Folk Plus Playlist for Saturday May 12, 2001

Folk Plus airs Saturdays from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm on   WJFF following NPR's Car Talk.
90.5 Jeffersonville, NY. and 94.5 in Monticello. We Hydro-powered Public Radio serving the Mid-Hudson Region, North East Pennsylvania, and the Upper Delaware Valley.

Today's theme: BIRDS

I played the sounds of  birds outside my house at 5 am last Monday morning, and this morning.
I love nothing more than rising early, writing or thinking  and planning my day: there are no demands and the possibilities of the whole day lay before me. To me, the bird's songs are a welcome reminder of the season's changes, hope and possibilities.

Format:   Artist - Track Title   Album - Label / Contacts
(Theme:   Jay Ansill - The Two Horizons  -  Origami - Flying Fish)

1. Cindy Mangsen Steve Gilette - Sunrise
A Sense of Place - www.redwingmusic.com
"the skylark sang the morning"
"I remember still that dawn as clear as day"

2. Wendy Wall - Birdsong
Two Birds - www.wendywall.com
"so it is springtime the birds are all singing"

3. Finest Kind (Ian Robb, Ann Downey, Shelley Posen) - I Heard the Bluebird Sing
Lost in a Song - ianrobb@magi.com
www.magi.com/~ianrobb/
"counting every hour til the bluebird chirps his welcome into the world once more"

4. Kallet, Epstein, Cicone - Be Like a Bird
Only Human- Overall Music- www.overallmusic.com
"Yet sings, knowing she has wings"

Bird Trivia Contest Question #1:
What year was the national bird chosen, what president prefered what other choice?
(Answers below)

5. Magpie - Eagle and the Hawk
Seed on the Prarie -Long Tail Records
www.magpiemusic.com/

6. John Denver - The Eagle and the hawk
Aerie - John Denver Links
"I am the eagle I live in high country"

7. The Be Good Tanyas - Littlest Birds
Blue Horse - www.begoodtanyas.com
"The littlest birds sing the prettiest songs"

8. David Francey - Red-Winged Blackbird
Tron Screen Door - laker@abacom.com
www.davidfrancey.com
"Thought I heard a red-winged blackbird down my road"

9. Rick Fielding - Wild Goose
Lifeline - Folk Legacy
www.interlog.com/~rfield/
"I hear the geese calling"

10. Dave Carter & Tracy Grammer -  I Go Like the Raven
Drum Hat Buddha - www.Signature-sounds.com
www.daveandtracy.com
"gone when the birds awaken"

Bird Trivia Contest Question #2:
Which bird is the biggest, how tall does it get and what do the eggs usually weigh?
(Answers below)

11. Darcie Deaville - Blackbird on the Runway
Tornado in Slo Mo - Red Wing Music
 www.redwingmusic.com
"where does he think he'll fly?"

12. Mark Fisher - The Wren
Scratchboard - mrfshr@ibm.net
"Once a small songbird flew into my wood"

13. Lui Collins - Pretty Bird
Stone By Stone - Molly Gamblin Music
lui@luicollins.com    - luicollins.com/intouch.html
"Pretty bird fly in my window, come set by my chair"

14. Berrymans- Dupsha Dove
House Concert - www.louandpeter.com
"Don't think you better be getting your Peterson's guide out looking for these birds, we made them up"

15. April Verch - Bluebird Waltz
Fiddlelicious - www.interspin.com/aprilverch.

16. Connie Kaldor - Bird on a Wing
Wood River - www.conniekaldor.com
"She was destined to fly"
Help send Connie to the Oprah show. At this site you can e mail 101 reasons why Connie should be a guest on the Oprah show. http://www.conniekaldor.com/feedback_frame.html

17. May 18th at Bodles Opera House (with  Amy Fradon)845 469 4595
Red Grammer - With Two Wings
Teaching Peace - redgrammer.com
www.redgrammer.com  -  1 800 824-2980

18. Robin and Linda Williams (Dave Hull, R Williams) - Whipoorwill
Robin and Linda Williams - Flashlight Records
www.robinandlinda.com/

Bird Trivia Contest Question #3:
What is the smallest bird? What is it's usual length and weight?
(Answers below)

19. Laurie Lewis - The Bird Go Free
Seeing Things - Rounder
www.laurielewis.com
"Let it fly from our hands?"

20. John and Michele Law - Willow and the Dove
Estimated Time of Revival - www.gulfislands.com/thelaws
"Theres a mourning dove crying by my window"

Bird Trivia Contest Question #4:
What are three fuctions of feathers?
(Answers below)

21. Faith Favorites - Little Red Hen
Faith's Favorites - FaithPet@aol.com
"I will then', said the little red hen, and she did"

22. Debi Smith - Canary's Song (Mondlock)
In My Dreams - www.debismith.com/
"We'd always bring a bright canary, for we knew if she kept singing we wouldn't sufficate down there"
"They listen to their lives in a canary's song"

23. Dolly Parton - Little Sparrow
Little Sparrow- Sugar Hill
"precious fragile little thing"
www.dolly.net/

24. The Cutters - Wild Goose
Sail Away - morgan@seanet.com
"You'll rule the day like a wild goose"

Bird Trivia Contest Question #5
What is the fastest running bird on land?:
(Answers below)

25. Mary Catherine Reynolds - On the Wings of a Dove
Patiencce - shartel4@telepath.com
efolkMusic.com (downloads)
"He sent down his love on the wings of a dove"

26. Fink & Marzer - Mockingbird Polka
All Wound Up - Rounder
www.cathymarcy.com

27. Lynn Miles - Loneliness
Slightly Haunted - Philo
www.lynnmiles.com

28.  Still on the Hill - The Cuckoo
Still on the Hill - www.geocities.com/Nashville/7669/still.html

29. Waybacks - Cluck old Hen
Devolver -www.waybacks.com
"Bought me a rooster"

Bird Trivia Contest Question #6:
What is the fastest bird in the air?

30. Robin Greenstein (Dixon/Henderson)- Bye Bye Blackbird
Slow Burn - www.robingreenstein.com
 

What year was the national bird chosen, what president prefered what other choice?
1782, Ben Franklin, Wild Turkey

Which bird is the biggest, how tall does it get and what do the eggs usually weigh?
Ostrich, 9ft, 3 pounds

What is the smallest bird? What is it's usual length and weight?
Bee Hummingbird 2.5"long, .06g.

What are three fuctions of feathers?
Flight, body temperature control, mate attraction.

What is the fastest running bird in the air?
Flightless ostrich

What is the fastest running bird on land?:
Peregrine falcon.


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