Across the Blue Ridge #133 - New Music, and Appreciating Bill Dillof

Across the Blue Ridge #133 - New Music, and Appreciating Bill Dillof

4:00pm Jul 06, 2018
We profile Bill Dillof, who died recently and unexpectedly, on this Across the Blue Ridge episode. An attorney who left his career and devoted much of his energy to old-time and traditional music as a performer and scholar, Dillof demonstrated unquenchable enthusiasm for the oldest recordings -- and new interpretations.
Jack Grassa

Our summer listening sessions continue this week with a fine selection of new recordings.  Hear a Canadian band that bridges the gaps between old-time and bluegrass; a youthful old-time band with roots in the U.S. and Norway; a track from the latest album from country band Western Centuries, and gospel music from a young Texas couple, Lloyd and April Wright.  It all ties back to the mountain south in style and sound, as these musicians put their imprint on durable old tunes and create new songs and melodies for the present day.  Plus … an appreciation of the late Bill Dillof, whose fascination with the oldest country music recordings helped drive his departure from a career as an attorney and led to an increasing focus on collecting, researching and performing wonderful old acoustic repertoire. 

Playlist

  1. Chicken Under The Washtub
    Jason Carter
    On The Move
    Rounder
     
  2. Down In The Sugarbush
    Slocan Ramblers
    Queen City Jubilee
    Slocan Ramblers
     
  3. Long Chain Charlie & Moundsville
    Slocan Ramblers
    Queen City Jubilee
    Slocan Ramblers
     
  4. Cloud of Woes
    Western Centuries
    Songs From The Deluge
    Free Dirt
     
  5. When I Go Home
    Hoot and Holler
    Nothing If Not Young
    Hoot and Holler
     
  6. Cousin Sally Brown
    Paul Brown
    ATBR studio recording
     
  7. Break 1 - Banjo Clog
    Dock Boggs
    Folkways Years 1962-68 V. 2
    Smithsonian Folkways
     
  8. Poplar Bluff
    The Moose Whisperers
    The Moose Whisperers
    The Moose Whisperers
     
  9. Ebb & Flow
    Lloyd and April Wright
    Wondrous Love
    Lloyd & April Wright
     
  10. Moses & The Israelites
    Lloyd and April Wright
    Wondrous Love
    Lloyd & April Wright
     
  11. Carroll County Breakdown
    The Traynham Family
    Merry Mountain Hoedown
    The Traynham Family
     
  12. Gonna Die With My Hammer In My Hand
    Williamson Brothers
    Times Ain't Like They Used To Be V. 2
    Yazoo
     
  13. Break 2 - Home Town Waltz
    Dillof Rice & The Cuyahogians
    On The Job Too Long
    Montana Peak Records
     
  14. Sullivan's Hollow
    Dillof Rice & The Cuyahogians
    On The Job Too Long
    Montana Peak Records
     
  15. Baby, Call Your Dog Off Please
    Dillof Rice & The Cuyahogians
    On The Job Too Long
    Montana Peak Records
     
  16. Goodbye My Honey, I'm Gone
    Major Contay & The Canebrake Rattlers
    The Young Fogies
    Heritage
     
  17. Riding In A Chevrolet Six
    Moonshine Holler
    Album Of Old Time Melodies
    Montana Peak Records
     
  18. Acadian Waltz
    Dillof Rice & The Cuyahogians
    On The Job Too Long
    Montana Peak Records