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Stranger Songs
Tuesday September 27th, 2022 with Mike Regenstreif
Songs of The Mountain City Four and Kate & Anna McGarrigle

The theme on this edition of Stranger Songs is "Songs of The Mountain City Four and Kate & Anna McGarrigle." The Mountain City Four was a folk group in Montreal in the 1960s that included Anna McGarrigle, the late Kate McGarrigle, the late Jack Nissenson, and Peter Weldon. The Mountain City Four never released an album back in the day but there is a selection of live and home recordings and Peter Weldon has assembled them on a CD – just called Mountain City Four – that was released on September 23. 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
Motherless Children
Mountain City Four - Mountain City Four - Omnivore Canadian New
Willie Moore
Kate & Anna McGarrigle & Roma Baran - Tell My Sister - Nonesuch Canadian
(Talk to Me of) Mendocino
Chaim Tannenbaum - Chaim Tannenbaum - StorySound Canadian
Heart Like a Wheel
Katie Moore - Montebello - Katie Moore Canadian
Blue Moon of Kentucky
Mountain City Four - Mountain City Four - Omnivore New
Kiss and Say Goodbye
Kate & Anna McGarrigle - Tell My Sister: Kate & Anna McGarrigle - Nonesuch Canadian
Come a Long Way
Robert Resnik - Playing Favorites - Thunder Ridge Canadian
Cool River
Maria Muldaur - Waitress in a Donut Shop - Reprise Canadian
En Filant Ma Quenouile
Mountain City Four - Mountain City Four - Omnivore Canadian New
fragment of The Stranger Song
Leonard Cohen - Songs of Leonard Cohen - Columbia/Legacy Canadian
You’ve Got to Walk That Lonesome Valley
Mountain City Four - Mountain City Four - Omnivore Canadian New
My Town
Kate & Anna McGarrigle - Tell My Sister: Kate & Anna McGarrigle - Nonesuch Canadian
Go Leave
Linda Thompson & Richard Thompson - Sing Me the Songs: Celebrating the Works of Kate McGarrigle - Nonesuch Canadian
Complainte pour Ste-Catherine
Kevin Roth - Dulcimer Man - Folkways Canadian
Reuben Ranzo
Mountain City Four - Mountain City Four - Omnivore Canadian New
Matapedia
Kate & Anna McGarrigle - Matapedia - Hannibal Canadian
Tell My Sister
Martha Wainwright - Sing Me the Songs: Celebrating the Works of Kate McGarrigle - Nonesuch Canadian
Walking Song
Rufus Wainwright - Sing Me the Songs: Celebrating the Works of Kate McGarrigle - Nonesuch Canadian
This Train
Mountain City Four - Mountain City Four - Omnivore Canadian New
Goin’ Back to Harlan
Kate & Anna McGarrigle - Matapedia - Hannibal Canadian
You Tell Me That I'm Falling Down
Linda Ronstadt - Prisoner in Disguise - Asylum Canadian
Sun Son
Judy Collins - Times of Our Lives - Elektra Canadian
V’Là L’Bon Vent
Mountain City Four - Mountain City Four - Omnivore New
Dancer with Bruised Knees
Kate & Anna McGarrigle with Joe Boyd - Tell My Sister: Dancer with Bruised Knees - Nonesuch Canadian
Johnny's Gone to Hilo
Kate McGarrigle, Martha Wainwright & Lily Lanken with Anna McGarrigle, Rufus & Loudon Wainwright, Chaim Tannenbaum, and Dane & Sylvan Lanken - The McGarrigle Hour - Hannibal Canadian
Fifteen of the 16 songs on the Mountain City Four CD were recorded between 1963 and 1970, but the last song, “Shenendoah” was recorded at a show at La Sala Rossa in Montreal in 2012 that featured original Mountain City Four members Peter Weldon and Jack Nissenson with Peter’s daughter, Kathleen Weldon, and Anna’s daughter, Lily Lanken, subbing for Kate & Anna, along with Jane McGarrigle, John Knowles, Marvin Segal, Andrew Cowan and Stephen Barry.
Shenendoah
Mountain City Four - Mountain City Four - Omnivore Canadian New
Interactive CKCU
Joanne Hurley
I have played "Tell My Sister" and "Sing Me The Songs" obsessively for years (along with the Kate & Anna McGarrigle records. Mountain City Four will join the rotation. Great show, Mike.

11:10 AM, September 27th, 2022
Mike Regenstreif (host)
Thanks Joanne.

11:13 AM, September 27th, 2022
hillbilly
Went into Mighty Withdrawal cause off tower for 45 min...geezzzzz!!;-) OK now ... new moon!;-)

3:47 PM, September 27th, 2022
Mike Regenstreif (host)
Glad it's back, HB.

3:47 PM, September 27th, 2022
hb
ya! Need my fix!;-)

3:50 PM, September 27th, 2022
hb
played along on This Train...C harp! Fun!

4:34 PM, September 27th, 2022
Connie D.
I have all of Kate & Anna's CD's. Now I must order the Mountain City Four. Thanks, Mike, for this wonderful show.

4:45 PM, September 27th, 2022
Mike Regenstreif (host)
Thanks Connie.

4:45 PM, September 27th, 2022
Helen
Many, many great songs on this show, but the ending of "Johnny's Gone to Hilo" and "Shenendoah" was stunning and beautiful.

4:59 PM, September 27th, 2022
Mike Regenstreif (host)
Thanks Helen.

4:59 PM, September 27th, 2022