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In the news selection ~
The Red River flows through several urban
areas along its path including Fargo-Moorhead, Greater Grand Forks in
the United States and Winnipeg in Canada. The Red is about 885
kilometres (550 miles) long, with about 635 kilometres (395
miles) are in the United States and about 255 kilometres (155 miles)
are in Canada
It is a north flowing river. 1,700 National Guard troops are now on patrol monitoring dikes. THis song involves a rebellion in 1870 which landed Manitoba as a Province, but the energy worked well for the fact that the Red River is in the news this week.
1. James Keelaghan - Red River Rising
Compadres - Jerischo Beach Music
Playling locally selection ~
Tomorrow at OCCC Mansion House
Middletwon NY 845 343 3049
2. Stacey Earle - Simple Gearle - Simple
Gearle - staceyearle.com
3. Karen Savoca, Pete Heitzman -
Love is a Hammer -
All My Excuses - http://www.karensavoca.com/
Respond II is a
compilation by Boston Women to benefit
Respond, Inc. which is a non profit organization that has
free services for battered woman and their children in the Boston area
since '74. All sales of this album benefit Respond. [By the way
the National Domestic Violence Hotline is 800 799 SAFE (7233)]
4. Suzanne Vega - Luka - Respond II -Signature
Sounds - http://www.respondproject.org/project.html
"They only hit, til you cry... after that you don't ask why
you just don't argue anymore"
5. Deb Talan - Ashes on Your Eyes - Respond II - Signature
"now you only dream in peaceful blue, the morning doesnt even scare you..don't cry thats all over now"
Artists for the Algonquin This compilation is by artists
who offer their music in support of the Ardoch Algonquin First Nation
and their fight to protect land and water in North Fronenac County.
Some of these songs were written by those who live near the porposed
mine site and to whom this is a deeply personal issue... All of the
songs come froma dep commitment to social justice, aboriginal rights
and environmental protection. University Professor and chief, Bob
Lovelace was lead avay in handcuffs and sentenced to 6 monhhs and fined
25000 for his peaceful protest against uranium mining in North
6. Ellen Hamilton introduces the project: https://folkplus.com/setlists/SummerFolk2008/algonquin%20intro.mp3
14. Seeger Intro... then Seeger and
Springsteen - Ghost of Tom Joad
Sowing the Seeds - The 10th Anniversary - Appleseed
"Mom wherever there's...... blood and hatred in the air, look for me mum, I'll be there"
"wherever they 're fighting for a place to stand, a decent job, a helping hand, fight to be free - look in their eyes mom, you'll see me"
15. Jackson Browne and Joan Baez -
Sowing the Seeds - The 10th Anniversary
Amazing names on this collection.... Peggy Seeger, Billy Bragg, Ani Defrance, Anne Hills, Dick Guaghan, Donovan, Al Stewart, Bruce Cockburn... on and on.. songs of social justice.
George Mann teamed up
with Julius Marglin and have released four in their series:
Hail to the Thief! Songs for the Bush Years
Hail to the Theif II: Songs to Send Bush Packing
Hail to the Theif III: Songs to take our country back
Hail to the Theif IV: Farewell to the Thief [dedicated to Utah Phillips 1935 - 2008]
16. Garnet Rogers - Jr
Farewell to the Thief! (Volume IV) - http://georgemann.home.att.net/music_css/songs.html
"have your phoney war, but not in my name" "you don't speak for me"
17. Roy Zimmerman - Glory Bound Train
Farewell to the Thief! (Volume IV) - http://georgemann.home.att.net/hail4.html
"and that concludes my statement members of the hard hitting press"
Philadelphia Folk Festival 40th
Anniversary. 4-Hours of Music, and a booklet of photos and
memories and notes. Its a
4 CDs compilation. You can hear Phil Ochs or Pete Seeger singing
ballads at the very first Festival in 1962, or later dates with Great
Big Sea and Nickel Creek . Richard Thompson, Nanci Griffith,
Mississippi John Hurt and David Bromberg, John Prine, Taj Mahal, Arlo
Guthrie and over fifty more great artists. Theres some videos on the
disks and the set includes a 58-page book
with music notes, artist profiles and history of the Festival in both
stories and rare photos.
18. Richard Thompson - Bee's Wing - Philadelphia Folk Festival 40th
Anniversary- Sliced Bread
"as long as there's no price on love, I'll stay and you wouldn't want me any other way"
"but even a gypsy caravon was too much settling down"
"a price to pay for the chains you refuse"
"I miss her more than words can say, if i could just taste some of her wildness now... I wouldnt want her any other way"
Borealis is a canadain company of canadian artists.. Their website says "It was formed in 1996 to answer a need in Canada's musical spectrum: to create an artist-friendly home for Folk and Roots music." Their roster includes almost 40 artists and a catalogue of nearly 100 titles. The compilation These Times is a compilation of topical songs from these artists
19. Terry Tufts - Dirtly Little War 425 - These Times - Borealis
"I don';t want to fight no more, that's not what we were made for
Take this dirty little war, move it along..."
20. Bill Garrett & Sue Lothrop - No
More Fish 406 - These Times
"What will become of people now, try to build a life somehow, hard hard time are back again"
Woodsongs Old Time is at
Features a live-audience, internationally syndicated show broadcast on over 400 radio stations. It is hosted by folksinger Michael Johnathon. They tape over 40 shows a year almost every Monday at the Kentucky Theater in Lexington, Kentucky. Michaels site has CD releases on PoetMan records of those who have appeared at the venue.
Before Their Time is a compilation to honor the memories of those who died young. All proceeds go to the Hospice VHN (vt and NH) and the Youth Suicde Prevention Associaiton. The project makes the road from Mourning to Morning, less difficult.
22. Tom Paxton - No TIme to Say Goodbye
Before their Time Vol. I - http://www.beforetheirtime.org/contents.html
21 young adult
musicians chose to got busy living when affected by cancer, and made a
cd in 2007. From their webstie " Now when you scream, "I'M TOO YOUNG
at least you'll know you're not alone. (There's over a million of us in
the US right now!) So welcome to your life + cancer; where remission is
not a cure and survivorship is all that matters. Now get busy living!
23. David Bailey- One More Day
I'm Too Young for This -http://www.imtooyoungforthis.org/
"you might have years of tears behind you, but right now youve got one more day"
24. Laura HIggins - 27 days
I'm Too Young for This -http://www.imtooyoungforthis.org/
"don't tell me you think Ill be fine, dont tell your friends you think Im stronger than I am"
The Disabled in Action of NYC have several release at : http://www.disabledinaction.org/singers.html
27. Jon Randall - Get Throught it
Hands Across the Water - Compass
You can't avoid it, go round it, jump over it, outlast it, fight it, lose it, believe it, undo it, get over it.... just get through it.
28. John McCutcheon - Room Here for
Silverwolf Homeless Project- Silverwolf
Seems like the poorer you are, the more generous you get.... just my observation.
"the cops leave us alone here back of murphy's body shop, and when the weather gets this bad, the old man leaves one car unlocked"
"i scrounge for scraps of human kindness out here on the street"
Tonight... Turn off lights & tv,
computers… for one hour tonight 8:30 pm in your time zone.
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