Sunday, December 01, 2013

"Bluegrass Cafe" playlist - 12/1/2013

Today's Bluegrass Cafe was another one shortened by sports programming at WHUS (UCONN Women's Basketball this time around), but we still were able to squeeze in a whole bunch of music into a program that lasted just under 90 minutes.  Hope you were able to enjoy it as you wrapped up your Thanksgiving weekend...

As we are now officially into the Christmas Season, it was time to break out a few Bluegrass Christmas selections.  This week, those came to us courtesy of Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver, Reno & Smiley, Rick Lang & Friends, and the Country Gentlemen, as well the title track from Jeff Parker's most recent solo outing on Lonesome Day Records, "It's Christmas Time."  Expect to hear a bit more Bluegrass Christmas integrated into the program for the remainder of the month.  
A very fine "new" old recording

In the shortened program -- and in the spirit of Thanksgiving -- we still tried to "stuff" a lot of great content into our 90 minutes.  Mini features included the playing of three songs from a new recording Roland White has recently released featuring a 1973 Holland concert by the New Kentucky Colonels (Roland with brothers Clarence and Eric, as well as Herb Pedersen on banjo).  Fabulous music!  We also featured several songs written and performed by the late Carter Stanley, who died on
Carter Glen Stanley (8/27/1925-12/1/1966)
December 1, 1966.  It always seems a bit odd to celebrate performers on the anniversary of their death, but we couldn't really let the day pass without playing music of the
Stanley Brothers which had been written or co-written by Carter, as well as two songs which have been written in tribute of Carter over the past couple of years.  Those tribute song performers included Carter's nephew that he never met, Ralph Stanley II, as well as the Spinney Brothers.  

Hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving, and it looks like we might actually have a FULL 3-hour radio program next Sunday afternoon (December 8th).  Wow!  I'll be filling in for Jim next Sunday, so I surely hope you'll tune in to our little Bluegrass Cafe.  


  • Katy Hill / Del McCoury Band / RockyGrass / Blue Planet
  • Christmas Lullaby / Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver / Merry Christmas From Our House To Your House / SSK
  • Christmas Time Back Home / Country Gentlemen / Christmas In The Mountains / Rebel
  • It's Christmas Time / Jeff Parker / It's Christmas Time / Lonesome Day Records
  • Christmas Doll / Reno & Smiley / The True Meaning Of Christmas / Gusto
  • Your Old Standby / Jim Eanes / 35 Years Of The Best In Bluegrass / Rebel
  • Milwaukee Blues / Loafers' Glory / Loafers' Glory / Arhoolie
  • Pickin' Like A Girl / The Daughters Of Bluegrass / Pickin' Like A Girl / Blue Circle Records
  • That Little Girl Of Mine In Carolina / Edgar Loudermilk / My Last Chance Tomorrow / Mountain Fever Records
  • Flat Tops A Pickin' / Reno & Harrell / 35 Years Of The Best In Bluegrass / Rebel
  • Wild Mountain Honey / Junior Sisk & Joe Mullins / Hall Of Fame Bluegrass! / Rebel
  • Things Have Gone To Pieces / James King / Three Chords And The Truth / Rounder
  • Baby Blue Eyes / Lester Flatt & Earl Scruggs / Selected Sides, 1948-1950 / JSP Records
  • Lake Champlain / BearTracks / Rough Edges / AMT Records
  • I'll Work It Out / Gibson Brothers / They Called It Music / Compass Records
  • Is This My Destiny / New Kentucky Colonels / Live In Holland 1973 / Self-Produced
  • Mocking Banjo / New Kentucky Colonels / Live In Holland 1973 / Self-Produced
  • If You're Ever Gonna Love Me / New Kentucky Colonels / Live In Holland 1973 / Self-Produced
  • Carter / Ralph Stanley II / This One Is II / Lonesome Day Records
  • Our Last Goodbye / Stanley Brothers / 20th Century Masters / Mercury
  • Let's Part The Best Of Friends / Stanley Brothers / The Complete Columbia Stanley Brothers / Columbia
  • The White Dove / Stanley Brothers / Select Sides, 1947-1949 / JSP Records
  • I Wish That I Could Have Met Carter / Spinney Brothers / No Borders / Mountain Fever Records
  • The Season Of My Heart / Rick Lang & Friends / The Season Of My Heart / Haley Anna Music
  • Rare Bird Alert / Steve Martin & the Steep Canyon Rangers / Rare Bird Alert / Rounder

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