Sunday, February 28, 2021

"Bluegrass Cafe" playlist - 2/28/2021

Howdy!  Here we are, already -- the last Sunday of February!  Hope you're doing well, and that you were able to join us for the 45th "home-made" edition of our Bluegrass Cafe.


During Sunday's show, as always, we shared a few songs from folks who would have celebrated (or, who still celebrate) birthdays during this week.  Four of these birthday celebrants are members of the Bluegrass Hall of Fame, including
Doug Dillard, John Duffey, Don Stover, and Doc Watson.  We also remembered the King of Western Swing, Bob Wills, with a Bluegrass medley of his songs.

We also shared a few songs from two important albums in the history of Bluegrass music:  the Lonesome River Band's "Carrying The Tradition" (released 30 years ago this year), and the first "Will The Circle Be Unbroken" collection from the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band who were joined by a whole bunch of their musical heroes (3-LP set released March 1, 1972).  

Hope you enjoyed something you heard during today's broadcast, but here's a program note for the next two Sundays:  due to UConn Baseball broadcasts, our Bluegrass Cafe will air from 6-9PM on both March 7th and March 14th.  Hope you can still join us...just a bit later than "normal."  

Stay healthy, and have a good week!

Amy O.



SONG / PERFORMER / ALBUM / LABEL

  • Katy Hill / Del McCoury Band / RockyGrass / Blue Planet
  • Break My Heart / Rhonda Vincent / A Dream Come True / Rebel
  • Back To Hancock County / Traditional Grass / 10th Anniversary Collection / Rebel
  • Hey! Hey! Hey! / Stanley Brothers / Selected Sides, 1949-1953 / JSP Records
  • Skip, Hop & Wobble / Jimmy Martin / Good 'n' Country AND Country Music Time / Jasmine
  • Ain't Nobody Gonna Miss When I'm Gone / Jimmy Gaudreau / In Good Company / CMH
  • Cardboard Mansion / Bob Paisley & the Southern Grass / Back To The Blue Ridge / Brandywine
  • Happy Hollow / Bronwyn Keith-Hynes / Fiddler's Pastime / Self-Produced
  • Ice Covered Birches / Po' Ramblin' Boys / Toil, Tears & Trouble / Rounder
  • Someone Play Dixie For Me / Dry Branch Fire Squad / Bluegrass Mountain Style / Rounder
  • Reflections Of Love / Paul Adkins & the Borderline Band / Reflections Of Love / Rebel
  • Hobo Blues / Lonesome River Band / Carrying The Tradition / Rebel
  • You Gotta Do What You Gotta Do / Lonesome River Band / Carrying The Tradition / Rebel
  • My Sweet Blue-Eyed Darlin' / Lonesome River Band / Carrying The Tradition / Rebel
  • Thank God For The Highways / Spinney Brothers / Tried & True / Mountain Fever Records
  • Just Load The Wagon / Junior Sisk / Load The Wagon / Mountain Fever Records
  • Mend This Heart Of Mine / Johnson Mountain Boys / Walls Of Time / Rounder
  • Johnson Mountain Chimes / Johnson Mountain Boys / Walls Of Time / Rounder
  • Grand Ole Opry Song / Nitty Gritty Dirt Band with Jimmy Martin / Will The Circle Be Unbroken / Capitol
  • Keep On The Sunny Side / Nitty Gritty Dirt Band with Mother Maybelle Carter / Will The Circle Be Unbroken / Capitol
  • Tennessee Stud / Nitty Gritty Dirt Band with Doc Watson / Will The Circle Be Unbroken / Capitol
  • My Dear Old Southern Home / Doc Watson / Best Of The Sugar Hill Years / Sugar Hill [Remembering Doc Watson:  3/3/1923 - 5/29/2012]
  • Banjo In The Hollow / The Dillards / A Long Time Ago / [Remembering Doug Dillard:  3/6/1937 - 5/16/2012]
  • Bob Wills Medley / Bluegrass Cardinals / Tennessee Mountain Bluegrass Festival / CMH [Remembering Bob Wills:  3/6/1905 - 5/13/1975]
  • Idle Time / Nashville Bluegrass Band / Idle Time / Rounder [Mike Compton birthday, 2/29/1956]
  • Your Lone Journey / Doc Watson / Best Of The Sugar Hill Years / Sugar Hill [Remembering Doc Watson:  3/3/1923 - 5/29/2012]
  • Philadelphia Lawyer / Country Gentlemen / The Early Rebel Recordings, 1962-1971 / Rebel [Remembering John Duffey:  3/4/1934 - 12/9/1997]
  • Walk Through This World With Me / Seldom Scene / Different Roads / Rebel [Remembering John Duffey:  3/4/1934 - 12/9/1997]
  • Bringing Mary Home / Country Gentlemen / The Early Rebel Recordings, 1962-1971 / Rebel [Remembering John Duffey:  3/4/1934 - 12/9/1997]
  • The Boatman / Seldom Scene / Dream Scene / Sugar Hill [Remembering John Duffey:  3/4/1934 - 12/9/1997]
  • Won't Be Crying Over You / Tina Adair / single / Engelhardt Music Group
  • Darby's Castle / Professor Dan Boner / West Of West Virginia / Self-Produced
  • Swinging A Nine Pound Hammer / Matt Dudman / Poa / Pleasant Valley Music
  • Flint Hill Special / Nitty Gritty Dirt Band with Earl Scruggs / Will The Circle Be Unbroken / Capitol
  • Things In Life / Don Stover / The Stained Glass Hour / Rounder [Remembering Don Stover:  3/6/1928 - 11/11/1996]
  • Satisfied / Sullivan Family / Live! At McClure / Rebel
  • Leaning On The Everlasting Arms / The Grascals / Dance 'Til Your Stockings Are Hot And Ravelin' / Time Life
  • Praying / J.B. & Jamie Dailey / Step Back In Time / Pinecastle
  • The Church Back Home / Country Gentlemen / Bluegrass At Carnegie Hall / Starday
  • Going Home / Bluegrass Band / Shine Hallelujah Shine, Volume 1 / Hay Holler
  • I've Just Seen The Rock Of Ages / Larry Sparks / 35 Years Of The Best In Bluegrass / Rebel
  • Mr. Jesus / Feinberg Brothers / Songs We Sing / Cabinwood Music
  • Dust On The Bible / Neon Valley Boys / Bluegrass / Sudden Comfort Records
  • Jesus Made The Wine / Peter Rowan & the Nashville Bluegrass Band / New Moon Rising / Sugar Hill
  • My Lord Delivered Me / Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver / The Gospel Collection, Volume One / Sugar Hill
  • Living On The Hallelujah Side / Donna & Roni Stoneman / The Legend Continues / Patuxent Music
  • Jesus Is Standing At My Right Hand / Reno & Smiley / Early Years, 1951-1959 / Gusto
  • On The Wings Of A Dove / Gopher Broke Bluegrass / The Wayworn Traveler / Self-Produced
  • Get On That Road To Glory / Lester Flatt & Earl Scruggs / Father's Table Grace / MME
  • It's So Hard To Stumble (When You're Down On Your Knees) / Lou Reid & Carolina / Sounds Like Heaven To Me / Rural Rhythm
  • Something That The World Didn't Give Me / Marshall Family / Live! At McClure / Rebel
  • When We All Get To Heaven / Cody Shuler & Pine Mountain Railroad / Pickin', Praisin' & Singin':  Hymns From The Mountain / Rural Rhythm Christian
  • Glory Bound Train / Carolina Blue / I Hear Bluegrass Calling Me / Pinecastle
  • I Won't Be Troubled Anymore / Stonewall Bluegrass / I Won't Be Troubled Anymore / Self-Produced
  • Black Mountain Blues / Johnson Mountain Boys / Requests / Rounder

Sunday, February 21, 2021

"Bluegrass Cafe" playlist - 2/21/2021

Happy Sunday!  Hope you were able to listen to our program this week, as it aired a bit later than our normal 4-7PM timeframe.  For the first time in nearly a year, our broadcast has been impacted by a UConn Sports event.  We will take that as a positive sign that COVID restrictions are easing back a bit, perhaps?  Either way, we'll keep you informed about changing times as much as we can during this Spring.

The show started with several selections from the late Joe Val, whose namesake festival sponsored by the Boston Bluegrass Union didn't get to happen over Presidents Day weekend.  We will keep our fingers crossed that there will definitely be a Joe Val Festival in 2022, but for now, it's always good to listen to his music.

There was a tiny bit of newer music to share this week, as well, and so, we heard a couple of tunes from California Bluegrasser Matt Dudman and his new CD called, "Poa," as well as newer songs from Larry Cordle, the Lonesome River Band, and Merle Monroe.  

Several more Bluegrass birthdays were celebrated, too, included those of Don Reno, Little Roy Lewis, Ralph Stanley, and Pete Wernick.  We also remembered two Country Music Hall of Famers born one day apart in 1932:  Faron Young and Johnny Cash.  Both of these country legends have had their songs recorded by Bluegrass performers over the years, so we shared some of those renditions.

A good portion of our show was devoted to remembering guitar picker, Aaron "Frosty" Foster.  From the time he was a young boy, Aaron would spend summers travelling with his devoted grandparents, George and Etta Crawford, all over New York and New England attending Bluegrass festivals, and Aaron caught the "bug."  He learned to play the guitar (very well!) and then, attended East Tennessee State University to study in their music program.  In the blink of an eye (so it seemed), Aaron was picking with the ETSU Bluegrass Pride Band, playing in his own band (called Dreamcatcher), making his own records, and most recently, performing with the Amanda Cook Band.  Every summer, though, Aaron would still work at his "home" festival -- Vermont's Jenny Brook Bluegrass Festival -- and lead the Kids' Academy.  He was always smiling and friendly, and clearly, he loved Bluegrass music.  Sadly, Aaron died on February 10th at the age of 28.  It's difficult to understand why this had to happen, but Aaron will be fondly remembered by everyone he touched in his short lifetime.  Read more about the fundraising efforts on his family behalf here:  Friends and fans chip in to help Frosty’s family - Bluegrass Today

Thanks so much for listening this week, and we'll look forward to visiting with you again next week.

Have a good week, and stay healthy!

Amy O.



SONG / PERFORMER / ALBUM / LABEL

  • Katy Hill / Del McCoury Band / RockyGrass / Blue Planet
  • Wrong Road Again / Joe Val / Diamond Joe / Rounder
  • The Prisoner's Song / Joe Val & the New England Bluegrass Boys / Live In Holland / Strictly Country Records
  • Where The Red River Flows / Joe Val & the New England Bluegrass Boys / One Morning In May / Rounder
  • Poor Ellen Smith / Joe Val / Diamond Joe / Rounder
  • Every Lonesome Night / Matt Dudman / Poa / Pleasant Valley Music
  • Love Songs / Lonesome River Band / single / Mountain Home
  • Cherokee Fiddle / Larry Cordle / Where The Trees Know My Name / Mighty Cord Records
  • I'm Leaving Town Tonight / Merle Monroe / single / Pinecastle 
  • Everyone Knew It But Me / Matt Dudman / Poa / Pleasant Valley Music
  • Looking For A Smile In A Heartache / Aaron "Frosty" Foster / Opening Doors / Self-Produced [Remembering Aaron "Frosty" Foster]
  • County Fool / Boone & Foster / single / Mountain Fever Records [Remembering Aaron "Frosty" Foster]
  • Girl With The Sparkling Eyes / Dreamcatcher / Dreamcatcher / Self-Produced [Remembering Aaron "Frosty" Foster]
  • West Virginia Coal / Amanda Cook Band / Summer Singles 2020 / Mountain Fever Records [Remembering Aaron "Frosty" Foster]
  • Did You Hear Me Say Goodbye / ETSU Bluegrass Pride Band / single / Now And Then Records [Remembering Aaron "Frosty" Foster]
  • Temperance Reel / Aaron "Frosty" Foster / Opening Doors / Self-Produced [Remembering Aaron "Frosty" Foster]
  • Songbird / Aaron "Frosty" Foster / Opening Doors / Self-Produced [Remembering Aaron "Frosty" Foster]
  • Pike County Breakdown / Aaron "Frosty" Foster / Self-Produced [Remembering Aaron "Frosty" Foster]
  • Choking The Strings / Reno & Smiley / Early Years, 1951-1959 / Gusto [Remembering Don Reno:   2/21/1927 - 10/16/1984]
  • Crazy Finger Blues / Reno & Smiley / Early Years, 1951-1959 / Gusto [Remembering Don Reno:  2/21/1927 - 10/16/1984]
  • You Can't Be A Beacon / The Little Roy & Lizzy Show / Lord In The Morning / Crossroads [Little Roy Lewis birthday, 2/24/1942]
  • Old-Time Pickin' / Ralph Stanley & the Clinch Mountain Boys / Ralph Stanley & the Clinch Mountain Boys, 1971-1973 / Rebel [Remembering Ralph Stanley:  2/25/1927 - 6/23/2016]
  • Your Light Leads Me On / Hot Rize / In Concert / Flying Fish [Pete Wernick birthday, 2/25/1946]
  • Man Of Constant Sorrow / Ralph Stanley & the Clinch Mountain Boys / Ralph Stanley & the Clinch Mountain Boys, 1971-1973 / Rebel [Remembering Ralph Stanley:  2/25/1927 - 6/23/2016]
  • Wild Ride / Hot Rize / Untold Stories / Sugar Hill [Pete Wernick birthday, 2/25/1946]
  • Goin' Steady / Red Knuckles & the Trailblazers / Shades Of The Past / Sugar Hill [Remembering Faron Young:  2/25/1932 - 12/10/1996]
  • Big River / Nashville Bluegrass Band / The Boys Are Back In Town / Sugar Hill [Remembering Johnny Cash:  2/26/1932 - 9/12/2003]
  • Alone With You / White Mountain Bluegrass / Oh So Many Years / Self-Produced [Remembering Faron Young:  2/25/1932 - 12/10/1996]
  • Give My Love To Rose / Sally Love Connell with Dudley Connell / Life Goes On / Rural Rhythm  [Remembering Johnny Cash:  2/26/1932 - 9/12/2003]
  • Go Back You Fool / Bear Bridge Band / Broken Hearts & Better Times / Open Road [Remembering Faron Young:  2/25/1932 - 12/10/1996]
  • Hey Porter / Lynn Morris Band / The Bramble And The Rose / Rounder [Remembering Johnny Cash:  2/26/1932 - 9/12/2003]
  • Together Till The End / Beartracks / Together Till The End / AMT Records
  • Sweetest Love / Greg Blake / Songs Of Heart & Home / Self-Produced
  • The Lonesome Wind / Fast Track / Fast Track / Engelhardt Music Group
  • Hickory, Walnut & Pine / Po' Ramblin' Boys / Toil, Tears & Trouble / Rounder
  • Clinch Mountain Blues / Stanley Brothers / Selected Cuts, 1955-1956 / JSP Records [Remembering Ralph Stanley:  2/25/1927 - 6/23/2016]
  • What Would You Give In Exchange / Monroe Brothers / Bill Monroe & His Blue Grass Boys, 1936 / JSP Records [recorded 2/17/1936]
  • Joy Of Revelation / McCoury Brothers / The McCoury Brothers / Rounder
  • One More Time (I Must Rise) / Gibson Brothers / Another Night Of Waiting / Hay Holler
  • I Know I'm Saved / Crowe Brothers / Brothers-n-Harmony / Rural Rhythm
  • You'd Better Wake Up / Spinney Brothers / Going Home / Self-Produced
  • Are You Lost In Sin / Jim & Jesse / First Sounds:  The Capitol Years / Capitol
  • Preach The Gospel / Louvin Brothers / Close Harmony / Bear Family
  • Still Waters / Osborne Brothers / Way Down Deep In My Soul / Sugar Hill
  • Will He Wait A Little Longer / Stanley Brothers / Selected Cuts, 1955-1956 / JSP Records
  • Drifting Too Far From The Shore / Monroe Brothers / Bill Monroe & His Blue Grass Boys, 1936 / JSP Records [recorded 2/17/1936]
  • When I Wake Up To Sleep No More / Aaron "Frosty" Foster / single / Bee Hive Records [Remembering Aaron "Frosty" Foster]
  • Dear God / High Fidelity / Banjo Player's Blues / Rebel
  • Take Me In A Lifeboat / Country Gentlemen / The Early Rebel Recordings, 1961-1972 / Rebel
  • Will You Meet Me Over There / Josh Williams / Lonesome HIghway / Pinecastle
  • I Am Just A Pilgrim / Appalachian Road Show / Barry Abernathy & Darrell Webb Present Appalachian Road Show / Billy Blue Records
  • There's A Highway To Heaven / Reno & Smiley / Early Years, 1951-1959 / Gusto
  • I'm Going To Make Heaven My Home / Lester Flatt & Earl Scruggs / The Complete Mercury Recordings / Mercury
  • I Can Call Jesus / Lynn Morris / Bluegrass Spirit / Rounder
  • Gonna Be Movin' / Balsam Range / Trains I Missed / Mountain Home
  • Black Mountain Blues / Johnson Mountain Boys / Requests / Rounder


Sunday, February 14, 2021

"Bluegrass Cafe" playlist - 2/14/2021

 

It's February 14th, so I guess that means it's time to say Happy Valentine's Day!  Hope you've had a nice day surrounded by the things (or people!) you love.  

Our radio show for today included lots of songs concerning matters of the heart -- and so, there were songs both of broken hearts and songs filled with positive love stories.  We may share a few more from both categories in next week's show, so hope you can join us.

February may be a short month, but it is one filled with lots of birthdays to be celebrated.  This week, we shared songs from several birthday celebrants, including Dudley Connell, David Davis, Claire Lynch, Mark Newton, and Don Rigsby.

We also remembered another Country Music Hall of Famer whose birthday would have been celebrated on the day this show was recorded (February 9th) -- Ernest Tubb (February 9, 1914 - September 6, 1984).  E.T.'s songs have been covered by lots of Bluegrass performers over the years, and we shared a few of those in tribute to the Texas Troubadour.

This show was completed and submitted for airplay to WHUS before the sad news came on Thursday of the death of a fine Bluegrass guitar player, and all-around nice young man, Aaron Foster.  If you have ever attended a Bluegrass festival in the northeast over the past 10+ years, you have likely seen Aaron jamming, playing on a stage, or directing a Kids' Academy.  Read this fine remembrance of Aaron (also known as "Frosty") that was published in Bluegrass Today on Thursday, February 11th:  Aaron "Frosty" Foster, gone way too soon at 28 - Bluegrass Today  Sincere condolences to Aaron's family and many friends, and we'll be sure to share some of his music during our broadcast on February 21st.

Enjoy your week, and stay healthy!

Amy O.


SONG / PERFORMER / ALBUM / LABEL

  • Katy Hill / Del McCoury Band / RockyGrass / Blue Planet
  • Ace Of Hearts / Mile Twelve / Onwards / Delores The Taurus Records
  • Blackmail Your Heart / Dan Paisley & the Southern Grass / The Tradition Continues / Brandywine
  • Blue Love (In My Heart) / Hot Flashes / Eponymous / Happy Appy Records
  • Absence Makes The Heart Grow Fonder / Lou Reid / When It Rains / Sugar Hill
  • A Broken Heart Keeps Beatin' / Traditional Grass / Songs Of Love And Life / Rebel
  • Crazy Heart / James King / Lonesome And Then Some / Rounder
  • Brand New Heartache / Cherryholmes / Cherryholmes / Skaggs Family Records
  • Hard Hearted / Jim & Jesse / In The Tradition / Rounder
  • Cross My Broken Heart / Feinberg Brothers / Party For One / Cabinwood Music
  • Heartaches / Country Gentlemen / Folk Session Inside / Copper Creek
  • Heartache Looking For A Home / Charlie Sizemore Band / Heartache Looking For A Home / Rounder
  • Crying My Heart Out Over You / Lester Flatt & Earl Scruggs / 16 Biggest Hits / Columbia Legacy
  • Evil Hearted Woman / Parmley & McCoury / Families Of Tradition / BGC
  • Drivin' Nails In My Coffin / Rhonda Vincent / The Storm Still Rages / Rounder [Remembering Ernest Tubb:  2/9/1914 - 9/6/1984]
  • Driftwood On The River / Osborne Brothers / The Ernest Tubb Song Folio / Pinecastle [Remembering Ernest Tubb:  2/9/1914 - 9/6/1984]
  • Waltz Across Texas / Johnson Mountain Boys / At The Old Schoolhouse / Rounder [Remembering Ernest Tubb:  2/9/1914 - 9/6/1984]
  • Sweet Thang / Donna & Roni Stoneman with Tom Mindte / The Legend Continues / Patuxent Music [Remembering Ernest Tubb:  2/9/1914 - 9/6/1984]
  • Letters Have No Arms / Flatt Lonesome / Too / Mountain Home [Remembering Ernest Tubb:  2/9/1914 - 9/6/1984]
  • Walkin' The Floor Over You / Ernest Tubb / The Definitive Collection / MCA [Remembering Ernest Tubb:  2/9/1914 - 9/6/1984]
  • Watermelon On The Vine / Del McCoury Band / Old Memories / McCoury Music
  • Readin', Rightin' [sic], Route 23 / Joe Mullins & the Radio Ramblers / Industrial Strength Bluegrass / Smithsonian Folkways
  • Love Bug / Kody Norris Show / single / Rebel
  • All In My Love For You / Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver / My Heart Is Yours / Sugar Hill
  • You're That Certain Someone / Warrior River Boys / New Beginnings / Rounder
  • My Heart Skips A Beat / Lynn Morris Band / The Lynn Morris Band / Rounder
  • The Sweetest Song I Sing / Hot Rize / Radio Boogie / Flying Fish
  • Rose Of My Heart / Traver Hollow / By Request / Self-Produced
  • What A Wonderful Life / Spinney Brothers / Memories / Mountain Fever Records
  • Love At Last / Bear Bridge Band / Broken Hearts & Better Times / Open Road
  • A Daisy A Day / Wilma Lee Cooper / A Daisy A Day / Rebel
  • Prettier All The Time / Feinberg Brothers / Songs We Sing / Cabinwood Music
  • Just Lovin' You / Gibson Brothers / Help My Brother / Compass Records
  • Love Bug / Lost & Found / January Rain / Rebel
  • He Rambled / David Davis & the Warrior River Boys / Didn't He Ramble:  Songs Of Charlie Poole / Rounder [David Davis birthday, 2/16/1961]
  • It Don't Bring You Back To Me / Johnson Mountain Boys / Blue Diamond / Rounder [Dudley Connell birthday, 2/18/1956]
  • Tennessee Truck Drivin' Man / Don Rigsby / Doctor's Orders / Rebel [Don Rigsby birthday, 2/18/1968]
  • My Florida Sunshine / Claire Lynch / Bill Monroe Centennial Celebration / Rounder [Claire Lynch birthday, 2/20/1954]
  • Hard Times In Kentucky / Virginia Squires / The Best Of The Virginia Squires / Rebel [Mark Newton birthday, 2/20/1957]
  • Darling Nelly Bly / Eddie Adcock / Vintage Banjo Jam / Patuxent Music
  • When The Roll Is Called Up Yonder / Virginia Squires / The Best Of The Virginia Squires / Rebel [Mark Newton birthday, 2/20/1957]
  • God Sees Me / Flashback / Blues Around My Corner / Pinecastle [Don Rigsby birthday, 2/18/1968]
  • Gonna Sing, Gonna Shout / Claire Lynch / Gonna Sing, Gonna Shout / Billy Blue Records [Claire Lynch birthday, 2/20/1954]
  • In The Garden / Warrior River Boys / Retrospective:  1984-2014 / Self-Produced [David Davis birthday, 2/16/1961]
  • Call His Name / Johnson Mountain Boys / Working Close / Rounder [Dudley Connell birthday, 2/18/1956]
  • Going Up On The Mountain / Seldom Scene / DreamScene / Sugar Hill [Dudley Connell birthday, 2/18/1956]
  • Way Down Deep In My Soul / Warrior River Boys / Sounds Like Home / Rounder [David Davis birthday, 2/16/1961]
  • Voice Of My Savior / Mark Newton with Claire Lynch / Follow Me To The Fold / Rebel [Claire Lynch birthday, 2/20/1954; Mark Newton birthday, 2/20/1957]
  • Traveling The Highway Home / Don Rigsby / Doctor's Orders / Rebel [Don Rigsby birthday, 2/18/1968]
  • I'll Answer The Call / Ralph Stanley & the Clinch Mountain Boys / Country Bluegrass Homecoming, Volume 1 / GGS Music
  • Calling The Prodigal / Corrina Rose Logston & Jeremy Stephens / Songs Of Home And Inspiration / Self-Produced
  • Just Rehearsing / Louvin Brothers / Close Harmony / Bear Family
  • Let My Life Be A Light / Balsam Range / Aeonic / Mountain Home
  • Kneel At The Cross / Bluegrass Patriots / E Pluribus Bluegrass / Red Feather
  • Feel Like My Time Ain't Long / Country Gentlemen / Bluegrass:  World's Greatest Show / Sugar Hill
  • Pray The Clouds Away / Doyle Lawson, J.D. Crowe, Paul Williams / Old Friends Get Together / Mountain Home
  • When The Angels Sing / Rhonda Vincent / The Storm Still Rages / Rounder
  • Won't It Be Wonderful There / Dailey & Vincent / Brothers Of The Highway / Rounder
  • Shine, Hallelujah Shine / Bill Monroe & His Blue Grass Boys / Bill Monroe & His Blue Grass Boys, 1946-1949 / JSP Records
  • Black Mountain Blues / Johnson Mountain Boys / Requests / Rounder

Sunday, February 07, 2021

"Bluegrass Cafe" playlist - 2/7/2021

Sunday turned out to be a snowy day in eastern Connecticut, so it was fortunate that our show was recorded earlier in the week, and there was no need for a trip to the WHUS studio.


It was another super week for Bluegrass (and Bluegrass-friendly) birthdays.  We paid tribute to several folks with February birthdays, including the late Wilma Lee Cooper (who would have turned 100 years old on February 7th), 
Donna Stoneman, Red Allen, Charlie Moore, Jim McReynolds, and David McLaughlin.  

We also remembered the birthday of a multiple-Hall of Fame songwriter, Boudleaux Bryant.  Neither Bryant nor his wife, Felice, were Bluegrass performers, but if for no other reason, they will always be important to Bluegrass, as they were the songwriters of an Osborne Brothers' standard, "Rocky Top."

Hope you enjoyed the show today, and that you'll consider joining us once again next Sunday from 4-7PM.

Enjoy the week ~ stay healthy!

Amy O.

SONG / PERFORMER / ALBUM / LABEL

  • Katy Hill / Del McCoury Band / RockyGrass / Blue Planet
  • Ground Hog / The Dillards / Pickin' & Fiddlin' & Back Porch Bluegrass / Collector's Choice Music
  • At The First Fall Of Snow / Longview / Deep In The Mountains / Rounder
  • Roses In The Snow / Gloria Belle / Love Of The Mountains / Webco
  • Footprints In The Snow / Bill Monroe & His Blue Grass Boys / Time Life's Treasury Of Bluegrass / Time Life
  • Chicago Barn Dance / Special Consensus / Chicago Barn Dance / Compass Records
  • Long Forgotten Dream / Seth Sawyer Band / Green Mountain Girl / Self-Produced
  • Looking For A Smile In A Heartache / Gibson Brothers / Long Forgotten Dream / Hay Holler
  • The Hills Of My Home / Laurie Lewis / Earth & Sky / Rounder
  • Open Water / Bronwyn Keith-Hynes / Fiddler's Pasttime / Self-Produced
  • City Of New Orleans / Special Consensus / Chicago Barn Dance / Compass Records
  • Big Midnight Special / Wilma Lee & Stoney Cooper & the Clinch Mountain Clan / At The Louisiana Hayride Tonight / Bear Family [Remembering Wilma Lee Cooper:  2/7/1921 - 9/13/2011]
  • Tomorrow I'll Be Gone / Wilma Lee Cooper / A Daisy A Day / Rebel [Remembering Wilma Lee Cooper:  2/7/1921 - 9/13/2011]
  • I Closed My Heart's Door / Wilma Lee Cooper / A Daisy A Day / Rebel [Remembering Wilma Lee Cooper:  2/7/1921 - 9/13/2011]
  • You Tried To Ruin My Name / Wilma Lee Cooper / O Sister! / Rounder [Remembering Wilma Lee Cooper:  2/7/1921 - 9/13/2011]
  • This World Can't Stand Long / Wilma Lee & Stoney Cooper / Bluegrass-Early Cuts:  1931-1953 / JSP Records [Remembering Wilma Lee Cooper:  2/7/1921 - 9/13/2011]
  • Classical Vibrations / Donna & Roni Stoneman / The Legend Continues / Patuxent Music [Donna Stoneman birthday, 2/7/1934]
  • Blue Grass Breakdown / Donna & Roni Stoneman / The Legend Continues / Patuxent Music [Donna Stoneman birthday, 2/7/1934]
  • Blink Of An Eye / Danny Paisley & the Southern Grass / Bluegrass Troubadour / Pinecastle
  • L.A. International Airport / Dale Ann Bradley / Things She Couldn't Get Over / Pinecastle
  • Bye Bye Love / Everly Brothers / 36 All-Time Favorites / GSC Music [Remembering Boudleaux Bryant:  2/13/1920 - 6/25/1987]
  • Brand New Heartache / Larry Stephenson / Celebration Of Life / Skaggs Family [Remembering Boudleaux Bryant:  2/13/1920 - 6/25/1987]
  • Out Behind The Barn / Osborne Brothers / Hillbilly Fever / CMH [Remembering Boudleaux Bryant:  2/13/1920 - 6/25/1987]
  • Take Me As I Am Or Let Me Go / Smokey Green / The Friendly Voice Of Smokey Greene / Pinecastle [Remembering Boudleaux Bryant:  2/13/1920 - 6/25/1987]
  • Poor Old Cora / Weary Hearts / By Heart / Flying Fish [Remembering Boudleaux Bryant:  2/13/1920 - 6/25/1987]
  • All I Have To Do Is Dream / Crowe & McLaughlin / Going Back / Rounder [Remembering Boudleaux Bryant:  2/13/1920 - 6/25/1987]
  • Rocky Top / Osborne Brothers / High Lonesome / CMH [Remembering Boudleaux Bryant:  2/13/1920 - 6/25/1987]
  • Don't Lie To Me / Red Allen / Keep On Going / Rebel [Remembering Red Allen:  2/12/1930 - 4/3/1993]
  • Rebel Soldier / Charlie Moore / Charlie Moore Sings Again / Wango [Remembering Charlie Moore:  2/13/1935 - 12/24/1979]
  • Dear Old Mother / Jim & Jesse / In The Tradition / Rounder [Remembering Jim McReynolds:  2/13/1927 - 12/31/2002]
  • Maury River Blues / Johnson Mountain Boys / Let The Whole World Talk / Rounder [David McLaughlin birthday, 2/13/1958]
  • Lonesome Weary Heart / Red Allen / Keep On Going / Rebel [Remembering Red Allen:  2/12/1930 - 4/3/1993]
  • Old Love Letters / Charlie Moore / Charlie Moore Sings Again / Wango [Remembering Charlie Moore:  2/13/1935 - 12/24/1979]
  • She Left Me Standing Me On The Mountain / Jim & Jesse / Y'All Come [Remembering Jim McReynolds:  2/13/1927 - 12/31/2002]
  • Georgia Stomp / Johnson Mountain Boys / Live At The Birchmere / Rounder [David McLaughlin birthday, 2/13/1958]
  • Honey In The Rock / Lewis Family / A Gospel Bluegrass Homecoming, Volume One / GGS [Janis Lewis Phillips birthday, 2/13/1939]
  • Granite Hill / Johnson Mountain Boys / Working Close / Rounder [David McLaughlin birthday, 2/13/1958]
  • I Plan To Meet You There / Lewis Family / A Gospel Bluegrass Homecoming, Volume Two / GGS [Janis Lewis Phillips birthday, 2/13/1939]
  • I Hear My Savior Calling / Stanley Brothers / Selected Cuts, 1955-1956 / JSP Records
  • I Hope We Walk The Last Mile Together / Joe Mullins & the Radio Ramblers with Rhonda Vincent / Sacred Memories / Rebel
  • I Like To Hear 'Em Preach It / Paul Williams / Tribute To The King Of Bluegrass / Koch Records
  • I Am Near The Gate / Blue Highway / Blue Highway / Rounder
  • When The Angels Carry Me Home / Lester Flatt & Earl Scruggs / Foggy Mountain Gospel / Columbia Legacy
  • You Can Be A Millionaire With Me / J.D. Crowe & the New South / Lefty's Old Guitar / Rounder
  • Climb The Ladder / Hot Rize / Take It Home / Sugar Hill
  • There's A Higher Power / Eddie Sanders / Wait For The Light To Shine / Engelhardt Music Group
  • Henry Clayton Parker / Junior Sisk / Brand New Shade Of Blue / Mountain Fever Records
  • Open Up Your Heart / Karl Shiflett & Big Country Show / Take Me Back / Pinecastle
  • He's Coming Back To Earth Again / Feller & Hill / Here Come Feller & Hill...Again! / 
  • His Charming Love / High Fidelity / Banjo Player's Blues / Rebel
  • I'm Using The Bible For A Roadmap / Country Gentlemen / The Early Rebel Recordings, 1962-1971 / Rebel
  • Since I've Used My Bible For A Roadmap / Reno & Smiley / Early Years, 1951-1959 / Gusto
  • Walk Through The Shadows / Spinney Brothers / Going Home / Self-Produced
  • Just A Few More Days / South Carolina Broadcasters / Home To Stay / Patuxent Music
  • Stormy Waters / Jimmy Martin / Singing All Day And Dinner On The Ground / MME
  • I'm On A Journey / Bear Bridge Band / One More Ride / Open Road
  • Black Mountain Blues / Johnson Mountain Boys / Requests / Rounder

Sunday, January 31, 2021

"Bluegrass Cafe" playlist - 1/31/2021

On this fifth Sunday of January, we had a whole lot of wonderful Bluegrass folks to celebrate as their birthdays happen either very late in January or early in February.  Among the celebrants:  Bluegrass Hall of Famers Del McCoury and Tom Gray, as well as David ParmleyJason Carter, and Becky Buller.  Happy Birthday to all!

A few weeks ago, old friend and New England musician, Dave Shaw, suggested that I play a block of songs in honor of the February 4th birthday of the late Clarence "Tater" Tate.  Though Tater died in 2007, he still made his mark in the Bluegrass world by serving as a sideman for bands with Hylo BrownJimmy MartinCarl StoryBill Monroe, and even on his own.  In later years, Tater played bass on Patty Loveless's 2001 recording, "Mountain Soul."  We were happy to include several songs from Dave Shaw's vast music library, and we look forward to hearing whatever else he chooses to spotlight in future weeks.   

We shared a tiny bit of newer music this week, too, with a look back at a 2020 release by Professor Dan Boner, and newer 2021 music from Barry AbernathyDale Ann Bradley, and Linda Lay.

Hope you enjoyed the show, and don't hesitate to check in anytime:  bgcafe@gmail.com or visit our Facebook page.

Have a good week!

Amy O.



SONG / PERFORMER / ALBUM / LABEL [Request is RED]

  • Katy Hill / Del McCoury Band / RockyGrass / Blue Planet
  • A Good Man Like Me / Del McCoury & the Dixie Pals / Who Will Calm The Storm / Strictly Country [Del McCoury birthday, 2/1/1939]
  • Grandfather's Clock / Seldom Scene / Live At The Cellar Door / Rebel [Tom Gray birthday, 2/1/1941]
  • Bob Wills Medley / Bluegrass Cardinals / Tennessee Mountain Bluegrass Festival / CMH [David Parmley birthday, 2/1/1959]
  • Katy Hill / Del McCoury Band / RockyGrass / Blue Planet [Jason Carter birthday, 2/1/1973]
  • The Barber's Fiddle / Becky Buller / Distance And Time / Dark Shadow Recording [Becky Buller birthday, 1/31/1979]
  • Lights On The Hill / Del McCoury / Don't Stop The Music / Rounder [Del McCoury birthday, 2/1/1939]
  • Little Glass Of Wine / Country Gentlemen / On The Road (And More) / Smithsonian Folkways [Tom Gray birthday, 2/1/1941]
  • Wonder Could I Live There Anymore / David Parmley & the Cardinal Tradition / David Parmley & the Cardinal Tradition / DP & CD Records [David Parmley birthday, 2/1/1959]
  • John D. Champion / Becky Buller / Crepe Paper Heart / Dark Shadow Recording [Becky Buller birthday, 2/1/1959]
  • Smoke Along The Track / Parmley & McCoury / Families Of Tradition / BGC Records
  • I Overlooked An Orchid / Bob Paisley & the Southern Grass / Back To The Blue Ridge / Brandywine 
  • Cold Wind / Joe Val & the New England Bluegrass Boys / Diamond Joe / Rounder
  • The Sweetest Gift / Johnson Mountain Boys / At The Old Schoolhouse / Rounder
  • Birmingham Jail / Barry Abernathy & Friends / single / Billy Blue Records
  • Things She Couldn't Get Over / Dale Ann Bradley / Things She Couldn't Get Over / Pinecastle
  • Watermelon On The Vine / Del McCoury Band / Old Memories:  Songs Of Bill Monroe / McCoury Music
  • Darling Nellie Across The Sea / Hylo Brown / Hylo Brown / Stetson [Remembering Clarence "Tater" Tate:  2/4/1931 - 10/17/2007]
  • Love And Wealth / Hylo Brown / Hylo Brown / Stetson [Remembering Clarence "Tater" Tate:  2/4/1931 - 10/17/2007]
  • Flower Blooming In The Wildwood / Hylo Brown / Hylo Brown / Stetson [Remembering Clarence "Tater" Tate:  2/4/1931 - 10/17/2007]
  • The Fiddling Cricket / Lester Flatt's Nashville Grass / Fantastic Pickin' / CMH [Remembering Clarence "Tater" Tate:  2/4/1931 - 10/17/2007]
  • I'm Thinking Tonight Of My Blue Eyes / Jimmy Martin & the Sunny Mountain Boys / Sing Widow Maker / Decca [Remembering Clarence "Tater" Tate:  2/4/1931 - 10/17/2007]
  • Lee Sutton Special / Tater Tate / Fiddling Favorites Of The U.S.A & Canada / Rural Rhythm [Remembering Clarence "Tater" Tate:  2/4/1931 - 10/17/2007]
  • The Boys Are Back In Town / Patty Loveless / Mountain Soul / Epic [Remembering Clarence "Tater" Tate:  2/4/1931 - 10/17/2007]
  • Liza Lynn Waltz / Tater Tate / Fiddling Favorites Of The U.S.A. & Canada / Rural Rhythm [Remembering Clarence "Tater" Tate:  2/4/1931 - 10/17/2007]
  • Your Heart Now Tells The Truth / Bear Bridge Band / One More Ride / Open Road [Dave Shaw birthday, 1/29/1961]
  • An Old Log Cabin For Sale / Bear Minimum / The Automobile Of Life / Open Road [Dave Shaw birthday, 1/29/1961]
  • I'm Watching The Train Passing By / Bear Bridge Band / Broken Hearts & Better Times / Open Road [Dave Shaw birthday, 1/29/1961]
  • Why Don't You Tell Me So / Professor Dan Boner / West Of West Virginia / Self-Produced
  • Looking For A Reason / Ronnie Bowman / Ronnie Bowman / Engelhardt Music Group
  • Grown Cold / Carolina Blue / Take Me Back / Billy Blue Records
  • Jolly Blacksmith / Paul Warren / At The Louisiana Hayride Tonight / Bear Family Records
  • Black Eyed Suzy / Earls Of Leicester / Live At The CMA Theater At The Country Music Hall Of Fame / Rounder 
  • Blue, Blue Ridge Mountain Girl / Linda Lay / single / Mountain Fever Records
  • Is It Wrong (To Love Somebody New) / Paul Adkins & the Borderland Band / Reflections Of Love / Rebel
  • The Last Thing On My Mind / Professor Dan Boner with Sally Berry & Buck Trent / West Of West Virginia / Self-Produced
  • Lone Star Rag / Tater Tate / Fiddling Favorites Of The U.S.A. & Canada / Rural Rhythm [Remembering Clarence "Tater" Tate:  2/4/1931 - 10/17/2007]
  • You're Drifting Away / Bill Monroe with Ricky Skaggs / Cryin' Holy Unto The Lord / MCA [Remembering Clarence "Tater" Tate:  2/4/1931 - 10/17/2007]
  • Let Him Lead You / Shenandoah Valley Quartet / Shenandoah Valley Quartet with Jim Eanes / County [Remembering Clarence "Tater" Tate:  2/4/1931 - 10/17/2007]
  • Will The Angels Play Their Harps For Me / Hylo Brown / In Concert / Copper Creek [Remembering Clarence "Tater" Tate:  2/4/1931 - 10/17/2007]
  • Light At The River / Carl Story / 16 Greatest Hits / Starday [Remembering Clarence "Tater" Tate:  2/4/1931 - 10/17/2007]
  • Daniel Prayed / Patty Loveless / Mountain Soul / Epic [Remembering Clarence "Tater" Tate:  2/4/1931 - 10/17/2007]
  • Lay Down Your Troubles / Gary Ferguson / I'm Really Leaving / Webco
  • Get In Line Brother / Lester Flatt & Earl Scruggs / The Essential Earl Scruggs / Columbia
  • Come On Down / Lost & Found / Classic Bluegrass / Rebel
  • I'm Rollin' Through This Unfriendly World / Nashville Bluegrass Band / The Boys Are Back In Town / Sugar Hill
  • Heavenward Bound / Country Gentlemen / The Early Rebel Recordings, 1962-1971 / Rebel
  • Place On Calvary / Dailey & Vincent / Dailey & Vincent / Rounder
  • Before The Fire Comes Down / Del McCoury / Blue Side Of Town / Rounder
  • I Saw Mother With God Last Night / Bluegrass Patriots / Kneel At The Cross / Red Feather
  • I'll Meet You In The Morning / Appalachian Express / 35 Years Of The Best In Bluegrass / Rebel
  • They Were Fishermen / Kenny & Amanda Smith / Gonna Sing, Gonna Shout / Billy Blue Records
  • Row By Row / Balsam Range / Papertown / Mountain Home
  • Gone Home / Gibson Brothers / Iron & Diamonds / Sugar Hill
  • Little White Church / Jim & Jesse with Mac Wiseman / Music Among Friends / Rounder
  • Lay Your Burdens At His Feet / Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver / Heavenly Treasures / Sugar Hill
  • Bluegrass Twist / Johnson Mountain Boys / Requests / Rounder

Sunday, January 24, 2021

"Bluegrass Cafe" playlist - 1/24/2021

Blue was the color for Sunday's Bluegrass Cafe, but not for any particular melancholy reason.  There just so many "blues" songs in my "Bluegrass library" that we use to produce our "homemade shows" that it seems appropriate to pull them out and play them in clusters from time to time.  I expect that we will continue doing this for a while, yet.  


We also shared a few selections from a few more 2020 recordings that we weren't able to showcase much (if at all) during 2020.  To that end, we heard two songs each from the latest recordings by
Donna & Roni Stoneman, Flashback, Appalachian Road Show, Gary Brewer & the Kentucky Ramblers, and a gospel CD from Eddie Sanders.  Hope you enjoyed these selections.  

Hope you enjoyed this week's broadcast -- warts and all.  :)  We'll be back again with you next Sunday from 4-7PM, so sure hope you'll consider tuning in once more.

Enjoy the week!

Amy O.


SONG / PERFORMER / ALBUM / LABEL

  • Katy Hill / Del McCoury Band / RockyGrass / Blue Planet
  • Coldest Day Of Winter / James King / The Bluegrass Storyteller / Rounder
  • Winter Of A Broken Heart / Alison Krauss / I've Got That Old Feeling / Rounder
  • Song For A Winter's Night / Tony Rice / Tony Rice Sings Gordon Lightfoot / Rounder
  • Shelley's Winter Love / Larry Stephenson with Ronnie Reno / 20th Anniversary / Whysper Dream Music
  • Winterhawk / Traver Hollow / By Request / Self-Produced
  • Sweet Thang And Cisco / Lost & Found / A Ride Through The Country / Rebel
  • Lefty's Old Guitar / J.D. Crowe & the New South / Lefty's Old Guitar / Rounder
  • In My Next Life / Springfield Exit / Springfield Exit / Cracker Barrel
  • Something In The Wind / Seldom Scene / Act Four / Sugar Hill
  • Winterhawk / Northern Lights / Take You To The Sky / Flying Fish
  • I Feel The Blues Moving In / Del McCoury / Don't Stop The Music / Rounder
  • Alcatraz Island Blues / Danny Paisley & the Southern Grass / Road Into Town / Patuxent Music
  • Across The Sea Blues / Goins Brothers / 35 Years Of The Best In Bluegrass / Rebel
  • The Bluest Man In Town / Johnson Mountain Boys / At The Old Schoolhouse / Rounder
  • Clinch Mountain Blues / Stanley Brothers / Selected Cuts, 1955-1956 / JSP Records
  • Big City Blues / Russell Moore & IIIrd Tyme Out / Russell Moore & IIIrd Tyme Out / Rural Rhythm
  • Bluegrass Blues / Steep Canyon Rangers / Steep Canyon Rangers / Rebel
  • Crazy Finger Blues / Reno & Smiley / Early Years, 1951-1959 / Gusto
  • Rock-A-Bye Boogie / Donna & Roni Stoneman / The Legend Continues / Patuxent Music
  • The Appalachian Road / Appalachian Road Show / Tribulation / Billy Blue Records
  • Daddy And The Old Oak Tree / Gary Brewer & the Kentucky Ramblers with Dale Ann Bradley / 40th Anniversary Celebration / Stretch Grass Music
  • Virginia In The Springtime / Flashback / Blues Around My Cabin / Pinecastle
  • Tater Valley Chimes / Flashback / Blues Around My Cabin / Pinecastle
  • Big Train / Gary Brewer & the Kentucky Ramblers with Doug Phelps & the Kentucky Headhunters / 40th Anniversary Celebration / Stretch Grass Music
  • Blue Grass Breakdown / Donna & Roni Stoneman / The Legend Continues / Patuxent Music
  • My Baby's Gone / Justin Moses with Del McCoury / Fall Like Rain / Mountain Fever Records
  • Blue Collar Blues / Alan Bibey & Grasstowne / single / Billy Blue Records
  • East Virginia Blues / Country Gentlemen / Live In Japan / Rebel
  • Hard Time Banjo Blues / Michael Cleveland & Flamekeeper / 
  • The Government Blues / Feller & Hill / Here Come Feller & Hill..Again! / 
  • White House Blues / Bill Monroe & His Blue Grass Boys / Bill Monroe & His Blue Grass Boys, 1950-1958 / JSP Records
  • Last Dollar Blues / Blue Highway / Midnight Storm / Rebel
  • Crazy Blues / Mac Wiseman / 
  • Roll On Blues / Connie & Babe / 
  • Dixon County Blues / Curly Ray Cline / 35 Years Of The Best In Bluegrass / Rebel
  • Wait For The Light To Shine / Eddie Sanders / Wait For The Light To Shine / Engelhardt Music Group
  • Voice Of My Savior / Longview / High Lonesome / Rounder
  • Is There Room For Me / Loafers Glory / Loafers Glory / Arhoolie
  • Fishers Of Men / Rhonda Vincent / One Step Ahead / Rounder
  • You Go To Your Church / Mark Kuykendall, Bobby Hicks & the Asheville Bluegrass / Down Memory Lane / Rebel
  • Vision Of Jesus / J.B. & Jamie Dailey / Step Back In Time / Pinecastle
  • Beyond The Sunset For Me / Jason Barie with Paul Williams / Pieces / Billy Blue Records
  • Just As The Sun Went Down / Spinney Brothers / Here At The Cross / Self-Produced
  • John 3:16 / Stanley Brothers / All Gospel, All Bluegrass / 
  • Talk About Sufferin' / Ricky Skaggs with the Whites / Stained Glass Bluegrass / Rounder
  • I've Got A Friend (His Name Is Jesus) / Eddie Sanders / Wait For The Light To Shine / Engelhardt Music Group
  • Heaven / Country Gentlemen / The Early Rebel Recordings, 1962-1971 / Rebel
  • Heaven / Country Gentlemen / The Early Rebel Recordings, 1962-1971 / Rebel
  • Do You Live What You Preach / Joe Val & the New England Bluegrass Band / One Morning In May / Rounder
  • We Can Sing / Joe Mullins & the Radio Ramblers / Sacred Memories / Rebel
  • They Can Only Fill One Grave / Old Time Bluegrass Singers / Plastic Heart / Open Road 
  • The Lighthouse / Gibson Brothers / Bona Fide / Sugar Hill
  • I Believe / Feinberg Brothers / Songs We Sing / Cabinwood Music
  • Got A Little Light / High Fidelity / Banjo Player's Blues / Rebel
  • Calm The Storm / Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver / The Original Band / Sugar Hill
  • Black Mountain Blues / Johnson Mountain Boys / Requests / Rounder

Sunday, January 17, 2021

"Bluegrass Cafe" playlist - 1/17/2021

Our Bluegrass Cafe on this day was mainly one to celebrate birthdays, and there were a passel of them!  Those celebrating birthdays included Bluegrass Hall of Famers Charlie Waller and Bill Emerson, as well as Country Music Hall of Famers Dolly Parton and Phil Everly, and West Virginia Hall of Famer Walter Bailes.  If you celebrate your birthday in mid-January, Happy Birthday wishes to you, too!

Last week, we received in the mail a big box of CDs that have been sent to to the WHUS studios since mid-March 2020.  We're working our way through some of those CDs now, and trying to play catch-up.  On this broadcast, we shared two songs each from four CDs that had been sent to WHUS last year, but that had received limited airplay during our "home-made" COVID shows:  "My Best Friend" by Jay Armsworthy & Eastern Tradition (Patuxent Music); "Ronnie Bowman" by Ronnie Bowman (Engelhardt Music Group); "Fiddler's Pastime" by Bronwyn Keith-Hynes (Self-Produced); and "Bridges And Backroads" by Jerry Salley (Very Jerry Records).  We'll check out a few more 2020 CDs in future weeks of our continued home-produced program.  

This week's show also included three new recordings for 2021 from the likes of Williamson Branch, Carolyn Eyerly, and Chris Jones & the Night Drivers.

Thanks, as always, for listening, and be sure to check in with a request or comment, if you're so inclined.  Email can be sent to bgcafe@gmail.com and our Facebook page can be found at www.Facebook.com/WHUS.BluegrassCafe.

Have a good week, and stay healthy!

Amy O.


SONG / PERFORMER / ALBUM / LABEL

  • Katy Hill / Del McCoury Band / RockyGrass / Blue Planet
  • Mighty Mississippi / Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver / Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver / Sugar Hill [Jimmy Haley birthday, 1/19/1955]
  • Sweet Dixie / Bill Emerson / 35 Years Of The Best In Bluegrass / Rebel [Bill Emerson birthday, 1/22/1938]
  • John Hardy / Tony Rice / Bluegrass Mountain Style / Rounder [John Hardy hanged, 1/19/1894]
  • The Ballad Of Jed Clampett / Lester Flatt & Earl Scruggs / Time-Life's Treasury Of Bluegrass / Time Life [#1 on Billboard country chart, 1/19/1963]
  • Music Of The Mountains / Ronnie Bowman / Ronnie Bowman / Engelhardt Music Group
  • Let Me Be The Bridge / Jerry Salley / Bridges And Backroads / Very Jerry Records
  • Fiddler's Pastime / Bronwyn Keith-Hynes with Laura Orshaw / Fiddler's Pastime / Self-Produced
  • Lucille / Jay Armsworthy & Eastern Tradition / My Best Friend / Patuxent Music
  • Pearl / Jay Armsworthy & Eastern Tradition / My Best Friend / Patuxent Music
  • Happy Hollow / Bronwyn Keith-Hynes / Fiddler's Pastime / Self-Produced
  • How I Want To Be Remembered / Jerry Salley / Bridges And Backroads / Very Jerry Records
  • Gonna Be Raining When I Die / Ronnie Bowman / Ronnie Bowman / Engelhardt Music Group
  • Quiet Click / Chris Jones & the Night Drivers / single / Mountain Home
  • I'm Gonna Be The Wind / Laurie Lewis / Restless Rambling Heart / Flying Fish
  • Truck Driver's Queen / Charlie Moore / Charlie Moore Sings Again / Wango
  • Won't You Think Of Me / Dan Paisley & the Southern Grass / The Tradition Continues / Brandywine
  • Banjo Boy Chimes / Dan Paisley & the Southern Grass / The Tradition Continues / Brandywine
  • When Someone Wants To Leave / Seldom Scene / Bluegrass The World's Greatest Show / Sugar Hill [Dolly Parton birthday, 1/19/1946]
  • I Wasted My Tears / Traditional Grass / 10th Anniversary Celebration / Rebel [Dolly Parton birthday, 1/19/1946]
  • My Blue Tears / Gloria Belle / Love Of The Mountains / Webco [Dolly Parton birthday, 1/19/1946]
  • Kentucky Gambler / Gibson Brothers / Spread Your Wings / Hay Holler [Dolly Parton birthday, 1/19/1946]
  • Jolene / Rhonda Vincent & the Rage / Celebration Of Life / Skaggs Family Records [Dolly Parton birthday, 1/19/1946]
  • Pain Of Loving You / Ronnie Reno & the Reno Tradition / Portfolio / Shell Point Records [Dolly Parton birthday, 1/19/1946]
  • Coat Of Many Colors / Dolly Parton / Classic Country, 1970-1974 / Time Life [Dolly Parton birthday, 1/19/1946]
  • I'm Here To Get My Baby Out Of Jail / Everly Brothers / Songs Our Daddy Taught Us / Ace [Remembering Phil Everly:  1/19/1939 - 1/3/2014]
  • Brand New Heartache / Larry Stephenson with Dudley Connell / Wash My Blues Away / Webco [Remembering Phil Everly:  1/19/1939 - 1/3/2014]
  • So Sad (To Watch Good Love Go Bad) / Laurie Lewis & Tom Rozum / The Oak And The Laurel / Rounder [Remembering Phil Everly:  1/19/1939 - 1/3/2014]
  • Bye Bye Love / Gibson Brothers / Rounder [Remembering Phil Everly:  1/19/1939 - 1/3/2014]
  • Many A Mile / Country Gentlemen / The Early Rebel Recordings, 1962-1971 / Rebel [Remembering Charlie Waller:  1/19/1935 - 8/18/2004]
  • Blue Ridge Mountain Blues / Country Gentlemen / On The Road (And More) / Smithsonian Folkways [Remembering Charlie Waller:  1/19/1935 - 8/18/2004]
  • High Lonesome / Bill Emerson with Charlie Waller / Reunion / Webco [Remembering Charlie Waller:  1/19/1935 - 8/18/2004; Bill Emerson birthday, 1/22/1938]
  • Matterhorn / Country Gentlemen / The Early Rebel Recordings, 1962-1971 / Rebel [Remembering Charlie Waller:  1/19/1935 - 8/18/2004]
  • I Am Weary (Let Me Rest) / Country Gentlemen / Folk Session Inside / Copper Creek [Remembering Charlie Waller:  1/19/1935 - 8/18/2004]
  • Fox On The Run / Country Gentlemen / The Early Rebel Recordings, 1962-1971 / Rebel [Remembering Charlie Waller:  1/19/1935 - 8/18/2004; Bill Emerson birthday, 1/22/1938]
  • The Double Eagle / Country Gentlemen / Country Songs Old And New / Smithsonian Folkways [Remembering Charlie Waller:  1/19/1935 - 8/18/2004]
  • You Go To Your Church And I'll Go To Mine / Bailes Brothers / At The Louisiana Hayride Tonight / Bear Family [Remembering Walter Bailes:  1/17/1920 - 11/27/2000]
  • Dust On The Bible / Junior Sisk & Ramblers Choice / Blue Side Of The Blue Ridge / Rebel [Remembering Walter Bailes:  1/17/1920 - 11/27/2000]
  • We're Living In The Last Days Now / Bailes Brothers / Remember Me / Bear Family [Remembering Walter Bailes:  1/17/1920 - 11/27/2000]
  • Over In The Glory Land / Carolyn Eyerly / The Sunny Side Of Life / Patuxent Music
  • I Want To Be A Christian Soldier / Crowe & McLaughlin / Going Back / Rounder
  • Heaven's Green Fields / Lonesome Standard Time / Mighty Lonesome / Sugar Hill
  • So Happy I'll Be / Lester Flatt & Earl Scruggs / Selected Sides, 1948-1950 / JSP Records
  • I'll Shout And Shine / Corrina Rose Logston & Jeremy Stephens / Songs Of Home And Inspiration / Self-Produced
  • You Must Come In At The Door / Doc Watson / Best Of The Sugar Hill Years / Sugar Hill
  • Mount Zion's Lofty Heights / Dry Branch Fire Squad / Stained Glass Bluegrass / Rounder
  • I Heard My Mother Call My Name In Prayer / Bear Bridge Band / One More Ride / Open Road 
  • God's Coloring Book / Country Gentlemen / The Sugar Hill Years / Sugar Hill [Remembering Charlie Waller:  1/19/1935 - 8/18/2004; Dolly Parton birthday, 1/19/1946]
  • He Knows My Name / Bill Emerson & Sweet Dixie / The Gospel Side Of Bill Emerson & Sweet Dixie / Rural Rhythm [Bill Emerson birthday, 1/22/1938]
  • Camping In Canaan's Land / Bill Harrell & the Virginians / The Cat Came Back / Rebel
  • He'll Take You In / Billy & Terry Smith / Bill Monroe Tribute / KTel 
  • Wait A Little Longer, Please Jesus / John Duffey, Charlie Waller, Eddie Adcock, Tom Gray / Classic Country Gents Reunion / Sugar Hill [Remembering Charlie Waller:  1/19/1935 - 8/18/2004]
  • God's Not Dead / Johnson Mountain Boys / Favorites / Rounder
  • Walking In The Spirit / Williamson Branch / Heritage & Hope / Pinecastle
  • The Place Prepared For Me / Country Gentlemen / Calling My Children Home / Rebel [Remembering Charlie Waller:  1/19/1935 - 8/18/2004]
  • One Wide River / Country Gentlemen / The Early Rebel Recordings, 1962-1971 / Rebel [Remembering Charlie Waller:  1/19/1935 - 8/18/2004]
  • Black Mountain Blues / Johnson Mountain Boys / Requests / Rounder

Sunday, January 10, 2021

"Bluegrass Cafe" playlist - 1/10/2021

Sunday's Bluegrass Cafe included lots of music in celebration of birthdays, as well as a couple of newer tunes, and a whole bunch of blue ones, too.  Hope you were able to join us.        


Birthday celebrating took up the main portion of our program this week, as we remembered prolific songwriter
Randall Hylton (January 8, 1945 - March 19, 2001) by sharing lots of his songs.  We also remembered Country Music Hall of Famer Ray Price (January 12, 1926 - December 16, 2013) with music both performed by him and from his vast songbook.  And if that wasn't enough, we even remembered Elvis Presley (January 8, 1935 - August 16, 1977) just a tiny bit, too.  

There was just a tiny bit of brand-new music to share this week, and it came to us from the likes of Sturgill Simpson, Billy Wise & Mountain Time, and Balsam Range.

We even played a bit of requested music this week, too.  If you have any requests, feel free to send me an email:  bgcafe@gmail.com.  I can't guarantee that I will be able to play whatever you request, as these "home-made" shows are limited by what music I have in my personal music library.  Still, there's always a possibility, and it's fun to hear from people.

Thanks for listening, stay healthy, and enjoy the week!

Amy O.


SONG / PERFORMER / ALBUM / LABEL [Requests are RED]

  • Katy Hill / Del McCoury Band / RockyGrass / Blue Planet
  • Country Side Of Heaven (Where The Bluegrass Music Flows) / WhiteHouse / WhiteHouse / Pinecastle
  • Dirt Roads / Wayne Taylor & Appaloosa / Wayne Taylor & Appaloosa / Raincoe Music
  • Blue Railroad Train / Tony Rice / Manzanita / Rounder
  • The Blues Are Still The Blues / Traditional Grass / Howdy Neighbor Howdy / Rebel
  • Blue / Stevens Sisters / O Sister! / Rounder
  • Baby Blue Eyes / Lester Flatt & Earl Scruggs / The Complete Mercury Recordings / Mercury
  • Bad Case Of The Blues / Laurel Canyon Ramblers / Blue Rambler 2 / Sugar Hill
  • Banjo Player's Blues / High Fidelity / Banjo Player's Blues / Rebel
  • Blue Days, Black Nights / Tasty Licks / Hand-Picked / Rounder
  • Blue And Lonesome Again / Fast Track / Fast Track / Engelhardt Music Group
  • Blue Moon Of Kentucky / Bill Monroe & His Blue Grass Boys / Time-Life's Treasury Of Bluegrass / Time Life
  • Dixie / Gibson Brothers / Help My Brother / Compass Records [Remembering Elvis Presley:  1/8/1935 - 8/16/1977]
  • Blue Moon Of Kentucky / Elvis Presley / At The Louisiana Hayride Tonight... / Bear Family [Remembering Elvis Presley:  1/8/1935 - 8/16/1977]
  • All Around You / Sturgill Simpson / Cuttin' Grass / High Top Mountain Records
  • Lonesome / Billy Wise & Mountain Time / single / Self-Produced
  • Rivers, Rains, And Runaway Trains / Balsam Range / single / Mountain Home
  • The Eighth Of January / Chubby Wise / An American Original / Pinecastle
  • Coal Town Saturday Night / Randall Hylton / 35 Years Of The Best In Bluegrass / Rebel [Remembering Randall Hylton:  1/8/1945 - 3/19/2001]
  • Cold Sheets Of Rain / Virginia Squires / The Best Of The Virginia Squires / Rebel [Remembering Randall Hylton:  1/8/1945 - 3/19/2001]
  • Dream Softly, My Love / Lost & Found / Across The Blue Ridge Mountains / Rebel [Remembering Randall Hylton:  1/8/1945 - 3/19/2001]
  • My Heart Is Yours / Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver / My Heart Is Yours / Sugar Hill [Remembering Randall Hylton:  1/8/1945 - 3/19/2001]
  • Twenty One Miles / Adcock, Gaudreau, Waller & Gray / The Country Gentlemen Reunion Band / Radio Therapy Records [Remembering Randall Hylton:  1/8/1945 - 3/19/2001]
  • Country Poor, Country Proud / David Parmley & Cardinal Tradition / David Parmley & Cardinal Tradition / DP & CD Records [Remembering Randall Hylton:  1/8/1945 - 3/19/2001]
  • Rough Edges / Bear Tracks / Rough Edges / Self-Produced [Remembering Randall Hylton:  1/8/1945 - 3/19/2001]
  • Room At The Top Of The Stairs / Longview / Deep In The Mountains / Rebel [Remembering Randall Hylton:  1/8/1945 - 3/19/2001]
  • Slippers With Wings / Charlie Waller & Randall Hylton / The Singer And The Songster / Rebel [Remembering Randall Hylton:  1/8/1945 - 3/19/2001]
  • I'll Be There (If You Ever Want Me) / Ray Price / I'll Be There:  The Legend Begins / Country Stars [Remembering Ray Price:  1/12/1926 - 12/16/2013]
  • Weary Blues From Waitin' / Nashville Bluegrass Band / The Boys Are Back In Town / Sugar Hill [Remembering Ray Price:  1/12/1926 - 12/16/2013]
  • Sweet Little Miss Blue Eyes / David Grisman, Herb Pedersen, Vince Gill, Jim Buchanan, Emory Gordy, Jr. / Here Today / Rounder [Remembering Ray Price:  1/12/1926 - 12/16/2013]
  • Wasted Words / Johnson Mountain Boys / Live At The Birchmere / Rounder [Remembering Ray Price:  1/12/1926 - 12/16/2013]
  • Falling, Falling, Falling / Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver / Never Walk Away / Sugar Hill [Remembering Ray Price:  1/12/1926 - 12/16/2013]
  • Crazy Arms / IIIrd Tyme Out / Puttin' New Roots Down / Rebel [Remembering Ray Price:  1/12/1926 - 12/16/2013]
  • I'll Sail My Ship Alone / Ray Price / At The Louisiana Hayride Tonight / Bear Family[Remembering Ray Price:  1/12/1926 - 12/16/2013]
  • Who Showed Who / Del McCoury / Classic Bluegrass / Rebel
  • I Do / Feinberg Brothers / Feinberg Brothers / Cabinwood Music
  • Casey Jones / Feinberg Brothers / Feinberg Brothers / Cabinwood Music
  • Looking For The Stone / Dry Branch Fire Squad / Memories That Bless And Burn / Rounder
  • He Will Roll You Over The Tide / Merle Monroe / Back To The Country / Pinecastle
  • Give The Devil An Inch / Lonesome River Band / Window Of Time / Doobie Shea
  • I'm A Stranger / Mac Wiseman / The Chronological Mac Wiseman, 1951-1953 / Kipepeo Publishing
  • Lord In The Morning / Little Roy & Lizzy Show / Lord In The Morning / Pisgah Ridge
  • Talk It All Over With Him / Bluegrass Album Band / The Bluegrass Album, Volume 4 / Rounder
  • The River Of Jordan / Jim & Jesse / Y'All Come:  The Essential Jim & Jesse / Legacy
  • Who Will Sing For Me / Bill Emerson & Cliff Waldron / The Best Of Emerson & Waldron / Rebel
  • Drowning Sailor / Danny Paisley & the Southern Grass / The Room Over Mine / Rounder
  • The Future Remains / Johnson Mountain Boys / Blue Diamond / Rounder
  • That Home Far Away / Dry Branch Fire Squad / Memories That Bless And Burn / Rounder
  • Angel At Your Side / Amy Gallatin & Stillwaters / Everything I Wanted Love To Be / Happy Appy Records
  • Rank Strangers To Me / Country Gentlemen / The Early Rebel Recordings, 1962-1971 / Rebel
  • Over On The Other Side / Michael Cleveland & Flamekeeper / On Down The Line / Rounder
  • My Shepherd Is God / Reno & Smiley / Early Years, 1951-1959 / Gusto
  • Keep Your Lamp Trimmed And Burning / Hot Rize / Traditional Ties / Sugar Hill
  • Oh What A Day / Barry Scott & Second Wind / In God's Time / Rebel
  • On The Jericho Road / Bass Mountain Boys / A Beautiful Life / CMH
  • I Like To Hear 'Em Preach It / Jimmy Martin / Good & Country AND Country Music Time / Jasmine
  • Black Mountain Blues / Johnson Mountain Boys / Requests / Rounder