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
Tonight at the Bethel (the orginal actaul site of woodstock, not
woodstock new york) Woods Site (now the name for the site), just a few
miles from the station is something called
Heroes of Woodstock - and it is sold out: Levon
Helm Band, Jefferson Starship, Ten Years After, Canned Heat, Big
Brother and the Holding Company, Mountain, Tom Constanten and Country
Joe McDonald. Of course this is to comemorate the 40th anniversary of
began its three days, 40 years ago on this date. Bethel is
pronounced with the accent on the first sylable, not accenting the "el"
as I hear Pete Fornatele and others saying while reminiscing.
1. "2 minutes of Peace and Music" segment, segment one: The Woodstock idea of Michael Lang and Joel Rosenman
"Media, culture, everything was dominated by the establishment.... then in August 69 we thought ..... we are a whole movement"
2. Canned Heat - Going Up Country
Woodstock.com segment two- planning of the festival, how the producers were not experienced. They were amazed when 50,000 arrived early just for good seats three days early. There was huge need for shelter, food, sanitaiton ... the population made Woodstock the 3rd largest city in the state that weekend.
3. Arlo Guthrie - Coming Into Los Angeles
- Tales of 69
4 Segement three - Ritchie Havens opened
festival Friday August 15, 1969.
5. Ritchie Havens- Freedom
6 Segment Four- Jefferson Airplane's
guitarist - Paul Kantner speaks
about sneaking in a "secret road" (Google maps would make that
not so secret these days)
He quotes Patty Smith referring to the "community of Rock and Roll" - referring to looking at the world differently after woodstock.
7. Jefferson Airplane - White Rabbit
8 Segment Five: Rose Stone speaks about the sun coming up and how suddenly the band realized how many people were really out there.
9 . Sly and the Family Stone -
10. Segment Six: Sly's bassist speaks of the comradery backstage during the festival
11. Sly and the Family Stone - I
to Take You Higher
12 Segment Seven: Janis brought her new group Cosmic Blues Band to woodstock. One of her biographers states that she preferred intimate performances and did not like the huge crowds at he festival.
13 . Janis Joplin - Piece of My Heart
14. Segment eight - Santana got his break at woodstock, and he surprised everyone. After woodstock people knew they'd seen a star born.
15. Segment nine - Recording
engineers thought there would be no way they would get anything
recorded that day, but they did. Decades later they were able to remix
the live performances, and fix some of the problems of the original
tapes - ex, Santana was not in tune, and that was fixed in the remix.
16. Sanatana - Evil Ways
17. Segment ten - Graham Nash speaks about
how 1969 was a time of great upheaval - civil rights, poor, women, the
vietnam war....and singer songwriters responded in song
18. Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young -
19 Segment eleven - JOhnny was rushed on stage cuz whoever was supposed to play "next" was not around.
20. Johnny Winter - Leland
21. Segement twelve - Country Joe
comments on the peacefull demeaner of the crowd... and also the
difficulty with the delay in sing a longs.
22. Country Joe - Fish Cheer
23. Segment thirteen- Pete Fornatele
says BethEL (should be pronounced BETHel) means sacred place in Hebrew.
Pete had begun working at WNEW just around that time.
24.Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young -
Suite: Judy Blue Eyes
25. Segment fourteen: Ritchie Haves
speaks about community feeling and caring
26. Jefferson Airplane - Somebody to
27. Segement fifteen - MC of
the festival, Chip Monck, was also in charge of staging and lighting.
They recruited folks from the crowd to help pull it off.
28. Credance Clearwater - Bad Moon
29. Segement sixteen - Jimi Hendrix
closed the festival at 9 am, August 18th 1969.
29 Jimi Hendrix - Interview clip with
Dick Cavett about the Star Spangled
30. Jimi Hendrix - Star Spangled
31. Segement seventeen - The producers
talk about the making of the movie of Woodstock. It was realeased
worldwide in 1970 and countries held their own "woodstocks"
30 Joan Baez - Joe Hill
32. Segment eighteen - Producers
thought that Woodstock helped close the generation gap.
33. ShaNaNa - At the Hop
34. Segment nineteen - Producers feel that there still is a bond over woodstock.
35. Mathew's Southern -
35. The Who - Pinball wizard - had to fade
36. Tim Hardin - Freedom
37. John Sebastian - Darling be home soon.
The folk world lost Sandy paton,
Sandy Ives, Suzi Wollenburg, and Mike Seeger in these past weeks. Each
deserves a show of thier own, but I mention them in case some of the
listeners didnt know.
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