Sunday, October 20, 2013

"Bluegrass Cafe" playlist - 10/20/2013

Sunday's show was a special one for a couple of different reasons:  we remembered the 100th birthday of Louis Marshall "Grandpa" Jones with a good bit of his music; we shared new music from wonderful new projects by Edgar Loudermilk and the duo of Junior Sisk & Joe Mullins; and we visited with the Queen of Bluegrass, Rhonda Vincent.  That's a lot of stuff to cram into just three hours, but I think we were able to get it all in...

On my reading list:  the Grandpa Jones autobiography
published in 1984 and co-authored by noted
country music historian, Charles K. Wolfe.
First up, we included five songs that were either written or performed by the one and only Grandpa Jones, who would have celebrated his 100th birthday on October 20th.  While the man who was given his "Grandpa" moniker at the ripe old age of 22 wasn't exactly a Bluegrass performer, the influence of this Country Music Hall of Famer is felt even today, fifteen years after his passing in 1998.  In addition to hearing Grandpa singing three of his classic songs, including his best-known composition, "Eight More Miles To Louisville," we also heard two more of his songs performed by Norman Blake & Tony Rice as well as Joe Mullins & the Radio Ramblers.  

Another reading list selection from 2013 and Murphy Hicks Henry.
No surprise, there's a separate chapter featuring Rhonda Vincent.
The hard-working, super-busy Rhonda Vincent will be performing in Hamden, Connecticut this coming Saturday, and we enjoyed visiting with her a bit on the telephone during Sunday's show.  Rhonda told us about her newest project, as well as her upcoming recording (called "Only Me") to be released on January 28, 2014, and how she gets to host her own radio show on 650AM/WSM in Nashville on the last Thursday of each month.  Very cool!  Rhonda & the Rage will play a show for GuitarTown CT Productions on Saturday, October 26th at the Unitarian Society Hall.  For more info on the show, click here, and if you're curious to know what's going on in the busy life of Rhonda Vincent, click here.  Big thanks to show promoter Chris Wuerth for allowing us to give away a couple of tickets to Rhonda's show next week, too!

There was a little bit of new music to share from a couple of great new recordings, too:  Edgar Loudermilk's second solo recording from Mountain Fever Records, "My Big Chance Tomorrow," and a traditional recording of Bluegrass covers from the reigning IBMA Male Vocalist of the Year, Junior Sisk, along with his Rebel Records labelmate, Joe Mullins.  Their joint recording venture is called "Hall Of Fame Bluegrass!"  It's always great to hear and share new music, especially when it's top-notch quality like these two projects.

Hope you enjoyed something you heard on Sunday's show, and that you'll make it a point to join Jim for another fun edition of Bluegrass Cafe next Sunday afternoon.

Have a good week!



  • Katy Hill / Del McCoury Band / RockyGrass / Blue Planet
  • Eight More Miles To Louisville / Grandpa Jones / The Best Of The Best / Gusto
  • Fallen Leaves / Joe Mullins & the Radio Ramblers / Hymns From The Hills / Rebel
  • Mountain Dew / Grandpa Jones / The Best Of The Best / Gusto
  • It's Raining Here This Morning / Norman Blake & Tony Rice / Norman Blake & Tony Rice 2 / Rounder
  • Old Rattler / Grandpa Jones / The Best Of The Best / Gusto
  • All American Bluegrass Girl / Rhonda Vincent / All American Bluegrass Girl / Rounder
  • Tell All My Pickin' Friends Goodbye / Chris Brashear / Heart Of The Country / Dog Boy Records
  • Georgia Stomp / Johnson Mountain Boys / Live At The Birchmere / Rounder
  • Thanks For The Trip To Paradise / Jim & Jesse McReynolds / Music Among Friends / Rounder
  • Don't Cheat In Our Hometown / Stanley Brothers / Don't Cheat In Our Hometown / King Records
  • Sea Of Regret / Keith Whitley & Ricky Skaggs / Second Generation / Rebel
  • Tennessee Stud / Ricky Skaggs & Kentucky Thunder / Music To My Ears / Skaggs Family Records
  • When You're Holding Me / Rhonda Vincent / single / Upper Management Music
  • I'd Rather Hear I Don't Love You / Rhonda Vincent / single / Upper Management Music
  • When The Bloom Is Off The Rose / Rhonda Vincent with Sally Berry & Tensel Sandker / Taken / Upper Management Music
  • You're In My Heart / Rhonda Vincent / Back Home Again / Rounder
  • Jesse James / Junior Sisk & Ramblers Choice / The Story Of The Day That I Died / Rebel
  • Teardrops In My Eyes / Fred Pike, Bill Rawlings & the Twin River Boys / Authentic Bluegrass Folk Music / Osage
  • Will You Be There / Weary Hearts / By Heart / Flying Fish
  • Am I A Fool? / Lonesome River Band / Chronology, Volume Three / Rural Rhythm
  • Sunny Side Of The Mountain / Jimmy Martin / You Don't Know My Mind / Rounder
  • My Blue Tears / Rhonda Vincent / My Blue Tears / Rebel
  • Bound For Gloryland / Rhonda Vincent & the Sally Mountain Show / Bound For Gloryland / Rebel
  • To Uncle Sam And Mr. Wall Street / Edgar Loudermilk with Junior Sisk / My Big Chance Tomorrow / Mountain Fever Records
  • Two Hearts After One / Edgar Loudermilk with Buddy Melton / My Big Chance Tomorrow / Mountain Fever Records
  • The Bluebirds Are Singing For Me / Junior Sisk & Joe Mullins / Hall Of Fame Bluegrass! / Rebel
  • Don't Let My Love Get In The Way / Junior Sisk & Joe Mullins / Hall Of Fame Bluegrass! / Rebel
  • I'll Drink No More Wine / Junior Sisk & Joe Mullins / Hall Of Fame Bluegrass! / Rebel
  • The Road Leadin' Home / Spinney Brothers / No Borders / Mountain Fever Records
  • My Blue Eyed Darlin' / WhiteHouse / WhiteHouse / Pinecastle
  • Talkin' To The Wall / James King / Three Chords And The Truth / Rounder
  • Pass Me By / Shannon & Heather Slaughter & County Clare / One More Road / Self-Produced
  • By The Waters Of The Clinch / Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver / Roads Well Traveled / Mountain Home
  • The Darker The Night, The Better I See / Gibson Brothers / They Called It Music / Compass Records
  • Just Another Broken Heart / Jason Davis with Junior Sisk / Second Time Around / Mountain Fever Recrods
  • Rank Strangers / Hot Rize / In Concert / Flying Fish
  • Can't Buy Your Way / Northern Lights / Can't Buy Your Way / Flying Fish
  • Lord Protect My Soul / Kathy Kallick Band / Time / Live Oak Records
  • Row By Row / Balsam Range / Papertown / Mountain Home
  • Cryin' Holy Unto The Lord / J.D. Crowe & the New South / J.D. Crowe & the New South / Cracker Barrel
  • Working On A Building / Neon Valley Boys / Bluegrass / Sudden Comfort Records
  • One Wide River To Cross / Country Gentlemen / The Early Rebel Recordings, 1962-1971 / Rebel
  • I'll Be Going To Heaven Sometime / Lester Flatt & Earl Scruggs / The Complete Mercury Recordings / Mercury
  • Blue Grass Twist / Johnson Mountain Boys / Requests / Rounder

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