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Jan 12, 2019 - 12:39:42 PM
718 posts since 12/2/2013

I know we all have our favorite radio stations, be it country, talk or something else; but when we get tired of all that blather/chatter, what LP or CD do you choose to get your brain in the right place?

Jan 12, 2019 - 12:44:32 PM

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22442 posts since 8/3/2003

The only time I listen to radio is when I'm in the car and then it's Sirius and it's tuned to a bluegrass channel. I seldom get tired of it. At home, I have several CDs that I dearly love to listen to, all bluegrass, of course.

Jan 12, 2019 - 1:00:43 PM

718 posts since 12/2/2013

Sherry, specifically what do you like to play?

Jan 12, 2019 - 1:46:07 PM
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I don't listen to the radio much anymore except on roadtrips...I listen to the Deliverance Soundtrack quite a bit as well as Wanted: Outlaws, Shotgun Willie, Wiskey Bent and Hell Bound, or Foggy Mountain Banjo.

Jan 12, 2019 - 2:25:46 PM

Texasbanjo (Moderator)


22442 posts since 8/3/2003

Originally posted by flyingsquirrelinlay

Sherry, specifically what do you like to play?

Oh, gee, as far as favorites, it would be hard to decide.  I have probably 200 or more CDs and usually just pick whatever comes up next in my CD carrier.  Most of it is very traditional bluegrass:  Earl, J. D. Ralph for the oldies but goodies.  I like the Grascals sometimes, always enjoy Big Country Bluegrass, Del McCoury, Doyle Lawson..... the list goes on and on.  No one particular favorite.

Jan 12, 2019 - 2:34:42 PM
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282 posts since 8/13/2015

All the Doc Watson LPs, Clarence Ashley, Bob Carlin’s “ Bangin’ and Sawin’”, sea shanties, Frank Proffitt, Nashville Bluegrass Band, Michael Cooney, Walt Koken, Kevin Burke, “Old Friends” by Alan Munde and Wayne Shrubsall, R. D. Lunceford, Bob Flesher, Reed Martin, Bob Buckingham and Gerald Evans & Joe Mullins. That’s my top 15 list and it’s a goodun’ too.

Jan 12, 2019 - 2:55:21 PM

718 posts since 12/2/2013

Thanks to all and I know there's more to come. I just need some new things to listen to.

Jan 12, 2019 - 3:06:42 PM
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266 posts since 5/30/2016

Jimmy Martin’s sunny side of the mountain record, and Bill Monroe’s Beanblossom 1973 record are both favorites that you can’t go wrong with.

Jan 12, 2019 - 4:52:11 PM



107 posts since 3/27/2013

On my commute to work this week I’ve been listening to the Steve Earle Del McCoury Band album.

Jan 12, 2019 - 5:44:19 PM

3530 posts since 10/13/2005

I don't listen much any more. If I have music time, I rather spend it playing/practicing the songs and tunes I know to keep them up to snuff. I drop in on some of the newest posted here and rarely will I pick up a new song/tune. Recent ones have been Powell's "Waterbound, a few Stephen Foster songs, "Home, Dearie, Home," "Boys, Them Buzzards Are Flying," "Hobb Dye," and a few others. banjered

Jan 12, 2019 - 5:59:49 PM

1606 posts since 9/10/2003

I drive a truck for a living so I listen to Sirius Radios Bluegrass Junction but I'm kind of getting tired of hearing top 40 bluegrass songs almost all the time. I wish they would extend the Truegrass show with Chris Jones. There is so many great older bluegrass songs that could be played that you never here on the radio.

As far as my music goes, I listen to my all time favorite band Flatt & Scruggs and also The Earl's, LRB & most any recording with a great sounding Pre War flathead banjer being worn out by a great player!


Jan 12, 2019 - 6:40:18 PM

9785 posts since 4/15/2012

I listen either to J.S.Bach on harpsichord or Tal Farlow on guitar.

Jan 12, 2019 - 7:06:26 PM

228 posts since 8/14/2018

All roads lead, eventually, back to Ellington. It may be a long and winding road, but it will get there.

Jan 12, 2019 - 7:32:52 PM

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I almost never listen to CDs in the vehicles any more, they're such a hassle to store/access easily. One vehicle has Sirius/XM and I alternate between Bluegrass Junction and comedy stations -- there are many "modern" cuts on Bluegrass Junction that I simply WILL NOT listen to. Their definition of bluegrass is MUCH too loose for my ear.

At home I have a few CDs in the player that I will turn to for either listening or perhaps playing along with guitar or fiddle. David Davis' new Charlie Poole CD is in there, usually an old classic Louvin Bros, maybe Audie Blaylock and Redline, Crowe Lawson & Williams, Cushman & Warren, Norman Blake, or some currently interesting classic CD by Monroe, F&S, Stanleys, R&S or Jimmy Martin. I want to buy Crowe's and Rickey Wasson's "Hats Off to Haggard" but I can't find anyone offering it on CD yet, only downloads (which I don't do).

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