Podcast: Batter Up!
Episode #17-16 | airing 4-19-17

This week on The Sing Out! Radio Magazine we celebrate the arrival of Spring with a program of tunes about or associated with The National Pastime. I have been a baseball fan my entire life from the days of playing on neighborhood teams on vacant lots until today when I am a devoted Philadelphia Phillies fan.
We’ll hear lots of classic tunes from Dr. John, John McCutcheon, Ray Lambiase and of course Steve Goodman.
Batter up on the next 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
John McCutcheon / “The Star Spangled Banner” / Sermon on the Mound / Appalsongs
Dr John / “Take Me Out to the Ballgame” / Baseball: A Film by Ken Burns / Elektra Nonesuch
Bob Costas / “Casey at the Bat” / Diamond Cuts-Turning Two / Hungry for Music
Christine Lavin / “Ballad of a Ballgame” / Diamond Cuts-Triple Play / Hungry for Music

Del Reeves / “The Philadelphia Fillies” / Baseball’s Greatest Hits-Let’s Play Two / Rhino
Chuck Brodsky / “Letters in the Dirt” /Diamond Cuts-Triple Play / Hungry for Music
Bob Edwards / “Line-up for Yesterday” / Diamond Cuts-7th Inning Stretch / Hungry for Music
Chuck Brodsky / “Harry and Whitey” / Diamond Cuts-7th Inning Stretch / Hungry for Music
Norman & Nancy Blake / “The Star Spangled Banner” / Back Home in Sulfur Springs / Plectrafone

Honky Tonk Confidential / “That’s Nats” / Diamond Cuts-Center Field Vol. VIII / Hungry for Music
Caroline Spence / “Softball” / Spades & Roses / Self Produced
Larry Kaplan / “Baseball” / Furthermore… / Hannah Lane

Ray Lambiase / “The Ballad of 3 Finger Brown” / The Ballad of 3 Finger Brown / Raytone
Harry Caray / “Take Me Out to the Ball Game” / Chicago Cubs Greatest Hits / Marquee Alphabet City
Steve Goodman / “A Dying Cub Fan’s Last Request” / Baseball’s Greatest Hits / Rhino
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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