First broadcast November 7, 2003

A Mixed Bag

10 p.m. to Midnight Host: Steve Winters

Another mixed bag of a show, including a “look back” at three seminal figures of folk music in the last century Bob Dylan, Leonard Cohen and Gordon Lightfoot. The second hour was devoted to music from flatpicking great Orrin Star and balladeer Kate Campbell, both of whom are appearing in our region in the days ahead.

Columbia Records has just remastered 15 of Dylan’s early albums and enhanced six of them. This show presents selections from the first four. Cohen’s work comes from a CD issued three years ago that is a live recording of concerts from 1979, while Lightfoot's classic railroad trilogy is found on a brand new tribute album from north of the U.S. border.

A few touches of dobro on rock songs started the night rolling.

  • Artist, "Title", Album, Label P>
  • Jerry Douglas, “Little Martha”, Lookout For Hope, Sugar Hill

  • Orville Johnson, “As Tears Go By”, Freehand, Orville Johnson Music

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  • Bob Dylan, “Don’t Think Twice It’s Alright”, “To Ramona”, “Maggie’s Farm”, “Just Like Tom Thumb’s Blues”, Bob Dylan Revisited/The Remasters

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  • Leonard Cohen, “Bird On The Wire”, “Lover Lover Lover”, “Hey That’s No Way To Say Goodbye”, Field Commander Cohen, Columbia

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  • James Keelaghan, “Canadian Railroad Trilogy”, Beautiful/A Tribute To Gordon Lightfoot, Borealis/Northern Blues

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  • Orrin Star, “Don’t Let Your Deal Go Down”, Fun Songs & Fancy Pickin’, Flying Fish

  • Orrin Star, “The Other Way Around”, “Wonderful Dish Rag”, “Lady Be Good”, No Frets Barred, Good Ear

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  • Orrin Star, “Oh Susanna Medley”, Fun Songs & Fancy Pickin’, Flying Fish

  • Orrin Star, “Tis A Gift To Be Sittin’ In Limbo”, Orrin Star & Sultans Of String, Good Ear

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  • Kate Campbell, “Down From Dover”, “Til I Make It On My Own”, “Boulder To Birmingham”, Twang On A Wire, Large River Music

  • Orrin Star, “Waltzing Matilda/The Rivers Of Babylon”, No Frets Barred, Goo