Sunday, November 24, 2019

"Bluegrass Cafe" playlist - 11/24/2019

During Sunday's Bluegrass Cafe, the emphasis was on saying THANKS at the start of our Thanksgiving Week.  We shared songs about giving thanks, and in the gospel set, there were lots of songs about pilgrims.  Hope you were able to join us!

This week, we also played music from three of the five CDs recently nominated for the 2020 Best Bluegrass Album Grammy award, as well as several songs performed by Bluegrass 45:  a band that featured Sab Watanabe on banjo.  Sab, the winner of a 2019 International Bluegrass Music Association Distinguished Achievement Award for his long-running Japanese language publication, Muleskinner, was the Bluegrass 45's banjo picker, and is featured prominently on their debut album from 1971.  We learned this week that Sab died on November 21st at the age of 69.  

There wasn't a whole lot of brand-new Bluegrass to share, but we did include music from a few CDs that were released in 2019, including selections by the Band Of Ruhks, Blue Moon Rising, Rick Faris, Jason Barie, Larry Sparks, Michael Cleveland, Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver, and the Steep Canyon Rangers.

Hope you enjoyed the show, and best wishes to you and yours for a wonderful Thanksgiving!!

Amy O.


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

  • Katy Hill / Del McCoury Band / RockyGrass / Blue Planet
  • Thanks A Lot / IIIrd Tyme Out / IIIrd Tyme Out / Rebel
  • Thanks For The Trip To Paradise / Jim & Jesse McReynolds / Music Among Friends / Rounder
  • Thank You World / Dailey & Vincent / Dailey & Vincent Sing The Statler Brothers / Rounder
  • Thank God For The Highways / Spinney Brothers / Tried & True / Mountain Fever Records
  • Living The Dream / Spinney Brothers / Living The Dream / Mountain Fever Records
  • I Love No One But You / Stanley Brothers / The Complete Columbia Stanley Brothers / Columbia
  • Ride The Wild Turkey / Clay Jones / Mountain Traditions / Rural Rhythm
  • My Old Kentucky Home / Dan Paisley & the Southern Grass / The Tradition Continues / Brandywine
  • Pick The Banjo / Spinney Brothers / Living The Dream / Mountain Fever Records
  • There's Another Baby Waiting For Me Down The Line / Band Of Ruhks / Authentic / Rebel
  • My Rose Of Old Kentucky / Rose Maddox / Rose Maddox:  Sing A Little Song Of Heartache / Bear Family
  • Bittergreen / Tony Rice / Tony Rice Sings Gordon Lightfoot / Rounder
  • When It Rains / Lou Reid / When It Rains / Sugar Hill
  • Will You Be Loving Another Man / Bill Monroe & His Blue Grass Boys / Bill Monroe & His Blue Grass Boys, 1946-1949 / JSP Records
  • Teardrops Fell Like Raindrops / Johnson Mountain Boys / Blue Diamond / Rounder
  • I Took Mama To The Opry / Valerie Smith & Liberty Pike / Small Town Heroes / Bell Buckle Records
  • We'll Meet Again Sweetheart / Blue Moon Rising / After All The Time / Mountain Fever Records
  • When I Get The Money Made / Mac Wiseman / The Chronological Mac Wiseman, 1951-1953 / Kipepeo Publishing
  • It Don't Bring You Back To Me / Johnson Mountain Boys / Blue Diamond / Rounder
  • Breaking In Lonesome / Rick Faris / Breaking In Lonesome / Dark Shadow Recording
  • I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry / Jason Barie with Paul Williams & Del McCoury / Pieces / Billy Blue Records
  • Don't Let Your Deal Go Down / Steep Canyon Rangers / North Carolina Songbook / Yep Roc Records
  • Bluegrass Blues / Steep Canyon Rangers / Bluegrass Blues / Rebel
  • Wall Around Your Heart / Reno & Smiley / Early Years, 1951-1959 / Gusto
  • I'm Really Leaving / Gary Ferguson / New Moon Over My Shoulder / Rebel
  • Cold Wind A Blowing / Country Gentlemen / The Early Rebel Recordings, 1962-1971 / Rebel
  • Fuji Mountain Breakdown / Bluegrass 45 / The Bluegrass 45 / Rebel [Remembering Sab Watanabe]
  • Bring Me Back To My Home / Bluegrass 45 / The Bluegrass 45 / Rebel [Remembering Sab Watanabe]
  • Wild And Reckless Hobo / Bluegrass 45 / The Bluegrass 45,/ Rebel [Remembering Sab Watanabe]
  • Sakura / Bluegrass 45 / The Bluegrass 45 / Rebel [Remembering Sab Watanabe]
  • Shackles And Chains / Charlie Moore / Charle Moore Sings Again - Gone But Not Forgotten / Rebel
  • I Wonder Where You Are Tonight / Bill Monroe / Ahthology / MCA
  • Come Early Morning / Tony Rice / Tony Rice Sings Gordon Lightfoot / Rounder
  • Po' Ramblin Boys / Toil, Troubles, And Trouble / Toil, Tears & Trouble / Rebel
  • High Lonesome Sound / Michael Cleveland with the Travelin' McCourys / Tall Fiddler / Compass Records
  • Out In The Cold World / Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver / Live In Prague Czech Republic / Billy Blue Records
  • Frozen In Time / Gibson Brothers / Help My Brother / Compass Records
  • That Silver Haired Daddy Of Mine / Traver Hollow / By Request / Self-Produced
  • A Couple Beers More / Feinberg Brothers / Party For One / Cabinwood Music
  • 'Til The End Of The World Rolls 'Round / Lester Flatt & Earl Scruggs / Selected Cuts, 1952-1955 / JSP Records
  • Eat At The Welcome Table / Bluegrass Patriots / Springtime In The Rockies / Copper Creek
  • Lord I've Been A Hard Working Pilgrim / Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver / Heaven's Joy Awaits / Sugar Hill
  • I Am A Pilgrim / Roland White & Friends / A Tribute To The Kentucky Colonels / Mountain Home
  • Thankful / Larry Stephenson / Thankful / Pinecastle
  • Press On, O' Pilgrim / Jim & Jesse & the Virginia Boys / Radio Shows / Pinecastle
  • I Am Just A Pilgrim / Appalachian Road Show / Barry Abernathy & Darrell Webb Present Appalachian Road Show / Billy Blue Records
  • Thankful For Each Day / Junior Sisk & Ramblers Choice / The Heart Of A Song / Rebel
  • How Can We Thank Him / Stanley Brothers / The Early Starday King Years, 1958-1961 / Gusto
  • I'm A Weary Pilgrim / Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver / There's A Light Guiding Me / Sugar Hill
  • Black Mountain Blues / Johnson Mountain Boys / Requests / Rounder

Sunday, November 17, 2019

"Bluegrass Cafe" playlist - 11/17/2019

Happy Birthday, Tom Adams!
As there was a UConn Basketball broadcast on our WHUS airwaves on this November Sunday, the start of today's Bluegrass Café didn't happen until around 5:15PM.  Still, in our remaining 1 3/4 hours, we tried to include a good mix of newer songs with classic tunes, plus a quick birthday tribute to banjo boy, Tom Adams.  Hope you were able to join us!  If not, we will definitely look for you next Sunday afternoon, 4-7PM.

Enjoy the week!

Amy O.


SONG / PERFORMER / ALBUM / LABEL [request is RED]
  • Katy Hill / Del McCoury Band / RockyGrass / Blue Planet
  • Goin' To The Dance / Chris Warner with Tom Adams / Goin' To The Dance / Patuxent Music [Tom Adams birthday, 11/17/1958]
  • Five Speed / Johnson Mountain Boys / At The Old Schoolhouse / Rounder [Tom Adams birthday, 11/17/1958]
  • Big Wide Strum / Michael Cleveland & Flamekeeper / Fired Up / Rounder [Tom Adams birthday, 11/17/1958]
  • You Are My Sunshine / Tom Adams / Right Hand Man / Rounder [Tom Adams birthday, 11/17/1958]
  • I'm Gonna Ride That Steamboat / Michael Cleveland & Flamekeeper / Fired Up / Rounder
  • Sad Prison Song / Hylo Brown / Lovesick And Sorrow / Starday
  • Where The City Ends / Chris Brashear & Peter McLaughlin / So Long Arizona / Dog Boy Records
  • In Memory / Missy Werner / Drifting And Dreaming / Self-Produced
  • Waiting On Isaac / Jason Barie / Pieces / Billy Blue Records
  • Live And Let Live / Red Allen & the Kentuckians / Classic Bluegrass From Smithsonian Folkways / Smithsonian Folkways
  • You'll Find Her Name Written There / David Peterson & 1946 / In The Mountaintops To Roam / Self-Produced
  • A Hundred Years From Now / Lester Flatt & Earl Scruggs / Selected Cuts, 1955-1959 / JSP Records
  • Cannonball Yodel / Dede Wyland / Urge For Going / Patuxent Music
  • Buffalo Nickel, Liberty Dime / Grass Routes / Buffalo Nickel, Liberty Dime / Self-Produced
  • Bootlegger's Blues / Hammertowne / Pictures / Mountain Fever Records
  • Lily Dale / Junior Sisk / single / Mountain Fever Records
  • Wildwood Flower / Keith Whitley & Ricky Skaggs / Second Generation / Rebel
  • Rambling Boy / Country Gentlemen / The Early Rebel Recordings, 1962-1971 / Rebel
  • I Went Back Home Today / The Boxcars / The Boxcars / Mountain Home
  • Lay My Burdens Down / Warrior River Boys / New Beginnings / Rounder
  • Gonna Rise And Shine / Alan Bibey & Grasstowne / Gonna Rise And Shine / Mountain Fever Records
  • Walking My Lord (Up Calvary's Hill) / Rhonda Vincent / Sunday Mornin' Singin' Live! / Upper Management Music
  • When The Roll Is Called Up Yonder / Virginia Squires / The Best Of The Virginia Squires / Rebel
  • Kneel At The Cross / High Fidelity / High Fidelity / Self-Produced
  • I Am Just A Pilgrim / Appalachian Road Show / Barry Abernathy & Darrell Webb Present Appalachian Road Show / Billy Blue Records
  • There's A Highway To Heaven / Reno & Smiley / 16 Greatest Gospel Hits / Starday King Records
  • Jesus Is Whispering Now / Whitstein Brothers / The Whitstein Brothers Sing Gospel Songs Of The Louvins / Rounder
  • Blue Grass Twist / Johnson Mountain Boys / Requests / Rounder

Sunday, November 10, 2019

"Bluegrass Cafe" playlist - 11/10/2019

Sunday's Bluegrass Cafe featured nearly an hour's worth of songs in celebration and remembrance of Veterans Day.  We also remembered the late Willard Cox, patriarch of the Grammy Award-winning Cox Family.  Hope you were able to join us.

Our broadcast next Sunday afternoon will be shortened by one hour, as the UConn Basketball season is heating up -- to that end, we hope to begin the show around 5PM.  

Have a fine week.

Amy O.


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

  • Katy Hill / Del McCoury Band / RockyGrass / Blue Planet
  • Tennessee Truck Driving Man / Don Rigsby / Doctor's Orders:  A Tribute To Ralph Stanley / Rebel
  • Roll On Big Mama / The Grascals / When I Get My Pay / Mountain Home
  • Lonesome Truck Driver's Blues / Bill Monroe & His Blue Grass Boys / Bill Monroe & His Blue Grass Boys, 1951-1954 / JSP Records
  • Diesel On My Tail / Jim & Jesse / The Jim & Jesse Story / CMH
  • Widow Maker / Jimmy Martin / The King Of Bluegrass / Universal
  • Little White Washed Chimney / Cox Family / Everybody's Reaching Out For Someone / Rounder [Remembering Willard Cox]
  • I Am Weary (Let Me Rest) / Cox Family / O Brother, Where Art Thou / Lost Highway Records [Remembering Willard Cox]
  • Why Not Confess / Cox Family / Everybody's Reaching Out For Someone / Rounder [Remembering Willard Cox]
  • One Dime At A Time / Steep Canyon Rangers / One Dime At A Time / Rebel
  • Blue / Beth & April Stevens / O Sister! / Rounder
  • Down The Road / Lester Flatt & Earl Scruggs / The Essential Earl Scruggs / Columbia
  • Don't Throw Your Life Away / Johnson Mountain Boys / Working Close / Rounder
  • Honeycat Hornpipe / Corrina Rose Logston / Bluegrass Fiddler / Patuxent Music
  • You'll Never Get A Better Chance / Feinberg Brothers / Party For One / Cabinwood Music
  • I'll Be Long Gone / Steep Canyon Rangers / One Dime At A Time / Rebel
  • There's A Star Spangled Banner Waving Somewhere / Osborne Brothers / Hyden / Pinecastle
  • Another Soldier Down / Rickey Wasson / From The Heart And Soul / Rural Rhythm
  • I'm Comin' Back But I Don't Know When / David Grisman with Del McCoury & Herb Pedersen / Home Is Where The Heart Is / Rounder
  • My Dying Day / Lou Reid & Carolina / Time / Lonesome Day Records
  • Another Soldier / Lorraine Jordan & Carolina Road / True Grass Again / Pinecastle
  • A Mother's Prayer / Joe Val / Diamond Joe / Rounder
  • Robe Of White / Louvin Brothers / The Family Who Prays:  26 Classic Tracks / Country Stars
  • He Walked All The Way Home / Blue Highway / Midnight Storm / Rebel
  • Rodger Young / Country Gentlemen / The Early Rebel Recordings, 1962-1971 / Rebel
  • Jericho / Mile Twelve / City On A Hill / Delores The Taurus Records
  • A Purple Heart / Curly Seckler / Bluegrass, Don't You Know? / Copper Creek
  • With Love From Normandy / Mark "Brink" Brinkman / On The Brink Of A Dream / Self-Produced
  • The Army Vet Song / Volume Five / For Those Who Care To Listen / Mountain Fever Records
  • Bailey's Ridge / Nothin' Fancy / Undeniable / Mountain Fever Records
  • I'm Leaving You / Blue Moon Rising / After All This Time / Mountain Fever Records
  • I'll Never Find Another You / Donna Ulisse / Time For Love / Billy Blue Records
  • Sam Smith / Gibson Brothers / Spread Your Wings / Hay Holler
  • Cruel Love / Reno Brothers / Drawing From The Well / Pinecastle
  • Beauty Of My Dreams / Michael Cleveland feat. Flamekeeper & Del McCoury / Tall Fiddler / Compass Records
  • The Last Old Shovel / Phyllis Boyens / O Sister! / Rounder
  • You Took All The Ramblin' Out Of Me / The Boxcars / It's Just A Road / Mountain Home
  • Holiday Pickin' / Stanley Brothers / Selected Cuts, 1956-1959 / JSP Records
  • Out In The Cold World / Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver / Live In Prague, Czech Republic / Billy Blue Records
  • Rocky Top / Osborne Brothers / Time-Life's Treasury Of Bluegrass Music / Time Life [recorded 11/16/1967]
  • Pray For The Boys / Paul Adkins & the Borderline Band / Reflections Of Love / Rebel
  • Swing Low, Sweet Chariot / Don Reno & Benny Martin / Let The Light Shine Down:  A Gospel Tribute To Bill Monroe / Rebel
  • Will There Be Any Stars? / Alison Krauss & the Cox Family / I Know Who Holds Tomorrow / Rounder
  • Press On, O' Pilgrim / Jim & Jesse / Radio Shows / Pinecastle
  • Rank Strangers To Me / Country Gentlemen / The Early Rebel Recordings, 1962-1971 / Rebel
  • Shine Hallelujah Shine / Bluegrass Band / Shine Hallelujah Shine / Hay Holler
  • The Old Gospel Ship / Chuck Wagon Gang / No Depression In Heaven:  The Gospel Songs Of The Carter Family / Mountain Home
  • I See God / Big Country Bluegrass / Let Them Know I'm From Virginia / Rebel
  • Reveille Time In Heaven / Mac Wiseman / Bluegrass Hits And Heartsongs / Rebel
  • Black Mountain Blues / Johnson Mountain Boys / Requests / Rounder

Sunday, November 03, 2019

"Bluegrass Cafe" playlist - 11/3/2019

Ask at your local library for this
very fine autobiography of Whisperin' Bill
Did you remember to Fall Back?  Hope so!  There isn't a whole lot to say about Sunday's show, except that we sure did try to stuff in a whole lot of wonderful music.  There was a belated birthday tribute to Country Music Hall of Fame songwriter, Bill Anderson (born November 1, 1937), as well as a whole set of New England Bluegrass, a few new songs, a couple of Bluegrass birthdays, and lots of releases from 2019, too.  Hope you were able to join us, but if not...read on.

We'll be looking for you next Sunday, 4-7PM.

Have a good week!

Amy O.






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

  • Katy Hill / Del McCoury Band / RockyGrass / Blue Planet
  • I Hear Bluegrass Calling Me / Carolina Blue / I Hear Bluegrass Calling Me / Pinecastle
  • Milwaukee Blues / Appalachian Road Show / Barry Abernathy & Darrell Webb Present Appalachian Road Show / Billy Blue Records
  • Maple On The Hill / High Fidelity / Hills And Home / Rebel
  • Ice Covered Birches / Po' Ramblin' Boys / Toil, Tears & Trouble / Rounder
  • Cold, Lonely, And Blue / Carolina Blue / I Hear Bluegrass Calling Me / Pinecastle
  • Early Morning Rain / Bill Emerson & Cliff Waldron / The Best Of Emerson & Waldron / Rebel
  • Ain't Nobody Gonna Miss Me When I'm Gone / Jimmy Gaudreau / In Good Company / CMH
  • What Is A Home Without Love? / Lilly Brothers & Don Stover / On The Radio, 1952-1955 / Rounder
  • Silence Or Tears / Country Gentlemen / Bluegrass At Carnegie Hall / Starday Records
  • Fiddle And Bow / Grass Routes / Buffalo Nickel, Liberty Dime / Self-Produced
  • Slidin' Delta / Stonewall Bluegrass / I Won't Be Troubled Anymore / Self-Produced
  • Banjo Am The Instrument For Me / Old Time Bluegrass Singers / Plastic Heart / Open Road
  • Twilight Time / Northernbound / Time Goes So Fast / Self-Produced
  • Your Love Is Like A Flower / Nick Anderson & Shady Creek / Live At The 1999 Pemi Valley Bluegrass Festival / Self-Produced
  • Shame On You / Bear Bridge Band / Broken Hearts & Better Times / Open Road
  • Strong Enough To Bend / Special Consensus / Strong Enough To Bend / Pinecastle
  • Flat Creek / Chris Jones & the Night Drivers / Cloud Of Dust / GSM Records
  • Legend Of The Rebel Soldier / Country Gentlemen / The Award Winning Country Gentlemen / Rebel
  • Memories That We Shared / Sideline / Front And Center / Mountain Home
  • When I Go All Bluegrass On You / Donna Ulisse / Time For Love / Billy Blue Records
  • West Virginia Rail / Joe Hott / West Virginia Rail / Rural Rhythm
  • 5-String Swing / Michael Cleveland / Tall Fiddler / Compass Records
  • My Virginia Mama / The Grascals / Straighten The Curves / Mountain Home
  • Stompin' In The Flatlands / Alan Munde / Old Bones / Munde's Child Records [Alan Munde birthday, 11/4/1946]
  • Love Of The Mountains / Lost & Found / Classic Bluegrass / Rebel [Allen Mills birthday, 11/4/1937]
  • The Guitar Song / Joe Mullins & the Radio Ramblers with Del McCoury / For The Record / Billy Blue Records [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]
  • 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]
  • Certain / Bobby Osborne & the Rocky Top X-Press / Try A Little Kindness / Rounder [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]
  • Saginaw Michigan / James King / The Bluegrass Storyteller / Rounder [Bill Anderson birthday, 11/1/1937]
  • The Lord Knows I'm Drinking / Wildfire / Where Roads Divide / Pinecastle [Bill Anderson birthday, 11/1/1937]
  • Slippin' Away / Bob Paisley & the Southern Grass / Live In Holland / Strictly Country [Bill Anderson birthday, 11/1/1937]
  • Bright Lights And Country Music / Bill Anderson / Grand Ole Opry Live Classics, Volume One / Opry Music [Bill Anderson birthday, 11/1/1937]
  • Amnesia / Del McCoury Band / The Streets Of Baltimore / McCoury Music [Bill Anderson birthday, 11/1/1937]
  • Cincinnati Ohio / Osborne Brothers / Hillbilly Fever / CMH [Bill Anderson birthday, 11/1/1937]
  • I Don't Love You Anymore / Johnson Mountain Boys / Requests / Rounder [Bill Anderson birthday, 11/1/1937]
  • A Far Cry From Lester And Earl / Junior Sisk & Ramblers Choice / The Heart Of A Song / Rebel [Junior Sisk birthday, 11/6/1964]
  • The Rapido Kid / Jason Barie / Pieces / Billy Blue Records 
  • The Lonesome River / Stanley Brothers / The Complete Columbia Stanley Brothers / Columbia [song recorded 11/3/1950]
  • Let My Life Be A Light / Balsam Range / Aeonic / Mountain Home
  • He Will Roll You Over The Tide / Merle Monroe / Back To The Country / Pinecastle
  • Daniel Prayed / Patty Loveless / Bluegrass Top 20 Gospel Songs Of The Century / New Haven Records
  • Trading My Cross For A Crown / Molly Rose Band / With All Due Respect / Patuxent Music
  • Take Me In A Lifeboat / Lester Flatt & Earl Scruggs / Selected Sides, 1948-1950 / JSP Records 
  • Open Up Your Heart (And Let Jesus In) / Karl Shiflett & Big Country Show / Take Me Back / Pinecastle
  • They Can't Love Jesus More Than Me / Joe Mullins & Junior Sisk / Hall Of Fame Bluegrass! / Rebel
  • Shake Hands With Mother Again / Jimmy Martin / Singing All Day And Dinner On The Ground / MME
  • On The Sea Of Life / Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver / Live In Prague Czech Republic / Billy Blue Records
  • Black Mountain Blues / Johnson Mountain Boys / Requests / Rounder

Sunday, October 27, 2019

"Bluegrass Cafe" playlist - 10/27/2019

On the Sunday before Halloween, you know that we loaded our Bluegrass Cafe program with lots of ghostly, spooky Bluegrass tunes.  In addition, we paid tribute to several birthday celebrants, and even shared a little bit of new music, too.  Hope you were able to join us!
Scary song deserves a scary album cover.

Halloween is just four days away, and there are loads of spooky-sounding Bluegrass tunes that are especially appropriate to hear this time of year.  We included eighteen of these songs in Sunday's show, and could have played others.  Happy Halloween!

A couple of favorite Bluegrass performers celebrate birthdays this week, and so, we shared music from those folks, as well, including songs from the late Fred Pike (born 10/27/1932), Joe Mullins (born 10/27/1965), Martha Adcock (born 10/29/1949), and Bluegrass Hall of Famer Sonny Osborne (born 10/29/1937).
Expect new music from the Junior Sisk Band in 2020

There was still a little bit of time to share brand new music, too.  This time, that brand-new included songs from the Junior Sisk Band, Darin & Brooke Aldridge, and Steve Gulley & New Pinnacle.  

Have a great week!

Amy O.

SONG / PERFORMER / ALBUM / LABEL 

  • Katy Hill / Del McCoury Band / RockyGrass / Blue Planet
  • Windy Mountain / Lonesome Pine Fiddlers / Windy Mountain / Bear Family 
  • Cold And Windy Night / Johnson Mountain Boys / Requests / Rounder
  • Lonesome Wind / Del McCoury / High, Lonesome And Blue / Rounder
  • Lonesome Wind Blues / Rhonda Vincent / Back Home Again / Rounder
  • I Haven't Got The Right To Love You / Mac Wiseman / The Chronological Mac Wiseman, 1953-1955 / Kipepeo Publishing
  • I'm So Blue I Could Cry / Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver / Pressing On Regardless / Brentwood Music
  • I'm Coming Back But I Don't Know When / Lonesome River Band / Carrying The Tradition / Rebel
  • You Ain't Woman Enough To Take My Man / White Mountain Bluegrass / Aragon Mill / Strictly Country Records
  • Greenville Trestle High / Doc Watson / Americana Masters Series:  Best Of The Sugar Hill Years / Sugar Hill
  • Hickory Hollow / Fred Pike, Bill Rawlings & the Twin River Boys / Authentic Bluegrass Folk Music / Osage Records [Fred Pike birthday, 10/27/1932]
  • Bacon In My Beans / Joe Mullins & the Radio Ramblers / For The Record / Billy Blue Records [Joe Mullins birthday, 10/27/1965]
  • Call Me The Breeze / Eddie Adcock Band / Talk To Your Heart / CMH Records [Martha Adcock birthday, 10/29/1949]
  • Wild Mountain Honey / Osborne Brothers & Red Allen / The Osborne Brothers & Red Allen / Rounder [Sonny Osborne birthday, 10/29/1937]
  • Many A Mile / Eddie & Martha Adcock with Tom Gray & Friends / Many A Mile / Patuxent Music [Martha Adcock birthday, 10/29/1949]
  • She's No Angel / Osborne Brothers & Red Allen / The Osborne Brothers & Red Allen / Rounder [Sonny Osborne birthday, 10/29/1937]
  • Pikearoo / Pike Brothers & the Pine Hill Ranchers / The Pike Brothers & the Pine Hill Ranchers / Rebel [Fred Pike birthday, 10/27/1932]
  • In The Pines / Bill Monroe & His Blue Grass Boys / The King And The Father / MME
  • Sam Jocelyn's Ghost / ETSU Bluegrass Pride Band / single / Now And Then Records
  • Down In The Cold Ground / Mark Newton Band / Charlie Lawson's Still / Rebel
  • Footsteps So Near / Hot Rize / Traditional Ties / Sugar Hill
  • Ghost Stories / Lost Highway / Bluegrass The Way You Like It / Hay Holler
  • Brown Mountain Light / The Hillmen / The HIllmen / Sugar Hill
  • Lily Dale / Junior Sisk Band / single / Mountain Fever Records
  • Teach Your Children / Darin & Brooke Aldridge / Inner Journey / Rounder
  • Real Shine / Steve Gulley & New Pinnacle / High Peaks And New Ground / Rural Rhythm
  • Bringing Mary Home / Country Gentlemen / Can't You Hear Me Callin':  Early Classics, 1963-1969 / Rebel
  • I've Come To Take You Home / Seldom Scene / Like We Used To Be / Sugar Hill
  • The Ghost Of Norma Jean / Steep Canyon Rangers / One Dime At A Time / Rebel
  • George Cunningham / Springfield Exit / That Was Then / Patuxent Music
  • The Ghost Of Cecil Martin / Audie Blaylock & Redline / Originalist / 615 Hideaway Records
  • Clinch Mountain Mystery / Larry Stephenson Band / Clinch Mountain Mystery / Pinecastle
  • Didn't Die / Becky Buller / 'Tween Earth And Sky / Dark Shadow Recording
  • Polly Vaughn / The Dillards / There Is A Time (1963-70) / Vanguard
  • The Ghost Of Noah Hayes / Rick Pardue & Timmy Massey / The Ghost Of Noah Hayes / Lizard Records
  • The Ballad Of Sarah Malone / David Davis & the Warrior River Boys / Troubled Times / Rebel
  • Ballad Of Maudie Dawson / Longview / High Lonesome / Rounder
  • Eli Renfro / Del McCoury & the Dixie Pals / Classic Bluegrass / Rebel
  • Banjo Ringing Saturday Night / Osborne Brothers / The Osborne Brothers / Decca [Sonny Osborne birthday, 10/29/1937]
  • Dixie Breakdown / The Traditional Grass / Howdy Neighbor Howdy / Rebel
  • Let The Light Shine Down / Country Gentlemen / The Early Rebel Recordings, 1962-1971 / Rebel
  • Father's Hand / Johnny & Jeanette Williams / Thirty Years Later / Grass Tank Music
  • You're Drifting Away / Bill Monroe & His Blue Grass Boys / Bill Monroe & His Blue Grass Boys, 1951-1954 / JSP Records
  • Won't Be It Be Wonderful There / Dailey & Vincent / Brothers Of The Highway / Rounder
  • He Took Your Place / Lester Flatt & Earl Scruggs / Foggy Mountain Gospel / Columbia
  • That's Where Glory Can Be Found / Flashback / Foxhounds And Fiddles / Pinecastle
  • Tree Of Life / Reno & Smiley / 16 Greatest Gospel Hits / Starday King Records
  • When I Wake Up To Sleep No More / Gospel Plowboys / When The Crops Are Laid By / Mountain Glory Music
  • Home On The River / Gibson Brothers / They Called It Music / Compass Records
  • I Want To Know More About My Lord / Joe Mullins & the Radio Ramblers / For The Record / Billy Blue Records [Joe Mullins birthday, 10/27/1965]
  • Black Mountain Blues / Johnson Mountain Boys / Requests / Rounder


Sunday, October 20, 2019

"Bluegrass Cafe" playlist - 10/20/2019

During Sunday's Bluegrass Café, we played a variety of Bluegrass, new and not-so-new, and included special tributes to the late Raymond Fairchild (March 15, 1939 - October 13, 2019), as well as a birthday tribute to Country Music Hall of Famer Grandpa Jones, who was born on October 20, 1913.

Lewis Marshall Jones was in his 20s when the "Grandpa" nickname was assigned to him, but he grew into that character over the years.  Grandpa may not have been a "Bluegrass" performer, but he was an entertainer who was featured on the Grand Ole Opry for many years, and he was a cast member of "Hee Haw" for a number of years, too.  During our Sunday tribute, we included a few songs performed by Grandpa Jones, as well as a couple of songs written by Grandpa Jones.  In addition, we included two songs from the Brown's Ferry Four -- a gospel quartet featuring Grandpa Jones, the Delmore Brothers, and (sometimes) Merle Travis.  Many songs found in the gospel catalog of Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver were taken there directly from the Brown's Ferry Four.  

There was a tiny bit of brand-new music to share this week, as well, with selections from an upcoming recording by Sideline, and the debut recording of a new band known as Jeff Parker & Company.  Other 2019 releases included in Sunday's show were by Jason Barie, the Farm Hands, the Band Of Ruhks, the Mosley Brothers, the Grascals, the Po' Ramblin' Boys, and the Seldom Scene.

Hope you were able to join us, but if not, you'll have another opportunity to listen in next Sunday, 4-7PM.

Have a good week!

Amy O.



SONG / PERFORMER / ALBUM / LABEL [Requests are RED]
  • Katy Hill / Del McCoury Band / RockyGrass / Blue Planet
  • It's Gonna Be A Beautiful Day / Wayne Taylor & Appaloosa / It's Gonna Be A Beautiful Day! / Raincoe Music
  • The Girl I Left In Sunny Tennessee / Bill Clifton / The Early Years, 1957-1958 / Rounder
  • Whole Lot More Living / Rickey Wasson / From The Heart And Soul / Rural Rhythm
  • No Depression / Johnson Mountain Boys / Goin' Up Copper Creek / Copper Creek
  • Brown Mountain Light / Country Gentlemen / Can't You Hear Me Callin':  Early Classics, 1963-1969 / Rebel
  • The Leaves Musn't Fall / Danny Paisley & the Southern Grass / The Tradition Continues / Brandywine
  • Timber I'm Falling / White Mountain Bluegrass / January Weekend / R Own
  • If You're Ever Gonna Love Me / Country Gazette / Appalachian Stomp / Rhino
  • Two Highways / Alison Krauss & Union Station / Two Highways / Rounder
  • Windy City Rag / Alison Krauss & Union Station / Two Highways / Rounder
  • Singing My Troubles Away / Price Sisters / A Heart Never Knows / Rebel
  • One More Dollar / Nashville Bluegrass Band / Unleashed / Sugar Hill
  • Dim Lights, Thick Smoke / Lester Flatt & Earl Scruggs / Selected Cuts, 1952-1955 / JSP Records
  • I'll Go Stepping Too / Earls Of Leicester / Live At The CMA Theater At The Country Music Hall Of Fame / Rounder
  • Everybody's Talkin' / Seldom Scene / Changes / Rounder
  • Old New Borrowed And Blue / Po' Ramblin' Boys / Toil, Tears & Trouble / Rounder
  • Callin' Your Name / The Grascals / Straighten The Curves / Mountain Home
  • Reason For Being / Fred Travers / Epilogue:  A Tribute To John Duffey / Smithsonian Folkways
  • Return To Windy Mountain / Sideline / single / Mountain Home
  • Black Shiny Stone / Mosley Brothers / The Mosley Brothers / Patuxent Music
  • Julie / Bank Of Ruhks / Authentic / Rebel
  • What About You / Jeff Parker & Company / Time Has Made A Change / Truegrass Entertainment
  • Stop And Smell The Roses / Farm Hands / Memories Of Home / Pinecastle
  • Daybreak In Dixie / Raymond Fairchild / Raymond Fairchild Plays The Classics / Copper Creek [Remembering Raymond Fairchild:  March 15, 1939 - October 13, 2019]
  • Whoa Mule / Raymond Fairchild / Little Zane / Copper Creek [Remembering Raymond Fairchild:  March 15, 1939 - October 13, 2019]
  • Mountain Dew / Grandpa Jones / 28 Greatest Hits / Starday King Records [Grandpa Jones birthday, 10/20/1913]
  • It's Raining Here This Morning / Norman Blake & Tony Rice / Blake & Rice 2 / Rounder [Grandpa Jones birthday, 10/20/1913]
  • Here Rattler / Grandpa Jones / 28 Greatest Hits / Starday King Records [Grandpa Jones birthday, 10/20/1913]
  • Fallen Leaves / Joe Mullins & the Radio Ramblers / Hymns From The Hills / Rebel [Grandpa Jones birthday, 10/20/1913]
  • Eight More Miles To Louisville / Bristol Boys / All Aboard With The Bristol Boys / Self-Produced [Grandpa Jones birthday, 10/20/1913]
  • Five-String Banjo Boogie / Grandpa Jones / 28 Greatest Hits / Starday King Records [Grandpa Jones birthday, 10/20/1913]
  • Rocking On The Waves / Brown's Ferry Four / Rockin' On The Waves:  Complete King Recordings, 1946-1952 / King [Grandpa Jones birthday, 10/20/1913]
  • Gotta Get You Near Me Blues / High Fidelity / Hills And Home / Rebel
  • Darling Do You Know Who Loves You / Junior Sisk & Ramblers Choice / The Mountains Are Calling Me Home / Mountain Fever Records
  • Rocky Top / Osborne Brothers / High Lonesome / CMH
  • Party For One / Feinberg Brothers / Party For One / Cabinwood Music
  • Sunny Side Of The Mountain / Jimmy Martin / High Lonesome / CMH
  • The Court Of Love / Rhonda Vincent / Taken / Upper Management Music
  • Another Love Gone Wrong / Becky Buller / Crepe Paper Heart / Dark Shadow Recording
  • Frozen In Time / Gibson Brothers / Help My Brother / Compass Records [Eric Gibson birthday, 10/23/1970]
  • The Lighthouse / Gibson Brothers / Bona Fide / Sugar Hill
  • I Hear My Savior Calling / Stanley Brothers / Selected Cuts, 1955-1956 / JSP Records
  • I Want To Be A Christian Soldier / Crowe & McLaughlin / Going Back / Rounder
  • After The Sunrise / Brown's Ferry Four / Rockin' On The Waves:  Complete King Recordings, 1946-1952 / King [Grandpa Jones birthday, 10/20/1913]
  • He Said If I Be Lifted Up / Johnson Mountain Boys / Let The Whole World Talk / Rounder
  • Beyond The Sunset For Me / Jason Barie / Pieces / Billy Blue Records
  • Home Of The Soul / Jimmy Gaudreau with Bill Clifton / In Good Company / CMH
  • Black Mountain Blues / Johnson Mountain Boys / Requests / Rounder

Sunday, October 13, 2019

"Bluegrass Cafe" playlist - 10/13/2019

On a gorgeous October Sunday, our "plan" was really no plan at all.  We shared a little bit of brand new music, and in some cases, we showcased more than one song from a few different CDs.  Hope you were able to join us.

For brand-new music, we included a couple of songs from a soon-to-be-released CD by Volume Five.  There were lots of other 2019 selections, too, from Jesse McReynolds, the Garrett Newton Band, Band Of Ruhks, Jason Barie, the Po' Ramblin' Boys, Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver, Mile Twelve, Larry Sparks, Ralph Stanley II & the Clinch Mountain Boys, the Edgar Loudermilk Band, and Audie Blaylock & Redline.

Hope you can join us once again next Sunday afternoon, 4-7PM.

Have a great week!

Amy O.



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

  • Katy Hill / Del McCoury Band / RockyGrass / Blue Planet
  • Remembering / David Peterson / Comin' On Strong / Self-Produced
  • You're The Girl Of My Dreams / Mac Wiseman / The Chronological Mac Wiseman, 1951-1953 / Kipepeo Publishing
  • I'll Still Write Your Name In The Sand / Jerry Wicentowski / Thanks, Mac!:  Songs Of Mac Wiseman / Self-Produced
  • Are You Coming Back To Me / Bill Harrell & Mac Wiseman / Bill Harrell & Friends / Rebel
  • Don't Say Goodbye If You Love Me / Bill Harrell & Jim McReynolds / Bill Harrell & Friends / Rebel
  • The Stanley Brothers / Travers Chandler & Avery County / Pardon Me... / Mountain Fever Records
  • The Lonesome River / Stanley Brothers / The Complete Columbia Stanley Brothers / Columbia Legacy
  • Blue Monday Morning / Travers Chandler & Avery County / Pardon Me... / Mountain Fever Records
  • Let's Part The Best Of Friends / Stanley Brothers / The Complete Columbia Stanley Brothers / Columbia Legacy
  • Big Rock Candy Mountain / Harry McClintock / O Brother, Where Art Thou? / Lost Highway Records
  • Flat Tops A Pickin' / Reno & Harrell / Rebel Records:  35 Years Of The Best In Bluegrass / Rebbel
  • Where Is The Love? / Traver Hollow / By Request / Self-Produced
  • Burn The Barn / Big Country Bluegrass / Let Them Know I'm From Virginia / Rebel
  • Some Old Day / John Cowan / Epilogue:  A Tribute To John Duffey / Smithsonian Folkways
  • Don't Sell Daddy Any More Whiskey / Joe Val / Diamond Joe / Rounder
  • Sawmill Road / Lost & Found / Down On Sawmill Road / Rebel
  • That Silver-Haired Daddy Of Mine / Traver Hollow / By Request / Self-Produced
  • Earl's Breakdown / Eddie Adcock & Don Reno / Rebel Records:  35 Years Of The Best In Bluegrass / Rebel
  • Poor Ellen Smith / Joe Val / Diamond Joe / Rounder
  • I Am A Man Of Constant Sorrow / Soggy Bottom Boys / O Brother, Where Art Thou? / Lost Highway Records
  • All The Way To The Bottom / Volume Five / For Those Who Care To Listen / Mountain Fever Records
  • Chinese Breakdown / Jesse McReynolds & Friends / The Bull Mountain Moonshiners' Way / Pinecastle
  • No More Painting Up This Town / Garrett Newton Band / Bluegrass Barn / Pinecastle
  • There's Another Baby Waiting For Me Down The Line / Band Of Ruhks / Authentic / Rebel
  • Wrong So Right / Rick Faris / Breaking In Lonesome / Billy Blue Records
  • The Army Vet Song / Volume Five / For Those Who Care To Listen / Mountain Fever Records
  • Sarah Jo / Jason Barie / Pieces / Billy Blue Records [Jason Barie birthday, 10/13/1979]
  • Hickory, Walnut & Pine / Po' Ramblin Boys / Toil, Tears & Trouble / Rounder
  • Dark As The Night / Kathy Kallick Band / Horrible World / Live Oak Records
  • Lonesome Riverboat Blues / Edgar Loudermilk Band / Lonesome Riverboat Blues / Rural Rhythm
  • Back In My Baby's Arms Again / Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver / Live In Prague, Czech Republic / Billy Blue Records
  • Too Late To Say Goodbye / Mickey Galyean & Cullen's Bridge / Songs From The Blue Ridge / Rebel
  • Ride Away / Kathy Kallick Band / Horrible World / Live Oak Records
  • Have You Seen My Blueridge Girl / Edgar Loudermilk Band / Lonesome Riverboat Blues / Rural Rhythm
  • Next Train South / Po' Ramblin' Boys / Toil, Tears & Trouble / Rounder
  • City That Drowned / Mile Twelve / City On A Hill / Delores The Taurus Records
  • That's Just Lonesome / Feinberg Brothers / Party For One / Cabinwood Music
  • Remembrance Is A Golden Chain / Heather Berry & Tony Mabe / The Heather Berry & Tony Mabe Show / Mountain Fever Records
  • Indecision / James King / Lonesome And Then Some / Rounder
  • I'm Really Leaving / Larry Sparks / New Moon Over My Shoulder / Rebel
  • Losing You / Jimmy Martin / The King Of Bluegrass / Audium
  • I've Just Seen A Face / Jim Gaudet & the Railroad Boys / No Questions Asked / Self-Produced
  • Love Is An Awful Thing / Audie Blaylock & Redline / Originalist / 615 Hideaway Records
  • Wild Mountain Honey / Junior Sisk & Joe Mullins / Hall Of Fame Bluegrass! / Rebel
  • Get In Line, Brother / Lester Flatt & Earl Scruggs / Selected Sides, 1950-1952 / JSP Records
  • Lay Your Burdens At His Feet / Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver / Gospel Collection, Volume 1 / Sugar Hill
  • Lord Help Me Find My Way / Ralph Stanley II & the Clinch Mountain Boys / Lord Help Me Find My Way / Stanley Family Records
  • So Happy I'll Be / Rhonda Vincent & the Rage / Ragin' Live / Rounder
  • The Place Prepared For Me / Country Gentlemen / Calling My Children Home / Rebel
  • Satan And The Saint / Malpass Brothers / The Malpass Brothers / Organic Records
  • Where Shall I Be? / Bear Bridge Band / One More Ride / Open Road
  • My Savior's Train / High Fidelity / Hills And Home / Rebel
  • When The Sun Of Life Goes Down / Joe Mullins & the Radio Ramblers / Sacred Memories / Rebel
  • Black Mountain Blues / Johnson Mountain Boys / Requests / Rounder