Folk Plus is a mostly lyrically and theme based show of
contemporary singer-songwriters, some older cuts and perhaps a spoken
word or broadway entry, all based on a theme.
It has been hosted since 1993 by Angela Page airing Saturdays from 11:00 am - 1:00 pm at 90.5 fm in Jeffersonville, N.Y. and 94.5 in Monticello N.Y. following Car Talk.
Over a decade of Folk Plus playlists are at http://www.wjffradio.org/FolkPlus . The station's website and stream are online at WWW.WJFFRADIO.ORG
Thanks to Jason for the idea, Graham for
the Griffith cut and Gail for the NASA tid bits.
July 16 marks the anniversary of the launch and start of the Apollo 11 mission, July 20 is when the Eagle touched down on the moon. July 24 marks when Edwin "Buzz" Aldrin, Neil Armstrong, and Michael Collins splashed down on Earth.
of Cronkite narrating the landing on the moon, July 20th 1969.
Eric Brace - Tranquility Base - single
Eric says.... "Forty years ago on July 20, 1969, Neil Armstrong stepped out of the Apollo 11 Lunar Module and onto the surface of the moon. As the first man to walk across the lunar surface, one would expect Armstrong to have a lot of profound thoughts about it all. Curiously, he's never talked about how he felt, satisfied to discuss the event only in engineering terms. I thought that was pretty strange, and one night under a bright moon, all the questions I had for Armstrong arranged themselves into a song."
Hugh Blumenfeld - Shoot the Moon
- Rocket Science - Prime CD
"When I was young all i wanted was the moon, hung that national geographic map in my room..."
Give me a home in the 21st century, a little less gravity...
a quarter of a million miles isnt really that far, took me two chevy's but I did it in a car
set me down in a sea of tranquility
4. David Bowie - Space Oddity - single
Ground Control to Major Tom -Take your protein pills and put your helmet on
5. Nancy Griffith - [J. Stewart] Armstrong - Clock Without Hands
a man named Armstrong walk upon the moon."
6. Priscilla Herdman - Satellite Sky -Into the Stars - Stardreamer Music - Priscillaherdman.com
"We've been to the moon and there's trouble at home... why mama why..."
Eric Frandsen - Dig that Moon - Antiques: New & Used -
"Dig that moon, that luminescent ball"
Lavin - If We Had No
Moon - Single - christinelavin.com
Seven minutes of facts about the moon.
12. Dar Williams - Calling the Moon
- The Green World - Razor & Tie
The moon kept rising, i had no more to say... put my roadmaps away and surrendered the day
13. We Interrupt this broadcast, cut
20: Man walks on the moon
14. Elton John - Rocket Man -
"Mars aint the kind of place to raise your kids"
15. Jay Mankita - Living Planet
- Jay Mankita - Self
"Circling a living star"
16. Annie Gallup - Max - Backbone
- Prime CD
"Im looking for that star noone's seen"
17. Cindy Kallet - (trad/Margaret MacArthur)
Stars This Way Home - Stone's Throw Music
"How often I've laid onthe prairie and watched 'em"
18. Sons of
the Never Wrong - Comet
- One If By Hand - Gadfly
"Just on the edge of the universe are comets in waiting..."
Gilette & Cindy Mangsen - Mr. O'Reilly - Being There -
"Ill do that when the boy next door walks on the moon"
20. Bill Bourne - Red Moon -
Madonna - Rynde Records
"The moon rose red this evening"
Williams - Weary of the
Moon - Skiffle-Bop - Signature Sounds
"I have grown weary of the moon"
Gordon - Piece of the Moon
- Songs From Basic Black - Pipe Street Records
"Picture me there in the cool lunar air"
After the CBC Radio aired Basic Balck every saturday morning. It debuted Jan. 2, 1988, and continued until June 29, 2002. Over the years host Arthur Black introduced recorded music and welcomed regular contributors including James Gordon who listened to the news, wrote commentary and recorded it weekly for the show.
24. Lui Collins - (Greg Brown ) Rooty
Toot Toot for the Moon - Baptism of Fire - Green Linnet
"Its the biggest star Ive ever seen, a pearl of wisdom, a slice of green cheese, burning just like kerosene"
Tull - For Michael Collins, Jeffery and Me -
"and the ape's curiosity - money power wins"
Avakian - I Love the Moon - I Love the Moon - helenavakian.com
"I look in your heart for the light of the moon"
Thanks to staff and station management for accommodating my health issues which allow me to continue to volunteer Saturday mornings
Folk Plus is a SING OUT! magazine Radio Partner (www.singout.org)Index to Folk Plus setlists. Check out my interviews before I developed Chemical Intolerance