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Stranger Songs
Tuesday January 31st, 2023 with Mike Regenstreif
Songs I’ve heard Leon Redbone Sing

The theme on this edition of Stranger Songs is "Songs I've Heard Leon Redbone Sing." Leon Redbone, who died in 2019 at age 69, was a mysterious figure who played meticulous arrangements of old blues, jazz and Tin Pan Alley songs. 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
Sweet Mama Papa's Gettin' Mad
Leon Redbone - Live_The Olympia Theater, Paris, France - Rounder
Lulu's Back in Town
The Hot Sardines - Welcome Home, Bon Voyage - Eleven
Some of These Days
Jeff Healey - The Best of the Stony Plain Years: Vintage Jazz, Swing and Blues - Stony Plain Canadian
My Blue Heaven
Guy Van Duser & Billy Novick - Exactly Like Us - Rounder
Shine On Harvest Moon
Dawn Tyler Watson & Paul Deslauriers - En Duo - Justin Time Canadian
Champagne Charlie
Leon Redbone - Champagne Charlie - Warner Bros.
Big Bad Bill is Sweet William Now
Ry Cooder - Jazz - Warner Bros.
Leon Redbone - On the Track - Warner Bros.
Crazy Blues
The Whiteley Brothers - Bluesology - Pyramid Canadian
Somebody Stole My Gal
Mose Scarlett - Precious Seconds - Borealis Canadian
My Walkin' Stick
Hotcha! - Dust Bowl Roots: Songs for the New Depression - Hotcha! Canadian
Nobody's Sweetheart Now
Paul Geremia - Gamblin’ Woman Blues - Red House
Louisiana Fairy Tale
Leon Redbone - Any Time - Rounder
Mary Coughlan - Tired & Emotional - EastWest
Your Cheatin' Heart
Martha Seyler & Robert Resnik - Martha Sings & Robert Plays - Martha Seyler & Robert Resnik
Lovesick Blues
Sneezy Waters - Sneezy Waters Sings Hank Williams - Borealis Canadian
I Ain't Got Nobody
Jackie Washington with Mose Scarlett & Ken Whiteley - Sitting on a Rainbow - Borealis Canadian
Ghost of the St. Louis Blues
Leon Redbone - Sugar - Rounder
Ain't Misbehavin'
Patti Casey with Paul Asbell - Just an Old Sweet Song - Long Shot Music
Your Feets Too Big
Dave Van Ronk - Sweet & Lowdown - Justin Time
Step It Up and Go
Andy Cohen - Tryin’ to Get Home - Earwig
When I Take My Sugar to Tea
Roberta Donnay & The Prohibition Mob Band - Bathtub Gin - Motema
Alabama Jubilee
Leon Redbone - Champagne Charlie - Warner Bros.
When You Wish Upon a Star
Missy Burgess & Michael Burgess - Pour Me a Song - Patio Canadian
Please Don't Talk About Me When I'm Gone
Duke Robillard & Kelley Hunt - Duke Robillard and his Dames of Rhythm - M.C.
Polly Wolly Doodle
Leon Redbone - On the Track - Warner Bros.
fragment of The Stranger Song
Leonard Cohen - Songs of Leonard Cohen - Columbia/Legacy Canadian
Interactive CKCU
Shirley Gagnon
Amazing show Mike! Thanks for commenting on my show. Listening to your show on demand.

10:53 AM, January 29th, 2023
Mike Regenstreif (host)
Thanks Shirley.

5:05 PM, January 30th, 2023
Wiki says he could be reached by phone at the Cue poolhall, Yonge & Bloor. It was down in the subway...the best pool sharks played & practiced there in the daytime (...too good for me & fellow hustlers. But we watched...amazing shots...corner hooks...etc....) Point is - he must have been a good player to have phone status there... I must have seen him & didn't know who he was... pool halls collect the strangest folk ;-) Thanks! Love him, Tom Waits, Tiny Tim....Stompin' Tom....

4:01 PM, January 31st, 2023
Mike Regenstreif (host)
Thanks Hillbilly. By the time I first worked with Leon (1974), he was reachable through his agent.

4:04 PM, January 31st, 2023
Hipster Huck
Great stuff. Leon Redbone was quite the character. I think Polly Wolly Doodle is going to be stuck in my brain for a while.

5:01 PM, January 31st, 2023
Mike Regenstreif (host)
Thanks Huck, Yes, he was.

5:01 PM, January 31st, 2023
Michael Desautels
Great collection! Thanks Mike

7:49 PM, January 31st, 2023
Mike Regenstreif (host)
Thanks Michael.

10:37 PM, January 31st, 2023