Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Playlist for 1/11/17

Slavery:
LOUISE MOSRIE - When Cotton Was King - Lay It Down - 2014 Zoe Cat Music
JOHN McCUTCHEON - Harriet Tubman (Walter Robinson) - Gonna Rise Again - 1987 Rounder Record
KIM & REGGIE HARRIS - Follow the Drinking Gourd - Songs of the Underground Railroad -1984 Appleseed Recordings
KAIA KATER - Nine Pin - Nine Pin – 2016
TOM NEILSON - A Tramp's Thoughts (Jane Keep/Ethan Miller) - Fools No More - 2006

Racism:
MALVINA REYNOLDS - Battle of Maxton Field - Malvina Reynolds Sings the Truth - 1967
DAVID ROTH & ANNE HILLS - That Kind of Grace - Rhubarb Trees - 2011
BEN BEDFORD - Land of the Shadows - Land of the Shadows - 2009 Hopeful Sky Records
PAMELA MEANS - Strange Fruit - Single Bullet Theory - 2003 WIRL Records
KIM & REGGIE HARRIS and MAGPIE - Those Three Are on my Mind - Spoken in Love - 1995 Long Tail Records

Corporate Greed:

STEVE SUFFET - Were You in Boston in 1919? - Folksinger's Fancy - 2008
JAN HAMMARLUND - Free Enterprise (Malvina Reynolds) - Uncovered Malvina Reynolds - 2015 Schroder Music
RICHARD SHINDELL - Atlas Choking - Careless - 2016
KEVIN ROBINS - Corporate Anorexia - 2010
DAVE GUNNING - This Changin' Wind (Dave Gunning/Ray Stewart) - Lift - 2015 Wee House of Music

Live Interview with Chris Brashear and Ben Demarath
CHRIS BRASHEAR & BEN DEMARATH – Across the Great Divide (Kate Wolff)
CHRIS BRASHEAR – The Little Boy Loser

Inclusion:

JOHN McCUTCHEON - Y'all Means All - Trolling for Dreams - 2017
CHIP TAYLOR & CARRIE RODRIGUEZ - Who's Gonna Build That Wall - 2016
DONNA LYNN CASKEY - Worthy - Nameless Heart - 2014
LIBBY RODERICK - How Could Anyone - How Could Anyone - 2005

Stand Up/Speak Out:

CHARLIE KING & KAREN BRANDOW - Stand Up (Mike Stern) - Sparks and Tears 2003 Vaguely Reminiscent Sounds
BROTHER SUN – Mighty Long Way – Weights & Wings - 2016
COLVIN & EARLE - Tell Moses - 2016

JOHN McCUTCHEON - Three Chords and the Truth - Trolling for Dreams - 2017

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Playlist for 1/4/17

Happy New Year:
ROBIN GREENSTEIN - Happy New Year - Tears and Laughter -2016
FRED ARCOLEO with Amy Soucy – New Years – Happy Holidays, Vol. 7 – 2012 Hudson Harding Music
THE COPPER PONIES & JOE CROOKSTON - It's A New Year Now - Happy Holidays, Vol. 7 - 2012 Hudson Harding Music
THE PAPERBOYS - Better Than the Last - At Peace with One's Ghosts - 2015

War (Power & Greed):
MATTHEW OLWELL - By the Hush, Me Boys - CyberTrad - 2016
KELLEIGH McKENZIE - War for Sale - Chances - 2008 Zatchubilly Music
PROFESSOR LOUIE - Blood for Oil - Be for Real - 1996
RICH EILBERT - Ocean of Sand - Back from the War - 2009
ANNE FEENEY - Shell Game - If I Can't Dance - 2006

Freedom:
PHIL OCHS - Power and the Glory - All The News That's Fit To Sing - 1964 Elektra
EMMA'S REVOLUTION - Bound for Freedom - One - 2004 Pat Humphries & Sandy O.
TAINA ASILI - Freedom - 2016
JON FROMER - Still Looking for Freedom - We Do the Work - 1999
THE LONELY HEARTSTRING BAND - If I Had a Hammer(Pete Seeger/Lee Hays) - Deep Waters - 2016

Justice:
RANCHERS FOR PEACE - We Built This City - Not Alone – 2012
JOHN GORKA - Ignorance & Privilege - So Dark You See - 2009
CLINT ALPHIN - Blessed Are the Rich - Post Modern Man - 2015
APARNA LAKSHMI - Can I Get a Witness - Points of Light & the Constellation - 2011
DAVE GUNNING - I Robbed the Company Store - Lift - 2015 Wee House of Music
JON BROOKS - God Pt. IV - Moth Nor Rust - 2009

Immigration:
SWEET HONEY IN THE ROCK - Are We A Nation? - Border Songs - 2012 No More Deaths
DAVID ROVICS - Before Their Ship Arrived-Spies Are Reading My Blog-2013
JOHN McCUTCHEON - Immigrant - Supper's On the Table - 2005 Appalsongs
DAVID FERRARD - I Am an Immigrant (I'm from Here) - Journeyman - 2011 Alter Road Records
BEV GRANT & The Dissident Daughters - In America - Cheeky Woman - 2006

Environment:

MOLLY SCOTT - We Are All One Planet - Songs of Peace, Protest, and Spirit - 2015 David Fersh
JOHN SMITH - This Field - The Longing Road - 2014 Blue Pine Music
CARRIE FERGUSON - Beautiful World - Riding on the Back of the Wind - 2009

GREENFIELD HARMONY, Mary Cay Brass, Dir. - Aulde Lang Syne - Live Concert - 2011

Tuesday, December 27, 2016

Playlist for 12/21/16

Winter Solstice:
BLUE O'CONNELL - Winter's Friend - Happy Holidays, Vol. 7 - 2012 Hudson Harding Music
SARA THOMSEN - The Longest Night - Winter Wanderings - 2012
JOE JENCKS – The Longest Night of the Year - Happy Holidays! Vol. 10 - 2015 - Hudson Harding Music
LARRY MURANTE - Ready for the Dark - Just One Angel - 2010 Yellow Tail Records
ROUNDS GALORE SINGERS - Ribbon, Bell and Song - Rounds Galore...and More, Vol. 3 - 2007 Astoria Productions

Chanukah:

SARA THOMSEN - Hanerot Halalu - Winter Wanderings - 2012
GREENFIELD HARMONY (Mary Cay Brass, Director) - Ocho Kandelikas - Live Concert 12/7/08
EMILY KURN - Light the Lamp (A Song for Hanukkah) - Just One Angel, V. 2.0 - 2013
RUBY & AVA LOCKNAR - Is It Hanukah or Chanukah? - Just One Angel - 2010 - Yellow Tail Records
ANDINA & RICH - Season of Hope - Merry Humbug! - 2014 DulciYodel Music

Serious X-Mas Songs
JANET BATES - He Was Born - The Little Spinner - 2009
AJ LEE - Christmas in a Coal Mine - Happy Holidays! Vol. 10 - 2015 Hudson Harding Music
DAVID ROVICS – Christmas in a Tent - The Other Side - 2015
MARY GAUTHIER - Christmas in Paradise - Alternate Root Holiday Sampler, Part 1 - 2013
SOFIA TALVIK - Cold Cold Feet - 2015
TONY DENIKOS - Home for Christmas - Already Gone - 2009
JOHN McCUTCHEON - Christmas in the Trenches - Water from Another Time - 1989 Rounder Records

Humorous X-Mas Songs:

TOM PRASADA-RAO - Christmas in the Ashram (Chris Rosser) - A Very Blue Rock Christmas - 2013
MARK STEPAKOFF - Santa Drank the Whole Damn Bar - Happy Holidays, V. 8 – 2013 Hudson Harding Music
CYNTHIA CARLE - Severed Swedish Heads - Happy Holidays! Vol. 10 – 2015 Hudson Harding Music
DARRYL PURPOSE - The Christians and the Pagans (Dar Williams) - Just One Angel - 2010
DAVID ROVICS - A Christmas Song - Everything Can Change - 2013

Thoughtful X-Mas Songs:

LINDSEY HORNER - There Is No Rose - 2013
SANDY HADDON - The Holly and the Ivy - The Holly and the Ivy - 2010
MARA LEVINE with JOE JENCKS - Straw Against the Chill (Bob Franke) – Happy Holidyas, Vol. 4 - 2009 Hudson Harding Music
MARA LEVINE with JEFF SCROGGINS & COLORADO - Taladh Chriosda - Happy Holidays, Vol. 8 - 2013 Hudson Harding Music
JOE JENCKS - Christmas in Mansfield - Rise As One - 2005

Peace & Hope:

ELIAS ALEXANDER & BYWATER BAND - Bywater (Elias Alexander/Tim Eriksen) – Bywater – 2016
ERIK BALKEY - Peace Come Christmas - Just One Angel - 2010
JANIS IAN - Joy - Just One Angel - 2010

Monday, December 19, 2016

Playlist for 12/7/16

DAVID ROTH & ANNE HILLS - May the Light of Love - Rhubarb Trees - 2011

Change:
SARA THOMSEN - Metamorphosis - Everything Changes - 2008
ALICE HOWE - For Your Sake - As You Are - Tiger Lily EP - 2014
THE QUIET AMERICAN - Carroll County Blues - Songs from a Rocking Chair - 2014
PETE KRONOWITT - Change Is Gonna Come - A Lone Voice - 2016
ASHLEY STORROW - Wild Wind - The Bear and the Bird - 2016
KATHY MOSER - Someone Like You - Someone Like You - 2007

Gun Control:
ROY ZIMMERMAN - To the Victims of this Tragedy We Send our Thoughts and Prayers - You're Getting Sleepy - 2011
PETE KRONOWITT - Got Guns? - A Lone Voice - 2016
EVAN FRANKEL - Slaughter - 2013
DAVID ROVICS - Angry White American Man - The Other Side - 2015
STEVE WARNER/ROLLING COYOTES - Culture of Violence - Carry On - 2007
EFRAT - Bring Me Peace - The Silver Lining - 2015

Environment:
PAT WICTOR - Well Well Well (Danny O'Keefe/Bob Dylan) - 2008
LETITIA VANSANT and the BONAFIDES - Rising Tide - Parts & Labor - 2014
NEPTUNE'S CAR - A Blue Sky Turned to Rust - The 45th Parallel - 2015
CRABTREE & MILLS - Waterfalls - Rise Above - 2011 Free & Easy Music
HARPETH RISING - Well Hell - Shifted - 2015 Grimm Rising

Domestic/Child Abuse:
BEV GRANT - Take A Walk in my Shoes - The Voices of Women Organizing Project - 2008
PAT WICTOR - Whiskey Vacation - Sunset Waltz - 2008
PAT HUMPHRIES - Jamie - Same Rain - 1992 Moving Forward Music
JEREMY LYONS - Clouds on Her Face - Make It Better - 2014
COLLEEN KATTAU - We Will Take It Back - Inhabited Woman - 2007

WWII:

DAVID FRANCEY - Crucible - Empty Train - 2016
CURTIS & LORETTA - I Will Get Home - When There's Good to Be Done - 2015
PETER, PAUL and MARY - Semper Fi (John Gorka) - Discovered/Live in Concert - 2014 Rhino Entertainment
BETH DeSOMBRE - I Remember (Bus to Manzanar) - I Was Here - 2016
DAVID ROVICS - Bella Ciao - Wayfaring Stranger - 2014

DAVID ROTH & ANNE HILLS - May the Light of Love - Rhubarb Trees - 2011

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Playlist for 11/30/16

SI KAHN - Thanksgiving - Thanksgiving - 2007 Strictly Country Records
SWAMP BROTHERS - Food on the Table - The Tennessee Sessions - 2015 Itchy Sabot Records

RIP Fidel Castro:
SILVIO RODRIGUEZ - Sueno con Serpientes - 1975
SILVIO RODRIGUEZ - Playa Giron
CHRISTY MOORE - The Companeros (Ewan MacColl) - Joy of Living - 2015 Compass Records
CHARLIE KING & KAREN BRANDOW - Pequena Serenata Diurna (Silvio Rodriguez) - Puppet Town - 2002 Vaguely Remeniscent Sounds

Life:
PUTNAM SMITH - Let's Give A Damn - Desires - 2016
DAVID ROTH - So Far, So Good - So Far, So Good – 2015
PATRICK SYLVEST - Collard Greens - Lonesome Troubadour - 2014
TIM GRIMM - The Tree - The Turning Point - 2013
HEATHER PIERSON - Make It Mine - Still She Will Fly - 2015 Vessel Recordings

Resist/Stand up:

3HATTRIO - Get Up Stand Up - Solitaire – 2016
ALIZA HAVA - Independent Nation - Rise - 2006
JOHN FLYNN - Put Your Freedom Where Your Mouth Is - Two Wolves - 2006
ASHLEY STORROW - Wild Wind - The Bear and the Bird - 2016
THE LUCKY SISTERS - These Hands (Dave Gunning) - So Lucky - 2015 Patio Records


Hard Times:
SANDERS, KASS & WHITE - Motherless Child - Feels Like Home - 1991
SOLAS - Darkness Darkness (Jesse Colin Young) - All These Years - 2016
ELAINE ROMANELLI - Red Tail - The Hour Before - 2015
SWAMP BROTHERS - Hard Times (Stephen Foster) - The Tennessee Sessions - 2015
THE GOOD INTENTIONS - Hard Times Have Come Again - The Long Unbroken Line - 2016

Home/Sustainable Living:
PUTNAM SMITH - If I Had a Time Machine - Desires - 2016
PETER ALSOP - Topanga - River of Life - 2015
DYLAN SNEED - All Around Me - Texodus - 2010
GWYNETH MORELAND - Slaughterhouse Gulch - Ceilings, Floors and Open Doors - 2014
SI KAHN - Here Is My Home - Thanksgiving - 2007

Hope:
LIBBY RODERICK - Low to the Ground - How Could Anyone - 2005
TRACY SPRING - Work & Hope - Songs of Hope and Humanity, Vol. 1 - 2012

Friday, November 25, 2016

Playlist for 11/23/16

Civil Rights:
ELLEN BUKSTEL - By My Silence (Ellen Bukstel/Nick Annis) - Daddy's Little Girl - 2008
JANET BATES - Coming for You - The Little Spinner - 2009
SHARON KLEIN - Night of Broken Glass - The Way Back Home - 2009
MALVINA REYNOLDS - Battle of Maxton Field - Malvina Reynolds Sings the Truth - 1967
DAVID ROVICS –Liberty and Justice for All - The Other Side - 2015
KAIA KATER - Rising Down - Nine Pin - 2016

Walls:

JANET BATES - The Walls Came Tumbling Down - The Little Spinner - 2009
CHIP TAYLOR & CARRIE RODRIGUEZ - Who's Gonna Build That Wall - 2016
JOSH JOFFEN - The Wall - Postcard from Antigua - 2010
JACKSON BROWNE - Walls and Doors - Standing in the Breach - 2014 Inside Recordings
COLLEEN KATTAU - This Wall - In My Name - 2012

Empire/Despots:

JANET BATES - Not in Kansas Anymore - The Little Spinner - 2009
JACKSON BROWNE - If I Could Be Anywhere - Standing in the Breach - 2014 Inside Recordings
JONATHAN BYRD - I Was An Oak Tree - Cackalack - 2010
JACK HARDY - Empires- Noir - 2007
DAVE CROSSLAND - The Man Who Would Be King (John Stewart) - Mother and Country - 2015

War:
JIM SHARKEY - Sweet Anne's Road - Sweet Anne's Road – 2015
THE CHIEFTAINS - March to Battle (Across the Rio Grande) - San Patricio - 2010
HUGH MORRISON - Among the Proddy Dogs & Papes - Scotland Is Free - 2014
KELLEIGH McKENZIE - War for Sale - Chances - 2008 Zatchubilly Music
RUNA - Paddy's Lamentations - Shilling - Live -2016

Immigration:
SARA THOMSEN - Amber Stone - Somewhere to Begin - 2014
JIM SHARKEY - Adieu to Belashanny (Words: William Allingham) - Sweet Anne's Road - 2015
JESSE PALIDOFSKY - I Am An Immigrant - 2015

JANET BATES - With this Seed - The Little Spinner - 2009

Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Playlist for 11/16/16

RIP Leonard:
LEONARD COHEN - Everybody Knows - Live in Dublin - 2014
LEONARD COHEN - The Future - The Future - 1992 Sony Music
LEONARD COHEN – Bird on the Wire – Songs from the Road - 2010
LEONARD COHEN – Suzanne – Songs from the Road - 2010
LEONARD COHEN - Democracy - The Future - 1992 Sony Music

Politics/Dictators:

GREG ENGLE - Absolute Power - Take It Personally - 2009
ROWDY HOUSE - Don't Let a Liar Lead You - I Won't Comply - 2012
LYNNE TAYLOR - Grand Empire - When Lightning Strikes - 2014
JOHN PRINE - That's How Every Empire Falls - Fair and Square - 2008

Politics of and for the people:
JAY MANKITA - I'm Proud to Be A Socialist - Live on Music of the People - 2015 WMCB
ROWDY HOUSE - I Won't Comply - I Won't Comply - 2012
PATTI SMITH - People Have the Power - Outside Society - 2011 Sony Music
BUFFY SAINTE-MARIE - Sing Our Own Song (UB40/Sainte-Marie) - Power in the Blood - 2015 Gypsy Boy Music
DAVID ROVICS - When I'm Elected President - When I'm Elected President - 2014

Resist/Stand Up:

PAT HUMPHRIES - Never Turning Back - Same Rain - 1992 Moving Forward Music
THE LORDS OF LIECHTENSTEIN - Till They Back Away - Girlz (with a "z") - 2014
BREE NEWSOME - Stay Strong – 2014
DAVID ROVICS - Bella Ciao - Wayfaring Stranger - 2014
ERIKA KULNYS - Rise Up - Rise Up- 2016

Holocaust:

TIM GRIMM - Anne in Amsterdam - The Turning Point - 2013
CHUCK BRODSKY - Lili's Braids - Subtotal Eclipse - 2011
SI KAHN - Children of Poland - In My Heart - 1994 Rounder Records
DAVID ROVICS - Denmark, 1943 - The Other Side - 2015

Sara Thomsen at Mt. Toby Concerts:
SARA THOMSEN - All Across the Land - Everything Changes - 2008
SARA THOMSEN - Is It for Freedom? - Somewhere to Begin - 2014
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LEONARD COHEN – Hallelujah – Songs from the Road - 2010