Sunday, September 08, 2013

"Bluegrass Cafe" playlist - 9/8/2013

Another school year has begun at the University of Connecticut, and with it, the WHUS schedule has changed once again.  We're happy to tell you that Bluegrass Cafe will continue in its Sunday slot from 4-7PM, and we're even happier to tell you that Jim Beaver will be returning to host the show on alternating weeks with me, with his first Sunday back happening on September 15th.  Hooray!  We're also pleased to let you know that James Ward and his mom, Cathy Ward, will continue their Bluegrass Rules program for this semester -- their show will air on Thursdays from 3-4PM.  For more information on the rest of the WHUS Fall broadcast schedule, click here.  

Happy 102nd to William Smith Monroe!
Sunday's show was a fun one to share some music from the Father of Country Music, Jimmie Rodgers, who was born on September 8, 1897.  Several of Jimmie's blue yodels have been given the Bluegrass treatment over the years, so we picked out just a couple of them to play.  This is also the week to remember and celebrate the Father of Bluegrass Music, Bill Monroe (September 13, 1911-September 9, 1996).  We did that by playing a few of the songs written in tribute to Bill Monroe since his passing, as well as devoting the entire gospel set to the gospel music of Monroe, both performed by him with the Blue Grass Boys, and by other bands, as well.  

The first Sunday in September following Labor Day has been dedicated as
Me with the only grandparent I really remember,
my paternal grandmother, Fannie Burgess.  
National Grandparents' Day in the United States.  While this is not as big of a holiday as, say, Mother's Day or Father's Day and is not really widely celebrated (if at all), it seemed appropriate to break out a few Bluegrass tunes which have been written over the last several years in celebration of grandmothers and grandfathers.  These heartfelt tributes came to us from BearTracks, the Gibson Brothers, Springfield Exit, and the Spinney Brothers.

We also kept a little time to play some newer Bluegrass music from a few different projects which have not yet been officially released, including the much-talked-about "Bluegrass Album" from country singer, Alan Jackson.  We played one song from that album, as well as a song from the new Rounder CD from the Steep Canyon Rangers, "Tell The Ones I Love."  Other newer music came to us from the Boxcars, Danny Paisley & the Southern Grass, the Spinney Brothers, Volume Five, Tom Neal, Donna Ulisse, Big Country Bluegrass, Peter Rowan, the Tuttles with A.J. Lee, Marty Raybon & Full Circle, the Expedition Show, Chris Jones & the Night Drivers, and Jeff Parker.

Hope you have a great week -- and that you'll be certain to join Jim next Sunday for another edition of Bluegrass Cafe!  



  • Katy Hill / Del McCoury Band / RockyGrass / Blue Planet
  • Monroe [Monroe's Doctrine] / Special Consensus / Special Consensus with Josh Williams & Chris Jones / Scratch Gravel Road / Compass Records
  • William Smith Monroe / Niall Toner / Onwards And Upwards / Pinecastle
  • Is The Grass Any Bluer / Rhonda Vincent / The Storm Still Rages / Rounder
  • Summertime Is Past And Gone / Bill Monroe & His Blue Grass Boys / The Essential Bill Monroe & His Blue Grass Boys / Columbia
  • Blue Yodel No. 4 / Bill Monroe & His Blue Grass Boys / The Essential Bill Monroe & His Blue Grass Boys / Columbia
  • In The Jailhouse Now / Soggy Bottom Boys / O Brother, Where Art Thou? / Mercury
  • Blue Yodel #1 (T For Texas) / Johnson Mountain Boys / Requests / Rounder
  • Is It True / Jim & Jesse / Jim & Jesse, 1952-1955 / Bear Family
  • I'm Bound To Ride / Bill Emerson & Cliff Waldron / The Best Of Emerson & Waldron / Rebel
  • Don't Let My Love Get In The Way / Del McCoury & the Dixie Pals / Classic Bluegrass / Rebel
  • Just Like Rain / Laurie Lewis & Kathy Kallick / Together / Kaleidoscope
  • Dixie Breakdown / Reno & Smiley / Early Years, 1951-1959 / Gusto 
  • Tennessee / Jimmy Martin & the Sunny Mountain Boys / Bean Blossom / MCA
  • Marianne / Paul Adkins & the Borderline Band / Modern Times / Rebel
  • Coal Miner's Blues / The Boxcars / It's Just A Road / Mountain Home
  • My Shoes Keep Walking Back To You / Dan Paisley & the Southern Grass / Road Into Town / Patuxent Music
  • I Fall To Pieces / Too Blue / Trouble With The Grey / Self-Produced
  • A Grandmother's Love / BearTracks / Rough Edges / AMT Records
  • Arleigh / Gibson Brothers / Bona Fide / Sugar Hill
  • Grandma's Gift / Springfield Exit / Springfield Exit / Cracker Barrel
  • Grandpa's Way Of Life / Spinney Brothers / No Borders / Mountain Fever Records
  • My Baby Came Back / Laurie Lewis & Tom Rozum / The Oak And The Laurel / Rounder
  • Blue Blue Day / Karl Shiflett & Big Country Show / Take Me Back / Pinecastle
  • The Hangman's Daughter / Nightflyer / Nightflyer / Kang Records
  • Fox On The Run / Volume Five / Run / Mountain Fever Records
  • Blacktop / Alan Jackson / The Bluegrass Album / EMI Records
  • Tyler's Tune / Tom Neal / Banjoland / Patuxent Music
  • Come Dance / Steep Canyon Rangers / Tell The Ones I Love / Rounder
  • Walk This Mountain Down / Donna Ulisse / I Am A Child Of God / Hadley Music Group
  • I'm Putting On My Leaving Shoes / Big Country Bluegrass / Memories Of The Past / Rebel
  • Keepin' It Between The Lines (Old School) / Peter Rowan / The Old School / Compass Records
  • Age / Bluegrass Gospel Project / The Blue Morpho / Vital Records
  • Hickory Wind / The Tuttles with A.J. Lee / Endless Ocean / Self-Produced
  • Old John Burns / Rickey Wasson & Dwight McCall / God Didn't Choose Sides / Rural Rhythm
  • To Warm And Comfort You / Pike Brothers & the Pine Hill Ranchers / The Pike Brothers & the Pine Hill Ranchers / Rebel
  • Pike County Breakdown / Ron Stewart / Foggy Mountain Special / Rounder
  • Hurt Me All The Time / Marty Raybon & Full Circle / The Back Forty / Rural Rhythm
  • Stormy Horizons / The Expedition Show / Stormy Horizons / Mountain Fever Records
  • If That Was Love / Chris Jones & the Night Drivers / Lonely Comes Easy / Rebel
  • How Come You Do Me Like You Do / Jeff Parker / Go Parker! / Lonesome Day Records
  • Sinner You Better Get Ready / Monroe Brothers / Bill Monroe & His Blue Grass Boys / JSP Records
  • You're Drifting Away / The Bluegrass Band / Shine Hallelujah Shine / Hay Holler
  • Shine Hallelujah Shine / Bill Monroe & His Blue Grass Boys / Bill Monroe & His Blue Grass Boys / JSP Records
  • Mansions For Me / Ricky Skaggs & Tony Rice / Skaggs & Rice / Sugar Hill
  • Boat Of Love / Lost & Found / Let The Light Shine Down / Rebel
  • I'll Meet You In Church On Sunday Morning / Bill Monroe & His Blue Grass Boys / Bill Monroe & His Blue Grass Boys / JSP Records
  • Working On A Building / Seldom Scene / Let The Light Shine Down / Rebel
  • Do You Call That Religion? / Monroe Brothers / Bill Monroe & His Blue Grass Boys / JSP Records
  • Black Mountain Blues / Johnson Mountain Boys / Requests / Rounder

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