First broadcast July 5, 2013

Celebrating America’s 237th Birthday

10 p.m. to Midnight Host: Steve Winters

America turned 237 years young yesterday, but the celebratory fireworks continue, including with this edition of Profiles in Folk. This is our annual unabashed birthday bash for our beloved nation — a bit of patriotism, a lengthy look at radical pamphleteer and political philosopher Thomas Paine and much music, including selections from a series of albums produced by the State Library & Archives of Florida. It’s always our custom with the July 4 holiday Profiles to examine America’s folk music heritage by highlighting a special collection or performer. To learn more about the Florida archives CLICK HERE

Our thanks this week to the Green River Festival, which runs July 20-21 in Greenfield, Mass., for enabling us again to reward our WSHU Public Radio listeners by offering tickets to the festival.

  • Artist, "Title", Album, Label

  • 3 Fox Drive, “Star Spangled Banner”, Celebration Of Life, Skaggs Family Records

  • Pete Seeger, “America The Beautiful”, “Yankee Doodle, ” American Favorite Ballads/Vol. 1, Smithsonian Folkways

  • Ed Pettersen, “The Liberty Song”, Song Of America, 31 Tigers Records

  • Roy Hesson, “Stars And Stripes Forever”, Prime Cuts Of Bluegrass/Vol. 75, KBC

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  • Leon Rosselson & Robb Johnson, “Selected Recitations”, The Liberty Tree, PM Press

  • Steve Tilston & Maggie Boyle, “Here’s To Tom Paine”, All Under The Sun, Flying Fish

  • Joel Mabus, “Thom Paine’s Dream”, The Naked Truth, Fossil

  • Dick Gaughan, “Tom Paine’s Bones”, Outlaws & Dreamers, Appleseed

  • Duck Baker, “Rights Of Man”, Kid On The Mountain, Kicking Mule

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  • Eric von Schmidt, “My Country ’Tis Of Thee”, 2nd Right, 3rd Row, Poppy

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  • Folklorist John Marshall, “Understanding Folklife”, Music From The Florida Folklife Collection, State Library & Archives of Florida

  • Beers Family, “The Water Is Wide”, More Music From The Florida Folklife Collection, State Library & Archives of Florida

  • Amy Cox, “Kimball’s Rachael”, More Music From The Florida Folklife Collection, State Library & Archives of Florida

  • Williams Singers, “Somewhere To Lay My Head”, More Music From The Florida Folklife Collection, State Library & Archives of Florida

  • Skipper Lockett, “Welcome To Rainbow Springs”, Music From The Florida Folklife Collection, State Library & Archives of Florida

  • Gamble Rogers w/ Will McLean, “Orange Blossom Special”, Music From The Florida Folklife Collection, State Library & Archives of Florida

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  • Bill Monroe & His Bluegrass Boys, “Big Mon”, Look A-Yonder Comin’, State Library & Archives Of Florida

  • Peyton, “Winnsboro Cotton Mill Blues”, Look A-Yonder Comin’, State Library & Archives Of Florida

  • Mark Johnson & Emery Lester, “Forked Deer”, Look A-Yonder Comin’, State Library & Archives Of Florida

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  • The Old 78s, “Liberty Bell March”, The Women Wear No Clothes At All, Independent

  • Tim O’Brien & Darrell Scott, “The Second Mouse”, Real Time, Howdy Skies Records

  • Steve Forbert & Jack Hardy, “This Land Is Your Land”, Classic Protest Songs, Smithsonian Folkways