First broadcast May 17, 2013

Remembering Utah

10 p.m. to Midnight Host: Steve Winters

It will be five years on May 23 that Bruce “Utah” Phillips, the “Golden Voice of the Great Southwest,” died at age 73.

As I noted at that time, Bruce Phillips wore so many labels: itinerant folksinger, extraordinary storyteller, social activist, labor historian, union organizer, railroad tramp, hobo, peace activist, anarchist and iconoclast, Wobbly. He was a first class human being and a man of the people. Despite his “aw, shucks” and at-times disheveled appearance and demeanor, he was a polished and consummate performer who enjoyed a 38-year career and who exerted a strong influence on the folk community and folk music.

I packaged some contra dance and string band music around the showcase of Bruce Phillips' songs.

  • Artist, "Title", Album, Label Luceo, “Armando’s Favorite/Tuttle’s”, Swinging On The Gate, Bay Area Country Dance Society --------------- Rodney Miller, “Sail Away Ladies/Waynesboro”, “Nancy’s Waltz/Dark Island”, Airplang, Rounder --------------- Mark Simos, “New Valley Forge/Sandy’s Shoes”, “Race the River Jordan”, Race The River Jordan, Yodel-Ay-Hee --------------- Fred Holstein, “The Telling Takes Me Home”, Fred Holstein: A Collection, Independent Utah Phillips, “Going Away Intro”, Starlight On The Rails: A Songbook, AK Press Utah Phillips, “Going Away”, Good Though!, Philo Jody Stecher & Kate Brislin, “Walking Through Your Town In The Snow”, Heart Songs, Rounder Finest Kind, “Intro/Faded Roses Of December”, Starlight On The Rails: A Songbook, AK Press Jody Stecher & Kate Brislin, “Green Rolling Hills Of West Virginia”, Heart Songs, Rounder --------------- Rosalie Sorrels, “Rock Salt & Nails”, Starlight On The Rails: A Songbook, AK Press Rosalie Sorrels, “If I Could Be The Rain”, Borderline Heart, Green Linnet --------------- Kate MacLeod, “Nevada Jane”, Long Gone, Waterbug Anke Summerhill, “Miner’s Lullaby”, Long Gone, Waterbug Tom Paxton, “I Remember Loving You”, Singing Through The Hard Times, Righteous Babe Cathy Fink & Marcy Marxer, “Room For The Poor”, Singing Through The Hard Times, Righteous Babe Ed Trickett, “Hymn Song”, Gently Down The Stream Of Time, Folk-Legacy --------------- The Guppies, “Scotch Cap/Boyne Water/Frailach”, Swinging On The Gate, Bay Area Country Dance Society Hoffman/Noyes/Carnahan, “Wee Hours Waltz”, Swinging On The Gate, Bay Area Country Dance Society