Tuesday, October 06, 2009

"Bluegrass Cafe" playlist - 10/4/2009

'Twas another busy Sunday at the ol' BG Cafe. The show ran its full three hours this week, so that was a good thing, and we sure didn't run out of great music to play in that timespan.

As the IBMA Awards were given out on Thursday, October 1st, we played a few tunes from some of the winners. Congratulations to all of them! We paid special tribute to the two Hall of Honor recipients for 2009: the Lonesome Pine Fiddlers and the Dillards. How many people got their first taste of BG by seeing the Darling Boys (a/k/a the Dillards) on a few episodes of the "Andy Griffith Show?" I'm sure there have been studies of this somewhere, but the number of folks exposed to BG through Mayberry has GOT to be pretty high...

To see a full list of IBMA Award winners, click here.

To stay a bit with the IBMA Awards theme, we also played five of tunes that have been voted "Song of the Year" over the past 20 (!) years. There were definitely a few tunes that we played that I personally had not heard in a long, long time, so that was fun.

As for new music, we revisited some of the newer discs we'd received over the past month or so, including tunes from the Steep Canyon Rangers, Bill Yates & Friends, the Hagar's Mountain Boys, Chris Jones & the Night Drivers, Southern Rail, Ricky Skaggs, Gold Heart, the Grass Cats, and Grasstowne. We also featured brand-spanking-new music from the likes of Sam Bush ("Circles Around Me" on Sugar Hill) and Dailey & Vincent (an a cappella CD called "Singing From The Heart," which D&V started recording in 2001 as a benefit for the Tennessee Bible College; the CD is distributed by Rounder Records). And speaking of older music being reissued, a fine recording made by Ralph Stanley & the Clinch Mountain Boys in the mid-1980s is once again available, this time on Rounder. Dr. Ralph is in fine form on this CD, and the Clinch Mountain Boys of the mid-80s are great, too: Charlie Sizemore on guitar & lead vocals, Junior Blankenship on lead guitar, Curley Ray Cline on the fiddle, and Jack Cooke on bass. It just doesn't get much better than that.

We mixed in a few requests, too -- those are noted in RED in the playlist below.

Be sure to join Jim & Marti next Sunday -- I'm sure Jim has something great in store for you. I'll be talking to you again in a couple of weeks.

Until then, have a great week -

  • Katy Hill / Del McCoury Band / Rocky Grass / Blue Planet
  • The Old Home Place / The Dillards / There Is A Time / Vanguard
  • You Broke Your Promise / Lonesome Pine Fiddlers / Windy Mountain / Bear Family
  • Never See My Home Again / The Dillards / There Is A Time / Vanguard
  • Pain In My Heart / Lonesome Pine Fiddlers / Windy Mountain / Bear Family
  • Jerusalem Ridge / Michael Cleveland & Flamekeeper / Leavin’ Town / Rounder
  • East Kentucky Home / The Steeldrivers / The Steeldrivers / Rounder
  • Proud To Be A Daughter Of Bluegrass / Daughters Of Bluegrass / Bluegrass Bouquet / Blue Circle
  • Knee Deep In The Blues / Russell Moore & IIIrd Tyme Out / Russell Moore & IIIrd Tyme Out / Rural Rhythm
  • I’d Rather Love You / Chris Jones & the Night Drivers / Cloud Of Dust / GSM Records
  • AppleJack / Pam Gadd with Dolly Parton / Benefit Of Doubt / Home Sweet Highway Productions
  • The Year That Clayton Delaney Died / Charlie Sizemore / The Story Is… The Songs Of Tom T. Hall / Rebel
  • Who’s Going Down To Town / Vern Williams Band / Bluegrass From The Gold Country / Rounder
  • No Mother Or Dad / Joe Val & the New England Bluegrass Boys / Live In Holland / Strictly Country
  • Never Get To Hold You In My Arms Anymore / White Mountain Bluegrass / Oh So Many Years / Self-Produced
  • Wall Around Your Heart / Reno & Smiley / Classic Bluegrass / King
  • Come Walk With Me / Joe Val & the New England Bluegrass Boys / One Morning In May / Rounder
  • Little Annie / Lilly Brothers & Don Stover / Bluegrass At The Roots / Smithsonian Folkways
  • I’m Bound To Ride / Larry Sparks / Bound To Ride / Rebel
  • I’m Coming Back But I Don’t Know When / Curley Seckler with Jimmy Martin / 60 Years Of Bluegrass With My Friends / Copper Creek
  • Wasted Words / Johnson Mountain Boys / Live At The Birchmere / Rounder
  • Doin’ My Time / Lester Flatt & Earl Scruggs / Complete Mercury Recordings / Mercury
  • Darby’s Castle / Bill Yates & Friends / Country Gentlemen Tribute, Volume II / MasterShield Records
  • There Ain’t No Easy Street / Steep Canyon Rangers / Deep In The Shade / Rebel
  • Detour / Grass Cats / A Good Way To Get The Blues / New Time Records
  • You Left Me Alone / Sam Bush / Circles Around Me / Sugar Hill
  • Hillbilly Goddess / Alecia Nugent / Hillbilly Goddess / Rounder
  • The Ballad Of Stringbean And Estelle / Sam Bush / Circles Around Me / Sugar Hill
  • High Lonesome Sound / Vince Gill with Alison Krauss & Union Station / Prime Cuts Of Bluegrass, Volume 22 / KBC
  • Kentucky Borderline / Rhonda Vincent / One Step Ahead / Rounder
  • Cold Virginia Night / Ronnie Bowman / Cold Virginia Night / Rebel
  • Don’t Throw Mama’s Flowers Away / Danny Paisley & the Southern Grass / The Room Over Mine / Rounder
  • Don’t Let Your Sweet Love Die / Lost & Found / Love, Lost & Found / Rebel
  • Chasing Lightning Bugs / Gold Heart / My Sisters And Me / Rural Rhythm
  • Left Handed Dreamer / Lou Reid & Carolina / My Own Set Of Rules / Rural Rhythm
  • My Friend Clyde / Spinney Brothers / If I Were Your Brother / Self-Produced
  • Two Hours Down / Rick Hayes / Fly By Night / Kang Records
  • I’ll Go To My Grave Lovin’ You / Special Consensus / Signs / Pinecastle
  • When You Go Walking After Midnight / Ralph Stanley & the Clinch Mountain Boys / Can’t You Hear The Mountains Calling / Rounder
  • Hide Me, Rock Of Ages / Dailey & Vincent / Singing From The Heart / Rounder
  • Goin’ Up / Blackstone Valley Bluegrass / Debut / Self-Produced
  • I Love To Tell The Story / Southern Rail / On The Road From Appomattox / Railway Records
  • Salvation Of The Lord / Grasstowne / The Other Side Of Towne / Pinecastle
  • Sinners, You’d Better Get Ready / Ricky Skaggs / Ricky Skaggs Solo: Songs My Dad Loved / Skaggs Family
  • Lord, Don’t Leave Me Here / Hagar’s Mountain Boys / Forever Yours / Self-Produced
  • Gotta Travel On / Bill Monroe & His Bluegrass Boys / Anthology / MCA
  • The Automobile Of Life / Bear Minimum / / Self-Produced
  • Gone Home / Gibson Brothers / Iron & Diamonds / Sugar Hill
  • I’m Travelin’ On And On / Bill Monroe & His Bluegrass Boys / Essential Bill Monroe & His Bluegrass Boys / Columbia

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