Sunday, January 10, 2021

"Bluegrass Cafe" playlist - 1/10/2021

Sunday's Bluegrass Cafe included lots of music in celebration of birthdays, as well as a couple of newer tunes, and a whole bunch of blue ones, too.  Hope you were able to join us.        


Birthday celebrating took up the main portion of our program this week, as we remembered prolific songwriter
Randall Hylton (January 8, 1945 - March 19, 2001) by sharing lots of his songs.  We also remembered Country Music Hall of Famer Ray Price (January 12, 1926 - December 16, 2013) with music both performed by him and from his vast songbook.  And if that wasn't enough, we even remembered Elvis Presley (January 8, 1935 - August 16, 1977) just a tiny bit, too.  

There was just a tiny bit of brand-new music to share this week, and it came to us from the likes of Sturgill Simpson, Billy Wise & Mountain Time, and Balsam Range.

We even played a bit of requested music this week, too.  If you have any requests, feel free to send me an email:  bgcafe@gmail.com.  I can't guarantee that I will be able to play whatever you request, as these "home-made" shows are limited by what music I have in my personal music library.  Still, there's always a possibility, and it's fun to hear from people.

Thanks for listening, stay healthy, and enjoy the week!

Amy O.


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

  • Katy Hill / Del McCoury Band / RockyGrass / Blue Planet
  • Country Side Of Heaven (Where The Bluegrass Music Flows) / WhiteHouse / WhiteHouse / Pinecastle
  • Dirt Roads / Wayne Taylor & Appaloosa / Wayne Taylor & Appaloosa / Raincoe Music
  • Blue Railroad Train / Tony Rice / Manzanita / Rounder
  • The Blues Are Still The Blues / Traditional Grass / Howdy Neighbor Howdy / Rebel
  • Blue / Stevens Sisters / O Sister! / Rounder
  • Baby Blue Eyes / Lester Flatt & Earl Scruggs / The Complete Mercury Recordings / Mercury
  • Bad Case Of The Blues / Laurel Canyon Ramblers / Blue Rambler 2 / Sugar Hill
  • Banjo Player's Blues / High Fidelity / Banjo Player's Blues / Rebel
  • Blue Days, Black Nights / Tasty Licks / Hand-Picked / Rounder
  • Blue And Lonesome Again / Fast Track / Fast Track / Engelhardt Music Group
  • Blue Moon Of Kentucky / Bill Monroe & His Blue Grass Boys / Time-Life's Treasury Of Bluegrass / Time Life
  • Dixie / Gibson Brothers / Help My Brother / Compass Records [Remembering Elvis Presley:  1/8/1935 - 8/16/1977]
  • Blue Moon Of Kentucky / Elvis Presley / At The Louisiana Hayride Tonight... / Bear Family [Remembering Elvis Presley:  1/8/1935 - 8/16/1977]
  • All Around You / Sturgill Simpson / Cuttin' Grass / High Top Mountain Records
  • Lonesome / Billy Wise & Mountain Time / single / Self-Produced
  • Rivers, Rains, And Runaway Trains / Balsam Range / single / Mountain Home
  • The Eighth Of January / Chubby Wise / An American Original / Pinecastle
  • Coal Town Saturday Night / Randall Hylton / 35 Years Of The Best In Bluegrass / Rebel [Remembering Randall Hylton:  1/8/1945 - 3/19/2001]
  • Cold Sheets Of Rain / Virginia Squires / The Best Of The Virginia Squires / Rebel [Remembering Randall Hylton:  1/8/1945 - 3/19/2001]
  • Dream Softly, My Love / Lost & Found / Across The Blue Ridge Mountains / Rebel [Remembering Randall Hylton:  1/8/1945 - 3/19/2001]
  • My Heart Is Yours / Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver / My Heart Is Yours / Sugar Hill [Remembering Randall Hylton:  1/8/1945 - 3/19/2001]
  • Twenty One Miles / Adcock, Gaudreau, Waller & Gray / The Country Gentlemen Reunion Band / Radio Therapy Records [Remembering Randall Hylton:  1/8/1945 - 3/19/2001]
  • Country Poor, Country Proud / David Parmley & Cardinal Tradition / David Parmley & Cardinal Tradition / DP & CD Records [Remembering Randall Hylton:  1/8/1945 - 3/19/2001]
  • Rough Edges / Bear Tracks / Rough Edges / Self-Produced [Remembering Randall Hylton:  1/8/1945 - 3/19/2001]
  • Room At The Top Of The Stairs / Longview / Deep In The Mountains / Rebel [Remembering Randall Hylton:  1/8/1945 - 3/19/2001]
  • Slippers With Wings / Charlie Waller & Randall Hylton / The Singer And The Songster / Rebel [Remembering Randall Hylton:  1/8/1945 - 3/19/2001]
  • I'll Be There (If You Ever Want Me) / Ray Price / I'll Be There:  The Legend Begins / Country Stars [Remembering Ray Price:  1/12/1926 - 12/16/2013]
  • Weary Blues From Waitin' / Nashville Bluegrass Band / The Boys Are Back In Town / Sugar Hill [Remembering Ray Price:  1/12/1926 - 12/16/2013]
  • Sweet Little Miss Blue Eyes / David Grisman, Herb Pedersen, Vince Gill, Jim Buchanan, Emory Gordy, Jr. / Here Today / Rounder [Remembering Ray Price:  1/12/1926 - 12/16/2013]
  • Wasted Words / Johnson Mountain Boys / Live At The Birchmere / Rounder [Remembering Ray Price:  1/12/1926 - 12/16/2013]
  • Falling, Falling, Falling / Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver / Never Walk Away / Sugar Hill [Remembering Ray Price:  1/12/1926 - 12/16/2013]
  • Crazy Arms / IIIrd Tyme Out / Puttin' New Roots Down / Rebel [Remembering Ray Price:  1/12/1926 - 12/16/2013]
  • I'll Sail My Ship Alone / Ray Price / At The Louisiana Hayride Tonight / Bear Family[Remembering Ray Price:  1/12/1926 - 12/16/2013]
  • Who Showed Who / Del McCoury / Classic Bluegrass / Rebel
  • I Do / Feinberg Brothers / Feinberg Brothers / Cabinwood Music
  • Casey Jones / Feinberg Brothers / Feinberg Brothers / Cabinwood Music
  • Looking For The Stone / Dry Branch Fire Squad / Memories That Bless And Burn / Rounder
  • He Will Roll You Over The Tide / Merle Monroe / Back To The Country / Pinecastle
  • Give The Devil An Inch / Lonesome River Band / Window Of Time / Doobie Shea
  • I'm A Stranger / Mac Wiseman / The Chronological Mac Wiseman, 1951-1953 / Kipepeo Publishing
  • Lord In The Morning / Little Roy & Lizzy Show / Lord In The Morning / Pisgah Ridge
  • Talk It All Over With Him / Bluegrass Album Band / The Bluegrass Album, Volume 4 / Rounder
  • The River Of Jordan / Jim & Jesse / Y'All Come:  The Essential Jim & Jesse / Legacy
  • Who Will Sing For Me / Bill Emerson & Cliff Waldron / The Best Of Emerson & Waldron / Rebel
  • Drowning Sailor / Danny Paisley & the Southern Grass / The Room Over Mine / Rounder
  • The Future Remains / Johnson Mountain Boys / Blue Diamond / Rounder
  • That Home Far Away / Dry Branch Fire Squad / Memories That Bless And Burn / Rounder
  • Angel At Your Side / Amy Gallatin & Stillwaters / Everything I Wanted Love To Be / Happy Appy Records
  • Rank Strangers To Me / Country Gentlemen / The Early Rebel Recordings, 1962-1971 / Rebel
  • Over On The Other Side / Michael Cleveland & Flamekeeper / On Down The Line / Rounder
  • My Shepherd Is God / Reno & Smiley / Early Years, 1951-1959 / Gusto
  • Keep Your Lamp Trimmed And Burning / Hot Rize / Traditional Ties / Sugar Hill
  • Oh What A Day / Barry Scott & Second Wind / In God's Time / Rebel
  • On The Jericho Road / Bass Mountain Boys / A Beautiful Life / CMH
  • I Like To Hear 'Em Preach It / Jimmy Martin / Good & Country AND Country Music Time / Jasmine
  • Black Mountain Blues / Johnson Mountain Boys / Requests / Rounder


Sunday, January 03, 2021

"Bluegrass Cafe" playlist - 1/3/2021

Happy New Year!  Hope you're enjoying your 2021, so far.  

Our first show of the new year included a whole bunch of songs in tribute to the late Tony Rice, who died at the age of 69 on Christmas Day.  To say Tony Rice has influenced a generation of musicians would be a tremendous understatement.  Through his solo recordings to records made with occasional duet partners (Ricky Skaggs and Norman Blake), with J.D. Crowe & the New South, with his brothers, with the Bluegrass Album Band, and his appearances as a guest on other performers' records, Tony Rice left an indelible impression on Bluegrass and acoustic music that will be felt forever.  We listened to lots of music from the amazing songbook of this Bluegrass Hall of Famer on Sunday, and we will continue to do so in future editions of our Bluegrass Cafe.  Rest in peace, Tony Rice, and thanks for the music.

We also remembered the late Hank Williams with several Bluegrass renditions of his songs.  Hank famously died at the age or 29 on his way to performing a show on New Year's Day in 1953.  His incredible songs live on in many styles of music, including Bluegrass.

And we couldn't have a show without remembering the legendary Earl Scruggs, who was born on January 6, 1924.  Would there be Bluegrass without Earl?  

Hope you enjoyed the program, and that you're staying safe and healthy in this new year.

Enjoy the week!

Amy O.


SONG / PERFORMER / ALBUM / LABEL

  • Katy Hill / Del McCoury Band / RockyGrass / Blue Planet
  • Cold On The Shoulder / Tony Rice / Tony Rice Sings Gordon Lightfoot / Rounder [Remembering Tony Rice:  6/8/1951 - 12/25/2020]
  • Age / Bluegrass Album Band / The Bluegrass Compact Disc / Rounder [Remembering Tony Rice:  6/8/1951 - 12/25/2020]
  • Walk On Boy / Rice Brothers / Blue Ribbon Bluegrass / Rounder [Remembering Tony Rice:  6/8/1951 - 12/25/2020]
  • We'll Meet Again Sweetheart / Bill Emerson with Tony Rice / Reunion / Webco [Remembering Tony Rice:  6/8/1951 - 12/25/2020]
  • I Can't Get You Off Of My Mind / Claire Lynch / A Picture Of Hank:  The New Bluegrass Way / Mercury [Remembering Hank Williams:  9/17/1923 - 1/1/1953]
  • Move It On Over / Lynn Morris Band / Shape Of A Tear / Rounder  [Remembering Hank Williams:  9/17/1923 - 1/1/1953]
  • Cold, Cold Heart / Spinney Brothers / Going Home / Self-Produced  [Remembering Hank Williams:  9/17/1923 - 1/1/1953]
  • Singing Waterfall / Warrior River Boys / Sounds Like Home / Rounder  [Remembering Hank Williams:  9/17/1923 - 1/1/1953]
  • Settin' The Woods On Fire / Good Ol' Persons / Good 'n' Live / Sugar Hill  [Remembering Hank Williams:  9/17/1923 - 1/1/1953]
  • There'll Be No Teardrops Tonight / Jim Mills with Alan O'Bryant / Bound To Ride / Sugar Hill  [Remembering Hank Williams:  9/17/1923 - 1/1/1953]
  • I'm Blue, I'm Lonesome / Bill Monroe & His Blue Grass Boys / Bill Monroe & His Blue Grass Boys, 1950-1951 / JSP Records  [Remembering Hank Williams:  9/17/1923 - 1/1/1953]
  • Hey Good Lookin' / Hank Williams / Live At The Opry / Opry Music  [Remembering Hank Williams:  9/17/1923 - 1/1/1953]
  • Wake Up And Smell The Coffee / Rock Hearts / Starry Southern Nights / Self-Produced
  • Last Train / Bronwyn Keith-Hynes with Sarah Jarosz / Fiddler's Pastime / Self-Produced
  • Hitchhiking To California / Alan Bibey & Grasstowne / single / Billy Blue Records
  • Lonesome Leaving Train / Amanda Cook / single / Mountain Fever Records
  • Auld Lang Syne / Country Gentlemen / High Lonesome / Gusto
  • San Antone / Bobby Atkins, Frank Poindexter, & Tony Rice / 1968 Session / Old Homestead Records [Remembering Tony Rice:  6/8/1951 - 12/25/2020]
  • Leaves That Are Green / J.D. Crowe & the Kentucky Mountain Boys / single / Lemco [Remembering Tony Rice:  6/8/1951 - 12/25/2020]
  • Ten Degrees And Getting Colder / J.D. Crowe & the New South / The New South / Rounder [Remembering Tony Rice:  6/8/1951 - 12/25/2020]
  • Blackberry Blossom / Tony Rice / Manzanita / Rounder [Remembering Tony Rice:  6/8/1951 - 12/25/2020]
  • Church Street Blues / Tony Rice / Church Street Blues / Sugar Hill[Remembering Tony Rice:  6/8/1951 - 12/25/2020]
  • Greenlight On The Southern / Tony Rice / Bluegrass Class Of 1990 / Rounder [Remembering Tony Rice:  6/8/1951 - 12/25/2020]
  • More Pretty Girls Than One / Ricky Skaggs & Tony Rice / Skaggs & Rice / Sugar Hill [Remembering Tony Rice:  6/8/1951 - 12/25/2020]
  • Blue Ridge Cabin Home / Bluegrass Album Band / The Bluegrass Compact Disc / Rounder [Remembering Tony Rice:  6/8/1951 - 12/25/2020]
  • Eight More Miles To Louisville / Norman Blake & Tony Rice / Blake & Rice 2 / Rounder [Remembering Tony Rice:  6/8/1951 - 12/25/2020]
  • Blue Railroad Train / Josh Williams with Tony Rice / Down Home / Pinecastle [Remembering Tony Rice:  6/8/1951 - 12/25/2020]
  • Sawing On The Strings / Alison Krauss / A Hundred Miles Or More / Rounder [Remembering Tony Rice:  6/8/1951 - 12/25/2020]
  • He Was A Friend Of Mine / Dudley Connell with Tony Rice / Epilogue:  A Tribute To John Duffey / Smithsonian Folkways [Remembering Tony Rice:  6/8/1951 - 12/25/2020]
  • Heavy Traffic Ahead / Bill Monroe & His Blue Grass Boys / Bill Monroe & His Blue Grass Boys, 1940-1946 / JSP Records [Earl Scruggs birthday, 1/6/1924]
  • Pike County Breakdown / Lester Flatt & Earl Scruggs / Selected Sides, 1948-1950 / JSP Records [Earl Scruggs birthday, 1/6/1924]
  • Down The Road / Lester Flatt & Earl Scruggs / Selected Sides, 1948-1950 / JSP Records [Earl Scruggs birthday, 1/6/1924]
  • Earl's Breakdown / Lester Flatt & Earl Scruggs / Selected Sides, 1950-1952 / JSP Records [Earl Scruggs birthday, 1/6/1924]
  • Farewell Blues / Lester Flatt & Earl Scruggs / Selected Sides, 1948-1950 / JSP Records [Earl Scruggs birthday, 1/6/1924]
  • Come On Down / Fast Track / Fast Track / Engelhardt Music Group
  • Father, Son, And The Holy Ghost / Ernie Thacker / The Chill Of Lonesome / Doobie Shea Records
  • Prettiest Flower There / Rhonda Vincent / Sunday Mornin' Singin' Live! / Upper Management Music
  • It's Just Like Heaven / Country Gentlemen / The Sugar Hill Collection
  • Lord Lift Me Up / Bluegrass Patriots / E Pluribus Bluegrass / Red Feather
  • The Old Crossroads / Ricky Skaggs & Tony Rice / Skaggs & Rice / Sugar Hill [Remembering Tony Rice:  6/8/1951 - 12/25/2020]
  • I'll Answer The Call / Ralph Stanley & the Clinch Mountain Boys / Country Bluegrass Homecoming, Volume 1 / GGS Music
  • Jesus Is Standing At My Right Hand / Reno & Smiley / Early Years, 1951-1959 / Gusto
  • The Darkest Hour Is Just Before Dawn / James King / The Stanley Gospel Tradition / Doobie Shea
  • I'm On A Journey / Bear Bridge Band / One More Ride / Open Road
  • Shine, Hallelujah Shine / Bill Monroe & His Blue Grass Boys / Bill Monroe & His Blue Grass Boys, 1946-1949 / JSP Records
  • Let The Church Roll On / Lester Flatt & Earl Scruggs / Flatt & Scruggs At Carnegie Hall!:  The Complete Concert / Koch Records
  • From Jerusalem To Jericho / Hank Williams / The Unreleased Recordings / Time Life [Remembering Hank Williams:  9/17/1923 - 1/1/1953]
  • So Many Years, So Many Blessings / Lewis Family / Country Bluegrass Homecoming, Volume 1 / GGS Music
  • I Believe / Del McCoury Band / Blue Side Of Town / Rounder
  • Get Up In Jesus' Name / Marty Raybon / Country Bluegrass Homecoming, Volume 1 / GGS Music
  • Wonderful, Beautiful Place / Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver / The News Is Out / Sugar Hill
  • When The Sun Of Life Goes Down / Joe Mullins & the Radio Ramblers / Sacred Memories / Rebel
  • Prayer Bell Of Heaven / Jimmy Martin / You Don't Know My Mind / Rounder
  • I'm Gonna Sing, Sing, Sing / Charlie Monroe / Post War Country Classics (1946-1950) / Cattle [Remembering Hank Williams:  9/17/1923 - 1/1/1953]
  • I Saw The Light / Bill Monroe / Anthology / MCA  [Remembering Hank Williams:  9/17/1923 - 1/1/1953]
  • Black Mountain Blues / Johnson Mountain Boys / Requests / Rounder