Thursday, December 31, 2015

Amy's Bluegrass Favorites of 2015

About a month ago, our WHUS Music Director asked us to put together a list of our personal "Top 10" picks for our respective genres of music for the WHUS website.  While I haven't yet seen a posting on WHUS.org listing everyone's favorites, it seems somehow appropriate to post such a favorites list on a New Year's Eve.  So, with that in mind, what follows is a list of some of my favorite Bluegrass recordings we've received at WHUS in 2015.  There are more than 10 selections, but don't let that keep you from reading the list.  

Best wishes to all for much health and happiness in the new year, and we hope you'll join us for our first Bluegrass Cafe of 2016 this coming Sunday afternoon, 4-7PM.  Happy New Year!!

Amy

[Standard disclaimer:  This list includes the favorites of one person, based mostly on my memory of what records we received at WHUS in 2015.  Your opinions may vary -- and likely will.  :)  ]




  • Bear Minimum - "The Automobile Of Life" (Open Road)
    Even though this CD comes from a duo pretty close to me -- that of my brother, Dave "Tex" Orlomoski, and his long-time singing partner, Dave Shaw ("my other brother, Dave"), I still think it's pretty dang good.  If you enjoy brother-style duos with mandolin and guitar (with record producer Bob Dick on bass), this record should be in your "to listen to" stack.  

  • Feinberg Brothers - "Feinberg Brothers" (Cabinwood Music)
    Rourke and Patrick Feinberg are teenage brothers from Long Island who like their Bluegrass pretty traditional.  Backed by their dad, Ronnie, on guitar as well as Bluegrass veterans, Terry McGill on banjo and Pete Elegant on bass, this is a fine first recording of this band, filled with material originally recorded by some of the legends of Bluegrass, as well as a few original songs for the band, too.
  • Feller & Hill – “I Firmly Promise You” (Tommy Hillpicker Records) The duo features Bluegrass veterans Tom Feller and Chris Hill performing bunches of heartfelt gospel songs.
  • Gibson Brothers – “Brotherhood” (Rounder)For years, the award-winning Gibsons have been talking about this album they were going to record of songs taken from the catalogs of other brother duos.  2015 finally saw the release of this dandy record which features zero songs written by these fine songwriters, but instead, there are lots of numbers originally recorded by brother acts like the Monroe Brothers, the Everly Brothers, Jim & Jesse, the Glaser Brothers, the Osborne Brothers, and more.  Outstanding. 
  • Lorraine Jordan & Carolina Road – “Country Grass” (Pinecastle)  Lorraine and her band are joined on this album by a host of country music stars including Eddy Raven, Lee Greenwood, the Kentucky Headhunters, and John Conlee.  Enjoyable, especially if you miss the country music you might have heard on the radio in the 1970s and 1980s.
  • Kathy Kallick Band – “Foxhounds” (Live Oak Records)
    This brand-new recording just arrived at WHUS in early December, and while I’ve only heard three songs from it, I know the rest of the songs recorded by this California-based band just have to be good.  Can’t wait to listen to the whole CD!
  • Mark Kuykendall, Bobby Hicks & Asheville Bluegrass – “Down Memory Lane”   (Rebel)     The debut recording from a North Carolina band featuring a living legend on the fiddle, Bobby Hicks.
  • Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver – “In Session” (Mountain Home)
    Speaking of living legends in the world of Bluegrass, how about Doyle Lawson?  This Bluegrass Hall of Famer released a terrific recording with the latest edition of Quicksilver in early 2015, and the record is now nominated in the category of “Best Bluegrass Album” for the 2016 Grammy Awards.
  • Russell Moore & IIIrd Tyme Out – “It’s About Tyme” (Break A String       Productions)
    Russell Moore is a 5-time Male Vocalist of the Year winner for the International Bluegrass Music Association.  His voice is in tip-top shape for this latest recording by 3TO, and certainly won't disappoint Moore's many fans.
  • Danny Paisley & the Southern Grass - "Weary River" (Patuxent Music)
    This Pennsylvania-based singer is an original, and every record he makes is a dandy.  Raised in Bluegrass by his legendary father, Bob Paisley, Danny has a sound and a style all his own.  Every record is a treat -- how delighted we were to see a new recording arrive from him in December!
  • David Peterson - "Old Time Power" (self-produced)
    Peterson is a Massachusetts-raised resident of Nashville, and whatever style of music he's singing, it is done in an incredibly heartfelt and powerful way.  This all-gospel CD is no exception -- just about as real as it gets.
  • Seth Sawyer Band - "Green Mountain Girl" (self-produced)
    Another first-time recording for this band featuring a whole bunch of songs written by Vermont-based songwriter, Seth Sawyer.  Seth and his wife, Candi (the original "Green Mountain Girl") are the producers of the annual Jenny Brook Bluegrass Festival in Tunbridge, Vermont, and they always get a tremendous reception when they play.
  • South Carolina Broadcasters - "Tell Me Truly" (John Boy & Billy, Inc.)
    If you listen to Bluegrass Cafe on a regular basis, you know that Jim Beaver is a tremendous advocate of this back-to-the-roots band.  He's not alone, 'cause the SC Broadcasters seem to gain new fans whenever they play.  
  • Springfield Exit – “That Was Then” (Patuxent Music)
    Linda Lay is the primary lead vocalist of this traditional country-sounding band that includes three former Johnson Mountain Boys as members. 
  • Volume Five – “Voices” (Mountain Fever Records)Safe to say that this band gets better with every recording.  This is their fifth record, and includes a fine remake of an old Porter & Dolly duet featuring V5 lead singer/fiddler, Glen Harrell with Rhonda Vincent, "Daddy Was An Old Time Preacher Man"

Sunday, December 27, 2015

Playlist - 12/27/2015 - Final Show of 2015

Hi Folks.

Our last playlist for the year is below.  We hope you had a wonderful Christmas season and wish you the best for the new year.

Speaking of new year, that's when our next show will be, and Amy Orlomoski will make the banjos and fiddles ring in the new year.  Don't miss it.

Jim Beaver

Artist / Song / Album / Label

  • The Johnson Mountain Boys / Sugarloaf Mountain Special / Favorites / Rounder
  • The Johnson Mountain Boys / The Nights Are So Long / Walls Of Time / Rounder
  • Alex Leach / Locked Away From Your Heart / Mountain Heartache / Self-released
  • Travers Chandler & Avery County / Blue Monday Morning / Pardon Me... / Mountain Fever
  • The Old Time Bluegrass Singers / I'll Be Myself Again / Plastic Heart / Open Road
  • The Feinberg Brothers / I Do / The Feinberg Brothers / Cabinwood Music
  • Larry Cordle & Lonesome Standard Time / Rambler's Blues / Songs From The Workbench / Shell Point
  • The South Carolina Broadcasters / The Rambler's Life / Tell Me Truly / John Boy & Billy
  • Larry Fuller / Pike County Blues / Larry Fuller / CRFRC
  • Bill Price / Bluegrass Hill / Blue Grass Hill With Bill Price / Smithsonian Folkways
  • Kathy Kallick Band / I'm Not Your Honey-Baby Now / Foxhounds / Live Oak Records
  • The Buckstankle Boys / Round Peak Home / Round Peak Home / Self-released
  • Tommy Brown and the County Line Grass / You're Gonna Miss Me / Leaving This Town / Randm
  • The Lilly Brothers & Don Stover / Are You Tired of Me My Darling / Early Recordings / Rebel
  • Delia Bell and Bill Grant / She's More To Be Pitied / Classic Bluegrass Today and Yesterday / Old Homestead
  • The Gibson Brothers / I'm Troubled I'm Troubled / Brotherhood / Rounder
  • Danny Paisley & the Southern Grass / Uncle Ned / Weary River / Patuxent Music
  • Nightflyer / Old River / Rail River & Road / Kang Records
  • Danny Paisley & the Southern Grass / Weary River / Weary River / Patuxent Music
  • Larry Gillis / Swamp Folk / Swamp Folk / Tin Man
  • Lost & Found / Brown Hill / Classic Bluegrass / Rebel
  • Alex Leach, Tom Isaacs, Larry Gillis / Too Late To Cry / The Bucket List Vol. 1 / Tinman
  • The Bear Bridge Band / I'll Never See My Home Again / Broken Hearts & Better Times / Open Road
  • The Dillards / Black Eyed Susie / Live!!! Almost!!! / Elektra
  • Larry Richardson / I'll Fall In Love With You / 45 RPM Single / MKB
  • Raymond Fairchild / Black Mountain Rag / King Of The Smokey Mountain Banjo Players / Rural Rhythm
  • Larry Richardson and Clinton Bullins with The Blue Ridge Boys / Wild Over Me / 45 RPM Single / MKB
  • Raymond Fairchild & The Maggie Valley Boys / Little Joe's Special To Maggie Valley / King Of The Smokey Mountain Banjo Players / Rural Rhythm
  • Larry Richardson and Clinton Bullins with The Blue Ridge Boys / Bitter Tears / 45 RPM Single / MKB
  • Mac Martin & The Dixie Travelers / Katie Kline / Goin’ Down the Country / Rural Rhythm
  • Mac Martin & The Dixie Travelers / Roll On Buddy / 45 RPM Single / Gateway
  • Joe Val / Lonesome Road Blues / Diamond Joe / Rounder
  • Wade Mainer / My Home Is Down In Dixie / 45 RPM Single / King
  • Laurie Lewis & Kathy Kallick / Oh! Susanna / Laurie & Kathy Sing the Songs of Vern & Ray / Spruce and Maple 
  • Reno & Smiley / Unwanted Love / 45 RPM Single / King
  • The Kentucky Colonels / Train 45 - Green Corn / Live in Stereo / Double Barrel
  • Charlie Moore / Wheeling / 45 RPM Single / Old Homestead
  • Dave Evans / Carry Me Back To The Bluegrass / The Vetco Sessions / Vetco
  • Buzz Busby / Lonesome Wind / Going Home / Starday
  • Ruben & Matt and the Truffle Valley Boys / No Curb Service / One Thing To Tell / LPB
  • Bear Minimum / Freight Train Boogie / The Automobile Of Life / Open Road
  • The South Carolina Broadcasters / Haystack Blues / Tell Me Truly / John Boy & Billy
  • The South Carolina Broadcasters / Silence or Tears / Tell Me Truly / John Boy & Billy
  • The Good Old Boys / Barefoot Nellie / Pistol Packin' Mama / Grateful Dead
  • Bill Clifton / Railroading On The Great Divide / 45 RPM Single / Starday
  • Junior Sisk & Rambler's Choice / I'd Rather Be Lonesome / Trouble Follows Me / Rebel Records Llc
  • Larry Efaw and the Bluegrass Mountaineers / She Left Me Standing On a Mountain / She Left Me Standing On a Mountain / Blue Circle Records
  • Mickey Galyean & Cullen's Bridge / Lonely River / Rollin' With Tradition / Galyean Family
  • Bill And The Belles / Sally Let Your Bangs Hang Down / Live! From Bristol / Self-released
  • Robert Lester and James Stiltner / Drink Up And Go Home / Bluegrass Country / Self-released
  • Dry Branch Fire Squad / Jesus on the Mainline (Live) / Live At the Newburyport Firehouse / Rounder Records
  • The Stanley Brothers / The Village Church Yard / 45 RPM Single / King
  • The Cooke Duet / Where Will I Shelter My Sheep / 45 RPM Single / Self-released
  • Fred Etheridge with Nick Anderson & Mark Doyle / what Would You Do / Pickin' And Singin' / Self-released
  • David Peterson / A Glorious Church / Old Time Power / Self-released
  • The Marshall Brothers and Highroad / When We Cross / Old Time Country Revival / Self-released
  • Raymond Fairchild / I'll Fly Away / Gospel / Rural Rhythm
  • Carl Story / You Don't Love God / Complete Atteiram Collection / Gusto
  • Jimmie Williams & Red Ellis / Sinner's Dream / Classic Bluegrass Gospel / B.A.C.M
  • Bill Keith / Auld Lang Syne / O Christmas Tree / Rounder


Sunday, December 20, 2015

"Bluegrass Cafe" playlist - 12/20/2015

On the Sunday before Christmas, you would expect to hear a lot of Christmas music during our Bluegrass Cafe, wouldn't you?  In the case of today's show, you wouldn't be wrong!  We pulled a whole lot of Bluegrass Christmas music out to share on Sunday, and we ended up playing a bunch of it.  Still, we left time to play some new music from the wonderful new recording by Danny Paisley & the Southern Grass -- "Weary River," was recently released on Patuxent Music.  Fabulous!  

If that wasn't enough fun for one program, we included a little bit of a "salute" to the sometimes-sad/all-the-time delightful Christmas music of Buck Owens, as well as a few songs from the Delmore Brothers' song catalog (Alton Delmore's birthdate was December 25, 1908) done up in a Bluegrass treatment. 

Hope you were entertained by our program today, and that you'll be sure to join Jim for the last 2015 edition of the show next Sunday!  I'll see you on the air again next year!  

Merry Christmas, everyone!

Amy O.





SONG / PERFORMER / ALBUM / LABEL


  • Katy Hill / Del McCoury Band / RockyGrass / Blue Planet
  • Christmas Is Near / Stanley Brothers / The Early Starday King Years, 1958-1961 / Gusto
  • Oh, Christmas Candle / Stony Point Quartet / Good Home Grown Music Sampler / Blue Circle Records
  • That's Christmas Time To Me / Bill Monroe & His Blue Grass Boys / Christmas Time's A-Comin' / Time Life
  • Jingle Bells / Country Gentlemen / Christmas Time Back Home / Rebel
  • With Body And Soul / Johnson Mountain Boys / At The Old Schoolhouse / Rounder
  • The Cotton Farmer / Feinberg Brothers / Feinberg Brothers / Cabinwood Music
  • Black Eyed Suzie / Ricky Skaggs / Live At The Charleston Music Hall / Skaggs Family
  • Dream Softly / Volume Five / Voices / Mountain Fever Records
  • Roll Big River / Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver / In Session / Mountain Home
  • Air Mail Special / Jim & Jesse / RockyGrass / Blue Planet
  • Terry Eldredge, Petticoat Junction, David Crow / Daddy Looked Alot Like Santa [sic] / Blue Ridge Mountain Christmas
  • Blue Christmas Lights / Chris Hillman & Herb Pedersen / Tinsel Tunes / Sugar Hill
  • A Very Merry Christmas / Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver / Merry Christmas From Our House To Your House / SSK
  • All I Want For Christmas Dear Is You / Buck Owens & His Buckaroos / Christmas With Buck Owens & His Buckaroos / Sundazed
  • Christmas Country Style / Larry Stephenson Band / Close My Eyes To Heaven / Webco
  • Sleigh Ride / Sweet Potato Pie / Home Grown Music / Mountain Fever Records
  • Slowly Fall The Snowflakes / Bill Carroll / Christmas Time Back Home / Rebel
  • White House Christmas / WhiteHouse / A PInecastle Christmas Gatherin' / Pinecastle
  • Uncle Ned / Danny Paisley & the Southern Grass / Lonely River / Patuxent Music
  • Somewhere Between / Danny Paisley & the Southern Grass / Lonely River / Patuxent Music
  • Please Don't Honey Please / Danny Paisley & the Southern Grass / Lonely River/ Patuxent Music
  • The Old Swinging Bridge / Ted Lundy & the Southern Mountain Boys / Hand-Picked / Rounder
  • Just An Old Friend / Big Country Bluegrass / Country Livin' / Rebel
  • Rock Hearts / Jimmy Martin / You Don't Know My Mind / Rounder
  • Home Is Where The Heart Is / Connie & Babe & the Backwoods Boys / Hand-Picked / Rounder
  • I'm Comin' Back, But I Don't Know When / David Grisman / Home Is Where The Heart Is / Rounder
  • To Warm And Comfort You / Pike Family & the Pine Hill Ranchers / To Warm And Comfort You / Rebel
  • Grandpa's Way Of Life / Spinney Brothers / No Borders / Mountain Fever Records
  • White House Blues / Mashville Brigade / Bluegrass Smash Hits, Volume One / Rural Rhythm
  • John Henry / Mashville Brigade / Bluegrass Smash Hits, Volume One / Rural Rhythm
  • An Angel With Blue Eyes / Gibson Brothers / Brotherhood / Rounder
  • Don't Let Your Deal Go Down / Kathy Kallick Band / Foxhounds / Live Oak Records
  • When Snow Falls On The Bluegrass / Cody Shuler & Pine Mountain Railroad / Cody Shuler & Pine Mountain Railroad / Steeltown Records
  • I've Got The Big River Blues / Delmore Brothers / Are You From Dixie? / BMG
  • Happy On The Mississippi Shores / Nashville Bluegrass Band / Home Of The Blues / Sugar Hill
  • Blue Railroad Train / Josh Williams with Tony Rice / Down Home / Pinecastle
  • Will You Be Lonesome, Too? / Ronnie Bowman / Cold Virginia Night / Rebel
  • Snowfall / Rick Lang / That's What I Love About Christmas / Self-Produced
  • Christmas Time Back Home / Country Gentlemen / Christmas Time Back Home / Rebel
  • Christmas In Virginia / Lost & Found / Christmas In The Mountains / Rebel
  • Call Collect On Christmas / Del McCoury / Christmas Time's A-Comin' / Time Life
  • On The Wings Of Angels / Spinney Brothers / Side By Side / Self-Produced
  • The Friendly Beasts / Johnson Mountain Boys / Christmas Time's A-Comin' / Time Life
  • The Carpenter Shop / Bluegrass Cardinals / Sugar Plums / Sugar Hill
  • There's A New Kid In Town / Heather Berry / Have A Very Berry Christmas / Mountain Fever Records
  • Precious Child / Tony Trischka with Dudley Connell & James King / Glory Shone Around:  A Christmas Collection / Rounder
  • The Savior Is Born / Becky Buller / The Christmas 45 / Dark Shadow Recording
  • Silent Night / Seldom Scene / Sugar Plums / Sugar Hill
  • The First Noel/It Came Upon A Midnight Clear/Joy To The World / Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver / O Christmas Tree / Rounder
  • Jingle Bells / Reno & Smiley / The True Meaning Of Christmas / King

Sunday, December 13, 2015

Playlist - 12/13/2015

Hi Folks.

Just a straight-ahead program of great music today.  

We introduced new music from young pickers from New Hampshire The Dauphinais Brothers, Annie Staninac (Kathy Kallick's fiddle player), Bill and the Belles, and some previously-aired new music from The Feinberg Brothers, The Kathy Kallick Band, Spencer Branch, Greg Blake, Bear Minimum, The South Carolina Broadcasters, Missy Werner, and Ruben & Matt and the Truffle Valley Boys

Other relatively new music came from The Earls of Leicester, Flatt Lonesome, Marteka & William, Larry Gillis, and David Peterson.
We had great fun with the classic and heritage music, including enduring tracks from Don Stover, Alex Campbell and Ola Belle Reed, Bill Emerson & Cliff Waldron, Bill Clifton, The Stanley Brothers, Ted Lundy, Monroe Fields, J. D. Jarvis, J. E. Mainer, The Lilly Brothers and Don Stover, Larry Sparks, The Dillards (including one with Arlo Guthrie), Hazel Dickens & Alice Gerrard, Frank Wakefield & Red Allen, and The Chuck Wagon Gang.


We always like to go back and hear some of the great bluegrass DJ Ray Davis' "basement" recordings, and we did that with a classic 1993 segment with the Gillis Brothers this time around.

There was more, so check out the playlist.

Amy will be with you next week making the banjos and fiddles ring, so don't forget to tune in.

Jim Beaver



Artist / Song / Album / Label

  • Don Reno & Red Smiley / Banjo Signal / On Stage / Copper Creek
  • The Kr├╝ger Brothers / Carolina In The Fall / Best Of The Kruger Brothers / Double Time
  • Tony Rice / I've Waited as Long as I Can / Tony Rice Plays And Sings Bluegrass / Rounder
  • The Gary Waldrep Band / Twenty Long Years / Hearts In Harmony / Self-released
  • Longview / It's Goodbye and so Long to You / Longview / Rounder
  • Ralph Stanley / I'm Going Home It's Christmas Time / Christmas Time with Ralph Stanley / Freeland
  • James King / Whispering Waters / Lonesome and Then Some / Rounder
  • The Buckstankle Boys / Let Me Fall / Round Peak Home / Self-released
  • Bill Thibodeau, Debbie Hall, Cathy Bumgarner Day, Jim Beaver / Sweet Blue Eyed Darlin' / Private / na
  • Down Yonder / Don Reno / Profile / Wango
  • Frank Wakefield, Red Allen and the Kentuckians / All I Want Is You / The WDON Recordings 1963 / 
  • Larry Gillis / Little Rose / Swamp Folk / Tinman
  • Ruben & Matt and the Truffle Valley Boys / i Don't Mind / One Thing To Tell / LPB
  • Spencer Branch / Rest for the Wicked / Ashe County Outlaws / Self-released
  • The South Carolina Broadcasters / Days of Grey and Black / Tell Me Truly / John Boy & Billy
  • Bluegrass Mountaineers / Leave This Town Behind / Leave This Town Behind / Self-released
  • The Earls Of Leicester / Don’t Let Your Deal Go Down / The Earls of Leicester / Rounder
  • Don Stover / Old Reuben No. 1 / Things in Life / Rounder
  • Kathy Kallick Band / I'm Not Your Honey-Baby Now / Foxhounds / Live Oak Records
  • Greg Blake / 50 Miles from Nowhere / Songs of Heart & Home / Self-released
  • Bear Minimum / Virginia Special / The Automobile Of Life / Open Road
  • Larry Sparks & The Lonesome Ramblers / Goodbye Little Darlin’ / Ramblin' Bluegrass / Starday
  • Greg Blake / Hey Porter / Songs of Heart & Home / Self-released
  • Alex Campbell & Olabelle & Deacon & The New River Boys / Handsome Molly / 45 RPM EP / New River
  • Alex Campbell & Olabelle & Deacon & The New River Boys / Home Sweet Home / 45 RPM EP / New River
  • Bill Emerson & Cliff Waldron / Fox On The Run / The Best Of Emerson & Waldron / Rebel
  • Annie Staninec / Just Wondering Why / Annie Staninec / Self-released
  • The Stanley Brothers and The Clinch Mountain Boys / Keep A Memory / 45 RPM Single / King
  • Bill Clifton / Bed On The Floor / 45 RPM Single / Starday
  • The Stanley Brothers and The Clinch Mountain Boys / How Far To Little Rock / 45 RPM Single / King
  • Annie Staninec / Rocky Island / Annie Staninec / Self-released
  • The Spinney Brothers / The Whole World Must be Knowin' / Tried & True / Mountain Fever
  • The Dauphinais Brothers / Storm of the Year / Empty Teardops / Self-released
  • Missy Werner / I Got Wise / Turn This Heart Around / Self-released
  • Ben and Eric Marshall / The Soldier's Return / Grass Roots Project / Self-released
  • The Feinberg Brothers / I Do / The Feinberg Brothers / Cabinwood Music
  • The Feinberg Brothers / Kentucky Is Only a Dream / The Feinberg Brothers / Cabinwood Music
  • Arlo Guthrie with The Dillards / Sally Don't You Grieve / Thirty-Two Cents / Rising Sun
  • Flatt Lonesome / Mixed up Mess of a Heart / Runaway Train / Mountain Home
  • Larry Efaw and the Bluegrass Mountaineers / Give Me Time to Think It Over / She Left Me Standing On a Mountain / Blue Circle
  • Marteka & William / Sally Goodwin / The Sounds Of A Tradition / Self-released
  • Marteka & William / Johnson Ridge Special / The Sounds Of A Tradition / Self-released
  • Monroe Fields with Carl Sauceman & the Green Valley Boys / The Old Home Town / 1950s-60s Broadcasts / Patuxent Music
  • The South Carolina Broadcasters / Backstep Cindy / Tell Me Truly / John Boy & Billy
  • The South Carolina Broadcasters / The Ramblers Life / Tell Me Truly / John Boy & Billy
  • The Gillis Brothers / Fire On The Strings / Radio Series Volume Six / Wango
  • The Gillis Brothers / It's Never Too Late / Radio Series Volume Six / Wango
  • The Gillis Brothers / Old Jackson Prison / Radio Series Volume Six / Wango
  • Bill And The Belles / Sally Let Your Bangs Hang Down / Live! From Bristol / Self-released
  • Hazel Dickens and Alice Gerrard / Montana Cowboy / Hand-Picked / Rounder
  • Ted Lundy / The Old Swinging Bridge / Hand-Picked / Rounder
  • J.D. Jarvis with Josh Graves / Let Me Rest At The Top Of The Mountain / The Best Of J. D. Jarvis / Sagegrass
  • The Chuck Wagon Gang / I'll Be No Stranger There / The Sunshine Special / Columbia
  • The Dillards / Somebody Touched Me / Back Porch Bluegrass / Elektra
  • J. D. Crowe & The New South / When the Angels Carry Me Home / Flashback / Rounder
  • The Bear Bridge Band / I Heard My Mother Call My Name in Prayer / One More Ride / Open Road
  • The South Carolina Broadcasters / Diamonds in the Rough / Diamonds In The Rough / Flaming Heart
  • J. E. Mainer's Mountaineers / Shake My Mother's Hand for Me / Run Mountain / Arhoolie
  • The Lilly Brothers and Don Stover / Hide Ye In The Blood / Live At Hillbilly Ranch / Hay Holler
  • David Peterson / There Is Power In The Blood / Old Time Power / Self-released
  • Fred Etheridge with Nick Anderson & Mark Doyle / Walking in a Dream / Pickin' And Singin' / Self-released

Sunday, December 06, 2015

"Bluegrass Cafe" playlist - 12/6/2015

On this first Sunday of December, Bluegrass Christmas music was on the playlist agenda.  The whole playlist was not not Christmas, but we included some new Bluegrass Christmas recordings for 2015 from Rhonda Vincent, Becky Buller, and Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver.  We also shared a few older Christmas songs from Reno & Smiley, the Nashville Bluegrass Band, Laurie Lewis & Tom Rozum, and Tony Trischka.  In addition, to celebrate the first day of Hanukkah, we shared a version of "In The Window" from the Claire Lynch Band's "Holiday!" recording from 2014.  

The show began with approximately 30 minutes' worth of Bluegrass with New England ties, including songs from Joe Val & the New England Bluegrass Boys, the Lilly Brothers & Don Stover (not New Englanders by birth, but certainly a HUGE impact on the world of Bluegrass in New England), the Old Time Bluegrass Singers, the Tidwell Brothers & the Cedar Mountain Boys, White Mountain Bluegrass, Stonewall Bluegrass, the Bear Bridge Band, and Fred Pike, Sam Tidwell & the Kennebec Valley Boys.


We always try to make new music a big part of our show, and Sunday's was no exception.  In addition to newer Christmas music, we received a fine new recording from the Kathy Kallick Band ("Foxhounds" on Kathy's own Live Oak Records) that we shared on the radio.  Other 2015 releases found some airplay, too; those selections came from Alan Bibey & Grasstowne, Mark Kuykendall, Bobby Hicks & Asheville Bluegrass, the Tennessee Mafia Jug Band, the Feinberg Brothers, Sideline, Volume Five, and the Gibson Brothers.

Hope you heard something you enjoyed on the airwaves on Sunday!  Be sure to join Jim for another edition of our Bluegrass Cafe next Sunday afternoon -- 4-7PM.

Have a good week!

Amy



SONG / PERFORMER / ALBUM / LABEL

  • Katy Hill / Del McCoury Band / RockyGrass / Blue Planet
  • Not A Word From Home / Joe Val & the New England Bluegrass Boys / Diamond Joe / Rounder
  • Little Annie / Lilly Brothers & Don Stover / Bluegrass At The Roots / Smithsonian Folkways
  • Meet Me By My Old Kentucky Home / Old Time Bluegrass Singers / Plastic Heart / Open Road
  • Sparkling Brown Eyes / Joe Val & the New England Bluegrass Boys / One Morning In May / Rounder
  • Kentucky Chimes / Tidwell Brothers & the Cedar Mountain Boys / single / no label
  • I Heard The Bluebirds Sing / White Mountain Bluegrass / January Weekend / R Own
  • Slidin' Delta / Stonewall Bluegrass / I Won't Be Troubled Anymore / Self-Produced
  • Where Shall I Be? / Bear Bridge Band / One More Ride / Open Road
  • Headed Home For Maine / Fred Pike, Sam Tidwell & the Kennebec Valley Boys / The Last Log Drive / Revonah
  • The Bigger The Fool (The Harder The Fall) / Lonesome Standard Time / Mighty Lonesome / Sugar Hill
  • The Last Old Shovel / Phyllis Boyens / O Sister / Rounder
  • Mastertone March / Steve Sparkman / Smith Ridge / Copper Creek
  • Is It Wrong (To Love Somebody New) / Paul Adkins & the Borderline Band / Reflections Of Love / Rebel
  • Papa's Wagon / Traditional Grass / 10th Anniversary Collection / Rebel
  • Tennessee 1949 / Bill Emerson & Pete Goble / Webco Classics, Volume One / Pinecastle
  • Kentucky Thunder / Lonesome Standard Time / Mighty Lonesome / Sugar Hill
  • Dreaming Of Christmas / Rhonda Vincent / Christmas Time / Upper Management Music
  • Our Gingerbread House / Becky Buller / The Christmas 45 / Dark Shadow Recording
  • It's Christmas Time / Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver / Christmas Sampler / Mountain Home
  • Milk & Cookies / Rhonda Vincent / Christmas Time / Upper Management Music
  • Christmas Doll / Reno & Smiley / The True Meaning Of Christmas / Gusto
  • If We Make It Through December / Laurie Lewis & Tom Rozum / Winter's Grace / Signature Sounds
  • In The Window / Claire Lynch Band / Holiday! / Thrill Hill Records
  • I'm Blue, I'm Lonesome / Bill Monroe & His Blue Grass Boys / Bill Monroe & His Blue Grass Boys, 1950-1951 / JSP Records
  • Pike County Breakdown / Roland White Band / Straight-Ahead Bluegrass / Self-Produced
  • I'd Like To Wander Back (To The Old Home) / Ron Spears / My Time Has Come / Copper Creek
  • Darby's Castle / Alan Bibey & Grasstowne / 4 / Mountain Fever Records
  • Let's / Country Gentlemen / The Early Rebel Recordings, 1962-1971 / Rebel
  • Cedar City Blues / Eddie Adcock / The Patuxent Banjo Project / Patuxent Music
  • What About Me / Jimmy Gaudreau / Classic J.A.G. / Webco
  • Foxhounds / Kathy Kallick Band / Foxhounds / Live Oak Records
  • Sweetheart Of The Mountains / Mark Kuykendall, Bobby Hicks & Asheville Bluegrass / Down Memory Lane / Rebel
  • Banjo Pickin' Girl / Kathy Kallick Band / Foxhounds / Live Oak Records
  • Lester's Loafin' Lounge / Tennessee Mafia Jug Band / Acoustic Rainbow Bluegrass & Old-Time Music Sampler / Acoustic Rainbow
  • Foggy Mountain Breakdown / Lester Flatt & Earl Scruggs / The Complete Mercury Recordings / Mercury [originally recorded 12/11/1949]
  • Rocky Top / Osborne Brothers / Time-Life's Treasury Of Bluegrass / Time Life [Bobby Osborne birthday, 12/7/1931]
  • If That Was Love / Chris Jones & the Night Drivers / Lonely Comes Easy / Rebel [Chris Jones birthday, 12/7/1959]
  • Row Number Two, Seat Number Three / Laura Orshaw / Songs Of Lost Yesterdays / Self-Produced
  • Bluegrass Swing / Feinberg Brothers / Feinberg Brothers / Self-Produced
  • Nobody's Darlin' But Mine / Hylo Brown / In Concert / Copper Creek
  • Thank God For The Highways / Spinney Brothers / Tried & True / Mountain Fever Records
  • Mountain Girl / Sideline / Session 2 / Mountain Fever Records
  • Let The Church Roll On / Lester Flatt & Earl Scruggs / Flatt And Scruggs At Carnegie Hall!:  The Complete Concert / Koch Records [recorded live at Carnegie Hall, 12/8/1962]
  • Good News When I Die / Charlie Sizemore Band / Good News / Rounder
  • It's Just Like Heaven / Forbes Family / A Forbes Family Treasury, Volume 1 / Rebel
  • Daddy Was An Ole Time Preacher Man / Volume Five with Rhonda Vincent / Voices / Mountain Fever Records
  • Precious Child / Tony Trischka with Dudley Connell & James King / Glory Shone Around:  A Christmas Collection / Rounder
  • What A Wonderful Savior Is He / Gibson Brothers / Brotherhood / Rounder
  • Row By Row / Balsam Range / Papertown / Mountain Home
  • Christmas Story / Nashville Bluegrass Band / Tinsel Tunes / Sugar Hill
  • I Heard My Mother Call My Name In Prayer / Danny Paisley & the Southern Grass / Road Into Town / Patuxent Music
  • Black Mountain Blues / Johnson Mountain Boys / Requests / Rounder

Saturday, December 05, 2015

Playlist - 11/29/2015 - David Peterson in the Studio

Hi Folks.

This show was made special because we were able to snag David Peterson who was visiting family in the area over the Thanksgiving holiday.  David spent most of the show with us selecting and discussing music to air, and picking and singing five songs for us live on the air.  We had a wonderful time, and I hope you did, too.

David Peterson with his Gibson Southern Jumbo





















In the playlist below, songs that David picked from our archives to share are in blue, and the songs David performed live are in bold red.

We kicked-off the Bluegrass Cafe with a surprising find from the past week -- a tune from a 1989 cassette released by long-time WHUS friend and former and future DJ, Cathy Bumgarner Day.  We hope to hear more from Cathy, both musically and carrying on hosting duties, in the future at Bluegrass Cafe.


Amy will make the banjos and fiddles ring next Sunday, so don't miss it.

Jim Beaver



Artist / Song / Album / Label

  • Cathy Bumgarner Day / Bill Cheatham / "Lonesome" Bluegrass / Self-Produced
  • David Peterson & 1946 / Cold Wind / David Peterson & 1946 / Self-Produced
  • Tommy Brown and the County Line Grass / Fort Worth Jailhouse / Leaving This Town / Randm
  • Mac Martin & The Dixie Travelers / Goin' Down The Country / Goin’ Down the Country / Rural Rhythm
  • Red Smiley and the Blue Grass Cutups / Ain't Nobody Gonna Miss Me When I'm Gone / Red Smiley and the Blue Grass Cutups / Rural Rhythm
  • Mac Martin & The Dixie Travelers / Francis Lee / Goin’ Down the Country / Rural Rhythm
  • The South Carolina Broadcasters / Tell Me Truly Little Darling / Tell Me Truly / John Boy & Billy
  • Jim Lauderdale & Ralph Stanley / I Feel Like Singing Today / I Feel Like Singing Today / Rebel
  • Mickey Galyean & Cullen's Bridge / Riding the L&N / Rollin' With Tradition / Galyean Family
  • Larry Efaw and the Bluegrass Mountaineers / Swinging A Nine Pound Hammer / Live At Cherokee 2013 / Self-Produced
  • Seth Sawyer Band / Old Man In The Park / Green Mountain Girl / Self-Produced
  • The Johnson Mountain Boys / Too Late to Say Goodbye / Walls Of Time / Rounder
  • The Lilly Brothers & Don Stover / John Henry / Early Recordings / Rebel
  • Joe Val / Sparkling Brown Eyes / One Morning in May / Rounder Records
  • Don Stover, B. Lilly, and Chubby Anthony / Katy Cline / Mountain Music Bluegrass Style / Smithsonian Folkways 
  • The Lonesome Pine Fiddlers / Lonesome Pine Breakdown / Windy Mountain / Bear Family
  • Alex Leach / Bowling Green / Mountain Heartache / Self-released
  • David Peterson & 1946 / Red Rockin' Chair / In The Mountaintops To Roam / Self-Produced
  • The Cooke Duet / This Little Light of Mine / 45 RPM Single / Self-released
  • The McCormick Brothers / Lonesome For You / Hot Bluegrass Rhythm / Cattle
  • Joe Val / 'Neath a Cold Gray Tomb of Stone / Diamond Joe / Rounder
  • Mac Wiseman / When It's Lamp Lightin' Time in the Valley / Great Folk Ballads / Dot
  • Alex Leach, Tom Isaacs, Larry Gillis / It's Never Too Late / The Bucket List Vol. 1 / Tinman
  • Peter Rowan / Moonshiner / Walls Of Time / Rebel
  • David Peterson / Blue Memories / Comin' On Strong / Self-Produced
  • David Peterson / The Crazy Blues / Comin' On Strong / Self-Produced
  • The Nashville Bluegrass Band / Old Daingerfield / Home of the Blues / Sugar Hill Records
  • Bill Monroe & His Blue Grass Boys / Kentucky Waltz / Live Recordings 1956 - 1969 / Smithsonian Folkways
  • Smokey Greene / My Old New Hampshire Home / The Friendly Voice of Smokey Greene / Self-released
  • Don Reno & Bill Harrell with the Tennessee Cut-Ups / Footprints In The Snow / self-titled / Rural Rhythm Records
  • David Peterson / The Hobo's Meditation / Live 
  • Raymond Fairchild and the Maggie Valley Boys / Black Mountain Rag / King of the Smoky Mountain Banjo Players / Rural Rhythm
  • Raymond Fairchild and the Maggie Valley Boys / Little Joe’s Special To Maggie Valley / King of the Smoky Mountain Banjo Players / Rural Rhythm
  • David Peterson / Power in the Blood / Live 
  • David Peterson / Trials, Troubles, Tribulations / Old Time Power / Self-released
  • David Peterson / I'll Never Go Back / Live 
  • David Peterson & 1946 / Blue Yodel #3 / David Peterson & 1946 / Self-Produced
  • David Peterson / Mother Prays Loud In Her Sleep / Live
  • Jimmie Williams & Red Ellis / I Heard The Cry From The Cross / Classic Bluegrass Gospel / B.A.C.M
  • David Peterson / Just A Closer Walk With Thee / Live 
  • Jimmie Williams & Red Ellis / Backslider / Classic Bluegrass Gospel / B.A.C.M
  • Joe Val & the New England Bluegrass Boys / Satan's Jewelled Crown / Live in Holland / Strictly Country 
  • David Peterson / We'll Understand It Better / Old Time Power / Self-released
  • The South Carolina Broadcasters / The Storm / Tell Me Truly / John Boy & Billy
  • The Stanley Brothers / I Hear My Savior Calling / 1953-1958 & 1959 / Bear Family
  • Fred Etheridge with Nick Anderson & Mark Doyle / Walking in a Dream / Pickin' And Singin' / Self-released