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Stranger Songs
Tuesday August 10th, 2021 with Mike Regenstreif
The Legacy of Stan Rogers: A postage stamp celebration

The theme for this edition of Stranger Songs is The Legacy of Stan Rogers: A postage stamp celebration. Stan was already one of Canada’s greatest folksingers and songwriters when he died tragically at the young age of 33 on June 2, 1983 in a fire on an Air Canada flight. On July 21, Canada Post issued a postage stamp honouring Stan Rogers and his contributions to Canadian folk music. The songs on this show were all written by Stan. Click on LISTEN NOW to hear this show. Click on LISTEN to hear the current CKCU broadcast.
fragment of The Stranger Song
Leonard Cohen - Songs of Leonard Cohen - Columbia/Legacy Canadian
Barrett's Privateers
Stan Rogers - Between the Breaks…Live! - Fogarty's Cove/Borealis Canadian
45 Years
Paul Mills - The Other Side of the Glass - Borealis Canadian
Dave Fry - Troubadour - Dave Fry Canadian
Make and Break Harbour
Archie Fisher & Garnet Rogers - The Best Times After All: Live - Snow Goose Songs Canadian
Fogarty’s Cove
Stan Rogers - Fogarty’s Cove - Fogarty’s Cove/Borealis Canadian
Northwest Passage
Tom Lewis - Poles Apart - Self-Propelled Music Canadian
Plenty of Hornpipe
Stan Rogers - Fogarty's Cove - Fogarty's Cove/Borealis Canadian
fragment of The Stranger Song
Leonard Cohen - Songs of Leonard Cohen - Columbia/Legacy Canadian
Second Effort
Lui Collins - Baptism of Fire - Green Linnet Canadian
Priscilla Herdman - Forgotten Dreams - Flying Fish Canadian
Song of the Candle
Laura Smith - Remembering Stan Rogers: An East Coast Tribute - Brookes Diamond Productions Canadian
The Jeannie C.
Stan Rogers - Turnaround - Fogarty's Cove/Borealis Canadian
John Gorka - Writing in the Margins - Red House Canadian
Tiny Fish for Japan
Short Sisters - Live from Four States - Black Socks Press Canadian
White Squall
Stan Rogers - From Fresh Water - Fogarty's Cove/Borealis Canadian
The Field Behind the Plow
Stan Rogers - Northwest Passage - Fogarty's Cove/Borealis Canadian
Priscilla Herdman - Seasons of Change - Flying Fish Canadian
Sailor's Rest
Garnet Rogers - Summer’s End - Snow Goose Songs Canadian
The Mary Ellen Carter
Stan Rogers - Between the Breaks…Live! - Fogarty's Cove/Borealis Canadian
Barrett's Privateers
Ofra Harnoy - On the Rock - Analekta Canadian
Interactive CKCU
Paul Mills
Just had a listen to this great show, Mike. Thanks so much for honouring Stan with this array of fabulous versions some of the wonderful songs he wrote. It was a real treat! Stan is smiling.

10:30 AM, August 9th, 2021
Mike Regenstreif (host)
Thanks Paul. That means a lot coming from you.

4:35 PM, August 9th, 2021
Joanne Hurley
Really great show today, Mike. I was happy to hear you say that "The Mary Ellen Carter" is your favourite of Stan Rogers's songs - it's mine too. I find it very uplifting. Looking forward to next week - those were my High School years, too. Be interested to hear what you were listening to.

1:01 PM, August 10th, 2021
Mike Regenstreif (host)
Thanks Joanne.

3:18 PM, August 10th, 2021
Marilyn H.
Another excellent program! Thank you Mike.

4:44 PM, August 10th, 2021
Mike Regenstreif (host)
Thanks Marilyn.

4:46 PM, August 10th, 2021
Lui Collins
Wonderful program, Mike! Great selection of Stan's songs, and I loved the balance between Stan's performances and the others. Thanks much for including Second Effort! xoLui

4:21 PM, August 11th, 2021
Mike Regenstreif (host)
Thanks Lui. Second Effort is a great song and I love your version.

4:25 PM, August 11th, 2021
Ariel Rogers
Mike! Another wonderfully presented program. Thanks for all of this and the opportunity to hear other's versions of Stan's songs. We are so thankful for your stories and your vast collection of music making such a rich collage of every show.

3:49 PM, August 14th, 2021
Mike Regenstreif (host)
Thanks Ariel. I appreciate that.

9:46 AM, August 15th, 2021
"Harris and the Mare", a deeply moving song, is missing from this list.

3:10 PM, June 2nd, 2023
Dave Orleans
In the summer of 1983, I had the chance to join a canoe/camping trip in the Pine Barrens, with a group of local Coffeehouse and folk music venue managers from the Philly/South Jersey area. There was a palpable grief that night as Stan's songs and a bottle of rum were passed around the campfire. The experience inspired me to write an additional verse to Stan's song, Forty-Five Years. I plan to sing it tonight at our Portland Song Circle on Zoom. 4. (Verse and Chorus by Dave Orleans) We've been up half the night by the campfire light, Drinkin' rum and singin' Barrett's Privateers Though our voices resound in the glade all around, Flames flicker and dance through the tears No one's got much to say as the flames die away; there is nothing left for us to do Though our song drowns the night, my friend, all we can hear is you. CHO: And we're just gonna sing it louder than we've ever sung any song before Calling Fingal to rise, block the moon from our eyes And crying out,"What the hell was it for?" After thirty three years we all have a way to make you live again, somehow. We'll be singing your songs, my friend, forty-five years from now. We'll be singing your songs, my friend, forty-five years from now.

6:12 PM, June 5th, 2023