Monday, February 22, 2010

"Bluegrass Cafe" playlist - 2/21/2010

Well, it was another Sunday for me in the Cafe, and, as usual, I enjoyed myself a good bit. Hope you're not completely sick of me yet...

As we've been receiving lots and lots of new BG over the past couple of weeks, we tried to squeeze in a bunch of it on Sunday's show. We didn't do too badly, I don't think, as we heard new (or newER) music from former IBMA Female Vocalist of the Year, Laurie Lewis, a newer group called Brand New Strings, old-timey-sounding Jim Lloyd & the Skyliners, Clinch Mountain Boy fiddler Dewey Brown, Michael Martin Murphey's second "Bluegrass-ish" CD for Rural Rhythm, and California's Earl Brothers. There are always new titles to add to the mix, so we hope you like hearing 'em.

On Sunday, we also celebrated a couple of birthdays that are happening this coming week: Ralph Stanley, who was born on February 25, 1927, and Johnny Cash (admittedly NOT a Bluegrass performer, although he did sing on a record made by then son-in-law Marty Stuart several years ago), born on February 26, 1932. BTW, if you've not yet had a chance to read Dr. Ralph's recent biography called Man Of Constant Sorrow, you really ought to get to your local library and borrow a copy. It's a very interesting read, and gives a lot of detail about the early career of the Stanley Brothers.

At last weekend's Joe Val Bluegrass Festival, the fine New Hampshire BG band known as White Mountain Bluegrass was honored with one of the BBU Heritage Awards for their 40 years of playing BG around New England and really, all over the world. We shared some fine tunes from the McGees & Co. and will continue to do so.

Two shop notes: at WHUS, we're in the process of finally being reunited with our BG library (the CDs, anyway), and will be able to have full access to them within the next week or two. Hooray! Second, consider yourself "warned" that Radiothon 2010 is on its way. We've been in the process of gathering some fine CDs and things to offer as premiums, and hopefully, we'll be able to entice you to make a pledge to WHUS during our Radiothon weeks (March 14th & March 21st). I think you'll be pleased to see the goodies we're going to be offering, so please be sure to tune in.

And, of course, you'll want to tune in next Sunday when Jim returns to the airwaves at the BG Cafe. I'm sure he's got some great music in store for you...

Have a good week -

  • Katy Hill / Del McCoury Band / RockyGrass / Blue Planet
  • Cash On The Barrelhead / Dreadful Snakes / Snakes Alive! / Rounder
  • Why Don't You Tell Me So / Lilly Brothers with Don Stover / On The Radio, 1952-1953 / Rounder
  • Cold Wind / Joe Val / Diamond Joe / Rounder
  • Smoke Along The Track / Joe Mullins & the Radio Ramblers / Rambler's Call / Self-Produced
  • Don't Sell Daddy Any More Whiskey / Joe Val / Diamond Joe / Rounder
  • The Rambler's Blues / Stanley Brothers / Selected Sides, 1947-1953 / JSP Records
  • How Can I Keep From Singing? / Laurie Lewis / Blossoms / Spruce & Maple Music
  • The Waves On The Sea / Johnson Mountain Boys / Favorites / Rounder
  • Evil Hearted Woman / Parmley & McCoury / Families Of Tradition / BGC Records
  • Don't Throw Mama's Flowers Away / Chris Stuart & Backcountry / Mojave River / Backcountry
  • Soppin' The Gravy / Patrick McAvinue / Rutland's Reel / Patuxent Music
  • Hard Times In Kentucky / Virginia Squires / The Best Of The Virginia Squires / Rebel
  • Don't Throw Mama's Flowers Away / Danny Paisley & the Southern Grass / The Room Over Mine / Rounder
  • Timber I'm Falling / White Mountain Bluegrass / January Weekend / Self-Produced
  • Stranger In My Home / White Mountain Bluegrass / Aragon Mill / Strictly Country
  • Valley Of Peace / White Mountain Bluegrass / Oh So Many Years / Self-Produced
  • What A Ways We've Come / Gibson Brothers / Red Letter Day / Sugar Hill
  • My Deceitful Heart / Keith Whitley & Ricky Skaggs / Second Generation / Rebel
  • Ruby / Osborne Brothers / High Lonesome / CMH
  • Merry Go Round / Brand New Strings / No String Attached / Rural Rhythm
  • You Can't Grow An Onion Upside Down / Jim Lloyd & the Skyliners / Songs From My Attic / Mountain Roads Recordings
  • Beaver Dam / Dewey Brown / Hard Times For A Fiddler / DewBug Records
  • Running Gun / Michael Martin Murphey with Audie Blaylock / Buckaroo Blue Grass II / Rural Rhythm
  • Cruel Lovers Game / Earl Brothers / The Earl Brothers / Self-Produced
  • Big River / Nashville Bluegrass Band / The Boys Are Back In Town / Sugar Hill [Johnny Cash birthday]
  • I Still Miss Someone / Lost & Found / Classic Bluegrass / Rebel [Johnny Cash birthday]
  • There You Go / Jimmy Gaudreau / Classic J.A.G. / Webco [Johnny Cash birthday]
  • Papa Played The Dobro / White Mountain Bluegrass / Aragon Mill / Strictly Country [Johnny Cash birthday]
  • Hey Porter / Lynn Morris Band / The Bramble And The Rose / Rounder [Johnny Cash birthday]
  • Our Last Goodbye / Kenny & Amanda Smith / Always Never Enough / Rebel
  • I Beg To You / James King / Lonesome And Then Some / Rounder
  • Silence Or Tears / Baker Boys / Lonesome Weary Heart / Patuxent Music
  • Rude And Rambling Man / Bear Bridge Band / One More Ride / Open Road
  • No Letter In The Mail / Spinney Brothers / When The Golden Leaves Begin To Fall / Self-Produced
  • I Won't Be Far From Here / Charlie Sizemore Band / Good News / Rounder
  • Till I See You Again / Thomas Wywrot / Every Time I Walk This Road / Self-Produced
  • Chasing Lightning Bugs / Gold Heart / My Sisters And Me / Rural Rhythm
  • Amelia Earhart's Last Flight / Country Gentlemen / Can't You Hear Me Calling / Rebel
  • Rawhide / Bill Monroe & His Blue Grass Boys / Live At Mechanics Hall / Acoustic Disc
  • I Don't Care Anymore / Bill Emerson & Sweet Dixie / Southern / Rural Rhythm
  • Turn Up The Bottle / Steep Canyon Rangers / Deep In The Shade / Rebel
  • Rank Stranger / Ralph Stanley & the Clinch Mountain Boys / Classic Bluegrass / Rebel
  • The Brave Apostles Twelve / Dailey & Vincent / Dailey & Vincent Sing The Statler Brothers / Cracker Barrel
  • He Took Your Place / Lester Flatt & Earl Scruggs / Selected Sides, 1950-1952 / JSP Records
  • Trusting In Jesus / Adam Steffey / One More For The Road / Sugar Hill
  • John 3:16 / Stanley Brothers / Best Of The Best / Federal
  • Come Back Home / Jimmy Gaudreau / Classic J.A.G. / Webco
  • I'm Making My Way / Traditional Grass / Songs Of Love And Life / Rebel
  • Since I've Used My Bible For A Roadmap / Reno & Smiley / 16 Greatest Gospel Hits / King
  • A Beautiful Life / Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver / Rock My Soul / Sugar Hill
  • Black Mountain Blues / Johnson Mountain Boys / Requests / Rounder

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