Sunday, May 03, 2020

"Bluegrass Cafe" playlist - 5/3/2020

Happy May!  Sunday's Bluegrass Cafe brought us more down a country road than usual, but still, we left a lot of room for both classic Bluegrass favorites and some newer music, too.  

September 9, 1983 -- a very excited young fan gets an
autograph from Harold Reid of the Statler Brothers.  
As we pre-record our shows for broadcast these days, the radio show tends to get produced on the Tuesday or Wednesday before the show airs.  This means that we are not going to be able to be super-timely in producing these shows, but we'll get by as best we can.  On Friday, April 24th, the Country Music Hall of Famer Harold Reid of the Statler Brothers died from kidney failure.  Unfortunately, we couldn't remember Harold during the broadcast on April 26th, but there's no way we could not honor him at least a little bit during the next show to air, which happens to be today -- May 3rd.  From the time I was around 5 or 6 years old, I have been a big fan of the Statler Brothers.  No, the Statlers never were  Bluegrass and really, their music has not been overly-covered by Bluegrass performers over the years...until Dailey & Vincent came around, anyway.  Clearly, D&V admire the Statlers as much as (or more than) I do, as they made a whole record honoring the Statlers' music.  They even got Harold to come out of retirement and help them on another song they recorded.  To that end, we listened to some Dailey & Vincent and some Statler music, and, of course, we couldn't forget the ol' Roadhog, either.  

We also ended up sharing a half-dozen tunes from the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band's very successful album, "Will The Circle Be Unbroken, Volume Two," which was released on May 1, 1989.  This record was similar to the 1972 predecessor ("Will The Circle Be Unbroken") in that it brought some country music pioneers in to record with the country rock band.  Circle 2 expanded the circle perhaps a little bit wider with contributions from everyone from Earl Scruggs, Jimmy Martin, and Roy Acuff to Chris Hillman, John Prine, and John Denver.  We played some of the more Bluegrass-sounding tracks during Sunday's show.  

There was still time for newer music, too, and so, we heard selections from Mile Twelve with Billy Strings, Larry Cordle, Daryl Mosley, Special Consensus, and Connecticut's own ShoreGrass.  Other 2020 music came from the Feinberg Brothers, Junior Sisk, and the duo of Dale Ann Bradley & Tina Adair.

Hope you all are continuing to do well during our isolation days.  Please join me again next Sunday for another edition of our Bluegrass Cafe.

Have a good week!

Amy O.


  • Katy Hill / Del McCoury Band / RockyGrass / Blue Planet
  • We'll Meet Again Sweetheart / Lester Flatt & Earl Scruggs / The Complete Mercury Recordings / Mercury
  • You're Not A Drop In The Bucket / Earls Of Leicester / The Earls Of Leicester / Rounder
  • Let's Live For Tonight / Reno & Smiley / Good Old Country Ballads / King
  • I Will Always Be Waiting For You / High Fidelity / Hills And Home / Rebel
  • Is It True / Jim & Jesse / First Sounds:  The Capitol Years / Capitol
  • You Ain't Goin' Nowhere / Nitty Gritty Dirt Band with Roger McGuinn & Chris Hillman / Will The Circle Be Unbroken, Volume Two / Universal
  • Walking Down The Line / Country Gentlemen / Live In Japan / Rebel
  • I'm Sittin' On Top Of The World / Nitty Gritty Dirt Band with Jimmy Martin / Will The Circle Be Unbroken, Volume Two / Universal
  • I'm Gonna Sleep With One Eye Open / Hot Rize / In Concert / Flying Fish
  • Grandpa Was A Carpenter / Nitty Gritty Dirt Band with John Prine / Will The Circle Be Unbroken, Volume TwoI / Universal
  • I Sang The Song / John Prine / I Sang The Song / Mountain Fever Records
  • Sad Situation / Bill Grant & Delia Bell / Dreaming / Rounder
  • Leaving On Her Mind / Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver / Live In Prague, Czech Republic / Billy Blue Records
  • I Overlooked An Orchid / Bob Paisley & the Southern Grass / Back To The Blue Ridge / Brandywine
  • The Log Train / Dale Ann Bradley & Tina Adair / Oh Darlin' / Pinecastle
  • The One You Slip Around With / White Mountain Bluegrass / Aragon Mill / Strictly Country
  • Running Razorback / Gary Ferguson / I'm Really Leaving / Webco
  • Get In Line Buddy / Junior Sisk / Load The Wagon / Mountain Fever Records
  • Why Do You Treat Me This Way / Feinberg Brothers  / Songs We Sing / Cabinwood Music
  • Some Old Day / John Cowan / Epilogue:  A Tribute To John Duffey / Smithsonian Folkways
  • Why Tell Me Why / Lynn Morris Band / The Bramble And The Rose / Rounder
  • Harvest Time / Lost & Found / Classic Bluegrass / Rebel
  • Bed Of Rose's / Dailey & Vincent / Dailey & Vincent Sing The Statler Brothers / Cracker Barrel [Remembering Harold Reid:  August 21, 1939 - April 24, 2020]
  • The Class Of '57 / Statler Brothers / Country Music Then And Now / Mercury [Remembering Harold Reid:  August 21, 1939 - April 24, 2020]
  • Eight More Miles To Louisville / Statler Brothers / Sons Of The Motherland / Mercury [Remembering Harold Reid:  August 21, 1939 - April 24, 2020]
  • Head Hung Down / Dailey & Vincent / Brothers From Different Mothers / Rounder [Remembering Harold Reid:  August 21, 1939 - April 24, 2020]
  • The Saturday Morning Radio Show / Lester "Roadhog" Moran & His Cadillac Cowboys / Country Music Then And Now / Mercury [Remembering Harold Reid:  August 21, 1939 - April 24, 2020]
  • Cold Wind / Mile Twelve with Billy Strings / single / Self-Produced
  • A Few Years Ago / Daryl Mosley / A Few Years Ago / Pinecastle
  • Sailor's Regret / Larry Cordle / Where The Trees Know My Name / Mighty Cord Records
  • May Waltz / ShoreGrass / single / Self-Produced
  • Shenandoah Breakdown / Wyatt Rice / Bill Monroe Centennial Celebration / Rounder
  • That Home Above / Bill Monroe & His Blue Grass Boys / The Essential Bill Monroe / Columbia
  • Working On A Building / Bill Monroe & His Blue Grass Boys / Anthology / MCA
  • Little Mountain Church House / Nitty Gritty Dirt Band with Ricky Skaggs / Will The Circle Be Unbroken, Volume Two / Universal 
  • Don't You Hear Jerusalem Moan / Nitty Gritty Dirt Band with New Grass Revival / Will The Circle Be Unbroken, Volume TwoI / Universal 
  • Life's Railway To Heaven / Nitty Gritty Dirt Band with Johnny Cash & the Carter Sisters / Will The Circle Be Unbroken, Volume Two / Universal
  • Won't That Be A Happy Place / Special Consensus / Chicago Barn Dance / Compass Records
  • I Like To Hear 'Em Preach It / Jimmy Martin / Good 'N' Country & Country Music Time / Jasmine
  • Don't Tune Him Out / The Whites / Gonna Sing, Gonna Shout / Billy Blue Records
  • I'd Rather Live By The Side Of The Road / Country Gentlemen / The Early Rebel Recordings, 1962-1971 / Rebel
  • Bring Him Your Talents / Bluegrass Cardinals / Way Down Deep In My Soul / Sugar Hill
  • Shouting In The Air / Johnson Mountain Boys / Let The Whole World Talk / Rounder
  • Open Up Your Heart (And Let Jesus In) / Karl Shiflett & Big Country Show / Take Me Back / Pinecastle
  • Lord Lift Me Up / Bluegrass Patriots / E Pluribus Bluegrass / Red Feather
  • Love Thy Neighbor As Thyself / Louvin Brothers / The Family Who Prays:  26 Classic Tracks / Country Stars
  • When The Angels Sing / Rhonda Vincent / The Storm Still Rages / Rounder
  • Angel Band / Stanley Brothers / O Brother Where Art Thou / Lost Highway/Mercury
  • This Ole House / Statler Brothers / The Gospel Music Of The Statler Brothers, Volume 2 / GGS [Remembering Harold Reid:  August 21, 1939 - April 24, 2020]
  • Black Mountain Blues / Johnson Mountain Boys / Requests / Rounder

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