Bluegrass and the Monroe Brothers -- And Then Some

10 p.m. to Midnight Host: Steve Winters

As usual, this was an eclectic night, featuring bluegrass for the first hour and instrumentalists and singer/songwriters in the second half.

A special feature of the first hour was the marking of the 65th anniversary (which falls February 17) of the first 10 recordings of Bill and Charlie Monroe by Victor, including "What Would You Give In Exchange?", which became one the great country hits of the 1930s. After the session in a Charlotte, N.C. hotel room from 3:30 p.m. to 6 p.m., country and old-time music would never be the same. When the brother duo split two years later, as we all know, Bill would go on to form the Bluegrass Boys and become the "father" of a truly unique American music genre.

The offerings in the second hour highlighted four performers who will be visiting us in upcoming weeks: Kate McDonnell and Sam Shaber on Feb. 22 and Debra Cowan and Bob Zentz on March 30.

  • Artist, "Title", Album, Label

  • Dolly Parton, Little Sparrow, Little Sparrow, Sugar Hill


  • Karl Shiflett & Big Country Show, Cold, Cold Love, Jakebrakes, Another Day, In Full Color, Rebel


  • Dolly Parton, Seven Bridges Road, A Tender Lie, I Don't Believe You've Met My Baby, In The Sweet By And By", Little Sparrow, Sugar Hill


  • Bill & Charlie Monroe, My Long Journey Home, What Is A Home Without Love?, What Would You Give In Exchange?, Little Red Shoes, Nine Pound Hammer Is Too Heavy, On Some Foggy Mountain Top, Feast Here Tonight, RCA Bluebird


  • The Kennedys, The Coo Coo, Orange Blossom Special, Positively Live!, Indie


  • Debra Cowan, The Bold Princess/The Old Favourite, The Long Grey Line, Indie

  • Bob Zentz, Song For Gayle, Hove To And Drifting...., Soundside


  • Sam Shaber, Bare, SAM*PLER, Indie

  • Kate McDonnell, Toss It To The Wind, Don't Get Me Started, Dog-Eared Discs


  • Bucky Halker, The Lumberjacks' Prayer, Pennsylvania Miner, Don't Want Your Millions, Revolting Records

  • Peter Ostroushko, Tatiana's Lament, Sacred Heart, Red House