Sunday, July 17, 2016

"Bluegrass Cafe" playlist - 7/17/2016

On a lazy summer Sunday afternoon, our "show goal" was to share songs from the newly-released sophomore recording from that super-successful "cover band" of Lester Flatt & Earl Scruggs & the Foggy Mountain Boys:  the Earls Of Leicester.  This supergroup makes recordings that sound remarkably similar to those original FMB classics, and it appears that the Earls (Jerry Douglas, Charlie Cushman, Johnny Warren, Barry Bales, Jeff White, Shawn Camp) are thoroughly enjoying themselves when they're performing these "new" songs.  Will this second record -- "Rattle & Roar" on Rounder Records -- be as successful as their self-titled first recording?  Hard to say, but we'll find out soon enough, no doubt. 

Ricky Skaggs at Indian Ranch - 1988ish
In addition to several selections from the Earls, we heard songs from a couple of birthday celebrants this week.  Ricky Skaggs celebrates birthday number 62 on July 18th, and legendary fiddler Bobby Hicks will turn 83 on July 21st.  

While there wasn't too, too much brand new music to be heard on Sunday's show, there was a little.  In addition to several songs from the Earls Of Leicester, there was late 2015/2016 music from the Del McCoury Band, the Spinney Brothers, Danny Paisley & the Southern Grass, Lou Reid & Carolina, and the Hot Flashes.

Hope you enjoyed the show.  Be sure to join Jim on the radio next Sunday afternoon:  4-7PM ~ and have a good week!

Amy O.


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

  • Katy Hill / Del McCoury Band / RockyGrass / Blue Planet
  • Travelling Kind / Bill Yates & the Country Gentlemen Reunion Band / Country Gentlemen Tribute, Volume 2 / Self-Produced
  • Travelin' This Lonesome Road / Bill Monroe & His Blue Grass Boys / Bill Monroe & His Blue Grass Boys, 1946-1949 / JSP Records
  • Gotta Travel On / American Drive / American Drive / Rural Rhythm
  • Travelin' Blues / Red Knuckles & the Trailblazers / Hot Rize Presents Red Knuckles & the Trailblazers / Flying Fish
  • Let Us Travel On / Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver / I'll Wander Back Someday / Sugar Hill
  • Trust Each Other / Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver / I'll Wander Back Someday / Sugar Hill
  • I'm Lost, I'll Never Find The Way / Stanley Brothers / Selected Cuts, 1956-1959 / JSP Records
  • Rock Bottom Blues / Nashville Bluegrass Band / The Boys Are Back In Town / Sugar Hill
  • Sweet Thang And Cisco / Lost & Found / A Ride Through The Country / Rebel
  • The New Five Cents / Mike Compton & David Grier / Climbing The Walls / Rounder
  • Bowling Green / Laurie Lewis / Restless Rambling Heart / Flying Fish
  • The New York Trains / Del McCoury Band / Del & Woody / McCoury Music
  • Flower Blooming In The Wildwood / Michael Cleveland with Tim O'Brien / Let 'Er Go, Boys! / Rounder
  • Old Train / Seldom Scene / Different Roads / Rebel
  • Dry Run Creek / Seldom Scene / Dream Scene / Sugar Hill
  • What Am I Doing Hangin' 'Round / Seldom Scene / Long Time...Seldom Scene / Smithsonian Folkways
  • Whispering Waters / Audie Blaylock & Redline / Audie Blaylock & Redline / Rural Rhythm
  • Uncle Ned / Danny Paisley & the Southern Grass / Weary River / Patuxent Music
  • Living The Dream / Spinney Brothers / Living The Dream / Mountain Fever Records
  • Why Did You Wander / Earls Of Leicester / Rattle & Roar / Rounder
  • Why Did You Wander / Lester Flatt & Earl Scruggs / Selected Sides, 1950-1952 / JSP Records
  • You Can Feel It In Your Soul / Earls Of Leicester / Rattle & Roar / Rounder
  • You Can Feel It In Your Soul / Lester Flatt & Earl Scruggs / Selected Cuts, 1952-1955 / JSP Records
  • Flint Hill Special / Earls Of Leicester / Rattle & Roar / Rounder
  • Flint Hill Special / Lester Flatt & Earl Scruggs / Selected Sides, 1950-1952 / JSP Records
  • Jubilation Day / Steve Martin & the Steep Canyon Rangers / Rare Bird Alert / Rounder
  • Lonesome Moon / Lou Reid & Carolina / Rollin' On / KMA Records
  • Final Farewell / Chris Jones & the Night Drivers / Lost Souls & Free Spirits / Rebel
  • Son Of Hobert / Ricky Skaggs & Keith Whitley / Second Generation / Rebel [Ricky Skaggs birthday, 7/18/1956]
  • Where The Soul Of Man Never Dies / Ricky Skaggs & Tony Rice / Skaggs & Rice / Sugar Hill [Ricky Skaggs birthday, 7/18/1956]
  • I Had But 50 Cents / Ricky Skaggs / Solo:  Songs My Dad Loved / Skaggs Family [Ricky Skaggs birthday, 7/18/1956]
  • Uncle Pen / Ricky Skaggs & Kentucky Thunder / Live At The Charleston Music Hall / Skaggs Family [Ricky Skaggs birthday, 7/18/1956]
  • Cheyenne / Bluegrass Album Band / The Bluegrass Compact Disc / Rounder [Bobby Hicks birthday, 7/21/1933]
  • Choo Choo Ch'Boogie / Hot Flashes / Eponymous / Happy Appy Records
  • Train 45 / Feinberg Brothers / Feinberg Brothers / Cabinwood Music
  • Had It Not Been For The Train / Russell Moore & IIIrd Tyme Out / It's About Tyme / Break A String
  • Ragged Man / Gibson Brothers / Life Goes On / Rural Rhythm
  • This Letter / Edgar Loudermilk / Georgia Maple / Pinecastle
  • The Cold Hard Facts / Jeff White / Right Beside You / Self-Produced
  • Are You Missing Me / David Parmley & Cardinal Tradition / David Parmley & Cardinal Tradition / DP & CD Records
  • The Automobile Of Life / Bear Minimum / The Automobile Of Life / Open Road
  • A Beautiful Life / Mark Kuykendall, Bobby Hicks & Asheville Bluegrass / Down Memory Lane / Rebel [Bobby Hicks birthday, 7/21/1933]
  • I'm Working On A Road / Country Gentlemen / John Duffey:  The Rebel Years, 1962-1977 / Rebel
  • Martha And Mary / Nu-Blu / Nail By Nail / Pinecastle
  • The Fourth Man In The Fire / Dailey & Vincent / The Gospel Side Of Dailey & Vincent / Cracker Barrel
  • Standing In The Need Of Prayer / Johnson Mountain Boys / Requests / Rounder
  • Let The Light Shine Down / Junior Sisk & Ramblers Choice / Heartaches And Dreams / Rebel
  • Pray For The Boys / Earls Of Leicester / Rattle & Roar / Rounder
  • Black Mountain Blues / Johnson Mountain Boys / Requests / Rounder

Sunday, July 10, 2016

"Bluegrass Cafe" playlist - 7/10/2016

Happy Birthday, Jesse McReynolds!
For Sunday's show, the plan was to play a whole bunch of music in honor of a Bluegrass Hall of Famer who celebrated his 87th birthday on July 9th:  Jesse McReynolds.  While that was our primary "mission" for this week, we also managed to squeeze in a whole bunch more wonderful music during the show.  Hope you enjoyed it!

We didn't forget the newer music this week, either.  The 2016 and late 2015 music included selections from the Grascals, Lou Reid & Carolina, Jeff White, the Kathy Kallick Band, Junior Sisk & Ramblers Choice, David Parmley & Cardinal Tradition, Edgar Loudermilk, the Boxcars, Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver, the Spinney Brothers, and Joe Mullins & the Radio Ramblers.

Hope you enjoyed something you heard during the show.  Be sure to join us once again next Sunday afternoon for three big hours of Bluegrass Cafe starting at 4PM.

Enjoy the week!

Amy 




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

  • Katy Hill / Del McCoury Band / RockyGrass / Blue Planet
  • Loneliness And Desperation / Del McCoury & the Dixie Pals / Classic Bluegrass / Rebel
  • I Am Weary (Let Me Rest) / Country Gentlemen / Folk Session Inside / Copper Creek
  • How Many Times / Dan Tyminski / Wheels / Rounder
  • Some Of These Days (You're Gonna Be Sad) / David Peterson & 1946 / In The Mountaintops To Roam / Self-Produced
  • Footprints In The Snow / Bill Monroe & His Blue Grass Boys / Bill Monroe & His Blue Grass Boys, 1951-1954 / JSP Records
  • Wild, Wild Rose / Bluegrass Patriots / E Pluribus Bluegrass / Red Feather
  • Leather Britches / Hunter Berry / Wow Baby / Upper Management Music
  • Going To The West / Laura Orshaw / Songs Of Lost Yesterdays / Self-Produced
  • Mountain Girl / Sideline / Session 2 / Mountain Fever Records
  • Blue Tears Are Falling / Paul Adkins & the Borderline Band / Reflections Of Love / Rebel
  • Walking In The Early Morning Dew / Bill Harrell / Classic Bluegrass / Rebel
  • Cardboard Mansion / Bob Paisley & the Southern Grass / Back To The Blue Ridge / Brandywine
  • Highway Of Sorrow / The Grascals / And Then There's This... / Mountain Home
  • Sockeye / Reno & Smiley / Early Years, 1951-1959 / Gusto
  • Poor Rebel Soldier / Bill Emerson / Eclipse / Rural Rhythm
  • I'm Walkin' / J.D. Crowe & the New South / Live In Japan / Rounder
  • The Crooked Road / Lou Reid & Carolina / Rollin' On / KMA Records
  • Come Early Morning / Lynn Morris Band / The Lynn Morris Band / Rounder
  • Run Little Rabbit Run / Jeff White / Right Beside You / Self-Produced
  • Helen / Eddie & Martha Adcock with Tom Gray & Friends / Many A Mile / Patuxent Music
  • Roll Muddy River / The Grascals / Long List Of Heartaches / Rounder
  • Foxhounds / Kathy Kallick Band / Foxhounds / Live Oak Records
  • Hang A Wreath / Junior Sisk & Ramblers Choice / Poor Boy's Pleasure / Mountain Fever Records
  • The Drifter / Feinberg Brothers / Feinberg Brothers / Cabinwood Music
  • Don't Let Your Deal Go Down / Lester Flatt & Earl Scruggs / Selected Cuts, 1955-1959 / JSP Records
  • Walking With Joanna / Gibson Brothers / Red Letter Day / Sugar Hill
  • The Game / Blue Highway / The Game / Rounder
  • When The Springtime Comes Again / Old And In The Gray / Old And In The Gray / Acoustic Disc
  • Air Mail Special / Jim & Jesse / RockyGrass / Blue Planet [Jesse McReynolds birthday, 7/9/1929]
  • Thanks For The Trip To Paradise / Jim & Jesse / Music Among Friends / Rounder [Jesse McReynolds birthday, 7/9/1929]
  • Are You Missing Me / Jim & Jesse / Jim & Jesse, 1952-1955 / Bear Family [Jesse McReynolds birthday, 7/9/1929]
  • Bending The Rules / Jesse McReynolds / Bending The Rules / OMS Records [Jesse McReynolds birthday, 7/9/1929]
  • Is It True / Jim & Jesse / First Sounds:  The Capitol Years / Capitol [Jesse McReynolds birthday, 7/9/1929]
  • Duncan & Brady (He's Been On The Job Too Long) / Johnson Mountain Boys / Blue Diamond / Rounder
  • Two Highways / Alison Krauss & Union Station / Two Highways / Rounder
  • Five Speed / Johnson Mountain Boys / Favorites / Rounder [Richard Underwood birthday, 7/14/1956]
  • Lifetime Of Sorrow / David Parmley & Cardinal Tradition / David Parmley & Cardinal Tradition / DP & CD Records
  • Trains Can't Turn Around / Edgar Loudermilk / Georgia Maple / Pinecastle
  • Brown Hill / The Boxcars / Familiar With The Ground / Mountain Home
  • I Am A Man Of Constant Sorrow / The Soggy Bottom Boys / O Brother Where Art Thou / Mercury
  • Tennessee Cut Up Breakdown / Karl Shiflett & Big Country Show / Take Me Back / Pinecastle
  • Press On O'Pilgrim / Jim & Jesse / Radio Shows / Rural Rhythm [Jesse McReynolds birthday, 7/9/1929]
  • Walk In The Sunshine / Spinney Brothers / Living The Dream / Mountain Fever Records
  • Sailing On The Waves Of Glory / Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver / Burden Bearer / Mountain Home
  • Where No Cabin Fall / Rhonda Vincent / Sunday Mornin' Singin' Live! / Upper Management Music [Rhonda Vincent birthday, 7/13/1962]
  • Where Will You Be? / Crowe Brothers / Forty Years Old / Mountain Fever Records
  • Wake Up, Peter / Gillis Brothers / Sunshine In The Shadows / Hay Holler Harvest
  • Heaven / Country Gentlemen / The Early Rebel Recordings, 1962-1971 / Rebel
  • We Can Sing / Joe Mullins & the Radio Ramblers / Sacred Memories / Rebel
  • Black Mountain Blues / Johnson Mountain Blues / Requests / Rounder

Sunday, July 03, 2016

"Bluegrass Cafe" playlist - 7/3/2016

Oh ring, oh ring you freedom bell...
Here in the U.S.A., it's a big Independence Day weekend!  Our playlist on Sunday afternoon reflected a bit of that, with Bluegrass versions of Sousa's "Stars And Stripes Forever," "America The Beautiful," and even the National Anthem.  For good measure, we even threw in a non-Bluegrass version of a George M. Cohan song.  Best wishes to all for a Happy (and safe) 4th of July!

David Parmley at the Jenny Brook Bluegrass Festival, June 2016.
In addition to the patriotic tunes, we shared music from a couple of brand-new projects.  First up, there was the very first recorded project from a relatively new band:  David Parmley & Cardinal Tradition.  This band is just as the name implies:  David Parmley paying homage to his musical heritage with lots of songs from the Bluegrass Cardinals repertoire, mixed with some excellent country covers and a few new songs.  Great stuff.  There is also a new record from the one-and-only Lou Reid and his band, Lou Reid & Carolina.  We'll be enjoying more from each of these records in future weeks on our radio show.

Happy 70th Birthday, Jimmy Gaudreau!
The United States of America may be turning 240 this week, but there were some Bluegrass (and Bluegrass-related) birthdays to celebrate, too.  To that end, we played birthday songs in memory of the "Uncle Of Bluegrass," Charlie Monroe (born July 4, 1903), as well as the great Charlie Louvin (born July 7, 1927).  We also played several songs from Rhode Island's own Jimmy Gaudreau -- born July 3, 1946 -- as he celebrates his 70th birthday.

Hope you have a wonderful week, and be sure to join Jim for another full 3-hour Bluegrass Cafe next Sunday!

Amy 



SONG / PERFORMER / ALBUM / LABEL [Requests are RED]
  • Katy Hill / Del McCoury Band / RockyGrass / Blue Planet
  • Star Spangled Banner / Lynwood Lunsford / Pick Along / Hay Holler
  • Me And Paul Revere / Steve Martin & the Steep Canyon Rangers / single / Rounder
  • Americana / Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver / In Session / Mountain Home
  • Stars And Stripes Forever / John McEuen / String Wizards / Vanguard
  • Liberty / The Dillards / There Is A Time (1963-70) / Vanguard
  • All American Bluegrass Girl / Rhonda Vincent / All American Bluegrass Girl / Rounder
  • America The Beautiful / Osborne Brothers / When The Roses Bloom In Dixieland / Pinecastle
  • God Bless America / IIIrd Tyme Out / Round III At The MAC / CMG
  • The Yankee Doodle Boy / Paragon Ragtime Orchestra / You're A Grand Old Flag / New World Records
  • I'm On My Way Back To The Old Home / Bill Monroe & His Blue Grass Boys / The King And The Father / MME
  • Baby Blue Eyes / Lester Flatt, Earl Scruggs & the Foggy Mountain Boys / The Complete Mercury Recordings / Mercury
  • Love, Please Come Home / Reno & Smiley / Reno & Smiley & the Tennessee Cut-Ups, 1959-1963 / Gusto
  • Just Wondering Why / Jim & Jesse / First Sounds:  The Capitol Years / JSP Records
  • I'm Gonna Be The Wind / Laurie Lewis / Restless Rambling Heart / Flying Fish
  • Me And My Fiddle / David Crow / Me And My Fiddle / Pinecastle
  • Reno Bound / Buzz Busby / Going Home / Starday
  • Truck Driver's Queen / Charlie Moore / Charlie Moore Sings Again / Wango 
  • The Lonely Years / Bear Bridge Band / Bear Essentials / Open Road
  • Don't Let Your Deal Go Down / Kathy Kallick Band / Foxhounds / Live Oak Records
  • Too Wet To Plow / David Parmley & Cardinal Tradition / David Parmley & Cardinal Tradition / DP & CD Records
  • Hobo On A Train / Lou Reid & Carolina / Rollin' On / KMA Records
  • Wonder Could I Live There Anymore / David Parmley & Cardinal Tradition / David Parmley & Cardinal Tradition / DP & CD Records
  • Lonesome Moon / Lou Reid & Carolina / Rollin' On / KMA Records
  • Dreams About The Hills Of Home / Bluegrass Patriots / E Pluribus Bluegrass / Red Feather
  • Long Forgotten Dream / Seth Sawyer Band / Green Mountain Girl / Self-Produced
  • What A Wonderful Life / Spinney Brothers / Memories / Mountain Fever Records
  • Let's / Country Gentlemen / The Early Rebel Recordings, 1962-1971 / Rebel [Jimmy Gaudreau's birthday, 7/3/1946]
  • This Morning At Nine / Jimmy Gaudreau's Bluegrass Unit / Live In Holland / Strictly Country [Jimmy Gaudreau's birthday, 7/3/1946]
  • Sea Of Heartbreak / Country Gentlemen / The Early Rebel Recordings, 1962-1971 / Rebel [Jimmy Gaudreau's birthday, 7/3/1946]
  • Tidwell Pike / Jimmy Gaudreau / Pieces & Bits / Self-Produced [Jimmy Gaudreau's birthday, 7/3/1946]
  • Ain't Nobody Gonna Miss When I'm Gone / Jimmy Gaudreau with Tony Rice Unit / In Good Company / CMH [Jimmy Gaudreau's birthday, 7/3/1946]
  • Dig In The Dirt / Farm Hands / Dig In The Dirt / Pinecastle
  • My Kentucky Dream / Edgar Loudermilk / Georgia Maple / Pinecastle
  • I'm Comin' Back, But I Don't Know When / David Grisman / Home Is Where The Heart Is / Rounder [Charlie Monroe birthday, 7/4/1903]
  • Weep And Cry / Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver / In Session / Mountain Home [Charlie Monroe birthday, 7/4/1903]
  • A Valley Of Peace / Charlie Monroe / Post War Country Classics / Cattle [Charlie Monroe birthday, 7/4/1903]
  • Last Day At Gettysburg / Gary Ferguson / I'm Really Leaving / Webco [Last day of Battle of Gettysburg, 7/3/1863]
  • I'll Just Take This Train And Ride / Gillis Brothers / Heart & Soul / Rebel
  • If I Could Only Win Your Love / Hot Flashes / Eponymous / Happy Appy Records [Charlie Louvin birthday, 7/7/1927]
  • Old John Burns / Rickey Wasson & Dwight McCall / God Didn't Choose Sides / Rural Rhythm
  • New Freedom Bell / Country Gentlemen / The Early Rebel Recordings, 1962-1971 / Rebel
  • There's A Star Spangled Banner Waving Somewhere / Osborne Brothers / Hyden / Pinecastle
  • Heavenward Bound / Country Gentlemen / The Early Rebel Recordings / Rebel [First appearance of the Country Gentlemen, 7/4/1957]
  • When I Safely Reach The Other Shore / Johnson Mountain Boys / We'll Still Sing On / Rounder
  • One More Time (I Must Rise) / Gibson Brothers / Another Night Of Waiting / Hay Holler
  • Wrastlin' Jacob / Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver / Burden Bearer / Mountain Home
  • What Would You Give In Exchange For Your Soul? / Jimmy Martin / This World Is Not My Home / Decca
  • Shine Hallelujah Shine / Bluegrass Band / Shine Hallelujah Shine / Hay Holler
  • When The Sun Of Life Goes Down / Joe Mullins & the Radio Ramblers / Sacred Memories / Rebel
  • Just Rehearsing / Louvin Brothers / Live At New River Ranch / Copper Creek [Charlie Louvin birthday, 7/7/1927]
  • Blue Grass Twist / Johnson Mountain Boys / Requests / Rounder

Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Playlist - 6/26/2016 - Ralph Stanley

Hi Folks. 

This show was one of the most difficult to do in the eleven years I've been on the air.  My greatest inspiration in bluegrass music and especially the old mountain style of music, Dr. Ralph Stanley, died at his home in southwest Virginia Thursday evening, June 23rd.  His funeral was held at the site of the Hills of Home Festival near McClure, Virginia, Tuesday evening June 28.


Jim and Ralph  c1993
A great many articles, remembrances, obituaries, and videos about Ralph and The Stanley Brothers covered the press and the internet for days after Ralph's passing.  I decided to let the music do the talking on this special Bluegrass Cafe, and every song I played had Ralph Stanley as a participant.  I have never done anything like that on the show before, and it resulted in 62 songs in three hours celebrating the life and music of Ralph Stanley.

I'll make one comment:  When I was a kid North Carolina in the 1960s, I recall becoming aware of Ralph Stanley from radio broadcasts that my dad would have on in the mornings. My impression of Ralph was that he was a giant among men.   I didn't meet Ralph in person until many years later, and I was shocked at his relatively short stature -- nothing like I had imagined.  In spite of that, he will always be a giant in my mind.

Jim Beaver


Artist / Song / Disk / Label

  • Ralph Stanley / Coozy / Poor Rambler / King
  • The Stanley Brothers / The Girl Behind the Bar / Earliest Recordings (Complete Rich-R-Tone 78s) / Revenant
  • The Stanley Brothers / Mother No Longer Awaits Me at Home / Earliest Recordings (Complete Rich-R-Tone 78s) / Revenant
  • The Stanley Brothers / The White Dove / 1949-1952 / Bear Family
  • The Stanley Brothers / Hey! Hey! Hey! / 1949-1952 / Bear Family
  • The Stanley Brothers / The Lonesome River / 1949-1952 / Bear Family
  • The Stanley Brothers / Pretty Polly / 1949-1952 / Bear Family
  • The Stanley Brothers / Let Me Be Your Friend / 1949-1952 / Bear Family
  • The Stanley Brothers / Molly and Tenbrook / Earliest Recordings (Complete Rich-R-Tone 78s) / Revenant
  • The Stanley Brothers / The Little Glass of Wine / Earliest Recordings (Complete Rich-R-Tone 78s) / Revenant
  • The Stanley Brothers & The Clinch Mountain Boys / (Say) Won't You Be Mine / 1953-1958 & 1959 / Bear Family
  • The Stanley Brothers & The Clinch Mountain Boys / Dickson County Breakdown / 1953-1958 & 1959 / Bear Family
  • The Stanley Brothers & The Clinch Mountain Boys / I Worship You / 1953-1958 & 1959 / Bear Family
  • The Stanley Brothers & The Clinch Mountain Boys / Hard Times / 1953-1958 & 1959 / Bear Family
  • The Stanley Brothers & The Clinch Mountain Boys / So Blue / 1953-1958 & 1959 / Bear Family
  • The Stanley Brothers & The Clinch Mountain Boys / Tragic Love / 1953-1958 & 1959 / Bear Family
  • The Stanley Brothers & The Clinch Mountain Boys / Daybreak in Dixie / 1953-1958 & 1959 / Bear Family
  • The Stanley Brothers & The Clinch Mountain Boys / I'd Rather Be Forgotten / 1953-1958 & 1959 / Bear Family
  • The Stanley Brothers & The Clinch Mountain Boys / No School Bus in Heaven / 1953-1958 & 1959 / Bear Family
  • The Stanley Brothers & The Clinch Mountain Boys / Meet Me Tonight / 1953-1958 & 1959 / Bear Family
  • The Stanley Brothers & The Clinch Mountain Boys / Nobody's Business / 1953-1958 & 1959 / Bear Family
  • The Stanley Brothers / Holiday Pickin' / The Early Starday-King Years 1958-1961 / King
  • The Stanley Brothers / Gonna Paint the Town / The Early Starday-King Years 1958-1961 / King
  • The Stanley Brothers / Love Me, Darling Just Tonight / The Early Starday-King Years 1958-1961 / King
  • The Stanley Brothers / She's More to Be Pitied / The Early Starday-King Years 1958-1961 / King
  • The Stanley Brothers / How Mountain Girls Can Love / The Early Starday-King Years 1958-1961 / King
  • The Stanley Brothers / Clinch Mountain Backstep / The Early Starday-King Years 1958-1961 / King
  • Stanley Brothers / East Virginia Blues / Old-Time Songs / Stanleytone
  • Stanley Brothers / Darling Do You Know Who Loves You / Old-Time Songs / Stanleytone
  • The Stanley Brothers / How Far to Little Rock / The Early Starday King Years 1958-1961 / King
  • The Stanley Brothers / He Went To Sleep And The Hogs Ate Him / Radio Series Volume Two / Wango
  • The Stanley Brothers / Little Maggie / Radio Series Volume One / Wango
  • Ralph Stanley / Hemlocks and Primroses / Poor Rambler / King
  • Ralph Stanley / Sharecropper's Son / Poor Rambler / King
  • Ralph Stanley / Hills of Home / Poor Ramber / King
  • Ralph Stanley and The Clinch Mountain Boys / Cry From The Cross / 1971-1973 / Rebel
  • Ralph Stanley and The Clinch Mountain Boys / Old-Time Pickin' / 1971-1973 / Rebel
  • Ralph Stanley and The Clinch Mountain Boys / I'll Remember You Love In My Prayers / 1971-1973 / Rebel
  • Ralph Stanley and The Clinch Mountain Boys / Bound To Ride / 1971-1973 / Rebel
  • Ralph Stanley and The Clinch Mountain Boys / Katy Daly / 1971-1973 / Rebel
  • Ralph Stanley and The Clinch Mountain Boys / Cluck Old Hen / 1971-1973 / Rebel
  • Ralph Stanley with Roy Lee Centers,Ricky Skaggs & Keith Whitley / Pig In A Pen / Classic Stanley / CR Freeland
  • Ralph Stanley with Roy Lee Centers,Ricky Skaggs & Keith Whitley / Nobodys Love Is Like Mine / Classic Stanley / CR Freeland
  • Ralph Stanley with Roy Lee Centers,Ricky Skaggs & Keith Whitley / Black Mountain Rag / Classic Stanley / CR Freeland
  • Ralph Stanley with Roy Lee Centers,Ricky Skaggs & Keith Whitley / Kitten and the Cat / Classic Stanley / CR Freeland
  • Ralph Stanley & Friends / Little Willie / Clinch Mountain Sweethearts / Rebel
  • Mark Newton (feat. Ralph Stanley,Tony Rice,Jerry Douglas) / Sugar Coated Love / Living a Dream / Rebel 
  • Jim Lauderdale & Ralph Stanley / I Feel Like Singing Today / I Feel Like Singing Today / Rebel
  • Ralph Stanley & Ralph Stanley II / Don't Weep For Me / Side By Side / Rebel
  • The Bluegrass Mountaineers / It's Alright If That's The Way You Feel / Clinch Mountain Tradition / Maggard
  • Ralph Stanley / Oh Death / O Brother, Where Art Thou? Soundtrack / Lost Highway
  • Ralph Stanley & the Clinch Mountain Boys / Village Church Yard / Almost Home / Rebel
  • The Stanley Brothers & The Clinch Mountain Boys / Angel Band / 1953-1958 & 1959 / Bear Family
  • Ralph Stanley and The Clinch Mountain Boys / Over In The Gloryland / Clinch Mountain Gospel / Rebel
  • Ralph Stanley / I'll Put On a Crown / I'll Answer The Call / Rebel
  • Jeanie Stanley / Jesus Is Precious / Baby Girl / CMH
  • Ralph Stanley with Roy Lee Centers,Ricky Skaggs & Keith Whitley / Take Your Shoes off Moses / Classic Gospel / CR Freeland
  • Ralph Stanley / Going up Home to Live in Green Pastures / Poor Rambler / King
  • Dr. Ralph Stanley / Purple Robe / The Definitive Collection / Dr Ralph Stanley Music
  • Ralph Stanley and The Clinch Mountain Boys / I'm Gonna Sing / Back To The Cross / Freeland
  • Ralph Stanley and The Clinch Mountain Boys / Waitin' For The Master To Come / Back To The Cross / Freeland
  • Ralph Stanley and The Clinch Mountain Boys / No Burdens Pass Through / Back To The Cross / Freeland

Sunday, June 19, 2016

"Bluegrass Cafe" playlist - 6/19/2016

Happy Father's Day to all (including to my father,
Alton Orlomoski)!
Sunday's show was just plain packed!  We had songs for Father's Day (of course!), plenty of songs from the songbook of one Lester Raymond Flatt (born June 19, 1914), and we even had a visit with an in-studio visitor.  Phew!  

Our Father's Day selections included both songs about fathers and fatherhood, and selections by bands which include Bluegrass dads and their offspring.  In some cases, the song selections fit both categories.  Hope all of the fathers enjoyed their special day today!

To me, it seems like it would be incredibly inappropriate to NOT play the music of Lester Flatt every week on our Bluegrass Cafe.  To that end, we shared several selections from Lester on Sunday, as it would have been his 102nd birthday.  What better excuse does one need?  

Recorded in 1965, this album is a must for
fans of New England Bluegrass
Mark Wayne at WHUS,
6/19/2016.
In the middle of the show, we enjoyed an hour-long visit with the one and only Mark Wayne.  If you've been a listener of southern New England-originated Bluegrass over the past 50+ years, you may have heard Mark playing bass and singing with his "beautiful baritone voice" on the 1965 Osage Records recording by Fred Pike, Bill Rawlings & the Twin River Boys:  "Genuine Authentic Bluegrass Folk Music."  My brother, Dave, often played this record around the house as I was growing up, and later, I listened to Mark Wayne on the radio at WCTY in Norwich.  We talked about Mark's involvement with the Twin River Boys, as well as a bit of his radio career and a few adventures.  Hope you enjoyed listening to the show, and big thanks to Mark for joining us!

Forgot to mention on-air, but I'll be doing a Tuesday morning fill-in this week (June 20th) from 8-10AM.  If you'd like to join me for what will probably be a bunch of classic country music and a bit of Bluegrass, please do!  If you're only interested in hearing Bluegrass, be sure to join Jim for next Sunday's edition of Bluegrass Cafe!

Have a good week!

Amy



SONG / PERFORMER / ALBUM / TITLE 


  • Katy Hill / Del McCoury Band / RockyGrass / Blue Planet
  • Will You Be Loving Another Man / Bill Monroe & His Blue Grass Boys / The Essential Bill Monroe & His Blue Grass Boys, 1945-1949 / Columbia [Lester Flatt birthday, 6/19/1914]
  • No Mother Or Dad / Lester Flatt, Earl Scruggs, & the Foggy Mountain Boys / Selected Sides, 1948-1952 / JSP Records [Lester Flatt birthday, 6/19/1914]
  • Till The End Of The World Rolls Round / Lester Flatt, Earl Scruggs & the Foggy Mountain Boys / Selected Cuts, 1952-1955 / JSP Records [Lester Flatt birthday, 6/19/1914]
  • Ballad Of Jed Clampett / Lester Flatt & the Nashville Grass / Bean Blossom / MCA [Lester Flatt birthday, 6/19/1914]
  • Roll On Buddy / Bill & James Monroe / Bean Blossom / MCA
  • Fathers And Sons / Del McCoury Band / The Company We Keep / McCoury Music
  • Cry Of The Catamount / Bob Amos / Sunrise Blues / Bristlecone
  • The Old Hickory Cane / Bob Paisley & the Southern Grass / Live In Holland / Strictly Country
  • Bird Dog / Bluegrass Cardinals / The Bluegrass Cardinals / Copper Creek
  • Dixie Breakdown / Fred Pike, Bill Rawlings & the Twin River Boys / Authentic Bluegrass Folk Music / Osage
  • Cowboys Dig Them High-Heeled Shoes / Neon Valley Boys / Bluegrass / Sudden Comfort Records
  • Lonnie Ray / Junior Sisk & Ramblers Choice / Poor Boy's Pleasure / Mountain Fever Records
  • Doghouse Blues / Nashville Bluegrass Band / Nashville Bluegrass Band / Rounder
  • Leavin' / Tasty Licks / True Bluegrass / Rounder
  • Dark As The Night / Boone Creek / True Bluegrass / Rounder
  • The Old Swinging Bridge / Ted Lundy & the Southern Mountain Boys / True Bluegrass / Rounder
  • I Hear A Sweet Voice / Joe Val & the New England Bluegrass Boys / True Bluegrass / Rounder
  • In-studio visit with Mark Wayne 
  • Hickory Hollow / Fred Pike, Bill Rawlings & the Twin River Boys / Authentic Bluegrass Folk Music / Osage
  • He Was A Friend Of Mine / Fred Pike, Bill Rawlings & the Twin River Boys / Authentic Bluegrass Folk Music / Osage
  • Teardrops In My Eyes / Fred Pike, Bill Rawlings & the Twin River Boys / Authentic Bluegrass Folk Music / Osage
  • I'll Never See My Home Again / Fred Pike, Bill Rawlings & the Twin River Boys / Authentic Bluegrass Folk Music / Osage
  • The Drifter / Feinberg Brothers / Feinberg Brothers / Cabinwood Music
  • Glastonbury Woodshed / Roger & JD Williams / Williams Squared / Self-Produced
  • Farm Of Yesterday / Gibson Brothers / Ring The Bell / Compass Records
  • How Could I Explain / Chris Brashear / Heart Of The Country / Dog Boy Records
  • That Silver Haired Daddy Of Mine / Traver Hollow / By Request / Self-Produced
  • Pocket Knife / Spinney Brothers / Living The Dream / Mountain Fever Records
  • Daddy Did His Best / Dale Ann Bradley / Send The Angels / Compass Records
  • Brother Have You Heard / Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver / Burden Bearer / Mountain Home
  • Shine Hallelujah Shine / Bill Monroe & His Blue Grass Boys / The Essential Bill Monroe & His Blue Grass Boys / Columbia [Lester Flatt birthday, 6/19/1914]
  • The Eastern Gate / Russell Moore & IIIrd Tyme Out / Russell Moore & IIIrd Tyme Out / Rural Rhythm
  • One Wide River To Cross / Country Gentlemen / The Early Rebel Recordings, 1952-1971 / Rebel
  • I'm Working On A Road / Lester Flatt, Earl Scruggs & the Foggy Mountain Boys / Foggy Mountain Gospel / Columbia [Lester Flatt birthday, 6/19/1914]
  • I'm Gonna Wait On Jesus / Chris Henry / I'm Gonna Wait On Jesus / Self-Produced
  • I'm Getting Ready To Leave This World / Cody Shuler & Pine Mountain Railroad / Hymns From The Mountain / Rural Rhythm
  • You Can Feel It In Your Soul / Lester Flatt, Earl Scruggs & the Foggy Mountain Boys / Foggy Mountain Gospel / Columbia [Lester Flatt birthday, 6/19/1914]
  • Black Mountain Blues / Johnson Mountain Boys / Requests / Rounder


Playlist - 6/12/2016

Placeholder until Jim can find time to populate.

Sunday, June 05, 2016

"Bluegrass Cafe" playlist - 6/5/2016

Sunday afternoon's radio show began with songs from several folks who celebrate birthdays in the week starting June 5th and running through June 9th.  Generally, we put our Birthday Spotlight later in the program, but we had so much new music to share this week, we figured we'd try to get the birthdays in early in the program.

Coming July 2016 -- the second recording from the
award-winning Earls Of Leicester,
As for new music, there was a whole lot of it -- both from newish recordings that we've recently received and also, songs from recordings that will be released later this year.  Among the new were songs from the Earls Of Leicester, Volume Five, the Dauphinais Brothers, the Lonely Heartstring Band, Lorraine Jordan, the Gospel Plowboys, Irene Kelley, Bryan Sutton, and New York State native, Aaron "Frosty" Foster.  In addition, there was recent music from Jeff White, the Rice & Menzone Alliance, the Spinney Brothers, Edgar Loudermilk, the Del McCoury Band, the Boxcars, and the Special Consensus.

A must-read for those interested
in the history of Bluegrass.
With the publication of the new Curly Seckler biography (Foggy Mountain Troubadour:  The Life And Music Of Curly Seckler by Penny Parsons), we shared a tiny bit of Curly's music.  If you're looking for a very detailed story of a Bluegrass legend to add to your summer reading list, by all means, add this fine biography.

Big thanks for joining us for Sunday's show!  Hope you'll be able to join Jim next Sunday afternoon for three more big hours of our Bluegrass Cafe.

Enjoy the week!

Amy O.



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

  • Katy Hill / Del McCoury Band / RockyGrass / Blue Planet
  • Salty Dog Blues / David Grisman / Home Is Where The Heart Is / Rounder
  • Cry Baby Cry / Cox Family / RockyGrass / Blue Planet [Suzanne Cox birthday, 6/5/1967]
  • Nine Pound Hammer / Kentucky Colonels / Appalachian Swing! / Rounder [Clarence White birthday, 6/7/1944]
  • I've Waited As Long As I Can / Tony Rice / Tony Rice Plays And Sings Bluegrass / Rounder [Tony Rice birthday, 6/8/1951]
  • There Is You / Dailey & Vincent / Brothers From Different Mothers / Rounder [Jamie Dailey birthday, 6/9/1975]
  • Harley's Breakdown / Bray Brothers with Red Cravens / Early Days Of Bluegrass / Rounder
  • The Leaves Mustn't Fall / Charlie Moore / Charlie Moore Sings Again / Wango
  • Harvest Time / Lost & Found / Classic Bluegrass / Rebel
  • Dooley / The Dillards / There Is A Time (1963-70) / Vanguard
  • The Boatman / Seldom Scene / Dream Scene / Sugar Hill
  • Thirty Years Of Farming / James King / Thirty Years Of Farming / Rounder
  • Banjo Pickin' Girl / Kathy Kallick Band / Foxhounds / Live Oak Records
  • I'll Go To My Grave Loving You / Dailey & Vincent / Dailey & Vincent Sing The Statler Brothers / Cracker Barrel/Rounder [Don Reid of the Statler Brothers birthday, 6/5/1945]
  • I'm My Own Grandpa / David Grisman / Home Is Where The Heart Is / Rounder
  • You'll Always Be The Only One / Crowe & McLaughlin / Going Back / Rounder
  • Little Darlin' Pal Of Mine / Southn Carolina Broadcasters / Tell Me Truly / JohnBoy & Billy, Inc.
  • Run Little Rabbit Run / Jeff White / Right Beside You / Self-Produced
  • The Train That Carried My Girl From Town / Earls Of Leicester / Rattle & Roar / Rounder
  • I Am A Drifter / Volume Five / Drifter / Mountain Fever Records
  • Empty Teardrops / Dauphinais Brothers / Empty Teardrops / Self-Produced
  • The Road's Salvation / Lonely Heartstring Band / Deep Waters / Rounder
  • Up Those Blueridge Mountains / Irene Kelley / These Hills / Mountain Fever Records
  • Reaping The Blues / Aaron "Frosty" Foster / single / Self-Produced
  • Walkin' Across This Land / Bryan Sutton / The More I Learn / Sugar Hill
  • AppleJack / Dolly Parton / Live And Well / Sugar Hill
  • The Bramble And The Rose / Lynn Morris Band / The Bramble And The Rose / Rounder
  • Montana Cowboy / Schankman Twins / Duality / City West Records
  • All American Bluegrass Girl / Rhonda Vincent / All American Bluegrass Girl / Rounder
  • Toy Heart / Bill Monroe & His Blue Grass Boys / Bill Monroe & His Blue Grass Boys 1940-1946 / JSP Records
  • I'll Sail My Ship Alone / Wyatt Rice & Dan Menzone Alliance with Don Rigsby / Something Out Of The Blue / Mountain Fever Records
  • The Children Are Crying / Spinney Brothers / Living The Dream / Mountain Fever Records
  • Come Hither To Go Yonder / Danny Paisley & the Southern Grass / Weary River / Patuxent Music
  • Had It Not Been For The Train / Russell Moore & IIIrd Tyme Out / It's About Tyme / Break A String Productions
  • I'll Never See My Home Again / Fred Pike, Bill Rawlings & the Twin River Boys / Authentic Bluegrass Folk Music / Osage Records
  • Hi Dee Diddle / Feinberg Brothers / Feinberg Brothers / Cabinwood Music
  • My Kentucky Home / Edgar Loudermilk / Georgia Maple / Pinecastle
  • Left In This World Alone / Del McCoury Band / Del And Woody / McCoury Music
  • Cry Of The Catamount / Bob Amos & Catamount Crossing / Sunrise Blues / Bristlecone
  • Loving You Too Well / Larry Sparks with Ralph Stanley / Lonesome And Then Some... / Rebel
  • Mixed Up Mess Of A Heart / Flatt Lonesome / Runaway Train / Mountain Home
  • Raised On Pain / The Boxcars / Familiar With The Ground / Mountain Home
  • We Can't Be Darlings Anymore / Lester Flatt & Earl Scruggs / Selected Sides, 1950-1952 / JSP Records
  • Brother, I'm Getting Ready To Go / Curly Seckler with Larry Sparks / Bluegrass, Don't You Know / Copper Creek
  • Jesus Is My Rock / Special Consensus / Long I Ride / Compass Records
  • Waiting For The Boys To Come Home / Country Gentlemen / Let The Light Shine Down / Rebel
  • Dearest Friend / Gospel Plowboys / Welcome Home / Mountain Fever Records
  • Prayer Bells Of Heaven / Lorraine Jordan & Friends with Marty Raybon / Gospel Favorites / Self-Produced
  • God Moves In A Windstorm / Blue Highway / Wind To The West / Rebel
  • I Have Found The Way / Gibson Brothers / Brotherhood / Rounder
  • He's Coming Back To Earth Again / Reno & Smiley / 16 Greatest Gospel Hits / King
  • Goodbye / Crowe, Lawson & Williams / Old Friends Get Together / Mountain Home
  • Black Mountain Blues / Johnson Mountain Boys / Requests / Rounder

Monday, May 30, 2016

Playlist - 5/29/2016 - Memorial Day

Hi Folks.

The show that precedes Bluegrass Cafe -- Red Rooster Party -- was completely preempted by sports, so the beginning of Bluegrass Cafe hosted the great half-hour program of Joe Bussard's Country Classics which normally airs on Red Rooster Party.  Joe had prepared a Memorial Day show that complemented the bluegrass that followed quite well.


We included songs all through the show related to the Memorial Day with notables by The South Carolina Broadcasters, The Lilly Brothers & Don Stover, Charlie Moore, The Stanley Brothers, Dry Branch Fire Squad, J. E. Mainer's Mountaineers, Larry Sparks, Tom T. Hall, Reno & Smiley, and The Gibson Brothers.

We introduced new music from Bryan Sutton who will be appearing in Hamden and at Strawberry Park this coming week.  We also heard new music from The Lonely Heartstring Band which will also be appearing at Strawberry Park.

Be sure to tune in next Sunday when Amy will make the banjos and fiddles ring.  I'll see you at Strawberry Park.  For more information about Strawberry Park, click here.

Jim Beaver

Joe Bussard's show is in red.


Artist / Song / Disk / Label / Year

  • Mac Martin & The Dixie Travelers / Cotton Eyed Joe / Goin’ Down the Country / Rural Rhythm
Joe Bussard's Country Classics
  • The Stripling Brothers / The Lost Child / 78 RPM Single / Melotone / 1928
  • Southern Moonlight Entertainers / Bucking Mule / 78 rpm single / Brunswick / 1929
  • Jimmie Osborne / A Million People Have Died / 78 RPM single / King / 1951
  • The Carter Family / The Faded Coat Of Blue / 78 RPM Single / Bluebird / 1934
  • The Blue Sky Boys / The Cross On The Hill / 78 RPM Single / Bluebird / 1947
  • The Bailes Brothers / Searchin' for a Soldier's Grave / 78 RPM single / Columbia / 1945
  • The Sauceman Brothers / Wrap My Body In Old Glory / 78 Single / Capitol / 1952
  • Mac Wiseman / Reveille Time In Heaven / 45 RPM single / Dot / 1953
  • Ralph Stanley & the Clinch Mountain Boys / Bootleg John / Great High Mountain / Rebel (request)
  • The Lilly Brothers & Don Stover / That Star Belongs to Me / The Prestige - Folklore Years / Prestige Folklore
  • The South Carolina Broadcasters / The Dying Soldier / Private recording / None
  • Charlie Moore / The Rebel Soldier / Plum Pitiful Volume Two / Wango
  • Mac Martin & The Dixie Travelers / Francis Lee / Goin’ Down the Country / Rural Rhythm
  • The Jackson Brothers & Edd Wolford / Goin' To Georgia / Voice of Time: The Ed May Tapes / Self-released
  • Hylo Brown / Brown Eyes / Hylo Brown / Rural Rhythm
  • Curly Seckler / A Purple Heart / Bluegrass, Don't You Know / Copper Creek
  • Stanley Brothers / The Vacant Chair / Plum Pitiful Volume Two / Wango
  • Mac Wiseman / A Hero's Death / Plum Pitiful Volume Two / Wango
  • Spencer Branch / Black Widow Lady / Ashe County Outlaws / Self-released
  • Alex Leach / Somebody Loves You Darling / Mountain Heartache / Self-released
  • Don Reno & Red Smiley / Stonewall Brigade / 1959-1963 / King
  • David Davis & the Warrior River Boys / Chancellorsville / Troubled Times / Rebel
  • The Buckstankle Boys / Round Peak Home / Round Peak Home / Self-released
  • Dry Branch Fire Squad / Atlanta Is Burning / Hand Hewn / Rounder Select
  • Big Country Bluegrass / The Cotton Mill Song / Country Livin' / Rebel
  • Wade Mainer & Sons of the Mountaineers / Not a Word of That Be Said / Bloody War Songs 1924-1939 / Tompkins Square
  • Larry Sparks / Last Day At Gettysburg / Last Day at Gettysburg - Songs About The American Civil War / Rebel
  • The Gibson Brothers / Last Letter Home / Another Night of Waiting / Hay Holler
  • Tom T. Hall / Hero From Harlan / Tom T. Hall Sings Miss Dixie & Tom T. / Blue Circle
  • Bryan Sutton / Arkansas Traveller / The More I Learn / Compass 
  • The Lilly Brothers & Don Stover / Distant Drums / Live At Hillbilly Ranch / Hay Holler
  • James King / A Few Old Memories / Lonesome and Then Some / Rounder (request)
  • James King / Whispering Waters / Lonesome and Then Some / Rounder (request)
  • James King / Roy Lee / Thirty Years of Farming / Rounder
  • Bryan Sutton / Virginia Creeper / The More I Learn / Compass / bed
  • The Stanley Brothers / Soldier's Grave / The King Years 1961-1965 / King
  • The Lonely Heartstring Band / Deep Waters / Deep Waters / Decca (UMO)
  • J. E. Mainer's Mountaineers / He's Coming To Us Dead / Run Mountain / Arhoolie
  • The Po' Ramblin' Boys / Late Last Night / Back to the Mountains / Randm Records
  • The Feinberg Brothers / Casey Jones / The Feinberg Brothers / Cabinwood Music
  • The Boxcars / Lungs / Familiar With The Ground / Mountain Home
  • Larry Gillis / Pass Me Not / Old Man Dreaming / Tinman
  • Rusty York & The Kentucky Mountain Boys / Shake Hands With Mother Again / Early Bluegrass / Jewel
  • Taylor's Grove / When Heaven Comes Down / Keep On The Sunny Side / Fishtraks
  • The South Carolina Broadcasters / Over in the Gloryland / A Thousand Miles Away from Home / Stripe Records
  • Bear Minimum / You'll Meet Him In the Clouds / The Automobile Of Life / Open Road
  • David Peterson / Trials, Troubles, Tribulations / Old Time Power / Self-Produced
  • Flatt Lonesome / Casting All Your Care on Him / Runaway Train / Mountain Home 
  • Norman & Nancy Blake / I'd Rather Be An Old Time Christian / Just Gimme Somethin' I'm Used To / Shanachie
  • Turning Ground / Prodigal Son / It Is Finished / Self-released
  • The Bluegrass Band / Crying Holy Unto My Lord / Shine Hallelujah Shine, Vol. 2 / Hay Holler
  • Fred Etheridge with Nick Anderson & Mark Doyle / Walking in a Dream / Pickin' And Singin' / Self-released