Pastures of Plenty playlist for 07/23/2014

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Pastures of Plenty
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530 am: Paul RobesonOl' Man RiverPeace Arch Concerts (1998)Folk Era
Sandy DennyThis TrainThe Original Sandy Denny (1991)Mooncrest
Mary FlowerMystery TrainRosewood and Steel (1996)Bluestte
Michelle ShockedIf Love was a TrainShort, Sharp, Shocked (1998)Polygram
545 am: (Unknown convict at Parchman Farm prison)Calling TrainsRailroad Songs & Ballads (1997)Rounder Records
Ralph Stanley & Iris DementRidin'' That Midnight TrainClinch Mountain Sweethearts (2001)Rebel Records
Cathy FinkNew River TrainGrandma Slid Down the Mountain (2009)Rounder Records
New Lost City RamblersRiding that Train 45Outstanding in Their Feild (1993)Smithsonian Folkways
Jimmie RodgersWaiting for a TrainThe Essential Jimmie Rodgers (1997)RCA/BMG
600 am: Ben Gibbard & Jay FerrarCalifornia ZephyrOne Fast Move or I'm Gone: Music from Kerouac's Big Sur (2009)Atlantic
Mason JenningsEmpire BuilderUse Your Voice (2000)Bar None Records
Pete Seeger & Arlo GuthrieWabash CannonballPrecious Friend (1981)Warner Bothers Records
Crosby Stills & NashMarrakesh ExpressCrosby Stills & Nash (1969)Atlantic
615 am: Tom RushPanama LimitedPhiladelphia Folk Festival 40th Anniversary (2001)Sliced Bread Records
Steve GoodmanCity of New OrleansSteve Goodman (1991 CD of 1971 LP)BMG/Buddah
630 am: Johnny CashOrange Blossom SpecialFolsom Prison (1999 CD of 1968 LP)Columbia
Eliza GilkysonFast FreightThe Nocture Diaries (NEW- 2014)Red House Records
Elizabeth CottenFrieght TrainAmerican Roots Collection (1996)Smithsonian Folkways
Norman BlakeThe Railroad DaysOld and New (1992 CD of 1975 LP)Flying Fish
645 am: LeadbellyMidnight SpecialThe Last Sessions (1994)Smithsonian Folkways
Sonny Terry & Brownie McGheeRock Island LineAmerican Folk Blues Festival '67 (2008)L & R Records
Doc WatsonBlue Railroad TrainSouthbound (1988 re-issue of 1966 LP)Vanguard Records
Lloyd JonesSouthbound TrainHighway Bound (2010)Underworld Records
Leo KottkeThe Last Steam Engine TrainAnthology (1997)Rhino
Contemporary and Traditional folk music to start your day with a smile

Host: Jack Bohl (I usually host first Wednesday, I filled in for John today)

NOTE: KBOO was not broadcasting because of technical issues, but the program was recorded and can be heard here

I rode Amtrak from Vancouver, BC to Portland Monday so I featured train songs this morning. There's a LOT of songs about trains, with a great varietyh of styles and tempos. I picked more uptempo songs, many using instruments to simulate train whistles and trains rolling along the tracks. We crossed the border into Canada at Peace Arch Park in Blaine, WA, so I played a song Paul Robeson sang at the Peace Arch Concert on May 18, 1952. Paul loved performing in Canada, but the U.S. government would not allow him into Canada by the early 1950s. So speakers were mounted on flatbed trucks a few feet from the Canadian border and aimed into Canada. The audience for the 1952 concert was estimated to be around 40,000! I hope you enjoy the music as much I do.


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