Folk Alley Radio Show #190627

This week on Folk Alley, in hour one we revisit “Folk Alley’s 100 Most Essential Folk Songs,” compiled from a survey of our listeners. Hear favorites from Joan Baez, Donovan, Phil Ochs, and Joni Mitchell; plus we count down the Top 10 essential folk songs, as voted on by Folk Alley listeners.

In hour two, hear new music from Mavis Staples, Joel Rafael, and The Small Glories; exclusive Folk Alley recordings from Anais Mitchell and Jefferson Hamer performing songs from their album ‘Child Ballads’ recorded at the Folk Alliance International conference; plus favorites from Jim Kweskin, Taj Mahal, Doc Watson, and much more.


Artist – Title – Album – Label

Hour One:

John Denver – Leaving on a Jet Plane – Rhymes & Reason – BMG

Donovan – Catch The Wind – The Real Donovan – PYE

Phil Ochs – There But For Fortune – There But For Fortune – Elektra

Joan Baez – Diamonds and Rust – Diamonds and Rust – A & M

Joni Mitchell – Both Sides Now – Both Sides Now – Reprise

Tom Paxton – The Last Thing On My Mind – The Best of Tom Paxton – Elektra

Ian and Sylvia – Four Strong Winds – Greatest Hits – Vanguard

Pete Seeger – We Shall Overcome (live) – Greatest Hits – CBS/Sony

Leonard Cohen – Suzanne – The Best Of – CK

Gordon Lightfoot – Early Morning Rain – Lightfoot! (LP) – United/Art

Kingston Trio – Where Have All the Flowers Gone – Anthology

Pete Seeger – If I Had a Hammer – Sing-A-Long – Smithsonia

Steve Goodman – City Of New Orleans – Steve Goodman

Bob Dylan – Blowin’ In The Wind – Greatest Hits – Columbia

Woody Guthrie – This Land Is Your Land – Save Our History: Save Our Sounds

Hour Two:

Jamestown Revival – Crazy World (Judgement Day) – San Isabel – Jamestown Revival

Kittel & Co. – The Boxing Reels – Whorls – Compass Records

I’m With Her (Sara Watkins, Sarah Jarosz and Aoife O’Donovan) – Crescent City – See You Around – I’m With Her/Rounder

Leyla McCalla – Me and My Baby – The Capitalist Blues – Pias America

Taj Mahal – Lovin’ in my Baby’s Eyes – Phantom Blues – Privatemus

Jim Kweskin – Jug Band – Ella Speed – Garden of Joy – Reprise Records

Jim Kweskin and Geoff Muldaur – Downtown Blues – Penny’s Farm – Kingswood Records

Anais Mitchell & Jefferson Hamer (In Studio) – Tam Lin

The Small Glories – Don’t Back Down – Assiniboine and the Red – Red House

Doc Watson – Dill Pickle Rag – Foundation – Sugar Hill

Mavis Staples – Anytime – We Get By – Anti/Epitaph

Joel Rafael – Under Our Skin – Rose Avenue – Inside Recordings

Darden Smith – Love Will Win the War – Everything – Compass Records

Folk Alley’s weekly, syndicated radio show is produced by Linda Fahey and Elena See with assistance by Redia Spada. The show is available for free to stations via PRX.org or directly from Folk Alley via Dropbox for non-PRX members. The Folk Alley Radio Show is presently carried on over 50 stations nationally.

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