music clip of the day


Category: bluegrass

Thursday, April 13th

old school

Tommy Jarrell (fiddle, vocals), “Cripple Creek,” live, Mt. Airy, N.C., 1983

Monday, July 4th

Happy Fourth!

Let’s celebrate by remembering three giants.

Ralph Stanley, singer, banjo player, February 25, 1927-June 23, 2016

“Little Maggie,” live (TV show), Austin, Tx., 1980


Bernie Worrellkeyboard player, April 19, 1944-June 24, 2016

Live (with George Clinton & Parliament Funkadelic), Switzerland (Montreux Jazz Festival), 2004


Scotty Moore, guitar player, December 27, 1931-June 28, 2016

“Blue Suede Shoes” (with Elvis Presley), live, 1956




Today, Louis Armstrong’s adopted birthday, it’s all Louis all day at WKCR (Columbia University).

Sunday, October 5th

three takes

“What Would You Give in Exchange for Your Soul”

Marty Stuart (vocals, mandolin) & Del McCoury (vocals, guitar)
Live (TV show), 2009


Bill Monroe (vocals, mandolin) & Doc Watson (vocals, guitar)
Recording, 1963


Johnny Cash
Live (TV interview)



art beat

Helen Levitt (1913-2009), New York, 1940


Saturday, June 29th

White folks are cool, too.

Buddy Miller and Jim Lauderdale, live, Washington, D.C., 2013

Thursday, 4/5/12


Earl Scruggs, banjo player, January 6, 1924-March 28, 2012

With Doc Watson (vocals, guitar) and their sons (Merle Watson, Randy & Steve Scruggs), live, 1971, Deep Gap, North Carolina (Doc’s home)

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