First broadcast July 11, 2008

In And Out Of The Money

10 p.m. to Midnight Host: Steve Winters

One of the great surprises of this musical year is release by bluegrass patriarch Del McCoury of a hard-hitting collection of songs entitled “Moneyland” that not only takes aim at the economic injustices being wrought upon the American people but also raises a nonpartisan call for political action. It’s another indication of the populism slowly spreading across the land. McCoury and his fellow musicians speak (and sing) from the heart and with moral outrage on behalf of those Americans, especially from rural areas, left forgotten by our political structures.

The refrain is by no means a new one. America has endured periods of economic hardship and political indifference to the problems since its founding. To underline that history, the show dips back into historic recordings of other eras.

Our special thanks to Mary Burdette of the Grey Fox Bluegrass Festival and Anne Saunders of the Falcon Ridge Folk Festival for their generosity in offerings tickets and CDs for listener give-aways this evening.

  • Artist, "Title", Album, Label

  • Ann Charters, “Wall Street Rag”, If You Ain’t Got The Do-Re-Mi, Smithsonian Folkways

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  • Franklin D. Roosevelt, “Fireside Chat/Part 1”, Moneyland, McCoury Music

  • Bernard “Slim” Smith, “Breadline Blues 1932”, Moneyland, McCoury Music

  • Del McCoury Band, “Moneyland”, Moneyland, McCoury Music

  • Marty Stuart & Merle Haggard, “Farmer’s Blues”, Moneyland, McCoury Music

  • Merle Haggard, “What Happened?”, Moneyland, McCoury Music

  • Del McCoury Band, “40 Acres And A Fool”, Moneyland, McCoury Music

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  • Pete Seeger, “Empty Pocket Blues”, If You Ain’t Got The Do-Re-Mi, Smithsonian Folkways

  • Woody Guthrie, “Do-Re-Mi”, If You Ain’t Got The Do-Re-Mi, Smithsonian Folkways

  • New Lost City Ramblers, “Bill Morgan And His Gal”, If You Ain’t Got The Do-Re-Mi, Smithsonian Folkways

  • New Lost City Ramblers, “If I Lose I Don’t Care”, If You Ain’t Got The Do-Re-Mi, Smithsonian Folkways

  • Josh White, “One Meat Ball”, If You Ain’t Got The Do-Re-Mi, Smithsonian Folkways

  • Leadbelly, “Gallis Pole”, If You Ain’t Got The Do-Re-Mi, Smithsonian Folkways

  • Rolf Cahn & Eric von Schmidt, “Nobody Knows You When You’re Down And Out”, If You Ain’t Got The Do-Re-Mi, Smithsonian Folkways

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  • Patty Loveless, “You’ll Never Leave Harlan Alive”, Moneyland, McCoury Music

  • Emmylou Harris with Rodney Crowell, “Mama’s Hungry Eyes”, Moneyland, McCoury Music

  • Dan Tyminski, “Carry Me Across The Mountains”, Moneyland, McCoury Music

  • Merle Haggard, “If We Make It Through December”, Moneyland, McCoury Music

  • Del McCoury et al, “Breadline Blues 2008”, Moneyland, McCoury Music

  • Franklin D. Roosevelt, “Fireside Chat/Part 2”, Moneyland, McCoury Music

  • Del McCoury Band, “Hidden Track”, Moneyland, McCoury Music

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  • Eddie Cantor, “Tips On the Stock Market”, When the Sun Goes Down/Poor Man’s Heaven, Bluebird

  • Frank Crumit, “A Tale Of The Ticker”, When the Sun Goes Down/Poor Man’s Heaven, Bluebird

  • Bud Billings & Carson Robison, “Poor Man’s Heaven”, When the Sun Goes Down/Poor Man’s Heaven, Bluebird

  • Bob Miller, “The Rich Man And The Poor Man”, When the Sun Goes Down/Poor Man’s Heaven, Bluebird

  • Harry ‘Mac’ McClintock, “Hallelujah I’m A Bum”, When the Sun Goes Down/Poor Man’s Heaven, Bluebird

  • Vernon Dalhart, “The Farm Relief Song”, When the Sun Goes Down/Poor Man’s Heaven, Bluebird

  • Woody Guthrie, “Dusty Old Dust”, When the Sun Goes Down/Poor Man’s Heaven, Bluebird