Singing the Story

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Sunday, October 24, 2010

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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David Garland

Hi, Leslie,
Regarding Spinning On Air podcasts: I'm working toward podcasting the show, and in the meantime please check in the archive for those editions of the show which are available for free download. Some guests choose to allow that.

However, there will always be copyright obstacles to podcasting shows like "Singing the Story," since it consists of commercial recordings, rather than in-studio performances.

We've recently improved the fidelity of newly archived shows. I hope the archive provides enjoyable listening!

Oct. 29 2010 01:14 PM

Does spinning on air have a podcast?

Oct. 27 2010 04:23 PM
Eliane Lordello from Vitória. ES. Brazil.

Great histories, great songs, great program!
Eliane Lordello.
Vitória. ES. Brazil.

Oct. 24 2010 08:52 PM
David Garland from WNYC Studio

Here's the playlist, showing Artist - Song - Album:

Woody Guthrie - A Picture from Life's Other Side - Troubador

Davy Graham & Shirley Collins - Love Is Pleasin' - Folk Roots, New Routes

Andreas Scholl - She Moved Through the Fair - Wayfaring Stranger

Robert Pete Williams - I Had Trouble - When A Man Takes The Blues

Robin Williamson - Holy Spring/To God in God's Absence (Dylan Thomas) - The Seed at Zero

Hazel Dickens - Beautiful Hills of Galilee - Hard Hitting Songs for Hard Hit People

Connie Converse - One By One - unreleased version

Colin Blunstone - Her Song - One Year

Sam Amidon - Johanna the Row-di, Pretty Fair Damsel - I See the Sign

Sam Lee - Tan Yard Side - Ground of It's Own

Alasdair Roberts - Under No Enchantment (But My Own) - Spoils

Oct. 24 2010 08:51 PM

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