Folk Alley Radio Show #220203

This week on Folk Alley, celebrate Black History Month with music by six pillars of early Black folk music and artists they have influenced. Hear songs by Memphis Minnie, Lead Belly, Sister Rosetta Tharpe, Mississippi John Hurt, Elizabeth Cotten, Sippie Wallace, and more.

In hour two, hear new music by Anaïs Mitchell, Punch Brothers, Cloudbelly, Po’ Ramblin’ Boys, Sad Daddy, Yonder Mountain String Band, and Annabelle Chvostek; plus favorites from Kim Richey, Leo Kottke & Mike Gordon, Grateful Dead, Ana Egge, and more.


Hour One:

Artist – Title – Album – Label

Memphis Minnie – I Got To Make A Change Blues – I Ain’t No Bad Girl – Portrait

Maria Muldaur – Me and My Chauffeur Blues – I’m A Woman – ShoutFact.

Lucinda Williams – Nothing In Rambling (Live) – Lucinda Williams – Koch

Lead Belly – Rock Island Line – Classic Folk Music – Smithsonian Folkways

Jake Blount – Where Did You Sleep Last Night – Spider Tales – Free Dirt

Leon & Eric Bibb – Sylvie – A Family Affair – Manhaton

Sister Rosetta Tharpe – Down By the Riverside – Gospel ‘N’ Soul Revival – Great American Music

Ruthie Foster – Up Above My Head – The Phenomenal Ruthie Foster – Blue Corn

Mississippi John Hurt – Candy Man – Today – Vanguard

Peter Case & Dave Alvin – Monday Morning Blues – Avalon Blues A Tribute to the Music of Mississippi John Hurt – Vanguard

Taj Mahal – My Creole Belle – Avalon Blues A Tribute to the Music of Mississippi John Hurt – Vanguard

Peter Keane – Nobody’s Dirty Business – Rural Electrification – Little Hat

Elizabeth Cotton – Freight Train – Classic Folk Music (compilation) – Smithsonian Folkways

Rhiannon Giddens – Shake Sugaree – Tomorrow is My Turn – Nonesuch Records

Sippie Wallace – You Got To Know How – Women Be Wise – Storyville

Bonnie Raitt – Women Be Wise – Bonnie Raitt – Warner Bro

Hour Two:

Anaïs Mitchell – Brooklyn Bridge – Anaïs Mitchell – BMG

Brad Kolodner – Campbell’s Farewell To Red Gap – Chimney Swifts – Brad Kolodner

Punch Brothers – Pride of Man – Hell On Church Street – Nonesuch Records

Cloudbelly – Whistling – [single] – Signature Sounds

Kim Richey (feat. Chuck Prophet) – Whistle On Occasion – Edgeland – Yep Roc Records

The Po’ Ramblin’ Boys – The Blues Are Close at Hand – Never Slow Down – Smithsonian Folkways

The Slocan Ramblers – Groundhog – Coffee Creek – The Slocan Ramblers

Odetta – Ramblin’ Around – Woody Guthrie-The Tribute Concerts (at Hollywood Bowl) – Bear Family Records

Sad Daddy – Arkansas Bound – Way Up In the Hills – Sad Daddy/Catfish Music

The Carper Family – Old-Fashioned Gal – Old-Fashioned Gal – The Carper Family

Yonder Mountain String Band – If Only – Get Yourself Outside – Frog Pad Records

Leo Kottke & Mike Gordon – Flat Top – Noon – ATO

Grateful Dead – Me & My Uncle – Grateful Dead (Skull and Roses) – Warner Brothers

Ana Egge – Dance Around the Room With Me – White Tiger – StorySound Records

Annabelle Chvostek – Dance Me To the End of Love – [single] – Annabelle Chvostek


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 65 stations nationally.

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