Sunday, August 20, 2017

"Bluegrass Cafe" playlist - 8/20/2017

In short, Sunday's show featured nearly a dozen songs written by a top-notch Bluegrass songwriter, Jake Landers (born August 14, 1938), a bit of music from recent releases for 2017, and our Letter of the Week was "S," which yielded a treasure trove of music from performers as varied as the Seldom Scene to the Stanley Brothers to Sideline, just to name a few. 


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

Enjoy the week!

Amy O.


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


Pre-show "warmup" (3:44-4PM):


  • The Old Home Place / J.D. Crowe & the New South / Hand-Picked:  Twenty-Five Years Of Rounder Bluegrass / Rounder
  • Along About Daybreak / Joe Val / Hand-Picked:  Twenty-Five Years Of Rounder Bluegrass / Rounder
  • High On A Mountain / Del McCoury / Hand-Picked:  Twenty-Five Years Of Rounder Bluegrass / Rounder
  • Barrel Of Fun / Country Cooking / Hand-Picked:  Twenty-Five Years Of Rounder Bluegrass / Rounder
  • West Virginia, My Home / Hazel Dickens / Hand-Picked:  Twenty-Five Years Of Rounder Bluegrass / Rounder

"Bluegrass Cafe" (4-7PM): [Songs written by Jake Landers in GREEN]

  • Katy Hill / Del McCoury Band / RockyGrass / Blue Planet
  • I've Lived A Lot In My Time / Dry Branch Fire Squad / Just For The Record / Rounder
  • Four Walls / Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver / You Gotta Dig A Little Deeper / Rounder
  • Old Salty Dog Blues / Lester Flatt & Earl Scruggs / Selected Sides, 1948-1950 / JSP Records
  • Blue Days, Black Nights / Tasty Licks / Hand-Picked:  Twenty-Five Years Of Rounder Bluegrass / Rounder
  • Going Back To The Blue Ridge Mountains / David Davis & the Warrior River Boys / Retrospective:  Live 1984-2014 / Davis Music
  • Dobro Chimes / Oswald Kirby / The Great Dobro Sessions / Sugar Hill
  • Say You Lied / Neon Valley Boys / Bluegrass / Sudden Comfort Records
  • Cotton Mill Man / Jim & Jesse / The Old Dominion Masters / Pinecastle
  • Barely Beat The Daylight In / Lonesome River Band / Chronology, Volume 2 / Rural Rhythm
  • You Can't Judge A Book By Its Cover / Danny Paisley & the Southern Grass / Road Into Town / Patuxent Music
  • Secret Of The Waterfall / Country Gentlemen / The Early Rebel Recordings, 1962-1971 / Rebel 
  • Fiddlin' Bill / Nashville Bluegrass Band / American Beauty / Sugar Hill
  • Your Heart Now Tells The Truth / Bear Bridge Band / One More Ride / Open Road
  • This Is The Girl I Love / John Rossbach / Never Was Plugged! / Alcazar Productions
  • She's Gone Too Far / Bluegrass Cardinals / My Kinda Grass / BGC Records
  • Waves Of Sorrow / Baucom, Bibey, Graham & Haley / Baucom, Bibey, Graham & Haley / Rebel
  • I Beg To You / James King / Lonesome And Then Some / Rounder
  • Mountain Girl / Special Consensus / Signs / Pinecastle
  • The Hard Times / Bobby Osborne & the Rocky Top X-Press / Try A Little Kindness / Rounder
  • Don't Wake Me / Bill Emerson with Red Allen / Reunion / Webco
  • Walk Softly On My Heart (a/k/a Walk Softly On This Heart Of Mine) / Anthology / MCA
  • Windy Mountain / Tim O'Brien / Where The River Meets The Road / Howdy Skies Records
  • Reuben's Train / Still Pickin' / Reuben's Train / Self-Produced
  • Our Last Goodbye / Dale Ann Bradley / Dale Ann Bradley / Pinecastle
  • Lost John / Kevin Prater Band / All I Ever Wanted / Patuxent Music
  • Don't Let Smokey Mountain Smoke Get In Your Eyes / Molly Rose Band / With All Due Respect / Patuxent Music
  • If I'd Have Wrote That Song / Joe Mullins & the Radio Ramblers / The Story We Tell / Rebel
  • What A Way To Go / Junior Sisk & Ramblers Choice / The Mountains Are Calling Me Home / Mountain Fever Records
  • Rebecca / Hershel Sizemore / Back In Business / Hay Holler Harvest
  • Waterbound / Schankman Twins / Duality / City West Records
  • I'd Like To Wander Back (To The Old Home) / Ron Spears / My Time Has Come / Copper Creek
  • Memories Of Mother / Stanley Brothers / Selected Cuts, 1955-1956 / JSP Records
  • Friend Of Steel / Southern Rail / Roadwork / Turquoise
  • Green Mountain Girl / Seth Sawyer Band / Green Mountain Girl / Self-Produced
  • Old Train / Seldom Scene / Different Roads / Rebel
  • What A Wonderful Life / Spinney Brothers / Memories / Mountain Fever Records
  • The Drifter / Feinberg Brothers / The Feinberg Brothers / Cabinwood Music
  • The Honky Tonk Downstairs / Po' Ramblin' Boys / Back To The Mountains / Randm Records
  • Bring It On Down To My House / Karl Shiflett & Big Country Show / Sho Nuff Country! / Patuxent Music
  • I Hope You Have Learned / Ricky Skaggs & Kentucky Thunder / Bluegrass Rules! / Rounder
  • Backstep Cindy / South Carolina Broadcasters / Tell Me Truly / JohnBoy & Billy, Inc.
  • I Won't Be Far From Here / Charlie Sizemore / Good News / Rounder
  • Uphill Climb / Sideline / Colors And Crossroads / Mountain Fever Records
  • Muskrat Ramble / Orrin Star / No Frets Barred / Good Ear
  • My Eyes Shall Be On Canaan's Land / Cody Shuler & Pine Mountain Railroad / Pickin', Praisin' & Singin' -- Hymns From The Mountain / Rural Rhythm
  • I Serve A God (Who Can Raise The Dead) / Becky Buller / 'Tween Earth & Sky / Dark Shadow Recording
  • Jesus Is Waiting / Reno & Smiley / Early Years, 1951-1959 / Gusto
  • What A Friend We Have In Jesus / George Shuffler / Aged To Perfection / Copper Creek
  • Jesus On The Mainline / Dry Branch Fire Squad / Live At The Newburyport Firehouse / Rounder
  • The Old Cross Road / Northern Connection / Northern Connection / Patuxent Music
  • One Wide River / Country Gentlemen / The Early Rebel Recordings, 1962-1971 / Rebel
  • Shouting In The Air / Johnson Mountain Boys / Let The Whole World Talk / Rounder
  • Black Mountain Blues / Johnson Mountain Boys / Requests / Rounder

Sunday, August 13, 2017

"Bluegrass Cafe" playlist - 8/13/2017

Our radio program is one that generally plays only Bluegrass music, although we have been known to throw in an occasional country song rendered by a performer of classic country music (i.e. a member of the Country Music Hall of Fame).  During Sunday's show, we celebrated the August 12th birthdays of two classic country performers, we remembered the passing of a third Hall of Famer, shared a bit of Podunk music, and, of course, threw in a selection or two from some brand-new Bluegrass recordings.

Must be something special about August 12th producing
Country Music Hall of Famers
The August 12th birthdays belonged to Porter Wagoner (August 12, 1927 - October 28, 2007) and Buck Owens (August 12, 1929 - March 25, 2006).  Both of these Hall of Famers recorded many songs which have been covered in the Bluegrass World, so it's nearly impossible to even consider missing their birthdays by not sharing a whole mess of songs from their respective song catalogs.  We even included a couple of songs each from both Porter and Buck, too.  And, as an added "bonus," one song ("Cajun Fiddle") featured Buck's right hand man, Don Rich (August 15, 1941 - July 17, 1974) on the fiddle.  

We also couldn't let the week pass without sharing some music from another Hall of Famer who died this past week:  Glen Campbell (April 22, 1936 - August 8, 2017).  Not quite as many of Campbell's 1960s/1970s pop-country tunes have been covered by Bluegrass performers (that I know of, anyway), but there were a couple that made Sunday's playlist.

We included a short set of songs from some of the Friday and Saturday Podunk performers, including the Gibson Brothers, Becky Buller, David Parmley & Cardinal Tradition, and Valerie Smith & Liberty Pike.  A bit of new music was included today, too, from the likes of the Kevin Prater Band, Jerry Salley, and the Misty Rose Band.  

Have yourself a fine week, and we'll be looking for you once again next Sunday afternoon, 4-7PM!

Amy O.


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

Pre-show "warmup" (3:40ish-4PM):

  • More Pretty Girls Than One / Crowe Brothers with Russell Moore, Sammy Shelor, Mike Hartgrove / The All-Star Jam--Live At Graves Mountain / Rural Rhythm
  • Hold Whatcha Got / Lonesome River Band with Audie Blaylock / The All-Star Jam--Live At Graves Mountain / Rural Rhythm
  • Lonesome River / Lou Reid & Carolina with Russell Moore / The All-Star Jam--Live At Graves Mountain / Rural Rhythm
  • Old Daingerfield / Audie Blaylock & Redline with Wayne Benson / The All-Star Jam--Live At Graves Mountain / Rural Rhythm
"Bluegrass Cafe" (4-7PM):  
  • Katy Hill / Del McCoury Band / RockyGrass / Blue Planet
  • Less Of Me / Country Gentlemen / The Early Rebel Recordings, 1962-1971 / Rebel
  • Try A Little Kindness / Bobby Osborne & the Rocky Top X-Press / Try A Little Kindness / Rounder
  • The Hand That Rocks The Cradle / Gary Ferguson / I'm Really Leaving / Webco
  • Gentle On My Mind / Glen Campbell / The Very Best Of Glen Campbell / Capitol
  • Too Wet To Plow / David Parmley & Cardinal Tradition / David Parmley & Cardinal Tradition / DP & CD Records
  • The Windowsill Song / Becky Buller / Pickin' Like A Girl / Blue Circle Records
  • Look Who's Crying Now / Gibson Brothers / In The Ground / Rounder
  • Bessie's Tune / Valerie Smith & Liberty Pike / Small Town Heroes / Bell Buckle Records
  • Love Me Darling Just Tonight / Stanley Brothers / Selected Cuts, 1956-1959 / JSP Records
  • Losing You / Jimmy Martin / The King Of Bluegrass / Koch Records
  • Ground Speed / Lester Flatt & Earl Scruggs / Selected Cuts, 1955-1959 / JSP Records
  • Travelin' This Lonesome Road / Bill Monroe & His Blue Grass Boys / Bill Monroe & His Blue Grass Boys, 1940-1946 / JSP Records
  • A Satisfied Mind / Porter Wagoner / The Essential Porter Wagoner / RCA
  • Howdy Neighbor Howdy / Traditional Grass / Howdy Neighbor Howdy / Rebel
  • The Carroll County Accident / James King / The Bluegrass Storyteller / Rounder
  • Pain Of Loving You / Mark Newton with Gloria Belle / Follow Me Back To The Fold / Rebel
  • Green Green Grass Of Home / Country Gentlemen / The Early Rebel Recordings, 1962-1971 / Rebel
  • What Ain't To Be, Just Might Happen / Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver / You Gotta Dig A Little Deeper / Rounder
  • Misery Loves Company / Johnson Mountain Boys / Favorites / Rounder
  • Holding On To Nothing / Dale Ann Bradley with Marty Raybon / Catch Tomorrow / Compass Records
  • The Cold Hard Facts Of Life / Porter Wagoner / RCA Country Legends / RCA
  • Hicker Nut Ridge / Kevin Prater Band / All I Ever Wanted / Patuxent Music
  • The Night Flatt & Scruggs Played Carnegie Hall / Jerry Salley / Front Porch Philosophy / Very Jerry Records
  • Westward Bound / Molly Rose Band / With All Due Respect / Patuxent Music
  • Gonna Roll Out The Red Carpet / Buck Owens & His Buckaroos / Roll Out The Red Carpet / Rhino
  • I Don't Care / Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver / My Heart Is Yours / Sugar Hill
  • Sweethearts In Heaven / Reno & Smiley / On The Air / Copper Creek
  • My Heart Skips A Beat / Lynn Morris Band / The Lynn Morris Band / Rounder
  • Where Does The Good Times Go? / Gibson Brothers / Long Forgotten Dream / Hay Holler
  • Under Your Spell Again / Jim & Jesse / Our Kind Of Country / Pinecastle
  • There Goes My Love / Johnson Mountain Boys / Blue Diamond / Rounder
  • I'll Love You Forever And Ever / Darren Beachley & Legends Of The Potomac / Take Off / Patuxent Music
  • Cajun Fiddle / Buck Owens & His Buckaroos [Don Rich] / Roll Out The Red Carpet / Sundazed
  • Roust-A-Bout / Mark Kuykendall, Bobby Hicks & Asheville Bluegrass / Forever And A Day / Rebel
  • Casey Jones / Feinberg Brothers / The Feinberg Brothers / Cabinwood Music
  • Precious Jewel / Rhonda Vincent / All American Bluegrass Girl / Rounder
  • Sweet Little Mountain Girl / The Grascals / And Then There's This... / Mountain Home
  • Seeing Nellie Home / Nothin' Fancy / Reflections / Pinecastle
  • I'm Walkin' / Rickey Wasson / Croweology / Truegrass Entertainment
  • Cannonball Blues / Ralph Stanley II & the Clinch Mountain Boys / Ralph Stanley II & the Clinch Mountain Boys / Stanley Family Records
  • Redwood Hill / Country Gentlemen / The Early Rebel Recordings, 1962-1971 / Rebel
  • Take Me To Heaven / Gary Ferguson / Without You / Turquoise
  • Count Your Blessings / Laurie Lewis & Kathy Kallick / Together / Kaleidoscope
  • The Way, The Truth, The Light / Sideline / Session 1 / Mountain Fever Records
  • Wings Of Angels / Jay Armsworthy / I Couldn't Make It Without Him / Blue Circle Records
  • New Born Soul / Nashville Bluegrass Band / To Be His Child / Rounder
  • You Better Wake Up / Volume Five / Children Of The Mountain / Mountain Fever Records
  • Get On That Road To Glory / Lester Flatt & Earl Scruggs / Father's Table Grace / MME
  • I Know What You're Talking About / Lynn Morris Band / Shape Of A Tear / Rounder
  • Open Up The Window, Noah / Seldom Scene / Every Time I Feel The Spirit / Sugar Hill
  • Black Mountain Blues / Johnson Mountain Boys / Requests / Rounder

Sunday, August 06, 2017

"Bluegrass Cafe" playlist - 8/6/2017

Happy August!  Hope you've been enjoying your summer...so far!  You've still got a few weeks left to get out and enjoy the summer.  Hope you do!
M is for Big Mon

On this first Sunday of August, our Letter of the Week was "M."  That meant a whole bunch of Bill Monroe, and a whole host of other magnificent and marvelous Bluegrass performers whose first, last, or band names start with a "M," including Del McCoury, Lynn Morris, Patrick McAvinue, Joe Mullins & the Radio RamblersDwight McCall, Mountain FaithAlan Munde, Muleskinner, Charlie Moore, Charlie Monroe, and Jim & Jesse (McReynolds).  Another "M" Bluegrass Hall of Famer would have turned 90 on August 10th, so we shared a few of his songs, too:  Jimmy Martin.

My parents celebrating
anniversary #62 on August 6th

This day also happens to be the 62nd wedding anniversary of two very important people I know quite well:  my parents, Alton and Eleanor Orlomoski.  They were remembered in this playlist, too, as I shared a few songs from some of their favorite performers.


And lest we forget, the Podunk Bluegrass Festival happens this coming weekend in Hebron, CT.  We included one full set of music from a few of the fine performers coming to Connecticut.  Hope to see you at Podunk next weekend!


Have a fine week!

Amy O.


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

  • Katy Hill / Del McCoury Band / RockyGrass / Blue Planet
  • New Muleskinner Blues / Bill Monroe & His Blue Grass Boys / Bill Monroe & His Blue Grass Boys, 1950-1951 / JSP Records
  • Sweet Little Miss Blue Eyes / Jim & Jesse / Grand Ole Opry Live Classics:  The Bluegrass Collection / Opry Music
  • I Feel The Blues Moving In / Del McCoury / Don't Stop The Music / Rounder
  • Bluegrass Ramble / Bill Monroe & His Blue Grass Boys / Bill Monroe & His Blue Grass Boys, 1950-1951 / JSP Records
  • 20/20 Vision / Jimmy Martin / The King Of Bluegrass / Koch Records [Jimmy Martin birthday, 8/10/1927]
  • Good Love / Lynn Morris Band / Shape Of A Tear / Rounder
  • Back Up And Push / Patrick McAvinue / Grave Run / Patuxent Music
  • Back To Dixie / McPeak Brothers / Classic Bluegrass / Rebel
  • My Heart Skips A Beat / Mountain Faith / Blue / Mountain Fever Records
  • The Automobile Of Life / Bear Minimum / The Automobile Of Life / Open Road
  • You Are My Sunshine / Tom Adams / Right Hand Man / Rounder
  • Your Old Standby / Grass Routes / Bailey's Deal / Self-Produced
  • Hi Dee Diddle / Feinberg Brothers / The Feinberg Brothers / Cabinwood Music
  • Little Darlin' Pal Of Mine / Still Pickin' / Reuben's Train / Self-Produced
  • Love At Last / Bear Bridge Band / Broken Hearts & Better Times / Open Road
  • Rare Bird Alert / Steve Martin & the Steep Canyon Ramblers / Rare Bird Alert / Rounder
  • Wave Goodbye / Alan Munde Gazette / Made To Last / Self-Produced
  • Theme Time / Jim Mills / Hide Head Blues / Sugar Hill
  • Red Rocking Chair / Muleskinner / Live / Sierra
  • Philadelphia Lawyer / Rose Maddox / This Is Rose Maddox (With The Vern William Band) / Arhoolie
  • Hurtin', Hauntin' Memory / Ronnie & Rob McCoury / Ronnie & Rob McCoury / Rounder
  • Never Say Never Again / Dwight McCall / Never Say Never Again / F5 Music
  • R.P.'s Run / Tim Martin / Bluegrass Fiddle / Patuxent Music
  • I'll Just Go Away / Dale Ann Bradley with Vince Gill / Dale Ann Bradley / Pinecastle
  • If I'd Have Wrote That Song / Joe Mullins & the Radio Ramblers / The Story We Tell / Rebel
  • Downtown Boogie / Eddie Adcock / Vintage Banjo Jam / Patuxent Music
  • Henry Brown / Ralph Stanley II & the Clinch Mountain Boys / Ralph Stanley II & the Clinch Mountain Boys / Stanley Family Records
  • Don't Give Your Heart To A Rambler / Jimmy Martin / Good 'N' Country & Country Music Time / Jasmine [Jimmy Martin birthday, 8/10/1927]
  • Truck Driver's Queen / Charlie Moore / Charlie Moore Sings Again -- Gone But Not Forgotten / Wango
  • There's No Room In My Heart For The Blues / Clyde Moody / Shenandoah Waltz / Gusto
  • Tennessee / Jimmy Martin & the Sunny Mountain Boys / Bean Blossom / MCA [Jimmy Martin birthday, 8/10/1927]
  • Stay Away From Me / Buddy Merriam & Back Roads / The Farm / Self-Produced
  • Hit Parade Of Love / Jimmy Martin / Good 'N' Country & Country Music Time / Jasmine [Jimmy Martin birthday, 8/10/1927]
  • Uncle Pen / Bill Monroe & His Blue Grass Boys / Bill Monroe & His Blue Grass Boys, 1950-1951 / JSP Records
  • Blue Grass Style / Matt & George & Their Pleasant Valley Boys / Blue Grass Style / Pleasant Valley Records
  • Kentucky Farmers / Russell Moore & IIIrd Tyme Out / Prime Tyme / Rural Rhythm
  • Kentucky Borderline / Rhonda Vincent & the Rage / In Concert, Volume One -- All The Rage / Upper Management Music
  • It's Just A Road / The Boxcars / It's Just A Road / Mountain Home
  • I Took Mama To The Opry / Valerie Smith & Liberty Pike / Small Town Heroes / Bell Buckle Records
  • Bluegrass State Of Mind / David Parmley & Cardinal Tradition / David Parmley & Cardinal Tradition / DP & CD Records
  • Southern Flavor / Becky Buller / 'Tween Earth & Sky / Dark Shadow Recording
  • They Called It Music / Gibson Brothers / They Called It Music / Compass Records
  • Will He Wait A Little Longer / Stanley Brothers / 20th Century Masters / Mercury
  • Nearer My God To Thee / Tom Mindte / Something I've Been Working On / Patuxent Music
  • Get In Line, Brother / Lester Flatt & Earl Scruggs / Selected Sides, 1950-1952 / JSP Records
  • The First Step To Heaven / Larry Cordle / Give Me Jesus / Mighty Cord Records
  • When The Angels Carry Me Home / Charlie Monroe / Post War Country Classics / Cattle
  • Stormy Waters / Jimmy Martin / Singing All Day And Dinner On The Ground / MME [Jimmy Martin birthday, 8/10/1927]
  • The Place Prepared For Me / Country Gentlemen / Calling My Children Home / Rebel
  • Keep On The Sunny Side / Monroe Crossing / Joy Joy Joy / Self-Produced
  • The Joy Of Revelation / McCoury Brothers / The McCoury Brothers / Rounder
  • Shake My Mother's Hand For Me / Bill Monroe & His Blue Grass Boys / Bill Monroe & His Blue Grass Boys, 1940-1946 / JSP Records
  • Black Mountain Blues / Johnson Mountain Boys / Requests / Rounder