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Stranger Songs
Tuesday March 2nd, 2021 with Mike Regenstreif
The Tom Russell Tributes

This week's edition of Stranger Songs with Mike Regenstreif features some of the tribute songs written – or, in a couple of cases, co-written – by Tom Russell about other artists. We’ll also hear a song from each of the artists Tom was paying tribute to. Visit the Folk Roots/Folk Branches blog at https://frfb.blogspot.com/.
fragment of The Stranger Song
Leonard Cohen - Songs of Leonard Cohen - Columbia/Legacy Canadian
Return of the Grievous Angel
Gram Parsons - Grievous Angel - Reprise
Joshua Tree
Tom Russell with Patricia Hardin - The Tom Russell Anthology: Veteran’s Day - Shout! Factory
"Haley's Comet" was co-written by Tom Russell and Dave Alvin about the death of Bill Haley in a small town in Texas.
Rock Around the Clock
Bill Haley & The Comets - Bill Rocks - Bear Family
Haley's Comet
Dave Alvin & The Guilty Men - Out in California - HighTone
Just Like Tom Thumb’s Blues
Nina Simone - To Love Somebody - RCA
Nina Simone
Tom Russell & The Norwegian Wind Ensemble - Aztec Jazz - Frontera
fragment of The Stranger Song
Leonard Cohen - Songs of Leonard Cohen - Columbia/Legacy Canadian
Wolves No Longer Sing
Ian Tyson - Carnero Vaquero - Stony Plain Canadian
I’ll Never Leave These Old Horses
Tom Russell - Folk Hotel - Frontera
Travelin' Lady
Rosalie Sorrels - My Last Go Round - Red House
Pork Roast and Poetry
Tom Russell - Tribute to the Travelin’ Lady Rosalie Sorrels - Tribute to Rosalie Sorrels
Don't Think Twice, It's All Right
Bob Dylan - The Freewheelin’ Bob Dylan - Columbia/Legacy
Mesabi
Tom Russell - Mesabi - Shout! Factory
"Chocolate Cigarettes" was co-written by Tom Russell and Sylvia Tyson about Édith Piaf.
La Vie en Rose
Édith Piaf - 30e Anniversaire - EMI France
Chocolate Cigarettes
Sylvia Tyson - Gypsy Cadillac - Silver City Canadian
Another Time and Place
Dave Van Ronk - Down in Washington Square - Smithsonian Folkways
Van Ronk
Tom Russell - Hotwalker - HighTone
MacDougal Street Blues
Jack Kerouac with Steve Allen - The Kerouac Collection - Rhino
October in the Railroad Earth
Tom Russell - October in the Railroad Earth - Frontera
fragment of The Stranger Song
Leonard Cohen - Songs of Leonard Cohen - Columbia/Legacy Canadian
Interactive CKCU
Joanne Hurley
Looking forward to tomorrow.

1:07 PM, March 1st, 2021
Mike Regenstreif (host)
Thanks Joanne.

1:41 PM, March 1st, 2021
Michael Carson
A great collection Thanks Mike!!!!

7:55 PM, March 1st, 2021
Mike Regenstreif (host)
Thanks Michael.

9:21 PM, March 1st, 2021
Joanne Hurley
Just noticed, starting off with GP - Return of the Grievous Angel! Thanks from all the GP and Emmylou fans. He gets little recognition other than the fans.

10:46 AM, March 2nd, 2021
Mike Regenstreif (host)
Gram was hugely influential in the development of country rock.

1:01 PM, March 2nd, 2021
Craig W.
Great set!

3:27 PM, March 2nd, 2021
Mike Regenstreif (host)
Thanks Craig.

3:35 PM, March 2nd, 2021
Michael Petrunik
Love your song selections and commentary. Good to hear Tom Russell’s paean to Dave Van Ronk: gruff voice, smoke-scorched lungs & all.

12:29 PM, March 3rd, 2021
Mike Regenstreif (host)
Thanks Michael.

1:56 PM, March 3rd, 2021
Martin Whiffin
Really enjoying the programme from the UK. Particularly enjoyed Coup, Boyes and Simpson, and Tom Lewis last week. Looking forward to listening to the latest show. Always thought singer songwriters writing about other singer songwriters an interesting sub genre.

2:31 PM, March 3rd, 2021
Mike Regenstreif (host)
Thanks Martin. Glad you can hear the show across the ocean.

4:33 PM, March 3rd, 2021
Terry Tenopir
Tom Russell wrote a great song about Guy Clark as well

5:57 AM, March 22nd, 2021