Sunday, March 10, 2013

"Bluegrass Cafe" playlist - 3/10/2013

For the first Sunday in several weeks, we were able to share a full three hours with you on today's Bluegrass Cafe.  We had A LOT of ground to cover on this first Sunday of Daylight Saving Time, and while we didn't play quite as much music as some folks might have liked, we tried to cram in a whole lot of it in our time together. Hope you were able to enjoy at least some of the program...

This past week marked the 50th anniversary of one of the biggest tragedies to ever occur in the history of country (or really, any kind of) music:  namely, the March 5, 1963 plane crash in Camden, TN that took the lives of Patsy Cline, Hawkshaw Hawkins, Cowboy Copas, and Patsy Cline's manager, Randy Hughes.  To add to the tragedy, Jack Anglin (of the brother-style duo, Johnnie & Jack) died in car accident en route to Patsy Cline's funeral on March 7, 1963.  While none of these performers could be classified as "Bluegrass," most all of them had some Bluegrass connections, so we touched a bit on those as a form of remembrance in Sunday's show.

Another award winner for the Gibson Brothers?
While most of the time, there is always new music to be shared, this week, it seemed we had it in spades.  While Jim and I have previously played a little bit of music from some of the physical CDs that were received this week, there was definitely some brand-new to be heard on Sunday, as well.  Among those recordings you'd already heard some of in previous weeks was "The Story Of The Day That I Died" by Junior Sisk & Ramblers Choice; "The Mandolin Chronicles" by Alan Bibey & Wayne Benson; and from Nothin' Fancy's Mike Andes, "The Songs I Sing."  Recordings you may have never heard before came from the VW Boys ("Listen To The Music" on Mountain Roads Recordings); Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver's "Roads Well Traveled" on Mountain Home; and a CD we've been very anxious to play ever since we heard it was being recorded in December 2012:  "They Called It Music" -- the newest Compass Records recording from the reigning IBMA Entertainers of the Year, the Gibson Brothers.  All of this music is quite wonderful, and we'll be happy to share more of it with you in future weeks of the Bluegrass Cafe.  

The Spinney Brothers (L-R, Gary Dalrymple, Rick Spinney,
Allan Spinney, Darryl Hebb) -- August 2012
(photo courtesy of Linda Orlomoski)
Sharing new music is always an enjoyable experience, and today, we even got to "debut" a song from the forthcoming second recording from the Spinney Brothers on Mountain Fever Records.  This new CD is called "No Borders," and will be officially released on May 7th.  This week, Mountain Fever will release the first single from "No Borders" to radio:  a terrific grandfather song from the pen of Ohio songwriter, Mark "Brink" Brinkman called "Grandpa's Way Of Life."  It was an honor for us to play this single, and it seems like the folks who heard it really enjoyed the song.  We got to cap off our afternoon of new music with a phone visit with Rick Spinney, who told us a bit about the new recording, as well as how the band chooses the songs they record.  Thanks to Rick for joining us, and do be sure to check out the Spinney Brothers when they play in Hamden, CT on Friday, March 22nd in a GuitarTownCT show at the Outer Space.  For more information on this show, click here.

(Incidentally, it looks like both the Spinneys' "No Borders" and the Gibsons' "They Called It Music" will be potential premiums for you at our upcoming Radiothon campaign, scheduled to run from April 13-21.  We'll let you know more about Radiothon as we get closer...)  

Make plans to join Jim next Sunday for another edition of Bluegrass Cafe, won't you?

Have a good week - 

  • Katy Hill / Del McCoury Band / RockyGrass / Blue Planet
  • Daylight Savings Time / Grandpa Jones / An American Original / CMH
  • Time Changes Everything / Reno Brothers / Swing West / Webco
  • Time / Lou Reid & Carolina / Time / Lonesome Day Records
  • Time / Kathy Kallick Band / Time / Live Oak Records
  • I'm Not Broke, But I'm Badly Bent / Jimmy Gaudreau's Bluegrass Unit / Live In Holland / Strictly Country
  • Banjo Special / Reno & Smiley / Early Years, 1951-1959 / Gusto
  • The Last Log Drive / Fred Pike, Sam Tidwell & the Kennebec Valley Boys / The Last Log Drive / Revonah
  • Cabin On A Mountain / Spinney Brothers / Memories / Mountain Fever Records
  • Poor Ellen Smith / Rich In Tradition / Black Mountain Special / Mountain Roads Recordings
  • If I Lose / Scott Brannon / Your Old Standby / Patuxent Music
  • With Body And Soul / Johnson Mountain Boys / At The Old Schoolhouse / Rounder
  • I'd Rather Love A Memory / Missy Werner Band / Three Kinds Of Lonesome / Self-Produced
  • Blue Moon Of Kentucky / Patsy Cline / The Last Sessions / MCA
  • Sunny Side Of The Mountain / Hawkshaw Hawkins / Hawkshaw Hawkins, Volume 1 / Gusto
  • Little Cabin Home On The Hill / Johnnie & Jack / Johnnie & Jack With Kitty Wells At KWKH / Bear Family
  • I Fall To Pieces / Too Blue / Trouble With The Grey / Self-Produced
  • Johnny And Jack Medley / Country Gentlemen / The Early Rebel Recordings / Rebel
  • Drinking At The Waterhole / Junior Sisk & Ramblers Choice / The Story Of The Day That I Died / Rebel
  • Tired Of Runnin' / Mike Andes / The Songs I Sing / Phoenix Productions
  • Buckaroo / VW Boys / Listen To The Music / Mountain Roads Recordings
  • Dixie Road / Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver / Roads Well Traveled / Mountain Home
  • Wintergrass / Alan Bibey & Wayne Benson / The Mandolin Chronicles / Pinecastle
  • They Called It Music / Gibson Brothers / They Called It Music / Compass Records
  • Dusty Old World / Gibson Brothers / They Called It Music / Compass Records
  • Home Sweet Home / Rick Spinney with Machaela Taylor Spinney / Off The Cuff / Self-Produced
  • That Janie Baker / Marty Raybon / forthcoming CD / Rural Rhythm
  • If That Was Love / Chris Jones & the Night Drivers / EP / Rebel
  • Black Pony / Lynn Morris Band / The Lynn Morris Band / Rounder [Marshall Wilborn born 3/12/1952]
  • You Are My Sunshine / Norman Blake / O Brother, Where Art Thou? / Mercury [Norman Blake born 3/10/1938]
  • Grandpa's Way Of Life / Spinney Brothers / No Borders / Mountain Fever Records
  • ** Interview with Rick Spinney of the Spinney Brothers **
  • The Train Song / Spinney Brothers / Memories / Mountain Fever Records
  • God Has Been So Good To Me / Crowe & McLaughlin / Going Back / Rounder
  • Get A Transfer / Nashville Bluegrass Band / The Boys Are Back In Town / Sugar Hill
  • Row By Row / Balsam Range / Papertown / Mountain Home
  • Beyond The Sunset / Doyle Lawson-Russell Moore-Jamie Dailey-Josh Swift / Life Goes On / Rural Rhythm
  • Let The Church Roll On / Lester Flatt & Earl Scruggs / Flatt & Scruggs At Carnegie Hall! / Columbia
  • Send The Angels Down / Dale Ann Bradley / Send The Angels / Compass Records
  • I'm Going To Make Heaven My Home / Virginia Squires / The Best Of The Virginia Squires / Rebel [Rickie Simpkins born 3/10/1955]
  • Sweeping Through The Gates / Bob Paisley & the Southern Grass / Forty Years Of Trouble / Strictly Country [Bob Paisley born 3/14/1931]
  • Home On The River / Gibson Brothers / They Called It Music / Compass Records
  • Do You Live What You Preach / Joe Val & the New England Bluegrass Boys / One Morning In May / Rounder

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