TRADITIONS playlist for June 11, 2017

Re-broadcast Saturday June 17, 2017 on www.bluesandrootsradio.com

George Mann joined me in the studio this week. A former labor union organizer and activist, George talked about life on the road for a socially relevant musician and he performed several songs live in the studio. We also discussed a compilation CD of songs that George produced focusing on post-traumatic stress disorder and the cost of war to our military families, “Until You Come Home: Songs for Veterans and Their Kin”. (You can hear the interview/performance by clicking on the link below.)

Also, new and noteworthy – TOM CHAPIN Threads (Sundance Music), LORETTA HAGEN Lucky Stars (self) and DEBORAH ROBINS Home Fires (Zippety Whippett).

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ARTIST “Tune / Song”
ALBUM Label – Website
3PM
KINGSTON TRIO “Oleanna”
Here We Go Again Capitol – www.kingstontrio.com

TOM CHAPIN “Any Old Kind of Day”
Threads Sundance Music – www.tomchapin.com
LORETTA HAGEN “Lucky Stars”
Lucky Stars self – www.lorettahagen.com

VICTORIA FOX “Somewhere Over the Rainbow”
Her Jumping Flea Obus Music – www.victoriavox.com
PAUL CHASMAN “Old School”
Old School self – www.paulchasmanguitar.com

SLOAN WAINWRIGHT “Ain’t A Grave”
Uncovering self – www.sloanwainwright.com
BROOKS WILLIAMS “On The Rolling Sea”
Brook’s Blues self – www.brookswilliams.com
WASHBOARD SLIM AND THE BLUELIGHTS “I’m Talkin’ About You”
Back to the Well self – www.washboardslim.com
SONNY TERRY & BROWNIE MCGHEE “Sweet Woman”
Classic Piedmont Blues Smithsonian Folkways – www.folkways.si.edu

SUSAN WERNER “Time Between Trains”
Live at Club Passim self – www.susanwerner.com

4PM 
GUEST: GEORGE MANN who sang “I Blame the World” and “Johnny’s Coming Home” live in the studio, plus we shared cuts from his recordings and projects:
GEORGE MANN “Across the Great Divide”
For the Road and the Sky self – www.georgemann.org
MAGPIE “Where Have They All Gone?”
Until You Come Home: Songs to Heal the Wounds of War self – www.untilyoucomehome.com
GEORGE MANN “A Folksinger in America”
Portraits self – www.georgemann.org

5PM
PAUL SACHS “Every Mother’s Son”
Love is Love self – www.paulsachs.com

ROSALIE SORRELS “My Last Go Around”
My Last Go Around Red House Records – www.redhouserecords.com
ROSALIE SORRELS “If I Could Be the Rain”
If I Could Be the Rain Folk – www.folklegacy.com

TOM PAXTON “I Can’t Help But Wonder Where I’m Bound”
The Best of Tom Paxton Elektra – www.tompaxton.com

DEBORAH ROBINS “The Spinning Wheels of Home”
Home Fires Zippety Whippett Music – www.larryhanks.co
DEAN GITTER AND THE UTE MOUNTAIN GANG “Lonesome Traveler”
Carl Sandburg’s American Songbag 2.0 self – www.utemountaingang.com
ADAM MILLER “Times A-Gettin’ Hard”
The Radio’s Taking Our Songs Away self – www.folksinging.org
HAPPY TRAUM “I Ain’t Got No Home”
Just for the Love of It Lark’s Nest Music – www.happytraum.com

ZOE MULFORD “Small Brown Birds”
Small Brown Birds Azalea City Recordings – www.zoemulford.com
GATHERING TIME “Tanglewood Tree”
single self –
TRACY GRAMMER “When I Reach the Place I’m Goin'”
The Verdant Mile self – www.tracygrammer.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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