Friday, April 12, 2013

100 Bluegrass Songs

I found this list at CD Universe. I'll have to do a little digging to find the performers.

  1. Angels Rock Me to Sleep
  2. Are You Missing Me by Jim and Jesse McReynolds: Sounds just like old-tyme folk/country music.
  3. Ballad of Jed Clampett by Lester Flatt: Whee! Oil, that is. Black Gold. Texas Tea.
  4. Banks Of The Ohio
  5. Black Mountain Rag
  6. Blue Eyes Crying in the Rain
  7. Blue Moon of Kentucky (unknown artist): Some nice banjo pickin' in this one. 
  8. Blue Ridge Mountain Blues
  9. Bluegrass Concerto
  10. Bluegrass Melodies
  11. Border Ride
  12. Bringin' In the Georgia Mail
  13. Bringing Mary Home
  14. Cabin on the Hill by Bill Monroe and Lester Flatt: Sounds like some old-timey country song that my dad would listen to.
  15. Charlotte Breakdown
  16. Cheyenne
  17. Cripple Creek
  18. Dark As A Dungeon by Rose Maddox: Don't love her voice, but I do like the story.
  19. Dark Hollow
  20. Dear Old Dixie
  21. Devil's Dream
  22. Diesel on My Tail
  23. Dim Lights, Thick Smoke (and Loud, Loud Music)
  24. Don't Let Your Sweet Love Die
  25. Don't That Road Look Rough And Rocky
  26. Dueling Fiddles
  27. Earl's Breakdown
  28. Fair and Tender Ladies
  29. Family Reunion
  30. Farewell Blues
  31. Father's Table Grace
  32. Feuding Banjos
  33. Foggy Mountain Breakdown by Earl Scruggs and Steve Martin: Bright, energetic and fun.
  34. Girl In The Blue Velvet Band
  35. Gosh, I Miss You All the Time
  36. Great Speckled Bird
  37. House of the Rising Sun
  38. I Know You're Married (But I Love You Still)
  39. I Saw the Light
  40. I Wonder How the Old Folks Are at Home
  41. I Wonder Where You Are Tonight
  42. I'll Fly Away
  43. I'll Go Stepping Too
  44. I'm Using My Bible for a Roadmap
  45. In The Pines
  46. It Wasn't God Who Made Honky Tonk Angels
  47. Jimmie Brown the Newsboy
  48. Johnny B. Goode
  49. Just a Little Talk With Jesus - The Bluegrass Cardinals: Very moon/June, but kind of fun.
  50. Kentucky Waltz - The Osborne Brothers  Very moon/June, but a sweet song.
  51. Life's Railway To Heaven
  52. Limehouse Blues
  53. Little Footprints in the Snow
  54. Little Maggie
  55. Little Old Log Cabin in the Lane
  56. Little Rock Getaway
  57. Little Rosewood Casket
  58. Lonesome Road Blues
  59. Love Letters In the Sand  This really doesn't seem like bluegrass to me. It sounds very 20's.
  60. Low and Lonely
  61. Maple On the Hill
  62. Me and Ol' Merle
  63. Memories Of Maybelle
  64. Midnight Flyer
  65. Midnight Train - Jim & Jesse  I hope this isn't the best one ever. It's not objectionable, but hardly the best.
  66. Mother Maybelle
  67. Muleskinner Blues
  68. My Cabin in Caroline
  69. Night Train To Memphis
  70. Nine Pound Hammer
  71. Orange Blossom Special
  72. Paradise
  73. Peach Pickin' Time In Georgia
  74. Peacock Rag
  75. Pins and Needles (In My Heart)
  76. Rank Strangers to Me
  77. Remington Ride
  78. Rocky Top
  79. Roll in My Sweet Baby's Arms
  80. Rueben
  81. Salty Dog Blues
  82. Shackles and Chains
  83. She Was Always Chewing Gum
  84. Shout and Shine
  85. Somebody Touched Me
  86. Sunny Side of the Mountain
  87. Sweet Hour of Prayer
  88. Sweeter Than The Flowers
  89. Tenbrooks And Molly
  90. Thinking tonight of my blue eyes
  91. Tramp On The Street
  92. Truck Stops and Pretty Girls
  93. Uncle Penn
  94. Unclouded Day
  95. Under The Double Eagle
  96. Wabash Cannonball
  97. What Would You Give In Exchange For Your Soul
  98. White Dove
  99. White House Blues
  100. Will the Circle Be Unbroken


  1. Thank you for this. I never thought about Johnny B. Goode and Foggy Mountain being the same genre. I know both pieces so well, it's got me rethinking them.

    1. I'm actually looking forward to this one much more than classical and jazz. I'm sure I'll find something I like about each of them.