Podcast: Black History Month, More Than The Blues, pt 2
Episode #17-08 | airing 3-01-17

This week we conclude our feature honoring Black History Month with some more recent songs and tunes. We’ll hear Duke Ellington and Count Basie along with Lambert, Hendricks and Ross, Martin, Bogan and Armstrong, Irma Thomas, Kim & Reggie Harris and many more. Wonderful sounds to satisfy your soul.


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Artist / “Title” / CD / Label

Pete Seeger / “If I Had A Hammer”(excerpt) / Songs of Hope and Struggle / Smithsonian Folkways
Duke Ellington / “Jack the Bear” / The Blanton-Webster Band / RCA
Lambert Hendricks & Ross / “Moanin’” / Everybody’s Boppin’ / Columbia
Memphis Slim / “One Man’s Mad” / Lonesome / Drive Archive
Allen Toussaint / “Rocks in my Bed” / American Tunes / Nonesuch

Count Basie / “Rock-A-Bye Basie” / The Essential Count Basie Vol 1 / Columbia
Martin, Bogan & Armstrong / “Let’s Give a Party” / Martin, Bogan & Armstrong / Flying Fish
Taj Mahal / “You’re Gonna Need Somebody on Your Bond” / The Real Thing / Columbia
Irma Thomas / “I Count the Tears” / After the Rain / Rounder
Duke Ellington / “Bojangles (A Portrait of Bill Robinson)” / The Blanton-Webster Band / RCA

The Staple Singers / “Freedom Highway” / Freedom Highway Complete / Epic-Legacy
Elder Roma Wilson / “Lily of the Valley (Stand By Me)” / This Train is a Clean Train / Arhoolie
Rev. Gary Davis / “Oh Glory How Happy I Am-Intro” / Live at Gerde’s Folk City / Stefan Grossman’s Guitar Workshop
Rev. Gary Davis / “Samson and Delilah” / Live at Gerde’s Folk City / Stefan Grossman’s Guitar Workshop
Kim & Reggie Harris with Magpie / “Woke Up this Morning” / Guide My Feet / Appleseed
Various / “Row Michael Row” / Been in the Storm So Long / Smithsonian Folkways
Sweet Honey in the Rock / ‘Come By Here” / Still On the Journey / Earthbeat
Pete Seeger / “If I Had A Hammer”(excerpt) / Songs of Hope and Struggle / Smithsonian Folkways

About Tom Druckenmiller

Tom has a long history with Sing Out! as a writer and regular contributor (for more than a decade) and deep and rich skills as a radio host and programmer of folk and roots music! He’s been a folk musician and teacher for over forty years. Tom began playing and singing Bob Dylan and Tom Paxton songs, but fell in love with old-time music and the clawhammer banjo after hearing John McCutcheon at the legendary Bethlehem folk club Godfrey Daniels. He has studied with old-time music greats Dwight Diller, Riley Baugus and Norman and Nancy Blake … and has, himself, taught at many music camps and workshops including The Augusta Heritage Workshops (in Elkins WV), the Pocono Dulcimer Fest (in Stroudsburg PA) and the Maidencreek Old-Time Music Festival (in Blandon PA). Druckemiller’s continuing regular local radio gig “In The Tradition” has aired on WDIY-FM in Allentown PA for the past 16 years, and he also co-hosts the “Sunday Folk” program on the station.

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