First broadcast May 26, 2006

Memorial Day Observed

10 p.m. to Midnight Host: Steve Winters

As American military conflicts continue in Iraq and Afghanistan, this program marks the annual observance of Memorial Day, which falls on Monday. This program honors all those who gave their lives in service to this nation and its rights and freedoms from the American Revolutionary War to the current conflicts.

This year’s program departs somewhat from our past formats that programmed music from several military conflicts. Instead, this year’s emphasis is almost totally on the Civil War, the deadliest conflict in America’s history (over 500,000 died), out of which this holiday, first known as Decoration Day, originated. There is such a large body of historical and contemporary song that evolves around the Civil War and it’s worth presenting.

  • Artist, "Title", Album, Label

  • Tad Marks, “The March To Gettysburg”, Our Crazy Love Affair, Crop Circle

  • Michael Troy, “Last Day In May”, Whispers In The Wind, Independent

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  • Jay Ungar & Molly Mason, “Hits Of The ’60s”, Live At Gettysburg College, Fiddle & Dance

  • Andrew McKnight, “Road To Appomattox”, “Letter To Colonel Mosby”, Turning Pages, Falling Mountain Music

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  • Richard Shindell, “Arrowhead”, Blue Divide, Shanachie

  • Guy Clark, “Soldier’s Joy 1864”, The Dark, Sugar Hill

  • Jack Hardy, “The 111th Pennsylvane”, Civil Wars, Great Divide

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  • Harvey Reid, “The Unknown Soldier”, Dreamer Or Believer, Woodpecker

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  • Carol Noonan, “Emma”, Somebody’s Darling, Independent

  • Grey DeLisle, “Tell Me True”, The Graceful Ghost, Sugar Hill

  • Jeff Warner, “The Southern Girl’s Reply”, Jolly Tinker, Gumstump

  • Tim Eriksen, “The Soldier’s Return”, Every Sound Below, Appleseed

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  • David Kincaid, “The Irish Volunteer”, “Boys Of The Irish Brigade”, “Meagher Is Leading The Irish Brigade”, The Irish Volunteer, Ryko

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  • Carol Noonan, “Brothers In Arms”, Somebody’s Darling, Independent

  • John Gorka, “Let Them In”, The Company You Keep, Red House