Bluegrass Review Dec 17 – Dec 23, 2011 #1151

Romance Fantasy and Realism, Pop and Bluegrass, and we discuss the evolution of  romance and realism in bluegrass lyrics. Later we talk to guitarist Clay Hess, who tells us about how he goes about being a sideman on the recorded works of others.

Song Artist CD Label
Ballad of Forty Dollars Wildfire Rattle of the Chains Pinecastle
Forty Dollar Chain Dehlia Low Ravens and Crows Rebel
Highway Forty Blues Jett’s Creek Supposed to Be  

Gems of Bluegrass #1151 Romance, Fantasy and Realism, Pop and Bluegrass

Nice and Easy Frank at Heart Collectors Series Capitol
Mio Amore Flamingos Greatest Hits Meka
Walk Through This World with me Seldom Scene Old Train Rebel
I Don’t Care Any More Flatt & Scruggs Don’t Get Above Your Raising Rounder
That Makes One of Us Alison Krauss I’ve Got that Old Feeling Rounder
Hillbilly Goddess Alecia Nugent Hillbilly Goddess Rounder
Different Drum Greenbriar Boys Best of Vanguard
(Sometimes a Man Takes a Drink Larry Cordle Pud Marcum’s Hangin’ Mighty Cord)
I’m Gonna Love You Louisa Branscomb I’ll Take Love Compass


Waynesboro Reel Bartow Riley Texas Hoedown Revisited County

Clay Hess interview

Pud Marcum’s Hanging Larry Cordle Pud Marcum’s Hanging Mighty Cord
Smashville Sierra Hull Secrets Rounder
Walter B Clay Hess Rain  
Slow Healing Heart Valerie Smith Blame it on the Bluegrass Bell Buckle
That’s How I Can Count on You Red Allen Lonesome and Blue County
Foggy Mountain Chimes Flatt & Scruggs Don’t Get Above Your Raisin’ Rounder

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