Monday, May 23, 2016

"Bluegrass Cafe" playlist - 5/22/2016

James King (September 9, 1958-May 19, 2016)
Photo courtesy of Ted Lehmann.  Check out Ted's Bluegrass
adventures at his blog:  http://tedlehmann.blogspot.com/
James King -- the Bluegrass Storyteller -- was a tremendously gifted, emotive singer who lost a lengthy battle with liver disease on May 19th.  Mr. King had the amazing ability to wring the emotion out of every word he sang, and he had a way of making the listener believe he was actually the subject of all of the songs he was singing.  Amazing.  Though Mr. King died at the age of 57 (he would have turned 58 on September 9th), he made his indelible mark in the world of Bluegrass Music both through his own recordings on Rounder Records (seven solo releases between 1993 and 2013) and his membership in the Bluegrass supergroup known as Longview.  It's a fair guess that James King will be long remembered as one of the best singers in the history of Bluegrass Music.


Happy 91st birthday to Mac Wiseman!
In addition to many songs from the James King Song Catalog, we heard several songs in birthday tribute to Mac Wiseman (who turns 91 on May 23rd), as well as for Tom T. Hall (who celebrates birthday #80 on May 25th).

New music was a pretty big part of the show, too, and we had that in abundance on Sunday.  There was brand new music from Sister Sadie, Edgar Loudermilk, the Special Consensus, the Farm Hands, and Frank Wakefield & Leon Morris, and very recent music from the Del McCoury Band, Jeff White, the Hot Flashes, the Spinney Brothers, Junior Sisk & Ramblers Choice, Danny Paisley & the Southern Grass, and Joe Mullins & the Radio Ramblers.  

Be sure to join Jim for next Sunday afternoon's edition of Bluegrass Cafe, won't you?

Have a good week!

Amy 


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

  • Katy Hill / Del McCoury Band / RockyGrass / Blue Planet
  • Leavin' / James King / These Old Pictures / Rounder
  • I've Never Been So Lonesome / Longview / Longview / Rounder
  • The Devil's Train / James King / Three Chords And The Truth / Rounder
  • Our Last Goodbye / Stanley Brothers / 20th Century Masters / Mercury
  • I Just Got Wise / Missy Werner / Turn This Heart Around / Self-Produced
  • Home In The Mountains / Don Rigsby / Doctor's Orders / Rebel
  • Dance All Night With A Bottle In Your Hand / Billy Hurt, Jr. / Fiddlin' Billy Hurt / Patuxent Music
  • Red Wicked Wine / Charlie Sizemore with Ralph Stanley / Heartache Looking For A Home / Rounder
  • Loving You Too Well / Stanley Brothers / 20th Century Masters / Mercury
  • Cotton Farmer / Feinberg Brothers / Feinberg Brothers / Cabinwood Music
  • Ain't A Gonna Do / Del McCoury Band / Del & Woody / McCoury Music
  • Robe Of White / Bear Minimum / The Automobile Of Life / Open Road
  • The Cold Hard Facts / Jeff White / Right Beside You / Self-Produced
  • An Old Log Cabin For Sale / Bear Minimum / The Automobile Of Life / Open Road
  • Bed By The Window / James King Band / Celebration Of Life / Skaggs Family
  • Echo Mountain / James King / The Bluegrass Storyteller / Rounder
  • I'll Still Write Your Name In The Sand / Mac Wiseman / The Ultimate Collection:  1951-1960 / Master Classics Records [Mac Wiseman birthday, 5/23/1925]
  • Can't You Hear Me Callin' / Bill Monroe & His Blue Grass Boys / Bill Monroe & His Blue Grass Boys, 1946-1949 / JSP Records [Mac Wiseman birthday, 5/23/1925]
  • When I Get The Money Made / Mac Wiseman / The Ultimate Collection:  1951-1960 / Master Classics Records [Mac Wiseman birthdy, 5/25/1925]
  • I Wonder How The Old Folks Are At Home / Mac Wiseman / High Lonesome / CMH [Mac Wiseman birthday, 5/25/1925]
  • Georgia Maple / Edgar Loudermilk / Georgia Maple / Pinecastle
  • You're The One / Frank Wakefield & Leon Morris / Frank Wakefield & Leon Morris / Patuxent Music
  • Time For Movin' On / Special Consensus / Long I Ride / Compass Records
  • Rezo Ride / The Farm Hands / Dig In The Dirt / Pinecastle
  • Don't Tell Me Stories / Sister Sadie / Sister Sadie / Pinecastle
  • It's A Cold Cold World / James King / Webco Classics, Volume Two / Webco
  • Gonna Paint The Town / James King / The Stanley Tradition:  Tribute To A Bluegrass Legacy / Doobie Shea
  • Lonesome Old Home / Longview / Longview / Rounder
  • Crazy Heart / James King / Lonesome And Then Some / Rounder
  • The Year That Clayton Delaney Died / Charlie Sizemore / The Story Is... The Songs Of Tom T. Hall / Rebel [Tom T. Hall birthday, 5/25/1936]
  • I'm Putting On My Leaving Shoes / Big Country Bluegrass / Memories Of The Past / Rebel
  • Have You Come To Say Goodbye / Lester Flatt & Earl Scruggs / Radio Gems / Radio Gems
  • Honky Tonk Blues / Hot Flashes / Eponymous / Happy Appy Records
  • Lonely Lonely Bed / Spinney Brothers / Living The Dream / Mountain Fever Records
  • Longneck Blues / Junior Sisk & Ramblers Choice with Ronnie Bowman / Poor Boy's Pleasure / Mountain Fever Records
  • The Train Carryin' Jimmie Rodgers Home / Nashville Bluegrass Band / Nashville Bluegrass Band / Rounder [Jimmie Rodgers died, 5/26/1933]
  • Let's / Country Gentlemen / The Early Rebel Recordings, 1962-1971 / Rebel
  • Ta Ta, The Brushoff / BearTracks / Makin' Tracks / Self-Produced
  • Please Don't Honey Please Don't / Danny Paisley & the Southern Grass / Weary River / Patuxent Music
  • Till The End Of The World Rolls 'Round / Earls Of Leicester / The Earls Of Leicester / Rounder
  • Joshua / Rhonda Vincent / Sunday Mornin' Singin' Live! / Upper Management Music
  • Just As The Sun Went Down / James King / Gardens In The Sky:  The Bluegrass Gospel Of James King / Rounder
  • I Want To Live Like Christ My Savior / Reno & Smiley / Early Years, 1951-1959 / Gusto
  • Touch Of God's Hand / Laurie Lewis & Kathy Kallick / Laurie & Kathy Sing The Songs Of Vern & Ray / Spruce And Maple Music
  • When The Sun Of Life Goes Down / Joe Mullins & the Radio Ramblers / Sacred Memories / Rebel
  • Lord Have Mercy On My Soul / Lou Reid, Terry Baucom & Carolina / Carolina Blue / Webco
  • Prayin' Shoes / David Peterson & 1946 / In The Mountaintops To Roam / Self-Produced
  • The Darkest Hour Is Just Before Dawn / James King / Gardens In The Sky:  The Bluegrass Gospel Of James King / Rounder
  • Black Mountain Blues / Johnson Mountain Boys / Requests / Rounder

Sunday, May 15, 2016

Playlist - 5/15/2016

Coming soon.  Come back shortly.

Sunday, May 08, 2016

"Bluegrass Cafe" playlist - 5/8/2016 (plus, an hour's worth of "Tangled Roots")

My mother - Eleanor Orlomoski -
and I atop the former National Tower
in Gettysburg, PA, c. mid-1980s.
Sunday was a day filled with activity at the University of Connecticut.  It was the day for several commencement ceremonies, and, of course, it was Mother's Day!  To make things even more interesting, we filled in for the last hour of "Tangled Roots," so from 3PM until 7PM, we played a whole bunch of Bluegrass on our WHUS airwaves, with just a tiny bit of classic country music thrown in for good measure.  Hope you were able to hear at least some it!



As you might expect, we featured several songs about everyone's favorite subject today:  Mother.  Hoping you got to enjoy some time with -- or some wonderful memories of -- your mother today.

New music was part of the show, too.  This time around, it came from a brand-spanking new record from Junior Sisk & Ramblers Choice.  "Poor Boy's Pleasure" is Junior's first record for Mountain Fever Records, and it is sure to see a whole lot of airplay.  Other new music came from Connecticut's own Hot Flashes (the trio featuring Amy Gallatin, Peggy Harvey, and Gail Wade), as well as the Spinney Brothers, Sister Sadie, and the Rice-Menzone Alliance.

Johnnie & Jack on the extreme right in this photo with some
of their band members, including the soon-to-be Foggy Mountain Boy
fiddler, Paul Warren (third from left).
We also featured a couple of songs from the songbook of Johnny Wright and Jack Anglin, brothers-in-law who had a whole bunch of hit records in the late 1940s/early 1950s as Johnnie & Jack.  Their music was sort of infectious, and several of the duo's songs have been covered in the Bluegrass world over the years.  We picked out just a couple of those songs, and could have easily included a few more.  Maybe next time...

Sure hope you'll be able to join Jim in the Bluegrass Cafe next Sunday afternoon!  

Have a good week - 
Amy



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

"TANGLED ROOTS" FILL-IN -- HOUR 2 (3-4PM)


  • Angeline The Baker / Nashville Bluegrass Band / The Nashville Bluegrass Band / Rounder
  • God Bless Her, 'Cause She Is My Mother / Louvin Brothers / Live At New River Ranch / Copper Creek
  • Mother's Voice Is In The Wind / Johnson Mountain Boys / Favorites / Rounder
  • Coat Of Many Colors / Dolly Parton / Coat Of Many Colors / RCA Legacy
  • Music Makin' Mama From Memphis / Hank Snow / The Essential Hank Snow / RCA
  • I'll Pretend It's Raining / McCoury Brothers / The McCoury Brothers / Rounder
  • In The Pines / Bill Monroe & His Blue Grass Boys / The King And The Father / MME
  • Let Old Mother Nature Have Her Way / Carl Smith / The Essential Carl Smith / Columbia
  • Send A Picture Of Mother / Johnny Cash / At Folsom Prison / Columbia
  • Blue Love (In My Heart) / Hot Flashes / Eponymous / Happy Appy Records
  • 'Tis Sweet To Be Remembered / Mac Wiseman with Vince Gill / Timeless / Cracker Barrel
  • Cold Sheets Of Rain / Virginia Squires / The Best Of The Virginia Squires / Rebel
  • Use A Napkin (Not Your Mom) / Kathy Kallick / Mother, Queen Of My Heart / Sugar Hill
  • Jolene / Rhonda Vincent & the Rage / Celebration Of Life / Skaggs Family
  • Memories Of Mother / Stanley Brothers / Selected Cuts, 1955-1956 / JSP Records
  • There Will Always Be A Rocking Chair / David Parmley & Continental Divide / Celebration Of Life / Skaggs Family
  • No Lawyers In Heaven / Charlie Sizemore / Heartache Looking For A Home / Rounder

    "BLUEGRASS CAFE" -- 4-7PM
  • Katy Hill / Del McCoury Band / RockyGrass / Blue Planet
  • God Bless Her 'Cause She Is My Mother / Gibson Brothers / Long Forgotten Dream / Hay Holler
  • Every Day Is Mother's Day To Me / Allerton & Alton / Black, White And Bluegrass / Bear Family
  • Medals For Mothers / IIIrd Tyme Out / Back To The Mac / Rounder
  • Dear Mom / Wayne Taylor / Dear Mom / Raincoe Music
  • Lost / Buzz Busby / Going Home / Starday
  • Tennessee Tea / Joe Diffie / Homecoming / Rounder
  • Five Play / Rice & Menzone Alliance / Something Out Of The Blue / Mountain Fever Records
  • Polka On A Banjo / Lester Flatt & Earl Scruggs / 16 Biggest Hits / Columbia Legacy
  • Fox On The Run / Bill Emerson & Cliff Waldron / The Best Of Emerson & Waldron / Rebel
  • Diggin' Up Bones / Lorraine Jordan & Carolina Road / Country Grass / Pinecastle
  • Singing In The Family Circle / John Rossbach / Never Was Plugged! / Alacazar
  • Country Side Of Heaven (Where The Bluegrass Music Flows) / WhiteHouse / WhiteHouse / Pinecastle
  • Let That Liar Alone / Laurie Lewis & the Right Hands / The Hazel And Alice Sessions / Spruce And Maple Music
  • Unholy Water / Sister Sadie / single / Pinecastle
  • Maple Sugar / Fred Pike, Bill Rawlings & the Twin River Boys / Genuine Authentic Bluegrass Folk Music / Osage
  • Whole Lot More Living / Rickey Wasson / From The Heart And Soul / Rural Rhythm
  • My Mother's Bible / Bear Minimum / The Automobile Of Life / Open Road
  • Mama's Opry / Chris Brashear / Heart Of The Country / Dog Boy Records
  • Mama Don't Allow / Karl Shiflett & Big Country Show / Take Me Back / Pinecastle
  • The Hand That Rocks The Cradle / Gary Ferguson / I'm Really Leaving / Webco
  • Let Old Mother Nature Have Her Way / Barry Berrier / First Time With Feeling / Pinecastle
  • Mama's Hand / Lynn Morris / Mama's Hand / Rounder
  • Poor Boy's Pleasure / Junior Sisk & Ramblers Choice / Poor Boy's Pleasure / Mountain Fever Records
  • Jimmy, JD & Paul / Junior Sisk & Ramblers Choice / Poor Boy's Pleasure / Mountain Fever Records
  • Let Your Conscience Be Your Guide / The Sidemen / Almost Live At The Station Inn / Red Clay Records
  • I'm Gonna Love You One More Time / Special Consensus / The Trail Of Aching Hearts / Pinecastle
  • You Tried To Ruin My Name / Wilma Lee Cooper / O Sister! / Rounder
  • Poison Love / Johnnie & Jack / For Old Times Sake / Bear Family
  • Mother Knows Best / Jesse Brock / Kickin' Grass / Pinecastle
  • Mother, The Queen Of My Heart / Lonesome Standard Time / Lonesome As It Gets / Sugar Hill
  • Momma's Apron Strings / Larry Sparks / Almost Home / Rounder
  • Listen To Me Mother / Springfield Exit / That Was Then / Patuxent Music
  • Don't Throw Mama's Flowers Away / Danny Paisley & the Southern Grass / The Room Over Mine / Rounder
  • If I Could Only Win Your Love / Hot Flashes / Eponymous / Happy Appy Records
  • Living The Dream / Spinney Brothers / Living The Dream / Mountain Fever Records
  • Less And Less / GrassRoutes / Bailey's Dream / Self-Produced
  • Orange Blossom Special / Johnson Mountain Boys / At The Old Schoolhouse / Rounder
  • Mother's Only Sleeping / Ricky Skaggs & Kentucky Thunder / Honoring The Fathers Of Bluegrass:  Tribute To 1946 And 1947 / Skaggs Family
  • Mom's Old Picture Book / Lou Reid / When It Rains / Sugar HIll
  • Shake Hands With Mother Again / Laurel Canyon Ramblers / Blue Rambler 2 / Sugar Hill
  • Give Mother My Crown / Lester Flatt & Earl Scruggs / Foggy Mountain Gospel / Columbia
  • I Heard My Mother Call My Name In Prayer / Bear Bridge Band / One More Ride / Open Road
  • I Saw Mother With God Last Night / Bluegrass Patriots / Kneel At The Cross / Red Feather
  • I Am A Pilgrim / Country Gentlemen / The Early Rebel Recordings, 1962-1971 / Rebel
  • There Is Power In The Blood / David Peterson / Old Time Power / Self-Produced
  • Mama's Rocking Chair / Southern Rail / Glory Train / Pinecastle
  • Black Mountain Blues / Johnson Mountain Boys / Requests / Rounder


Sunday, April 24, 2016

"Bluegrass Cafe" playlist - 4/24/2016 (plus some "bonus" Bluegrass, too)


It's baseball season at the University of Connecticut, and so, we often don't know if the show will start later than normal or earlier than normal.  Today was a prime example of that, as it turned out that today's game must have ended much earlier than expected, leaving us with 40 minutes "extra" time.  We filled that "bonus" time with a bunch of songs from the great -- and somewhat under-rated -- Reno & Smiley, as well as quite a few other (mostly) classic Bluegrass performers.  


Roland White on the mandolin with the Nashville Grass, c. early 1970s.

Our "regular" showtime included a bit of a birthday tribute to the delightful Roland White, who has had himself quite a career in the World of Bluegrass, working with everyone from Bill Monroe and Lester Flatt to the Kentucky Colonels, Country Gazette, and Nashville Bluegrass Band.  What a storied career!  We selected five songs to play from the Roland White Discography, but we could have played plenty more.  For now, though, five songs is a good way to celebrate 78 years of living.  


As far as "new" music goes for this week, we shared a couple of tracks from a fine solo recording recently released by Jeff White:  "Right Beside You."  Other new music came to us from Josh Williams, Ron Block, the Hot Flashes, Danny Paisley & the Southern Grass, the Kathy Kallick Band, Joe Mullins & the Radio Ramblers, and the Spinney Brothers.

Hope you were able to join us for today's show, and that you'll be sure to join Jim next Sunday afternoon from 4-7PM (more or less, depending on UConn Baseball).  

Have a good week!

Amy



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

"BONUS" BLUEGRASS - 3:20ish 'til 4PM

  • He Will Forgive You / Reno & Smiley / Early Years, 1951-1959 / Gusto
  • Your Love Is Dying / Reno & Smiley / On Stage / Copper Creek
  • Don't Stop Now / Reno & Smiley / On Stage / Copper Creek
  • Banjo Medley / Reno & Smiley / On Stage / Copper Creek
  • Cowhide Joke / Reno & Smiley / On Stage / Copper Creek
  • Your Old Standby / Reno & Smiley / On Stage / Copper Creek
  • Out In The Cold World / Bill Monroe & His Blue Grass Boys / Bill Monroe & His Blue Grass Boys, 1957-1958 / JSP Records
  • Gonna Paint The Town / Stanley Brothers / Selected Cuts, 1956-1959 / JSP Records
  • I Wonder How The Old Folks Are At Home / Mac Wiseman / Time-Life's Treasury Of Bluegrass / Time Life
  • You Don't Know My Mind / Jimmy Martin / Time-Life's Treasury Of Bluegrass / Time Life
  • Your Love Is Like A Flower / Lester Flatt & Earl Scruggs / Selected Cuts, 1952-1955 / JSP Records
  • Sally Jo / Bill Monroe & His Blue Grass Boys / Bill Monroe & His Blue Grass Boys, 1957-1958 / JSP Records
  • Bright Sherman Valley / Warrior River Boys / Sounds Like Home / Rounder
"REGULAR" SHOW - 4-7PM
  • Katy Hill / Del McCoury Band / RockyGrass / Blue Planet
  • The Cold Hard Facts / Del McCoury Band / The Cold Hard Facts / Rounder
  • Weary River / Danny Paisley & the Southern Grass / Weary River / Patuxent Music
  • Tomorrow I'll Be Gone / Johnson Mountain Boys / Favorites / Rounder
  • Snake In The House / Del McCoury Band / The Cold Hard Facts / Rounder
  • Scraps From Your Table / Lynn Morris Band / You'll Never Be The Sun / Rounder
  • A Real Good Way To Lose / Audie Blaylock & Redline / Hard Country / Pinecastle
  • Wolves A-Howling / Ron Block / Hogan's House Of Music / Self-Produced
  • Follow Your Heart Back Home / Chris Jones / Follow Your Heart / Rebel
  • New Camptown Races / Jesse Brock / Kickin' Grass / Pinecastle
  • If Teardrops Were Pennies / Lynn Morris Band / You'll Never Be The Sun / Rounder
  • Queen Of The County Fair / Josh Williams / Modern Day Man / Rounder
  • A Broken Heart Keeps Beatin' / Traditional Grass / The Blues Are Still The Blues / Rebel
  • Long Forgotten Dream / Seth Sawyer Band / Green Mountain Girl / Self-Produced
  • The Bluefield West Virginia Blues / Big Country Bluegrass / Country Livin' / Rebel
  • Deep River Blues / Warrior River Boys / Sounds Like Home / Rounder
  • Row Number 2, Seat Number 3 / Laura Orshaw / Songs Of Lost Yesterdays / Self-Produced
  • Jimmy Brown The Newsboy / Merle Haggard & Mac Wiseman / Timeless / Cracker Barrel/Hag Records
  • Try A Little Kindness / Bobby Osborne & the Rocky Top X-Press / Try A Little Kindness / Rounder
  • Anything To Make Her Mine / Lonesome River Band / Bridging The Tradition / Mountain Home
  • Highway Of Sorrow / David Grisman / Home Is Where The Heart Is / Rounder
  • Face The Music / Too Blue / Trouble With The Grey / Self-Produced
  • Right Beside You / Jeff White / Right Beside You / Self-Produced
  • Pocket Knife / Spinney Brothers / Living The Dream / Mountain Fever Records
  • Wise County Jail / Jeff White / Right Beside You / Self-Produced
  • Sweet Sunny South / John Hartford & Jamie Hartford / Hartford & Hartford / Flying Fish
  • Billy In The Lowground / Kentucky Colonels / Appalachian Swing! / Rounder
  • I Ain't Goin' Down / Nashville Bluegrass Band / Waitin' For The Hard Times To Go / Sugar Hill
  • Travelin' Down This Lonesome Road / Dreadful Snakes / Snakes Alive! / Rounder
  • Rawhide / New Kentucky Colonels / Live In Holland 1973 / Self-Produced
  • If I Lose / Roland White Band / Straight-Ahead Bluegrass / Self-Produced
  • Busy City / Rhonda Vincent / Only Me / Upper Management Music
  • Headed Home For Maine / Fred Pike, Sam Tidwell & the Kennebec Valley Boys / The Last Log Drive / Revonah
  • Foxhounds / Kathy Kallick Band / Foxhounds / Live Oak Records
  • Tell Me Truly Little Darling / South Carolina Broadcasters / Tell Me Truly / JohnBoy & Billy, Inc.
  • I'm An Old Cowhand / Hot Flashes / Eponymous / Happy Appy Records
  • Many A Mile / Country Gentlemen / Can't You Hear Me Callin' / Rebel
  • You Left Me Alone / Sam Bush / Circles Around Me / Sugar Hill
  • A Day In The Life Of A Railroad Spike / Balsam Range / Papertown / Mountain Home
  • Is It True / Jim & Jesse / First Sounds: The Capitol Years / Capitol
  • Casey Jones / Feinberg Brothers / Feinberg Brothers / Cabinwood Music
  • What A Wonderful Savior Is He / Gibson Brothers / Brotherhood / Rounder
  • Will You Meet Me Over Yonder / Lilly Brothers & Don Stover / What Will I Leave Behind / Rebel
  • In The Garden / Feller & Hill / I Firmly Promise You / Tommy Hillpicker Records
  • He's Gettin' It Done / Joe Mullins & the Radio Ramblers / Sacred Memories / Rebel
  • Open Up The Window, Noah / Seldom Scene / Scene 20 / Sugar Hill
  • Listen To The Word Of God / Lonesome River Band / Carrying The Tradition / Rebel
  • I've Got A Lot Of Heaven / Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver / Rock My Soul / Sugar Hill
  • You Can Feel It In Your Soul / Lester Flatt & Earl Scruggs / Foggy Mountain Gospel / Columbia
  • Blue Grass Twist / Johnson Mountain Boys / Requests / Rounder

Sunday, April 17, 2016

Playlist - 4/17/2016

Hi Folks.

The game scheduled to end at our start time ended early giving us an extra 15 minutes, so we slipped in some great instrumentals for the most part with a couple of exceptions to get us to our regular start time.

New music included the debut of the new CD from Marteka and William Lake.  By my count this is their fifth recording, and they are still teens!  The siblings continue to improve on their previous efforts with every new release.  A real jewel on the new CD is "My Native Home" for the vocal by William, but all of the instruments are played to perfection throughout.



Other new or newer music included songs/tunes from Rice & Menzone Alliance, The Po' Ramblin' Boys, Lonesome River Band, The Grascals, The Del McCoury Band, James Reams & The Barnstormers, and The Boxcars.  


We gave away one of Loretta Lynn's new CDs and played a track to support the giveaway.  We also gave away a pair of tickets to the May 6th concert by The South Carolina Broadcasters for GuitartownCT.com at the Spaceland Ballroom in Hamden, and played a few tracks from their latest CD over the course of the show.  (Click here for tickets)


For the Heritage Corner, we found a 45 single of Roma Jackson and his Tennessee Pals that Joe Bussard had played on Red Rooster Party in the morning, so we let the bluegrass audience hear it, too.  I now know of two copies of that single.  We also heard a slightly predictive and mostly out-of-date novelty from Charlie Monroe & the Kentucky Pardners about the women taking charge.


Amy will be with you next Sunday to make the banjos and fiddles ring, so please tune in for the best bluegrass you'll find.

I'll be back in spirit on Red Rooster Party next Sunday morning with Marti.

Jim Beaver


Artist / Song / Album / Label
  • Kenny Baker & Bobby Hicks / Roanoke / Darkness On the Delta / County Records
  • The Rice Menzone Alliance / Big Black Wheels / Something Out of the Blue / Mountain Fever 
  • The Buckstankle Boys / War Hill Special / Round Peak Home / Self-released
  • Cathy Bumgarner / Stone Rag / "Lonesome" Bluegrass / Self-released
  • The Stanley Brothers & The Clinch Mountain Boys / Clinch Mountain Backstep / The Starday Years 1958-1961 / King
  • The Jackson Brothers & Edd Wolford / Tennessee Cutup Breakdown / Voice of Time: The Ed May Tapes / Self-released
  • Buzz Busby with Bill Emerson / Banjo Whiz / Going Home / Starday
  • Bill Monroe / Texas Gallop / Bluegrass 1970-1979 / Bear Family
  • Kathy Kallick Band / I'm Not Your Honey-Baby Now / Foxhounds / Live Oak Records
  • The Po' Ramblin' Boys / Drive Myself to Drinkin' / Back to the Mountains / Randm Records
  • Marteka and William / My Native Home / Keepin' It Real / Self-released
  • The Del McCoury Band / Hoecake Fritters / Del & Woody / McCoury Music
  • The South Carolina Broadcasters / Days of Grey and Black / Tell Me Truly / John Boy & Billy
  • The Gillis Brothers / There Is A Trap / The Gillis Brothers Live / Tinman
  • The Feinberg Brothers / I Do / The Feinberg Brothers / Cabinwood Music
  • Norman & Nancy Blake / Silence Or Tears / Just Gimme Somethin' I'm Used To / Shanachie
  • Lonesome River Band / Thunder and Lightning / Bridging The Tradition / Mountain Home
  • The Grascals / Sweet Little Mountain Girl / And Then There's This... / Mountain Home
  • The Bear Bridge Band / I Got a Letter / One More Ride / Open Road
  • Mac Martin & The Dixie Travelers / Goin' Down The Country / Goin’ Down the Country / Rural Rhythm
  • Don Stover / Things in Life / Things in Life / Rounder
  • Carter Stanley / Come All You Tenderhearted / There Is No Eye: Music For Photographs / Smithsonian Folkways 
  • Taylors Grove / Keep On The Sunny Side / Keep On The Sunny Side / Fishtraks
  • Tommy Faile / Mountain Dew / The Songs Of Scott Wiseman / Mar-Lu
  • Stanley Efaw / Trust Each Other's Trust / Will You Wait For Me? / Self-released
  • Ruben & Matt and the Truffle Valley Boys / You'll Always Be My Blue Eyed Darling / One Thing To Tell / LPB
  • Dr. Ralph Stanley / How Could I Dream Such A Dream / The Definitive Collection / Dr Ralph Stanley Music
  • Hylo Brown / The Picture on the Wall / Hylo Brown / Rural Rhythm
  • Avery County / Upstairs In The Bedroom / Me & the Jukebox / Self-released
  • Loretta Lynn / Everybody Wants to go to Heaven / Full Circle / Loretta Lynn Ent.
  • Larry Gillis / Old Man Dreaming / Old Man Dreaming / Tinman
  • Marteka and William / Ballad of Lester and Earl / Keepin' It Real / Self-released
  • Lester Flatt & Earl Scruggs / Ninetynine Years Is Almost For Life / 1959-1963 / Bear Family
  • Flatt Lonesome / Mixed up Mess of a Heart / Runaway Train / Mountain Home
  • The South Carolina Broadcasters / Backstep Cindy / Tell Me Truly / John Boy & Billy
  • Charlie Monroe & the Kentucky Pardners / When The Women Get In Power / I'm Old Kentucky Bound / Bear Family
  • Larry Efaw and the Bluegrass Mountaineers / Sea of Regret / She Left Me Standing On a Mountain / Blue Circle Records
  • The Del McCoury Band / The Government Road / Del and Woody / McCoury Music
  • The Lilly Brothers & Don Stover / Tragic Romance / Early Recordings / Rebel
  • The Gibson Brothers / It'll Be Her / Brotherhood / Rounder
  • The Po' Ramblin' Boys / Back to the Mountains / Back to the Mountains / Randm Records
  • James Reams and The Barnstormers / Stranger Here / Rhyme & Season / Mountain Redbird
  • Buddy Merriam / Extra Special / Back Roads Mandolin / Lily Pad Records
  • Roma Jackson and his Tennessee Pals / When The Roses Bloom In Springtime / 45 rpm single / Kingston
  • The South Carolina Broadcasters / The Rambler's Life / Tell Me Truly / John Boy & Billy
  • The Boxcars / Raised on Pain / Familiar With The Ground / Mountain Home
  • Good Old Boys / Ashes of Love / Pistol Packin' Mama / Grateful Dead
  • Michael Cleveland & Flamekeeper / Jack Of Diamonds / On Down The Line / Compass Records
  • Marteka and William / Farewell Blues / Keepin' It Real / Self-released
  • Ernie Thacker / Old Kentucky Home / The Chill of Lonesome / Doobie Shea
  • Spencer Branch / Stagger Lee / Ashe County Outlaws / Self-released
  • The Lilly Brothers & Don Stover / When Our Lord Shall Come Again / Live At Hillbilly Ranch / Hay Holler
  • Reno & Smiley & Tennessee Cut-Ups / Brighter Mansion Over There / 1951-1959 / King
  • Carl Story & The Rambling Mountaineers / Shout and Shine / A Life In Rural Music 1942-1959 / Bear Family
  • Laurie Lewis & Kathy Kallick / Touch of God's Hand / Laurie & Kathy Sing the Songs of Vern & Ray / Spruce and Maple 
  • Rusty York & The Kentucky Mountain Boys / Where The Soul Never Never Dies / Early Bluegrass / Jewel
  • Turning Ground / Canaan's Land / It Is Finished / Self-released
  • The Bluegrass Band / Just a Little Talk with Jesus / Shine Hallelujah Shine, Vol. 2 / Hay Holler Records
  • Tommy Brown & The County Line Grass / Everybody Wants To Go To Heaven (But Nobody Wants To Die) / Hard Drivin' / Lavenir
  • Carl Story And His Rambling Mountaineers / Tramp On The Street / The Bluegrass Hall Of Fame / Hollywood
  • Red Allen, Frank Wakefield and The Kentuckians / Sing, Sing, Sing / The WDON Recordings 1963 / Patuxent
  • Fred Etheridge with Nick Anderson & Mark Doyle / Walking in a Dream / Pickin' And Singin' / Self-released


Sunday, April 10, 2016

"Bluegrass Cafe" playlist - 4/10/2016

Sunday's Bluegrass Cafe began 7 minutes after 4:00PM as the UConn Men's Baseball game ran a bit long.  Still, we accomplished all of the items on our unofficial show "agenda," so hope you enjoyed what you heard!

Merle Haggard (April 6, 1937-April 6, 2016)
More than half of the show was devoted to the music of the "Poet of the Common Man," Country Music Hall of Famer Merle Haggard, who died on April 6th -- his 79th birthday.  Merle Haggard was an incredibly gifted singer, musician, and songwriter, and so very many of his songs have been covered by Bluegrass performers over the years.  Our tribute included twenty-two Haggard songs -- most written by him, but most NOT performed by him this time around.  However, we heard from the Hag on a couple of separate songs, and it's very easy to see what a tremendous influence Merle Haggard had on so many Bluegrass performers...and will continue to have in years to come, no doubt.

We also had a bit of time to play some brand-spanking new music on the show, most notably from the latest from the Del McCoury Band -- an interesting record combining the words of the late Woody Guthrie with music composed by Del McCoury titled (what else?) "Del & Woody."  Two songs from that collection made our playlist today, and doubtless, there will be others in future weeks of Bluegrass Cafe.

And while we have played the title track of the new Spinney Brothers recording ("Living The Dream") on previous shows, on Sunday, we got to share two other songs from this delightful new Mountain Fever Records recording from the Spinneys.

Be sure to join Jim for next Sunday's Bluegrass Cafe from 4-7PM, sports preemptions notwithstanding.    

Have a great week!

Amy




SONG / PERFORMER / ALBUM / LABEL [Songs in BLUE in honor of Merle Haggard (April 6, 1937-April 6, 2016)]

  • Katy Hill / Del McCoury Band / RockyGrass / Blue Planet
  • No Doubt About It / Lester Flatt & Earl Scruggs / Selected Cuts, 1955-1959 / JSP Records
  • Diesel Train / Jim & Jesse & the Virginia Boys / Radio Shows / Rural Rhythm
  • Darling Do You Know Who Loves You / Stanley Brothers / An Evening Long Ago / Legacy
  • I'm On My Way To The Old Home / Bill Monroe & His Blue Grass Boys / Bill Monroe & His Blue Grass Boys, 1950-1951 / JSP Records
  • It's Good Bye And So Long To You / Case Brothers / Radio Album / Self-Produced
  • I've Had A Time / White Mountain Bluegrass / Aragon Mill / Strictly Country
  • Cash On The Barrelhead / The Dreadful Snakes / Snakes Alive! / Rounder
  • Sing A Sad Song / Merle Haggard / The Original Outlaw / Time Life
  • Swinging Doors / Lost & Found / A Ride Through The Country / Rebel
  • Huntsville / Blue Highway / Wind To The West / Rebel
  • White Line Fever / Adcock/Gaudreau/Waller/Gray / The Country Gentlemen Reunion Band / RadioTherapy Records
  • Sing Me Back Home / Ernie Thacker-Junior Blankenship Band / Tennessee Blues / Copper Creek
  • Mixed Up Mess Of A Heart / Flatt Lonesome / Runaway Train / Mountain Home
  • Somewhere Between / Danny Paisley & the Southern Grass / Weary River / Patuxent Music
  • Mama Tried / Merle Haggard / Timeless / Cracker Barrel
  • Today I Started Loving You Again / The Grascals / Keep On Walkin' / Rounder
  • Kentucky Gambler / Gibson Brothers / Spread Your Wings / Hay Holler
  • Slowly But Surely / Amy Gallatin & Roger Williams / Something 'Bout You / Happy Appy Records
  • If We Make It Through December / Laurie Lewis & Tom Rozum / Winter's Grace / Signature Sounds
  • Daddy Frank / Jim Mills with Paul Brewster / Hide Head Blues / Sugar Hill
  • Silver Wings / Spinney Brothers / Side By Side / Self-Produced
  • Livin' With The Shades Pulled Down / McPeak Brothers / Classic Bluegrass / Rebel
  • Always On A Mountain / The Big Dogs with Tony Trischka / Live At The Birchmere / Strictly Country
  • My Favorite Memory / Paul Adkisn & the Borderline Band / Old Rusty Gate / Rebel
  • Old Man From The Mountain / BearTracks / Together 'Til The End / AMT Records
  • Working Man Blues / Osborne Brothers / Hillbilly Fever / CMH
  • Back To The Barrooms / J.D. Crowe & the New South / Come On Down To My World / Rounder
  • California Cottonfields / Phil Leadbetter with Marty Raybon / Slide Effects / Pinecastle
  • Shelly's Winter Love / Larry Stephenson with Ronnie Reno / 20th Anniversary / Pinecastle
  • The Fightin' Side Of Me / Merle Haggard & the Strangers / The Original Outlaw / Time Life
  • The New York Trains / Del McCoury Band / Del & Woody / McCoury Music
  • Lonely Lonely Bed / Spinney Brothers / Living The Dream / Mountain Fever Records
  • Watson's Blues / Nixon/Blevins/Gage / Pickin' On Doc / Self-Produced
  • Ain't A Gonna Do / Del McCoury Band / Del & Woody / McCoury Music
  • I'm Not Your Honey-Baby Now / Kathy Kallick Band / Foxhounds / Live Oak Records
  • Hi Dee Diddle / Feinberg Brothers / Feinberg Brothers / Cabinwood Music
  • Another Town / Rice & Menzone Alliance with Richard Bennett / Something Out Of The Blue / Mountain Fever Records
  • Everybody Wants To Go To Heaven / Loretta Lynn / Full Circle / Legacy
  • Walk In The Sunshine / Spinney Brothers / Living The Dream / Mountain Fever Records
  • Mansion In The Grave / Bear Bridge Band / A Bluegrass Sampler / Open Road
  • When The Sun Of Life Goes Down / Junior Sisk & Ramblers Choice / Sacred Memories / Rebel
  • Rank Strangers / Hot Rize / In Concert / Flying Fish
  • It's Just Like Heaven / Country Gentlemen / The Sugar Hill Collection / Sugar Hill
  • Cross Over To The Other Side Of Jordan / Dailey & Vincent / The Gospel Side Of Dailey & Vincent / Cracker Barrel
  • God Is Watching / Rhonda Vincent / Taken / Upper Management Music
  • Black Mountain Blues / Johnson Mountain Boys / Requests / Rounder

Sunday, April 03, 2016

Playlist - 4/3/2016

Hi Folks.


Our third hour was preempted today for some kind of basketball game that I'm told was important, so we crammed as much music as possible into our two hours remaining.  We were somewhat successful in that we managed 43 songs in that period. That may be a personal record for a two hour span.

The first 1/2 hour was all new music with more showing up in the gospel set.  This included The Rice-Menzone Alliance, Josh Williams, Circa Blue, Dave Adkins, James Reams and The Barnstormers, The Grascals, The Boxcars, Lonesome River Band, Danny Paisley, and Turning Ground.

The remaining time was even more great old solid giant-shouldered traditional bluegrass music.
The preemption schedule at this time looks pretty clear for Bluegrass Cafe for the remainder of April, so be sure to tune in next Sunday when Amy will make the banjos and fiddles ring.

Jim Beaver


Artist / Song / Album / Label

  • The Rice Menzone Alliance / Cutting the Chords / Something Out of the Blue / Mountain Fever 
  • Josh Williams / Queen of the County Fair / Modern Day Man / Rounder Records
  • Circa Blue / Tripped Stumbled and Fell / Once Upon A Time / Orange Blossom 
  • Dave Adkins / Turn and Burn / Dave Adkins / Mountain Fever 
  • James Reams and The Barnstormers / Born to Roll / Rhyme & Season / Mountain Redbird
  • The Grascals / Highway of Sorrow / And Then There's This... / Mountain Home
  • The Boxcars / When the Bluegrass Is Covered with Snow / Familiar With The Ground / Mountain Home
  • The Feinberg Brothers / Kentucky Is Only a Dream / The Feinberg Brothers / Cabinwood Music
  • Lonesome River Band / Rock Bottom / Bridging The Tradition / Mountain Home
  • The Truffle Valley Boys / Lost To A Stranger / One Thing To Tell / LPB
  • Molly O'Day & the Cumberland Mountain Folks / Poor Ellen Smith / Molly O'Day & The Cumberland Mountain Folks / Bear Family
  • Scott Brannon / Singing Waterfall / Your Old Standby / Patuxent Music
  • Terry McGill / Honky Tonk Blues / Straight Drive / Cabinwood Music
  • The Jackson Brothers & Edd Wolford / Bummin' an Old Freight Train / Voice of Time: The Ed May Tapes / Self-released
  • Karl Shiflett & Big Country Show / Just Come To Get My Baby / Take Me Back / Pinecastle
  • Delia Bell and Bill Grant / She's More to Be Pitied / Classic Bluegrass Today and Yesterday / Old Homestead
  • The Dreadful Snakes / Who's That Knocking at My Door / Snakes Alive! / Rounder
  • Don Stover / Long Chain Charlie and Moundsville / Things in Life / Rounder
  • Flatt & Scruggs with Doc Watson / John Hardy Was a Desperate Little Man / Strictly Instrumental / County
  • The Bear Bridge Band / A Letter To My Heart / Broken Hearts & Better Times / Open Road
  • The South Carolina Broadcasters / Tell Me Truly Little Darling / Tell Me Truly / John Boy & Billy
  • Buzz Busby with Bill Emerson / Banjo Whiz / Going Home / Starday
  • The Country Gentlemen / Nobody’s Business / Bluegrass At Carnegie Hall / Starday Records
  • Marteka and William / I Know What it Means to Be Lonesome / The Sounds Of A Tradition / Self-released
  • Larry Efaw and the Bluegrass Mountaineers / Don't You Call My Name / She Left Me Standing On a Mountain / Blue Circle 
  • Alex Leach, Tom Isaacs, Larry Gillis / Let Me Be Your Friend / The Bucket List Vol. 1 / Tinman
  • Travers Chandler & Avery County / Little Trouble / Pardon Me... / Mountain Fever
  • Larry Gillis / Long Journey Home / Swamp Folk / Tinman
  • Danny Paisley & the Southern Grass / Please Don't Honey Please / Weary River / Patuxent Music
  • Tommy Brown and the County Line Grass / Fort Worth Jailhouse / Leaving This Town / Randm
  • Monroe Fields with Carl Sauceman and the Green Valley Boys / On My Mind / 1950s-60s Broadcasts / Patuxent
  • Turning Ground / Lay Your Burdens Down / It Is Finished / Self-released
  • Alex Leach / Willing to Try / Mountain Heartache / Self-released
  • Larry Stephenson Band / Will You Meet Me Over Yonder / Pull Your Savior In / Whysper Dream
  • The Johnson Mountain Boys / See God's Ark a Movin' / Blue Diamond / Rounder Records
  • The Lilly Brothers & Don Stover / Riding On My Savior's Train / Early Recordings / Rebel
  • The Gibson Brothers / I Have Found the Way / Brotherhood / Rounder
  • David Peterson / Trials, Troubles, Tribulations / Old Time Power / Self-Produced
  • The Chuck Wagon Gang / Echoes from the Burning Bush / Gospel Classics By The Chuck Wagon Gang / GMHoF
  • Carl Story / Take Me in the Lifeboat / The Complete Atteiram Collection / Gusto
  • The Dillards / Somebody Touched Me / Back Porch Bluegrass / Rhino-Elektra
  • Mickey Galyean & Cullen's Bridge / Kneel down / Rollin' With Tradition / Galyean Family
  • Fred Etheridge with Nick Anderson & Mark Doyle / Walking in a Dream / Pickin' And Singin' / Self-released