Tater Tate, Alan Munde, John Hartford, and more bluegrassers on Tuesday’s Viking Twang

Written by on November 10, 2015

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Viking Twang Episode 64, November 10, 2015

Good morning, welcome to Viking Twang Episode 64. My name is Randy Black, hope you’re making it through the term. I know I’ll be spending my Veterans Day writing a paper for my Comparative Politics class.

Today at the Twang we have a guest DJ of sorts. We’re going to start the show with a great John Hartford song – and I know that’s redundant – called “Tater Tate and Alan Munde”, which goes through a long list of legendary bluegrass musicians. I picked out as many of them as I have time for and am playing them in order. Here’s John with the playlist.

1 – Turkey Red; W.C. Beck & the Portland Country Underground.
2 – Tater Tate and Allen Mundy; John Hartford. From his 1976 album Mark Twang, in which he
played all the parts.
3 – Cackling Hen/Cumberland Gap; Joe Stuart. Ralph Rinzler recorded this in 1956 at New River Ranch, just after Joe had finished playing a set as a member of Bill Monroe’s Bluegrass Boys. It’s from a Smithsonian Folkways album called American Banjo: Three-Finger and Scruggs Style.
4 – I’m Ready to Go; Melvin Goins. Melvin and his brother Ray played for years with the Lonesome Pine Fiddlers and in Ralph Stanley’s Clinch Mountain Boys. This is from his 2004 album, I Wouldn’t Miss It.
5 – Peacock Rag; Clarence “Tater” Tate. Tate played fiddle for most of the great bluegrassers, including Bill Monroe and Jimmy Martin; this was recorded in 1978 when he was with Lester Flatt and the Nashville Grass, with Marty Stuart on mandolin, Kenny Ingram on banjo, and Curly Seckler on guitar.
6 – Hot Burrito Breakdown; Alan Munde. This is from the banjo player’s 1993 album, Festival Favorites Revisted; written by former Flying Burrito Brother fiddler Byron Berline.

Second Set:
7 – Somebody Loves You Darlin’; Curly Seckler. This is Curly, who played with a lot of bands including Ralph Stanley and Lester Flatt, playing with Marty Stuart.
8 – Runaway Country; Doug Dillard. Written by Dillard and Byron Berline, from Doug’s 1969 record, The Banjo Album.
9 – Green Onions; Vassar Clements. The old Booker T/Steve Cropper song, from Vassar’s 2004 album, Livin’ With the Blues. Produced by David Grisman.
10 – Red Rocking Chair; Charlie Monroe and his Kentucky Pardners; from 1949.
11 – Bent, Broken and Blue; The Osborne Brothers. From 1969.
12 – Salt Lake City Blues; Sam & Kirk McGee. Among the first stars of the Grand Old Opry; from May 1926.
13 – The City of New Orleans; Charlie Waller & the Country Gentlemen. From 1971, probably with Jimmy Gaudreau on mandolin, Mike Auldridge on dobro, Bill Emerson on banjo, and Bill Yates on bass.

Third Set
14 – Buckaroo; Clarence White. This from an album of session tracks he made between 1966 and 1968, before he joined The Byrds.
15 – Jerusalem Ridge; Kenny Baker. From his landmark 1977 album, Kenny Baker plays Bill Monroe; Baker was Monroe’s longtime fiddler player; each of them claim credit for this classic fiddle song.

16 – Route 66; Byron Berline. From his 2006 album, Red Dirt. Another versatile fiddler who played with the Rolling Stones and Flying Burrito Brothers.
17 – Nine Mile; Gene Goforth. A major influence in Hartford’s playing; from a 1999 compilation, Traditional Fiddle Music of the Ozarks.
18 – Shout and Shine; Carl Story. Called the father of bluegrass gospel music, this is from 1976.
19 – Little Sadie; Bill Keith and Jim Rooney. The influential banjo player; from the Newport Folk Festival in 1963, I think.
20 – Picking on Josh; Tut Taylor. The great dobro player who was on Hartford’s 1971 classic, Aeroplain; this is from his 1972 album, Friar Tut, with Norman Blake and Sam Bush.
21 – I Want to Be Loved (But Only By You). Wilma Lee and Stoney Cooper; from 1947.
22 – The Lowest Pair; John Hartford, a prayer from Mark Twang.
23 – Twang Theme; Countrypolitans

Playlist:

Track

Artist

Album

  • Turkey Red
    W.C. Beck & the Portland Country Underground
    Kansawyer
  • Tater Tate and Allen Mundy
    John Hartford
    Mark Twang
  • Cackling Hen//Cumberland Gap
    Joe Stuart
    American Banjo: Three-Finger and Scruggs Style
  • I'm Ready To Go
    I Wouldn't Miss It
    Melvin Goins & Friends
  • Peacock Rag
    Clarence "Tater" Tate
    Fiddlers' Hall of Fame
  • Hot Burrito Breakdown
    Alan Munde
    Festival Favorites Revisited
  • Somebody Loves You Darlin'
    Curly Seckler
    Great Ballads of Bluegrass
  • Runaway Country
    Doug Dillard
    Hard Times
  • Green Onions
    Vassar Clements
    Livin' With the Blues
  • Red Rocking Chair
    Charlie Monroe
    The Best Vintage Tunes, Nuggets & Rarities
  • Bent, Broken and Blue
    Osborne Brothers
    Pickin' and Singin': The Ultimate Bluegrass Collection
  • Salt Lake City Blues
    Sam and Kirk McGee
    Nashville -- The Early String Bands
  • The City of New Orleans
    Charlie Waller & the Country Gentlemen
    45 Years of Memories
  • Buckaroo
    Clarence White
    Clarence White: Tuff & Stringy/Sessions 1966-68
  • Jerusalem Ridge
    Kenny Baker
    Kenny Baker Plays Bill Monroe
  • Route 66
    Byron Berline
    Red Dirt
  • Nine Mile
    Gene Goforth
    North American Traditions Series: Traditional Fiddle Music
  • Shout and Shine
    Carl Story
    Pickin' and Singin': The Ultimate Bluegrass Collection
  • Little Sadie
    Bill Keith & Jim Rooney
    The Newport Folk Festival
  • Picking on Josh
    Tut Taylor
    Friar Tut
  • I Want to Be Loved (But OnlyBy You)
    Wilma Lee & Stoney Cooper
    Big Midnight Special
  • The Lowest Pair
    John Hartford
    Mark Twang
  • Twang Theme
    Countrypolitans
    Tired of Drowning

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