First broadcast February 14, 2014

Love O’ Love

10 p.m. to Midnight Host: Steve Winters

It’s the closing hours of Valentine’s Day and what better way to complete the day than with two hours of classic love songs — both traditional and contemporary — with which you can snuggle up with that significant other. The emphasis again this year falls on the positive side of the love-o-meter, so just a hint of lost, unrequited and false love. There’s even a nod to The Beatles to mark the 50th anniversary of their arrival in America.

  • Artist, "Title", Album, Label

  • Don McLean, “Love O Love”, Playin’ Favorites, BGO

  • Kate Wolf, “Give Yourself To Love”, The Wind Blows Wild, Kaleidoscope

  • Ed Gerhard, “If I Fell/In My Life”, Counting The Ways, Virtue

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  • Tom Rush, “Barbara Allen”, The Prestige/Folklore Years/Vol. 1, Prestige/Folklore

  • Chris Wood, “Lord Bateman”, The Rough Guide To English Folk, World Music Network

  • Ceolbeg, “My Love Is Like A Red Red Rose”, Celtic Collections/Vol. 2, Greentrax

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  • Leonard Cohen, “Suzanne”, Songs Of Leonard Cohen, Columbia

  • Mara Levine & Pat Wictor, “If I Were A Carpenter”, Mara’s Gems, Mara Levine/Mara’s Creations

  • John Gorka, “Love Is Our Cross To Bear”, Land Of The Bottom Line, High Street

  • Evie Laden Band, “First Time Ever I Saw Your Face”, Evie Laden Band, Evil Diane Records

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  • Linda Thompson, “Love Is For Babies And Fools”, Won’t Be Long Now, Pettifer Sounds

  • Richard Shindell, “Last Fare Of the Day”, Vuelta, Koch Records

  • Ed Trickett, “Hymn Song (I Believe)”, Gently Down The Stream Of Time, Folk-Legacy Records

  • Linda Thompson, “If I Were A Bluebird”, Won’t Be Long Now, Pettifer Sounds

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  • Trisha Gagnon, “On My Way To You”, A Story About You And Me, Jam ‘n Music

  • Robert Earl Keen, “For Love”, Best, Koch Records

  • Peter Rowan & The Rowan Brothers, “Fair And Tender Ladies”, Tree On A Hill, Sugar Hill

  • Peter Ostroushko, “Marjorie’s Waltz #4”, When The Last Morning Glory Blooms, Red House Records