Across the Blue Ridge #50 - Greats of Early Country Music, and New Generations

Across the Blue Ridge #50 - Greats of Early Country Music, and New Generations

3:00pm Dec 09, 2016
Uncle Dave Macon was an uproarious entertainer in the old minstrel show, Vaudeville and medicine show styles, and an early Grand Ole Opry star.

This week, in a rebroadcast of a popular show from May, 2016, we hear a broad selection of music from country music pioneers including Mac Wiseman, Fiddlin’ Arthur Smith, Hazel Dickens, Fred Cockerham, Paul David Smith and Uncle Dave Macon.  We’ll sample a couple of songs from a rare field recording of Uncle Dave, one of the first stars of the Grand Ole Opry, made at his home in 1950. Plus… new generations continue the tradition, learning music from a wide range of sources and putting their own stamp on it. Jesse Milnes and Emily Miller sing their interpretation of a Hazel Dickens song, and The Buck Stops Here, an exciting foursome, perform a wonderful hybrid of old time and bluegrass music. 

Episode 50 Playlist

  1. On My Way Back to the Old Home – Bluegrass Album Band
    The Bluegrass Compact Disc Vol. 1
    Rounder Records 1984
     
  2. Handsome Molly -- Glen Neaves and Roscoe Russell
    Music From Grayson And Carroll Counties, Virginia
    Smithsonian Folkways 1962
     
  3. Bill Cheatham – Scott Freeman
    Fiddle Favorites
    Independent Release  2013
     
  4. Step Back Cindy – Fred Cockerham, Kyle Creed & Bobby Patterson
    Brandywine Mountain Music Convention #1
    Rounder 1974
     
  5. Mixed Blues – Dock Boggs & Mike Seeger
    Dock Boggs: His Folkways Years, Vol. 1
    Smithsonian Folkways 1998
     
  6. Danville Girl – Dock Boggs
    Dock Boggs Country Blues
    Revenant Records 1997         
     
  7. BREAK 1
    Gailanne’s Tune – The Buck Stops Here
    The Buck Stops Here
    Independent Release 2015
     
  8. Goin’ Up On A Mountain – The Buck Stops Here
    The Buck Stops Here
    Independent Release 2015
     
  9. My Better Years – Emily Miller & Jesse Milnes
    Jesse Milnes & Emily Miller The Deep End Sessions Vol. 2
    Deep End Sessions 2015
     
  10. Don’t Bother To Cry – Hazel Dickens
    A Few Old Memories
    Rounder Records 1987
     
  11. Don’t Let Your Sweet Love Die – Mac Wiseman
    Mac Wiseman Early Dot Recordings  Vol. 3
    County/MCA 1992
     
  12. Going Down To Maysville – Paul David Smith
    Devil Eat the Groundhog
    Rounder Records 1999
     
  13.  Money Musk – Snake Chapman
    Walnut Gap
    Rounder Records 1999
     
  14. High On A Mountain – Snake Chapman
    Walnut Gap
    Rounder Records 1999
     
  15. BREAK 2
    Cincinnati Rag – Jeff Little
    Made In The Blue Ridge
    Independent Release 2014
     
  16. Over the Mountain – Uncle Dave Macon
    Travelin’ Down The Road
    County Records 1995
     
  17. Rabbit In The Pea Patch – Uncle Dave Macon
    Uncle Dave At Home
    Spring Fed Records 2013
     
  18. Bully Of The Town – Uncle Dave Macon
    Uncle Dave At Home
    Spring Fed Records 2013
     
  19. Diamonds in the Dust – Steep Canyon Rangers
    Radio
    Rounder 2016
     
  20. Till The End Of The World Rolls Round – The Earls of Leicester
    The Earls Of Leicester
    Rounder Records 2014
     
  21. Smith’s Rag -- Fiddlin’ Arthur Smith & His Dixieliners
    Fiddlin’ Arthur Smith & His Dixieliners
    County 2002