Sunday, May 24, 2020

"Bluegrass Cafe" playlist - 5/24/2020

Two words defined our Bluegrass Cafe on this Memorial Day Sunday:  remember and celebrate.  


In honor of Memorial Day, we shared several songs written about the subject of soldiers who didn't make it home from war.  Take a moment this weekend to remember the real reason for Memorial Day.





We celebrated the 84th birthday of the a man known as The Storyteller, Tom T. Hall (born May 25, 1936).  Along with his wife, the late Miss Dixie, Tom T. Hall is a member of the International Bluegrass Hall of Fame.  A native of Olive Hill, Kentucky, Tom T. Hall was part of a Bluegrass band in his youth, but made his living, of course, as a songwriter and performer of mainstream country music in the 1960s through the 1990s.  After he retired from his Country Music Hall of Fame-earning career, though, Tom T. combined with Miss Dixie devoted much of their time and talents to writing Bluegrass songs, and promoted having these songs recorded by Bluegrass performers.  Many bands have recorded songs written by or co-written by Tom T. Hall, and we spent our entire second hour listening to a few of those songs by performers as varied as Charlie Sizemore, Josh Williams, Michael Cleveland & Flamekeeper, the Gibson Brothers, Longview, Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver, Junior Sisk & Ramblers Choice, the Spinney Brothers, and Jimmy Martin, just to name a few.  

The show started with a belated birthday celebration of another member of both the Country Music and Bluegrass Music Halls of Fame:  Mac Wiseman (May 23, 1925 - February 25, 2019).  We always enjoy sharing music from The Voice With A Heart.

There wasn't that much new music to share this week, but we did share a new song from the Edgar Loudermilk Band, as well as a tune from Troy Engle's new record devoted to the music he co-wrote with Tom T. and Dixie Hall.  In addition, we included two more songs from the great new Rebel recording from the super-traditional band known as High Fidelity.  Their "Banjo Player's Blues" is a dandy, and we'll be hearing lots more from it in future broadcasts.

Hope you all are doing well.  Don't forget to send us an email (bgcafe@gmail.com) or visit our Facebook page, if you're so inclined.  

Take good care, and stay healthy!

Amy O. 


SONG / PERFORMER / ALBUM / LABEL [Request is RED]
  • Katy Hill / Del McCoury Band / RockyGrass / Blue Planet
  • Goin' Like Wildfire / Mac Wiseman / The Chronological Mac Wiseman, 1951-1953 / Kipepeo Publishing [Mac Wiseman birthday, 5/23/1925]
  • Are You Coming Back To Me / Bill Harrell with Mac Wiseman / Bill Harrell & Friends / Rebel [Mac Wiseman birthday, 5/23/1925]
  • Can't You Hear Me Calling / Bill Monroe & His Blue Grass Boys / Bill Monroe & His Blue Grass Boys, 1946-1949 / JSP Records [Mac Wiseman birthday, 5/23/1925]
  • 'Tis Sweet To Be Remembered / Mac Wiseman / 'Tis Sweet To Be Remembered / Bear Family [Mac Wiseman birthday, 5/23/1925]
  • The Dark Side Of Lonesome / Edgar Loudermilk Band / single / Rural Rhythm
  • Fox Hollow Memories / Troy Engle with Linda Lay / Fox Hollow Memories:  Songs I Wrote With Dixie & Tom T. Hall / Self-Produced
  • Old Home Place / High Fidelity / Banjo Player's Blues / Rebel
  • Purple Heart / Jim & Jesse / First Sounds:  The Capitol Years / Capitol
  • A Folded Flag / Joe Mullins & the Radio Ramblers / For The Record / Billy Blue Records
  • Lost Soldier Son / Chris Brashear / Wanderlust / Copper Creek
  • For The Dear Old Flag I Die / American Drive / single / Pinecastle
  • A Hero In Harlan / Chris Jones & the Night Drivers / Lost Souls & Free Spirits / Rebel
  • More Than A Name On A Wall / Dailey & Vincent / Dailey & Vincent / Rounder
  • Legend Of The Rebel Soldier / Country Gentlemen / Live In Japan / Rebel
  • Down Where The River Bends / Lee Moore / Sings Radio Favorites Of Country Music / Rural Rhythm
  • Robe Of White / Louvin Brothers / The Family Who Prays:  26 Classic Tracks / Country Stars
  • Military Five String / Reno & Smiley / Sweethearts In Heaven / Bear Family
  • Old Dogs, Children And Watermelon Wine / Tom T. Hall / The Essential Tom T. Hall / Mercury [Tom T. Hall birthday, 5/25/1936]
  • I Washed My Face In The Morning Dew / Charlie Sizemore / The Story Is...The Songs Of Tom T. Hall / Rebel [Tom T. Hall birthday, 5/25/1936]
  • I'm Gonna Ride That Steamboat / Michael Cleveland & Flamekeeper / Fired Up / Rounder [Tom T. Hall birthday, 5/25/1936]
  • Don't Forget The Coffee, Billy Joe / Gibson Brothers / Bona Fide / Sugar Hill [Tom T. Hall birthday, 5/25/1936]
  • Can You Hear Me Now / Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver / More Behind The Picture Than The Wall / Rounder [Tom T. Hall birthday, 5/25/1936]
  • Lessons In Stone / Longview / Lessons In Stone / Rebel [Tom T. Hall birthday, 5/25/1936]
  • I'm Putting On My Leaving Shoes / Big Country Bluegrass / Memories Of The Past / Rebel [Tom T. Hall birthday, 5/25/1936]
  • Guitar Picking President / Jimmy Martin / Sunny Side Of The Mountain / MCA [Tom T. Hall birthday, 5/25/1936]
  • I Want My Dog Back / Spinney Brothers / No Borders / Mountain Fever Records [Tom T. Hall birthday, 5/25/1936]
  • Clinch Mountain Mystery / Larry Stephenson Band / Clinch Mountain Mystery / Pinecastle [Tom T. Hall birthday, 5/25/1936]
  • Poverty Row / Springfield Exit / Springfield Exit / Cracker Barrel [Tom T. Hall birthday, 5/25/1936]
  • Killer On The Loose / Josh Williams / Lonesome Highway / Pinecastle [Tom T. Hall birthday, 5/25/1936]
  • The Grave Robber / Junior Sisk & Ramblers Choice / The Heart Of A Song / Rebel [Tom T. Hall birthday, 5/25/1936]
  • Walk Slow / Heather Berry & Tony Mabe / The Heather Berry & Tony Mabe Show / Mountain Fever Records [Tom T. Hall birthday, 5/25/1936]
  • That's How I Got To Memphis / Charlie Sizemore / In My View / Rebel [Tom T. Hall birthday, 5/25/1936]
  • Leaving Baker County / Tom T. Hall / Tom T. Hall Sings Miss Dixie & Tom T. / Blue Circle Records [Tom T. Hall birthday, 5/25/1936]
  • Blowing Bubbles / Eddie Adcock / Vintage Banjo Jam / Patuxent Music
  • A Stone The Builders Refused / Lester Flatt & Earl Scruggs / Foggy Mountain Gospel / Columbia [Tom T. Hall birthday, 5/25/1936]
  • Stormy Waters / Alan Bibey & Grasstowne / Gonna Rise And Shine / Morning Glory Music 
  • So High / Cody Shuler & Pine Mountain Railroad / Pickin', Praisin' & Singin':  Hymns From The Mountain / Rural Rhythm Christian
  • The Holy Hills / Balsam Range / Last Train To Kitty Hawk / Mountain Home
  • When We Look On His Face / Bill Emerson with Cliff Waldron / Reunion / Webco
  • Don't Want To Die In The Storm / Appalachian Road Show / Tribulation / Billy Blue Records
  • Gathering Flowers For The Master's Bouquet / Stanley Brothers / The Complete Columbia Stanley Brothers / Columbia
  • I'm Going To Make Heaven My Home / Virginia Squires / The Best Of The Virginia Squires / Rebel
  • Sweeping Through The Gates / Dan Paisley & the Southern Grass / The Tradition Continues / Brandywine
  • Kneel At The Cross / Bluegrass Patriots / E Pluribus Bluegrass / Red Feather
  • Bouquet In Heaven / Lester Flatt & Earl Scruggs / The Complete Mercury Recordings / Mercury
  • His Charming Love / High Fidelity / Banjo Player's Blues / Rebel
  • I Love God's Way Of Living / White Mountain Bluegrass / Aragon Mill / Strictly Country Records
  • The Hand Of The HIgher Power / Lou Reid / When It Rains / Sugar Hill
  • I'm A Stranger / Mac Wiseman / 'Tis Sweet To Be Remembered / Bear Family
  • I'll Be Rested / Nashville Bluegrass Band / To Be His Child / Rounder
  • Standing By The Bedside Of A Neighbor / Cox Family / Bluegrass Top 20 Gospel Songs Of The Century / New Haven Records
  • I've Found A Hiding Place / Johnson Mountain Boys / Favorites / Rounder
  • There Was Something Missing / Bluegrass Cardinals / Mountain Girl / BGC Records
  • Somebody Touched Me / Bill Monroe / Anthology / MCA
  • Black Mountain Blues / Johnson Mountain Boys / Requests / Rounder

Sunday, May 17, 2020

"Bluegrass Cafe" playlist - 5/17/2020

Happy Sunday!  Sunday's Bluegrass Cafe was episode #5 of the pre-recorded variety and featured birthday tributes to three Bluegrass Hall of Famers, one Country Music Hall of Famer, and a few new songs for good measure.  Hope you enjoyed the show!


Paul Warren (May 17, 1918 - January 12, 1978)
Red Smiley (May 17, 1925 - January 2, 1972)
May 17th just happens to be the birthdate of three members of the Bluegrass Hall of Fame:  the great fiddler Paul Warren (May 17, 1918 - January 12, 1978), Arthur "Red" Smiley (May 17, 1925 - January 2, 1972), and Rodney Dillard (born May 17, 1942).  To that end, we shared music featuring all of them during the program.


Hank Snow (May 9, 1914 - December 20, 1999)
We also remembered Hank Snow -- the great Country Music Hall of Famer who was born on May 9, 1914.  Hank Snow was a wonderful guitar player, songwriter, and song stylist, and many songs from his song catalog have been recorded in a Bluegrass style.  We included several songs featuring the distinctive voice of Hank Snow, and several Snow covers by performers as varied as the Country Gentlemen, the Warrior River Boys, the Case Brothers, Bear Bridge Band, Audie Blaylock, Special Consensus, and the Lost & Found.  

There was a bit of new music to share on this Sunday, as well.  Included were new singles from Balsam Range, Colebrook Road, Nick Chandler & Delivered, Merle Monroe, and the Alex Leach Band.  In addition, there was 2020 music from the Feinberg Brothers, J.B. & Jamie Dailey, and Flashback.

Hope you enjoyed our program.  If you would like to get in touch with us, you're always invited to send an email to bgcafe@gmail.com or check out our Facebook page.

Have a good week, and stay healthy!

Amy O.


SONG / PERFORMER / ALBUM / LABEL

  • Katy Hill / Del McCoury Band / RockyGrass / Blue Planet
  • New Mule Skinner Blues / Bill Monroe / Anthology / MCA
  • There's No Room In My Heart For The Blues / Bill Emerson & Cliff Waldron / The Best Of Emerson & Waldron / Rebel
  • Walking In The Early Morning Dew / Bill Harrell / Classic Bluegrass / Rebel
  • Rocky Road Blues / Bill Monroe & His Blue Grass Boys / Bill Monroe & His Blue Grass Boys, 1940-1946 / JSP Records
  • Tennessee 1949 / Bill Emerson & Pete Goble / Webco Years / Webco
  • I've Got That Old Feeling / Alison Krauss / I've Got That Old Feeling / Rounder
  • Rock Bottom Blues / Nashville Bluegrass Band / The Boys Are Back In Town / Sugar Hill
  • Leftover Biscuits / Lost & Found / Classic Bluegrass / Rebel
  • I Can't Find Your Love Any More / Hazel Dickens / O Sister! / Rounder
  • Back To Hancock County / Traditional Grass / 10th Anniversary / Rebel
  • Richest Man / Balsam Range / single / Mountain Home
  • All You Need To Know / Colebrook Road / single / Mountain Fever Records 
  • Big Bill Johnson / Nick Chandler & Delivered / single / 615 Hideaway Records
  • Take The Long Way Home / Alex Leach Band / single / Mountain Home
  • Drink Up And Go Home / Jimmy Martin / Good 'N' Country and Country Music Time / Jasmine 
  • Best Female Actress Of The Year / Feinberg Brothers / Songs We Sing / Cabinwood Music
  • My Empty Arms / High Fidelity / High Fidelity / Self-Produced
  • Cowboys And Indians / Jim Mills / Hide Head Blues / Sugar Hill
  • Hank Snow Medley / Country Gentlemen / Live In Japan / Rebel [Remembering Hank Snow:  May 9, 1914 - December 20, 1999]
  • I'm Movin' On / Hank Snow / The Essential Hank Snow / RCA [Remembering Hank Snow:  May 9, 1914 - December 20, 1999]
  • Nobody's Child / Case Brothers / Radio Album / Self-Produced [Remembering Hank Snow:  May 9, 1914 - December 20, 1999]
  • The Golden Rocket / David Peterson & 1946 / In The Mountaintops To Roam / Self-Produced [Remembering Hank Snow:  May 9, 1914 - December 20, 1999] 
  • One More Ride / Bear Bridge Band / One More Ride / Open Road [Remembering Hank Snow:  May 9, 1914 - December 20, 1999]
  • Would You Mind / Hank Snow / The Essential Hank Snow / RCA [Remembering Hank Snow:  May 9, 1914 - December 20, 1999]
  • A Fool Such As I / Audie Blaylock / Trains Are The Only Way To Fly / Self-Produced [Remembering Hank Snow:  May 9, 1914 - December 20, 1999]
  • The Goldrush Is Over / Warrior River Boys / Sounds Like Home / Rounder [Remembering Hank Snow:  May 9, 1914 - December 20, 1999]
  • Music Makin' Mama From Memphis / Charlie Waller & Randall Hylton / The Singer And The Songster / Rebel [Remembering Hank Snow:  May 9, 1914 - December 20, 1999]
  • Miller's Cave / Michael Cleveland with Audie Blaylock / Let 'Er Go, Boys! / Rounder [Remembering Hank Snow:  May 9, 1914 - December 20, 1999]
  • Down The Trail Of Aching Hearts / Special Consensus / The Trail Of Aching Hearts / Pinecastle [Remembering Hank Snow:  May 9, 1914 - December 20, 1999]
  • Hello Love / Lost & Found / A Ride Through The Country / Rebel [Remembering Hank Snow:  May 9, 1914 - December 20, 1999]
  • Honeymoon On A Rocketship / Hank Snow / The Goldrush Is Over / Bear Family [Remembering Hank Snow:  May 9, 1914 - December 20, 1999]
  • Durham's Bull / Lester Flatt & Earl Scruggs / Flatt & Scruggs At Carnegie Hall! / Koch Records [Remembering Paul Warren:  May 17, 1918 - January 12, 1978]
  • Drifting With The Tide / Reno & Smiley / Good Old Country Ballads / King  [Remembering Red Smiley:  May 17, 1925 - January 2, 1972]
  • Dooley / The Dillards / There Is A Time / Vanguard [Rodney Dillard birthday:  May 17, 1942]
  • Maybe You Will Change Your Mind / Reno & Smiley / Good Old Country Ballads / King [Remembering Red Smiley:  May 17, 1925 - January 2, 1972]
  • The Old Home Place / The Dillards / There Is A Time / Vanguard [Rodney Dillard birthday:  May 17, 1942]
  • Old Leather Britches / Lester Flatt & Earl Scruggs / Flatt & Scruggs At Carnegie Hall! / Koch Records [Remembering Paul Warren:  May 17, 1918 - January 12, 1978]
  • Shuckin' The Corn / Earls Of Leiceister / The Earls Of Leicester / Rounder
  • Before The Fire Comes Down / Del McCoury / Blue Side Of Town / Rounder
  • Daniel Prayed / Patty Loveless / Bluegrass Top 20 Gospel Songs Of The Century / New Haven Records
  • Will He Wait A Little Longer / Stanley Brothers / 20th Century Masters / Mercury
  • They Were Fishermen / Kenny & Amanda Smith / Gonna Sing, Gonna Shout / Billy Blue Records
  • Keep Your Lamp Trimmed And Burning / Hot Rize / Traditional Ties / Sugar Hill
  • Vision Of Jesus / J.B. & Jamie Dailey / Step Back In Time / Pinecastle
  • Don't You Want To Go Home / Joe Mullins & the Radio Ramblers / Rambler's Blues / Rebel
  • Voice From On High / Joe Val & the New England Bluegrass Boys / Diamond Joe / Rounder
  • God Has Been So Good To Me / Crowe & McLaughlin / Going Back / Rounder
  • Jesus Made The Wine / Peter Rowan & the Nashville Bluegrass Band / New Moon Rising / Sugar Hill
  • Echoes From The Burning Bush / Reno & Smiley / 16 Greatest Gospel Hits / Gusto [Remembering Red Smiley:  May 17, 1925 - January 2, 1972]
  • I'm Building A Mansion In Heaven / Reno & Smiley / 16 Greatest Gospel Hits / Gusto [Remembering Red Smiley:  May 17, 1925 - January 2, 1972]
  • I Wouldn't Take Nothin' For My Journey Now / Paul Adkins & the Borderline Band / Wings Of Gold / Rebel
  • God's Still In Control / Merle Monroe / single / Pinecastle
  • I Know What You're Talking About / Lynn Morris / Shape Of A Tear / Rounder
  • Let The Church Roll On / Lester Flatt & Earl Scruggs / Flatt & Scruggs At Carnegie Hall! / Koch Records [Remembering Paul Warren:  May 17, 1918 - January 12, 1978]
  • God Sees Me / Flashback / Blues Around My Cabin / Pinecastle
  • When We Meet To Part No More / Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver / Way Down Deep In My Soul / Sugar Hill
  • I Found A Church Today / Gibson Brothers / In The Ground / Rounder
  • You Can Feel It In Your Soul / Lester Flatt & Earl Scruggs / Flatt & Scruggs At Carnegie Hall! / Koch Records [Remembering Paul Warren:  May 17, 1918 - January 12, 1972
  • Black Mountain Blues / Johnson Mountain Boys / Requests / Rounder


Sunday, May 10, 2020

"Bluegrass Cafe" playlist - 5/10/2020

Two gals at Indian Ranch in 1989 --
my mother, Eleanor Orlomoski & her big-haired daughter
On this somewhat chilly May Sunday (in eastern Connecticut, anyway), we are celebrating MOTHER during our Bluegrass Cafe!  Mother has always been a popular subject to sing about in many country and folk songs -- as she should be!  :)  While we could have filled our whole three hours with songs about mother, instead, we picked out almost twenty-five favorites to share.  Hope you enjoyed 'em -- and, of course, Happy Mother's Day!!

We remembered the mid-May birthdays of two members of a country music brother duet of the 1940s and 1950s who were actually not blood kin, but brothers-in-law.  Johnnie Wright and Jack Anglin -- of the duo simply called Johnnie & Jack -- were both born on May 13th:  Johnnie in 1914 and Jack in 1916.  Their music is still fun to listen to, and pops up now and again being covered by other performers.  To that end, we heard music from Johnnie & Jack, as well as the Country Gentlemen, the Sidemen, and Wilma Lee Cooper.

New music was a big part of our Sunday broadcast, too.  We heard tracks from several CDs that will either be or have already been released in 2020.  Hope you enjoyed the new music from Special Consensus, Frank Poindexter, Flashback, J.B. & Jamie Dailey, Laurie Lewis, Stephen Mougin, Becky Buller, FastTrack, High Fidelity, Junior Sisk, the South Carolina Broadcasters, and the Feinberg Brothers.  

Since we still can't produce our broadcast for you live in studio, you are still (and always!) invited to contact us via email or follow our Facebook page.  

Hope you enjoyed the show!  Please join us again for another Bluegrass Cafe next Sunday afternoon from 4-7PM, won't you?

Have a great week -- and stay healthy!

Amy O.




SONG / PERFORMER / ALBUM / LABEL

  • Katy Hill / Del McCoury Band / RockyGrass / Blue Planet
  • God Bless Her ('Cause She Is My Mother) / Louvin Brothers / Live At New River Ranch / Copper Creek
  • Listen To Me Mother / Springfield Exit / That Was Then / Mountain Fever Records
  • Mom's Old Picture Book / Lou Reid / When It Rains / Sugar Hill
  • Mother, The Queen Of My Heart / Lonesome Standard Time / Lonesome As It Gets / Sugar Hill
  • I Know Whose Tears / Gibson Brothers / Ring The Bell / Compass Records
  • Mama's Opry / Chris Brashear / Heart Of The Country / Dog Boy Records
  • Dreams Of Mother And Home / Mac Wiseman / Early Dot Recordings, Volume 1 / County Records
  • Thank God For A Mama / Lonesome River Band / One Step Forward / Sugar Hill
  • Every Day Is Mother's Day To Me / Allerton & Alton / Black, White & Bluegrass / Bear Family
  • Coat Of Many Colors / BearTracks / Together 'Til The End / AMT Records
  • Don't Throw Mama's Flowers Away / Danny Paisley & the Southern Grass / The Room Over Mine / Rounder
  • Mother's Voice Is In The Wind / Johnson Mountain Boys / Favorites / Rounder
  • Momma's Apron Strings / Larry Sparks / Almost Home / Rounder
  • Dear Old Mother / Jim & Jesse / In The Tradition / Rounder
  • Use A Napkin (Not Your Mom) / Kathy Kallick / Mother, The Queen Of My Heart / Sugar Hill
  • Mama's Hand / Lynn Morris / Mama's Hand / Rounder
  • Watson's Blues / Doc Watson / Best Of The Sugar Hill Years / Sugar Hill
  • Johnny [sic] & Jack Medley / Country Gentlemen / The Early Rebel Recordings, 1962-1971 / Rebel [Johnnie Wright birthday, 5/13/1914; Jack Anglin birthday, 5/13/1916]
  • Three Ways Of Knowing / Johnnie & Jack / For Old Times Sake / Bear Family [Johnnie Wright birthday, 5/13/1914; Jack Anglin birthday, 5/13/1916]
  • You Tried To Ruin My Name / Wilma Lee Cooper / O Sister! / Rounder [Johnnie Wright birthday, 5/13/1914; Jack Anglin birthday, 5/16/1914]
  • Let Your Conscience Be Your Guide / The Sidemen / Almost Live At The Station Inn / Red Clay Records [Johnnie Wright birthday, 5/13/1914; Jack Anglin birthday, 5/13/1916]
  • I Want To Be Loved / Johnnie & Jack / For Old Times Sake / Bear Family [Johnnie Wright birthday, 5/13/1914; Jack Anglin birthday, 5/13/1916]
  • Chicago Barn Dance / Special Consensus / Chicago Barn Dance / Pinecastle
  • Cool Cats, Hot Bluegrass / Frank Poindexter / single / Mountain Fever Records
  • Dixon Farm / Flashback / Blues Around My Cabin / Pinecastle
  • Behind These Prison Walls Of Love / J.D. & Jamie Dailey / Step Back In Time / Pinecastle
  • Old Friend / Laurie Lewis with Kathy Kallick / And Laurie Lewis / Spruce And Maple Music
  • I'd Like To Wander Back To The Old Home / FastTrack / single / Engelhardt Music Group
  • I'm Gonna Ride / Stephen Mougin / Ordinary Soul / Dark Shadow Recording
  • The Barber's Fiddle / Becky Buller / Distance And Time / Dark Shadow Recording
  • The South Bound Train / High Fidelity / Banjo Player's Blues / Rebel
  • White House Blues / David Davis & the Warrior River Boys / Didn't He Ramble / Rounder
  • Loneliness And Desperation / Del McCoury / Classic Bluegrass / Rebel
  • Camptown Races / Eddie Adcock / Vintage Banjo Jam / Patuxent Music
  • I Heard My Mother Call My Name In Prayer / Bear Bridge Band / One More Ride / Open Road
  • Shake My Mother's Hand For Me / Bluegrass Band / Shine Hallelujah Shine, Volume 1 / Hay Holler Harvest
  • Mother's Only Sleeping / Bill Monroe / Bill Monroe & His Blue Grass Boys, 1937-1949 / JSP Records
  • I Saw Mother With God Last Night / Bluegrass Patriots / Kneel At The Cross / Red Feather
  • Shake Hands With Mother / Laurel Canyon Ramblers / Blue Rambler 2 / Sugar Hill
  • A Vision Of Mother / Stanley Brothers / The Complete Columbia Stanley Brothers / Columbia
  • My Mother's Bible / Reno & Smiley / Early Years, 1951-1959 / Gusto
  • Mother Prayed Loud In Her Sleep / J.B. & Jamie Dailey / Step Back In Time / Pinecastle
  • Give Mother My Crown / Lester Flatt & Earl Scruggs / Selected Cuts, 1955-1959 / JSP Records
  • I Believe / Feinberg Brothers / Songs We Sing / Cabinwood Music
  • So Happy I'll Be / Bluegrass Album Band / The Bluegrass Compact Disc, Volume 2 / Rounder
  • Everybody's Gonna Have A Wonderful Time Up There / IIIrd Tyme Out / Living On The Other Side / Rounder
  • Sweet By And By / The Grascals / The Grascals / Rounder
  • You Don't Love God If You Don't Love Your Neighbor / Rhonda Vincent / The Storm Still Rages / Rounder
  • Open Up The Window, Noah / Seldom Scene / Every Time I Feel The Spirit / Sugar Hill
  • My Lord's Been A Walkin' / Spinney Brothers / Here At The Cross / Self-Produced
  • I'm Going There / Junior Sisk / Load The Wagon / Mountain Fever Records
  • The Sons And Daughters Of God / Corinna Rose Logston & Jeremy Stephens / Songs Of Home And Inspiration / Self-Produced
  • I'm S-A-V-E-D / South Carolina Broadcasters / Here To Stay / Patuxent Musc
  • On The Sea Of Life / Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver / Rock My Soul / Sugar HIll
  • Black Mountain Blues / Johnson Mountain Boys / Requests / Rounder

Sunday, May 03, 2020

"Bluegrass Cafe" playlist - 5/3/2020

Happy May!  Sunday's Bluegrass Cafe brought us more down a country road than usual, but still, we left a lot of room for both classic Bluegrass favorites and some newer music, too.  

September 9, 1983 -- a very excited young fan gets an
autograph from Harold Reid of the Statler Brothers.  
As we pre-record our shows for broadcast these days, the radio show tends to get produced on the Tuesday or Wednesday before the show airs.  This means that we are not going to be able to be super-timely in producing these shows, but we'll get by as best we can.  On Friday, April 24th, the Country Music Hall of Famer Harold Reid of the Statler Brothers died from kidney failure.  Unfortunately, we couldn't remember Harold during the broadcast on April 26th, but there's no way we could not honor him at least a little bit during the next show to air, which happens to be today -- May 3rd.  From the time I was around 5 or 6 years old, I have been a big fan of the Statler Brothers.  No, the Statlers never were  Bluegrass and really, their music has not been overly-covered by Bluegrass performers over the years...until Dailey & Vincent came around, anyway.  Clearly, D&V admire the Statlers as much as (or more than) I do, as they made a whole record honoring the Statlers' music.  They even got Harold to come out of retirement and help them on another song they recorded.  To that end, we listened to some Dailey & Vincent and some Statler music, and, of course, we couldn't forget the ol' Roadhog, either.  

We also ended up sharing a half-dozen tunes from the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band's very successful album, "Will The Circle Be Unbroken, Volume Two," which was released on May 1, 1989.  This record was similar to the 1972 predecessor ("Will The Circle Be Unbroken") in that it brought some country music pioneers in to record with the country rock band.  Circle 2 expanded the circle perhaps a little bit wider with contributions from everyone from Earl Scruggs, Jimmy Martin, and Roy Acuff to Chris Hillman, John Prine, and John Denver.  We played some of the more Bluegrass-sounding tracks during Sunday's show.  

There was still time for newer music, too, and so, we heard selections from Mile Twelve with Billy Strings, Larry Cordle, Daryl Mosley, Special Consensus, and Connecticut's own ShoreGrass.  Other 2020 music came from the Feinberg Brothers, Junior Sisk, and the duo of Dale Ann Bradley & Tina Adair.

Hope you all are continuing to do well during our isolation days.  Please join me again next Sunday for another edition of our Bluegrass Cafe.

Have a good week!

Amy O.


SONG / PERFORMER / ALBUM / LABEL 

  • Katy Hill / Del McCoury Band / RockyGrass / Blue Planet
  • We'll Meet Again Sweetheart / Lester Flatt & Earl Scruggs / The Complete Mercury Recordings / Mercury
  • You're Not A Drop In The Bucket / Earls Of Leicester / The Earls Of Leicester / Rounder
  • Let's Live For Tonight / Reno & Smiley / Good Old Country Ballads / King
  • I Will Always Be Waiting For You / High Fidelity / Hills And Home / Rebel
  • Is It True / Jim & Jesse / First Sounds:  The Capitol Years / Capitol
  • You Ain't Goin' Nowhere / Nitty Gritty Dirt Band with Roger McGuinn & Chris Hillman / Will The Circle Be Unbroken, Volume Two / Universal
  • Walking Down The Line / Country Gentlemen / Live In Japan / Rebel
  • I'm Sittin' On Top Of The World / Nitty Gritty Dirt Band with Jimmy Martin / Will The Circle Be Unbroken, Volume Two / Universal
  • I'm Gonna Sleep With One Eye Open / Hot Rize / In Concert / Flying Fish
  • Grandpa Was A Carpenter / Nitty Gritty Dirt Band with John Prine / Will The Circle Be Unbroken, Volume TwoI / Universal
  • I Sang The Song / John Prine / I Sang The Song / Mountain Fever Records
  • Sad Situation / Bill Grant & Delia Bell / Dreaming / Rounder
  • Leaving On Her Mind / Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver / Live In Prague, Czech Republic / Billy Blue Records
  • I Overlooked An Orchid / Bob Paisley & the Southern Grass / Back To The Blue Ridge / Brandywine
  • The Log Train / Dale Ann Bradley & Tina Adair / Oh Darlin' / Pinecastle
  • The One You Slip Around With / White Mountain Bluegrass / Aragon Mill / Strictly Country
  • Running Razorback / Gary Ferguson / I'm Really Leaving / Webco
  • Get In Line Buddy / Junior Sisk / Load The Wagon / Mountain Fever Records
  • Why Do You Treat Me This Way / Feinberg Brothers  / Songs We Sing / Cabinwood Music
  • Some Old Day / John Cowan / Epilogue:  A Tribute To John Duffey / Smithsonian Folkways
  • Why Tell Me Why / Lynn Morris Band / The Bramble And The Rose / Rounder
  • Harvest Time / Lost & Found / Classic Bluegrass / Rebel
  • Bed Of Rose's / Dailey & Vincent / Dailey & Vincent Sing The Statler Brothers / Cracker Barrel [Remembering Harold Reid:  August 21, 1939 - April 24, 2020]
  • The Class Of '57 / Statler Brothers / Country Music Then And Now / Mercury [Remembering Harold Reid:  August 21, 1939 - April 24, 2020]
  • Eight More Miles To Louisville / Statler Brothers / Sons Of The Motherland / Mercury [Remembering Harold Reid:  August 21, 1939 - April 24, 2020]
  • Head Hung Down / Dailey & Vincent / Brothers From Different Mothers / Rounder [Remembering Harold Reid:  August 21, 1939 - April 24, 2020]
  • The Saturday Morning Radio Show / Lester "Roadhog" Moran & His Cadillac Cowboys / Country Music Then And Now / Mercury [Remembering Harold Reid:  August 21, 1939 - April 24, 2020]
  • Cold Wind / Mile Twelve with Billy Strings / single / Self-Produced
  • A Few Years Ago / Daryl Mosley / A Few Years Ago / Pinecastle
  • Sailor's Regret / Larry Cordle / Where The Trees Know My Name / Mighty Cord Records
  • May Waltz / ShoreGrass / single / Self-Produced
  • Shenandoah Breakdown / Wyatt Rice / Bill Monroe Centennial Celebration / Rounder
  • That Home Above / Bill Monroe & His Blue Grass Boys / The Essential Bill Monroe / Columbia
  • Working On A Building / Bill Monroe & His Blue Grass Boys / Anthology / MCA
  • Little Mountain Church House / Nitty Gritty Dirt Band with Ricky Skaggs / Will The Circle Be Unbroken, Volume Two / Universal 
  • Don't You Hear Jerusalem Moan / Nitty Gritty Dirt Band with New Grass Revival / Will The Circle Be Unbroken, Volume TwoI / Universal 
  • Life's Railway To Heaven / Nitty Gritty Dirt Band with Johnny Cash & the Carter Sisters / Will The Circle Be Unbroken, Volume Two / Universal
  • Won't That Be A Happy Place / Special Consensus / Chicago Barn Dance / Compass Records
  • I Like To Hear 'Em Preach It / Jimmy Martin / Good 'N' Country & Country Music Time / Jasmine
  • Don't Tune Him Out / The Whites / Gonna Sing, Gonna Shout / Billy Blue Records
  • I'd Rather Live By The Side Of The Road / Country Gentlemen / The Early Rebel Recordings, 1962-1971 / Rebel
  • Bring Him Your Talents / Bluegrass Cardinals / Way Down Deep In My Soul / Sugar Hill
  • Shouting In The Air / Johnson Mountain Boys / Let The Whole World Talk / Rounder
  • Open Up Your Heart (And Let Jesus In) / Karl Shiflett & Big Country Show / Take Me Back / Pinecastle
  • Lord Lift Me Up / Bluegrass Patriots / E Pluribus Bluegrass / Red Feather
  • Love Thy Neighbor As Thyself / Louvin Brothers / The Family Who Prays:  26 Classic Tracks / Country Stars
  • When The Angels Sing / Rhonda Vincent / The Storm Still Rages / Rounder
  • Angel Band / Stanley Brothers / O Brother Where Art Thou / Lost Highway/Mercury
  • This Ole House / Statler Brothers / The Gospel Music Of The Statler Brothers, Volume 2 / GGS [Remembering Harold Reid:  August 21, 1939 - April 24, 2020]
  • Black Mountain Blues / Johnson Mountain Boys / Requests / Rounder