Folk Alley Radio Show #220714

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.

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Hour One:

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

Hour Two:

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


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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