Folk Alley Radio Show #210701

This week on Folk Alley, join Elena See for a 1971 throwback show – great folk, roots, and Americana music from 50 years ago. Hear songs from the debut albums by Bonnie Raitt, John Prine, and Bill Withers; plus classics from Richie Havens, Gordon Lightfoot, Buffy Sainte-Marie, Judee Sill, Graham Nash, Dolly Parton, Joni Mitchell, and more.

In hour two, more sounds from 1971 from Carole King, James Taylor, Tom Paxton, Fairport Convention, Sandy Denny, John Denver, John Hartford, Jonathan Edwards, and more.


Hour One:

John Prine – Flashback Blues – John Prine – Atlantic

Joni Mitchell – River (alternate take, with french horns) – Blue 50 (Demos & Outtakes) [EP] – Rhino/Reprise

Cat Stevens – The Wind – Teaser and The Firecat – A & M

Bill Withers – Grandma’s Hands – Just As I Am – Sussex

Dolly Parton – Coat of Many Colors – Coat of Many Colors – RCA Victor

Johnny Cash – Man in Black – Life – Columbia

Gordon Lightfoot – Cotton Jenny – Summer Side of Life – Reprise Records

Leonard Cohen – Famous Blue Raincoat – The Best Of – Columbia

Buffy Sainte-Marie – She Used To Wanna Be A Ballerina – She Used To Wanna Be A Ballerina – Vanguard

Joan Baez – The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down – Blessed Are… – Vanguard

Richie Havens – Here Comes the Sun – Best Of – Rhino

Bonnie Raitt – Mighty Tight Woman – Bonnie Raitt – Warner Bro

Graham Nash – Chicago – Songs For Beginners – Warner Bro

Judee Sill – Crayon Angels – Judee Sill – Asylum

Grateful Dead – Me & Bobby McGee – Grateful Dead (Skull and Roses) – Warner Brothers

Janis Joplin – Mercedes Benz – Pearl – Columbia

Hour Two:

Carole King – I Feel the Earth Move – Tapestry – Ode

James Taylor – You’ve Got A Friend – Mud Slide Slim – Warner Brothers

Tom Paxton – General Custer – How Come the Sun – Reprise

The Holy Modal Rounders – Livin’ Off the Land – The Holy Modal Rounders – Fantasy

Dave Van Ronk – Gaslight Rag – Going Back To Brooklyn – Universal

Nick Drake – Northern Sky – Bryter Layter (1971) – Hannibal

Fairport Convention – The Journeyman’s Grace – Angel Delight – Island

Sandy Denny – Blackwaterside – The North Star Grassman and The Ravens – Island

Steeleye Span – The Blacksmith – Please To See The King – Shanachie

John Martyn – Bless the Weather – Bless the Weather – Island

John Denver – Sunshine On My Shoulders – Poems, Prayers and Promises – RCA

John Hartford – Up On the Hill Where They Do the Boogle – Aereo-Plain – Rounder

Jonathan Edwards – Shanty – Jonathon Edwards – Atco

The Band – Life Is A Carnival – Cahoots – Capitol


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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