Singing the Story

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Sunday, October 21, 2012

Here are some story-songs, grounded in old blues and British folk traditions, performed by musicians for whom the past is just a starting point. Host David Garland offers the distinctive, captivating voices of Woody Guthrie, Connie Converse, Alasdair Roberts, Sam Amidon, and others; musicians old and new who all have stories to sing.

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Comments [6]


Thanks Jamestop... got it.

Still waiting for the full list... it is a great show.

Oct. 26 2012 11:12 AM
Jamestop from Brooklyn

For the commenter looking for the Alfred Deller song featured on Singing the Story. I found an album on iTunes called Folk Songs, Alfred Deller - and the track is called She Moved Through the Fair.

Oct. 23 2012 10:03 PM
Buddy Iodine

Love it!

Oct. 21 2012 11:57 PM

Just pledged as a sustaining member. Thank you, David Garland, for all the pleasure in music and always making me think.

Oct. 21 2012 08:41 PM
sandra v from brooklyn

beautiful playlist

Oct. 21 2012 08:36 PM
gBoyega from NYC

Hi ...

Great show.

Where is the song list to

Spinning on Air
Singing the Story

I think the album I am looking for was called "The wayfaring stranger" but I am not sure.

Alfred Deller?

thanks for the good work.


Oct. 21 2012 08:31 PM

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