Bluegrass Review Feb 17, 2017-Feb 24, 2017 #1708

There always seems to be a trickle of songs about coal being written, and early in the show, we play a few. Our Gem of Bluegrass references the evolution of old time music. Later, we reflect on the Stanley Brothers, first generation artists who continue to influence bluegrass music.

Song Artist CD Label
So Good to Be Gone Deer Creek Boys What Goes Up Mountain Fever

Recent Coal Songs

Coal Miner’s Gold Tom Neal Banjoland Patuxent
Coal Train Irene Kelley These Hills Mountain Fever


(Lonely Wind Volume 5 Drifter Mountain Fever)

Gem of Bluegrass 1708: Old Time Music Evolution

Song Artist CD Label
Dark Holler Clarence Ashley Greenback Dollar County
Little Maggie Riley Baugus Life of Riley Yodel Ay Hee
The Cuckoo Tom Brad & Alice Holly Ding Copper Creek
Maggie’s Farm Grisman, Hartford & Seeger Retrograss Acoustic Disc
House Carpenter All Wrecked Up AP Carter Highway All Wrecked Up


Alice Cricket Tell the Weather Tell the Story Right
Winter Song Annie Lou Grandma’s Rules for Drinking


This Weary Heart You Stole Away Stanley Bros 1953-58 & 1959 Bear Family

Interpreting the Stanley Bros

Song Artist CD Label
Close By Stanley Bros 1953-58 & 1959 Bear Family
Close By Gillis Bros Heart & Soul Rebel
I Heard Sweet Music Playing Mark Whitt Over You
Nobody’s Love is Like Mine Wildfire Rented Room on Broadway Pinecastle
Say Won’t you Be Mine Blue Mafia Hanging Tree Pinecastle
Medicine Spring Tim Austin The Stanley Traditioin Doobie Shea


Song Artist CD Label
(I Want to Know Tellico Relics and Roses )
Hard Times Stanley Bros 1953-58 & 1959 Bear Family

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