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#18-36: When the Lines Go Down
September 05, 2018 06:00 AM PDT
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It's been a rough summer weather-wise for Northeast Pennsylvania where our program is produced, with lots of flooding and property damage. Across the US, as far as Hawaii, there have been serious weather disasters. For this week’s program, we’re sharing songs inspired by nature-born catastrophes. We’ll hear songs and tunes from Tom Rush, Trombone Shorty, Bob Franke and James McMurtry who lends us the title for the program “When the Lines Go Down.” Mother Nature fights back … this week on The Sing Out! Radio Magazine. Episode #18-36: When the Lines Go Down Host: Tom Druckenmiller Artist/”Song”/CD/Label Pete Seeger / “If I Had A Hammer”(excerpt) / Songs of Hope and Struggle / Smithsonian Folkways Jerry Douglas, Russ Barenberg & Edgar Meyer / “Why Don't You Go Back in the Woods” / Skip, Hop & Wobble / Sugar Hill Caroline Cotter / “Home on the River” / Home on the River / Self Produced K C Groves / “Little Rain” / Happy Little Trees / Self Produced Mudbone / “Muddy Water Blues” / Rivers / Last Honky Tonk Tony Joe White / “Storm Comin'”/ Hoo Doo / Yep Roc Johnny Cash / “Five Feet High and Risin” / Greatest Hits Vol.1 / Columbia The Carter Family / “The Cyclone of Rye Cove” / In the Shadow of Clinch Mountain / Bear Family Sam Kelly & the Lost Boys / “Crash on the Levee” / Pretty Peggy / Navigator Trombone Shorty / “Hurricane Season” / Backatown / Verve Forecast Jerry Douglas, Russ Barenberg & Edgar Meyer / “The Hymn of Ordinary Motion” / Skip, Hop & Wobble / Sugar Hill James McMurtry / “Hurricane Party” / Just Us Kids / Lightning Rod Susan J. Berman / “The Storm” / Nantucket Girl / Self Produced Irma Thomas / “I Count the Tears” / After the Rain / Rounder Tom Rush / “Wasn't That A Mighty Storm” / Celebrates 50 Years of Music / Appleseed Bob Franke / “The Great Storm is Over” / Fast Folk Music Magazine Vol.1 No.6 / Self Produced Pete Seeger / “If I Had A Hammer”(excerpt) / Songs of Hope and Struggle / Smithsonian Folkways
#18-35: Celebrate the Worker
August 29, 2018 06:00 AM PDT
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The labor force here in the U.S. may be at almost full-employment, but the wage gap has never been greater. And membership in labor unions, the force that championed worker safety, rights and fair wages since the dawn of the industrial revolution, is at an all-time low. Might there be a corollary? For this year’s Labor Day theme, we’ll focus on all kinds of jobs, and the workers who make things and make things run. Celebrating the workforce … this week on The Sing Out! Radio Magazine! Episode #18-35: Celebrate the Worker Host: Tom Druckenmiller Artist/”Song”/CD/Label Pete Seeger / “If I Had A Hammer”(excerpt) / Songs of Hope and Struggle / Smithsonian Folkways Curt Bouterse / “Carlisle” / Nixon's Farewell / Dancing Cat Joe Jencks / “Solidarity Forever” / Poets, Philosophers, Workers & Wanderers / Turtle Bear Barbara Dane / “”Millworker” / Hot Jazz, Cool Blues & Hard Hitting Songs / Smithsonian Folkways Tom Chapin / “Fair Pay Fair Play Blues” / Threads / Sundance John McCutcheon / “Sydney-Joe Hill” / Untold / Appleseed John O'Connor / “Saturday” / We Ain't Gonna Give it Away / Self Produced Curt Bouterse / “Tucson Tucstep” / Nixon's Farewell / Dancing Cat Peggy Seeger / “Gonna Be An Engineer” / The Folkways Years 1955-1982 / Smithsonian Folkways New Lost City Ramblers / “Old Age Pension Check” / Songs from the Depression / Smithonian Folkways Magpie / “The Mill was Made of Marble” / When We Stand Together / Long Tail Alice Gerrard & Kay Justice / “Cotton Mill Girls” / Tear Down the Fences / Kbell Malvina Reynolds / “Bury Me in my Overalls” / Ear to the Ground / Smithsonian Folkways Windbourne / “Which Side are You On” / Song on the Times / Self Produced Pete Seeger / “If I Had A Hammer”(excerpt) / Songs of Hope and Struggle / Smithsonian Folkways
#18-34: Bluegrass Today
August 22, 2018 06:00 AM PDT
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Bluegrass is more popular today than ever before. There are many festivals nationwide and internationally, attracting musicians of all skill levels from self-taught dedicated amateurs to conservatory trained powerhouse musicians. On this week’s show, we’ll examine the state of bluegrass today with some of the finest young bands and veteran players who are on the road all summer playing festivals. It’s a deep dive into bluegrass … this week on The Sing Out! Radio Magazine! Episode #18-34: Bluegrass Today Host: Tom Druckenmiller Artist/”Song”/CD/Label Pete Seeger / “If I Had A Hammer”(excerpt) / Songs of Hope and Struggle / Smithsonian Folkways Mike Barnett / “Dixie Hoedown” / Portraits in Fiddles / Compass Tyler Grant / “I'd Rather Live by the Side of the Road” / Earth & Wood / Grant Station Love Canon / “Solsbury Hill-Icecaps of Pentatonia Medley” / Cover Story / Organic We Banjo 3 / “Haven” / Haven / Self Produced Mile Twelve / “Onwards” / Onwards / Delores the Taurus Summer Brooke & the Mountain Faith Band /“Umbrella / Small Town Life /Mountain Fever Brennan Ernst / “Ashland Breakdown” / Had A Big Time Today / Patuxent Becky Buller / “Another Love Gone Wrong” / A Crepe Paper Heart / Dark Shadow Mike Barnett / “Fox Chase” / Portraits in Fiddles / Compass Hot Rize / “Colleen Malone” / 40th Anniversary Bash / Ten in Hand Davis Davis and the Warrior River Boys / “He Rambled” / He Rambled / Rounder The Gibson Brothers / “Highway” / In the Ground / Rounder High Fidelity / “The Hills and Home” / The Hills and Home / Rebel Special Consensus / “Big River” / Rivers and Roads / Compass The Travelin' McCourys / “Cumberland Blues” / The Travelin' McCourys / McCoury Music Pete Seeger / “If I Had A Hammer”(excerpt) / Songs of Hope and Struggle / Smithsonian Folkways
#18-33: Sweetheart At 50
August 15, 2018 06:32 AM PDT
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The music world changed just a bit on August 30 1968 with the release of The Byrds’ groundbreaking album, Sweetheart of the Rodeo. For this week’s show, we'll sample a few selections from the classic recording and then trace the backstory of the record and the members of the band. We feature music from Roger McGuinn in the years preceding the formation of the Byrds, selections from bass player Chris Hillman who started his career as a bluegrass mandolin player with the Hillmen, and we hear Gram Parsons and his group The International Submarine Band on a tune that would become an Emmylou Harris standard. We’ll also offer some bands that were influenced by this highly influential recording. Celebrate the Golden Jubilee of Sweetheart of the Rodeo … this week on The Sing Out! Radio Magazine! Episode #18-33: Sweetheart at 50 Host: Tom Druckenmiller Artist/”Song”/CD/Label Pete Seeger / “If I Had A Hammer”(excerpt) / Songs of Hope and Struggle / Smithsonian Folkways Lloyd Green & Jay Dee Maness / “You Ain't Going Nowhere” / A Journey to the Beginning-A Steel Guitar Tribute to the Byrds / Handdrawn Judy Collins / “Bullgine Run” / 3 / Elektra Roger McGuinn / “Ramblin' On” / The 12 String Story / Essential Media Group The Hillmen / “When the Ship Comes In” / The Hillmen / Sugar Hill The International Submarine Band / “Luxury Liner” / Safe At Home / Sundazed The Byrds / “One Hundred Years from Now” / Sweetheart of the Rodeo / Columbia The Byrds / “Hickory Wind” / Sweetheart of the Rodeo / Columbia The Byrds / “Life in Prison” / Sweetheart of the Rodeo / Columbia The Flying Burrito Brothers / “Wheels” / The Gilded Palace of Sin / A+M Lloyd Green & Jay Dee Maness / “You're Still On My Mind” / A Journey to the Beginning-A Steel Guitar Tribute to the Byrds / Handdrawn Gram Parsons & the Fallen Angels / “Drug Store Truck Drivin' Man” / Live 1973 / Rhino Gene Clark / “Tried So Hard” / With the Gosdin Brothers / Sundazed The Kentucky Colonels / “If You're Ever Gonna Love Me” / Livin' in the Past / Sierra Clarence White / “Black Mountain Rag” / 33 Acoustic Guitar Instrumentals / Sierra The Dillards / “Reason to Believe” / Wheatstraw Suite / Elektra Rick Nelson / “Travelin' Man” / The Troubadour 1969 / Ace Buffalo Springfield / “Go and Say Goodbye” / Buffalo Springfield / Atco Poco / “Grand Junction” / Pickin' Up the Pieces / Epic Pete Seeger / “If I Had A Hammer”(excerpt) / Songs of Hope and Struggle / Smithsonian Folkways
#18-32: World Mix
August 08, 2018 08:26 AM PDT
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For this week’s program, we expand our musical explorations with roots music from around the globe. We’ll hear a fascinating blend of tunes recent recordings from Finland, Japan, Tibet, the Balkans, Mexico, Quebec, Brazil and beyond. Artists include the first world music “star” Tito Puente, the angelic sound of Kardemimmt from Finland, Norteno music from Los Texmaniacs, and the melding of Chinese and Latin music from Wu Man & Son de San Diego. Expand your musical horizons … this week on The Sing Out! Radio Magazine. Episode #18-32: World Mix Host: Tom Druckenmiller The Sing Out! Radio Magazine is broadcast weekly on the finest public radio stations nationwide and syndicated on iTunes, Stitcher, Podomatic, Bluegrass Planet and on the Sing Out! website www.singout.org Artist/”Song”/CD/Label Pete Seeger / “If I Had A Hammer”(excerpt) / Songs of Hope and Struggle / Smithsonian Folkways Jean-Luc Thievent / “Paris Shuffle” / Resonance / Acoustic Music Kardemimmit / “Laula!” / Onni-Happiness / Self Produced The Grasslands Ensemble & Daniel Ho / “Between the Sky & Prairie” / Between the Sky & Prairie / Wind Music Joji Hirota & The London Taiko Drummers / “Haru no Ibuki” / Japanese Taiko / ARC JPP / “Hale-Bopp” / String Tease / Northside Bela Lakatos & The Gypsy Youth Project / “Del O Brishind...” / Introducing / World Music Network CGS / “Ientu” / Canzioniere / Ponderosa Music Jean-Luc Thievent / “Marceline” / Resonance / Acoustic Music Tito Puente / “Cuando Te Vea” / Dance Mania / RCA Legacy Los Texmaniacs / “El Porron” / Cruzando Borders / Smithsonian Folkways Wu Man & Son de San Diego / “El Pajaro Carpintero” / Fingertip Carnival / Wind Music Les Poules A Colin / “La Volerie” / Morose / Self Produced Calan / “Rhif Wyth” / The Ultimate Guide to Welsh Folk / ARC Catarina Dos Santos / “Ondja” / Radio Kriola / ARC Pete Seeger / “If I Had A Hammer”(excerpt) / Songs of Hope and Struggle / Smithsonian Folkways
#18-31: It's Festival Time!
August 02, 2018 05:49 AM PDT
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We traveled on the last two editions of our show … this week, we have a destination in mind! It's summer, and that's the time to head to your favorite music festival … or better yet try out a new one. In celebration of these great events, we'll hear classic music from the first Newport Folk Festival in 1959, travel to Galax Virginia for the Fiddler's Convention, and visit Colorado for two of the Centennial State’s finest music events. It’s festival time … this week on the Sing Out! Radio Magazine. Episode #18-31: It's Festival Time! Host: Tom Druckenmiller Artist/”Song”/CD/Label Pete Seeger / “If I Had A Hammer”(excerpt) / Songs of Hope and Struggle / Smithsonian Folkways Bascom Lamar Lunsford / “Rye Sytaw” / Ballads, Banjo Tunes, and Sacred Songs / Smithsonian Folkways Blue Ridge Mountain Ramblers / “Grey Eagle” / In the Field Behind the Stage / Old Blue Records Roan Mountain Hilltoppers / “Sally Ann” / In the Field Behind the Stage / Old Blue Records Kirk Sutphin with the New Ballards Branch Bogtrotters / “Belle of Lexington” / In the Field Behind the Stage / Old Blue Tommy Jarrell / “Sourwood Mountain” / The Brandywine Mountain Music Convention / Chubby Dragon Smokey Valley Boys / “Cricket on the Hearth” / The Brandywine Mountain Music Convention / Chubby Dragon Barbara Dane with Frank Hamilton & Bill Lee / “Dink's Blues” / The Newport Folk Festival 1959 / Not Now Pete Seeger / “The Bells of Rhymney” / The Newport Folk Festival 1959 / Not Now Mississippi John Hurt / “Candy Man” / Folk Music at Newport Part.1 / Vanguard Bascom Lamar Lunsford / “Ten Steps” / Ballads, Banjo Tunes, and Sacred Songs / Smithsonian Folkways John Gorka / “Love is Our Cross to Bear” / Folks Live / Blue Plate Music Norman & Nancy Blake / “Battleship of Main” / Folks Live / Blue Plate Music Claire Lynch and the Front Porch String Band / “It Don't Mean a Thing if it Ain't Got That Swing” / Rockygrass / Blue Plate Music Bill Monroe & Doc Watson / “Watson's Blues” / Off the Record Volume 2 / Smithsonian Folkways Bill Monroe & Doc Watson / “Paddy on the Turnpike” / Off the Record Volume 2 / Smithsonian Folkways Bill Dillof / “All I Got's Gone” / Bluff Country Gathering 2000-2004 / Jawbone Pete Seeger / “If I Had A Hammer”(excerpt) / Songs of Hope and Struggle / Smithsonian Folkways
#18-30: Travelin’ the Highways and Railways, Pt.2
July 25, 2018 03:55 AM PDT
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This week, we complete our two-week feature focusing on travel by highways and railways. We’ll hear music from Utah Phillips, Gordon Lightfoot, The Delmore Brothers, Judy Collins and many more. Traveling on … this week on the Sing Out! Radio Magazine. Episode #18-30: Traveling the Highways and the Railways Pt.2 Host: Tom Druckenmiller Artist/”Song”/CD/Label Pete Seeger / “If I Had A Hammer”(excerpt) / Songs of Hope and Struggle / Smithsonian Folkways Country Cooking / “Farewell Blues” / 26 Bluegrass Instrumentals / Rounder Utah Phillips / “Daddy, What's a Train?” / Good Enough / Philo Diane Patterson / “Open Road” / Open Road / Self Produced Gordon Lightfoot / “Me and Bobby McGee” / If You Could Read My Mind / Reprise The Price Sisters / “Get On the Main Highway” / A Heart Never Knows / Rebel Paul Simon / “Train in the Distance” / Heart and Bones / Legacy John Hartford and the Hartford Stringband / “Keep On Truckin' / Good Old Boys / Rounder Jimmy Webb / “By the Time I Get to Phoenix” / Ten Easy Pieces / Guardian The Delmore Brothers / “Freight Train Boogie” / Freight Train Boogie / Ace Country Cooking / “Orange Mt. Special” / 26 Bluegrass Instrumentals / Rounder Judy Collins / “Someday Soon” / Who Knows Where the Time Goes / Elektra John Reischman & the Jaybirds / “Wellesley Station” / On That Other Green Shore / Corvus Roustabout / “The Race Between the Ford and the Chevrolet” / Roustabout / Yodel-Ay-Hee Asleep at the Wheel / “Choo Choo Ch'Boogie” / Swing Time / Sony Hot Buttered Rum / “Leaving Dallas” / Lonesome Panoramic / Self Produced Pure Prairie League / “Kansas City Southern” / Two-Lane Highway / RCA Pete Seeger / “If I Had A Hammer”(excerpt) / Songs of Hope and Struggle / Smithsonian Folkways
#18-29: Travelin’ the Highways and Railways, Pt.1
July 18, 2018 05:00 AM PDT
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Wanderlust can become a serious problem if not treated properly. The best remedy is to get out there and travel the highways and railways. This week, we focus on great songs of the road and the long steel rail. We’ll hear great music from Chuck Berry, Bela Fleck & Abigail Washburn, Tom Rush, David Hamburger and of course Steve Goodman. So ditch those blues and come on the road … on the next edition of The Sing Out! Radio Magazine. Episode #18-29: Traveling the Highways and Railways, Pt.1 Host: Tom Druckenmiller Artist/”Song”/CD/Label Pete Seeger / “If I Had A Hammer”(excerpt) / Songs of Hope and Struggle / Smithsonian Folkways Kristin Scott Benson / “Farewell Blues” / Stringworks / Mountain Home Chuck Berry / “No Particular Place to Go” / Rock N' Roll Rarities / Chess Bela Fleck & Abigail Washburn / “Railroad” / Bela Fleck & Abigail Washburn / Rounder John O'Connor / “Big Bend Boulevard” / Rare Songs / Self Produced Roger Miller / “King of the Road” / All Time Greatest Hits / Mercury Tom Rush / “On the Road Again” / Take a Little Walk with Me / Elektra Guy Davis & Fabrizio Poggi / “Sonny and Brownies Last Train” / Sonny & Brownie's Last Train / M.C. Records Red Squirrel Chasers / “New River Train” / Shakin' Down the Acorns / Vigortone Kristin Scott Benson / “Travelers Rest” / Stringworks / Mountain Home Steve Goodman / “City of New Orleans” / The Original Steve Goodman / Buddah Tim & Mollie O'Brien / “Wichita” / Away Out On The Mountain / Sugar Hill The Young'uns / “Ghafoor's Bus” / Strangers / Hereteu Records After the Flood / “Illinois Central” / After the Flood / Self Produced Billy Bragg & Joe Henry / “KC Moan” / Shine A Light / Cv 30 Records David Hamburger / “Pennsylvania Station Blues” / Pennsylvania Station Blues / Lounge Side Commander Cody and his Lost Planet Airmen / “Hot Rod Lincoln” / Lost in the Ozone / MCA Pete Seeger / “If I Had A Hammer”(excerpt) / Songs of Hope and Struggle / Smithsonian Folkways
#18-28: Down to the Sea
July 11, 2018 06:00 AM PDT
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One of the most popular ways to celebrate the summer is to head towards the water. This week we’ll focus on a collection of songs related to maritime life and work. We’ll hear selections from Lou Killen, Waterson-Carthy, Dan Milner, Steeleye Span and many more. So come aboard for some great nautical music … this week on The Sing Out! Radio Magazine. Episode #18-28: Down to the Sea Host: Tom Druckenmiller Artist/”Song”/CD/Label Pete Seeger / “If I Had A Hammer”(excerpt) / Songs of Hope and Struggle / Smithsonian Folkways Yankee Clipper / “Keel-Hauling Medley” / Hauling Home / Honeybee Louis Killen / “All Things Are Quite Silent” / Ballads and Broadsides / Topic The Boarding Party / “The Sailor's Alphabet” / 'Tis Our Sailing Time / Folk-Legacy Deby Benton Grosjean et al / “The Flowing Tide-The Gypsies-The Roaring Hornpipe” / Celtic Voyage / Gourd Mick Hanly / “The Good Ship Delerious” / Homeland / Celtic Connections Anne Briggs / “Standing on the Shore” / The Time Has Come / Water The Watersons / “The Greenland Whale Fishery” / Early Days / Topic The Dicey Doh Singers / “The Sloop John B” / Classic Maritime Music / Smithsonian Folkways Yankee Clipper / “The Red Star Line-The Garden Gate” / Hauling Home / Honeybee Waterson Carthy / “Captain Kidd” / Fishes and Fine Yellow Sand / Topic Dan Milner / “All For Me Grog-Parnell's March” / Irish Pirate Ballads and Other Songs of the Sea / Smithsonian Folkways Steeleye Span / “Saucy Sailor” / Below the Salt / Shanachie Cyril Tawney / “Chicken on a Raft” / Navy Cuts / ADA Pete Seeger / “If I Had A Hammer”(excerpt) / Songs of Hope and Struggle / Smithsonian Folkways
#18-27: Out Standing in Their Field
July 04, 2018 05:00 AM PDT
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Following in the footsteps of collectors the world over, for almost a century folklorists have traveled far and wide, following leads to front porches, living rooms and backyards to record distinctive traditional songs and tunes across the U.S. The inspiration for this week’s program is the recently released set “Voices of Mississippi: Artists and Musicians Documented by William Ferris” on Dust to Digital Records. We’ll listen to selections from that set, as well as a wellspring of recordings collected by Alan Lomax, Mike Seeger, Alan Jabbour and others, including music from Doc Watson and Gaither Carlton, Pink Anderson. E.C. Ball, Elizabeth Cotten and many more. Essential roots music, recorded in the field … this week on The Sing Out! Radio Magazine. Episode #18-27: Out Standing in Their Field Host: Tom Druckenmiller Artist/”Song”/CD/Label Pete Seeger / “If I Had A Hammer”(excerpt) / Songs of Hope and Struggle / Smithsonian Folkways The Doc Watson Family / “Tucker's Barn” / Tradition / Rounder James “Son Ford” Thomas / “44 Blues” / Voices of Mississippi / Dust to Digital Will Shade, Charlie Burse and Gus Cannon / “Take Your Fingers Off It” / Classic Harmonica Blues / Smithsonian Folkways Pink Anderson / “Talking Blues” / Classic African American Songsters / Smithsonian Folkways Peg Leg Sam / “Froggy Went A-Courting” / Classic African American Songsters / Smithsonian Folkways E.C. Ball / “The Farmer's Curst Wife” / Sounds of the South / Atlantic Maybelle Carter and Sara Carter Bayes / “I'm Leaving You this Lonesome Song” / Classic Old-Time Music / Smithsonian Folkways Doug Wallin / “Naomi Wise” / Classic American Ballads / Smithsonian Folkways Burl Hammons / “The Big Scioty” / The Hammons Family / Rounder The Doc Watson Family / “Give the Fiddler a Dram” / Tradition / Rounder The Southland Hummingbirds / “You Don't Know Like I Know” / Voices of Mississippi / Dust to Digital Indian Bottom Association Old Regular Baptists / “Guide Me O Though Great Jehovah” / Songs of the Old Regular Baptists / Smithsonian Folkways Bozie Sturdivant / “Ain't No Grave Can Hold My Body Down” / A Treasury of Library of Congress Field Recordings / Rounder James “Son Ford” Thomas / “I Know It's Wrong to be Playin' the Blues” / Voices of Mississippi / Dust to Digital Lead Belly / “Cow Cow Yicky Yicky Yea” / Cowboy Songs on Folkways / Smithsonian Folkways Elizabeth Cotten / “In the Sweet Bye and Bye” / Close To Home / Smithsonian Folkways W.H. Stepp / “Bonaparte's Retreat” / A Treasury of Library of Congress Field Frecordings / Rounder Pete Seeger / “If I Had A Hammer”(excerpt) / Songs of Hope and Struggle / Smithsonian Folkways

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