Sunday, March 08, 2020

"Bluegrass Cafe" playlist - 3/8/2020

On this International Women's Day, our three-hour broadcast was reduced by nearly two-thirds, as we offered a 67 minute radio program following a UConn Women's Basketball tournament game.  Still, we packed in almost 20 songs during our shortened show -- songs featuring lots and lots of great Bluegrass Women!  


A few favorites (clockwise from top left):  Lillian Fraker, Hazel McGee,
Vickie Vaughn & Corrina Rose Logston Stephens of High Fidelity,
Lynn Morris
Ideally, we would have included several more women performers than we did, but here's a list of those who were:  Tina Adair, Phyllis Boyens, Dale Ann Bradley, Becky Buller, Wilma Lee Cooper, Evelyn Cox, Suzanne Cox, Tammy Fassaert, Lillian Fraker, Lorraine Jordan, Kathy Kallick, Alison Krauss, Laurie Lewis, Corrina Rose Logston Stephens, Hazel McGee, Lynn Morris, Lauren Price Napier, Leanna PriceMyrna Riquier, Annie Staninec, April Stevens, Beth Stevens, Vickie Vaughn, Rhonda Vincent, Cheryl White, Sharon White Skaggs, and Jeanette Williams.  Unfortunately, we missed several other notable female performers, including the Carter Family, Lewis Family, and Hazel & Alice, but all in all, I think we did okay, and illustrated that girls can certainly play the Bluegrass, too.  Hope you enjoyed 'em!  


Not sure if there will be any sports preemptions next Sunday (March 15th), but we will be sure to let you know as soon as we know.

Have a good week!

Amy O.



SONG / PERFORMER / ALBUM / LABEL 


  • Katy Hill / Del McCoury Band / RockyGrass / Blue Planet
  • You Tried To Ruin My Name / Wilma Lee Cooper / O Sister! / Rounder
  • The Bramble And The Rose / Lynn Morris Band / The Bramble And The Rose / Rounder
  • You Ain't Woman Enough To Take My Man / White Mountain Bluegrass / Aragon Mill / Strictly Country Records
  • Sawing On The Strings / Alison Krauss / A Hundred Miles Or More:  A Collection / Rounder
  • I Am Weary (Let Me Rest) / Cox Family / O Brother, Where Art Thou? / Lost Highway Records
  • Foxhounds / Kathy Kallick Band / Foxhounds / Live Oak Records
  • Mommy Please Stay Home With Me / Bradley & Adair / Oh Darlin' / Pinecastle
  • John D. Champion / Becky Buller / Crepe Paper Heart / Dark Shadow Recording
  • The Last Old Shovel / Phyllis Boyens / O Sister! / Rounder
  • Blue / Stevens Sisters / O Sister! / Rounder
  • Diamond Joe / Laurie Lewis & Grant Street / Singin' My Troubles Away / Flying Fish
  • Run Little Fox / Lorraine Jordan & Carolina Road / True Grass Again / Pinecastle
  • My Savior's Train / High Fidelity / Hills And Home / Rebel
  • Fifty Miles Of Elbow Room / Bear Bridge Band / Broken Hearts & Better Times / Open Road
  • Shadow Of The Son / Still Pickin' / Reuben's Train / Natchaug Music
  • Fishers Of Men / Rhonda Vincent / Sunday Mornin' Singin' Live! / Upper Management Music
  • Get In The Boat / Jeanette Williams Band / Get In The Boat / Bell Buckle Records
  • Don't Tune Him Out / The Whites / Gonna Sing, Gonna Shout:  Bluegrass Gospel From The Pen Of Rick Lang / Billy Blue Records
  • Get On The Main Highway / Price Sisters / A Heart Never Knows / Rebel
  • Black Mountain Blues / Johnson Mountain Boys / Requests / Rounder

Monday, March 02, 2020

"Bluegrass Cafe" playlist - 3/1/2020

The first Bluegrass Cafe in March began ten minutes after its scheduled start time, as UConn Baseball season has begun.  Still, we crammed in a good bit of music, both newer songs and classics.  Hope you were able to join us!

Don Stover:  one of four early March
birthday celebrants!
Birthday tributes were plentiful on Sunday, as we remembered the first week of March birthdays of Bluegrass Hall of Famers Doug Dillard, John Duffey, Don Stover, and Doc Watson.  We also celebrated the Leap Year birthday of Mike Compton and shared two Stanley Brothers classics that were recorded on March 1, 1949.  

While there wasn't a whole lot of brand new music this week, we did include a new song from Chris Jones & the Night Drivers, as well as recent releases from Junior Sisk, Jeff Parker, and Audie Blaylock & Redline.

Our WHUS Sports Department tells us that next Sunday (March 8th) will be the day for the UConn Women's Basketball team to play in a tournament, with the game beginning either at 4PM or at 6:30PM on that day.  IF the game starts at 4PM, it is unlikely our Bluegrass Cafe will air at all, but if basketball starts at 6:30PM, we will have a shortened show, at least.  We'll keep you posted...

Thanks for listening, and have yourself a great week!

Amy O.


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

  • Katy Hill / Del McCoury Band / RockyGrass / Blue Planet
  • Dooley / The Dillards / There Is A Time / Vanguard [Doug Dillard birthday, 3/6/1937]
  • Banjo In The Hollow / The Dillards / Bluegrass Breakdown / Vanguard [Doug Dillard birthday, 3/6/1937]
  • Polly Vaughn / The Dillards / Bluegrass Breakdown / Vanguard [Doug Dillard birthday, 3/6/1937]
  • Little Annie / Lilly Brothers & Don Stover / Bluegrass At The Roots / Smithsonian Folkways [Don Stover birthday, 3/6/1928]
  • Things In Life / Don Stover / Hand-Picked:  25 Years Of Rounder Bluegrass / Rounder [Don Stover birthday, 3/6/1928]
  • The White Dove / Stanley Brothers / The Complete Columbia Stanley Brothers / Columbia Legacy [recorded 3/1/1949]
  • A Vision Of Mother / Stanley Brothers / The Complete Columbia Stanley Brothers / Columbia Legacy [recorded 3/1/1949]
  • How Long Have I Been Waiting / Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver / The Original Band / Sugar Hill
  • Ramblin' Blues / David Davis & the Warrior River Boys / Didn't He Ramble:  Songs Of Charlie Poole / Rounder
  • Back To Dixie / McPeak Brothers / Yesteryears:  The Best Of The McPeak Brothers / Rebel
  • No One Has To Tell Me (What Love Is) / Lynn Morris / Mama's Hand / Rounder
  • Blue Days, Black Nights / Tasty Licks / Hand-Picked:  25 Years Of Rounder Bluegrass / Rounder
  • Flop Eared Mule / David Grier & Mike Compton / Hand-Picked:  25 Years Of Rounder Bluegrass / Rounder
  • Queen Anne's Lace / Del McCoury Band / Blue Side Of Town / Rounder
  • Yellow River / Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver / The Original Band / Sugar Hill
  • Monroebilia / Nashville Bluegrass Band / The Nashville Bluegrass Band / Rounder [Mike Compton birthday, 2/29/1956]
  • I Am A Man Of Constant Sorrow / Soggy Bottom Boys / O Brother, Where Art Thou? / Mercury [Mike Compton birthday, 2/29/1956]
  • Kentucky Waltz / Bill Monroe & His Blue Grass Boys / Bill Monroe & His Blue Grass Boys, 1940-1946 / JSP Records
  • Live And Let Live / Bob Paisley & the Southern Grass / Live In Holland / Strictly Country Records
  • At The End Of A Long Lonely Day / Bob Paisley & the Southern Grass / Live In Holland / Strictly Country Records
  • We Needed This Ride / Chris Jones & the Night Drivers / single / Mountain Home
  • Hooked On Bluegrass / Junior Sisk / Load The Wagon / Mountain Fever Records
  • Dixieland Or Bust / Jeff Parker & Company / Time Has Made A Change / Truegrass Entertainment
  • The Bluebirds Are Singing For Me / Lester Flatt & the Nashville Grass / The Tennessee Mountain Bluegrass Festival / CMH
  • Durham's Bull / Lester Flatt & the Nashville Grass feat. Ronnie Stewart / The Tennessee Mountain Bluegrass Festival / CMH
  • Bob Wills Medley / Bluegrass Cardinals / The Tennessee Mountain Bluegrass Festival / CMH [Bob Wills birthday, 3/6/1905]
  • The Young Fisherwoman / Country Gentlemen / Folk Session Inside / Copper Creek [John Duffey birthday, 3/4/1934]
  • Walk Through This World With Me / Seldom Scene / Scene 20 / Sugar HIll [John Duffey birthday, 3/4/1934]
  • Redwood Hill / Redwood Hill / live recording / no label
  • I Can't Think Of One / Blue Highway / Somewhere Far Away / Rounder
  • Arkansas / Michael Cleveland & Flamekeeper / Tall Fiddler / Compass Records
  • Baby Blue Eyes / Lester Flatt & Earl Scruggs / Selected Sides, 1948-1950 / JSP Records
  • Goodbye To The Blues / Johnson Mountain Boys / Let The Whole World Talk / Rounder
  • It Takes People Like You / Feinberg Brothers / Party For One / Cabinwood Music
  • Milwaukee Here I Come / Jimmy Martin / The King Of Bluegrass / Koch Records
  • Steel Rails / Louisa Branscomb / Gonna Love Anyway / Compass Records 
  • Fill My Way With Love / Doc Watson / Every Time I Feel The Spirit / Sugar Hill [Doc Watson birthday, 3/3/1923]
  • What Would You Give In Exchange For Your Soul / Lester Flatt & Earl Scruggs / The Tennessee Mountain Bluegrass Festival / CMH
  • When I Reach That Home Up There / Dailey & Vincent / Brothers From Different Mothers / Rounder
  • The Gate Called Beautiful (Acts 3) / Audie Blaylock & Redline / Originalist / 615 Hideaway Records
  • I Believe / Del McCoury Band / Blue Side Of Town / Rounder
  • Hold To God's Unchanging Hand / Dale Ann Bradley & Tina Adair / Oh Darlin' / Pinecastle
  • Where No Cabins Fall / Rhonda Vincent / Sunday Mornin' Singin' Live / Upper Management Music
  • You Must Come In At The Door / Doc Watson / Best Of The Sugar Hill Years / Sugar Hill [Doc Watson birthday, 3/3/1923]
  • Black Mountain Blues / Johnson Mountain Boys / Requests / Rounder

Sunday, February 23, 2020

"Bluegrass Cafe" playlist - 2/23/2020

The last Sunday of February brought us both some unseasonably warm weather (temps in the 50s), and a full three-hour presentation of our Bluegrass Cafe.  The main "theme" for Sunday was birthday celebrating, as we played lots of songs in honor of the upcoming birthdays this week of Bluegrass legend Ralph Stanley, two Country Music Hall of Fame members, as well as a couple of songs in honor of the recent birthday of Dudley Connell, and one tune from Tom Mindte, who celebrated his day on Sunday.  Phew!


The Country Music Hall of Famers in question were both born in 1932 -- one day and about 150 miles apart.  Faron Young was born on February 25, 1932 in Shreveport, Louisiana; Johnny Cash arrived the next day in Kingsland, Arkansas.  Both country music legends have had their music covered in the Bluegrass world over the years, and Cash even recorded some Bluegrass-themed music with his then-son-in-law, Marty Stuart, back in 1982.  

We also played a couple more songs from the brand-new record by Junior Sisk ("Load The Wagon"), as well as a little bit of recent music from Terry Baucom's Dukes Of Drive, the duo of Dale Ann Bradley & Tina Adair, the Po' Ramblin' Boys, and Audie Blaylock & Redline.

Hope you were able to tune in to the show this week.  Next Sunday (March 1st), it appears there may be a UConn Baseball broadcast until around 5:30PM, so we'll be opening our Bluegrass Cafe a bit later than normal.  Still, hope you are able to join us!  Check out our Facebook page for more up-to-date information:  www.facebook.com/WHUS.BluegrassCafe

Have a great week!

Amy O.



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

  • Katy Hill / Del McCoury Band / RockyGrass / Blue Planet
  • Gonna Paint The Town / Ralph Stanley & the Clinch Mountain Boys / Ralph Stanley & the Clinch Mountain Boys, 1971-1973 / Rebel [Ralph Stanley birthday, 2/25/1927]
  • I Love No One But You / Ralph Stanley with Charlie Sizemore / Saturday Night & Sunday Morning / Freeland Recording Company [Ralph Stanley birthday, 2/25/1927]
  • Man Of Constant Sorrow / Ralph Stanley & the Clinch Mountain Boys / Ralph Stanley & the Clinch Mountain Boys, 1971-1973 / Rebel [Ralph Stanley birthday, 2/25/1927]
  • We'll Be Sweethearts In Heaven / Stanley Brothers / The Complete Columbia Stanley Brothers / Columbia Legacy [Ralph Stanley birthday, 2/25/1927]
  • Clinch Mountain Backstep / Ralph Stanley & the Clinch Mountain Boys / Ralph Stanley & the Clinch Mountain Boys, 1971-1973 / Rebel [Ralph Stanley birthday, 2/25/1927]
  • Banks Of The Ohio / Ralph Stanley with Charlie Waller / Saturday Night & Sunday Morning / Freeland Recording Company [Ralph Stanley birthday, 2/25/1927]
  • If That's The Way You Feel / Amanda Smith / Epilogue:  A Tribute To John Duffey / Smithsonian Folkways
  • 1500 Miles Away From Home / Feinberg Brothers / Party For One / Cabinwood Music
  • The Big Burnsville Jail / Marty Raybon / Southern Roots & Branches / Rural Rhythm
  • I'll Go To My Grave Loving You / Special Consensus / Signs / Pinecastle
  • My Rose Of Old Kentucky / Bill Monroe & His Blue Grass Boys / Bill Monroe & His Blue Grass Boys, 1940-1946 / JSP Records
  • Fare Thee Well / The Hillmen / The Hillmen / Sugar Hill
  • Under The Double Eagle / Five MIle Mountain Road / Five Mile Mountain Road / Patuxent Music
  • Big Rock Candy Mountain / Harry McClintock / O Brother, Where Art Thou? / Lost Highway Records
  • I'm Goin' Back To Old Kentucky / Bill Monroe & His Blue Grass Boys / Bill Monroe & His Blue Grass Boys, 1940-1946 / JSP Records
  • Mountain Flower / Carolina Blue / I Hear Bluegrass Calling Me / Pinecastle
  • Keep On Going / Big Country Bluegrass / Mountains, Mamas, And Memories / Rebel
  • Old New Borrowed And Blue / Po' Ramblin' Boys / Toil, Tears & Trouble / Rounder
  • Get In Line Buddy / Junior Sisk / Load The Wagon / Mountain Fever Records
  • Here Come The Teardrops / Terry Baucom's Dukes Of Drive / single / Driving Duke Records
  • Apartment #9 / Dale Ann Bradley & Tina Adair / Oh Darlin' / Pinecastle
  • Mend This Heart Of Mine / Junior Sisk / Load The Wagon / Mountain Fever Records
  • Making Up Stories / Johnson Mountain Boys / Live At The Birchmere / Rounder [Dudley Connell birthday, 2/18/1956]
  • Weathered Gray Stone / Longview / Deep In The Mountains / Rounder [Dudley Connell birthday, 2/18/1956]
  • The Nights Are So Long / Michael Cleveland & Flamekeeper / Fired Up / Rounder [Dudley Connell birthday, 2/18/1956]
  • The Waves On The Sea / Johnson Mountain Boys / Favorites / Rounder
  • Riverboat / Faron Young / The Complete Capitol Hits Of Faron Young / Collectors' Choice Music [Faron Young birthday, 2/25/1932]
  • Alone With You / White Mountain Bluegrass / Oh So Many Years / Self-Produced [Faron Young birthday, 2/25/1932]
  • A World So Full Of Love / Gibson Brothers / Iron & Diamonds / Sugar Hill [Faron Young birthday, 2/25/1932]
  • Goin' Steady / Red Knuckles & the Trailblazers / Shades Of The Past / Sugar HIll [Faron Young birthday, 2/25/1932]
  • Go Back You Fool / Bear Bridge Band / Broken Hearts & Better Times / Open Road [Faron Young birthday, 2/25/1932]
  • Big River / Nashville Bluegrass Band / The Boys Are Back In Town / Sugar Hill [Johnny Cash birthday, 2/26/1932]
  • Give My Love To Rose / Sally Love Connell / Life Goes On / Rural Rhythm [Johnny Cash birthday, 2/26/1932]
  • I Still Miss Someone / Lost & Found / Classic Bluegrass / Rebel [Johnny Cash birthday, 2/26/1932]
  • Hey Porter / Lynn Morris Band / The Bramble And The Rose / Rounder [Johnny Cash birthday, 2/26/1932]
  • I'll Break Out Again Tonight / Redwood Hill / live / no label
  • Sparkling Brown Eyes / Joe Val & the New England Bluegrass Boys / Diamond Joe / Rounder
  • Downtown Boogie / Eddie Adcock / Vintage Banjo Jam / Patuxent Music
  • Hard Rock Bottom Of Your Heart / Charlie Sizemore Band / Good News / Rounder
  • Wedding Bell Chimes / Bill & the Belles / DreamSongs, Etc. / Jalopy Records
  • Love Is An Awful Thing / Audie Blaylock & Redline / Originalist / 615 Hideaway Records
  • Victoria Waltz / Patuxent Partners / Seven Or Eleven / Patuxent Music
  • Fox On The Run / Tony Trischka with Tom Adams / Double Banjo Bluegrass Spectacular / Rounder
  • Get In Line Brother / Marty Stuart with Johnny Cash / Busy Bee Cafe / Sugar Hill [Johnny Cash birthday, 2/26/1932]
  • My Eyes Shall Be On Canaan's Land / Cody Shuler & Pine Mountain Railroad / Pickin' Praisin' & Singin' -- Hymns From The Mountain / Rural Rhythm Christian
  • Light At The River / Danny Paisley & the Southern Grass / That's Why I'm Lonesome / Patuxent Music
  • I'll Meet You In Church Sunday Morning / Ralph Stanley with Bill Monroe / Saturday Night & Sunday Morning / Freeland Recording Company
  • Heavenward Bound / Country Gentlemen / Let The Light Shine Down / Rebel
  • Fifty Miles Of Elbow Room / Bear Bridge Band / Broken Hearts & Better Times / Open Road
  • I Am Just A Pilgrim / Appalachian Road Show / Barry Abernathy & Darrell Webb Present Appalachian Road Show / Billy Blue Records
  • Who Will Sing For Me / Earls Of Leicester / The Earls Of Leicester / Rounder
  • Black Mountain Blues / Johnson Mountain Boys / Requests / Rounder

Sunday, February 16, 2020

"Bluegrass Cafe" playlist - 2/16/2020

Our Bluegrass Cafe on this February 16th began at 5:25PM, following the conclusion of a UConn Men's Basketball broadcast.  Still, we crammed a lot of fine music into our 95 minutes today, including songs for Valentine's Day, tunes remembering a Country Music Hall of Famer, and a good dose of brand-new Bluegrass.  Hope you were able to join us!

As this is the weekend of the 35th annual Joe Val Bluegrass Festival in Framingham, MA, we started our abbreviated broadcast with two songs from the festival's namesake, Bluegrass Hall of Famer Joe Val.  

We belatedly celebrated the birthday of Country Music Hall of Famer, the Texas Troubadour, Ernest Tubb (born February 9, 1914).  Many Bluegrass performers have recorded songs made famous by the original E.T., including a full record of Tubb tunes from the Osborne Brothers.  Other performers of Ernest Tubb songs include Flatt Lonesome, Rhonda Vincent, and the Johnson Mountain Boys.

And even though Sunday's broadcast was short, we still included a little bit of new music, including selections from a brand new record from Junior Sisk ("Load The Wagon"), Dale Ann Bradley & Tina Adair, Appalachian Road Show, and the duo of Buddy Melton & Milan Miller.  

Next Sunday's show should be a full three-hour broadcast  Please consider joining us, won't you?

Have a great week!

Amy O


SONG / PERFORMER / ALBUM / LABEL

  • Katy Hill / Del McCoury Band / RockyGrass / Blue Planet
  • Poor Ellen Smith / Joe Val / Diamond Joe / Rounder
  • Diamond Joe / Joe Val / Diamond Joe / Rounder
  • Hooked On Bluegrass / Junior Sisk / Load The Wagon / Mountain Fever Records
  • Pick Me Up On Your Way Down / Dale Ann Bradley & Tina Adair / Oh Darlin' / Pinecastle
  • The Last Moonshiner / Buddy Melton & Milan Miller / single / Self-Produced
  • Goin' To Take Her Back / Appalachian Road Show / Tribulation / Billy Blue Records
  • Poor Sister Cry / Junior Sisk / Load The Wagon / Mountain Fever Records
  • Redwood Hill / Redwood Hill / live / no label
  • Come And Sit By The River / Country Gentlemen / The Sugar Hill Years / Sugar Hill
  • Walking The Floor Over You / Osborne Brothers / The Ernest Tubb Song Folio / Pinecastle [Ernest Tubb birthday, 2/9/1914]
  • Drivin' Nails In My Coffin / Rhonda Vincent / The Storm Still Rages / Rounder [Ernest Tubb birthday, 2/9/1914]
  • Letters Have No Arms / Flatt Lonesome / Too / Mountain Home [Ernest Tubb birthday, 2/9/1914]
  • Waltz Across Texas / Johnson Mountain Boys / At The Old Schoolhouse / Rounder [Ernest Tubb birthday, 2/9/1914]
  • What A Wonderful Life / Spinney Brothers / Memories / Mountain Fever Records
  • She Paints A Picture / Gibson Brothers / Another Night Of Waiting / Hay Holler
  • You're That Certain Someone / Warrior River Boys / New Beginnings / Rounder
  • Destination Love / Lynn Morris / You'll Never Be The Sun / Rounder
  • My Mother's Bible / Warrior River Boys / New Beginnings / Rounder [David Davis birthday, 2/16/1961]
  • You Can Feel It In Your Soul / Lester Flatt & Earl Scruggs / Foggy Mountain Gospel / Columbia
  • Gonna Be Movin' / Balsam Range / Trains I Missed / Mountain Home
  • I'm Ready To Go Home / Country Gentlemen / Calling My Children Home / Rebel
  • Lazarus / Traditional Grass / The Blues Are Still The Blues / Rebel
  • I'm Going There / Junior Sisk / Load The Wagon / Mountain Fever Records
  • Sweeping Through The Gate / Bob Paisley & the Southern Grass / Forty Years Of Trouble / Strictly Country Records
  • I'm S-A-V-E-D / South Carolina Broadcasters / Home To Stay / Patuxent Music
  • Black Mountain Blues / Johnson Mountain Boys / Requests / Rounder

Sunday, February 09, 2020

"Bluegrass Cafe" playlist - 2/9/2020

There was really NO plan for Sunday's Bluegrass Cafe, but it seemed like we still managed to get a whole lot of fine music on to our WHUS airwaves.  Hope you agree!

For many years in the 1980s and into the 1990s, the Connecticut Friends of Bluegrass brought several top-notch bands to eastern Connecticut each winter to perform.  Right around the second or third weekend of February was always the time for the Johnson Mountain Boys to play a show or two at a place called the Chestnut Lodge in Colchester, CT.  One of our listeners who attended several of these shows requested some music today from the Johnson Mountain Boys.  In the spirit of nostalgia, how could we refuse?  

We included a brand-new song from a forthcoming album by Appalachian Road Show, as well as selections from upcoming records by Junior Sisk and the All-Stars Of Bluegrass.  Other newer music came from the Chuck Wagon Gang and Randy Barrett.

Hope you enjoyed the show today.  The start of next Sunday's show will be delayed until at least 5PM, as there is a scheduled UConn Basketball broadcast.

Enjoy the week!

Amy O.


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

  • Katy Hill / Del McCoury Band / RockyGrass / Blue Planet
  • Hillbilly Fever / Osborne Brothers / Hillbilly Fever / CMH
  • A Good Man Like Me / Del McCoury & the Dixie Pals / Who Will Calm The Storm / Strictly Country Records
  • Shadows In My Room / Hot Rize / RockyGrass / Blue Planet
  • Fourteen Carat Mind / Osborne Brothers / Hillbilly Fever / CMH
  • Hard Times In Kentucky / Virginia Squires / The Best Of The Virginia Squires / Rebel
  • You Can Keep Your Nine Pound Hammer / Traditional Grass / 10th Anniversary Collection / Rebel
  • Blue Virginia Blue / Bill Harrell & the Virginians / Classic Bluegrass / Rebel
  • You Didn't Say Goodbye / Bill Emerson & Cliff Waldron / The Best Of Emerson & Waldron / Rebel
  • Old-Time Pickin' / Ralph Stanley & the Clinch Mountain Boys / Ralph Stanley & the Clinch Mountain Boys, 1971-1973 / Rebel
  • Feeling Blue / The Boys From Indiana / Good Time Blues / Rebel
  • Ida Red / Lost & Found / Classic Bluegrass / Rebel
  • With Body And Soul / Johnson Mountain Boys / At The Old Schoolhouse / Rounder
  • Orange Blossom Special / Johnson Mountain Boys / At The Old Schoolhouse / Rounder
  • Get Down On Your Knees And Pray / Johnson Mountain Boys / At The Old Schoolhouse / Rounder
  • Gotta Get You Near Me Blues / High Fidelity / Hills And Home / Rebel
  • Dreams About The Hills Of Home / Bluegrass Patriots / E Pluribus Bluegrass / Red Feather 
  • Big Spike Hammer / Russell Moore & IIIrd Tyme Out / Bluegrassed / Cracker Barrel
  • Follow The Leader / High Fidelity / Hills And Home / Rebel
  • Liberty / Mile Twelve / City On A Hill / Delores The Taurus Records
  • The Open Road / Gibson Brothers / Bona Fide / Sugar Hill
  • I'm Not That Good At Goodbye / Whetstone Run / Who Will Calm The Storm / Strictly Country Records
  • Don't Tell Me Stories / Lynn Morris Band / The Lynn Morris Band / Rounder
  • Goin' To Bring Her Back / Appalachian Road Show / single / Billy Blue Records
  • Mercury Dime / Randy Barrett / Shake, Rattle & Roar / Patuxent Music
  • I Wanna Go Back / All Stars Of Bluegrass with Steve Wariner / single / Pinecastle
  • Lily Dale / Junior Sisk / single / Mountain Fever Records
  • Salty Dawg Blues / David Grisman with Tony Rice / Home Is Where The Heart Is / Rounder
  • Going Like Wildfire / Jim & Jesse & the Virginia Boys / Radio Shows / Rural Rhythm
  • Home Is Where The Heart Is / David Grisman / Home Is Where The Heart Is / Rounder
  • Mississippi Sawyer / Jesse McReynolds & Friends / Jesse McReynolds & Friends Play The Bull Mountain Moonshiners' Way / Pinecastle
  • Teardrops In My Eyes / David Grisman with Red Allen / Home Is Where The Heart Is / Rounder
  • Grey Eagle / Gary Pomerleau / Eye To Eye / Self-Produced
  • She's Walking Through My Memory / Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver / Live In Prague, Czech Republic / Billy Blue Records
  • Lonesome Pine / Blue Highway / Lonesome Pine / Rebel
  • Let Old Mother Nature Have Her Way / Barry Berrier / First Time With Feeling / Pinecastle
  • Don't Sell Daddy Any More Whiskey / Joe Val & the New England Bluegrass Boys / Diamond Joe / Rounder
  • Papa Played The Dobro / White Mountain Bluegrass / Aragon Mill / Strictly Country Records
  • Whose Shoulder Will You Cry On / Dan Tyminski / Wheels / Rounder
  • Get Me Gone / Balsam Range / Aeonic / Mountain Home
  • Hickory, Walnut & Pine / Po' Ramblin' Boys / Toil, Tears & Trouble / Rounder
  • You've Been A Friend To Me / Price Sisters / A Heart Never Knows / Rebel
  • Count Your Blessings / Laurie Lewis & Kathy Kallick / Together / Rounder
  • Fifty Miles Of Elbow Room / Bear Bridge Band / Broken Hearts & Better Times / Open Road
  • Heaven / Lester Flatt & Earl Scruggs / Selected Cuts, 1955-1959 / JSP Records
  • Story Of The Pharisees / Dreadful Snakes / Snakes Alive! / Rounder
  • God Loves His Children / Joe Val & the New England Bluegrass Boys / Diamond Joe / Rounder
  • River Of Jordan / Shannon Slaughter / Hold On To Your Heart / Elite Circuit Records
  • The Old Gospel Ship / Chuck Wagon Gang / No Depression In Heaven:  The Gospel Songs Of The Carter Family / Mountain Home
  • God Moves In A Windstorm / Blue Highway / Wind To The West / Rebel
  • I'd Rather Live By The Side Of The Road / Country Gentlemen / Let The Light Shine Down / Rebel
  • Just Rehearsing / Louvin Brothers / Live At The New River Ranch / Copper Creek
  • Black Mountain Blues / Johnson Mountain Boys / Requests / Rounder

Sunday, February 02, 2020

"Bluegrass Cafe" playlist - 2/2/2020

Our "super" Sunday edition of Bluegrass Cafe included music of February 1st birthday celebrants, a couple of new songs, a bunch of favorites, and a mid-show chat with Evan Murphy of Mile Twelve.  Hope you were able to tune in to the show!

February 1st is a a BIG day for birthdays in the World of Bluegrass, including birthdays of two Bluegrass Hall of Famers.  We played music from each of the celebrants, who have performed both separately and together over the years.  Belated Happy February 1st birthday wishes to Del McCoury (born 1939), Tom Gray (1941), David Parmley (1959), and Jason Carter (1973).


At the midway point in Sunday's show, we had a telephone chat with Mile Twelve guitar player, lead singer, and songwriter, Evan Murphy.  This fine band has gained lots of attention since their formation just about six years ago, and will soon be appearing in shows in Hamden on February 6th as well as at the upcoming Joe Val Bluegrass Festival on February 14th.  To learn more about Mile Twelve, be sure to visit their website.

There was a tiny bit of new music to share on Sunday, too -- this time from Terry Baucom's Dukes Of Drive and Eliza Meyer.  

And we couldn't forget to share some music from soon-to-be inductees in to the Rhode Island Bluegrass Alliance (RIBA) Bluegrass Hall of Fame:  brothers Fred Pike and Earl Pike.  

Hope you enjoyed the show, and that you will consider joining me once again next Sunday afternoon, 4-7PM.  

Enjoy the week!

Amy O.


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


PRE-SHOW "WARM-UP":
  • Tall Timber / Bluegrass Album Band / Bill Monroe Centennial Celebration:  A Classic Bluegrass Tribute / Rounder
  • Will You Be Loving Another Man / The Grascals / Bill Monroe Centennial Celebration:  A Classic Bluegrass Tribute / Rounder
  • Dark As The Night, Blue As The Day / Michael Cleveland with Dan Tyminski & Vince Gill / Bill Monroe Centennial Celebration:  A Classic Bluegrass Tribute / Rounder
BLUEGRASS CAFE:  
  • Katy Hill / Del McCoury Band / RockyGrass / Blue Planet
  • Daisey Mae / Jason Carter / On The Move / Rounder [Jason Carter birthday, 2/1/1973]
  • Thirty-Two Acres Of Bottomland / David Parmley & Continental Divide / Pathway Of Time / Pinecastle [David Parmley birthday, 2/1/1959]
  • Bessie's Tune / Valerie Smith & Liberty Pike / Small Town Heroes / Bell Buckle Records [Tom Gray birthday, 2/1/1941]
  • I Feel The Blues Moving In / Del McCoury / Don't Stop The Music / Rounder [Del McCoury birthday, 2/1/1939]
  • You Left Me Alone / Country Gentlemen / Can't You Hear Me Callin':  Early Classics, 1963-1969 / Rebel [Tom Gray birthday, 2/1/1941]
  • Evil Hearted Woman / Parmley & McCoury / Families Of Tradition / BGC [Del McCoury birthday, 2/1/1939; David Parmley birthday, 2/1/1959]
  • On The Move / Jason Carter / On The Move / Rounder [Jason Carter birthday, 2/1/1971]
  • Ground Hog / The Dillards / Bluegrass Breakdown / Vanguard
  • Sunny Side Of Town / Mile Twelve / Onwards / Delores The Taurus Records
  • I Will Always Be Waiting For You / High Fidelity / Hills And Home / Rebel
  • Bluegrass Melodies / Carolina Blue / I Hear Bluegrass Calling Me / Pinecastle
  • Innocent Again / Mile Twelve / City On A Hill / Delores The Taurus Records
  • Queen Of Carolina / ClayBank / No Escape / Mountain Fever Records
  • Cross My Broken Heart / Feinberg Brothers / Party For One / Cabinwood Music
  • What Does The Deep Sea Say / Price Sisters / The Price Sisters / Rebel
  • City That Drowned / Mile Twelve / City On A Hill / Delores The Taurus Records
  • Conversation with Evan Murphy of Mile Twelve
  • Jericho / Mile Twelve / City On A Hill / Delores The Taurus Records
  • Down Where The Drunkards Roll / Mile Twelve / City On A Hill / Delores The Taurus Records
  • Here Come The Teardrops / Terry Baucom's Dukes Of Drive / single / Driving Duke Records
  • Running Kind / Shannon Slaughter / Hold On To Your Heart / Elite Circuit Records
  • Hello Stranger / Eliza Meyer / Hello Stranger / Self-Produced
  • Blue And Lonesome Again / Fast Track / single / Self-Produced
  • Pikearoo / Pike Brothers & the Pine Hill Ranchers / The Pike Brothers & the Pine Hill Ranchers / Rebel
  • Feeling Blue / PIke Brothers & the Pine Hill Ranchers / The Pike Brothers & the Pine Hill Ranchers / Rebel
  • Each Season Changes You / Pike Brothers & the Pine Hill Ranchers / The Pike Brothers & the Pine Hill Ranchers / Rebel
  • My Friend Clyde / Spinney Brothers / If I Were Your Brother / Self-Produced
  • Ice On The Timber / Po' Ramblin' Boys / Toil, Tears & Trouble / Rounder
  • Kentucky Darlin' / Kody Norris Show / single / Sound Street Records
  • My Florida Sunshine / Claire Lynch / Bill Monroe Centennial Celebration:  A Classic Bluegrass Tribute / Rounder
  • There's Another Baby Waiting For Me Down The Line / Band Of Ruhks / Authentic / Rebel
  • Too Late To Say Goodbye / Mickey Galyean & Cullen's Bridge / Songs From The Blue Ridge / Rebel
  • Arkansas / Michael Cleveland & Flamekeeper / Tall Fiddler / Compass Records
  • Black Eyed Susan / Johnson Mountain Boys / Requests / Rounder
  • Will The Light Be Shining Bright / Terry Baucom's Dukes Of Drive / single / Driving Duke Records
  • Get In Line Brother / Lester Flatt & Earl Scruggs / The Essential Earl Scruggs / Columbia Legacy
  • Beyond The Sunset For Me / Jason Barie with Paul Williams / Pieces / Billy Blue Records
  • Shadow Of The Son / Still Pickin' Trio / Reuben's Train / Self-Produced
  • You're Drifting Away / Nashville Bluegrass Band / Bill Monroe Centennial Celebration:  A Classic Bluegrass Tribute / Rounder
  • The Redeemed Are Coming Home / Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver / Rock My Soul / Sugar Hill
  • Place On Calvary / Dailey & Vincent / Dailey & Vincent / Rounder
  • A Beautiful Life / Bill Monroe & His Blue Grass Boys / Bill Monroe & His Blue Grass Boys, 1957-1958 / JSP Records
  • Black Mountain Blues / Johnson Mountain Boys / Requests / Rounder

Tuesday, January 28, 2020

"Bluegrass Cafe" playlist - 1/26/2020

As our Bluegrass Cafe was airing on Sunday afternoon, the Grammy Award for "Best Bluegrass Album" was being presented in Los Angeles during their pre-broadcast ceremonies.  We began the show with selections from each of the "Best Bluegrass Album" nominated recordings by Michael Cleveland, Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver, Missy Raines, Frank Solivan & Dirty Kitchen, and the Po' Ramblin' Boys -- and made sure to throw in a few extra songs from the winning record:  "Tall Fiddler" by Michael Cleveland.  

Sunday was also a day to debut a brand-new song from a brand-new band of familiar faces:  Fast Track.  We look forward to hearing more from them later this year.  Another fine new recording received this week was from Shannon Slaughter, and so, we shared a couple of selections from that.  And there was a new CD single by the Burnett Sisters Band.

Please consider joining us once again this coming Sunday, 4-7PM.

Until then, have a good week!

Amy O.


SONG / PERFORMER / ALBUM / LABEL 

  • Katy Hill / Del McCoury Band / RockyGrass / Blue Planet
  • 5-String Swing / Michael Cleveland / Tall Fiddler / Compass Records
  • Jealous / Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver / Live In Prague, Czech Republic / Billy Blue Records
  • Swept Away / Missy Raines / Royal Traveller / Compass Records
  • Lena / Frank Solivan & Dirty Kitchen / If You Can't Stand The Heat / Compass Records
  • Next Train South / Po' Ramblin' Boys / Toil, Tears & Trouble / Rounder
  • Hold Whatcha Got / Jimmy Martin / The King Of Bluegrass / Koch
  • Rebels Ye Rest / Seldom Scene / The New Seldom Scene Album / Rebel
  • That's Just Lonesome / Feinberg Brothers / Party For One / Cabinwood Music
  • Another Day / Reno & Smiley / Early Years, 1951-1959 / Gusto
  • Frozen In Time / Gibson Brothers / Help My Brother / Compass Records
  • Don't Know Why / Audie Blaylock & Redlline / Originalist / 615 Hideaway Records
  • Eddie To The Rescue / Eddie Adcock / Vintage Banjo Jam / Patuxent Music
  • My Mother's White Rose / High Fidelity / Hills And Home / Rebel
  • Railroad Line / Gibson Brothers / Bona Fide / Sugar Hill
  • High Lonesome Sound / Michael Cleveland with the Travelin' McCourys / Tall Fiddler / Compass Records
  • Streets Of Baltimore / Del McCoury Band / The Streets Of Baltimore / McCoury Music
  • 20 Cent Cotton And 90 Cent Meat / Michael Cleveland with Tim O'Brien / Tall Fiddler / Compass Records
  • Tomorrow I'll Be Gone / Johnson Mountain Boys / Working Close / Rounder
  • Cannonball Yodel / Dede Wyland / Urge For Going / Patuxent Music
  • Love Of The Mountains / Lost & Found / Classic Bluegrass / Rebel
  • Misery Loves Company / Johnson Mountain Boys / Working Close / Rounder
  • Blue And Lonesome Again / FastTrack / single / no label
  • You Better Hold On To Your Heart / Shannon Slaughter / Hold On To Your Heart / Elite Circuit Records
  • My Kind Of Woman/My Kind Of Man / Burnett Sisters Band / single / BeeHive Records
  • Lonesome Wind / Shannon Slaughter with Ronnie Bowman & Shawn Lane / Hold On To Your Heart / Elite Circuit Records
  • Come And Sit By The River / Country Gentlemen / The Sugar Hill Years / Sugar Hill
  • Montana Cowboy / Laurie Lewis & Kathy Kallick / Laurie & Kathy Sing The Songs Of Vern & Ray / Spruce And Maple Music
  • Come Back Darling / Lester Flatt & Earl Scruggs / The Essential Earl Scruggs / Columbia Legacy
  • He Rambled / David Davis & the Warrior River Boys / Didn't He Ramble:  Songs Of Charlie Poole / Rounder
  • Hard Times / Stanley Brothers / Selected Cuts, 1955-1956 / JSP Records
  • Lonesome Riverboat Blues / Edgar Loudermilk Band feat. Jeff Autry / Lonesome Riverboat Blues / Rural Rhythm
  • Blue Eyed Darlin' / Jason Barie with Brandon Rickman / Pieces / Billy Blue Records
  • Honey Don't / Country Gentlemen / The Sugar Hill Years / Sugar Hill
  • City That Drowned / Mile Twelve / City On A Hill / Delores The Taurus Records
  • All The Way To The Bottom / Volume Five / For Those Who Care To Listen / Mountain Fever Records
  • She Took The Tennessee River / Special Consensus / Rivers And Roads / Compass Records
  • Another Love Gone Wrong / Becky Buller / Crepe Paper Heart / Dark Shadow Recording [Becky Buller birthday, 1/31/1979]
  • Down In Union County / Larry Sparks / New Moon Over My Shoulder / Rebel
  • Cold, Lonely And Blue / Carolina Blue / I Hear Bluegrass Calling Me / Pinecastle
  • Movin' On / Merle Monroe / Back To The Country / Pinecastle
  • Who Do You Think You're Foolin' / Danny Paisley & the Southern Grass / That's Why I'm Lonesome / Patuxent Music
  • Gonna Sing, Gonna Shout / Claire Lynch / Gonna Sing, Gonna Shout:  Bluegrass Gospel From The Pen Of Rick Lang / Billy Blue Records
  • Crying Holy Unto The Lord / Lester Flatt & Bill Monroe / Live At Vanderbilt / Bear Family Records
  • I Wouldn't Take Nothin' For My Journey Now / Paul Adkins & the Borderline Band / Wings Of Gold / Rebel
  • The Shepherd Of My Valley (What Would I Do Without Jesus) / The Grascals / Straighten The Curves / Mountain Home
  • Leaning On The Everlasting Arms / Osborne Brothers / Hyden / Pinecastle
  • I Want To Know More About My Lord / Joe Mullins & the Radio Ramblers / For The Record / Billy Blue Records
  • I Can't Say No / Louvin Brothers / The Family Who Prays:  26 Classic Tracks / Country Stars
  • Singing As We Rise / Gibson Brothers with Ricky Skaggs / Help My Brother / Compass Records
  • Black Mountain Blues / Johnson Mountain Boys / Requests / Rounder


Monday, January 20, 2020

"Bluegrass Cafe" playlist - 1/19/2020

Apparently, January 19th is a great day for a birthday if you want to be a top-notch singer, as we celebrated a few birthday celebrants during Sunday's Bluegrass Cafe, including Jimmy Haley and Phil Everly, and, of course, two folks who are super-important to the World of Bluegrass:  Charlie Waller and Dolly Parton

A 1955 photo of Buzz Busby & the Bayou Boys (Charlie Waller
at right) featured in the book, Cradle Of The Stars:  KWKH &
the Louisiana Hayride
by Joey Kent (Pelican Publishing, 2019).


Bluegrass Hall of Fame member Charlie Waller was born January 19, 1935 and died August 18, 2004.  Before becoming one of the founding members of the legendary Country Gentlemen, Charlie was a sideman with Buzz Busby & the Bayou Boys on the Louisiana Hayride (KWKH) in Shreveport.  It was with the 1957 formation of the Country Gents, though, that Charlie Waller cemented his future as a superb vocalist and guitar picker, and his 47 years with the band were the most of any member.  In truth, we could have shared the music of the Country Gentlemen and Charlie Waller for the full three-hour program, but we did pick out quite a few selections to share.

Country Music Hall of Famer Dolly Parton is a star of many things, and she has even recorded a Bluegrass-flavored album or two.  In celebrating her birthday (born January 19, 1946), we included a whole bunch of songs written by Dolly down through the years, as there have been many of her songs covered in the Bluegrass world.

There wasn't any brand-new music to share on Sunday, but we did include a few newer selections from recordings by Jason Barie, the Po' Ramblin' Boys, Donna Ulisse, Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver, and the South Carolina Broadcasters.

Enjoy the week, and we'll look forward to visiting you again next Sunday afternoon, 4-7PM.

Amy O.


SONG / PERFORMER / ALBUM / LABEL 


  • Katy Hill / Del McCoury Band / RockyGrass / Blue Planet
  • Mighty Mississippi / Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver / The Original Band / Sugar Hill [Jimmy Haley birthday, 1/19/1955]
  • All I Have To Do Is Dream / Crowe & McLaughlin / Going Back / Rounder [Phil Everly birthday, 1/19/1939]
  • Marry Me / Dolly Parton / Live And Well / Sugar Hill [Dolly Parton birthday, 1/19/1946]
  • Two Little Boys / Country Gentlemen / High Lonesome / Starday [Charlie Waller birthday, 1/19/1935]
  • The Ballad Of Jed Clampett / Lester Flatt & Earl Scruggs / 16 Biggest Hits / Columbia Legacy
  • I'd Like To Wander Back (To The Old Home) / Ron Spears / My Time Has Come / Copper Creek
  • The Angry Wife / Feinberg Brothers / Party For One / Cabinwood Music
  • So Danged Lonesome / Kathy Kallick Band / Foxhounds / Live Oak Records
  • The Night Flatt And Scruggs Played Carnegie Hall / Jerry Salley / Front Porch Philosophy / Very Jerry Records
  • Trail Of The Lonesome Pine / Bluegrass Patriots / Springtime In The Rockies / Copper Creek
  • By Now I Would Be Dead / Junior Sisk / Brand New Shade Of Blue / Mountain Fever Records
  • Country Boy Rock And Roll / Reno & Smiley / Early Years, 1951-1959 / Gusto
  • I Was Bluegrass (When Bluegrass Wasn't Cool) / Larry Stephenson Band / 30 / Whysper Dream Music
  • Don't Cheat In Our Hometown / Keith Whitley & Ricky Skaggs / Second Generation / Rebel
  • Waiting On Isaac / Jason Barie / Pieces / Billy Blue Records
  • Sad And Lonesome Day / Randy Waller & Lou Reid / Epilogue:  A Tribute To John Duffey / Smithsonian Folkways 
  • Today Has Been A Lonesome Day / Country Gentlemen / Bluegrass:  The World's Greatest Show / Sugar Hill
  • Jolene / Rhonda Vincent & the Rage / Ragin' Live / Rounder [Dolly Parton birthday, 1/19/1946]
  • My Tennessee Mountain Home / Jim Nunally / Gloria's Waltz / FGM Records [Dolly Parton birthday, 1/19/1946]
  • When Someone Wants To Leave / Seldom Scene / Bluegrass:  The World's Greatest Show / Sugar Hill [Dolly Parton birthday, 1/19/1946]
  • Pain Of Loving You / Mark Newton with Gloria Belle / Follow Me Back To The Fold / Rebel [Dolly Parton birthday, 1/19/1946]
  • Kentucky Gambler / Gibson Brothers / Spread Your Wings / Hay Holler [Dolly Parton birthday, 1/19/1946]
  • Gypsy, Joe And Me / Missy Werner / Drifting And Dreaming / Self-Produced [Dolly Parton birthday, 1/19/1946]
  • AppleJack / Pam Gadd with Dolly Parton / Benefit Of Doubt / Home Sweet Highway Productions [Dolly Parton birthday, 1/19/1946]
  • My Blue Tears / Gloria Belle with the Johnson Mountain Boys / Love Of The Mountains / Webco [Dolly Parton birthday, 1/19/1946]
  • Coat Of Many Colors / Lynn Morris Band / The Bramble And The Rose / Rounder [Dolly Parton birthday, 1/19/1946]
  • High Lonesome / Country Gentlemen / High Lonesome / Starday [Charlie Waller birthday, 1/19/1935]
  • I Am Weary (Let Me Rest) / Country Gentlemen / Folk Session Inside / Copper Creek [Charlie Waller birthday, 1/19/1935]
  • The Double Eagle / Country Gentlemen / Country Songs, Old And New / Smithsonian Folkways [Charlie Waller birthday, 1/19/1935]
  • Blue Ridge Mountain Blues / Country Gentlemen / On The Road (And More) / Smithsonian Folkways [Charlie Waller birthday, 1/19/1935]
  • Many A Mile / Country Gentlemen / 25 Years / Rebel [Charlie Waller birthday, 1/19/1935]
  • Dark As A Dungeon / Seldom Scene with Charlie Waller / 15 Anniversary Celebration / Sugar Hill [Charlie Waller birthday, 1/19/1935]
  • Music Makin' Mama From Memphis / Charlie Waller & Randall Hylton / The Singer And The Songster / Rebel [Charlie Waller birthday, 1/19/1935]
  • Fare Thee Well / John Duffey, Charlie Waller, Eddie Adcock, Tom Gray / Classic Country Gents Reunion / Sugar Hill [Charlie Waller birthday, 1/19/1935]
  • Fox On The Run / Country Gentlemen / Live In Japan / Rebel [Charlie Waller birthday, 1/19/1935]
  • Diamond Joe / Joe Val & the New England Bluegrass Boys / Diamond Joe / Rounder
  • Old New Borrowed And Blue / Po' Ramblin' Boys / Toil, Tears & Trouble / Rounder
  • Hello Heartache / Balsam Range / Mountain Voodoo / Mountain Home
  • Why You Been Gone So Long / Roland White & Friends / A Tribute To The Kentucky Colonels / Mountain Home
  • I'll Never Find Another You / Donna Ulisse / Time For Love / Billy Blue Records
  • Let The Whole World Talk / Johnson Mountain Boys / Let The Whole World Talk / Rounder
  • God's Coloring Book / Country Gentlemen / Way Down Deep In My Soul / Sugar Hill
  • I'm Going To Heaven / Doyle Lawson &
    Quicksilver / Live In Prague, Czech Republic / Billy Blue Records
  • Get On The Main Highway / Price Sisters / A Heart Never Knows / Rebel
  • I'm Justified / Del McCoury Band / Family Circle / McCoury Music
  • The Darkest Hour Is Just Before Dawn / Stanley Brothers / Best Of The Best:  All Gospel, All Bluegrass / Starday King
  • S-A-V-E-D / South Carolina Broadcasters / Home To Stay / Patuxent Music
  • Going Up Home / Chris Hillman & Herb Pedersen / At Edwards Barn / Rounder
  • These Men Of God / Country Gentlemen / On The Road (And More) / Smithsonian Folkways 
  • Blue Grass Stomp / Johnson Mountain Boys / Requests / Rounder

Sunday, January 12, 2020

"Bluegrass Cafe" playlist - 1/12/2020


During Sunday's unseasonably warm January day (60+ degrees!), it seemed appropriate to start off our Bluegrass CafĂ© with a song about summer.  That the song was written by prolific songwriter Randall Hylton (born January 8, 1945) happened to inspire the playing of several other Hylton-penned tunes -- all dandies.  It seemed a good way to start off the program -- hope you enjoyed it!

We also celebrated the birth anniversary of a Country Music Hall of Famer who never recorded a Bluegrass song, but who has definitely had songs from his vast songbook get covered by Bluegrass performers many, many times.  Ray Price was born on January 12, 1926, so why not celebrate with Ray Price covers by the Nashville Bluegrass Band, Jim & Jesse, IIIrd Tyme Out, the Johnson Mountain Boys, Union Springs, and Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver?  

There wasn't much in the way of new music to share this week, but we did share a couple of songs from a CD single of new music to come in 2020 from Dale Ann Bradley & Tina Adair, Steve Thomas & the Time Machine, and Remington Ryde.  

Hope you enjoyed the show -- and the beautiful day! -- and we will look for you again next Sunday afternoon, 4-7PM.

Enjoy the week!

Amy O.


SONG / PERFORMER / ALBUM / LABEL
  • Katy Hill / Del McCoury Band / RockyGrass / Blue Planet
  • Summer When You First Loved Me / Lonesome River Band / Head On Into Heartache / Mountain Home [Randall Hylton birthday, 1/8/1945]
  • Cold Sheets Of Rain / Virginia Squires / The Best Of The Virginia Squires / Rebel [Randall Hylton birthday, 1/8/1945]
  • Dream Softly My Love / Lost & Found / Across The Blue Ridge Mountains / Rebel [Randall Hylton birthday, 1/8/1945]
  • Mayberry / Randall Hylton / True Stories, Tall Tales, And Lies / Copper Creek [Randall Hylton birthday, 1/8/1945]
  • Country Poor, Country Proud / David Parmley & Cardinal Tradition / David Parmley & Cardinal Tradition / DP & CD Records [Randall Hylton birthday, 1/8/1945]
  • Slippers With Wings / Charlie Waller & Randall Hylton / The Singer & The Songster / Rebel [Randall Hylton birthday, 1/8/1945]
  • Have You Come To Say Goodbye / Lester Flatt & Earl Scruggs / Radio Gems / Radio Gems
  • This Weary Heart You Stole Away / Stanley Brothers / Select Sides, 1949-1953 / JSP Records
  • Drifting With The Tide / Reno & Smiley / Early Years, 1951-1959 / Gusto
  • Lonesome, Sad, And Blue / Lonesome Pine Fiddlers / Windy Mountain / Bear Family
  • You Tried To Ruin My Name / Wilma Lee Cooper / O Sister! / Rounder
  • Are You Coming Back To Me / Bill Harrell with Mac Wiseman / Bill Harrell & Friends / Rebel
  • Who's Going Down To Town / Vern Williams Band / Bluegrass From The Gold Country / Rounder
  • Salt River / Billy Hurt, Jr. / Fiddlin' Billy Hurt / Patuxent Music
  • I'm Feeling For You (But I Can't Reach You) / Michael Cleveland & Flamekeeper / Leavin' Town / Rounder
  • Gotta Get You Near Me Blues / High Fidelity / Hills And Home / Rebel
  • Poor Ellen Smith / Wilma Lee Cooper / O Sister 2 / Rounder
  • What Was I Supposed To Do / Lynn Morris Band / The Lynn Morris Band / Rounder
  • When We're Living On The Other Side / Paul Williams & the Victory Trio / Where No One Stands Alone / Rebel
  • Steppin' Stones / Jimmy Martin / You Don't Know My Mind / Rounder
  • My Walkin' Shoes / Audie Blaylock / A Tribute To Jimmy Martin-The King Of Bluegrass / Koch Records
  • Oh Darlin' / Dale Ann Bradley & Tina Adair / single / Pinecastle
  • Down In The Wildwood / Steve Thomas & the Time Machine / single / Pinecastle
  • Your Selfish Heart / Sideline / Breaks To The Edge / Mountain Home
  • She Took His Breath Away / Remington Ryde / single / Pinecastle
  • I Do / Feinberg Brothers / The Feinberg Brothers / Cabinwood Music
  • At The End Of A Long Lonely Day / Danny Paisley & the Southern Grass / Life Goes On / Rural Rhythm
  • I'll Be There (If You Ever Want Me) / Ray Price / I'll Be There:  The Legend Begins / Country Stars [Remembering Ray Price:  January 12, 1926-December 16, 2013]
  • Weary Blues From Waitin' / Nashville Bluegrass Band / The Boys Are Back In Town / Sugar Hill [Remembering Ray Price:  January 12, 1926-December 16, 2013]
  • Heartaches By The Number / Jim & Jesse McReynolds / Our Kind Of Country / Pinecastle [Remembering Ray Price:  January 12, 1926-December 16, 2013]
  • Wasted Words / Johnson Mountain Boys / Live At The Birchmere / Rounder [Remembering Ray Price:  January 12, 1926-December 16, 2013]
  • Sweet Little Miss Blue Eyes / Ray Price / Collector's Choice / Harmony [Remembering Ray Price:  January 12, 1926-December 16, 2013]
  • Falling, Falling, Falling / Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver / Never Walk Away / Sugar Hill [Remembering Ray Price:  January 12, 1926-December 16, 2013]
  • Crazy Arms / IIIrd Tyme Out / Puttin' New Roots Down / Rebel [Remembering Ray Price:  January 12, 1926-December 16, 2013]
  • Pride / Union Springs / Next Train Headed South / Copper Creek [Remembering Ray Price:  January 12, 1926-December 16, 2013]
  • I Can't Go Home Like This / Ray Price / The Essential Ray Price / Columbia Legacy [Remembering Ray Price:  January 12, 1926-December 16, 2013]
  • I Don't Care Anymore / Gibson Brothers / Another Night Of Waiting / Hay Holler
  • Longing For The Ozarks / Po' Ramblin' Boys / Toil, Tears & Trouble / Rounder
  • Remembrance Is A Golden Chain / Price Sisters / A Heart Never Knows / Rebel
  • How Many Times / Dan Tyminski / Wheels / Rounder
  • One More Time (I Must Rise) / Gibson Brothers / Another Night Of Waiting / Hay Holler
  • He Will Roll You Over The Tide / Merle Monroe / Back To The Country / Pinecastle
  • Heavenward Bound / Country Gentlemen / The Early Rebel Recordings, 1962-1971 / Rebel
  • Hold Fast To The Right / Mac Wiseman / The Chronological Mac Wiseman, 1956-1959 / Kipepeo Publishing
  • Count Your Blessings / Laurie Lewis & Kathy Kallick / Together / Kaleidoscope Records
  • Give The Devil An Inch / Billy Boone Smith / Five Flat Rocks / Muddy Sunshine
  • Joy Of Revelation / McCoury Brothers / The McCoury Brothers / Rounder
  • Mansions For Me / Ricky Skaggs & Tony Rice / Skaggs & Rice / Sugar Hill
  • Boat Of Love / Bill Monroe & His Blue Grass Boys / Bill Monroe & His Blue Grass Boys, 1951-1954 / JSP Records
  • Where Will You Build / Cliff Waldron & Paul Williams / Higher Ground / Rebel
  • I Like To Hear 'Em Preach It / Paul Williams / A Tribute To Jimmy Martin-The King Of Bluegrass / Koch Records
  • Black Mountain Blues / Johnson Mountain Boys / Requests / Rounder