Sunday, November 06, 2011

"Bluegrass Cafe" playlist - 11/6/2011

What a crazy week this has been!  As you may know, Connecticut was hit with a record-breaking October snowfall two days before Halloween, and as a result, lots of trees and wires were knocked down; hence, a good portion of the state was without electricity for many, many days.  In fact, some folks are still without power 8+ days after the storm.  Pretty crazy, and winter hasn't even officially begun yet.  Yikes!  

For Sunday's show, our goal was kind of standard -- try to play a bunch of newer BG and balance it with a few favorites.  I think that was able to be accomplished fairly easily with newish music from folks like Lee MarcusIvan Rosenberg & the Foggy Hogtown Boys, Leon Morris, the Del McCoury Band, Blue Highway, Wayne Taylor & Appaloosa, the Missy Werner Band, Eddie & Martha Adcock with Tom Gray, Ethan Hughes, Russell Moore & IIIrd Tyme Out, and the Crowe Brothers.  

Brand spanking-new music came from two CDs:  one from a group from Maine with Connecticut ties:  "Rustic Little Cabin" from Gelina & Pike's Mainly Grass (a group which includes Gordon Pike and his wife, Gail, along with one other couple); and the other from a singer-songwriter who was born in Maine, but now makes her home in Florida:  Cheryl J. Watson's "Watertown."  

Great songwriter, but I'd still rather hear others sing his songs.

The show began with five tunes from the ever-prolific pen of Country Music Hall of Famer, Bill Anderson, who celebrated his 74th birthday on November 1st.  I will never claim to be a fan of the singing talents of ol' Whisperin' Bill, but there is no disputing that he is one of the greatest songwriters in the history of country music.  Like a whole lot of other great country performers, the music of Bill Anderson has been mined for use in Bluegrass through the years, and we selected five versions of Anderson classics to open the show.  These songs were performed by Bob Paisley & the Southern Grass, the Osborne Brothers, the Johnson Mountain Boys, James King, and the Sand Mountain Boys.  Great stuff.

Hope you were able to enjoy at least part of the show this week, and that you'll be sure to join Jim in next Sunday's "Bluegrass Cafe," beginning at 4PM sharp.  Be there, won't you?

Have a fine week!


  • The Mill / Laurie Lewis & Grant Street / RockyGrass / Blue Planet
  • Katy Hill / Del McCoury Band / RockyGrass / Blue Planet
  • Slippin' Away / Bob Paisley & the Southern Grass / Live In Holland / Strictly Country
  • Cincinnati, Ohio / Osborne Brothers / Hillbilly Fever / CMH
  • I Don't Love You Anymore / Johnson Mountain Boys / Requests / Rounder
  • Saginaw, Michigan / James King / The Bluegrass Storyteller / Rounder
  • Once A Day / Sand Mountain Boys / Molly Rose / Hay Holler
  • My Time / Lee Marcus / Grandpa's Pond / Self-Produced
  • The Grey Ghost / Bill Emerson / Eclipse / Rural Rhythm
  • Is It Still Over / Michelle Nixon & Drive / A Place I Belong / Mountain Fever
  • I Know You're Married / Reno & Smiley / Bluegrass, 1963 / Rural Rhythm
  • Up This Hill And Down / Ivan Rosenberg & the Foggy Hogtown Boys / The Hogtown Sessions / Vole-O-Tone Records
  • Me And The Jukebox / Leon Morris / Thinking Today Of My Home / Patuxent Music
  • Shoulder To Shoulder / Lynn Morris Band / Shape Of A Tear / Rounder
  • I Was Left On The Street / Audie Blaylock & Redline / I'm Going Back To Old Kentucky / Rural Rhythm
  • Out In The Cold World / Bill Monroe & His Blue Grass Boys / Bill Monroe & His Blue Grass Boys, 1957-1958 / JSP Records
  • Close By / Del McCoury Band / Old Memories:  The Songs Of Bill Monroe / McCoury Music
  • Rare Bird Alert / Steve Martin & the Steep Canyon Rangers / Rare Bird Alert / Rounder
  • Last Goodbye / Missy Werner Band / Three Kinds Of Lonesome / Self-Produced
  • Nothin' I Can Do About It Now / The Roys / Lonesome Whistle / Rural Rhythm
  • Stranger In My Home / White Mountain Bluegrass / Aragon Mill / Strictly Country
  • Heavy Traffic Ahead / Del McCoury Band / Old Memories:  The Songs Of Bill Monroe / McCoury Music
  • That's When I Miss Her (Him) Most Of All / Gelina & Pike's Mainly Grass / Rustic Little Cabin / Self-Produced
  • Helen / Eddie & Martha Adcock with Tom Gray / Many A Mile / Patuxent Music
  • Watertown / Cheryl J. Watson / Watertown / Self-Produced
  • Old Kentucky Farmers / Russell Moore & IIIrd Tyme Out / Prime Tyme / Rural Rhythm
  • This Morning At Nine / Eddie & Martha Adcock with Tom Gray / Many A Mile / Patuxent Music
  • Many A Mile / Country Gentlemen / Can't You Hear Me Callin':  Early Classics, 1963-1969 / Rebel
  • More Than A Name On A Wall / Dailey & Vincent / Dailey & Vincent / Rounder
  • Blue Eyed Blonde / Cody Shuler & Pine Mountain Railroad / Cody Shuler & Pine Mountain Railroad / Steeltown Records
  • Must Be The Wind / Nu-Blu / The Blu-Disc / Pinecastle
  • I Knew It Wasn't You (The Telephone Song) / Crowe Brothers / Bridging The Gap / Rural Rhythm
  • Gone At Last / Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver / Drive Time / Mountain Home
  • We're In This Love Together / Darin & Brooke Aldridge / So Much In Between / Mountain Home
  • Roads Travelled / Edgar Loudermilk with Marty Raybon / Roads Travelled / Mountain Fever
  • Liberty Off The Corn Liquor Still/Devil In The Wood Pile [music bed] / Russ Nixon / Last Chance / Patuxent Music
  • Shenandoah Breakdown [music bed] / Russ Nixon / Last Chance / Patuxent Music
  • Runaround [music bed] / Russ Nixon / Last Chance / Patuxent Music
  • Wait A Minute / Seldom Scene / Different Roads / Rebel
  • Anywhere Is Home Again / Volume Five / Children Of The Mountain / Mountain Fever
  • Storm / Blue Highway / Sounds Of Home / Rounder
  • She Put The Tears In My Eyes / Wayne Taylor & Appaloosa / It's Gonna Be A Beautiful Day! / Self-Produced
  • Ain't It Funny / Ethan Hughes / Searching For A Home / Patuxent Music
  • Remembering / David Peterson / Comin' On Strong / Self-Produced
  • When Someone Wants To Leave / Seldom Scene / Bluegrass The World's Greatest Show / Sugar Hill
  • Drifting Too Far From The Shore / Allerton & Alton / Black, White & Bluegrass / Bear Family
  • Singing As We Rise / Gibson Brothers with Ricky Skaggs / Help My Brother / Compass Records
  • It's Gonna Rain / Good Ol' Persons / Count Your Blessings:  A Bluegrass Gospel Collection / Live Oak Records
  • John 3:16 / Stanley Brothers / All Gospel All Bluegrass / Federal
  • Sweet Wonderful Words / Spinney Brothers / When The Golden Leaves Begin To Fall / Self-Produced
  • One Prayer Away / Don Rigsby & Midnight Call / The Voice Of God / Rebel
  • Lord Have Mercy (On My Soul) / Lou Reid & Carolina / Sounds Like Heaven To Me / Rural Rhythm Christian
  • Reveille Time In Heaven / Mac Wiseman / Bluegrass Hits And Heartsongs / Rebel
  • Blue Grass Twist / Johnson Mountain Boys / Requests / Rounder

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