Bluegrass Breakdown (Music)
Sun Sep 2nd 2012 12.00pm–2.00pm
Time zone: central
Rhonda Vincent and the Rage “The Martha White Theme” from Ragin Live' CD ALBUM (Rounder Records www.rounderrecords.com 2005) L —Hound Dog Brown is honored and dee-lighted to fill in today. Walter & Willa are enjoying a full Sunday of music at the Ozark Rivers Bluegrass Festival in Eminence MO, and will be back next week!Buy it!
Lester Flatt and Earl Scruggs “Coal miner's blues” from 20 All-Time Great Recordings In A Deluxe 2-Record Set (Columbia) —Since this is Labor Day Weekend, here are two from Lester, Earl and the Boys which are appropriate for this holiday honoring America's labor force.Buy it!
Laurie Lewis & Kathy Kallick “Is The Blue Moon Still Shining?” from Hand-Picked: Twenty-Five Years Of Rounder Bluegrass (Rounder Records www.rounderrecords.com) —We had a blue moon this past Friday, so here are couple of tunes it reminded me of when I was picking out music for today's show.Buy it!
Norman and Nancy Blake with Tim O'Brien “Black Jack David” from The Unbroken Circle - The Musical Heritage Of The Carter Family (Dualtone Music Group) —Marty Hayes called in from Salem IL, with word of the Bluegrass Barbeque Festival in Salem next weekend Sept 6, 7 & 8. Learn more at Bluegrassbbq.info.Buy it!
The Whites with Ricky Skaggs “Will My Mother Know Me There?” from The Unbroken Circle - The Musical Heritage of the Carter Family (Dualtone Music Group, Inc. 2004)Buy it!
Emmylou Harris with the Peasall Sisters “On The Sea Of Galilee” from The Unbroken Circle - The Musical Heritage of the Carter Family (Dualtone Music Group)Buy it!
Bill Monroe and His Blue Grass Boys “Blue Grass Special” from Bill Monroe And His Bluesgrass boys 1940 - 1946 (JSP Records 1996) R —This recording features accordion player Willene Forester. She and her husband were close friends of Bill Monroe, and when her husband went into the Army during WWII, Bill hired Willene. Hat tip to listener Gary for extra info on this!Buy it!
Slim and Zella Mae Cox “Someone to care” from I Want To Go There (self-release) R L —A listener requested something from Slim and Zella Mae. Other than simple strummed guitar, this is a harmony gospel piece.Buy it!
Lester Flatt and Earl Scruggs “Earl's breakdown” from 20 All-Time Great Recordings In A Deluxe 2-Record Set (Columbia) R —Brad was listening and requested this, and a danged good request it is!Buy it!
Mac Wiseman & The Country Boys “I'll still write your name in the sand” from The Louisiana Hayride Story (Proper Records) —Recorded 3/1953, AFTER Mac had been with both Flatt & Scruggs and with Bill Monroe's Band.Buy it!
Ralph Stanley “That Wonderful Place” from A Mother's Prayer (Rebel Records www.rebelrecords.com 2011) —A fine solo a capella piece, from the man who has so much texture in his voice it sounds like FIVE people singing!Buy it!
Ralph Stanley “What Kind Of Man” from A Mother's Prayer (Rebel Records www.rebelrecords.com 2011) —Walter & Willa will return this coming Sunday. Thanks to them for inviting me to fill in today, and thanks for all the phone calls!Buy it!