Podcast: Send the Band Home early
Episode #15-37 | airing 9-09-15

Sheila Kay Adams

The purity of the unaccompanied human voice is one of the most beautiful sounds. Songs sung without accompaniment or a capella have a long history in folk music. You don’t need an instrument to make beautiful music whether you’re working on the farm, marching to battle or just passing time on the porch. So send that band home and just sing.


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Artist / “Title” / CD / Label

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

Joe Holmes & Len Graham / “The Girl that Broke My Heart” / Celtic
         Mouth Music / Ellipsis Arts
Stan Rogers / “Going Down to Old Maui” / Between the Breaks…Live
        / Borealis-Fogarty’s Cove
Niamh Parsons / “Two Sisters” / In My Prime / Green Linnet
Robin & Linda Williams / “Across the Blue Mountains” / Live in
        Holland / Strictly Country
Malcolm Dalglish and the Ooolites / “Pleasure” / Pleasure / Ooolitic

Ralph Stanley & The Clinch Mountain Boys / “Life’s Other Side” /
        Almost Home / Rebel
Indian Bottom Association / “I Am Going to a City” / Songs of the
        Old Regular Baptists Smithsonian Folkways
The McIntosh County Shouters / “Lay Down Body” / African American
        Congregational Singing: Nineteenth Century Roots / Smithsonian Folkways
The Fisk Jubilee Singers / “I’m Gonna Sing till the Spirit Moves”
        / In Bright Mansions / Curb
Chester Mahooty / “Zuni Sacred Song” / Talking Spirits / Music
        of the World
Elizabeth White / “Piping Imitation” / Celtic Mouth Music /
        Ellipsis Arts

Jean Ritchie & Doc Watson / “Amazing Grace” / At Folk City /
        Smithsonian Folkways
Addie Graham / “Pretty Polly” / Been A Long Time Traveling /
        June Appal
Sheila Kay Adams / “Wagoner’s Lad” / All the Other Fine Things
        / Granny Dell
Craig Johnson / “Piney Mountains” / Away Down the Road /
        5-String Productions

John Roberts / “The Campanero” / Sea Fever / Golden Hind
Louis Killen / “The Flying Cloud” / Blow the Man Down / Topic

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

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