Folk Plus with Angela Page
Saturday January 28, 2012: Reminds me
~what the new cd cut reminds me of
Folk Plus has been hosted by Angela Page since 1993 and enters its
20th year. Folk Plus blends contemporary folk , plus spoken
word, Broadway, contemporary singer-songwriters or blasts from the
past centered around a theme. Angela plans and
records Folk Plus from home due to her extreme chemical
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I want to take you through a
process I go through, when I get new acquisitions.Often I begin
listening to new acquisitions and some cut immediately makes me
think of something I own already. Today on Folk Plus, I am
pairing up such examples, startingwith a release I just acquired
by Jan Luby, who was born traveling the vaudeville
circuit with her folks. Shes been active in comical performance
in Providence RI, Long Island and up and down the California
coast. Here she does the comical "Right Left Right"
about trying to dance with someone and I've paired it with the
very funny Waltz of the Wallflowers by Small Potatoes
1. Jan Luby Right Left Right
2:11 Nobody's Girl- janluby.com
2. Small Potatoes Waltz Of The Wallflowers (A
Dysfunctional Duet) 4:24
Waltz Of The Wallflowers (A Dysfunctional Duet)
That was a duo of Jacque Manning and Rich Preszioso who go by
the name Small Potatoes doing their dysfunctional duet..
waltz of the wallflowers.
Before that a similar song called Left Right Left by Jan Luby.
Luby's cut title made me think of this political dance by
3. Artisan Left Right Right
Left 3:36 Breathing Space
The next pair is matched musically. Did you ever listen to
some hook in a song and just get driven mad trying to remember
what it makes you think of? That's what happened to me and this
next cut. Its by Barb Ryman about trying again and again and
finally succeeding. It's about an artist whose work
is rejected five thousand times she says.. Scary Mari. Its
that melody line that reminded me of the song that follows
it. Here is Barb Ryman
4. Barb Ryman Scary Mari
3:40 Catch The Sunset- barbryman.com
That was Barb Ryman and here is Sloan Wainwright doing a song
about strong women in her life, called Martha.
5. Sloan Wainwright Martha
3:39 The Song Inside- Farkie Music
I was reminded of it by the melody hook in Barb Ryman's Scary
Mari. After hearing the Sloan cut about strong women in
her family named Martha, I was reminded of a new release by Meg
Braun and her song Strong Women.
6. Meg Braun Strong Women
5:20 Broken Places- megbraun.com
Here is a new cut from Honor Finnegan called Internet Junkie,
about how the world awaits on google, and it will be followed by
Honor Finnegan Internet
Junkie 4:27 The Tiny Life-
"Ive got dishes in the sink, laundry on the bed, but let me
check my e mail instead"
Rod MacDonald Google Me Baby
3:12 Songs Of Freedom- blue flute music-
"I can change the world, but I got to do my laundry first"
The following cuts are both light happy feeling about
approaching to a new day.
Heather McCready Sunshiny
Day 3:48 Give It A
Day-Travelin' Girl Productions - heathermccready.com
Kate MacLeod Talkin' About Good
News 3:29 Constant Emotion-
Aztec 2 step have been around longer than many marriages.
When Rex Fowler of Aztec Two Step was in college and was
hitchhiking home for Christmas, a cop offered overnight digs in
a cell since it would be freezing overnight.
He saw etchings on the cell wall that ended up the motivation
for the following song about John Gary:
Aztec Two-Step John Gary 1967
3:29 Cause & Effect-Red Engine Rec -
A song that comes to mind when I hear about etchings on a cell
wall is this one, Freddy the Falcon.
Joe Crookston Freddy The
Falcon 4:46 Able Baker
Charlie & Dog -
And now, just two new cuts to end the show. Tracy Grammer
and Dave Carter were touring with Joan Baez, who was blown away
like all of us with the writer Dave Carter. He had a heart
attack in 2002 and the world has been without him since. But
Tracy found some old tapes recorded in her kitchen
and they have been put together on this brand new
release. I didn't want the show to be over without
something from this amazing find. Again Tracy and the voice of
Dave Carter & Tracy Grammer Better
Way 3:42 Little Blue Egg-
Ending today with another new release from this funny duo. ITs a
comment on our economy right now.
Lou & Peter Berryman You Gotta Do
More 2:58 Rocky Frontier-
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