Sunday, March 24, 2013

"Bluegrass Cafe" playlist - 3/24/2013

Sunday's show featured a full three hours of music -- a "luxury" we don't take for granted during the UCONN Baseball and Basketball season...

We didn't have any great formal plans for Sunday's show, so that left plenty of time for music -- both newer and classic.  As the show was the first one officially held since Spring began (on the calendar, anyway), we opened with a set of Spring-themed tunes.  Eventually, it might start feeling a bit warmer and more Spring-like in these parts, but in the meantime, we'll just have to listen to songs that tell us what Spring should feel like.

The Spinneys' soon-to-be released "No Borders" will be a
Radiothon 2013 thank-you gift.
Springtime often means fundraising time at a lot of non-commercial radio stations, and that holds true at WHUS, too.  Our fundraising campaign known as Radiothon begins on April 13th and runs until April 21st, and we've been accumulating quite a few really wonderful musical ways of saying thanks to you for your donations.  We'll tell you more about specific "thank-you gifts" as we get closer to the start of Radiothon, but some of the titles we'll have available are highlighted in red in our playlist that follows here.

Carl Smith (1927-2010)
From time to time, I enjoy paying tribute to some of those great honky tonk singers of the 1950s whose material has been covered really well in the Bluegrass world.  Today, the Country Music Hall of Famer in the proverbial spotlight was the great Carl Smith, who would have celebrated his 86th birthday on March 15th.  While Carl Smith wasn't really known as a songwriter, he had a great number of hits throughout the 1950s and into the 1960s, and we featured some BG covers by performers like Barry Berrier, the Gibson Brothers, Danny Paisley & the Southern Grass, and the Lynn Morris Band on Sunday.  

Spring means LOTS of new BG, including this great disc.
This is the time of year where a lot of Bluegrass bands are releasing new CDs, so every week, it seems like we have a bit more new music to share.  This week, those newer songs came from projects either recently released (Shannon & Heather Slaughter & County Clare's "One More Road" and the self-titled Feller & Hill & the Bluegrass Buckaroos), or soon-to-be released (the Gibson Brothers' "They Called It Music" comes out this Tuesday, March 26th; May 7th is the official release date for "No Borders" from the Spinney Brothers and Dailey & Vincent's "Brothers Of The Highway").  Other newer music we heard came from recordings released over the past several months by Mike Compton & Joe Newberry, the Tennessee Mafia Jug Band, the Boxcars, the Lonesome River Band, Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver, Junior Sisk & Ramblers Choice, Rickey Wasson & Dwight McCall (from "God Didn't Choose Sides"), Chris Brashear, Joe Mullins & the Radio Ramblers, Volume Five, and Flatt Lonesome.  

Hope you enjoyed something you heard today, and be sure to join Jim next Sunday -- Easter Sunday -- for another music-filled edition of BG Cafe.

Have a good week - 

  • Katy Hill / Del McCoury Band / RockyGrass / Blue Planet
  • Little Annie [When Springtime Comes Again] / Lilly Brothers & Don Stover / Bluegrass At The Roots / Smithsonian Folkways
  • Springtime In The Rockies / Bluegrass Patriots / Springtime In The Rockies / Copper Creek
  • Irish Spring / Country Gentlemen / The Complete Vanguard Recordings / Vanguard
  • Spring Will Bring Flowers / Balsam Range / Last Train To Kitty Hawk / Mountain Home
  • Rocky Road Blues / Mike Compton & Joe Newberry / Live / Self-Produced
  • Sunshine Special / Tennessee Mafia Jug Band / Screams From The Holler / Spring Fed Records
  • Little Darlin' Pal Of Mine / Heather Berry & Tony Mabe / The Heather Berry & Tony Mabe Show / Mountain Fever Records
  • Dickson County Breakdown / Stanley Brothers / Select Songs, 1949-1953 / JSP Records
  • Don't Fall In Love With A Girl Like That / The Boxcars / All In / Mountain Home
  • I Knew It Wasn't You (The Telephone Song) / Crowe Brothers / Bridging The Gap / Rural Rhythm
  • Loneliness And Desperation / Del McCoury / Classic Bluegrass / Rebel
  • The Last Old Shovel / Phyllis Boyens / O Sister! / Rounder
  • New Freedom Bell / Eddie & Martha Adcock with Tom Gray & Friends / Many A Mile / Patuxent Music
  • Sally Goodin' / Mashville Brigade / Bluegrass Smash Hits / Rural Rhythm
  • Barely Beat The Daylight In / Lonesome River Band / Chronology, Volume 2 / Rural Rhythm
  • The Darker The Night, The Better I See / Gibson Brothers / They Called It Music / Compass Records
  • Steel Drivin' Man / Dailey & Vincent / Brothers Of The Highway / Rounder
  • It's In My Mind To Wander / Shannon & Heather Slaughter & County Clare / One More Road / Self-Produced
  • Wasted Words / Feller & Hill & the Bluegrass Buckaroos / Feller & Hill & the Bluegrass Buckaroos / Self-Produced
  • It's Hard To Be Forgotten / Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver / Roads Well Traveled / Mountain Home
  • Good To See The Home Place Once Again / Junior Sisk & Ramblers Choice / The Story Of The Day That I Died / Rebel
  • Grandpa's Way Of Life / Spinney Brothers / No Borders / Mountain Fever Records
  • Old John Burns / Rickey Wasson & Dwight McCall / God Didn't Choose Sides / Rural Rhythm
  • Let Old Mother Nature Have Her Way / Barry Berrier / First Time With Feeling / Pinecastle
  • Loose Talk / Gibson Brothers / Another Night Of Waiting / Hay Holler
  • I Overlooked An Orchid / Danny Paisley & the Southern Grass / Road Into Town / Patuxent Music
  • Kisses Don't Lie / Lynn Morris Band / The Lynn Morris Band / Rounder
  • You Are The One / Carl Smith / The Essential Carl Smith, 1950-1956 / Columbia
  • Randy Lynn Rag / Lester Flatt & Earl Scruggs / Selected Cuts, 1952-1955 / JSP Records
  • Flint Hill Special / Lester Flatt & Earl Scruggs / Selected Sides, 1950-1952 / JSP Records
  • It's A Long, Long Road / Blue Highway / Lonesome Pine / Rebel
  • Ain't Nobody Gonna Miss Me / Wayne Taylor & Appaloosa / Out In The Middle Of Nowhere / Self-Produced
  • Hard Pressed / Hot Rize / Traditional Ties / Sugar Hill
  • The Ole Pueblo / Chris Brashear / Heart Of The Country / Dog Boy Records
  • Steel Guitar Rag / Joe Mullins & the Radio Ramblers / They're Playing My Song / Rebel
  • I'll Be Alright Tomorrow / Loafers' Glory / Loafers' Glory / Arhoolie
  • Rambler / Volume Five / Run / Mountain Fever Records
  • How Come You Do Me Like You Do / Jeff Parker / Go Parker! / Lonesome Day Records
  • Palms Of Victory / Country Gentlemen / Calling My Children Home / Rebel
  • Journey To My Savior's Side / Missy Werner Band / Three Kinds Of Lonesome / Self-Produced
  • The Right Side / Flatt Lonesome / Flatt Lonesome / Pisgah Ridge
  • Old Roman Soldier / Spinney Brothers / Memories / Mountain Fever Records
  • A Robin Built A Nest On Daddy's Grave / Ralph Stanley / A Gospel Bluegrass Homecoming, Volume One / GGS Music
  • Wait A Little Longer Please Jesus / Bill Monroe & His Blue Grass Boys / Bill Monroe & His Blue Grass Boys, 1954-1957 / JSP Records
  • Springtime In Glory / Johnson Mountain Boys / We'll Still Sing On / Rounder
  • Black Mountain Blues / Johnson Mountain Boys / Requests / Rounder

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