TRADITIONS playlist for March 12, 2017

A busy and fun show with two guests this week. Pat Wictor joined me to discuss his new CD This is Absolutely Real: Visions and Versions of Phil Ochs. The songs Pat chose show the diversity and depth of Phil Och’s songwriting, and the innovative settings showcase the immense talents of Pat Wictor.

My second guest was an extraordinary experience. The legendary protest singer and the voice of a generation – Ramblin’ Bob. I am honored that Bob chose my show to return and offer up a new topical song, ripped from today’s headlines. It’s funny, but when you look at him up close in a studio, Ramblin’ Bob is the spitting image of Rob Carlson of Modern Man fame.

(Links to recordings of both interviews can be found below)

Also, new recordings from Charlie King and Barbara Dane and more classic songs rounded out the show.

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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
THE LIMELITERS “John Henry, The Steel Driving Man”
The Limeliters Jasmine Records –

CHARLIE KING “Spoon of Sand”
Life & Love, Tears & Laughter Vaguely Reminiscent Sounds – www.charlieking.org
BROOKLYN WOMEN’S CHORUS “We Are One”
I Will Sing! self – www.brooklynwomenschorus.com
PETER, PAUL & MARY “All Mixed Up”
Songs Of Conscience & Concern Warner Brothers – www.peterpaulandmary.com

BARBARA DANE “I’m Sellin’ My Porkchops”
Throw it Away… self – www.barbaradane.net
GUY DAVIS & FABRIZIO POGGI “Hooray, Hooray These Women is Killing Me”
Sonny & Brownie’s Last Train M.C. Records –
TOBY WALKER “Keep On Truckin’ Mama”
Shake Shake Mama self – www.littletobywalker.com
MISSISSIPPI JOHN HURT “Candy Man Blues”
Avalon Blues: The Complete 1928 Okeh Recordings Sony Music – www.legacyrecordings.com

ERIC VON SCHMIDT “Stewball”
Living on the Trail Tomato Music Works – www.tomatorecords.com
BING FUTCH “Down the River I Go Uncle Joe /Sandy River Belle / Spotted Pony / Old Joe Clark”
Return of Live at Old Songs self – www.bingfutch.com
RED TAIL RING “Yarrow”
Fall Away Blues self – www.redtailring.com

ZOE MULFORD “Won’t You Come on IN?”
Small Brown Birds Azalea City – www.zoemulford.com
TOM PAXTON “Home to Me”
Boat in the Water Pax Records – www.tompaxton.com

4PM
GUEST: Pat Wictor, who discussed his new CD This is Absolutely Real: Visions and Verions of Phil Ochs 
PAT WICTOR “Lincoln Park”
This is Absolutely Real: Visions and Versions of Phil Ochs Riskydisc Records – www.patwictor.com
PAT WICTOR “Knock on the Door”
This is Absolutely Real: Visions and Versions of Phil Ochs Riskydisc Records – www.patwictor.com
PAT WICTOR “I’m Tired”
This is Absolutely Real: Visions and Versions of Phil Ochs Riskydisc Records – www.patwictor.com
PAT WICTOR “There But For Fortune”
This is Absolutely Real: Visions and Versions of Phil Ochs Riskydisc Records – www.patwictor.com

SLOAN WAINWRIGHT “Every Grain of Sand”
Rediscovery self – www.sloanwainwright.com
JENNY BIENEMANN “Today”
Every Soul Grows to the Light self – www.jennybieneman.com
TOM RUSH “Urge For Going”
Tom Rush Celebrates 50 Years of Music Appleseed – www.appleseedmusic.com , www.tomrush.com

5PM
KATHY MOSER “Big Yellow Taxi”
Some I Like U self – www.kathymoser.com

RAMBLIN’ BOB (ROB CARLSON) “Fear Itself”
MP3 self – www.robcarlsonmusic.com

JOHN FLYNN “Mercy”
Mercy self – www.johnflynn.net
LARA HERSCOVITCH “Let Us Begin”
Four Wise Monkeys self – www.laraherscovitch.com

MATTHEW OLWELL “Stormness Head”
Cypertrad self – www.cybertrad.com
SOLAS “The Ditching Boy”
The Turning Tide Compass Records – www.compassrecords.com , www.solasmusic.com
APRIL VERCH “The Newpart”
The April Verch Anthology Slab Town Records – www.aprilverch.com
THE IAN CAMPBELL FOLK GROUP “The Gypsy Rover”
The Ultimate Folk Collection Pulse –

PAUL SACHS “The Best Hope Can Do”
Love is Love self – www.paulsachs.com
STAN ROGERS “Song of the Candle”
Turnaround Borealis – www.borealisrecords.com , www.stanrogers.net

ODETTA “The Lass From the Low Countree”
At the Gate of Horn Real Gone Records – www.realgonemusic.com
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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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