This week on Folk Alley, join Elena See for a throwback show to 1972. Hear what was popular in the world of folk 50 years ago, with songs by Don McLean, Neil Young, Linda Ronstadt, Jackson Browne, The Staple Singers, Bill Withers, Nick Drake, John Denver, the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, Townes Van Zandt, Jimmy Cliff, Richard Thompson, Tom Rush, and so much more.
Listen to this week’s 2-hour show here, but for MORE 1972 classics, check out our Classic Folk channel that is streaming 6 hours of music from 1972.
Don McLean – American Pie – American Pie – Hyena
Neil Young – Heart of Gold – Harvest – Reprise
Jerry Garcia – Loser – Garcia – Warner Brothers
Nick Drake – Road – Pink Moon – Hannibal
Linda Ronstadt – Rock Me On the Water – Linda Ronstadt – Capitol
Jackson Browne – My Opening Farewell – Jackson Browne – Asylum
The Staple Singers – I’ll Take You There – Be Altitude: Respect Yourself – Stax
Bill Withers – Lean On Me – Still Bill – Sussex
John Denver – Rocky Mountain High – Rocky Mountain High – RCA
James Taylor – Don’t Let Me Be Lonely Tonight – One Man Dog – Warner Brothers
Doc Watson & The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band – Tennessee Stud – Will the Circle Be Unbroken – Capitol
Mother Maybelle Carter/ Jimmy Martin/ Roy Acuff/ Dirt Band- Will the Circle Be Unbroken – Will the Circle Be Unbroken – Capitol
Townes Van Zandt – Pancho & Lefty – The Late Great Townes Van Zandt – Capitol
Allman Brothers – Little Martha – Eat A Peach – PolyGram Records
Bonnie Raitt – Love Me Like A Man – Give It Up – Warner Bro
Paul Simon – Me and Julio Down By The Schoolyard – Paul Simon – Warner Bros.
Jim Croce – You Don’t Mess Around With Jim – You Don’t Mess Around With Jim – BMG
Joni Mitchell – You Turn Me On, I’m A Radio – For the Roses – Asylum
Ralph McTell – Zimmerman Blues – Not Till Tomorrow – Transatlan
Richard Thompson – The Poor Ditching Boy – Henry The Human Fly – Hannibal
Steeleye Span – Saucy Sailor – Below The Salt – Shanachie
Pentangle – Willy O’ Winsbury – Solomon’s Seal – Reprise
Cat Stevens – Can’t Keep It In – Catch Bull at Four – A&M
Jimmy Cliff – You Can Get It If You Really Want – The Harder They Come (Soundtrack) – Island Records
Gordon Lightfoot – Don Quixote – Gord’s Gold – Reprise
Tom Rush – Mother Earth – The Very Best of Tom Rush – Columbia
Arlo Guthrie – Hobo’s Lullaby – Hobo’s Lullaby – Koch
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