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Lark In The Morning
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Fri, 09/18/2015 - 5:30am - 7:00am
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Fri, 09/04/2015 - 5:30am - 7:00am
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Fri, 08/21/2015 - 5:30am - 7:00am
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Lark In The Morning
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Lark In The Morning
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Fri, 07/17/2015 - 5:30am - 7:00am
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Lark In The Morning playlist for 10/21/2011

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Lark In The Morning
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Patti GriffithsMosesLiving with Ghosts
Richard ShindellWisteriaSomewhere Near Paterson
KlezmaticsCome When You Call MeWonder WheelJewish Music Group
Steve EinhornBarbershopBrick & Mortar
Dave Van Ronk, Anne Hills, Cindy MangsenFroggie Went A-Courtin'Never Grow Up
Jon PfaffEdgarLife Ain't Permanent
Jeff Warner & Jeff DavisWallabugTwo Little Boys
Jody Stecher & Kate BrislinPolly AnnBlue LightningRounder
Bill JonesLong John MoorePanchpuranCompass
FinestkindFa So LaLost in a Song
Wailing StrangersLarry the PhysicistFlying to Blue
Anais Mitchell & Hadestown OrchestraWay Down HadestownHadestownRighteous Babe
Anais Mitchell & Greg BrownHey Little SongbirdHadestown
Anais Mitchell (Haden Triplets)When the Chips Are DownHadestown
David FranceyBorderlineTorn Screen Door
Gina ForsythPromised LandWaterbug Anthology
Lou & Peter BerrymanEvery WeekDouble Yodel

 A special program featuring Anais Mitchell's Hadestown late in the show... enjoy!


PS: thank you for supporting KBOO... it really does matter.  I have KBOO in my will for chrissakes, that's how much it means to me!

Lark In The Morning playlist for 10/07/2011

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Lark In The Morning
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Johnny CashFive Feet & RisingSongs of our SoilMercury
Eric BogleLady from BendigoPlain and SimplePlant Life
Battlefield BandRantin' Rovin' RobinThe Story So FarFlying Fish
Applejack with Bob McQuillenNew England Winter / The Dancing BearContra Dance Music New England StyleGreen Linnet
Any Old Time String BandC-U-B-AAny Old Time String BandArhoolie
The DillardsTaters in Sandy LandLive AlmostElektra
Guy CarawanDaddy, What's a TrainJubileeJune Appal
Blue Flame String BandAunt Caroline Dyer BluesBlue Flame String BandFlying Fish
Hank BradleyThem Beautiful BottlesMusic of the Poison Coyote KidBay
Andy Cohen & Joe LaRoseMy Money Never Runs OutTuxedo BluesGreen Linnet
Norman BlakeIf I Lose, I Don't CareLighthouse on the ShoreRounder
A. Robic & the ExertionsFlying IndianMusic for Aerobic CloggingFlying Fish
Bob CarlinThe Last TimeWhere Did You Get That HatRounder
Different ShoesThe CuckooOne Size Feets AllFretless
The WarblersOld TiesMama's WaltzThe
La Bottine SourianteLes Reel VieuxLa Traversee de L'Atlantique
The Chicken ChokersLookin' for the MoneyChokers & FliesRounder
The Canote BrothersI Heard the Voice of the PorkchopThinga-ma-jigClone Tone
Terri GrayumMachinesPromiseWonderwomen
Lou & Peter BerrymanNew ListingDouble YodelLou & Peter Berryman

A big THANK YOU to everyone who contributed during this morning's program!  We met our goal of $500, which is a wonderful thing.  Thank you for keeping KBOO alive and vital.

Lark In The Morning playlist for 09/30/2011

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Various artistsMorris Dance TunesField Trip - EnglandFolkways
Isla CameronBlackwatersideThe Jupiter Book of BalladsFolkways
Isla CameronBrushes & BriarsField Trip - EnglandFolkways
Isla CameronLord RandallThe Jupiter Book of BalladsFolkways
Ewan MacColl & Peggy SeegerThe Lifeboat MonaNew Briton GazetteFolkways
Dan AguiarAlice WentworthSea SongsFolkways
Stan HugillA Long Time AgoSea SongsFolkways
Mary WilsonSailboat MalarkeySea SongsFolkways
Woodie GuthrieMean Talkin' BluesPoor BoyFolkways
Eloise SchwartzPretty Crowing ChickenDown HomeFolkways
Gerard DoleVariousLittle Creatures and the Big Animals of the BayouFolkways
Oscar BrandeMother Was a LadyGive 'im the HookRiverside
Pete SeegerThe Faucets Are DrippingGod Bless the GrassFolkways
Pete SeegerCement OctopusGod Bless the GrassFolkways
Nashville Jub BandDallas RagNashville Jug BandRounder
Hotmud FamilySilver Tongue & Gold Plated LiesMeat & Potatoes & Stuff Like ThatFlying Fish
Tom DundeeDon't Fool with the Fire
Shinobu SatoCivil War TrilogyWaterbug AnthologyWaterbug
Therese HoneyMenai PointBug SoupWaterbug
Maura O'ConnellLeaving NeidinJust in TimePhilo
HesperusOrientes PartibusCrossing OverFlying Fish
Al PettewayAccokeek ShoreWhispering StonesMaggie's Music

Lark In The Morning playlist for 09/16/2011

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Barbara DaneThe Danville GirlWhen I Was a Young GirlHorizon
Maxine SellersKaty CruelFolk SongsPrestige
Josh WhitePaul & SilasThe Beginning Vol. 2Mercury
Judy CollinsSailor's LifeA Maid of Constant SorrowElektra
The WeaversI Never Will MarryTravelling On With the WeaversVanguard
Malvina ReynoldsThe World's Gone BeautifulMalvina ReynoldsCentury City
Tom PaleyJackaroCourting & Other Folk Songs of the Southern Appalachian MountainsRiverside
Rita WeillPretty Damsel in the GardenSings Ballads and Folk SongsTakoma
Rita WeillThe Bramble BriarSings Ballads and Folk SongsTakoma
Jean Ritchie & Oscar BrandHog DroversCourting & Other Folk Songs of the Southern Appalachian MountainsRiverside
Jean Ritchie & Oscar BrandLazy JohnCourting & Other Folk Songs of the Southern Appalachian MountainsRiverside
Hedy WestLady Beauty BrightVolume 2Vanguard
Doc WatsonTalk 'Bout Sufferin'Doc WatsonVanguard
Stefan GrossmanThe Assassination of John FaheyLive... in ConcertShanachie
David HoltThe First Motorcycle in Black Mountain, NCThe Hairy Man & Other Wild TalesHigh Windy Records
Vernon DalhartAin't Gonna Grieve My MindOn the Lighter SideOld Homestead
Watermelon Mtn Jug Band1922Tickle TunesCowboy Kazoo
Daila DworskySweet SassparillaDaila & the Dulci-Dance BandKicking Mule
TrapezoidDill Pickle RagTrapezoidTraditional Records
Walt RichardsRomanzaIn Touch with the EarthWalt Richards
Ken PerlmanFlowers of EdinburghMelodic Clawhammer BanjoKicking Mule
Hollow Rock String BandShelvin' RockThe Hollow Rock String BandRounder
Critton Hollow String BandTell Me Where It IsBy and ByFlying Fish
Gamble RogersThe Great Maitland County Turkey MassacreeThe Lord Gives Me Grace and the Devil Gives Me StyleMountain Railroad

Lark In The Morning playlist for 09/02/2011

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Doc WatsonSpike Driver's BluesJean Ritchie and Doc Watson at Folk CitySmithsonian Folkways
Libba CottenHere Old Rattler HereFreight Train and Other NC FolksongsSmithsonian Folkways
Jean RitchieHiram HubbardJean Ritchie and Doc Watson at Folk CitySmithsonian Folkways
Woody GuthriePretty Boy FloydStruggleSmithsonian Folkways
Haywire Mac McClintockTexas RangersHallelujah, I'm A BumRounder
Utah PhillipsJay Gould's DaughterAll Used Up: A ScrapbookPhilo
Rosalie SorrelsWillie and JohnRosalie's SongbagPrestige International
Tom KinesThe Merchant and the Fiddler's WifeOf Maids and MistressesElektra
Pop Wagner & Bob BoveeThe Northern LinePop Wagner & Bob BoveeTrain on the Island
Larry UngarRailroad BluesRags, Blues, & Hot Tunes for FIngerstyle GuitarBlack Socks Press
Peter Kessler & Gail FratarWabash BluesJust DreamingSwallow
The BogtrottersDeadheads & SuckersThe BogtrottersBiograph
Tracy's Family BandMy Home's Across the Smoky MountainsRode the Mule Around the WorldFolkways
The Red Clay RamblersThe Winding StreamMeeting in the AirFlying Fish
Norman & Nancy BlakeOld Time FarmerBlind DogFlying Fish
TrapezoidCountry HomeCool of the DayFlying Fish
EllipsisAmerican PrimitiveEllipsisFlying Fish
Charlie KingCount It All JoyMy Heart Keeps Sneaking Up On My HeadFlying Fish
Matthew PriceStrandedStrandedMatthew Price
Tom PaxtonMonday Morning in ParadiseOne Million LawyersFlying Fish
Tom PaxtonYuppies in the SkyOne Million LawyersFlying Fish
Howling GaelSt. Anne's ReelRant & RoarGrassroots

As I mentioned after the Texas Rangers song, you should check out S. C. Gwynne's book, "Empire of the Summer Moon."  It recounts the story of the Comanche nation during the middle of the 19th century, and tells why they were the most feared and successful native American band.  Reading it, I felt like I was reading the secret history of the West, the history behind the mythology.  A remarkable book.

Lark In The Morning playlist for 08/19/2011

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Myles JacksonVarsity CheerVarsity CheerFolkways
Dan SorkinUnintelligibilityFolk Singing OneMercury
Paul GeremiaTravelin' ManJust EnoughFolkways
Josh WhiteTimberRagtime 2: The CountryFolkways
Mike SeegerBald-Headed End of the BroomOld Time Country MusicFolkways
Leake County RevelersThey Go Wild Over MeRagtime 2: The CountryFolkways
David JohnsonBile Them Cabbage DownClawhammer BanjoFolkways
The MonroesLubly FanThe MonroesORA
June LazareThe HoneybeeFolk Songs of New York 2Folkways
Charlie Brown39 Miles to the Ohio LineTeton Tea PartyFolkways
Bob GrossmanAbdul Abulbul AmirBob GrossmanElektra
The BergerfolkLoving HannahPack Up Your SorrowsFolkways
Debusk-Weaver FamilyPoor Orphan ChildMeeting in the AirFolkways
Woodstock Mtn RevueLong JourneyMore Music from Mud AcresRounder
Pete SeegerPretty SaroGod Bless the GrassFolkways
David JohnsonShout Little Luly, Red Wing, John HardyClawhammer BanjoFolkways
Joan BaezRangers CommandFarewell, AngelinaVanguard
Cingy MangsenMegan MurphySettle DownFront Hall
Bodie WagnerI Gave My Heart to San AntoneHoboPhilo
Jody Stecher & Kate BrislinLove FarewellA Song that Will LingerRounder

More from the Folkways vault... and some other stuff, too.

Lark In The Morning playlist for 08/05/2011

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Rolf CahnAin't No GraveCalifornia ConcertFolkways
Big Bill BroonzyHey Hey BabySings Country BluesFolkways
Ginni ClemmensSneaky SnakeWe All Have A SongFolkways
Vivien RichmanThe Jolly LumbermenSingsFolkways
New Lost City RamblersChewing GumOld Timey Songs for ChildrenFolkways
Tracy & Eloise SchwarzGet Along HomeDown HomeFolkways
Tracy & Eloise SchwarzI Hope She's SatisfiedDown HomeFolkways
Hazel Dickens & Alice GerrardGabriel's CallingWho's That Knocking?Folkways
WeaversThe State of ArkansasTravelling OnVanguard
Sons of the PioneersYippi-i, Yippi-oTumbleweed TrailRCA
John HartfordLong Hot Summer DaysMark TwangFlying Fish
Good Ol' PersonsDreaming in Three-Quarter TimeAnywhere the Wind BlowsKaleidoscope
Wendy GrossmanThe Scarborough Settler's LamentRoseville FairLincoln House
Dwayne ThorpeThe Ballad of Lewis MillsCome and Keep Me CompanyMinstrel
Holy Modal RoundersDon't Seem RightAlleged in Their Own TimeRounder
Steve GoodmanMama Don't AllowJessie's Jig & Other FavoritesElektra
Neal GladstoneSleep NeatSleep NeatKaleidoscope
Christine LavinFly on a PlaneAttainable LovePhilo
Christine LavinVenus Kissed the MoonAttainable LovePhilo
Hickory WindThe Huntsman's ChorusAt the Wednesday Night WaltzAdelphi
Jody Stecher & Kate BrislinPaul and SilasA Song That Will LingerRounder
The Smith SistersThe Bramble & the RoseRoadrunnerFlying Fish

A mid-summer medley of songs.

Lark In The Morning playlist for 07/15/2011

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Lawrence OlderFlim-A-Lim-A-LeeLawrence OlderFolk Legacy
Joan SprungSweet WilliamBallads & ButterfliesFolk Legacy
Harry TuftCalifornia BoyAcross the Blue MountainsFolk Legacy
Ed TrickettAshes on the SeaPeople Like YouFolk Legacy
Michael CooneyJim Crack CornThe Cheese Stands AloneFolk Legacy
Reel World String BandClucking HenThe Reel World String BandVetco
Mike SeegerTennessee DogSoloRounder
Carolina Tar HeelsBull Dog in Sunny TennesseeThe Carolina Tar HeelsFolk Legacy
Peggy SeegerHave a Little DogAmerican Folk Songs for ChildrenRounder
Anne Hills & Cindy MangsenOld BlueNever Grow UpFlying Fish
Jim RingerTowser JenkinsWaiting for the Hard Times to GoFolk Legacy
Sweet Brothers & Ernest StonemanI Got A BulldogDown in the BasementOld Hat
Utah PhillipsQueen of the RailsGood ThoughPhilo
Dave Van RonkOld BlueSomebody Else, Not Me
John KellermannSince I Got a DogAnother Saturday(self)
Bob BrozmanDog & CatHello Central, Give Me Dr. JazzRounder
Jorma KaukonenPolice Dog BluesQuah
The DillardsOld BlueLive, Almost!Elektra
Brass MonkeyGeorge's SonThe Complete Brass MonkeyTopic
Adam BryantSo Long, DoggiesRhinoceros Tap
Eric BogleLittle GomezEric Bogle in ConcertLarrikin
Chris BegleyRamblin' Man
Lou & Peter BerrymanThe Dog of TimeDouble Yodel
Brian BowersDogFor YouFlying Fish

A focus on our canine companions... why are there so many funny dog songs?  And stories?  I hope that you enjoyed it.

Lark In The Morning playlist for 07/01/2011

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Sally DworskyWay Back ThenStart It All Over Again
Karla BonoffRose in the GardenKarla Bonoff
County VaudevilleBallad of BouillebaisseFor the Sake of Company
David JonesMy Old DutchAn Evening at the English Music HallFront Hall
Jon Bartlett & Rika RuebsaatCome to Me in CanadaCome to Me in Canada
Rick LeeQuabbin MoonNatick
Sandy Bradley & the Small Wonder String BandBoomer's StoryFoolish Questions
Anne Hills & Cindy MangsenWhere We'll Never Grow OldNever Grow Old
June TaborJoe PeelA Cut Above
Bill JonesLoving HannahPanchpuran
Si KahnDetroit DecemberDoing My JobFlying Fish
David JonesSpring SongFrom England's Shore
Kathryn RobertsNed on the HillKate Rusby & Kathryn RobertsCompass
Linda AllenThere Will Be an AnswerThe Long Way Home
Andrea DavisThe Last Time I Saw You
Sally DworskyThe PictureStart It All Over Again
Jocelyn PettitDaniel's HouseJocelyn Pettit
Cindy KalletRed SpruceThis Way Home
Tom Paxton & Anne HillsFollow That RoadUnder American Skies
Connie KaldorWood RiverWood River
Jocelyn PettitLate for the FeastJocelyn Pettit

While listening to an internet radio station, I was struck by a song that was being sung by Sally Dworsky.  It was sentimental song accompanied by piano, and it intrigued me: how had a percussive instrument like the piano found a niche in such expressive music?  I decided to try and build a show around the piano, and here is the result.  Hope you enjoy it!

Lark In The Morning playlist for 06/03/2011

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VariousCornish May CarolSongs of CeremonyTopic
George BlackmanThe Barnyard SongSongs of Animals and Other MarvelsTopic
Bob & Ron CopperThe Jovial TradesmenJack of All TradesTopic
Paddy DoranThe Roving JourneymanJack of All TradesTopic
Bob HartAll Jolly Fellows that Follow the PloughSongs from SuffolkTopic
Jumbo BrightwellDOwn in the Fields Where the Buttercups GrowSongs from the Eel's FootTopic
Bob BlakeThe Basket of EggsSussex HarvestTopic
Bob & Ron CopperThe Contented Country LadWorld Library of Folk & Primitive Music: EnglandColumbia Masterworks
VariousThe Turmut HoerWorld Library of Folk & Primitive Music: EnglandColumbia Masterworks
Bob DavenportThe Ploughboy LadBob Davenport & The Rakes 1977Topic
Isla CameronThe Lark in the MorningThrough Bushes & BriarsTradition
Peter BellamyThe Spotted CowThe Fox Jumped Over The Parson's GateTopic
Shirley CollinsThe Banks of MossumAdieu to Olde EnglandTopic
Copper FamilyThe Brisk Young PlowboyCoppersongsEnglish Folk Dance & Song Society
John RungeTurmut HoeingEnglish Folk SongsRiverside
John RungeThe Lady & The SwineEnglish Folk SongsRiverside
Alison McMorlandThe May Morning DewAlison McMorland & Peta WebbTopic
Martin CarthyShepherd O ShepherdSweet WivelsfieldGama
Martin CarthyBilly BoySweet WivelsfieldGama
Tony RoseThe Lark in the MorningUnder the Greenwood TreeLeader
Frankie ArmstrongThe Green ValleyLovely on the WaterTopic
Jiggery PokeryThe Flowers of EdinburghIn Glorious ColourJiggery
Jiggery PokeryJoe the Carrier LadIn Glorious ColourJiggery Pokery
The WatersonHal-An-TowFrost & FireElektra
Cyril TawneyMidsummer CarolI Will Give My LoveArgo
Michael CooneyButtercup JoeSinger of Old SongsFront Hall
Bob CopperSweet Rose in JuneCountry Side Songs of the SouthTopic
Bob DavenportPatsy Geary's / The Peeler & the GoatBob Davenport & The Rakes 1977Topic

A celebration of early summer with songs from the British agricultural tradition!


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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