Songs Of Thanks & Giving

10 p.m. to Midnight Host: Steve Winters

A perennial favorite of listeners, this show the night after Thanksgiving deals in universal themes as a reminder that we must remind ourselves regularly of the extraordinary blessings we enjoy here in the United States and the thanks we owe our forebears and the Native Americans who were here before us.

For this year’s show, I dipped back (mostly) into the past for favorite songs I feel possess lasting value.

  • Artist, "Title", Album, Label P>
  • Deb Cowan, “Marigold”, Live In WSHU’s Studio A, Paul Litwinovich Recording

  • Jay Ungar & Molly Mason, “Thanksgiving Waltz”, Harvest Home, Angel


  • Margaret MacArthur, “Our Forefathers’ Song”, An Almanac Of New England Farm Songs, Green Linnet

  • A. Paul Ortega, “The Traveling Song”, Native American Traditions: New Mexico, Smithsonian Folkways

  • Sharon Burch, “Welcoming Home”, Native American Traditions: New Mexico, Smithsonian Folkways

  • Georgia Wettlin-Larsen, “Turkey In The Straw”, Wood That Sings, Smithsonian Folkways

  • Bill Stevens, “Eagle Island Blues/Athapaskan Love Song”, Wood That Sings, Smithsonian Folkways

  • Gordon Bok & Cindy Kallet, “Peace On Earth”, Neighbors, Timberhead


  • Adrienne Young, “My Love Will Keep”, The Art Of Virtue, Addie Belle

  • Kate Wolf, “Give Yourself To Love”, An Evening In Austin, Kaleidoscope

  • John Gorka, “Love Is Our Cross To Bear”, Land Of The Bottom Line, High Street

  • June Tabor, “The Turn Of the Road”, Against The Stream, Green Linnet


  • Joel Mabus, “Come Thou Font Of Every Blessing”, Western Passage, Fossil

  • Bob Franke, “Intro/Thanksgiving Eve”, The Other Evening In Chicago, Waterbug

  • Kallet/Epstein/Cicone, “Ready For The Storm”, Angels In Daring, Overall Music

  • Pat Humphries, “Swimming To The Other Side”, Hands, Appleseed


  • Cindy Mangsen, “The Snow Is On The Ground”, Songs Of Experience, Redwing

  • Finest Kind, “Only Remembered”, Lost In A Song, Fallen Angle Music

  • Bok/Muir/Trickett, “Good Wish”, Language Of The Heart, Timberhead

  • Ken Hicks et al, “For All The Good People”, Remembering Fred (Holstein), Independent


  • Horton Barker, “Amazing Grace”, Classic Mountain Songs, Smithsonian Folkways

  • Joel Mabus, “Amazing Grace”, Western Passage, Fossil