Folk Alley Radio Show #240704

This week on Folk Alley, join Elena See to celebrate folk/r&b/gospel icon, Mavis Staples in honor of her 85th birthday (7/10); plus, hear new music from Valerie June featuring Carla Thomas and the Stax Music Academy, Joachim Cooder, Jim Lauderdale, Rebecca Frazier, and Bonny Light Horseman; a classic from Paul Brady and Andy Irvine; and more.

In hour two, it’s more new music from AJ Lee & Blue Summit, Jensen McRae, Melissa Carper, and Steve Earle; a special previously unreleased version of Fleetwood Mac’s “Dreams” by the late Justin Townes Earle; an advanced single from the forthcoming album by Willie Watson-his first of all-original songs; an excerpt from the latest Basic Folk podcast featuring Chris Smither and Peter Mulvey; plus favorites from The Milk Carton Kids, Molly Tuttle & Golden Highway, The Horse Flies, Paul Simon, and more.

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Hour One

The Staple Singers – I’ll Take You There – Be Altitude: Respect Yourself – Stax

The Staple Singers – Touch a Hand, Make a Friend – Be What You Are – Stax

Mavis Staples – Action – Livin’ On A High Note – Anti

Mavis Staples – Love and Trust (live) – Live In London – Anti/Epitaph

Mavis Staples and Levon Helm – You’ve Got To Move – Carry Me Home – ANTI

Valerie June – Friendship (feat.Carla Thomas and Stax Music Academy) – [single] – Stax

Valerie June – Call Me A Fool (feat. Carla Thomas) – The Moon and Stars: Prescriptions For Dreamers – Fantasy Records

Joachim Cooder – Sea Level Man – Dreamer’s Motel – Joachim Cooder

Ali Farka Toure w/ Ry Cooder – Bonde – Talking Timbuktu – World Circuit

Jim Lauderdale – Mrs. Green – My Favorite Place – Sky Crunch Records

The Horse Flies – Cornbread – Human Fly – MCA

Rebecca Frazier – High Country Road Trip – Boarding Windows in Paradise – Compass Records

Bonny Light Horseman – Hare and Hound – Keep Me On Your Mind/See You Free – Jagjaguwar

Andy Irvine/Paul Brady – Mary and the Soldier – Andy Irvine and Paul Brady – Green Linnet

Hour Two

Willie Watson – Real Love – Willie Watson – Little Operation Records

Punch Brothers – Three Dots and a Dash – All Ashore – Nonesuch Records

The Milk Carton Kids – The City of Our Lady – Monterey – ANTI-

AJ Lee & Blue Summit – Cant Find You At All (feat. Molly Tuttle) – City of Glass – Signature

Molly Tuttle and Golden Highway – Evergreen, OK – City of Gold – Nonesuch Records

Chris Smither & Peter Mulvey – Basic Folk Interview excerpt Cindy Howes with Chris Smither & Peter Mulvey – Basic Folk interview excerpt – Basic Folk

Chris Smither – All About the Bones – All About the Bones – Signature Sound

Chris Smither – On the Edge – recorded by Folk Alley at the 2012 Green River Festival – Folk Alley exclusive recording

Steve Earle – Copperhead Road (solo, acoustic) – Alone Again (Live) – Howe Sound Records/Missing Piece Records

Justin Townes Earle – Dreams – ALL IN: Unreleased & Rarities (The New West Years) – New West

Jensen McRae – Massachusetts – [single] – Dead Oceans

Patty Larkin – Banish Misfortune/Open Hand – Angels Running – HighStreet

Black Prairie – Nowhere, Massachusetts – A Tear In the Eye Is A Wound In the Heart – Sugar Hill Records

Melissa Carper – Borned in Ya – Borned In Ya – Mae Music/Thirty Tigers

Paul Simon – Born At The Right Time – The Rhythm of The Saints – Warner Bros.


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 70 stations nationally.

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