Folk Alley Radio Show #210114

This week on Folk Alley, we honor the life of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and the civil rights movement with music by Nina Simone, Odetta, Our Native Daughters, Resistance Revival Chorus, Rhiannon Giddens, Mavis Staples, Patty Griffin, Pete Seeger, and more.

In hour two, new music from Barry Gibb (feat. Dolly Parton), Evie Ladin Band, The Bright Siders, Dave Alvin, Sadie Gustafson-Zook, and Jeffrey Foucault; favorites from Cinder Well, Joan Shelley, Kaia Kater, Offa Rex; and more.

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Hour One:

Old Crow Medicine Show – Motel in Memphis – Tennessee Pusher – Nettwerk

Nina Simone – Why? (The King of Love is Dead) – Nuff Said! – BMG

Odetta – Jim Crow Blues – Looking For a Home (Leadbelly Tribute) – M.C. Records

Kate Campbell – Greensboro – The K.O.A. Tapes (Vol.1) – Large River Music

Our Native Daughters – Quasheba, Quasheba – Songs of Our Native Daughters – Smithsonian Folkways Recordings

Resistance Revival Chorus – Ella’s Song – This Joy – Righteous Babe Records

Rhiannon Giddens – Birmingham Sunday – Freedom Highway – Nonesuch

Eilen Jewell – How Long – Letters From Sinners & Strangers – Signature Sounds

Son House – This Little Light of Mine – Delta Blues and Spirituals – Capitol

Mavis Staples – This Little Light – We’ll Never Turn Back – ANTI

Mavis Staples – Eyes On the Prize – We’ll Never Turn Back – ANTI

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

Patty Griffin – Up to the Mountain (MLK Song) – Children Running Through – ATO

Hour Two:

Barry Gibb – Words (feat. Dolly Parton) – Greenfields: The Gibb Brothers’ Songbook, Vol. 1 – Columbia

Evie Ladin Band – Polly Put the Kettle On/Lonesome John – Playing Our Hand [EP] – Evil Diane Music

Bonny Light Horseman – Buzzin’ Fly – [single] – 37d03d

Offa Rex – The Queen of Hearts – The Queen of Hearts – Nonesuch

Cinder Well – Wandering Boy – No Summer – Free Dirt

Joan Shelley – Coming Down For You – Like the River Loves the Sea – No Quarter Records

The Bright Siders – The Song about Songs (feat. The War and Treaty) – A Mind of Your Own – Smithsonian Folkways

Punch Brothers – It’s All Part of the Plan – All Ashore – Nonesuch Records

Kaia Kater – The Right One – Grenades – Smithsonian Folkways

Dave Alvin – Inside – From an Old Guitar: Rare and Unreleased Recordings – Yep Roc Records

Stefan Grossman – Lottie’s Blues – Yazoo Basin Boogie – Shanachie

Sadie Gustafson-Zook – Everyone – Vol. 1 [EP] – Sadie Gustafson-Zook

Jeffrey Foucault – Here Comes Rainer – Deadstock: Uncollected Recordings 2005 – 2020 – Blueblade Records

Kris Delmhorst – The Horses – Long Day In the Milky Way – Big Bean Music


Folk Alley’s weekly, syndicated radio show is produced by Linda Fahey and host Elena See. 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 60 stations nationally.

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