Podcast: For Chuck pt 1
Episode #17-14 | airing 4-05-17

This week on The Sing Out! Radio Magazine we begin a two part feature For Chuck. We lost Chuck Berry on March 18th of this year at the age of 90. He had ceased performing but was still recording with a new CD due in June. My initial intention was to create a program of Chuck Berry covers but quickly realized that most recordings of his tunes centered on the most famous-Maybelline, Memphis Tennessee and Nadine. So I rethought the theme and instead we’ll hear two weeks of cover versions of great songs with a Chuck cover tune leading off each set. We’ll include Tom Rush, Jim Kweskin & the Jug Band, John Hammond, Bob Carlin and many more. Songs for Chuck Pt. 1 on this week’s edition of the Sing Out! Radio Magazine.

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Artist / “Title” / CD / Label

Pete Seeger / “If I Had A Hammer”(excerpt) / Songs of Hope and Struggle / Smithsonian Folkways
Ned Luberecki / “The Girl from Ipanema” / Take Five / Self Produced
Tom Rush / “Too Much Monkey Business” / Take a Little Walk with Me / Elektra
Steve Howell and the Mighty Men / “Walk On Boy” / Yes, I Believe I Will / Out of the Past
Miss Tess & the Talkbacks / “Give It Up or Let Me Go” / The Love I Have for You/ Signature Sounds
Richard Thompson / “Rockin’ in Rhythm” / Strict Tempo / Elixir

Jim Kweskin & the Jug Band / “Memphis” / Greatest Hits / Vanguard
Adrienne Young / “Brokedown Palace” / The Art of Virtue / Addibelle
Wake the Dead / “Ripple” / Buckdancer’s Choice / Redwing
Ned Luberecki / “Take Five” / Take Five / Self Produced

John Hammond / “No Money Down” / Timeless / Palmetto
Joni Mitchell / “Goodbye Pork Pie Hat” / Mingus / Asylum
Joe Page / “Hang ’em High” / Alaska Mando / Self Produced

Bob Carlin / “Roll Over Beethoven” / Mr. Spaceman / Car Tunes
Pat Donohue / “Maybelline” / Blue Yonder / Bluesky
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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