Sunday, July 15, 2018

"Bluegrass Cafe" playlist - 7/15/2018

On Sunday's edition of our Bluegrass Cafe, we shared lots of fine songs -- old and new.  Hope you were able to join us!

A new, traditional-sounding band; this High Fidelity CD
will be released later this month.  
Among the new, there were several songs from soon-to-be-released recordings by High Fidelity, the Borrowed Tyme Band, Edgar Loudermilk, the King James Boys, Lorraine Jordan & Carolina Road, and Terry Baucom's Dukes Of Drive.  There were also songs from 2018 recordings by the Feinberg Brothers, Junior Sisk, and the John Duffey tribute recording


Cousin Jake will be the last of the
Foggy Mountain Boys to be
inducted into the Hall.  
New England's Bluegrass Legend, Joe Val
We learned this week that the Bluegrass Hall of Fame & Museum will be inducting five additional members this year, in honor of the Owensboro, Kentucky museum's reopening.  To that end, there are five new members of the Hall of Fame who will inducted in October:  Vassar Clements, Mike Seeger, Allen SheltonCousin Jake Tullock, and Joe Val.  All are very deserving...and in some cases, overdue for Hall of Fame admission.  Better late than never, though!  

Hope you have a fine week!  We'll look forward to seeing you once again next Sunday afternoon from 4-7PM.  

Amy O.





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

  • Katy Hill / Del McCoury Band / RockyGrass / Blue Planet
  • Lonesome Pine / Blue Highway / Lonesome Pine / Rebel
  • Dream Of Me / Jim & Jesse McReynolds / Music Among Friends / Rounder
  • Walk The Way The Wind Blows / Hot Rize / So Long Of A Journey / Sugar Hill
  • Happy On The Mississippi Shores / Nashville Bluegrass Band / Home Of The Blues / Sugar Hill
  • Angeline The Baker / Nashville Bluegrass Band / Idle Time / Rounder
  • Truck Driver's Queen / Charlie Moore / Charlie Moore Sings Again--Gone But Not Forgotten / Wango Records
  • How Mountain Girls Can Love / Stanley Brothers / Bluegrass Breakdown / Vanguard
  • Man Of Constant Sorrow / Stanley Brothers / Bluegrass Breakdown / Vanguard
  • I Ain't Taking You Back No More / Dan Tyminski / Wheels / Rounder
  • 1500 Miles Away From Home / Feinberg Brothers / Party For One / Cabinwood Music
  • A Couple Beers More / Feinberg Brothers / Party For One / Cabinwood Music
  • Singing My Troubles Away / Price Sisters / A Heart Never Knows / Rebel
  • Nine Pound Hammer Is Too Heavy / Monroe Brothers / Monroe Brothers, 1936 / JSP Records
  • Holdin' On When You've Let Go / Crowe Brothers / Brothers-N-Harmony / Rural Rhythm
  • Heart And Soul / Gillis Brothers / Heart & Soul / Rebel
  • Walkin' West To Memphis / Casey & Chris & the Two-Stringers / Get Along Girl / Arrandem Records
  • Walkin' West To Memphis / Gibson Brothers / Help My Brother / Compass Records
  • I Don't Believe You've Met My Baby / Louvin Brothers / Live At New River Ranch / Copper Creek
  • Hills And Home / High Fidelity / Hills And Home / Rebel
  • Little Bessie / Borrowed Tyme Band / Borrowed Tyme Band / Bonfire Recording Co.
  • It's A Way Of Life That Stands The Test Of Time / Edgar Loudermilk / single / Pinecastle
  • Was Nots / King James Boys / single / Pinecastle
  • Why Can't Bluegrass Be True Grass Again / Lorraine Jordan & Carolina Road with Junior Sisk & Danny Paisley / single / Pinecastle
  • Follow The Leader / High Fidelity / Hills And Home / Rebel
  • I Could Change My Mind / Johnson Mountain Boys / Requests / Rounder
  • The Waves On The Sea / Johnson Mountain Boys / Favorites / Rounder
  • I Don't Love You Anymore / Johnson Mountain Boys / Requests / Rounder
  • Sparkling Brown Eyes / Joe Val & the New England Bluegrass Boys / Diamond Joe / Rounder
  • Beats Me / Vassar Clements / Grass Routes / Rounder
  • Old MacDonald Had A Farm / Lester Flatt & Earl Scruggs / Flatt & Scruggs At Carnegie Hall!  The Complete Concert / Koch Records
  • Chicken Reel / Jim & Jesse / Son Of Rounder Banjo / Rounder
  • Not A Word From Home / Joe Val & the New England Bluegrass Band / Diamond Joe / Rounder
  • Sourwood Mountain / Allen Shelton / Hand-Picked:  25 Years Of Bluegrass On Rounder Records / Rounder
  • They Call Me Trouble / Terry Baucom's Dukes Of Drive / single / JohnBoy & Billy, Inc.
  • Why Baby Why / Karl Shiflett & Big Country Show / Sho Nuff Country! / Patuxent Music
  • Honey Do List / Junior Sisk / Brand New Shade Of Blue / Mountain Fever Records
  • Aunt Dinah's Quilting Party / Country Gentlemen / 25 Years / Sugar Hill
  • Country Gentleman / Eddie Adcock / Vintage Banjo Jam / Patuxent Music
  • Some Old Day / John Cowan / Epilogue:  A Tribute To John Duffey / Smithsonian Folkways
  • The Bugler / Feller & Hill / Brothers And Heroes / Rural Rhythm
  • I Fell In Love / Del McCoury Band / Del McCoury Still Sings Bluegrass / McCoury Music
  • Honky Tonk Blues / The Hot Flashes / Eponymous / Happy Appy Records
  • Sad Situation / Bill Grant & Delia Bell / Dreaming / Rounder
  • Shadow Of The Son / Still Pickin' Trio / Reuben's Train / Self-Produced
  • Pray The Clouds Away / Audie Blaylock & Redline / Cryin' Heart Blues / Rural Rhythm
  • Jesus Is Waiting / Reno & Smiley / 16 Greatest Gospel Hits / King
  • I'm Travelin' On And On / Bill Monroe & His Blue Grass Boys / Bill Monroe & His Blue Grass Boys, 1940-1946 / JSP Records
  • I Can Call Jesus / Lynn Morris / Bluegrass Spirit / Rounder
  • The Angels Rejoiced / Joe Val & the New England Bluegrass Boys / Diamond Joe / Rounder
  • Get On That Road To Glory / Lester Flatt & Earl Scruggs / Father's Table Grace / MME
  • When We Meet To Part No More / Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver / Way Down Deep In My Soul / Sugar Hill
  • Blue Grass Twist / Johnson Mountain Boys / Requests / Rounder

Sunday, July 08, 2018

"Bluegrass Cafe" playlist - 7/8/2018

The Dillards as the Darling Family (Dean Webb on far left)
In short, Sunday's Bluegrass Cafe included a bit of newer Bluegrass from 2018 (including brand new recordings from Tom Mindte & Mason Via as well as the Five Mile Mountain Band), a couple of birthday songs in honor of the late Charlie Louvin, and several songs in memory of Bluegrass Hall of Fame member, Dean Webb -- mandolin player and sometime-songwriter for the Dillards.  Hope you were able to join us!


Still Pickin'
Midway through the show, we also had a telephone chat with Jim Sharpley, banjo/Dobro player for the Still Pickin' band.   Jim told us all about an upcoming show the band is playing on July 14th at the Danielson Elks Club.  Hope to see you there!

We'll see you once again next Sunday afternoon, 4-7PM.  Have yourself a fine week!  

Amy O.


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

  • Katy Hill / Del McCoury Band / RockyGrass / Blue Planet
  • Little Annie / Longview / High Lonesome / Rounder
  • I'm Blue And Lonesome Too / Red Allen & Frank Wakefield / The WDON Recordings, 1963 / Patuxent Music
  • Ain't Necessarily So / Lynn Morris Band / Mama's Hand / Rounder
  • Have You Come To Say Goodbye / Lester Flatt & Earl Scruggs / Radio Gems / Radio Gems
  • Reuben's Train / Still Pickin' Trio / Reuben's Train / Natchaug Music
  • Let It Go / Missy Werner Band / Three Kinds Of Lonesome / Self-Produced
  • The Lonely Years / Bear Bridge / Bear Essentials / Open Road
  • Wheel Hoss / Bill Monroe & His Blue Grass Boys / Bill Monroe & His Bluegrass Boys, 1954-1957 / JSP Records
  • She Looked A Lot Like You / Tom Ewing / Adventures Of A Blue Grass Boy / Patuxent Music
  • The Yodelling Muleskinner Blues / Spinney Brothers / If I Were Your Brother / Self-Produced
  • Sunrise / Sam Bush & Bela Fleck / Epilogue:  A Tribute To John Duffey / Smithsonian Folkways
  • Cross My Broken Heart / Feinberg Brothers / Party For One / Cabinwood Music
  • Me And My Old Banjo / Osborne Brothers / Once More, Volumes I & II  / Sugar Hill
  • Julianne / Bill Emerson & Pete Goble / Webco Classics, Volume One / Pinecastle
  • Row Number Two, Seat Number Three / Laura Orshaw / Songs Of Lost Yesteryears / Self-Produced
  • The Blue Ridge Mountain Blues / Country Gentlemen / On The Road (And More) / Smithsonian Folkways
  • Jimmy Brown The Newsboy / Still Pickin' Trio / Reuben's Train / Natchaug Music
  • Corinna Corinna / Still Pickin' Trio / Reuben's Train / Natchaug Music
  • The Other Side Of Town / Gibson Brothers / Iron & Diamonds / Sugar Hill
  • Ace Of Hearts / Del McCoury Band / Del McCoury Still Sings Bluegrass / McCoury Music
  • Sunny Side Of Town / Mile Twelve / Onwards / Delores The Taurus Records
  • The Old Home Place / The Dillards / There Is A Time (1963-70) / Vanguard [Remembering Dean Webb:  March 28, 1937-June 30, 2018]
  • Old Joe Clark / The Dillards / Bluegrass Breakdown / Vanguard [Remembering Dean Webb:  March 28, 1937-June 30, 2018]
  • Ground Hog / The Dillards / Bluegrass Breakdown / Vanguard [Remembering Dean Webb:  March 28, 1937-June 30, 2018]
  • Hey Boys / The Dillards / There Is A Time (1963-70) / Vanguard [Remembering Dean Webb:  March 28, 1937-June 30, 2018]
  • Old Home Place / J.D. Crowe & the New South / The Old Home Place / Rounder [Remembering Dean Webb:  March 28, 1937-June 30, 2018]
  • I Don't Believe You've Met My Baby / Louvin Brothers / Live At New River Ranch / Copper Creek [Charlie Louvin born, 7/7/1927]
  • My Baby's Gone / Louvin Brothers / When I Stop Dreaming:  The Best Of The Louvin Brothers / Razor & Tie [Charlie Louvin born, 7/7/1927]
  • My Baby Came Back / Laurie Lewis & Tom Rozum / The Oak And The Laurel / Rounder [Charlie Louvin born, 7/7/1927]
  • Blue Collar Dreams / Balsam Range / Mountain Voodoo / Mountain Home
  • Six Pack To Go / Karl Shiflett & Big Country Show / Sho Nuff Country! / Patuxent Music
  • Timber I'm Falling / White Mountain Bluegrass / January Weekend / R Own
  • Down By The River / Gillis Brothers / Down By The River / Hay Holler Harvest
  • If I Could Only Win Your Love / Hot Flashes / Eponymous / Happy Appy Records
  • Milwaukee Blues / David Davis & the Warrior River Boys / Didn't He Ramble:  Songs Of Charlie Poole / Rounder
  • Alabama Jubilee / Five Mile Mountain Road / Five Mile Mountain Road / Patuxent Music
  • By Now I Would Be Dead / Junior Sisk / Brand New Shade Of Blue / Mountain Fever Records
  • The River Of Jordan / Louvin Brothers / When I Stop Dreaming:  The Best Of The Louvin Brothers / Razor & Tie [Charlie Louvin born, 7/7/1927]
  • Sweeping Through The Gates / Dan Paisley & the Southern Grass / The Tradition Continues / Brandywine
  • Voice Of My Savior / Longview / High Lonesome / Rounder
  • Let Me Walk, Lord, By Your Side / Stanley Brothers / Selected Cuts, 1956-1959 / JSP Records
  • I Am The Man, Thomas / Tom Mindte & Mason Via / Tom Mindte & Mason Via / Patuxent Music
  • Workin' On A Building / Jerry & Tammy Sullivan with Marty Stuart / A Gospel Bluegrass Homecoming, Volume 2 / GGS
  • Jesus On The Mainline / Dry Branch Fire Squad / Live At The Newburyport Firehouse / Rounder
  • Walkin' Runnin' Flyin' / IIIrd Tyme Out / Grandpa's Mandolin / Rebel
  • Less Of Me / Country Gentlemen / 25 Years / Rebel
  • Black Mountain Blues / Johnson Mountain Boys / Requests / Rounder

"Bluegrass Cafe" playlist - 7/1/2018

Here is a quick link to our July 1st edition of Bluegrass Cafe, in which we heard a whole lot of Independence Day-themed music, plus a whole lot more.  

https://www.spinitron.com/m/playlist/view/435118

"Bluegrass Cafe" playlist - 6/24/2018 (with Cathy Day)

Here's a link to Cathy Day's fill-in edition of our Bluegrass Cafe on June 24, 2018.  

https://www.spinitron.com/m/playlist/view/432899

Sunday, June 17, 2018

"Bluegrass Cafe" playlist - 6/17/2018

My father - Alton Orlomoski - with 3/4 of a a kid on
the Skyline Drive
Happy Father's Day!  On this day dedicated to Dad, we celebrated by sharing songs about fathers, as well as played a whole bunch of songs performed by Bluegrass fathers and their offspring.  To that end, we heard songs from Bluegrass fathers and kids with the surnames of Amos, Armistead, Feinberg, Harrell, Holt, McCoury, McGee, Monroe, Mullins, Osborne, Paisley, Parmley, Reno, Shiflett, Stanley, and White.

And we couldn't let the day pass without sharing a few songs from the Lester Flatt Song Catalog, as this Bluegrass and Country Music Hall of Famer was born on June 19, 1914.

Enjoy the week, and be sure to join Cathy Day in our Bluegrass Cafe next Sunday afternoon!

Amy O.





SONG / PERFORMER / ALBUM / LABEL [Requests are RED]
  • Katy Hill / Del McCoury Band / RockyGrass / Blue Planet
  • Smoke Along The Track / Parmley & McCoury / Families Of Tradition / BGC Records
  • Roll On Buddy / Bill Monroe & His Blue Grass Boys with James Monroe / Bean Blossom / MCA
  • Old Hickory Cane / Bob Paisley & the Southern Grass / Live In Holland / Strictly Country
  • Carolina Mountain Home / Ralph Stanley & Ralph Stanley II / Side By Side / Rebel
  • Carolina Mountain Home / Johnson Mountain Boys / The Johnson Mountain Boys / Rounder
  • Travelin' Down This Lonesome Road / Dreadful Snakes / Snakes Alive! / Rounder
  • I Wonder How The Old Folks Are At Home / Mac Wiseman / Appalachian Stomp! / Rhino
  • Dooley / The Dillards / There Is A Time (1963-70) / Vanguard
  • Ronnie Bowman & Lou Reid / Cold Wind A-Blowin' / Epilogue:  A Tribute To John Duffey / Smithsonian Folkways
  • Fox On The Run / Bill Emerson & Cliff Waldron / The Best Of Emerson & Waldron / Rebel
  • Smokey Mountain Rag / Corrina Rose Logston / Bluegrass Fiddler / Patuxent Music
  • Had It Not Been For The Train / Russell Moore & IIIrd Tyme Out / It's About Tyme / Break A String Productions
  • You, You, You / Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver / In Session / Mountain Home
  • My Kentucky Home / Edgar Loudermilk / Georgia Maple / Pinecastle
  • Ramblin' Blues / David Davis & the Warrior River Boys / Didn't He Ramble:  The Songs Of Charlie Poole / Rounder
  • Philadelphia Lawyer / Country Gentlemen / The Early Rebel Recordings, 1962-1971 / Rebel
  • He Was A Friend Of Mine / Dudley Connell & John Cowan / Epilogue:  A Tribute To John Duffey / Smithsonian Folkways
  • To Daddy / BearTracks / Makin' Tracks / AMT Records
  • Daddy Frank / Jim Mills with Paul Brewster / Hide Head Blues / Sugar Hill
  • Devil On The Plow / Charlie Sizemore Band / Good News / Rounder
  • Proud To Be Your Dad / Spinney Brothers / Tried & True / Mountain Fever Records
  • Papa Played The Dobro / White Mountain Bluegrass / Aragon Mill / Strictly Country Records
  • Me And Dad / Russell Moore & IIIrd Tyme Out / Russell Moore & IIIrd Tyme Out / Rural Rhythm
  • That Silver Haired Daddy Of Mine / Traver Hollow / By Request / Self-Produced
  • Farm Of Yesterday / Gibson Brothers / Ring The Bell / Compass Records
  • That's Just Lonesome / Feinberg Brothers / Party For One / Cabinwood Music
  • Daylight's Burnin' / Tony Holt & the Wildwood Valley Boys / Daylight's Burnin' / Rebel
  • Pathway Of Teardrops / Bobby Osborne / Original / Compass Records
  • Blue Grass Stomp / Karl Shiflett & Big Country Show / Sho Nuff Country! / Patuxent Music
  • Where The Wild River Rolls / Bob Amos / Borrowed Time / Bristlecone
  • The Cowboy Lives Forever / The Whites / A Lifetime In The Making / Ceili Music
  • Wreck On The Highway / Tennessee Mafia Jug Band / Barnyard Frolic / RME Records
  • The Old Spinning Wheel / White Mountain Bluegrass / Aragon Mill / Strictly Country Records
  • Love, O' Love Please Come Home / Reno & Smiley / Bluegrass 1963 / Rural Rhythm
  • Down The Road / Lester Flatt & Earl Scruggs / Selected Sides, 1948-1950 / JSP Records [Lester Flatt birthday, 6/19/1914]
  • Sweetheart You Done Me Wrong / Bill Harrell with Mitch Harrell / Bill Harrell & Friends / Rebel [Lester Flatt birthday, 6/19/1914]
  • Why Did You Wander? / Earls Of Leicester / Rattle & Roar / Rounder [Lester Flatt birthday, 6/19/1914]
  • We Can't Be Darlings Anymore / Lester Flatt & Earl Scruggs / Selected Sides, 1950-1952 [Lester Flatt birthday, 6/19/1914]
  • If I Should Wander Back Tonight / Hot Rize / Traditional Ties / Sugar Hill [Lester Flatt birthday, 6/19/1914]
  • Ballad Of Jed Clampett / Lester Flatt & the Nashville Grass / Bean Blossom / MCA [Lester Flatt birthday, 6/19/1914]
  • Dig A Hole In The Meadow / Lester Flatt & Earl Scruggs / Flatt And Scruggs At Carnegie Hall! The Complete Concert / Koch Records [Lester Flatt birthday, 6/19/1914]
  • Let Me Walk, Lord, By Your Side / Traditional Grass / Howdy Neighbor Howdy / Rebel
  • Heavenward Bound / Country Gentlemen / The Early Rebel Recordings, 1962-1971 / Rebel
  • I'm Bound For The Land Of Canaan / Del McCoury Band / The Promised Land / McCoury Music
  • Pass Me Not / Dale Ann Bradley with Larry Sparks / Catch Tomorrow / Compass Records
  • Get In Line, Brother / Lester Flatt & Earl Scruggs / Selected Sides, 1950-1952 / JSP Records [Lester Flatt birthday, 6/19/1914]
  • Reveille Time In Heaven / Mac Wiseman / Bluegrass Hits And Heartsongs / Rebel
  • I'm Working On A Road (To Glory Land) / Earls Of Leicester / Rattle & Roar / Rounder [Lester Flatt birthday, 6/19/1914]
  • So Happy I'll Be / Rhonda Vincent & the Rage / Ragin' Live / Rounder [Lester Flatt birthday, 6/19/1914]
  • Black Mountain Blues / Johnson Mountain Boys / At The Old Schoolhouse / Rounder

Sunday, June 10, 2018

"Bluegrass Cafe" playlist - 6/10/2018

For the most part, Sunday's Bluegrass Cafe included a whole lot of brand-new or recently released recordings.  In the latter category, we heard selections from Junior Sisk, Dale Perry, Jerry Wicentowski, the Del McCoury Band, the Highland Travelers, the Feinberg Brothers, David Davis & the Warrior River Boys, Peter Rowan, and David Benedict.  

Our very brand-new recording for this week was the long-time-in-the-making, "Epilogue:  A Tribute To John Duffey."  This new recording from Smithsonian Folkways features an all-star collection of folks paying tribute to the wonderful John Duffey, who was a founding member of two of the most influential, greatest bands in the history of Bluegrass Music:  the Country Gentlemen and the Seldom Scene.  Fabulous.

We also remembered the birthday of Tony Rice (born June 8, 1951) and played a song in tribute to the late Stacy Phillips, who died unexpectedly earlier this week.  

Hope you enjoyed the program, and that you'll consider joining me once more next Sunday from 4-7PM.

Enjoy the week!

Amy O.


SONG / PERFORMER / ALBUM / LABEL

  • Katy Hill / Del McCoury Band / RockyGrass / Blue Planet
  • John Henry Blues / Jim Mills with Tim Stafford / Bound To Ride / Sugar Hill
  • Long Train Of Fools / Lynn Morris / You'll Never Be The Sun / Rounder
  • I'd Like To Be A Train / Larry Sparks / Bound To Ride:  The Best Of Larry Sparks / Rebel
  • John Henry The Steel Driving Man / Johnson Mountain Boys / At The Old Schoolhouse / Rounder
  • Carolina Star / Tony Rice / Tony Rice Plays And Sings Bluegrass / Sugar Hill [Tony Rice birthday, 6/8/1951]
  • Mansions For Me / Ricky Skaggs & Tony Rice / Skaggs & Rice / Sugar Hill [Tony Rice birthday, 6/8/1951]
  • Brown Mountain Light / Tony Rice / Tony Rice Plays And Sings Bluegrass / Sugar Hill [Tony Rice birthday, 6/8/1951]
  • Age / Bluegrass Album Band / The Bluegrass Compact Disc / Rounder [Tony Rice birthday, 6/8/1951]
  • By Now I Would Be Dead / Junior Sisk / Brand New Shade Of Blue / Mountain Fever Records
  • I'm A Man Of Constant Sorrow / Stanley Brothers / The Complete Columbia Stanley Brothers / Columbia
  • Me And Becky (Hand In Hand) / Big Country Bluegrass / Let Them Know I'm From Virginia / Rebel
  • Louisville Breakdown / Dale Perry / Livin' The Dream / Self-Produced
  • Talk To Me Lonesome Heart / Larry Stephenson with Connie Smith & Marty Stuart / 20th Anniversary / Pinecastle
  • Green Mountain Girl / Seth Sawyer Band / Green Mountain Girl / Self-Produced
  • Can't You Hear Me Calling / Bill Monroe & His Blue Grass Boys / Bill Monroe & His Blue Grass Boys 1946-1949 / JSP Records
  • Love Letters In The Sand / Jerry Wicentowski / Thanks, Mac! / Self-Produced
  • I'll Be On My Way / Del McCoury Band / Del McCoury Still Sings Bluegrass / McCoury Music
  • Sad And Lonesome Day / Randy Waller & Lou Reid / Epilogue:  A Tribute To John Duffey / Smithsonian Folkways
  • If That's The Way You Feel / Amanda Smith / Epilogue:  A Tribute To John Duffey / Smithsonian Folkways
  • Going To The Races / James King / Epilogue:  A Tribute To John Duffey / Smithsonian Folkways
  • Sunrise / Sam Bush & Bela Fleck / Epilogue:  A Tribute To John Duffey / Smithsonian Folkways
  • Bluebirds Are Singing For Me / Country Gentlemen / Folk Session Inside / Copper Creek
  • The Boatman / Seldom Scene / Dream Scene / Sugar Hill
  • The Young Fisherwoman / Country Gentlemen / Folk Session Inside / Copper Creek
  • Over And Over / Nothin' Fancy / It's A Good Feeling / Mountain Fever Records
  • Captain / Cody Shuler & Pine Mountain Railroad / Alone With Forever / Steeltown Records
  • I Can, I Will, I Do Believe / Jimmy Martin / Good 'N' Country & Country Music Time / Jasmine
  • Poplar Knob / Highland Travelers / The Highland Travelers / Mountain Fever Records
  • You Ain't Woman Enough To Take My Man / White Mountain Bluegrass / Aragon Mill / Strictly Country
  • You Can't Judge A Book By Its Cover / Danny Paisley & the Southern Grass / Road Into Town / Patuxent Music
  • Lonesome / The Grascals / Before Breakfast / Mountain Home
  • Gitup The Banjo Man / Spinney Brothers / Side By Side / Mastertone Records
  • Cryin' Heart Blues / Audie Blaylock & Redline / Cryin' Heart Blues / Rural Rhythm
  • Your Saddle Is Empty Old Pal / Feinberg Brothers / Party For One / Cabinwood Music
  • Downtown Boogie / Eddie Adcock / Vintage Banjo Jam / Patuxent Music
  • I'm Head Over Heels In Love / Lester Flatt & Earl Scruggs / Selected Sides, 1950-1952 / JSP Records
  • The Last Old Shovel / Joe Mullins & the Radio Ramblers / The Story We Tell / Rebel
  • Roust-A-Bout / Mark Kuykendall, Bobby Hicks & Asheville Bluegrass / Forever And A Day / Rebel
  • He Rambled / David Davis & the Warrior River Boys / Didn't He Ramble:  Songs Of Charlie Poole / Rounder
  • No Other Man / Feinberg Brothers / Party For One / Cabinwood Music
  • The Great Angle / David Benedict / [single] / Self-Produced
  • The Last Rose Of Autumn / Stacy Phillips / The Great Dobro Sessions / Sugar Hill
  • Pray / Reno & Smiley / Early Years, 1951-1959 / Gusto
  • Take Me To Heaven / Gary Ferguson / Without You / Turquoise
  • I'm Gonna Hold To His Hand / Lou Reid, Terry Baucom & Carolina / Carolina Blue / Webco
  • A Crown He Wore / Peter Rowan / Carter Stanley's Eyes / Rebel
  • Little Community Church / Feller & Hill / I Firmly Promise You / Tommy Hillpicker Records
  • Lord, I'm Coming Home / Curly Seckler / 60 Years Of Bluegrass With My Friends / Copper Creek
  • Wings Of Angels / Jay Armsworthy / I Couldn't Make It Without Him / Blue Circle Records
  • Blue Grass Twist / Johnson Mountain Boys / Requests / Rounder


"Bluegrass Cafe" playlist - 6/3/2018 (with Cathy Day)

Cathy Day was in charge of the Bluegrass Cafe on Sunday, June 3rd.  Here is a link to her playlist.  Check it out, if you're so inclined:

https://www.spinitron.com/WHUS/pl/426590/Bluegrass-Caf%C3%A9

Sunday, May 27, 2018

"Bluegrass Cafe" playlist - 5/27/2018

 
Our Memorial Day Sunday Bluegrass Cafe broadcast may have only been two hours long (instead of three), but we still managed to squeeze in several songs with an appropriate Memorial Day theme.  At some point this weekend, hope you are able to take a moment to remember the reason we celebrate Memorial Day.


New music also played a large part of our broadcast on Sunday.  To that end, we debuted new recordings from Junior Sisk and Del McCoury, as well as singles from Lorraine Jordan & Carolina Road and Nightflyer.  In addition, there was new-for-2018 music from Becky Buller, the Feinberg Brothers, and David Davis & the Warrior River Boys.

The plan is for Cathy Day to join you on the air next Sunday afternoon from 4-7PM.  Please be sure to join her, won't you?

Thanks for listening ~ enjoy the week!

Amy O.



SONG / PERFORMER / ALBUM / LABEL

  • Katy Hill / Del McCoury Band / RockyGrass / Blue Planet
  • There's A Star Spangled Banner Waving Somewhere / Osborne Brothers / Hyden / Pinecastle
  • Two Soldiers / Blue Highway / Through The Window Of A Train / Rounder
  • Forgotten Soldier Boy / Lilly Brothers & Don Stover / Bluegrass At The Roots, 1961 / Smithsonian Folkways
  • The Legend Of The Rebel Soldier / Country Gentlemen / Live In Japan / Rebel
  • More Than A Name On A Wall / Dailey & Vincent / Dailey & Vincent / Rounder
  • Casualty Of War / Larry Sparks / The Last Suit You Wear / McCoury Music
  • Robe Of White / Bear Minimum / The Automobile Of Life / Open Road
  • The Last Parade / Joe Mullins & the Radio Ramblers / Another Day From Life / Rebel
  • Purple Heart / Red Allen / Keep On Going / Rebel
  • Ain't Nothing Wrong With That / Junior Sisk / Brand New Shade Of Blue / Mountain Fever Records
  • That Ol' Train / Del McCoury Band / Del McCoury Still Sings Bluegrass / McCoury Music
  • Put Some Bluegrass In My Ear / Deeper Shade Of Blue / Steam / Mountain Fever Records
  • Letters Have No Arms / Del McCoury Band / Del McCoury Still Sings Bluegrass / McCoury Music
  • Backwards And Forwards / Junior Sisk / Brand New Shade Of Blue / Mountain Fever Records
  • 1500 Miles Away From Home / Feinberg Brothers / Party For One / 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
  • The Angry Wife / Feinberg Brothers / Party For One / Cabinwood Music
  • Windy City / Rhonda Vincent / Only Me / Upper Management Music
  • The Cold Hard Facts / Jeff White / Right Beside You / Self-Produced
  • Lorraine Jordan & Carolina Road with Junior Sisk & Danny Paisley / True Grass (Why Can't Blue Grass Just Be True Grass Again) / single / Pinecastle
  • Lightning Rod / Nightflyer / single / Pinecastle
  • Leavin' / Remington Ryde / A Storyteller's Memory / Pinecastle
  • The Lonesome Cry Of The Whippoorwill / Volume Five / Milestones / Mountain Fever Records
  • John D. Champion / Becky Buller / Crepe Paper Heart / Dark Shadow Recording
  • Bouquet In Heaven / Lester Flatt & Earl Scruggs / The Complete Mercury Recordings / Mercury
  • You Can Feel It In Your Soul / Earls Of Leicester / Rattle & Roar / Rounder
  • Pray The Clouds Away / Jimmy Martin / This World Is Not My Home / MME
  • The Redeemed Are Coming Home / Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver / Rock My Soul / Sugar Hill
  • Call His Name / Johnson Mountain Boys / Working Close / Rounder
  • Won't You Come And Sing For Me / Hot Rize / Untold Stories / Sugar Hill
  • Reveille Time In Heaven / Mac Wiseman / Bluegrass Hits And Heartsongs / Rebel
  • Blue Grass Twist / Johnson Mountain Boys / Requests / Rounder

"Bluegrass Cafe" playlist - 5/20/2018

 
This edition of Bluegrass Cafe featured a whole lot of music from several birthday celebrants, including Mac Wiseman (born May 23, 1925) and Tom T. Hall (born May 25, 1936).  We also remembered the shared birthdays of musical partners (and brothers-in-law), Johnnie Wright (born May 13, 1914) and Jack Anglin (born May 13, 1916).  

The list is included below:


SONG / PERFORMER / ALBUM / LABEL [Requests are RED; songs written or co-written by Tom T. Hall are BLUE]

  • Katy Hill / Del McCoury Band / RockyGrass / Blue Planet
  • Thunderclouds Of Love / Tony Rice / Tony Rice Plays And Sings Bluegrass / Rounder
  • Rain Please Go Away / Del McCoury & the Dixie Pals / Classic Bluegrass / Rebel
  • Listening To The Rain / Osborne Brothers / Once More, Volumes 1 & 2 / Sugar Hill
  • How Come You Do Me Like You Do / Jeff Parker / Go Parker! / Lonesome Day Records
  • Don't Cheat In Our Hometown / Stanley Brothers / Don't Cheat In Our Hometown / Starday
  • I'm My Own Grandpa / David Grisman / Home Is Where The Heart Is / Rounder
  • You Are My Sunshine / Lynwood Lunsford / Pick Along / Hay Holler
  • Train Long Gone / Claire Lynch / Crowd Favorites / Rounder
  • Let's Be Sweethearts Again / Jeff Parker with Dailey & Vincent / Go Parker! / Lonesome Day Records
  • That's Just Lonesome / Feinberg Brothers / Party For One / Cabinwood Music
  • The Bugler / Feller & Hill / Brothers And Heroes / Rural Rhythm
  • You Don't Call Me Darling Anymore / Traver Hollow / Lonesome Without You / Self-Produced
  • Georgia Stomp / Johnson Mountain Boys / Live At The Birchmere / Rounder
  • Thinking About You / Lester Flatt & Earl Scruggs / Selected Sides, 1950-1952 / JSP Records
  • You'll Never Get A Better Chance / Feinberg Brothers / Party For One / Cabinwood Music
  • No Letter In The Mail / Johnnie & Jack / Johnnie & Jack With Kitty Wells At KWKH / Bear Family
  • Johnny And Jack Medley / Country Gentlemen / The Early Rebel Recordings, 1962-1971 / Rebel
  • Three Ways Of Knowing / Johnnie & Jack / For Old Times Sake / Bear Family
  • Wake Up Susan / Johnnie & Jack feat. Paul Warren / Johnnie & Jack With Kitty Wells At KWKH / Bear Family
  • One Of Those Days (When I Miss Lester Flatt) / Tom T. Hall / Tom T. Hall Sings Miss Dixie & Tom T. / Blue Circle Records
  • The Engineers Don't Wave From The Trains Anymore / Lynn Morris Band / The Bramble And The Rose / Rounder
  • The Windowsill Song / Becky Buller / Pickin' Like A Girl / Blue Circle Records
  • I'll Never Do Better Than You / Charlie Sizemore / The Story Is... The Songs Of Tom T. Hall / Rebel
  • Train Without A Track / Junior Sisk & Ramblers Choice / Heartaches And Dreams / Rebel
  • Pamela Brown / Country Gentlemen / Joe's Last Train / Rebel
  • Harper Valley PTA / Michelle Nixon & Drive / A Place I Belong / Mountain Fever Records
  • The Stanley Brothers / Travers Chandler & Avery County / Pardon Me... / Mountain Fever Records
  • Blow Out The Candle, Laura / Linda Lay & Sammy Shelor / Taking The Crooked Road Home / Virginia Folklife
  • Turn It On, Turn It On, Turn It On / Rock County / Rock County / Rebel
  • Clinch Mountain Mystery / Larry Stephenson Band / Clinch Mountain Mystery / Pinecastle
  • The Year That Clayton Delaney Died / Grascals with Tom T. Hall / The Grascals & Friends / BluGrascal Records
  • Can You Hear Me Now / Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver / More Behind The Picture Than The Wall / Rounder
  • Poverty Row / Cedar Hill / Poverty Row / Blue Circle Records
  • The Boys In Hats And Ties / Big Country Bluegrass / The Boys In Hats And Ties / Rebel
  • Leaving Baker County / Tom T. Hall / Tom T. Hall Sings Miss Dixie & Tom T. / Blue Circle Records
  • Let Me Borrow Your Heart / Mac Wiseman / Bluegrass Hits And Heartsongs / Rebel
  • Going Back To Bristol / Shawn Camp / I Sang The Song / Mountain Fever Records
  • I'll Be All Smiles Tonight / Mac Wiseman / Most Requested / CMH
  • The Honky Tonk Downstairs / Po' Ramblin' Boys / Back To The Mountains / Randm Records
  • Leaving Home / David Davis & the Warrior River Boys / Didn't He Ramble:  Songs Of Charlie Poole / Rounder
  • Hard Hearted / Jim & Jesse & the Virginia Boys / In The Tradition / Rounder
  • Straight Drive / Terry McGill / Straight Drive / Cabinwood Music
  • Sad Prison Song / Hylo Brown / Lovesick And Sorrow / Starday
  • A Stone The Builders Refused / Lester Flatt & Earl Scruggs / Foggy Mountain Gospel / Columbia Legacy
  • I Have Found The Way / Case Brothers / The Case Brothers:  Martin & Gibson / CaBro
  • Weapon Of Prayer / Country Gentlemen / The Early Rebel Recordings, 1962-1971 / Rebel
  • Stormy Waters / Jimmy Martin / Singing All Day And Dinner On The Ground / MME
  • Take Your Shoes Off, Moses / Bob Paisley & the Southern Grass / Heritage / Brandywine
  • Shake My Mother's Hand For Me / Bill Monroe & His Blue Grass Boys / Bill Monroe & His Blue Grass Boys, 1940-1946 / JSP Records
  • I Saw Mother With God Last Night / Bluegrass Patriots / Kneel At The Cross:  Songs Of Faith And Inspiration / Red Feather
  • God Loves His Children / Lester Flatt & Earl Scruggs / The Complete Mercury Recordings / Mercury
  • Blue Grass Twist / Johnson Mountain Boys / Requests / Rounder

Sunday, May 13, 2018

"Bluegrass Cafe" playlist - 5/13/2018

With my own mother at Webster's Indian Ranch, sometime in 1989.
On our Mother's Day edition of Bluegrass Cafe, we mainly featured songs about you-know-who:  Mother!  While the entire show was not strictly songs about mothers (those still with us, and those who live only in memory), it's a good estimate that probably 3/4 of the songs were about mom.  In fact, there are still a whole bunch more mother songs that I could/should have played, but we will save them for another week.  Happy Mother's Day to all!

The rest of the show included a few classics, but was mainly music drawn from two new recordings by two terrific traditional Bluegrass bands:  "Party For One" by the Feinberg Brothers and "Didn't He Ramble:  The Songs Of Charlie Poole" by David Davis & the Warrior River Boys.  Expect to hear a whole lot more from both of these great new records over the next few weeks.

Hope you'll consider joining us once again for another edition of our Bluegrass Cafe!

Enjoy the week!

Amy O.

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

  • Katy Hill / Del McCoury Band / RockyGrass / Blue Planet
  • I Know Whose Tears / Gibson Brothers / Ring The Bell / Compass Records
  • Thank God For A Mama / Lonesome River Band / One Step Forward / Sugar Hill
  • Every Day Is Mother's Day To Me / Allerton & Alton / Black, White & Bluegrass / Bear Family
  • God Bless Her ('Cause She Is My Mother) / Louvin Brothers / Live At New River Ranch / Copper Creek
  • Use A Napkin (Not Your Mom) / Kathy Kallick / Mother, Queen Of My Heart / Sugar Hill
  • I Haven't Seen Mama In Years / Spinney Brothers / Going Home / Self-Produced
  • It Takes People Like You / Feinberg Brothers / Party For One / Cabinwood Music
  • Steamboat Whistle Blues / Michael Cleveland with Sam Bush / Fiddler's Dream / Compass Records
  • Ace Of Hearts / Mile Twelves / Onwards / Dolores The Taurus Records
  • Cheyenne / Bluegrass Album Band / The Bluegrass Album, Volume One / Rounder
  • 20/20 Vision / Jimmy Martin / The King Of Bluegrass / Universal
  • No Other Man / Feinberg Brothers / Party For One / Cabinwood Music
  • He Rambled / David Davis & the Warrior River Boys / Didn't He Ramble:  The Songs Of Charlie Poole / Rounder
  • Girl I Left In Sunny Tennessee / David Davis & the Warrior River Boys / Didn't He Ramble:  The Songs Of Charlie Poole / Rounder
  • Ramblin' Blues / David Davis & the Warrior River Boys / Didn't He Ramble:  The Songs Of Charlie Poole / Rounder
  • Mama Tried / Seldom Scene / SCENEchronized / Sugar Hill
  • Memories Of Mother / Keith Whitley & Ricky Skaggs / Second Generation / Rebel
  • Mother Of A Miner's Child / Country Gentlemen / The Complete Vanguard Recordings / Vanguard
  • Listen To Me Mother / Springfield Exit / That Was Then / Patuxent Music
  • Mama's Opry / Chris Brashear / Heart Of The Country / Dog Boy Records
  • Mother's Voice Is In The Wind / Johnson Mountain Boys / Walls Of Time / Rounder
  • Always Be Kind To Your Mother / Reno & Smiley / Early Years, 1951-1959 / Gusto
  • From The Hollow / BearTracks / From The Hollow / AMT Records
  • Mama's Hand / Lynn Morris / Mama's Hand / Rounder
  • Mother Knows Best / Jesse Brock / Kickin' Grass / Pinecastle
  • Angel Mother / Crowe Brothers / Forty Years / Mountain Fever Records

  • Medals For Mothers / IIIrd Tyme Out / Back To The MAC / Rounder
  • Dear Mom / Wayne Taylor / Dear Mom / Raincoe Music
  • Mother's Last Years / Gillis Brothers / Sunshine In The Shadows / Hay Holler Harvest
  • Remembrance Of Mother / Chris Warner / Goin' To The Dance / Patuxent Music
  • Hand That Rocks The Cradle / Gary Ferguson / I'm Really Leaving / Webco
  • A Couple Beers More / Feinberg Brothers / Party For One / Cabinwood Music
  • Kentucky Borderline / Rhonda Vincent & the Rage / In Concert, Volume One--All The Rage / Upper Management Music
  • Mother's Only Sleeping / Bill Monroe & His Blue Grass Boys / Bill Monroe & His Blue Grass Boys, 1946-1949 / JSP Records
  • Sweetest Gift / Johnson Mountain Boys / At The Old Schoolhouse / Rounder
  • Mother, The Queen Of My Heart / Lonesome Standard Time / Mother, The Queen Of My Heart / Sugar Hill
  • Old Dogs, Children, And Watermelon Wine / Charlie Sizemore / The Story Is...The Songs Of Tom T. Hall / Rebel
  • I Heard My Mother Call My Name In Prayer / Bear Bridge Band / One More Ride / Open Road
  • Mother's Prayers Were Not In Vain / Travers Chandler & Avery County / State Of Depression / Patuxent Music
  • Gone Home / Lester Flatt & Earl Scruggs / Foggy Mountain Gospel / Sony
  • Give Mother My Crown / Lester Flatt & Earl Scruggs / Foggy Mountain Gospel / Sony
  • My Mother's Bible / Warrior River Boys / New Beginnings / Rounder
  • Mama's Rocking Chair / Southern Rail / Glory Train / Pinecastle
  • Shake Hands With Mother Again / Laurel Canyon Ramblers / Blue Rambler 2 / Sugar Hill
  • Mother's Footsteps Guide Me / Stanley Brothers / The Early Starday King Years, 1958-1961 / Gusto
  • Black Mountain Blues / Johnson Mountain Boys / Requests / Rounder

Sunday, May 06, 2018

"Bluegrass Cafe" playlist - 5/6/2018

Sunday's Bluegrass Cafe was supposed to begin at 5PM, as a UConn Baseball broadcast from Memphis was happening.  However, the game was a quick-mover, and so, our show began 30 minutes earlier than we expected, but 30 minutes past the "normal" start time of 4PM.  Does that make any sense?  In the long run, it didn't really make that much difference, as we still managed to stuff a whole lot of fine music into our 150 minutes' time allotment.  Hope you heard something you enjoyed!

The Feinberg Brothers in Canterbury, CT - March 2017
(Photo by Linda Orlomoski)
We shared a bit of newer (for 2018) music today, including selections from projects by Becky Buller, Special Consensus, the Highland Travelers, Daniel Greeson, the Price Sisters, and Shannon Slaughter.  In addition, it was a great pleasure (and honor!) for us to debut music from the brand new recording from Long Island's Feinberg Brothers.  "Party For One" is the title of the sophomore recording for this terrific traditional band, and we look forward to playing more music from it in future weeks of our program.

Hope you can join us next Sunday afternoon, as we hope to bring you a full three hours of our Bluegrass Cafe.  

Have a good week!

Amy O.


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

  • Katy Hill / Del McCoury Band / RockyGrass / Blue Planet
  • Sitting On Top Of The World / Lonesome River Band / Carrying The Tradition / Rebbel
  • The Old Swinging Bridge / Ted Lundy & the Southern Mountain Boys / Hand-Picked:  25 Years Of Bluegrass On Rounder Records / Rounder
  • Warm And Windy / Eddie Adcock / Vintage Banjo Jam / Patuxent Music
  • It's Gonna Be A Beautiful Day / Wayne Taylor & Appaloosa / It's Gonna Be A Beautiful Day! / Raincoe Music
  • Molly And Tenbrooks / Larry Stephenson & Mark Newton with Lou Reid / Live At Mr. B's / B's Records
  • Willow Creek Dam / American Drive / American Drive / Rural Rhythm
  • Nobody's Love Is Like Mine / Stanley Brothers / Selected Cuts, 1955-1956 / JSP Records
  • John D. Champion / Becky Buller / Crepe Paper Heart / Dark Shadow Recording
  • We Live In Two Different Worlds / Mark Kuykendall, Bobby Hicks & Asheville Bluegrass / Forever And A Day / Rebel
  • Girl That Loved Me / Highland Travelers / The Highland Travelers / Mountain Fever Records
  • The Country Girl Blues / Traditional Grass / 10th Anniversary Collection / Rebel
  • True Life Blues / Bill Monroe & His Blue Grass Boys / Bill Monroe & His Blue Grass Boys, 1940-1946 / JSP Records
  • Like A Bird In A Cage / Bear Bridge Band / Broken Hearts & Better Times / Open Road
  • Lilacs, Lilies, & Roses  / Bear Bridge Band / live track / Open Road
  • Party For One / Feinberg Brothers / Party For One / Cabinwood Music
  • Long Gone Leaving / Feinberg Brothers / Party For One / Cabinwood Music
  • Foxhounds / Kathy Kallick Band / Foxhounds / Live Oak Records
  • As Long As I Live / Don Reno & Charlie Moore / Bluegrass Legends "Together" / Wango Records
  • She Took The Tennessee River / Special Consensus with Bobby Osborne, Josh Williams, & Becky Buller / Rivers And Roads / Compass Records
  • Milwaukee, Here I Come / Jimmy Martin / The King Of Bluegrass / Audium Records
  • Cry Of The Whippoorwill / Rhonda Vincent / The Storm Still Rages / Rounder
  • Me And My Fiddle / Daniel Greeson / Done Gone / Patuxent Music
  • Chicken Reel / Jim & Jesse & the Virginia Boys / In The Tradition / Rounder
  • I'll Just Keep On Lovin' You / Nashville Bluegrass Band / Home Of The Blues / Sugar Hill
  • Another Night / McCoury Brothers / The McCoury Brothers / Rounder
  • Have You Come To Say Goodbye / Lester Flatt & Earl Scruggs / Radio Gems / no label
  • Cross My Broken Heart / Feinberg Brothers / Party For One / Cabinwood Music
  • Darling Do You Know Who Loves You / Junior Sisk & Ramblers Choice / The Mountains Are Calling Me Home / Mountain Fever Records
  • Grandfather's Clock / Fred Pike, Bill Rawlings & the Twin River Boys / Authentic Bluegrass Folk Music / Osage
  • The Convict And The Rose / Country Gentlemen / The Early Rebel Recordings, 1962-1971 / Rebel
  • Your Light Leads Me On / Hot Rize / In Concert / Flying Fish
  • I Am Going To Heaven / Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver / A Gospel Bluegrass Homecoming, Volume 2 / GGS Music
  • I've Made A Covenant / Johnson Mountain Boys / We'll Still Sing On / Rounder
  • Love Is A Cross And Three Nails / Shannon Slaughter / Never Standing Still / Elite Circuit Records
  • Help Me Climb That Mountain / Lynn Morris Band / The Lynn Morris Band / Rounder
  • Take Me In Your Lifeboat / Seldom Scene / 15th Anniversary Celebration / Sugar Hill
  • Get On That Main Highway / Price Sisters / A Heart Never Knows / Rebel
  • Who Will Sing For Me / Lester Flatt & Earl Scruggs / Radio Gems / no label
  • Blue Grass Twist / Johnson Mountain Boys / Requests / Rounder