Bluegrass Review Nov 25-Dec 1, 2017 #1748

At the beginning of today’s show, we present songs of dangerous occupations, the type that are unlawful, too. Then, or Gem of Bluegrass revisits the song “Sitting on Top of the World.” In the second half of the show we play a couple of interesting songs about triving trucks. Then we present the second of our musical conversations with old-time fiddler Al Murphy of Iowa City. All plays a tune for us and then talks about some of his favorite fiddle players and spins recordings of them.

Shady and Dangerous

Song Artist CD Label
Champagne Lady Dale Ann Bradley Pinecastle
Queen of the Mountain Bootleggers Becky Buller ‘Tween Earth and Sky Dark Shadows


(Jessica Infamous Stringdusters Undercover v.2 Lumenhouse)

Gems 1748 Another Look at Sitting On Top of the World

Song Artist CD Label
Sitting on Top of the World Bill Monroe 1936-1994 MCA
Sitting on Top of the World Mississippi Sheiks
Sitting on Top of the World Bob Wills Bob Wills Anthology Columbia
Sitting on Top of the World Jack White
Sitting on Top of the World Cindy G Jail Break Bluegrass with a Twist

Bluegrass Band Treatments of Patsy Kline Songs

Song Artist CD Label
I Fall to Pieces Too Blue Trouble with the Grey
Back in Baby’s Arms Feller and Hill Brothers and Heroes Patuxent


Interesting Songs of Trucking

If I’d Have Wrote That Song Joe Mullins and the Radio Ramblers The Story We Tell Rebel
Driving Trains Dave Dudley For the Long Haul

Musical Conversation with Alan Murphy

Song Artist CD Label
Al Murphy You Gotta Quit Kickin’ My Dog Around
Gene Goforth Uncle Herman’s Hornpipe
Lyman Enloe The Rough Scotsman


Good Enough Molly Tuttle Rise
Last Chance Trout Steak Revival Spirit to the Sea
(Black Jack Davy Tom Ewing Adventures of a Bluegrass Boy Patuxent)
Cotton Patch Rag Alan Munde Stelling Banjo Anthology Rebel

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