1. Peter Yarrow (Phil Ochs) There
but For Fortune
The Songs of Phil Ochs - Sliced Bread Records slicedbread.com
"There but for fortune go you or I"
2. David Massengill - Sierra Blanca Massacre
Twilight the Taj Mahal - www.plump.com
"Eighteen died in a railroad car"
3. Small Potatoes - 1000 Candles 1000 Cranes
Waltz of the Wallflowers - firstname.lastname@example.org www.folkera.com/windriver
"She was six when she saw the flash"
4. Ruthie Foster - To the Fallen
Crossover - email@example.com - ruthiefoster.com
In honor of the Texas A&M students lost in the bonfire accident 11/99
5. James Keelaghan - Hillcrest Mines
Small Rebelions - jameskeelaghan.com
Canada's largest mine disaster in Alberta in1845
6. Chuck Pyle - Here Comes the Water
Step By Step - Bee n Flower Box 385 Eldorado Springs CO 80025 - songs.com/chuckp/
Kenneth Purdy saved dozens of lives warning people about a flood and then lost his own life to the water.
7. Tamarack - (James Gordon) Huntsville
Muskoka's Calling - tamarack.cjb.net
From the banks of the Muskoka we watched as the smoke and the flames layed Huntsville low
8. Margaret MacArthur - (Child Ballad 214) The
Braes of Yarrow
Ballads Thrice Twisted - firstname.lastname@example.org
"She found her true love John lying dead and gone in Yarrow"
9. Hugh Blumenfeld - The Raven
Big Red - www.hughblumenfeld.com
"before he sent the dove, Noah sent the raven"
10. Arlo Guthrie (Woodie Guthrie) - Dust Storm
'Til We Outnumber 'em - Righteous Babe Rec. email@example.com
1 800 ON HER OWN
"1935 there struck the worst of dust storms that ever filled the skies"
11. Deborah Holland (Blind Alfred Reeve) -
How Can A Poor Man Stand Such Times and Live
Songs from the Great Depression - firstname.lastname@example.org
"There was once a time when everything was cheap"
Here Julie Gold introduces her own tune. This was recorded outside WFDU, following her on air interview with Bill Hahn. Julie explains that the two incidents happening within several months of each other inspired this tune. This is part of a larger interview that will air in June.
12. Julie Gold - Tiger in New Jersey
Try Love - www.gadflyrecords.com
"When they shoot they shoot to kill"
13. The Chad Mitchell Trio - The Golden Vanity
Live at the Bitter End - www.folkera.com/cmtrio/chadm-home.html
"The crew they hauled him out but upon the deck he died"
14. Gordon Lightfoot - Ballad of the Yarmouth Castle
Sunday Concert - www.gordonlightfoot.com/
"God help the ones asleep below who cannot find a way"
15. Lee Murdock (James Gordon) - The Wreck or the Erie
The Lost Lake Sailors - email@example.com/~jmurdock/lee/murdock.html
"I keep watching for my mates"
The CD is a musical tribute to all those lake sailors lost at sea.
16. David Roth (And Anne Hills) That Kind of Grace
Rising In Love - folkera.com ROTHDM@aol.com
Sunday Morning, Birmingham
(An aside, a local Liberty High School graduate headed the FBI investigation,
read the Times-Herald Record article - www.th-record.com/2000/05/19/bgfbia.htm
Bula May, mother of slain son "I would do to others what I'd have them do to me"
17. Magpie - Kent
Give Light - members.tripod.com/MagpieMusic/MagpieMusic.html
"searching for reason where they could be none, wondering who was next to fall"
Pay with your life for questioning
Proceding with names of many an individual tragedy
18. David Rovics (Al Grierson) - Candle
Pay Day at Coal Creek - www.davidrovics.com
In honor of those dying in defence of freedom in Spain
19. Steve Gillette - Two Men in the Building
Texas and Tennessee - www.sover.net/~gillette
"They wounded your president"
20. Cry Cry Cry (James Keelaghan) - Cold Missouri Waters
Cry Cry Cry - Razor and Tie crycrycry.com/
"13 crosses high above the cold Missouri waters"
21. Artisan - Buried Below
Our Back Yard - www.artifact.demon.co.uk
"Natural Gas chambers lie behind rock and patiently wait"
"theres a minor who never again will be late"
22. Kate Rusby - Drowned Lovers
Hourglass - www.compassrecords.com
"she is up and to her chin"
Tragedy brought on by prejudice and fear
23. Lui Collins (Fred Small) - Guinevere and the Fire
Stone by Stone - firstname.lastname@example.org www.luicollins.com
"children sent to aunts and uncles"
24. Rory Block - Titanic
Confessions of a Blues Singer - Rounder
"Guess I'm gonna die"
And finally, escaping a tragedy
25. John Smith - Pedal to the Metal
To the Four Directions - songs.com/johnsmith
"There's a tornado in that corn field and here it comes!"