Religious Expression In Folk Music

10 p.m. to Midnight Host: Steve Winters

Two of the world's major religions observe events this week that are at their essence. Jews on Monday night began a celebration of Passover, which recalls the flight of Israelites from slavery and bondage in Egypt more than 3,000 years ago. Most of Christianity this week is marking the Passion of Jesus Christ, climaxing in His Resurrection. Just as Passover celebrates liberation of Jews from oppression, so Easter celebrates the freeing of Christian believers from the bondage of sin because Jesus took it upon Himself on the cross and triumphed over sin.

This year's program was divided in half with the first hour devoted to Passover and the second to the Passion of Jesus Christ.

  • Artist, "Title", Album, Label

  • Sarah McQuaid, What Wondrous Love, I Won't Go Home 'Til Morning, Independent

  • Andy Statman Quartet, Adir, Between Heaven And Earth, Shanachie


    The Passover Story

  • Theodore Bikel, Der Bekher (The Wine Goblet), A Taste Of Passover, Rounder

  • Judith Berkson & Rebecca Shrimpton, Passover Is At Hand, A Taste Of Passover, Rounder

  • Vanavers, Ha Lachma Anya (This Is The Bread Of Oppression), Let My People Go!, Appleseed

  • Kim & Reggie Harris et al, Avodim Hayinu (Slaves We Were), Mah Lecha Ha-Yam (Sea Why Do You Flee?), Let My People Go, Appleseed

  • Vocolot, Zog Maran, Heart Beat, Oyster Albums

  • Theodore Bikel, Zog Nit Keynol, A Taste Of Passover, Rounder

  • New England Conservatory Gospel Choir, Pischu Li, A Taste Of Passover, Rounder

  • Andy Statman, My Soul Thirsts, Between Heaven And Earth, Shanachie


    The Passion of Jesus Christ

  • John Roberts & Tony Barrand, All In The Morning, To Welcome In The Spring, Front Hall

  • The Isaacs, Man On The Mule, Bridges, Horizon

  • Peter Rowan & The Rowan Brothers, Mary Magdalene, Tree On A Hill, Sugar Hill

  • John Kirkpatrick et al, Bitter Was The Night, Lovely In The Dances, Plant Life

  • Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver, Lord's Last Supper, Thank God, Crossroads

  • Golden Gate Quartet, My Time Done Come, Swing Down Chariot, Columbia/Legacy


  • Front Range, Lord What A Mourning, Silent Ground, Sugar Hill

  • Ed Trickett & Harry Tuft, Just As The Evening Sun, The Telling Takes Me Home, Folk-Legacy

  • June Tabor, The Easter Tree, Ashes And Diamonds, Green Linnet

  • John Duffey & Seldom Scene, Were You There?, Baptizing, Rebel


  • Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver, He Is Risen, Gospel Parade, Sugar Hill

  • Mountain Heart, The Scars In His Hands, The Journey, Doobie Shea

  • Dailey & Vincent, By The Mark, Dailey & Vincent, Rounder

  • Cody Shuler & Pine Mountain Railroad, Blood Bought My Freedom, Pickin' Praisin' Singin", Rural Rhythm