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September 19, 2015

~ Songs featuring years or dates ~

The playlist for September 19th, 2015 is a set of songs that either have a year in the date or
an event that happened on a specific date or group of dates.  Playlist runs chronologically.

 Karan Casey "The World Turned Upside Down (The Diggers' Song)" from "Songlines" on Shanachie
Mustard's Retreat "Detroit 1763" from "5 Miles or 50,000 Years" on Palmetto Records

 Dan Schatz "1800 and Froze to Death" from "The Promise of the Sowing" on Folk-Legacy Records

 Laura Burns & Roger Rosen "Kilkelly, Ireland" from "Fast Folk: A Community of Singers and Songwriters" on Smithsonian Folkways Recordings
Doll Sisters "Colt 45" from "Off the edge of the earth"

 Maria Dunn "For Peace and Plenty" from "We Were Good People" on Distant Whisper Music

 Emmylou Harris "When Halley Came to Jackson" from "Mark Twain: Words & Music [Disc 1]"

 Ellen Cherry "1912: Violet Swims, but the Ship Sinks" from "1912: Violet Swims, but the Ship Sinks"

 Louise Mosrie "Baker Hotel 1929" from "lay It Down" on Zoe Cat Music
Darrell Scott "Born In '55" from "10 Songs of Ben Bullington" on Full Light Records

 Steve Spurgin "Kodak 1955" from "Past Perfect" on Blue Night Records

 Nanci Griffith "The Loving Kind" from "The Loving Kind" on Rounder Records

 Scott Wolfson and Other Heroes "1972" from "Life On Fire" on Bc2 Music
Mary Chapin Carpenter "4 June 1989" from "The Age of Miracles" on Zoe Records

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Notes on some songs:

"World Turned Upside Down" In 1649 the Diggers who were a group of Protestant radicals, who attempted to farm on common land.   Sometimes seen as forerunners to modern anarchism,and also associated with Agrarian socialism, and sometimes as the first anarchists

"Kilkelly, Ireland" is a song by Steven and Peter Jones.  The Jones brothers based the song on letters from their great-great-grandfather, Brian Hunt, to his son John, their great-grandfather.  It tells the story of an Irish emigrant to America through a series of letters from his father back in Kilkelly. It has five verses covering the period between 1860 and 1892.  Since Brian Hunt, their great great grandfather was illiterate, the letters were actually written by dictation to the local schoolmaster, Patrick McNamara, who had been a friend of John's.

"The Loving Kind" is about the Lovings, who were a couple in Virginia who fell in love and married in 1958.  They were a bi-racial couple and unaware that they had broken a law.  She was part black and part american Indian.  He was white.  They were arrested and their case not over until 1967.  He died in 1975 and she in 2008.  Loving v. Virginia, 388 U.S. 1, is a landmark civil rights decision of the United States Supreme Court, which invalidated laws prohibiting interracial marriage.

 Who's playing locally in the near future :
Christine Lavin / Don White at the Cooperage October 11


Catch Live Shows at these area venues

Open Mic's in the area:
Singer Songwriter Tuesdays happens at the Rosendale Cafe in Rosendale NY
Antoine runs a thursday night open mike at the Dancing Cat in Bethel, NY near the woodstock site
Kevin McDanial runs an open mike at Frankie and Johnnies, 845 434 8051 in Hurleyville, NY 7 - 10 pm
Cafe Devine in Callicoon, NY runs an open mike every 4th friday
Tuesdays in Mongaup Valley at River's Edge there is an open mike

CD Submissions: 763 Briscoe Road, Swan Lake N.Y. 12783 
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