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