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Rise when the Rooster Crows

Folk and traditional musics from a variety of sources including early country recordings from the 20s and 30s

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Episode Archive

Rise when the Rooster Crows on 04/30/15

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Thu, 04/30/2015 - 5:30am - 7:00am
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Traditional american music

Rise when the Rooster Crows on 04/23/15

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Thu, 04/23/2015 - 5:30am - 7:00am
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Traditional american music

Rise when the Rooster Crows on 04/16/15

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Thu, 04/16/2015 - 5:30am - 7:00am
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Traditional american music

Rise when the Rooster Crows on 04/09/15

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Thu, 04/09/2015 - 5:30am - 7:00am
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Traditional american music

Rise when the Rooster Crows on 04/02/15

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Thu, 04/02/2015 - 5:30am - 7:00am
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Traditional american music

Rise when the Rooster Crows on 03/26/15

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Thu, 03/26/2015 - 5:30am - 7:00am
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Traditional american music

Rise when the Rooster Crows on 03/19/15

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Thu, 03/19/2015 - 5:30am - 7:00am
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Traditional american music

Rise when the Rooster Crows on 03/12/15

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Thu, 03/12/2015 - 5:30am - 7:00am
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Traditional american music

Rise when the Rooster Crows on 03/05/15

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Thu, 03/05/2015 - 5:30am - 7:00am
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Traditional american music

Rise when the Rooster Crows on 02/26/15

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Thu, 02/26/2015 - 5:30am - 7:00am
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Traditional american music


The Americans, LIVE! in the KBOO Studio!!! Wake up to THIS, Folkies!

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Thu, 03/25/2010

 Hosted by Jonathan Lay

It's not very often that we get real, live musicians to come into the KBOO Studios and play music, BEFORE the Rooster Crows, but today, we lucked out!  The Americans took time from their whirlwind West Coast Tour to give our early morning KBOO Folk Fans a little taste of what they've got.  And, Boy, does it taste GOOD!

The Americans are:

Patrick Ferris - Vocals, guitar
Jake Faulkner - Double bass
Zac Sokolow - Electric guitar
Cody Edison - Rhythm

Be sure to visit their MySpace Page for a list of their upcoming gigs!



Rise when the Rooster Crows playlist for 05/21/2015

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Jorma KaukoneneLeave the Light OnLink of Chain: Chris SmitherSignature Sounds, 2014
Tom PaxtonCome on, HolyRedemption RoadPax Records, 2015
Thompson FamilyFamilyAt the Feet of the EmperorConcord Music Group, 2014
Heather Maloney & DarlingsideNo ShortcutsSignature sounds 20th Anniversary CollectionSignature sounds, 2014
Duncan PhillipsLong GoneLong Gone: Utah Remebers Bruce "Utah" PhillipsWaterbug, 2011
Utah PhillipsGoing AwayGood Though!Philo, 1997
Utah PhillipsFrisco RoadGood Though!Philo, 1997
Hans Theessink & Terry EvansMother EarthTrue & Blue (Live)Blue Groove, 2015
Buffy Sainte-MarieFarm in the Middle of NowherePower of the BloodTrue North Records, 2015
Utah PhillipsThe Preacher and the SlaveAll Used Up: A ScrapbookPhilo,1979
Kate MacLeodNevada JaneLong GoneWaterbug, 2011
Utah PhillipsDump the Bosses off your BackAll Used UpPhilo, 1979
Ken ShawNPR Talking BluesLong GoneWaterbug, 2011
Utah Phillips/Ani DiFrancoholding onthe past didn't go anywhereRighteous Babe Music, 1996
Dave EskelsenThe Telling Takes Me HomeLong GoneWaterbug, 2011
Utah PhillipsAll Used UpAll Used UpPhilo, 1979
Joan BaezJoe HillWoodstock
Joanne RandReal WorldStill a Real WorldHomefire Productions, 2014
Utah Phillips/Ani DiFrancoanarchythe past didn't go anywhereRighteous Babe
Tom shultsHallelujah I'm a BumLong GoneWaterbug
May 15 marked 80 years since the great and wonderful anarchist troubadour Utah Phillips was born, and May 23 marks the seventh anniversary of his death. So we take our hats off to Utah and celebrate his music, stories and spirit. From his own recordings and a new release of other musicians playing his music, Long Gone: Utah Remebers Bruce "Utah" Phillips

Rise when the Rooster Crows playlist for 05/07/2015

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Bruce CockburnGoing Up Against ChaosThe Trouble With NormalHigh Romance Music, 1983
Suzanne VegaAngel's DoorwayClose-Up Vol. 2: People & PlacesSuzanne Vega Amanuensis, 2010
Leonard CohenSuzanneSongs of Leonard CohenColumbia, 1967
Suzanne VegaNeighborhood GirlsClose-Up, Vol. 2S.V. Amanuensis
Chris SandersNowhere ManRare BirdRare Bird, 2015
Peter RowanThe Walls of TimeFor the Love of the Music: the Club 47 Folk RevivalKingswood Records, 2013
Bill MillerFaith of a ChildThe Red RoadWarner Bros., 1993
Buffy Sainte-MarieHelplessShe Used to Wanna Be a BallerinaVanguard, 1971
Neil YoungDon't Let it Bring you DownLive at the Cellar Door (1970)Reprise, 2013
Gordon LightfootMinstrel of the MorningGord's GoldWarner Reprise, 1975
Jack LandronMorning SongFor the Love of the MusicKingswood
Wool & GrantGet the Frack Outta HereWOOL & GRANTWOOL&GRANT, 2013
Grateful DeadDeep Elem BluesReckoningArista, 1981
GarciaDeep Blue SeaFor Pete's Sake! A TributeWepecket Island Records, 2014
Graham NashAlmost GoneAlmost GoneBlueCastle Records, 2011
Grateful DeadDark HollowReckoningArista
Membership drive medley...

Rise when the Rooster Crows playlist for 04/16/2015

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Tim BuckleyHappy TimeThe Dream Belongs to MeManifesto, 2001
Linda CohenHorizon JaneLake of LightPoppy, 1973
Tom RappWhy Should I Care?StardancerBlue Thumb Records, 1972
Incredible String BandVoice of the New MoonThe Hangman's Beautiful DaughterElektra, 1968
Incredible String BandWater SongThe Hangman's Beautiful DaughterElektra, 1968
Suzanne VegaThe Man Who Played GodClose-Up, Vol. 1: People & PlacesAmanuensis, 2010
Tim BuckleyBuzzin' FlyThe Dream Belongs to MeManifesto, 2001
OugenweideOugenwiedePolydor, 1973
DonovanColoursThe Essential DonovanSony, 2004
Sandy Denny & the StrawbsNothing Else Will DoSandy Denny & the StrawbsRykodisc, 1991
Richard ThompsonTime to Ring Some ChangesSmall Town RomanceHanibal Records, 1984
Can Am Des PuigAm/Sound of AmBook of AmWah Wah Rec Supersonic Sounds
Emanuelle ParenninCe malin a' Fremontel...Maison RoseBallon Noir, 1977
RitmiaSiscarforse il mareRobi Droli, 1986
Suzanne VegaZephyr & IClose-up: People & PlacesAmanuensis, 2010
Leonard CohenThe Old RevolutionSongs From a RoomColumbia, 1969
Country Joe & the FishAn Untitled ProtestThe Life & Times of Country Joe & the FishVanguard, 1971
Buffy Sainte-MarieThe VampireIlluminationsVanguard, 1969
Buffy Sainte-MarieAdamIlluminations
Incredible String BandThe Half-Remarkable QuestionWee TamElektra, 1969
New Riders of the Purple SageGarden of EdenN.R.P.S.Columbia, 1971

Rise when the Rooster Crows playlist for 04/02/2015

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The John Renbourn GroupNact Tanz/Shaeffertanza Maid in BedlamShanachie, 1977
John RenbournBourree I and IIThe Black BalloonShanachie, 1989
John Renbourn & Robin WilliamsonWheel of FortuneWheel of FortuneFlying Fish, 1993
John RenbournShip of FoolsShip of FoolsFlying Fish, 1988
Shirley CollinsSpencer the RoverThe Sweet PrimrosesTopic Records, 1967
PentangleLyke-Wake DirgeBasket of LightCastle, 2000 (Transatlantic, 1969)
Maddy PriorI Heard the Bannsseven for old englandPark Records, 2008
PentangleSo Early in the SpringSo Early in the SpringGreen Linnet, 1990
Bob and Ron CopperThe Spring GleeEnglish Shepherd and Farming SongsFolk-Legacy Records, 1964
Steeleye SpanThe Song will RemaintimeShanachie, 1996
John RenbournePlanxty Llanthony/Loftus JonesTraveller's PrayerShanachie, 1998
PentanglePlay the GameIn the RoundVarrick/Rounder, 1986
Leon RosselsonPerspectivesPerspectivesGadfly Records, 1998
Billy Bragg w/ Natalie MerchantBread and CircusesWoke up My NeighbourhoodElektra, 1991
Dick GaughanRevolutionA Different Kind of Love SongAppleseed, 1997
ChumbawambaThe Diggers' SongEnglish Rebel Songs: 1381-1984Agit-Prop, 1988/2003
Leon RosselsonThe World Turned Upside DownRosselSongsFuse Records, 1990
John Renbourne & Robin WilliamsonThe Rocks of DawnWheel of FortuneFlying Fish, 1993
Dick GaughanThe World Turned Upside DownA Different Kind of Love SongAppleseed, 1997
A tribute to John Renbourn, who died last week.

Rise when the Rooster Crows playlist for 03/19/2015

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Gillian WelchWinter's Come and GoneHell Among the YearlingsALM Sounds, 1998
Hazel DickensHere Today Gone TomorrowIt's Hard to Tell the Singer from the SongRounder Select, 1987
Judy CollinsPack Up Your SorrowsRecollectionsElektra, 1969
Anne WeissDown to the GardenWhyere Folk Gets the BluesPotter Street Records, 2012
Joan BaezDonna, DonnaThe Contemporary Ballad BookVanguard, 1974
AriondelaL'amitie d'une hirondelleBeicaDunya, 1999
I CantambanchiL'hirondelleI CantambanchiDurium Records, 1980
Edith PiafLe Fanion de la LegionEdith Piaf love and passionProper Records, 2001
AriondelaNinna Nanna de la FontanaBeicaDunya, 1999
Hazel DickensBustedHard Hitting Songs for Hard Hit PeopleRounder, 1998
Judy CollinsLast Thing on my MindRecollectionsElektra, 1969
Gillian WelchOrphan GirlRe3vivalAcony Records, 1996
The Sweet LowdownRiver Winding downChasing the SunThe Sweet Lowdown, 2014
Mary FlowersDeath letter BluesMisery Loves CompanyYellow Dog Records, 2011
Carole KingIt's Too LateTapestryA&M Records, 1971
Erika WheelerNowhere to Gothree wishesSignature Sounds, 1999
Patty LarkinBanish Misfortune/Open handangels runningWindham hill, 1993
Patty LarkinMight As Well Danceangels runningWindham Hill
The NieldsYou Don't have That kind of TimeXVIIMercy House, 2015
The Appleseed CollectiveFantasyYoung LoveThe Appleseed collective, 2014
Shook TwinsDance Around in Circlesyou can have the RestShook Twins, 2008
Michelle ShockedProdigal DaughterMercury Poise: 1988-1995Mercury, 1996
Janis IanFriends AgainSociety's Child: The Verve RecordingsPolygram, 1995
Janis IanMistaken IdentitySociety's ChildPolygram
Songs by women artists.

Rise when the Rooster Crows playlist for 02/19/2015

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Grateful DeadDark HollowReckoningArista
Floyd WestermanQuiet DesperationThe Land Is Your MotherFull Circle Productions
A. Paul OrtegaChicagoTwo Worlds/Three WorldsCanyon
Bill MillerReservation RoadThe Art of SurvivalRosebud Records
Joanne ShenandoaghAs Long As the Grass Shall GrowBitter Tears/Sacred GroundHondo Mesa Records
Peter La FargePeople Ask MePeter La Farge Sings Women bluesVerve Folkways
Floyd WestermanSun, Moon and TearsThe Land is Your MotherFull Circle
Floyd WestermanJosephThe Land is your MotherFull Circle
Buffy Sainte MarieHelplessShe Used to Wanna Be a BallerinaVanguard
Gordon LightfootMinstrel of the DawnGord's GoldReprise
Floyd WestermanNobody KnowsIndian CountryPerception
Buffy Sainte MarieIt's My WayIt's My WayVanguard
Si Kahn and the Looping BrothersGone, Gonna Rise AgainAragon Mill: The Bluegrass SessionsStrictly Country records
Joanne ShenandoahDancing on Mother EarthEagle CriesRed Feather Music
Willie DunnI Pity the CountryNative North AmericaLight in the Attic
Floyd WestermanWhere Were you WhenCuster Died For your SinsPerception
Larry LongAnna MaeIn the Spirit of Crazy Horse: Songs for Leonard PeltierFour Winds Trading Company
John TrudellThe Ones Who knew MeTribal Voice (in box set)Effective Records
John TrudellLook at Us/AIM songTribal Voice (in box set)Effective Records
Floyd WestermanBustedIndian CountryPerception
Floyd WestermanWorld Without TomorrowCuster Died for Your SinsPerception
Songs from Native North America...

Rise when the Rooster Crows playlist for 02/05/2015

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Bob Dyland and The BandOne Too Many MorningsThe Basement Tapes SamplerColumbia Records, 2014
Bill Miller, Sam Bush, Dennis Crouch`Look Again to the WindLook Again to the Wind: Johnny Cash's Bitter Tears RevisitedSony, 2014
Johnny CashI Won't Back DownAmerican III: Solitary ManThe American Recording Co., 2000
Tom Paxton, w/ Janis IanRedemption RoadRedemption RoadPax Records, 2015
Joni MitchellLesson in SurvivalFor the RosesElektra, 1972
The Gaslight TinkersAin't Got no HomeThe Gaslight TinkersSelf-produced, 2014
Dawn Kenney BandWhere Have All the Flowers Gone?For Pete's Sake! A TributeWepecket Island Records, 2014
Natalie MerchantWhich Side Are you On?The House Carpenter's DaughterMyth America Records, 2003
Johnny CashBird on a WireAmerican RecordingsAmerican Recordings, 1994
Kosta RoukounasWhere Have the Old Times Gone?The Greek Archives, Vol. 11, Songs of outlawsF.M. Records
George TheodorakisOur Way Togethernothing in mindPeregrina Music, 1998
Theodosia StigaEla Mia NichtaGreece: A Musical OdysseyPutumayo World Music, 2004
unknownWhich Side Are You on? (Greek lyrics)youtube
GlyeriaTa Ziliarika Sou MatiaGreece: A Musical Odyssey
Children of the RevolutionRagizi ApopseGreece: A Musical Odyssey
Leon RosselsonPalaces of GoldRosselSonGsFuse Records
Dave RovicsPrismIf I Had a HammerSelf-produced
A mix of covers of classics by noted and lesser-known artists plus a smattering of traditional and contemporary Greek songs in solidarity with and cautiously enthusiastic support for the Syriza electoral victory.

Rise when the Rooster Crows playlist for 01/22/2015

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Rise when the rooster crows

Thursday, January 22, 2015, 5:30 to 7:00 AM, Substitute host: John Risley 

Artist / Song / CD album


Sonny Terry & Brownie McGhee / John Henry / Classic African-American Ballads

Clarence Tom Ashley / Little Sadie / Greenback dollar

Snooks Eaglin / St. Johns Infirmary / Classis African-American Ballads


Iron Mountain string band / Sugar Hill / Classic old time music 

Sam and Kirk McGee / Don’t let your deal down / Classic old time music

David, Billie Ray and Bill Johnson / Going down this road feeling bad / Classic old time musc


Doc Watson / Wabash Cannonball / Classic Railroad songster

Doc and Merle Watson / Southbound / Classic Mountain songs

Jean Ritchie / Barbary Ellen / Classic Mountain songs


Paul Robeson / Joe Hill / Classic labor songs

Bobbie McGee / Bread and Roses / Classic labor songs

Pete Seeger and Almanac Singers / Casey Jones / Classic labor songs


Peggy Seeger / Aragon Mills / Classic labor songs

Almanac Singers / Talking union / Classic labor songs

Woody Guthrie / 1913 Massacre / Classic labor songs


Utah Phillips / The preacher and the slave / Classic labor songs

Florence Reece-Almanac Singers / Which side are you on / Classic labor songs

New Harmony sisterhood band / Union maid / Classic labor songs


Woody Guthrie / Pastures of Plenty / Classic folk songs

Barbara Dane / Deportees / Classic folk songs

Burl Ives / Wayfaring stranger / Classic folk songs


Bill Monroe / Blue moon of Kentucky / Smithsonian: American roots col.

Elizabeth Cotton / Freight train / Classic folk songs

Lead Belly / Rock Island Line / Classic Railroad Songs


Lucinda Williams / Lafayette / Smithsonian: American roots col.

Josh White / Freedom road / Smithsonian: American roots col.

Carolina chocolate drops / Cornbread and butter beans / Heritage 


Tommy Jarrell / Sugar Hill / Classic old-time fiddle music


Rise when the Rooster Crows playlist for 01/15/2015

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Cheikha RemittiGhir el BaroudMaghreb: Le Meilleur des Musizues du MaghrebDeclic, 1997
Emil ZrihanYedidim Hiou ZehirimRough Guide to the Music of MoroccoWorld Music Network
Moh AlilecheNorth Africa's Destiny?North Africa's Destiny?Flag of Freedom, 2004
Moh AlilecheToward the SummitNorth Africa's Destiny?Flag of Freedom, 2004
RhythmbilliesNo Place Like HomePhrenologyCleff'd Ear, 2008
Music from North Africa in honor of the Berber New Year!

Rise when the Rooster Crows playlist for 12/18/2014

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Hagalaz' Runedance (Germany)Das Fest Der WintersonneThe Winds That Sang of Midgard's FateElfenblut, 1998
Spiral DanceSolstice EvergreenThe Quickening2006
Denise Jordan FinleySolstice SongSolsticeDome Island Records, 2010
Kate RusbyHere We Come A WassailingSweet BellsPure Records, 2008
The WatersonsHere We Come A WassailingFrost and Fire: A Calendar of Ritual and Magical SongsTopic Records, 1965
Canterbury SingersDeck the Halls???
Dar WilliamsThe Christians and the PagansThe Christians & the Pagans EP; Mortal City LPRazor and Tie
Katerina El HajGod Rest Ye/What Wondrous LoveYule Song2009
RavensSolstice CarolRise With the Moon
Maddy Prior & the Carnival BandThe Boar's Head CarolCarols and CapersPark Records, 2009
The WatersonsMalpas WassailFor Pence and Spicy AleTopic Records UK, Antilles US LP 1975; reissued as CD Topic & Shanachie 1985
???Gloucester Wassail
Phil TannerThe Wassail SongWorld Library of Folk & Primitive Music: Vol. 1 EnglandRounder CD, 1998
SedayneThe Holly & the Ivyrecorded at his house in Lancaster, Englandon Youtube
Linda TaggartThe Holly & the Ivy???on youtube
Wyrd SistersSolstice CarolLeave a Little Light, discontinued cassetteavailable only as download or on youtube
Blackmore's NightMidWinter's NightFires at MidnightSPV/Steamhammer, 2001
Damh the BardOn Midwinter's DayThe Cauldron Bornunknown, 2008
Jennifer Cutting's Ocean OrchestraSong of SolsticeSong of SolsticeSunSign Records, 2010
Steeleye SpanGower WassailTen Man Mop or Mr. Reservoir Butler Rides Again.Pegasus Records, 1971
Jethro TullRing Out Solstice BellsSongs from the WoodChrysalis, 1997
The RochesGood King WenceslasWe Three KingsMCA, 1990
Songs of/for the Winter Solstice!


Rise When the Rooster Crows

Does Fred Leeson still host Rise When the Rooster Crows? from I. Orav


Please share the playlist for yesterday, the 15th! I was listening to a song on my way to work, at about 5:56 am, and it has been stuck in my head ever since...not sure who it was though. THANKS! :)

The guys you had on this

The guys you had on this morning were absolutely unbelievably HOT!!!!!  What is UP???The authenticity!  The talent!   The sheer historical knowledge.    

"The Americans"

Thank you SO MUCH    going to see em tonight AND tomorrow night in Portland at least!



Name of group/song

I've been looking for a playlist for the 10th of Sept. - I wanted to know the name of the group/song that you played at the very end of the program - the very last piece. I couldn't hear all of details - it sounded something like 'Wheels of the World'? Thanks!


song you played

Rise When the Rooster Crows: I love your program, and try to wake up early just to listen, then go back to sleep. Love it!!!

On 4/16/09 you played a song that sang something like:

"How will I rock the cradle when I'm gone?"

I don't know who sang it or what the title really was but it had the most beautiful fiddle playing throughout that thrilled my heart. I want to buy an album by this group but have no clue. I looked on your playlist but it doesn't include that date.

If you don't know off the top of your head just leave it. I just want you to know you play the best music on the radio and can't be found anywhere else. Music sings to the depth of our soul. Sometimes the music you pick is just so beautiful it makes me want to cry happy tears.



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