Podcast: My Viet Nam War Soundtrack
Episode #17-41 | airing 10-11-17

Many of you have watched the new documentary on The Viet Nam War by Ken Burns and Lynn Novick. It’s a remarkable piece of work. I became much more aware politically and musically in the second half of the 1960s, and have decided to put together a soundtrack from the era that has great significance to me and hopefully to you the listener. Included are The Electric Flag, Bonnie Dobson, The Byrds, Tom Paxton, Peter, Paul & Mary and many more. My personal Viet Nam War Soundtrack … on 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
Brian Eno / “Task Force” / Music for Films / EMI
The Electric Flag / “Killing Floor” / A Long Time Coming / Columbia
Peter, Paul & Mary / “Cruel War” / Peter, Paul & Mary / Warner Brothers
Bonnie Dobson / “Morning Dew” / Take Me for a Walk in the Morning Dew / Hornbeam
The Byrds / “Draft Morning” / The Notorious Byrd Brothers / Columbia
Creedence Clearwater Revival / “Fortunate Son” / Willy and the Poor Boys / Fantasy
Pete Seeger / “Waist Deep in the Big Muddy” / Best of Pete Seeger / Columbia
Tom Paxton / “Lyndon Johnson Told the Nation” / Ain’t That News / Elektra
Joni Mitchell / “The Fiddle and the Drum” / Clouds / Reprise
The Rolling Stones / “Street Fighting Man” / Beggar’s Banquet / ABKCO
Brian Eno / Patrolling Wire Borders” / Music for Films / EMI
Neil Young / “Ohio” / Live at Massey Hall / Reprise
Phil Ochs / “What Are You Fighting For” / The Original New Folks Vol 1 & 2 / Vanguard
Country Joe McDonald / “I Feel Like I’m Fixin’ to Die Rag” / This Ain’t No Mouse
              Music / Arhoolie
Peter, Paul & Mary / “The Great Mandella (The Wheel of Life)” / Album 1700 / Warner Brothers
Joan Baez / “A Song for David” / One Day Ata A Time / Vanguard
Fairport Convention / “End of a Holiday” / What We Did on Our Holidays / Island
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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