Sunday, September 19, 2021

"Bluegrass Cafe" playlist - 9/19/2021

During our second back-to-the-studio Bluegrass Cafe, we paid tribute to not one but two members of the Country Music Hall of Fame, shared a healthy portion of new music, and included a whole lot of favorites, too.  Hope you were able to join us!  

The two members of the Hall of Fame were -- and still are -- probably considered to be the top two male country singers of all time.  Though neither were ever "Bluegrass singers," their material certainly has been covered in the World of Bluegrass over the years.  Who are these singers?  Well, none other than George Jones (September 12, 1931 - April 26, 2013) and Hank Williams (September 17, 1923 - January 1, 1953).  Wonderful music.

We had a little bit of brand new music to share this week, too, with never-before-heard-on-our-program songs from Junior Sisk, Irene Kelley, Shannon Slaughter, and Lorraine Jordan & Carolina Road.  We also shared a good bit of music from recordings we've received over the last year, and were trying to find shelf space for at WHUS today.  Those performers were Darin & Brooke Aldridge, Ronnie Bowman, David Peterson & 1946, Tina Adair, the Larry Stephenson Band, Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver, Jesse Brock, Amanda Cook, Merle Monroe, Balsam Range, Danny Paisley & the Southern Grass, the King James Boys, and Jeremy Stephens

Hope you have a wonderful week.  We'll be looking for you next Sunday for another edition of our Bluegrass Cafe!

Amy O.


SONG / PERFORMER / ALBUM / LABEL

  • Katy Hill / Del McCoury Band / RockyGrass / Blue Planet
  • I'll Go Steppin' Too / Lester Flatt & Earl Scruggs / Selected Cuts, 1952-1955 / JSP Records
  • Ruby Are You Mad / Osborne Brothers / The Chronological Osborne Brothers, 1956-1960 / Kipepeo Publishing
  • Your Love Is Dying / Reno & Smiley / On Stage / Copper Creek
  • Cabin Of Love / Bill Monroe & His Blue Grass Boys / Bill Monroe & His Blue Grass Boys, 1951-1954 / JSP Records
  • There Ain't No Easy Street / Steep Canyon Rangers / Deep In The Shade / Rebel
  • Grand Ole Circle / Darin & Brooke Aldridge / This Life We're Livin' / Billy Blue Records
  • You've Walked On My Heart / Lonesome Standard Time / Lonesome As It Gets / Sugar Hill Records
  • The Call Of The Wild / Bluegrass Cardinals / Mountain Girl / BGC Records
  • Country Gentleman / Eddie Adcock / Vintage Banjo Jam / Patuxent Music
  • Looking For A Reason / Ronnie Bowman / Ronnie Bowman / Engelhardt Music Group
  • Mayberry / Randall Hylton / True Stories, Tall Tales, And Lies... / Copper Creek
  • Lovesick Blues / Hank Williams / Live At The Grand Ole Opry / Mercury [Remembering Hank Williams:  9/17/1923 - 1/1/1953]
  • My Heart Would Know / David Peterson & 1946 / Cup Of Loneliness / Self-Produced [Remembering Hank Williams:  9/17/1923 - 1/1/1953]
  • There'll Be No Teardrops Tonight / Jim Mills with Alan O'Bryant / Bound To Ride / Sugar Hill Records [Remembering Hank Williams:  9/17/1923 - 1/1/1953]
  • Cold Cold Heart / Spinney Brothers / Going Home / Self-Produced [Remembering Hank Williams:  9/17/1923 - 1/1/1953]
  • Pan American / Seldom Scene / Different Roads / Rebel [Remembering Hank Williams:  9/17/1923 - 1/1/1953]
  • You Win Again / Ralph Stanley with Melba Montgomery / Clinch Mountain Sweethearts / Rebel [Remembering Hank Williams:  9/17/1923 - 1/1/1953]
  • Six More Miles / Mac Wiseman / The Chronological Mac Wiseman, 1951-1953 / Kipepeo Publishing [Remembering Hank Williams:  9/17/1923 - 1/1/1953]
  • I Can't Get You Off Of My Mind / Tina Adair / Tina Adair / Engelhardt Music Group [Remembering Hank Williams:  9/17/1923 - 1/1/1953]
  • Hey Good Lookin' / Hank Williams / Hillbilly Hero / Proper [Remembering Hank Williams:  9/17/1923 - 1/1/1953]
  • I Wanna Be Where You Are / Junior Sisk / single / Mountain Fever Records
  • Wild Mountain Stream / Irene Kelley / single / IRK Records
  • Goin' Up The Mountain / Shannon Slaughter / single / Elite Circuit Records
  • Restless Blue Eyed Lover / Larry Stephenson Band / Retrospective:  LSB Live / Whysper Dream Music
  • Lazy Whippoorwill / Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver / Roundtable / Billy Blue Records
  • Black Rock City / Jesse Brock / Streamliner / Sound Biscuit
  • The Window Up Above / Ralph Stanley with George Jones / Clinch Mountain Sweethearts / Rebel [Remembering George Jones:  9/12/1931 - 4/26/2013]
  • White Lightning / The Grascals / Celebration Of Life / Skaggs Family Records [Remembering George Jones:  9/12/1931 - 4/26/2013]
  • We Must Have Been Out Of Our Minds / Rhonda Vincent with Daryle Singletary / Only Me / Upper Management Music [Remembering George Jones:  9/12/1931 - 4/26/2013]
  • Why Baby Why / The Sidemen / Almost Live At The Station Inn / Red Clay Records [Remembering George Jones:  9/12/1931 - 4/26/2013]
  • Color Of The Blues / George Jones / The Essential George Jones / Epic Legacy [Remembering George Jones:  9/12/1931 - 4/26/2013]
  • Joe's Last Train / Country Gentlemen / Joe's Last Train / Rebel
  • Let's Part The Best Of Friends / Johnson Mountain Boys / Favorites / Rounder
  • My Used To Be Blue Ridge Mountain Home / Amanda Cook / Narrowing The Gap / Mountain Fever Records
  • That's Just Lonesome / Feinberg Brothers / Party For One / Cabinwood Music
  • I've Seen It All / Bob Amos / Borrowed Time / Bristlecone
  • Roll On Muddy River / Merle Monroe / Songs Of A Simple Life / Pinecastle
  • Highway Side / Balsam Range / Moxie And Mettle / Mountain Home
  • You Are My Sunshine / Tom Adams / Right Hand Man / Rounder
  • If Lonely Was The Wind / Gary Ferguson / I'm Really Leaving / Webco
  • Leavin' Town / Jimmy Martin / Good 'N' Country & Country Music Time / Jasmine
  • Scraps From Your Table / Lynn Morris / You'll Never Be The Sun / Rounder
  • Back To The Mountains / Big Country Bluegrass / Mountains, Mamas And Memories / Rebel
  • Forty Years Of Trouble / Danny Paisley & the Southern Grass / Bluegrass Troubadour / Pinecastle
  • I Saw The Light / Bill Monroe / Anthology / MCA [Remembering Hank Williams:  9/17/1923 - 1/1/1953]
  • Clinging To A Saving Hand / Joe Mullins & the Radio Ramblers / Somewhere Beyond The Blue / Billy Blue Records
  • More Than Enough / King James Boys / Living On A Promise / Morning Glory Music
  • Way Down Deep In My Soul / Bluegrass Cardinals / Way Down Deep In My Soul / Sugar Hill Records
  • I Cannot Bring Them Back (But I Can Go To Them) / Lorraine Jordan & Carolina Road / single / Pinecastle
  • I'll Be Happy In My Home / Jeremy Stephens with Paul Brewster / How I Hear It / Rebel
  • I'm Gonna Sing, Sing, Sing / Larry Sparks with Jesse McReynolds & Curly Seckler / Lonesome And Then Some... / Rebel [Remembering Hank Williams:  9/17/1923 - 1/1/1953]
  • Blue Grass Twist / Johnson Mountain Boys / Requests / Rounder

Sunday, September 12, 2021

"Bluegrass Cafe" playlist - 9/12/2021

For the first Sunday since March 8, 2020, our Bluegrass Cafe was presented live from the WHUS studio at the University of Connecticut.  Does this mean that everything is now completely back to "normal?"  Not really, as COVID regulations currently require us to broadcast while wearing a mask, but overall, it's a step in the right direction, for sure.  While our broadcast wasn't the smoothest ever, it was fun to present music in celebration of a few birthdays, plus there was new music and some classic tunes, too.  Hope you were able to join us!

September 13th is the birth anniversary of the Father of Bluegrass Music, William Smith Monroe (September 13, 1911 - September 9. 1996).  While you can be assured that you will hear a Bill Monroe tune (either performed or written by him) just about every Sunday, today, we added a few extras in celebration of what would have been Bill's birthday.  Other birthday celebrants for this week include Country Music Hall of Famer (and King of Country Music), Roy Acuff, Lou ReidBill Harrell, and Michael Cleveland. We also remembered the late Aaron Foster, who would have celebrated his 29th birthday on September 11th.

There was a smidge of new music, too, from the the likes of Marty Raybon, Starlett & Big John, and the Grascals.  We also included music we've received over the past 18 months from folks like Jesse Brock, Jay Armsworthy & Eastern Tradition, Barry Abernathy, Laurie Lewis, High Fidelity, the Feinberg Brothers, Danny Paisley & the Southern Grass, the Po' Ramblin' Boys, the Kody Norris Show, Rock Hearts, and Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver.  

And if all of that wasn't enough, we shared a few songs in honor of National Grandparents Day.

Hope you enjoyed something you heard somewhere along the way today, and that you'll consider joining me once again next Sunday afternoon, 4-7PM.

Have a good week!

Amy O.


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

  • Katy Hill / Del McCoury Band / RockyGrass / Blue Planet
  • My Rose Of Old Kentucky / Bill Monroe & His Blue Grass Boys / The Essential Bill Monroe, 1945-1949 / Columbia [Remembering Bill Monroe:  9/13/1911 - 9/9/1996]
  • Close By / Dailey & Vincent / Bill Monroe Centennial Celebration / Rounder [Remembering Bill Monroe:  9/13/1911 - 9/9/1996]
  • Bill Monroe's Ol' Mandolin / Lorraine Jordan & Carolina Road / Bill Monroe's Ol' Mandolin / Pinecastle [Remembering Bill Monroe:  9/13/1911 - 9/9/1996]
  • Is The Grass Any Bluer / Rhonda Vincent / The Storm Still Rages / Rounder [Remembering Bill Monroe:  9/13/1911 - 9/9/1996]
  • Arleigh / Gibson Brothers / Bona Fide / Sugar Hill [National Grandparents Day]
  • Grandma's Gift / Dale Ann Bradley / East Kentucky Morning / Pinecastle [National Grandparents Day]
  • A Grandmother's Love / Bear Tracks / Rough Edges / AMT Records [National Grandparents Day]
  • That Ain't The Grandpa That I Know / Volume Five / Children Of The Mountain / Mountain Fever Records [National Grandparents Day]
  • Wonder Could I Live There Anymore / Volume Five / Streamliner / Sound Biscuit
  • Got No Reason Now For Goin' Home / Jay Armsworthy & Eastern Tradition / My Best Friend / Patuxent Music
  • Unwanted Love / Barry Abernathy with Dan Tyminski / Barry Abernathy & Friends / Billy Blue Records
  • Rooster Crow / Laurie Lewis with Craig Smith / And Laurie Lewis / Spruce And Maple Music
  • Swinging A Nine Pound Hammer / Matt Dudman / Poa / Pleasant Valley Music
  • Take My Ring From Your Finger / High Fidelity / Banjo Player's Blues / Rebel
  • Don't You Know I Love You, Charlie Brown / Feinberg Brothers / Songs We Sing / Cabinwood Music
  • He Can't Own Them / Danny Paisley & the Southern Grass / Bluegrass Troubadour / Pinecastle
  • Great Speckle Bird / Roy Acuff & His Crazy Tennesseans / The Essential Roy Acuff / Columbia [Remembering Roy Acuff:  9/15/1903 - 11/23/1992]
  • Not A Word From Home / Joe Val / Diamond Joe / Rounder [Remembering Roy Acuff:  9/15/1903 - 11/23/1992]
  • Branded Wherever I Go / Special Consensus / The Trail Of Aching Hearts / Pinecastle [Remembering Roy Acuff:  9/15/1903 - 11/23/1992]
  • Wreck On The Highway / Tennessee Mafia Jug Band / Barnyard Frolic / RME Records [Remembering Roy Acuff:  9/15/1903 - 11/23/1992]
  • Wabash Cannonball / Roy Acuff / The Essential Roy Acuff / Columbia [Remembering Roy Acuff:  9/15/1903 - 11/23/1992]
  • Drip Rock Kentucky / Marty Raybon / single / Billy Blue Records
  • I'll Have You Back / Starlett & Big John / Till The End Of The Road / Turnberry Records
  • Low Down Blues / The Grascals / Up All Night / Mountain Home
  • East Bound And Down / Po' Ramblin' Boys with Jason Carter & Bronwyn Keith-Hynes / single / Sound Biscuit
  • My Florida Sunshine / Claire Lynch / Whatcha Gonna Do / Rounder [Remembering Bill Monroe:  9/13/1911 - 9/9/1996]
  • The Walls Of Time / Johnson Mountain Boys / Walls Of Time / Rounder [Remembering Bill Monroe:  9/13/1911 - 9/9/1996]
  • Toy Heart / Ricky Skaggs & Kentucky Thunder / Honoring The Fathers Of Bluegrass:  Tribute To 1946 And 1947 / Skaggs Family Records [Remembering Bill Monroe:  9/13/1911 - 9/9/1996]
  • Big Mon / Jesse Brock / Streamliner / Sound Biscuit [Remembering Bill Monroe:  9/13/1911 - 9/9/1996]
  • I'm Blue And Lonesome / Reno & Smiley / Love Please Come Home / King [Remembering Bill Monroe:  9/13/1911 - 9/9/1996]
  • Will You Be Loving Another Man / Bill Monroe & His Blue Grass Boys / Bill Monroe & His Blue Grass boys, 1946-1949 / JSP Records [Remembering Bill Monroe:  9/13/1911 - 9/9/1996]
  • What Am I Doing Hangin' 'Round / Seldom Scene / Long Time...Seldom Scene / Smithsonian Folkways [Lou Reid birthday, 9/13/1954]
  • Walking In The Early Morning Dew / Bill Harrell & the Virginians / Classic Bluegrass / Rebel [Remembering Bill Harrell:  9/14/1934 - 6/24/2009]
  • Five-String Swing / Michael Cleveland / Tall Fiddler / Compass Records [Michael Cleveland birthday, 9/18/1980]
  • I'm Going Back To The Mountains / The Kody Norris Show / All Suited Up / Rebel
  • There's A New Moon Over My Shoulder / Larry Sparks / New Moon Over My Shoudler / Rebel
  • Whispering Waters / Rock Hearts / Starry Southern Nights / Self-Produced
  • Is It True / Jim & Jesse / Jim & Jesse, 1952-1955 / Bear Family
  • He Rambled / David Davis & the Warrior River Boys / Didn't He Ramble:  Songs Of Charlie Poole / Rounder
  • Marianne / Paul Adkins & the Borderline Band / Modern Times / Rebel
  • When I Wake Up To Sleep No More / Aaron "Frosty" Foster / single / Beehive Records [Remembering Aaron Foster:  9/11/1992 - 2/10/2021]
  • Wicked Path Of Sin / Bill Monroe & His Blue Grass Boys / Bill Monroe & His Blue Grass Boys, 1946-1949 / JSP Records [Remembering Bill Monroe:  9/13/1911 - 9/9/1996]
  • Walk In The Sunshine / Spinney Brothers / Living The Dream / Mountain Fever Records
  • Lay Down Your Troubles / Gary Ferguson / I'm Really Leaving / Webco
  • Inside The Gate / Country Gentlemen / Calling My Children Home / Rebel
  • Get On The Main Highway / Price Sisters / A Heart Never Knows / Rebel
  • Let The Light Shine Down / Junior Sisk & Ramblers Choice / Heartaches And Dreams / Rebel [Remembering Bill Monroe:  9/13/1911 - 9/9/1996]
  • A Little More Faith In Jesus / Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver / Roundtable / Billy Blue Records
  • That Glory Bound Train / Bear Bridge Band / Broken Hearts & Better Times / Open Road [Remembering Roy Acuff:  9/15/1903 - 11/23/1992]
  • Black Mountain Blues / Johnson Mountain Boys / Requests / Rounder

Sunday, September 05, 2021

"Bluegrass Cafe" playlist - 9/5/2021


Hard to believe, but we've already reached Labor Day weekend.  Where did the summer go?  It seems in eastern CT, we had either days of monsoon-type rains or days of high humidity this summer.  Still, our Labor Day Sunday edition of the
Bluegrass Cafe -- the 71st of our COVID-era, recorded-at-home shows -- began with several songs about laboring -- perfectly appropriate for this day.  

In addition to music celebrating labor, we belatedly celebrated the birth anniversary of the Queen of Country Music, Kitty Wells (August 30, 1919 - July 16, 2012).  Kitty Wells was not a voice of Bluegrass music, but like many of her classic country contemporaries, her music has been covered in the world of Bluegrass.

There was a tiny bit of newer music to share this week, too, with brand new selections from forthcoming CDs from Bela Fleck's My Bluegrass Heart and Kristy Cox, as well as newer music from Jeremy Stephens, Jesse Brock, Rock Hearts, Still Pickin', Tina Adair, the Alex Leach Band, Joe Mullins & the Radio Ramblers, the Lonesome River Band, and the Industrial Strength Bluegrass collection.

Thanks for listening!  Enjoy the weekend -- and the week, too!

Amy O.


SONG / PERFORMER / ALBUM / LABEL

  • Katy Hill / Del McCoury Band / RockyGrass / Blue Planet
  • I Ain't Gonna Work Tomorrow / Earls Of Leicester / Live At The CMA Theater At The Country Music Hall Of Fame / Rounder
  • Working Girl Blues / Hazel & Alice / Hazel Dickens & Alice Gerrard / Rounder
  • Working Man Blues / Osborne Brothers / Hillbilly Fever / CMH
  • Lower On The Hog / IIIrd Tyme Out / Puttin' New Roots Down / Rebel
  • Factory Floor / Spinney Brothers / If I Were Your Brother / Self-Produced
  • Workin' Man (Nowhere To Go) / Cherryholmes / Cherryholmes / Skaggs Family Records
  • Poor Boy Workin' Blues / Dailey & Vincent / Dailey & Vincent / Rounder
  • Greenwood Mill / Volume Five / Children Of The Mountain / Mountain Fever Records
  • Another Day, Another Dollar / Blue Mafia / My Cold Heart / Self-Produced
  • Another Day, Another Dollar / Alison Krauss & Union Station / Every Time You Say Goodbye / Rounder
  • Every Time You Say Goodbye / Alison Krauss & Union Station / Every Time You Say Goodbye / Rounder
  • I'm Lost Without You / Jeremy Stephens / How I Hear It / Rebel
  • Readin', Rightin', Route 23 / Joe Mullins & the Radio Ramblers / Industrial Strength Bluegrass / Smithsonian Folkways
  • Streamliner / Jesse Brock / Streamliner / Sound Biscuit Productions
  • Juxtaposed / Rock Hearts / Starry Southern Nights / Self-Produced
  • Blue Blue Day / Still Pickin' / Hope Valley / Self-Produced
  • Why You Been Gone So Long / Tina Adair / Tina Adair / Engelhardt Music Group
  • Big Mon / Jesse Brock / Streamliner / Sound Biscuit Productions
  • It Wasn't God Who Made Honky Tonk Angels / Kitty Wells / 20th Century Masters / MCA [Remembering Kitty Wells:  8/30/1919 - 7/16/2012]
  • I've Kissed You My Last Time / Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver / Never Walk Away / Sugar Hill [Remembering Kitty Wells:  8/30/1919 - 7/16/2012]
  • Whose Shoulder Will You Cry On / Dan Tyminski / Wheels / Rounder [Remembering Kitty Wells:  8/30/1919 - 7/16/2012]
  • Stranger In My Home / White Mountain Bluegrass / Aragon Mill / Strictly Country Records [Remembering Kitty Wells:  8/30/1919 - 7/16/2012]
  • The Singing Waterfall / Kitty Wells / Johnnie & Jack With Kitty Wells At KWKH / Bear Family [Remembering Kitty Wells:  8/30/1919 - 7/16/2012]
  • Fox On The Run / Bill Emerson & Cliff Waldron / The Best Of Emerson & Waldron / Rebel
  • Drifting With The Tide / Reno & Smiley / Early Years, 1951-1959 / Gusto
  • Dream Of Me / Jim & Jesse / Music Among Friends / Rounder
  • Life Gets Up And Gets Gone / Becky Buller / Distance And Time / Dark Shadow Recording
  • I'm Putting On My Leaving Shoes / Big Country Bluegrass / Memories Of The Past / Rebel
  • Cowboys And Indians / Country Gentlemen / Memories Of The Past / Rebel
  • Wheels Up / Bela Fleck's My Bluegrass Heart / single / Renew Records
  • Person Of The Year / Kristy Cox / single / Billy Blue Records
  • Sophronie / Jimmy Martin & the Sunny Mountain Boys / The King Of Bluegrass / Audium
  • Get In Line Buddy / Junior Sisk / Load The Wagon / Mountain Fever Records
  • Love Bug / The Kody Norris Show / All Suited Up / Rebel
  • Sockeye / Jeremy Stephens / How I Hear It / Rebel
  • Dust On The Bible / Kitty Wells / Dust On The Bible / Decca [Remembering Kitty Wells:  8/30/1919 - 7/16/2012]
  • I'm Working On A Road To Gloryland / Bluegrass Band / Shine Hallelujah Shine, Volume One / Hay Holler
  • Golden Rule / Alex Leach Band / I'm The Happiest When I'm Moving / Mountain Home
  • Standing On The Banks / Lonesome River Band / Singing Up There:  A Tribute To The Easter Brothers / Mountain Home
  • Far Side Banks Of Jordan / Smokey Greene / The Friendly Voice Of Smokey Greene / Pinecastle
  • I'm On A Journey / Bear Bridge Band / One More Ride / Open Road
  • When He Blessed My Soul / Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver / Industrial Strength Bluegrass / Smithsonian Folkways
  • Sweeping Through The Gates / Bob Paisley & the Southern Grass / Forty Years Of Trouble / Strictly Country Records
  • Go Spread The Gospel / Joe Mullins & the Radio Ramblers / Somewhere Beyond The Blue / Billy Blue Records
  • Place On Calvary / Dailey & Vincent / Dailey & Vincent / Rounder
  • Far Better Than This / Paul Adkins & the Borderline Band / Wings Of Gold / Rebel
  • You Don't Love God If You Don't Love Your Neighbor / Rhonda Vincent & the Rage with Bill Gaither / A Gospel Bluegrass Homecoming, Volume One / GGS Music
  • Drifting Too Far From The Shore / Bill Monroe / Anthology / MCA
  • The Gospel Ship / Cody Shuler & Pine Mountain Railroad / Pickin', Praisin' & Singin':  Hymns From The Mountain / Rural Rhythm Christian
  • Lord I'm Coming Home / Curly Seckler / 60 Years Of Bluegrass With My Friends / Copper Creek
  • I Believe / Del McCoury Band / A Gospel Bluegrass Homecoming, Volume One / GGS Music
  • His Charming Love / High Fidelity / Banjo Player's Blues / Rebel
  • I Am The Road / Hot Rize / When I'm Free / Ten In Hand Records
  • Goodbye / Jimmy Martin & the Sunny Mountain Boys / This World Is Not My Home / MCA
  • Black Mountain Blues / Johnson Mountain Boys / Requests / Rounder

Sunday, August 29, 2021

"Bluegrass Cafe" playlist - 8/29/2021

This past weekend was pretty rough for folks who love music, as it marked the passing of three music legends:  one who was a member of the Bluegrass Hall of Fame (Bill Emerson), another was a member of the Country Music Hall of Fame (Don Everly), and the third is enshrined in both the Country Music and Bluegrass Halls of Fame (Tom T. Hall).  All three created thousands of hours of wonderful music, and we were honored to share a good portion of it during our Bluegrass Cafe on Sunday.

We let the music speak for itself during this broadcast, and you can bet that we will continue to share music from all three of these wonderful performers.

Thanks for listening, and enjoy the week!

Amy O.


SONG / PERFORMER / ALBUM / LABEL

  • Katy Hill / Del McCoury Band / RockyGrass / Blue Planet
  • I'll Never Do Better Than You / Tom T. Hall / The Magnificent Music Machine / Mercury [Remembering Tom T. Hall:  5/25/1936 - 8/20/2021]
  • The Grey Ghost / Bill Emerson / Banjo Man / Pinecastle [Remembering Bill Emerson:  1/22/1937 - 8/21/2021]
  • That Silver Haired Daddy Of Mine / Everly Brothers / Songs Our Daddy Taught Us / Cadence [Remembering Don Everly:  2/1/1937 - 8/21/2021]
  • Goin' To The Races / Country Gentlemen / single / Dixie [Remembering Bill Emerson:  1/22/1937 - 8/21/2021]
  • Me And The Jukebox / Buzz Busby & the Bayou Boys / single / Starday [Remembering Bill Emerson:  1/22/1937 - 8/21/2021]
  • Froggy Went A Courtin' / Red Allen / Keep On Going:  The Rebel & Melodeon Recordings / Rebel [Remembering Bill Emerson:  1/22/1937 - 8/21/2021]
  • Theme Time / Jimmy Martin & the Sunny Mountain Boys / The Chronological Jimmy Martin & His Sunny Mountain Boys, 1965-1968 / Kipepeo Publishing [Remembering Bill Emerson:  1/22/1938 - 8/21/2021]
  • Proud Mary / Bill Emerson & Cliff Waldron / The Best Of Emerson & Waldron / Rebel [Remembering Bill Emerson:  1/22/1938 - 8/21/2021]
  • Seeing Nellie Home / Country Gentlemen / Live In Japan / Rebel [Remembering Bill Emerson:  1/22/1938 - 8/21/2021]
  • You Can Keep Your Nine Pound Hammer / Bill Emerson & Pete Goble / Webco Classics / Webco [Remembering Bill Emerson:  1/22/1938 - 8/21/2021]
  • My Smoky Mountain Home / Bill Emerson with Wayne Taylor / Reunion / Webco [Remembering Bill Emerson:  1/22/1938 - 8/21/2021]
  • Ophelia / Emerson / single / 615 Hideaway Records [Remembering Bill Emerson:  1/22/1938 - 8/21/2021]
  • Sweet Dixie / Bill Emerson / 35 Years Of The Best In Bluegrass / Rebel [Remembering Bill Emerson:  1/22/1938 - 8/21/2021]
  • Thou Shalt Not Steal / Kitty Wells / The Collection / MCA [Remembering Don Everly:  2/1/1937 - 8/21/2021
  • Bye Bye Love / Gibson Brothers / Brotherhood / Rounder [Remembering Don Everly:  2/1/1937 - 8/21/2021]
  • Long Time Gone / Everly Brothers / Songs Our Daddy Taught Us / Cadence [Remembering Don Everly:  2/1/1937 - 8/21/2021]
  • East Bound And Down / Po' Ramblin' Boys with Jason Carter & Bronwyn Keith-Hynes / single / Sound Biscuit 
  • There's A Star Spangled Banner Waving Somewhere / Osborne Brothers / Hyden / Pinecastle
  • Hogwash / Bill Emerson / Banjo Pickin & Hot Fiddlin' / Coronet [Remembering Bill Emerson:  1/22/1938 - 8/21/2021]
  • I Washed My Face In The Morning Dew / Tom T. Hall / Tom T. Hall's Greatest Hits / Mercury [Remembering Tom T. Hall:  5/25/1936 - 8/20/2021]
  • Ballad Of Forty Dollars / Charlie Waller & Randall Hylton / The Singer And The Songster / Rebel [Remembering Tom T. Hall:  5/25/1936 - 8/20/2021]
  • That's How I Got To Memphis / Springfield Exit / Springfield Exit / Cracker Barrel [Remembering Tom T. Hall:  5/25/1936 - 8/20/2021]
  • The Year That Clayton Delaney Died / Charlie Sizemore / The Story Is...The Songs Of Tom T. Hall / Rebel [Remembering Tom T. Hall:  5/25/1936 - 8/20/2021]
  • There Ain't No Country Music On This Jukebox / Tom T. Hall & Earl Scruggs / The Storyteller And The Banjo Man / Columbia [Remembering Tom T. Hall:  5/25/1936 - 8/20/2021]
  • Turn It On, Turn It On, Turn It On / Rock County / Rock County / Rebel [Remembering Tom T. Hall:  5/25/1936 - 8/20/2021]
  • Don't Forget The Coffee, Billy Joe / Gibson Brothers / Brotherhood / Rounder [Remembering Tom T. Hall:  5/25/1936 - 8/20/2021]
  • I'll Never Do Better Than You / Tom T. Hall / The Magnificent Music Machine / Mercury [Remembering Tom T. Hall:  5/25/1936 - 8/20/2021]
  • Old Dogs, Children, And Watermelon Wine / Tom T. Hall / Opry By The Decades:  The 1970s / Opry Music [Remembering Tom T. Hall:  5/25/1936 - 8/20/2021]
  • Bill Monroe For Breakfast / Tom T. Hall / Home Grown / Mercury [Remembering Tom T. Hall:  5/25/1936 - 8/20/2021]
  • Leaving Baker County / Junior Sisk & Rambler's Choice / Blue Side Of The Blue Ridge / Rebel [Remembering Tom T. Hall:  5/25/1936 - 8/20/2021]
  • The Bluefield West Virginia Blues / Big Country Bluegrass / Country Livin' / Rebel [Remembering Tom T. Hall:  5/25/1936 - 8/20/2021]
  • Can You Hear Me Now / Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver / More Behind The Picture Than The Wall / Rounder [Remembering Tom T. Hall:  5/25/1936 - 8/20/2021]
  • Walk Slow / Heather Berry & Tony Mabe / The Heather Berry & Tony Mabe Show / Mountain Fever Records [Remembering Tom T. Hall:  5/25/1936 - 8/20/2021]
  • The Man On The Side Of The Road / Chris Jones & the Night Drivers / Just A Drifter / Rebel [Remembering Tom T. Hall:  5/25/1936 - 8/20/2021]
  • New Pair Of Glasses / David Peterson & 1946 / The Howling Blue Winds / Self-Produced [Remembering Tom T. Hall:  5/25/1936 - 8/20/2021]
  • One Of Those Days (When I Miss Lester Flatt) / Tom T. Hall / Tom T. Hall Sings Miss Dixie & Tom T. / Blue Circle Records [Remembering Tom T. Hall:  5/25/1936 - 8/20/2021]
  • Free Salvation / Del McCoury Band / The Streets Of Baltirmore / McCoury Music
  • I Want To Live Like Christ My Savior / Reno & Smiley / Early Years, 1951-1959 / Gusto
  • Sing Praises To The King / Front Range / One Beautiful Day / Sugar Hill
  • Through Earthly Life / Fast Track / Good News / Engelhardt Music Group
  • You Better Wake Up / Volume Five / Children Of The Mountain / Mountain Fever Records
  • Do Something For Jesus Today / Paul Williams & the Victory Trio / When The Morning Comes / Rebel [Remembering Tom T. Hall:  5/25/1936 - 8/20/2021]
  • I Want You To Meet My Friend / Ralph Stanley with Tom T. Hall / 40 / Rebel [Remembering Tom T. Hall:  5/25/1936 - 8/20/2021]
  • Me And Jesus / America's Bluegrss Band / America's Favorite Hymns / Ol' Blue Records [Remembering Tom T. Hall:  5/25/1936 - 8/20/2021]
  • Born Again / Country Gentlemen / The Early Rebel Recordings, 1962-1971 / Rebel [Remembering Bill Emerson:  1/22/1938 - 8/21/2021]
  • What A Day / Bill Emerson & Sweet Dixie / The Gospel Side Of Bill Emerson & Sweet Dixie / Rebel [Remembering Bill Emerson:  1/22/1938 - 8/21/2021]
  • When We Look On His Face / Bill Emerson with Cliff Waldron / Reunion / Webco [Remembering Bill Emerson:  1/22/1938 - 8/21/2021]
  • Prayer Bell Of Heaven / Jimmy Martin & the Sunny Mountain Boys / This World Is Not My Home / MME [Remembering Bill Emerson:  1/22/1938 - 8/21/2021]
  • I Am Just A Pilgrim / Appalachian Road Show / Barry Abernathy & Darrell Webb Present Appalachian Road Show / Billy Blue Records
  • I Am Near The Gate / Blue Highway / Blue Highway / Skaggs Family Records
  • That Glorious Day / Jeremy Stephens / How I Hear It / Rebel
  • Let Me Rest / Johnson Mountain Boys / We'll Still Sing On / Rounder
  • When The Sun Of Life Goes Down / Joe Mullins & the Radio Ramblers / Sacred Memories / Rebel
  • He Will Set Your Fields On Fire / Country Gentlemen / The Early Rebel Recordings, 1962-1971 / Rebel [Remembering Bill Emerson:  1/22/1938 - 8/21/2021]
  • Black Mountain Blues / Johnson Mountain Boys / Requests / Rounder

Friday, August 27, 2021

"Bluegrass Cafe" playlist - 8/22/2021

This past Sunday's Bluegrass Cafe happened to air on a day that was highlighted by a visit from Tropical Storm Henri.  While the majority of the area fared well as far as power outages from Henri's visit, at my home in eastern CT, there was no power or Internet until Monday.  As a result, I didn't get a chance to post the radio playlist until later in the week (obviously).  Better late than never, I guess...


For our show on August 22nd, we shared a healthy portion of newer Bluegrass music, with selections from
Merle Monroe, David Peterson & 1946, Unspoken Tradition, Jeremy Stephens, Darin & Brooke Aldridge, Balsam Range, Fast Track, and a new gospel single from the one-and-only Dolly Parton (with a backing quartet of Larry Cordle, Carl Jackson, Jerry Salley, and Bradley Walker).  

We also had a lengthy birthday tribute to the late Carter Stanley (August 27, 1925 - December 1, 1966), and shared birthday songs in honor of Bluegrass Hall of Famer, J.D. Crowe (born August 27, 1937) and Country Music Hall of Famer, Connie Smith (born August 14, 1941).

Hope you had a great week, and we'll look forward to joining you again this Sunday, August 29th!

See you then!

Amy O.


SONG / PERFORMER / ALBUM / LABEL

  • Katy Hill / Del McCoury Band / RockyGrass / Blue Planet
  • Leavin's Heavy On My Mind / The Grascals / The Grascals / Rounder
  • I Went Back Home Today / The Boxcars / The Boxcars / Mountain Home
  • I Can't Be Bothered / Flatt Lonesome / Too / Mountain Home
  • Hickory, Walnut & Pine / Po' Ramblin' Boys / Toil, Tears & Trouble / Rounder
  • City That Drowned / Mile Twelve / City On A Hill / Delores The Taurus Records
  • Old Home Place / High Fidelity / Banjo Player's Blues / Rebel
  • Lost And Lonely / Carolina Blue / Take Me Back / Billy Blue Records
  • Goodbye Marie / Merle Monroe / Songs Of A Simple Life / Pinecastle
  • Prisoner's Song / David Peterson & 1946 / Cup Of Loneliness / Necktie Records
  • At The Bottom Again / Unspoken Tradition / single / Mountain Home
  • I'm Lonesome / Jeremy Stephens / How I Hear It / Rebel
  • My Life's Living Me / Darin & Brooke Aldridge / This Life We're Livin' / Billy Blue Records
  • Highway Side / Balsam Range / single / Mountain Home
  • Travelin' This Lonesome Road / David Peterson & 1946 / Cup Of Loneliness / Necktie Records
  • Stagger Lee / Rock Hearts / Starry Southern Nights / Self-Produced
  • Sugar In The Gourd / Michael Cleveland / Let 'Er Go, Boys! / Rounder
  • How Mountain Girls Can Love / Stanley Brothers / Selected Cuts, 1956-1959 / JSP Records [Remembering Carter Stanley:  8/27/1925 - 12/1/1966]
  • Lonesome Night / Bill Emerson & Cliff Waldron / The Best Of Emerson & Waldron / Rebel [Remembering Carter Stanley:  8/27/1925 - 12/1/1966]
  • Sweetest Love / Greg Blake / Songs Of Heart & Home / Self-Produced [Remembering Carter Stanley:  8/27/1925 - 12/1/1966]
  • If That's The Way You Feel / Amanda Smith / Epilogue:  A Tribute To John Duffey / Smithsonian Folkways [Remembering Carter Stanley:  8/27/1925 - 12/1/1966]
  • Let Me Be Your Friend / Ralph Stanley II & John Rigsby / Clinch Mountain Echoes / Copper Creek [Remembering Ralph Stanley:  8/27/1925 - 12/1/1966]
  • Let's Part The Best Of Friends / Johnson Mountain Boys / Favorites / Rounder [Remembering Carter Stanley:  8/27/1925 - 12/1/1966]
  • The Fields Have Turned Brown / Country Gentlemen / Sing And Play Folk Songs And Bluegrass / Smithsonian Folkways [Remembering Carter Stanley:  8/27/1925 - 12/1/1966]
  • Nobody's Love Is Like Mine / Lou Reid / When It Rains / Sugar Hill [Remembering Carter Stanley:  8/27/1925 - 12/1/1966]
  • Sugar Coated Love / Bill Monroe & His Blue Grass Boys / Bill Monroe & His Blue Grass Boys, 1950-1958 / JSP Records [Remembering Carter Stanley:  8/27/1925 - 12/1/1966]
  • The Lonesome River / Stanley Brothers / The Complete Columbia Stanley Brothers / Columbia [Remembering Carter Stanley:  8/27/1925 - 12/1/1966]
  • Bear Tracks / Jimmy Martin & the Sunny Mountain Boys / Good & Country And Country Music Time / Jasmine [J.D. Crowe birthday, 8/27/1937]
  • Nashville Blues / J.D. Crowe & the New South / J.D. Crowe & the New South / Rounder [J.D. Crowe birthday, 8/27/1937]
  • Big Spike Hammer / Bluegrass Album Band / The Bluegrass Compact Disc, Volume 2 / Rounder [J.D. Crowe birthday, 8/27/1937]
  • Talk To Me Lonesome Heart / Larry Stephenson with Connie Smith & Marty Stuart / 20th Anniversary / Whysper Dream Music [Connie Smith birthday, 8/14/1941]
  • I Never Once Stopped Loving You / Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver / Never Walk Away / Sugar Hill [Connie Smith birthday, 8/14/1941]
  • Once A Day / Crowe, Lawson & Williams / Standing Tall And Tough / Mountain Home [Connie Smith birthday, 8/14/1941]
  • Beautiful Star Of Bethlehem / Ralph Stanley with Connie Smith / Clinch Mountain Country / Rebel [Connie Smith birthday, 8/14/1941]
  • Darling Nelly Bly / Eddie Adcock / Vintage Banjo Jam / Patuxent Music
  • Build It Up With Jesus / Del McCoury Band / Del McCoury Still Sings Bluegrass / McCoury Music
  • Will There Be Any Stars? / Alison Krauss & the Cox Family / I Know Who Holds Tomorrow / Rounder
  • When He Calls My Name / Alan Bibey & Grasstowne / Hitchhiking To California / Billy Blue Records
  • My Lord Keeps Me Satisfied / Lonesome River Band / Saturday Night, Sunday Morning / Rebel
  • You Can't Be A Beacon / The Little Roy & Lizzy Show / Lord In The Morning / Crossroads
  • Cup Of Loneliness / David Peterson & 1946 / Cup Of Loneliness / Necktie Records
  • They Can Only Fill One Grave / Old Time Bluegrass Singers / Plastic Heart / Open Road
  • Who Do You Know In Heaven? / Fast Track / Good News / Engelhardt Music Group
  • In The Sweet By And By / Dolly Parton with Larry Cordle, Carl Jackson, Jerry Salley & Bradley Walker / Country Faith Bluegrass / Billy Blue Records
  • Calling From Heaven / Stanley Brothers / Selected Cuts, 1955-1956 / JSP Records [Remembering Carter Stanley:  8/27/1925 - 12/1/1966]
  • Who Will Sing For Me / Lester Flatt & Earl Scruggs / Selected Cuts, 1955-1959 / JSP Records [Remembering Carter Stanley:  8/27/1925 - 12/1/1966]
  • Will He Wait A Little Longer / James King / The Stanley Gospel Tradition:  Songs About Our Savior / Doobie Shea Records [Remembering Carter Stanley:  8/27/1925 - 12/1/1966]
  • Harbor Of Love / Johnson Mountain Boys / Blue Diamond / Rounder [Remembering Carter Stanley:  8/27/1925 - 12/1/1966]
  • Angel Band / Stanley Brothers / Selected Cuts, 1955-1956 / JSP Records [Remembering Carter Stanley:  8/27/1925 - 12/1/1966]
  • He's Gettin' Me Ready / Darin & Brooke Aldridge with the Oak Ridge Boys / This Life We're Livin' / Billy Blue Records
  • Wait For The Light To Shine / Eddie Sanders / Wait For The Light To Shine / Engelhardt Music Group
  • I'm Ready To Go / Country Gentlemen / Calling My Children Home / Rebel
  • I Never Shall Forget The Day / Steve Gulley / Family, Friends & Fellowship / Rural Rhythm
  • Black Mountain Blues / Johnson Mountain Boys / Requests / Rounder

Sunday, August 15, 2021

"Bluegrass Cafe" playlist - 8/15/2021

Michael Cleveland tore it up
on Friday night at Podunk.
What a great Bluegrass weekend!  Hope you were able to check out the Podunk Bluegrass Festival over the last few days.  Whether or not you were able to get there and enjoy the wide array of Bluegrass performers, we started Sunday's 68th home-made Bluegrass Cafe with selections from a few of the wonderful acts you could find on Podunk's Main Stage on Friday and Saturday, including the Po' Ramblin' Boys, Bill & the Belles, Rock Hearts, and Michael Cleveland.  

There's no doubt that the late Country Music Hall of Famer Buck Owens and his Bakersfield Sound have greatly influenced many Bluegrass performers over the years.  To belatedly celebrate what would have been Buck's 92nd birthday (born August 12, 1929), we played several Bluegrass covers of Buck tunes.  We also included a number from the late Don Rich -- Buck's right-hand man and the leader of the Buckaroos -- who was born on August 15, 1941, and died tragically in a motorcycle accident on July 7, 1974.

We had a bit of newer music to share, too, including the new gospel record from the Lonesome River Band, as well as 2021 releases from Deanie Richardson, Tina Adair, Danny Paisley & the Southern Grass, Wildfire, Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver, two cuts from the "Industrial Strength Bluegrass" collection, the Plate Scrapers, Wildfire, the Larry Stephenson Band, Chris Jones & the Night Drivers, Larry Sparks, and a Connecticut band known as Still Pickin'.

Hope you enjoyed the show, and please join me once again next Sunday afternoon, 4-7PM.

Enjoy the week!

Amy O.


SONG / PERFORMER / ALBUM / LABEL 

  • Katy Hill / Del McCoury Band / RockyGrass / Blue Planet
  • Taking Back My Yesterday / Bill & the Belles / Happy Again / Self-Produced
  • Don't Let Smokey Mountain Smoke Get In Your Eyes / Rock Hearts / Starring Southern Nights / Self-Produced
  • Toil, Tears & Trouble / Po' Ramblin' Boys / Toil, Tears & Trouble / Rounder
  • High Lonesome Sound / Michael Cleveland with the Travelin' McCourys / Tall Fiddler / Compass Records
  • Lights On The Hill / Del McCoury / Don't Stop The Music / Rounder
  • Can't Live Life / Edgar Loudermilk with Rhonda Vincent / Roads Travelled / Mountain Fever Records
  • Fisher's Hornpipe / Deanie Richardson / Circle Up / Engelhardt Music Group
  • Won't Be Crying Over You / Tina Adair / Tina Adair / Engelhardt Music Group
  • Streets Of Baltimore / Del McCoury Band / The Streets Of Baltimore / McCoury Music
  • Redwood Hill / Redwood Hill / no label
  • Sad And Lonesome Day / Randy Waller & Lou Reid / Epilogue:  A Tribute To John Duffey / Smithsonian Folkways 
  • Matterhorn / Country Gentlemen / Can't You Hear Me Callin':  Early Classics, 1963-1969 / Rebel [Remembering Mel Tillis:  8/8/1932 - 11/19/2017]
  • Ride The Train / Wildfire / Quiet Country Town / Pinecastle
  • I Never Was Too Much / Danny Paisley & the Southern Grass / Bluegrass Troubadour / Pinecastle
  • I Still Carry You Around / Still Pickin' / Hope Valley / Self-Produced
  • Long Time Lonesome / Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver / Roundtable / Billy Blue Records
  • Barefoot Nellie / Jim Lauderdale with High Fidelity / Industrial Strength Bluegrass / Smithsonian Folkways
  • Little Old Log Cabin In The Lane / Don Reno & Eddie Adcock / Sensational Twin Banjos / Rebel
  • I Don't Care / Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver / My Heart Is Yours / Sugar Hill [Remembering Buck Owens:  8/12/1929 - 3/25/2006]
  • It Takes People Like You / Feinberg Brothers / Party For One / Cabinwood Music [Remembering Buck Owens:  8/12/1929 - 3/25/2006]
  • My Heart Skips A Beat / Lynn Morris Band / The Lynn Morris Band / Rounder [Remembering Buck Owens:  8/12/1929 - 3/25/2006]
  • Together Again / Feller & Hill / Feller & Hill & the Bluegrass Buckaroos / Blue Circle Records [Remembering Buck Owens:  8/12/1929 - 3/25/2006]
  • Buckaroo / Lost & Found / Just Pickin' / Copper Creek [Remembering Buck Owens:  8/12/1929 - 3/25/2006]
  • Sweet Rosie Jones / Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver / Never Walk Away / Sugar Hill [Remembering Buck Owens:  8/12/1929 - 3/25/2006]
  • Tall Dark Stranger / Virginia Squires / The Best Of The Virginia Squires / Rebel [Remembering Buck Owens:  8/12/1929 - 3/25/2006]
  • Open Up Your Heart / Terry Baucom with the Gibson Brothers / In A Groove / John Boy & Billy, Inc. [Remembering Buck Owens:  8/12/1929 - 3/25/2006]
  • Where Does The Good Times Go / Lost & Found / January Rain / Rebel [Remembering Buck Owens:  8/12/1929 - 3/25/2006]
  • There Goes My Love / Johnson Mountain Boys / Blue Diamond / Rounder [Remembering Buck Owens:  8/12/1929 - 3/25/2006]
  • I'm Layin' It On The Line / Don Rich & the Buckaroos / Country Pickin':  The Don Rich Anthology / Sundazed [Remembering Don Rich:  8/15/1941 - 7/7/1974]
  • Gonna Roll Out The Red Carpet / Buck Owens & the Buckaroos / Roll Out The Red Carpet For Buck Owens & His Buckaroos / Sundazed [Remembering Buck Owens:  8/12/1929 - 3/25/2006]
  • Fly With Me / Plate Scrapers / Destination Horizon / Self-Produced
  • Restless Blue Eyed Lover / Larry Stephenson Band / Live / Whysper Dream Music
  • Riding The Chief / Chris Jones & the Night Drivers / single / Mountain Home
  • New Beginnings / Stephen Mougin / Ordinary Soul / Dark Shadow Recording
  • Some Old Day / Lester Flatt & Earl Scruggs / Selected Cuts, 1952-1955 / JSP Records
  • Tally-Ho / Reno & Smiley / Early Years, 1951-1959 / Gusto
  • Milwaukee Here I Come / Jimmy Martin / The King Of Bluegrass / MCA
  • Rockwood Deer Chase / Jim Mills / Bound To Ride / Sugar Hill
  • I'll Be Singing Up There / Lonesome River Band / Singing Up There:  A Tribute To The Easter Brothers / Mountain Home
  • Preaching, Praying, Singing / Lorraine Jordan & Carolina Road / True Grass Again / Pinecastle
  • The First Step To Heaven / Lou Reid / When It Rains / Sugar Hill
  • King Jesus / Larry Sparks / Ministry In Song / Rebel
  • Lord Protect My Soul / Bill Monroe & His Blue Grass Boys, 1950-1951 / JSP Records
  • Open Up Your Heart (And Let Jesus In) / Karl Shiflett & Big Country Show / Take Me Back / Pinecastle
  • It Won't Be Long / Laurel Canyon Ramblers / Blue Rambler 2 / Sugar Hill
  • Where The Roses Never Fade / Williamson Branch / Heritage & Hope / Pinecastle
  • Little At A Time / Lonesome River Band / Singing Up There:  A Tribute To The Easter Brothers / Mountain Home
  • Country Church / Pike Brothers & the Pine Hill Ranchers / The Pike Brothers & the Pine Hill Ranchers / Rebel
  • Shouting On The Hills Of Glory / Ralph Stanley with Ricky Skaggs / Clinch Mountain Country / Rebel
  • You Must Come In At The Door / Doc Watson / Best Of The Sugar Hill Years / Sugar Hill
  • The Garden Tomb / The Isaacs with the Oak Ridge Boys / Industrial Strength Bluegrass / Smithsonian Folkways
  • Every Humble Knee Must Bow / Nashville Bluegrass Band / To Be His Child / Rounder
  • I've Read The Book / Marty Raybon / Gonna Sing, Gonna Shout / Billy Blue Records
  • Stacking Up The Rocks / Balsam Range / Five / Mountain Home
  • Eternal Vacation / Dailey & Vincent / The Gospel Side Of Dailey & Vincent / Cracker Barrel
  • Black Mountain Blues / Johnson Mountain Boys / Requests / Rounder

Sunday, August 08, 2021

"Bluegrass Cafe" playlist - 8/8/2021

For this day's 67th recorded-at-home Bluegrass Cafe, we included music in celebration of a few different August birthdays.  The celebrants included two members of the Country Music Hall of Fame, a wonderful Bluegrass songwriter, a "wild & crazy" banjo picker, and the King of Bluegrass.  

We also shared songs from a couple of performers who will be appearing at the upcoming Podunk Bluegrass Festival in Goshen, Connecticut on August 12th through 15th.  This early in the week, the weather forecast looks okay, so let's hope it stays that way.  If you'd like to check out the festival, please do!  More information can be found here.

Have a great week!  We'll be looking for you once again next Sunday afternoon, 4-7PM.

Amy O.




SONG / PERFORMER / ALBUM / LABEL

  • Katy Hill / Del McCoury Band / RockyGrass / Blue Planet
  • Lonesome Truck Driver's Blues / Bill Monroe & His Blue Grass Boys / Bill Monroe & His Blue Grass Boys, 1950-1958 / JSP Records
  • Long Haul Trucking Man / American Drive / American Drive / Rural Rhythm
  • Truck Driver's Queen / Charlie Moore / Charlie Moore Sings Again / Wango Records
  • Long Haul Truckin' / Stonewall Bluegrass / I Won't Be Troubled Anymore / Self-Produced
  • Tennessee Truck Driving Man / Don Rigsby with Charlie Sizemore / Doctor's Orders / Rebel
  • Truck Drivin' Man / Jim & Jesse / Y'all Come:  The Essential Jim & Jesse / Epic Legacy
  • You're In My Heart / Weary Hearts / By Heart / Flying Fish
  • Eight More Miles / Laurie Lewis, Claire Lynch, Lynn Morris & Rhonda Vincent / O Sister! / Rounder
  • I'm Comin' Back But I Don't Know When / David Grisman with Del McCoury & Herb Pedersen / Home Is Where The Heart Is / Rounder
  • Happy Go Lucky / Alan Bibey & Doyle Lawson / single / Billy Blue Records
  • Jackson / Donna & Roni Stoneman with Tom Mindte / The Legend Continues / Patuxent Music
  • I'm Gonna Sleep With One Eye Open / Lester Flatt & Earl Scruggs / Selected Cuts, 1952-1955 / JSP Records
  • Little Annie / Lilly Brothers & Don Stover / Early Recordings / County Records
  • The Cotton Farmer / Laura Orshaw / Songs Of Lost Yesterdays / Self-Produced
  • Hi Dee Diddle / Feinberg Brothers / The Feinberg Brothers / Cabinwood Music
  • Hit Parade Of Love / Jimmy Martin / You Don't Know My Mind, 1956-1966 / Rounder [Remembering Jimmy Martin:  8/10/1927 - 5/14/2005]
  • It's Not Like Home / Jimmy Martin / [Remembering Jimmy Martin:  8/10/1927 - 5/14/2005]
  • Tennessee / Jimmy Martin / Bean Blossom / MCA [Remembering Jimmy Martin:  8/10/1927 - 5/14/2005]
  • Drink Up And Go Home / Jimmy Martin / Good 'N' Country & Country Music Time / Jasmine [Remembering Jimmy Martin:  8/10/1927 - 5/14/2005]
  • Train Forty-Five / Jimmy Martin / Good 'N' Country & Country Music Time / Jasmine [Remembering Jimmy Martin:  8/10/1927 - 5/14/2005]
  • Wondering / Gibson Brothers / Spread Your Wings / Hay Holler [Remembering Webb Pierce:  8/8/1921 - 2/24/1991]
  • More And More / Crowe & McLaughlin / Going Back / Rounder [Remembering Webb Pierce:  8/8/1921 - 2/24/1991]
  • Why Baby Why / The Sidemen / Almost Live At The Station Inn / Red Clay Records [Remembering Webb Pierce:  8/8/1921 - 2/24/1991]
  • Slowly / Webb Pierce / 20th Century Masters / MCA [Remembering Webb Pierce:  8/8/1921 - 2/24/1991]
  • Howdy Neighbor Howdy / Dailey & Vincent / Brothers Of The Highway / Rounder [Remembering Porter Wagoner:  8/12/1927 - 3/25/2006]
  • Carroll County Accident / James King / The Bluegrass Storyteller / Rounder [Remembering Porter Wagoner:  8/12/1927 - 3/25/2006]
  • Misery Loves Company / Johnson Mountain Boys / Favorites / Rounder [Remembering Porter Wagoner:  8/12/1927 - 3/25/2006]
  • I Thought I Heard You Calling My Name / Porter Wagoner / The Essential Porter Wagoner / RCA [Remembering Porter Wagoner:  8/12/1927 - 3/25/2006]
  • Walk Softly On This Heart Of Mine / Bill Monroe / Anthology / MCA [Remembering Jake Landers:  8/14/1938 - 2/13/2018]
  • Pitkin County Turnaround / Steve Martin / The Crow / Rounder [Steve Martin birthday, 8/14/1945]
  • Secret Of The Waterfall / Country Gentlemen / The Early Rebel Recordings, 1962-1971 / Rebel [Remembering Jake Landers:  8/14/1938 - 2/13/2018]
  • Missing Her Has Never Slowed Me Down / Po' Ramblin' Boys / single / Sound Biscuit
  • Hope Valley / Still Pickin' / Hope Valley / Self-Produced
  • Wake Up And Smell The Coffee / Rock Hearts / Starry Southern Nights / Self-Produced
  • Transistor Radio / Daryl Mosley / single / Pinecastle
  • 5-String Swing / Michael Cleveland / Tall Fiddler / Compass Records
  • The Old Brown County Barn / Michael Cleveland / Let 'Er Go, Boys! / Rounder
  • Dust On The Bible / Neon Valley Boys / Bluegrass / Sudden Comfort Records
  • Is There Room For Me / Loafers' Glory / Loafers' Glory / Arhoolie Records
  • My Lord's Been A Walkin' / Spinney Brothers / Here At The Cross / Self-Produced
  • There Will Be Singing / Southern Rail / Glory Train / Pinecastle
  • How Can You Refuse Him Now / Rhonda Vincent / Bluegrass Legends--Live At The Ryman / Upper Management Music
  • Wings Of Faith / Reno & Smiley / Early Years, 1951-1959 / Gusto
  • Where We'll Never Say Farewell / Larry Sparks / Ministry In Song / Rebel
  • A Little More Faith In Jesus / Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver / Roundtable / Billy Blue Records
  • Are You Washed In The Blood? / David Peterson / Simplicity / Self-Produced
  • Going Up On The Mountain / Seldom Scene / Dream Scene / Sugar Hill
  • God Loves His Children / Joe Val / Diamond Joe / Rounder
  • Go Spread The Gospel / Joe Mullins & the Radio Ramblers / Somewhere Beyond The Blue / Billy Blue Records
  • I'll Never Go Back (To The Ways Of Sin) / Fast Track / Good News / Engelhardt Music Group
  • Walkin', Runnin', Flyin' / IIIrd Tyme Out / Grandpa's Mandolin / Rebel
  • Calling From Heaven / Stanley Brothers / Selected Cuts, 1955-1959 / JSP Records
  • God On The Mountain / Jesse Brock / Streamliner / Sound Biscuit
  • Climb The Ladder / Hot Rize / Take It Home / Sugar Hill
  • I Like To Hear 'Em Preach It / Jimmy Martin / Good 'N' Country & Country Music Time / Jasmine [Remembering Jimmy Martin:  8/10/1927 - 5/14/2005]
  • Prayer Bell Of Heaven / Jimmy Martin / You Don't Know My Mind, 1956-1966 / Rounder [Remembering Jimmy Martin:  8/10/1927 - 5/14/2005]
  • Black Mountain Blues / Johnson Mountain Boys / Requests / Rounder

Sunday, August 01, 2021

"Bluegrass Cafe" playlist - 8/1/2021

And just like that, it's August 1st!  Our 66th homemade Bluegrass Cafe on this first Sunday of August included lots of music from the Stonemans -- the third 2021 inductee into the Bluegrass Hall of Fame (along with Alison Krauss and Lynn Morris).  We also remembered quite a few August birthdays, so hope you were able to join us!

The birthdays we celebrated included performers as varied as smiling fiddler Mac Magaha, the two Spinney Brothers, and "The Voice" -- Vern Gosdin.  If you happen to celebrate your birthday in early August, Happy Birthday wishes go out to you!

Hope you enjoyed Sunday's show, and that you'll consider tuning in once more next week.  4PM is the start time for 3 big hours of the best in Bluegrass.

Have a good week!

Amy O.


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

  • Katy Hill / Del McCoury Band / RockyGrass / Blue Planet
  • Hot Night In August / Gary Ferguson / I'm Really Leaving / Pinecastle
  • Thunderclouds Of Love / Tony Rice / Tony Rice Plays & Sings Bluegrass / Rounder
  • Rain Please Go Away / Del McCoury & the Dixie Pals / Classic Bluegrass / Rebel
  • Midnight Storm / Blue Highway / Midnight Storm / Rebel
  • Blue Skies And Teardrops / Lynn Morris Band / The Bramble & The Rose / Rounder
  • Eighteen Wheels And A Dozen Roses / Tina Adair / Tina Adair / Engelhardt Music Group
  • Think About Me / Good Ol' Persons / Good 'n' Live / Sugar Hill
  • If That's The Way You Feel / Amanda Smith / Epilogue:  A Tribute To John Duffey / Smithsonian Folkways
  • The Last Old Shovel / Phyllis Boyens / O Sister! / Rounder
  • Lay My Burden Down / Alison Krauss & Union Station / Paper Airplane / Rounder
  • Tupelo County Jail / The Stonemans / Those Swingin', Singin', Stompin' Sensational Stonemans / MGM
  • Lonesome Road Blues / The Stonemans / The First Family Of Country Music / CMH
  • Lost Ball In the High Weeds / The Stonemans / Live / Sunset
  • Fire On The Mountain / The Stonemans / Live / Sunset
  • Ride Ride Ride / The Stonemans / Stonemans' Country / MGM
  • Orange Blossom Special / The Stonemans / Family Tradition / CMH
  • Sweet Thang / Roni Stoneman with Tom Mindte / The Legend Continues / Patuxent Music
  • Pikearoo / The Pike Brothers & the Pine Hill Ranchers / The Pike Brothers & the Pine Hill Ranchers / Rebel
  • I Know You're Married / Reno & Smiley / Early Years, 1951-1959 / Gusto [Remembering Mac Magaha:  8/1/1929 - 8/15/2003]
  • The Cold Hard Facts / Jeff White / Right Beside You / Self-Produced [Jeff White birthday, 8/2/1957]
  • Martha / Bluegrass Cardinals / My Kinda Grass / BGC Records [Herschel Sizemore birthday, 8/6/1935]
  • If I Were Your Brother / Spinney Brothers / If I Were Your Brother / Self-Produced [Allan Spinney birthday, 8/5/1965; Rick Spinney birthday, 8/6/1966]
  • Richmond Ruckus / Reno & Smiley / Early Years, 1951-1959 / Gusto [Remembering Mac Magaha:  8/1/1929 - 8/15/2003]
  • The Hillmen / Brown Mountain Light / The Hillmen / Sugar Hill [Remembering Vern Gosdin:  8/5/1935 - 4/28/2009]
  • Way Down Deep / Ralph Stanley with Vern Gosdin / Clinch Mountain Country / Rebel [Remembering Vern Gosdin:  8/5/1935 - 4/28/2009]
  • Chiseled In Stone / Vern Gosdin / Super Hits / Columbia [Remembering Vern Gosdin:  8/5/1935 - 4/28/2009]
  • Roll On Muddy River / The Hillmen / The Hillmen / Sugar Hill [Remembering Vern Gosdin:  8/5/1935 - 4/29/2012]
  • Wonder Could I Live There Anymore / Jesse Brock / Streamliner / Sound Biscuit Productions
  • Goodbye Marie / Merle Monroe / Songs Of A Simple Life / Pinecastle
  • These Days I Stand Alone / Don Rigsby / single / RBR Entertainment
  • 20/20 Vision / Dan Tyminski / Industrial Strength Bluegrass / Smithsonian Folkways
  • Love Letters In The Sand / Mac Wiseman / The Chronological Mac Wiseman, 1953-1955 / Kipepeo Publishing
  • The Hills And Home / Bear Bridge Band / One More Ride / Open Road
  • You're Not A Drop In The Bucket / Lester Flatt & Earl Scruggs / Selected Cuts, 1952-1955 / JSP Records
  • Billy In The Lowground / Hunter Berry / Wow Baby / Upper Management Music
  • That Home Above / David Peterson & 1946 / The Howling Blue Winds / Self-Produced
  • The Old Account / Mac Wiseman, Doc Watson, Del McCoury / Mac, Doc & Del / Sugar Hill
  • Enter The Gates / Bluegrass Patriots / E Pluribus Bluegrass / Red Feather
  • Still Waters / Osborne Brothers / Way Down Deep In My Soul / Sugar Hill
  • Are You Walkin' And A Talkin' For The Lord / Fast Track / Good News / Engelhardt Music Group
  • I Believe / Feinberg Brothers / Songs We Sing / Cabinwood Music
  • Stormy Waters / Jimmy Martin / Singing All Day And Dinner On The Ground / MME
  • So Happy I'll Be / Bluegrass Band / Shine Hallelujah Shine, Volume 1 / Hay Holler
  • Living Left To Do / Joe Mullins & the Radio Ramblers / Somewhere Beyond The Blue / Billy Blue Records
  • Got A Little Light / High Fidelity / Banjo Player's Blues / Rebel
  • Keep Your Lamp Trimmed And Burning / Hot Rize / Traditional Ties / Sugar Hill
  • Lay My Burdens Down / Warrior River Boys / New Beginnings / Rounder
  • I'm Going There / Junior Sisk / Load The Wagon / Mountain Fever Records
  • God's Not Dead / Johnson Mountain Boys / We'll Still Sing On / Rounder
  • You're Drifting Away / Bill Monroe & His Blue Grass Boys / Bill Monroe & His Blue Grass Boys, 1954-1957 / JSP Records
  • When He Blessed My Soul / Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver / Industrial Strength Bluegrass / Smithsonian Folkways
  • When The Roll Is Called Up Yonder / Virginia Squires / The Best Of The Virginia Squires / Rebel
  • Black Mountain Blues / Johnson Mountain Boys / Requests / Rounder

Sunday, July 25, 2021

"Bluegrass Cafe" playlist - 7/25/2021

And here we are -- the last Sunday of July, already!  The summer is definitely flying by, whether it seems like that should be true, or not.  Mid-summer usually means the announcements from the International Bluegrass Music Association of nominees for IBMA Awards to be given out in late September.  This day's Bluegrass Cafe cast a spotlight on a whole bunch of 2021 IBMA nominees, and, of course, we also shared some newer music and celebrated a birthday or two.

It's always exciting to see who is going to be inducted into the Bluegrass Music Hall of Fame each year, and this year, two of the three inductees are top-notch female performers:  Alison Krauss and Lynn Morris.  To that end, we shared lots of music from each of these ladies.  The third Hall of Fame inductee for 2021 is the dynamic Stoneman Family.  Unfortunately, I do not have any Stoneman Family music at my disposal in my home music library, but we'll try to play some music from this family before too long.

We included music from several IBMA Award nominees throughout the program.  Good luck to all of the nominees!

Thanks for listening for our program this week.  Please consider joining us once again next Sunday afternoon, 4-7PM.

Have a good week!

Amy O.


SONG / PERFORMER / ALBUM / LABEL

  • Katy Hill / Del McCoury Band / RockyGrass / Blue Planet
  • Foolish Heart / Alison Krauss / Bluegrass Class Of 1990 / Rounder
  • What Was I Supposed To Do / Lynn Morris Band / The Lynn Morris Band / Rounder
  • I've Got That Old Feeling / Alison Krauss / I've Got That Old Feeling / Rounder
  • The Bramble And The Rose / Lynn Morris Band / The Bramble And The Rose / Rounder
  • Bluegrass Breakdown / Donna & Roni Stoneman / The Legend Continues / Patuxent Music
  • Santa Barbara / Balsam Range / single / Mountain Home
  • Just Load The Wagon / Junior Sisk / Load The Wagon / Mountain Fever Records
  • Birmingham Jail / Barry Abernathy with Vince Gill / Barry Abernathy & Friends / Billy Blue Records
  • I'll Take The Lonesome Every Time / Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver / Roundtable / Billy Blue Records
  • Banjo Player's Blues / High Fidelity / Banjo Player's Blues / Rebel
  • Date With An Angel / Danny Paisley & the Southern Grass / Bluegrass Troubadour / Pinecastle
  • Rock-A-Bye Boogie / Donna & Roni Stoneman / The Legend Continues / Patuxent Music
  • Living Shouldn't Be This Hard / Steve Gulley & Tim Stafford / Still Here / Mountain Home
  • Happy Hollow / Bronwyn Keith-Hynes / Fiddler's Pastime / Self-Produced
  • My Baby's Gone / Justin Moses with Del McCoury / Fall Like Rain / Mountain Fever Records
  • Still Here / Steve Gulley & Tim Stafford / Still Here / Mountain Home
  • Foggy Mountain Chimes / Scott Vestal et al / Bluegrass 2020 / Pinecastle
  • There's No Room In My Heart For The Blues / Bill Emerson & Cliff Waldron / The Best Of Emerson & Waldron / Rebel
  • Leaving You And Mobile, Too / Lost & Found / My Home's Across The Blue Ridge Mountains / Rebel
  • Cruel Love / Reno Brothers / Drawing From The Well / Pinecastle
  • L.A. International Airport / Dale Ann Bradley / Things She Couldn't Get Over / Pinecastle
  • Ice Covered Birches / Cliff Waldron / Rebel Records:  35 Years Of The Best In Bluegrass / Rebel
  • I Might Take You Back Again / Bluegrass Album Band / The Bluegrass Album, Volume 4 / Rounder
  • Log Cabin In The Lane / The Boxcars / The Boxcars / Mountain Home
  • Many A Mile / Country Gentlemen / Can't You Hear Me Callin':  Early Classics, 1963-1969 / Rebel
  • Fox On The Run / Bill Emerson & Cliff Waldron / The Best Of Emerson & Waldron / Rebel
  • Sawing On The Strings / Alison Krauss / A Hundred Miles Or More:  A Collection / Rounder [Alison Krauss birthday, 7/23/1971]
  • You Can't Keep Me From Dreaming / Lester Flatt & Earl Scruggs / Flatt & Scruggs At Carnegie Hall:  The Complete Concert / Koch Records [Remembering Cousin Jake Lambert:  7/23/1923 - 6/18/1988]
  • Cheyenne / Bluegrass Album Band / The Bluegrass Compact Disc / Rounder [Bobby Hicks birthday, 7/21/1933]
  • Just Like Rain / Laurie Lewis & Kathy Kallick / Together / Rounder
  • Thank God For The Highways / Spinney Brothers / Tried & True / Mountain Fever Records
  • Our Last Goodbye / Stanley Brothers / 20th Century Masters / Mercury
  • Best Female Actress Of The Year / Feinberg Brothers / Songs We Sing / Cabinwood Music
  • Love's Fleeting Fire / Audie Blaylock & Redline / single / 615 Hideaway Records
  • Skip, Hop & Wobble / Jimmy Martin / Good 'N' Country & Country Music Time / Jasmine 
  • Granite Hill / Johnson Mountain Boys / Working Close / Rounder
  • Thought Of Glory / Whetstone Run / Who Will Calm The Storm / Strictly Country Records
  • When He Calls My Name / Alan Bibey & Grasstowne / Hitchhiking To California / Billy Blue Records
  • On Heaven's Bright Shore / Alison Krauss & Union Station / Two Highways / Rounder
  • He's Coming Back To Earth Again / Reno & Smiley / Early Years, 1951-1959 / Gusto
  • Just As The Sun Went Down / Po' Ramblin' Boys / God's Love Is So Divine / Sound Biscuit
  • I John Saw / Paul Adkins & the Borderline Band / Wings Of Gold / Rebel
  • There Is Power In The Blood / Williamson Branch / Heritage & Hope / Pinecastle
  • Rest For His Workers / Traditional Grass / 10th Anniversary Collection / Rebel
  • I Know What You're Talking About / Lynn Morris Band / Shape Of A Tear / Rounder
  • In The Resurrection Morning / Sacred Reunion / single / Billy Blue Records
  • Some Glad Morning / Southern Rail / Glory Train / Pinecastle
  • Won't That Be A Happy Time / Special Consensus / Chicago Barn Dance / Compass Records
  • I'm S-A-V-E-D / South Carolina Broadcasters / Home To Stay / Patuxent Music
  • Shall We Gather At The River / Stony Point Quartet / Band Of Angels / Cracker Barrel
  • Don't Take Your Eyes Off Of Jesus / Larry Sparks / Ministry In Song / Rebel
  • Working On A Road / Country Gentlemen / Let The Light Shine Down / Rebel
  • Black Mountain Blues / Johnson Mountain Boys / Requests / Rounder