Folk Espresso playlist for 11/01/2010

Program name: 
Folk Espresso
Air date: 
Martin SimpsonThe Wind and the RainTrue StoriesTopic Records
Obray RamseyRain and SnowThe Music Never Stopped: Roots of the Grateful DeadShanachie Entertainment Corp.
Ann PercivalSilver RainThe Sweetest HoursDig Dig Music
Billy HultsPortland WaterBilly Hults - The AnthologyFrederick Productions
Haris BlackwoodCatch the WindFalling UpThankfully It Was The Martin
Andrew CalhounPoliticsWhere Blue Meets BlueWaterbug Records
Cathy Fink & Marcy MarxerSurvivors of the StormPostcardsCommunity Music
Alison Rice and the WheelCoyote SongLove to GoSelf-Release
Harry ManxFoxy LadyWise and OtherwiseDog My Cat Records
Cheryl WheelerHowl at the MoonBest of Kerrville Folk Festival, Vol. 1Silverwolf Records
David BrombergLove Changing BluesTry Me One More TimeAppleseed Records
Lucinda WilliamsBlueEssenceUMG Recordings
Steve CheseboroughVicksburg BluesFetch It!Self-Release
Bill Evans & Megan LynchMorningsideLet's Do Something....Native and Fine Records
LambchopSlipped Dissolved and LoosedMR 20 YRSMerge Records
Joni LaurenceHey BabeTrashbag BirdieBrowntown Records
Wild AsparagusGavotte des MontagnesWherever You GoSelf-Release
Haris BlackwoodChelsea MorningGentle RideSix Cats L.P.
John FaheyThe Yellow Princess60th Vanguard Records AnniversaryVanguard Records

Dear Listeners,'s good to be back in the air room....WITH electricity!  A major power outage put me in the minor key last Monday--no lights, no sound, no show.  Bummer!  But today all is A-OK and I'm thrilled you're listening...



Astral Traveling playlist for 10/31/2010

Program name: 
Astral Traveling
Air date: 
Gregory IsaacsLoving PauperTwo Bad SuperstarsBurnning Sound
Max RibnerHold On TightAmaniRibnu
Max RibnerNew Old LeansAmaniRibnu
Max RibnerOut Of This NestAmaniRibnu
Max RibnerOliAmaniRibnu
O.V. WrightA Nickel and A Nail7" singleBack Beat
Cut ChemistPovo De Santo12" singleArmy Band
The Gap BandTommy's GrooveMagician's HolidayShelter
Hidden StrengthAll We Need Is TimeHidden StrengthUnited Artist
OrgoneJustice LeagueThe Killing FloorUbiquity
OrgoneInterloperKillion VaultsUbiquity

Flugel horn player Max Ribner joins me in the studio with his new albulm "Amani".  link --

Also members of Orgone come and pay a visit as well.

It's good to be back!!

Music Without Borders playlist for 10/31/2010

Program name: 
Music Without Borders
Air date: 
MarzebianLet It RideTurntables on the Hudson8:02pm
AbacothoziTheme MabonengOff Track Vol. 2:Queens8:09pm
Nickodemus & OsirisFree Souls Pt 2Turntables on the Hudson8:15pm
Chris JossOpticalMonomaniacs Volume 18:21pm
Quantic & Nickodemus f/Hector "Tempo" AlomarMi Swing Es Tropical(Zeb Reggae RemixTurntables on the Hudson8:25pm
Worldwide Groove Corporation f/Kenya Evelyn, Melinda Doolittle, Missi HaleMas Que NadaMidnight Sessions8:32pm
EmpresariosSabor TropicalThe New Gold Standar 28:37pm
Mos DefNo Hay Nada MasThe Ecstatic8:40pm
Mos DefPistolaThe Ecstatic8:42pm
Zion I f/RebelutionMany StylezAtomic Clock8:45pm
M.I.A.Story To Be ToldMaya8:49pm
NickodemusSun ChildrenSun People8:53pm
Gift of GabLight YearsEscape 2 Mars8:57pm
MadlibOrgan StrollBeat Konducta In India(Vol.3-4)9:00pm
MadlibAfrican Walk(Zamunda)The Beat Konducta: Movie Scenes, Vol. 1-29:02pm
Bombay The HardwayBombay 405 MilesBombay The Hard Way: Guns, Cars, & Sitars9:03pm
Lord Newborn & The Magic SkullsAncient ScrollsLord Newborn & The Magic Skulls9:05pm
DJ Cheb I SabbahGovindaKrishna Lila9:08pm
Thievery Corporation f/GunjanThe Supreme IllusionThe Cosmic Game9:18pm
FunkadesiMakhanaYo Baba9:23pm
Delhi 2 DublinAfrican Odyssey(Kaminanda's Lion's Den Remix)Delhi 2 Dublin Remixed9:27pm
A.R. Rahman f/BlaaZe & Tanvi ShahGangsta BluesSlumdog Millionaire9:33pm
Soulphonic SoundsystemEastern MarketSoulphonic Soundsystem9:37pm
Jamal PortoGamr BadawiPutamayo Presents- Acoustic Arabia9:41pm
Madioko & RafikaEllelliThe Rough Guide To North Africa Cafe9:45pm
Samira SaidAal EahPutamayo Presents: North African Groove9:49pm
Ali Hassan KubanHennaThe Rough Guide To The Music Of Egypt9:52pm
Kaya ProjectTwin SoulArabian Travels 29:56pm

Domingos para Recordar playlist for 10/31/2010

Program name: 
Domingos para Recordar
Air date: 
Marco Antonio VazquezChatita
Avelino PerezChatita
Los Angeles NegrosA tu recuerdo
Rocio DurcalQuedate conmigo esta noche
Los tucasNacimos para amarno
Los MuecasSin Razon
Los MismosSe fue mi paloma
Los YakyTeresa
Gali GalianoFrio de la ausencia
Rocio DUrcalTe quiero mucho
Los terricolaste juro que te amo
Los KinosY si lloro que
Los Alegres de TeranEl cuervo y el escribano
Dave &Ansell CollinsDoble Barril
Las Hermanas HuertaPuerto de Ilusion
Los Campesinos de SonoraEl general y el maton
La tropa LocaLa batalla de 5 de mayo
Los Hermanos CarrionLas ceresas
La tropa LocaUn sueno

Portland Yiddish Hour playlist for 10/31/2010

Program name: 
Portland Jewish Hour
Air date: 
KlezmaticsFreyt Aykh, YidlekhJews With Horns
Khsidim Tants
Im Kamf
Klingon KlezmerAnti-Fascist MarchHoney Would You be Meshuga Tonight?
Party at the End of the Universe
The KlezmonautsShavous/The Klezmer WaltzThe Klezmonauts
Bhim Bham
3 Leg TorsoFreilach #1Animals & Cannibals
OomphYankl's TanzBetween Two Worlds

Hosted by Barry, playing a mish-mash of tunes, including a couple of Labor and Anti-Fascist Yiddish songs, in connection with the upcoming elections.

Higher Reasoning Reggae Time playlist for 10/31/2010

Air date: 
ConfuciusTransmission From The Deep SouthNew Zealand In DubEcho Beach
Street Rockaz Prods.Christopher Columbus RiddimChristopher Columbus RiddimStreet Rockaz Prods.
ChezidekGood HerbsChristopher Columbus RiddimStreet Rockaz Prods.
Prezident BrownBlazing EverydayChristopher Columbus RiddimStreet Rockaz Prods.
Fantan MojahThe Majesty Don't PleaseJaguar RiddimWeedy G Soundforce
Deadly Hunta & Solo BantonHow We A Go Free DemJaguar RiddimWeedy G Soundforce
Natty KingToo HumbleJaguar RiddimWeedy G Soundforce
Luciano & SpectacularBe YourselfJaguar RiddimWeedy G Soundforce
Lutan FyahPraiseJaguar RiddimWeedy G Soundforce
Srirajah RockersSweet Reggae MusicWindycity Meets Srirajah RockersBimbim Productions
Srirajah RockersElephant RiderWindycity Meets Srirajah RockersBimbim Productions
Srirajah RockersPut Ya Lighta (Give Me The Fyah)Windycity Meets Srirajah RockersBimbim Productions
Vibracoes RastaZumbi ViveQuilombagemVibracoes Rasta
Vibracoes RastaQuilombagemQuilombagemVibracoes Rasta
Vibracoes RastaSadrac, Mesak e Abed-NegoQuilombagemVibracoes Rasta
Ossie DellimoreDub-Ah-ReggaeReggae MusicSkank Records
Ossie DellimoreReggae MusicReggae MusicSkank Records
Ossie DellimoreOverstandingReggae MusicSkank Records
Taj Weekes And AdowaSunny InnocentsA Waterlogged Soul KitchenJatta Records
Taj Weekes And AdowaPeace And LoveA Waterlogged Soul KitchenJatta Records
Taj Weekes And AdowaTwo JointsA Waterlogged Soul KitchenJatta Records
Taj Weekes And Adowa ft-Mike Pinera (Iron Butterfly)DrillA Waterlogged Soul KitchenJatta Records
Hornsman CoyoteHorns Of LifeBrass RootsJah Works Records
KianiSweetest SoundKianiLost Coast Music
KianiBedroomKianiLost Coast Music
KianiTehani GirlKianiLost Coast Music
Inna VisionA Feeling You KnowAshes Four Your UrnCultural Vision Maui
Inna VisionKali HerbAshes Four Your UrnCultural Vision Maui
KatchafireLead UsOn The Road AgainEMI
KatchafireSeriousOn The Road AgainEMI
Tasha THRRT Special...
KatchafireOn The Road AgainOn The Road AgainEMI
KatchafireIs This FamiliarOn The Road AgainEMI
Yaz AlexanderHow Much MoreOne Step CloserFully Fledged Records
Yaz AlexanderBack In The DayOne Step CloserFully Fledged Records
Yaz AlexanderTrue MathematicsOne Step CloserFully Fledged Records
SerengetiCall Di DoctorStanding SteadyIllegyal Records
Serengeti ft-EtziaWe Run TingsStanding SteadyIllegyal Records
Serengeti ft-Fresharda & EtziaDem BadmindStanding SteadyIllegyal Records
SerengetiWalk With An EmpressStanding SteadyIllegyal Records
SerengetiDo It Our WayStanding SteadyIllegyal Records
MishkaJust Keep Livin'Talk Aboutj.k.livin' records
MishkaDead End StreetsTalk Aboutj.k.livin' records
MishkaGive Them LoveTalk Aboutj.k.livin' records
Ras IjahLift Up Thy HeadEternal RiddimGoldCup Records
Rocky DawuniExtraordinary WomanHymns For The Rebel SoulAquarian Records

Ital Vibes playlist for 10/29/2010

Program name: 
Ital Vibes
Air date: 
Nas & Damian MarleyPatienceDistant RelativesUniversal Republic
Cherine AndersonRing The AlarmShadow & Dream Queen
G WhizzLive Life & Love ItFam's House
Sly & Robbie ft LenkyDirty TaxiOne Pop ReggaeTaxi
AidoniaHalf A BreadHalf A Bread RiddimEquiknoxx
KemikalGot StyleHalf A Bread RiddimEquiknoxx
MassickaWatchHalf A Bread RiddimEquiknoxx
Cham ft Mykal RoseStrongerMadhouse
Cham ft Bounty Killer & Mykal RoseStrongerMadhouse
Bounty KillerThe MessageMadhouse
Ward 21The Sitten Riddim InstrumentalThe Sitten RiddimWard 21
Cherine AndersonMake Up SexThe Sitten RiddimWard 21
Jah Cure ft Rick Ross & MavadoLike I See ItSoBe
Protoje ft Kymani MarleyRasta LoveDon Corleon
DemarcoI Love My LifeStar Kutt
DwaJayExit 21 Riddim InstrumentalExit 21 RiddimDwaJay
Leftside ft MysticPhat Punanie RemixKeep Left
Blaqk Sheep ft MysticWine UpLoud Disturbance
Chimney RecordsRetweet Riddim InstrumentalRetweet RiddimChimney Records
KeidaBubble UpRetweet RiddimChimney Records
KonshensGo With The FlowRetweet RiddimChimney Records
Gappy RanksWest Indian GirlHot Coffee Music
Loud DisturbanceYengeh Riddim InstrumentalYengeh RiddimLoud Disturbance
Busy SignalPengelengYengeh RiddimLoud Disturbance
IyaraGimme YengehYengeh RiddimLoud Disturbance
MerccOye PappiYengeh RiddimLoud Disturbance
Natural BlackNo DelayYengeh RiddimLoud Disturbance
Nas & Damian MarleyAs We Enter (Kenny Meez/DJ Fashen Bam Bam Remix)
Jam 2Ska Riddim InstrumentalSka RiddimJam 2
KeidaDancefloor (Care Not)Ska RiddimJam 2
Macka Diamond ft Mystic, Mad Michelle, Mumzel, Queen Latisha, & ZJ SparksToo Much BullLoud Disturbance
Natalie StormFeel UpProdigal
Gappy RanksThe BestHot Coffee Music
Bruno Mars ft Damian MarleyLiquor Store BluesSupa Dups
Gregory IsaacsNight Nurse (10 Inch Single Mix)Night NurseIsland
Gregory IsaacsAll I Have Is LoveAll I Have Is Love: Anthology 1968-1995Tad's
Gregory IsaacsExtra ClassicExtra ClassicEcho
Gregory IsaacsSoon ForwardSoon ForwardVirgin
Gregory IsaacsGhetto Celebrity12 Inch SingleJammy's
Gregory IsaacsTune InLonely LoverAfrican Museum
Gregory IsaacsThe Border12 Inch SingleGG's Hit
Lone RangerBaranbas Collins12 Inch SingleGG's
GG's All-StarsVampire Style12 Inch SingleGG's




An Evening of Afrotainment playlist for 10/30/2010

Program name: 
An Evening of Afrotainment
Air date: 
JhelisaCulture of Silence Pt 1A Primitve Guide to Being ThereInfracom
JhelisaCulture of Silence Pt 2A Primitve Guide to Being ThereInfracom
ShontelleBattle CryYes We CanHidden Beach
NnekaHeartbeatConcrete JungleYo Mama
Meshelle NdegeOcelloPlantation LullabiesPlantation LullabiesMaverick
Joyce B MooreHold Up the LightProject Butterfly-The CocoonMo-Flow Records
Carl Hancock RuxI Got A NameApothecaryRxGiant Step
Saul WilliamsList of DemandsEMI Records
Arrested DevelopmentTennessee3 Years, 5 Months, & 2 Days...
Carolina Chocolate DropsStarry CrownDonna Got A Ramblin' Mind
Little AxeCrossroadsThe Wolf That House BuiltRealworld Records
OTMSWalking On WaterTurning Point featuring LuckRevelation Records
ParliamentFlashlightAll Star Funk
Take 6Beautiful WorldBeautiful WorldWarner Bros
AaliyahOne In A Million (Armand's Drum & Bass Mix)Essential Drum & Bass-Bass In Your FaceAtlantic
DJ SpookyIbid, Desmarches, IbidOptometryThirsty Ear Recordings
Thavius BeckAcross the Universe
Marc Cary & Shon "Chance" MillerAbstrakt BlakAbstrakt BlakMotema Music
OsunladeBlack ManParadigmSoul Jazz Records
Thavius BeckAir Tweek
Missy ElliotThe Rain (Supa Dupa Fly-Lumbajak Mix)Supa Dupa Fly
Donna SummerSunset People 2000 (White Labl)lWhite Label
Steve SpacekIntroSpace ShiftSound in Color
Steve SpacekSmokeSpace ShiftSound in Color
Vikter DuplaixI'll Do It For YouRe-Members OnlyOvum Recordings
Kindred-The Family SoulRhythm of LifeSurrender to LoveHidden Beach
Nona HendryxWomen Who FlySkindiverPrivate Music
Sister Gertrude Morgan (King Britt)PowerKing Britt features Sis G MorganRope-A-Dope Records
Meshelle NdegeOcelloPlantation LullabiesPlantation LullabiesMaverick
Pharoah Sanders & Leon ThomasShukuruShukuru
Ernie WattsRituals of SpringAfoxeCTI Records
Gil Scott HeronThe Revolution Will Not Be TelevisedThe Revolution Will Not Be Televised
ChangeParadiseJourney Into Paradise-The Larry Levan StoryRhino
DJ Spooky. Reative Switching Strategies For The Control of Uninhibited AirOptometryThirsty Ear

Jazz Rap 2 playlist for 10/30/2010

Air date: 
Napoleon Dynamiteneedle dropSoundtrack
erykah baduhumpNew Amerykah II
marcus millerPOWER OF SOULsilver rain
t.v. greatest hitsdark shadowsVolume II
sam riverscontourscontours
M Jacksonthrillerpast, present, future
courtney pinegood morningResistance
johnny smithrock steadyrock steady
lonnie plaxicoclimbe every mountainwestide stories
american spiritmy country...bob baldwin
NBA at 50marvin gayea musical celebration
headuntershere and nowsurvival of the ...
eyes wide shutsoundtrackmotion picture
max roachwe insistfreedom now!
andrew hillpassing shipspassing ships
wayne shorterall seeing eyeall seeing eye
kamau daa'oodkiemert parkkimert park
weather reportbetween the thighstale spinnin
charnett moffettswing streettreasure
exploding star orchestraimpressionsstars have shapes
lakesidebest ofbest of
mint conditiondefinition of a grovedefinition of...
dazz bandget off my groovetime traveler
incognitotransatlantic r.p.m.transatlantic...

Movin' On playlist for 10/29/2010

Program name: 
Movin' On
Air date: 

October 29, 2010, Friday, 12 noon to 3:00 pm
Portland, OR: 90.7
Corvallis/Albany, OR: 100.7
Hood River/Columbia Gorge: 91.9
Host: Don Jacobson

Posted to: Folkdj-l,
Webcast on

Extended edition of "Movin' On"

(VA) = Various Artists.  All media are CDs unless otherwise stated.

Artist: "Selection" ALBUM TITLE [Label]

(VA) Will Geer: Excerpt from This Land Is Your Land "I Hate A Song That ..." A TRIBUTE TO WOODY GUTHRIE [Warner Bros.]

Sandy Rothman/Steve Pottier: "In the Pines" BLUEGRASS GUITAR DUETS [Sierra]
((Music Bed))
Natalie Merchant: "The Blind Man and The Elephant" LEAVE YOUR SLEEP [Nonesuch]

Natalie Merchant: "Penny's Farm" THE HOUSE CARPENTER'S DAUGHTER [Myth America]

Natalie Merchant: "Adventures of Isabella" LEAVE YOUR SLEEP [Nonesuch]
Jim Page: "Over My Dead Body" GHOST BIKE [Self]

Tom Chapin & John Forster: "When Bad Things Happen To Good Mice"

(VA) John Prine: "Paradise" COAL COUNTRY MUSIC [Heartland]
Laurie Lewis & Grant Street Band: "Cash On the Barrellhead" GRANT STREET [Flat Rock]

Laurie Lewis: "The Mill" TRUE STORIES [Rounder]

Laurie Lewis & the Right Hands: "Diamond Joe" LIVE [Spruce & Maple]
Kevin Burke's Open House: "Crowley's Reel/The House of Hammill/The Mullingar Races" OPEN HOUSE [Green Linnet]

Kevin Burke's Open House: "Oedipus Rex" HOOF & MOUTH [Green Linnet]

Kevin Burke's Open House: "Moth In the Lantern" SECOND STORY [Green Linnet]

Kevin Burke's Open House: "Bright Sunny South" HOOF & MOUTH [Green Linnet]
Folk Calendar
Lisa Scheckenburger: "Lumberman In Town/Go Ken Go" SONG [Footprint]

Lisa Scheckenburger: "Fischer's Hornpipe" DANCE [Footprint]
Tim O'brien: "Walkin' Boss" CORNBREAD NATION [Howdy Skies]

Red Horse: "Wayfaring Stranger" RED HORSE [Red House]

Randal Bays/Daithi Sproule/James Keane: "The Riddle Of Rum/McDonald's Reel" FINIGAL [New Folk]

Maggie Sanson: "Evening Chai" WINDRIFT [Maggie's Music]
Joan Baez: "Gracias A La Vida" THE BEST OF JOAN BAEZ [Universal]

Buena Vista Social Club: "Chan Chan" BUENA VISTA [World Circuit]

Lisandro Meza: "Los Lamentos" LISANDRO'S CUMBIA [World Circuit]

Ataualpa Yupanqui: "Nada Mas" 30 ANS DE CHANSONS [Le Chant du Monde]

Rumillajta: "Flor De Cana" CITY OF STONE [Tumi]
Beausoleil: "Parlez-Nous A Boire" PARLEZ-NOUS A BOIRE [Arhoolie]

Magnolia Sisters: "Nonc Adam" APRES FAIRE LE BOOGIE WOOGIE [Vanguard]

The Balfa Bros: "La Danse De Mardi Gras" THE BALFA BROS. PLAY TRADITIONAL CAJUN MUSIC Vol. 1 and Vol. 2 [Swallow]
Hamza El Din: "The Spirits" AL OUD [Vnguard]

(VA) Yaseen Mohamed: "Kula Ajae Na Shari" AFRICA DANCES [Original Music]

Orchestra Baobab: On Verra Ca" ON VERRA CA [World Circuit]
Toumani Diabate: "Jarabi" KAIRA [Hanibal]

(VA) Oumou Sangare/Bela Fleck: "An Ndiya" THROUGH DOWN YOUR HEART [Rounder]

Mila Na Utamaduni: "Umbo Langu Dawa" SPICE OF ZANAIBAR [Network]
Ali Farka Toure: "Baliky Lalu" ALI FARKA TOURE [Sonodisc]

Les Ambassadeurs Internationales/Salif Keita: "Kolangoman" LES AMBASSADEURS INTERNATIONALES [Rounder]

Abdel Gadir Salim: "Umri Ma Bansa" SOUNDS OF SUDAN [World Circuit]
Muzsikas: "Old Wedding Song" BLUES FOR TRANSYLVANIA [Hanibal]
Questions & comments are welcome.

World Beat Connection playlist for 10/28/2010

Program name: 
World Beat Connection
Air date: 
Los Hombres CalienteComparsa N.O.Vol. 2Basin St.
Los Hombres CalienteFongo SunkVol. 2Basin St.
NovalimaCoba GuarangoCoba CobaCumbancha
Los Hombres CalienteTimba Clave Con BataVodou DanceBasin St.
NovalimaCamoteCoba CobaCumbancha
Los Hombres CalienteRasta RenegadeVol. 2Basin St.
Buckshot Le FonqueHotter Than HotBuckshot Le FonqueColumbia
Buckshot Le FonqueWonders & SignsBuckshot Le FonqueColumbia
Robt. Marcey & The WailersWailing for JusticeWailing for JusticeDread I
Clinton FearonBetter DaysMi Deh YahBoogie Brown Productions
ToussaintRoots in a Modern TimeBlack GoldI-Grade
Gregory IsaacsFreedomNot a One Man ThingRAS
Ebo TaylorAfrican WomanLove & DeathStrut
Twins Seven SevenTotobirakoNigeria Special, Highlife & BluesSoundway
OpotopoAgbohoNigeria Special, Highlife & BluesSoundway
Fidel Sax Bateke & The Voices of DarknessMotakoNigeria Special, Highlife & BluesSoundway
Fela KutiNa Poi, Version 3

Lark In The Morning playlist for 10/29/2010

Program name: 
Lark In The Morning
Air date: 
Dean GitterAnne BoleynGhost BalladsRiverside
Janet SmithMolly BonThe UnicornTakoma
Hermes NyeThomas RhymerEarly English BalladsFolkways
Irene SaletanLady MargaretTony & Irene SaletanFolk-Legacy
Cyril TawneyThe NightingaleFarewell NancyTopic
Shirley CollinsDeath & The LadyDeath & The LadyBGO
Dave Goulder & Liz DyerA Most Unpleasant Way, SirThe Raven And The CrowArgo
Peter BellamyThe Ghost SongThe Fox Jumps Over the Parson's GateTopic
John Roberts & Tony BarrandThe Maid on the ShoreDark Ships in the ForestFolk-Legacy
The Oldham TinkersThe Lancashire WitchesFor Old Time's SakeTopic
Gary & Vera AspeyAuntie KetyllFrom the NorthTopic
Archie FisherThe Witch of the West-Mer-LandsArchie FisherTopic
Hedy WestThe Wife of Usher's WellOld Times & Hard TimesFolk-Legacy
Bill JonesThe Tale of Tam LinPanchpuranCompass
Martin CarthyThe Bloody GardenerByker HillTopic
Michael CooneyLady Isabel & the Elf KnightThe Philadelphia Folk FestivalFlying Fish
Peggy SeegerThe False Knight Upon the RoadBlood & Roses, Volume 1Blackthorne Records
Cheap Suit SerenadersMysterious MoseCheap Suit Serenaders #2Blue Goose

Some notes on the songs from this year's Spooky show...

Anne Boleyn was unfortunate in being one of King Henry VIII's wives; this song was written in 1934 by R.P. Weston and Bert Lee.

Molly Bon appears in many collections under slightly different names like Lucy Wan, Molly Wan, etc.  In each, the poor dead girl returns to defend her lover in court.

Thomas Rhymer appears in Sir Francis Child's collection of ballads as #37, and tells the tale of an unfortunate encounter with the Fairy Queen.  She gives an apple that causes his tongue to never lie, and spirits him away for seven years.

This long version of Lady Margaret from Irene Saletan is a true classic night visiting song.  The dead lover comes back to his maid, and takes her through the churchyard to his grave.

The Nightingale is a sea version of a night visiting song; the parents don't approve of the match, and have the press gang take the young man off to sea.  He dies and his ghost comes back to tell the woman how her parents betrayed him.

Death & the Lady is a little morality tale about how beauty and riches cannot forestall an appointment with the Grim Reaper.

A Most Unpleasant Way, Sir tells the tale of someone who meets a young man with a gruesome bird on his arm.  By the end of the conversation the bird has transferred to the visitor's arm, and now he must find a new host... is it you?

Peter Bellamy sings a version of The Cruel Ships Carpenter, in which a young man lures a woman to her death and then thinks to escape by going to sea.  However, the ghost pursues him, and eventually shreds him before his shipmates.

Another tale in which the young woman wins out in the end is The Maid on the Shore.  She is a lovely creature, but beware taking her on board, for she will sing you to sleep and steal your wealth.

The Lancashire Witches is an affectionate song about the feminimity of witches in Lancashire.

Auntie Ketyll tells of the lengths a woman will go, to the extent of making a pact with the Devil, to protect her man in battle.  Alas, it is all in vain, for she makes a mistake in the charm.

Archie Fisher wrote the Witch of the West-Mer-Land using traditional themes.

The Wife of Usher's Well tells the tale of three young sons sent off to learn magic ("grammaree").  They fall victim to some disease, and come home to say good-bye.  Hedy West's banjo accompaniment is outstanding on this cut.

A. L. Lloyd discovered The Bloody Gardener in a Vauxhall Gardens songbook from the 1770's.

Michael Cooney's version of Lady Isabel and the Elf Knight sticks very close to the traditional story line, and his banjo work is also very fine.

The False Knight on the Road tells the story of a small innocent child standing up to the Devil; she counters every one of his proclamations with poise and grace.

We finish up with Mysterious Mose, covered here by the Cheap Suit Serenaders.

Active Listening playlist for 10/28/2010

Air date: 
Shafiq HussainLe StarEn-A-Free-kARapster Records
Bob MarleySun is ShiningKayaIsland Records
Hugh MasakelaGoing Back to New OrleansThe Union of South AfricaMowtown
ARETHA FRANKLINElusive ButterflySoul '69Atlantic
Taiko Drumming(it's in japanese- can't read title)
IntertribalTha TribeWoodland Groove
Ye YeAfia Walking TreeSoul AffirmationzSpirit Drumz
B-Side PlayersNuestras DemandasFire in the YouthConcord
DJ ShadowWhat have I doneThe Outsiderumvd
Saul WilliamsA pledge to resistNot in My Namesynchronic
J-LIveBraggin Writes Domecracker RemixNo Edgeups in South Africacompilation
Mahotella QueensZwe KumushaNext Stop SowetoStrut
Pablo Lubadika PorthosMadelenaSound D'Afrique II Soukous
Paul Simon50 Ways to Leave your LoverStill Crazy after all these yearsLegacy Recordings
CommonForever BeginsFinding ForeverGOOD music
Quincy JonesBetcha Wouldn't Hurt MeThe DudeA&M
Michael JacksonAnother Part of MeBadsony
The Roots feat JaguarWhat you WantSingleSony
DJ ShadowWhat does your soul look likePreemptive Strikefontana island
The DoorsWhen the Music's OverStrange DaysElektra
Sly and the Family StoneKeep on DancingFreesony
Nina Simone Mike Mangini MixGimme SomeVerve Remixuniversal
Raphael SaadiqStaying in LoveThe Way I See Itcolumbia
Stevie WonderI Believe When I Fall in LoveTalking Bookmowtown
Erykah BaduLove of My Life (Hip Hop)SingleMCA
brazilian drumbeatunknown
Joe BataanKeep the ChangeCall My Namevampi soul
WarAint No Need to Worry about the FutureWhy Can't We Be Friendsavenue
Sean HayesOpen Up a WindowRun Wolves RunSean Hayes Music
Bob MarleySun is Shiningkayaisland
Rita MarleyOne Drawsinglevarese saraband
Erykah BaduPuffworld wide untergroundmowtown
Lady GThe Light
Felix Housecat Nina simoneSinnermanVerveuniversal
GorillazSound Check(Gravity)GorillazEMI
Roberta FlackSee you ThenQuiet Fireatlantic
Aloe BlaccLong Time ComingShine Throughstones throw

Guess Who's Coming to Radio??!! playlist for 10/28/2010

Air date: 
the whispers(let's go) all the wayanthologythe right stuff/SOLAR/capitol
STEVIE WONDERsoul train theme song (live)
MFSBTSOP (the sound of philadelphia)love is the messagephiladelphia international
solomon burkeeverybody needs sobebody to lovesoul alive!rounder records
shalamara night to rememberfriendsSOLAR
klymaxxmeeting in the ladies roommeeting in the ladies roomconstellation
carrie lucasdance with you12"SOLAR
patti labellemusic is my lifeit's alright with meepic
herman kelly & lifedance to the drummer's beatherman kelly & lifeelectric cat
solomon burkeonly love can save me now7"atlantic
solomon burkenone of us are freedon't give up on mefat possum/ANTI-
kool and the ganghollywood swingingwild and peacefulde-lite
the deeleshoot 'em up movies12"SOLAR
the sylversstorybook girlshowcasecapitol
shalamarover and overthe lookSOLAR
the whispersand the beat goes on12"SOLAR
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