Bluegrass Review June 3, 2017-June 9, 2017 (second hour) #1623

What would anyone give to replay something in the past with the benefit of what’s been learned along the way? A couple of songs on that theme open our broadcast. Then, on the Gem of Bluegrass, we discuss some of the complexities of traditional bluegrass music. In the second half of the show, we consider urban bluegrass, including what the songs are about and where the singers hail from. As it seems so often, things are not always what they seem to be.

Song Artist CD Label
Right Beside You Jeff White Right Beside you

If I Knew Then

If I Knew Then What I Know Now Beth Stevens Strong Enough Pinecastle
Breeze Steve Bonafel Anthem of a Family Tree


Around the Bend Blackberry Bushes String Band Three Red Feathers

Gem of Bluegrass: Traditional Bluegrass Complexity

Little Maggie Red Allen The Folkways Years Smithsonian Folkways
Nobody’s Love is like Mine Stanley Bros 1953 – 58 & 1959 Bear Family
Mahavishnu Mountain Boys Sam Bush King of My World Sugar Hill
Cuba Vera Swing Spring Creek Way Up on a Mountain Rebel
Somebody Loves You Darlin’ Red Allen The Folkways Years Smithsonian Folkways
Head Over Heels Flatt & Scruggs 1948 – 1959 Bear Family


Travelin’ Man The Stetson Family True North MGM
Waiting for a Train Jimmie Rodgers Waiting for a Train Bear Family


Song Artist CD Label
Sally Goodwin Clark Kessenger Old-Time Country Fiddle Classics County

The City and Bluegrass Music

Song Artist CD Label
John Deere Tractor Larry Sparks Classic Bluegrass Rebel
Tall Weeds and Rust Darren Beachley and Legends of the Potomac Take off Patuxent
Hoedown in Motown Grascals Long List of Heartaches Rounder
Down the Road Greenbriar Boys Best of Vanguard
Delay on the 4 Train Scott Cornwall Folk to Funk


Song Artist CD Label
Me and the Juke Box Buzz Busby 20 Bluegrass Originals Deluxe
Old Cane Pole Tony Trischka Double Banjo Bluegrass Spectacular Rounder

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