Saturday on "Bluegrass Signal" - a celebration of the 45th anniversary of WAMU's first bluegrass radio show. On July 2, 1967, Dick Spottswood and Gary Henderson presented "Bluegrass Unlimited," an event that is being commemorated on www.bluegrasscountry.org -- and on KALW.
"Bluegrass Signal" features selections from bluegrass LPs released in 1967: the instrumental collections of Jimmy Martin, Flatt & Scruggs with Doc Watson, and Scotty Stoneman; new albums from some of the music's pioneers (Bill Monroe & his Blue Grass Boys, Jim & Jesse & the Virginia Boys, Osborne Brothers) and new LP compilations from others (Stanley Brothers, Reno & Smiley); and new releases from Reno & Harrell, the Stoneman Family, the Dixie Gentlemen with Tut Taylor, Earl Taylor & Jim McCall, Jim Eanes, the New Lost City Ramblers, and E.C. Ball. The NLCR's 1967 LP is titled "Remembrance Of Things To Come," and that pretty well sums up this week's "Bluegrass Signal."