Monday, April 13, 2009

"Bluegrass Cafe" Playlist - 4/12/2009 Easter

Bluegrass Cafe has traditionally used the last half-hour of our three-hour show to feature bluegrass gospel music, and because of the large amount of bluegrass gospel available we only touch on a small portion. Since this Sunday's show was on Easter, I decided to spend the majority of the show (not all) playing bluegrass gospel with a focus on older and rare recordings. Roughly a quarter of the show was new music, a little more if you count releases a year or two back. This is not a regular format for the show, so expect things to return to "normal" when Amy returns next week.

Speaking of rarities, I played both sides (one an original) of an undated Rebel 45-rpm single by a local New England group from several decades back, The Bluegrass Travelers, that featured local banjo legend Bill Hall and guitarist/vocalist Randy Hawkins. I also mined my old vinyl LPs to find some great music not-yet-on-CD by Phyllis Boyens (backed by the Johnson Mountain Boys), The Goins Brothers, Don Stover, Bill Monroe and Friends (the Oak Ridge Boys in this case), Mac Martin, Joe Val, and The Johnson Mountain Boys (why Rounder hasn't released the entire JMB catalog just mystifies me.)

New music included cuts from Kristen Scott Benson, Dailey & Vincent, Joe Mullins, David Peterson (who will be interviewed live next Sunday), Wayne Taylor, Gina Britt Tew, and Ernie Thacker.

Also, we heard cuts from two groups appearing in the area soon: Anne & Pete Sibley who will be appearing at the Salem Barn May 8, and John Reischman and the Jaybirds who will be appearing at East Hartford Community Cultural Center 16 April. Congratulations Anne & Pete for winning the duet competition the previous evening on Prairie Home Companion. Anne & Pete live out West now, but are Connecticut natives!

Thanks for listening! Amy will be with you for the next two weeks making the banjos and fiddles ring. Be sure to listen to Amy's interview with
David Peterson next week.


Song Title / Performer / Album Title / Label

  • Fire On The Mountain / Michael Cleveland / Sawing On the "C" String / Self-produced
  • When I Reach that Home Up There / Dailey & Vincent / Brothers From Different Mothers / Rounder
  • How High Is That Mountain / Larry Stephenson / Thankful / Pinecastle
  • He's Passing This Way / Wade Mainer / I'm Not Looking Backward / Gusto
  • Tramp On The Street / Carl Story / The Bluegrass Hall Of Fame / Hollywood
  • Dream, Dream, Dream / The Bluegrass Travelers / (45 rpm single) / Rebel (45)
  • Boston Jail / Joe Mullins & The Radio Ramblers / Rambler's Call / Self-produced
  • Jesus On The Mainline / Dry Branch Fire Squad / Live at the Newburyport Fire House / Rounder
  • Heaven / The Bluegrass Travelers / (45 rpm single) / Rebel (45)
  • Come Walk With Me / David Peterson / Comin' On Strong / Necktie
  • You Can't Do Wrong & Get By / Gina Britt Tew / Doing All I Can / Self-produced
  • Hewed Out of the Mountain / Phyllis Boyens / I Really Care / Rounder (LP)
  • Church Upon The Hill / Ernie Thacker / The Hangman / Pinecastle
  • Don't Put Off Until Tomorrow / The Del McCoury Band / The Promised Land / McCoury Music
  • Heavenly Light Is Shining On Me / Don Stover & The White Oak Mountain Boys / Self-titled / Rounder (LP)
  • This Rambler's Ramblin' / Mac Martin / Country Roots / Rural Rhythm
  • Don't Be Waitin' / Wayne Taylor and Appaloosa / Self-titled / Self-produced
  • The Lord's Last Supper / Jeremy Stephens & Tom Mindte / Old Time Duets / Patuxent
  • Blue Moon Of Kentucky / Bill Monroe with The Oak Ridge Boys / Bill Monroe's Friends / MCA (LP)
  • Everybody Wants To Go To Heaven (But Nobody Wants To Die) / Tommy Brown & the County Line Grass / Hard Drivin' / Lavenir
  • Listen The Word Of God / Shady Creek / Get Your Feet Wet / Self-produced
  • Giving My Soul Back To Him / IIIrd Tyme Out / Footprints: A IIIrd Tyme Out Collection / Rounder
  • Lost As A Ball In High Weeds / Larry Cordle & Lonesome Standard Time / Songs From The Workbench / Shell Point
  • The Waves On The Sea / The Johnson Mountain Boys / Favorites / Rounder
  • Calling My Children Home / Anne & Pete Sibley / Will You Walk With Me / Self-produced
  • The Cat Came Back / Lee Moore / Country Roots / Rural Rhythm
  • Resurrection Morn / Mac Martin & The Dixie Travelers / Just Like Old Times / Rural Rhythm (LP)
  • When I Wake Up To Sleep No More / Nick Anderson & The Gospel Friends / Self-titled / Self-produced
  • Somebody Touched Me / The Dillards / Back Porch Bluegrass / Elektra
  • My Lord's Been A Walking / Ralph Stanley & The Clinch Mountain Boys / 1971-1973 / Rebel
  • You Can Feel It In Your Soul / Flatt & Scruggs / 1948-1959 / Bear Family
  • Wait A Little Longer, Please Jesus / Bill Monroe / Blue Grass 1950-1958 / Bear Family
  • One Beautiful Day / Front Range / One Beautiful Day / Sugar Hill
  • Mississippi Hoedown / John Reischman & The Jaybirds / Stellar Jays / Corvus
  • Stormy Waters / Joe Val and The New England Bluegrass Boys / Cold Wind / Rounder (LP)
  • He Suffered For My Reward / Nathan Stanley & Ralph Stanley / He Suffered For My Reward / III Generation
  • Weeds In The Wheat / Front Range / One Beautiful Day / Sugar Hill
  • Workin' On The Road / The Goins Brothers / On The Way Home / Rebel (LP)
  • I'll Fly Away / Charlie Moore / The Vetco Sessions / Vetco
  • Sweeter Than The Flowers / Dave Evans / The Vetco Sessions / Vetco
  • My Lord Keeps A Record / Jimmy Martin & The Sunny Mountain Boys / Singing All Day And Dinner On The Ground / Universal
  • They're Holding Up The Ladder / Jeff & Sheri Easter, Lewis Family, and Easter Brothers / We Are Family / Daywind
  • While On His Way To The Cross / The Easter Brothers / Favorites / Life Line
  • Seek Not The Ways / The Johnson Mountain Boys / We'll Still Sing On / Rounder (LP)
  • The Gospel Way / Kristin Scott Benson / Second Season / Pinecastle
  • Just As The Sun Went Down / James King / Gardens In The Sky / Rounder
  • I Can't Sit Down / The Steep Canyon Rangers / Feel Like My Time Ain't Long / Rebel
  • Satan's Jeweled Crown / The Gibson Brothers / Long Way Back Home / Sugar Hill
  • The Promise / The Gillis Brothers / Sunshine In The Shadows / Hay Holler

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