Podcast: Sing Out! Some Great Singalongs
Episode #17-34 | airing 8-23-17

When I was a kid my family loved to sing. My Sister had a lovely soprano voice and my Dad sang all these out dated silly songs that at the time embarrassed me. Now I’d give anything to hear him sing again.

This week on the Sing Out! Radio Magazine, I’ve collected some of my favorite sing along songs. Singing always helps to raise the spirits and in these difficult times it just might help. So, sing along … 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
The Western Flyers / “I’m Gonna Sit Right Down and Write Myself a Letter” / Wild Blue Yonder / Versa-Tone
Matt Watroba / “We Shall Not Be Moved” / Community Sings Vol. 1 / Common Chords
Pete Seeger / “Last Night I Had the Strangest Dream” / Songs of Hope and Struggle /
              Smithsonian Folkways
Eric Bibb / “Follow the Drinkin’ Gourd” / Jericho Road / Stony Plain
Bessie Jones / “Amazing Grace” / Let Your Backbone Slip / Rounder

Sally Rogers / “Lovely Agnes” / The Unclaimed Pint / Flying Fish
Tom Rush / “Circle Game” / Circle Game / Elektra
Anne Lindsay / “You Really Got a Hold on Me” / Soloworks / Violindsay
Finest Kind / “Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow” / Silks & Spices / Fallen Angle
The Western Flyers / “Tennessee Waltz” / Wild Blue Yonder / Versa-Tone

The Malvinas / “How Can I Keep From Singing” / God Bless the Grass / Soonasongs
David Mallett / “Inch by Inch” / Danid Mallett / North Road
Tom Paxton / “Ramblin’ Boy” / Ramblin’ Boy / Elektra
Steve Goodman / “Lincoln Park Pirates” / Live at the Earl of Old Town / Red Pajamas
Stan Rogers / “The Mary Ellen Carter” / Between the Breaks … Live! / Borealis-Fogarty’s Cove
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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