TRADITIONS playlist for May 14, 2017

Re-broadcast Saturday May 20, 2017 on www.bluesandrootsradio.com

Mother’s Day is celebrated in song with music from Cathie Ryan, David Roth, Bing Futch and others.  We featured a brand new song from Tom Chapin about Julia Ward Howe which will appear on a new CD that will be released in early summer.

The show also featured a tribute to singer-songwriter Sandy Ross, who passed away on May 6. Sandy was based out of Los Angeles, but she was a guest on Traditions a number of times over the years. Sandy was born in Phoenix, Arizona but moved to Los Angeles in the 1970s where she was a staff songwriter for Warner/Chappell Music. Her songs were recorded by popular artists of the period, including Kim Carnes and Anne Murray. She was a fixture on the LA music scene and booked performers at various Hollywood venues, including the Los Angeles Performing Arts and Folklife Festival and the acclaimed Bla-Bla Cafe.

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ARTIST “Tune / Song”
ALBUM Label – Website

3PM
DAVID ROTH “Mother’s Day Card”
If You Can’t Fly Wind River Records – www.folkera.com/windriver , www.davidrothmusic.com

TOM CHAPIN “My Mother’s Quiet Eyes”
The Turning Tide Sundance Music – www.tomchapin.com
BING FUTCH “Mother (Visions Disappear)”
Dive! self – www.bingfutch.com
CATHIE RYAN “Rock Me to Sleep Mother”
Through Wind and Rain Mo Leanbh – www.cathieryan.com

JOEL MABUS “God Don’t Like It – I Don’t Either”
Different Hymnals Fossil Records – www.joelmabus.com
JORMA KAUKONEN “Preachin’ on the Old Campground”
River of Time Red House Records – www.redhouserecords.com
CISCO HOUSTON “Pie in the Sky”
The Folkways Years 1944-1961 Smithsonian Folkways – www.folkways.si.edu

THE MALVINAS “God Bless the Grass”
God Bless the Grass Soona Songs – www.soonasongs.com ,
ALL SHE WROTE “When the Ice Cap Melts”
Passing it On self – wrote.com
TIM GRIMM “Whose Garden Was This?”
Thank You Tom Paxton self – www.timgrimm.com
JAMES GORDON “This Canoe Runs on Water”
Sunny Jim Borealis Records – www.borealisrecords.com , www.jamesgordon.ca
HAPPY TRAUM “Sailing Down My Golden River”
Just for the Love of It Lark’s Nest Music – www.happytraum.com
PETE SEEGER “To My Old Brown Earth”
Pete Paul Winter – www.paulwinter.com

4PM
MELANIE “My Rainbow Race”
Stoneground Words Two Story Records – www.melaniesafka.com

GUY DAVIS & FABRIZIO POGGI “Step it Up and Go”
Sonny & Brownie’s Last Train M.C. Records –
COREY HARRIS “Diddy Wah Diddy”
Greens from the Garden Alligator Records – www.alligator.com , www.coreyharrisband.com
RORY BLOCK “Candy Man”
Avalon: A Troibute to Mississippi John Hurt self – www.roryblock.com
JIM KWESKIN & GEOFF MULDAUR “Downtown Blues”
Penny’s Farm Kingswood Records – www.kingswoodrecords.com

JOHN SEBASTIAN & HAPPY TRAUM “Morning Blues”
Woodstock Mountains: More Music From Mud Acres Rounder – www.rounder.com
JOEL MABUS “We’ll Understand it Better”
Different Hymnals Fossil Records – www.joelmabus.com
NORMAN BLAKE “Look Away, So Far Away”
The Weary World Wears Away Plectrafone Records – www.plectrafone.com

THE WHISPERING TREE “So Many Things”
Go Call the Captain self – www.thewhisperingtree.com
CHRISTINE LAVIN “Remembering My Password”
If You’re Drunk You Cannot Buy A Puppy self – www.christinelavin.com
JOE KRETSCHMER “It’s Always Something”
Open Mike self – www.facebook.com/joe.kretschmer

TERI SCHEINZEIT “Choosing Happy”
Choosing Happy self – www.terisongs.com
JOE JENCKS “Given Myself to Love”
Poets, Philosophers, Workers & self – www.joejencks.com
MEGHAN CARY “Sing Louder”
Sing Louder – The Festival EP self – www.meghancary.com

PHIL HENRY “There Be Monsters Here”
Phat Live self – www.philhenryband.com

CHARM CITY JUNCTION “Cousin Sally Brown”
Charm City Junction self – www.charmcityjunction.com

5PM
TOM CHAPIN “Julia Ward Howe”
Threads Sundance Music – www.tomchapin.com

A tribute to singer-songwriter Sandy Ross, who passed away on May 6.
SANDY ROSS “I Remembered a Song”
Color Outside of the Lines self – www.sandyross.com
SANDY ROSS “Color Outside of the Lines”
Color Outside of the Lines self – www.sandyross.com
SANDY ROSS “Child of the Sixties”
Grandma’s Got A Boombox self – www.sandyross.com
SANDY ROSS “Mountain of Memories”
Grandma’s Got A Boombox self – www.sandyross.com

JAYME STONE “Wait on the Rising Sun”
Jayme Stone’s Folklife self – www.jaymestone.com
DUBL HANDI “The Train That Carried My Girl From Town”
Morning in a New Machine self – www.dublhandimusic.com
JIMMY BOWSKILL & CARLOS DEL JUNCO “Spike Driver Blues”
Blues Etc. self – www.carlosdeljunco.com
BARBARA DANE “Dink’s Song”
Newport Folk Festival 1959 Not Now Music – www.notnowmusic.co.uk

JERRON “BLIND BOY” PAXTON “Pretty Saro”
Recorded Music For Your Entertainment self – www.blindboypaxton.com
SPUYTEN DUYVIL “Daniel”
The Social Music Hour Vol.1 self – www.spuytenduyvilmusic.com

CLAUDIA SCHMIDT “Jane’s Gone (for my mom, 1922-2013)”
New Whirled Order Red House Records – www.redhouserecords.com

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Ron Olesko
WFDU-FM
1000 River Road
Teaneck, NJ 07666

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About Ron Olesko

For over 40 years, Ron has been a radio programmer with WFDU-FM in Teaneck, New Jersey. He created WFDU-FM’s TRADITIONS in 1980, a show that he continues to host and produce every Sunday afternoon from 3 to 6pm Eastern Time.

He’s the president of and booker for the Hurdy Gurdy Folk Music Club in Fair Lawn, New Jersey, and is a regular contributor to Sing Out! as well as the host of the Folk Music Notebook blog on this site. Ron can also be found emceeing concerts and festivals around the NYC/NJ area.

A lifelong Mets fan and a rabid soccer geek, Ron is a Red Bull season ticket holder since their inception and will most likely be in his seat when not in the studio.


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