Tuesday, November 14, 2017

"Bluegrass Cafe" playlist - 11/12/2017

In short, Sunday's Bluegrass Cafe included songs about Veterans, a couple of requests, and selections from several CDs we've recently received at WHUS.  Hope you got a chance to listen, but if not, be sure to enjoy the recap...  :)  

We'll be looking for you once more this coming Sunday -- 4-7PM.

Enjoy the week!

Amy O.



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

Preamble to show due to early ending of UConn Sports:


  • That High Lonesome Sound / Peter Rowan & the Nashville Bluegrass Band / Top Of The Hill Bluegrass / Sugar Hill
  • Greenville Trestle High / Doc Watson / Top Of The Hill Bluegrass / Sugar Hill
  • Long Gone / Lonesome River Band / Top Of The Hill Bluegrass / Sugar Hill
Bluegrass Cafe, proper:  
  • Katy Hill / Del McCoury Band / RockyGrass / Blue Planet
  • Cold November Rain / Bill Harrell & the Virginians / Classic Bluegrass / Rebel
  • Rambler's Blues / Laurel Canyon Ramblers / Top Of The Hill Bluegrass / Sugar Hill
  • The Old Homeplace Has Changed / Paul Adkins & the Borderline Band / Modern Times / Rebel
  • Talk To Me Lonesome Heart / Larry Stephenson with Connie Smith & Marty Stuart / 20th Anniversary / Pinecastle
  • Poison Love / Gene Wooten / Top Of The Hill Bluegrass / Sugar Hill
  • Why Baby Why / Karl Shiflett & Big Country Show / Sho Nuff Country! / Patuxent Music
  • Bluegrass Swing / Feinberg Brothers / The Feinberg Brothers / Cabinwood Music
  • Don't Sell Daddy Any More Whiskey / Joe Val / Diamond Joe / Rounder
  • Some Of These Days You're Gonna Be Sad / McCoury Brothers / The McCoury Brothers / Rounder
  • Just Wondering Why / Jim & Jesse / First Sounds:  The Capitol Years / Capitol
  • A Face In The Crowd / Larry Sparks / Bound To Ride / Rebel
  • Little Bessie / Country Gentlemen / Folk Songs And Bluegrass / Smithsonian Folkways
  • Hard Rock Bottom Of Your Heart / Charlie Sizemore / Good News / Rounder
  • Blue Skies And Teardrops / Lynn Morris Band / The Bramble And The Rose / Rounder
  • Tennessee Stud / Ricky Skaggs / Music To My Ears / Skaggs Family Records
  • Let's Part The Best Of Friends / Johnson Mountain Boys / Favorites / Rounder
  • Going To The West / Laura Orshaw / Songs Of Lost Yesterdays / Self-Produced
  • Get Along Home Cindy / Still Pickin' Trio / Reuben's Train / Self-Produced
  • Dooley / The Dillards / There Is A Time (1963-70) / Vanguard
  • The Darlin Boys / Rodney Dillard & the Dillard Band / I Wish Life Was Like Mayberry / Rural Rhythm
  • Mayberry / Randall Hylton / True Stories, Tall Tales And Lies / Copper Creek
  • Banjo In The Hollow / The Dillards / There Is A Time (1963-70) / Vanguard
  • Girl From River Run / Steve Martin & the Steep Canyon Rangers / The Long-Awaited Album / Rounder
  • Old Kentucky Home / Shannon Slaughter / Never Standing Still / Elite Circuit Records
  • Pain In My Heart / Bobby Atkins, Tony Mabe, Heather Berry / Just Some Old Songs We Like To Play And Sing / JIBA Productions
  • Leavin' / Remington Ryde / A Storyteller's Memory / Pinecastle
  • Friend And A Friend / Molly Tuttle / Rise / Compass Records
  • Next New Heartache / Brad Hudson / Next New Heartache / Pinecastle
  • Air Mail Special / Deer Creek Boys / Midnight & Dawn / Mountain Fever Records
  • I'm Comin' Back But I Don't Know When / David Grisman with Del McCoury / Home Is Where The Heart Is / Rounder
  • I'll Be There, Mary Dear / Joe Mullins & Junior Sisk / Hall Of Fame Bluegrass! / Rebel
  • He Walked All The Way Home / Blue Highway / Midnight Storm / Rounder
  • Down Where The River Bends / Ralph Stanley with Dwight Yoakam / Saturday Night & Sunday Morning / CRF Records
  • Mother's Prayer / Joe Val / Diamond Joe / Rounder
  • More Than A Name On A Wall / Dailey & Vincent / Dailey & Vincent / Rounder
  • Reveille Time In Heaven / Mac Wiseman / Bluegrass Hits And Heartsongs / Rebel
  • God Bless The Soldier / Rhonda Vincent / All American Bluegrass Girl / Rounder
  • Wildwood Flower / Carter Family / Anchored In Love / Rounder
  • Hard Pressed / Hot Rize / Traditional Ties / Sugar Hill
  • Uncle Ned / Danny Paisley & the Southern Grass / Weary River / Patuxent Music
  • I'll Take A Page From Your Book / Straight Drive / I'll Take A Page From Your Book / Cabinwood Music
  • Cotton Dice / Patuxent Partners / Seven Or Eleven / Patuxent Music
  • Two Fools / Bear Bridge Band / One More Ride / Open Road
  • Tennessee Hound Dog / Feller & Hill with Bobby Osborne / Brothers And Heroes / Rural Rhythm
  • Rocky Top / Osborne Brothers / Time-Life's Treasury Of Bluegrass / Time Life [recorded 11/16/1967]
  • Pray For The Boys / Lester Flatt & Earl Scruggs / Selected Cuts, 1952-1955 / JSP Records
  • I Hear My Savior Calling / Stanley Brothers / Selected Cuts, 1955-1956 / JSP Records
  • Stormy Waters / Jimmy Martin / Singing All Day And Dinner On The Ground / MME
  • Brother Have You Heard / Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver / Burden Bearer / Mountain Home
  • Highway To Heaven / Reno & Smiley / Early Years, 1951-1959 / King
  • That Home Above / Bill Monroe & His Blue Grass Boys / Bill Monroe & His Blue Grass Boys, 1940-1946 / JSP Records
  • Preaching Praying Singing / Country Gentlemen / Let The Light Shine Down / Rebel
  • Call His Name / Johnson Mountain Boys / Working Close / Rounder
  • Black Mountain Blues / Johnson Mountain Boys / Requests / Rounder

Wednesday, November 08, 2017

"Bluegrass Cafe" playlist - 11/5/2017

A little late in getting this posted, but still...better late than never.

A most excellent autobiography
from 80-year-old Whisperin' Bill
During Sunday's Bluegrass Cafe, we shared some newer music, some classic tunes, and this week, paid special Bluegrass tribute to an important member of the Country Music Hall of Fame, Whisperin' Bill Anderson.  Mr. Anderson came to fame as the songwriter of Ray Price's big 1958 hit, "City Lights."  After that, he was signed to a recording contract of his own, but throughout the decades, Bill Anderson has remained a well-recorded songwriter.  Our Bluegrass tribute in honor of Whisperin' Bill's 80th birthday (born November 1, 1937) consisted of fourteen Bluegrass covers, plus one song sung by ol' Bill, himself. 

 

There was a bit of newer music shared on the program, too.  To that end, we heard songs from the likes of the Grascals, Mark Kuykendall, Bobby Hicks & Asheville Bluegrass, the Darrell Webb Band, Shannon Slaughter, Big Country Bluegrass, the O'Connor Band with Mark O'Connor, Mike Barnett, and Steve Martin & the Steep Canyon Rangers.

Hope you all enjoy the rest of the week, and we will look for you again on Sunday afternoon, 4-7PM.

Amy O.


SONG / PERFORMER / ALBUM / LABEL
  • Katy Hill / Del McCoury Band / RockyGrass / Blue Planet
  • Daylight Savings Time / Grandpa Jones / An American Original / CMH
  • Log Cabin In The Lane / Lost & Found / It's About Time / Rebel
  • The Touch Of Time / Bill Emerson & Sweet Dixie / The Touch Of Time / Rural Rhythm
  • Time / Lou Reid & Carolina / Time / Lonesome Day Records
  • Time Changes Everything / Reno Brothers / Swing West / Pinecastle
  • I'll Go Stepping Too / Earls Of Leicester / The Earls Of Leicester / Rounder
  • Cabin Of Love / Bill Monroe & His Blue Grass Boys / Bill Monroe & His Blue Grass Boys, 1951-1954 / JSP Records
  • Standing Room Only (Outside Your Heart) / Stanley Brothers / Don't Cheat In Our Hometown / King
  • Bear Tracks / Jimmy Martin / Good 'N' Country & Country Music Time / Jasmine
  • Blue Ridge Cabin Home / Lester Flatt & Earl Scruggs / Selected Cuts, 1952-1955 / JSP Records
  • Slippin' Away / Bob Paisley & the Southern Grass / Live In Holland / Strictly Country [Bill Anderson birthday, 11/1/1937]
  • Amnesia / Del McCoury Band / The Streets Of Baltimore / McCoury Music [Bill Anderson birthday, 11/1/1937]
  • I Never Once Stopped Loving You / Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver / Never Walk Away / Sugar Hill [Bill Anderson birthday, 11/1/1937]
  • Some Kind Of War / Joe Mullins & the Radio Ramblers / They're Playing My Song / Rebel [Bill Anderson birthday, 11/1/1937]
  • Must You Throw Dirt In My Face / Jim & Jesse / Jim & Jesse Saluting The Louvin Brothers / Columbia [Bill Anderson birthday, 11/1/1937]
  • I Don't Love You Anymore / Johnson Mountain Boys / Requests / Rounder [Bill Anderson birthday, 11/1/1937]
  • Cincinnati, Ohio / Osborne Brothers / Hillbilly Fever / CMH [Bill Anderson birthday, 11/1/1937]
  • She Took His Breath Away / James King / The Bluegrass Songwriter / Rounder [Bill Anderson birthday, 11/1/1937]
  • The Lord Knows I'm Drinking / Livewire / Where Roads Divide / Pinecastle [Bill Anderson birthday, 11/1/1937]
  • We Missed You / Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver / The Hard Game Of Love / Sugar Hill [Bill Anderson birthday, 11/1/1937]
  • Get A Little Dirt On Your Hands / Tony Holt & the Wildwood Valley Boys / Lost Highways & Treasured Memories / Old Heritage Records [Bill Anderson birthday, 11/1/1937]
  • Demons / The Grascals / Before Breakfast / Mountain Home [Bill Anderson birthday, 11/1/1937]
  • Saginaw, Michigan / James King / The Bluegrass Storyteller / Rounder [Bill Anderson birthday, 11/1/1937]
  • Once A Day / Pike Brothers & the Pine Hill Ranchers / The Pike Brothers & the Pine Hill Ranchers / Rebel [Bill Anderson birthday, 11/1/1937]
  • Bright Lights And Country Music / Bill Anderson / Grand Ole Opry Live Classics -- Hall Of Famers Live / Cracker Barrel [Bill Anderson birthday, 11/1/1937]
  • Where I'm Bound / Country Gentlemen / The Early Rebel Recordings, 1962-1971 / Rebel [Tom Paxton birthday, 10/31/1937]
  • So Danged Lonesome / Kathy Kallick Band / Foxhounds / Live Oak Records
  • Mary Jane, Won't You Be Mine / Mark Kuykendall, Bobby Hicks & Asheville Bluegrass / Forever And A Day / Rebel
  • We'll Be Sweethearts In Heaven / Mickey Galyean & Cullen's Bridge with James King / My Daddy's Grass / Rebel
  • A Long Row To Hoe / Blue Highway / Original Traditional / Rounder
  • If You're Thinking You Want A Stranger / Darrell Webb Band / Lover's Leap / Mountain Fever Records
  • This Is The Girl I Love / Shannon Slaugher / Never Standing Still / Self-Produced
  • The Old Crooked Trail / Big Country Bluegrass / Let 'Em Know I'm From Virginia / Rebel
  • You Can Take Your Time / The Boxcars / The Boxcars / Mountain Home
  • Gold Rush / O'Connor Band with Mark O'Connor / Live / OMAC Records
  • Ruby, Are You Mad At Your Man / O'Connor Band with Mark O'Connor / Coming Home / Rounder
  • Caroline / Steve Martin & the Steep Canyon Rangers / The Long-Awaited Album / Rounder
  • Fiddle Patch / Mike Barnett with Bobby Hicks / Portraits In Fiddles / Compass Records
  • What A Wonderful Savior Is He / Gibson Brothers / Brotherhood / Rounder
  • How I Miss My Darling Mother / Reno & Smiley / 16 Greatest Gospel Hits / King
  • Gospel Plow / Nashville Bluegrass Band / To Be His Child / Rounder
  • Journey To My Savior's Side / Missy Werner Band / Three Kinds Of Lonesome / Self-Produced
  • Old Satan / Jim Eanes / In His Arms / Rebel
  • Church At The Foot Of The Hill / White Mountain Bluegrass / Aragon Mill / Strictly Country
  • Stacking Up The Rocks / Balsam Range / Five / Mountain Home
  • Place On Cavalry / Dailey & Vincent / Dailey & Vincent / Rounder
  • Blue Grass Twist / Johnson Mountain Boys / Requests / Rounder

Sunday, October 29, 2017

"Bluegrass Cafe" playlist - 10/29/2017

Happy almost-Halloween!  Sunday's Bluegrass Cafe featured 60+ minutes' worth of Halloween-worthy songs including tales of witches, murders, ghosts, and mysterious lights.  Of course, if we were only allowed to play one Bluegrass Halloween song, it's likely that song would have to be a true classic from the Country Gentlemen:  "Bringing Mary Home."  When I was a kid, just looking at the album cover for that LP used to scare me quite a bit, but the song will live on forever...as it should.  Included with our spooky tunes was a new entry for 2017 -- "Sam Jocelyn's Ghost" from the ETSU Bluegrass Pride Band.  Creepy!

We remembered two fine Bluegrass birthdays, too.  Martha Hearon Adcock celebrates her birthday on October 29th, as does a bona fide Bluegrass legend:  Sonny Osborne.  In fact, Sonny turns 80 years old today, so happiest birthday wishes to both Martha and Sonny!

Hope you heard something you enjoyed during this week's Bluegrass Cafe -- and that you will consider joining us once again next Sunday afternoon, 4-7PM.

Have a spooktacular week!

Amy O.




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

  • Katy Hill / Del McCoury Band / RockyGrass / Blue Planet
  • Cold And Windy Night / Johnson Mountain Boys / Requests / Rounder
  • If Lonely Was The Wind / Gary Ferguson Band / I'm Really Leaving / Webco
  • Harvest Time / Lost & Found / Classic Bluegrass / Rebel
  • Ridin' On The Midnight Train / Don Reno & Charlie Moore / Bluegrass Legends Together / Wango
  • Looking For A Smile In A Heartache / Aaron "Frosty" Foster / Opening Doors / Self-Produced
  • My Home's Across The Blue Ridge Mountains / Mashville Brigade / Bluegrass Smash Hits, Volume I / Rural Rhythm
  • I Didn't Ask / Southern Rail / Drive By Night / Turquoise Records
  • Big Tilda / Stanley Brothers / Selected Cuts, 1955-1956 / JSP Records
  • Slidin' Delta / Stonewall Bluegrass / I Won't Be Troubled Anymore / Self-Produced
  • The Hills And Home / Bear Bridge Band / One More Ride / Open Road
  • Gold Watch And Chain / Eddie & Martha Adcock / TwoGrass / Pinecastle [Martha Adcock birthday, 10/29/1949]
  • All I Want Is You / Eddie Adcock Band / Talk To Your Heart / CMH [Martha Adcock birthday, 10/29/1949]
  • Many A Mile / Eddie & Martha Adcock with Tom Gray & Friends / Many A Mile / Patuxent Music [Martha Adcock birthday, 10/29/1949]
  • I'm Walkin' / J.D. Crowe & the New South / Live In Japan / Rounder
  • Down Where The River Bends / Red Allen / Keep On Going / Rebel
  • Brandywine Valley / Bob Paisley & the Southern Grass / Back To The Blue Ridge / Brandywine
  • Is It True / Jim & Jesse / Jim & Jesse, 1952-1955 / Bear Family
  • Sam Jocelyn's Ghost / ETSU Bluegrass Pride Band / single / Now And Then Records
  • Jeffrey's Hell / The Boxcars / All In / Mountain Home
  • The Grey Ghost / Bill Emerson / Banjo Man / Webco
  • Footsteps So Near / Hot Rize / Traditional Ties / Sugar Hill
  • Brown Mountain Light / The Hillmen / The Hillmen / Sugar Hill
  • It Rained A Mist / Tom Mindte & Jeremy Stephens / Radio Favorites & Sacred Songs / Patuxent Music
  • Legend Of Grace Sherwood / East Virginia / Songs Of Witches And Whippoorwills / Lark Records
  • Polly Vaughn / The Dillards / There Is A Time (1963-70) / Vanguard
  • Cold, Icy Fingers / Lost & Found / It's About Time / Rebel
  • Bringing Mary Home / Country Gentlemen / The Early Rebel Recordings, 1962-1971 / Rebel
  • George Cunningham / Springfield Exit / That Was Then / Patuxent Music
  • Eli Renfro / Del McCoury & the Dixie Pals / Classic Bluegrass / Rebel
  • The Silver Ghost / David Parmley / Southern Heritage / Rebel
  • The Drifter / Feinberg Brothers / The Feinberg Brothers / Cabinwood Music
  • The Werewolf / Banjo Dan / Green Mountain Skyline / Revonah
  • Clinch Mountain Mystery / Larry Stephenson Band / Clinch Mountain Mystery / Pinecastle
  • The Ghost Of Norman Jean / Steep Canyon Rangers / One Dime At A Time / Rebel
  • Rocky Top / Osborne Brothers / Time-Life's Treasury Of Bluegrass / Time Life [Sonny Osborne birthday, 10/29/1937]
  • Fastest Grass Alive / Osborne Brothers / Once More, Volumes I & II / Sugar Hill [Sonny Osborne birthday, 10/29/1937]
  • In The Pines / Bill Monroe & His Blue Grass Boys / Bill Monroe & His Blue Grass Boys, 1951-1954 / JSP Records
  • The Lantern / Front Range / Ramblin' On My Mind / Sugar Hill
  • The Ghost Of Noah Hayes / Rick Pardue & Timmy Massey / The Ghost Of Noah Hayes / Lizard Records
  • Fishers Of Men / Rhonda Vincent / Sunday Mornin' Singin' Live! / Upper Management Music 
  • Wake Up, Peter / Gillis Brothers / Sunshine In The Shadows / Hay Holler Harvest 
  • Heavenward Bound / Country Gentlemen / The Early Rebel Recordings, 1962-1971 / Rebel
  • One More Time (I Must Rise) / Gibson Brothers / Another Night Of Waiting / Hay Holler
  • On The Jericho Road / David Davis & the Warrior River Boys / Retrospective:  Live 1984-2004 / Davis Music
  • When The Sun Of Life Goes Down / Joe Mullins & the Radio Ramblers / Sacred Memories / Rebel
  • Walk In The Sunshine / Spinney Brothers / Living The Dream / Mountain Fever Records
  • Sweeping Through The Gates / Bob Paisley & the Southern Grass / Forty Years Of Trouble / Strictly Country Records
  • Black Mountain Blues / Johnson Mountain Boys / Requests / Rounder

Wednesday, October 25, 2017

"Bluegrass Cafe" playlist - 10/22/2017

Somehow or other, we have now reached Wednesday, and I am finally getting around to posting Sunday's playlist for our Bluegrass Cafe.  Better late than never seems to apply here, I hope...

Louis Marshall Jones
(October 20, 1913 - February 19, 1998)
During the broadcast on Sunday, we celebrated some October birthdays, including those of Bob Amos, Eric Gibson, Joe Mullins, Fred Pike, and Larry Stephenson.  Most notably, we shared several songs written and/or performed by a true character (and Country Music Hall of Famer), Grandpa Jones.  We also heard a couple of selections from a fine gospel group of which Grandpa was a charter member:  the Brown's Ferry Four.

The rest of the show was sort of a mix of music -- some classic Bluegrass, some newer.  Among the newer were tunes from the Kevin Prater Band, Eddie Adcock, Joe Mullins & the Radio Ramblers, Feller & Hill, and Junior Sisk & Ramblers Choice.  

Big thanks once again to Cathy and Keegan Day for sitting in on the Bluegrass Cafe which aired on October 15th.  Hope you'll be hearing them again on the air some time in the not-too-distant future.

And we will look for you again this coming Sunday -- October 29th -- for another Bluegrass Cafe!  

Amy O.




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

  • Katy Hill / Del McCoury Band / RockyGrass / Blue Planet
  • Destination Love / Lynn Morris / You'll Never Be The Sun / Rounder
  • New York Chimes / The Big Dogs with Tony Trischka / Live At The Birchmere / Strictly Country
  • Whispering Waters / Audie Blaylock & Redline / Audie Blaylock & Redline / Rural Rhythm
  • I Feel The Blues Moving In / Del McCoury / Don't Stop The Music / Rounder
  • Scraps From Your Table / Lynn Morris / You'll Never Be The Sun / Rounder
  • Through The Window Of A Train / Blue Highway / Through The Window Of A Train / Rounder
  • What A Ways We've Come / Gibson Brothers / Red Letter Day / Sugar HIll
  • Bring 'Em On Back / Larry Sparks / Almost Home / Rounder
  • Tomorrow I'll Be Gone / Johnson Mountain Boys / Working Close / Rounder
  • You Tried To Ruin My Name / Wilma Lee Cooper / O Sister! / Rounder
  • Sockeye / Alan Munde / Blue Ridge Express / Rounder
  • Milwaukee (Here I Come) / Jimmy Martin / The King Of Bluegrass / Universal Music
  • Money, Marbles & Chalk / Reno & Smiley / Early Years, 1951-1959 / Gusto
  • Me And The Jukebox / Buzz Busby / Going Home / Starday
  • Talkin' To The Wall / James King / Three Chords And The Truth / Rounder
  • Hicker Nut Ridge / Kevin Prater Band / All I Ever Wanted / Patuxent Music
  • You Are My Sunshine / Norman Blake / O Brother, Where Art Thou? / Mercury
  • Lost River / McPeak Brothers / Classic Bluegrass / Rebel
  • That Was Then And This Is Now / Springfield Exit / That Was Then / Patuxent Music
  • The Nights Are So Long / Michael Cleveland & Flamekeeper / Fired Up / Rounder
  • Travelin' This Lonesome Road / Bill Monroe & His Blue Grass Boys / Bill Monroe & His Blue Grass Boys, 1940-1946 / JSP Records
  • Dixie Darling / Case Brothers / Radio Album / Self-Produced
  • Eddie To The Rescue / Eddie Adcock / Vintage Banjo Jam / Patuxent Music
  • The Lonely Years / Bear Bridge Band / Bear Essentials / Open Road
  • HIckory Hollow / Fred Pike, Bill Rawlings & the Twin River Boys / Authentic Bluegrass Folk Music / Osage [Fred Pike birthday, 10/27/1932]
  • Long Gone Out West Blues / Joe Mullins & the Radio Ramblers / The Story We Tell / Mountain Home / Rebel [Joe Mullins birthday, 10/27/1965]
  • Eight More Miles To Louisville / Grandpa Jones / An American Original / King [Grandpa Jones born, 10/20/1913]
  • It's Raining Here This Morning / Norman Blake & Tony Rice / Norman Blake & Tony Rice 2 / Rounder [Grandpa Jones born, 10/20/1913]
  • Here Rattler / Grandpa Jones / An American Original / King [Grandpa Jones born, 10/20/1913]
  • Falling Leaves / John Duffey [Seldom Scene] / The Rebel Years, 1962-1977 / Rebel [Grandpa Jones born, 10/20/1913]
  • Mountain Dew / Grandpa Jones / Time-Life's Treasury Of Bluegrass / Time Life [Grandpa Jones born, 10/20/1913]
  • Eight More Miles To Louisville / Statler Brothers / Sons Of The Motherland / Mercury [Grandpa Jones born, 10/20/1913]
  • I've Seen It All / Bob Amos / Borrowed Time / Bristlecone [Bob Amos born, 10/24/1957]
  • Sweet Little Darling (Don't You Cry) / Larry Stephenson Band / Weep Little Willow / Whysper Dream Music
  • Nellie Kane / Hot Rize / So Long Of A Journey / Sugar Hill
  • They Called It Music / Gibson Brothers / They Called It Music / Compass Records [Eric Gibson birthday, 10/23/1970]
  • Hi Dee Diddle / Feinberg Brothers / The Feinberg Brothers / Cabinwood Music
  • Earl's Breakdown / Lester Flatt & Earl Scruggs / Selected Cuts, 1952-1955 / JSP Records
  • Duncan And Brady / Feller & Hill / Brothers And Heroes / Rural Rhythm
  • Darling Do You Know Who Loves You / Junior Sisk & Ramblers Choice / The Mountains Are Calling Me Home / Mountain Fever Records
  • Loving You Too Well / Stanley Brothers / 20th Century Masters / Mercury
  • Sad And Lonesome Day / Country Gentlemen / Folk Session Inside / Copper Creek
  • Rockin' On The Waves / Brown's Ferry Four / Rockin' On The Waves / King [Grandpa Jones born, 10/20/1913]
  • Lord Show Me The Righteous Pathway / Bluegrass Cardinals / Mountain Girl / BGC Records
  • I Feel Closer To Heaven Everyday / Rhonda Vincent / True Gospel Bluegrass / Rebel
  • God Loves His Children / Lester Flatt & Earl Scruggs / The Complete Mercury Recordings / Mercury
  • Born Again / Larry Stephenson Band / Pull Your Savior In / Whysper Dream Music [Larry Stephenson birthday, 10/24/1956]
  • The Lighthouse / Gibson Brothers / Bona Fide / Sugar Hill
  • I've Made A Covenant With My Lord / Brown's Ferry Four / Rockin' On The Waves / King [Grandpa Jones born, 10/20/1903]
  • Blue Grass Twist / Johnson Mountain Boys / Requests / Rounder

Monday, October 09, 2017

"Bluegrass Cafe" playlist - 10/8/2017

The main feature on Sunday's Bluegrass Cafe was the sharing of a dozen tunes written by a wonderful Bluegrass musician from the midwest who died this past week:  Aubrey Holt (August 15, 1938-October 5, 2017).  Holt, along with his brothers and uncle, were some of the founding members of the Boys From Indiana -- a very popular Bluegrass band beginning in the 1970s.  In addition to being a fine musician, Aubrey Holt was a fantastic songwriter whose songs have been covered in the Bluegrass world many times, including songs by bands which include relatives of Aubrey Holt: his son, Tony Holt & the Wildwood Valley Boys and his nephew, (Tom) Feller & Hill.

We also pulled out our Feature Letter of the Week once again, this time choosing performers with a band or personal name that begins with "H."  Among them:  selections from Hot Rize, Bobby Hicks, Clay Hess, Hammertowne, Rick Hayes, the Hagar's Mountain Boys, Bill Harrell, Randall Hylton, Billy Hurt, the Hillmen, and a few more H's thrown in for good measure.

Hope you enjoyed the show, and especially hope you'll be sure to join Cathy Day on the program next Sunday afternoon, 4-7PM.  

See you in a couple of weeks!

Amy O.


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

  • Katy Hill / Del McCoury Band / Rocky Grass / Blue Planet
  • Fare-Thee-Well Cisco / Country Gentlemen / The Early Rebel Recordings, 1962-1971 / Rebel
  • Berggold's Farm / Feinberg Brothers / The Feinberg Brothers / Cabinwood Music
  • Come And Sit By The River / Country Gentlemen / The Sugar Hill Collection / Sugar Hill
  • Let Me Love You One More Time / Hot Rize / In Concert / Flying Fish
  • Are You Coming Back To Me / Bill Harrell with Mac Wiseman / Bill Harrell & Friends / Rebel
  • Lily Dale / Bobby Hicks / Fiddle Patch / Rounder
  • Daybreak In Dixie / Clay Hess / Red Haired Boy / Legend Records
  • Two Hours Down / Rick Hayes / Fly By Night / Self-Produced
  • It's A Cold Cold World / Mickey Galyean & Cullen's Bridge / My Daddy's Grass / Rebel
  • Gonna Paint The Town / Stanley Brothers / Selected Cuts, 1956-1959 / JSP Records
  • Corriella / Still Pickin' Trio / Reuben's Train / Self-Produced
  • Country Gentleman / Eddie Adcock / Vintage Banjo Jam / Patuxent Music
  • Big Blue Raindrops / Del McCoury Band / The Streets Of Baltimore / McCoury Music
  • Our Last Goodbye / Dale Ann Bradley / Dale Ann Bradley / Pinecastle
  • Sold Down The River / Bob Paisley & the Southern Grass / Heritage / Brandywine
  • The Bramble And The Rose / Lynn Morris Band / The Bramble And The Rose / Rounder [Lynn Morris birthday, 10/8/1948]
  • You Can Mark It Down / The Boys From Indiana / Good TImes Blues / Rebel [Remembering Aubrey Holt (August 15, 1938-October 5, 2017)]
  • Headin' South / Big Country Bluegrass / Memories Of The Past / Rebel [Remembering Aubrey Holt (August 15, 1938-October 5, 2017)]
  • Listen To My Hammer Ring / Longview / High Lonesome / Rounder [Remembering Aubrey Holt (August 15, 1938-October 5, 2017)]
  • How Will I Explain About You / The Boys From Indiana / Good Times Blues / Rebel [Remembering Aubrey Holt (August 15, 1938-October 5, 2017)]
  • Good Time Blues / Blue Highway / Wind To The West / Rebel [Remembering Aubrey Holt (August 15, 1938-October 5, 2017)]
  • Board That Train And Ride / Tony Holt & the Wildwood Valley Boys / Lost Highways & Treasured Memories / Old Heritage Records [Remembering Aubrey Holt (August 15, 1938-October 5, 2017)]
  • Rambler's Call / Joe Mullins & the Radio Ramblers / Rambler's Call / Rebel [Remembering Aubrey Holt (August 15, 1938-October 5, 2017)]
  • Sad Wind Sighs / The Grascals / Keep On Walkin' / Rebel [Remembering Aubrey Holt (August 15, 1938-October 5, 2017)]
  • Hey Baby / Feller & Hill / Here Come Feller & Hill...Again! / Blue Circle Records [Remembering Aubrey Holt (August 15, 1938-October 5, 2017)]
  • Atlanta Is Burning / The Boys From Indiana / Good Time Blues / Rebel [Remembering Aubrey Holt (August 15, 1938-October 5, 2017)]
  • Just Another Souvenir / Tony Holt & the Wildwood Valley Boys / Lost Highways & Treasured Memories / Old Heritage Records [Remembering Aubrey Holt (August 15, 1938-October 5, 2017)]
  • Smith's Reel / Billy Hurt / Fiddlin' Billy Hurt / Patuxent Music
  • Pulleybone Gaden / Randall Hylton / True Stories, Tall Tales, And Lies / Copper Creek
  • Roll On Muddy River / The Hillmen / The Hillmen / Sugar Hill
  • Call Of The Wild / Hagar's Mountain Boys / Forever Yours / Self-Produced
  • Hillbilly Heroes / Hammertowne / Hillbilly Heroes / Mountain Fever Records
  • Dixie Darlin' / David Holt / Reel & Rock / High Windy Audio
  • Remember Who You Are / Gibson Brothers / In The Ground / Rounder
  • Pain In My Heart / Lester Flatt & Earl Scruggs / The Complete Mercury Sessions / Mercury
  • The Joke's On You / Jimmy Martin / Good 'N' Country & Country Music Time / Jasmine
  • Kentucky Waltz / Bill Monroe / Bill Monroe & His Blue Grass Boys, 1950-1951 / JSP Records
  • Brown Hill / Travers Chandler / Archaic / Patuxent Music
  • Bootleg John / Gillis Brothers / Down By The River / Hay Holler Harvest
  • Sparta Flash / The Expedition Show / The Expedition Show / Mountain Fever Records [Blake Williams birthday, 10/8/1956]
  • Too Late To Say Goodbye / Johnson Mountain Boys / Walls Of Time / Rounder
  • Never See My Home Again / The Dillards / There Is A Time (1963-70) / Vanguard
  • We Missed You In Church Last Sunday / Joe Mullins & the Radio Ramblers with Rhonda Vincent / Hymns From The Hills / Rebel [Remembering Aubrey Holt (August 15, 1938-October 5, 2017)]
  • Happy I'll Be / Laurie Lewis & Kathy Kallick / Laurie & Kathy Sing The Songs Of Vern & Ray / Spruce And Maple Music
  • The Story Of The Pharisees / Dreadful Snakes / Snakes Alive! / Rounder
  • Jesus On The Mainline / Dry Branch Fire Squad / Live At The Newburyport Firehouse / Rounder
  • Old Time Religion Working In My Heart / Tony Holt & the Wildwood Valley Boys / Hymns From Wildwood Valley / Old Heritage Records [Remembering Aubrey Holt (August 15, 1938-October 5, 2017)]
  • Rank Strangers To Me / Country Gentlemen / The Early Rebel Recordings, 1962-1971 / Rebel
  • When I Wake Up To Sleep No More / Mickey Harris / Kneel And Pray / Self-Produced
  • Little Community Church / The Boys From Indiana / Good Time Blues / Rebel [Remembering Aubrey Holt (August 15, 1938-October 5, 2017)]
  • Goin' Up / The Hillmen / The Hillmen / Sugar Hill
  • Black Mountain Blues / Johnson Mountain Boys / Requests / Rounder

Tuesday, October 03, 2017

"Bluegrass Cafe" playlist - 10/1/2017

The last week of September found a whole lot of Bluegrass types down in Raleigh, North Carolina enjoying the World of Bluegrass events.  One of the highlights of the week is the annual International Bluegrass Music Association (IBMA) Awards -- sort of the Bluegrass version of the Grammy Awards.  During Sunday's Bluegrass Cafe, we shared music from several award-winners for 2017.  We also spent the first 30 minutes of the show recognizing the four newest inductees into the Bluegrass Music Hall of Fame:  Hazel Dickens & Alice Gerrard, Bobby Hicks, and Roland White.  

Marty Robbins
(September 26, 1925 - December 8, 1982)
We remembered Martin David Robinson -- forever known to the music world as Marty Robbins -- by sharing several Bluegrass versions of songs from the Marty Robbins Songbook, as well as the extended-length version of Marty singing his own 1959 classic, "El Paso."

In addition, there was some music from 2017 recordings, including the Still Pickin' Trio, a track by Shawn Camp from the Mac Wiseman "I Sang The Song" collection, Feller & Hill, Eddie Adcock, Mark Kuykendall, Bobby Hicks & Asheville Bluegrass, the Grascals, the Molly Rose Band, the Gibson Brothers, and Flashback.

Be sure to join us for our next Bluegrass Cafe on Sunday afternoon, 4-7PM.

Enjoy the week!

Amy O.



SONG / PERFORMER / ALBUM / LABEL [Requests are RED; IBMA Award winners are GREEN]

  • Katy Hill / Del McCoury Band / RockyGrass / Blue Planet
  • Cheyenne / Bluegrass Album Band / The Bluegrass Compact Disc / Rounder
  • True Life Blues / Hazel Dickens & Alice Gerrard / O Sister! / Rounder
  • Fire On The Mountain / New Kentucky Colonels / Live In Sweden 1973 / Roland White Music
  • I'll Just Keep On Lovin' You / Nashville Bluegrass Band / Home Of The Blues / Sugar Hill
  • Montana Cowboy / Hazel Dickens & Alice Gerrard / O Sister 2 / Rounder
  • Roanoke / Bill Monroe & His Blue Grass Boys / Anthology / MCA
  • They'll Never Take Her Love From Me / Mark Kuykendall, Bobby Hicks & Asheville Bluegrass / Forever And A Day / Rebel
  • Won't You Come And Sing For Me / Hazel Dickens & Alice Gerrard / Pioneering Women Of Bluegrass / Smithsonian Folkways
  • I'd Rather Be Alone / Roland White Band / Straight-Ahead Bluegrass / Roland White Music
  • I Am A Drifter / Volume Five / Drifter / Mountain Fever Records
  • Someday Soon / Darren & Brooke Aldridge / Faster And Farther / Mountain Home
  • Fiddler's Dream / Michael Cleveland / Fiddler's Dream / Compass Records
  • I Can't Be Bothered / Flatt Lonesome / Too / Mountain Home
  • Blue Collar Dreams / Balsam Range / Mountain Voodoo / Mountain Home
  • Will You Be Lonesome Too? / Earls Of Leicester / Rattle & Roar / Rounder
  • I'll Go Steppin' Too / Lester Flatt & Earl Scruggs / Selected Cuts, 1952-1955 / JSP Records
  • Earl's Breakdown / Lester Flatt & Earl Scruggs / Selected Sides, 1950-1952 / JSP Records
  • Someone Took My Place With You / Lester Flatt & Earl Scruggs / Selected Cuts, 1952-1955 / JSP Records
  • Had It Not Been For The Train / Russell Moore & IIIrd Tyme Out / It's About Tyme / Break A String Productions
  • Reuben's Train / Still Pickin' Trio / Reuben's Train / Self-Produced
  • Trains Are The Only Way To Fly / Audie Blaylock / Trains Are The Only Way To Fly / Self-Produced
  • Wildfire / Mac Wiseman / The Singles / MME
  • Cold Virginia Night / Ronnie Bowman / Cold Virginia Night / Rebel
  • Let Me Borrow Your Heart / Mac Wiseman / Bluegrass HIts And Heartsongs / Rebel
  • Close By / Gillis Brothers / Heart And Soul / Rebel
  • Going Back To Bristol / Shawn Camp / I Sang The Song / Mountain Fever Records
  • I Can't Quit / Gibson Brothers / Spread Your Wings / Hay Holler [Marty Robbins birthday, 9/26/1925]
  • Beggin' To You / Delia Bell & Bill Grant / Dreaming / Rounder [Marty Robbins birthday, 9/26/1925]
  • Devil Woman / Spinney Brothers / Side By Side / Self-Produced [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]
  • Don't Worry / Johnson Mountain Boys / Requests / Rounder [Marty Robbins birthday, 9/26/1925]
  • El Paso / Marty Robbins / Gunfighter Ballads And Trail Songs / Columbia Legacy [Marty Robbins birthday, 9/25/1925]
  • Train 45 / Feinberg Brothers / The Feinberg Brothers / Cabinwood Music
  • I Am Weary (Let Me Rest) / Country Gentlemen / Folk Session Inside / Copper Creek
  • Duncan And Brady / Feller & Hill / Brothers And Heroes / Rural Rhythm
  • Blowing Bubbles / Eddie Adcock / Vintage Banjo Jam / Patuxent Music
  • Yesterday's Gone / Larry Stephenson / Weep Little Willow / Whysper Dream Music
  • Big Iron / Jim Hurst / Second Son / Pinecastle [Marty Robbins birthday, 9/26/1925]
  • Snowflake Breakdown / Corrina Rose Logston / Bluegrass Fiddler / Patuxent Music
  • Dear John / Adam Steffey / Here To Stay / Mountain Home
  • Lost And Lonesome / The Grascals / Before Breakfast / Mountain Home
  • Sacred Memories / Joe Mullins & the Radio Ramblers / Sacred Memories / Rebel
  • So High / Cody Shuler & the Radio Ramblers / Pickin' Praisin' & Singin' -- Hymns From The Mountain / Rural Rhythm Christian
  • Will He Wait A Little Longer / Stanley Brothers / Selected Cuts, 1955-1956 / JSP Records
  • Trading My Cross For A Crown / Molly Rose Band / With All Due Respect / Patuxent Music
  • Lift Your Voice In Prayer / Special Consensus / Trail Of Aching Hearts / Pinecastle
  • Let Us Travel, Travel On / Flashback / Foxhounds And Fiddles / Pinecastle
  • You Can Feel It In Your Soul / Earls Of Leicester / Rattle & Roar / Rounder
  • I Found A Church Today / Gibson Brothers / In The Ground / Rounder
  • Blue Grass Twist / Johnson Mountain Boys / Requests / Rounder

Monday, September 25, 2017

"Bluegrass Cafe" playlist - 9/24/2017

The Birthday Boy in 2015 as he played a few tunes
during his Bluegrass Hall of Fame induction.
During Sunday's Bluegrass Cafe, we heard several selections from a Bluegrass Hall of Famer who celebrates his 70th birthday on September 25th:  Larry Sparks.  

Just a little bit of new music to share on Sunday's show
We also shared a whole bunch of fine Bluegrass from 2017 recordings, several of which that were recently added to our WHUS Bluegrass library.  Among these songs were tunes from Bobby Osborne, Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver, Mike Barnett, the Grascals, Steve Gulley & New Pinnacle, Becky Buller, Gina Clowes, Feller & Hill, Flatt Lonesome, Big Country Bluegrass, Eddie Adcock, Nothin' Fancy, Tom Ewing, Mark Kuykendall, Bobby Hicks & Asheville Bluegrass, and the Gibson Brothers.

Hope you enjoyed the show, and that you'll consider joining us once more next Sunday afternoon at 4PM for another visit to our Bluegrass Cafe!

Amy O.


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

  • Katy Hill / Del McCoury Band / RockyGrass / Blue Planet
  • The Ballad Of Jed Clampett / Lester Flatt & Earl Scruggs / 16 Biggest Hits / Columbia Legacy [recorded by Flatt & Scruggs on 9/24/1962]
  • Little Bessie / Country Gentlemen / Folk Songs & Bluegrass / Smithsonian Folkways
  • Lovesick And Sorrow / Hylo Brown / Lovesick And Sorrow / King
  • Drink Up And Go Home / Jimmy Martin / Good 'N' Country & Country Music Time / Jasmine
  • Live And Let Live / Bill Monroe / Anthology / MCA
  • Blue Mountain Memories / Larry Sparks / Blue Mountain Memories / Rebel [Larry Sparks birthday, 9/25/1947]
  • Bring 'Em On Back / Larry Sparks / Almost Home / Rounder [Larry Sparks birthday, 9/25/1947]
  • Ramblin' Pickin' / Larry Sparks / Blue Mountain Memories / Rebel [Larry Sparks birthday, 9/25/1947]
  • Tennessee 1949 / Larry Sparks / Bound To Ride:  The Best Of Larry Sparks / Rebel [Larry Sparks birthday, 9/25/1947]
  • Wreck Of The Old 97 / Reno & Smiley / Raised By The Railroad Line / Rebel [Actual trainwreck happened 9/27/1903]
  • They Call The Wind Maria / Bobby Osborne / Original / Compass Records
  • Georgia Stomp / Jesse Brock / Kickin' Grass / Pinecastle
  • I'll Be There Mary Dear / Bill Clifton / The Early Years, 1957-1958 / Rounder
  • Cowboy Jim / Laurie Lewis & the Hired Hands / The Hazel And Alice Sessions / Spruce And Maple Music [Laurie Lewis birthday, 9/28/1950]
  • What Am I Doing Hangin' Round / Seldom Scene / Long Time...Seldom Scene / Smithsonian Folkways
  • All I Want Is You / Kristin Scott Benson with Chris Jones / Stringworks / Mountain Home
  • Daisey Mae / Jason Carter / On The Move / Rounder
  • Life Of A Hard Workin' Man / Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver / Life Is A Story / Mountain Home
  • Here Comes My Baby Back Again / Donna Ulisse / Breakin' Easy / Mountain Home
  • Dixie Hoedown / Mike Barnett / Portraits In Fiddles / Compass Records
  • Sleepin' With The Reaper / The Grascals / Before Breakfast / Mountain Home
  • Drowned In Sorrow / Steve Gulley & New PInnacle / Time Won't Wait / Rural Rhythm
  • Calamity Jane / Becky Buller with Rhonda Vincent / Crepe Paper Heart / Dark Shadow Recording
  • Dust Can Wait / Gina Clowes / True Colors / Mountain Home
  • Tennessee Hound Dog / Feller & Hill with Bobby Osborne / Brothers And Heroes / Rural Rhythm
  • You're The Reason / Flatt Lonesome / Silence In These Walls / Mountain Home
  • Hello City Limits / Red Allen / Keep On Going / Rebel
  • Sold Down The River / Bob Paisley & the Southern Grass / Heritage / Brandywine
  • Your Sweet Loving Man / Big Country Bluegrass / Let Them Know I'm From Virginia / Rebel
  • Milwaukee Blues / David Davis & the Warrior River Boys / Retrospective:  Live 1984-2004 / Davis Music
  • Camptown Races / Eddie Adcock / Vintage Banjo Jam / Patuxent Music
  • Smokey Mountain Memories / Larry Sparks / Bound To Ride:  The Best Of Larry Sparks / Rebel [Larry Sparks birthday, 9/25/1947]
  • Sweetest Love / Stanley Brothers / Selected Sides, 1949-1953 / JSP Records
  • Feast Here Tonight / Earl Scruggs, Doc Watson, Ricky Skaggs / The Three Pickers / Rounder
  • Kentucky Is Only A Dream / Feinberg Brothers / The Feinberg Brothers / Cabinwood Music
  • Long Forgotten Dream / Seth Sawyer Band / Green Mountain Girl / Self-Produced
  • Rocks In The River / Missy Werner / Turn This Heart Around / Self-Produced
  • Kiss An Angel Good Morning / Nothin' Fancy / It's A Good Feeling / Mountain Fever Records
  • Snow Deer / Karl Shiflett & Big Country Show / Sho Nuff Country! / Patuxent Music
  • Please Come Back Little Pal / Tom Ewing / Adventures Of A Blue Grass Boy / Patuxent Music
  • If I Lose / Roland White Band / Straight-Ahead Bluegrass / Self-Produced
  • Zuma Swing / Mark Kuykendall, Bobby Hicks & Asheville Bluegrass / Forever And A Day / Rebel
  • I Found A Church Today / Gibson Brothers / In The Ground / Rounder
  • Go Rest High On That Mountain / Paul Williams & the Victory Trio / Old Ways & Old Paths / Rebel
  • Voice Of My Savior / Longview / High Lonesome / Rounder
  • Dust On The Bible / Junior Sisk & Ramblers Choice / Blue Side Of The Blue Ridge / Rebel
  • Far Side Banks Of Jordan / Bluegrass Gospel Project / Shine / Self-Produced
  • Going Up Home To Live In Green Pastures / Larry Sparks / Let Him Lead You / Rebel [Larry Sparks birthday, 9/25/1947]
  • Won't You Come And Sing For Me / Hot Rize / Untold Stories / Sugar Hill
  • Blue Grass Twist / Johnson Mountain Boys / Requests / Rounder