Busy Bee Cafe

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Busy Bee Cafe
Studio album by Marty Stuart
Released 1982
Genre Country
Language English
Label Sugar Hill Records
Producer Marty Stuart
Marty Stuart chronology
The Slim Richey Sessions
(1978)
Busy Bee Cafe
(1982)
Marty Stuart
(1986)

Busy Bee Cafe is the second solo album of country singer Marty Stuart. Unlike his debut solo album, this project contains original material by Stuart, including the title track, 'Boogie For Clarence' and 'Long Train Gone'.

The album also pays tribute to the people with whom Stuart honed his craft as a musician; with songs written by Lester Flatt, Earl Scruggs, Bill Monroe, and Johnny Cash (Cash appears as a guest performer on 'One More Ride', 'Hey Porter' and 'Get In Line, Brother'), as well as Stuart's own 'Boogie For Clarence', which was written for country guitar icon Clarence White. Marty would later make another tribute to White on his 2010 album Ghost Train: The Studio B Sessions with the instrumental track 'Hummingbyrd', which was recorded with White's Fender Telecaster that he passed on to Marty shortly before dying.

Jason Ankeny of Allmusic praised the album as "a loose, jam-oriented record".[1]

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "One More Ride (duet with Johnny Cash)"   Bob Nolan  
2. "Blue Railroad Train"   Alton Delmore  
3. "I Don't Love Nobody"   Traditional, arranged by Lester Flatt  
4. "Watson's Blues"   Bill Monroe  
5. "Busy Bee Cafe"   Marty Stuart  
6. "Down The Road"   Flatt, Earl Scruggs  
7. "Hey Porter (duet with Johnny Cash)"   Johnny Cash  
8. "Boogie For Clarence"   Marty Stuart  
9. "Get In Line, Brother (duet with Johnny Cash)"   Flatt  
10. "Soldier's Joy"   Traditional, arranged by M. Christian  
11. "Long Train Gone"   Marty Stuart  

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Busy Bee Cafe". Allmusic. Retrieved 10 November 2014.