Sunday, December 09, 2012

"Bluegrass Cafe" Playlist - 12/9/2012

Hi Folks.

We had two guests on the show today beginning with Dick Bowden who will be leading the Big Bluegrass Mule Pull at the Firebox in Hartford next Sunday, December 16.  Besides giving us the lowdown on the Mule Pull, Dick graced us with a performance with his fretless Mike Ramsey open back gut-string banjo.  While we had Dick in the studio, he helped us celebrate the life of Maine bluegrass and old time musician, Allan "Mac" McHale.who died November 11th.  Mac had been a friend of Dick's family for many years, and Dick was able to provide a first-hand account of Mac's musical career to augment a few of Mac's songs.

Our other guest was the great bluegrass and country singer David Peterson.  David will be making a solo appearance this coming Friday evening, December 14, at The Outer Space at 295 Treadwell Street, Hamden CT.  As David described them, we played songs from his new mostly solo album, "Simplicity."   David is one of the the most amazing singers in Nashville today.  If you have the time, you don't want to miss this show.  

David Peterson at The Outer Space  (photo: J. Beaver)

Other highlights included the first serious bout with bluegrass Christmas music of the year.  This included brand new Christmas music from Wayne Taylor and Friends as well as some older and vintage songs from Bill Monroe, Doc Watson, Ralph Stanley, Jimmy Martin, The Cox Family, Emory LesterBill Grant & Delia Bell, Patty Loveless, and Rhonda Vincent.

The Heritage Corner was proud to unearth a deep catalog song from a 1979 LP from Landon Messer and Harold Brewer as well as a 1950s Stanley Brothers song to remember Carter Stanley (died 12/1/1966) and an early 1960s recording of Jack Cooke (died 12/1/2009).  We also heard a Ted Lundy instrumental from a recent CD reissue of some of his 1960s and 1970s material on the Old Blue label, and a Tommy Jackson instrumental to remember the great session fiddler on the 33rd anniversary of his death.

We played a song from and gave away to a lucky listener a CD from Lee Marcus to salute his upcoming donation to St. Jude's Hospital from the proceeds from the CD.

Amy will be making the banjos, fiddles, and sleigh bells ring next Sunday, so tune in!

Jim Beaver

Song / Artist / Album / Label
  • Fire On The Mountain / Michael Cleveland / Sawing On The "C" String / Self-released
  • Born To Be A Drifter / Ralph Stanley II / Born To Be A Drifter / Stanley Generation
  • A Lonesome Night / The Stanley Brothers / 1953-1958 & 1959 / Bear Family
  • Let Me Rest At The End Of My Journey / Jack Cooke / Sittin' On Top Of The World / Pinecastle
  • Katy Hill / Tommy Jackson / The Legendary Session Fiddler / B.A.C.M
  • One Day Late And A Dollar Short / The Spinney Brothers / Memories / Mountain Fever
  • The Stanley Brothers / Travers Chandler & Avery County / Pardon Me... / Mountain Fever
  • I'll Still Write Your Name In The Sand / David Peterson & 1946 / In The Mountaintops To Roam / Self-released
  • Dick Bowden Big Bluegrass Mule Pule discussion
  • I'm Herding Cattle (In An Air Conditioned Cadillac) / Dick Bowden / Live in the WHUS Studio
  • Old Blues Back Again / Mac McHale & The Old-Time Radio Gang / Down Memory Lane / Fishtraks
  • Theme-Walking In My Sleep / The Radio Gang / Two Different Roads / Fishtraks
  • Goodbye Little Bonnie / Taylors Grove / Keep On The Sunny Side / Fishtraks
  • Earl's Breakdown / Joe Mullins, Ronnie Stewart, et. al. / Foggy Mountain Special / Rounder
  • Grey Eagle / Ted Lundy and the Southern Mountain Boys / Self-titled / Old Blue
  • David Peterson Interview
  • Sweet Allis Chalmers / David Peterson / Simplicity / Self-released
  • Beulah Land / David Peterson / Simplicity / Self-released
  • Night Rider's Lament / David Peterson / Simplicity / Self-released
  • Don't Act / Rhonda Vincent / All-American Bluegrass Girl / Rounder
  • Pretty Polly / The Stanley Brothers / 1949-1952 / Bear Family
  • Four Letter Word / Remington Ryde / The Ryde / Green Valley
  • Grandpa's Pond / Lee Marcus / Grandpa's Pond / Self-released
  • Freight Train Blues / David Peterson & 1946 / The Howling Blue Winds / Self-released
  • Christmas Lullaby / Doc Watson / Sugar Plums / Sugar Hill
  • Blue Railroad Train / Josh Williams / Down Home / Pinecastle
  • We Three Kings of Orient Are (bed) / Emory Lester / Christmas Carols / Quiet Fire
  • Do You Hear What I Hear (bed) / Emory Lester / Christmas Carols / Quiet Fire
  • Silent Night (bed) / Emory Lester / Christmas Carols / Quiet Fire
  • Don't Make Us Cry On Christmas Day / Ralph Stanley / Christmas Time with Ralph Stanley / CRFreeland
  • Old Fashioned Christmas / Jimmy Martin / Christmas Jamboree / Hollywood
  • Come On Boys It's Christmas / Dr. Elmo / Dr. Elmo Bluegrass Christmas / Time Life
  • That's Christmas Time To Me / Bill Monroe and His Blue Grass Boys / Christmas Time's A-Comin' / Time Life
  • Go Tell It On The Mountain / The Cox Family / O Christmas Tree / Rounder
  • My Little Silver Bells / Bill Grant and Delia Bell / O Christmas Tree / Rounder
  • Come Young Friends / Landon Messer - Harold Brewer / Sacred Songs / Old Homestead (LP)
  • Where Did You Get That Water / Nu-Blu / Nail By Nail / Pinecastle
  • The Abyss / Nu-Blu / Nail By Nail / Pinecastle
  • That Mountain Is Me / Mickey Boles / Let My Feet Go Runnin' / Self-released
  • I'm Walkin' / Larry Gillis / Ringing Of The Hammer / Tinman
  • Praise His Holy Name / Wayne Taylor and Friends / Praise His Holy Name - A Christmas Celebration / Self-released
  • The Fourth Man In The Fire / Dailey & Vincent / The Gospel Side of Dailey & Vincent / Cracker Barrel
  • Bluegrass, White Snow / Patty Loveless / Bluegrass & White Snow / Epic
  • Christmas Time At Home / Rhonda Vincent / Beautiful Star / Rounder
  • Walking In A Dream / Fred Etheridge w.Nick Anderson, Mark Doyle / Pickin' and Singin' / Self-released

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