First broadcast September 3, 2004

Songs of Working People

10 p.m. to Midnight Host: Steve Winters

It’s the start of the Labor Day weekend and this show presents material from a mix of new and old releases and reissues that offer a glimpse of the struggles of working people from educators on the picket lines to guys who love small motors.

  • Artist, "Title", Album, Label

  • Mammals, “John Henry”, Rock That Babe, Signature Sounds

  • Pete Seeger, “E-R-I-E Canal”, “Erie Canal”, “No Irish Need Apply”, “Paddy Works On The Railroad”, American Favorite Ballads/Volume 3, Smithsonian Folkways

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  • Dick Gaughan, “Bells Of Rhymney”, Seeds: The Songs Of Pete Seeger/Volume 3, Appleseed

  • Magpie & Kim & Reggie Harris, ‘Tomorrow Is A Highway”, Seeds: The Songs Of Pete Seeger/Volume 3, Appleseed

  • Natalie Merchant, “Which Side Are You On?”, Seeds: The Songs Of Pete Seeger/Volume 3, Appleseed

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  • Joe Jencks, “Rise As One”, “Deportee”, “Christmas In Mansfield”, I Hear Your Voice, Turtle Bear Music

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  • Bob Miller, “The Rich Man And The Poor Man”, Poor Man’s Heaven, RCA Bluebird

  • Uncle Dave Macon, “All In Out And Down Blues”, Poor Man’s Heaven, RCA Bluebird

  • Fiddlin’ John Carson, “Taxes On The Farmer Feeds Them All”, Poor Man’s Heaven, RCA Bluebird

  • Vernon Dalhart, “The Farm Relief Song”, Poor Man’s Heaven, RCA Bluebird

  • Woody Guthrie, “Dusty Old Dust”, Poor Man’s Heaven, RCA Bluebird

  • Joe Stone (aka J.D. Short), “It’s A Hard Time”, Poor Man’s Heaven, RCA Bluebird

  • Wilmoth Houdini, “Poor But Ambitious”, Poor Man’s Heaven, RCA Bluebird

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  • Fred Eaglesmith, “The Building”, “Balin Again”, “John Deere B’, “Small Motors”, Balin, AML Records

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  • Merle Travis, “Sixteen Tons”, In Boston 1959, Rounder