Sunday, January 05, 2014

Playlist - 1/5/2014 - 1st Show of 2014

Hi Folks.

The first show of the new year included some classic and relatively obscure material in addition to a good swath of newer music.

The newer included a song from each of the eight CDs I compiled as my favorite traditional releases of 2013.  We also heard the recent single released by Dave Adkins, music from Del McCoury, The Grascals, NewTown, Unspoken Tradition, Jim Lauderdale, Jeff Scroggins and Colorado, JD Messer and Sanctified, and Jack Lawrence.  As a rare treat we introduced a special unreleased recording from an upcoming project from Bradford Lee Folk and the Bluegrass Playboys.

The Johnny Jackson Band
For the first time on Bluegrass Cafe we heard a couple of tracks from The Johnny Jackson Band from Virginia.  The band consists of Johnny Jackson, who sings the mountain style, along with his grandson James Stiltner picking guitar and some Reno-influenced banjo.  Edith Jackson and Cindi Stiltner round out the group contributing vocals and bass. Their self-produced recordings are a little rough around the edges, but the picking is excellent and their heartfelt singing befits their home region.  You can get a sample of their music here.

James Stiltner also picks lead guitar with Sammy Adkins and the Sandy Hook Mountain Boys, so we played a track from Sammy on the show.  More classics from my Heritage Corner included some Doc & Merle Watson bluegrass, Charlie Moore & Bill Napier, Dave Evans, The Hillmen, The Doug Dillard Band, IIIrd Tyme Out (from 20 years ago,) The Gillis Brothers both from a 1993 Ray Davis recording and from a 2005 reunion concert, a rare live recording of The Lilly Brothers at Hillbilly Ranch in 1960, and a few tracks from a 1947 broadcast of The Stanley Brothers on WCYB Farm & Fun Time.

We hoped the first show of the year inspired you to tune in again next Sunday when Amy will make the banjos and fiddles ring!

Jim Beaver

requests in red


Title / Artist / Album / Label
  • New River Train / The Gillis Brothers / Freight Train Special Volume Two / Wango
  • The Train That Carried My Girl From Town / Doc & Merle Watson / Two Days In November / Sugar Hill
  • Dreaming Of A Little Cabin / Sammy Adkins & The Sandy Hook Mtn Boys / Tribute To Keith Whitley / Crosscut
  • Old McDonald / Mark Newton & Steve Thomas / Reborn / Pinecastle
  • Georgia Bound / Scott Brannon / Your Old Standby / Patuxent
  • May I Sleep In Your Barn Tonight Mister / Mickey Galyean & Cullen's Bridge / Rollin' With Tradition / Galyean Family
  • The Mountain Doctor / Don Rigsby / Doctor's Orders / Rebel
  • I'll Drink No More Wine / Junior Sisk & Joe Mullins / Hall Of Fame Bluegrass / Rebel
  • She Left Me Standing On A Mountain / Larry Efaw and the Bluegrass Mountaineers / She Left Me Standing On A Mountain / Blue Circle
  • Cheyenne / Noam Pikelny / Plays Kenny Baker Plays Bill Monroe / Compass
  • Talkin' To The Wall / James King / Three Chords And The Truth / Rounder
  • Mountain Heartache / Alex Leach / Mountain Heartache / Self-released
  • Waves On The Sea / Larry Efaw & The Bluegrass Mountaineers / She Left Me Standing On A Mountain / Blue Circle
  • Old Kentucky Hills / Kentucky Travelers / Banjo In The Mountains / Country Roads
  • Banjo Breakdown / Rusty York & Willard Hale / Banjo In The Mountains / Country Roads
  • Row Us Over The Tide / The Lilly Brothers & Don Stover / The Lilly Brothers at Hillbilly Ranch / Globe (LP)
  • Pike County Jail / Dave Adkins / single / Mountain Fever
  • Streets Of Baltimore / Del McCoury Band / The Streets of Baltimore / McCoury Music
  • American Pickers / The Grascals / When I Get My Pay / Mountain Home
  • Goodbye Mary Jane / NewTown / Time Machine / Pisgah
  • Guitar Pickin' Truck Driver / Charlie Moore & Bill Napier / Truckin' Favorites / King
  • Highway 52 / Dave Evans & Riverbend / The Vetco Sessions / Vetco
  • Echo Mountain / James King / The Bluegrass Storyteller / Rounder
  • Cabin On A Mountain / Danny Paisley & The Southern Grass / Road Into Town / Patuxent
  • I Could Change My Mind / Travers Chandler & Avery County / Pardon Me... / Mountain Fever
  • Hell Broke Loose In Georgia / The Gillis Brothers / Live / Self-released
  • Cold Outside / The Gillis Brothers / Live / Self-released
  • Little Rock Getaway / Jimmy Arnold / Riding With Ol' Mosby / Rebel
  • Simple Little Town / Unspoken Tradition / Simple Little Town / Self-released
  • Arthel's Guitar / Jack Lawrence / Arthel's Guitar / Little King
  • Cold Wind / David Peterson & 1946 / Self-titled / Self-released
  • Things In Life / Jeff Scroggins & Colorado / Western Branches / Self-released
  • Old Time Angels / Jim Lauderdale / Old Time Angels / Sky Crunch
  • Houses On The Farm / Nick Anderson & Shady Creek / Back To The Roots / Self-released
  • John Hardy (bed) / The Johnny Jackson Band / Play Requests / Self-released
  • Appalachian Son / Randy Jones / When Old Lonesome Comes Around / Southfork
  • Fiddlin' Will / Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver / Roads Well Traveled / Mountain Home
  • I Know What It Means To Be Lonesome / The New Kentucky Colonels / Live In Holland 1973 / Roland White
  • Foolish Game Of Love / Bradford Lee Folk and the Bluegrass Playboys / ***limited pre-release*** / NA
  • Prisoner's Plea / The Hillmen / Self-titled / Together Records
  • Cotton Eyed Joe / The Stanley Brothers and the Clinch Mountain Boys / Live Again! / Rebel
  • Our Darling's Gone / The Stanley Brothers and the Clinch Mountain Boys / Live Again! / Rebel
  • Molly & Tenbrooks / The Stanley Brothers and the Clinch Mountain Boys / Live Again! / Rebel
  • Jesus On The Mainline / Dry Branch Fire Squad / Live at Newburyport Fire House / Rounder
  • Wake The Town / Larry Gillis / Ringing Of The Hammer / Tinman
  • Old Country Church / The Johnny Jackson Band / Old Country Church / Self-released
  • The Angels Sing In Heaven / The Doug Dillard Band / What's That? / Flying Fish
  • Rain / JD Messer & Sanctified / Coal Miner's Prayer / Kindred
  • That Mountain Is Me / Mickey Boles / Let My Feet Go Runnin' / Self-released
  • Swing Low, Sweet Chariot / IIIrd Tyme Out / Across The Miles / New Haven
  • Won't It Be Wonderful Over There / Dailey & Vincent / Brothers Of The Highway / Rounder
  • Lay My Body Down / Wayne Taylor & Appaloosa / It's Gonna Be A Beautiful Day / Raincoe
  • Walking In A Dream / Fred Etheridge w.Nick Anderson, Mark Doyle / Pickin' & Singin' / Self-released

1 comment:

David Adkins said...

thank you so much for playing my new single .I sure appreciate that