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