Sunday, July 16, 2017

"Bluegrass Cafe" playlist - 7/16/2017

Instead of just playing random records during Sunday's Bluegrass Cafe, I thought it might be fun to pick a letter from the alphabet and try to make the majority of the music on the playlist come from performers whose first, last, or band name began with that letter.  Granted, this isn't the world's most original idea; in fact, "Sesame Street" has been "sponsoring" episodes by individual letters for years.  For this week, it seemed like the proverbial "no brainer" to focus on the letter B.  After all, B is Bluegrass, B is for Banjo, and B is even for Bill Monroe (at least by my "first or last name" rules, that is, even if "Bill" was a nickname for William Smith Monroe).  In Sunday's playlist, 30+ songs were performed by "B" performers as varied as Blue Highway, the Boys From Indiana, Big Country BluegrassJesse Brock, the Blue Sky Boys, the BoxcarsJunior BarberBalsam Range, and the Bray Brothers, just to name a few.  What letter is next?  We'll have to wait and see...

We also remembered the upcoming birthday of a wonderful Bluegrass fiddler
Bobby Hicks with musical partner, Mark Kuykendall
who will turn 84 on July 21st, but who continues to perform and make records with his most recent band.  
Bobby Hicks worked was a Blue Grass Boy on-and-off for several years in the 1950s, was an important part of Ricky Skaggs's band during his country music heyday in the 1980s and 1990s, and this month, released a second recording on Rebel Records with his latest band, Mark Kuykendall, Bobby Hicks & Asheville Bluegrass.  Happy Birthday, Bobby Hicks!  


Hope you'll consider joining me next Sunday for another edition of our Bluegrass Cafe!  On the agenda:  an on-air chat with Becky Buller who will be performing with her band at the Podunk Bluegrass Festival coming up August 10-13 in Hebron, CT.  We'll also some Podunk day passes to give away, so we'll be looking for you next Sunday...

Have a good week!

Amy O.

SONG / PERFORMER / ALBUM / LABEL 

  • Katy Hill / Del McCoury Band / RockyGrass / Blue Planet
  • Lonesome Pine / Blue Highway / Lonesome Pine / Rebel
  • Rag Time Annie / Hunter Berry / Wow Baby / Upper Management Music
  • I'll Have To Make Some Changes / Barry Berrier / First Time With Feeling / Pinecastle
  • My Night To Howl / Boys From Indiana / Good Time Blues / Rebel
  • In The Pines / Bill Monroe & His Blue Grass Boys / The King And The Father / MME
  • Together Til The End / BearTracks / Makin' New Tracks / Self-Produced
  • Sad Prison Song / Hylo Brown / Lovesick And Sorrow / Starday
  • The Cheshire Tragedy / Bear Minimum / The Automobile Of Life / Open Road
  • Trains Are The Only Way To Fly / Audie Blaylock / Trains Are The Only Way To Fly / Self-Produced
  • Georgia Stomp / Jesse Brock / Kickin' Grass / Pinecastle
  • Whistles On The Trains / Laurel Canyon Ramblers / Blue Rambler 2 / Sugar Hill
  • Riding On That Midnight Train / Don Reno & Charlie Moore / Bluegrass Legends "Together" / Wango
  • Clinch Mountain Blues / Stanley Brothers / Selected Cuts, 1955-1956 / JSP Records
  • High Lonesome / Country Gentlemen / High Lonesome / Starday
  • Goodbye To The Blues / Johnson Mountain Boys / Let The Whole World Talk / Rounder
  • Ten Miles From The Truth / Aaron "Frosty" Foster / Opening Doors / Self-Produced
  • I'll Go Steppin' Too / Lester Flatt & Earl Scruggs / Selected Cuts, 1952-1955 / JSP Records
  • You Left Me Alone / Sam Bush / Circles Around Me / Sugar Hill
  • I'll Never Take No For An Answer / Tommy Brown & the County Line Grass / Leaving This Town / Randm Records
  • Julia Belle / Janet Beazley / 5 South / Backcountry
  • Road To Columbus / Junior Barber / Stone Bottom Boogie / Hay Holler
  • Burn The Barn / Big Country Bluegrass / Let Them Know I'm From Virginia / Rebel
  • Harley's Breakdown / Bray Brothers with Red Cravens / Prairie Bluegrass / Rounder
  • Lilacs, Lilies, And Roses / Bear Bridge Band / / no label
  • Blowing Bubbles / Eddie Adcock / Vintage Banjo Jam / Patuxent Music
  • The Love I Have For You / Matt & George & Their Pleasant Valley Boys / Blue Grass Style / Pleasant Valley Records
  • Corinna Corinna / Still Pickin' Trio / Reuben's Train / Self-Produced
  • Only You / Karl Shiflett & Big Country Show / Sho Nuff Country! / Patuxent Music
  • What A Way To Go / Junior Sisk & Ramblers Choice / The Mountains Are Calling Me Home / Mountain Fever Records
  • Roanoke / Bill Monroe & His Blue Grass Boys / Anthology / MCA [Bobby Hicks birthday, 7/21/1933]
  • Lily Dale / Bobby Hicks / Fiddle Patch / Rounder [Bobby Hicks birthday, 7/21/1933]
  • Cheyenne / Bluegrass Album Band / The Bluegrass Compact Disc / Rounder [Bobby Hicks birthday, 7/21/1933]
  • Zuma Swing / Mark Kuykendall, Bobby Hicks, & Asheville Bluegrass / Forever And A Day / Rebel [Bobby Hicks birthday, 7/21/1933]
  • Cold Virginia Night / Ronnie Bowman / Cold Virginia Night / Rebel
  • Dreams About The Hills Of Home / Bluegrass Patriots / Through The Years...Favorite Songs And Requests / Red Feather
  • Train 45 / Feinberg Brothers / The Feinberg Brothers / Cabinwood Music
  • Please Come Back, Little Pal / Tom Ewing / Adventures Of A Blue Grass Boy / Patuxent Music
  • Rocky Mountain Sweetheart / David Davis & the Warrior River Boys / Retrospective:  Live 1984-2014 / Davis Music
  • Always On A Mountain / Big Dogs with Tony Trischka / Live At The Birchmere / Strictly Country
  • Southern Flavor / Becky Buller / 'Tween Earth & Sky / Dark Shadow Recording
  • Kisses Don't Lie / Carl Butler & the Webster Brothers / I Wouldn't Change You If I Could / Bear Family
  • I'm Leaving You This Lonesome Song / The Boxcars / It's Just A Road / Mountain Home
  • I'll Be No Stranger There / Blue Sky Boys / Farm & Fun Time Favorites, Volume One / Copper Creek
  • The Boat Of Love / Balsam Range / Marching Home / Mountain Home
  • I'm Going Up When He Starts Down / BlueRidge / Gettin' Ready / Pinecastle
  • Get Behind Me Satan / Bass Mountain Boys / A Beautiful Life / CMH
  • I Pressed Through The Crowd / Dale Ann Bradley / Songs Of Praise And Glory / Pinecastle
  • Sing Sing Sing / Scott Brannon / Your Old Standby / Patuxent Music
  • Some Day / Blue Highway / Lonesome Pine / Rebel
  • Stormy Waters / Bluegrass Band / Shine Hallelujah Shine, Volume 1 / Hay Holler
  • A Beautiful Life / Mark Kuykendall, Bobby Hicks & Asheville Bluegrass / Down Memory Lane / Rebel [Bobby Hicks birthday, 7/21/1933]
  • Black Mountain Blues / Johnson Mountain Boys / Requests / Rounder

Sunday, July 09, 2017

"Bluegrass Cafe" playlist - 7/9/2017

Happy 88th birthday, Jesse McReynolds -- mandolin
cross-picking innovator and Bluegrass Hall of Famer!
Sunday, July 9th is the 88th birthday of bona fide Bluegrass legend -- and Bluegrass Hall of Fame member -- Jesse Lester McReynolds.  To that end, we made sure to share several songs from his songbook, although we quite easily could have filled up all three hours with Jesse McReynolds music.  Maybe next time...

In addition, there were birthdays songs for three other July birthday celebrants:  Rhonda Vincent, Richard Underwood, and Mike Barber.  

Eddie Adcock's old "new" album! 
Among the birthday songs, too, was a small amount of newer Bluegrass music -- some from a record that won't be released until later this year (from Joe Mullins & the Radio Ramblers), and one "new" record that was actually recorded by Bluegrass Hall of Famer Eddie Adcock in 1963.  Several other 2017 recordings were heard, too, from Matt & George & Their Pleasant Valley Boys, Ned Luberecki, the Still Pickin' Trio, Big Country Bluegrass, and Mark Kuykendall, Bobby Hicks & Asheville Bluegrass.

Hope you enjoyed the show today, and that you'll be sure to join me or Cathy Day next Sunday afternoon for another edition of our Bluegrass Cafe!

Enjoy the week!

Amy O.



SONG / PERFORMER / ALBUM / LABEL [Requests are RED]

  • Molly And Tenbrooks / Alan O'Bryant / True Life Blues / Sugar Hill
  • True Life Blues / Laurie Lewis & Kathy Kallick / True Life Blues / Sugar Hill
  • I'm On My Way Back To The Old Home / Del McCoury / True Life Blues / Sugar Hill
  • Highway Of Sorrow / Tim O'Brien / True Life Blues / Sugar Hill
  • Old Ebenezer Scrooge / David Grier with Todd Phillips / True Life Blues / Sugar Hill
  • Katy Hill / Del McCoury Band / RockyGrass / Blue Planet
  • Love Of The Mountains / Lost & Found / Classic Bluegrass / Rebel
  • Summer When You First Loved Me / Lonesome River Band / Head On Into Heartache / Mountain Home
  • Dry Run Creek / Seldom Scene / Dream Scene / Sugar Hill
  • Travelin' This Lonesome Road / Peter Rowan / True Life Blues / Sugar Hill
  • Big Mon / Bill Monroe & His Blue Grass Boys / Anthology / MCA
  • Till The End Of The World Rolls Round / Lester Flatt & Earl Scruggs / Selected Cuts, 1952-1955 / JSP Records
  • Amandalyn / Merl Johnson / Better Man / Patuxent Music
  • Ocean Of Diamonds / Jimmy Martin / The King Of Bluegrass / Universal
  • I Like To Hear 'Em Preach It / Jimmy Martin / The King Of Bluegrass / Universal
  • Till The End Of The World Rolls Round / Earls Of Leicester / The Earls Of Leicester / Rounder
  • My Love For You / Pike Family & the Pine Hill Ranchers / To Warm And Comfort You / Rebel
  • Falling In Love / Bluegrass Patriots / Through The Years...Favorite Songs And Requests / Red Feather
  • Before I Met You / Lester Flatt & Earl Scruggs / Selected Cuts, 1952-1955 / JSP Records
  • I'll Wash Your Love From My Heart / Jim & Jesse / Jim & Jesse, 1952-1955 / Bear Family [Jesse McReynolds birthday, 7/9/1929]
  • Thanks For The Trip To Paradise / Jim & Jesse / Music Among Friends / Rounder [Jesse McReynolds birthday, 7/9/1929]
  • Paradise / Jim & Jesse / The Old Dominion Masters, DJ Sampler / Pinecastle [Jesse McReynolds birthday, 7/9/1929]
  • Air Mail Special / Jim & Jesse / RockyGrass / Blue Planet [Jesse McReynolds birthday, 7/9/1929]
  • Are You Missing Me / Jim & Jesse / Jim & Jesse, 1952-1955 /  Bear Family [Jesse McReynolds birthday, 7/9/1929]
  • Kentucky Borderline / Rhonda Vincent & the Rage / In Concert, Volume One--All the Rage / Upper Management Music [Rhonda Vincent birthday, 7/13/1962]
  • Five Speed / Johnson Mountain Boys / Favorites / Rounder [Richard Underwood birthday, 7/14/1956]
  • The Open Road / Gibson Brothers / Bona Fide / Sugar Hill [Mike Barber birthday, 7/13/1970]
  • Long Gone Out West Blues / Joe Mullins & the Radio Ramblers / The Story We Tell / Rebel
  • Banjo Bop / Eddie Adcock / Vintage Banjo Jam / Patuxent Music
  • Because I'm The Man / Matt & George & Their Pleasant Valley Boys / Blue Grass Style / Pleasant Valley Records
  • Before You Go/Let The World Keep On Turning / Ned Luberecki / Take Five / Self-Produced
  • The River / Lynn Morris / You'll Never Be The Sun / Rounder
  • Do You Remember? / Bill Harrell & the Virginians / Classic Bluegrass / Rebel
  • It'll Be Me / Delia Bell & Bill Grant / Dreaming / Rounder
  • Why Baby Why / Karl Shiflett & Big Country Show / Sho Nuff Country! / Patuxent Music
  • Four Walls Around Me / Mac Wiseman / Bluegrass Hits And Heartsongs / Rebel
  • 'Tis Sweet To Be Remembered / Mac Wiseman with Alison Krauss / I Sang The Song / Mountain Fever Records
  • Bending The Rules / Jesse McReynolds / Bending The Rules / OMS Records [Jesse McReynolds born, 7/9/1929]
  • There's More Pretty Girls Than One / Jesse McReynolds & the Virginia Boys / New Horizons / Pinecastle [Jesse McReynolds born, 7/9/1929]
  • Country Gentleman / Eddie Adcock / Vintage Banjo Jam / Patuxent Music
  • Aunt Dinah's Quilting Party / Country Gentlemen / Folk Session Inside / Copper Creek
  • Drifting And Dreaming Of You / Feinberg Brothers / Feinberg Brothers / Cabinwood Music
  • Unwanted Love / Michael Cleveland with Jeff White / Fiddler's Dream / Compass Records
  • Virginia Waltz / Johnson Mountain Boys / Let The Whole World Talk / Rounder
  • Winsborough Cotton Mill Blues / The HIllmen / The HIllmen / Sugar Hill
  • Old Folks At Home / Still Pickin' Trio / Reuben's Train / Self-Produced
  • Monday Blues / Balsam Range / Five / Mountain Home
  • Roll Big River / Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver / In Session / Mountain Home
  • Press On O'Pilgrim / Jim & Jesse / Radio Shows / Pinecastle [Jesse McReynolds born, 7/9/1929]
  • Yes, I See God / Big Country Bluegrass / Let Them Know I'm From Virginia / Rebel
  • The Little White Church / Jim & Jesse with Mac Wiseman & Buck White / Music Among Friends / Rounder [Jesse McReynolds born, 7/9/1929]
  • We Shall Rise / David Davis & the Warrior River Boys / Retrospective:  Live 1984-2014 / Davis Music
  • In His Arms I'm Not Afraid / Mark Kuykendall, Bobby Hicks & Asheville Bluegrass / Forever And A Day / Rebel
  • Cry From The Cross / Stanley Brothers / Selected Cuts, 1956-1959 / JSP Records
  • God Moves In A Windstorm / Blue Highway / Wind To The West / Rebel
  • Are You Lost In Sin / Jim & Jesse / First Sounds / Capitol [Jesse McReynolds born, 7/9/1929]
  • Black Mountain Blues / Johnson Mountain Boys / Requests / Rounder

Monday, July 03, 2017

"Bluegrass Cafe" playlist - 7/2/2017

Happy July 3rd Birthday to RI native, Jimmy Gaudreau
(seen here c. 1969ish)
On the Sunday before Independence Day, we had a bunch of things to celebrate!  In addition to sharing several songs with a patriotic theme, we also remembered birthday celebrants Jimmy Gaudreau (born July 3, 1946), Charlie Monroe (born July 4, 1903), and Peter Rowan (born July 4, 1942); the Battle of Gettysburg (fought in Gettysburg, PA from July 1 through July 3, 1865); and the disappearance of Amelia Earhart (whose plane disappeared in the South Pacific on July 2, 1937).  That's a lot of music to play in a commemorative nature -- even before we got around to playing any other music.  

Dave Evans (July 24, 1950 - June 26, 2017)
The Bluegrass World lost another original voice this past week when Dave Evans, a fine banjo picker and powerful vocalist, died on June 26th, less than one month before celebrating his sixty-sixth birthday.  In tribute, we featured a couple of songs:  one showcasing Dave Evans's vocals, and the second an instrumental number featuring his banjo.  

A small portion of new Bluegrass for 2017 made it on to our WHUS airwaves on Sunday, too.  Among those newest recordings was music from the Garrett Newton Band, Big Country Bluegrass,
Traditional Bluegrass from the Golden West
Mark Kuykendall, Bobby Hicks & Asheville Bluegrass, Ralph Stanley II & the Clinch Mountain Boys, the Gibson Brothers, the Lonesome River Band, Still Pickin', and Matt And George & their Pleasant Valley Boys.  


Have a safe and happy 4th, and we'll be looking for you on Sunday afternoon at 4PM!

Amy O.

SONG / PERFORMER / ALBUM / LABEL [requests are RED]

  • Katy Hill / Del McCoury Band / RockyGrass / Blue Planet 
  • Star Spangled Banner / Lynwood Lunsford / Pick Along / Hay Holler
  • God Bless America / IIIrd Tyme Out / Round III At The MAC / Chateau Music Group
  • Double Eagle / Pike Brothers & the Pine Hill Ranchers / The Pike Brothers & the Pine Hill Ranchers / Rebel
  • Stars And Stripes Forever / John McEuen / String Wizards / Vanguard
  • The Drifter / Feinberg Brothers / Feinberg Brothers / Cabinwood Music
  • Dim Lights, Thick Smoke / Larry Sparks with Curly Seckler / Lonesome And Then Some:  A Classic 50th Celebration / Rebel
  • On Boot Hill / Ralph Stanley II & the Clinch Mountain Boys / Ralph Stanley II & the Clinch Mountain Boys / Stanley Family Records
  • Here Rattler Here / Lilly Brothers & Don Stover / On The Radio, 1952-1953 / Rounder
  • Great Waterton / Kristin Scott Benson / Stringworks / Mountain Home
  • Philadelphia Lawyer / Audie Blaylock & Redline / Hard Country / Rural Rhythm
  • Less And Less / GrassRoutes / Bailey's Deal / Self-Produced
  • Amelia Earhart's Last Flight / Country Gentlemen /  Can't You Hear Me Callin':  Early Classics, 1963-1969 / Rebel
  • Flowers On Daddy's Grave / Big Country Bluegrass / Let Them Know I'm From Virginia / Rebel
  • Shadows In My Room / Hot Rize / RockyGrass / Blue Planet
  • Farewell Blues / Garrett Newton Band / Young Heart Old Soul / Pinecastle
  • She's Gone Gone Gone / Rickey Wasson / Croweology / Truegrass Entertainment
  • Hey! Hey! Hey! / Stanley Brothers / Selected Sides, 1949-1953 / JSP Records
  • Talk To Your Heart / Danny Paisley & the Southern Grass / Weary River / Patuxent Music
  • I Don't Have The Want To Anymore / Mark Kuykendall, Bobby Hicks & Asheville Bluegrass / Forever And A Day / Rebel
  • I Got A Gal Waitin' For Me / Charlie Monroe & the Kentucky Pardners / Early Country Radio / JSP Records
  • We'll Meet Again Sweetheart / Charlie Monroe & the Kentucky Pardners / Early Country Radio / JSP Records
  • Who's Calling You Sweetheart Tonight / Charlie Monroe & the Kentucky Pardners / Early Country Radio / JSP Records
  • Sunny Side Of Life / Fred Pike, Bill Rawlings & the Twin River Boys / Genuine Authentic Bluegrass Folk Music / Osage
  • Doin' My Time / Country Gentlemen / The Early Rebel Recordings, 1963-1971 / Rebel
  • Tidwell Pike / Jimmy Gaudreau / Pieces & Bits / Self-Produced
  • Keepin' It Between The Lines (Old School) / Peter Rowan / The Old School / Compass Records
  • I Was Left On The Street / Peter Rowan / The First Whippoorwill / Sugar Hill
  • Me And Paul Revere / Steve Martin & the Steep Canyon Rangers / single / Rounder
  • Liberty / The Dillards / There Is A Time (1963-70) / Vanguard
  • New Freedom Bell / Country Gentlemen / High Lonesome / Starday King
  • There's A Star Spangled Banner Waving Somewhere / Osborne Brothers / Hyden / Pinecastle
  • Old John Burns / Rickey Wasson & Dwight McCall / God Didn't Choose Sides / Rural Rhythm
  • Last Day At Gettysburg / Gary Ferguson / I'm Really Leaving / Webco
  • 99 Years Is Almost For Life / Dave Evans & River Bend / The Best Of The Vetco Years / Rebel
  • Buffalo Chips / Dave Evans / Look At Me Now / Rebel
  • Friend Of Mine / Gibson Brothers / In The Ground / Rounder
  • Ida Red / Lonesome River Band / Mayhaley's House / Mountain Home
  • Plenty Of Everything But You / Matt And George & Their Pleasant Valley Boys / Blue Grass Style / Pleasant Valley Records
  • I Don't Know What To Do / David Davis & the Warrior River Boys / Retrospective:  1984-2014 / Davis Music
  • Ohoopee / Gillis Brothers / Down By The River / Hay Holler Harvest
  • What Does The Deep Sea Say / Price Sisters / The Price Sisters / Rebel
  • Hit Parade Of Love / Jimmy Martin / Good 'N' Country & Country Music Time / Jasmine
  • I Like To Hear 'Em Preach It / Jimmy Martin & the Sunny Mountain Boys / Good 'N' Country & Country Music Time / Jasmine
  • What A Wonderful Savior Is He / Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver / I'll Wander Back Someday / Sugar Hill
  • Lord Lift Me Up / Bluegrass Patriots / E Pluribus Bluegrass / Red Feather
  • Jesus Is Waiting / Reno & Smiley / 16 Greatest Gospel Hits / King
  • Rank Strangers To Me / Country Gentlemen / The Early Rebel Recordings, 1962-1971 / Rebel
  • Get In Line Brother / Lester Flatt & Earl Scruggs / The Essential Earl Scruggs / Columbia Legacy
  • Let Me Rest / Johnson Mountain Boys / We'll Still Sing On / Rounder
  • Shadow Of The Son / Still Pickin' Trio / Reuben's Train / Self-Produced
  • A Valley Of Peace / Charlie Monroe / Post War Country Classics / Cattle
  • Black Mountain Blues / Johnson Mountain Boys / Requests / Rounder

Wednesday, June 28, 2017

"Bluegrass Cafe" playlist - 6/25/2017

Joe Val (6/26/1921 - 6/11/1985)
Here it is, three days past this week's broadcast of our Bluegrass Cafe, and it seems that I still haven't posted the most recent playlist!  Sheesh!  Honestly, I had thought I already did post, but it clearly does not pay me to do my own thinking, sometimes...

Sunday's show featured a few songs from the great Joe Val, the Massachusetts-born mandolin-playing soaring tenor singer who would have celebrated his 91st birthday on June 26th.  What better way to remember Joe than to share some of his music?

We also included a few songs from several performers who appeared at the Jenny Brook Bluegrass Festival in Tunbridge, Vermont, which took place from June 22 through June 25.  What a great festival!  The songs we heard came to us from several Jenny Brook performers, including Rickey Wasson, the Gibson Brothers, Karl Shiflett & Big Country Show, Sideline, the Seth Sawyer Band, and David Parmley & Cardinal Tradition.  

Another performer at Jenny Brook that I didn't get to see was the delightful David Davis & the Warrior River Boys.  This band was a performing fixture in New England for many years, even though they often had to travel north in a van from Cullman, Alabama.  The most recent recording of DD&WRB features loads of live recordings of performances that took place between 1984 and 2014.  Quite fabulous!

Have a tremendous remainder of your week, and we'll look forward to visiting with you again this coming Sunday, 4-7PM!

Amy O.

SONG / PERFORMER / ALBUM / LABEL [Requests are RED]

  • Katy Hill / Del McCoury Band / RockyGrass / Blue Planet
  • Lonesome Road Blues / Joe Val / Diamond Joe / Rounder
  • Don't Give Your Heart To A Rambler / Joe Val & the New England Bluegrass Boys / Live In Holland / Strictly Country
  • Wrong Road Again / Joe Val / Diamond Joe / Rounder
  • Remember Who You Are / Gibson Brothers / In The Ground / Rounder
  • Railroad Lady / Rickey Wasson / Croweology / Truegrass Entertainment
  • My Bucket's Got A Hole In It / Karl Shiflett & Big Country Show / Sho Nuff Country! / Patuxent Music
  • Are You Missing Me / David Parmley & Cardinal Tradition / David Parmley & Cardinal Tradition / DP & CD Records
  • Are You Waiting Just For Me / Sideline / Colors & Crossroads / Mountain Fever Records
  • Green Mountain Girl / Seth Sawyer Band / Green Mountain Girl / Self-Produced
  • Little Old Log Cabin In The Lane / Still Pickin' Trio / Reuben's Train / Self-Produced
  • Old Pine Tree / Country Gentlemen / The Award Winning Country Gentlemen / Rebel
  • Snowflake Breakdown / Corrina Rose Logston / Bluegrass Fiddler / Patuxent Music
  • (Dear Girl) Can You Forgive / Stanley Brothers / Don't Cheat In Our Hometown / King Records
  • Golden Hair / Wayne Taylor / Dear Mom / Raincoe Music
  • Sad Situation / Bill Grant & Delia Bell / O Sister! / Rounder
  • All The Ways I'm Gone / Chris Jones & the Night Drivers / Made To Move / Mountain Home
  • The Grey Ghost / Bill Emerson / Banjo Man / Pinecastle
  • Harvest Of My Heart / Rock County / Rock County / Rebel
  • Windy City Rag / Alison Krauss & Union Station / Two Highways / Rounder
  • Big Blue Raindrops / Del McCoury Band / The Streets Of Baltimore / McCoury Music
  • Old Home Place / The Dillards / Pickin' And Fiddlin' / Back Porch Bluegrass / Collectors' Choice Music
  • The Cold Hard Facts / Jeff White / Right Beside You / Self-Produced
  • On Whiskey Mountain / Bill Emerson with Bill Harrell / Reunion / Webco
  • Yesterday's Gone / Larry Stephenson Band / Weep Little Willow / Whysper Dream
  • It Almost Feels Like Love / Larry Stephenson Band / Weep Little Willow / Whysper Dream
  • In Memory / Missy Werner / Drifting And Dreaming / Self-Produced
  • One Dime At A Time / Steep Canyon Rangers / One Dime At A Time / Rebel
  • Walk Through This World With Me / Seldom Scene / Different Roads / Rebel
  • Hold Whatcha Got / Jimmy Martin & the Sunny Mountain Boys / Good 'N' Country & Country Music Time / Jasmine
  • Henry Brown / Ralph Stanley II & the Clinch Mountain Boys / Ralph Stanley II & the Clinch Mountain Boys / Stanley Family Records
  • You're That Certain Someone / David Davis & the Warrior River Boys / Retrospective:  Live 1984-2014 / Davis Music
  • John Henry, Jr. / David Davis & the Warrior River Boys / Retrospective:  Live 1984-2014 / Davis Music
  • Farewell To Long Hollow / David Davis & the Warrior River Boys / Retrospective:  Live 1984-2014 / Davis Music
  • The Night Flatt & Scruggs Played Carnegie Hall / Jerry Salley / Front Porch Philosophy / Very Jerry Records
  • Salty Dog Blues / Lester Flatt & Earl Scruggs / Flatt And Scruggs At Carnegie Hall:  The Complete Concert / Koch Records
  • Old Dogs, Children, And Watermelon Wine / Charlie Sizemore / The Story Is...The Songs Of Tom T. Hall / Rebel
  • When I Get Where I'm Goin' / Nashville Bluegrass Band / Waitin' For The Hard Times To Go / Sugar Hill
  • Blue Ridge Express / Alan Munde / Blue Ridge Express / Rounder
  • Too Many Tears / Jim & Jesse / First Sounds:  The Capitol Years / Capitol
  • I'm Not Your Honey-Baby Now / Kathy Kallick Band / Foxhounds / Live Oak Records
  • Forever And A Day / Mark Kuykendall, Bobby Hicks & Asheville Bluegrass / Forever And A Day / Rebel
  • Roll On Big Mama / The Grascals / When I Get My Pay / Mountain Home
  • I Can't Keep You In Love With Me / Ray Legere & Roger Williams / River Of No Return / Strictly Country
  • Trains Can't Turn Around / Edgar Loudermilk / Georgia Maple / Pinecastle
  • Shine Hallelujah Shine / Bill Monroe & His Blue Grass Boys / Bill Monroe & His Blue Grass Boys, 1940-1946 / JSP Records
  • Building On The Rock / Front Range / The New Frontier / Sugar Hill
  • Shouting In The Air / Johnson Mountain Boys / Let The Whole World Talk / Rounder
  • Who Will Sing For Me / Earls Of Leicester / The Earls Of Leicester / Rounder
  • Everybody's Gonna Have A Wonderful Time Up There / IIIrd Tyme Out / Living On The Other Side / Rounder
  • Somebody Touched Me / Aaron "Frosty" Foster / Opening Doors / Self-Produced
  • When We Look On His Face / Bill Emerson with Cliff Waldron / Webco
  • On The Jericho Road / David Davis & the Warrior River Boys / Retrospective:  Live 1984-2014 / Davis Music
  • Prayin' Shoes / David Peterson & 1946 / In The Mountaintops To Roam / Self-Produced
  • Blue Grass Twist / Johnson Mountain Boys / Requests / Rounder

Sunday, June 18, 2017

"Bluegrass Cafe" playlist - 6/18/2017

Happy Father's Day to Alton Orlomoski -- and
all of our favorite dads!
There was so much to celebrate on our Bluegrass Cafe this week!  In addition to sharing lots of songs performed by Bluegrass fathers who work(ed) in bands with their offspring, we also heard several songs with dad as the main subject.  Hope the dads in our listening audience all had a most wonderful -- and relaxing -- Father's Day!

Two notable members of the Bluegrass Music Hall of Fame either would have celebrated or are celebrating a birthday this week.  What better way to remember these two gentlemen than by sharing a few some of their music?  To that end, we heard lots of Lester Flatt (who was born on June 19, 1914) and Eddie Adcock (who turns 79 on June 21st).  

In between all of those father songs and birthday songs, we included a small sample of tunes featured on the soon-to-be released record from Mark Kuykendall, Bobby Hicks & Asheville Bluegrass -- "Forever And A Day" -- on Rebel Records.  If you like traditional-sounding Bluegrass, this seems like a dandy.

Hope to see you again next Sunday afternoon, 4-7PM!

Enjoy the week!

Amy O.


SONG / PERFORMER / ALBUM / LABEL [Requests are RED]

  • Katy Hill / Del McCoury Band / RockyGrass / Blue Planet
  • Have You Come To Say Goodbye / Lester Flatt & Earl Scruggs / Radio Gems / Radio Gems [Lester Flatt birthday, 6/19/1914]
  • We'll Meet Again Sweetheart / Lester Flatt & Earl Scruggs / Selected Sides, 1948-1950 / JSP Records [Lester Flatt birthday, 6/19/1914]
  • If I Should Wander Back Tonight / Lester Flatt & Earl Scruggs / Selected Sides, 1950-1952 / JSP Records [Lester Flatt birthday, 6/19/1914]
  • A Hundred Years From Now / Lester Flatt & Earl Scruggs / Radio Gems / Radio Gems [Lester Flatt birthday, 6/19/1914]
  • Old Dogs, Children, And Watermelon Wine / Charlie Sizemore / The Story Is... The Songs Of Tom T. Hall / Rebel
  • Where The Old Red River Flows / King Wilkie / Broke / Rebel
  • Eight More Miles / Laurie Lewis, Claire Lynch, Lynn Morris, & Rhonda Vincent / O Sister! / Rounder
  • Chicken Reel / Jim & Jesse / In The Tradition / Rounder
  • Broke Down And Lonesome / King Wilkie / Broke / Rebel
  • Cedar City Blues / Eddie Adcock / The Patuxent Banjo Project / Patuxent Music [Eddie Adcock birthday, 6/21/1938]
  • Matterhorn / Country Gentlemen / Can't You Hear Me Callin':  Early Classics, 1963-1969 / Rebel [Eddie Adcock birthday, 6/21/1938]
  • I Got Wise / Eddie & Martha Adcock / TwoGrass / Pinecastle [Eddie Adcock birthday, 6/21/1938]
  • Nightwalk / Country Gentlemen / Folk Session Inside / Copper Creek [Eddie Adcock birthday, 6/21/1938]
  • Roll On Buddy / Bill & James Monroe / Bean Blossom / MCA
  • Aragon Mill / White Mountain Bluegrass / Aragon Mill / Strictly Country
  • Papa's Wagon / Traditional Grass / 10th Anniversary / Rebel
  • Love, O' Love Please Come Home [sic] / Reno & Smiley / Bluegrass 1963 / Rural Rhythm
  • Pathway Of Teardrops / Bobby Osborne / Original / Compass Records
  • Wild Bill Jones / Ralph Stanley & Ralph Stanley II / Side By Side / Rebel
  • Bergold's Farm / Feinberg Brothers / Feinberg Brothers / Cabinwood Music
  • The Cowboy Lives Forever / The Whites / A Lifetime In The Making / Ceili Music
  • Where The Wild River Rolls / Bob Amos / Borrowed Time / Bristlecone
  • I Couldn't Believe It Was True / Bluegrass Cardinals / The Bluegrass Cardinals / Copper Creek
  • Down Among The Budded Roses / Bob Paisley & the Southern Grass / Heritage / Brandywine
  • The Precious Jewel / Tennessee Mafia Jug Band / Barnyard Frolic / RME Records
  • Evil Hearted Woman / Parmley & McCoury / Families Of Tradition / BGC
  • Roust-A-Bout / Mark Kuykendall, Bobby Hicks & Asheville Bluegrass / Forever And A Day / Rebel
  • Zuma Swing / Mark Kuykendall, Bobby Hicks & Asheville Bluegrass / Forever And A Day / Rebel
  • Gold Rush / O'Connor Family Band / Live! / OMAC Records
  • Row Number Two, Seat Number Three / Laura Orshaw / Songs Of Lost Yesterdays / Self-Produced
  • Proud To Be Your Dad / Spinney Brothers / Tried & True / Mountain Fever Records
  • My Father's Son / Ricky Skaggs / My Father's Son / Sony
  • Farm Of Yesterday / Gibson Brothers / Ring The Bell / Compass Records
  • That Silver Haired Daddy Of Mine / Traver Hollow / By Request / Self-Produced
  • Old Hickory Cane / Dan Paisley & the Southern Grass / The Tradition Continues / Brandywine
  • Me And Dad / Russell Moore & IIIrd Tyme Out / Russell Moore & IIIrd Tyme Out / Rural Rhythm
  • Father Of The Bride / Bear Bridge Band / A Bluegrass Sampler / Open Road
  • Daddy Frank / Jim Mills with Paul Brewster / Hide Head Blues / Sugar Hill
  • Wicked Path Of Sin / Mark Kuykendall, Bobby Hicks & Asheville Bluegrass / Forever And A Day / Rebel
  • Daddy Did His Best / Dale Ann Bradley / Send The Angels / Mountain Home
  • I'll Be No Stranger There / Blue Sky Boys / Farm & Fun Time Favorites, Volume One / Copper Creek
  • Free Salvation / Del McCoury Band / The Streets Of Baltimore / McCoury Music
  • You Can Feel It In Your Soul / Alan Bibey & Grasstowne / 4 / Mountain Fever Records
  • Over In The Gloryland / Reno & Smiley with the Stanley Brothers / Bluegrass 1963 / Rural Rhythm
  • It's Gonna Rain / Kathy Kallick [Good Ol' Persons] / Count Your Blessings:  A Bluegrass Gospel Collection / Live Oak Records
  • There Is A Fountain / Bluegrass Cardinals / The Bluegrass Cardinals / Copper Creek
  • Swing Low, Sweet Chariot / Parmley & McCoury / Families Of Tradition / KBC
  • Black Mountain Blues / Johnson Mountain Boys / Requests / Rounder

Monday, June 12, 2017

"Bluegrass Cafe" playlist - 6/11/2017

Connecticut trio, Still Pickin' has recently issued their
very first group CD -- "Reuben's Train"
During Sunday's Bluegrass Cafe, we didn't really shine any spotlights on any one performer in particular, but instead, we shared a whole bunch of fine music from a whole lot of top-notch performers.  Hopefully, we met that goal.

In addition to a bunch of classic tunes from classic performers, we included a tiny bit of newer music from projects by Valerie Smith & Liberty Pike, Connecticut trio Still Pickin', Rob Benzing, Aaron "Frosty" Foster, Hammertowne, and Junior Sisk & Ramblers Choice.  

Hope you'll consider joining me once again next Sunday afternoon -- 4-7PM -- for our Bluegrass Cafe!

Have a good week - 
Amy O.



SONG / PERFORMER / ALBUM / LABEL

  • Katy Hill / Del McCoury Band / RockyGrass / Blue Planet
  • Cold Wind / Joe Val / Diamond Joe / Rounder
  • Nine Pound Hammer / Jimmy Gaudreau's Bluegrass Unit / Live In Holland / Strictly Country
  • Margie / Bob Paisley & the Southern Grass / Live In Holland / Strictly Country
  • Diamond Joe / Joe Val / Diamond Joe / Rounder
  • I'm Lonesome, Sad, And So Blue / Traver Hollow / By Request / Self-Produced
  • Making Up Stories / Johnson Mountain Boys / Live At The Birchmere / Rounder
  • Love Of The Mountains / Lost & Found / Classic Bluegrass / Rebel
  • Bluegrass Swing / Feinberg Brothers / Feinberg Brothers / Cabinwood Music
  • Be Nobody's Darling But Mine / Larry Sparks / Lonesome And Blue:  More Favorites / Rebel
  • These Old Blues / Traver Hollow / By Request / Self-Produced
  • Down The Road / Lester Flatt & the Nashville Grass / Lester Raymond Flatt / Flying Fish
  • Roll In My Sweet Baby's Arms / Lester Flatt & the Nashville Grass / Bean Blossom / MCA
  • Petticoat Junction / Lester Flatt & Earl Scruggs / Grand Ole Opry Live Classics:  The Bluegrass Collection / Opry Music
  • The Old Home Town / Lester Flatt & Earl Scruggs / Selected Sides, 1950-1952 / JSP Records
  • Your Love Is Like A Flower / Bluegrass Album Band / The Bluegrass Compact Disc, Volume 2 / Rounder
  • My False Sweetheart / Crowe & McLaughlin / Going Back / Rounder
  • Love Me Darling Just Tonight / Stanley Brothers / Selected Cuts, 1956-1959 / JSP Records
  • Dreams About The Hills Of Home / Bluegrass Patriots / Through The Years...Favorite Songs And Requests / Red Feather
  • I Took Mama To The Opry / Valerie Smith & Liberty Pike / Small Town Heroes / Bell Buckle Records
  • Blue Ridge Mountain Blues / Bill Clifton / The Early Years, 1957-1958 / Rounder
  • Lonesome Pine Breakdown / Lonesome Pine Fiddlers / Windy Mountain / Bear Family
  • The Court Of Love / Rhonda Vincent / Taken / Upper Management Music
  • The Year The Clayton Delaney Died / Charlie Sizemore / The Story Is... The Songs Of Tom T. Hall / Rebel
  • I Don't Do Floors / James King / Bed By The Window / Rounder
  • Bessie's Tune / Valerie Smith & Liberty Pike / Small Town Heroes / Bell Buckle Records
  • You Left Me Alone / Country Gentlemen / Can't You Hear Me Callin':  Early Classics, 1963-1969 / Rebel
  • (Legend Of The) Brown Mountain Light / Country Gentlemen / Classic Bluegrass / Smithsonian Folkways
  • Going To The West / Laura Orshaw / Songs Of Lost Yesterdays / Self-Produced
  • Anatone / Still PIckin' Trio / Reuben's Train / Self-Produced
  • Sockeye / Rob Benzing / Rob Benzing / Patuxent Music
  • Songbird / Aaron "Frosty" Foster / Opening Doors / Self-Produced
  • Hillbilly Heroes / Hammertowne / Hillbilly Heroes / Mountain Fever Records
  • Rawhide / Bill Monroe & His Blue Grass Boys / Classic Bluegrass / Smithsonian Folkways
  • Drink Up And Go Home / Jimmy Martin / Good 'N' Country & Country Music Time / Jasmine
  • Skip, Hop And Wobble / Jimmy Martin / Good 'N' Country & Country Music Time / Jasmine
  • Picture In The Moonlight / Gibson Brothers / Spread Your Wings / Hay Holler
  • Green Mountain Girl / Seth Sawyer Band / Green Mountain Girl / Self-Produced
  • Kentucky Country Home / Sideline / Session 2 / Mountain Fever Records
  • Blue Grass Stomp / Karl Shiflett & Big Country Show / Sho Nuff Country! / Patuxent Music
  • Bring Back My Blue-Eyed Boy To Me / Straight Drive / I'll Take A Page From Your Book / Cabinwood Music
  • Shape Up Or Ship Out / Junior Sisk & Ramblers Choice / The Mountains Are Calling Me Home / Mountain Fever Records
  • I Will Always Be Waiting For You / Jim & Jesse / Jim & Jesse, 1952-1955 / Bear Family
  • Oh Ye Must Be Born Again / Dailey & Vincent / Brothers From Different Mothers / Rounder
  • Lord Have Mercy (On My Soul) / Lou Reid & Carolina / 20th Anniversary Concert / KMA Records
  • Journey To My Savior's Side / Missy Werner Band / Three Kinds Of Lonesome / Self-Produced
  • I Love God's Way Of Living / White Mountain Bluegrass / Aragon Mill / Strictly Country
  • My Lord Keeps A Record / Feller & Hill / Feller & Hill & the Bluegrass Buckaroos / Self-Produced
  • Better Get In That Number / Spinney Brothers / Here At The Cross / Self-Produced
  • Brother Have You Heard / Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver / Burden Bearer / Mountain Home
  • I'm On A Journey / Bear Bridge Band / One More Ride / Open Road
  • Jesus Is My Rock / Special Consensus / Long I Ride / Compass Records
  • Black Mountain Blues / Johnson Mountain Boys / Requests / Rounder

Monday, June 05, 2017

"Bluegrass Cafe" playlist - 6/4/2017

Our main focus of Sunday's Bluegrass Cafe was to showcase a whole bunch of music from a legendary banjo picker.  This was all done in anticipation of a chat we had scheduled with Gordon Castelnero and David L. Russell -- two banjo pickers who have written a very well-researched biography titled Earl Scruggs:  Banjo Icon (Rowman & Littlefield, ISBN:  9781442268654).  Perhaps you might like to add this book to your summer reading list?  

In addition to a whole lot of music from Earl, we debuted several songs from the debut recording of Ralph Stanley II & the Clinch Mountain Boys.  There was also newer music from Bobby Osborne, the Farm Hands, Junior Sisk & Ramblers Choice, the Gibson Brothers, Terry Baucom's Dukes Of Drive, and a very new recording from a Connecticut trio, Still Pickin'.

Hope you enjoyed the show, and that you'll consider joining me once again next Sunday afternoon for another edition of our Bluegrass Cafe.

Enjoy the week!

Amy O.



SONG / PERFORMER / ALBUM / LABEL [Request is RED]

  • Flint Hill Special / David Talbot / Foggy Mountain Special:  A Bluegrass Tribute To Earl Scruggs / Rounder
  • Reuben / Jim Mills / Foggy Mountain Special:  A Bluegrass Tribute To Earl Scruggs / Rounder
  • Foggy Mountain Special / Ron Block / Foggy Mountain Special:  A Bluegrass Tribute To Earl Scruggs / Rounder
  • Katy Hill / Del McCoury Band / RockyGrass / Blue Planet
  • The Boys In Hats And Ties / Big Country Bluegrass / The Boys In Hats And Ties / Rebel
  • Heavy Traffic Ahead / Bill Monroe & His Blue Grass Boys / The Essential Earl Scruggs / Columbia
  • Sally Goodin / Byron Berline feat. Bill Monroe & Earl Scruggs / Fiddle And A Song / Sugar Hill
  • Down The Road / Lester Flatt & Earl Scruggs / The Complete Mercury Recordings / Mercury
  • Little Old Log Cabin In The Lane / Still Pickin' Trio / Reuben's Train / Self-Produced
  • Dream Softly / Volume Five / Voices / Mountain Fever Records
  • Just Like You / Hot Rize / Untold Stories / Sugar Hill
  • I Can't Go On This Way / Po' Ramblin' Boys / Back To The Mountains / Randm Records
  • Forget The Past / Feller & Hill / Here Come Feller & Hill...Again! / Blue Circle Records
  • The Ballad Of Buck And Don / Feller & Hill / Here Come Feller & Hill...Again! / Blue Circle Record
  • Rain Please Go Away / Del McCoury & the Dixie Pals / Classic Bluegrass / Rebel
  • Milwaukee Blues / David Davis & the Warrior River Boys / Troubled Times / Rebel
  • Darling Do You Know Who Loves You / Junior Sisk & Ramblers Choice / The Mountains Are Calling Me Home / Mountain Fever Records
  • The Nights Are So Long / Michael Cleveland & Flamekeeper / Fired Up / Rounder
  • Let The Whole World Talk / Johnson Mountain Boys / Let The Whole World Talk / Rounder
  • Foggy Mountain Chimes / Lester Flatt & Earl Scruggs / Selected Cuts, 1952-1955 / JSP Records
  • Interview with Gordon Castelnero & David L. Russell -- co-authors of Earl Scruggs:  Banjo Icon
  • Foggy Mountain Breakdown / Lester Flatt & Earl Scruggs / The Complete Mercury Recordings / Mercury
  • Shuckin' The Corn / Lester Flatt & Earl Scruggs / Radio Gems / Radio Gems
  • Salty Dog Blues / Earl Scruggs, Family & Friends / The Ultimate Collection:  Live At The Ryman / Rounder
  • Henry Brown / Ralph Stanley II & the Clinch Mountain Boys / Ralph Stanley II & the Clinch Mountain Boys / Stanley Family Records
  • Rural Route / The Farm Hands / Colors / Pinecastle
  • On Boot Hill / Ralph Stanley II & the Clinch Mountain Boys / Ralph Stanley II & the Clinch Mountain Boys / Stanley Family Records
  • Pathway Of Teardrops / Bobby Osborne / Original / Compass Records
  • Life To Go / Ralph Stanley II & the Clinch Mountain Boys / Ralph Stanley II & the Clinch Mountain Boys / Stanley Family Records
  • Highway / Gibson Brothers / In The Ground / Rounder
  • Charlie Cotton / Terry Baucom's Dukes Of Drive / 4th & Goal / JohnBoy & Billy, Inc.
  • Six Pack To Go / Karl Shiflett & Big Country Show / Sho Nuff Country! / Patuxent Music
  • The Guitar / Sierra Hull & Justin Moses with Mac Wiseman / I Sang The Song / Mountain Fever Records
  • I Found My Daddy's Grass / Mickey Galyean & Cullen's Bridge / My Daddy's Grass / Rebel
  • Hi Dee Diddle / Feinberg Brothers / Feinberg Brothers / Cabinwood Music
  • Pick Along / Earl Scruggs, Doc Watson, Ricky Skaggs / The Three PIckers / Rounder
  • Soldiers Joy / Marty Stuart with Earl Scruggs / Busy Bee Cafe / Sugar HIll
  • Mama Blues / Lester Flatt & Earl Scruggs / Flatt And Scruggs At Carnegie Hall!  The Complete Concert / Koch Records
  • You Are My Flower / Lester Flatt & Earl Scruggs / Recorded Live At Vanderbilt University / Columbia
  • The Ballad Of Jed Clampett / Lester Flatt & Earl Scruggs / Flatt And Scruggs At Carnegie Hall!  The Complete Concert / Koch Records
  • Don't Act / Rhonda Vincent / All American Bluegrass Girl / Rounder
  • I'm Working On A Road (To Glory Land) / Earls Of Leicester / Rattle & Roar / Rounder
  • Shadow Of The Son / Still Pickin' Trio / Reuben's Trail / Self-Produced
  • On The Sea Of Life / Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver / Rock My Soul / Sugar Hill
  • God Loves His Children / Lester Flatt &
    Earl Scruggs / The Complete Mercury Recordings / Mercury
  • It's Just Like Heaven / Country Gentlemen / Every Time I Feel The Spirit / Sugar Hill
  • Shouting On The Hills Of Glory / Stanley Brothers / All Gospel All Bluegrass / Federal
  • Pray The Clouds Away / Jimmy Martin / This World Is Not My Home / MME
  • Blue Grass Twist / Johnson Mountain Boys / Requests / Rounder

Sunday, May 28, 2017

"Bluegrass Cafe" playlist - 5/28/2017

In short, during Sunday's radio show, we included a whole bunch of sad but appropriate songs as we remembered fallen soldiers on Memorial Day, celebrated Mac Wiseman's 92nd birthday, and debuted some songs from a brand new CD by a local trio, Still Pickin'.

Hope you were able to tune in, but if not, we'll be looking for you next Sunday afternoon from 4-7PM!  

See you then!

Amy O.




SONG / PERFORMER / ALBUM / LABEL [Request is RED]

  • Katy Hill / Del McCoury Band / RockyGrass / Blue Planet
  • Military Five String / Reno & Smiley / Sweethearts In Heaven / Bear Family
  • Why Did You Wander? / Earls Of Leicester / Rattle & Roar / Rounder
  • Lonesome Whistle Blues / Dreadful Snakes / Snakes Alive! / Rounder
  • Fox On The Run / Bill Emerson & Cliff Waldron / Appalachian Stomp / Rhino
  • There's No Room In My Heart For The Blues / Bill Emerson & Cliff Waldron / The Best Of Emerson & Waldron / Rebel
  • If You're Ever Gonna Love Me / Country Gazette / Appalachian Stomp / Rhino
  • Rebel Soldier / Charlie Moore / Charlie Moore Sings Again--Gone But Not Forgotten / Wango
  • Weathered Gray Stone / Johnson Mountain Boys / At The Old Schoolhouse / Rounder
  • Wise County Jail / Jeff White / Right Beside You / Self-Produced
  • Familiar With The Ground / The Boxcars / Familiar With The Ground / Mountain Home
  • The Old Crooked Trail / Big Country Bluegrass / Let Them Know I'm From Virginia / Rebel
  • Down Yonder / Eddie Adcock & Don Reno / The Sensational Twin Banjos Of Eddie Adcock & Don Reno / Rebel
  • Don't Say Goodbye If You Love Me / Bob Paisley & the Southern Grass / Live In Holland / Strictly Country
  • Three Cows And Two Horses / Buddy Melton & Milan Miller with Andrea Zonn / I Sang The Song / Mountain Fever Records
  • I Still Write Your Name In The Sand / Mac Wiseman / 20 Bluegrass Originals / Gusto
  • Each Season Changes You / Aaron "Frosty" Foster / Opening Doors / Self-Produced
  • Looking For A Smile In A Heartache / Aaron "Frosty" Foster / Opening Doors / Self-Produced
  • I've Gotta Get A Message To You / Bobby Osborne / Original / Compass Records
  • Let's Part The Best Of Friends / Stanley Brothers / The Complete Columbia Stanley Brothers / Columbia Legacy
  • Leavin' Town / Jimmy Martin / Good 'N Country & Country Music Time / Jasmine
  • Live And Let Live / Red Allen & the Kentuckians / Classic Bluegrass / Smithsonian Folkways
  • Sugar Coated Love / Bill Monroe & His Blue Grass Boys / Bill Monroe & His Blue Grass Boys / JSP Records
  • Little Old Log Cabin In The Lane / Still Pickin' / Reuben's Train / Self-Produced
  • Jimmy Brown The Newsboy / Still Pickin' / Reuben's Train / Self-Produced
  • A Hero In Harlan / Chris Jones & the Night Drivers / Lost Souls & Free Spirits / Rebel
  • Forgotten Soldier Boy / Lilly Brothers & Don Stover / Bluegrass At The Roots / Smithsonian Folkways
  • For The Dear Old Flag I Die / American Drive / / Rural Rhythm
  • The Legend Of The Rebel Soldier / Country Gentlemen / Live In Japan / Rebel
  • Lost Soldier Son / Chris Brashear / Wanderlust / Copper Creek
  • Casualty Of War / Larry Sparks / The Last Suit You Wear / McCoury Music
  • A Purple Heart / Curly Seckler / Bluegrass, Don't You Know / Copper Creek
  • Wildwood Flower / Carter Family / Anchored In Love / Rounder
  • Bouquet In Heaven / Lester Flatt & Earl Scruggs / Selected Sides, 1948-1950 / JSP Records
  • What Will They Say About You / Terry Baucom's Dukes Of Drive / 4th & Goal / JohnBoy & Billy, Inc.
  • Pray For The Boys / Earls Of Leicester / Rattle & Roar / Rounder
  • The Little White Church / Jim & Jesse with Mac Wiseman / Bluegrass Spirit / Rounder
  • I'm On A Journey / Bear Bridge Band / One More Ride / Open Road
  • The Touch Of The Master's Hand / Laurie Lewis & Kathy Kallick / Together / Rounder
  • See God's Ark A Movin' / Johnson Mountain Boys / Blue Diamond / Rounder
  • Reveille Time In Heaven / Mac Wiseman / Bluegrass Hits And Heartsongs / Rebel


Monday, May 15, 2017

"Bluegrass Cafe" playlist - 5/14/2017

My mother, Eleanor Orlomoski, with her somber children,
c. 1973.




On this second Sunday of May, we put the focus on Bluegrass songs about mother -- of which there are PLENTY.  Hope all of the mothers in our listening audience had a most pleasant and relaxing Mother's Day!

For the next two Sundays in May, we hope to have Cathy Bumgarner Day back on the WHUS airwaves for you.  Please be sure to join her, and I'll be back with you when the calendar turns to June.

Enjoy the week!

Amy O.










SONG / PERFORMER / ALBUM / LABEL

  • Katy Hill / Del McCoury Band / RockyGrass / Blue Planet
  • I Don't Believe You've Met My Baby / Louvin Brothers / Live At New River Ranch / Copper Creek
  • Another Day / McCoury Brothers / The McCoury Brothers / Rounder
  • Think Of What You've Done / Hot Rize / Take It Home / Sugar Hill
  • Down In Caroline / Front Range / RockyGrass / Blue Planet
  • God Bless Her ('Cause She Is My Mother) / Louvin Brothers / Live At New River Ranch / Copper Creek
  • Mother, Queen Of My Heart / Lonesome Standard Time / Mother, Queen Of My Heart / Sugar Hill
  • Mother Knows Best / Jesse Brock / Kickin' Grass / Pinecastle
  • Hand That Rocks The Cradle / Gary Ferguson / I'm Really Leaving / Webco
  • Mama's Rocking Chair / Southern Rail / Glory Train / Pinecastle
  • Tennessee / Jimmy Martin & the Sunny Mountain Boys / Bean Blossom / MCA
  • My Old Kentucky Home / Dan Paisley & the Southern Grass / The Tradition Continues / Brandywine
  • Carolina Smokey Mountain Home / Special Consensus / Everything's Alright / Pinecastle
  • My Kentucky Dream / Paul Adkins & the Borderline Band / Reflections Of Love / Rebel
  • My Little Georgia Rose / Bill Monroe & His Blue Grass Boys / Anthology / MCA
  • Let 'Em Know I'm From Virginia / Big Country Bluegrass / Let Them Know I'm From Virginia / Rebel
  • Rocky Top / Osborne Brothers / High Lonesome / CMH
  • Sunflower / Junior Barber / Stone Bottom Boogie / Hay Holler
  • I Do / Feinberg Brothers / Feinberg Brothers / Cabinwood Music
  • Lookin' Out A Window / Tom Ewing / Adventures Of A Blue Grass Boy / Patuxent Music
  • Brown Hill / Travers Chandler / Archaic / Patuxent Music
  • Wild Mountain Flowers For Mary / Lost & Found / Classic Bluegrass / Rebel
  • Crowe Brothers / I've Got The Moon On My Side / Forty Years Old / Mountain Fever Records
  • I Know Whose Tears / Gibson Brothers / Ring The Bell / Compass Records
  • Her Mother's Eyes / Bear Bridge Band / Bear Essentials / Open Road
  • Memories Of Mother / Keith Whitley & Ricky Skaggs / Second Generation / Rebel
  • Listen To Me Mother / Springfield Exit / That Was Then / Patuxent Music
  • Dreaming Of Mother And Dad / Johnson Mountain Boys / The Johnson Mountain Boys / Rounder
  • Thank God For A Mama / Lonesome River Band / Mother, Queen Of My Heart / Sugar Hill
  • Momma's Apron Strings / Larry Sparks / Almost Home / Rounder
  • Use A Napkin (Not Your Mom) / Kathy Kallick / Mother, Queen Of My Heart / Sugar Hill
  • Mama's Hand / Lynn Morris Band / Mama's Hand / Rounder
  • Every Day Is Mother's Day To Me / Allerton & Alton / Black, White, And Bluegrass / Bear Family
  • Mama's Opry / Chris Brashear / Heart Of The Country / Dog Boy Records
  • Mama Don't Allow / Karl Shiflett & Big Country Show / Take Me Back / Pinecastle
  • Is The Grass Any Bluer (On The Other Side) / Rhonda Vincent & the Rage / In Concert, Volume One--All The Rage / Upper Management Music
  • Windy Mountain / Tim O'Brien / Where There River Meets The Road / Howdy Skies
  • Just Ain't / Earls Of Leicester / Rattle & Roar / Rounder
  • My Smokey Mountain Rose / Crowe & McLaughlin / Going Back / Rounder
  • Living The Dream / Spinney Brothers / Living The Dream / Mountain Fever Records
  • Every Day Is Mother's Day / Larry Stephenson / Thankful / Pinecastle
  • Mother Prays Loud In Her Sleep / David Peterson / Old Time Power / Self-Produced
  • Shake Hands With Mother / Laurel Canyon Ramblers / Mother, Queen Of My Heart / Sugar Hill
  • If I Could Hear My Mother Pray Again / Fred Pike, Sam Tidwell & the Kennebec Valley Boys / The Last Log Drive / Revonah
  • I Saw Mother With God Last Night / Bluegrass Patriots / Kneel At The Cross / Red Feather
  • Give Mother My Crown / Lester Flatt & Earl Scruggs / Foggy Mountain Gospel / Columbia
  • I Heard My Mother Call My Name In Prayer / Bear Bridge Band / One More Ride / Open Road
  • Black Mountain Blues / Johnson Mountain Boys / Requests / Rounder