Sunday, February 18, 2018

Playlist - 2/18/2018

Hi Folks.

If you were at home instead of the Joe Val Bluegrass Festival, perhaps you were surprised to tune in to Bluegrass Cafe (an hour later than usual because of sports) and hear a voice from the past.  Indeed, former BG Cafe DJ Jim Beaver (that's me) moved to Mount Airy, North Carolina several months back, but happened to be in town working on selling the old house and was available to step up to the microphone while Amy and Cathy were at Joe Val.


Since my record collection is in Mount Airy now, the bulk of the music I played was limited to record acquisitions I've made in the weeks I've been in Connecticut working on the old house, plus whatever was in the studio. If you noticed the classic and obscure bluegrass music, that is the reason.  That, plus I like it.

Of note was the performance by David Davis and the Warrior River Boys Live at Country Corner Coffee House in South Hadley, Massachusetts from March 19, 1994 now available on CD from David Davis himself.


Also there was quite a bit of vinyl on LP and 45 singles including recordings from Bill Berry and Paul Chaney: Jim McCall & Bennie Birchfield, Albert Parsley & Landon Messer; Dub Crouch and Norman Ford; Hack Johnson with Allen Shelton; Bill Box, and The Pinnacle Boys.


The playlist is below.


Be sure to tune in next Sunday when Amy will make the banjos and fiddles ring.


Jim Beaver



Artist / Song / Disc / Label

  • Bill Berry, Paul Chaney and the Blue Grass Travelers / Banjo Stretch / 45 RPM single / Traveler
  • Bill Monroe and His Blue Grass Boys / Rocky Road Blues / The Essential Bill Monroe and His Blue Grass Boys / Columbia
  • The Country Gentlemen / Philadelphia Lawyer / The Early Rebel Recordings: 1962-1971 / Rebel
  • Longview / Seven Year Blues / Longview / Universal 
  • Jim McCall & Bennie Birchfield and the Bluegrass Partners / Sitting On An Old Barstool / 45 RPM single / REM
  • Travers Chandler / Brown Hill / Brown Hill / Patuxent
  • Ralph Stanley and The Clinch Mountain Boys / A Little Boy Called Joe / Classic Bluegrass / Rebel
  • Carolina Native Sons / A Couple a Dozen / Rank Ol' Bluegrass / Patuxent 
  • David Davis and the Warrior River Boys / Fire On The Mountain / Live at Country Corner Coffee House / Self-released
  • David Davis and the Warrior River Boys / I'll Never Get To Hold You In My Arms Anymore / Live at Country Corner Coffee House / Self-released
  • David Davis and the Warrior River Boys / I Heard That Lonesome Whistle Blues / Live at Country Corner Coffee House / Self-released
  • Bob Paisley and the Southern Grass / I Overlooked An Orchid / Back To The Blue Ridge / Brandywine
  • Lonesome Standard Time / Bandit / Mighty Lonesome / Sugar Hill
  • J. D. Crowe / Will You Be Satisfied That Way / Bluegrass Holiday / Rebel
  • The Stanley Brothers / Hey, Hey, Hey / 1949-1952 / Bear Family
  • Doyle Lawson / Five Miles to Winchester / Tennessee Dream (LP) / Rebel 
  • Albert Parsley & Landon Messer / Hemlocks and Primroses / 45 RPM single / REM
  • Bill Box And The Dixie Drifters / Locked Away From Your Heart / Big Bluegrass Special (LP) / Rich-R-Tone
  • Lilly Brothers & Don Stover / The Waves on the Sea / Bluegrass at the Roots 1961 / Smithsonian Folkways
  • James King / Leavin' / These Old Pictures / Rounder
  • The Gillis Brothers / Ice Cold Stone / Ice Cold Stone / Hay Holler
  • Dub Crouch, Norman Ford and the Bluegrass Rounders / Nobody's Love Is Like Mine / Traditional Bluegrass (LP) / King Bluegrass
  • Jim Eanes and the Shenandoah Valley Boys / Your Old Standby / 45 RPM single / Starday
  • The Pinnacle Boys / Take A Look / Take A Look And Listen To The Pinnacle Boys (LP) / Atteiram
  • Hack Johnson and his Tennesseans / Crazy Banjo Medley / 45 RPM single / Colonial
  • Danny Paisley & the Southern Grass / Darling Nellie Across the Sea / Weary River / Patuxent Music
  • Bill Harrell & Don Reno / He Keeps Me Singing / It's Hymn-Time Volume One / Wango
  • Ralph Stanley & the Clinch Mountain Boys / Will He Wait A Little Longer / Cry From The Cross (LP) / Rebel
  • Country Gospel Time with Phebel Wright / Where Will I Shelter My Sheep / 45 RPM single / Bryte
  • The Phipps Family / We'll Work 'til Jesus Comes / 33 RPM EP / Pine Mountain
  • Early Upchurch / It's Alright / Gospel Voice of Mount Airy, NC / Field Recorders Collective
  • The Bluegrass Band / Shake My Mother's Hand For Me / Shine Hallelujah Shine / Hay Holler
  • The Cooke Duet / I Can Call Jesus / Early Cooke Duet / CRFC
  • The Gibson Brothers / I Found a Church Today / In the Ground / Rounder 
  • The Johnson Mountain Boys / See God's Ark a Movin' / Blue Diamond / Rounder 
  • Jim & Jesse / Are You Lost In Sin / 1952-1955 / Bear Family
  • Tom Mindte & Jeremy Stephens / Do You Call That Religion? / Radio Favorites & Sacred Songs / Patuxent 
  • Fred Etheridge with Nick Anderson & Mark Doyle / Walking in a Dream / Pickin' And Singin' / Self-released

Sunday, February 11, 2018

"Bluegrass Cafe" playlist - 2/11/2018

Joe Val -- more than just a great Bluegrass festival
We are one week away from a very important event in the world of New England Bluegrass:  the Joe Val Bluegrass Festival.  To that end, Sunday's show celebrated Joe Val with an interview Cathy Day conducted with Ira Gitlin about the Joe Val Kids' Academy, musical selections from a whole bunch of Joe Val performers for 2018, and several songs from Joe Val, himself.  We even gave away two Friday passes to JV, courtesy of the fine folks at the Boston Bluegrass Union.  It should be a great festival ~ to learn more about it, click here.

While there wasn't a ton of new music on Sunday's show, there was some.  We included selections from recent recordings by Remington Ryde, Steve Martin & the Steep Canyon Rangers, Shannon Slaughter, Jerry Wicentowski, and a song from the forthcoming new project by Sideline.  

My plan is to stay for Sunday's Joe Val festivities next week (for the first time in several years!), so the plan is for our old friend, Jim Beaver, to join you on the WHUS airwaves next Sunday afternoon.  Should be fun!

Have a good week!

Amy O.


Show warm-up, 3:30-4PM -- Selections from "Bill Monroe Centennial Celebration:  A Classic Bluegrass Tribute" (Rounder, 2011)

  • Old Brown County Barn / Michael Cleveland
  • You'd Better Get Right / Vern Williams Band
  • Voice From On High / Joe Val & the New England Bluegrass Boys
  • Lonesome Moonlight Waltz / Bluegrass Album Band
  • Doghouse Blues / Nashville Bluegrass Band
  • Walls Of Time / Johnson Mountain Boys
  • Big Mon / Tony Rice
  • Footprints In The Snow / IIIrd Tyme Out
  • Jerusalem Ridge / Michael Cleveland & Flamekeeper
  • Mansions For Me / Bobby Osborne & Rocky Top X-Press
Bluegrass Cafe, 4-7PM

SONG / PERFORMER / ALBUM / LABEL  [Requests are RED]
  • Katy Hill / Del McCoury Band / RockyGrass / Blue Planet
  • It's Raining Here This Morning / Norman Blake & Tony Rice / Blake & Rice 2 / Rounder
  • Rhythm Of The Rain / Larry Stephenson / Every Time I Sing A Love Song / Webco
  • Walk Out In The Rain / Ronnie & Rob McCoury / Ronnie & Rob McCoury / Rounder
  • Listening To The Rain / Osborne Brothers / Once More, Volumes I & II / Sugar Hill
  • I'll Pretend It's Raining / Lynn Morris Band / The Bramble And The Rose / Rounder
  • Rain Please Go Away / Del McCoury & the Dixie Pals / Classic Bluegrass / Rebel
  • Black Mountain Special / Rich In Tradition / Black Mountain Special / Mountain Roads Recordings
  • Soppin' The Gravy / Corrina Rose Logston / Bluegrass Fiddler / Patuxent Music
  • (I've Got My) Future On Ice / Jimmy Martin / The King Of Bluegrass / Universal
  • Mr. King / Remington Ryde / A Storyteller's Memory / Pinecastle
  • Weathered Gray Stone / Longview / Deep In The Mountains / Rounder
  • Lost / Price Sisters / The Price Sisters / Rebel
  • Lost And I'll Never Find The Way / Stanley Brothers / Selected Cuts, 1956-1959 / JSP Records
  • Follow The Leader / Jimmy Gaudreau / In Good Company / CMH
  • Stranger In My Home / White Mountain Bluegrass / Aragon Mill / Strictly Country
  • Leavin' / Remington Ryde / A Storyteller's Memory / Pinecastle
  • Sparkling Brown Eyes / Joe Val & the New England Bluegrass Boys / One Morning In May / Rounder
  • Lonesome Road Blues / Joe Val / Diamond Joe / Rounder
  • Don't Give Your Heart To A Rambler / Joe Val & the New England Bluegrass Boys / Live In Holland / Strictly Country
  • Cold Wind / Joe Val / Diamond Joe / Rounder
  • Diamond Joe / Joe Val / Diamond Joe / Rounder
  • Cathy Day interview with Ira Gitlin about the Joe Val Kids' Academy
  • Thunder Dan / Sideline / Front And Center / Mountain Home
  • Caroline / Steve Martin & the Steep Canyon Rangers / The Long-Awaited Album / Rounder
  • Waiting For The Boys To Come Home / Jerry Wicentowski / Thanks, Mac! / Self-Produced
  • I'll Still Write Your Name In The Sand / Mac Wiseman / Eight Classic Albums / Real Gone Music
  • Another Night / Ralph Stanley with Joe Diffie / Clinch Mountain Country / Rebel
  • Lula Wall / Tennessee Mafia Jug Band / Screams From The Holler / Spring Fed Records
  • I Ain't Got Time / High Fidelity / Hi-Fi Bluegrass / Self-Produced
  • Cruel Love / Reno & Smiley / Good Old Country Ballads, King
  • If I Should Wander Back Tonight / Lester Flatt & Earl Scruggs / Selected Sides, 1950-1952 / JSP Records
  • Milwaukee Blues / David Davis & the Warrior River Boys / Troubled Times / Rebel
  • Little Joe / Eddie & Martha Adcock with Tom Gray & Friends / Many A Mile / Patuxent Music
  • Baby We're Really In Love / Amy Gallatin & Stillwaters / Phoenix / Happy Appy Records
  • You're For Me / Amy Gallatin & Stillwaters / Phoenix / Happy Appy Records
  • Wild Mountain Honey / Junior Sisk & Joe Mullins / Hall Of Fame Bluegrass! / Rebel
  • Movin' On / Shannon Slaughter / Never Standing Still / Self-Produced
  • Brighter Mansion / Longview / Longview / Rounder
  • Remember The Cross / Curly Seckler / That Old Book Of Mine / County
  • Old Roman Soldier / Spinney Brothers / Memories / Mountain Fever Records
  • I Believe In The Old Time Way / Po' Ramblin' Boys / Back To The Mountains / Randm Records
  • Walking My Lord Up Calvary's Hill / Rhonda Vincent / Sunday Mornin' Singin' Live! / Upper Management Music
  • Weapon Of Prayer / Country Gentlemen / The Early Rebel Recordings, 1962-1971 / Rebel
  • The Lighthouse / Gibson Brothers / Bona Fide / Sugar HIll
  • Shine Hallelujah Shine / Bill Monroe & His Blue Grass Boys / Bill Monroe & His Blue Grass Boys, 1946-1949 / JSP Records
  • Black Mountain Blues / Johnson Mountain Boys / Requests / Rounder

Sunday, February 04, 2018

"Bluegrass Cafe" playlist - 2/4/2018

Wilma Lee Cooper
(February 7, 1921 -
September 13, 2011)
Football, schmootball!  Our goal for today's Bluegrass Cafe was to play LOTS of fine Bluegrass -- everything from brand-new music from brand-new bands to classic songs from classic performers.  Think we might have attained that goal, and sure hope you agree!

The classic performers in the list below are sort of obvious (Bill Monroe, Flatt & Scruggs, Jimmy Martin, the Stanley Brothers, a whole bunch of Mac Wiseman, just to name a few).  In addition, there was a single from a forthcoming recording by a new group called the Highland Travelers, a new song from Becky Buller's "Crepe Paper Heart" recording (to be released on Valentine's Day), and recent music from Kristy Cox, the Wilson Banjo Co., Volume Five, the Steep Canyon Rangers.  We also remembered the birthday of Wilma Lee Cooper (born February 7, 1921) with three songs from these mountain music legend.   


The Highland Travelers -- a new band formed from
parts of fine bands (the Boxcars and Rambler's Choice)


 
If you enjoy football, hope you enjoyed the game.  If you think football is dumb, hope you enjoyed our Bluegrass Cafe. :)

Thanks for listening!  We'll be looking for you Sunday afternoon, 4-7PM.

Enjoy the week!

Amy O.



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

PRE-SHOW "WARM-UP":  3:40-4PM

  • Leavin' / Tasty Licks / True Bluegrass / Rounder
  • Dark As The Night / Boone Creek / True Bluegrass / Rounder
  • The Old Swinging Bridge / Ted Lundy & the Southern Mountain Boys / True Bluegrass / Rounder
  • I Hear A Sweet Voice Calling / Joe Val & the New England Bluegrass Boys / True Bluegrass / Rounder
  • Sally Goodin / Butch Robins / True Bluegrass / Rounder
  • Cabin On A Mountain / Vern Williams Band / True Bluegrass / Rounder
BLUEGRASS CAFE:  4-7PM
  • Katy Hill / Del McCoury Band / RockyGrass / Blue Planet
  • Old Swinging Bridge / Bob Paisley & the Southern Grass / Back To The Blue Ridge / Brandywine
  • Some Old Day / Lester Flatt & Earl Scruggs / Foggy Mountain Jamboree / Columbia Legacy
  • Skip Hop And Wobble / Jimmy Martin / Good 'N' Country & Country Music Time / Jasmine
  • Hi Dee Diddle / Feinberg Brothers / The Feinberg Brothers / Cabinwood Music
  • Bury Me On A Mountain / Feinberg Brothers / The Feinberg Brothers / Cabinwood Music
  • I Worship You / Stanley Brothers / 20th Century Masters / Mercury
  • Diamond Joe / Laurie Lewis & the Hired Hands / Live / Spruce & Maple Music
  • Clinch Mountain Backstep / Clay Jones / Mountain Tradition / Rural Rhythm
  • Fourth And Goal / Terry Baucom's Dukes Of Drive / 4th & Goal / JohnBoy & Billy, Inc.
  • It Don't Bring You Back To Me / Johnson Mountain Boys / Blue Diamond / Rounder
  • Hammer Down / Feller & Hill / Brothers And Heroes / Rural Rhythm
  • Pikearoo / Pike Brothers & the Pine Hill Ranchers / The Pike Brothers & the Pine Hill Ranchers / Rebel
  • I'll Still Write Your Name In The Sand / David Peterson & 1946 / In The Mountaintops To Roam / Self-Produced
  • Remembering / Mac Wiseman / Eight Classic Albums / Real Gone
  • I Haven't Got The Right To Love You / Mac Wiseman / Eight Classic Albums / Real Gone
  • Aunt Dinah's Quilting Party / Country Gentlemen / Folk Session Inside / Copper Creek
  • Trail Of The Lonesome Pine / Bluegrass Patriots / Springtime In The Rockies / Red Feather
  • The Little Tennessee / Highland Travelers / single / Mountain Fever Records
  • Carolina In The Pines / Wilson Banjo Co. / Spirits In The Hills / Pinecastle
  • South To North Carolina / Kristy Cox / Ricochet / Mountain Fever Records
  • Can't Get Home / Steep Canyon Rangers / Out In The Open / Ramseur Records
  • Now That's A Song / Volume Five / Milestones / Mountain Fever Records
  • Another Love Gone Wrong / Becky Buller / Crepe Paper Heart / Dark Shadow Recording
  • Don't Stop The Music / Del McCoury / Don't Stop The Music / Rounder
  • In The Pines / Bill Monroe & His Blue Grass Boys / Bill Monroe & His Blue Grass Boys, 1951-1954 / JSP Records
  • Love Of The Mountains / Lost & Found / Classic Bluegrass / Rebel
  • Truck Driver's Queen / Charlie Moore / Charlie Moore Sings Again / Wango
  • I Won't Be Far From Here / Charlie Sizemore / Good News / Rounder
  • Wildwood Flower / Carter Family / Anchored In Love / Rounder
  • Tis Sweet To Be Remembered / Mac Wiseman / Eight Classic Albums / Real Gone
  • Poor Ellen Smith / Wilma Lee Cooper / O Sister 2 / Rounder [Wilma Lee Cooper birthday, 2/7/1921]
  • You Tried To Ruin My Name / Wilma Lee Cooper / O Sister / Rounder [Wilma Lee Cooper birthday, 2/7/1921]
  • Are You Walking And A-Talking For The Lord / Wilma Lee & Stoney Cooper with the Clinch Mountain Clan / The Golden Age / Columbia [Wilma Lee Cooper birthday, 2/7/1921]
  • Radio Boogie / Hot Rize / Radio Boogie / Flying Fish
  • I Can't Go On This Way / Po' Ramblin' Boys / Back To The Mountains / Randm Records
  • I Don't Know What To Do / Warrior River Boys / New Beginnings / Rounder
  • Brown County Red / Russell Moore & IIIrd Tyme Out / It's About Tyme / Break A String Productions
  • Remember Who You Are / Gibson Brothers / In The Ground / Rounder
  • The Bluebirds Are Singing / Country Gentlemen / The Early Rebel Recordings, 1962-1971 / Rebel
  • Day In The Life Of A Railroad Spike / Balsam Range / Papertown / Mountain Home
  • Sally Was A Good Old Girl / Karl Shiflett & Big Country Show / Sho Nuff Country! / Patuxent Music
  • Hard Hearted / Jim & Jesse & the Virginia Boys / In The Tradition / Rounder
  • River Of Jordan / Carter Family / Anchored In Love / Rounder
  • Yes I See God / Big Country Bluegrass / Let 'Em Know I'm From Virginia / Rebel
  • The First Step To Heaven / Larry Cordle / Give Me Jesus / Mighty Cord Records
  • Jesus Is Waiting / Reno & Smiley / 16 Greatest Gospel Hits / King
  • You Don't Love God (If You Don't Love Your Neighbor) / Rhonda Vincent & the Rage / In Concert, Volume One -- All The Rage / Upper Management Music
  • Walk In The Sunshine / Spinney Brothers / Living The Dream / Mountain Fever Records
  • Touch Of God's Hand / Laurie Lewis & Kathy Kallick / Laurie & Kathy Sing The Songs Of Vern & Ray / Spruce & Maple Music 
  • I'll Be No Stranger There / Seldom Scene / Long Time...Seldom Scene / Smithsonian Folkways
  • See God's Ark A-Movin' / Johnson Mountain Boys / Blue Diamond / Rounder
  • Black Mountain Blues / Johnson Mountain Boys / Requests / Rounder

Monday, January 29, 2018

"Bluegrass Cafe" playlist - 1/28/2018

Charlie Waller (January 19, 1935 - August 18, 2004)
It was a lot of fun being back on the air at WHUS on Sunday afternoon.  Musical selections included everything from nominees for Best Bluegrass Album at that evening's Grammy Awards to several songs in a belated birthday celebration honoring the late Bluegrass Hall of Famer, Charlie Waller.  The complete playlist is listed below.  

Many thanks to Cathy Bumgarner Day and son Keegan for filling in behind the mic for the last two weeks.

We hope to see you 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
  • Joe's Last Train / Country Gentlemen / Joe's Last Train / Rebel
  • I Hear A Choo-Choo Coming / Ralph Stanley & the Clinch Mountain Boys / Live! In McClure / Rebel
  • Ridin' The Lines / The Travelers / Ridin' The Lines / Hay Holler
  • Here Comes The Train / Traditional Grass / 10th Anniversary Collection / Rebel
  • That High Lonesome Sound / Peter Rowan & the Nashville Bluegrass Band / Blue Moon Rising / Sugar Hill
  • Another Town / Charlie Sizemore / The Story Is...The Songs Of Tom T. Hall / Rebel
  • Have You Lost All The Love / Bob Paisley & the Southern Grass / Live In Holland / Strictly Country
  • Tall Dark Stranger / Virginia Squires / The Best Of The Virginia Squires / Rebel
  • The Drunken Billygoat / Traver Hollow / By Request / Self-Produced
  • Bringing In The Georgia Mail / Case Brothers / Radio Album / Self-Produced
  • Roll On Buddy / Bill Monroe & His Blue Grass Boys / Bill Monroe & His Blue Grass Boys, 1937-1938 / JSP Records
  • Wall Around Your Heart / David Peterson & 1946 / The Howling Blue Winds / Self-Produced
  • Hamilton County / The Dillards / Pickin' & Fiddlin' / Collectors' Choice Music
  • Love Beyond / Lynn Morris Band / You'll Never Be The Sun / Rounder
  • Helen / J.D. Crowe / Bluegrass Holiday / Rebel
  • Virginia Bluebell / Eddie Adcock / Vintage Banjo Jam / Patuxent Music
  • I Seen It All / Bob Amos / Borrowed Time / Bristlecone
  • Going Back To Bristol / Shawn Camp / I Sang The Song / Mountain Fever Records
  • You Can't Judge A Book By Its Cover / Mac Wiseman / Bluegrass Hits And Heartsongs / Rebel
  • Brown Hill / Travers Chandler / Archaic / Patuxent Music
  • I Overlooked An Orchid / Bob Paisley & the Southern Grass / Back To The Blue Ridge / Brandywine
  • Sophronie / Jimmy Martin / You Don't Know My Mind / Rounder
  • I Heard My Mother Call My Name In Prayer / Bear Bridge Band / One More Ride / Open Road
  • Each Season Changes You / Gibson Brothers / Brotherhood / Rounder
  • Not A Word From Home / Joe Val & the New England Bluegrass Boys / Not A World From Home / Rounder
  • Timber I'm Falling / White Mountain Bluegrass / January Weekend / Self-Produced
  • Where The Old Red River Flows / King Wilkie / Broke / Rebel
  • Let The Whole Work Talk / Johnson Mountain Boys / Let The Whole World Talk / Rounder
  • Don't Be Cruel / Bobby Osborne / Original / Compass Records
  • Tall Timber / Michael Cleveland with Jason Carter / Fiddler's Dream / Compass Records
  • Kentucky Borderline / Rhonda Vincent / In Concert, Volume One -- All The Rage / Upper Management Music
  • Cold Virginia Night / Ronnie Bowman / Cold Virginia Night / Rebel
  • Swampgrass / Larry Gillis & the Hard Driving Bluegrass Band  / Swampgrass / Tinman Recording
  • The Secret Of The Waterfall / Country Gentlemen / The Early Rebel Recordings, 1962-1971 / Rebel
  • The Hills And Home / Country Gentlemen / High Lonesome / King
  • Many A Mile / Country Gentlemen / Can't You Hear Me Callin':  Early Classics, 1963-1969 / Rebel
  • Blowin' Up A Storm / Michelle Canning / no label
  • Open Up Your Heart / Terry Baucom with the Gibson Brothers / In A Groove / JohnBoy & Billy, Inc.
  • It's Just A Road / The Boxcars / It's Just A Road / Mountain Home
  • The Old Crooked Trail / Big Country Bluegrass / Let 'Em Know I'm From Virginia / Rebel
  • Blue Ridge Cabin Home / Lester Flatt & Earl Scruggs / Selected Cuts, 1952-1955 / JSP Records
  • I Do / Feinberg Brothers / The Feinberg Brothers / Cabinwood Music
  • If I'd Have Wrote That Song / Joe Mullins & the Radio Ramblers / The Story We Tell / Rebel
  • When We Look On His Face / Bill Emerson with Cliff Waldron / Reunion / Webco
  • The Little White Church / Jim & Jesse McReynolds with Mac Wiseman / Music Among Friend / Rounder
  • Brighter Mansion Over There / Reno & Smiley / Early Years, 1951-1959 / Gusto
  • Lord, Protect My Soul / Bill Monroe with the Country Gentlemen / Bill Monroe And The Stars Of The Bluegrass Hall Of Fame / MCA
  • Open Up The Window, Noah / Seldom Scene / Scene 20 / Sugar Hill
  • Just A Little Talk With Jesus / Stanley Brothers / Selected Cuts, 1955-1956 / JSP Records
  • Lord, Don't Leave Me Here / Country Gentlemen / Joe's Last Train / Rebel
  • My Eyes Shall Be On Canaan's Land / Terry Baucom with Doyle Lawson, Jimmy Haley, & Lou Reid / In A Groove / JohnBoy & Billy, Inc.
  • Blue Grass Twist / Johnson Mountain Boys / Requests / Rounder

Wednesday, January 10, 2018

"Bluegrass Cafe" playlist - 1/7/2018

Happy New Year!  For the first 2018 session of our Bluegrass Cafe, the show was all about celebrating the birthday of a Bluegrass and Country Music Hall of Famer (Earl Scruggs, born January 6, 1924), remembering the untimely passing of another Country Music Hall of Famer (Hank Williams, who died January 1, 1953), and honoring a few Bluegrass greats who passed in 2017 (among them:  Junior Barber, Dave Evans, Robert Fraker, Aubrey Holt, Pete Kuykendall, Curly Seckler).  

Hope you'll consider joining us once again this coming Sunday for another edition of our Bluegrass Cafe.

Enjoy the week!

Amy O.


SONG / PERFORMER / ALBUM / LABEL 

Prelude of Earl Scruggs music (3:45-4PM):

  • Flint Hill Special / David Talbot / Foggy Mountain Special:  A Bluegrass Tribute To Earl Scruggs / Rounder
  • Reuben / Jim Mills / Foggy Mountain Special:  A Bluegrass Tribute To Earl Scruggs / Rounder
  • Foggy Mountain Special / Ron Block / Foggy Mountain Special:  A Bluegrass Tribute To Earl Scruggs / Rounder
  • Randy Lynn Rag / Charlie Cushman / Foggy Mountain Special:  A Bluegrass Tribute To Earl Scruggs / Rounder
  • Sally Goodin / Larry Perkins / Foggy Mountain Special:  A Bluegrass Tribute To Earl Scruggs / Rounder

Bluegrass Cafe (4-7PM):  

  • Katy Hill / Del McCoury Band / RockyGrass / Blue Planet
  • Hot Corn, Cold Corn / Grisman-Gill-Pedersen-Buchanan-Gordy / Here Today / Rounder
  • To Warm And Comfort You / Pike Brothers & the Pine Hill Ranchers / To Warm And Comfort You / Rebel
  • Hot Foot / Karl Shiflett & Big Country Show / Take Me Back / Pinecastle
  • Hot Night In August / Gary Ferguson / I'm Really Leaving / Webco
  • Summer When You First Loved Me / Lonesome River Band / Head On Into Heartache / Mountain Home
  • Deep River / Livewire / Wired! / Rounder
  • Ain't Nobody Gonna Miss Me When I'm Gone / Jimmy Gaudreau (with Tony Rice Unit) / In Good Company / CMH
  • Can't Help But Wonder Where I'm Bound / Wyatt Rice & Santa Cruz / Picture In A Tear / Rounder
  • Corriella / Still Pickin' Trio / Reuben's Train / Self-Produced
  • Emotions / Reno & Smiley / Together Again / Rebel
  • Eating Out Of Your Hand / Longview / Deep In The Mountains / Rounder
  • Casey Jones / Feinberg Brothers / The Feinberg Brothers / Cabinwood Music
  • The Cat Came Back / Bill Harrell & the Virginians / The Cat Came Back / Rebel
  • Losing You / Jimmy Martin / The King Of Bluegrass / Universal
  • Drinkin' At The Waterhole / Stonewall Bluegrass / I Won't Be Troubled Anymore / Self-Produced
  • Move It On Over / Hank Williams / Hillbilly Hero / Proper 
  • Pan American / Seldom Scene / Different Roads / Rebel
  • 'Neath A Cold Gray Tomb Of Stone / Joe Val / Diamond Joe / Rounder
  • Singing Waterfall / Warrior River Boys / Sounds Like Home / Rounder
  • My Sweet Love Ain't Around / Rhonda Vincent / The Storm Still Rages / Rounder
  • Why Don't You Love Me / Hank Williams / Hillbilly Hero / Proper
  • You Win Again / Ralph Stanley with Melba Montgomery / Clinch Mountain Sweethearts / Rebel
  • Cold Cold Heart / Spinney Brothers / Going Home / Self-Produced
  • I'm Blue, I'm Lonesome / The Grascals with Hank Williams, Jr. / The Famous Lefty Flynn's / Rounder
  • I Saw The Light / Hank Williams / Hillbilly Hero / Proper
  • Afraid For What's Ahead / Bear Bridge Band / A Bear Bridge Sampler / Open Road
  • Love Will Make It Last / Dave Evans / High Waters / Rebel
  • Atlanta Is Burning / Boys From Indiana / Good Time Blues / Rebel
  • When I'm Gone / BearTracks / From The Hollow / AMT Records
  • I Am Weary (Let Me Rest) / Country Gentlemen / Folk Session Inside / Copper Creek
  • Lilacs, Lilies, And Roses / Bear Bridge Band / never recorded / no label
  • Doggone / Hot Rize / When I'm Free / Ten In Hand Records
  • Onwards / Mile Twelve / Onwards / Delores The Taurus Records
  • Poet With Wings / Volume Five / Milestones / Mountain Fever Records
  • Calamity Jane / Becky Buller with Rhonda Vincent / Crepe Paper Heart / Dark Shadow Recording
  • Fiddle And Banjo / Lester Flatt & Earl Scruggs / Flatt & Scruggs At Carnegie Hall / Koch Records
  • Foggy Mountain Breakdown / Lester Flatt & Earl Scruggs / The Complete Mercury Recordings / Mercury
  • Buck Creek Gal / Johnny Warren & Charlie Cushman with Earl Scruggs / A Tribute To Fiddlin' Paul Warren / Self-Produced
  • Shine Hallelujah Shine / Reno & Smiley with Bill Harrell & the Tennessee Cut-Ups / Together Again / Rebel
  • Listen To The Word Of God / Lonesome River Band / Carrying The Tradition / Rebel
  • Wait For The Light To Shine / Jim & Jesse / I Like The Old Time Way / Old Dominion Records
  • So Happy I'll Be / Bluegrass Album Band / Songs Of Flatt & Scruggs / Rounder
  • The Old Fashioned Preacher / Lester Flatt & Earl Scruggs / Father's Table Grace / MME
  • I'll Keep On Sailing / Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver / Just Over In Heaven / Sugar Hill
  • Will You Be Ready To Go Home? / Seldom Scene / Scene 20 / Sugar Hill
  • Blue Grass Twist / Johnson Mountain Boys / Requests / Rounder

Monday, January 01, 2018

"Bluegrass Cafe" playlist - 12/31/2017

Happy New Year!

As you likely know, the world of Bluegrass Music lost three fine figures during this week just past, including two members of the Bluegrass Music Hall of Fame.  Fortunately for us, all three of these performers lived long, musical lives:  fiddler Fletcher Bright was in his 80s, and Hall of Famers Miggie Lewis (of the Lewis Family) was 91 years old and Curly Seckler was 98.  Amazing.

Our primary focus for Sunday's show turned out to be the music of Curly Seckler.  It seems like Curly Seckler played music with just about everyone during his nearly 100 years of living including Charlie Monroe, Jim & Jesse, and the Stanley Brothers.  Of course, his most notable gig was providing the mandolin chop and singing some fine tenor harmonies to Lester Flatt with the Foggy Mountain Boys.  To that end, we shared a whole bunch of songs from those Flatt & Scruggs years, including several songs that were either written or co-written by Curly Seckler.  We also included selections from some of Curly's solo albums, his years with the Nashville Grass, and his guest performances on records by David Grisman and Larry Sparks.  If you would like to know more about the life of Curly Seckler, be sure to check out the fine 2016 biography of Curly Seckler (Foggy Mountain Troubadour:  The Life And Music Of Curly Seckler by Penny Parsons).  And, of course, keep listening to his music.  


We shared music from some favorite releases of 2017, too.  Among them were songs from the great Mac Wiseman autobiography-in-song collection called "I Sang The Song," Bobby Osborne, Ralph Stanley II & the Clinch Mountain Boys, Mile Twelve, Junior Sisk & Ramblers Choice, Big Country Bluegrass, Joe Mullins & the Radio Ramblers, Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver, and the Gibson Brothers, just to name a few. We look forward to hearing the new music of 2018, as well.

Thanks for listening to the program in 2017, and we sure hope you'll keep on tuning us in in 2018!  

Amy O.


SONG / PERFORMER / ALBUM / LABEL [2017 releases are listed in RED]

  • Katy Hill / Del McCoury Band / RockyGrass / Blue Planet
  • No Doubt About It / Lester Flatt & Earl Scruggs / Selected Cuts, 1955-1959 / JSP Records [Remembering Curly Seckler:  December 25, 1919 - December 27, 2017]
  • Two O'Clock / Fletcher Bright & Bill Evans / Fine Times At Fletcher's House / Native & Fine Records
  • The Gloryland Way / Lewis Family / Bluegrass Country Club / Thoroughbread Records
  • Bluegrass, Don't You Know / Curly Seckler with Larry Cordle / Bluegrass, Don't You Know / Copper Creek [Remembering Curly Seckler:  December 25, 1919 - December 27, 2017]
  • The Guitar / Sierra Hull & Justin Moses with Mac Wiseman / I Sang The Song / Mountain Fever Records
  • Westward Bound / Molly Rose Band / With All Due Respect / Patuxent Music
  • Young Heart Old Soul / Garrett Newton Band / Young Heart Old Soul / Pinecastle
  • Lost John / Kevin Prater Band / All I Ever Wanted / Patuxent Music
  • 'Tis Sweet To Be Remembered / Mac Wiseman with Alison Krauss / I Sang The Song / Mountain Fever Records
  • They Call The Wind Maria / Bobby Osborne / Original / Compass Records
  • Henry Brown / Ralph Stanley II & the Clinch Mountain Boys / Ralph Stanley II & the Clinch Mountain Boys / Stanley Family Records
  • The Girl I Love / Shannon Slaughter / Never Standing Still / Self-Produced
  • Sunny Side Of Town / Mile Twelve / Onwards / Delores The Taurus Records
  • Banjo Bop / Eddie Adcock / Vintage Banjo Jam / Patuxent Music
  • I'll Just Go Away / Dale Ann Bradley with Vince Gill / Dale Ann Bradley / Pinecastle
  • The Girl From River Run / Steve Martin & the Steep Canyon Rangers / The Long-Awaited Album / Rounder
  • Let 'Em Know I'm From Virginia / Big Country Bluegrass / Let Them Know I"m From Virginia / Rebel
  • The Night Flatt & Scruggs Played Carnegie Hall / Front Porch Philosophy / Very Jerry Records
  • I'll Never Shed Another Tear / Lester Flatt & Earl Scruggs / The Complete Mercury Recordings / Mercury [Remembering Curly Seckler:  December 25, 1919 - December 27, 2017]
  • Purple Heart / Jim & Jesse / Jim & Jesse, 1952-1955 / Bear Family [Remembering Curly Seckler:  December 25, 1919 - December 27, 2017]
  • No Mother Or Dad / Lester Flatt & Earl Scruggs / Selected Sides, 1948-1950 / JSP Records [Remembering Curly Seckler:  December 25, 1919 - December 27, 2017]
  • My Little Girl In Tennessee / Lester Flatt & Earl Scruggs / The Complete Mercury Recordings / Mercury [Remembering Curly Seckler:  December 25, 1919 - December 27, 2017]
  • Thinking About You / Lester Flatt & Earl Scruggs / Selected Sides, 1950-1952 / JSP Records [Remembering Curly Seckler:  December 25, 1919 - December 27, 2017]
  • I'll Go Steppin' Too / Lester Flatt & Earl Scruggs / Selected Sides, 1952-1955 / JSP Records [Remembering Curly Seckler:  December 25, 1919 - December 27, 2017]
  • We Can't Be Darlings Anymore / Lester Flatt & Earl Scruggs / Selected Sides, 1952-1955 / JSP Records [Remembering Curly Seckler:  December 25, 1919 - December 27, 2017]
  • Moonlight On My Cabin / Curly Seckler / Curly Seckler Sings Again / County [Remembering Curly Seckler:  December 25, 1919 - December 27, 2017]
  • My Long Journey Home / David Grisman with Doc Watson & Curly Seckler / Home Is Where The Heart Is / Rounder [Remembering Curly Seckler:  December 25, 1919 - December 27, 2017]
  • That Old Book Of Mine / Curly Seckler / Curly Seckler Sings Again / County [Remembering Curly Seckler:  December 25, 1919 - December 27, 2017]
  • Little Cabin Home On The Hill / David Grisman with Tony Rice & Curly Seckler / Home Is Where The Heart Is / Rounder [Remembering Curly Seckler:  December 25, 1919 - December 27, 2017]
  • China Grove My Hometown / Nashville Grass with Curly Seckler / China Grove My Hometown / Folkways [Remembering Curly Seckler:  December 25, 1919 - December 27, 2017]
  • Down In Caroline / Curly Seckler / Down In Caroline / Copper Creek [Remembering Curly Seckler:  December 25, 1919 - December 27, 2017]
  • No Doubt About It / Curly Seckler & the Nashville Grass / No Doubt About It / Revonah Records [Remembering Curly Seckler:  December 25, 1919 - December 27, 2017]
  • Building On Sand / Curly Seckler & the Nashville Grass / No Doubt About It / Revonah Records [Remembering Curly Seckler:  December 25, 1919 - December 27, 2017]
  • Foggy Mountain Special / Lester Flatt & Earl Scruggs / Selected Cuts, 1952-1955 / JSP Records [Remembering Curly Seckler:  December 25, 1919 - December 27, 2017]
  • You Can Feel It In Your Soul / Lester Flatt & Earl Scruggs / Selected Cuts, 1952-1955 / JSP Records [Remembering Curly Seckler:  December 25, 1919 - December 27, 2017]
  • The Last Old Shovel / Joe Mullins & the Radio Ramblers / The Story We Tell / Rebel
  • Old Swinging Bridge / Remington Ryde / A Storyteller's Memory / Pinecastle
  • Plenty Of Everything But You / Matt & George & Their Pleasant Valley Boys / Blue Grass Style / Self-Produced
  • Life To My Days / Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver / Life Is A Story / Mountain Home
  • I Don't Have The Want To Anymore / Mark Kuykendall, Bobby Hicks & Asheville Bluegrass / Forever And A Day / Rebel
  • You Always Come Back (To Hurting Me) / Chris Jones & the Night Drivers / Made To Move / Compass Records
  • Darling Do You Know Who Loves You / Junior Sisk & Ramblers Choice / The Mountains Are Calling Me Home / Mountain Fever Records
  • Tennessee Hound Dog / Feller & Hill / Brothers And Heroes / Rural Rhythm
  • I Found A Church Today / Gibson Brothers / In The Ground / Rounder
  • That's Where Glory Can Be Found / Flashback / Foxhounds And Fiddles / Pinecastle
  • I Stand Alone At God's Door / Lewis Family / Bluegrass Country Club / Thoroughbread Records
  • There's Gonna Be A Singing / Nashville Grass with Curly Seckler / There's Gonna Be a Singing! / CMH [Remembering Curly Seckler:  December 25, 1919 - December 27, 2017]
  • I'll Be Going To Heaven Sometime / Lester Flatt & Earl Scruggs / The Complete Mercury Recordings / Mercury [Remembering Curly Seckler:  December 25, 1919 - December 27, 2017]
  • Jesus Broke The Bonds / Carolina Blue / Sounds Of Kentucky Grass / Poor Mountain Records
  • Is There Room For Me? / Lester Flatt & Earl Scruggs / Selected Cuts, 1955-1959 / JSP Records [Remembering Curly Seckler:  December 25, 1919 - December 27, 2017]
  • I'm Gonna Sing, Sing, Sing / Larry Sparks with Jesse McReynolds & Curly Seckler / Lonesome And Then Some / Rebel [Remembering Curly Seckler:  December 25, 1919 - December 27, 2017]
  • Brother, I'm Getting Ready To Go / Curly Seckler with Larry Sparks / Bluegrass Dnn't Your Know / Copper Creek [Remembering Curly Seckler:  December 25, 1919 - December 27, 2017]
  • Auld Lang Syne / Tony Trischka / Glory Shone Syne / Glory Shone Around:  A Christmas Collection / Rounder

Sunday, December 10, 2017

"Bluegrass Cafe" playlist - 12/10/2017

Brand new Bluegrass Christmas music for 2017 from
Balsam Range
For the first time in three weeks, our Bluegrass Cafe ran a full three hours.  In short, we played a whole bunch of fine music, including classic favorites, selections from 2017 recordings, and a few Bluegrass Christmas songs.  Hope you got a chance to listen!

The plan is to have next week's radio show be hosted by Cathy Day with son Keegan.  I hope to join you for another Bluegrass Cafe on Christmas Eve from 4-7PM.  

In the meantime, enjoy the week!

Amy O.



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

  • Katy Hill / Del McCoury Band / RockyGrass / Blue Planet
  • Cabin On A Mountain / Vern Williams Band / Bluegrass From The Gold Country / Rounder [Vern Williams born, 12/10/1930]
  • Blue Trail Of Sorrow / Jeff White / Right Beside You / Self-Produced
  • Midnight On The Highway / Hot Rize / Hot Rize / Flying Fish
  • Thinkin' Of Home / Laurie Lewis & Kathy Kallick / Laurie & Kathy Sing The Songs Of Vern & Ray / Spruce & Maple Music
  • Christmas In The Blueridge [sic] / Lou Reid & Carolina / Rollin' On / KMA Records
  • Whistlin' Rufus / Stuart Duncan / Stuart Duncan / Rounder
  • You Can't Judge A Book By Its Cover / Mac Wiseman / Eight Classic Albums / Real Gone Music Company
  • Kiss An Angel Good Morning / Nothin' Fancy / It's A Good Feeling / Mountain Fever Records
  • The Cotton Farmer / Feinberg Brothers / The Feinberg Brothers / Cabinwood Music
  • Better In Days To Come / GrassRoutes / Bailey's Deal / Self-Produced
  • When We Were Barefoot Kids So Long Ago / Bluegrass Patriots / Through The Years...Favorite Songs And Requests / Red Feather
  • Rose Of Old Kentucky / Bill Monroe & His Blue Grass Boys / Bill Monroe & His Blue Grass Boys, 1940-1946 / JSP Records
  • From The Hollow / BearTracks / From The Hollow / AMT Records
  • Blue Grass Style / Matt & George & Their Pleasant Valley Boys / Blue Grass Style / Self-Produced
  • Standing Room Only / Crowe & McLaughlin / Going Back / Rounder
  • Lefty's Old Guitar / J.D. Crowe & the New South / Lefty's Old Guitar / Rounder
  • Don't You Call My Name / Dailey & Vincent / Dailey & Vincent / Rounder
  • Christmas Is Near / Stanley Brothers / Christmas Time's A-Comin' / Time Life
  • I'm Going Home, It's Christmas Time / Balsam Range / It's Christmas Time / Mountain Home
  • Winter Wonderland / Summer Brooke & the Mountain Faith Band / The Sounds Of Christmas / Mountain Fever Records
  • Christmas Doll / Reno & Smiley / The True Meaning Of Christmas / Gusto
  • Christmas Time In The Country / Carson Peters & Iron Mountain / single / Self-Produced
  • O Christmas Candle / Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver / Christmas Grass, Volume 2 / Koch Records
  • Bluegrass Christmas / McCoury Brothers / Christmas Time's A-Comin' / Time Life
  • A Daisy A Day / Lost & Found / Love, Lost & Found / Rebel [Remembering Dempsey Young (died 12/10/2006)]
  • No Longer A Sweetheart / Lost & Found / Classic Bluegrass / Rebel [Remembering Dempsey Young (died 12/10/2006)]
  • The Young Fisherwoman / John Duffey [Country Gentlemen] / John Duffey:  The Rebel Years, 1962-1977 / Rebel [Remembering John Duffey (died 12/10/1996)]
  • The Boatman / Seldom Scene / Dream Scene / Sugar Hill [Remembering John Duffey (died 12/10/1996)]
  • Frosty The Snowman / 5 For The Gospel / Christmas Time In Eastern Kentucky / Hay Holler 
  • Calamity Jane / Becky Buller with Rhonda Vincent / Crepe Paper Heart / Dark Shadow Recording
  • Flame In My Heart / Delia Bell & Bill Grant / Dreaming / Rounder
  • Five Speed / Johnson Mountain Boys / Working Close / Rounder
  • Frosty The Snowman / Mitch Harrell / Blue Ridge Mountain Christmas / Pinecastle
  • Highway / Gibson Brothers / In The Ground / Rounder
  • Late Last Night / Po' Ramblin' Boys / Back To The Mountains / Randm Records
  • Roll On Buddy, Roll On / Kevin Prater Band / All I Ever Wanted / Patuxent Music
  • Downtown Boogie / Eddie Adcock / Vintage Banjo Jam / Patuxent Music
  • Hobo's Time / Edgar Loudermilk / My Big Chance Tomorrow / Mountain Fever Records
  • Foggy Mountain Breakdown / Lester Flatt & Earl Scruggs / The Complete Mercury Recordings / Mercury [originally recorded 12/11/1949]
  • All The Ways I'm Gone / Chris Jones & the Night Drivers / Made To Move / Mountain Fever Records
  • The Old Home / Shady Creek / The Old Home / Self-Produced
  • You Don't Love God (If You Don't Love Your Neighbor) / Rhonda Vincent & the Rage / In Concert, Volume One:  All The Rage / Upper Management Music
  • The Friendly Beasts / Johnson Mountain Boys / O Christmas Tree / Rounder
  • Shoutin' On The Hills / America's Bluegrass Band / America's Favorite Hymns / Self-Produced
  • Old Roman Soldier / Spinney Brothers / Memories / Mountain Fever Records
  • Christmas Story / Nashville Bluegrass Band / Tinsel Tunes / Sugar Hill
  • When The Time Had Fully Come / Northern Lights / Can't Buy Your Way / Flying Fish
  • Bring Him Your Talents / Bluegrass Cardinals / Way Down Deep In My Soul / Sugar Hill
  • Precious Child / Tony Trischka with Dudley Connell & James King / Glory Shone Around:  A Christmas Collection / Rounder
  • Blue Grass Twist / Johnson Mountain Boys / Requests / Rounder