First broadcast August 10, 2012

Songs of The Sea, The Lakes — and Pork Chops

10 p.m. to Midnight Host: Steve Winters

Around these environs, summer offers prime weather for spending time out on the water. Long Island Sound is not quite the Atlantic Ocean that some of our Long Island listeners enjoy, but it is our own “inland sea.” I extended the sea music to the Great Lakes and dipped into older recordings by Great Lakes expert Lee Murdock of Illinois and Fresh Water Trade from Canada. At show’s end, I featured songs about fishing.

Of course, amidst all this sea and lake music was a short foray into the disparate theme (hey, variety is what folk music is all about) of pork chops, which seem to be showing up prominently in folk and acoustic music recordings in recent months. Witness our four-song showcase of “the other white meat.” We accompanied the music with a short historical commentary on pork chops and blues.

  • Artist, "Title", Album, Label

  • David Thompson & Ben Winship, “Upstream”, Fishing Music, Snake River Records

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  • Victory Sings Group, “Jack Monroe”, “A Sailor’s Prayer”, “Northwest Passage”, Victory Sings At Sea, Victory Music

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  • Johnson Girls, “Titanic”, “Fire Down Below”, Fire Down Below, Folk-Legacy

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  • Victory Sings Group, “The Final Trawl”, Victory Sings At Sea, Victory Music

  • Johnson Girls, “One More Day”, Fire Down Below, Folk-Legacy

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  • Scott T. Miller, “Pork Chops On My Mind”, Sings Songs Of Love & Pork Chops, Waxmoth Records

  • Johnson Miller & Dermody, “I Heard The Voice Of A Pork Chop”, We Heard The Voice Of A Pork Chop, Independent

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  • Two Man Gentlemen Band, “Pork Chops”, Two At A Time, Bean-Tone Records

  • Scott T. Miller, “Hello Mrs. Pork Chop”, Sings Songs Of Love & Pork Chops, Waxmoth Records

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  • Lee Murdock, “Sailing Into History”, Standing At The Wheel, Depot Recordings

  • Fresh Water Trade, “Bill Dunbar”, “Flowers Of Edinburgh/The Banshee”, Well-Remembered Shore, Independent

  • Lee Murdock, “Rolling Home”, Standing At The Wheel, Depot Recordings

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  • David Thompson & Ben Winship, “I’m Going Fishing”, Fishing Music, Snake River Records

  • Tim O’Brien, “Ocean Of Dreams”, Fishing Music, Snake River Records

  • John Lowell, “Madison Brown”, Fishing Music, Snake River Records