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Lark In The Morning
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Lark In The Morning playlist for 05/04/2012

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Lark In The Morning
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Billy MurrayThe Little Ford Rambled Right AlongThe Time RollbackRollback Records
Old Belle ReedThe Lady and the SoldierOla Belle ReedRounder
Wry StrawFrom Earth to HeavenFrom Earth to HeavenJune Appal
The BogtrottersWho Broke the LockThe BogtrottersBiograph
Mike Seeger & Alice GerrardGone to View That LandAlice Gerrard & Mike SeegerRounder
Woodstock Mtn RevueInterest on the LoanPretty LuckyRounder
Maxine SellersAbileneFolk songsPrestige Folklore
Pete SeegerBeans, Bacon, and GravyAmerican Industrial FolksongsFolkways
Spark Gap Wonder BoysGod Made Woman After ManCluck Old HenRounder
Art ThiemeThe State of IllinoisOutright Bold-faced LieKicking Mule
Jon WilcoxHot Dog StandClose to HomeBriar Records
Ed SweeneyBetter Bring a Lawyer When You GoThe Times, They Are Something Like They Used to BeOld Harbour
Gamble RogersStill Bill Trades His DawgSorry Is As Sorry DoesFlying Fish
Stampfel & WeberYou've Got the Right String Baby But the Wrong Yo-yoGoing Nowhere FastRounder
Meryle KornAn Ode to the Humble GeoduckPast PresenceMeryle Korn
Arm & Hammer String BandGoin' Uptown, Avalon QuickstepNew England Contra Dance MusicKicking Mule
Sally Rogers & Howie BursenThe MagpieSatisfied CustomersFlying Fish
Tracy Grammar and Dave CarterOrdinary TownDrum Hat Buddha
Reilly & MaloneyMilly, There's a Dance in TownBackstageFreckle
EbenezerDixie Bee LineTell It To MeBiograph

Lark In The Morning playlist for 04/20/2012

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Lark In The Morning
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Cisco HoustonYonder TreeNursery Rhymes, Games, & Folk SongsFolkways
Guy CarawanWhoa BuckSongs with Guy CarawanFolkways
John A. Lomax, Jr.Louisiana GirlsSings American FolksongsFolkways
John A. Lomax, Jr.Haymaking SongSings American FolksongsFolkways
Betty GarlandTwo Little OrphansAmerican Folk BalladsFolkways
Tracy SchwarzClaude AllenLook Out Here It ComesFolkways
Mike SeegerJohnson City BluesOld Time Country BluesFolkways
Roscoe HolcombMississippi Heavy Water BluesClose to HomeFolkways
OdettaI'm Going Back to the Red Clay CountryThe Essential OdettaVanguard
E.V. StonemanWhen the Springtime Comes AgainOld-Time Tunes of the SouthFolkways
E.V. StonemanStoney's WaltzOld-Time Tunes of the SouthFolkways
Frank HutchisonLast Scenes of the TitanicThe Train That Carried My Girl From TownRounder
Hazel Dickens & Alice GerrardDarling Nellie Across the SeaWho's That KnockingFolkways
Green Grass CloggersI Have No Mother NowThrough the EarsRounder
John McCutcheonEvery Bush and TreeThe Wind That Shakes the BarleyJune Appal
Green Grass CloggersCandy GirlThrough the EarsRounder
Green Grass CloggersSally AnnThrough the EarsRounder
Kenny Hall & the Long Haul String BandGuiness on a SaucerKenny Hall and the Long Haul String BandVoyager
Hold the MustardMason's Apron, etcHold the MustardHold the Mustard
Laurel Canyon RamblersShady GroveThe Cambria Hoot
TrapezoidCountry HomeCool of the DaySugar Hill
Laurie LewisTexas BluebonnetsEarth & SkyRounder
Dave CarterTexas UndergroundSnake Handlin' ManDave Carter
Pop WagnerTrail to MexicoSpark of LifePop Wagner

The powerful version of "I Have No Mother Now" which appears on the Green Grass Cloggers album was sung by Suzanne Edmundson of the Hotmud Family.

Lark In The Morning playlist for 03/16/2012

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Paddy TunneyThe Whistling ThiefThe Lark in the MorningTradition
Tommy MakemMrs. McGrathSongs of Tommy MakemTradition
Martin CrosbyPatsy FaganIrish Humorous and Popular SongsFiesta
Tom DahillJoan in the GarrettThe Ragged Hank of YarnFlying Fish
PlanxtyThe Good Ship KangarooChristy Moore and FriendsRTE
Tommy DempseyCunla DearGreen Grow the LaurelTrailer
Robbie O'ConnellThe Gay Old HagClose to the BoneGreen Linnet
Packie Byrne & Bonnie ShaljeanOur Ship She Lays in HarbourThe Half DoorDingles
DeDanannMaggieThe Star-Spangled MollyShanachie
Donal MaguireThe Red-Haired Man's WifeThe Star of Sunday's WellRossendale
The Irish TraditionMichael O'ConnorThe Times We've HadGreen Linnet
Dolores KeaneCragie HillsFarewell to EirinnGreen Linnet
Andy Irvine & Paul BradyThe Jolly SoldierAndy Irvine Paul BradyMulligan
Owen McBrideMary from DungloeOwen McBridePhilo
Al O'DonnellThe Dark-Eyed SailorAl O'Donnell 2Transatlantic
PlanxtyArthur McBridePlanxtyShanachie
Patrick StreetDoorus Mill / The Rolling ReelIrish TimesGreen Linnet
The Black FamilyColcannonThe Black FamilyDara
The Bothy BandThe Kesh Jig / Give Us a Drink of WaterThe Bothy Band 1975Green Linnet

A program of Irish music, mostly vocal, highlighting the diversity of Irish viewpoints expressed in song: unrequited love, bragging, wistful recollection, and more.  All LP's except for the Black Family cut.

Lark In The Morning playlist for 03/02/2012

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Lark In The Morning
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Retta SpradlinWild Bill JonesGettin' Up the StairsCounty
Dee & Delta HicksLulu ShineBallads & Banjo MusicCounty
Virgil AndersonGoin' Round the WorldFive Miles Out of TownCounty
Almeda RiddleThe Prodigal's CareerMore Ballads and Hymns from the OzarksRounder
Ramona JonesWhen They Ring Them Golden BellsLady's FancyCounty
Carson RobisonMy Blue Ridge Mountain HomeJust a MelodyOld Homestead
Woody GuthrieBilly the KidAmerican Folk MusicTime-Life
Ed McCurdyStackerleeBlood, Booze, 'n BonesElektra
Harry McClintockJesse JamesNative American BalladsRCA Vintage
Ed McCurdyLuluBlood, Booze, 'n BonesElektra
Jimmie DavisWild & Reckless HoboNative American BalladsRCA Vintage
Wry StrawLand Beyond the BlueFrom Earth to HeavenJune Appal
Hotmud FamilyCountry Ham & Red GravyLive, As We Know ItFlying Fish
Peter Kessler & Gail FratarOne Sunday EveningJust DreamingSwallow
Tony & Irene SaletanThe Old Granite StateTony & Irene SaletanFolk-Legacy
Bob ColtmanRocky IslandYou Got MagicBiograph
Happy TraumWhen First Unto This CountryBucket of SongsShanachie
Woodstock Mtn RevueInterest on the LoanPretty LuckyRounder
Megan MacArthurJim FiskMake the Wildwoods RingFront Hall
Cathy Barton & Dave ParaNeighborsOn a Day Like TodayFolk-Legacy
Sandy & Caroline PatonDidn't I DanceNew HarmonyFolk-Legacy
Sally RogersJubileeThe Unclaimed PintThrushwood
Jeff Warner & Jeff DavisGoing Down to TampaWilder JoyFlying Fish

Lark In The Morning playlist for 02/17/2012

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Lark In The Morning
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Pete SeegerMidnight SpecialA Tribute to LeadbellyTomato
R. Crumb & the Cheap Suit SerenadersChasin' RainbowsCheap Suit Serenaders Vol. 2Blue Goose
Jim Kweskin & the Jug BandBlues My Naughty Sweetie Gives to MeJug Band MusicVanguard
Doc SouchonMariuch, She Make Me Do the Hoochie Ma CoochMinstrel Days & BluesGolden Crest
Jim Kweskin & the Jug BandVamp of New OrleansJug Band MusicVanguard
Maura O'ConnellNew OrleansJust in TimePhilo
Harmony SistersLa Femme Qui Jouait Aux CartesSecond HelpingFlying Fish
Any Old Time String BandLa Porte Dans ArriereLadies ChoiceBay
John McCutcheonHowjadooHowjadooRounder
The AmbassadorsAcorn Stomp & Pike's PeakThe AmbassadorsRooster
The Rambling Boys of PleasureEverythings Fine Right NowGlad to Be HereRichmond Records
Good Old PersonsChina CampI Can't Stand to RambleKaleidoscope
Bill StainesOl' JackThe Whistle of the JayFolk-Legacy
Bob ColtmanJack's Red CheetahBefore They Close the Minstrel ShowMinstrel
Power RiverHome Brew RagPowder RiverFolk Legacy
Fiction BrothersThings Are Coming My WayThings Are Coming My WayFlying Fish
Margaret ChristlCrockerywareThe Barley Grain for MeFolk Legacy
Flip BreskinIt's Better Than ThatPromises I've KeptFlip Breskin
Michael McNevinBrian SamplerWaterbug
Lui CollinsThe Bee SongKid's Jam SummerWaterbug
Shay's RebellionTungstenDaniel Shays HighwayFlying Fish

Amazing... despite the membership pitches we still squeezed in 20 cuts this morning.

Lark In The Morning playlist for 01/20/2012

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Lark In The Morning
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Blind Boy FullerYou've Got Something ThereBlind Boy FullerBlues Classics
Blind Lemon JeffersonBad Luck BluesVolume TwoMilestone Records
Erik DarlingDiamond RingTrue ReligionVanguard
Tom RushPallet on the FloorBlues, Songs, BalladsPrestige
Even Dozen Jug BandAll Worn OutThe Even Dozen Jug BandElektra
Nashville Jug BandWhat's the Matter with the Mill?Nashville Jug BandRounder
Nashville Jug BandEmpty Boudoir BluesNashville Jug BandRounder
Rag DaddyBye Bye BluesOn the Road AgainVoyager
Sparky RuckerPallet on Your FloorCold & Lonesom on a TrainJune Appal
Woody HarrisDarktown Strutter's BallAmerican Guitar SolosArhoolie
Creighton LindsayJe Peux Pas T'OublierI Ain't WorriedTime & Strike
Bill StainesHauling in the WoodOld Wood and Winter WineMineral River Records
Dillon BustinMore WoodAlmanacJune Appal
John McCutcheonSly Little CrowMail Myself to YouRounder
Robin & Linda WilliamsIf You Were a BluebirdDixie Highway SignJune Appal
Clarence AshleyCoo Coo BirdDoc Watson & Clarence Ashley: The Original Folkways RecordingsSmithsonian Folkways
David HoltDinahIt Just Suits MeJune Appal
Canterbury OrchestraPetronellaCanterbury Country Dance OrchestraF&W Records
Berkeley Scottish PlayersI'll Mak' Ye Fain to Follow MeHeather & YonCabbage Records
Eric BogleAussie Bar-B-QPlain & SimplePlant Life
Judy SmallMuch Too MuchLadies & GemsCrafty Maid Music
SwallowtailSwinging on a Gate / Dancing BearFlights of FancyRooster Records

Little bit of blues, little old-timey, some dance music, wait a minute... what is this Aussie stuff doing here at the end?!?

Lark In The Morning playlist for 01/06/2012

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The Fraternity ChorusThe Whiffenpoof Song / The Sweetheart of Sigma ChiRequired SingingEpic
Ian & SylviaCaptain Woodstock's CourtshipNorthern JourneyVanguard
Jean RitchieThe Hangman SongJean RitchieElektra
Jean RitchieSugar on the FloorHigh Hills & MountainsGreenhays
Jean RitchieThe CuckooHigh Hills & MountainsGreenhays
Jean RitchieJubileeThe Most DulcimerGreenhays
Jean RitchieFour MarysThe Most DulcimerGreenhays
Jean RitchieWondrous LoveNone but OneGreenhays
John Renbourn & Stefan GrossmanCandymanLive... In ConcertShanachie
Nic JonesWilliam of WinsburyUnearthedMolly Music
June Tabor & Martin SimpsonStrange AffairA Cut AboveTopic
Stefan GrossmanSheebeg An SheemoreLive... In ConcertShanachie
Anne HillsRusty Red RiverDon't
Pierce PettisState of GraceState of GraceCompass
David FranceyCome Rain Or Come ShineSkating RinkLaker Music
Lynn MilesRustNight In A Strange
Norman BlakeBlackberry BlossomBlackberry BlossomoFlying Fish
Teresina HuxtableOrion RisenMelancholy BabiesFront Hall
Sally RogersThe Mother SongLove Will Guide UsFlying
Flip BreskinPlanxty Maryann BreskinPromises I've KeptFlip

A slower-paced program, with a mini-set of Jean Ritchie early in the program, and tribute to mothers at the end.

Lark In The Morning playlist for 12/16/2011

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Rosalie SorrelsThe Lonesome Roving WolvesThe Lonesome Roving WolvesGreen Linnet
Betty SmithYoung CharlotteSongs Traditionally Sung in North CarolinaFolk Legacy
Glenn OhrlinThe Cowboy's Christmas BallThe Wild BuckarooRounder
Norman BlakeThe Last Train from Poor ValleyFields of NovemberFlying Fish
Margaret MacArthurThe Ballad of Robban's First RideThe Old SongsPhilo
Leo KretznerBold OrionBold OrionHeartwood
Lui CollinsMidwinter NightThere's a LightGreen Linnet
EclectricitySitting Out the WinterLanguage of the HeartFlying Fish
Bok, Trickett, MuirTurning Toward the MorningTurning Toward the MorningFolk Legacy
John McCutcheonHuron CarolWinter SolsticeRounder
Ed SweeneySussex CarolInside Fezziwig'sKicking Mule
Angel BandGo Tell It on the MountainShout for JoyPhilo
Roberts & BarrandSherbourne / RudolfNowell Sing We Clear Vol. 3Front
Carolers from the Black BullHark Hark Good NewsEnglish Village CarolsSmithsonian
Cole-Aston CarolersExpectationEnglish Village CarolsSmithsonian
Cole-Aston CarolersLo, the Eastern Magi RiseEnglish Village CarolsSmithsonian
Maggie SansoneMummer's MarchDance Upon the ShoreMaggie's Music
Charlie BateThe Gower WassailFolk Songs of Britain: Songs of CeremonyTopic
Grenoside CarolersMerry ChristmasEnglish Village CarolsSmithsonian /

A special program featuring music by the English Village Carolers, brought to us via my friend Jon from Seattle. Enjoy!


Lark In The Morning playlist for 12/02/2011

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Lark In The Morning
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Geoffrey Muldaur & Marie D'AmatoChevroletSee Reverse Side for TitleVanguard
Bob Gibson & Hamilton CampThe Thinking ManGibson & Camp at the Gate of HornElektra
Katie LeeProperly LovedSongs of Couch and ConsultationCommentary Records
Vernon DalhartThe Farm Relief SongOn the Lighter SideOld Homestead
Eric NaglerDaddy's WhiskersImprovise with Eric NaglerRounder
Cathy Fink & Duck DonaldOld Black Choo ChooI'm Gonna TellLikeable Records
Peter Paul Van CampPunch Brothers PunchI'm Gonna TellLikeable Records
The Kingston TrioThe MTAScarlet RibbonsEMI
Tom LehrerThe Christmas CarolAn Evening Wasted with Tom LehrerReprise
Laketown BuskersGet a Load of ThisRolling AlongVetco
John PrineEverybodyDiamonds in the RoughAtlantic
Jonathan EberhardtThe Winnie the Pooh RagLife's Trolley RideFolk Legacy
Lorre WyattGive That Old Time NutritionRoots and BranchesFolk Legacy
Ann Mayo MuirOld Blue SuitSo Goes My HeartFolk Legacy
Charlie MaguireI Like It Here / Oh, Cold and MiseryHarbour LightsTrain on the Island
Art ThiemeMe and Jimmy RodgersThat's the Ticket!Folk Legacy
Todd SniderStatistician's BluesNear Truths and Hotel Rooms
Steve GoodmanVegematicAffordable ArtRed Pajamas
Christine LavinGood Thing He Can't Read My MindGood Thing He Can't Read My MindPhilo
Dave Van RonkSomebody Else, Not MeSomebody Else Not Me
Jon GailmorRandy & Ned Go To SchoolGonna Die with a Smile if it Kills MePhilo
Lost World String BandGriseldaReady to WearBrown 'n Serve

Whew, what a lot of calls this morning! I take it to mean you enjoyed this oddball program.  Enjoy the early winter...


Lark In The Morning playlist for 11/25/2011

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Phil OchsThat's What I Want To HearI Ain't Marching AnymoreCarthage
Jim PageBourgeois BluesOn The Street AgainWhid-Isle
The Brothers FourBeans Taste FineSing of Our TimesColumbia
Riley PuckettRagged But RightOld Time Greats, Volume 1Old Homestead
North Fork RoundersShe's Got the Money, TooRailroadin' & Gamblin'Davis Unlimited
Uncle Dave MaconI'll Never Go There AnymoreGo Long MuleCounty
Plank Road String BandDon't Let Your Deal Go DownVocal & Instrumental BlendJune Appal
Binkley BrothersGive Me Back My Fifteen CentsNashville the Early String BandsCounty
Breakfast SpecialDollar BillBreakfast SpecialRounder
County DownThe Wife of the SoldierLiving in the CountryFretless
Bryan BowersSatisfied MindThe View From HomeFlying Fish
Critton Hollow String BandHigh Cost of LivingSweet HomeCritton Hollow
Oscar BrandDollar Ain't a Dollar AnymoreThe Best of Oscar BrandTradition
Paul ClaytonLife on the Installment PlanUnholy MatrimonyElektra
Putnam String County BandThe Credit Card SongPutnam String County BandRounder
Oscar BrandHard TimesBest of Oscar BrandTradition
Robert Crumb & the Cheap Suit SerenadersShopping MallNumber ThreeBlue Goose
Arm & Hammer String BandThe Shopping SongThe Young FogiesRounder
MetamoraThe Empire BuilderThe Great RoadSugar Hill
Tom PaxtonThe Good Ship "I've Got Mine"PoliticsFlying Fish
Greg BrownThe Money's GoneIn the Dark with YouRed House
Don McLeanThe More You Pay, the More It's WorthDon McLeanUnited Artists
Craig NuttycombeStuffThe Cambria
Dillon BustinThis Time of YearAlmanacJune Appal

A special program about spending, money, consumer culture... enjoy.  Thank you to those who called in, I'll try to get your requests into next week.


Great program this morning

We really enjoyed this mornings program.  Great music and starts the day well.  Thanks.

4th of July

Thanks for the Gina Forsyth tune. Hadn't heard it before; it's great!

Fri 9-17-10 show

Hi Kurt,


Heard some very nice classical sounding guitar this morning around 6am.  I think you said it was Joe Vega or Mabus?  Unsure.  It was a live performance from 1980? at a place called the 10 pound fiddle?

Hope that is enough information to find out who that was and what song they played. 



Hi, maybe you'd like our music...


I really like you show.  I wish there were a whole station devoted to this kind of music.  2 things you might be interested in:

First, my band, Mistral ( just finished a CD of Breton and French folk music, adding a couple English folk ballads.  I'd like to send you a demo if you're interested. 

I'm part of the Bridgetown Morris Men.  We perform traditional English Morris dancing.  After practice, we go out and do a weekly pub sing, currently located at the Green Dragon on 9th and Belmont, Wednesday at about 9:15pm.  The Brit Folk show was right up our alley!

-Ian Clemons

What was the last song played

What was the last song played Friday morning, February 5, 2010?  It was a song with a line repeating (I think), "I'll go to sea no more", sung by a very familiar voice.  It was such a beautiful arrangement, but when I do a search on those words, I get a song quite different from what I heard this a.m.  Thanks so much.  Carol

playlist question


     Who performed the song "Let's have Christmas in January" which you played around 6:58 AM on Friday 12/18? They Might be Giants? Anyway, my sentiments exactly. Thanks for the music.


Playlist question

Would love to know the name of the song played at approx 6:45 this morning. Woman was wrapping about bomb shelters and marijuana in tupperware(!). Thanks.

Loved today's program

Fundamental cracks in the foundations of our world and society are rarely brought up in conversation, let alone in the media -- and to hear problems of class divisions and despair talked about in such an unscripted and heartfelt way made today's Lark in the Morning broadcast a particular treat.

Keep up the good work!


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