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Lark In The Morning playlist for 04/01/2011

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Cliff EdwardsInsufficient SweetieI'm a Bear in a Ladies BoudoirYazoo
Gid Tanner & the Skillet LickersArkansas SheikhThe Kickapoo Medicine ShowRounder
Snooks EaglinModel T & the TrainPossum up a Simmon TreeArhoolie
I.D. StamperI Can't Change ItRed WingJune Appal
Pick TempleI Was Born About 10,000 Years AgoThe Pick of the CropPrestige International
Bob GibsonTitanicThere's a Meetin' Here TonightRiverside
Ramblin' Jack ElliottTennessee StudThe Essential Ramblin' Jack ElliottVanguard
Rosalie SorrelsRags to My BackRosalie's SongbagPrestige International
Rosalie SorrelsNo One Knows MeRosalie's SongbagPrestige International
Cisco HoustonBadman BalladThe Cisco SpecialVanguard
Pete SeegerMrs. Clara Sullivan's LetterI Can See a New DayColumbia
Clyde EdgertonA Distant Land to RoamWalking Across EgyptFlying Fish
Tall TimberJealous Hearted MeEncore!!Voyager
Jody Stecher & Kate BrislinMarch Winds Gonna Blow My Blues All AwaySongs of the Carter FamilyAppleseed
Danny DarstHighway 99Songs from Exit 10Danny Darst
Dwayne ThorpeShe Tickles MeCome & Keep Me CompanyMinstrel
Lisa Null & Bill ShuteThe Border Widow's LamentThe Feathered Maiden & Other BalladsGreen Linnet
Fleming BrownRocky HillFleming BrownFolk Legacy
Ed SweeneyAcceptable RisksScratching the SurfaceKicking Mule
Laura Cortese(fiddling)
John O'ConnorCasey's SongUnravelin'Flying Fish
Woodstock Mtn RevueInterest on the LoanPretty LuckyRounder
Martha LeaderThe Ballad of Crispus AttucksSteppin' OutFlying Fish

Lark In The Morning playlist for 03/18/2011

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Tex JohnsonPatianoGunfighter BalladsDiplomat
The WeaversMi CaballoTraveling On with The WeaversVanguard
Rita WeillFond AffectionRita Weill Sings Ballads & FolksongsTakoma
Bill RussellAt the Crystal SpringFrom Old LeavesFretless
Wild GeeseJimmy ClayFlight 2Joke
John Whelan & Eileen IversCastle KellyFresh TakesGreen Linnet
Double Decker String BandTravelin' BluesSentimental Songs & Old Time MelodiesFretless
Fiddlin' John CarsonThe Batchelor's HallThe Old Hen Cackled and Rooster's Going to CrowRounder
Hedy WestLady Beauty BrightHedy West, Vol. 2Vanguard
Putnam String County BandBlack Jack DavyHome GrownRounder
Gaither CarltonLittle MaggieThe Watson Family TraditionRounder
Dolly GreerBill BanksThe Watson Family TraditionRounder
Jeff Warner & Jeff DavisTexas RangersWilder JoyFlying Fish
Janet SmithWayfaring StrangerThe UnicornTakoma
Joan BaezRock Salt & NailsJoan Baez Country Music AlbumVanguard
Creighton LindsayJe Peux Pas T'oublierI Ain't WorriedTime & Strike
Leo WijnkampMagnetic Rag/Easy WinnersRags to RichesKicking Mule
Kate LongLittle Girl GodPieces of HeartKate Long
John KellermannGlad We Had a Rainy DayAnother SaturdayJohn Kellermann
Sally RogersWaiting for RainGenerationsFlying Fish
Chris RoeThea FossNorthwest Tugboat TalesMaritime
Jon PfaffPiper CameronNorthwest Tugboat TalesMaritime

A little bit of everything this morning...

Lark In The Morning playlist for 03/04/2011

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Carson RobisonWhen It's Springtime in the RockiesJust A Melody
Carter FamilyWhen Out Lord Shall Come AgainOn Border Radio
Frank HutchisonAll Night LongThe Train That Carried My Gal From Town
Wade WardChilly WindsRound the Heart of Old Galax Vol. 3County
Tobacco TagsCourtin' SongSongs of the Tobacco TagsOld Homestead
Vernon DalhartYou Can't Blame Me for ThatOn the Lighter SideOld Homestead
Snuffy Jenkins & Pappy SherrillBeaumont Rag33 Years of Pickin' & Singin'Rounder
Snuffy Jenkins & Pappy SherrillWhen the Bumblebee Backed Up to Me and Pushed33 Years of Pickin' & Singin'Rounder
Betsy RutherfordFaded Coat of BlueTraditional Country MusicBiograph
Clint Howard & Fred PriceI Saw A Man At Close of DayThe Ballad of Finley PrestonRounder
Anita CarterCome All You Fair & Tender LadiesSings Folk Songs Old & NewMercury
Roy BerkeleyFreewheelin' HoboRoy BerkeleyGreen Linnet
Dry Branch String BandWreck of the Old 97Dry Branch String Bandself
Dry Branch String BandRagtime AnnieDry Branch String Bandself
Betty SmithKnoxville GirlFor My Friends of SongJune Appal
Bascom Lamar LunsfordLily of the WestMusic from South Turkey CreekRounder
Joseph Able TrivetFrank JamesJoseph Able TrivetFolk-Legacy
Max HunterPretty SuzieMax HunterFolk-Legacy
StrathspeyHull's VictoryNew England Contra Dance MusicKicking Mule
Arnold Keith StormThe Dream of the Miner's ChildArnold Keith StormFolk-Legacy
Hazel DickensBallad of Ira HayesBy the Sweat of My BrowRounder
Joan BaezRock Salt & NailsJoan Baez Country Music AlbumVanguard

This morning we delve into the rich vein of early country music.

Lark In The Morning playlist for 02/18/2011

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OdettaDevilish MaryAmerican Folk Singers and BalladeersBook of the Month Club
Ramblin' Jack ElliottRoving GamblerAmerican Folk Singers and BalladeersBook of the Month Club
Ian & SylviaWhen First Unto This CountryAmerican Folk Singers and BalladeersBook of the Month Club
Sam HintonDamn Yankee LadAmerican Folk Singers and BalladeersBook of the Month Club
Sam HintonThe Barnyard SongAmerican Folk Singers and BalladeersBook of the Month Club
Ronnie GilbertWalkin' & A-TalkingAmerican Folk Singers and BalladeersBook of the Month Club
Hedy WestCotton Mill GirlsAmerican Folk Singers and BalladeersBook of the Month Club
Kossoy SistersSingle GirlBowling GreenTradition
Kathy KahnFactory GirlThe Working GirlVoyager Recordings
E.C BallEarly Bird Gets the WormE.C. & Orna BallRounder
Rev. Baybie HooverDig a Little DeeperThe Music of Rev. Baybie Hoover & Virginia BrownPhilo
Tommy HunterForked Deer / Money MuskDeep In TraditionJune Appal
Highwoods String BandGrey Cat on the Tennessee FarmFire on the MountainRounder
Mac BenfordWild Over MeBackwoods BanjoRounder
Hotmud FamilyRed Rockin' ChairLive, As We Know ItFlying Fish
Hurrican Ridge RunnersLong Gone Lonesome BluesHurricane Ridge RunnersTopaz
Pigmeat JarrettHey JoeLook at the PeopleJune Appal
Jim Kweskin & the Jug BandMobile LineJim Kweskin & the Jug BandVanguard
Ken BloomThe Great WarKen BloomFlying Fish
Charlie KingKugelsberg BankVaguely ReminiscentRainbow Snake Music
Peter Kessler & Gail FratarOne Sunday EveningJust DreamingSwallow
Norman BlakeWildwood FlowerLighthouse on the ShoreRounder
Norman BlakeTennessee Mountain Fox ChaseLighthouse on the ShoreRounder

Starting off with some cuts from a Book of the Month Club boxed set of LPs (!), and then moving into southern mountain music, with a few surprises along the way.  Nearly all LP's, per usual.


Lark In The Morning playlist for 02/04/2011

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Bertram LevyBull at the WagonThat Old Gut FeelingFlying Fish
Plank Road String BandTempieVocal And Instrumental Blend
Skip GormanBelle of LexingtonTrail to MexicoFolk-Legacy
Rich Kirby & Tom BledsoeSunny Side of LifeHits from HomeJune Appal
Red Clay RamblersRabbit in the Pea PatchChuckin' the FrizzFlying Fish
Woody GuthrieWake Up!Grow Big Songs
Andy CohenOh, GloryShuffle RagJune Appal
Dave Van RonkOld BlueSomebody Else, Not Me
Art ThiemeRed Iron OreSongs from the Heartland
George WardOh, That Low BridgeOh, That Low BridgeFront Hall
John Roberts & Tony BarrandThe Rolling Hills of New JerseyEat Bertha's MusselsFront Hall
Cranberry Lake Jug BandAll Night DinerIf This Ain't Genius
Sandy Bradley & the Small Wonder String BandDon't You Go Reachin' Across My PlateFoolish Questions
Anne Hills & Cindy MangsenOld BlueNever Grow UpFlying Fish
Margaret MacArthur & FamilyWhistlin' ThiefMake the Wildwood RingFront Hall
Bob CarlinFlying Cloud CotillionMelodic Clawhammer Banjo
Arm & Hammer String BandWhen the Moon Shines Down Upon the MountainStay On The Farm
HesperusRed River JigCrossing OverFlying Fish
Peggy SeegerEarl BrandPopular BalladsRiverside
Various artistsThe Irish WasherwomanColonial Era Dance Music

During the membership drive, my policy is PLAY GOOD MUSIC!!  All of these cuts, except for Anne Hills and Cindy Mangsen, are LP's that I've transcribed to CD with noise reduction - they sound better than new.

Lark In The Morning playlist for 01/21/2011

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LeadbellyMorning BluesTake This HammerFolkways
Tom PaleyDeep WatersSouthern Appalachian MountainsElektra
Gene BluesteinJam on Gerry's RockSongs of the North Star StateFolkways
Will HoltThe Yeoman of KentPills to Purge MelancholyStinson
Artus MoserThere Was an Old Man Lived Over the HillFolkways
Frank WarnerThe Southern Girl's ReplyAmerica's WarsElektra
Cisco HoustonMy DaddyNursery Rhymes, Games, & Folk SongsFolkways
Cisco HoustonClickety ClackNursery Rhymes, Games, & Folk SongsFolkways
Joe GlazerScissor BillSongs of Joe HillFolkways
Joe GlazerMr. BlockSongs of Joe HillFolkways
New Christy MinstrelsThe CatTall TalesColumbia
Katie LeeStavin' ChainBest of Katie LeeHorizon
Bessie JonesWay Go LilyStep It DownRounder
Cynthia GoodingNaomi WiseFaithful LoversElektra
Buell KazeeRoll On, JohnBuell KazeeJune Appal
North Fork RoundersPull Long MuleRailroadin' & Gamblin'Davis Unlimited
Walt MichaelDubuque/Pretty Little IndianStepstoneFlying Fish
Karen MackayWhat's Time to the Heart?Annie Oakley Rides AgainWest Virgina Woman
Carol McCombRunning AwayLove Can Take You Home AgainBay
David LaibmanMagnetic RagClassical Ragtime GuitarRounder
Hugh MorrisonRantin' Rovin' RobinRobert Burns RocksHugh Morrison
Good Old PeopleThink About MeAnywhere the Wind BlowsKaleidoscope
Jesse BlevinsTalkin' Second Amendment Remedy Blues(live)

 Started off with cuts from 10" vinyl, then moved into some string band stuff, finishing up with a live performance from Jesse Blevins!

Lark In The Morning playlist for 01/07/2011

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Clint Howard & Fred PriceHomesick for HeavenThe Ballad of Finley PrestonRounder
Ledford String BandShanghai RoosterLeford String BandRounder
Kossoy SistersDown in the Willow GardenBowling GreenTradition
Ed McCurdyWho Killed Cock RobinFrankie & JohnnyClassic Editions
Peter Kessler & Gail FratarGingseng SullivanJust DreamingSwallow
Breakfast SpecialGold Rocking ChairBreakfast SpecialRounder
Steve EinhornWhole World RoundWhole World RoundKicking Mule
Mark NelsonHewlettFiddle Tunes for DulcimerKicking Mule
Leo Kretzner & Jay LiebowitzSally in the GardenDulcimer FairMichigan Archives
Leo Kretzner & Jay LiebowitzScarborough FairDulcimer FairMichigan Archives
Rodney & Randy MillerPortland FancyNew England ChestnutsAlcazar
Fennig's All Star String BandGeorgia RailroadSaturday Night in the ProvincesFront Hall
Red Clay RamblersWhile the Band was Playing DixieMeeting in the AirFlying Fish
Nancy & Norman BlakeRake & Rambling BoyDirectionsTakoma
Jody Stecher & Kate BrislinLove FarewellA Song That Will LingerRounder
Happy TraumAmerican StrangerBucket of SongsShanachie
Anne DodsonFlash CompanyTranquility GrangeFretless
June Tabor & Maddy PriorThe Game of CardsSilly SistersChrysalis
Sam RizzettaJourney to Near StarsSeven ValleysFlying Fish
Matthew PriceStrandedStrandedMatthew Price
Pete SeegerQueen Anne FrontDangerous SongsColumbia
Oak, Ash, & ThornKing AlcoholOut on a LimbTosspot Records
Pied PumkinYou Can Change the WorldString EnsemblePied Pumkin

I think that the only cut in this whole set that I've ever played on the radio before is "Georgia Railroad." A nearly all-vinyl LP show.

Lark In The Morning playlist for 12/17/2010

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Morgan SextonLonesome Scenes of WinterRock DustJune Appal
Billy Edd WheelerWinter SkyOde to the Little Brown Shack Out BackKapp Records
Rosalie SorrelsLonesome Roving WolvesLonesome Roving WolvesGreen Linnet
Betty SmithYoung CharlotteSongs Traditionally Sung in North CarolinaFolk-Legacy
Barry Luft & Tim RogersTrain Wreck at AlmontSongs of the Iron TrailSefel Records
Rich Kirby & Tom BledsoeIce and SnowHits From HomeJune Appal
Bob CarlinChilly WindsFiddle Tunes for Clawhammer BanjoRounder
Debbie McClatchyBallad of Blasphemous BillLady LuckGreen Linnet
Stampfel & WebberWhen the Ice Worms Nest AgainGoin' Nowhere FastRounder
Art ThiemeUncle Eeph and the Great Raccoon HuntThat's the Ticket!Folk-Legacy
Charlie MaguireI Like It Here / Cold & MiseryHarbour LightsTrain On The Island
Gordon LightfootSong for a Winters NightGord's GoldReprise
Lui CollinsMidwinter NightThere's a LightGreen Linnet
Lynn MilesLast NightSlightly HauntedPhilo
Debbie McClatchyApples in WinterDebbie McClatchy with the Red Clay RamblersGreen Linnet
MistralGrey Birds of WinterPromontoryMistral
Fiddle FeverIcelandic HymnWaltz of the WindRounder
Archie FisherLong and Lonesome WinterOff the MapSnow Goose
Bill JonesTwo Year WinterTwo Year WinterCompass
John McCutcheonDetroit DecemberWinter SolsticeRounder
Becky ShefcheckWhere Is Jesus?Where Is Jesus?Rebecca Shefchek

This morning's program is focused on scenes of winter, starting with traditional material and ending up with a few songwriters.  Happy holidaze, see you in January!

Lark In The Morning playlist for 12/03/2010

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Scots schoolchildrenStreet songsColumbia Library of Folk & Primitive Music: ScotlandColumbia Masterworks
Elizabeth BarclayBressay LullabyeColumbia Library of Folk & Primitive Music: ScotlandColumbia Masterworks
Taamie Anderson & Willia JohnsonThe Hens March to the MiddenColumbia Library of Folk & Primitive Music: ScotlandColumbia Masterworks
John StrachanThe Bonnie Lass of Fyvie-OColumbia Library of Folk & Primitive Music: ScotlandColumbia Masterworks
Harry LauderSusie McLainHarry LauderSunbeam
Ewan MacColl & Isla CameronStill I Love HimEnglish & Scottish Love SongsRiverside
Jean RedpathCauld Is the Evening BlastSongs of Robert Burns, Vol. 7Philo
Willie ScottThe Shepherd's SongThe Shepherd's SongTopic
BattleField BandThe Mote of MarkMusic in TrustTemple
Isla St ClairCharlie, O CharlieIsla St Clair Sings Traditional Scottish SongsTangent
Silly WizardThe BlackbirdGolden, GoldenFlying Fish
Alex CampbellBonnie Bessie LoganTraditional Ballads of ScotlandSweet Folk & Country
Jock Tamson's BairnsThe Birken TreeJock Tamson's BairnsGreentrax
Battlefield BandShining ClearThere's a BuzzFlying Fish
Ewan MacCollThe Day We Went to Rothsay-OScots Drinking SongsRiverside
Cilla Fisher & Artie TresizeThe Jolly BeggarFor Foul Day and FairFolk-Legacy
Silly WizardRoarin' DonaldGlint of Silver
Silly WizardMac's Fancy / Cliffs of MoherGolden, GoldenFlying Fish
Battlefield BandLad's o' the FairHome Is Where the Van IsFlying Fish
Ed MillerBottle of the BestBorder BackgroundFolk-Legacy
Archie FisherJock StewartMan with a RhymeFolk-Legacy
Jock Tamson's BairnsJenny Dang the WeaverJock Tamson's BairnsGreentrax

Wall to wall Scottish music... r-r-r-roll those R's!  Hope these made your toes tap and your ribbons twirl.

Lark In The Morning playlist for 11/19/2010

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New Lost City RamblersTaxes On The Farmer Feeds Us AllSongs of the DepressionFolkways
Woody GuthrieGreenback DollarLibrary of Congress RecordingsElektra
Woody GuthrieBoll WeevilLibrary of Congress RecordingsElektra
Haywire Mac McClintockLast Gold DollarHallelujah, I'm A BumRounder
Mike Seeger & Alice GerrardSt. Louis BluesAlice Gerrard & Mike SeegerGreenhays
Earl RobinsonHe Built The RoadStrange, Unusual EveningEarl Robinson
Malvina ReynoldsNo Hole In My HeadMalvina ReynoldsCentury City Records
Malvina ReynoldsWorld In Their PocketHeld OverCassandra
Michael CooneyThe Man in the MaskSinger of Old SongsFront Hall
Joe GlazerCongressman's BluesGarbageCollector
Leon RosselsonRules of the GamePalaces of GoldFuse
Phil OchsThat's What I'm Waiting To HearI Ain't Marching Any MoreCarthage
Jim PageYou Ain't Seen Nothin' YetOn The Street AgainWhid-Isle
Don McLeanThe Pride ParadeDon McLeanUnited Artists
Jim PostBack On The Street AgainBack On The Street AgainMountain Railroad
MagpieWorking Girl BluesWorking My Life AwayCollector
Charlie KingSelf StorageFeelings of FireFlying Fish
Charlie KingThe Rats Are WinningOld Dreams & New NightmaresCW Records
MistralFinnish PolkasPromontoryMistral
Lou & Peter BerrymanSqualorClub de WashCornbelt
Larry LongGrandma's Penny SaleRun For FreedomFlying

Yesterday I read a news item that really struck me.  It reminded me that, despite the happy talk from our government, we really are in hard times that rival the so-called Great Depression of the 30's.  The news item was about how a farm in Ireland was being auctioned, and how the local community banded together to prevent the farm sale: they showed up at the auction, and refused to bid.  This is something that used to happen in this country in the 30's, and probably hasn't happened since.  Here's the link to the story:

Time To Reclaim The Land That Is Rightfully Ours

Ireland invented the boycott during the land wars, and perhaps it is time to take this effective weapon of resistance down from the thatch to deal with repossessions and resales Despite the spiralling economic crisis we are in, there was, last week, an epiphany at a small auction in Co Meath.

A 67-acre farm in Crossakiel, which had been repossessed by ACC bank, was up for sale. Despite a reasonable attendance by local farmers at the auction, there was only one derisory bid of €1.

There was, according to some present, ‘‘an atmosphere’’ in the room, and the auctioneer later told the Irish Times that ‘‘there was no question but that people weren’t bidding because it was being sold by the bank’’.

This reminded me of a song by Larry Long, a songwriter out of Oklahoma, called "Grandma's Penny Sale."  It was the last cut that I played this morning.

By the way, the story about the Irish farm sale came to my attention via a blog I follow called The Automatic Earth.


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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