SORM Playlist #15-23: The Mandolin Episode
(airing the week starting 6-03-15)

The Mandolin is a remarkably versatile instrument at home in Classical, Jazz, Celtic and Folk Music from a variety countries. This week we’ll hear Mandolin Masters Bill Monroe, Jesse McReynolds, Butch Baldassari, Rudy Cipolla, Yank Rachell and Jethro Burns & Tiny Moore. We’ll also sample the Allegro from Vivaldi’s Concerto in G for 2 Mandolins. We cover a huge variety of music on this week’s program of Mando Mania. So much wonderful music from a very small instrument.


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Artist / “Title” / CD / Label

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

Butch Baldassari & David Schnaufer / “Flop Eared Mule” / Appalachian
        Mandolin & Dulcimer / Sound Art
The Monroe Brothers / “New River Train” / What Would You Give… /
Bill Monroe / “Rawhide” / The Music of Bill Monroe / MCA
Dallas String Band / “Hokum Blues” / Early Mandolin Classics
        Vol. 1 / Rounder
Blue Sky Boys / “Bury Me Beneath the Willow” / On Radio Volume
        Two / Copper Creek
Jim & Jesse / “Airmail Special” / 1952-1955 / Bear Family

Giovale String Trio / “Costumi Siciliani” / Early Mandolin
        Classics Vol. 1 / Rounder
Marla Fibbish & Jimmy Crowley / “Farewell to Whiskey-Jenny
        Lind-Parnell’s March” / The Morning Star / Self Produced
The New London Consort, Phillip Pickett cond. / “Vivaldi-Concerto
        in G for Two Mandolins Movement 3 Allegro” / L’Oiseau-Lyre
Butch Baldassari & David Schnaufer / “Flop Eared Mule” / Appalachian
        Mandolin & Dulcimer / Sound Art

Rudy Cipolla / “La Provinciana-Bonita” / Portrait of an American Original / Acoustic Disc
Tiny Moore & Jethro Burns / “Jethro’s Tune”
Peter Ostroushko / “Benny’s-Pennies from Heaven” / Buddies of Swing / Red House

Yank Rachell / “Diving Duck Blues” / Yank Rachell / Random Chance
The Ragtime Skedaddlers / “A Rag-Time Skedaddle” / The latest Popular
        Mandolin and Guitar Music / Mandophone

Pete Seeger / “If I Had a Hammer (excerpt)” / Songs of Hope and Struggle /
        Smithsonian Folkways

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