Monday, June 22, 2009

"Bluegrass Cafe" playlist - 6/21/2009

It should come as no surprise that a running theme for Sunday's BG Cafe was "fathers." We played a few BG tunes related to fatherhood, and we also played several songs from bands featuring fathers and their sons or daughters (or sometimes both). Hope all of the dads out there got a chance to spend some time with their kids yesterday, and, of course, if they spent some of it listening to BG on the radio, so much the better!

We also included a bit of newer music from three CDs. The common "theme" of the CDs (in hindsight) seemed to be New Hampshire banjo picker, Herman McGee, as we played tunes from the brand new CD by Herman's family's band, White Mountain Bluegrass ("Oh So Many Years" on their own WMB label), a recording from a Maine-based group called the Radio Gang (Herman plays the banjo & guitar with this band), and Herman's very-own solo recording called "Family & Friends." All of these CDs are quite good, and doubtless, you'll be hearing plenty more from them in future weeks.

Sam Tidwell's music got a bit more airplay on Sunday, as well. If you didn't make it to the very-fine Sam Tidwell Tribute Day in Sterling last weekend, you missed a really great time. Event co-organizer Myrna Riquier made sure the event was recorded for Charter Communications ATV 14 (serving 16 towns in northeastern CT), so perhaps you'll see a recording of some of the festivities on the air at a future time. We'll let you know if we find out anything about that happening. In the meantime, though, be sure to check out Jack Holland's great blog post about this event, including lots of pictures.

The nice folks at the upcoming Grey Fox Bluegrass Festival have given us four single-day passes (each good for one attendee) to give away on the air, so the plan is to give one away each week between now and the festival (July 16-19). Yesterday's winner was a very happy one -- keep on listening, as we hope to make someone else very happy next Sunday.

I'll be back with you next Sunday, 6/28, and we'll welcome in a Guest DJ, Clyde Proch. It should be a fun show...

Thanks for listening -

Requests are RED.

  • Katy Hill / Del McCoury Band / Rocky Grass / Blue Planet
  • That Silver Haired Daddy Of Mine / Traver Hollow / By Request / THP Records
  • You Are My Sunshine / Tom Adams / Right Hand Man / Rounder
  • There’s A Star Spangled Banner Waving Somewhere / Elkville String Band / Over The Mountain / Mountain Roads Recordings
  • Hello Mary Lou / Fred Pike, Sam Tidwell & the Kennebec Valley Boys / The Last Log Drive / Revonah
  • That’s What Country Folks Do / Lost & Found / Love, Lost & Found / Rebel
  • Like A Train Needs A Track / Lonesome River Band / No Turning Back / Rural Rhythm
  • The Last Thing On My Mind / Jimmy Gaudreau & Moondi Klein / 2:10 Train / Rebel
  • Heart Wrenching Lovesick Memories / Rhonda Vincent / Destination Life / Rounder
  • Eight More Miles To Louisville / Fred Pike, Sam Tidwell & the Kennebec Valley Boys / Maine Train / Interstate Records
  • Whispering Waters / Audie Blaylock & Redline / Audie Blaylock & Redline / Rural Rhythm
  • Just Like You / Hot Rize / So Long Of A Story / Sugar Hill
  • Lovesick And Sorrow / Hylo Brown / Lovesick And Sorrow / Starday
  • I Got A Letter / Valerie Smith & Becky Buller / Here’s A Little Song... / Bell Buckle
  • Smoke Along The Track / Joe Mullins & the Radio Ramblers / Rambler’s Call / Self-Produced
  • How Wrong A Man Can Be / Karl Shiflett & Big Country Show with Jim Lauderdale / Worries On My Mind / Rebel

Songs about fathers & fatherhood:

  • Me And Dad / Russell Moore & IIIrd Tyme Out / Russell Moore & IIIrd Tyme Out / Rural Rhythm
  • Farm Of Yesterday / Gibson Brothers / Ring The Bell / Compass Records
  • Do You Remember? / Bill Harrell & the Virginians / Classic Bluegrass / Rebel
  • Living Daddy’s Dream / Barry Scott & Second Wind / In God’s Time / Rebel
  • My Father’s Son / Ricky Skaggs / My Father’s Son / Epic

  • I Want To Be Loved / The Radio Gang / Two Different Roads / Fishtraks
  • Mama Tried / Herman McGee / Family & Friends / Self-Produced
  • Ole Slew Foot / White Mountain Bluegrass / Oh So Many Years / WMB Records
  • Wildwood Flower / The Radio Gang / Two Different Roads / Fishtraks

Songs featuring fathers & their sons and/or daughters:

  • Roll On Buddy / Bill & James Monroe / Bean Blossom / Columbia
  • I Feel The Blues Moving In / Del McCoury Band / By Request / McCoury Music [Del McCoury with sons, Ronnie & Rob]
  • Jacob’s Ladder / Rick Hayes with Green Hayes / Fly By Night / Self-Produced
  • Slowly Getting You Out Of The Way / Bluegrass Cardinals / Home Is Where The Heart Is / Sugar Hill [Don Parmley with son, David]
  • Little White Washed Chimney / Cox Family / Everybody’s Reaching Out For Someone /
    Rounder [Willard Cox with daughters Evelyn & Suzanne, and son, Sidney]
  • Old Hickory Cane / Bob Paisley & the Southern Grass / Live In Holland / Strictly Country [Bob Paisley with sons, Dan & Michael]
  • My Deceitful Heart / Ralph Stanley with Ralph Stanley II / Clinch Mountain Country / Rebel
  • Washington County / The Muellers / Branching Out / Mastershield Records [Curt Mueller with children, Annah, Bob, Laurah, Sarah, John, & George]

  • Tall Pines / Laurie Lewis & the Right Hands / Live / SMM Records
  • I’ll Go To My Grave Loving You / Special Consensus / Signs / Pinecastle
  • Banjo In C / Phil Rosenthal / A Treasury Of Bluegrass & Country Songs / American Melody
  • Lichen Covered Stone / Anna Mae Mitchell & Rising Tide / Prime Cuts Of Bluegrass, v.99 / KBC
  • Foggy Mountain Special / Lester Flatt & Earl Scruggs / Foggy Mountain Jamboree / Legacy
  • Standing Outside / Bear Minimum / / Self-Produced
  • Pass Me Not / Dale Ann Bradley with Larry Sparks / Catch Tomorrow / Compass Records
  • Didn’t It Rain Rain Children / Marty Raybon & Full Circle / This That & The Other / Synchoro Records
  • Along The Way / Country Gentlemen / Early Rebel Recordings, 1962-1971 / Rebel
  • Wicked Path Of Sin / Jim & Jesse McReynolds / Music Among Friends / Rounder
  • Sweeping Through The Gate / Johnnie & Jack / Johnnie & Jack With Kitty Wells At KWKH / Bear Family
  • I’m Using My Bible For A Roadmap / Reno & Smiley / Bluegrass Top 20 Gospel Songs Of The Century / New Haven
  • On The Sea Of Life / Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver / Every Time I Feel The Spirit / Sugar Hill
  • The Sunny Side Of Life / Fred Pike, Bill Rawlings & the Twin River Boys / Authentic Bluegrass Folk Music / Osage
  • Black Mountain Blues / Johnson Mountain Boys / Requests / Rounder

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