Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Playlist - 4/16/2017 - Easter

Hi Folks.  
South Carolina Broadcasters

It's been a while since I've been around the Bluegrass Cafe, but I had a fine time filling in for Amy on Easter Sunday.

Since the idea was to have a good time, I did so by playing a lot of classic bluegrass and a gospel set with an Easter theme.



We gave away two CDs from the South Carolina Broadcasters - one is their newest effort titled "We'll Sing Once More" and the other is "Best of the Lowe Vintage Radio Show" compiled from their 15 month 4-days-a-week live show that aired in their hometown of Mount Airy NC in 2015 and 2016.  I had the good fortune to be their announcer for this series. 

New music included songs from The Gibson Brothers, Lawson & Williams, Bobby Osborne, and Johnny & Edith Jackson with James Stiltner.

I hope you enjoyed the show.  It may have been the last Bluegrass Cafe I ever host as I will be moving back home to NC in a few months or less.  I invite all to visit with the Southern New England bluegrass community at Killingly Grange this coming Saturday evening as there will be a farewell jam in my honor hosted by Nick Anderson and Shady Creek.  Doors open at 6pm and the Grange will be have food and refreshments available.

Jim Beaver


Song / Artist / Album / Label

  • David Peterson & 1946 / Red Rockin' Chair / In The Mountaintops To Roam / Self-Produced
  • Larry Gillis / Long Journey Home / Swamp Folk / Tinman
  • Dudley Connell & Don Rigsby / Meet Me by the Moonlight / Meet Me by the Moonlight / Sugar Hill
  • The Warrior River Boys / Bright Sherman Valley / Sounds Like Home / Rounder 
  • Earl Taylor & Jim McCall with The Stoney Mountain Boys / Home Across The Blueridge Mountains / Blue Grass Favorites / Rural Rhythm
  • Bob Paisley and the Southern Grass / Cardboard Mansions / Back To The Blue Ridge / Brandywine
  • Charlie Moore / Why Do You Weep Dear Willow / Charlie Moore Sings Again - Gone But Not Forgotten / Wango
  • The South Carolina Broadcasters / Evening Bells / We'll Sing Once More / Self-released
  • The Bluegrass Mountaineers / Carolina Mountain Home / Clinch Mountain Tradition / Maggard
  • The Lilly Brothers & Don Stover / John Henry / Early Recordings / Rebel
  • Dave Adkins / Turn and Burn / Dave Adkins / Mountain Fever
  • Del McCoury / A Deeper Shade of Blue / A Deeper Shade of Blue / Rounder
  • Travers Chandler & Avery County / Have You Come To Say Goodbye? / State Of Depression / Patuxent
  • Danny Lee Davis / The Long Goodbye / The Long Goodbye / Self-released
  • Ralph Stanley / Hemlocks and Primroses / The Bottom Line Archive / The Bottom Line
  • The Stanley Brothers / Mastertone March / Eight Classic Albums plus Bonus Singles / Real Gone
  • Connie & Babe And The Backwoods Boys / Grave on the Rolling Hillside / Down the Road to Home / Decca (UMO)
  • The Dillards / Katy Cline / Early Recordings - 1959 / Varèse Sarabande
  • Tony Rice / Church Street Blues / Church Street Blues / Rounder
  • The Gibson Brothers / Homemade Wine / In the Ground / New Rounder
  • Lawson & Williams / I'll Still Write Your Name in the Sand / Chapter 3 / Mountain Home
  • Bobby Osborne / Eight More Miles (feat. Michael Cleveland & Sam Bush) / Original / Compass
  • Johnny & Edith Jackson with James Stiltner / House Of Gold / The Old Time Way / Self-released
  • The South Carolina Broadcasters / We'll Sing Once More / We'll Sing Once More / Self-released
  • The South Carolina Broadcasters / Home to Stay / We'll Sing Once More / Self-released
  • The McCormick Brothers / Lonesome for You / Hot Bluegrass Rhythm / Cattle
  • The Stanley Brothers / Handsome Molly / An Evening Long Ago / Columbia
  • The Stanley Brothers / East Virginia Blues / An Evening Long Ago / Columbia
  • Larry Richardson and the Blue Ridge Boys With Buddy Pendleton / Sad and Lonesome Day / Larry Richardson and the Blue Ridge Boys With Buddy Pendleton On Fiddle / Old Blue 
  • Don Stover / Rockwood Deer Chase / Things in Life / Rounder
  • Eddie & Martha Adcock / Gold Watch and Chain / TwoGrass / Pinecastle
  • The Vern Williams Band / When Springtime Comes Again / Bluegrass from the Gold Country / New Rounder
  • The Louvin Brothers / The Great Atomic Power / The Weapon Of Prayer / Capitol [request]
  • The Gillis Brothers / Hell Broke Loose in Georgia / The Gillis Brothers Live / Tin Man [request]
  • The Gillis Brothers / Cold Outside / The Gillis Brothers Live / Tin Man [request]
  • The Gillis Brothers / There Is A Trap / The Gillis Brothers Live / Tin Man [request]
  • Bill Keith / Don't Let Your Deal Go Down / Beating Around The Bush / Green Linnet  [request]
  • Johnny Warren & Charlie Cushman / Lonesome Reuben / Purely Instrumental / Self-released
  • Johnny Warren & Charlie Cushman / Warren's Reel / Purely Instrumental / Self-released
  • Tony Rice / I've Waited as Long as I Can / Tony Rice Plays And Sings Bluegrass / Rounder
  • Charlie Moore / The Old Chain Gang / With Bill Napier and Friends / Old Homestead
  • Delia Bell & Bill Grant / Dreaming / Dreaming / Rounder
  • The Johnson Mountain Boys / We Can't Be Darlings Any More / Live At the Birchmere / Rounder
  • Flatt & Scruggs / Little Darling Pal Of Mine / Flatt and Scruggs At Carnegie Hall - The Complete Concert / Koch
  • Bill Monroe / I'm On My Way Back To The Old Home / Lookin' Back: Silver Eagle Presents Bill Monroe Live In Concert / Silver Eagle Cross Country
  • Dry Branch Fire Squad / Jesus on the Mainline (Live) / Live At the Newburyport Firehouse / Rounder  [request]
  • J. D. Jarvis & Rusty York / Old Rugged Cross / Bluegrass Gospel Songs / Rural Rhythm
  • Early Upchurch & The Friendly Quartet / Cross of Redemption / Cross of Redemption / Field Recorders Collective
  • The Stanley Brothers / Cry From The Cross / Hymns of the Cross / King
  • The Sauceman Brothers / Hallelujah, We Shall Rise / Early days of bluegrass. Vol. 7 / Rounder
  • Jimmie Williams & Red Ellis / Down at the Cross / Classic Bluegrass Gospel / B.A.C.M
  • Carl Story / From The Manger To The Cross / 78 RPM single / Mercury
  • The Wilson Brothers / Six Hours on the Cross / We'll Work Till Jesus Comes / Old Homestead
  • Charlie Moore / Calvary's Cross / 45 EP / Starday
  • Larry Fuller / It Wasn't Just The Nails / Larry Fuller / Freeland
  • Blue Sky Boys / Didn't They Crucify My Lord / 78 RPM single / Bluebird
  • The Carter Family / Look Away From The Cross / 78 RPM single / Okeh
  • Fred Etheridge with Nick Anderson & Mark Doyle / Walking in a Dream / Pickin' And Singin' / Self-released

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

"Bluegrass Cafe" playlist - 4/9/2017

For Sunday's edition of the Bluegrass Cafe, something inspired me to play a whole bunch of wonderful songs all about one subject that continues to fascinate young and old alike:  trains.  Even though Americans (who don't live in big metropolitan areas) don't really travel on trains as frequently as we did sixty or seventy years ago, the interest in this particular mode of transportation lives on.  In 2015, Russell Moore & IIIrd Tyme Out released a song that suggested a lot of things might not have ever happened "Had It Not Been For The Train."  If you've not heard the clever lyrics in this song (co-written by Eli Johnston and Kevin McKinnon), check it out here:


Carrying on the tradition:  Ralph Stanley II &
the Clinch Mountain Boys will have a CD
available this summer

The show wasn't all about those 30+ train songs, though.  We also included a few brand-new selections from recently released or soon-to-be released recordings from these performers:  Ralph Stanley II & the Clinch Mountain Boys, Tim O'Brien, Shawn Camp (from the wonderful autobiography-in-song recording about Mac Wiseman), Junior Sisk & Ramblers Choice, Danny Barnes, Rickey Wasson, Aaron "Frosty" Foster, Larry Cordle, and Flashback.

This coming Sunday is Easter Sunday, and I'm delighted that Jim will be joining you for Bluegrass Cafe.  Be sure to join him for some top-notch traditional and old-time Bluegrass, won't you?

Happy Easter!

Amy 


SONG / PERFORMER / ALBUM / LABEL

  • Katy Hill / Del McCoury Band / RockyGrass / Blue Planet
  • Here Comes The Train / Traditional Grass / 10th Anniversary / Rebel
  • Trains Are The Only Way To Fly / Audie Blaylock / Trains Are The Only Way To Fly / Self-Produced
  • Ridin' On That Midnight Train / Don Reno & Charlie Moore / Bluegrass Legends Together / Wango
  • I Hear A Choo Choo Coming / Ralph Stanley & the Clinch Mountain Boys / Live! At McClure / Rebel
  • Wabash Cannonball / Tennessee Mafia Jug Band / Screams From The Holler / Spring Fed Records
  • The Train Song / Spinney Brothers / Memories / Mountain Fever Records
  • Bluegrass Express / Rhonda Vincent / The Storm Still Rages / Rounder
  • Freight Train Boogie / Bear Minimum / The Automobile Of Life / Open Road
  • Blue Railroad Train / Delmore Brothers / The Delmore Brothers, 1933-1935 / JSP Records
  • Big Black Train / Lester Flatt & Earl Scruggs / Selected Cuts, 1955-1959 / JSP Records
  • The Passing Of The Train / Special Consensus / Roads & Rails / Shy Town Records
  • Train 45 / Jimmy Martin / Good 'N' Country & Country Music Time / Jasmine
  • One Way Train / Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver / I'll Wander Back Someday / Sugar HIll
  • California Zephyr / Larry Sparks / Raised By The Railroad Line:  Classic American Train Songs / Rebel
  • Pan American / Hank Williams / Hillbilly Hero / Proper
  • The Evening Train / Bob & Danny Paisley / Plum Pitiful / Time Life
  • The L & N Don't Stop Here Anymore / Bill Harrell / Raised By The Railroad Line:  Classic American Train Songs / Time Life
  • Steel Rails / Louisa Branscomb / It's Time To Write A Song... / Self-Produced
  • Blue Train / Nashville Bluegrass Band / Home Of The Blues / Sugar Hill
  • Goin' Round This World / Ralph Stanley II & the Clinch Mountain Boys / single / Stanley Family Records
  • Windy Mountain / Tim O'Brien / Where The River Meets The Road / Howdy Skies Records
  • Going Back To Bristol / Shawn Camp / I Sang The Song / Mountain Fever Records
  • Rockwood Deer Chase / Danny Barnes / Stove Up / Self-Produced
  • Shape Up Or Ship Out / Junior Sisk & Ramblers Choice / The Mountains Are Calling Me Home / Mountain Fever Records
  • Did You Hear Me Say Goodbye / ETSU Bluegrass Pride Band / single / Self-Produced
  • East Virginia Blues / Rickey Wasson / Croweology:  J.D. Crowe's Musical Legacy / Self-Produced
  • Reaping The Blues / Aaron "Frosty" Foster / single / Self-Produced
  • Big Train From Memphis / Seldom Scene / 15th Anniversary Celebration / Sugar HIll
  • Diesel Train / Jim & Jesse & the Virginia Boys / Radio Shows / Pinecastle
  • Night Train To Memphis / Bristol Boys / All Aboard With The Bristol Boys / Self-Produced
  • The Engineers Don't Wave From The Trains Anymore / Lynn Morris Band / The Bramble And The Rose / Rounder
  • Eastbound Train / Gibson Brothers / Brotherhood / Rounder
  • Midnight Train / Warrior River Boys / New Beginnings / Rounder
  • The Wreck Of The Old 97 / Reno & Smiley / Raised By The Railroad Line:  Classic American Train Songs / Rebel
  • Orange Blossom Special / Johnson Mountain Boys / At The Old Schoolhouse / Rounder
  • The Train That Carried My Girl From Town / Earls Of Leicester / Rattle & Roar / Rounder
  • Train 45 / Feinberg Brothers / Feinberg Brothers / Cabinwood Music
  • Flint Hill Special / Lester Flatt & Earl Scruggs / Selected Sides, 1950-1952 / JSP Records
  • Salty Dog Blues / Lester Flatt & Earl Scruggs / Classic Bluegrass Live, 1959-1966 / Vanguard
  • Joe's Last Train / Bill Yates & Friends / Country Gentlemen Tribute, Volume II / Self-Produced
  • Whistles On The Trains / Laurel Canyon Ramblers / Blue Rambler 2 / Sugar Hill
  • Had It Not Been For The Train / Russell Moore & IIIrd Tyme Out / It's About Tyme / Break A String Productions
  • Can't You Hear That Whistle Blow / The Grascals / Keep On Walkin' / Rounder
  • Palms Of Victory / Country Gentlemen / Calling My Children Home / Rebel
  • The Boat Of Love / Balsam Range / Marching Home / Mountain Home
  • The Angels Rejoiced / Joe Val & the New England Bluegrass Boys / Angels Rejoice / Strictly Country
  • I Hear My Savior Calling / Old Time Bluegrass Singers / Threads / Open Road
  • Journey To My Savior's Side / Missy Werner Band / Three Kinds Of Lonesome / Self-Produced
  • It's A Lonesome Road / Larry Cordle with Lethal Jackson / Give Me Jesus / Mighty Cord Records
  • Give Me The Roses / Traver Hollow / Angels Rejoice / Strictly Country
  • Shine Hallelujah Shine / Bill Monroe & His Blue Grass Boys / Bill Monroe & His Blue Grass Boys, 1940-1946 / JSP Records
  • That's Where Glory Can Be Bound / Flashback / Foxhounds And Fiddles / Pinecastle
  • Little Black Train / IIIrd Tyme Out / Grandpa's Mandolin / Rebel

Monday, April 03, 2017

"Bluegrass Cafe" playlist - 4/2/2017

Sports preemptions are a common thing at WHUS in the springtime.  This week, both Red Rooster Party and the Bluegrass Cafe were expected to be preempted, at least partially.  It turned out that there was a full-three hour broadcast of Bluegrass Cafe, plus we added twenty minutes before 4PM when the UConn Baseball game ended early.  Go figure.
Merle Haggard (4/6/1937 - 4/6/2016)

We used that extra twenty minutes to share songs from the music catalog of the legendary Merle Haggard, who would have turned 80 years old on April 6th.  The Hag left us with an incredible legacy of music, and so many of his songs have been given a Bluegrass treatment down through the years.  Including the songs we played in the first twenty minutes pre-BGC, we shared thirteen Haggard songs from performers as varied as the Osborne Brothers, the Grascals, the Spinney Brothers, Flatt Lonesome, the Gibson Brothers, the Seldom Scene, and, of course, the Hag, himself.  

Newer music was shared on Sunday, too, as we included selections from new and/or recent projects from Junior Sisk & Ramblers Choice, Rhonda Vincent & the RageFlashback, Jeff White, the Earls of LeicesterRickey Wasson, Dailey & Vincent, the Garrett Newton Band, the Gibson Brothers, Doyle Lawson & Paul Williams, Michael Cleveland, Big Country Bluegrass, Karl Shiflett & Big Country Show, Larry Cordle, and Becky Buller.  

Hope you enjoyed the show, and that you'll consider joining us once again next Sunday afternoon at 4PM for a sports-less edition of our Bluegrass Cafe!

Enjoy the week!


Amy O.



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

  • Okie From Muskogee / Merle Haggard / I Love Dixie Blues...So I Recorded Live In New Orleans / Capitol [Merle Haggard birthday, 4/6/1937]
  • Working Man Blues / Osborne Brothers / Hillbilly Fever / CMH [Merle Haggard birthday, 4/6/1937]
  • Today I Started Loving You Again / The Grascals / Keep On Walkin' / Rounder [Merle Haggard birthday, 4/6/1937]
  • Mama Tried / Seldom Scene / SCENEchronized / Sugar Hill [Merle Haggard birthday, 4/6/1937]
  • Red Bandana / Lonesome River Band / Still Learning / Rural Rhythm [Merle Haggard birthday, 4/6/1937]
  • If We Make It Through December / Laurie Lewis & Tom Rozum / Winter's Grace / Signature Sounds [Merle Haggard birthday, 4/6/1937]
  • Katy Hill / Del McCoury Band / RockyGrass / Blue Planet
  • When It's Springtime In The Rockies / Bluegrass Patriots / Springtime In The Rockies / Copper Creek
  • When Springtime Comes Again / Vern Williams Band / Bluegrass From The Gold Country / Rounder
  • Ah Spring / Chris Thile / Stealing Second / Sugar Hill
  • Home Run Man / Parmley & McCoury / Families Of Tradition / BGC
  • Skip Hop And Wobble / Jimmy Martin / Good 'N' Country & Country Music Time / Jasmine
  • Streets Of Baltimore / Del McCoury Band / The Streets Of Baltimore / McCoury Music
  • Just Ain't / Lester Flatt & Earl Scruggs / 16 Biggest Hits / Columbia Legacy
  • If We Would Just Pray / Rhonda Vincent & the Rage / In Concert, Volume One - All The Rage / Upper Management Music
  • Flint Hill Special / Earls Of Leicester / Rattle & Roar / Rounder
  • Blue Trail Of Sorrow / Jeff White / Right Beside You / Self-Produced
  • Leavin' / Tasty Licks / True Bluegrass / Rounder
  • Buck's Run / Jeff White / Right Beside You / Self-Produced
  • Montana Cowboy / Hazel Dickens & Alice Gerrard / True Bluegrass / Rounder
  • Little Joe / Jeff White / The White Album / Rounder
  • I'm Leaving Detroit / Bob Paisley & the Southern Grass / True Bluegrass / Rounder
  • Three Ways Of Knowing / Allerton & Alton / Black, White And Bluegrass / Smithsonian Folkways
  • The Hills And Home / Bear Bridge Band / One More Ride / Open Road
  • Silence Or Tears / Country Gentlemen / High Lonesome / Starday
  • Darling Do You Know Who Loves You / Junior Sisk & Ramblers Choice / The Mountains Are Calling Me Home / Mountain Fever Records
  • Foxhounds And Fiddles / Flashback / Foxhounds And Fiddles / Pinecastle
  • For Lovin' Me / Rickey Wasson / Croweology:  J.D. Crowe's Musical Legacy / Truegrass
  • Gimme All The Love You Got / Dailey & Vincent / Patriots & Poets / BFD
  • Young Heart Old Soul / Garrett Newton Band / Young Heart Old Soul / Pinecastle
  • Talk To Me Old Lonesome Heart / Doyle Lawson & Paul Williams / Chapter 3 / Mountain Home
  • Eddie To The Rescue / Eddie Adcock / forthcoming CD / Patuxent Music
  • What A Way To Go / Junior Sisk & Ramblers Choice / The Mountains Are Calling Me Home / Mountain Fever Records
  • Highway / Gibson Brothers / In The Ground / Rounder
  • Kentucky Gambler / Gibson Brothers / Spread Your Wings / Hay Holler [Merle Haggard birthday, 4/6/1937]
  • Fighting Side Of Me / Charlie Waller & the Country Gentlemen / Songs Of The American Spirit / Pinecastle [Merle Haggard birthday, 4/6/1937]
  • Silver Wings / Merle Haggard / Side By Side / Mastertone [Merle Haggard birthday, 4/6/1937]
  • Mixed Up Mess Of A Heart / Flatt Lonesome / Runaway Train / Mountain Home [Merle Haggard birthday, 4/6/1937]
  • Swinging Doors / Lost & Found / A Ride Through The Country / Rebel [Merle Haggard birthday, 4/6/1937]
  • California Cotton Fields / Phil Leadbetter with Marty Raybon / Slide Effects / Pinecastle [Merle Haggard birthday, 4/6/1937]
  • Daddy Frank / Jim Mills with Paul Brewster / Hide Head Blues / Sugar Hill [Merle Haggard birthday, 4/6/1937]
  • The Old Home / Stanley Brothers / Select Sides, 1949-1953 / JSP Records
  • If You're Ever Gonna Love Me / New Kentucky Colonels / Live In Sweden 1973 / Roland White Music
  • Detroit Blues / Big Country Bluegrass / Let Them Know I'm From Virginia / Rebel
  • Steamboat Whistle Blues / Michael Cleveland with Sam Bush / Fiddler's Dream / Compass Records
  • Casey Jones / Feinberg Brothers / Feinberg Brothers / Cabinwood Music
  • Sweet Little Miss Blue Eyes / Jim & Jesse / Grand Ole Opry Live Classics:  The Bluegrass Collection / Cracker Barrel
  • Why Baby Why / Karl Shiflett & Big Country Show / Sho Nuff Country! / Patuxent Music
  • Dixon County Blues / Curly Ray Cline / 35 Years Of The Best In Bluegrass / Rebel
  • Fox On The Run / Tony Trischka with Tom Adams / Double Banjo Bluegrass Spectacular / Rounder
  • Green Pastures / Emmylou Harris / Bluegrass Top 20 Gospel Songs Of The Century / New Haven Records [Emmylou Harris born, 4/2/1947]
  • The First Step To Heaven / Larry Cordle / Give Me Jesus / Mighty Cord Records
  • They Know / Larry Sparks / I Don't Regret A Mile / Sparks Music
  • Speakin' To That Mountain / Becky Buller / Crepe Paper Heart / Dark Shadow Recording
  • Highway To Heaven / Reno & Smiley / Early Years, 1951-1959 / Gusto
  • One Is Taken, One Is Left / Case Brothers / Radio Album / Case Brothers
  • It Won't Be Long / Laurel Canyon Ramblers / Blue Rambler 2 / Sugar Hill
  • The Church At The Foot At The Hill / White Mountain Bluegrass / Aragon MIll / Strictly Country
  • Blue Grass Twist / Johnson Mountain Boys / Requests / Rounder