Sunday, December 30, 2007

December 23rd & 30th

Hey Folks,

I've been on the run a bit for the holidays--apologies for the late post. There was a new Christmas show on the 23rd and a repeat program on the 30th.

The Christmas show playlist is below...I grabbed much of this from itunes and other places without paying much attention to the cds on which some of the below are found. The Stan and Doug stuff is this day my father plays this record over and over (and over) every Christmas.

1) Stan and Doug; Jolly Old Saint Nicholas; Yust Go Nuts At Christmas

2) John Prine; A John Prine Christmas; John Prine Christmas
3) Emmylou Harris; Christmas Time's A Comin'; Light of the Stable
4) Merle Haggard; White Christmas
5) Steve Goodman; Colorado Christmas; Unfinished Business
6) Dolly Parton; Joy to the World

7) Stan and Doug; Yust Go Nuts at Christmas; Yust Go Nuts at Christmas
8) John Prine; I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Clause; A John Prine Christmas
9) Peter Paul and Mary; The Marvelous Toy
10)Greg Trooper; Muhammad Ali(The Meaning of Christmas)
11) Blind Boys of Alabama; I Pray on Christmas

12) Stan and Doug; I was Santa Clause at the School House for the PTA; I Yust Go Nuts at Christmas
13) Loudon Wainwright; Suddenly Its Christmas
14) Michael Wolff & Warren Zevon; The Christmas Song

**The show on the 30th was a repeat from September of 2005. The entire show was dedicated to music from Uncut Magazine's cd featuring songs inspired by Bruce Springsteen

Monday, December 17, 2007

December 16, 2007

Hey All,

As I mentioned on today's show, I'm trying to put together a show full of folkish songs about places like bars, diners, barbershops, etc--the kinds of places sociologist Ray Oldenburg defines as third places. Please send anything that comes to mind to Thanks!

The playlist for the 16th went like this...

1) Peter Ostroushko; Bemidji Blues; Postcards

2) Carrie Newcomer; Betty's Diner; Regulars & Refugees
3) Steve Goodman; The One That Got Away; Live Wire
4) Fred Eaglesmith; Milly's Cafe; Milly's Cafe

5) Emmylou Harris; Silent Night; Light of the Stable
6) John Prine; Christmas in Prison; Great Days
7) Emmylou Harris; Light of the Stable; Light of the Stable

8) Eric Anderson; Eyes of the Immigrant; You Can't Relive the Past
9) Steve Earle; City of Immigrants; Washington Square Serenade
10) Tom Russell; Who's Gonna Build Your Wall; Wounded Heart of America

**I try to avoid direct political commentary on the show and blog, but something tells me Chuck Norris doesn't have all the answers when it comes to immigration. Just a thought, but...

11) Keith Sykes; It Just Don't Get No Better Than This; Let It Roll
12) Chris Knight; Bring the Harvest Home; Chris Knight
13) Nitty Gritty Dirt Band; Keep on the Sunny Side; Will the Circle be Unbroken

Sunday, December 09, 2007

December 9th, 2007

Hey All,

The playlist for the 9th went like this...

1) Sarah Lee Guthrie & Johnny Irion; In Lieu of Flowers; Exploration

2) Sam Bush; Girl From the North Country; EP of the DVD "On the Road"
3) Trampled by Turtles; Shelter from the Storm; Duluth Does Dylan Revisited
4) Rodney Crowell; Beautiful Despair; The Outsider

5) Robert Earl Keen; Merry Christmas from the Family; Gringo Honeymoon
6) Julie Lee; Made from Scratch; Stillhouse Road
7) John Prine; Long Monday; Fair & Square

8) Molly O'Brien; If I Live; Tell it True
9) Lucinda Williams; Learning How to Live; West
10) Steve Earle; Come Home to Me; Washington Square Serenade
11) Peter Rowan & Tony Rice; To Live is to Fly; Quartet

12) Doc Watson; Bonaparte's Retreat; Songs from Home
13) Mustard's Retreat; Shenandoah; The First Album Plus
14) Mustard's Retreat; The Gospel Show; The First Album Plus

Sunday, December 02, 2007

December 2nd, 2007

Hi All,

On today's show I mentioned Studs Terkel's book Hope Dies Last--I'm enjoying it quite a lot and thought you might as well.

The at least somewhat hopeful playlist for the 2nd went like this...

1) Phil Ochs; There But for Fortune; Phil Ochs in Concert

2) Vince Gill (with Emmylou Harris); Some Things Never Get Old; These Days
3) Todd Snider (with John Prine); Crooked Piece of Time; New Connection
4) The Yellow Room Gang; Simple Faith; Vol I.

5) Greg Brown & Bill Morrissey; You Can't Always Get What You Want; Friend of Mine
6) Chuck Brodsky; The Ballad of Stan Rogers and Leo Kennedy; Color Came One Day
7) Jimmy Davis; Watchin' the Fire Burn Down; Campfire Songs
8) Rick Spreitzer; Roll Back; From the Bottom

**The next few songs all come from sampler cds from Mojo and Uncut Magazines

9) Tim Hardin; Reason to Believe; The Who Jukebox (Mojo)
10) Roy Orbison; Trying to Get to You; Hail to the King (Mojo)
11) Leadbelly; Ella Speed; The Who Jukebox (Mojo)
12) Lightnin' Hopkins; Baby Please Don't Go; The Roots of Bob Dylan (Mojo)
13) Kris Kristofferson; This Old Road; New Music 2006 (Uncut)

14) Ricky Skaggs & the Whites; One Seed of Love; Salt of the Earth
15) Pete Seeger and friends; Bring em' Home; Sowing the Seeds--Appleseed Records 10th Anniversary Collection