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

Wednesday, December 06, 2017

"Bluegrass Cafe" playlist - 12/3/2017 (plus, Cathy Day's shortened 11/26 playlist)

For the past two Sundays of our Bluegrass Cafe, we have had abbreviated broadcasts due primarily to UConn Basketball broadcasts.  This is not unusual this time of year, but we will do our best to inform you beforehand of when those preemptions will take place.  Thanks to Cathy and Keegan Day who waited around to present a shortened Bluegrass Cafe on November 26th.  Their playlist can be found by clicking here.

On the first Sunday of December, we started what would be our 21-song, 1:05 broadcast with a few Bluegrass Christmas selections.  We even included a brand-new-for-2017 tune for Christmas from Steve Martin & the Steep Canyon Rangers.  The rest of the show's playlist included several classic numbers, some gospel songs, a request, and a couple of selections from 2017 recordings.  

We hope to present a full three-hour show this coming Sunday afternoon at WHUS, so hope you can join me from 4-7PM on Sunday afternoon!  

Enjoy what's left of the week!

Amy O.


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

  • Katy Hill / Del McCoury Band / RockyGrass / Blue Planet
  • Christmas Time Back Home / Country Gentlemen / Christmas In The Mountains / Rebel
  • Strangest Christmas Yet / Steve Martin & the Steep Canyon Rangers / The Long-Awaited Album / Rounder
  • If We Make It Through December / Laurie Lewis & Tom Rozum / Winter's Grace / Signature Sounds
  • Bluegrass Express / Osborne Brothers / Once More, Volumes 1 & 2 / Sugar Hill
  • Sweetheart Of The Mountain / Mark Kuykendall, Bobby Hicks & Asheville Bluegrass / Down Memory Lane / Rebel
  • Mule Skinner Blues / Bill Monroe & His Blue Grass Boys / Bean Blossom / MCA
  • Tomorrow I'll Be Gone / Johnson Mountain Boys / Working Close / Rounder
  • Uncle Ned / Danny Paisley & the Southern Grass / Weary River / Patuxent Music
  • Bed Of Rose's / Tennessee Mafia Jug Band / Screams From The Holler / Spring Fed Records
  • Fool's Hill / Gibson Brothers / In The Ground / Rounder
  • Call My Soul / Mile Twelve / Onwards / Delores The Taurus Records
  • Beautiful Star Of Bethlehem / Stanley Brothers / All Bluegrass, All Gospel / Federal
  • Lord Have Mercy On My Soul / Lou Reid, Terry Baucom & Carolina /.Carolina Blue / Webco
  • Hold Fast To The Right / Mac Wiseman / Eight Classic Albums / Real Gone
  • Wings Of Angels / Jay Armsworthy / I Couldn't Make It Without Him / Blue Circle Records
  • The Fourth Man In The Fire / Dailey & Vincent / The Gospel Side Of Dailey & Vincent / Cracker Barrel
  • Brother, I'm Getting Ready To Go / Lester Flatt & Earl Scruggs / Father's Table Grace / MME
  • Ezekiel Saw The Wheel / Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver / A School Of Bluegrass / SSK
  • I'm Getting Ready To Leave This World / Cody Shuler & Pine Mountain Railroad / Pickin', Praisin' & Singin' -- Hymns From The Mountain / Rural Rhythm Christian
  • Blue Grass Twist / Johnson Mountain Boys / Requests / Rounder

Wednesday, November 22, 2017

"Bluegrass Cafe" playlist - 11/22/2017

On my way home from church on Sunday morning, a quick Facebook check alerted me that Country Music Hall of Famer Mel Tillis had died at the age of 85.  During his 50+ year career, Mel Tillis wrote more than 1,000 songs, several of which have been covered in the Bluegrass world.  Though he wasn't a Bluegrass performer, I knew I wanted to try to throw together a Mel Tillis remembrance for Sunday's show, but only had about an hour to figure out what to play.  Still, in that short amount of time, it was pretty simple to pull together thirteen fine songs from the Mel Tillis Songbook, twelve of which were written or co-written by Mel.  May he rest in peace.

We also shared a few songs from Ernie

Thacker
, a wonderful Bluegrass singer who learned some very sad news this week.  Read more about Ernie and his family's situation in this recent blog post from Bluegrass Today.  There are also several fundraising campaigns and events to raise money for Ernie's family.  Read more about one of them here.


The plan is for Cathy and Keegan Day to join you for this coming Sunday's Bluegrass Cafe.  Hope you can join them!  

Best wishes to all for a happy and blessed Thanksgiving!

Amy O.


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

  • Katy Hill / Del McCoury Band / RockyGrass / Blue Planet
  • I Don't Know What To Do / David Davis & the Warrior River Boys / Retrospective:  Live 1984-2004 / Davis Music
  • Waltz Across Texas / Johnson Mountain Boys / Requests / Rounder
  • Lonesome Valley / Bob Paisley & the Southern Grass / Live In Holland / Strictly Country
  • Your Love Is Dying / Reno & Smiley / On Stage / Copper Creek
  • The Leaves That Are Green / J.D. Crowe & the New South / Celebration Of Life / Skaggs Family Records
  • Muleskinner Blues / Bill Monroe & His Blue Grass Boys / Live At Mechanics Hall / Acoustic Disc
  • How Long Have I Been Waiting / Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver / The Original Band / Sugar Hill
  • Clinch Mountain Backstep / Ralph Stanley & the Clinch Mountain Boys / Ralph Stanley & the Clinch Mountain Boys, 1971-1973 / Rebel
  • Age / Bluegrass Album Band / The Bluegrass Album Band, Volume 4 / Rounder
  • The Old Home Place / The Dillards / There Is A Time (1963-70) / Vanguard
  • Sharecropper's Son / Ernie Thacker / The Stanley Tradition / Doobie Shea Records
  • Wild Horses / Ernie Thacker & Route 23 / Backbone Job / CrossCut Records
  • The Chill Of Lonesome / Ernie Thacker / The Chill Of Lonesome / Doobie Shea Records
  • Traveling The Highway Home / Ernie Thacker / The Stanley Tradition:  Songs About Our Savior / Doobie Shea Records
  • Congratulations Anyway / Steve Gulley & New Pinnacle / Time Won't Wait / Rural Rhythm
  • Santa Fe / Steve Martin & the Steep Canyon Rangers / The Long-Awaited Album / Rounder
  • I See A Heartbreak Comin' / Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver / Life Is A Story / Mountain Home
  • Good Woman Blues / IIIrd Tyme Out / Puttin' New Roots Down / Rebel [Remembering Mel Tillis (August 8, 1932 - November 19, 2017)]
  • You're Gonna Wonder About Me / Patuxent Partners / Seven Or Eleven / Patuxent Music [Remembering Mel Tillis (August 8, 1932 - November 19, 2017)]
  • The Violet And A Rose / Larry Stephenson / Everytime I Sing A Love Song / Webco [Remembering Mel Tillis (August 8, 1932 - November 19, 2017)]
  • I'm Tired / Ricky Skaggs / The Essential Ricky Skaggs / Sony [Remembering Mel Tillis (August 8, 1932 - November 19, 2017)]
  • I Could Have Gone Right / Joe Mullins & the Radio Ramblers / The Story We Tell / Rebel [Remembering Mel Tillis (August 8, 1932 - November 19, 2017)]
  • Tupelo County Jail / Nothin' Fancy / Album #7 / Pinecastle [Remembering Mel Tillis (August 8, 1932 - November 19, 2017)]
  • Ruby, Don't Take Your Love To Town / Statler Brothers / The World Of The Statler Brothers / Columbia [Remembering Mel Tillis (August 8, 1932 - November 19, 2017)]
  • Heart Over Mind / Jim & Jesse / Our Kind Of Country / Pinecastle [Remembering Mel Tillis (August 8, 1932 - November 19, 2017)]
  • Goodbye Wheeling / Lonesome River Band / Still Learning / Rural Rhythm [Remembering Mel Tillis (August 8, 1932 - November 19, 2017)]
  • There Must Be Another Way To Live / Red Allen & the Kentuckians / Lonesome And Blue / Rebel [Remembering Mel Tillis (August 8, 1932 - November 19, 2017)]
  • Honey (Open That Door) / Ricky Skaggs / Country Hits Bluegrass Style / Skaggs Family Records [Remembering Mel Tillis (August 8, 1932 - November 19, 2017)]
  • Matterhorn / Country Gentlemen / Can't You Hear Me Callin':  Early Classics, 1963-1969 / Rebel [Remembering Mel Tillis (August 8, 1932 - November 19, 2017)]
  • I Ain't Never / Mel Tillis / Classic Country, 1970-1974 / Time Life [Remembering Mel Tillis (August 8, 1932 - November 19, 2017)]
  • Why Don't You Tell Me So / Lester Flatt & Earl Scruggs / The Complete Mercury Sessions / Mercury
  • The Cold Hard Facts / Jeff White / Right Beside You / Self-Produced
  • Years Ago / Dailey & Vincent / Brothers From Different Mothers / Rebel
  • Bad Moon Rising / Seldom Scene / Dream Scene / Sugar Hill
  • You'll Get No More Of Me / Lynn Morris Band / The Lynn Morris Band / Rounder
  • Lights And Sirens / Hammertowne / Hillbilly Heroes / Mountain Fever Records
  • Don't Let Smokey Mountain Smoke Get In Your Eyes / Molly Rose Band / With All Due Respect / Patuxent Music
  • Sunny Side Of Town / Mile Twelve / Onwards / Delores The Taurus Records
  • On Boot Hill / Ralph Stanley II & the Clinch Mountain Boys / Ralph Stanley II & the Clinch Mountain Boys / Stanley Family Records
  • Wildwood Flower / Keith Whitley & Ricky Skaggs / Second Generation / Rebel
  • Thankful For Each Day / Junior Sisk & Ramblers Choice / The Heart Of A Song / Rebel
  • Count Your Blessings / Kathy Kallick [Laurie Lewis & Kathy Kallick] / Count Your Blessings / Live Oak Records
  • Shadow Of The Son / Still Pickin' Trio / Reuben's Train / Self-Produced
  • Can't Buy Your Way / Northern Lights / Can't Buy Your Way / Flying Fish
  • Little White Church / Nick Anderson & the Gospel Friends / Live At The Kitchen Table / Self-Produced
  • Eat At The Welcome Table / Bluegrass Patriots / Springtime In The Rockies / Copper Creek
  • Feast Here Tonight / Earl Scruggs, Doc Watson, Ricky Skaggs / The Three Pickers / Rounder
  • Blue Grass Twist / Johnson Mountain Boys / Requests / Rounder

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