Monday, July 05, 2010

"Bluegrass Cafe" Playlist - 7/4/2010 - Independence Day

Hi Folks!

It was a good-weather holiday weekend, and we hope you were out enjoying one of the many bluegrass events going on such as the Foot Stomp'n Festival at Mineral Springs Campground in Stafford Springs, CT, but in case you were around the radio late Sunday afternoon, we had the bluegrass for you on Bluegrass Cafe.

We used the occasion of Independence Day to pack our playlist with songs that made reference to the United States and its origins. A featured artist was James Corbitt Morris, but you know him as Jimmie Driftwood. His "Soldier's Joy," "Battle Of New Orleans," and "Sailing Away On The Ocean," while not strictly bluegrass, fit the acoustic style well enough and conveyed the desired ideas.

We used the Heritage Corner to celebrate with music a few other events that took place on or around the 4th. One was the 53rd anniversary of the first performance of The Country Gentlemen. Another was the 107th anniversary of Charlie Monroe's birthday. And another was the 73rd anniversary on July 2nd of the disappearance of Amelia Earhart in the Pacific in her ill-fated attempt to circumnavigate the world in her Lockheed 10E twin engine aircraft. The Heritage Corner archives produced a great early-1970s LP from Don Stover with the song "Amelia Earhart's Last Flight" that did her right.

We debuted some new music from Darrell Webb, The Lonesome River Band, and Common Strings -- all on the Rural Rhythm label which over just a few years has become one of the major players in the bluegrass genre.

We had the pleasure of giving away a couple of day tickets to a new bluegrass festival in Maine, the Saddleback Mountain Bluegrass Festival, and in the coming weeks we will be giving away day tickets to the Podunk Bluegrass Festival.

I'll be back next week, so tune in for some good ol' bluegrass music from 4-7pm ET Sunday.

Jim Beaver

Title / Artist / Album / Label

  • Eddie's Hoedown / The Johnson Mountain Boys / Goin' Up Copper Creek / Copper Creek
  • New Freedom Bell / The Country Gentlemen / The Award Winning... / Rebel
  • Soldier's Joy / Jimmie Driftwood / Americana / Bear Family
  • There's A Star Spangled Banner Waving Somewhere / The Osborne Brothers / Hyden / Pinecastle
  • Joy Bells In My Soul / Charlie Monroe / I'm Old Kentucky Bound / Bear Family
  • Freeborn Man / Jimmy Martin / 1954-1974 / Bear Family
  • Thomas Jefferson Breakdown / The Masters feat. Eddie Adcock / Banjos That Destroyed The World Vol. II / CMH
  • Misery Loves Company / The Johnson Mountain Boys / Favorites / Rounder
  • Wandering Boy / The Isaacs / Bridges / Horizon
  • Are You Proud Of America / Ralph Stanley II / Carrying On / Rebel
  • Jack Up The Jail / Lonesome River Band / Still Learning / Rural Rhythm
  • Pardon Me / Tommy Brown & The County Line Grass / Hard Drivin' / Lavenir
  • I'd Rather Have America / Jimmy Martin / 1954-1974 / Bear Family
  • Big Black Train / Darrell Webb / Bloodline / Rural Rhythm
  • Amelia Earhart's Last Flight / Don Stover and the White Oak Mountain Boys / West Virginia Coal Miner's Blues / Old Homestead (LP)
  • All American Bluegrass Girl / Rhonda Vincent / All American Bluegrass / Girl Rounder
  • Working Hard Ain't Hardly Working Anymore / Junior Sisk and Ramblers Choice / Heartaches and Dreams / Rebel
  • The Battle Of New Orleans / Jimmie Driftwood / Americana / Bear Family
  • Red, White and Blue / Alecia Nugent / Alecia Nugent / Rounder
  • Goin' Down To Charleston / The Spinney Brothers / Live at WHUS May 8, 2010 / no label
  • Rovin' Gambler / Dierks Bentley / Up On The Ridge / Capitol
  • Sinners, You Better Get Ready / Ricky Skaggs / Solo - Songs My Dad Loved / Skaggs Family
  • Turn Up The Bottle / The Steep Canyon Rangers / Deep In The Shade / Rebel
  • My Sweet Carolyn / Nu-Blu / Nights / Self-released
  • Amanda Lynn / Lou Reid & Carolina / My Own Set Of Rules / Rural Rhythm
  • I Had But 50 Cents / Ricky Skaggs / Solo - Songs My Dad Loved / Skaggs Family
  • A Good Way To Get The Blues / The Grass Cats / A Good Way To Get The Blues / New Time Records
  • They'll Take Me In Chains / Louis Setzer and the Appalachian Mountain Boys / Wish I Were There / Ampersand Records
  • The Mary Ellen Carter / Sawmill Road / 2 - Fire On The Kettle / SMR Records
  • Sailing Away On The Ocean / Jimmie Driftwood / Americana / Bear Family
  • California Cotton Fields / The Cana Ramblers / No Expectations / Self-released
  • The Famous Lefty Flynn's / The Grascals / The Famous Lefty Flynn's / Rounder
  • Play The Lonesome Sound / Dewey Brown / Hard Times For A Fiddler / Dew Bug
  • Riding On The Clinchfield (bed) / James Alan Shelton / Where I'm Bound / Sheltone
  • Theme From Dillinger (bed) / James Alan Shelton / Where I'm Bound / Sheltone
  • Home Sweet Home (bed) / James Alan Shelton / Where I'm Bound / Sheltone
  • Love, O' Love Please Come Home / Reno & Smiley / Bluegrass 1963 / Rural Rhythm
  • Bringing Mary Home / The Country Gentlemen / The Early Rebel Recordings 1962-1971 / Rebel
  • Let The Light Shine Down / The Country Gentlemen / The Early Rebel Recordings 1962-1971 / Rebel
  • Tall Weeds And Rust / Darren Beachley and Legends of the Potomac / Take Off / Patuxent
  • Last Train To Kitty Hawk / Balsam Range / Last Train To Kitty Hawk / Mountain Home
  • Another Lonely Day / Carolina Native Sons / Rank Ol' Bluegrass / Patuxent
  • I've Been All Around This World / David Davis & The Warrior River Boys / Two Dimes & A Nickel / Rebel
  • The Great Speckled Bird / Charlie Monroe / I'm Old Kentucky Bound / Bear Family
  • What Would You Do / Fred Etheridge with Nick Anderson and Mark Doyle / Pickin and Sing'n / Self-released
  • Everybody Wants To Go To Heaven (But Nobody Wants To Die) / Tommy Brown & The County Line Grass / Hard Drivin' / Lavenir
  • Prayer Bells Of Heaven / Crowe-Lawson-Williams / Old Friends Get Together / Mountain Home
  • The Lord Will Light The Way / Bill Emerson and Sweet Dixie / Southern / Rural Rhythm
  • Joshua Fit The Battle Of Jericho / Dailey & Vincent / Singing From The Heart / Rounder
  • Sailing On / Russell Moore, Dale Ann Bradley and others / Look To The Light - Songs of Faith From The Pen Of Rick Lang / Rural Rhythm
  • Heavenly Home / Gold Heart / My Sisters and Me / Rural Rhythm
  • When The Redeemed Are Gathering In / Common Strings / Somewhere In Glory / Rural Rhythm Christian
  • America The Beautiful / The Osborne Brothers / When The Roses Bloom In Dixieland / Pinecastle

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