Songs for a Fabulous Fourth and Then Some – WFDU-FM’s TRADITIONS playlist for June 29, 2014

WFDU-FM’s TRADITIONS
Playlist for June 29, 2014
HOST: Ron Olesko

Since this was the last Sunday in June, a month traditionally associated with weddings, I shared a number of songs about love and marriage during the first hour, along with a few songs about affairs of the heart that just didn’t quite make it. Note to self, save this playlist – it can be used for Valentine’s Day in a pinch!

As Independence Day is quickly upon us, I also scattered a few songs fitting for the holiday throughout the show. I hope a few of these songs will give us pause to what this country truly means to its citizens and the rest of the world.

I also took the opportunity to catch up on some new recordings and listener requests.

New and Noteworthy: The Lords of Liechtenstein   Girlz (with a z)  (self)

(Tune in to TRADITIONS every Sunday from 2pm to 5pm Eastern Time over WFDU-FM 89.1 in the NYC/Northern New Jersey area, or on the web at www.wfdu.fm. On-demand streams of shows, including this one, are archived for two weeks HERE. A Sing Out! Radio Partner.)

ARTIST    Tune / Song
ALBUM    LABEL – Website
2pm
Theme: HARVEY REID “Dirty Dish Rag”
Solo Guitar Sketchbook Woodpecker Records – www.woodpecker.com
RICHARD SHINDELL “Fourth of July, Asbury Park”
Courier    Signature Sounds – www.signaturesounds.com, www.richardshindell.com

Some songs for people who were married in June:
MIKE AND RUTHY   “For this Love”
The Honeymoon Agenda    self – www.mikeandruthy.com
ABBIE GARDNER AND ANTHONY DA COSTA “Crazy in Love”
Bad Nights / Better Days   self – www.abbiegardner.com , www.anthonydacosta.com
CATHY FINK AND MARCY MARXER   “Comes Love”
Rockin’ the Uke    self –www.cathymarcy.com
DENI BONET “Glory of Love”
It’s All Good    self – www.denibonet.com

Some songs for people who may have a different opinion about love:
THE LORDS OF LIECTENSTEIN    “Girlz”
Girlz (with a ‘z’)    self – www.thelordsofliechtenstein.com
LOUDON WAINWRIGHT III    “Say That You Love Me”
Recovery    Yep Roc Records – www.lw3.com
CHRISTINE LAVIN    “The Kind of Love You Never Recover From”
Attainable Love    Philo – www.christinelavin.com
EMMY LOU HARRIS, ANNA McGARRIGLE, KRYSTLE WARREN, MARTHA WAINWRIGHT, LILY LANKEN    “Heart Like a Wheel”
Sing Me the Songs Celebrating the works of Kate McGarrigle    Nonesuch Records – www.nonesuch.com
JONI MITCHELL “Both Sides Now”
Clouds    Warner Brothers

Let us end our look at weddings with a few positive songs, some you can dance to!
RICHARD BERMAN  “The Wedding Dance”
Holding Hands    Aries Records – www.richardberman.com
NOEL PAUL STOOKEY    “There is Love”
The Solo Recordings 1971-1972    Rhino – www.rhino.com
THE NUTOPIANS    “All You Need is Love”
Lennon – Reimagined    self – www.thenutopians.com

3pm
TOM PAXTON “Born on the Fourth of July”
The Best of the Vanguard Years    Vanguard Records – www.tompaxton.com

RENAISSANCE   “Cry to the World”
Symphony of Light    Red River – www.renaissancetouring.com
RUNA    “Land of Sunshine Set”
Current Affairs    self – www.runamusic.com
SEAN TYRRELL    “The Star of the County Down”
Moonlight on Galway Bay    Self – www.seantyrrell.com

THE DUHKS    “You Go East I’ll Go West”
Beyond the Blue    self – www.duhks.com
SCOTT WOLFSON AND OTHER HEROES    “Brooklyn Mermaids”
Life on Fire    self – www.scottwolfson.com
THE SWEET POTATOES    “Squeezebox”
Faith, Good Neighbors and a Telephone    self – www.thesweetpotatoes.com

DAVE ROWE “Somewhere Up in Canada”
All of the Dreams    self – www.daverowemusic.com
GARNET ROGERS    “Down at the Sailor’s Rest”
Summer’s End    Snow Goose Songs – www.garnetrogers.com
FINEST KIND “A Sailor’s Life”
Heart’s Delight    self – www.ianrobb.com/finestkind

ANNIE WENZ    “Amazing Grace”
Rain on Bare Skin    self – www.anniewenz.com

4pm
EDDIE FROM OHIO “Fifth of July”‘
Looking Out the Fishbowl    self – www.eddiefromohio.com

THE SHOOK TWINS “Holler it Down”
What We Do    self – www.shooktwins.com
SOUTHSIDE JOHNNY AND THE POOR FOOLS    “Old Kentucky Home”
Songs From the Barn    Leroy Records – www.thepoorfools.com
DAVE VAN RONK   “You’ve Been a Good Old Wagon”
Live in Monterrey    Omnivore Records – www.omnivorerecordings.com

A Spotlight segment on important artists from the folk revival:
PAUL CLAYTON “Wild Mountain Thyme”
Paul Clayton Folk Singer!   Legacy Records
JIM ROONEY   “One Morning in May”
For the Love of the Music: The Club 47 Folk Revival    Kingswood Records
CAROLYN HESTER   “Pack Up Your Sorrows”
From These Hills    self – www.carolynhester.com

The remainder of the show featured songs in honor of Independence Day – some songs that remind us of what this country is supposed to stand for in the eyes of the people who came to this land:
DAVID ROVICS    “Before Their Ship Arrived”
If I Had A Hammer    self – www.davidrovics.com
SI KAHN   “Lady of the Harbor”
In My Heart: A Retrospective    Philo – www.sikahn.com
CHERISH THE LADIES    “The Back Door”
The Back Door    Green Linnet – www.cherishtheladies.com

EMMA’S REVOLUTION   “If I Give Your Name”
One    self – www.emmasrevolution.com
ROD MACDONALD    “Many Can’t Be Moved”
Later That Night    Blue Flute – www.bluebflutemusic.com
ERIK BALKEY    “My America”
Everything is Great    Hudson Harding Music – www.erikbalkey.com

PETE SEEGER    “America the Beautiful”
American Favorite Ballads Vol. 1    Smithsonian Folkways – www.folkways.si.edu
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Ron Olesko
WFDU-FM
1000 River Road
Teaneck, NJ 07666
www.wfdu.fm

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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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