First broadcast April 22, 2011

Religious Expression In Folk Music: Passover & Easter

10 p.m. to Midnight Host: Steve Winters

Religious Expression In Folk Music: Passover & Easter 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 marks 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.

  • Artist, "Title", Album, Label

    The Passover Story

  • Laura Boosinger, “What Wondrous Love”, My Carolina Home, Upstream

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

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  • Paul Robeson, “Go Down Moses”, The Power And The Glory, Columbia/Legacy

  • 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 Were We)”, “Mah Lecha Ha-Yam (Sea Why Do You Flee?)”, Let My People Go!, Appleseed

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    The Passion Of Jesus Christ

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

  • Bob Franke, “Upper Room”, The Desert Questions, Telephone Pole Records

  • Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver, “Lord’s Last Supper”, Thank God, Crossroads

  • Ralph McTell, “Jesus Wept”, Sand In Your Shoes, Red House

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  • Peter Rowan Bluegrass Band, “God’s Own Child”, Legacy, Compass

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

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

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

  • Daughters Of Bluegrass, “Still Feel The Nails”, Back To The Well, Blue Circle

  • Maddy Prior, “Lord Of The Dance”, Lovely In The Dances: Songs Of Sydney Carter, Plant Life

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    The Passover Story

  • Bob Franke, “Israelites”, The Desert Questions, Telephone Pole Records

  • Shelley Posen, “Eliyahu”, Menorah, Well Done Music

  • Shelley Posen, “Four More Kashes”, Manna, Well Done Music

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