Podcast: Paradise
Episode #16-17 | airing 4-27-16

Sometimes the theme for a program comes right out of the headlines. The Peabody Energy Company has filed for bankruptcy. If you recall John Prine’s classic song Paradise refers to “Mr. Peabody’s coal train…”. This week we’ll hear some classic coal mining songs contemporary and classic.

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Artist / “Title” / CD / Label

Pete Seeger / “If I Had A Hammer” / Songs Of Hope And Struggle /
        Smithsonian-Folkways

Chris Ryan / ”Coal Creek March” / Uptown Gals / Sandrock
John Prine / “Paradise” / John Prine / Atlantic
Sue Massek / “Hello Coal Miner” / Precious Memories / Strictly Country
William March & Richard Lawson / “That Little Lump of Coal” / Songs
        and Ballads of the Bituminous Miners / Rounder
Buddy & Julie Miller / “Quecreek” / Midnight & Lace / Hightone

Cherylann Hawk / “Larry’s Mountain” / Moving Mountains / Falling
        Mountain Music
Laurie Lewis & Tom Rozum / “Millionaire” / The Oak and the Laurel / Rounder
Carol Elizabeth Jones / “Coal Tattoo” / Cataloochie / 5 String
        Productions
Clyde Davenport / “Coal Creek March” / Clydeoscope / Sandrock

Merle Travis / “Dark As A Dungeon” / Folk Songs of the Hills /
        Capitol
Strange Creek Singers / “Black Lung” / Strange Creek Singers /
        Arhoolie
Last Forever / “Payday at Cola Creek” / No Place Like Home /
        2nd Story Sound
Public Outcry / “Can’t Put It Back” / Coal Country Music / Heartwood

Robert C. Heyer / “The Miner’s Story” / One Day / Table Rock Music
Beverly Smith & Carl Jones / “Coal Miner’s Blues” / Moving Lightly
        Through this World / Dittyville
Pete Seeger / “If I Had a Hammer (excerpt)” / Songs of Hope and Struggle /
        Smithsonian Folkways


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