Monday, January 28, 2008

1-28-08 Fill-in Playlist

Playlist for a fill-in at WHUS, 1 – 3pm, following Democracy Now, on Monday January 28, 2008

1. Jackson Browne: Lives in The Balance (Solo Acoustic Vol. 1), Inside Recordings 5231
2. Richard Thompson: Yankee Go Home (Amnesia), Capitol 48845
3. Solas with Iris DeMent: Song of Choice (The Words That Remain), Shanachie 78023
4. Greg Brown: I Want My Country Back (In the Hills of California), Red House

5. Susan Werner: Why Is Your Heaven So Small (The Gospel Truth), self
6. Bob Dylan: The Times They Are A-Changin' (The Times They Are A-Changin'), Columbia CK 8905
7. Eliza Gilkyson: Pastures of Plenty (Ribbon of Highway Endless Skyway), private / promo
8. Tom Waits: Day after Tomorrow (Future Soundtrack for America), Music for America / MoveOn.Org

9. Roy Zimmerman: Hello NSA (Faulty Intelligence), Metaphor 920
10. Janis Ian: God and The FBI (God and The FBI), Windham Hill
11. Si Kahn: Who's Watching the Man? (Thanksgiving), Strictly Country 63
12. The Police: Every Breath You Take (Synchronicity), A & M LP
13. Roy Zimmerman: Homeland Security (Security), Metaphor 917
14. Anais Mitchell: 1984 (Hymns for The Exiled), Waterbug 58
15. Chuck Brodsky: Dangerous Times (Color Came One Day), Waterbug CB 030

Dave Lippman at Wrench in The Works 2/1:
16 & 17. Hamburger Hill & Teenage Immigrant Welfare Mothers on Drugs (I Hate Wal-Mart), Urgent Records 110

18. The Mammals: Wartime Blues (Bootleg SixPack), Humble Abode 009 19. Dean Stevens: Wise Men in White Lab Coats (Eyes of Wonder), Volcano 2004
20. Eliza Gilkyson: Hiway 9 (Land of Milk and Honey), Red House 174
21. Rory McLeod: Thirsting for War (Brave Faces), Talkative 002

22. Eileen McGann: Too Stupid for Democracy (Journeys), Dragonwing 113
23. Phil Ochs: Love Me, I'm A Liberal (Farewells & Fantasies), Elektra / Rhino R2 73518
24. Rickie Lee Jones: Have You Had Enough (download)
25. Darrell Scott: W Cheese -- recorded at Newport F. F. (FestivaLink Highlights from Year One), www.FestivaLink.Net
26. David Ippolito: Where'Dat Money Go (Common Ground), self
27. Carol Denney: The Rich Will Never Be Poor (The Rich Will Never Be Poor), self

Sunday, January 27, 2008

1/27/08 Playlist

1 - 4 from Songs from Sing Out!, Volume 51 #4
1.The Weepies: Nobody Knows Me at All
2. Grada: Cooler at The Edge
3. Reverend Gary Davis: There's A Table Sittin' in Heaven
4. Emmylou Harris: The Pearl

5. Bill Staines: That's My Song (Old Dogs), Red House 208
6. Over the Rhine: Ohio (Discount Fireworks), Back Porch EMI 64927
7. Garnet Rogers: Good and Faithful Servant (Get A Witness -- Live), Snow Goose Songs 1133
8. Mary Ann Rossoni: On This Morning (Timber & Nails), self

9. Amy Gallatin & Stillwaters: Dance Upon This Earth (Phoenix), Happy Appy 7
10. Joel Mabus: Holding to The Land (Retold), Fossil 1808
11. Loreena McKennitt: Stolen Child (Nights from the Alhambra), Verve / Quinlan Road
12. Jason Spooner: Hover (The Flame You Follow), self

13 & 14. Carrie Newcomer: Don't Push Send & There Is A Tree (The Geography of Light), Philo 1253
15. Lyle Lovett and His Large Band: All Downhill (It's Not Big It's Large), Lost Highway
16. Laura Love: This Train / Ezekial and The Wheel (Ne' Grass), Octoroon Biography 005
17. John McCutcheon: Hope Dies Last (This Fire), Appalsongs 2007

In the area this week:
18. Dave Lippman (Wrench in The Works, Feb 1): Teenage Immigrant Welfare Mothers on Drugs (I Hate Wal-Mart), Urgent 110
19. Karen Tweed / The Poozies (with John Dipper in a Middletown house concert, Jan 30): Willie's Old Trousers / The Whole Thing (Raise Your Head), Compass 4290

It's Grey's birthday:
20. Grey Larsen & Andre Marchand: The Rocky Road to Dublin / Old Drops of Brandy (Les Marionnettes), Sleepy Creek 104
21. Cindy Kallet & Grey Larsen (Sounding Board March 15): Lull Myself Asleep (Cross the Water), Sleepy Creek 105
22. Grey Larsen & Paddy League: O'Carolan's Draught (The Green House), Sleepy Creek 102
23. Cindy Kallet & Grey Larsen: Playing with A Full Deck (Cross the Water)

I read this morning's New York Times editorial "The FISA Follies, Redux:"
24. Roy Zimmerman: Hello NSA (Faulty Intelligence), Metaphor 920
25. Si Kahn: Who's Watching the Man? (Thanksgiving), Strictly Country 63
26. Anais Mitchell: 1984 (Hymns for The Exiled), Waterbug 58
27. The Police: Every Breath You Take (Synchronicity), A & M LP
28. Roy Zimmerman: Homeland Security (Security), Metaphor 917
29. Chuck Brodsky: Dangerous Times (Color Came One Day), Waterbug 030

Dreaded Folk Calendar over more selections from Grey Larsen & Andre Marchand's "Les Marionnettes," Sleepy Creek 104

Tax rebates? Is that what they are?
30. Randy Newman: Mr. President [Have Pity on The Working Man] (Good Old Boys), Reprise / Rhino

31. Maura O'Connell (Iron Horse 2/2): So Soft Your Goodbye (Blue Is The Color of Hope), Warner Bros
32. Tom Paxton: Bad Old Days (Comedians & Angels), Appleseed 1105
33. Chip Taylor & Carrie Rodriguez: We Come Up Shining (Angel of The Morning), Train Wreck 4015
34. Gurf Morlix: Food, Water, Shelter & Love (Diamonds to Dust), Blue Corn Music 070
35. Nellie McKay: Mother of Pearl (Obligatory Villagers), Hungry Mouse / Vanguard
36. Duane Rutter: Dead Man (Waiting Room), Busted Flat 017
37. Ana Egge: In the Backseat (Lazy Days), Grace/Parkinsong 45439
38. Eliza Gilkyson et al: Peace Call (Land of Milk & Honey), Red House 174

Sunday, January 20, 2008

1/20/08 Playlist

1. Fergus McCormick: Song for New Orleans (I Don't Need You Now), self
2. Kym Tuvim: Flood (Nothing Sweet Nothing), Retrofit 001
3. Chip Taylor & Carrie Rodriguez: Today I Started Loving You Again (Live from the Ruhr Triennale), Train Wreck 0027
4. Robert Plant & Alison Krauss: Trampled Rose (Raising Sand), Rounder 9075

5. Ruth Ungar: Four Blue Walls (Jukebox), Humble Abode 002
6. Paul Zunno: All Along the Watchtower (Solo Acoustic), self
7. Uncle Earl: Streak o'Lean, Streak o'Fat (Waterloo, Tennessee), Rounder 0577
8. Adam Sweeney: Doomsday Sunday Sermon (Technicolor Halo), self

9. Nerissa & Katryna Nields: Leave That Trouble Alone (Sister Holler), Mercy House
10. Joel Mabus: Duct Tape Blues (Retold), Fossil 1808
11. Holly Tannen: La Femme du Berger (Crazy Laughter), self
12. Eric Taylor: Hollywood Pocketknife (Hollywood Pocketknife), Blue Ruby 003

For Dr. King:
13. Grace Griffith: Beautiful Fool (Grace), Blix Street G2 10028
14. Jackson Browne: When the Stone Begins to Turn (World in Motion), Elektra 60830
15. Sweet Honey in The Rock: Letter to Dr. Martin Luther King (Live at Carnegie Hall), Flying Fish 70106
16. James Taylor: Shed A Little Light (Live), Columbia C2K 47056
17. Kim & Reggie Harris: Too Many Martyrs (Freedom Is A Constant Struggle), Folk Era 1419

18. Jason Spooner: All That We Know (The Flame You Follow), self
19. Patty Larkin: Hallelujah (Watch the Sky), Vanguard 79851
20. Rob Lutes: Throw Me from This Train (Ride the Shadows), self
21. Mavis Staples: My Own Eyes (We'll Never Turn Back), Anti- promo
22. Storyhill: Paradise Lost (Storyhill), Red House197
23. Joni Mitchell: Big Yellow Taxi 2007 (Shine), HEARmusic 30457

Dreaded Folk Calendar over selections from Jason Barie's "The Past Is Present," Pinecastle 6512

Ah yes, it's an election year. In case you hadn't noticed.
24. John McCutcheon: Surprise, Surprise, Surprise (Signs of The Times), Flying Fish
25. Eileen McGann: Too Stupid for Democracy (Journeys), Dragonwing 113
26. Keb' Mo': Wake Up Everybody (Peace...Back by Popular Demand), Okeh/Epic 92687
27. Steve Earle: Rich Man's War (The Revolution Starts ... Now), Artemis / E-Squared
28. Will Kimbrough: Wind Blowing Change (Americanitis), Daphne 0607
29. Solas with Iris DeMent: Song of Choice (The Words That Remain), Shanachie 78023

30. The Byrds: I Wanna Grow Up to Be A Politician (There Is A Season), Legacy/Columbia promo
31. The Mammals: Wartime Blues (Bootleg Sixpack), Humble Abode 009 32. Chuck Brodsky: Dangerous Times (Color Came One Day), Waterbug 030
(here I talked a little about the piece on HuffingtonPost about the Violent Radicalization and Homegrown Terrorism Prevention Act, passed by The House of Reps on Oct 24 )
33. Eliza Gilkyson et al: Peace Call (Land of Milk and Honey), Red House 174

Sunday, January 13, 2008

The live-music birthday show, 1/13/08

This was the birthday show -- over the years Amy Gallatin and I, who share a birthday, have had a few musical birthday parties at my house. Since our birthday fell on a Sunday this year, we decided to invite some of the same musicians who've joined us in earlier years to come to the studio and do an all live show (except for the first selection, played while we got organized), plus others who may not have been able to make those parties.

We were ably assisted by Neil Smith, WHUS's Broadcast Technician, who volunteered to come in and set everything up, and then keep it running!

1. Le Vent du Nord: La Traversee (Dans les airs), Borealis

Amy Gallatin & Stillwaters (two new albums:
Amy Gallatin & Roger Williams -- Something 'Bout You; Amy Gallatin & Stillwaters --
2. Baby We're Really in Love
3. Wanderlust
4. Bb Polka

Sally Rogers:
5. Lamb to Slaughter (I think this is the name!)
6. The Emperor Has No Clothes
7. How Can I Keep from Singing?

Hugh Blumenfeld:
8. Because
9. White Stone on Black Stone
10. Bringing the Cradle Home (this song has always made me cry -- now Hugh's recording it on a
forthcoming CD, all while nearing the end of his medical residency!)

Priscilla Herdman with Max Cohen, guitar: (forthcoming album "Into
the Stars")
11. The Wedding Dance
12. Planxty Fanny Power / Blue Boat Earth
13. Vincent

Stan Sullivan:
14. Summer Mistress
15. Urge for Going
16. Who Woulda Thunk It

Too Human with Genevieve Rose:
17. It Had to Be You
18. You Give Me Everything
19. I'm Beginning to See the Light

Jim Mercik:
20. Is This Enough for You
21. Sweet Baby Doll
22. One Meat Ball

Mad Agnes:
23. Running in England
24. Green
25. It's Your Life

Amy Gallatin & Stillwaters:
26. Something 'Bout You
27. Somewhere in Time
28. Will There Ever Be Another
29. Can't remember name of instrumental used as music bed for sign-off

Sunday, January 6, 2008

1/6/08 Playlist

Two sets of favorites from 2007:
1. John Roberts: Let the Bulgine Run / Sally in the Garden / Hog-Eye Man (Sea Fever), Golden Hind 108
2. Karen Mal: Surprise (The Space Between), Waterbug 77
3. Cliff Eberhardt: The Right Words (The High Above and The Down Below), Red House 199
4 & 5. Peggy Seeger: Humours of Bandon & Home Sweet Home (Three Score and Ten), Appleseed 1100

6. The Avett Brothers: All My Mistakes (Emotionalism), Ramseur 2716
7. Rani Arbo & daisy mayhem: Oil in My Vessel (Big Old Life), Signature Sounds 2005
8. Martin Simpson: Never Any Good (Prodigal Son), Compass 4466
9. Cindy Kallet & Grey Larsen: Your Love (Crossing the Water), Sleepy Creek

Songs for the new year:
10. Colum Sands: One of These Days (All My Winding Journeys), Spring Records 1035
11. Claire Lynch: Who Knows What Tomorrow May Bring (Silver and Gold), Rounder 0415
12. Mary Chapin Carpenter: Late for Your Life (Time * Sex * Love), Columbia CK 85176
13. Slaid Cleaves: One Good Year (Broke Down), Philo 1225
14. Loreena McKennitt: The Old Ways (A Christmas Radio Sampler 1999), Quinlan Road 12

Twelfth Night
15. Susan Forbes Hansen and Cindy Kallet: Letters of Thanks -- A Christmas Tale

Upcoming concerts:
16. Amy Gallatin & Roger Williams (CT Audubon Glastonbury 1/12): Tear Stained Letter (Something 'Bout You), Happy Appy 6
17. Mad Agnes (here on WHUS 1/13): Green (Revenants), self
18. Steve Gillette & Cindy Mangsen (Branford Folk Society 1/12, Pioneer 1/13): The Kid with The Comic Book (Being There), Compass Rose 11
19. Eric Bibb (New Hartford Library 1/12): Don't Ever Let Your Spirit Down (An Evening with Eric Bibb), M.C. Records 0059
20. Claudia Schmidt (Sounding Board 1/19): Tired of Going (Essential Tension), Red House 38
21. Claudia Schmidt and The Jumpboys: Black Orpheus (Live at The Old Rectory Pub), Pragmavision

Back to some faves from 2008 -- I played the first one because it's a conversation about Orpheus:
22. Anais Mitchell: Hades & Persephone (The Brightness), Righteous Babe 053
23. Jonathan Byrd: The Cocaine Kid (This Is the New That), Waterbug
24. Linda Thompson: Whisky, Bob Copper and Me (Versatile Heart), Rounder 3217
25. Bob (it's his birth anniversary) and Ron Copper: Two Young Brethren (Come Write Me Down), Topic 534

The Dreaded Folk Calendar over selections from Battlefield Band's "Dookin," Temple COMD2100

Some post-holiday songs:
26. Tim O'Brien: Bah Humbug (Christmas on The Mountain), Universal 48522
27. Ilene Weiss: Tree (Weiss Christmas), Gadfly 236
28. Michael Dunkley & Suzanne Ives: Take the Tree Out to the Curb (A Holiday Feast Vol. VII), Hungry for Music 016
29. Bob Malone: The After Christmas Song (EP), Delta Moon

Another upcoming concert, and more '07 faves:
30. Lisa Martin (Peace Cafe 1/12): Love Me Like A Man (Live), Red Lion
31. Carolina Chocolate Drops: Black-Eyed Daisy (Dona Got A Ramblin' Mind), Music Maker 76
32. The Mammals: Wartime Blues (Bootleg Six Pack), Humble Abode 009
33. Bruce Springsteen: Last to Die (Magic), Columbia 88697 17060
34. Eliza Gilkyson: Tender Mercies (Your Town Tonight), Red House 205 [saw a headline the other day that stated that Al Qaeda is recruiting more women suicide-bombers]
35. Anne Hills: There Was A Cherry Tree (Ef You Don't Watch Out), Collective Works 0504
36. Eliza Gilkyson et al: Peace Call (Land of Milk and Honey), Red House 174