Sunday, April 26, 2015

"Bluegrass Cafe" playlist - 4/26/2015

So long, Tex Logan (at the upper right corner)
As promised, for our first Bluegrass Cafe post-Radiothon fundraising, there was A LOT of music and relatively little talk.  The selections played included a bunch of CDs from our library that haven't been played much (if at all) in recent years, some newer recordings to keep things interesting, a few classic songs from super-classic performers, and a couple of songs featuring the late Benjamin F. "Tex" Logan, who died this past Friday evening.  

Tex Logan -- along with the Lilly Brothers and Don Stover -- is credited with bringing what would come to be known as Bluegrass Music to New England when they performed on the radio in Boston in the early 1950s as the Confederate Mountaineers.  If he did nothing else in the world of Bluegrass, that would be a significant-enough contribution.  However, Tex Logan will alway be remembered as the composer of THE Bluegrass Christmas standard, "Christmas Time's A-Comin'" -- a song recorded by many performers including Bill Monroe, Johnny Cash, Patty Loveless, and others.  After a busy, successful career as a mathematician for New Jersey's Bell Laboratories and a whole lot of great work as a fiddler over the years, Tex Logan died at the age of 87 on April 24th.  His memory will live on...

New music has arrived from Massachusetts-based
Michelle Canning...
Radiothon fundraising went pretty well for us, as over the course of two Sundays, we raised right around $2,000 for WHUS.  Your support is very much appreciated not just at Radiothon, but year-round -- THANKS!!!  

Jim will join you for another Bluegrass Cafe next Sunday afternoon starting at 4PM.  Be sure to join him!

Enjoy the week!

Amy





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


  • Katy Hill / Del McCoury Band / RockyGrass / Blue Planet
  • Another Day / McCoury Brothers / The McCoury Brothers / Rounder
  • The Boatman / Seldom Scene / Dream Scene / Sugar Hill
  • Foggy Mountain Chimes / Lester Flatt & Earl Scruggs / Select Cuts, 1952-1955 / JSP Records
  • Red River Valley/Back To Red River / Front Range / Back To Red River / Sugar Hill
  • When I'm Gone / BearTracks / From The Hollow / AMT Records
  • I'd Like To Wander Back To The Old Home / Special Consensus / The Trail Of Aching Hearts / Pinecastle
  • Blue Grass Style / Laurie Lewis & Kathy Kallick / Laurie & Kathy Sing The Songs Of Vern & Ray / Spruce And Maple Music
  • Sally Ann Johnson / Billy Hurt, Jr. / Fiddlin' Billy Hurt / Patuxent Music
  • Goin' Back To My Kentucky Country Home / Joe Mullins & the Radio Ramblers / Another Day From Life / Rebel
  • From The Hollow / BearTracks / From The Hollow / AMT Records
  • An Angel With Blue Eyes / Gibson Brothers / Brotherhood / Rounder
  • Keep It In The Middle Of The Road / Nightflyer / Rail, River & Road / Kang Records
  • Hillbilly Highway / Cedar Hill / Miss Dixie, Tom T. And Me / Blue Circle Records
  • Ridin' The Lightnin', Ropin' The Storm / Shannon & Heather Slaughter / Never Just A Song / Self-Produced
  • Rocks In The River / Missy Werner / Turn This Heart Around / Self-Produced
  • Paint The Town / Fox Family / Follow My Lead / Self-Produced
  • Sweet Potato Rag / Danny Paisley & the Southern Grass / The Room Over Mine / Rounder
  • Wave Goodbye / Alan Munde Gazette / Made To Last / Self-Produced
  • When It's Springtime In The Rockies / Bluegrass Patriots / Springtime In The Rockies / Copper Creek
  • Donnerville Road / Fox Family / Follow My Lead / Self-Produced
  • A Whole Lot Of Nothing / Lonesome River Band / Turn On A Dime / Mountain Home
  • Don't Look Good Naked / Spinney Brothers / Side By Side / Self-Produced
  • The Legend Of Jennie Wade / Lonesome River Band / God Didn't Choose Sides / Rural Rhythm
  • The Legend Of The Rebel Soldier / Country Gentlemen / Live In Japan / Rebel
  • A Picture Of Three Children / Russell Moore / God Didn't Choose Sides / Rural Rhythm
  • You, You, You / Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver / In Session / Mountain Home
  • Too Late For Goodbye / Michael Cleveland & Flamekeeper / On Down The Line / Compass Records
  • The Old Grey Goose / Red Belcher & the Kentucky Ridgerunners / Bluegrass Early Cuts, 1931-1953 / JSP Records [feat. Tex Logan on fiddle & vocal]
  • Kentucky Is Only A Drema / Red Belcher & the Kentucky Ridgerunners / Bluegrass Early Cuts, 1931-1953 / JSP Records [feat. Tex Logan on fiddle]
  • Talkin' To The Wall / James King / Three Chords And The Truth / Rounder
  • Flat Creek / Chris Jones & the Nightdrivers / Cloud Of Dust / GSM Records
  • I'd Jump The Mississippi / Michelle Canning / The Flower And The Serpent / Self-Produced
  • I'll Go Stepping Too / Earls Of Leicester / The Earls Of Leicester / Rounder
  • In The Pines / Bill Monroe & His Blue Grass Boys / The King & The Father / MME
  • Carolina Mountain Home / Johnson Mountain Boys / The Johnson Mountain Boys / Rounder
  • Fling Ding / Stanley Brothers / Selected Cuts, 1956-1959 / JSP Records
  • I'm Gonna Love You One More Time / Jim & Jesse & the Virginia Boys / In The Tradition / Rounder
  • Tennessee / Jimmy Martin & the Sunny Mountain Boys / Bean Blossom / MCA
  • Walking In The Early Morning Dew / Bill Harrell & the Virginians / Classic Bluegrass / Rebel
  • The Lighthouse / Gibson Brothers / Bona Fide / Sugar Hill
  • Make Him A Soldier / Whitstein Brothers / Songs Of The Louvin Brothers / Rounder
  • Fountain Of Love / Feller & Hill / I Firmly Promise You / Tommy Hillpicker Records
  • So Happy I'll Be / Rhonda Vincent & the Rage / Ragin' Live / Rounder
  • Gospel Plow / Nashville Bluegrass Band / The Stained Glass Hour / Rounder
  • Get Behind Me Satan / Reno & Smiley / Early Cuts, 1951-1959 / Gusto
  • I Am The Road / Hot Rize / When I'm Free / Ten In Hand Records
  • My Lord's Going To Set Me Free / Junior Sisk / The Stanley Gospel Tradition:  Songs About Our Savior / Doobie Shea
  • Won't It Be Wonderful There / Dailey & Vincent / Brothers Of The Highway / Rounder
  • Black Mountain Blues / Johnson Mountain Boys / Requests / Rounder

Monday, April 20, 2015

Radiothon 2015 wrap-up & playlist - 4/19/2015

Jim demonstrates the 50-LP
capacity and sturdiness of the WHUS
Radiothon tote
Another Radiothon has come and gone at WHUS, and we're delighted to tell you that with your wonderful support, we were able to raise right around $2,000 for WHUS during our two weeks of fundraising!  Thanks so much for your kind and generous contributions!  

As always, we need to extend our thanks to some fine record labels who gave us a whole lot of support during Radiothon.  For their top-notch contributions, we thank Mountain Fever Records, Mountain Home, Patuxent Music, Rebel Records, and Rounder Records.  An informal poll of our most popular music premium requests seems to point to the Gibson Brothers' "Brotherhood" being the most popular title.  That hardly seems too surprising to us...

While we generally limited our playlist to selections from the premiums available for Radiothon this year, we also included a whole bunch of songs form a 20-year-old-but-still-wonderful collection from Rebel Records celebrating their 30th anniversary as a record label ("Rebel Records--35 Years Of The Best In Bluegrass").  In fact, we gave away a copy of that 4-CD box set, as well as a copy of Phil Zimmerman's delightful photo book called Bluegrass Time, as part of a special drawing at the end of Radiothon.  The winner's name was drawn from all of the names of folks who had made a pledge during Bluegrass Cafe for Radiothon this year.  
All three phones busy during Radiothon Week #1

Once again, we need to thank our fabulous phone operators for 2015:  Cathy Ward, Clyde Proch, Scott Farrar, and Eleanor Orlomoski.  Even our fellow long-time WHUS broadcaster, John Veseskis, was able to help us a bit -- big THANKS to all of them!

We strayed from the Radiothon selections for a few minutes on Sunday afternoon by playing songs from some recently released (or soon-to-be-released) recordings.  Among those selections came music from Big Country Bluegrass, Ronnie Reno, Cedar Hill, Steve Gulley & New Pinnacle, and Feller & Hill.  We also heard new music from two New England performers:  the first CD from a Massachusetts banjo picker, Michelle Canning, and a track from the forthcoming debut project from Bear Minimum (an offshoot of the Bear Bridge Band).  

Next Sunday's show will feature LOTS of music and very little talk.  Hope you'll consider joining us following the UConn Baseball broadcast on Sunday afternoon.

Amy


SONG / PERFORMER / ALBUM / LABEL 

  • Amelia Earhart / Country Gentlemen / 35 Years Of The Best In Bluegrass / Rebel
  • Cold Wind / Roy McMillan / 35 Years Of The Best In Bluegrass / Rebel
  • A Broken Heart Keeps Beatin' / Traditional Grass / 35 Years Of The Best In Bluegrass / Rebel
  • Bye Bye Love / Gibson Brothers / Brotherhood / Rounder
  • That Was Then, This Is Now / Springfield Exit / That Was Then / Patuxent Music
  • Gonna Catch A Train / Spinney Brothers / Tried & True / Mountain Fever Records
  • Paddy From The Turnpike / Don Bryant / The Patuxent Banjo Project / Patuxent Music
  • Purple Creek / Casey Henry / The Patuxent Banjo Project / Patuxent Music
  • Letters Have No Arms / Flatt Lonesome / Too / Mountain Home
  • Bonnie Brown / Lonesome River Band / Too / Mountain Home
  • I'm Always On A Mountain When I Fall / If I Had A Boat / Rebel
  • Cut The Rope / Adkins & Loudermilk / Adkins & Loudermilk / Mountain Fever Records
  • Dream Softly / Volume Five / Voices / Mountain Fever Records
  • Weep And Cry / Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver / In Session / Mountain Home
  • Tennessee Flat Top Box / Darin & Brooke Aldridge / Snapshots / Mountain Home
  • Poca River Blues / Billy Hurt, Jr. / Fiddlin' Billy Hurt / Patuxent Music
  • Used To Be / Larry Rice / If You Only Knew... / Rebel
  • Little Laura Mae / Hammertowne / Highways & Heartaches / Mountain Fever Records
  • The Bluefield West Virginia Blues / Big Country Bluegrass / Country Livin' / Rebel
  • Sweet Rosa Lee / Ronnie Reno / Lessons Learned / Rural Rhythm
  • They Don't Make Girls Like Ruby Anymore / Cedar Hill / Miss Dixie, Tom T., And Me / Self-Produced
  • Leaving Crazytown / Steve Gulley & New Pinnacle / Steve Gulley & New Pinnacle / Rural Rhythm
  • Little Community Church / Feller & Hill / I Firmly Promise You / Tommy Hillpicker Records
  • The Blues Ain't Workin' On Me / Michelle Canning with Rhonda Vincent / The Flower And The Serpent / Self-Produced
  • The Automobile Of Life / Bear Minimum / The Automobile Of Life / Self-Produced
  • The Rock Pile / Bill Grant & Delia Bell / 35 Years Of The Best In Bluegrass / Rebel
  • Mandolin Twist / Buzz Busby / 35 Years Of The Best In Bluegrass / Rebel
  • Heart & Soul / Gillis Brothers / 35 Years Of The Best In Bluegrass / Rebel
  • Maple On The Hill / Ralph Stanley / 35 Years Of The Best In Bluegrass / Rebel
  • Hillbilly Fever / Monroe Fields with Carl Sauceman & the Green Valley Boys / 1950s-60s Broadcasts / Patuxent Music
  • Treasure Of Love / Monroe Fields with Carl Sauceman & the Green Valley Boys / 1950-60s Broadcasts / Patuxent Music
  • I Wonder If You Feel The Way I Do / Red Allen, Frank Wakefield & the Kentuckians / The WDON Recordings, 1963 / Patuxent Music
  • Red Apple Rag / Red Allen, Frank Wakefield & the Kentuckians / The WDON Recordings, 1963 / Patuxent Music
  • Sweet Little Miss Blue Eyes / Gibson Brothers / Brotherhood / Rounder
  • The Sweetest Gift / Gibson Brothers / Brotherhood / Rounder
  • Roll On Big Mama / The Grascals / When I Get My Pay / Mountain Home
  • Frost On The Bluegrass / Junior Sisk & Ramblers Choice / Trouble Follows Me / Rebel
  • Thank God For The Highways / Spinney Brothers / Tried & True / Mountain Fever Records
  • Farewell Blues / Kevin Church / 35 Years Of The Best In Bluegrass / Patuxent Music

Sunday, April 19, 2015

One more Sunday for Radiothon -- 4/19/2015

Today is the last day of Radiothon for 2015 (that we know about, anyway), and so, that means we will have one more three hour session of Bluegrass Cafe in which we ask you for your support of both the program and all of the other broadcasts we offer at WHUS.  If you can help us out with a pledge, please do!  We've got many, many ways of saying THANKS for your gifts, and, as promised, we've got a special end-of-Radiothon GRAND PRIZE that we'll be giving away around 6:55PM this evening.

This year's GRAND PRIZE consists of two wonderful items:  the 4-CD box set celebrating Rebel Records' first 35 years of existence (1960-1995), AND a copy of Phil Zimmerman's fine book of photos, Bluegrass Time:  A Musician's Photographs Of The Early Days Of Bluegrass.  To have your name entered into the GRAND PRIZE drawing, you simply need to make a pledge of support to Bluegrass Cafe sometime between 4:00PM and 6:55PM tonight.  The amount of your pledge can be anything from $5 to $500 or any amount in between.  How do you do that?  Call our wonderful phone operators this afternoon:  1-800-599-9487.  We always love hearing from you, but we especially enjoy knowing that you're listening during Radiothon!  Help us out, if you can!  

If you made a pledge to the show and WHUS during last week's Bluegrass Cafe, your name is already in the drawing for our GRAND PRIZE. 

If you're wondering about what sort of musical premiums we have to offer this year, check out the list posted here.  Keep in mind that the individual recordings donated by Mountain Home are not listed in that link, but suffice it to say, we also have the latest recordings from the Boxcars, Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver, Darin & Brooke Aldridge, Flatt Lonesome, and a couple others.  Big thanks to all of the record labels who provided recordings for us this year:  Mountain Fever Records, Mountain Home, Rebel, Rounder, and Patuxent Music.  

Jim & I will look forward to hearing from you today...and THANKS!!

Amy


Sunday, April 12, 2015

"Bluegrass Cafe" playlist - 4/12/2015 RADIOTHON WEEK #1

Our loyal, somewhat busy operators on Sunday:
Eleanor Orlomoski, Clyde Proch, & Scott Farrar
It's the Season of Radiothon at WHUS!  If you tuned in to Sunday's show, you KNOW that we didn't play half as much music as we might normally play during a 3-hour broadcast.  While we don't necessarily like to talk, talk, talk all the time (honestly!), Jim and I do enjoy hearing from you during Radiothon.  We don't have any station-suggested goals for fundraising this year, but Jim and I did come up with a totally unofficial goal for our 3 hours on Sunday -- we wanted to make at least $1,000.  Well, thanks to your amazing generosity, we took in nearly $1,200 during our three hours of radio time, so THANKS!!!  


We've got lots of great CDs to offer  -
and some nifty sweatshirts, too!  
Rest easy, of course -- if you didn't get a chance to call in and make a pledge on Sunday, you've still got next Sunday's show to make the commitment to support our college and community radio at WHUS!  

Special thanks to our wonderful record labels who were so generous in supporting our fundraising by donating and/or making available some fine CDs for us at WHUS:  Mountain Fever Records, Mountain Home, Patuxent Music, Rebel, and Rounder Records!  We couldn't do it without you!  Our playlist selections on Sunday were limited to the recordings we have available for premiums -- and there are lots of terrific recordings we were able to showcase there.

Sure hope you can join us for next Sunday's radio show -- Radiothon Week #2!  If you'd prefer to make a pledge during the week, you can do so by visiting this link.

Thanks again!  Enjoy the week!

Amy 




SONG / PERFORMER / ALBUM / LABEL
  • Dear Old Dixie / Dick Smith / The Patuxent Banjo Project / Patuxent Music
  • Sawmill Shuffle / Pete Kuykendall / The Patuxent Banjo Project / Patuxent Music
  • Roll Big River / Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver / In Session / Mountain Home
  • Big Eight Wheeler / Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver / In Session / Mountain Home
  • Each Season Changes You / Gibson Brothers / Brotherhood / Rounder
  • What A Wonderful Savior Is He / Gibson Brothers / Brotherhood / Rounder
  • Never Let Me Go / Flatt Lonesome / Too / Mountain Home
  • My Rose Of Old Kentucky / Darin & Brooke Aldridge / Snapshots / Mountain Home
  • Deep Elem Blues / Red Allen & Frank Wakefield / The WDON Recordings, 1963 / Patuxent Music
  • Somebody Loves You Darling / Red Allen & Frank Wakefield / The WDON Recordings, 1963 / Patuxent Music
  • You'll Always Be My Blue Eyed Darling / Red Allen & Frank Wakefield / The WDON Recordings, 1963 / Patuxent Music
  • George Cunningham / Springfield Exit / That Was Then / Patuxent Music
  • The Mirror / Spinney Brothers / Tried & True / Mountain Fever Records
  • My Music Comes From Bill / Spinney Brothers / Tried & True / Mountain Fever Records
  • Honky Tonked To Death / Junior Sisk & Ramblers Choice / Trouble Follows Me / Rebel
  • Grassy Fiddle Blues / Billy Hurt, Jr. / Fiddlin' Billy Hurt / Patuxent Music
  • The Old Home Town / Monroe Fields with Carol Sauceman & the Green Valley Boys / 1950s-60s Broadcasts / Patuxent Music
  • You Turned Forty Years Old / Crowe Brothers / Forty Years Old / Mountain Fever Records
  • I've Got The Moon On My Side / Crowe Brothers / Forty Years Old / Mountain Fever Records
  • Daddy Was An Old Time Preacher Man / Volume Five with Rhonda Vincent / Voices / Mountain Fever Records
  • Her Love Won't Turn On A Dime / Lonesome River Band / Turn On A Dime / Mountain Home
  • Georgia Mountain Man / Adkins & Loudermilk / Adkins & Loudermilk / Mountain Fever Records
  • Where The Soul Of Man Never Dies / Jimmy Gaudreau & Moondi Klein / If I Had A Boat / Rebel
  • I Have Found The Way / Gibson Brothers / Brotherhood / Rounder
  • I'm Leaving You This Lonesome Song / The Boxcars / It's Just A Road / Mountain Home
  • Broken Heart Mended / Hammertowne / Highways & Heartaches / Mountain Fever Records
  • Take My Ring From Your Finger / Larry Rice / If You Only Knew... / Rebel
  • Cedar City Blues / Eddie Adcock / The Patuxent Banjo Project / Patuxent Music

Wednesday, April 08, 2015

Coming VERY soon to a radio near you...WHUS Radiothon 2015!

As you may have heard, the 2015 edition of Radiothon begins this coming Saturday, April 11th at WHUS.  This means that we will have two Sundays of fundraising, and we will be looking to you for some financial support from you.  In years past, we've done extremely well during Radiothon, and we've been honored to know that Bluegrass Cafe is the LARGEST fundraising music program at WHUS!  Not sure if that will prove to be true again this year, but to "entice" you a bit to support our program once more, we've been accumulating some wonderful recordings to offer you as "thank you" gifts!  While we're still gathering a few more recordings, so far we have these delightful CDs (multiple copies of a few of them):


  • Adkins & Loudermilk - "Adkins & Loudermilk" (Mountain Fever Records)
  • Red Allen & Frank Wakefield - "The WDON Recordings, 1963" (Patuxent Music)
  • Crowe Brothers - "Forty Years Old" (Mountain Fever Records)
  • Monroe Fields with the Green Valley Boys - "1950s-60s Broadcasts" (Patuxent Music)
  • Victor Furtado - "Victor Furtado" (Patuxent Music)
  • Jimmy Gaudreau & Moondi Klein - "If I Had A Boat" (Rebel Records)
  • Gibson Brothers - "Brotherhood" (Rounder Records)
  • Hammertowne - "Highways & Heartaches" (Mountain Fever Records)
  • Billy Hurt, Jr. - "Fiddlin' Billy Hurt" (Patuxent Music)
  • James Leva - "All Over The Map" (Patuxent Music)
  • Joe Mullins & the Radio Ramblers - "Another Day From Life" (Rebel Records)
  • Larry Rice - "If You Only Knew:  The Best Of Larry Rice" (Rebel Records)
  • Junior Sisk & Ramblers Choice - "Trouble Follows Me" (Rebel Records)
  • Spinney Brothers - "Tried & True" (Mountain Fever Records)
  • Springfield Exit - "That Was Then" (Patuxent Music)
  • Various - "The Patuxent Banjo Project" (Patuxent Music)
  • Volume Five - "Voices" (Mountain Fever Records)
Our thanks to Mountain Fever Records, Mountain Home, Patuxent Music, Rebel Records, and Rounder Records for their kind support of Radiothon!  We look forward to thanking YOU on Sunday with one of these great CDs -- or perhaps, one of our other WHUS "thank you" gifts for Radiothon.  Join Jim and I on Sunday afternoon from 4-7PM, won't you?  

Thanks!  

Amy




Sunday, April 05, 2015

Playlist - 4/5/2015

Hi Folks.

Just prior to the show I read a remembrance of a live Bill Monroe concert by Everett Alan Lilly who had been recruited while a teen to play bass for the October 1964 gig.  Everett had just discovered several recordings from the concert were on a disc of live Monroe recordings from Smithsonian Folkways, and was elated to be able to hear now what had been a memory for more than fifty years. After reading that story, I had to begin the show with "Raw Hide" and "Y'all Come" from that concert.

We introduced some new music on this show including songs from Steve Gulley and New Pinnacle and Ronnie Reno.

Other newer music included tracks from The Gibson Brothers, Becky Buller, Cody Shuler, Adkins & Loudermilk, Tommy Brown, Volume Five, Johnny Warren & Charlie Cushman, and Mountain Faith

We had a vinyl set selected from our Heritage Corner archives that included gems from Benny and Vallie Cain, Nolan Faulkner and James Miller, Phyllis Boyens, The Doug Dillard Band, Bill Hall & Northwind, Don Stover, and Hylo Brown (we played Hylo's only studio recording of his Grand Ole Opry Song, recorded 1977.)

Additional Heritage Corner material included Larry Richardson & Red Barker, Red Allen & Frank Wakefield, Jimmy Martin, The Church Brothers, Dee Stone, Jimmie Williams & Red Ellis, The Stanley Brothers, J. D. Jarvis, and in the week of the 56th anniversary of the first performance of a bluegrass band at Carnegie Hall, we saluted Earl Taylor and the Stoney Mountain Boys.  We'll get the actual recordings of that concert on a future show as we dig them out of the Heritage Corner archives.

The closing inspirational and gospel set carried a Good Friday/Easter theme in observance of the day.

Radiothon will cover the next two Sunday shows, so listen for the whole gang as we encourage you to support WHUS -- the station that allows us to bring you this great music.

Jim Beaver


Artist / Song / Album / Label


  • Bill Monroe and the Bluegrass Boys / Raw Hide / Live Recordings 1956-1969: Off the Record Volume 1 / Smithsonian Folkways
  • Bill Monroe and the Bluegrass Boys / Y'all Come / Live Recordings 1956-1969: Off the Record Volume 1 / Smithsonian Folkways
  • Alex Leach / Heart Specialist / Mountain Heartache / Self-released
  • The Gibson Brothers / Sweet Little Miss Blue Eyes / Brotherhood / Rounder
  • Ben and Eric Marshall / Just as Sure as the Stars Are Above  / Grass Roots Project / Ben and Eric Marshall
  • Ralph Stanley & Ralph Stanley II / Walking With You In My Dreams / Side By Side / Rebel
  • Becky Buller / Southern Flavor / 'Tween Earth And Sky / Dark Shadow 
  • Larry Richardson & Red Barker and the Blue Ridge Boys / Happy Love / Larry Richardson & Red Barker and the Blue Ridge Boys / Old Blue
  • Red Allen, Frank Wakefield and The Kentuckians / Alone And Forgotten / The WDON Recordings 1963 / Patuxent
  • Lonesome River Band / Her Love Won't Turn On a Dime / Turn On a Dime / Mountain Home
  • The Dillards / Never See My Home Again / Live!!! Almost!!! / Elektra
  • Rhonda Vincent w. Daryle Singletary / (We Must Have Been) Out of Our Minds / Only Me / Upper Management
  • Junior Sisk & Ramblers Choice / Our Darling's Gone / Trouble Follows Me / Rebel
  • Ronnie Reno / Rosa Lee / Lessons Learned / Rural Rhythm
  • Steve Gulley & New Pinnacle / Leaving Crazytown / Steve Gulley & New Pinnacle / Rural Rhythm
  • Windy Hill / My Little Darlin's Shoes / Lonesome Garbage Man / Self Released
  • Cody Shuler / Listen to the Hammer Ring / Cody Shuler / Rural Rhythm
  • Jimmy Martin & The Osborne Brothers / Chalk Up Another One / Jimmy Martin and the Sunny Mountain Boys 1954-1974 / Bear Family
  • Adkins & Loudermilk / Backside of Losing / Adkins & Loudermilk / Mountain Fever
  • Michael Cleveland & Flamekeeper / The Sunny Side Of Town / On Down The Line / Compass Records
  • The Spinney Brothers / Thank God for the Highways / Tried & True / Mountain Fever
  • Larry Gillis / Little Rose / Swamp Folk / Tin Man
  • The Church Brothers and Their Blue Ridge Ramblers / Way Down In Ole' Caroline / Bluegrass - Historic Cuts Selected For Quality / JSP
  • Danny Paisley & the Southern Grass / I Overlooked an Orchid / Road Into Town / Patuxent Music
  • Earl Taylor and the Stoney Mountain Boys / Short Life of Trouble / Mountain Music Bluegrass Style / Smithsonian Folkways
  • Joe Mullins & the Radio Ramblers / Goin' Back to My Kentucky Country Home / Another Day From Life / Rebel
  • Steve Gulley & New Pinnacle / Take a Look / Steve Gulley; New Pinnacle / Rural Rhythm
  • Jackson & Stiltner / Roaring Creek / Tribute To Bill Napier / Self Released
  • Benny and Vallie Cain / Rainbow In My Dreams / More of Benny and Vallie Cain / Rebel
  • Nolan Faulkner and James Miller / Afraid To Be Afraid / Nolan Faulkner and James Miller / Old Homestead
  • Phyllis Boyens / Hewed Out Of The Mountain / I Really Care / Rounder
  • The Doug Dillard Band / Rolling In My Sweet Baby's Arms / Jackrabbit! / Flying Fish
  • Bill Hall and Northwind Bluegrass / When I Miss Her Most Of All / In The Shadow Of The Pines / Old Homestead
  • Don Stover & Friends / Tom Dooley / My Blue Ridge Memories / White Oak
  • Hylo Brown / The Grand Ole Opry Song / A Tribute to My Heroes / Atteiram
  • Jimmy Martin / Fire On The Mountain / Live / RockBeat
  • Johnny Warren & Charlie Cushman / Lonesome Reuben [bed] / Purely Instrumental / Self-released
  • Johnny Warren & Charlie Cushman / Warren's Reel [bed] / Purely Instrumental / Self-released
  • Johnny Warren & Charlie Cushman / Old Dubberchase [bed] / Purely Instrumental / Self-released
  • Tommy Brown and the County Line Grass / Let Them Know I'm From Virginia / Leaving This Town / Randm
  • Volume Five / Crazy Night / Voices / Mountain Fever
  • Mountain Faith / Each Passing Day / Blue / Mountain Fever
  • Larry Efaw and the Bluegrass Mountaineers / One Kiss Away from Loneliness / She Left Me Standing On a Mountain / Blue Circle
  • Rob McCoury / We Could / The 5 String Flamethrower / McCoury Music / RED
  • Dee Stone And His Virginia Mountain Boys / Highway 202 / Bluegrass - Historic Cuts Selected For Quality / JSP
  • The Old Time Bluegrass Singers / Stone Was Rolled Away / Plastic Heart / Open Road
  • J. D. Jarvis / Scarlet Purple Robe / Bluegrass Hymn Time / Jewel
  • The Stanley Brothers / From The Manger To The Cross / The Early Starday-King Years 1958-1961 / Gusto
  • Rhonda Vincent / Old Rugged Cross / Performs Songs From The House With The Red Light / Upper Management
  • Jimmie Williams & Red Ellis / I Heard the Cry from the Cross / Classic Bluegrass Gospel / B.A.C.M
  • The Bluegrass Band / This World Is Not My Home / Shine Hallelujah Shine / Hay Holler
  • Cody Shuler / The Day Love Was Nailed To a Tree / Cody Shuler / Rural Rhythm
  • The South Carolina Broadcasters / Shouting On the Hills of Glory / Diamonds In The Rough / Flaming Heart
  • Jimmy Martin / Voice Of My Savior / Jimmy Martin and the Sunny Mountain Boys / Bear Family
  • Fred Etheridge with Nick Anderson & Mark Doyle / Walking in a Dream / Pickin' And Singin' / Self-released

Sunday, March 29, 2015

"Bluegrass Cafe" playlist - 3/29/2015

We had a nearly three-hour long session in the Bluegrass Cafe on Sunday afternoon, and revisited several recordings we (or, at least, I) hadn't heard in quite a long, long time.  Plus, we shared some newer music, and still managed to pay tribute to some of the newest soon-to-be-members of the Country Music Hall of Fame, as well as a Bluegrass birthday celebration of a bona fide Country Music legend.  

This week, the Browns -- Maxine, Bonnie, and Jim Ed Brown -- were announced as members of the Country Music Hall of Fame.  The Browns had some very smooth sibling harmonies, and could never be considered Bluegrass performers by any stretch of the imagination.  However, a little bit of their music has been covered by Bluegrass performers, and we just couldn't pass up the opportunity to share some great Browns music during the program on Sunday.

Not a Bluegrass singer, but a huge influence on
a bunch of 'em -- and his guitar was the subject of
a great J.D. Crowe & the New South song.
To celebrate the birthday of one William Orville Frizzell -- immortalized by the childhood nickname of "Lefty" -- we shared quite a few songs from his great catalog of honky tonk tunes.  Lefty Frizzell was born on March 31, 1928, and like a whole bunch of other Country Music Hall of Famers, a whole bunch of Lefty's records have been covered by Bluegrass performers through the years.  We shared a half-dozen of those songs from Red Knuckles & the Trailblazers, BearTracks, the Country Gentlemen, Tim & Mollie O'Brien, J.D. Crowe & the New South, and the Del McCoury Band.  

There were a couple of Bluegrass performers
Happy Birthday,
Uncle Phil!  
who will celebrate birthdays this week, and we took a few minutes to celebrate them, including
Phil Leadbetter (born March 31, 1962) and Cliff Waldron (born April 4, 1941).  Best birthday wishes to them!  


Jim will join you for the Easter Sunday edition of Bluegrass Cafe -- even though we don't yet know if it'll be a sports-shortened show or not.  Either way, sure hope you have a very Happy Easter!

Amy



SONG / PERFORMER / ALBUM / LABEL 


  • Katy Hill / Del McCoury Band / RockyGrass / Blue Planet
  • The Hills Of My Home / Laurie Lewis / Earth & Sky / Rounder
  • Western Skies / Hot Rize / When I'm Free / Ten In Hand Records
  • Long Haul Truckin' / Big Country Bluegrass / My Old Virginia Home / Hay Holler
  • Down The Road / Lester Flatt & Earl Scruggs / The Complete Mercury Recordings / Mercury
  • Ridin' My Thumb To Mexico / Bluegrass Etc. / Bluegrass Etc. / Sierra Records
  • Diesel Train / Jim & Jesse & the Virginia Boys / Radio Shows / Rural Rhythm
  • Tennessee Truck Driving Man / Don Rigsby with Charlie Sizemore / Doctor's Orders / Rebel
  • I Take The Chance / The Browns / The Complete Hits / Collectors' Choice Music
  • Just For Old Times Sake / Rhonda Vincent with Jim Ed Brown / A Dream Come True / Rebel
  • Here Today And Gone Tomorrow / Hazel Dickens with the Johnson Mountain Boys / Songs Of The Louvin Brothers / Rounder
  • An Angel With Blue Eyes / Gibson Brothers / Brotherhood / Rounder
  • You Can't Judge A Book By Its Cover / Danny Paisley & the Southern Grass Grass / Road Into Town / Patuxent Music
  • New Camptown Races / Jesse Brock / Kickin' Grass / Pinecastle
  • Letters Have No Arms / Flatt Lonesome / Too / Mountain Home
  • I'm On My Way Back To The Old Home / Tony Rice / The Bill Monroe Collection / Rounder
  • Mama's Opry / Chris Brashear / Heart Of The Country / Dog Boy Records
  • 20/20 Vision / Monroe Crossing / Live From Silver Dollar City / Self-Produced
  • That Was Then And This Is Now / Springfield Exit / That Was Then / Patuxent Music
  • The Big Burnsville Jail / Marty Raybon & Full Circle / The Back Forty / Rural Rhythm
  • No More The Moon Shines On Lorena / Everett Lilly / Everett Lilly & Everybody & Their Brother / Swift River Music
  • Just Joshin' / Phil Leadbetter with Jerry Douglas & Rob Ickes / The Next Move / Pinecastle
  • Ice Covered Birches / Cliff Waldron / The Best Of Cliff Waldron / Rebel
  • Waiting For You / J.D. Crowe & the New South / Flashback / Rounder
  • There's No Room In My Heart For The Blues / Bill Emerson & Cliff Waldron / The Best Of Emerson & Waldron / Rebel
  • Always Late / Red Knuckles & the Trailblazers / Hot Rize Presents Red Knuckles & the Trailblazers / Flying Fish
  • She's Gone, Gone, Gone / J.D. Crowe & the New South / Live In Japan / Rounder
  • I Never Go Around Mirrors / BearTracks / Together 'Til The End / AMT Records
  • I Love You A Thousand Ways / Tim & Mollie O'Brien / Take Me Back / Sugar Hill
  • The Long Black Veil / Country Gentlemen / Country Songs, Old And New / Smithsonian Folkways
  • If You've Got The Money Honey / Del McCoury Band / A Deeper Shade Of Blue / Rounder
  • The Court Of Love / Rhonda Vincent / Taken / Upper Management Music
  • Miss Molly / Joe Mullins & the Radio Ramblers / Another Day From Life / Rebel
  • Fraulein / Crowe, Lawson & Williams / Standing Tall And Tough / Mountain Home
  • Next To Nothing / Bluegrass Diamonds / After All These Years / Self-Produced
  • My Music Comes From Bill / Spinney Brothers / Tried & True / Mountain Fever Records
  • How I Explain About You / Bill Monroe & His Blue Grass Boys / Bill Monroe & His Blue Grass Boys, 1946-1949 / JSP Records
  • Top Of The World / Michelle Nixon & Drive / A Place I Belong / Mountain Fever Records
  • In Foggy Old London / David Peterson & 1946 / David Peterson & 1946 / Self-Produced
  • Palms Of Victory / Country Gentlemen / Calling My Children Home / Rebel
  • Springtime In Glory / Johnson Mountain Boys / We'll Still Sing On / Rounder
  • The Lord's Last Supper / Reno & Smiley / Early Years, 1951-1959 / Gusto
  • Angel At Your Side / Amy Gallatin & Stillwaters / Everything I Wanted Love To Be / Happy Appy Records
  • Do You Live What You Preach / Joe Val & the New England Bluegrass Boys / Rounder
  • The Boat Of Love / Balsam Range / Marching Home / Mountain Home
  • By The Mark / Dailey & Vincent / Dailey & Vincent / Rounder
  • Cry From The Cross / Charlie Sizemore / The Stanley Gospel Tradition / Doobie Shea