TRADITIONS playlist for January 15,2017

The week ahead will be an emotional one. With the inauguration of Donald Trump looming, and with a day of service being given by many Americans in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day, I tried to choose songs that will inspire and give us pause to think about where we’ve been and where we are heading. The final hour honored the memory of the slain civil rights leader, and the artists who helped inspire a movement and dedicated themselves to equal rights for all.

(Tune in to WFDU-FM’s TRADITIONS every Sunday from 3pm to 6pm Eastern Time over WFDU-FM 89.1 in the NYC/Northern New Jersey area, or on the web at www.wfdu.fm or iHeartRadio.com.
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ARTIST “Tune / Song”
ALBUM Label – Website
3PM
Theme: HARVEY REID “Dirty Dish Rag”
Solo Guitar Sketchbook Woodpecker Records – www.woodpecker.com
MILLPOND MOON “Forever Young”
Time to Turn the Tide Tikopia Records – www.millpondmoon.com

DAVID MALLET “I Knew This Place”
Midnight on the Water North Road Records – www.davidmalllett.com
LYDIA ADAMS DAVIS “Lake Erie”
Gift of Story Three Feathers Music –
BOB GIBSON “And Lovin’ You”
The Living Legend Years Bob Gibson Legacy – www.bobgibsonlegacy.com

MOLASSES CREEK “I’m A Fisherman”
An Island Out of Time self – www.molassescreek.com
MOLASSES CREEK “Mississippi Sawyer”
An Island Out of Time self – www.molassescreek.com
CROOKED STILL “Oxford Town / Cumberland Gap”
Shaken by A Low Sound Signature Sounds – www.crookedstill.com
O’CONNOR BAND “Fisher’s Hornpipe”
Coming Home Rounder Records – www.rounder.com , www.oconnorband.com
SAM AMIDON “As I Roved Out”
Bright Sunny South Nonesuch – www.nonesuch.com , www.samamidon.com
PETER STAMPFEL & THE WORM ALL-STARS “Peg n’ Awl”
A Sure Sign of Something AcidSoxx Musicks – www.acidsoxx.com
FIDDLE WHAMDIDDLE “Ragtime Annie”
Old School Old Time self – www.fiddlewhamdiddle.com

TAJ MAHAL “Honky Tonk Women”
Blue Light Boogie Private Music Label – www.windham.com

4PM
DISAPPEAR FEAR “Is There Anybody Here”
Get Your Phil self – www.disappearfear.com

JEN CASS “Standing In Your Memory”
Accidental Pilgramage Blind Justice Music –
ELLEN BUKSTEL “By My Silence”
Daddy’s Little Girl self – www.ellenbukstel.com
HOLLY NEAR and RONNIE GILBERT “Family Promises”
Lifeline Extended Appleseed Recordings – www.appleseedrec.com
THE WAILIN’ JENNYS “One Voice”
40 Days Jericho Beeach Music – www.thewailinjennys.com

MARC BLACK “American Children”
Sometime a Spark self – www.marcblack.com
RICHARD SHINDELL “Deportee ( Plane Wreck In Los Gatos)”
South of Delia self – www.richardshindell.com
CHRISTINE LAVIN “When All Goes Wrong, We’ll Turn this Ship Around”
MP3 single self – www.christinelavin.com

FRED GILLEN JR. “Walk Down That Freedom Highway”
Wage Love self – www.fredgillenjr.com
ANDY REVKIN “Bills, Bills, Bills”
A Very FIne Line self – www.facebook.com/veryfinelinemusic
NORMAN BLAKE “Waitin’ For the Mail and Security”

THE WEAVERS “Brother Can You Spare a DIme?”
The Weavers Almanac Vanguard Records – www.vanguardrecords.com

M.S.G. ACOUSTIC BLUES TRIO “Hammer Ring / Take This Hammer”
Meet Me in the Middle self – www.acousticbluesmsg.com

5PM
RED MOLLY “Homeward Bound”
The Red Album self – www.redmolly.com

MASON BROWN “Ode to Martin Luther King”
When Humans Walked the Earth self – www.masonbrown.info
PETE SEEGER & JEFF HAYNES “MLK 14”
The Storm King Hachette Audio – www.hachetteadio.com , www.petseegerthestormking.com
PETE SEEGER “Take it From Dr. King”
2002 single release out of print –
DION “Abraham, Martin & John”
Live at the Bitter End, August 1971 Omnivore Recordings – www.omnivorerecordings.com

PAUL ROBESON “Ballad for Americans”
Ballad for Americans Vanguard Records – www.vanguardrecords.com

JOSH WHITE “Free and Equal Blues”
Free and Equal Blues Smithsonian Folkways – www.si.edu/folkways
ODETTA “Spiritual Trilogy – Oh Freedom/Come and Go With Me / I’m On My Way Up”
Odetta Sings Ballads and Blues Tradition Records –
M.S.G. ACOUSTIC BLUES TRIO “We Shall Overcome”
For Pete’s Sake: A Tribute Wepecket Island Records – www.wepecket.com

JULIE GOLD “America”
Sixty self – www.juliegold.com
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Ron Olesko
WFDU-FM
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Teaneck, NJ 07666

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About Ron Olesko

For over 40 years, Ron has been a radio programmer with WFDU-FM in Teaneck, New Jersey. He created WFDU-FM's TRADITIONS in 1980, a show that he continues to host and produce every Sunday afternoon from 3 to 6pm Eastern Time. He's the president of and booker for the Hurdy Gurdy Folk Music Club in Fair Lawn, New Jersey, and is a regular contributor to Sing Out! as well as the host of the Folk Music Notebook blog on this site. Ron can also be found emceeing concerts and festivals around the NYC/NJ area. A lifelong Mets fan and a rabid soccer geek, Ron is a Red Bull season ticket holder since their inception and will most likely be in his seat when not in the studio.

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