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Stranger Songs
Tuesday January 10th, 2023 with Mike Regenstreif
Remembering Ian Tyson (1933-2022)

The theme on this edition of Stranger Songs is Remembering Ian Tyson. Ian – who died on December 29th at age 89 – was one of Canada’s greatest and most influential singers and songwriters, from his days in the 1960s and early-‘70s as half of the legendary folk duo Ian & Sylvia, through his focus on country music in the later Ian & Sylvia days and the early part of his solo career, and to his revitalization and virtual reinvention of cowboy music from the early-1980s through the 2000s. All but two of the songs on this show were written, or co-written by Ian Tyson. 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
Four Strong Winds
Ian & Sylvia - Four Strong Winds - Vanguard Canadian
Four Rode By
Fourtold - Fourtold - Appleseed Canadian
Someday Soon
Judy Collins - Who Knows Where the Time Goes - Elektra Canadian
Red Velvet
Bill Garrett - Bill Garrett - Borealis Canadian
Short Grass
Tom Russell - Play One More: The Songs of Ian & Sylvia - True North Canadian
The French Girl
Bill Staines - Beneath Some Lucky Star - Red House Canadian
Lonely Girls
Ian & Sylvia - Play One More - Vanguard Canadian
"The Cowboy and the Umbrella" was written by Kim Wallach. In the liner notes, Kim writes that the song is “a fictionalized account of watching Ian Tyson judge the Kerrville Folk Festival in the ‘80s. I moved the setting to the bar at YO Ranch Hilton.”
The Cowboy and the Umbrella
Kim Wallach - Chatter of the Finches - Black Socks Press
fragment of The Stranger Song
Leonard Cohen - Songs of Leonard Cohen - Columbia/Legacy Canadian
Friends of Mine
Wanda Fischer - Singing Along with the Radio - Wanda Fischer Canadian
Play One More
Tom Russell - Play One More: The Songs of Ian & Sylvia - True North Canadian
Wild Geese
Anne Hills & Jan Burda - Don’t Panic - Flying Fish Canadian
Summer Wages
Bill Morrissey & Greg Brown - Friend of Mine - Philo Canadian
Long Long Time to Get Old
Ian & Sylvia - Great Speckled Bird - Stony Plain Canadian
Cowboys Don't Cry
Ian Tyson - I Outgrew the Wagon - Stony Plain Canadian
The Gift
David Rea - X 7 - Gitsu Canadian
Will James
Ramblin' Jack Elliott - South Coast - Red House Canadian
Cowboy Pride
Michael Martin Murphey - Cowboy Songs - Warner Bros. Canadian
Road to Las Cruces
Corb Lund - Songs My Friends Wrote - New West Canadian
Over the Moon - Moondancer - Over the Moon Canadian
Lost Herd
Ian Tyson - Lost Herd - Stony Plain Canadian
"I’ll Never Leave These Old Horses" was written by Tom Russell, a frequent songwriting collaborator of Ian Tyson's. It was based on a conversation Tom had with Ian.
I’ll Never Leave These Old Horses
Tom Russell - Folk Hotel - Frontera
Navajo Rug
Tom Russell & Ian Tyson - Cowboy’d All to Hell - Frontera Canadian
Wolves No Longer Sing
Ian Tyson - Carnero Vaquero - Stony Plain Canadian
‘Til the Circle is Through
Ian Tyson - All the Good'Uns - Stony Plain Canadian
fragment of The Stranger Song
Leonard Cohen - Songs of Leonard Cohen - Columbia/Legacy Canadian
Interactive CKCU
Joanne Hurley
So looking forward to this show. Ian & Sylvia, Sylvia solo and Ian solo have been on my playlist for many decades.

1:06 PM, January 6th, 2023
Mike Regenstreif (host)
Thanks Joanne.

1:17 PM, January 6th, 2023
John Coleman
Just listening to this show Mike, and I will again ! Lots to digest here.. Ian Dawson Tyson, singer, songwriter, guitarist, rancher (born 25 September 1933 in Victoria, BC; died 29 December 2022 in Longview, AB). Ian Tyson was one of Canada’s most acclaimed folk and country music artists. A former rodeo rider, he enjoyed great success as part of the duo Ian and Sylvia with his then-wife, Sylvia Tyson. They are best known for “Four Strong Winds,” a 1963 folk anthem written by Ian. It is considered one of the best and most influential Canadian songs of all time. Tyson received many awards, including a Governor General's Performing Arts Award. He was inducted into the Canadian Country Music Hall of Fame, the Canadian Music Hall of Fame, the Canadian Broadcast Hall of Fame and the Canadian Songwriters Hall of Fame.

5:05 PM, January 7th, 2023
Mike Regenstreif (host)
Thanks John.

11:52 PM, January 7th, 2023
Holly Mandelkern
Thank you for honoring Ian Tyson with this playlist of some of his most tender and beautiful songs.

3:56 PM, January 10th, 2023
Mike Regenstreif (host)
Thanks Holly.

4:02 PM, January 10th, 2023
Robert Melanson
So proud to be Canadian when I hear these songs... classics... worldwide! Thank you Ian & Sylvia Tyson, for having been major contributors to my initiation and love of folk music! And thank you Mike Regenstreif, for being their best caretaker!

4:07 PM, January 10th, 2023
Mike Regenstreif (host)
Thanks Robert,

4:12 PM, January 10th, 2023