First broadcast July 31, 2009

In Memoriam: Sandy Paton, 1/22/29 — 7/26/09

10 p.m. to Midnight Host: Steve Winters

This is our show in remembrance of Sandy Paton — musician and performer, song collector, scholar of folk music, sharer of songs and song knowledge, record company owner and producer and a treasured resource in American folk music.

Sandy died July 26, 2009 in Sharon, Connecticut, where he and Caroline, his wife and musical partner of 52 years-plus made their home and operated Folk-Legacy Records for nearly four and a half decades. He had been ill in recent years with severe emphysema. They were guests twice on "Profiles in Folk" and were strong supporters of the program through the years.

For an extended appreciation of Sandy and his contributions (along with Caroline) to American folk music that I wrote for Hearst’s four daily newspapers in Connecticut, please CLICK HERE

  • Artist, "Title", Album, Label

  • Sandy Paton, “Rowdy Soul”, Live From The Dutch Barn, Old Songs Festival

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  • Sandy Paton & The Golden Ring, “Wild Mountain Thyme/The Hunt”, A Place To Be: Fox Hollow 10th Anniversary, Biograph

  • Sandy & Caroline Paton, “I’m A Rambler I’m A Gambler”, Sandy & Caroline Paton, Folk-Legacy

  • Sandy & Caroline Paton, “Ramblin’ Man”, New Harmony, Folk-Legacy

  • Golden Ring Reunion, “When You And I Were Young Maggie”, For All The Good People, Folk-Legacy

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  • Sandy & Caroline Paton, “The Foggy Dew”, Sandy & Caroline Paton, Folk-Legacy

  • Sandy & Caroline Paton, “Joshuay”, New Harmony, Folk-Legacy

  • Sandy Paton, “Johnny Oh Johnny”, Sandy & Caroline Paton, Folk-Legacy

  • Sandy & Caroline Paton, “All Gone For Grog”, New Harmony, Folk-Legacy

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  • Frank Proffitt, “Gyps Of David”, Ballads & Songs Of Tradition, Folk-Legacy

  • Grant Rogers, “The Old Arm Chair”, Ballads & Songs Of Tradition, Folk-Legacy

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  • Sandy & Caroline Paton, “New Harmony”, New Harmony, Folk-Legacy

  • Golden Ring Reunion, “Damned Old Piney Mountains”, For All The Good People, Folk-Legacy

  • Golden Ring Reunion, “Goodbye To The Lowlands”, For All The Good People, Folk-Legacy

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  • New Golden Ring, “Goodbye Fare Ye Well”, Five Days Singing/Vol. II, Folk-Legacy

  • Golden Ring Reunion, “Little Creek”, “Dark Island”, For All The Good People, Folk-Legacy

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  • Sandy & Caroline Paton, “Now My Friends The Meeting Is Over”, Sandy & Caroline Paton, Folk-Legacy

  • Sandy & Caroline Paton, “The Great Storm Is Over”, New Harmony, Folk-Legacy

  • Sandy & Caroline Paton, “May The Roads Rise With You”, New Harmony, Folk-Legacy

  • Golden Ring Reunion, “All The Good People”, For All The Good People, Folk-Legacy