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 began a celebration of Passover on Monday, 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 on Easter Sunday. 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

  • Brooks Williams, “What Wondrous Love”, Little Lion, Signature Sounds

  • 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

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

  • 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,

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


    The Passion of Jesus Christ

  • The Isaacs, “Man On A 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 Records

  • 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

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

  • Blue Moon Rising, “He Arose”, The Very Things You Treasure, Lonesome Day

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

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

  • Brooks Williams, “What Wondrous Love” (Reprise & Fade), Little Lion, Signature Sounds


  • Andy Statman Quartet, “If Not For Your Torah”, “My Soul Thirsts”, Between Heaven And Earth, Shanachie

  • Mel Lyman, “Rock Of Ages”, Festival/Newport Folk Festival 1965, Vanguard