Songs Of Working People

10 p.m. to Midnight Host: Steve Winters

A straightforward show on “songs of working people” to start off the Labor Day weekend. This show featured an extended set by Pete Seeger. And, as we do each year, we put the spotlight on different groups of workers. For this show it was cowboys and coalminers. We ended the show with a song written by Gil Turner, who was part of the Greenwich Village folk scene in the 1960s. Gil grew up and is buried in nearby Bridgeport. Artist

  • Artist, "Title", Album, Label

  • Gandy Dancers, “Rooster Call”, Blues Routes, Smithsonian/Folkways

  • John Cephas & Phil Wiggins, “John Henry”, Blues Routes, Smithsonian/Folkways


  • Pete Seeger, “My Oklahoma Blowed Away”, “Queen Anne Front”, “Hobo’s Lullabye”, “Jay Gould’s

  • Daughter”, “Coal Creek March”, “Harry Sims”, “Oh, Had I A Golden Thread”, A Link In The Chain, Columbia/Legacy


  • Everett Brisendine, “Old Cowboys”, The Cowboy Tour, Rounder

  • Brownie Ford, “Streets Of Laredo”, The Cowboy Tour, Rounder

  • Everett Brisendine, “A Second Cold-Nosed Dog”, The Cowboy Tour, Rounder

  • Johnny Whelan, “Jacinto Trevino”, The Cowboy Tour, Rounder

  • Karin Haleamau, “Honohano Olinda”, The Cowboy Tour, Rounder


  • Kerry Grombacher, “The Old Cocinero”, “A Wolf’s Come Down From The Mountains”, “Riding For The

  • Brand”, “Bell County”, Riding For The Brand, independent


  • Elaine Purkey, “America! Our Union”, “Labor’s Got Its Hands In Its Pockets”, “Wayfarin’ Worker”, Mountain

  • Music/Mountain Struggle, Marimac, ,


  • Tom Paxton & Anne Hills, “Links In The Chain”, “Carry It On”, Under American Skies, Appleseed

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