Sunday, October 14, 2018

"Bluegrass Cafe" playlist - 10/14/2018

During Sunday's show, we put the spotlight on banjo legend Alan Munde, with whom we had a nice phone chat around 5PM.  Our main topic of discussion was Munde's new record with Texas mandolinist, Billy Bright:  "Es Mi Suerte."  Several selections from this recording were featured throughout the program ~ hope you enjoyed 'em!  

The record of Alan Munde & Billy Bright wasn't the only 2018 recording we played today, either.  Other 2018 selections included records by Nothin' Fancy, the Earls Of Leicester, Larry Cordle, Lorraine Jordan & Carolina Road, the Kathy Kallick Band, Sister Sadie, David Davis & the Warrior River Boys, Becky Buller, the Feinberg Brothers, and the tribute record to the late John Duffey.  

Next Sunday, I will be away, but our Bluegrass Cafe will be hosted by James Ward and his mom, Cathy Ward.  Tune in for their presentation, won't you?  

Have a good week!  

Amy O.



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

  • Katy Hill / Del McCoury Band / RockyGrass / Blue Planet
  • Colder And Colder / Lost & Found / Across The Blue Ridge Mountains / Rebel
  • I Fell In Love / Del McCoury Band / Del McCoury Still Sings Bluegrass / McCoury Music
  • Air Mail Special / Jim & Jesse / RockyGrass / Blue Planet
  • Brown Mountain Light / Country Gentlemen / Classic Bluegrass From Smithsonian Folkways / Smithsonian Folkways
  • Hot Burrito Breakdown / Alan Munde / Festival Favorites Revisited / Rounder
  • Dapple Patti / Alan Munde & Billy Bright / Es Mi Suerte / Munde's Child Records
  • The Mountains, My Baby, And Me / Grass Cats / The Mountains My Baby And Me / New Time Records
  • A Couple Beers More / Feinberg Brothers / Party For One / Cabinwood Music
  • Milwaukee Here I Come / Jimmy Martin / The King Of Bluegrass / Audium
  • Traditional Family Breakdown / Alan Munde Gazette / Made To Last / Munde's Child Records
  • John D. Champion / Becky Buller / Crepe Paper Heart / Dark Shadow Recording
  • Your Love Is Like A Flower / Lester Flatt & Earl Scruggs / Selected Cuts, 1952-1955 / JSP Records
  • Your Love Is Like A Flower / Dailey & Vincent / Brothers From Different Mothers / Rounder
  • Don't Throw Your Life Away / Johnson Mountain Boys / Working Close / Rounder
  • Wave Goodbye / Bluegrass Patriots / Springtime In The Rockies / Copper Creek
  • Looking For A Smile In A Heartache / Gibson Brothers / Long Forgotten Dream / Hay Holler
  • Going Bodmin / Alan Munde & Billy Bright / Es Mi Suerte / Munde's Child Records
  • Conversation with Alan Munde
  • Oklahoma Bound / Alan Munde & Billy Bright / Es Mi Suerte / Munde's Child Records
  • Going To The Races / James King / Epilogue:  A Tribute To John Duffey / Smithsonian Folkways
  • Unwanted Love / Michael Cleveland with Jeff White / Fiddler's Dream / Compass Records
  • Ten Miles From The Truth / Aaron Foster / Opening Doors / Self-Produced
  • Keep A Memory / Stanley Brothers / The Early Starday King Years / Gusto
  • The Dillards with Byron Berline / Hamilton County Breakdown / Pickin' & Fiddlin' / Collectors' Choice Music
  • Milwaukee Blues / David Davis & the Warrior River Boys / Didn't He Ramble:  Songs Of Charlie Poole / Rounder
  • I Washed My Face In The Morning Dew / Sister Sadie / Sister Sadie II / Pinecastle
  • Through The Window Of A Train / Blue Highway / Some Day:  Fifteenth Anniversary Collection / Rebel
  • Talk To Your Heart / Danny Paisley & the Southern Grass / Weary River / Patuxent Music
  • Ain't Nothing Wrong With That / Junior Sisk / Brand New Shade Of Blue / Mountain Fever Records
  • Blowing Bubbles / Eddie Adcock / Vintage Banjo Jam / Patuxent Music
  • Seeing Nellie Home / Reno & Smiley / Reno & Smiley & The Tennessee Cut-Ups, 1959-1963 / Gusto
  • Seeing Nellie Home / Country Gentlemen / Live In Japan / Rebel
  • Ride Away / Kathy Kallick Band / Horrible World / Live Oak Records
  • Poor Monroe / Lorraine Jordan & Carolina Road / True Grass Again / Pinecastle
  • A Large Detroit American Automobile / Larry Cordle / Tales From East Kentucky / Mighty Cord Records
  • Fishers Of Men / Rhonda Vincent / Sunday Mornin' Singin' Live! / Upper Management Music
  • You Can Feel It In Your Soul / Earls Of Leicester / Live At The CMA Theater In The Country Music Hall Of Fame / Rounder
  • By The Side Of The Road / Alan Munde & Billy Bright / Es Mi Suerte / Munde's Child Records
  • When The Roll Is Called Up Yonder / Virginia Squires / The Best Of The Virginia Squires / Rebel
  • When We Meet To Part No More / Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver / Way Down Deep In My Soul / Sugar Hill
  • That Home Far Away / Nothin' Fancy / Time Changes Everything / Mountain Fever Records
  • God Moves In A Windstorm / Blue Highway / Wind To The West / Rebel
  • Black Mountain Blues / Johnson Mountain Boys / Requests / Rounder

Sunday, October 07, 2018

"Bluegrass Cafe" playlist - 10/7/2018 (plus, a bonus hour!)

Sunday's show included a "bonus" hour of programming, as Steve Herzog, the host of the show preceding Bluegrass Cafe, was away, so we spent an hour (3-4PM) playing songs written and/or performed by two of the newest members of the Bluegrass Music Hall of Fame:  Tom T. Hall and his wife, Miss Dixie Hall.  The Halls were and are incredible supporters of the Bluegrass community, and for the past 20 or so years, just about every Bluegrass performer who has made a record has sung a song written or co-written by Tom T. or Miss Dixie.  I had pulled too many songs written by the Halls to play during the "bonus" hour, so I had lots of extras ready to go during the Bluegrass Cafe, proper.  

There was a little bit of new music to share on Sunday, too, with brand-new selections from Rhonda Vincent & the Rage (and legendary friends), as well as Mile Twelve, and Mickey Galyean & Cullen's Bridge.  Other 2018 music came to us from the Price Sisters, Jerry Wicentowski, the tribute to John Duffey, Roland White, the Appalachian Road Show, Hot Rize, Five Mile Mountain Road, the Kathy Kallick Band, the Earls Of Leicester, the Feinberg Brothers, Lorraine Jordan & Carolina Road, Alan Bibey & Grasstowne, David Davis & the Warrior River Boys, Flashback, and Becky Buller.  We also included a song from "Es Mi Suerte" -- the new album from next show's guest, Alan Munde (and well as musical partner, Billy Bright).  

Hope you enjoyed this week's extended program, and hope you'll be able to join us once again next Sunday afternoon, 4-7PM.

Enjoy the week!

Amy O.


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

Second hour fill-in for of "Words & Music" -- featuring the music of 2018 Bluegrass Music Hall of Fame inductees, Tom T. & Miss Dixie Hall

  • The Year That Clayton Delaney Died / Tom T. Hall / The Essential Tom T. Hall:  The Story Songs / Mercury
  • That's How I Got To Memphis / NewFound Road / Somewhere Between / Mountain Home
  • Country Is / Tom T. Hall / Greatest Hits, Volume 2 / Mercury
  • Billy Christian / Statler Brothers / Flowers On The Wall / Columbia
  • Margie's At The Lincoln Park Inn / Bobby Bare / The Essential Bobby Bare / BMG
  • Follow Me Back To The Fold / Mark Newton & Friends / Follow Me Back To The Fold / Rebel
  • Lessons In Stone / Longview / Lessons In Stone / Rebel
  • Bill Monroe For Breakfast / Acoustic Blue / This Is Now / Self-Produced
  • Jimmy Martin Songs For Dinner / Gary Brewer / Jimmy Martin Songs For Dinner / Stretchgrass
  • The Stanley Brothers / Travers Chandler & Avery County / Pardon Me... / Mountain Fever Records
  • The Boys In Hats And Ties / Big Country Bluegrass / The Boys In Hats And Ties / Rebel
  • Don't Forget The Coffee, Billy Joe / Gibson Brothers / Bona Fide / Sugar Hill
  • Walk Slow / Heather Berry & Tony Mabe / The Heather Berry & Tony Mabe Show / Mountain Fever Records
  • Old Dogs, Children, And Watermelon Wine / Tom T. Hall / The Essential Tom T. Hall:  The Story Songs / Mercury

"Bluegrass Cafe"
  • Katy Hill / Del McCoury Band / RockyGrass / Blue Planet
  • I'm Not Living Life (It's Living Me) / Bo Isaac / I'm Not Living Life (It's Living Me) / Self-Produced
  • Killer On The Loose / Josh Williams / Lonesome Highway / Pinecastle
  • Nothin' About Trains / The Daughters Of Bluegrass feat. Lorraine Jordan & Jeanette Williams / Pickin' Like A Girl / Blue Circle Records
  • The Grave Robber / Junior Sisk & Ramblers Choice / The Heart Of A Song / Rebel
  • Clinch Mountain Mystery / Larry Stephenson Band / Clinch Mountain Mystery / Pinecastle
  • Fox On The Run / Bill Emerson & Cliff Waldron / The Best Of Emerson & Waldron / Rebel
  • You Gotta Do What You Gotta Do / Lonesome River Band / Carrying The Tradition / Rebel
  • It'll Get You Where You're Going / Rock County / Rock County / Rebel
  • Fox On The Run / Country Gentlemen / The Early Rebel Recordings, 1962-1971 / Rebel
  • Jimmy Brown The Newsboy / Merle Haggard & Mac Wiseman / Timeless / Cracker Barrel
  • We'll Meet Again Sweetheart / Lester Flatt & Earl Scruggs / The Complete Mercury Recordings / Mercury
  • I'll Still Write Your Name In The Sand / Mac Wiseman / Eight Classic Albums / Real Gone
  • Six More Miles / Jerry Wicentowski / Thanks, Mac!:  Songs Of Mac Wiseman / Wiz Grass
  • Reason For Being / Fred Travers / Epilogue:  A Tribute To John Duffey / Smithsonian Folkways
  • Dark And Stormy Weather / Price Sisters / A Heart Never Knows / Rebel
  • Trust Each Other / Stanley Brothers / Selected Cuts, 1956-1959 / JSP Records
  • Downtown Boogie / Eddie Adcock / Vintage Banjo Jam / Patuxent Music
  • Going Back To Bristol / Shawn Camp / I Sang The Song / Mountain Fever Records
  • Hit Parade Of Love / Rhonda Vincent & the Rage / Bluegrass Legends:  Live At The Ryman / Upper Management Music
  • Rocket Man / Mile Twelve / single / Delores The Taurus Records
  • Pain In My Heart / Rhonda Vincent with Bobby Osborne / Bluegrass Legends:  Live At The Ryman / Upper Management Music
  • Little White Washed Chimney / Roland White / Roland White & Friends / Mountain Home
  • Dance Dance Dance / Appalachian Road Show / single / Billy Blue Records
  • Oklahoma Bound / Alan Munde & Billy Bright / Es Mi Suerte / Munde's Child Records
  • Too Late To Say Goodbye / Mickey Galyean & Cullen's Bridge / Songs From The Blue Ridge / Rebel
  • Bluebirds Are Singing For Me / Rhonda Vincent with Mac Wiseman, Bobby Osborne, Jesse McReynolds / Bluegrass Legends:  Live At The Ryman / Upper Management Music
  • With Body And Soul / Johnson Mountain Boys / At The Old Schoolhouse / Rounder
  • Western Skies / Hot Rize / Hot Rize's 40th Anniversary Bash / Ten In Hand Records
  • Rocky Pallet / Five Mile Mountain Road / Five Mile Mountain Road / Patuxent Music
  • Nothin' So Bad (It Can't Get Worse) / Kathy Kallick Band / Horrible World / Live Oak Records
  • A Far Cry From Lester And Earl / Junior Sisk & Ramblers Choice / The Heart Of A Song / Rebel
  • Flint Hill Special / Earls Of Leicester / Live At The CMA Theater In The Country Music Hall Of Fame / Rounder
  • Room At The Top Of The Stairs / Gillis Brothers / Ice Cold Stone / Hay Holler Harvest
  • Party For One / Feinberg Brothers / Party For One / Cabinwood Music
  • True Grass / Lorraine Jordan & Carolina Road with Junior Sisk & Danny Paisley / True Grass Again / Pinecastle
  • Just Wondering Why / Bear Minimum / The Automobile Of Life / Open Road
  • Stormy Horizons / Jim & Jesse / Ya'll Come:  The Essential Jim & Jesse / Epic Legacy
  • He Rambled / David Davis & the Warrior River Boys / Didn't He Ramble:  Songs Of Charlie Poole / Rounder
  • The Girl I Denied / Po' Ramblin' Boys / Back To The Mountains / Randm Records
  • Remembrance Is A Golden Chain / Heather Berry & Tony Mabe with Darrin Vincent / The Heather Berry & Tony Mabe Show / Mountain Fever Records
  • Cowboys And Indians / Flashback / Denver Snow / Pinecastle
  • Another Love Gone Wrong / Becky Buller / Crepe Paper Heart / Dark Shadow Recording
  • I'm On My Way To The Old Home / Bill Monroe / High Lonesome / CMH
  • He Loves To Hear You Shout / Don Rigsby & Midnight Call / Hillbilly Heartache / Rebel
  • He's The One / The Daughters Of Bluegrass feat. Kelsi Harrigill & Charli Robertson / Pickin' Like A Girl / Blue Circle Records
  • Shadow Of The Son / Still Pickin' / Reuben's Train / Self-Produced
  • When I've Traveled My Last Mile / Dailey & Vincent / Brothers From Different Mothers / Rounder
  • He Loves To Hear You Shout / The Daughters Of Bluegrass feat. April Stevens / Pickin' Like A Girl / Blue Circle Records
  • Bring Him Your Talents / Bluegrass Cardinals / Way Down Deep In My Soul / Sugar Hill
  • Drowning Sailor / Danny Paisley & the Southern Grass / The Room Over Mine / Rounder
  • God's Coloring Book  Country Gentlemen / Way Down Deep In My Soul / Sugar Hill
  • Gonna Rise And Shine / Alan Bibey & Grasstowne / single / Mountain Fever Records
  • Hallelujah I'm Ready / Ricky Skaggs & the Whites / Bluegrass Spirit / Rounder
  • Black Mountain Blues / Johnson Mountain Boys / Requests / Rounder

Sunday, September 30, 2018

"Bluegrass Cafe" playlist - 9/30/2018


On this last Sunday of September, we celebrated a few of the winners of the 2018 International Bluegrass Music Awards, as well as sent out birthday tributes to two Martys:  one who turned 60 on September 30th (Marty Stuart), and one who is a member of the Country Music Hall of Fame and never reached the age of 60, but still left a legacy of wonderful music (Marty Robbins, born September 25, 1926).  Hope you were able to join us!

IBMA Entertainers of the Year, Balsam Range, played at the
2018 Podunk Bluegrass Festival (minus mandolin player, Darren Nicholson).
Among the 2018 IBMA winners from whom we heard we music, there was Joe Mullins & the Radio Ramblers, the Special Consensus, Molly Tuttle, Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver, Brooke Aldridge, Balsam Range, the Po' Ramblin' Boys, Ned Luberecki, and Becky Buller.  We also included music from three new members of the Bluegrass Hall of Fame:  Ricky Skaggs, Tom T. Hall, and Paul Williams.

Other 2018 music was on the playlist, too, with selections from Alan Munde & Billy Bright, the Feinberg Brothers, the Kathy Kallick Band, the tribute record to John Duffey, the King James Boys, David Davis & the Warrior River Boys, Hot Rize, the Earls Of Leicester, and Nothin' Fancy.

Thanks for listening, and have a good week!  We'll look for you one hour earlier next Sunday:  3-7PM.  

Amy O.



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

  • Katy Hill / Del McCoury Band / RockyGrass / Blue Planet
  • Goin' Back To Old Kentucky / Ricky Skaggs & Kentucky Thunder / Honoring The Fathers Of Bluegrass:  Tribute To 1946 And 1947 / Skaggs Family Records
  • Old Dogs, Children, And Watermelon Wine / Charlie Sizemore with Tom T. Hall / The Story Is...The Songs Of Tom T. Hall / Rebel
  • Steppin' Stones / Paul Williams / You Don't Know My Mind, 1956-1966 / Rounder
  • Why Did You Wander / Ricky Skaggs & Kentucky Thunder / Honoring The Fathers Of Bluegrass:  Tribute To 1946 And 1947 / Skaggs Family Records
  • Goin' To The Dance / Chris Warner / Goin' To The Dance / Patuxent Music
  • Crazy Heart / Remington Ryde / A Storyteller's Memory / Pinecastle
  • Love Me Or Leave Me Alone / Price Sisters / A Heart Never Knows / Rebel 
  • If I'd Have Wrote That Song / Joe Mullins & the Radio Ramblers / The Story We Tell / Rebel
  • Way Down The River Road / Special Consensus / Rivers And Roads / Compass Records
  • Good Enough / Molly Tuttle / Rise / Compass Records
  • Derailed / Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver / Life Is A Story / Mountain Home
  • Outbound Plane / Darin & Brooke Aldridge / Flying / Organic Records
  • Blue Collar Dreams / Balsam Range / Mountain Voodoo / Mountain Home
  • I Can't Go On This Way / Po' Ramblin' Boys / Back To The Mountains / Randm Records
  • Buck Owens Medley:  Before You Go/Let The World Keep Turning / Ned Luberecki / Take Five / Self-Produced
  • Me And My Old Banjo / Larry Stephenson with Sonny Osborne & Ronnie Reno / 20th Anniversary / PinecastleJoh
  • Girl Of My Dreams / Mark Kuykendall, Bobby Hicks & Asheville Bluegrass / Down Memory Lane / Rebel
  • Greenlight On The Southern / Tony Rice / Night Flyer:  The Singer Songwriter Collection / Rounder
  • Sally Jo / Bill Monroe & His Blue Grass Boys / Bill Monroe & His Blue Grass Boys, 1957-1958 / JSP Records
  • Take Me Back To Kentucky / Carolina Blue / Sounds Of Kentucky Grass / Poor Mountain Records
  • Roll In My Sweet Baby's Arms / Lester Flatt & the Nashville Grass / Bean Blossom / MCA [Marty Stuart birthday, 9/30/1958]
  • Hey Porter / Marty Stuart with Johnny Cash / Busy Bee Cafe / Sugar Hill [Marty Stuart birthday, 9/30/1958]
  • Homesick / Marty Stuart & His Fabulous Superlatives / Live At The Ryman / Superlatone Records [Marty Stuart birthday, 9/30/1958]
  • Big Iron / Jim Hurst / Second Son / Pinecastle [Marty Robbins birthday, 9/26/1925]
  • I Can't Quit / Gibson Brothers / Spread Your Wings / Hay Holler [Marty Robbins birthday, 9/26/1925]
  • Don't Worry / Johnson Mountain Boys / Requests / Rounder [Marty Robbins birthday, 9/26/1925]
  • At The End Of A Long Lonely Day / Danny Paisley & the Southern Grass / The Room Over Mine / Rounder [Marty Robbins birthday, 9/26/1925]
  • The Shoe Goes On The Other Foot Tonight / Special Consensus / The Trail Of Aching Hearts / Pinecastle [Marty Robbins birthday, 9/26/1925]
  • Devil Woman / Spinney Brothers / Side By Side / Self-Produced [Marty Robbins birthday, 9/26/1925]
  • Beggin' To You / Delia Bell & Bill Grant / Dreaming / Rounder [Marty Robbins birthday, 9/26/1925]
  • Ribbon Of Darkness / Chris Jones & the Night Drivers / No One But You / Rebel [Marty Robbins birthday, 9/26/1925]
  • Tiny Broken Heart / Bear Minimum / The Automobile Of Life / Open Road
  • By The Side Of The Road / Alan Munde & Billy Bright / Es Mi Suerte / Self-Produced
  • It Takes People Like You / Feinberg Brothers / Party For One / Cabinwood Music
  • Edale / Kathy Kallick Band / Horrible World / Live Oak Records
  • Sad And Lonesome Day / Randy Waller & Lou Reid / Epilogue:  A Tribute To John Duffey / Smithsonian Folkways 
  • White House Blues / David Davis & the Warrior River Boys / Didn't He Ramble:  Songs Of Charlie Poole / Rounder 
  • Wild Turkey / Gillis Brothers / Down By The River / Hay Holler Harvest
  • Your Light Leads Me On / Hot Rize / Hot Rize's 40th Anniversary Bash / Ten In Hand Records
  • Brown Hill / Travers Chandler / Archaic / Patuxent Music
  • Speakin' To That Mountain / Becky Buller / Crepe Paper Heart / Dark Shadow Recording
  • It's A Lonesome Road / IIIrd Tyme Out / Live At The MAC / Rounder
  • My Mother Prays So Loud In Her Sleep / Earls Of Leicester / Live At The CMA Theater In The Country Music Hall Of Fame / Rounder
  • Traveling The Highway Home / Don Rigsby / Doctor's Orders:  A Tribute To Ralph Stanley / Rebel
  • Less Of Me / Nothin' Fancy / Time Changes Everything / Mountain Fever Records
  • The Master Standing By / King James Boys / Time To Go Home / Bonfire
  • On The Sea Of Life / Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver / Rock My Soul / Sugar Hill
  • I Believe In The Old Time Way / Po' Ramblin' Boys / Back To The Mountains / Randm Records
  • Blue Grass Twist / Johnson Mountain Boys / Requests / Rounder

Sunday, September 23, 2018

"Bluegrass Cafe" playlist - 9/23/2018

It's Fall!  To mark the beginning of this season, we started Sunday's Bluegrass Cafe with several tunes with Autumn in mind.  Hope everyone is having a fine Fall...so far!

In addition to several songs from classic performers, we included several 2018 releases on Sunday, too.  There was the debut single from a brand new band (Appalachian Road Show) on a brand new record label (Billy Blue Records), plus other 2018 tunes from projects by Becky Buller, the Feinberg Brothers, the Po' Ramblin' Boys, Nothin' Fancy, Amanda Cook, Old Country Store, Roland White, the Kathy Kallick Band, Special Consensus, David Benedict, the Earls Of Leicester, David Davis & the Warrior River Boys, High Fidelity, Junior Sisk, and the John Duffey tribute record.
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We also remembered two birthday celebrants this week who also happen to be members of the Bluegrass Hall of Fame:  Larry Sparks (born September 25, 1947) and Uncle Josh Graves (born September 27, 1928).

Hope you have a wonderful week!

Amy O.



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

  • Katy Hill / Del McCoury Band / RockyGrass / Blue Planet
  • The Old Home Place / The Dillards / There Is A Time (1963-70) / Vanguard
  • Now The Summer's Gone / Joe Mullins & the Radio Ramblers / Another Day From Life / Rebel
  • Colors And Crossroads / Sideline / Colors And Crossroads / Mountain Fever Records
  • When The Golden Leaves Begin To Fall / Spinney Brothers / When The Golden Leaves Begin To Fall / Self-Produced
  • Summertime Is Past And Gone / Bill Monroe & His Blue Grass Boys / Bill Monroe & His Blue Grass Boys, 1946-1949 / JSP Records
  • All The Good Times Are Past And Gone / Jimmy Martin / Good 'N' Country & Country Music Time / Jasmine
  • True Life Blues / David Grisman with Del McCoury & Ricky Skaggs / Home Is Where The Heart Is / Rounder
  • The Leaves Musn't Fall / Danny Paisley & the Southern Grass / The Tradition Continues / Brandywine
  • Fourth And Goal / Terry Baucom's Dukes Of Drive / 4th & Goal / JohnBoy & Billy, Inc.
  • Dixie Hoedown / MIke Barnett with Jesse McReynolds / Portraits In Fiddles / Compass Records
  • John D. Champion / Becky Buller / Crepe Paper Heart / Dark Shadow Recording
  • Thanks For The Trip To Paradise / Jim & Jesse McReynolds / Music Among Friends / Rounder
  • Burn The Barn / Big Country Bluegrass / Let Them Know I'm From Virginia / Rebel
  • Footprints In The Snow / Bill Monroe / Anthology / MCA
  • I Haven't Got The Right To Love You / Seldom Scene / The New Seldom Scene Album / Rebel
  • (Say) Won't You Be Mine / Stanley Brothers / Select Sides, 1949-1953 / JSP Records
  • A Couple Beers More / Feinberg Brothers / Party For One / Cabinwood Music
  • Dance, Dance, Dance / Appalachian Road Show / Barry Abernathy & Darrell Webb Present Appalachian Road Show / Billy Blue Records
  • Next Train South / Po' Ramblin' Boys / single / Rounder
  • I Can't Help But Wonder Where I'm Bound / Nothin' Fancy / Time Changes Everything / Mountain Fever Records
  • You Were Mine / Amanda Cook / single / Mountain Fever Records
  • Barbed Wire And Roses / Old Country Store / Turning Ground / Bonfire Recording
  • If You're Ever Gonna Love Me / Roland White with Darin & Brooke Aldridge / single / Mountain Home
  • Ride Away / Kathy Kallick Band / Horrible World / Live Oak Records
  • The Ballad Of Jed Clampett / Lester Flatt & Earl Scruggs / Flatt And Scruggs At Carnegie Hall:  The Complete Concert / Koch Records
  • I'll Go Steppin' Too / Lester Flatt & Earl Scruggs / Selected Cuts, 1952-1955 / JSP Records
  • I'll Go Stepping Too / Earls Of Leicester / Live At The CMA Theater In The Country Music Hall Of Fame / Rounder
  • Flint Hill Special / Lester Flatt & Earl Scruggs / Selected Sides, 1950-1952 / JSP Records
  • Flint Hill Special / Earls Of Leicester / Live At The CMA Theater In The Country Music Hall Of Fame / Rounder
  • What's Good For You / Lester Flatt & Earl Scruggs / Selected Cuts, 1955-1959 / JSP Records
  • What's Good For You (Should Be Alright For Me) / Earls Of Leicester / Live At The CMA Theater In The Country Music Hall Of Fame / Rounder
  • Colleen Malone / Larry Sparks / Special Delivery / Rebel [Larry Sparks birthday, 9/25/1947]
  • The Story Of My Life / Blue Highway / Original Traditional / Rounder
  • She Took The Tennessee River / Special Consensus with Bobby Osborne, Becky Buller, Josh Williams / Rivers And Roads / Compass Records
  • Lawnmower / David Benedict / The Golden Angle / Self-Produced
  • Amelia Earhart's Last Flight / Country Gentlemen / The Early Rebel Recordings, 1962-1971 / Rebel
  • He Rambled / David Davis & the Warrior River Boys / Didn't He Ramble:  Songs Of Charlie Poole / Rounder
  • Just Joshin' / Josh Graves / The Great Dobro Sessions / Sugar Hill [Josh Graves birthday, 9/27/1928]
  • The Hills And Home / High Fidelity / Hills And Home / Rebel
  • Freight Train Boogie / Bear Minimum / The Automobile Of Life / Open Road
  • The Girl From The North Country / Steve Gulley / Epilogue:  A Tribute To John Duffey / Smithsonian Folkways
  • I Like Trains / The Grascals / And Then There's This... / Mountain Home
  • I'm Gonna Sing, Sing, Sing / Larry Sparks with Jesse McReynolds & Curly Seckler / Lonesome And Then Some... / Rebel [Larry Sparks birthday, 9/25/1947]
  • God Did Good / Junior Sisk / Brand New Shade Of Blue / Mountain Fever Records
  • I Found A Church Today / Gibson Brothers / In The Ground / Rounder
  • Don't Act / Rhonda Vincent / All American Bluegrass Girl / Rounder
  • That's Where Glory Can Be Found / Flashback / Foxhounds And Fiddles / Pinecastle
  • Wicked Path Of Sin / Mark Kuykendall, Bobby Hicks & Asheville Bluegrass / Forever And A Day / Rebel
  • Kneel At The Cross / Bluegrass Patriots / Kneel At The Cross:  Songs Of Faith And Inspiration / Red Feather
  • Joy Bells / Lester Flatt & Earl Scruggs / Father's Table Grace / MME [Josh Graves birthday, 9/27/1928]
  • Going Up Home To Live In Green Pastures / Larry Sparks with Alison Krauss & Judy Marshall / Lonesome And Then Some... / Rebel [Larry Sparks birthday, 9/25/1947]
  • Black Mountain Blues / Johnson Mountain Boys / Requests / Rounder

Sunday, September 16, 2018

"Bluegrass Cafe" playlist - 9/16/2018

During Sunday's Bluegrass Cafe, we celebrated the September birthdays of two country music legends:  Roy Acuff (born September 15, 1903) and Hank Williams (born September 17, 1923).  What's the best way to celebrate these icons of American music?  By playing LOTS of different Bluegrass versions of a few of their songs as recorded by some top-notch Bluegrass performers, of course.  Hope you agree!









Two new CDs arrived in our mailbox this week, and while we had played songs from each of the records on the air before, it's always good to see the full project.  We will be enjoying music from these two new discs -- the Earls of Leicester record, "Live At The CMA Theater In The Country Music Hall Of Fame and "Horrible World" by the Kathy Kallick Band.  Other 2018 releases to air this week included selections from Alan Munde & Billy Bright, Rudi Ekstein, the John Duffey tribute recording, and High Fidelity.

Hope to see you next Sunday afternoon from 4-7PM.  Until then, have a fine week!

Amy O.


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

  • Katy Hill / Del McCoury Band / RockyGrass / Blue Planet
  • Wabash Cannonball / Bristol Boys / All Aboard With The Bristol Boys / Self-Produced [Roy Acuff birthday, 9/15/1903]
  • Branded Wherever I Go / Special Consensus / The Trail Of Aching Hearts / Pinecastle [Roy Acuff birthday, 9/15/1903]
  • That Glory Bound Train / Bear Bridge Band / Broken Hearts And Better Times / Open Road [Roy Acuff birthday, 9/15/1903]
  • Write Me Sweetheart / Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver / A School Of Bluegrass / Crossroads [Roy Acuff birthday, 9/15/1903]
  • Wreck On The Highway / Tennessee Mafia Jug Band / Barnyard Frolic / RME [Roy Acuff birthday, 9/15/1903]
  • Another Day / Ralph Stanley with Joe Diffie / Clinch Mountain Country / Rebel
  • Way Down Deep / Ralph Stanley with Vern Gosdin / Clinch Mountain Country / Rebel
  • Pretty Polly / Ralph Stanley with Patty Loveless / Clinch Mountain Country / Rebel
  • Dooley / The Dillards / There Is A Time (1963-70) / Vanguard
  • Who's Going Down To Town / Vern Williams Band / Bluegrass From The Gold Country / Rounder
  • I Got Tired Of Being Poor / R.C. Harris & Friends / The Scenic Root / RCH Records
  • Lefty's Old Guitar / J.D. Crowe & the New South / Lefty's Old Guitar / Rounder
  • Raise A Ruckus / Bluegrass 45 / Once Again From Kobe, Japan / Self-Produced
  • Little Maggie / Bluegrass 45 / Once Again From Kobe, Japan / Self-Produced
  • Never See My Home Again / The Dillards / There Is A Time (1963-70) / Vanguard
  • Rocky Top / Osborne Brothers / High Lonesome / CMH
  • You'll Always Be The Only One / Crowe & McLaughlin / Going Back / Rounder
  • Jerusalem Ridge / Bill Monroe & His Blue Grass Boys / High Lonesome / CMH
  • Oklahoma Bound / Alan Munde & Billy Bright / Es Mi Suerte / Self-Produced
  • I'll Go Stepping Too / Earls Of Leicester / Live At The CMA Theater In The Country Music Hall Of Fame / Rounder
  • Dark As The Night, Blue As The Day / Kathy Kallick Band / Horrible World / Live Oak Records
  • Bacon In The Pan / Rudi Eckstein & Friends / Carolina Chimes:  Rudi Eckstein's All Original Bluegrass Instrumental Showcase / Foxfire
  • My Honey Lou / Kathy Kallick Band / Horrible World / Live Oak Records
  • I'm Gonna Sleep With One Eye Open / Earls Of Leicester / Live At The CMA Theater At The Country Music Hall Of Fame / Rounder
  • Some Old Day / Country Gentlemen / The Early Rebel Recordings, 1962-1971 / Rebel
  • Some Old Day / John Cowan / Epilogue:  A Tribute To John Duffey / Smithsonian Folkways
  • Lovesick Blues / Hank Williams / Live At The Grand Ole Opry / Mercury [Hank Williams birthday, 9/16/1923]
  • Move It On Over / Lynn Morris Band / Shape Of A Tear / Rounder [Hank Williams birthday, 9/16/1923]
  • May You Never Be Alone Like Me / Joe Mullins & the Radio Ramblers / Another Day From Life / Rebel [Hank Williams birthday, 9/16/1923]
  • Settin' The Woods On Fire / Good Ol' Persons / Good N' Live / Sugar Hill [Hank Williams birthday, 9/16/1923]
  • Cold Cold Heart / Spinney Brothers / Going Home / Self-Produced [Hank Williams birthday, 9/16/1923]
  • There'll Be No Teardrops Tonight / Jim Mills with Alan O'Bryant / Bound To Ride / Sugar Hill [Hank Williams birthday, 9/16/1923]
  • When God Comes And Gathers His Jewels / Gibson Brothers / Spread Your Wings / Hay Holler [Hank Williams birthday, 9/16/1923]
  • You Win Again / Ralph Stanley with Melba Montgomery / Clinch Mountain Sweethearts / Rebel [Hank Williams birthday, 9/16/1923]
  • Why Don't You Love Me / Hank Williams / 24 Of Hank Williams' Greatest Hits / Mercury [Hank Williams birthday, 9/16/1923]
  • Dear John / Adam Steffey / Here To Stay / Mountain Home [Hank Williams birthday, 9/16/1923]
  • My Sweet Love Ain't Around / Rhonda Vincent / The Storm Still Rages / Rounder [Hank Williams birthday, 9/16/1923]
  • Pan American / Seldom Scene / Different Roads / Rebel [Hank Williams birthday, 9/16/1923]
  • I'm Blue, I'm Lonesome / Boone Creek / One Way Track / Sugar Hill [Hank Williams birthday, 9/16/1923]
  • California Zephyr / Larry Sparks / Raised By The Railroad Line / Rebel [Hank Williams birthday, 9/16/1923]
  • The Singing Waterfall / Warrior River Boys / Sounds Like Home / Rounder [Hank Williams birthday, 9/16/1923]
  • Baby, We're Really In Love / Amy Gallatin & Stillwaters / Phoenix / Happy Appy Records [Hank Williams birthday, 9/16/1923]
  • Old Country Church / Pike Brothers & the Pine Hill Ranchers / The Pike Brothers & the Pine Hill Ranchers / Rebel
  • House Of Gold / Bluegrass Band / Shine Hallelujah Shine, Volume 2 / Hay Holler [Hank Williams birthday, 9/16/1923]
  • Where No Cabins Fall / Country Gentlemen / True Bluegrass Gospel / Rebel
  • Will You Meet Me Over Yonder / Cliff Waldron & Paul Williams / Higher Ground / Rebel
  • My Savior's Train / High Fidelity / Hills And Home / Rebel
  • Calm The Storm / Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver / The Original Band / Sugar Hill
  • Stormy Waters / Jimmy Martin & the Sunny Mountain Boys / Singing All Day And Dinner On The Ground / MME
  • Press On O'Pilgrim / Jim & Jesse / Radio Shows / Rural Rhythm
  • I Saw The Light / Bill Monroe & His Blue Grass Boys / Anthology / MCA [Hank Williams birthday, 9/16/1923]
  • Black Mountain Blues / Johnson Mountain Boys / Requests / Rounder

Sunday, September 09, 2018

"Bluegrass Cafe" playlist - 9/9/2018

Akira Otsuka with his "Epilogue" CD.
(Photo by Katy Daley).
We devoted a good portion of Sunday's show listening to music from one of my favorite recordings of 2018:  "Epilogue:  A Tribute To John Duffey" on Smithsonian Folkways.  John Duffey was a larger-than-life Personality (capital P is intentional) in the World of Bluegrass Music, and this tribute record released nearly 22 years after his passing is a dandy which features more than 50 performers.  The album's co-producer, Akira Otsuka, is a fine musician, and was a great friend and admirer of John Duffey.  He also was our mid-show telephone guest, and we were honored to talk to him about this great record.  Fun stuff!

This kids' book about Big Mon was published in March 2018.
During this second week of September, there were quite a few birthdays to celebrate, including those of Paul Adkins, James King, Bill Harrell, and Lou Reid.  Of course, there is another very important Bluegrass birthday to celebrate this week -- that of the Father Of Bluegrass Music.  Bill Monroe was born on September 13, 1911, and so, we played all Monroe-penned or Monroe-recorded gospel tunes at the end of the show.  We may celebrate Big Mon a bit more in next Sunday's show, too.

Hope you enjoyed the show today, and will consider joining us once again next Sunday afternoon, 4-7PM.

Enjoy the week!

Amy O.


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

  • Katy Hill / Del McCoury Band / RockyGrass / Blue Planet
  • New Mule Skinner Blues / Bill Monroe & His Blue Grass Boys / Anthology / MCA
  • Is The Grass Any Bluer / Rhonda Vincent / The Storm Still Rages / Rounder
  • Monroe's Doctrine / Special Consensus with Josh Williams & Chris Jones / Scratch Gravel Road / Compass Records
  • Kentucky King / Larry Cordle, Glen Duncan & Lonesome Standard Time / Larry Cordle, Glen Duncan & Lonesome Standard Time / Sugar Hill
  • My Music Comes From Bill / Spinney Brothers / Tried & True / Mountain Fever Records
  • Sad And Lonesome Day / Randy Waller & Lou Reid / Epilogue:  A Tribute To John Duffey / Smithsonian Folkways
  • Heartaches / Akira Otsuka / First Tear / Patuxent Music
  • Sad And Lonesome Day / Country Gentlemen / Folk Session Inside / Mercury
  • He Was A Friend Of Mine / Country Gentlemen / Play It Like It Is / Rebel
  • He Was A Friend Of Mine / Dudley Connell & John Cowan / 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
  • If That's The Way You Feel / Seldom Scene / The New Seldom Scene Album / Rebel
  • Singing My Troubles Away / Price Sisters / A Heart Never Knows / Rebel
  • You'll Never Get A Better Chance / Feinberg Brothers / Party For One / Cabinwood Music
  • Brand New Shade Of Blue / Junior Sisk / Brand New Shade Of Blue / Mountain Fever Records
  • Reason For Being / Fred Travers / Epilogue:  A Tribute To John Duffey / Smithsonian Folkways
  • Telephone chat with Akira Otsuka
  • Girl From The North Country / Steve Gulley / Epilogue:  A Tribute To John Duffey / Smithsonian Folkways
  • Girl From The North Country / Country Gentlemen / 25 Years / Sugar Hill
  • Fuji Mountain Breakdown / Bluegrass 45 / 35 Years Of The Best In Bluegrass / Rebel
  • Bring 'Em On Back / Larry Sparks / Almost Home / Rounder
  • Thin Blue Line / Front Porch Philosophy / Lonesome And Then Some / Very Jerry Records
  • Crazy Heart / James King / Lonesome And Then Some / Rounder [James King birthday, 9/9/1958]
  • Reflections Of Love / Paul Adkins & the Borderline Band / Reflections Of Love / Rebel [Paul Adkins birthday, 9/9/1952]
  • Walls Of Time / Johnson Mountain Boys / Bill Monroe Centennial Celebration / Rounder
  • Do You Remember? / Bill Harrell & the Virginians / Classic Bluegrass / Rebel [Bill Harrell birthday, 9/14/1934]
  • Just Wondering Why / Jim & Jesse / Jim & Jesse, 1952-1955 / Bear Family
  • Ain't It Funny / Lou Reid / When It Rains / Sugar Hill [Lou Reid birthday, 9/13/1954]
  • Sunrise / Country Gentlemen / Bluegrass At Carnegie Hall / Gusto
  • Sunrise / Sam Bush & Bela Fleck / Epilogue:  A Tribute To John Duffey / Smithsonian Folkways
  • Little Community Church / Bill Monroe & His Blue Grass Boys / The Essential Bill Monroe & His Blue Grass Boys (1945-1949 / Columbia
  • I'll Meet You In Church On Sunday Morning / Bluegrass Band / Shine Hallelujah Shine, Volume 1 / Hay Holler Harvest
  • You're Drifting Away / Nashville Bluegrass Band / Bill Monroe Centennial Celebration / Rounder
  • Wicked Path Of Sin / Bill Monroe & His Blue Grass Boys / The Essential Bill Monroe & His Blue Grass Boys (1945-1949) / Columbia
  • The Boat Of Love / Balsam Range / Marching Home / Mountain Home
  • Voice From On High / Joe Val & the New England Bluegrass Boys / Bill Monroe Centennial Celebration / Rounder
  • Let The Light Shine Down / Country Gentlemen / Let The Light Shine Down / Rebel
  • Shine Hallelujah, Shine / Bill Monroe & His Blue Grass Boys / The Essential Bill Monroe & His Blue Grass Boys (1945-1949) / Columbia
  • Blue Grass Twist / Johnson Mountain Boys / Requests / Rounder

Sunday, September 02, 2018

"Bluegrass Cafe" playlist - 9/2/2018

On this Sunday of Labor Day weekend, our Bluegrass Cafe featured songs of the working man (and woman) to start our program.  Hope you are all enjoying your holiday weekend!

There was a surplus of newer (2018) music to share this week, including brand-spanking-new selections from Troy Engle, J.D. Crowe & Rickey Wasson, Old Country Store, Ray Edwards, Alan Bibey & Grasstowne, and the King James Boys.  We also included tunes from the John Duffey tribute recording, [don't forget -- we will be talking to Duffey tribute album co-producer Akira Otsuka during the September 9th broadcast!], Hot Rize, Lorraine Jordan & Carolina Road, Chris Jones & the Night Drivers, the Feinberg Brothers, and David Davis & the Warrior River Boys.

Hope you'll consider joining us once again next Sunday afternoon 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 Ain't Goin' To Work Tomorrow / Carter Family / Anchored In Love, 1927-1928 / Rounder
  • Today's The Day I Get My Gold Watch And Chain / David Davis & the Warrior River Boys / David Davis & the Warrior River Boys / Rebel
  • Working Girl Blues / Laurie Lewis & the Right Hands / The Hazel And Alice Sessions / Spruce And Maple Music
  • Working Man Blues / Osborne Brothers / Hillbilly Fever / CMH
  • Another Day, Another Dollar / Joe Mullins & the Radio Ramblers / Rambler's Call / Rebel
  • Life Of A Hard Workin' Man / Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver / Life Is A Story / Mountain Home
  • Workin' Man (Nowhere To Go) / Cherryholmes / Cherryholmes / Skaggs Family Records
  • Poor Boy Workin' Blues / Dailey & Vincent / Dailey & Vincent / Rounder
  • Blue Collar Dreams / Balsam Range / Mountain Voodoo / Mountain Home
  • Seventeen Cents / Lynn Morris / You'll Never Be The Sun / Rounder
  • Lower On The Hog / IIIrd Tyme Out / Puttin' New Roots Down / Rebel
  • Cold Wind A Blowin' / Ronnie Bowman & Lou Reid / Epilogue:  A Tribute To John Duffey / Smithsonian Folkways
  • Small Exception Of Me / Seldom Scene / Live At The Cellar Door / Rebel
  • Some Old Day / John Cowan / Epilogue:  A Tribute To John Duffey / Smithsonian Folkways
  • Girl From The North Country / Country Gentlemen / 25 Years / Rebel
  • Southern Skies / Troy Engle / Southern Skies / Rocky Glen Music
  • Kentucky Gambler / J.D. Crowe & Rickey Wasson / Hats Off To Haggard / TrueGrass Entertainment 
  • Let The Big Wheels Roll / Old Country Store / Turning Ground / Bonfire Recording Co.
  • The Life Of A Mountain Man / Ray Edwards / A Golden Anniversary Celebration / Pinecastle
  • Lonesome Pine / Troy Engle / Southern Skies / Rocky Glen Music
  • The Old Home Town / Lester Flatt & Earl Scruggs / Selected Sides, 1950-1952 / JSP Records
  • A Life Of Sorrow / Stanley Brothers / Selected Cuts, 1956-1959 / JSP Records
  • White House Blues / Earl Taylor & the Stoney Mountain Boys / Classic Bluegrass From Smithsonian Folkways / Smithsonian Folkways
  • Out In The Cold World / Bill Monroe & His Blue Grass Boys / Bill Monroe & His Blue Grass Boys, 1957-1958 / JSP Records
  • Our Last Goodbye / Johnson Mountain Boys / Classic Bluegrass From Smithsonian Folkways / Smithsonian Folkways
  • Out On The Ocean / Hot Rize with Sam Bush / Hot Rize's 40th Anniversary Bash / Ten In Hand Records
  • Little Country Home / Lorraine Jordan & Carolina Road / True Grass Again / Pinecastle
  • Bend In The Road / Chris Jones & the Night Drivers / single / Mountain Home
  • Party For One / Feinberg Brothers / Party For One / Cabinwood Music
  • The Old Spinning Wheel / Larry Sparks / Lonesome And Blue / Rebel
  • I Been Walkin' / Danny Paisley & the Southern Grass / Road Into Town / Patuxent Music
  • Polka On A Banjo / Lester Flatt & Earl Scruggs / 16 Biggest Hits / Columbia Legacy
  • The Cheshire Tragedy / Bear Minimum / The Automobile Of Life / Open Road
  • Take Me Back To Kentucky / Carolina Blue / Sounds Of Kentucky Grass / Poor Mountain Records
  • If I Ever Get Home / Big Country Bluegrass / Let 'Em Know I'm From Virginia / Rebel
  • Sally Let Your Bangs Hang Down / Bill & the Belles / Introducing Bill & the Belles / Self-Produced
  • On Whiskey Mountain / Bill Emerson with Bill Harrell / Reunion / Webco
  • Sunshine Special / Tennessee Mafia Jug Band / Screams From The Holler / Spring Fed Records
  • Tall Timber / Michael Cleveland with Jason Carter / Fiddler's Dream / Compass Records
  • Leavin's Heavy On My Mind / The Grascals / The Grascals / Rounder
  • Ramblin' Blues / David Davis & the Warrior River Boys / Didn't He Ramble:  Songs Of Charlie Poole / Rounder
  • Gonna Rise And Shine / Alan Bibey & Grasstowne / single / Mountain Fever Records
  • I Am Going To Heaven / Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver / A Gospel Bluegrass Homecoming, Volume Two / GGS
  • The Great Atomic Power / Louvin Brothers / When I Stop Dreaming:  The Best Of The Louvin Brothers / Razor & Tie
  • Dust On The Bible / Bailes Brothers / The Bailes Brothers 2010 / Gusto
  • You Can Feel It In Your Soul / Earls Of Leicester / Rattle & Roar / Rounder
  • There's A Highway To Heaven / Reno & Smiley / 16 Greatest Gospel Hits / King
  • The Master Standing By / King James Boys / Time To Go Home / Pinecastle
  • Walk In The Sunshine / Spinney Brothers / Living The Dream / Mountain Fever Records
  • See God's Ark A Movin' / Johnson Mountain Boys / Blue Diamond / Rounder
  • Singing As We Rise / Gibson Brothers / Help My Brother / Compass Records
  • Black Mountain Blues / Johnson Mountain Boys / Requests / Rounder