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.
Two themes: Using music in a cause followed by the airing of a second
cut of some new releases.
It has been hosted since
Page airing Saturdays
from 11:00 am - 1:00 pm at 90.5 fm in Jeffersonville, N.Y. and 94.5 in
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
1. Hope Machine - Folksinger - Big Green
"thats all we need, another folksinger"
2. Joe Crookston - Don't Go Frackin' My
Back Yard - single
Fracking has been a topic in Ithaca for the last year or so, just as it
is here. WICB's DJ, Gene Endres of The Hobo's Lullaby in
Ithaca New York sent me this song sung by Ithaca resident Crookston.
Management of natural gas industries were speaking locally this week.
Also a local filmmaker Josh Fox, aired his film called Water Under
Attack. Josh took a year to travel aroudnt eh country interviewing
folks who have leased their properties to natural gas companies.
3. David Francey - Pandora's Box -
Artists for the Algonquin In supoort of the Ardoch Algonquin First
nation and their fight against uranium mining.
Bob Lovelace is a former chief of the
Ardoch Algonquins and a Queen's University lecturer. He was sentenced
to six months in jail in February 2008 for refusing a judge's order to
stop blocking access to a uranium mine prospecting site north of
Sharbot Lake. Francey's tune addresses the idea of once opened
you can't put toxins back.
4. Night Sun - Glori - Artists for the Algonquin In supoort of
the Ardoch Algonquin First nation and their fight against uranium
5. Terry Tufts - Brighter Shade of Green - Artists for the
Algonquin In supoort of the Ardoch Algonquin First nation and their
fight against uranium mining.
These three cuts are from a compilation to earn support and funds for
Bob Lovelace, university professor and chief, who was arrested and
imprisoned for protesting the uranium mining in Ontario. THe
government was suppose to follow regulations before allowing such
mining. Once released, there is no way to put toxins back.
Pete Seeger speaking on activism
6. Paxton and Hills - There Goes the Mountain - Under American Skies -
Using song to protest the losses of mountains due to mining. This one
about a mountain in Japan.
7. Rebel Voices - If You Can See Me - A Piece of the Wall -
Today is Leonard Peliters 65th birtdhay. He and others are
mentioned in this cut from Rebel Voices
8. Wyrd Sisters - Farewell to Calyoquot Sound - Inside the Dreaming
Fighting against logging in far western Canada.
9 Melissa Javers- Give the Gift of Life - Crazy Wisdom - Chrome
About the gift of organ donation.
10 Roq off - Losing my home
from the movie Casino americancasinothemovie.com
by Leslie and Andrew Cockburn
These kids are between the ages of 12-15 and produced the track, wrote
most of the lyrics. They
engineered the recording by themselves. They
have also released 5 full length albums and dvds in the past 3 years.
Their myspace page is myspace.com/changzroqoff
11 Pete Seeger - We Shall OVercome - The Essential
12 Janis Ian - Hair of Spun Gold - The Essential Janis Ian -
Rude Girl Records
13. Joel Mabus - Am I Right? - No Worries Now - Fossil
14 Jack Hardy- Rainer - Rye Grass - Great Divide
15 Ellis Paul - Annalee - The Day After Everything Changed -
16 Tom Chapin - We Will Adjust - Let the Bad Times Roll -
17 Walin Jennys - Deeper Well - Live at teh Mauch Chunk Opera
House - Red House
18 Jonathan Edwards - Four Strong Winds - Rollin Along Live in
Holland -stricly country records
19 Nathan Rogers - Willie O Winsbury - The Guantlet - Borealis
20. Naomi Sommers - Fine Morning - Gentle as the Sun - American
21. Euphonia - The Old Man at the mill/Polly Put the Kettle On
Old jawbone - sylviaherold.com
22. Michael Troy - Here I Am - Mill Town Boy - folkmichaeltroy.com
23. Anna Dagmar- Smile For Free - Let the Waves come in Threes -
24. Slaid Cleaves - Dreams - Everything You Love Will Be Taken away -
25. Gathering Time - Train Coming - Songs of Hope and Freedom -
26. Christine Lavin - Attractive Stupid People - Cold Pizza for
Breakfast - http://www.christinelavin.net/attractive.htm
Article in the Post on this song - Sept 13, 2009