Sunday, November 14, 2010

"Bluegrass Cafe" playlist - 11/14/2010

For the first time this basketball season, the start of the Bluegrass Cafe was preempted this week. Generally, this will happen a few times between November and the Final Four -- fortunately, our preemption for today didn't last more than 3 minutes. We can only hope that ALL of our preemptions this winter will be that short...but I know that won't be the case. We'll try to alert you in advance of longer preemptions...and keep our fingers crossed that there won't be TOO many...

About 5PM today, we took a few minutes from our "regular" programming and chatted on the phone with fellow BG broadcaster, Carol Beaugard. Carol's been hosting her BG programs at WFDU (Fairleigh Dickinson University in Teaneck, NJ) for 25+ years, and was the subject of a feature story in the April 2010 Bluegrass Unlimited magazine. In addition to being a veteran broadcaster, Carol is also a performer and bandleader, and her group known as Carol Beaugard & Blue Express will make their CT debut next Sunday at the Firebox Restaurant in Hartford. If you're so inclined, make sure you visit the Firebox on November 21st to hear Carol's band and their eclectic mix of BG music, and be sure to mention that you heard about the show on the "BG Cafe." If you're interested in hearing Carol's weekly broadcasts, you can do so online by visiting her at or

While we didn't play a whole lot of brand-spanking-new music this week, we still included a few tunes from recordings which have been released over the last couple of months, including music from Ben Greene, Chris Hillman & Herb Pedersen, Volume Five, Ashleigh Caudill, Bubba Chandler, and Joe Diffie. There were also a few requests for music from performers like the Johnson Mountain Boys, the Gibson Brothers, the Spinney Brothers, Northern Lights, and Blackstone Valley Bluegrass. All were mighty fine selections, I must say.

November is a great month, as not only does it bring us Thanksgiving, but also the yearly scramble for room reservations for the Joe Val Bluegrass Festival in February. The 2011 edition will be held February 18-20, but the popularity of the festival has caused the rooms at the Sheraton in Framingham, MA to sell out very, very quickly for the last couple of years. In fact, last year, the rooms were sold out just 7 minutes after they went on sale. That's great for BBU, but sort of frightening for folks who are trying to get a room. Yikes! If you plan on participating in the "room scramble" when the reservations can be made on Thursday, November 18th at 7PM, you may wish to make sure all of your "i's" are dotted and your "t's" are crossed now. Here's the list of reservation guidelines published on the Boston Bluegrass Union's website, and good luck to all of us on November 18th...

Make sure you join Jim on the air for next Sunday's Bluegrass Cafe, won't you? And if you don't hear from me again before Thanksgiving...I hope you and yours have a most enjoyable and blessed Thanksgiving Day!



  • Katy Hill / Del McCoury Band / RockyGrass / Blue Planet
  • Radio Boogie / Hot Rize / Radio Boogie / Flying Fish
  • Thinking About You / Lester Flatt & Earl Scruggs / Selected Sides, 1948-1952 / JSP Records
  • My Blue Tears / Gloria Belle / Love Of The Mountains / Webco
  • I Wouldn't Change You If I Could / Reno & Smiley / Bluegrass, 1963 / Rural Rhythm
  • The Silver Bugle / Charlie Sizemore Band / Good News / Rounder
  • Mountain High, Feeling Low / Ben Greene with Lorraine Jordan / Bluegrass Sideman / Blue Circle Records
  • Together Again / Chris Hillman & Herb Pedersen / At Edwards Barn / Rounder
  • Are You Missing Me / Jim & Jesse / Jim & Jesse, 1952-1955 / Bear Family
  • Black Eyed Susie / Johnson Mountain Boys / Requests / Rounder
  • Walking With Joanna / Gibson Brothers / Red Letter Day / Sugar Hill
  • Baptism Of Jesse Taylor / Volume Five / Down In A Cell / Mountain Fever Records
  • Blow Out The Candle, Laura / Linda Lay & Sammy Shelor / Taking The Crooked Road Home / Virginia FolkLife
  • Born To Be With You / Blackstone Valley Bluegrass / Debut / Appleland Records
  • Monroebilia / Nashville Bluegrass Band / Nashville Bluegrass Band / Rounder
  • Long Way Down / Gibson Brothers / Iron & Diamonds / Sugar Hill
  • Tennessee Backroads / Mark "Brink" Brinkman / On The Brink Of A Dream / Self-Produced
  • Row By Row / Ashleigh Caudill / Fruit Of The Vine / Self-Produced
  • Conversation with Carol Beaugard
  • Leavin' Tennessee / Van Manakas & Butch Baldassari / Leavin' Tennessee / SoundArt Recordings
  • Love's Gonna Live Here / The Chapmans with Rhonda Vincent / Grown Up (A Revisionist History) / Compass Records
  • Weather's Got To Change / Rich In Tradition / Black Mountain Special / Mountain Roads Recordings
  • (Get Along Home) Cindy / Kathy Kallick Band / Between The Hollow And High Rise / Live Oak Records
  • The Rabbit Song / Bubba Chandler / Somebody To Sing To / Mountain Fever Records
  • Spin On A Red Brick Floor / Nu-Blu / Nights / Self-Produced
  • Loggin' Man / Del McCoury / By Request / McCoury Music
  • Working Hard Ain't Hardly Working Anymore / Junior Sisk & Ramblers Choice / Heartaches And Dreams / Rebel
  • Miss Molly / Northern Lights / One Day / Fifty Fifty Music
  • Maple On The Hill / Lost & Found / Down On Sawmill Road / Rebel
  • Rainin' On Her Rubber Dolly / Joe Diffie with the Grascals / Homecoming / Rounder
  • Goin' To The Dance / Chris Warner with Tom Adams / Goin' To The Dance / Patuxent Music
  • Georgia Stomp(music bed) / Johnson Mountain Boys / Favorites / Rounder
  • Sugarloaf Mountain Special (music bed) / Johnson Mountain Boys / Favorites / Rounder
  • Johnson Mountain Chimes (music bed) / Johnson Mountain Boys / The Walls Of Time / Rounder
  • Sweetest Love / Seldom Scene / SCENEchronized / Sugar Hill
  • Weathered Grey Stone / Longview / Deep In The Mountains / Rounder
  • I Went Back Home Today / The Boxcars / The Boxcars / Mountain Home
  • Ole Slew Foot / Wayne Taylor & Appaloosa / Out In The Middle Of Nowhere / Self-Produced
  • Why Ask Why? / Steve Gulley & Tim Stafford / Dogwood Winter / Rural Rhythm
  • Skip Hop Wobble / Patrick McAvinue with Audie Blaylock / Rutland's Reel / Patuxent Music
  • Better Get In That Number / Spinney Brothers / Here At The Cross / Self-Produced
  • Five Flat Rocks / Billy Boone Smith / Five Flat Rocks / Muddy Sunshine
  • The Other Side / Balsam Range / Trains I Missed / Mountain Home
  • Pray The Clouds Away / Crowe, Williams, Lawson / Old Friends Get Together / Mountain Home
  • Beautiful Hall / Jeff Parker / Look To The Light: Songs Of Faith From The Pen Of Rick Lang / Rural Rhythm Christian
  • One Prayer Away / Don Rigsby & Midnight Call / The Voice Of God / Rebel
  • It's Just Like Heaven / Bill Yates & Friends / Country Gentlemen Tribute, Volume II / Mastershield Records
  • Meet Him In The Clouds / Bear Minimum / Live At The Finnish Hall / no label
  • John 3:16 / Stanley Brothers / Best Of The Best / Federal
  • Black Mountain Blues / Johnson Mountain Boys / Requests / Rounder

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