Across the Blue Ridge #144 - Bluegrass Classics, New Recordings

Across the Blue Ridge #144 - Bluegrass Classics, New Recordings

4:47pm Sep 21, 2018
Frank Lee and Allie Burbrink are among the artists with new albums featured on this week’s Across the Blue Ridge. From Bryson City, NC, they present an interesting mix of old-time, gospel, blues and bluegrass-infused acoustic music.
Terri Clark Photography, courtesy Frank Lee & Allie Burbrink

This week we hear a solid selection of classics from the early days of bluegrass music – the 1940s and 1950s.  Hear the evolution from Bill Monroe’s Blue Grass Boys before Earl Scruggs joined the group with his highly refined and attention-getting three-finger banjo style.  Listen to Ralph Stanley & The Clinch Mountain Boys, Jimmy Martin & The Sunny Mountain Boys, Flatt & Scruggs and the Foggy Mountain Boys, and Reno and Smiley – all musical descendants of old-time mountain music, and the disruptive influence of Bill Monroe.  Also on the show, Frank Lee & Allie Burbrink take a Monroe tune and move it back in time, performing it in a distinctly old-time style on their new album.  We hear other new recordings as well, from Junior Sisk, Horseneck, and more.

Playlist

  1. Ridin' That Midnight Train
    Ralph Stanley & The Clinch Mountain Boys
    Ralph Stanley & The Clinch Mountain Boys 1971-73
    Rebel
     
  2. Dog House Blues
    Bill Monroe & His Blue Grass Boys
    Mule Skinner Blues
    BMG RCA
     
  3. It's Mighty Dark To Travel
    Bill Monroe & His Blue Grass Boys
    The Essential Bill Monroe
    Sony
     
  4. I'll Never Shed Another Tear
    Flatt & Scruggs & The Foggy Mountain Boys
    1948-59 Vol. 1
    Bear Family
     
  5. You Don't Know My Mind
    Jimmy Martin & The Sunny Mountain Boys
    You Don't Know My Mind
    Rounder
     
  6. Love Oh Please Come Home
    Reno & Smiley
    16 Greatest Hits
    Gusto
     
  7. Break 1 - Earl's Breakdown
    Flatt & Scruggs & The Foggy Mountain Boys
    1948-59 Vol. 2
    Bear Family
     
  8. Somebody On Your Bond
    Frank Lee & Allie Burbrink
    Roll On, Clouds
    Bake Tone
     
  9. Travelin' Down This Lonesome Road
    Frank Lee & Allie Burbrink
    Roll On, Clouds
    Bake Tone
     
  10. Old Lonesome Blues
    Bill & The Belles
    Dreamsongs, Etc.
    Bill & The Belles
     
  11. Preacher & The Bear
    Bill & The Belles
    Dreamsongs, Etc.
    Bill & The Belles
     
  12. Ain't Nothin' Wrong With That
    Junior Sisk
    Brand New Shade Of Blue
    Mountain Fever
     
  13. Hay Mow
    The Horsenecks
    Fiddlehead
    The Horsenecks
     
  14. Break 2 - Sandy Boys
    Frank Lee & Allie Burbrink
    Roll On, Clouds
    Bake Tone
     
  15. Have I Stayed Away Too Long
    Dom Flemons
    Prospect Hill
    Music Maker
     
  16. Who'll Watch The Home Place
    Kay Justice & Alice Gerrard
    Tear Down The Fences
    Kbell Productions
     
  17. I'm Working On A Building
    Paul Brown & Company
    Red Dog
    Ryland Records
     
  18. A Picture From Life's Other Side
    Woody Guthrie
    This Land Is Your Land
    Smithsonian Folkways
     
  19. Cluck Old Hen
    The Bogtrotters
    Southern Journey Vol. 2
    Rounder