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Stranger Songs
Tuesday April 26th, 2022 with Mike Regenstreif
Inspired by Harry Smith’s Anthology of American Folk Music

The theme on this edition of Stranger Songs is “Inspired by Harry Smith’s Anthology of American Folk Music.” Harry Smith was a filmmaker who compiled 84 songs recorded commercially by various artists between 1926 and 1933. The Anthology of American Folk Music was released by Folkways Records in 1952 and reissued as a 6-CD boxed set by Smithsonian Folkways in 1997. Generations of artists have been inspired and influenced by the Anthology over the past 70 years. On this show, we’ll hear contemporary versions of songs from the Anthology recorded between the 1960s and 2020s. Some of these versions are faithful to the ones included on the Anthology while others take the songs in new directions. Click on LISTEN NOW to hear this show. Click on LISTEN to hear the current CKCU broadcast.
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Leonard Cohen - Songs of Leonard Cohen - Columbia/Legacy Canadian
Willie Moore
Kate & Anna McGarrigle & Roma Baran - Tell My Sister - Nonesuch Canadian
The Coo Coo
Michael Jerome Browne - Michael Jerome Browne & The Twin Rivers String Band - Borealis Canadian
Old Blue
Ian & Sylvia - Ian & Sylvia - Vanguard Canadian
Penny's Farm
Happy & Artie Traum - Hard Times in the Country - Rounder
Stack O'Lee
Peter Keane - Blues/Ballads/Cowboy Songs - Peter Keane
Jim Kweskin & Geoff Muldaur - Penny’s Farm - Kingswood
Sail Away Ladies
Odetta - Movin’ It On - Rose Quartz
See That My Grave is Kept Clean
Colin James - Miles to Go - True North Canadian
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Leonard Cohen - Songs of Leonard Cohen - Columbia/Legacy Canadian
James Alley Blues
"Philadelphia" Jerry Ricks - Deep in the Well - Rooster Blues
The Wagoner's Lad
Robin Greenstein - Images of Women, Vol. 1 - Windy
I Wish I was a Mole in the Ground
Marc Nerenberg - On the Street Again - Marc Nerenberg Canadian
House Carpenter
Buffy Sainte-Marie - Little Wheel Spin and Spin - Vanguard Canadian
John Hardy
Arnie Naiman & Chris Coole - 5 Strings Attached with No Backing - Merriweather Canadian
Train On the Island
Hannah Shira Naiman - Know the Mountain - Merriweather Canadian
K.C. Moan
Dave Van Ronk & The Ragtime Jug Stompers - Ragtime Jug Stompers - Oldays
Spike Driver Blues
Rory Block - Avalon: A Tribute to Mississippi John Hurt - Stony Plain
Kassie Jones
David Johansen & The Harry Smiths - Shaker - Chesky
Single Girl, Married Girl
The Haden Triplets - The Haden Triplets - Third Man
Minglewood Blues
Guy Davis - Call Down the Thunder - Red House
Fishin' Blues
Taj Mahal & The Hula Blues Band - Live from Kauai - Kuleana
Sugar Baby
Kate & Anna McGarrigle - The Harry Smith Project: Anthology of American Folk Music Revisited - Shout! Factory Canadian
Interactive CKCU
Alex Stewart
Great to hear your program again! Love the music! Alex Sterwart

9:33 PM, April 21st, 2022
Mike Regenstreif (host)
Thanks Alex.

10:05 AM, April 22nd, 2022