Musical Storytellers

For this New Sounds, read the titles and guess the theme of the show. Hear music by Neil Rolnick, and his “The Real Thief of Baghdad,” along with a work by Mikel Rouse entitled “A President up My Sleeve.” Plus, listen to Phil Kline's settings of Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld's unintentional poetry, “Three Rumsfeld Songs” and more.

PROGRAM # 2410, musical storytellers, with Rinde Eckert & Jerry Granelli (First aired 5/9/05)

Phil Kline Zippo Songs Rumsfeld Songs: That Many Vases [1:30]
As We Know [2:30]
Cantaloupe Music #21019***
Neil Rolnick Shadow Quartet The Real Thief of Baghdad [5:00] Innova #631.
Mikel Rouse Music for Minorities A President Up My Sleeve [3:30] Exit Recordings, #1007. Available soon from I-Tunes, or info at
Jerry Granelli, with Rinde Eckert Sandhills Reunion Like A Ghost In the Grass [4:00]
Nolan [7:00]
Last Light [5:30]
Songlines #1553***
Nancy King & Glen Moore Cliff Dance I’ll Come Back To You [6:00] Justice #0803. Seems to be out of print.