First broadcast November 14, 2008

A Folk Potpourri

10 p.m. to Midnight Host: Steve Winters

Here’s a program that offers a wide variety of varied music from the folk tree and is based around a few simple themes. The largest portion of the show is devoted to artists who will be playing in our broadcast area.

There’s also a short set of two square dances in tribute to Connecticut’s Culver Hopkinson Griffin, an internationally known square dance caller from Roxbury who died this week at age 92. Griffin was still calling dances this year.

And I dipped back into the folk archive and pulled out Marshall Dodge and Robert Bryant’s original “Bert And I” long-playing record of Down East humor to celebrate the 50th anniversary of its release this year. Dodge, who died in 1982 in a hit-and-run accident while bicycling in Hawaii, and Bryant, who became an Episcopal priest and is still involved in missionary work, were Yale University students in 1958 when they recorded the album that influenced generations of storytellers.

Note: Because of an equipment failure at the transmitter site that broadcasts our 91.1 WSHU-FM signal, that station was off the air for about 80 minutes before repairs were made. The show was heard in its entirety, however, on 89.9 WSUF-FM, WSHU-AM and streaming live on the Internet at wshu.org.

  • Artist, "Title", Album, Label

  • Hanneke Cassel, “Tennessee Quick Cash”, Silver, Independent

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  • The Southern School House Rascals, “Roustabout”, “Little Pink”, “Going Back To The Blue Ridge Mountains”, “Hook And Line”, Old School Mountain Style, 5-String Productions

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  • Lester Bradley & Friends, “Golden Slippers/Butterfly Whirl”, “Crooked Stovepipe”, Choose Your Partners, Smithsonian Folkways

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  • David Mallett, “Angel Standin’ By”, “Here We Go”, “Dulcimer”, “Walkin’”, Midnight On the Water, North Road

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  • Marshall Dodge & Robert Bryan, “Bert And I”, “Kenneth Fowler Goes Hunting”, Bert And I, Bert And I Records

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  • David Mallett, “Thanks To Mother Mercy”, Open Doors & Windows, Flying Fish

  • David Mallett, “Snowbound”, “Garden Song”, Parallel Lives, Flying Fish

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  • Cherryholmes, “Heat Of the Morning”, “Black And White”, “The Nine Yards”, Black And White, Skaggs Family Records

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  • Cherryholmes, “I Can Only Love You (So Much)”, “This Is My Son”, “Traveler”, Don’t Believe, Skaggs Family Records