Bluegrass Review Feb 4, 2017-Feb 10, 2017 (second hour) #1606

Early on the show today, we acknowledge that bluegrass specializes in all kinds of “unhappy” including breakups. We play a couple of stylistically contrasting treatments of periods where the singer expects a breakup to occur. On the Gem of Bluegrass, we treat the high value bluegrass people put on virtuosity. Later, we talk to Ohio bluegrass scholar mac McDivit about the trend-setting Ohio bluegrass that helped change bluegrass in the 1960s into 1970s.

Song Artist CD Label
I’ve Lost You Rob McCoury 5-String Flame Thrower McCoury

Anticipating the Breakup

Song Artist CD Label
Queen of Hearts / Royal Tea Sierra Hull Weighted Mind Rounder
Russell Moore and IIIrd Tyme Out Are You Tired of Me My Darling It’s About Tyme Break a String


Song Artist CD Label
Django’s Dream Hank Smith and Lindsey Tims Impulse

Gems of Bluegrass #1606 Virtuosity

Brilliancy Medley Eck Robertson Old Time Texas Fiddler County
Lamplighting Time in the Valley Various, Lena Hughes Rural Parlor Guitar County
Fly Me to the Moon Jethro Burns Swing Low Sweet mandolin Acoustic Disc
Don’t Let the Deal Go Down Benny Thomasson Legendary Texas Fiddler County
Manchicken Noam Pickelne In the Maze Compass


Get Up in the Cool Bootlickers Bust Down


Song Artist CD Label
Gypsy in the Woodpile Tara Lindhardt Bond Street Sessions

Mac McDivit interview about Ohio Bluegrass

Song Artist CD Label
JD Crowe and the New South My Home Ain’t in the Hall of Fame My Home Ain’t in the Hall of Fame Rounder
Sweethearts Again Osborne Bros 1956-1968 Bear Family
El Nino Frank Wakefield El Nino Patuxent


Oh, Lady Be Good David Naiditch Douce Ambiance
Ace of Spades Benny Thaomasson Texas Hoedown Revisited County
Cruisin’ Timber Urban Renewal Bluegrass

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