Sunday, January 18, 2015

Playlist - 1/18/2015 - Remembering Miss Dixie

Hi Folks.

Tom T. and Dixie Hall
Most of the first hour of this show was devoted to the songs written or co-written by Dixie Hall, wife of Tom T. Hall, prolific bluegrass songwriter and bluegrass supporter, and friend of animals.  "Miss Dixie," as she was known by many, passed away Friday, January 16th.

The impact Miss Dixie and her famous spouse had on bluegrass music in the past couple of decades was profound.  There are likely more songs recorded in the genre penned by the songwriting team of Tom T and Dixie than any other writing entity.  They supported new or struggling bluegrass musicians by providing songs and sometimes jobs and sustenance to get them over a hump.  Any monetary remuneration for their efforts was donated to the Bluegrass Trust Fund managed by IBMA. 

We barely scratched the surface of Miss Dixie's songs recorded by a wide variety of musicians in the first hour, and we find ourselves playing her songs frequently on the show without even trying.

A good article about Miss Dixie from Bluegrass Unlimited can be read here.

Godspeed, Miss Dixie.

We debuted the second single from the new album from Darin and Brooke Aldridge, played a few songs from The Gibson Brothers' new brother duet album, and played other newer music from The Spinney Brothers; Junior Sisk; Tommy Brown; Doyle Lawson; Crow, Lawson & Williams; Becky Buller; The Earls of Leicester; Marteka and William; Russ Carson; Joe Mullins; Lonesome River Band; Larry Gillis; and The South Carolina Broadcasters.

The Heritage Corner brought forth music from Buzz Busby, The Wilson Brothers, The Johnson Mountain Boys, Bill Clifton, The Stanley Brothers, Carl Story, and Larry Richardson.

Join Amy next week when she will make the banjos and fiddles ring at the Bluegrass Cafe.

Jim Beaver

Songs with Dixie Hall writing credit in blue

Artist / Song / Album / Label
  • Buzz Busby / Mandolin Tango / Going Home / Starday
  • The Spinney Brothers / I Wish That I Could Have Met Carter / No Borders / Mountain Fever 
  • Big Country Bluegrass / I'm Putting on My Leaving Shoes / Memories Of The Past / Rebel
  • Travers Chandler & Avery County / The Stanley Brothers / Pardon Me... / Mountain Fever
  • The Spinney Brothers / I Want My Dog Back / No Borders / Mountain Fever 
  • Lorraine Jordan & Carolina Road / That's Kentucky / Lorraine Jordan & Carolina Road / Rural Rhythm
  • Feller & Hill & the Bluegrass Buckaroos / Government Blues / Feller & Hill & the Bluegrass Buckaroos / Self-Produced
  • Rhonda Vincent / Don't Act / All American Bluegrass Girl / Universal 
  • Chris Jones & the Night Drivers / Where I Am / Lonely Comes Easy / Rebel
  • Ralph Stanley II / I Think I Hear a Train / Born to Be a Drifter / Stanley Family 
  • Junior Sisk & Ramblers Choice / The Grave Robber / The Heart Of A Song / Rebel
  • Carolina Road / A Light In the Window Again / Back To My Roots / Rural Rhythm
  • Cedar Hill / I've Got A Thing About Doors / I've Got A Thing About Doors / Blue Circle 
  • Big Country Bluegrass / The Boys In Hats And Ties / The Boys In Hats & Ties / Rebel 
  • Nothin' Fancy / Uncle Ermine's Fiddle / Nothin' Fancy / Virginia Dreams
  • Mark Newton Band / Blues for Breakfast / No Boundaries / Rebel Records Llc
  • Jerry Butler & The Blu-J's / A Stranger In My Own Home Town / A Stranger In My Own Home Town / Blue Circle
  • Chris Jones & the Night Drivers / One Door Away / Cloud of Dust / GSM
  • The Gibson Brothers / Angel With Blue Eyes / Brotherhood / Rounder
  • Darin & Brooke Aldridge / My Rose of Old Kentucky / Snapshots / Mountain Home
  • Junior Sisk & Ramblers Choice / Walk Slow / Trouble Follows Me / Rebel
  • The Johnson Mountain Boys / Darlin' I'm Coming Home / Walls Of Time / Rounder
  • The Spinney Brothers / My Music Comes From Bill / Tried & True / Mountain Fever
  • Dave Evans / Don't Go out Tonight Darling / Bad Moon Shining / Rebel Records Llc
  • Alex Leach / Mountain Heartache / Mountain Heartache / Self-released
  • The Wilson Brothers / Lonesome Old Home / Lonesome Old Home / Crosscut
  • Larry Efaw and the Bluegrass Mountaineers / Little Mountain Home / She Left Me Standing On a Mountain / Blue Circle
  • Rhonda Vincent / O'er Yonder Hill / Rhonda Vincent Performs Songs From The House with the Red Light / Upper Management
  • Tommy Brown and the County Line Grass / A Dark Road is a Hard Road to Travel / Leaving This Town / Randm
  • The Earls Of Leicester / Don’t Let Your Deal Go Down / The Earls of Leicester / Rounder
  • Bill Clifton with the Pick Of The Crop / Southern Moon / Where The Rainbow Finds Its End / Elf
  • The Gibson Brothers / How Mountain Girls Can Love / Brotherhood / Rounder
  • Delia Bell and Bill Grant / The Last Old Shovel / Kiamichi Moon / Old Homestead
  • Larry Gillis / Swamp Leach / Swamp Folk / Self-Produced
  • Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver / Roll Big River / In Session / Mountain Home
  • Becky Buller / Queen of the Mountain Bootleggers / 'Tween Earth And Sky / Dark Shadow
  • Lonesome River Band / Her Love Won't Turn On a Dime / Turn On a Dime / Mountain Home
  • Windy Hill / The Game of Love Is a Gamble / Lonesome Garbage Man / Self Released
  • Crowe, Lawson & Williams / Don't Laugh / Standing Tall And Tough / Mountain Home
  • Marteka and William / Rambling Gambler / The Sounds Of A Tradition / Self-released
  • Joe Mullins & the Radio Ramblers / Goin' Back to My Kentucky Country Home / Another Day From Life / Rebel
  • Russ Carson / Stone Cold / Avenue Of The Giants / Patuxent
  • Larry Efaw and the Bluegrass Mountaineers / Eight Steps Toward the Lord / She Left Me Standing On a Mountain / Blue Circle
  • The South Carolina Broadcasters / Stand with Me / Diamonds In The Rough / Flaming Heart
  • Larry Richardson and the Blue Ridge Boys With Buddy Pendleton / Paul and Silas / Larry Richardson and the Blue Ridge Boys With Buddy Pendleton On Fiddle / Old Blue Records
  • Tom T. Hall / The Beautiful River of Life / Home Grown / Mercury
  • The Mark Newton Band / I'll Cross Over Jordan Someday / Charlie Lawson's Still / Rebel
  • The Gibson Brothers / I Have Found the Way / Brotherhood / Rounder
  • Carl Story / You Don't Love God / Complete Atteiram Collection / Gusto
  • The Stanley Brothers / Wicked Path Of Sin / Folk Festival / Self-released
  • Dave Evans / The Man in the Middle / Hang Out A Light For Me / Rebel 
  • The Wilson Brothers / Heavenly Highway / Lonesome Old Home / Crosscut
  • Fred Etheridge with Nick Anderson & Mark Doyle / Walking in a Dream / Pickin' And Singin' / Self-released

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