Sunday, September 20, 2020

"Bluegrass Cafe" playlist - 9/20/2020

 The twenty-second pre-recorded edition of our Bluegrass Cafe paid tribute in a Bluegrass style to three of the most influential country music singers of the 20th century, all of whom were born in month of September:  Roy Acuff (September 15, 1903 - November 23, 1992), Hank Williams (September 17, 1923 - January 1, 1953), and George Jones (September 12, 1931 - April 26, 2013).  While the main focus of our program is Bluegrass music, it would be silly to think that no Bluegrass performers have ever been influenced by the music of any of these Country Music Hall of Famers.  In fact, the opposite is true.  Therefore, we gathered as many Bluegrass covers of songs performed and/or written by these three as time would allow, and we celebrated some birthdays in a musical way.  

During the program, I promised to share some book titles for those of you who might like to read biographies or autobiographies.  This is not an exhaustive bibliography of works about these musicians, but here are a few titles to get you started:  

    ROY ACUFF:

    Schlappi, Elizabeth.  Roy Acuff:  The Smoky Mountain Boy.  (Pelican Publishing     Company, 1983)

    GEORGE JONES:

    Isenhour, Jack.  He Stopped Loving Her Today:  George Jones, Billy Sherrill,
    And The Pretty-Much Totally True Story Of The Making Of The Greatest Country
    Record Of All Time.
  (University of Mississippi Press, 2011)

    Jones, George with Tom Carter.  I Lived To Tell It All.  (Dell, 1997)

    Kienzle, Rich.  The Grand Tour:  The Life And Music Of George Jones.  (Dey        Street, 2016)

    HANK WILLIAMS:  
    
    Escott, Colin.  Hank Williams:  The Biography.  (Little, Brown & Co., 1994)
   
    Hemphill, Paul.  Lovesick Blues:  The Life Of Hank Williams.  (Viking, 2005)

    Ribowsky, Mark.  Hank:  The Short Life And Long Country Road Of Hank                Williams.  (Liveright, 2017)


Newer Bluegrass music also was shared during the program, including 2020 selections from Rock Hearts, Chris Jones & the Night Drivers, High Fidelity, Balsam Range, the Kody Norris Show, Carolina Blue, and J.B. & Jamie Dailey.

Have a wonderful week, and thanks for listening!

Amy O.


SONG / PERFORMER / ALBUM / LABEL 

  • Katy Hill / Del McCoury Band / RockyGrass / Blue Planet
  • Hometown Blues / Seldom Scene / SCENEchronized / Sugar Hill
  • Home / Jim & Jesse / The Old Home Place / Rounder
  • Anywhere Is Home Again / Volume Five / Children Of The Mountain / Mountain Fever Records
  • Blue Ridge Cabin Home / Lester Flatt & Earl Scruggs / Selected Cuts, 1952-1955 / JSP Records
  • The Window Up Above / Ralph Stanley with George Jones / Clinch Mountain Country / Rebel [Remembering George Jones:  9/12/1931 - 4/26/2013]
  • Don't Stop The Music / Del McCoury / Don't Stop The Music / Rounder [Remembering George Jones:  9/12/1931 - 4/26/2013]
  • Color Of The Blues / Bob Paisley & the Southern Grass / Color Of The Blues / Strictly Country Records [Remembering George Jones:  9/12/1931 - 4/26/2013]
  • Why Baby Why / The Sidemen / Almost Live At The Station Inn / Red Clay Records [Remembering George Jones:  9/12/1931 - 4/26/2013]
  • Flame In My Heart / Delia Bell & Bill Grant / Dreaming / Rounder [Remembering George Jones:  9/12/1931 - 4/26/2013]
  • When The Grass Grows Over Me / Rhonda Vincent & the Rage / Bluegrass Legends--Live At The Ryman / Upper Management Music [Remembering George Jones:  9/12/1931 - 4/26/2013]
  • Choices / Spinney Brothers / Tried & True / Mountain Fever Records [Remembering George Jones:  9/12/1931 - 4/26/2013]
  • He Stopped Loving Her Today / George Jones / The Essential George Jones / Epic Legacy [Remembering George Jones:  9/12/1931 - 4/26/2013]
  • Don't Let Smokey Mountain Smoke Get In Your Eyes / Rock Hearts / Starry Southern Nights / Self-Produced
  • Leave It At The Gate / Chris Jones & the Night Drivers / single / Mountain Home
  • Next Train South / Po' Ramblin' Boys / Toil, Tears & Trouble / Rounder
  • Take My Ring From Your Finger / High Fidelity / Banjo Player's Blues / Rounder
  • Eddie To The Rescue / Eddie Adcock / Vintage Banjo Jam / Patuxent Music
  • The Precious Jewel / Roy Acuff / The Essential Roy Acuff / Columbia Legacy [Remembering Roy Acuff:  9/15/1903 - 11/23/1992]
  • Not A Word From Home / Joe Val / Diamond Joe / Rounder [Remembering Roy Acuff:  9/15/1903 - 11/23/1992]
  • Branded Wherever I Go / Earls Of Leicester / Live At The CMA Theater In The Country Music Hall Of Fame / Rounder [Remembering Roy Acuff:  9/15/1903 - 11/23/1992]
  • Write Me Sweetheart / Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver / Pressing On Regardless / Brentwood Music [Remembering Roy Acuff:  9/15/1903 - 11/23/1992]
  • Wabash Cannonball / Roy Acuff /  The Essential Roy Acuff / Columbia Legacy [Remembering Roy Acuff:  9/15/1903 - 11/23/1992]
  • Move In On Over / Lynn Morris Band / Shape Of A Tear / Rounder [Remembering Hank Williams:  9/17/1923 - 1/1/1953]
  • Mansion On The Hill / Whitstein Brothers / Bluegrass Class Of 1990 / Rounder[Remembering Hank Williams:  9/17/1923 - 1/1/1953]
  • Honky Tonk Blues / Good Ol' Persons / Good 'n' Live / Sugar Hill [Remembering Hank Williams:  9/17/1923 - 1/1/1953]
  • Singing Waterfall / Warrior River Boys / Sounds Like Home / Rounder [Remembering Hank Williams:  9/17/1923 - 1/1/1953]
  • Six More Miles / Mac Wiseman / The Chronological Mac Wiseman, 1951-1953 / Kipepeo Publishing [Remembering Hank Williams:  9/17/1923 - 1/1/1953]
  • I'm Blue, I'm Lonesome / Bill Monroe & His Blue Grass Boys / Bill Monroe & His Blue Grass Boys, 1950-1951 / JSP Records [Remembering Hank Williams:  9/17/1923 - 1/1/1953]
  • Long Gone Lonesome Blues / Hank Williams / Live At The Opry / Mercury [Remembering Hank Williams:  9/17/1923 - 1/1/1953]
  • Grit And Grace / Balsam Range / single / Mountain Home
  • Love Bug / Kody Norris Show / single / Rebel
  • Too Wet To Plow / Carolina Blue / Take Me Back / Billy Blue Records
  • Love Pains / Osborne Brothers with Red Allen / The Chronological Osborne Brothers, 1956-1960 / Kipepeo Publishing
  • I Couldn't Believe It Was True / Wilma Lee Cooper & the Clinch Mountain Clan / A Daisy A Day / Leather Records [Remembering Roy Acuff:  9/15/1903 - 11/23/1992]
  • The Country Side Of Heaven (Where The Bluegrass Music Flows) / WhiteHouse / WhiteHouse / Pinecastle
  • Darling Nelly Bly / Eddie Adcock / Vintage Banjo Jam / Patuxent Music
  • That Glory Bound Train / Bear Bridge Band / Broken Hearts & Better Times / Open Road [Remembering Roy Acuff:  9/15/1903 - 11/23/1992]
  • Do You Call That Religion / Johnson Mountain Boys / At The Old Schoolhouse / Rounder
  • Jesus Is Waiting For Me / Larry Sparks / Blue Mountain Memories / Rebel
  • I Like To Hear 'Em Preach It / Jimmy Martin & the Sunny Mountain Boys / Good 'N' Country & Country Music Time / Jasmine
  • The Lord's Last Supper / Reno & Smiley / 16 Greatest Gospel Hits / King
  • Keep Your Lamp Trimmed And Burning / Hot Rize / Traditional Ties / Sugar Hill
  • Great Speckled Bird / J.B. & Jamie Dailey / Step Back In Time / Pinecastle [Remembering Roy Acuff:  9/15/1903 - 11/23/1992]
  • So High / Cody Shuler & Pine Mountain Railroad / Pickin' Praisin' & Singin':  Hymns From The Mountain / Rural Rhythm Christian
  • Born Again / Country Gentlemen / The Early Rebel Recordings, 1962-1971 / Rebel
  • When The Savior Reached Down For Me / J.D. Crowe, Doyle Lawson, Paul Williams / Old Friends Get Together / Mountain Home
  • This World Can't Stand Long / Roy Acuff / The Essential Roy Acuff / Columbia Legacy [Remembering Roy Acuff:  9/15/1903 - 11/23/1992]
  • I Saw The Light / Roy Acuff / The Essential Roy Acuff / Columbia Legacy [Remembering Hank Williams:  9/17/1923 - 1/1/1953]
  • House Of Gold / Steve Gulley with Don Gulley / Family, Friends, & Fellowship / Rural Rhythm [Remembering Hank Williams:  9/17/1923 - 1/1/1953]
  • I'm Gonna Sing, Sing, Sing / Charlie Monroe / Post War Country Classics, 1946-1950 / Cattle [Remembering Hank Williams:  9/17/1923 - 1/1/1953]
  • When God Comes And Gathers His Jewels / Gibson Brothers / Underneath A Harvest Moon / Big Elm Records [Remembering Hank Williams:  9/17/1923 - 1/1/1953]
  • Will You Be Ready To Go Home / Seldom Scene / Scene 20 / Sugar Hill [Remembering Hank Williams:  9/17/1923 - 1/1/1953]
  • Country Church / Pike Brothers & the Pine Hill Ranchers / The Pike Brothers & the Pine Hill Ranchers / Rebel
  • I'll Have A New Life / Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver / Rock My Soul / Sugar Hill
  • Dust On The Bible / Junior Sisk & Ramblers Choice / Blue Side Of The Blue Ridge / Rebel
  • From Jerusalem To Jericho / Hank Williams / The Unreleased Recordings / Time Life [Remembering Hank Williams:  9/17/1923 - 1/1/1953]
  • Black Mountain Blues / Johnson Mountain Boys / Requests / Rounder

Sunday, September 13, 2020

"Bluegrass Cafe" playlist - 9/13/2020

As this week's Bluegrass Cafe happens to fall on the 109th birth anniversary of William Smith Monroe -- the Father of Bluegrass Music -- it seemed like the proverbial "no-brainer" to make the music of Bill Monroe the one-and-only focus of today's Bluegrass Cafe.  And so we did.  :)  The full three hours of our 
program were filled with songs about Bill Monroe, songs performed by Bill Monroe (and some covers of his music, of course), and songs written by Bill Monroe.  Hope you enjoyed what we shared!


We always like to inform you about things you can read to learn more about particular subjects, and Bill Monroe has been the subject of a couple of different biographies (two written for adults; one an illustrated picture book biography for kids).  Seek out these books if you are interested in knowing more about the man and his music:  

Can't You Hear Me Callin':  The Life Of Bill Monroe, Father Of Bluegrass Music by Richard D. Smith (Little, Brown & Co., 2000)

Bill Monroe:  The Life And Music Of The Blue Grass Man by Tom Ewing (University of Illinois Press, 2018)

Blue Grass Boy:  The Story Of Bill Monroe, Father Of Bluegrass Music by Barb Rosenstock with illustrations by Edwin Fotheringham (Calkins Creek, 2018) 



Special mention:  we included a birthday celebration within a birthday celebration, as today also happens to be the birthdate of Lou Reid (born September 13, 1954).  To that end, we shared Monroe songs that Lou Reid has recorded over the years with Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver, as a guest on a recording by Mark Newton & Larry Stephenson, and with his own band, Lou Reid & Carolina.  

Hope you enjoyed today's Monroe-centric broadcast.  If you have any questions or comments during our pre-recorded programs, please don't hesitate to send an email to bgcafe@gmail.com or give our Facebook page a like (www.facebook.com/WHUS.BluegrassCafe)

Have a great week, and stay healthy!

Amy O.          




SONG / PERFORMER / ALBUM / LABEL 
  • Katy Hill / Del McCoury Band / RockyGrass / Blue Planet
  • My Music Comes From Bill / Spinney Brothers / Tried & True / Mountain Fever Records
  • Kentucky King / Larry Cordle, Glen Duncan & Lonesome Standard Time / Larry Cordle, Glen Duncan & Lonesome Standard Time / Sugar Hill
  • Bill Monroe's Ol' Mandolin / Lorraine Jordan & Carolina Road / Bill Monroe's Ol' Mandolin / Pinecastle
  • From Rock & Roll To Bill Monroe / Tommy Webb / From Rock & Roll To Bill Monroe / Kindred Records
  • Is The Grass Any Bluer (On The Other Side) / Rhonda Vincent & the Rage / All The Rage, Volume One / Upper Management Music
  • Mule Skinner Blues / Bill Monroe & His Blue Grass Boys / Bill Monroe & His Blue Grass Boys, 1940-1946 / JSP Records
  • What Is Home Without Love? / Monroe Brothers / Bill Monroe & His Blue Grass Boys, 1936 / JSP Records
  • Have A Feast Here Tonight / Monroe Brothers / Bill Monroe & His Blue Grass Boys, 1937-1938 / JSP Records
  • Will You Be Loving Another Man / Bill Monroe & His Blue Grass Boys / Bill Monroe & His Blue Grass Boys, 1946-1949 / JSP Records
  • True Life Blues / Hazel Dickens & Alice Gerrard / O Sister! / Rounder
  • Highway Of Sorrow / Johnson Mountain Boys / Live At The Birchmere / Rounder
  • Frog On A Lily Pad / Karl Shiflett & Big Country Show / Take Me Back / Pinecastle
  • Close By / Dailey & Vincent / Bill Monroe's Centennial Celebration / Rounder
  • I'm On My Way To The Old Home / Bill Monroe & His Blue Grass Boys, 1950-1951 / JSP Records
  • My Little Georgia Rose / Joe Val & the New England Bluegrass Boys / Live In Holland / Strictly Country Records
  • Tall Timber / Bluegrass Album Band / Bill Monroe Centennial Celebration / Rounder
  • Doghouse Blues / Nashville Bluegrass Band / Bill Monroe Centennial Celebration / Rounder
  • Heavy Traffic Ahead / Bill Monroe & His Blue Grass Boys, 1940-1946 / JSP Records
  • Panhandle Country / Bill Monroe & His Blue Grass Boys, 1957-1958 / JSP Records
  • Can't You Hear Me Callin' / Bill Monroe & His Blue Grass Boys / Bill Monroe & His Blue Grass Boys, 1946-1949 / JSP Records
  • My Florida Sunshine / Claire Lynch / Bill Monroe Centennial Celebration / Rounder
  • Used To Be / Gibson Brothers Bluegrass Band / Underneath A Harvest Moon / Big Elm Records
  • I Was Left On The Street / Peter Rowan / The First Whippoorwill / Sugar Hill
  • Wheel Hoss / Jimmy Gaudreau's Bluegrass Unit / Live In Holland / Strictly Country Records
  • I'm Lonesome I'm Blue / Del McCoury Band / Old Memories:  The Songs Of Bill Monroe / McCoury Music
  • I Hope You Have Learned / Adcock, Gaudreau, Waller, Gray / The Country Gentlemen Reunion Band / RadioTherapy Records
  • Thinking About You / David Peterson & 1946 / David Peterson & 1946 / Self-Produced
  • In Despair / Lou Reid & Carolina / My Own Set Of Rules / Rural Rhythm
  • Molly And Tenbrooks / Larry Stephenson & Mark Newton with Lou Reid / Live At Mr. B's / B's Records
  • Toy Heart / Ricky Skaggs / Bill Monroe Centennial Celebration / Rounder
  • Come Back To Me In My Dreams / Balsam Range with Joe Diffie / Marching Home / Mountain Home
  • Rawhide / Ronnie McCoury / True Life Blues:  The Songs Of Bill Monroe / Sugar Hill
  • Six Feet Under The Ground / Audie Blaylock & Redline / Bill Monroe--100th Year Celebration / Rural Rhythm
  • Out In The Cold World / Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver / Live In Prague, Czech Republic / Billy Blue Records
  • Walls Of Time / Johnson Mountain Boys / Walls Of Time / Rounder
  • Uncle Pen / Bill Monroe & His Blue Grass Boys / Bill Monroe & His Blue Grass Boys, 1950-1951 / JSP Records
  • Old Brown County Barn / Michael Cleveland / Bill Monroe Centennial Celebration / Rounder
  • What Would You Give In Exchange? / Monroe Brothers / Bill Monroe & His Blue Grass Boys, 1936 / JSP Records
  • River Of Death / Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver / Rock My Soul / Sugar Hill
  • The Old Crossroads / Ricky Skaggs & Tony Rice / Skaggs & Rice / Sugar Hill
  • Lord Protect My Soul / IIIrd Tyme Out / Live At The MAC / Rounder
  • Shine Hallelujah Shine / Bluegrass Band / Shine Hallelujah Shine, Volume 2 / Hay Holler
  • I'm Working On A Building / Neon Valley Boys / Bluegrass / Sudden Comfort Records
  • You're Drifting Away / Nashville Bluegrass Band / To Be His Child / Rounder
  • Let The Light Shine Down / Junior Sisk & Rambler's Choice / Heartaches And Dreams / Rebel
  • The Boat Of Love / Balsam Range / Marching Home / Mountain Home
  • Drifting Too Far From The Shore / Boone Creek / The Stained Glass Hour / Rounder
  • I'm Travelin' On And On / Bill Monroe & His Blue Grass Boys / Bill Monroe & His Blue Grass Boys, 1946-1949 / JSP Records
  • The Little Community Church / Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver / A School Of Bluegrass / Crossroads
  • A Voice From On High / Stanley Brothers / 20th Century Masters / Mercury
  • Cryin' Holy / J.D. Crowe & the New South / The Stained Glass Hour / Rounder
  • I Hear A Sweet Voice Calling / Joe Val & the New England Bluegrass Boys / Diamond Joe / Rounder
  • Wicked Path Of Sin / Blue Highway / Bill Monroe Centennial Celebration / Rounder
  • Get Down On Your Knees And Pray / Alan O'Bryant, Del McCoury, Ronnie McCoury, Roland White / True Life Blues:  The Songs Of Bill Monroe / Sugar Hill
  • Mansions For Me / Bobby Osborne & Rocky Top X-Press / Bill Monroe Centennial Celebration / Rounder
  • Beautiful Life / Country Gentlemen / Let The Light Shine Down / Rebel
  • That Home Above / Bill Monroe & His Blue Grass Boys / Bill Monroe & His Blue Grass Boys, 1946-1949 / JSP Records
  • Watermelon On The Vine / Del McCoury Band / Old Memories:  The Songs Of Bill Monroe / McCoury Music

Sunday, September 06, 2020

"Bluegrass Cafe" playlist - 9/6/2020

And just like that, we've reached Labor Day weekend!  Hope you are enjoying your holiday weekend with some relaxation and maybe even enjoying some Bluegrass music!

Sunday's show began with some "working" songs, and our gospel ho
urs included some songs loosely associated with working, too. 


We belatedly celebrated the birthday of 

the Queen of Country Music,
Kitty Wells (born August 30, 1919) with a few 
Bluegrass covers, and we couldn't forget the birthday of Buzz Busby-- the "Father Of Washington DC Bluegrass" -- who was born on September 6, 1933.



There was a smattering of new music to share this Labor Day weekend, as well, as we heard new music from J.B. & Jamie Dailey, Stephen Mougin, the F
einberg Brothers, Linda Lay, Hammertowne, Junior Sisk, and High Fidelity.


Enjoy the week ~ and thanks for listening!

Amy O.


SONG / PERFORMER / ALBUM / LABEL

  • Katy Hill / Del McCoury Band / RockyGrass / Blue Planet
  • I Ain't Gonna Work Tomorrow / Bob Paisley & the Southern Grass / Heritage / Brandywine
  • Working Girl Blues / Cherryholmes / Cherryholmes / Skaggs Family Records
  • Poor Boy Workin' Blues / Dailey & Vincent / Dailey & Vincent / Rounder
  • Lower On The Hog / Larry Cordle, Glen Duncan & Lonesome Standard Time / Larry Cordle, Glen Duncan & Lonesome Standard Time / Sugar Hill
  • Factory Floor / Spinney Brothers / If I Were Your Brother / Self-Produced
  • Behind These Prison Walls Of Love / J.B. & Jamie Dailey / Step Back In Time / Pinecastle
  • Just Like Rain / Laurie Lewis & Kathy Kallick / Together / Rounder
  • Fox On The Run / Tony Trischka & Tom Adams with Dudley Connell, Lou Reid, Sally Love Connell / Double Banjo Bluegrass Spectacular / Rounder
  • What A Wonderful Life / Spinney Brothers / Memories / Mountain Fever Records
  • Whose Shoulder Will You Cry On / IIIrd Tyme Out / Puttin' New Roots Down / Rebel [Remembering Kitty Wells:  8/30/1919 - 7/16/2012]
  • Stranger In My Home / White Mountain Bluegrass / Aragon Mill / Strictly Country Records [Remembering Kitty Wells:  8/30/1919 - 7/16/2012]
  • I've Kissed You My Last Time / Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver / Never Walk Away / Rounder [Remembering Kitty Wells:  8/30/1919 - 7/16/2012]
  • Another Day, Another Dollar / Alison Krauss & Union Station / Every Time You Say Goodbye / Rounder
  • I'm Gonna Ride / Stephen Mougin / Ordinary Soul / Dark Shadow Recording
  • Like A Bird In A Cage / Bear Bridge Band / Broken Hearts & Better Times / Open Road
  • Another Day, Another Dollar / Joe Mullins & the Radio Ramblers / Rambler's Call / Rebel
  • Waiting On Isaac / Jason Barie / Pieces / Billy Blue Records
  • The Waves On The Sea / Johnson Mountain Boys / Favorites / Rounder
  • Digging In The Ground / Larry Sparks / Blue Mountain Memories / Rebel
  • Get In Line Buddy / Junior Sisk / Load The Wagon / Mountain Fever Records
  • I Know You're Married / Reno & Smiley / Bluegrass 1963 / Rural Rhythm
  • Just Ain't / Lester Flatt & Earl Scruggs / 16 Biggest Hits / Columbia Legacy
  • The Happiness Of Having You / Linda Lay / single / Mountain Fever Records
  • I Can Tell By The Way You Dance / Hammertowne / single / Mountain Fever Records
  • West Virginia Coal / Amanda Cook / single / Mountain Fever Records
  • White House Blues / Earls Of Leicester / Live At The CMA Theater At The Country Music Hall Of Fame / Rounder
  • Me And The Jukebox / Buzz Busby / Going Home / Gusto [Remembering Buzz Busby:  9/6/1933 - 1/5/2003]
  • Mandolin Twist / Buzz Busby / 35 Years Of The Best In Bluegrass / Rebel  [Remembering Buzz Busby:  9/6/1933 - 1/5/2003]
  • Two Little Boys / Country Gentlemen / Bluegrass At Carnegie Hall / Gusto
  • Helen / High Fidelity / Banjo Player's Blues / Rebel
  • Sad And Lonesome Day / Randy Waller & Lou Reid / Epilogue:  A Tribute To John Duffey / Smithsonian Folkways
  • I'll Have To Make Some Changes / Barry Berrier / First Time With Feeling / Pinecastle
  • Country Gentleman / Eddie Adcock / Vintage Banjo Jam / Patuxent Music
  • Go Slow Greyhound / Feinberg Brothers / Songs We Sing / Cabinwood Music
  • I'm Really Leaving / Gary Ferguson / I'm Really Leaving / Webco
  • Skip, Hop & Wobble / Jimmy Martin / Good 'N' Country & Country Music Time / Jasmine
  • Kentucky Banjo / Ernie Thacker-Junior Blankenship Band / Tennessee Blues / Copper Creek
  • I'm Working On A Road To Gloryland / Bluegrass Band / Shine Hallelujah Shine, Volume 2 / Hay Holler
  • I'm Working My Way / Virginia Squires / The Best Of The Virginia Squires / Rebel
  • Rest For His Workers / Traditional Grass / 10th Anniversary Collection / Rebel
  • Lord, I've Been A Hard Working Pilgrim / Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver / Heaven's Joy Awaits / Sugar Hill
  • I'm Working On A Building / Bill Monroe & His Blue Grass Boys / Bill Monroe & His Blue Grass Boys, 1950-1958 / JSP Records
  • Where We'll Never Say Farewell / Rhonda Vincent / Sunday Mornin' Singin' Live! / Upper Management Music
  • A Voice From On High / Stanley Brothers / 20th Century Masters / Mercury
  • God Has Been So Good To Me / Crowe & McLaughlin / Going Back / Rounder
  • Going Up Home To Live In Green Pastures / David Grisman-Herb Pedersen-Vince Gill-Jim Buchanan-Emory Gordy, Jr / Here Today / Rounder
  • On The Jericho Road / David Davis & the Warrior River Boys / Retrospective:  Live 1984-2014 / Davis Music
  • I Know His Voice / Del McCoury / A Deeper Shade Of Blue / Rounder
  • John / Mountain Heart / A Gospel Bluegrass Homecoming, Volume Two / GGS Music
  • The First Time I Heard About Heaven / David Parmley & Cardinal Tradition / David Parmley & Cardinal Tradition / DP&CD Records
  • The Little White Church / Jim & Jesse with Mac Wiseman / Music Among Friends / Rounder
  • Don't Tune Him Out / The Whites / Gonna Sing, Gonna Shout / Billy Blue Records
  • Get In Line Brother / Rickey Wasson / From The Heart And Soul / Rural Rhythm
  • Wither Thou Go / Blue Highway / Midnight Storm / Rounder
  • When They Ring Those Golden Bells / Jim Eanes / In His Arms / Rebel
  • New Born Soul / Nashville Bluegrass Band / To Be His Child / Rounder
  • Black Mountain Blues / Johnson Mountain Boys / Requests / Rounder

Sunday, August 30, 2020

"Bluegrass Cafe" playlist - 8/30/2020

Two words to describe Sunday's Bluegrass Cafe:  celebrate and remember.  We did a little bit of both for several different performers, as well as shared a smattering of newer Bluegrass music.  Hope you enjoyed the program.


Our main focus for the week was, of course, a big portion of music from the late
Steve Gulley, who died on August 18th after a short battle with pancreatic cancer.  Steve Gulley didn't waste time in his 57 years on this earth, as he created loads of wonderful music which will be enjoyed and celebrated for years to come.  We shared a good selection of those songs from Steve's time spent with Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver, as a founding member of both Mountain Heart and Grasstowne, fronting his own band of Steve Gulley & New Pinnacle, with his sometimes songwriting and duet partners, Tim Stafford and Dale Ann Bradley, as well as a track from a soon-to-be-released record by Phil Leadbetter & the All-Stars of Bluegrass which features Steve Gulley and his wife, Debbie.  A couple of these tracks were recorded live at benefits for WDVX, a non-profit radio station in east Tennessee where Steve Gulley was a on-air DJ for the last couple of years.  Many thanks to broadcaster Lee Michael Demsey of BluegrassCountry.org for sharing some of these songs with me for broadcasting.  Steve Gulley will certainly be missed, but his music lives on...

We also remembered a Bluegrass legend (and Hall of Famer) who was born on August 27, 1925 -- Carter Stanley.  Twelve years after Carter, another Bluegrass Hall of Famer was also born on August 27th -- banjo picker extraordinaire J.D. Crowe.  In addition to songs from Carter and Crowe, we heard a couple from Shawn Camp of the Earls Of Leicester, as his birthday was celebrated on August 29th.  And, a bit closer to home for me were a couple of songs thrown into the mix in honor of my own father, Alton Orlomoski, who celebrated his 91st birthday on August 29th.  


There were a couple of newer selections to share, too, with music from the Kody Norris Show, Stephen Mougin, Carolina Blue, High Fidelity, the Feinberg Brothers, FastTrack, and Lorraine Jordan & Carolina Road.

As always, many thanks for listening to our program, and be sure to give our Facebook page a "like," if you're so inclined:  www.facebook.com/WHUS.BluegrassCafe.  

Have a terrific week, and stay healthy!

Amy O.


SONG / PERFORMER / ALBUM / LABEL

  • Katy Hill / Del McCoury Band / RockyGrass / Blue Planet
  • Let Me Be Your Friend / John Duffey [Seldom Scene] / Always In Style / Sugar Hill [Remembering Carter Stanley:  8/27/1925 - 12/1/1966]
  • The Fields Have Turned Brown / Country Gentlemen / 25 Years / Rebel [Remembering Carter Stanley:  8/27/1925 - 12/1/1966]
  • This Weary Heart You Stole Away / Dan Tyminski / The Stanley Tradition / Doobie Shea [Remembering Carter Stanley:  8/27/1925 - 12/1/1966]
  • The Lonesome River / Stanley Brothers / The Complete Columbia Stanley Brothers / Columbia [Remembering Carter Stanley:  8/27/1925 - 12/1/1966]
  • Write Me Sweetheart / Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver / A School Of Bluegrass / Crossroads [Remembering Steve Gulley:  9/20/1962 - 8/18/2020]
  • Cold Kentucky Rain / Mountain Heart / Mountain Heart / Doobie Shea Records [Remembering Steve Gulley:  9/20/1962 - 8/18/2020]
  • I Don't Worry About You Anymore / Grasstowne / Kickin' Up Dust / Rural Rhythm [Remembering Steve Gulley:  9/20/1962 - 8/18/2020]
  • Leaving Crazytown / Steve Gulley & New Pinnacle / Live At WDVX [Remembering Steve Gulley:  9/20/1962 - 8/18/2020]
  • Still Here / Steve Gulley & Tim Stafford / single / Mountain Home [Remembering Steve Gulley:  9/20/1962 - 8/18/2020]
  • Through The Window Of A Train / Blue Highway / Through The Window Of A Train / Rounder [Remembering Steve Gulley:  9/20/1962 - 8/18/2020]
  • You're Gone / Steve Gulley & New Pinnacle / High Peaks & New Ground / Rural Rhythm [Remembering Steve Gulley:  9/20/1962 - 8/18/2020]
  • Victory In Jesus / Steve Gulley / Family, Friends & Fellowship / Rural Rhythm [Remembering Steve Gulley:  9/20/1962 - 8/18/2020]
  • Sweet Rosie Jones / Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver / Never Walk Away / Sugar Hill [Remembering Steve Gulley:  9/20/1962 - 8/18/2020]
  • Yesterday's Gone / Phil Leadbetter & the All-Stars Of Bluegrass feat. Steve Gulley & Debbie Gulley / Swinging For The Fences / Pinecastle [Remembering Steve Gulley:  9/20/1962 - 8/18/2020]
  • Old Rugged Cross / Tom Adams / Right Hand Man / Rounder
  • There's A Star Spangled Banner Waving Somewhere / Osborne Brothers / Hyden / Pinecastle
  • Wildwood Flower / Mac Wiseman / Sings Old Time Favorites / Rural Rhythm
  • Don't Let Your Deal Go Down / Earls Of Leicester / The Earls Of Leicester / Rounder [Shawn Camp birthday, 8/29/1966]
  • Something Comin' To Me / Gibson Brothers / They Call It Music / Compass Records [Shawn Camp birthday, 8/29/1966]
  • Crowe On The Banjo / Jimmy Martin / You Don't Know My Mind / Rounder [J.D. Crowe birthday, 8/27/1937]
  • J's Tune / J.D. Crowe & the New South / Come On Down To My World / Rounder [J.D. Crowe birthday, 8/27/1937]
  • Love Bug / Kody Norris Show / single / Rebel 
  • Ready For The Times To Get Better / Lorraine Jordan & Carolina Road / Bill Monroe's Ol' Mandolin / Pinecastle
  • I'd Like To Wander Back To The Old Home / FastTrack / FastTrack/ Engelhardt Music Group
  • Why Do You Treat Me This Way / Feinberg Brothers / Songs We Sing / Cabinwood Music
  • Black Knob Breakdown / Carolina Blue / Take Me Back / Billy Blue Records
  • A Place For A Fool / Stephen Mougin with the Gibson Brothers / Ordinary Soul / Dark Shadow Recording
  • Old Home Place / High Fidelity / Banjo Player's Blues / Rebel
  • I'm Better Off Now That You're Gone / Scottie Sparks / The Stanley Tradition / Doobie Shea Records [Remembering Carter Stanley:  8/27/1925 - 12/1/1966]
  • Sugar Coated Love / Bill Monroe & His Blue Grass Boys / Bill Monroe & His Blue Grass Boys, 1951-1954 / JSP Records [Remembering Carter Stanley:  8/27/1925 - 12/1/1966]
  • Going To The Races / James King / Epilogue:  A Tribute To John Duffey / Smithsonian Folkways [Remembering Carter Stanley:  8/27/1925 - 12/1/1966]
  • Loving You Too Well / Ralph Stanley & the Clinch Mountain Boys / Ralph Stanley & the Clinch Mountain Boys, 1971-1973 / Rebel [Remembering Carter Stanley:  8/27/1925 - 12/1/1966]
  • Sweetest Love / Stanley Brothers / Select Sides, 1949-1953 / JSP Records [Remembering Carter Stanley:  8/27/1925 - 12/1/1966]
  • I'll Never Grow Tired Of You / Stanley Brothers / Selected Cuts, 1956-1959 / JSP Records [Remembering Carter Stanley:  8/27/1925 - 12/1/1966]
  • Daybreak In Dixie / Stanley Brothers / Selected Cuts, 1956-1959 / JSP Records [Remembering Carter Stanley:  8/27/1925 - 12/1/1966]
  • Pray For Me / Steve Gulley / Family, Friends & Fellowship / Rural Rhythm [Remembering Steve Gulley:  9/20/1962 - 8/18/2020]
  • I'm A Weary Pilgrim / Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver / There's A Light Guiding Me / Sugar Hill [Remembering Steve Gulley:  9/20/1962 - 8/18/2020]
  • Lonesome Road / Dale Ann Bradley & Steve Gulley / Live At WDVX [Remembering Steve Gulley:  9/20/1962 - 8/18/2020]
  • Heaven's My Next Exit / Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver / Kept And Protected / Sugar Hill [Remembering Steve Gulley:  9/20/1962 - 8/18/2020]
  • The Man I Ought To Be / Steve Gulley / Family, Friends & Fellowship / Rural Rhythm [Remembering Steve Gulley:  9/20/1962 - 8/18/2020]
  • Let My Life Be A Light / Balsam Range / Aeonic / Mountain Home
  • Joy Of Revelation / McCoury Brothers / The McCoury Brothers / Rounder
  • Camping In Canaan's Land / Dailey & Vincent / Country Bluegrass Homecoming, Volume One / GGS Music
  • Message For Peace / James King / Lonesome And Then Some / Rounder
  • Gathering Flowers For The Master's Bouquet / Stanley Brothers / The Complete Columbia Stanley Brothers / Columbia [Remembering Carter Stanley:  8/27/1925 - 12/1/1966]
  • I Can't Sit Down / Steep Canyon Rangers / One Dime At A Time / Rebel
  • The Man In The Middle / Hot Rize / Radio Boogie / Flying Fish
  • Journey To My Savior's Side / Bluegrass Cardinals / The Stained Glass Hour / Rounder
  • I'm Goin' That Way / J.D. Crowe & the New South / Come On Down To My World / Rounder [J.D. Crowe birthday, 8/27/1937]
  • Count Your Blessings / Laurie Lewis & Kathy Kallick / Together / Rounder
  • Home On The River / Gibson Brothers / They Called It Music / Compass Records
  • Paul And Silas / Country Gentlemen / Country Songs, Old And New / Smithsonian Folkways
  • Harbor Of Love / Stanley Brothers / Selected Cuts, 1955-1956 / JSP Records [Remembering Carter Stanley:  8/27/1925 - 12/1/1966]
  • Black Mountain Blues / Johnson Mountain Boys / Requests / Rounder

Sunday, August 23, 2020

"Bluegrass Cafe" playlist - 8/23/2020

As you know, we've been pre-recording our Bluegrass Cafe programs since mid-April.  Up until April, every one of the radio programs I have ever done since starting as a college broadcaster in late 1988 have been produced "live," so this recording thing is completely new to me.  My apologies for all of the background noise with cricket sounds and loud trucks you might hear in the background of our shows, but we are grateful to have the opportunity to still present a weekly radio program.  The show is put together in three separate parts on Monday, Tuesday, and/or Wednesday evenings on my porch.  I'm sharing that because the first two hours of today's show featured celebrations of four August birthday celebrants (Jimmy Martin, Steve Martin, Connie Smith, Porter Wagoner) and a good portion of new music released during 2020.  Those hours were recorded on Monday night.  By the time we got around to producing the Hour #3 on Wednesday night, the sad passing of Steve Gulley had taken place.  We intend to pay full tribute to this wonderfully gifted singer and songwriter during next week's show, but for today, we hope you enjoyed our brief tribute to Steve Gulley in the first segment of our Gospel Hour.  

Even though 2020 is a terrible year for performing live, many performers have been releasing new music this year.  We included a few of those in this show, with songs from Rhonda Vincent, Stephen MouginCarolina Blue, Wood & Wire, Bronwyn Keith-Hynes, High Fidelity, J.B. & Jamie Dailey, Laurie Lewis, Lorraine Jordan & Carolina Road, and Becky Buller.

Thanks for listening.  If you would like to get in touch, please do.  Send an email to bgcafe@gmail.com and/or please give our Facebook page a "like":  www.facebook.com/WHUS.BluegrassCafe.

Enjoy the week!

Amy O.


SONG / PERFORMER / ALBUM / LABEL 

  • Katy Hill / Del McCoury Band / RockyGrass / Blue Planet
  • Sophronie / Audie Blaylock / A Tribute To Jimmy Martin:  The King Of Bluegrass / Koch Records [Remembering Jimmy Martin:  8/10/1927 - 5/14/2005]
  • You Don't Know My Mind / Jimmy Martin / You Don't Know My Mind / Rounder [Remembering Jimmy Martin:  8/10/1927 - 5/14/2005]
  • Hi Dee Diddle / Feinberg Brothers / The Feinberg Brothers / Cabinwood Music [Remembering Jimmy Martin:  8/10/1927 - 5/14/2005]
  • Free Born Man / Jimmy Martin & the Sunny Mountain Boys / Bean Blossom / MCA [Remembering Jimmy Martin:  8/10/1927 - 5/14/2005]
  • Lost And Lonely / Carolina Blue / Take Me Back / Billy Blue Records
  • Carolina Moon / Lou Reid, Terry Baucom & Carolina / Carolina Moon / Rebel
  • Down In Caroline / Front Range / RockyGrass / Blue Planet
  • Carolina In The Pines / Southbound / 35 Years Of The Best In Bluegrass / Rebel
  • My Cabin In Caroline / Lester Flatt & Earl Scruggs / The Complete Mercury Recordings / Mercury
  • The Ballad Of Mary Ann / Carolina Blue / Take Me Back / Billy Blue Records
  • Bill Monroe's Ol' Mandolin / Lorraine Jordan & Carolina Road / Bill Monroe's Ol' Mandolin / Pinecastle
  • The Barber's Fiddle / Becky Buller / Distance And Time / Dark Shadow Recording
  • Old Friend / Laurie Lewis with Kathy Kallick / And Laurie Lewis / Spruce And Maple Music
  • One Tear / Osborne Brothers / Once More, Volumes One & Two / Sugar Hill
  • Waitin' For The Hard Times To Go / Nashville Bluegrass Band / Waitin' For The Hard Times To Go / Sugar Hill
  • Remembering / Mac Wiseman / The Chronological Mac Wiseman, 1951-1953 / Kipepeo Publishing
  • Speeding West / Eddie Adcock & Don Reno / The Sensational Twin Banjos Of Eddie Adcock & Don Reno / Rebel
  • Pitkin County Turnaround / Steve Martin / The Crow / Rounder [Steve Martin birthday, 8/14/1945]
  • King Tut / Steve Martin & the Steep Canyon Rangers / Rare Bird Alert / Rounder [Steve Martin birthday, 8/14/1945]
  • Rare Bird Alert / Steve Martin & the Steep Canyon Rangers / Rare Bird Alert / Rounder [Steve Martin birthday, 8/14/1945]
  • Talk To Me Lonesome Heart / Larry Stephenson with Connie Smith & Marty Stuart / 20th Anniversary / Whysper Dream Music [Connie Smith birthday, 8/14/1941]
  • I Never Once Stopped Loving You / Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver / Never Walk Away / Sugar Hill [Connie Smith birthday, 8/14/1941]
  • Once A Day / Pike Brothers & the Pine Hill Ranchers / The Pike Brothers & the Pine Hill Ranchers / Rebel [Connie Smith birthday, 8/14/1941]
  • What Ain't To Be, Just Might Happen / Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver / You Gotta Dig A Little Deeper / Rounder [Remembering Porter Wagoner:  8/12/1927 - 10/28/2007]
  • Carroll County Accident / James King / The Bluegrass Storyteller / Rounder [Remembering Porter Wagoner:  8/12/1927 - 10/28/2007]
  • Howdy Neighbor Howdy / Traditional Grass / Howdy Neighbor Howdy / Rebel [Remembering Porter Wagoner:  8/12/1927 - 10/28/2007]
  • I Ain't Been Nowhere / Rhonda Vincent & the Rage / single / Upper Management Music
  • Summertime Rolls / Wood & Wire / North Of Despair / Blue Corn Music
  • Last Train / Bronwyn Keith-Hynes with Sarah Jarosz / Fiddler's Pastime / Self-Produced
  • Blind Man / Spinney Brothers / If I Were Your Brother / Self-Produced
  • New Beginnings / Stephen Mougin / Ordinary Soul / Dark Shadow Recording
  • Iron Curtain / Johnson Mountain Boys / Favorites / Rounder
  • The Yodelling Muleskinner Blues / Spinney Brothers / If I Were Your Brother / Self-Produced
  • Shenandoah Breakdown / Rick Spinney / Off The Cuff / Self-Produced
  • Calling To That Other Shore / Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver / There's A Light Guiding Me / Sugar Hill [Remembering Steve Gulley:  9/20/1962 - 8/18/2020]
  • Patching It Up / Mountain Heart / Mountain Heart / Doobie Shea Records [Remembering Steve Gulley:  9/20/1962 - 8/18/2020]
  • I Never Shall Forget The Day / Steve Gulley with Joe Mullins / Family, Friends & Fellowship / Rural Rhythm [Remembering Steve Gulley:  9/20/1962 - 8/18/2020]
  • Angel On His Way / Steve Gulley & Tim Stafford / Dogwood Winter / Rural Rhythm [Remembering Steve Gulley:  9/20/1962 - 8/18/2020]
  • You Better Wake Up / Volume Five / Children Of The Mountain / Mountain Fever Records
  • Cast Aside / Dailey & Vincent / The Gospel Side Of Dailey & Vincent / Cracker Barrel
  • Get Down On Your Knees And Pray / Johnson Mountain Boys / Live At The Birchmere / Rounder
  • I Can Call Jesus / Lynn Morris / Mama's Hand / Rounder
  • Shouting On The Hills Of Glory / Stanley Brothers / Best Of The Best / Federal
  • That Home Above / Bill Monroe & His Blue Grass Boys / Bill Monroe & His Blue Grass Boys, 1940-1946 / JSP Records
  • Heaven / Country Gentlemen / The Early Rebel Recordings, 1962-1971 / Rebel
  • Traveling The Highway Home / Don Rigsby / Doctor's Orders / Rebel
  • The Darkest Hour Is Just Before Dawn / Gloria Bell / Love Of The Mountains / Rebel
  • His Charming Love / High Fidelity / Banjo Player's Blues / Rebel
  • Are You Lost In Sin / Jim & Jesse / Jim & Jesse, 1952-1955 / Bear Family
  • Don't You Want To Go Home / Joe Mullins & the Radio Ramblers / Rambler's Call / Rebel
  • Will The Angels Play Their Harps For Me / J.B. & Jamie Dailey / Step Back In Time / Pinecastle
  • You Can Feel It In Your Soul / Lester Flatt & Earl Scruggs / Selected Cuts, 1952-1955 / JSP Records
  • I'm Getting Ready To Leave This World / Cody Shuler & Pine Mountain Railroad / Pickin', Praisin' & Singin':  Hymns From The Mountain / Rural Rhythm Christian
  • Black Mountain Blues / Johnson Mountain Boys / Requests / Rounder




Sunday, August 16, 2020

"Bluegrass Cafe" playlist - 8/16/2020

After our "repeat" broadcast last week due to Tropical Storm Isaias, this Sunday's Bluegrass Cafe was a completely new presentation.  Hope you enjoyed it!


Mid-August seems to be a fine time to be born if you want to be a member of the Country Music Hall of Fame.  This week, we celebrated the August birthdays of two members of the Country Music Hall of Fame -- Webb Pierce (born August 8, 1921) and Buck Owens (born August 12, 1929) -- as well as one member of the Bluegrass Music Hall of Fame -- Jimmy Martin (born August 10, 1927).  No better way to celebrate than by sharing the music of these fine performers, and in the case of Webb and Buck, many of their songs have been covered to the Bluegrass world, and continue to be recorded

We included a little bit of new music this week, too, featuring a couple of selections each from Stephen Mougin ("Ordinary Soul" on Dark Shadow Recording) and Carolina Blue, whose "Take Me Back" was recently released on their new label, Billy Blue Records.  Other newer releases for 2020 included selections from the Feinberg Brothers, Greg Booth (from "The New Reso Gathering"), Junior Sisk, and High Fidelity.

As the remainder of our programs for 2020 will be recorded at home, I'd like to encourage you to send any requests to me through email (bgcafe@gmail.com) or check out our Facebook page (www.facebook.com/WHUS.BluegrassCafe).  

Have a great week, and stay healthy!

Amy O.


SONG / PERFORMER / ALBUM / LABEL

  • Katy Hill / Del McCoury Band / RockyGrass / Blue Planet
  • In The Pines / Bill Monroe & His Blue Grass Boys / The King And The Father / MME
  • Cold Wind / Roy McMillan / 35 Years Of The Best In Bluegrass / Rebel 
  • Wind To The West / Blue Highway / Wind To The West / Rebel
  • Blow, Big Wind / Laurie Lewis / O Sister!  The Women's Bluegrass Collection / Rounder
  • Galveston Flood / Tony Rice / Plays And Sings Bluegrass / Rounder
  • The Storms Are On The Ocean / Carter Family / Can The Circle Be Unbroken / RCA
  • Borrowed Diamonds / Straight Drive / I'll Take A Page From Your Book / Cabinwood Music
  • Best Female Actress Of The Year / Feinberg Brothers / Songs We Sing / Cabinwood Music
  • Long Forgotten Dream / Seth Sawyer Band / Green Mountain Girl / Self-Produced
  • There Stands The Glass / Webb Pierce / 20th Century Masters / MCA [Remembering Webb Pierce:  August 8, 1921 - February 24, 1991]
  • More And More / Crowe & McLaughlin / Going Back / Rounder [Remembering Webb Pierce:  August 8, 1921 - February 24, 1991]
  • In The Jailhouse Now / Louvin Brothers / Love And Wealth:  The Lost Recordings / Modern Harmonic [Remembering Webb Pierce:  August 8, 1921 - February 24, 1991]
  • Slowly / Michael Cleveland & Flamekeeper / Fired Up / Rounder [Remembering Webb Pierce:  August 8, 1921 - February 24, 1991]
  • Why Baby Why / The Sidemen / Almost Live At The Station Inn / Red Clay Records [Remembering Webb Pierce:  August 8, 1921 - February 24, 1991]
  • Wondering / Gibson Brothers / Spread Your Wings / Hay Holler [Remembering Webb Pierce:  August 8, 1921 - February 24, 1991]
  • Sunny Side Of The Mountain / Jimmy Martin / Time-Life's Treasury Of Bluegrass / Time Life [Remembering Jimmy Martin:  August 10, 1927 - May 14, 2005]
  • Rock Hearts / Jimmy Martin / The King Of Bluegrass / Audium [Remembering Jimmy Martin:  August 10, 1927 - May 14, 2005]
  • Bear Tracks / Jimmy Martin / You Don't Know My Mind, 1956-1966 / Rounder [Remembering Jimmy Martin:  August 10, 1927 - May 14, 2005]
  • My Heart Skips A Beat / Lynn Morris Band / The Lynn Morris Band / Rounder [Remembering Buck Owens:  August 12, 1929 - March 25, 2006]
  • I Don't Care / Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver / My Heart Is Yours / Sugar Hill [Remembering Buck Owens:  August 12, 1929 - March 25, 2006]
  • Together Again / Feller & Hill / Feller & Hill & the Bluegrass Buckaroos / Blue Circle Records [Remembering Buck Owens:  August 12, 1929 - March 25, 2006]
  • Tall Dark Stranger / Virginia Squires / The Best Of The Virginia Squires / Rebel [Remembering Buck Owens:  August 12, 1929 - March 25, 2006]
  • Open Up Your Heart / Terry Baucom with the Gibson Brothers / In A Groove / JohnBoy & Billy, Inc. [Remembering Buck Owens:  August 12, 1929 - March 25, 2006]
  • Only You And You Alone / Stephen Mougin / Ordinary Soul / Dark Shadow Recording [Remembering Buck Owens:  August 12, 1929 - March 25, 2006]
  • Buckaroo / Greg Booth / The New Reso Gathering / Pinecastle [Remembering Buck Owens:  August 12, 1929 - March 25, 2006]
  • Streets Of Bakersfield / Paul Adkins & the Borderline Band / Old Rusty Gate / Rebel [Remembering Buck Owens:  August 12, 1929 - March 25, 2006]
  • It Takes People Like You / Feinberg Brothers / Party For One / Cabinwood Music [Remembering Buck Owens:  August 12, 1929 - March 25, 2006]
  • (I'll Love You) Forever And Ever / Buck Owens & His Buckaroos / Roll Out The Red Carpet / Sundazed [Remembering Buck Owens:  August 12, 1929 - March 25, 2006]
  • Color Me Lonely / Stephen Mougin / Ordinary Soul / Dark Shadow Recording
  • Too Wet To Plow / Carolina Blue / Take Me Back / Billy Blue Records
  • They Don't Make 'Em Like My Daddy Anymore / Alecia Nugent / The Old Side Of Town / Self-Produced
  • Dim Lights, Thick Smoke / Lester Flatt & Earl Scruggs / Selected Cuts, 1952-1955 / JSP Records
  • Flame In My Heart / Delia Bell & Bill Grant / Dreaming / Rounder
  • Hooked On Bluegrass / Junior Sisk / Load The Wagon / Mountain Fever Records
  • Many A Mile / Country Gentlemen / Can't You Hear Me Callin' / Rebel
  • Feudin' Banjos / High Fidelity / Banjo Player's Blues / Rebel
  • Electricity / Country Gentlemen / The Sugar Hill Years / Sugar Hill
  • Dying A Sinner's Death / Appalachian Express / Walking The Blues / Rebel
  • Row By Row / Balsam Range / Papertown / Mountain Home
  • Lead Me On And On / Baucom, Bibey, Graham & Haley / Baucom, Bibey, Graham & Haley / Rebel
  • The Automobile Of Life / Bear Minimum / The Automobile Of Life / Open Road
  • When We Look On His Face / Bill Emerson with Cliff Waldron / Reunion / Webco
  • Walking In Jerusalem (Just Like John) / Bill Monroe & His Blue Grass Boys / Bill Monroe & His Blue Grass Boys, 1950-1958 / JSP Records
  • I'm Gonna Sing, Sing, Sing / Charlie Monroe / Post War Country Classics (1946-1950) / Cattle
  • When God Dips His Pen Of Love In My Heart / Cox Family / Everybody's Reaching Out For Someone / Rounder
  • Eternal Vacation / Dailey & Vincent / The Gospel Side Of Dailey & Vincent / Cracker Barrel [Remembering Buck Owens:  August 12, 1929 - March 25, 2006]
  • Get In Line Brother / Marty Stuart / Way Down Deep In My Soul / Sugar Hill
  • I'm Gonna Wait On Jesus / Carolina Blue / Take Me Back / Billy Blue Records
  • I Heard My Mother Call My Name In Prayer / Danny Paisley & the Southern Grass / Road Into Town / Patuxent Music
  • No Hiding Place / Nashville Bluegrass Band / To Be His Child / Rounder
  • Just Rehearsing / Louvin Brothers / Live At New River Ranch / Copper Creek
  • Kneel At The Cross / Bluegrass Patriots / E Pluribus Bluegrass / Red Feather Records [Remembering Webb Pierce:  August 8, 1921 - February 24, 1991]
  • The Future Remains / Johnson Mountain Boys / Blue Diamond / Rounder
  • Jesus Is Waiting / Reno & Smiley / 16 Greatest Gospel Hits / Gusto
  • God Moves In A Windstorm / Blue Highway / Wind To The West / Rebel
  • A Beautiful Life / Jimmy Martin / Singing All Day And Dinner On The Ground / MME [Remembering Jimmy Martin:  August 10, 1927 - May 14, 2005]
  • Black Mountain Blues / Johnson Mountain Boys / Requests / Rounder

Sunday, August 09, 2020

"Bluegrass Cafe" playlist - 8/9/2020 : Play It Again, WHUS...

Howdy all!

If you live in Connecticut, depending on where you reside, you may be living in some rustic conditions.  On Tuesday, Storm Isaias visited the State and left more than a half-million Connecticut households without electricity, telephone, and/or Internet services.  Recovery is continuing -- slowly -- so hope if you are still without power, it will soon be back for you.

At my home in eastern Connecticut, the power, telephone, and Internet went out on the evening of Tuesday, August 4th around 6PM.  By the morning of Thursday the 6th, both electricity and telephone had returned, but the Internet is still out.  Internet is required in the production of the Home Version of our Bluegrass Cafe, and new shows need to be submitted by the Thursday before the show airs.  That just didn't happen this week.  For the first time in almost twenty years of broadcasting at WHUS, we had the opportunity to choose a rebroadcast to air today.  While some of you may still be doing some "elevated camping" at home, today's Bluegrass Cafe was a rebroadcast of our show that originally aired on June 7, 2020.  This show consisted of a full three hours of live Bluegrass recordings, and was designed as a somewhat-lame attempt to bring you a "festival" vibe -- especially during this summer of pretty much NO Bluegrass festivals in New England.  Hope you enjoyed hearing it again -- or perhaps, even, for the first time.  The original write-up for this broadcast can be found here:  http://bgcafe.blogspot.com/2020/06/bluegrass-cafe-playlist-672020.html

My hope is that the home Internet service will be restored by Monday or Tuesday, and that our August 16th broadcast will be "fresh" (as opposed to a rebroadcast).

Stay safe, everyone, and have a good week!

Amy O.


SONG / PERFORMER / ALBUM / LABEL
  • Katy Hill / Del McCoury Band / RockyGrass / Blue Planet
  • Radio Boogie / Hot Rize / Hot Rize's 40th Anniversary Bash / Ten In Hand Records
  • Ragged Man / Gibson Brothers / Life Goes On / Rural Rhythm
  • The Leaves That Are Green / J.D. Crowe & the New South / Celebration Of Life / Skaggs Family Records
  • Blue Moon Of Kentucky / Bill Monroe & His Blue Grass Boys / Bean Blossom / MCA
  • Roll In My Sweet Baby's Arms / Lester Flatt & the Nashville Grass / Bean Blossom / MCA
  • This Morning At Nine / Jimmy Gaudreau's Bluegrass Unit / Live In Holland / Strictly Country
  • Jolene / Rhonda Vincent & the Rage / Celebration Of Life / Skaggs Family Records
  • Whoa Mule / Raymond Fairchild / Live At McClure! / Rebel
  • Say You Lied / Seldom Scene / 15th Anniversary Celebration / Sugar Hill
  • Country Boy / Lost & Found / Celebration Of Life / Skaggs Family Records
  • With Body And Soul / Johnson Mountain Boys / At The Old Schoolhouse / Rounder
  • Ready For The Times To Get Better / Alecia Nugent / Celebration Of Life / Skaggs Family Records
  • Your Old Standby / Reno & Smiley / On Stage / Copper Creek
  • Redwood Hill / Country Gentlemen / Live In Japan / Rebel
  • Tennessee Blues / Whetstone Run / Who Will Calm The Storm / Strictly Country Records
  • A Good Man Like Me / Del McCoury & the Dixie Pals / Who Will Calm The Storm / Strictly Country Records
  • Sweet Little Miss Blue Eyes / Jim & Jesse / Bean Blossom / MCA
  • I'm In Love All Over / Larry Stephenson / Celebration Of Life / Skaggs Family Records
  • White Dove / Jimmy Martin with Ralph Stanley / Live At McClure! / Rebel
  • Fire On The Mountain / Bob Paisley & the Southern Grass / Who Will Calm The Storm / Strictly Country Records
  • Salty Dog Blues / Lester Flatt & Earl Scruggs / Flatt & Scruggs At Carnegie Hall! / Koch Records
  • I'll Go Stepping Too / Earls Of Leicester / Live At The CMA Theater At The Country Music Hall Of Fame / Rounder
  • Martha White Theme / Lester Flatt & Earl Scruggs / Flatt & Scruggs At Carnegie Hall! / Koch Records
  • Out In The Cold World / Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver / Live In Prague, Czech Republic / Billy Blue Records
  • The Grass That I'm Playing Is Really Blue / Sally Berry / Live At The Ryman / Upper Management Music
  • At The End Of A Long, Lonely Day / Bob Paisley & the Southern Grass / Forty Years Of Trouble / Strictly Country Records
  • The Turkey Buzzard / Joe Mullins & Aubrey Haynie / Life Goes On / Rural Rhythm
  • Making Up Stories / Johnson Mountain Boys / Live At The Birchmere / Rounder
  • Stranger In My Home / White Mountain Bluegrass / Aragon Mill / Strictly Country Records
  • I Don't Know What To Do / David Davis & the Warrior River Boys / Retrospective:  Live 1984-2014 / Self-Produced
  • I'm Walkin' / J.D. Crowe & the New South / Live In Japan / Rounder
  • Blue Ridge Mountain Blues / Country Gentlemen / On The Road (And More) / Smithsonian Folkways
  • Hard Times / The Grascals / Life Goes On / Rural Rhythm
  • My Favorite Memory/Beneath Still Waters/Windy City / Osborne Brothers with Rhonda Vincent / Live At The Ryman / Upper Management Music
  • Eatin' Out Of Your Hand / Reno & Harrell / Live At McClure! / Rebel
  • Settin' The Woods On Fire / Good Ol' Persons / Good 'n' Live / Sugar Hill
  • Grandfather's Clock / Seldom Scene / Live At The Cellar Door / Rebel
  • Six Feet Under The Ground / Michael Cleveland & Flamekeeper / Life Goes On / Rural Rhythm
  • Struttin' To Ferrum / Lonesome River Band / Life Goes On / Rural Rhythm
  • Swing Low Sweet Chariot / Bill Monroe & His Blue Grass Boys / Bean Blossom / MCA
  • A Robin Built A Nest On Daddy's Grave / Ralph Stanley & the Clinch Mountain Boys / Country Bluegrass Homecoming, Volume One / GGS Music
  • Springtime In Glory / Reno & Smiley / On Stage / Copper Creek
  • Beyond The Sunset For Me / Doyle Lawson, Russell Moore, Jamie Dailey, Josh Swift / Life Goes On / Rural Rhythm
  • Honey In The Rock / Lewis Family / A Gospel Bluegrass Homecoming, Volume One / GGS Music
  • Satan's Jewelled Crown / Joe Val & the New England Bluegrass Boys / Live In Holland / Strictly Country Records
  • You Can Feel It In Your Soul / Earls Of Leicester / Live At The CMA Theater In The Country Music Hall Of Fame / Rounder
  • Open Up The Window, Noah / Seldom Scene / Scene 20 / Sugar Hill
  • Going Up Home To Live In Green Pastures / Larry Sparks / RockyGrass / Blue Planet
  • Shouting Time In Heaven / Kenny & Amanda Smith with Rhonda Vincent / Life Goes On / Rural Rhythm
  • Just Over In Heaven / Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver / A Gospel Bluegrass Homecoming, Volume One / GGS Music
  • The Mill / Laurie Lewis & Grant Street / RockyGrass / Blue Planet
  • That's The Way I Want To Go / Bluegrass Cardinals / Tennessee Mountain Bluegrass Festival / Rural Rhythm
  • On The Jericho Road / David Davis & the Warrior River Boys / Retrospective:  Live 1984-2014 / Self-Produced
  • Something That The World Didn't Give Me / Marshall Family / Live At McClure! / Rebel
  • Daniel Prayed / Johnson Mountain Boys / At The Old Schoolhouse / Rounder
  • These Men Of God / Country Gentlemen / On The Road (And More) / Smithsonian Folkways
  • It's A Lonesome Road / IIIrd Tyme Out / Live At The MAC / Rounder
  • Let The Church Roll On / Lester Flatt & Earl Scruggs / Flatt & Scruggs At Carnegie Hall! / Koch Records
  • Sweeping Through The Gates / Bob Paisley & the Southern Grass / Forty Years Of Trouble / Strictly Country Records
  • Black Mountain Blues / Johnson Mountain Boys / At The Old Schoolhouse / Rounder



http://bgcafe.blogspot.com/2020/06/bluegrass-cafe-playlist-672020.html

Sunday, August 02, 2020

"Bluegrass Cafe" playlist - 8/2/2020

During Sunday's Bluegrass Cafe, we remembered two wonderful performers who left this world too soon, shared some music from a third performer who has recently been diagnosed with cancer, and put together our third hour of songs all about trains.  Hope you were able to join us on this first Sunday of August.


Two very important Bluegrass and old-time country music performers died during the last couple of weeks in July.  Dan Kelly, a Grand Masters  champion fiddler who made a career playing with performers as varied as Roy Acuff, Clint Black, Pam Tillis, Faith Hill, Alan Jackson, and most recently, the Tennessee Mafia Jug Band, died on July 22nd at the age of 54 after a heart attack.  Less than a week later, banjo great Kenny Ingram had a massive stroke and died on July 27th at the age of 67.  Kenny Ingram played some wonderful Scruggs-style banjo with several bands, including Lester Flatt & the Nashville Grass, Jimmy Martin & the Sunny Mountain Boys, Rhonda Vincent & the Rage, and most recently, the Larry Stephenson Band.  Both musicians left us far too soon ~ to honor them, we shared quite a bit of music from both performers during our first hour of program on Sunday.

Another portion of the first hour of Sunday's radio show was devoted to some music performed by guitar picker, singer, and songwriter, Steve Gulley.  This past week, Steve Gulley was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer.  We shared music from some of Steve's bands, including his mid-1990s tenure with Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver, Mountain Heart (of which Steve Gulley was a founding member), and from a new duet record he is working on with sometime-songwriting-partner, Tim Stafford.  A GoFundMe campaign has been established by Gulley's friend and former bandmate, Phil Leadbetter.  Best wishes to Steve Gulley.

Our second hour included even more train songs, and included just one repeat of a song we had heard in two previous train sets during our pre-recorded programs.  Will there be a fourth set of train songs in future?  Stay tuned...

Thanks for listening to our Bluegrass Cafe.  If you'd like to contact us during these COVID-19 broadcasts, please send an email to bgcafe@gmail.com.  You can also check out our Facebook page by clicking here.  

Have a wonderful week, and stay healthy!

Amy O.

SONG / PERFORMER / ALBUM / LABEL 

  • Katy Hill / Del McCoury Band / RockyGrass / Blue Planet
  • Hot Night In August / Gary Ferguson / I'm Really Leaving / Webco
  • Hot Foot / Karl Shiflett & Big Country Show / Take Me Back / Pinecastle
  • Seven Year Blues / Hot Mustard / Live At Mole Hill Theatre / Howling Cat Records
  • Goin' Across The Sea / Hot Rize / In Concert / Flying Fish
  • Grey Eagle / Tennessee Mafia Jug Band / Lester's Loafin' Lounge / Self-Produced [Remembering Dan Kelly]
  • Count Me Out / Tennessee Mafia Jug Band / Lester's Loafin' Lounge / Self-Produced [Remembering Dan Kelly]
  • Cumberland Gap / Lester Flatt & the Nashville Grass / Live / RCA [Remembering Kenny Ingram]
  • What A Way To Go / Jimmy Martin & the Sunny Mountain Boys / One Woman Man / Gusto [Remembering Kenny Ingram]
  • Ground Speed / Kenny Ingram / Foggy Mountain Special / Rounder [Remembering Kenny Ingram]
  • Have You Come To Say Goodbye / Larry Stephenson with Del McCoury / 20th Anniversary / Whysper Dream Music [Remembering Kenny Ingram]
  • Dixie Flyer / Lester Flatt & the Nashville Grass / Heaven's Bluegrass Band / CMH [Remembering Kenny Ingram]
  • Sweet Rosie Jones / Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver / Never Walk Away / Sugar Hill
  • The Beautiful Altar Of Prayer / Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver / There's A Light Guiding Me / Sugar Hill
  • You Still Call Be Baby / Mountain Heart / Mountain Heart / Doobie Shea 
  • Still Here / Steve Gulley & Tim Stafford / single / Mountain Home
  • Trombone Rag / Tennessee Mafia Jug Band / Lester's Loafin' Lounge / Self-Produced [Remembering Dan Kelly]
  • Wabash Cannonball / Roy Acuff / The Best Of Roy Acuff:  The Prodigal Son / Country Stars
  • Train Without A Track / Junior Sisk & Ramblers Choice / Heartaches And Dreams / Rebel
  • Orphan Train / Ricochet / Carolina Memories / Rebel
  • Beat The Train / Lou Reid & Carolina / My Own Set Of Rules / Rural Rhythm
  • Sad Old Train / Seldom Scene / SCENEchronized / Sugar Hill
  • Greenville Trestle High / Doc Watson / Best Of The Sugar Hill Years / Sugar Hill
  • Awful Lonesome Train / Pine Mountain Railroad / Alone With Forever / Self-Produced
  • Next Train Smokin' / Spinney Brothers / Going Home / Self-Produced
  • Trains Make Me Lonesome / Mike Auldridge / Treasures Untold / Sugar Hill
  • Last Train To Kitty Hawk / Balsam Range / Last Train To Kitty Hawk / Mountain Home
  • Take Me On The Midnight Train / The Boxcars / The Boxcars / Mountain Home
  • New Deal Train / Laura Orshaw / Songs Of Lost Yesterdays / Self-Produced
  • Engineer Without A Train / Seth Sawyer Band / Green Mountain Girl / Self-Produced
  • Trainwreck Of Emotion / Del McCoury / Don't Stop The Music / Rounder
  • Dixie Train / IIIrd Tyme Out / Grandpa's Mandolin / Rebel
  • Train Keeps Riding / Ernie Thacker Junior Blankenship Band / Tennessee Blues / Copper Creek
  • I'm Ridin' This Train / Michael Cleveland & Flamekeeper / Leavin' Town / Rounder
  • Train 45 / Feinberg Brothers / The Feinberg Brothers / Cabinwood Music
  • The Last Steam Engine Train / Ronnie & Rob McCoury / Ronnie & Rob McCoury / Rounder
  • The Devil's Train / James King / Three Chords And The Truth / Rounder
  • Fifty Miles Of Elbow Room / Bear Bridge Band / Broken Hearts & Better Times / Open Road
  • Garden In The Sky / Ted Lundy, Bob Paisley & the Southern Mountain Boys / Ted Lundy, Bob Paisley & the Southern Mountain Boys / GHP Records
  • Where No Cabins Fall / Rhonda Vincent & the Rage / Sunday Mornin' Singin' Live! / Upper Management Music
  • Heaven / Lester Flatt & Earl Scruggs / Foggy Mountain Gospel / Columbia 
  • Is There Room For Me / Loafers' Glory / Loafers' Glory / Arhoolie Music
  • One Wide River / Country Gentlemen / The Early Rebel Recordings, 1962-1971 / Rebel
  • His Charming Love / High Fidelity / Banjo Player's Blues / Rebel
  • Little Community Church / Boone Creek / Boone Creek / Sugar Hill
  • Weeds In The Wheat / Front Range / One Beautiful Day / Sugar Hill
  • Gospel Train / Larry Sparks / Let Him Lead You / Rebel
  • I'm A Weary Pilgrim / Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver / There's A Light Guiding Me / Sugar Hill
  • In His Love I'll Abide / Wyatt Rice & Santa Cruz / Picture In A Tear / Rounder
  • Gathering Flowers For The Master's Bouquet / Stanley Brothers / Selected Sides, 1946-1949 / JSP Records
  • Sweet By And By / Grascals / The Grascals / Rounder
  • I've Found A Hiding Place / Johnson Mountain Boys / We'll Still Sing On / Rounder
  • Beyond The Sunset For Me / Jason Barie with Paul Williams / Pieces / Billy Blue Records
  • He Will Set Your Fields On Fire / Reno & Smiley / On Stage / Copper Creek
  • (We're Going) Just Over In The Gloryland / Bill Monroe / Anthology / MCA
  • Help Thy Brother / Jimmy Martin / Singing All Day And Dinner On The Ground / MME
  • Black Mountain Blues / Johnson Mountain Boys / Requests / Rounder