Episode #3221

Bright Phoebus

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Tuesday, July 05, 2011

In the wake of the recent passing of Mike Waterson, we’ll explore a whole treasure trove of music by various generations of “folk revivalists” with bleak ballads, poetic lyrics and close harmonies, including some brushes with other “folk royalty.” Plus, we’ll sample from various folk traditions, new arrangements of well-known folk tunes, extensions of folk traditions, and more.

PROGRAM #3221, New Folk Revivalists  (First aired on 7/5/11)                                                       





Ian King

Looking For A New England

Four Loom Weaver, excerpt [1:30]

fRoots ACE 1  L4ANE/5
Only available as Free CD with Back Issue 317-8

Lal & Mike Waterson

Bright Phoebus

Bright Phoebus [2:52]

Trailer Records 2076

Out of print. 

The House Band

WNYC, 1987

Bonnie Light Horseman [8:42]

This performance not commercially available.

The Unthanks

Looking For A New England

At First She Starts [3:37]

See above.

Jam Nation: Electra Strings

Sampler Weltmusik: A week or two in the Real World

She Moved Through the Fair [7:00]

Real World / Carol 2346

Shirley Collins & Davey Graham

Folk Roots, New Routes

Pretty Saro [4:14]

Righteous#GDC-001, reissued in 1999 on Topic records #820, available at*

Bill Frisell

The Best Of - Folk Songs Vol.1

Wildwood Flower [6:30]

Nonesuch 516092


Smart Matter

Northwest passage [5:51]

SGL 1590

Ian King

Looking For A New England

Four Loom Weaver [3:45]

fRoots ACE 1  L4ANE/5
Only available as Free CD with Back Issue 317-8

Various Artists: The Village Band

Imagined Village

Pilsdon Pen [5:18]

Real World Records 884108-0142

Various : Shooglenifty  

Folk 'n' Hell: Fiery New Music from Scotland

The Pipe Tunes, excerpt  [2:00]

Metro Blue 53344
Out of print, but try*

Comments [2]

These are such wonderful songs. Thanks for the show. Like some American folk songs what makes them so powerful is there always seems to be something that is left unsaid and left for the listener to wonder about. They are so compelling!

Aug. 15 2012 11:52 PM
james a colman from rocky hill nj

what was the bill frissell song[s] played tues.eve july 5, 20111 cant find on your impossable web site!
james a colman

Jul. 06 2011 01:57 AM

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