First broadcast April 20, 2012

Old Time Flights of Fancy / In Memoriam: Levon Helm

10 p.m. to Midnight Host: Steve Winters

This program’s main focus falls squarely on old-time music and its offshoots, with tunes ranging from the late 1890s to the modern day. The Old 78s and Todalo Shakers are new to Profiles in Folk listeners and highly recommended for their wonderful and skillful restoration of some very old music.

We devoted a portion of the second hour in tribute to Levon Helm, who died at age 71 on April 19 of throat cancer. Helm’s musical endeavors with The Band certainly fit more easily into the rock portfolio. However, during the past eight years, as his musical and personal financial situations resurrected, he also found a home (and an adoring audience) in folk and acoustic music. The man from Turkey Scratch, Arkansas was the heart and soul of The Band before its untimely and sordid demise, but he enjoyed a renewed and joyful career these last eight years, including winning two Grammys and successfully returning to the concert circuit.

  • Artist, "Title", Album, Label

  • The Old 78s, “On The Mill Dam”, The Women Wear No Clothes At All, Independent

  • Evie Ladin Band, “Songbird Blues/Back Step Cindy”, Evie Ladin Band, Evil Diane Records

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  • Todalo Shakers, “Don’t Be No Fool/Salt Lake City Blues”, “1931 Depression Blues”, Tickled Too, Independent

  • The Old 78s, “Beaver Slide Rag”, “St. Louis Tickle”, The Women Wear No Clothes At All, Independent

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  • Curly Miller & Carole Anne Rose, “The Lost Patrol”, Camp Meeting, Independent

  • Todalo Shakers, “Sweet Lovin’ Old Soul”, Tickled Too, Independent

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  • Rani Arbo & Daisy Mayhem, “East Virginia”, “Fall River”, Some Bright Morning, Signature Sounds

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  • Evie Ladin Band, “The First Time”, “Down To The Door/Lost Girl”, Evie Ladin Band, Evil Diane Records

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  • Rani Arbo & Daisy Mayhem, “Bridges”, Some Bright Morning, Signature Sounds

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  • Levon Helm, “Calvary”, “Wide River To Cross”, Dirt Farmer, Vanguard

  • The Band, “This Wheel’s On Fire”, “I Shall Be Released”, Music From Big Pink, Capitol

  • Levon Helm Band, “The Weight”, Highlights from 2008, FestivaLink.Net

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  • NuGrape Twins, “I Got Your Ice Cold NuGrape”, O Brother/Music In The Tradition, Country Stars

  • Mississippi Sheiks, “Stop And Listen Blues”, Stop And Listen, Yazoo

  • Cannon’s Jug Stompers, “The Rooster Crowing Blues”, Best Of…., Yazoo

  • Charlie Poole, “Take A Drink On Me”, O Brother/Music In The Tradition, Country Stars

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  • Evie Ladin Band, “Sleepy Eyed Joe”, Evie Ladin Band, Evil Diane Records