Sunday, September 14, 2008

Playlist: The Moonshine Show - 14 September 2008

Without having consulted Ellen to see how she feels about it, I've decided that Ellen and I should start posting our radio playlists here on The Sound of Blackbirds.

So here is my playlist from this morning's Moonshine Show. I spent some time remembering Bill Monroe, the father of bluegrass music, whose 97th birth anniversary was yesterday. I played some material from No Speed Limit, a great, young bluegrass band from Virginia who are playing at Jalopy tonight. And then Alex Battles and the Mighty Sammo stopped by to play two songs and tell us about next weekend's Brooklyn Country Music Festival.


The Moonshine Show - 89.9 WKCR-FM, NYC
14 September 2008 - 10 a.m. to Noon
Host: Matt Winters

Bill Monroe [13 September 1911 - 9 September 1996] and His Blue Grass Boys; "New Muleskinner Blues," "New John Henry Blues," "Brown County Breakdown," "I'm Sitting On Top of the World"; _1950-1958_ (Bear Family)


Bill Monroe and His Blue Grass Boys; "Blue Moon of Kentucky" (1946); _The Classic Bluegrass Recordings Volume 2_ (County LP)

Elvis Presley; "Blue Moon of Kentucky" (1954); _The Sun Sessions_ (RCA LP)

Bill Monroe and His Blue Grass Boys; "Blue Moon of Kentucky" (1955); _1950-1958_


Bill Monroe and His Blue Grass Boys; "Live and Let Live," "Devil's Dream," "With Body and Soul," "Travelin' Down This Lonesome Road"; _Anthology_ (MCA/Decca)


John Hartford and the Hartford String Band; "The Cross-Eyed Child"; _Good Old Boys_ (Rounder)


No Speed Limit; "Blue Night," "New East Virginia Blues"; _Sweet Virginia_ (Arhoolie)

Steve Barr; "Sally Ann"; _Stevie Barr with Friends_ (Arhoolie)


Red Molly; "Coal Tattoo"; _Never Been to Vegas - Live_ (self-released)

Salamander Crossing; "Rocky Mountain Side"; _Passion Train_ (Signature Sounds)

The Dixie Bee-Liners; "Down on the Crooked Road"; _Ripe_ (Pinecastle)

Ralph Stanley with Laurie Lewis; "Old Love Letters"; _Clinch Mountain Country_ (Rebel)


Keith Whitley and Ricky Skaggs; "Don't Cheat in Our Hometown"; _Second Generation_ (Rebel)

Red Allen; "Hello City Limits"; _The Folkways Years, 1964-1983_ (Smithsonian Folkways)

Balsam Range; "The Boat of Love"; _Marching Home_ (Mountain Home)

Tony Trischka; "John Henry Medley"; _Territory_ (Smithsonian Folkways)


Alex Battles and Sammo LIVE in WKCR-FM Master Control
"Last Night in Town"
"Community Property"


M Shanghai String Band; "Devil, You and Me"; _From the Air_ (Red Parlor)


Bill Monroe and His Blue Grass Boys; "I'm Working on a Building"; _Live from Mountain Stage_ (Blue Plate)

1 comment:

Innkeeper @ The Claiborne House B&B said...

Hey interesting to read you MOONSHINE SHOW playlist. We are the official Moonshine Capitol of the USA here in Franklin County VA. And it just so happens that so many of your artists on your list are from here.

If you love cultural heritage music - mountain music and bluegrass - y’all git on out here…

We are the start of The Crooked Road: Virginia’s Heritage Music Trail right here in Rocky Mount Virginia. If you have never had biscuits and gravy at Dairy Queen while listening to toe tappin bluegrass - you better get out here to these Blue Ridge Mountains!

Around here you can toss a rock in any direction and hit a musician!

Stay with us at The Claiborne House Bed and Breakfast. See our website for local jams and events

Where the violin sings...but the fiddle dances

PS The Wright Kids are three siblings from right here in Rocky Mount VA who are on America’s Got Talent in the Top 10 currently. The littlest fella Levi plays the big Bass fiddle that towers above him, they all play 3 or 4 instruments. It airs on Tuesdays on NBC if you get a chance to watch it. They are bluegrass hounds - they have only played POP on the show - but are extremely talented kids.