Rebel [Tom Gray birthday, 2/1/1941]
  • Daisey Mae / Jason Carter / On The Move / Rounder [Jason Carter birthday, 2/1/1973]
  • Thirty-Two Acres Of Bottomland / David Parmley & Continental Divide / Pathway Of Time / Pinecastle [David Parmley birthday, 2/1/1959]
  • I Feel The Blues Moving In / Del McCoury / High, Lonesome And Blue / Rounder [Del McCoury birthday, 2/1/1939]
  • Don't Come Running / Flatt Lonesome / Runaway Train / Mountain Home
  • Here Comes A Broken Heart Again / Band Of Ruhks / Band Of Ruhks / 101 Ranch Records
  • Reflections Of Love / Paul Adkins & the Borderline Band / Reflections Of Love / Rebel
  • The Drifter / Feinberg Brothers / Feinberg Brothers / Cabinwood Music
  • Kentucky Mandolin / Kathy Kallick Band / Foxhounds / Live Oak Records
  • Southern Flavor / Becky Buller / 'Tween Earth & Sky / Dark Shadow Recording [Becky Buller birthday, 1/31/1979]
  • Little Mountain Church House / Nitty Gritty Dirt Band with Ricky Skaggs / Will The Circle Be Unbroken, Volume Two / Universal
  • Lord Show Me The Righteous Pathway / Bluegrass Cardinals / Mountain Girl / BGC Records
  • Lord Don't Leave Me Here / Sideline / Session 2 / Mountain Fever Records
  • Wake Up, Peter / Gillis Brothers / Sunshine In The Shadows / Hay Holler Harvest
  • I'm Makin' My Way / Tony Holt & the Wildwood Valley Boys / Hymns From Wildwood Valley / Old Heritage Records
  • Weapon Of Prayer / Country Gentlemen / The Early Rebel Recordings, 1962-1971 / Rebel
  • Take Me In The Lifeboat / Nitty Gritty Dirt Band with Del McCoury with Rob & Ronnie McCoury / Will The Circle Be Unbroken, Volume III / Capitol
  • Black Mountain Blues / Johnson Mountain Boys / Requests / Rounder

Sunday, January 24, 2016

"Bluegrass Cafe" playlist - 1/24/2016

My favorite kind of Snow...
With all of the snow covering the East coast this weekend, it seemed only appropriate to start Sunday's show with a few snow-related songs.  Our definition of "snow" was sort of broadly interpreted, as not only did we include songs about "snow" as frozen precipitation, but also "snow" as a proper name.  In addition, we shared a few Bluegrass versions of songs from the catalog of my favorite "snow":  Hank Snow

In addition -- and for no particular reason -- we included a whole bunch of songs about trains.  One of these days, we could probably put together a whole series of shows devoted to the subject of trains, but for now, we stuck with just a set.  Stay tuned for more...

Laurie Lewis & the Right Hands have a brand new recording done in tribute to Hazel Dickens & Alice Gerrard called "The Hazel And Alice Sessions."  A couple of the songs from that collection were featured on Sunday, and no doubt, many more from the collection will be on the program in future weeks.  Other newer music in Sunday's show came from the Blue Canyon Boys, the Grascals, the Kathy Kallick Band, Danny Paisley & the Southern Grass, Charm City Junction, the Hot Flashes, and Russell Moore & IIIrd Tyme Out.

I'll be back once again with you next Sunday afternoon, so sure hope you can join me for another edition of our Bluegrass Cafe!

Enjoy your week!

Amy



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

  • Katy Hill / Del McCoury Band / RockyGrass / Blue Planet
  • Footprints In The Snow / Bill Monroe & His Blue Grass Boys / Bill Monroe & His Blue Grass Boys, 1940-1946 / JSP Records
  • Snow Woman / Crowe Brothers / Bridging The Gap / Rural Rhythm
  • Snowflake Breakdown / Jim & Jesse & the Virginia Boys / Radio Shows / Rural Rhythm
  • Six Feet Of Snow / Neon Valley Boys / Bluegrass / Sudden Comfort Records
  • When Snow Falls On The Bluegrass / Cody Shuler & Pine Mountain Railroad / Cody Shuler & Pine Mountain Railroad / Steeltown Records
  • Rain And Snow / Del McCoury & the Dixie Pals / Classic Bluegrass / Rebel
  • Snow White Grave / Big Country Bluegrass / Country Livin' / Rebel
  • Snow Covered Mound / Spinney Brothers / Going Home / Self-Produced
  • When The Snow Falls On My Foggy Mountain Home / Joe Mullins & the Radio Ramblers / They're Playing My Song / Rebel
  • Pretty Dinah Snow / Case Brothers / Radio Album / Self-Produced
  • The Golden Rocket / David Peterson & 1946 / In The Mountaintops To Roam / Self-Produced
  • Miller's Cave / Michael Cleveland with Audie Blaylock / Let 'Er Go, Boys! / Rounder
  • Music Makin' Mama From Memphis / Charlie Waller & Randall Hylton / The Singer & The Songster / Rebel
  • Bringing In The Georgia Mail / Charlie Monroe / Post War Country Classics, 1946-1950 / Cattle
  • Big Black Train / Earls Of Leicester / The Earls Of Leicester / Rounder
  • Eastbound Train / Gibson Brothers / Brotherhood / Rounder
  • Blue Train / Nashville Bluegrass Band / Home Of The Blues / Sugar Hill
  • Last Train From Poor Valley / Seldom Scene / Different Roads / Rebel
  • Midnight Train / Warrior River Boys / New Beginnings / Rounder
  • Joe's Last Train / Bill Yates & the Country Gentlemen Reunion Band / Country Gentlemen Tribute, Volume 2 / Self-Produced
  • Wabash Cannonball / Bristol Boys / All Aboard With The Bristol Boys / Self-Produced
  • Cowboy Jim / Laurie Lewis & the Right Hands / The Hazel And Alice Sessions / Spruce And Maple Music
  • Roll Muddy River / Blue Canyon Boys / Blue Canyon Boys / Self-Produced
  • So Danged Lonesome / Kathy Kallick Band / Foxhounds / Live Oak Records
  • I Like Trains / The Grascals / And Then There's This... / Mountain Home
  • Let The Liar Alone / Laurie Lewis & the Right Hands / The Hazel And Alice Sessions / Spruce And Maple Music
  • Please Don't Honey Please / Danny Paisley & the Southern Grass / Weary Heart / Patuxent Music
  • I'm Walkin' / J.D. Crowe & the New South / Live In Japan / Rounder
  • Frog On A Lily Pad / Charm City Junction / Charm City Junction / Patuxent Music
  • Last Chance [bed] / Charm City Junction / Charm City Junction / Patuxent Music
  • Train On The Island [bed] / Charm City Junction / Charm City Junction / Patuxent Music
  • Hi Dee Diddle / Feinberg Brothers / Feinberg Brothers / Cabinwood Music
  • Those Memories Of You / Hot Flashes / forthcoming CD / no label
  • This Weary Heart You Stole Away / Dan Tyminski / The Stanley Tradition / Doobie Shea
  • Newton Grove / Johnson Mountain Boys / Let The Whole World Talk / Rounder
  • Molly And Tenbrooks / Larry Stephenson & Mark Newton with Lou Reid / Live At Mr. B's / B's Records
  • Had It Not Been For The Train / Russell Moore & IIIrd Tyme Out / It's About Tyme / Break A String Productions
  • Jesus Is Waiting / Reno & Smiley / 16 Greatest Gospel Hits / King
  • I'll Live Again / Feller & Hill / I Firmly Promise You / Tommy Hillpicker Records
  • You'll Meet Him In The Clouds / Bear Minimum / The Automobile Of Life / Open Road
  • You Better Wake Up / Volume Five / Children Of The Mountain / Mountain Fever Records
  • I'm Going To Make Heaven My Home / Lester Flatt & Earl Scruggs / Selected Sides, 1948-1950 / JSP Records
  • When I Reach That Home Up There / Dailey & Vincent / Brothers From Different Mothers / Rounder
  • Daniel Prayed / Patty Loveless / Bluegrass Top 20 Gospel Songs Of The Century / New Haven Records
  • God Has Been So Good To Me / Crowe & McLaughlin / Going Home / Rounder
  • Shine Hallelujah Shine / Bluegrass Band / Shine Hallelujah Shine / Hay Holler Harvest 
  • The Place Prepared For Me / Country Gentlemen / Calling My Children Home / Rebel
  • Jordan / Stanley Brothers / All Gospel, All Bluegrass / Federal
  • Black Mountain Blues / Johnson Mountain Boys / Requests / Rounder

Monday, January 18, 2016

"Bluegrass Cafe" playlist - 1/17/2016

It was back to three hours of our Bluegrass Cafe on Sunday afternoon, so we made sure to fill it with lots of  fine music -- some new, some classic, but we hope you enjoyed all of it!

Ben Eldridge at the far left playing banjo with present and past
members of the Seldom Scene during the Original Scene's induction into
the Bluegrass Hall of Fame, October 2, 2014.  Ben's son, Chris, is standing
with his guitar to the immediate left of his father.
To start the program, we heard three songs from the Seldom Scene, as it was announced late last week that Ben Eldridge -- the Scene's banjo picker and the only original member of the band that was formed in 1971 -- was retiring.  It's always good to see Bluegrass (and really, ANY type of music) performers be able to retire when they are ready to retire.  Best wishes to this Bluegrass Hall of Famer, and thanks for the wonderful years of music!  It was also announced that Rickie Simpkins would be joining the Scene full-time.  If you've followed Bluegrass for a while, you may remember Rickie from his work with both the Tony Rice Unit and the Virginia Squires.  

Sunday's show was a good one to introduce some new Bluegrass, too.  We included songs from two recordings that will be released later this year (from Edgar Loudermilk, as well as Junior Sisk & Ramblers Choice), as well as newer music from projects by the Grascals, Charm City Junction, John Bowman, the Kathy Kallick Band, and Danny Paisley & the Southern Grass.

Other "special" selections from Sunday included several tracks from an LP on Rounder featuring recordings made by the Osborne Brothers & Red Allen in 1956 and 1957, as well as several songs played in celebration of Dolly Parton, as she will celebrate her 69th birthday on January 19th.  

And for fun, we got to give away a couple of pairs of tickets to the upcoming January 22nd show at the lovely Infinity Music Hall in Norfolk, CT featuring the always-entertaining Gibson Brothers.  If you'd like more information on the show, find it by clicking here.  

I'll be back with you next Sunday at 4PM, and don't forget to look for Jim and his Red Rooster Party moves to 7-9AM on Sunday mornings beginning January 24th.

Enjoy the week!

Amy






SONG / PERFORMER / ALBUM / LABEL

  • Katy Hill / Del McCoury Band / RockyGrass / Blue Planet
  • I Haven't Got The Right To Love You / Seldom Scene / Scene 20 / Sugar Hill
  • Old Train / Seldom Scene / Different Roads / Rebel
  • Paradise / Seldom Scene / Long Time...Seldom Scene / Smithsonian Folkways
  • Chilly Winds / Virginia Squires / The Best Of The Virginia Squires / Rebel
  • Where The Old Red River Flows / Joe Val & the New England Bluegrass Boys / One Morning In May / Rounder
  • Love You In Van / Alison Krauss & Union Station / Two Highways / Rounder
  • Shuckin' The Corn / Lester Flatt & Earl Scruggs / Foggy Mountain Jamboree / Columbia
  • The Convict And The Rose / Country Gentlemen / The Early Rebel Recordings, 1962-1971 / Rebel
  • Only A Memory Away / Virginia Squires / The Best Of The Virginia Squires / Rebel
  • Frozen In Time / Gibson Brothers / Help My Brother / Compass Records
  • Sunshine Special / Tennessee Mafia Jug Band / Screams From The Holler / Spring Fed Records
  • Rocks In The River / Missy Werner Band / Turn This Heart Around / Self-Produced
  • Come Hither To Go Yonder / Danny Paisley & the Southern Grass / Weary River / Patuxent Music
  • Trouble Keeps Hanging Around My Door / Bluestone / What Goes On / Patuxent Music
  • Green Mountain Girl / Seth Sawyer Band / Green Mountain Girl / Self-Produced
  • Once More / Osborne Brothers & Red Allen / The Osborne Brothers & Red Allen / Rounder
  • Truck Driver's Queen / Charlie Moore / Gone...But Not Forgotten / Wango Records
  • Carry Me Back To Carolina / Terry Baucom with Buddy Melton / Never Thought Of Looking Back / John Boy & Billy, Inc.
  • Teardrops In My Eyes / Osborne Brothers & Red Allen / The Osborne Brothers & Red Allen / Rounder
  • The Bluefield West Virginia Blues / Big Country Bluegrass / Country Livin' / Rebel
  • Til The End Of The World Rolls Round / New Kentucky Colonels / The All Night Gang / Rebel
  • Who Done It / Osborne Brothers & Red Allen / The Osborne Brothers & Red Allen / Rounder
  • Sweet Little Mountain Girl / The Grascals / And Then There's This... / Mountain Home
  • My Kentucky Home / Edgar Loudermilk / Georgia Maple / Pinecastle 
  • Two O'Clock In The Morning / Charm City Junction / Charm City Junction / Patuxent Music
  • Longneck Blues / Junior Sisk & Ramblers Choice with Ronnie Bowman / Poor Boy's Pleasure / Mountain Fever Records
  • Jimmy Brown The Newsboy / Mac Wiseman & Merle Haggard / Timeless / Cracker Barrel/Hag Records
  • Freight Train Boogie / Bear Minimum / The Automobile Of Life / Open Road
  • I'm Not Your Honey-Baby Now / Kathy Kallick Band / Foxhounds / Live Oak Records
  • Coat Of Many Colors / Lynn Morris Band / The Bramble And The Rose / Rounder [Dolly Parton birthday, 1/19/1946]
  • Jolene / Rhonda Vincent & the Rage / Ragin' Live / Rounder [Dolly Parton birthday, 1/19/1946]
  • AppleJack / Pam Gadd with Dolly Parton / Benefit Of Doubt / Home Sweet Highway Productions [Dolly Parton birthday, 1/19/1946]
  • My Blue Tears / Gloria Belle / Love Of The Mountains / Webco [Dolly Parton birthday, 1/19/1946]
  • Sam Smith / Gibson Brothers / Spread Your Wings / Hay Holler
  • Without You / Gary Ferguson / Without You / Turquoise Records
  • That's What Country Folks Do / Lost & Found / Love, Lost & Found / Rebel
  • Streets Of Baltimore / Del McCoury Band / The Streets Of Baltimore / McCoury Music
  • I Do / Feinberg Brothers / Feinberg Brothers / Cabinwood Music
  • Row Number 2, Seat Number 3 / Laura Orshaw / Songs Of Lost Yesterdays / Self-Produced
  • I'll Answer The Call / Ralph Stanley / I'll Answer The Call / Rebel
  • Kneel At The Cross / Bluegrass Patriots / Kneel At The Cross / Red Feather
  • Me And Jesus / Charlie Sizemore / The Story Is... The Songs Of Tom T. Hall / Rebel
  • A Valley Of Peace / Charlie Monroe / Post War Country Classics, 1946-1950 / Cattle
  • They're Holding Up The Ladder / John Bowman / Beautiful Ashes / Mountain Home
  • One Is Taken, One Is Left / Case Brothers / Radio Album / Self-Produced
  • Better Get In That Number / Spinney Brothers / Here At The Cross / Self-Produced
  • Sweeping Through The Gates / Bob Paisley & the Southern Grass / Forty Years Of Trouble / Strictly Country
  • Black Mountain Blues / Johnson Mountain Boys / Requests / Rounder

Sunday, January 10, 2016

Playlist - 1/10/2016

Hi Folks.

We had just an hour and twenty minutes because of a sports preemption, but we made the best of it. 

Kathy Kallick Band
Tune in again next week when Amy will make the banjos and fiddles ring.

Jim Beaver


Artist / Song / Album / Label

  • The Johnson Mountain Boys / Five Speed / Working Close / New Rounder
  • The Johnson Mountain Boys / The Waves on the Sea / Working Close / New Rounder
  • Kathy Kallick Band / I'm Not Your Honey-Baby Now / Foxhounds / Live Oak Records
  • Ruben & Matt and the Truffle Valley Boys / Teardrops Mixed With Rain / One Thing To Tell / LPB
  • The South Carolina Broadcasters / Tell Me Truly Little Darling / Tell Me Truly / John Boy & Billy
  • The Feinberg Brothers / Kentucky Is Only a Dream / The Feinberg Brothers / Cabinwood Music
  • Grass Routes / Longing For The Old Days / Twentieth Anniversary / Self-released (request)
  • Charlie Monroe / Down In The Willow Garden / The Starday Sessions: 24 Songs / Starday Records
  • The Gibson Brothers / How Mountain Girls Can Love / Brotherhood / Rounder
  • Larry Gillis / Three Sheets in the Wind / Swamp Folk / Tin Man
  • Ralph Stanley & Ralph Stanley II / Dirty Black Coal / Side By Side / Rebel
  • Connie and Babe & The Backwoods Boys / Home is Where the Heart is / Hand-Picked / Rounder
  • Phyllis Boyens with Hazel Dickens & the Johnson Mountain Boys / The Last Old Shovel / Hand-Picked / Rounder
  • The Grascals / Hello Mr. Lonesome / Life Finds a Way / Crossroads (request)
  • Mickey Galyean & Cullen's Bridge / Betty Jean's Last Ride / Rollin' With Tradition / Galyean Family
  • Nashville Bluegrass Band / Every Humble Knee Must Bow / To Be His Child / Rounder
  • David Peterson / I Dreamed I Searched Heaven for You / Old Time Power / Self-Produced
  • Alex Leach, Tom Isaacs, Larry Gillis / Have You Someone (In Heaven Awaiting) / The Bucket List Vol. 1 / Tinman
  • Lester Flatt & Earl Scruggs & the Foggy Mountain Boys / Flint Hill Special / Foggy Mountain Jamboree / Columbia
  • Laurie Lewis & Kathy Kallick / My Old Kentucky Home / Laurie & Kathy Sing Songs of Vern & Ray / Spruce and Maple
  • Jim & Jesse / Air Mail Special / 1952-1955 / Bear Family
  • Jimmy Martin / Ocean of Diamonds / Songs of a Free Born Man / CMH Records
  • Bill Monroe & His Blue Grass Boys / Heavy Traffic Ahead / The Essential Bill Monroe (1945-1949) / LegacyColumbia
  • Reno & Smiley & Tennessee Cut-Ups / Bringing In The Georgia Mail / 1959-1963 / Gusto
  • Reno & Smiley & Tennessee Cut-Ups / Tennessee Stomp / 1959-1963 / Gusto
  • Reno & Smiley & Tennessee Cut-Ups / Pick and Hold / 1959-1963 / Gusto

Sunday, January 03, 2016

"Bluegrass Cafe" playlist - 1/3/2016


Happy New Year, everyone!  Our first Bluegrass Cafe broadcast of 2016 focused a tiny bit on some of our favorite recordings of 2015 from several performers including Danny Paisley & the Southern Grass, David Peterson, the Seth Sawyer Band, the Gibson Brothers, Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver, the Kathy Kallick Band, Alan Bibey & Grasstowne, Flatt Lonesome, Russell Moore & IIIrd Tyme Out, the Feinberg Brothers, and Feller & Hill.  Should you care to review our list of favorite Bluegrass recordings of 2015, you can click on this link.    
Mac Wiseman with his book and one of his former
employees, Eddie Adcock.

In addition to playing songs from some of our 2015 favorites, we also shared a bit of music from two Bluegrass legends who celebrated some big birthdays last year:  Mac Wiseman turned 90 last May, and Curly Seckler marked his 96th birthday on Christmas Day.  Amazing.  

We couldn't let the show pass without remembering a few Bluegrass folks who died in 2015.  While we weren't able to play music from each of these performers and/or songwriters, we always want to remember Dixie Hall, Bill Yates, Benjamin "Tex" Logan, Paul Harvey (of Connecticut band, Traver Hollow), Mike Kropp (of Northern Lights), and a 2015 inductee into the Bluegrass Music Hall of Fame, Bill Keith.  

Hope you can make plans to join us every Sunday afternoon!  Jim will join you next Sunday at 4PM.  Be sure to be with him, too, won't you?

Enjoy the week!


Amy




SONG / PERFORMER / ALBUM / LABEL

  • Katy Hill / Del McCoury Band / RockyGrass / Blue Planet
  • Darling Nellie Across The Sea / Danny Paisley & the Southern Grass / Weary River / Patuxent Music
  • I'll Never Go Back / David Peterson / Old Time Power / Self-Produced
  • Long Forgotten Dream / Seth Sawyer Band / Green Mountain Girl / Self-Produced
  • Each Season Changes You / Gibson Brothers / Brotherhood / Rounder
  • Big Eight Wheeler / Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver / In Session / Mountain Home
  • Foxhounds / Kathy Kallick Band / Foxhounds / Live Oak Records
  • My Lonely Heart / Big Country Bluegrass / Country Livin' / Rebel
  • Old Hen / Alan Bibey & Grasstowne / 4 / Mountain Fever RecordsHapp
  • You'll Pay / Flatt Lonesome / Runaway Train / Mountain Home
  • Are You Tired Of Me My Darling / Russell Moore & IIIrd Tyme Out / It's About Tyme / Break A String Productions
  • I Never Met A One Like You / Hot Rize / When I'm Free / Ten In Hand Records
  • Too Blue To Have The Blues / Detour / Going Nowhere Fast / Mountain Fever Records
  • Now Just Suppose / Johnson Mountain Boys / At The Old Schoolhouse / Rounder
  • Hot Flash On The Highway / Roland White Band / Straight-Ahead Bluegrass / Self-Produced
  • Blue Memories / Crowe, Lawson & Williams / Standing Tall And Tough / Mountain Home
  • Lonesome Road Blues / Del McCoury Band / Old Memories:  The Songs Of Bill Monroe / McCoury Music
  • The Angels Will Be Taking Care Of You / Bill Harrell & the Virginians / Classic Bluegrass / Rebel
  • I've Been All Around This World / Hot Rize / In Concert / Flying Fish
  • A Far Cry From Lester And Earl / Junior Sisk & Ramblers Choice / The Heart Of A Song / Rebel
  • The Last Thing On My Mind / Richard Bennett / In The Wind Somewhere / Lonesome Day Records
  • Bluegrass, Don't You Know / Curly Seckler with Larry Cordle / Bluegrass, Don't You Know / Copper Creek
  • I'll Sail My Ship Alone / Mac Wiseman, Doc Watson & Del McCoury / Mac, Doc & Del / Sugar Hill
  • We Can't Be Darlings Anymore / Lester Flatt & Earl Scruggs & the Foggy Mountain Boys / Selected Sides, 1950-1952 / JSP Records
  • I'm Travelin' This Lonesome Road / Bill Monroe & His Blue Grass Boys / Bill Monroe & His Blue Grass Boys, 1946-1949 / JSP Records
  • Get In Line Buddy / Country Gentlemen / The Award-Winning Country Gentlemen / Rebel
  • Devil's Dream / Bill Monroe & His Blue Grass Boys / Live At Mechanics Hall / Acoustic Disc
  • I Once Believed In Love / Traver Hollow / By Request / Self-Produced
  • Special Delivery / Northern Lights / Living In The City / Red House Records
  • I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry / Bill Monroe & His Blue Grass Boys / Anthology / MCA
  • Cold Cold Heart / Spinney Brothers / Going Home / Self-Produced
  • Settin' The Woods On Fire / Bristol Boys / All Aboard With The Bristol Boys / Self-Produced
  • The Hills Of My Home / Laurie Lewis / Earth & Sky:  Songs Of Laurie Lewis / Rounder
  • Wave Goodbye / Alan Munde Gazette / Made To Last / Munde's Child Records
  • Train 45 / Feinberg Brothers / Feinberg Brothers / Cabinwood Music
  • I'll Get Along Somehow / Osborne Brothers / The Ernest Tubb Song Folio / Pinecastle
  • Hard Times, Sometimes / Traditional Grass / Songs Of Love And Life / Rebel
  • Swamp Folk / Larry Gillis / Swamp Folk / Swamp Country Productions
  • Drinking At The Waterhole / Stonewall Bluegrass / I Won't Be Troubled Anymore / Self-Produced
  • We Three Kings / Country Gentlemen / The Early Rebel Recordings, 1962-1971 / Rebel
  • There's A Highway To Heaven / Reno & Smiley / Early Years, 1951-1959 / Gusto
  • In The Garden / Feller & Hill / I Firmly Promise You / Tommy Hillpicker Records
  • Get In The Boat / Jeanette Williams Band / Get In The Boat / BellBuckle Records
  • The Darkest Hour Is Just Before Dawn / Stanley Brothers / All Bluegrass, All Gospel / Federal
  • Just Rehearsing / Louvin Brothers / Live At New River Ranch / Copper Creek
  • The Family Who Prays / Jim & Jesse / Radio Shows / Rural Rhythm
  • I'm Gonna Sing, Sing, Sing / Larry Sparks with Jesse McReynolds & Curly Seckler / Lonesome And Then Some / Rebel
  • Black Mountain Blues / Johnson Mountain Boys / Requests / Rounder

Thursday, December 31, 2015

Amy's Bluegrass Favorites of 2015

About a month ago, our WHUS Music Director asked us to put together a list of our personal "Top 10" picks for our respective genres of music for the WHUS website.  While I haven't yet seen a posting on WHUS.org listing everyone's favorites, it seems somehow appropriate to post such a favorites list on a New Year's Eve.  So, with that in mind, what follows is a list of some of my favorite Bluegrass recordings we've received at WHUS in 2015.  There are more than 10 selections, but don't let that keep you from reading the list.  

Best wishes to all for much health and happiness in the new year, and we hope you'll join us for our first Bluegrass Cafe of 2016 this coming Sunday afternoon, 4-7PM.  Happy New Year!!

Amy

[Standard disclaimer:  This list includes the favorites of one person, based mostly on my memory of what records we received at WHUS in 2015.  Your opinions may vary -- and likely will.  :)  ]




  • Bear Minimum - "The Automobile Of Life" (Open Road)
    Even though this CD comes from a duo pretty close to me -- that of my brother, Dave "Tex" Orlomoski, and his long-time singing partner, Dave Shaw ("my other brother, Dave"), I still think it's pretty dang good.  If you enjoy brother-style duos with mandolin and guitar (with record producer Bob Dick on bass), this record should be in your "to listen to" stack.  

  • Feinberg Brothers - "Feinberg Brothers" (Cabinwood Music)
    Rourke and Patrick Feinberg are teenage brothers from Long Island who like their Bluegrass pretty traditional.  Backed by their dad, Ronnie, on guitar as well as Bluegrass veterans, Terry McGill on banjo and Pete Elegant on bass, this is a fine first recording of this band, filled with material originally recorded by some of the legends of Bluegrass, as well as a few original songs for the band, too.
  • Feller & Hill – “I Firmly Promise You” (Tommy Hillpicker Records) The duo features Bluegrass veterans Tom Feller and Chris Hill performing bunches of heartfelt gospel songs.
  • Gibson Brothers – “Brotherhood” (Rounder)For years, the award-winning Gibsons have been talking about this album they were going to record of songs taken from the catalogs of other brother duos.  2015 finally saw the release of this dandy record which features zero songs written by these fine songwriters, but instead, there are lots of numbers originally recorded by brother acts like the Monroe Brothers, the Everly Brothers, Jim & Jesse, the Glaser Brothers, the Osborne Brothers, and more.  Outstanding. 
  • Lorraine Jordan & Carolina Road – “Country Grass” (Pinecastle)  Lorraine and her band are joined on this album by a host of country music stars including Eddy Raven, Lee Greenwood, the Kentucky Headhunters, and John Conlee.  Enjoyable, especially if you miss the country music you might have heard on the radio in the 1970s and 1980s.
  • Kathy Kallick Band – “Foxhounds” (Live Oak Records)
    This brand-new recording just arrived at WHUS in early December, and while I’ve only heard three songs from it, I know the rest of the songs recorded by this California-based band just have to be good.  Can’t wait to listen to the whole CD!
  • Mark Kuykendall, Bobby Hicks & Asheville Bluegrass – “Down Memory Lane”   (Rebel)     The debut recording from a North Carolina band featuring a living legend on the fiddle, Bobby Hicks.
  • Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver – “In Session” (Mountain Home)
    Speaking of living legends in the world of Bluegrass, how about Doyle Lawson?  This Bluegrass Hall of Famer released a terrific recording with the latest edition of Quicksilver in early 2015, and the record is now nominated in the category of “Best Bluegrass Album” for the 2016 Grammy Awards.
  • Russell Moore & IIIrd Tyme Out – “It’s About Tyme” (Break A String       Productions)
    Russell Moore is a 5-time Male Vocalist of the Year winner for the International Bluegrass Music Association.  His voice is in tip-top shape for this latest recording by 3TO, and certainly won't disappoint Moore's many fans.
  • Danny Paisley & the Southern Grass - "Weary River" (Patuxent Music)
    This Pennsylvania-based singer is an original, and every record he makes is a dandy.  Raised in Bluegrass by his legendary father, Bob Paisley, Danny has a sound and a style all his own.  Every record is a treat -- how delighted we were to see a new recording arrive from him in December!
  • David Peterson - "Old Time Power" (self-produced)
    Peterson is a Massachusetts-raised resident of Nashville, and whatever style of music he's singing, it is done in an incredibly heartfelt and powerful way.  This all-gospel CD is no exception -- just about as real as it gets.
  • Seth Sawyer Band - "Green Mountain Girl" (self-produced)
    Another first-time recording for this band featuring a whole bunch of songs written by Vermont-based songwriter, Seth Sawyer.  Seth and his wife, Candi (the original "Green Mountain Girl") are the producers of the annual Jenny Brook Bluegrass Festival in Tunbridge, Vermont, and they always get a tremendous reception when they play.
  • South Carolina Broadcasters - "Tell Me Truly" (John Boy & Billy, Inc.)
    If you listen to Bluegrass Cafe on a regular basis, you know that Jim Beaver is a tremendous advocate of this back-to-the-roots band.  He's not alone, 'cause the SC Broadcasters seem to gain new fans whenever they play.  
  • Springfield Exit – “That Was Then” (Patuxent Music)
    Linda Lay is the primary lead vocalist of this traditional country-sounding band that includes three former Johnson Mountain Boys as members. 
  • Volume Five – “Voices” (Mountain Fever Records)Safe to say that this band gets better with every recording.  This is their fifth record, and includes a fine remake of an old Porter & Dolly duet featuring V5 lead singer/fiddler, Glen Harrell with Rhonda Vincent, "Daddy Was An Old Time Preacher Man"