Monday, August 09, 2010

"Bluegrass Cafe" playlist - 8/8/2010

Sunday marked the tail end of the tremendously successful Podunk Bluegrass Festival, but we kept the great music going on the airwaves at WHUS. Hope you were able to join us on your journey home...or, if you weren't at Podunk, we just hope you were able to join us!

The BG world lost another important member this past week on Monday. Mitch Jayne, the bass playing, pipe-smoking songwriter and primary yarn-spinner for the Dillards, died on August 2nd after a brief battle with cancer. The Dillards left the Missouri Ozarks early in 1963 and headed west to California to find their fame and fortune. Within a short time of arriving in Los Angeles, the group was signed to a recording contract by Elektra Records, and soon, they found roles on the super-successful "Andy Griffith Show" as members of the Darlin Family. Jayne stayed in California for about ten years, but then, returned to the Ozarks to write books and soak in Ozark culture. In 2009, the Dillards were inducted into the Bluegrass Music Hall of Fame. On Sunday afternoon, we played a few tunes from the Dillards -- most of which were co-written by Mitch Jayne, and have become standards in the BG world, such as "The Old Home Place" and "Dooley." RIP, Mitch Jayne.
This Dillards photo (with Steve Cooley on the banjo) was taken at the 1991 Winterhawk Bluegrass Festival.

We also grouped together a few tunes that were originally recorded by the Carter Family, who'd made their first recordings on August 1, 1927. We could easily fill several shows with just Bluegrass versions of tunes from the Carter Family Songbook, but for Sunday, we limited ourselves to about a dozen songs. If you'd like to learn more about the Carter Family, there was a very fine biography published in 2002 and titled, Will You Miss Me When I'm Gone? : The Carter Family And Their Legacy In American Music by Mark Zwonitzer with Charles Hirschberg. If you can't borrow a copy from your local library, I'm sure there are copies available from one of the online used book sellers.

Be sure to join Jim as he returns to the BG Cafe this coming Sunday, August 15th. I'm sure it will be a great show so do tune in beginning at 4PM...

Have a great week, and thanks for listening!



  • Katy Hill / Del McCoury Band / RockyGrass / Blue Planet
  • Durham's Reel / Michael Cleveland / Let 'Er Go, Boys! / Rounder
  • Foggy River / Ricky Skaggs / Ricky Skaggs Solo: Songs My Dad Loved / Skaggs Family
  • Bluegrass Express / Rhonda Vincent & the Rage / Ragin' Live / Rounder
  • Cold & Lonesome / Earl Brothers / The Earl Brothers / Self-Produced
  • Miller's Cave / Michael Cleveland with Audie Blaylock / Let 'Er Go, Boys! / Rounder
  • Swampgrass / Larry Gillis & the Hard Driving Bluegrass Band / Swampgrass / Self-Produced
  • Second Wind / Claire Lynch / Moonlighter / Rounder
  • Cold On The Shoulder / Tony Rice / Tony Rice Sings Gordon Lightfoot / Rounder
  • Johnson Mountain Chimes / Jessie Baker / Yessir! / Patuxent Music
  • I'd Rather Be Alone / Larry Gillis & the Hard Driving Bluegrass Band / Swampgrass / Self-Produced
  • Dooley / The Dillards / Pickin' And Fiddlin'/Back Porch Bluegrass / Collectors' Choice Music
  • Old Joe Clark / The Dillards / Bluegrass Breakdown / Vanguard
  • Ground Hog / The Dillards / Bluegrass Breakdown / Vanguard
  • The Old Home Place / The Dillards / Pickin' And Fiddlin'/Back Porch Bluegrass / Collectors' Choice Music
  • There Is A Time / The Dillards / There Is A Time (1963-70) / Vanguard
  • Black Mountain Special / Rich In Tradition / Black Mountain Special / Mountain Roads Recordings
  • Banjo Signal / Reno & Smiley / Early Years, 1951-1959 / Gusto
  • The First One To Say Goodbye / Lee Watson / Northern Track / Self-Produced
  • Whistle Stop Town / Kathy Kallick Band / Between The Hollow And The High-Rise / Live Oak Records
  • Forever And Ever / Darren Beachley & Legends Of The Potomac / Take Off / Patuxent Music
  • One Door Away / Chris Jones & the Nightdrivers / Cloud Of Dust / GSM Records
  • Smokey Mountain Memories / Larry Sparks / The Best Of Larry Sparks: Bound To Ride / Rebel
  • The Memory Of Your Smile / Stanley Brothers / Selected Cuts, 1956-1959 / JSP Records
  • Memories Cover Everything I Own / Johnson Mountain Boys / Let The Whole World Talk / Rounder
  • Wondering / Gibson Brothers / Spread Your Wings / Hay Holler
  • Leavin' Tennessee / David Davis & the Warrior River Boys / David Davis & the Warrior River Boys / Rebel
  • Little Log Cabin By The Sea / Carter Family / Anchored In Love, 1927-1928 / Rounder
  • Foggy Mountain Top / David Grisman with Ricky Skaggs & Doc Watson / Home Is Where The Heart Is / Rounder
  • When The Roses Bloom In Dixieland / Tim & Mollie O'Brien / Take Me Back / Sugar Hill
  • Where Shall I Be / Old Time Bluegrass Singers / Threads / Open Road
  • I'm Thinking Tonight Of My Blue Eyes / Paul Williams / A Tribute To Jimmy Martin / Koch
  • You Are My Flower / Lester Flatt & Earl Scruggs / Songs Of The Famous Carter Family / Columbia
  • My Native Home / Carolina Native Sons / Rank Ol' Bluegrass / Patuxent Music
  • Today Has Been A Lonesome Day / Spinney Brothers / If I Were Your Brother / Self-Produced
  • Foggy Mountain Top / Vern Williams Band / Bluegrass From The Gold Country / Rounder
  • I'll Never See My Home Again / Bear Bridge Band / Broken Hearts & Better Times / Open Road
  • Goodbye Wheeling / Lonesome River Band / Still Learning / Rural Rhythm
  • Son Of A Sawmill Man / The Grascals / The Famous Lefty Flynn's / Rounder
  • Gold Watch And Chain / Herman McGee / Family And Friends / Self-Produced
  • Roll On Buddy, Roll On / Sam Bush with Del McCoury / Circles Around Me / Sugar Hill
  • When I'm Gone / Wayne Taylor & Appaloosa / Wayne Taylor & Appaloosa / Self-Produced
  • Lazarus / Blue Highway / Marbletown / Rounder
  • Let The Light Shine Down / Junior Sisk & Ramblers Choice / Heartaches & Dreams / Rebel
  • When The Savior Reached Down For Me / J.D. Crowe, Doyle Lawson, Paul Williams / Old Friends Get Together / Mountain Home
  • Turn Your Heart To Jesus / Chris Warner / Goin' To The Dance / Patuxent Music
  • If You Don't Believe The Bible / Darrell Webb Band / Bloodline / Rural Rhythm
  • I Can't Sit Down / Steep Canyon Rangers / One Dime At A Time / Rebel
  • Voice Of My Savior / Longview / High Lonesone / Rounder
  • I'll Live On / Lilly Brothers & Don Stover / What Will I Leave Behind / Rebel
  • Sweeping Through The Gates / Dan Paisley & the Southern Grass / The Tradition Continues / Brandywine
  • Black Mountain Blues / Johnson Mountain Boys / Requests / Rounder

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