Podcast: For Chuck, pt 2
Episode #17-15 | airing 4-12-17

As with last week’s edition of The Sing Out! Radio Magazine we’re focusing our attention on Chuck Berry in this program of covers and tunes by Mr. Berry. We lost Chuck on March 18th. As I mentioned last week that my plan of doing a program comprised entirely of Chuck Berry covers was over-hauled when I realized that most cover versions were of the same 3 or 4 songs. So I amended my focus to include lots of great cover songs with covers of Chuck’s songs leading off each set and finishing the program. This week we’ll hear Jim & Jesse, Elvis Presley, Emmylou Harris, Grisman-Hartford-Seeger and a surprise or two. More Songs for Chuck 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
Leo Kottke / “Little Martha” / Live / On the Spot
Jim & Jesse / “Sweet Little Sixteen” / Berry Pickin’ / Epic
Karl Shiflett and Big Country Show / “Pick Me Up On Your Way Down” / Sho Nuff Country / Patunxent
Laurie Lewis & Kathy Kallick / “Montana Cowboy” / Sing the Songs of Vern & Ray / Spruce and Maple
Front Porch Stringband / “Wabash Cannonball” / Front Porch String Band / Rebel

Elvis Presley / “Promised Land” / Elvis at Stax / RCA
The Revelers / If It’s Really Gotta Be This Way” / Play the Swamp Rock Classics / Self Produced
Michael Doucet & Cajun Brew / “Do You Want to Dance” / Michael Doucet & Cajun Brew / Rounder
Leo Kottke / “Twilight Time” / Live / On the Spot

Emmylou Harris / “C’est La Vie” / Luxury Liner / Warner Brothers
Harry Manx / “It Makes No Difference” / Mantras for Madmen / Dog My Cat
Levon Helm / “Ophelia” / Levon Helm and the RCO All Stars / Levon Helm Studios

Grisman, Hartford, Seeger / “Memphis” / Retrograss / Acoustic Disc
Steve James & Del Rey / “Nadine” / Tonight / Hobemian
The Rolling Stones / “Little Queenie” / Get Your Ya Ya’s Out / Abko
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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