Old Chestnuts From The Revival

10 p.m. to Midnight Host: Steve Winters

Catch up on your folk and acoustic music history. There are a multitude of albums from the Folk Revival (or Great Folk Scare, as some might characterize it) of the 1950s, 1960s and 1970s being reissued for a new generation. Here’s a more-or-less chronological sampling of a few new releases. The Doc Watson material was recorded in late 1962/early 1963 but has never before been released.

A special note: The show closes with 30 minutes of music from a sparkling new 2-CD set out on Smithsonian Folkways from the archives of the Fast Folk Musical Magazine which existed in New York City from 1982 through 1997 under the leadership (and editorship) of Jack Hardy and Richard Meyer. The collection was given to the Smithsonian and hopefully this is the first reissue of this singer/songwriter material. Most of Fast Folk’s 105 issues were released on vinyl discs. Artist

  • Artist, "Title", Album, Label

  • Mitch Greenhill, “Shepherd Of The Highway”, Shepherd Of The City Blues, Prestige


  • Jean Ritchie, “Pretty Polly”, “The Cuckoo”, “Bonaparte’s Retreat”, “Careless Love”, Field Trip, Greenhays


  • Judy Collins, “Maid Of Constant Sorrow”, “Bold Fenian Men”, “John Riley”, “Bonnie Ship The Diamond”

  • “Crow On The Cradle”, “The Great Selchie Of Shule Skerry”, Maids And Golden Apples, Wildflower


  • Doc Watson, “Little Sadie”, “Blue Smoke”, “The House Carpenter”, “Cannonball Rag”, “The Roving Gambler”

  • Doc Watson At Gerde’s Folk City, Sugar Hill, ,


  • The Country Gentlemen, “The Long Black Veil”, “Heartaches”, “A Letter To Tom”, “The Fields Have Turned

  • Brown”, On The Road (And More), Smithsonian Folkways,


  • Bob Dylan, “Blowin’ In The Wind”, Folk, Gospel & Blues, Columbia/Epic/Legacy

  • Clancy Brothers & Tommy Makem, “The Patriot Game”, Folk, Gospel & Blues, Columbia/Epic/Legacy

  • Leonard Cohen, “Suzanne”, Folk, Gospel & Blues, Columbia/Epic/Legacy

  • Tom Rush, “These Days”, Folk, Gospel & Blues, Columbia/Epic/Legacy


  • Rod MacDonald, “America Jerusalem”, Fast Folk, Smithsonian Folkways

  • Shawn Colvin, “I Don’t Know Why”, Fast Folk, Smithsonian Folkways

  • John Gorka, “Geza’s Wailing Ways”, Fast Folk, Smithsonian Folkways

  • Jack Hardy, “Forget-Me-Not”, Fast Folk, Smithsonian Folkways