Bluegrass Review June 17, 2017-June 23, 2017 (second hour) #1625

After we open the show with high lonesome singer Bradford Lee Folk, we note a couple of lines of influence. First, the influence Dock Boggs had on Mike Seeger. Mike used Dock’s style to interpret a song written by Bob Dylan. Then, the Gem of Bluegrass tells of the wide influence of the Stanley Bros, particularly on the group, The Earl Bros. Later, we finish out conversation with Tim Newby, author of Bluegrass in Baltimore: The Hard Drivin’ Sound and Its Legacy. Today, Tim tells of Baltimore bluegrass artists who deserve wider recognition.

Song Artist CD Label
Never Looking Back Bradford Lee Folk Somewhere Far Away


Dock Boggs Influences Mike Seeger

Down South Blues Dock Boggs The Folkways Years Smithsonian Folkways
Maggie’s Farm Mike Seeger, David Grisman and John Hartford Retrograss Acoustic Disc


Rock-a-bye Baby Gretchen Priest and Tim May Plaidgrass

Gems of Bluegrass #1625 – Stanley Bros influence

Nobody’s Love is Like Mine Stanley Bros Complete Mercury Recordings Mercury
Memories of Mother Stanley Bros Complete Mercury Recordings Mercury
Say Won’t You Be Mine? Stanley Bros Complete Mercury Recordings Mercury
Say Won’t You Be Mine? Gillis Bros Heart & Soul Rebel
Moonshine Earl Bros Moonshine


Shine Breaking Grass Just as Strong Mountain Fever
Two Dollar Bill Earl Taylor & Jim McCall 24 Bluegrass Favorites Rural Rhythm


Interview about Unsung Baltimore Bluegrass Players with Tim Newby

Song Artist CD Label
I Could Change My Mind Charlie Tomlinson and Billy Baker
El Cumanchero Bluestone Patuxent
Smooth Kentucky Banjo Bend A Few More Miles
Charm City Junction New River Train Patuxent


Streets of Baltimore Del McCoury Streets of Baltimore MCM
Kansas City Railroad Blues Ron Reno 24 Bluegrass Favorites Rural Rhythm

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