Tuesday, February 16, 2010

"Bluegrass Cafe" playlist - 2/14/2010

From my end of the microphone, it seemed like Sunday's show went by in a whirlwind. I spent the better part of the weekend in Framingham, MA at the very fine (as always) Joe Val Bluegrass Festival, but arrived back in Storrs with time to spare before Sunday's show. Congratulations to the BBU folks for presenting another great festival, especially when illness and injury didn't make the lineup look quite the same as was planned on paper.

In addition to featuring a bit of music by performers who'd appeared at Joe Val over the weekend (Spinney Brothers, Gibson Brothers, Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver, Sierra Hull, Dan Paisley & the Southern Grass), we included one tune from a brand new CD we'd received this week by a Virginia band -- the Cana Ramblers CD is called, "No Expectations." As it was Valentine's Day, we also tried to include a few happy BG love songs -- 'tis not always an easy task to find such songs, but I think we did okay.

We also took a few moments to celebrate the birthdate of another one of those Country Music Hall of Famers whose music has been covered a good bit in the BG world. This time around our honoree was Ernest Tubb, who was born on February 9, 1914 (and died September 6, 1984). ET was not the world's greatest singer, but something he said in an interview from 1957 really seems like a good goal for all musicians: "I sing because I want to sing." You can't ask anything more than that.

In just one month, it will once again be time for Radiothon at WHUS. We're in the process of trying to pull together some fine CDs to offer our listeners (and supporters) as "thank-you gifts," so we hope you'll be sure to help us out, if you can. We know that the economy is still pretty lousy, but for the last two years, you folks have made the "Bluegrass Cafe" the #1 listener-supported music program at WHUS. Of course, we'd like to retain that distinction for another year, too, so we hope you'll consider making a pledge to WHUS on March 14th and/or March 21st. Thanks!

It looks like I'll be with you once again this coming Sunday for another "Bluegrass Cafe." Please consider joining me....



  • Katy Hill / Del McCoury Band / RockyGrass / Blue Planet
  • Look For Me (I'll Be There) / Jim & Jesse / Jim & Jesse, 1952-1955 / Bear Family
  • You'll Always Be The Only One / Crowe & McLaughlin / Going Back / Rounder
  • If It Ain't Love (Let's Leave It Alone) / Mark Newton with the Whites / Follow Me Back To The Fold / Rebel
  • I'll Still Write Your Name In The Sand / Spinney Brothers / When The Golden Leaves Begin To Fall / Self-Produced
  • Hit Parade Of Love / Jimmy Martin / You Don't Know My Mind / Rounder
  • Say You Lied / Neon Valley Boys / Bluegrass / Sudden Comfort Records
  • With Body And Soul / Patrick McAvinue with Audie Blaylock / Rutland's Reel / Patuxent Music
  • Banjo Fling / Jessie Baker / Yessir! / Patuxent Music
  • Pretty Roses Remind Me Of You / Lost & Found / Love, Lost & Found / Rebel
  • Everybody's Somebody's Fool / Sierra Hull / Secrets / Rounder
  • No One But My Darlin' / Nashville Bluegrass Band / Idle Time / Rounder
  • Carry Me Across The Mountain / Billy Boone Smith / Live From The Moose Lodge / Muddy Sunshine
  • I'll Never Do Better Than You / Charlie Sizemore / The Story Is...The Songs Of Tom T. Hall / Rebel
  • I Wouldn't Change You If I Could / Reno & Smiley / Early Years, 1951-1959 / Gusto
  • Uphill Climb / Weary Hearts / By Heart / Flying Fish
  • Devil Of The Trail / Randy Kohrs / Quicksand / Rural Rhythm
  • I Thought I'd Seen It All / Darin & Brooke Aldridge / Darin & Brooke Aldridge / Mountain Home
  • Roll On Buddy, Roll On / Bill Monroe / Anthology / MCA
  • I Got A Letter / Valerie Smith & Becky Buller / Here's A Little Song... / Bell Buckle Records
  • Louisville Suite / Chris Brashear & Peter McLaughlin / So Long Arizona / Dog Boy Records
  • Love At Last / Bear Bridge Band / Broken Hearts And Better Times / Open Road
  • AppleJack / Pam Gadd with Dolly Parton / Benefit Of Doubt / Home Sweet Highway Productions
  • I Thought That She Loved Me / Steep Canyon Rangers / Deep In The Shade / Rebel
  • Crazy Blues / Jimmy Gaudreau's Bluegrass Unit / Live In Holland / Strictly Country
  • Leavin' Town / Chris Warner / Goin' To The Dance / Patuxent Music
  • Redwood Hill / Country Gentlemen / Live In Japan / Rebel
  • Try Me One More Time / Del McCoury Band / Blue Side Of Town / Rounder [Ernest Tubb]
  • Drivin' Nails In My Coffin / Rhonda Vincent & the Rage / Ragin' Live / Rounder [Ernest Tubb]
  • Are You Waiting Just For Me / Mike Auldridge with Tony Rice / Treasures Untold / Sugar Hill [Ernest Tubb]
  • Waltz Across Texas / Johnson Mountain Boys / At The Old Schoolhouse / Rounder [Ernest Tubb]
  • Who Showed Who / Dan Tyminski / Wheels / Rounder
  • I Love You Until I Am Dizzy / Curly Seckler / Bluegrass, Don't You Know / Copper Creek
  • All That's Left (For You To Do Is Leave) / Big Country Bluegrass / Open For Business / Mountain Roads Recordings
  • I Want To Be Loved / The Radio Gang / Two Different Roads / Fishtraks
  • She Paints A Picture / Gibson Brothers / Another Night Of Waiting / Hay Holler
  • California Cotton Fields / Cana Ramblers / No Expectations / Self-Produced
  • Sweetest Love / Stanley Brothers / The Complete Columbia Stanley Brothers / Columbia
  • I'll Go To My Grave Loving You / Dailey & Vincent / Dailey & Vincent Sing The Statler Brothers / Cracker Barrel
  • Whole Lot More Living / Rickey Wasson / From The Heart And Soul / Rural Rhythm
  • Sweeping Through The Gates / Dan Paisley & the Southern Grass / The Tradition Continues / Brandywine
  • Some Day / Blue Highway / Some Day : The Fifteenth Anniversary Collection / Rounder
  • When God Dips His Pen Of Love In My Heart / Alison Krauss & the Cox Family / Blue Ribbon Bluegrass / Rounder
  • The Lord Will Light The Way / Bill Emerson & Sweet Dixie / Southern / Rural Rhythm
  • Satan's Jeweled Crown / Daryl Moseley & Tim Graves / Remembering The Beacon Brothers / Pinecastle
  • Rocking On The Waves / Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver / Quicksilver Rides Again! / Sugar Hill
  • The Boat Of Love / Balsam Range / Marching Home / Mountain Home
  • Blue Grass Twist / Johnson Mountain Boys / Requests / Rounder

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Good show you have on WHUS.
Alway's listening.

Best Wishes,

Jewett City, CT