Sunday, June 13, 2021

"Bluegrass Cafe" playlist - 6/13/2021

Bluegrass festivals are back!  While things aren't quite exactly the same as they were "BC" (before COVID), the fact is that there will be some live Bluegrass events happening this summer, including the Podunk Bluegrass Festival in August in Goshen, CT and a Jenny Brook "mini fest" in October in Tunbridge, VT.  We are looking forward to these events, for certain, but in the meantime, it was fun to share about 90 minutes' worth of music that was recorded live over the years during today's Bluegrass Cafe.  

In addition to live-recorded music, we shared several songs in memory of Tony Rice (June 8, 1951 - December 25, 2020), and we celebrated the birthday of Jamie Dailey (born June 9, 1975).  And we included one selection in celebration of Flag Day (June 14th).

There was a little bit of new music to share on Sunday, too, including selections from projects by Merle Monroe, the Farm Hands, the Wilson Banjo Company, Jesse Brock, the Crowe Brothers, and Joe Mullins & the Radio Ramblers.

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

Have a great week!

Amy O.


SONG / PERFORMER / ALBUM / LABEL

  • Katy Hill / Del McCoury / RockyGrass / Blue Planet
  • Mule Skinner Blues / Bill Monroe & His Blue Grass Boys / Bean Blossom / MCA
  • I Wish You Knew / Jim & Jesse / Bean Blossom / MCA
  • The Bluebirds Are Singing For Me / Lester Flatt & the Nashville Grass / Tennessee Mountain Bluegrass Festival / CMH
  • I'm On My Way Back To The Old Home / Ralph Stanley with Bill Monroe / Live! At McClure / Rebel
  • Eatin' Out Of Your Hand / Don Reno & Bill Harrell / Live! At McClure / Rebel
  • Ready For The Times To Get Better / Alecia Nugent / Celebration Of Life / 
  • Margie / Bob Paisley & the Southern Grass / Live In Holland / Strictly Country Records
  • Fraulein / Lost & Found / Life Goes On / Rural Rhythm
  • Aragon Mill / White Mountain Bluegrass / Aragon Mill / Strictly Country Records
  • Out In The Cold World / Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver / Live In Prague, Czech Republic / Billy Blue Records
  • With Body And Soul / Johnson Mountain Boys / At The Old Schoolhouse / Rounder
  • Six Feet Under The Ground / Audie Blaylock & Redline / Life Goes On / Rural Rhythm
  • Georgia Rose / Seldom Scene / Live at The Cellar Door / Rebel
  • Your Love Is Dying / Reno & Smiley / On Stage / Copper Creek
  • Blue Ridge Mountain Blues / Country Gentlemen / On The Road (And More) / Smithsonian Folkways
  • Ragged Man / Gibson Brothers / Life Goes On / Rural Rhythm
  • I'm Walkin' / J.D. Crowe & the New South / Live In Japan / Rounder
  • Whoa Mule / Raymond Fairchild / Live! At McClure / Rebel
  • Bitter Green / Tony Rice / Bluegrass Class Of 1990 / Rounder [Remembering Tony Rice:  6/8/1951 - 12/25/2020]
  • The Old Home Town / Bluegrass Album Band / The Bluegrass Compact Disc / Rounder [Remembering Tony Rice:  6/8/1951 - 12/25/2020]
  • Some Old Day / J.D. Crowe & the New South / J.D. Crowe & the New South / Rounder [Remembering Tony Rice:  6/8/1951 - 12/25/2020]
  • We'll Meet Again Sweetheart / Bill Emerson with Tony Rice / Reunion / Webco [Remembering Tony Rice:  6/8/1951 - 12/25/2020]
  • Greenlight On The Southern / Tony Rice / Bluegrass Class Of 1990 / Rounder [Remembering Tony Rice:  6/8/1951 - 12/25/2020]
  • Girl From West Virginia / Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver / You Gotta Dig A Little Deeper / Rounder [Jamie Dailey birthday, 6/9/1975]
  • Head Hung Down / Dailey & Vincent / Brothers From Different Mothers / Rounder [Jamie Dailey birthday, 6/9/1975]
  • I Wave / Family Sowell / United We Stand / Pinecastle
  • Roll On Muddy River / Merle Monroe / Songs Of A Simple Life / Pinecastle
  • Pride / The Farm Hands / 4.0 / Pinecastle
  • Midnight On The Highway / Wilson Banjo Co. / Six Degrees Of Separation / Pinecastle
  • Black Rock City / Jesse Brock / Streamliner / Sound Biscuit
  • I'd Like To Wander Back To The Old Home / FastTrack / FastTrack / Engelhardt Music Group
  • Living On The Edge / Dale Ann Bradley / Things She Couldn't Get Over / Pinecastle
  • Everyone Knew It But Me / Matt Dudman / Poa / Pleasant Valley Music
  • 20/20 Vision / Dan Tyminski / Industrial Strength Bluegrass / Smithsonian Folkways
  • Missing Her Has Never Slowed Me Down / Po' Ramblin' Boys / single / Self-Produced
  • Juxtaposed / Rock Hearts / Starry Southern Nights / Self-Produced
  • I Won't Be A Willow / Crowe Brothers / single / 615 Hideaway Records
  • When The Angels Carry Me Home / Lester Flatt & Earl Scruggs / Father's Table Grace / MME 
  • Sinner You'd Better Get Ready / Lily Brothers & Don Stover / Bluegrass At The Roots / Smithsonian Folkways
  • Count Your Blessings / Laurie Lewis & Kathy Kallick / Together / Kaleidoscope Records
  • Clinging To A Saving Hand / Joe Mullins & the Radio Ramblers / Somewhere Beyond The Blue / Billy Blue Records
  • Be Better To Your Neighbor / Jerry Salley / Bridges & Backroads / Very Jerry Records
  • Little White Church / Jim & Jesse with Mac Wiseman / Music Among Friends / Rounder
  • Mr. Jesus / Feinberg Brothers / Songs We Sing / Cabinwood Music
  • Where The Soul Never Dies / Josh Williams & Don Rigsby / Life Goes On / Rural Rhythm
  • He Will Set Your Fields On Fire / Country Gentlemen / Live In Japan / Rebel
  • Drifting Too Far From The Shore / IIIrd Tyme Out / Back To The MAC / Rounder
  • All Prayed Up / Vince Gill with the Issacs / Country Bluegrass Homecoming, Volume One / GGS Music
  • You Don't Love God If You Don't Love Your Neighbor / Rhonda Vincent & Rage with Bill Gaither / Gospel Bluegrass Homecoming, Volume One / GGS Music
  • Satan's Jeweled Crown / Joe Val & the New England Bluegrass Boys / Live In Holland / Strictly Country Records
  • You Can Feel It In Your Soul / Earls Of Leicester / Live At The CMA Theater At The Country Music Hall Of Fame / Rounder
  • Shoutin' Time In Heaven / Kenny & Amanda Smith / Life Goes On / Rural Rhythm
  • Beyond The Sunset For Me / Doyle Lawson, Russell Moore, Jamie Dailey, Josh Swift / Life Goes On / Rural Rhythm
  • Black Mountain Blues / Johnson Mountain Boys / At The Old Schoolhouse / Rounder

Sunday, June 06, 2021

"Bluegrass Cafe" playlist - 6/6/2021

As this 59th pre-recorded edition of our Bluegrass Cafe was recorded on June 1st, we felt it was appropriate to share several songs in memory of a member of the Bluegrass Hall of Fame who also happened to be a wonderful songwriter, and one of the first female performers to front her own band:  Hazel Dickens (June 1, 1924 - April 11, 2011).  We included eleven fine songs written and/or performed by her, and one Bill Monroe classic recorded by Hazel and her musical partner, Alice Gerrard.  Fabulous, heartfelt music -- hope you enjoyed it!

In addition to lots of Hazel Dickens songs, we also shared quite a few Bluegrass favorites, and just a few songs from recent (2021) projects, including two songs from a new solo recording by Tina Adair, as well as selections from the Goodwin Brothers, the Lonesome River Band, the Larry Stephenson Band, Danny Paisley & the Southern Grass, Larry Sparks, Joe Mullins & the Radio Ramblers, and two songs from the "Industrial Strength Bluegrass" recording.

Hope you're staying cool on this very warm Sunday, wherever you might be.  Please consider joining me once again one week from today from 4-7PM for another three hours full of fine Bluegrass music.

Enjoy the week!

Amy O.


SONG / PERFORMER / ALBUM / LABEL

  • Katy Hill / Del McCoury Band / RockyGrass / Blue Planet
  • Hello Sunshine / Merle Monroe / Songs Of A Simple Life / Pinecastle
  • Sunrise Blues / Bob Amos / Sunrise Blues / Bristlecone
  • The Girl I Left In Sunny Tennessee / Larry Stephenson & Mark Newton / Live At Mr. B's / B's Records
  • I Call Her Sunshine / Paul Adkins & the Borderline Band / Modern Times / Rebel
  • Keep On The Sunny Side / The Whites / O Brother, Where Art Thou? / Mercury
  • Sunrise / Country Gentlemen / High Lonesome:  The Complete Starday Recordings / Gusto
  • Ten Miles From The Truth / Aaron "Frosty" Foster / Opening Doors / Self-Produced
  • Sam Smith / Gibson Brothers / Spread Your Wings / Hay Holler
  • When I'm Gone / BearTracks / From The Hollow / AMT Records
  • The Lonely Years / Bear Bridge Band / Bear Essentials / Open Road
  • Won't Be Crying Over You / Tina Adair / Tina Adair / Engelhardt Music Group
  • Anywhere With You / Goodwin Brothers / The Goodwin Brothers / 615 Hideaway Records
  • Cumberland River Shore / Lonesome River Band / single / Mountain Home
  • Country Side Of Heaven (Where The Bluegrass Music Flows) / Larry Stephenson Band / single / Whysper Dream Music
  • Why You Been Gone So Long / Tina Adair / Tina Adair / Open Road
  • Rock Bottom / WhiteHouse / WhiteHouse / Pinecastle
  • Cedar Grove / WhiteHouse / WhiteHouse / Pinecastle
  • True Life Blues / Hazel & Alice / O Sister! / Rounder [Remembering Hazel Dickens:  6/1/1925 - 4/22/2011]
  • Old River / James King / These Old Pictures / Rounder [Remembering Hazel Dickens:  6/1/1925 - 4/22/2011]
  • Scraps From Your Table / Lynn Morris / You'll Never Be The Sun / Rounder [Remembering Hazel Dickens:  6/1/1925 - 4/22/2011]
  • My Better Years / Johnson Mountain Boys / Blue Diamond / Rounder [Remembering Hazel Dickens:  6/1/1925 - 4/22/2011]
  • Cowboy Jim / Dry Branch Fire Squad / Tried & True / Rounder [Remembering Hazel Dickens:  6/1/1925 - 4/22/2011]
  • West Virginia, My Home / Hazel Dickens / Hand-Picked / Rounder [Remembering Hazel Dickens:  6/1/1925 - 4/22/2011]
  • Workin' Girl Blues / Cherryholmes / Cherryholmes / Skaggs Family Records [Remembering Hazel Dickens:  6/1/1925 - 4/11/2011]
  • Hills Of Home / Springfield Exit / Springfield Exit / Cracker Barrel [Remembering Hazel Dickens:  6/1/1925 - 4/11/2011]
  • Beyond The River Bend / Laurie Lewis & Her Bluegrass Pals / Laurie Lewis & Her Bluegrass Pals / Rounder [Remembering Hazel Dickens:  6/1/1925 - 4/11/2011]
  • You'll Get No More Of Me / Lynn Morris Band / The Lynn Morris Band / Rounder [Remembering Hazel Dickens:  6/1/1925 - 4/11/2011]
  • Mama's Hand / Hazel Dickens / The Rounder Records Story / Rounder [Remembering Hazel Dickens:  6/1/1925 - 4/11/2011]
  • I'll Go To My Grave Loving You / Special Consensus / Signs / Pinecastle [Don Reid birthday, 6/5/1945]
  • He Can't Own Them / Danny Paisley & the Southern Grass / Bluegrass Troubadour / Pinecastle
  • Each Season Changes You / Osborne Brothers / The Chronological Osborne Brothers, 1956-1960 / Kipepeo Publishing
  • Barefoot Nellie / Jim Lauderdale with High Fidelity / Industrial Strength Bluegrass / Smithsonian Folkway
  • Casey Jones / Old Time Bluegrass Singers / Plastic Heart / Open Road
  • Won't You Come And Sing For Me / Hot Rize / Untold Stories / Sugar Hill [Remembering Hazel Dickens:  6/1/1925 - 4/11/2011]
  • I Know My Lord's Gonna Lead Me Out / Old Time Bluegrass Singers / Plastic Heart / Open Road
  • Shouting On The Hills Of Glory / Stanley Brothers / Best Of The Best:  All Gospel, All Bluegrass / Federal
  • Some Glad Morning / Southern Rail / Glory Train / Pinecastle
  • Cry Out / Bluegrass Cardinals / Mountain Girl / BGC Records
  • When I've Traveled My Last Mile / Dailey & Vincent / Brothers From Different Mothers / Rounder
  • Let Me Walk, Lord, By Your Side / Dan Tyminski / The Stanley Gospel Tradition:  Songs About Our Savior / Doobie Shea
  • Lord Protect My Soul / Bill Monroe & His Blue Grass Boys / Bill Monroe & His Blue Grass Boys, 1950-1951 / JSP Records
  • When He Blessed My Soul / Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver / Industrial Strength Bluegrass / Smithsonian Folkways
  • Bound For Gloryland / Rhonda Vincent & the Sally Mountain Show / Bound For Gloryland / Rebel
  • Holdin' On / Larry Sparks / Ministry In Song / Rebel
  • He Took Your Place / Lester Flatt & Earl Scruggs / Selected Sides, 1950-1952 / JSP Records
  • It's Just Like Heaven / Country Gentlemen / The Sugar Hill Years / Sugar Hill
  • God Has Been So Good To Me / Crowe & McLaughlin / Going Back / Rounder
  • Gonna Be Movin' / Balsam Range / Trains I Missed / Mountain Home
  • Tree Of Life / Reno & Smiley / The Early Years, 1951-1959 / Gusto
  • You Can Go To Heaven / Mickey Galyean & Cullen's Bridge / Songs From The Blue Ridge / Rebel
  • You Gotta Get Down / Joe Mullins & the Radio Ramblers / Somewhere Beyond The Blue / Billy Blue Records
  • Black Mountain Blues / Johnson Mountain Boys / Requests / Rounder

Sunday, May 30, 2021

"Bluegrass Cafe" playlist - 5/30/2021

On this Memorial Day Sunday, it seemed proper to populate the majority of our 58th home-made playlist for Bluegrass Cafe with lots of songs about soldiers who didn't make it home -- the true meaning of this somber holiday. 

In addition to Memorial Day songs, we also included a few newer releases from Audie Blaylock & Redline, the Kody Norris Show, Greg Blake, Donna & Roni Stoneman, Danny Paisley & the Southern Grass, Carolina Blue, Williamson Branch, and Joe Mullins & the Radio Ramblers.

Please consider joining us once again next Sunday afternoon from 4-7PM for another edition of our Bluegrass Cafe.

Enjoy the week!

Amy O.


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

  • Katy Hill / Del McCoury Band / RockyGrass / Blue Planet
  • My Dying Day / Lou Reid & Carolina / Time / Lonesome Day Records
  • Last Letter Home / Gibson Brothers / Another Night Of Waiting / Hay Holler
  • Blue Eyed Boston Boy / Bluegrass Cardinals / Hand-Picked / Rounder
  • The Legend Of The Rebel Soldier / Country Gentlemen / The Award Winning Country Gentlemen / Rebel
  • For The Dear Old Flag, I Die / American Drive / single / Rural Rhythm
  • Lost Soldier Son / Chris Brashear / Wanderlust / Dog Boy Records
  • Purple Heart / Jim & Jesse / First Sounds:  The Capitol Years / Capitol
  • A Hero In Harlan / Chris Jones & the Night Drivers / Lost Souls & Free Spirits / Rebel
  • Down Where The River Bends / Red Allen / Keep On Going / Rebel
  • Annie's Boy / Larry Sparks / New Moon Over My Shoulder / Rebel
  • A Folded Flag / Joe Mullins & the Radio Ramblers / For The Record / Billy Blue Records
  • More Than A Name On A Wall / Dailey & Vincent with Jimmy Fortune / Bill Gaither's Country Gospel Favorites / GGS Music
  • Will You Fold My Flag For Me / Flashback / Blues Around My Cabin / Pinecastle
  • Me And John And Paul / The Grascals / The Grascals / Rounder
  • Robe Of White / Louvin Brothers / Close Harmony / Bear Family Records
  • Washington & Lee Fling / Pike Brothers & the Pine Hill Ranchers / The Pike Brothers & the Pine Hill Ranchers / Rebel
  • John D. Champion / Becky Buller / Crepe Paper Heart / Dark Shadow Recording
  • I'm Singing Harmony / The Big Dogs with Tony Trischka / Live At The Birchmere / Strictly Country Records
  • I Hope You Have Learned / Bill Monroe & His Blue Grass Boys / The King And The Father / MME
  • Wake Up And Smell The Coffee / Rock Hearts / Starry Southern Nights / Self-Produced
  • Sunrise / Sam Bush / Epilogue:  A Tribute To John Duffey / Smithsonian Folkways
  • Pain In My Heart / Lester Flatt & Earl Scruggs / Selected Sides, 1948-1950 / JSP Records
  • A Couple Beers More / Feinberg Brothers / Party For One / Cabinwood Music
  • Skip, Hop & Wobble / Jimmy Martin / Jimmy Martin & the Sunny Mountain Boys, 1951-1958 / Kipepeo Publishing
  • Love's Fleeting Fire / Audie Blaylock & Redline / single / 615 Hideaway Records
  • Kentucky Darlin' / Kody Norris Show / All Suited Up / Rebel
  • The Storms Are On The Ocean / Good Ol' Persons / Good 'n' Live / Sugar Hill
  • People, Places And Songs / Greg Blake / single / Turnberry Records
  • Truck Driver's Queen / Spinney Brothers / Memories / Mountain Fever Records
  • Don't Cheat In Our Hometown / Stanley Brothers / Don't Cheat In Our Hometown / King
  • Old Home Place / High Fidelity / Banjo Player's Blues / Rebel
  • Rodger Young / Country Gentlemen / The Early Rebel Recordings, 1962-1971 / Rebel
  • Riding With Private Malone / James King / Three Chords And The Truth / Rounder
  • Searching For A Solder's Grave / Po' Ramblin' Boys / Toil, Tears & Trouble / Rounder
  • How Great Thou Art / Jim Mills / Bound To Ride / Sugar Hill
  • Reveille Time In Heaven / Mac Wiseman / Bluegrass Hits And Heartsongs / Rebel
  • March Around Jericho / Carolina Blue / Take Me Back / Billy Blue Records
  • Our Mansion Is Ready / Charlie Monroe / Post-War Country Classics / Cattle
  • Kneel At The Cross / Bluegrass Patriots / E Pluribus Bluegrass / Red Feather
  • I Know What You're Talking About / Lynn Morris Band / Shape Of A Tear / Rounder
  • I Can Tell You The Time / Johnson Mountain Boys / The Johnson Mountain Boys / Rounder
  • I'm Never Alone / Joe Mullins & the Radio Ramblers / Somewhere Beyond The Blue / Billy Blue Records
  • Bouquet In Heaven / Lester Flatt & Earl Scruggs / Selected Sides, 1948-1950 / JSP Records
  • I'd Rather Live By The Side Of The Road / Danny Paisley & the Southern Grass / Bluegrass Troubadour / Pinecastle
  • Living On The Hallelujah Side / Donna & Roni Stoneman / The Legend Continues / Patuxent Music
  • Walking In The Spirit / Williamson Branch with the Marshall Family / Heritage & Hope / Pinecastle
  • Come On Down / FastTrack / FastTrack / Engelhardt Music Group
  • Lead Us Safely / Ronnie Bowman / Cold Virginia Night / Rebel
  • He's Coming Back To Earth Again / Reno & Smiley / Early Years, 1951-1959 / Gusto
  • I Want To Stroll Over Heaven / IIIrd Tyme Out / Across The Miles / Rounder
  • I'll Be No Stranger There / Seldom Scene / A Change Of Scenery / Sugar Hill
  • Someday / Blue Highway / Midnight Storm / Rebel
  • Goodbye / J.D. Crowe, Doyle Lawson, Paul Williams / Old Friends Get Together / Mountain Home
  • Black Mountain Blues / Johnson Mountain Boys / Requests / Rounder

Sunday, May 23, 2021

"Bluegrass Cafe" playlist - 5/23/2021

On this gorgeous May 23rd, we celebrated what would have been the 95th birthday of Country and Bluegrass Hall of Famer, Mac Wiseman (May 23, 1925 - February 24, 2019) with a whole lot of his music.  What better way to remember "The Voice With A Heart?"  

We also celebrated the birthdays of husband-and-wife Bluegrass Hall of Fame members, Tom T. Hall (born May 25, 1936) and Miss Dixie Hall (May 26, 1934 - January 16, 2015) with a full hour's worth of music from their creative minds.  Of course, we could have filled several shows with the music of these two amazingly talented folks, but we limited ourselves to just one hour's worth on Sunday.


There was a tiny bit of newer music to share, as well, with selections from Balsam Range, Lou Reid, Eddie Sanders, Linda Lay, Nick Chandler & Delivered, Deanie Richardson, Danny Paisley & the Southern Grass, and the "Industrial Strength Bluegrass" collection.

Hope you had a lovely Sunday!  We hope you'll join us once more next Sunday afternoon, 4-7PM.

Have a good week!

Amy O.



SONG / PERFORMER / ALBUM / LABEL

  • Katy Hill / Del McCoury Band / RockyGrass / Blue Planet
  • Remembering / Mac Wiseman / The Chronological Mac Wiseman, 1951-1953 / Kipepeo Publishing [Remembering Mac Wiseman:  5/23/1925 - 2/24/2019]
  • Can't You Hear Me Calling / Bill Monroe & His Blue Grass Boys / Bill Monroe & His Blue Grass Boys, 1946-1949 / JSP Records [Remembering Mac Wiseman:  5/23/1925 - 2/24/2019]
  • We'll Meet Again Sweetheart / Lester Flatt & Earl Scruggs / The Complete Mercury Recordings / Mercury [Remembering Mac Wiseman:  5/23/1925 - 2/24/2019]
  • I Wonder How The Old Folks Are At Home / Mac Wiseman / The Chronological Mac Wiseman, 1951-1953 / JSP Records [Remembering Mac Wiseman:  5/23/1925 - 2/24/2019]
  • The Guitar / Sierra Hull & Justin Moses / I Sang The Song / Mountain Fever Records [Remembering Mac Wiseman:  5/23/1925 - 2/24/2019]
  • Crimora Church Of The Brethren / Junior Sisk & Ronnie Bowman / I Sang The Song / Mountain Fever Records [Remembering Mac Wiseman:  5/23/1925 - 2/24/2019]
  • Going Back To Bristol / Shawn Camp / I Sang The Song / Mountain Fever Records [Remembering Mac Wiseman:  5/23/1925 - 2/24/2019]
  • 'Tis Sweet To Be Remembered / Mac Wiseman with Alison Krauss / I Sang The Song / Mountain Fever Records [Remembering Mac Wiseman:  5/23/1925 - 2/24/2019]
  • Santa Barbara / Balsam Range / single / Mountain Home
  • Amos Moses / Lou Reid / single / Self-Produced
  • Fancy Gap Runaway / Danny Paisley & the Southern Grass / Bluegrass Troubadour / Pinecastle
  • The Jingling Hole / Linda Lay / single / Mountain Fever Records
  • Farm To Market Road / Eddie Sanders / That Kind Of Lonesome / Engelhardt Music Group
  • Hello / Nick Chandler & Delivered / single / 615 Hideaway Records
  • Walking In My Sleep / Deanie Richardson / Circle Up / Engelhardt Music Group
  • The Year That Clayton Delaney Died / Tom T. Hall / The Essential Tom T. Hall / Mercury [Tom T. Hall birthday, 5/25/1936]
  • I Washed My Face In The Morning Dew / Charlie Sizemore / The Story Is...The Songs Of Tom T. Hall / Rebel [Tom T. Hall birthday, 5/25/1936]
  • The Engineers Don't Wave From The Trains Anymore / Lynn Morris Band / The Bramble And The Rose / Rounder [Tom T. Hall birthday, 5/25/1936]
  • Don't Forget The Coffee, Billy Joe / Gibson Brothers / Bona Fide / Sugar Hill [Tom T. Hall birthday, 5/25/1936]
  • Harper Valley P.T.A. / Jeannie C. Riley / Country USA 1968 / Time Life [Tom T. Hall birthday, 5/25/1936]
  • It Was Only The Wind / Lester Flatt / Lester Raymond Flatt / Flying Fish [Tom T. Hall birthday, 5/25/1936]
  • Guitar Picking President / Jimmy Martin / The Chronological Jimmy Martin & the Sunny Mountain Boys, 1963-1965 / Kipepeo Publishing [Tom T. Hall birthday, 5/25/1936]
  • Ballad Of Forty Dollars / Charlie Sizemore / The Story Is...The Songs Of Tom T. Hall / Rebel [Tom T. Hall birthday, 5/25/1936]
  • Old Dogs, Children, And Watermelon Wine / Tom T. Hall / The Essential Tom T. Hall / Mercury [Tom T. Hall birthday, 5/25/1936]
  • Let Me Fly Low / Charlie Waller & the Country Gentlemen / Songs Of The American Spirit / Pinecastle [Remembering Dixie Hall:  5/26/1934 - 1/16/2015]
  • Can You Hear Me Now / Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver / More Behind The Picture Than The Wall / Rounder [Remembering Dixie Hall:  5/26/1934 - 1/16/2015]
  • Poverty Row / Springfield Exit / Springfield Exit / Cracker Barrel [Remembering Dixie Hall:  5/26/1934 - 1/16/2015]
  • The Grave Robber / Junior Sisk & Ramblers Choice / The Heart Of A Song / Rebel [Remembering Dixie Hall:  5/26/1934 - 1/16/2015]
  • Holdin' On When You've Let Go / Crowe Brothers / Brothers-n-Song / Rural Rhythm [Remembering Dixie Hall:  5/26/1934 - 1/16/2015]
  • Walk Slow / Heather Berry & Tony Mabe / The Heather Berry & Tony Mabe Show / Mountain Fever Records [Remembering Dixie Hall:  5/26/1934 - 1/16/2015]
  • I'm Putting On My Leaving Shoes / Big Country Bluegrass / Memories Of The Past / Rebel [Remembering Dixie Hall:  5/26/1934 - 1/16/2015]
  • Dine-E-O / Terry McGill / Straight Drive / Cabinwood Music
  • Lost Soul / Amanda Cook / single / Morning Glory Music
  • When He Calls My Name / Alan Bibey & Grasstowne / Hitchhiking To California / Billy Blue Records
  • Joy Bells / Lester Flatt & Earl Scruggs / Foggy Mountain Gospel / Columbia
  • The Great Reaping Day / Lilly Brothers & Don Stover / What Will I Leave Behind / Rebel
  • Give The Devil An Inch / Lonesome River Band / Window Of Time / Doobie Shea Records
  • Is There Room For Me / Loafers' Glory / Loafers' Glory / Arhoolie 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
  • I've Made A Covenant / Johnson Mountain Boys / We'll Still Sing On / Rounder
  • Me And Jesus / Charlie Sizemore with the Oak Ridge Boys / The Story Is...The Songs Of Tom T. Hall / Rebel [Tom T. Hall birthday, 5/25/1936]
  • I'm A Stranger / Mac Wiseman / The Chronological Mac Wiseman, 1951-1953 / Kipepeo Publishing [Remembering Mac Wiseman:  5/23/1925 - 2/24/2019]
  • I've Read The Book / Marty Raybon / Gonna Sing, Gonna Shout / Billy Blue Records
  • His Charming Love / High Fidelity / Banjo Player's Blues / Rebel
  • The Darkest Hour Is Just Before Dawn / Stanley Brothers / All Bluegrass, All Gospel / Federal
  • Waiting For The Boys / Mac Wiseman / The Chronological Mac Wiseman, 1951-1953 / Kipepeo Publishing [Remembering Mac Wiseman:  5/23/1925 - 2/24/2019]
  • John In The Jordan / Lou Reid & Carolina / My Own Set Of Rules / Rural Rhythm
  • Open Up The Window, Noah / Seldom Scene / Scene 20 / Sugar Hill
  • (I'd Rather Live) By The Side Of The Road / Mac Wiseman / 'Tis Sweet To Be Remembered / Bear Family [Remembering Mac Wiseman:  5/23/1925 - 2/24/2019]
  • Blue Grass Twist / Johnson Mountain Boys / Requests / Rounder

Sunday, May 16, 2021

"Bluegrass Cafe" playlist - 5/16/2021

For Sunday's radio show, we remembered the music of a fine country music duo of the 1950s, celebrated the shared birthday of three members of the Bluegrass Music Hall of Fame, and included new music from two fine Bluegrass gospel recordings.  Hope you were able to join us!

Brothers-in-law Johnnie Wright (May 13, 1914 - September 27, 2011) and Jack Anglin (May 13, 1916 - March 8, 1963) performed together as a duo called Johnnie & Jack.  Their music was fun, and several of their songs have been covered in the world of Bluegrass over the years.  

There were selections from several Bluegrass birthday celebrants, including from three Bluegrass Hall of Famers who were all born on May 17th:  fiddler Paul Warren (with Lester Flatt & Earl Scruggs & the Foggy Mountain Boys), Red Smiley (of Reno & Smiley), and Rodney Dillard of the Dillards
 

And there were two new Bluegrass gospel recordings added to the mix this week with selections from both Joe Mullins & the Radio Ramblers ("Somewhere Beyond The Blue" on Billy Blue Records) and Larry Sparks ("Ministry In Song" on Rebel Records).  Other 2021 music on the show came from Jay Armsworthy & Eastern Tradition, Danny Paisley & the Southern Grass, Deanie Richardson, Jesse Brock, and the "Industrial Strength Bluegrass" collection.

Have a fine week, and we hope you'll consider tuning in once more next Sunday afternoon, 4-7PM.

Take care - 
Amy O.


SONG / PERFORMER / ALBUM / LABEL

  • Katy Hill / Del McCoury Band / RockyGrass / Blue Planet
  • Doghouse Blues / Nashville Bluegrass Band / My Native Home / Rounder
  • You Let The Dog Off The Chain / Junior Sisk & Ramblers Choice / Blue Side Of The Blue Ridge / Rebel
  • I'm Walking The Dog / Charles Sawtelle & the Whippets / RockyGrass / Blue Planet
  • El Doggo / Eddie Adcock, Jimmy Gaudreau, Tom Gray, Randy Waller / The Country Gentlemen Reunion Band / RadioTherapy Records
  • Salty Dog Blues / Lester Flatt & Earl Scruggs / Flatt & Scruggs At Carnegie Hall / Koch Records
  • Billy The Bluegrass Beagle / Jay Armsworthy & Eastern Tradition / My Best Friend / Patuxent Music
  • Lovesick And Sorrow / James King / Lonesome And Then Some / Rounder
  • I've Got That Old Feeling / Alison Krauss / I've Got That Old Feeling / Rounder
  • Nobody Cares / Appalachian Express / Walking The Blues / Rebel
  • Got No Reason / Jay Armsworthy & Eastern Tradition / My Best Friend / Patuxent Music
  • Little Cabin Home On The Hill / Johnnie & Jack / On The Louisiana Hayride Tonight / Bear Family [Remembering Johnnie Wright (May 13, 1914 - September 27, 2011) & Jack Anglin (May 13, 1916 - March 8, 1963)]
  • Let Your Conscience Be Your Guide / The Sidemen / Almost Live At The Station Inn / Red Clay Records [Remembering Johnnie Wright (May 13, 1914 - September 27, 2011) & Jack Anglin (May 13, 1916 - March 8, 1963)]
  • Ashes Of Love / J.B. & Jamie Dailey / Step Back In Time / Pinecastle [Remembering Johnnie Wright (May 13, 1914 - September 27, 2011) & Jack Anglin (May 13, 1916 - March 8, 1963)]
  • You Tried To Ruin My Name / Wilma Lee Cooper / O Sister! / Rounder [Remembering Johnnie Wright (May 13, 1914 - September 27, 2011) & Jack Anglin (May 13, 1916 - March 8, 1963)]
  • Don't Say Goodbye If You Love Me / Bill Harrell with Jim McReynolds / Bill Harrell & Friends / Rebel [Remembering Johnnie Wright (May 13, 1914 - September 27, 2011) & Jack Anglin (May 13, 1916 - March 8, 1963)]
  • I'm Gonna Love You One More Time / Special Consensus / The Trail Of Aching Hearts / Pinecastle [Remembering Johnnie Wright (May 13, 1914 - September 27, 2011) & Jack Anglin (May 13, 1916 - March 8, 1963)]
  • Johnny & Jack Medley / Country Gentlemen / The Early Rebel Recordings, 1962-1971 / Rebel [Remembering Johnnie Wright (May 13, 1914 - September 27, 2011) & Jack Anglin (May 13, 1916 - March 8, 1963)]
  • Beware Of It / Johnnie & Jack / For Old Times Sake / Bear Family [Remembering Johnnie Wright (May 13, 1914 - September 27, 2011) & Jack Anglin (May 13, 1916 - March 8, 1963)]
  • Three Ways Of Knowing / Johnnie & Jack / For Old Times Sake / Bear Family [Remembering Johnnie Wright (May 13, 1914 - September 27, 2011) & Jack Anglin (May 13, 1916 - March 8, 1963)]
  • Waiting On Isaac / Jason Barie / Pieces / Billy Blue Records
  • Lonesomeville / Alan Bibey & Grasstowne / Hitchhiking To California / Billy Blue Records
  • I Never Was Too Much / Danny Paisley & the Southern Grass / Bluegrass Troubadour / Pinecastle
  • Fisher's Hornpipe / Deanie Richardson / Circle Up / Engelhardt
  • Kiss On A Cold, Cold Stone / Jesse Brock with Greg Blake / single / Engelhardt Music Group
  • Farmin' Man / Kody Norris Show / All Suited Up / Rebel
  • Stone Walls And Steel Bars / Ronnie Bowman, Don Rigsby, Kenny Smith / Industrial Strength Bluegrass / Smithsonian Folkways
  • Listen To The Mockingbird / Johnnie & Jack with Paul Warren / At The Louisiana Hayride Tonight / Bear Family [Remembering Paul Warren:  May 17, 1918 - January 12, 1978)
  • Drifting With The Tide / Reno & Smiley / Early Years, 1951-1959 / Gusto [Remembering Red Smiley:  May 17, 1924 - January 2, 1972]
  • Dooley / The Dillards / There Is A Time (1963-70) / Vanguard [Rodney Dillard birthday, 5/17/1942)
  • Never See My Home Again / The Dillards / There Is A Time (1963-70) / Vanguard [Rodney Dillard birthday, 5/17/1942]
  • I Wouldn't Change You If I Could / Reno & Smiley / Early Years, 1951-1959 / Gusto [Remembering Red Smiley:  May 17, 1924 - January 2, 1972]
  • Durham's Reel / Lester Flatt & Earl Scruggs / Flatt & Scruggs At Carnegie Hall / Koch Records [Remembering Paul Warren:  May 17, 1918 - January 12, 1978]
  • The Day That Lester Died / Mark Newton with Claire Lynch / Follow Me Back To The Fold / Rebel [Lester Flatt died, 5/11/1979]
  • Hold To A Dream / Laurie Lewis / Restless Rambling Heart / Flying Fish
  • Shadows In My Room / Hot Rize / Untold Stories / Sugar Hill [Nick Forster birthday, 5/16/1955]
  • Jackson / Donna & Roni Stoneman with Tom Mindte / The Legend Continues / Patuxent Music
  • Streets Of Baltimore / Del McCoury Band / The Streets Of Baltimore / McCoury Music
  • Goodbye To The Blues / Johnson Mountain Boys / Let The Whole World Talk / Rounder
  • Wow Baby / Hunter Berry / Wow Baby / Upper Management Music
  • I'm Never Alone / Joe Mullins & the Radio Ramblers / Somewhere Beyond The Blue / Billy Blue Records
  • God Guide Our Leader's Hand / Jimmy Martin & the Sunny Mountain Boys / The Chronological Jimmy Martin & The Sunny Mountain Boys, 1961-1962 / Kipepeo Publishing
  • I'm S-A-V-E-D / South Carolina Broadcasters / Home To Stay / Patuxent Music
  • I Believe / Feinberg Brothers / Songs We Sing / Cabinwood Music
  • Angel Band / Carolyn Eyerly / The Sunny Side Of Life / Patuxent Music
  • Somebody Touched Me / The Dillards / There Is A Time (1963-70) / Vanguard [Rodney Dillard birthday, 5/17/1942]
  • Wicked Path Of Sin / Bill Monroe & His Blue Grass Boys / Bill Monroe & His Blue Grass Boys, 1940-1946 / JSP Records
  • He Will Take You In / Bluegrass Cardinals / My Kinda Grass / BGC Records
  • You Gotta Get Down / Joe Mullins & the Radio Ramblers / Somewhere Beyond The Blue / Billy Blue Records
  • Don't Take Your Eyes Off Of Jesus / Larry Sparks / Ministry In Song / Rebel
  • I Want To Know / Reno & Smiley / Early Years, 1951-1959 / Gusto [Remembering Red Smiley:  May 17, 1924 - January 2, 1972]
  • Walk Your Way To Heaven / Southern Rail / Glory Train / Pinecastle
  • In The Garden / Spinney Brothers / Here At The Cross / Self-Produced
  • Country Church / Pike Brothers & the Pine Hill Ranchers / The Pike Brothers & the Pine Hill Ranchers / Rebel
  • Let The Church Roll On / Lester Flatt & Earl Scruggs / Flatt & Scruggs At Carnegie Hall / Koch Records [Remembering Paul Warren:  May 17, 1918 - January 12, 1978]
  • I Found A Church Today / Gibson Brothers / Brotherhood / Rounder
  • Jesus Won't You Guide Me / Larry Sparks / Ministry In Song / Rebel
  • Black Mountain Blues / Johnson Mountain Boys / Requests / Rounder

Sunday, May 09, 2021

"Bluegrass Cafe" playlist - 5/9/2021

Mother & Daughter at Opryland, 1985
Hello, and Happy Mother's Day!  On this day devoted to Mom, hope you were able to enjoy some kind of celebration with your mother, if that is something you like and are able to do.  :)  During Sunday's Bluegrass Cafe, we celebrated both living mothers and mothers who live on in memory with twenty-seven tunes, so hope you heard something you enjoyed among those tunes.



Today also happens to be the birth anniversary of Clarence Eugene Snow -- better known to the Country Music World

Hank Snow (May 9, 1914 - December 20, 1999)

as
Hank Snow (May 9, 1914 - December 20, 1999).  Though he had a pretty wretched childhood while growing up with an abusive stepfather in Nova Scotia, Canada, Hank Snow certainly made his mark in the world of Country Music with a nearly 50-year-membership at the Grand Ole Opry, enshrinement in the Country Music Hall of Fame, and dozens of hit records which have become classics.  Hank Snow songs are still often covered by Bluegrass performers, too, so we heard a whole bunch of them in our extended Hank Snow set.

There was a tiny bit of newer music to share, as well, with selections from Matt Dudman, Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver, and Danny Paisley & the Southern Grass.

Thanks for listening!  Hope you'll consider joining us once more next Sunday afternoon - 4-7PM.

Enjoy the week!

Amy O.



SONG / PERFORMER / ALBUM / LABEL

  • Katy Hill / Del McCoury Band / RockyGrass / Blue Planet
  • God Bless Her 'Cause She Is My Mother / Gibson Brothers / Long Forgotten Dream / Hay Holler
  • Dreams Of Mother And Home / Mac Wiseman / The Chronological Mac Wiseman, 1953-1955 / Kipepeo Publishing
  • Mom's Old Picture Book / Lou Reid / When It Rains / Sugar Hill
  • Mother, The Queen Of My Heart / Lonesome Standard Time / Lonesome As It Gets / Sugar Hill
  • Use A Napkin (Not Your Mom) / Kathy Kallick / Mother, The Queen Of My Heart / Sugar Hill
  • Thank God For A Mama / Lonesome River Band / One Step Forward / Sugar Hill
  • Coat Of Many Colors / BearTracks / Together 'Til The End / AMT Records
  • Dear Mom / Wayne Taylor / Dear Mom / Raincoe Music
  • Every Day Is Mother's Day To Me / Allerton & Alton / Black, White, And Bluegrass / Bear Family Records
  • Listen To Me Mother / Springfield Exit / That Was Then / Patuxent Music
  • Mother's Voice Is In The Wind / Johnson Mountain Boys / Walls Of Time / Rounder
  • Dear Old Mother / Jim & Jesse / In The Tradition / Rounder
  • Memories Of Mother / Stanley Brothers / Selected Cuts, 1955-1956 / JSP Records
  • Always Be Kind To Your Mother / Reno & Smiley / Early Years, 1951-1959 / Gusto
  • Don't Throw Mama's Flowers Away / Dan Paisley & the Southern Grass / The Room Over Mine / Rounder
  • Mama's Hand / Lynn Morris / Mama's Hand / Rounder
  • Foggy Mountain Chimes / Scott Vestal et al / Bluegrass 2020 / Pinecastle
  • Lonesome Blue Yodel / Hank Snow / The Singing Ranger / Living Era [Remembering Hank Snow:  5/9/1914 - 12/20/1999]
  • Nobody's Child / American Drive / American Drive / Rural Rhythm [Remembering Hank Snow:  5/9/1914 - 12/20/1999]
  • A Fool Such As I / Audie Blaylock / Trains Are The Only Way To Fly / Self-Produced [Remembering Hank Snow:  5/9/1914 - 12/20/1999]
  • The Goldrush Is Over / Warrior River Boys / Sounds Like Home / Rounder [Remembering Hank Snow:  5/9/1914 - 12/20/1999]
  • Down The Trail Of Aching Hearts / Special Consensus / The Trail Of Aching Hearts / Compass Records [Remembering Hank Snow:  5/9/1914 - 12/20/1999] 
  • Hello Love / Lost & Found / A Ride Through The Country / Rebel [Remembering Hank Snow:  5/9/1914 - 12/20/1999]
  • Music Makin' Mama From Memphis / Hank Snow / The Essential Hank Snow / RCA [Remembering Hank Snow:  5/9/1914 - 12/20/1999]
  • Miller's Cave / Michael Cleveland with Audie Blaylock / Let 'Er Go, Boys! / Rounder [Remembering Hank Snow:  5/9/1914 - 12/20/1999]  
  • One More Ride / Bear Bridge Band / One More Ride / Open Road [Remembering Hank Snow:  5/9/1914 - 12/20/1999]
  • Hank Snow Medley / Country Gentlemen / Live In Japan / Rebel [Remembering Hank Snow:  5/9/1914 - 12/20/1999]
  • I'm Movin' On / Hank Snow / The Essential Hank Snow / RCA [Remembering Hank Snow:  5/9/1914 - 12/20/1999]
  • High Lonesome Sound / Michael Cleveland with the Travelin' McCourys / Tall Fiddler / Compass Records
  • My Louisiana Home / Matt Dudman / Poa / Pleasant Valley Music
  • May I Sleep In Your Barn Tonight, Mister? / Danny Paisley & the Southern Grass / Bluegrass Troubadour / Pinecastle
  • Between The Lines / Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver / single / Billy Blue Records
  • From The Hollow / BearTracks / From The Hollow / AMT Records
  • The Sweetest Gift / Johnson Mountain Boys / At The Old Schoolhouse / Rounder
  • Warm And Windy / Eddie Adcock / Vintage Banjo Jam / Patuxent Music
  • I Heard My Mother Call My Name In Prayer / Bear Bridge Band / One More Ride / Open Road
  • Shake My Mother's Hand For Me / Bluegrass Band / Shine Hallelujah Shine, Volume 1 / Hay Holler Harvest
  • Mother's Only Sleeping / Bill Monroe & His Blue Grass Boys / Bill Monroe & His Blue Grass Boys, 1937-1949 / JSP Records
  • Gonna Shake Hands With Mother Over There / Louvin Brothers / Close Harmony / Bear Family Records
  • A Vision Of Mother / Stanley Brothers / The Complete Columbia Stanley Brothers / Columbia Legacy
  • My Mother's Bible / Reno & Smiley / Early Years, 1951-1959 / Gusto
  • My Mother's White Rose / High Fidelity / Hills And Home / Rebel
  • Mother Prayed Loud In Her Sleep / J.B. & Jamie Dailey / Step Back In Time / Pinecastle
  • Give Mother My Crown / Lester Flatt & Earl Scruggs / Selected Cuts, 1955-1959 / JSP Records
  • Gonna Sing, Gonna Shout / Claire Lynch / Gonna Sing, Gonna Shout / Billy Blue Records
  • Power In The Blood / Weary Hearts / By Heart / Flying Fish
  • I Love God's Way Of Living / White Mountain Bluegrass / Aragon Mill / Strictly Country Records
  • I Won't Be Troubled Anymore / Stonewall Bluegrass / I Won't Be Troubled Anymore / Self-Produced
  • Shadow Of The Son / Still Pickin' Trio / Reuben's Train / Self-Produced
  • Everybody's Gonna Have A Wonderful Time Up There / IIIrd Tyme Out / Living On The Other Side / Rounder
  • Hear Jerusalem Calling / Joe Mullins & the Radio Ramblers / Somewhere Beyond The Blue / Billy Blue Records
  • Black Mountain Blues / Johnson Mountain Boys / Requests / Rounder

Sunday, May 02, 2021

"Bluegrass Cafe" playlist - 5/2/2021

Here it is:  "home-made" show #54 of our Bluegrass Cafe!  It seems I was off by one number when I recorded this show, but who's really counting anyway, right?  :)  Sunday's show featured the usual mix of classic and newer Bluegrass, and we even showcased a few songs for blue-eyed listeners.  

There wasn't too much brand-new music to share this week, but we did include a couple more selections from the hot-off-the-presses Pinecastle debut release for the ever-popular Danny Paisley & the Southern Grass:  "Bluegrass Troubadour."  In addition, there was a track from a new fiddle recording by Deanie Richardson, and recent music from the "Industrial Strength Bluegrass" recording (from Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver and Mo Pitney with Merle Monroe), the Kody Norris Show, and Marty Raybon.

There's a slight possibility our show will air slightly later on Mother's Day (May 9th), but we'll be sure to let you know.  Until then, enjoy the week, and thanks for listening!

Amy O.


SONG / PERFORMER / ALBUM / LABEL

  • Katy Hill / Del McCoury Band / RockyGrass / Blue Planet
  • When Springtime Comes Again / Vern Williams Band / Bluegrass From The Gold Country / Rounder
  • When It's Springtime In The Rockies / Bluegrass Patriots / Springtime In The Rockies / Copper Creek
  • Virginia In The Springtime / Flashback / Blues Around My Cabin / Pinecastle
  • One Morning In May / Joe Val & the New England Bluegrass Band / One Morning In May / Rounder
  • Home Run Man / Jimmy Martin & the Sunny Mountain Boys / single / Decca
  • How Will The Flowers Bloom / Longview / Longview / Rounder
  • Smokey Mountain Memories / Larry Sparks / Time-Life's Treasury Of Bluegrass / Time Life
  • The Cotton Farmer / Laura Orshaw / Songs Of Lost Yesterdays / Self-Produced
  • Southbound / Lost & Found / The Deal / Rebel
  • Angeline The Baker / Nashville Bluegrass Band / Idle Time / Rounder
  • Hi Dee Diddle / Feinberg Brothers / The Feinberg Brothers / Cabinwood Music
  • He Can't Own Them / Danny Paisley & the Southern Grass / Bluegrass Troubadour / Pinecastle
  • Virginia Bound / Kody Norris Band / All Suited Up / Rebel
  • Suzanne / Mo Pitney & Merle Monroe / Industrial Strength Bluegrass / Smithsonian Folkways
  • Durham's Bull / Deanie Richardson / Circle Up / Engelhardt Music Group
  • Forty Years Of Trouble / Danny Paisley & the Southern Grass / Bluegrass Troubadour / Pinecastle
  • Too Late To Say Goodbye / Johnson Mountain Boys / Walls Of Time / Rounder
  • It Don't Bring You Back To Me / Johnson Mountain Boys / Blue Diamond / Rounder
  • Blue Grass Twist / Johnson Mountain Boys / Requests / Rounder
  • Blue Eyed Darling / Bob Osborne with Jimmy Martin / The Chronological Osborne Brothers, 1951-1953 / Kipepeo Publishing
  • An Angel With Blue Eyes / Gibson Brothers / Brotherhood / Rounder
  • Baby Blue Eyes / Lester Flatt & Earl Scruggs / The Complete Mercury Recordings / Mercury
  • Blue Eyes Crying In The Rain / J.D. Crowe & the New South / Live In Japan / Rounder
  • I'm Thinking Tonight Of My Blue Eyes / Paul Williams / A Tribute To Jimmy Martin:  The King Of Bluegrass / Koch Records
  • Those Two Blue Eyes / The Sidemen / Almost Live At The Station Inn / Red Clay Records
  • Sweet Little Miss Blue Eyes / Jim & Jesse / Bean Blossom / MCA
  • Lost And I'll Never Find The Way / Ricky Skaggs / Bluegrass Class Of 1990 / Rounder
  • Silver Tongue And Gold Plated Lies / Suzanne Thomas / O Sister! / Rounder
  • Nobody's Love Is Like Mine / Stanley Brothers / Selected Cuts, 1955-1956 / JSP Records
  • Every Tear (Has It's Own Story) / Lou Reid / Tracks & Trains / Self-Produced
  • The Likes Of You / Lynn Morris / You'll Never Be The Sun / Rounder
  • The Likes Of You / Country Gentlemen / The Sugar Hill Years / Sugar Hill
  • Hitchhiking To California / Alan Bibey & Grasstowne / Alan Bibey & Grasstowne / Billy Blue Records
  • Just Load The Wagon / Junior Sisk / Load The Wagon / Mountain Fever Records
  • Feudin' Banjos / High Fidelity / Banjo Player's Blues / Rebel
  • Walking The Floor / Marty Raybon / single / Billy Blue Records
  • I Know You're Married / Reno & Smiley / Early Years, 1951-1959 / Gusto
  • Run Little Rabbit Run / Jeff White / Right Beside You / Self-Produced
  • Shelbyville Turnaround / Bear Bridge Band / One More Ride / Open Road
  • Camping In Canaan's Land / Dailey & Vincent / Country Bluegrass Homecoming, Volume 1 / GGS Music
  • I'm Gonna Wait On Jesus / Carolina Blue / Take Me Back / Billy Blue Records
  • I Feel Closer To Heaven Everyday / Rhonda Vincent & the Rage / Sunday Mornin' Singin' Live! / Upper Management Music
  • Will You Be Ready To Go Home / Seldom Scene / Scene 20 / Sugar Hill
  • I Can't Sit Down / Steep Canyon Rangers / One Dime At A Time / Rounder
  • Good News When I Die / Charlie Sizemore Band / Good News / Rounder
  • High, Low, & Wide / Southern Rail / Glory Train / Pinecastle
  • Where Dear Friends Will Never Part / Special Consensus / Roads & Rails / Shy Town Records
  • My Eyes Shall Be On Canaan's Land / Cody Shuler & Pine Mountain Railroad / Pickin', Praisin' & Singin':  Hymns From The Country / Rural Rhythm Christian
  • Before The Fire Comes Down / Del McCoury / Bluegrass Spirits / Rounder
  • When He Blessed My Soul / Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver / Industrial Strength Bluegrass / Smithsonian Folkways
  • He'll Take You In / IIIrd Tyme Out / Living On The Other Side / Rounder
  • Go Home / Lester Flatt & Earl Scruggs / Foggy Mountain Gospel / Columbia Legacy
  • Comin' Down From God / Carol Elizabeth Jones / O Sister! / Rounder
  • Stacking Up The Rocks / Balsam Range / Five / Mountain Home
  • On The Jericho Road / David Davis & the Warrior River Boys / Retrospective:  Live, 1984-2004 / Davis Music
  • The Power Up Above / Edgar Loudermilk / Roads Travelled / Mountain Fever Records
  • Preaching, Praying, Singing / Country Gentlemen / Let The Light Shine Down / Rebel
  • I'm Working On A Building / Bill Monroe & His Blue Grass Boys / Bill Monroe & His Blue Grass Boys, 1950-1958 / JSP Records
  • Black Mountain Blues / Johnson Mountain Boys / Request / Rounder


Sunday, April 25, 2021

"Bluegrass Cafe" playlist - 4/25/2021

Our 52nd "homemade" Bluegrass Cafe featured a whole lot of fine Bluegrass music of both the classic and newer variety.  Hope you were able to join us!

"Norman Otto Namron" -- a mandolin
picker well-known to Phil Zimmerman

We shared several songs featuring the late Phil Zimmerman -- a Connecticut musician who passed on April 23rd.  Phil was an enthusiastic performer with several bands over the years (including Traver Hollow, from whom we heard several selections), and was also a top-notch photographer who travelled to many of the first Bluegrass festivals in the 1960s.  Phil recently made a generous donation of his Bluegrass photographs and ephemera to the Bluegrass Music Hall of Fame so that future generations will be able to enjoy his works.  Click on this link to read a fine remembrance of Phil Zimmerman and his works.  

There was some good newer music to be heard during Sunday's broadcast, too, including selections from the Industrial Strength Bluegrass recording, Eddie Sanders, Matt Dudman, Dale Ann Bradley, Amanda Cook, Lakeside, Greg Blake, Steve Gulley & Tim Stafford, the Po' Ramblin' Boys, and a couple of tracks from the brand new recording from Danny Paisley & the Southern Grass.

Thanks for listening, and please consider joining me once more next Sunday, won't you?  4-7PM is the time and WHUS is the place.

Have a good week!

Amy O.


SONG / PERFORMER / ALBUM / LABEL 

  • Katy Hill / Del McCoury Band / RockyGrass / Blue Planet
  • When It's Time For The Whippoorwill To Sing / Louvin Brothers / Close Harmony / Bear Family
  • Will You Be Lonesome, Too? / Ronnie Bowman / Cold Virginia Night / Rebel
  • Freight Train Boogie / Bear Minimum / The Automobile Of Life / Open Road
  • Singin' My Troubles Away / Laurie Lewis & Grant Street / Singin' My Troubles Away / Flying Fish
  • One Day At A Time / Feinberg Brothers / Songs We Sing / Cabinwood Music
  • Wild Mountain Flowers For Mary / Lost & Found / Classic Bluegrass / Rebel
  • Rockwood Deer Chase / Jim Mills / Bound To Ride / Sugar Hill
  • Teardrops In My Eyes / Osborne Brothers & Red Allen / The Chronological Osborne Brothers, 1956-1960 / Kipepeo Publishing
  • Are You Coming Back To Me / Bill Harrell with Mac Wiseman / Bill Harrell & Friends / Rebel
  • Pardon Me / Cox Family / Everybody's Reaching Out For Someone / Rounder
  • Best Female Actress Of The Year / Feinberg Brothers / Songs We Sing / Cabinwood Music
  • Travelin' Down This Lonesome Road / Traver Hollow / Lonesome Without You / Self-Produced [Remembering Phil Zimmerman]
  • I Thought I Heard You Calling My Name / Traver Hollow / Lonesome Without You / Self-Produced [Remembering Phil Zimmerman]
  • True Life Blues / Traver Hollow / Lonesome Without You / Self-Produced [Remembering Phil Zimmerman]
  • That Kind Of Lonesome / Eddie Sanders / That Kind Of Lonesome / Engelhardt Music Group
  • Once More / The Grascals / Industrial Strength Bluegrass / Smithsonian Folkways
  • Barefoot Nellie / Jim Lauderdale with High Fidelity / Industrial Strength Bluegrass / Smithsonian Folkways
  • Downtown Boogie / Eddie Adcock / Vintage Banjo Jam / Patuxent Music
  • Swinging A Nine Pound Hammer / Matt Dudman / Poa / Pleasant Valley Music
  • Pretty Polly / Ralph Stanley with Patty Loveless / Clinch Mountain Country / Rebel
  • Your Light Leads Me On / Hot Rize / Hot Rize's 40th Anniversary Bash / Ten In Hand Records
  • The Old Leather Bag / David Davis & the Warrior River Boys / David Davis & the Warrior River Boys / Rebel
  • Living On The Edge / Dale Ann Bradley / Things She Couldn't Get Over / Pinecastle
  • People, Places, And Songs / Greg Blake / People, Places, And Songs / Turnberry Records
  • Walking With Joanna / Gibson Brothers / Red Letter Day / Sugar Hill
  • There Ain't No Good Way To Go / Steve Gulley & Tim Stafford / Still Here / Mountain Home
  • Anywhere Is Home Again / Volume Five / Children Of The Mountain / Mountain Fever Records
  • Missing Her Has Never Slowed Me Down / Po' Ramblin' Boys / single / Self-Produced
  • Molly And Tenbrooks / Bill Monroe & His Blue Grass Boys / Bill Monroe & His Blue Grass Boys, 1957-1958 / JSP Records
  • Kentucky Gold / Reno Brothers / Kentucky Gold / Webco
  • Going To The Races / Country Gentlemen / The Early Rebel Recordings, 1962-1971 / Rebel
  • Get In Line Buddy / Country Gentlemen / The Award Winning Country Gentlemen / Rebel [Remembering Bill Yates:  4/30/1935 - 1/26/2015]
  • Cheaters In The Soup / Ronnie & Rob McCoury / Ronnie & Rob McCoury / Rounder [Rob McCoury birthday, 4/30/1971]
  • Wait A Minute / Laurel Canyon Ramblers / Blue Rambler 2 / Sugar Hill [Herb Pedersen birthday, 4/27/1944]
  • I'll Go Steppin' Too / Lester Flatt & Earl Scruggs / Selected Cuts, 1952-1955 / JSP Records
  • Shuckin' The Corn / Lester Flatt & Earl Scruggs / Foggy Mountain Jamboree / Columbia Legacy
  • Eat At The Welcome Table / Danny Paisley & the Southern Grass / Bluegrass Troubadour / Pinecastle
  • Lonesome Soul / Amanda Cook / Morning Glory Music 2021 Singles, Volume 1 / Mountain Fever Records
  • Shouting On The Hills Of Glory / Stanley Brothers / Best Of The Best / Federal
  • Won't That Be A Happy Time / Special Consensus / Chicago Barn Dance / Compass Records
  • So Happy I'll Be / Bluegrass Album Band / The Bluegrass Compact Disc, Volume 2 / Rounder
  • I Wanna Walk With Jesus / Spinney Brothers / Tried & True / Mountain Fever Records
  • Dear God / High Fidelity / Banjo Player's Blues / Rebel
  • Springtime In Heaven / Reno & Smiley / Early Years, 1951-1959 / Gusto
  • I'd Rather Live By The Side Of The Road / Danny Paisley & the Southern Grass / Bluegrass Troubadour / Pinecastle
  • Satan And The Saint / Malpass Brothers / The Malpass Brothers / Organic Records
  • You'll Be Rewarded Over There / Joe Val & the New England Bluegrass Boys / One Morning In May / Rounder
  • Fifty Miles Of Elbow Room / Bear Bridge Band / Broken Hearts & Better Times / Open Road
  • Vision Of Jesus / J.B. & Jamie Dailey / Step Back In Time / Pinecastle
  • Feel Like My Time Ain't Long / Country Gentlemen / Bluegrass:  The World's Greatest Show / Sugar Hill [Remembering Bill Yates:  4/30/1935 - 1/26/2015]
  • Sing Praises To The King / Front Range / One Beautiful Day / Sugar Hill
  • The Future Remains / Johnson Mountain Boys / Blue Diamond / Rounder
  • Moving On / Lakeside / Moving On / Mountain Fever Records
  • I'm Going To Heaven / Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver / Live In Prague, Czech Republic / Billy Blue Records
  • He Took Your Place / Traver Hollow / Lonesome Without You / Self-Produced [Remembering Phil Zimmerman]
  • Black Mountain Blues / Johnson Mountain Boys / Requests / Rounder

Sunday, April 18, 2021

"Bluegrass Cafe" playlist - 4/18/2021

If you are a fan of the music of the Louvin Brothers, today would have been a fine day to check our Bluegrass Cafe!  We played loads of Louvin tunes (covers and the Louvins, themselves) in honor of the birth anniversary of elder brother, Ira Louvin (April 21, 1924 - June 20, 1965).  We also celebrated the upcoming birthday of Bluegrass Hall of Famer Doyle Lawson (born April 20, 1944), and enjoyed lots more music, classic and new.  Hope you were able to join us!

Friendly reminder:  if you are a songwriter, the deadline for the 2021 Podunk Songwriters Contest is rapidly approaching.  Look for everything you need to know by clicking here.

While there wasn't quite as much brand-new music to showcase during this week's program, we still shared a few new (and new-to-us) tunes from the Industrial Strength Bluegrass compilation on Smithsonian Folkways, Nick Chandler & Delivered, Nu-Blu, Unspoken Tradition, Jason Davis (with Dan Tyminski), the Kody Norris Show, Danny Paisley & the Southern Grass, and Alan Bibey & Grasstowne.

Thanks so much for joining us for this session in our Bluegrass Cafe, and we will look forward to seeing you again next week, 4-7PM.

Have a good week!

Amy O.


SONG / PERFORMER / ALBUM / LABEL

  • Katy Hill / Del McCoury Band / RockyGrass / Blue Planet
  • Come And Sit By The River / Country Gentlemen / The Sugar Hill Years / Sugar Hill
  • Blue Tears Are Falling / Paul Adkins & the Borderline Band / Reflections Of Love / Rebel
  • Second Wind / Claire Lynch / Moonlighter / Rounder
  • Seen It All / Bob Amos / Borrowed Time / Bristlecone
  • Pines Of Caroline / Boyd Timothy / demo / Self-Produced
  • Houses On The Farm / Shady Creek / Back To The Roots / Self-Produced
  • Polka On A Banjo / Lester Flatt & Earl Scruggs / 16 Biggest Hits / Columbia Legacy
  • Borrowed Diamonds / Straight Drive / I'll Take A Page From Your Book / Cabinwood
  • Fourteen Carat Mind / Osborne Brothers / Hillbilly Fever / CMH
  • Before The Sun Goes Down / Jimmy Martin / Good 'n' Country AND Country Music Time / Jasmine
  • Hello / Nick Chandler & Delivered / single / 615 Hideaway Records
  • Time (On Your Side) / Nu-Blu / Where You've Been / Self-Produced
  • Back On The Crooked Road / Unspoken Tradition / single / Mountain Home
  • Modern Day Jezebel / Jason Davis with Dan Tyminski / single / Mountain Fever Records
  • Brand New Hit In Nashville / Kody Norris Show / All Suited Up / Rebel
  • Larry Sparks Medley (Dark Hollow/A Face In The Crowd/These Old Blues) / Josh Williams-Bradley Walker-Russell Moore / Industrial Strength Bluegrass / Smithsonian Folkways
  • Shenandoah Breakdown / Rick Spinney / Off The Cuff / Self-Produced
  • Cash On The Barrelhead / Louvin Brothers / Close Harmony / Bear Family [Remembering Ira Louvin:  4/21/1924 - 6/20/1965]
  • When I Stop Dreaming / Del McCoury & the Dixie Pals / Songs Of The Louvin Brothers / Rounder [Remembering Ira Louvin:  4/21/1924 - 6/20/1965]
  • I Wish You Knew / Jim & Jesse / Bean Blossom / MCA [Remembering Ira Louvin:  4/21/1924 - 6/20/1965]
  • My Baby's Gone / Jimmy Gaudreau's Bluegrass Unit / Live In Holland / Strictly Country Records [Remembering Ira Louvin:  4/21/1924 - 6/20/1965]
  • My Baby Came Back / Laurie Lewis & Tom Rozum / The Oak And The Laurel / Rounder [Remembering Ira Louvin:  4/21/1924 - 6/20/1965]
  • If I Could Only Win Your Love / Chris Hillman & Herb Pedersen / At Edwards Barn / Rounder [Remembering Ira Louvin:  4/21/1924 - 6/20/1965]
  • You're Running Wild / Gibson Brothers / Underneath A Harvest Moon / Big Elm Records [Remembering Ira Louvin:  4/21/1924 - 6/20/1965]
  • I Can't Keep You In Love With Me / Expedition Show / The Expedition Show / Mountain Fever Records [Remembering Ira Louvin:  4/21/1924 - 6/20/1965]
  • Seven Year Blues / Longview / Longview / Rounder [Remembering Ira Louvin:  4/21/1924 - 6/20/1965]
  • Tiny Broken Heart / Bear Minimum / The Automobile Of Life / Open Road [Remembering Ira Louvin:  4/21/1924 - 6/20/1965]
  • Love And Wealth / Mark Kuykendall, Bobby Hicks & Asheville Bluegrass / Down Memory Lane / Rebel [Remembering Ira Louvin:  4/21/1924 - 6/20/1965]
  • Pitfall / Louvin Brothers / Close Harmony / Rounder [Remembering Ira Louvin:  4/21/1924 - 6/20/1965]
  • Thinking About You / Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver / The Original Band / Sugar Hill [Doyle Lawson birthday, 4/20/1944]
  • Walkin' Down The Line / Country Gentlemen / The Award Winning Country Gentlemen / Rebel [Doyle Lawson birthday, 4/20/1944]
  • Happy Go Lucky / Doyle Lawson & Alan Bibey / single / Billy Blue Records [Doyle Lawson birthday, 4/20/1944]
  • Between The Lines / Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver / single / Billy Blue Records [Doyle Lawson birthday, 4/20/1944]
  • Blink Of An Eye / Danny Paisley & the Southern Grass / Bluegrass Troubadour / Pinecastle
  • Sweet Potato Rag / Danny Paisley & the Southern Grass / The Room Over Mine / Rounder
  • Just Rehearsing / Louvin Brothers / Live At New River Ranch / Copper Creek [Remembering Ira Louvin:  4/21/1924 - 6/20/1965]
  • River Of Jordan / Ricky Skaggs & the Whites / Bluegrass Class Of 1990 / Rounder [Remembering Ira Louvin:  4/21/1924 - 6/20/1965]
  • Are You Afraid To Die? / Johnson Mountain Boys / Working Close / Rounder [Remembering Ira Louvin:  4/21/1924 - 6/20/1965]
  • Born Again / Larry Stephenson Band / Pull Your Savior In / Whysper Dream [Remembering Ira Louvin:  4/21/1924 - 6/20/1965]
  • The Angels Rejoiced / Joe Val & the New England Bluegrass Boys / Diamond Joe / Rounder [Remembering Ira Louvin:  4/21/1924 - 6/20/1965]
  • Make Him A Soldier / Whitstein Brothers / Songs Of The Louvin Brothers / Rounder [Remembering Ira Louvin:  4/21/1924 - 6/20/1965]
  • Satan Is Real / Louvin Brothers / Close Harmony / Bear Family [Remembering Ira Louvin:  4/21/1924 - 6/20/1965]
  • There's A Higher Power / Eddie Sanders / Wait For The Light To Shine / Engelhardt Music Group [Remembering Ira Louvin:  4/21/1924 - 6/20/1965]
  • The Family Who Prays / Red Allen / Keep On Going / Rebel [Remembering Ira Louvin:  4/21/1944 - 6/20/1965]
  • Let Us Travel, Travel On / Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver / I'll Wander Back Someday / Sugar Hill [Remembering Ira Louvin:  4/21/1924 - 6/20/1965]
  • Weapon Of Prayer / Country Gentlemen / The Early Rebel Recordings, 1962-1971 / Rebel [Remembering Ira Louvin:  4/21/1924 - 6/20/1965]
  • I'll Live With God (To Die No More) / Louvin Brothers / Close Harmony / Bear Family [Remembering Ira Louvin:  4/21/1924 - 6/20/1965]
  • I'll Meet You In Church Sunday Morning / Bill Monroe & His Blue Grass Boys / The King And The Family / MME
  • Jesus Is Waiting / Reno & Smiley / Early Years, 1951-1959 / Gusto
  • I Want To Know More About My Lord / Joe Mullins & the Radio Ramblers / For The Record / Billy Blue Records
  • When He Calls My Name / Alan Bibey & Grasstowne / Hitchhiking To California / Billy Blue Records
  • Henry Clayton Parker / Junior Sisk / Brand New Shade Of Blue / Mountain Fever Records
  • When He Blessed My Soul / Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver / Industrial Strength Bluegrass / Smithsonian Folkways [Doyle Lawson birthday, 4/20/1944]
  • Jesus I'll Never Forget / Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver / Rock My Soul / Sugar Hill [Doyle Lawson birthday, 4/20/1944]
  • Black Mountain Blues / Johnson Mountain Boys / Requests / Rounder