Tuesday, February 20, 2024

Stranger Songs with Mike Regenstreif – CKCU – February 27, 2024: Take the ‘A’ Train: A Tribute to Duke Ellington


Stranger Songs with Mike Regenstreif finds connections and develops themes in various genres. The show is broadcast on CKCU, 93.1 FM, in Ottawa on Tuesdays from 3:30 until 5 pm (Eastern time) and is also available 24/7 for on-demand streaming.

This episode of Stranger Songs was recorded and can be streamed on-demand, now or anytime, by clicking on “Listen Now” at … https://cod.ckcufm.com/programs/595/64083.html

Theme: Take the ‘A’ Train: A Tribute to Duke Ellington (1899-1974)

Duke Ellington, who died in 1974 at age 75, was born Edward Kennedy Ellington in 1899 in Washington, DC. He was a pianist, bandleader and composer, and arguably, the greatest and most influential figure in the history of jazz.

Jackie Washington- Take the ‘A’ Train
Keeping Out of Mischief (Pyramid)


Duke Ellington
- East St. Louis Toodle-oo
Ellington in Order, Volume 1 (1927-28) (Legacy)
Big Bad Voodoo Daddy- Diga Diga Do
Rattle Them Bones (Savoy Jazz)
Ken Whiteley, Jackie Washington & Mose Scarlett- Mood Indigo
Sitting on a Rainbow (Borealis)
Eva Cassidy- It Don’t Mean a Thing (If It Ain’t Got That Swing)
American Tune (Blix Street)
Sneezy Waters- Solitude
Sneezy Waters (Sneezy Waters)
Duke Ellington- Stompy Jones
Ellington in Order, Volume 6 (1934-36) (Legacy)


Ella Fitzgerald with Duke Ellington & His Orchestra- Drop Me Off in Harlem
Ella Fitzgerald Sings the Duke Ellington Songbook (Verve)

Taj Mahal- Do Nothin’ Till You Hear From Me
Savoy (Stony Plain)
Lambert, Hendricks & Ross- In a Mellow Tone
The Hottest New Group in Jazz (Columbia/Legacy)
Claudia Schmidt- I’m Beginning to See the Light
Out of the Dark/New Goodbyes, Old Helloes (Flying Fish)

Louis Armstrong & Duke Ellington- Duke’s Place
The Complete Louis Armstrong & Duke Ellington Sessions (Roulette)


Duke Ellington
- A Tone Poem to Harlem (The Harlem Suite)
Ellington Uptown (Columbia)

Willie Nelson- Don’t Get Around Much Anymore
Stardust (Columbia)
Judy Collins- I Didn’t Know About You
Bread and Roses (Elektra)
Dave Van Ronk- Lucky So and So
Hummin’ to Myself (Gazell)
Thelonious Monk- Black and Tan Fantasy
Thelonious Monk Plays Duke Ellington (Riverside)
Susie Arioli Swing Band featuring Jordan Officer- I Got It Bad (And That Ain’t Good)
It’s Wonderful (Susie Arioli Swing Band)
Catherine Russell- I’m Checkin’ Out, Goom’bye
Strictly Romancin’ (World Village)


Duke Ellington & Count Basie
- Battle Royal
First Time! The Count Meets the Duke (Columbia)

Next week: Title Characters.

--Mike Regenstreif

Monday, February 19, 2024

Saturday Morning with Mike Regenstreif – CKCU – Saturday February 24, 2024


Saturday Morning is an eclectic roots-oriented program on CKCU, 93.1 FM, in Ottawa on Saturday mornings from 7 until 10 am (Eastern time) and available for on-demand streaming anytime. I am one of the four rotating hosts of the Saturday Morning show. 

This episode of Saturday Morning was recorded and can be streamed on-demand, now or anytime, by clicking on “Listen Now” at … https://cod.ckcufm.com/programs/128/64070.html

Cleia- February Morning Drive
This Side of Main (Cleia)

Mike Regenstreif & David Francey (2019)

David Francey- This Morning
The Breath Between (Laker Music) 
John Prine- Souvenirs
Souvenirs (Oh Boy)
Nanci Griffith- Speed of the Sound of Loneliness
Other Voices/Other Rooms (Elektra)
Reggie Harris- Hello In There
On Solid Ground (Reggie Harris Music)
Bonnie Koloc- Clocks & Spoons
Timeless (Mr. Biscuit)

Mike Regenstreif & James Talley (2005)

James Talley- If We Could Love One Another
Ballads, Bandits and Blues (Cimarron)
Susan Werner- Tiny Texans
Halfway to Houston (Susan Werner)
Tom Rush- Glory Road
Gardens Old, Flowers New (Appleseed)
Jim Kweskin & Maria Muldaur- Let’s Get Happy Together
Never Too Late: Duets with My Friends (StorySound)

American Patchwork Quartet- Beneath the Willow
American Patchwork Quartet (Carolina Jasmine)
Ken Whiteley- Michael Row
Long Time Travelling (Ken Whiteley)
Ranky Tanky- Pay Me My Money Down
Beat Em Down (Resilience Music)
Jenny Whiteley Things are Coming My Way
The Original Jenny Whiteley (Black Hen Music)
Last Forever- Ain’t Going Down to the Well No More/Poor Lazarus
No Place Like Home/Last Forever (2nd Story Sound)

Cat Power- Fourth Time Around
Cat Power Sings Dylan: The 1966 Royal Albert Hall Concert (Domino)

Sassenach- MacPherson’s Rant/Reel du pendu
Passages (Sassenach)
Mike Regenstreif & Brendan Nolan (2023)

Brendan Noaln- The Broom O’Cowdenknowes
Familiar Brew (Ould Sagosha)
Portage- The Dawning Set: Dawning on the Pacific Rim/Washington’s March/Raleigh & Spencer
Portage (Portage)
The Once- Anthem
The Once (Borealis)

Béla Fleck with Eric Jacobsen & The Virginia Symphony Orchestra- Rhapsody in Blue
Rhapsody in Blue (Thirty Tigers)

The Heart Collectors- Kathy’s Song
The Space Between (Spins the Gold)
Bobby Watt- Desperado
Watt Next? (Glenashdale Music)
Roberta Flack- Ballad of the Sad Young Men
First Take (Atlantic)

The Dumptrucks- Stealin’
Selections (Laughing Cactus)

Taj Mahal- Gee Baby, Ain’t I Good to You
Savoy (Stony Plain)
Allison Russell- The Returner
The Returner (Fantasy)

Alan Doyle- Welcome Home
Welcome Home (Skinner’s Hill Music)
Carole Wise- I Know My Roots
North Star (Soulful Cricket)
Jay Linden- Ordinary Sunrise
Ordinary Sunrise (Americana North)
Jessica Heine- Burning Bridges
Build Again (Fallen Tree)
Nick Justice- Let the Wind Blow
Stranger in My Town (Nick Justice)

Jeff Talmadge- Night Train from Milan
Sparrow (Berkalin)
Terre & Maggie Roche- Kin Ya See That Sun
Kin Ya See That Sun (Earth Rock Wreckerds)
Mad Agnes- Holy Well
Likely Story (DigDag)
Lisa Klotz- Seventh Generation (For Mother Earth)
Morning Sun (Lisa Klotz)

Charm City Junction- Roll On John
Salt Box (Charm City Junction)
Leslie Evers- Along the Rocky Way
Bound for Land (Cumulus)
Eric Brace & Thom Jutz- Can’t Change the Weather
Simple Motion (Red Beet)
Mike Regenstreif & Lynn Miles (2013)

Lynn Miles- Cold Cold Moon
tumbleWeedyWorld (True North)

Mr. O’Muck- Big Bill Mess Around
Home Field Recordings: The Ancient Blues of Mr. O’Muck (Muck-O-Phone)

I’ll be hosting Saturday Morning next on March 23. I also host Stranger Songs on CKCU every Tuesday from 3:30-5 pm.

--Mike Regenstreif

Monday, February 12, 2024

Stranger Songs with Mike Regenstreif – CKCU – February 20, 2024: Songs of Chuck Berry


Stranger Songs with Mike Regenstreif finds connections and develops themes in various genres. The show is broadcast on CKCU, 93.1 FM, in Ottawa on Tuesdays from 3:30 until 5 pm (Eastern time) and is also available 24/7 for on-demand streaming.

This episode of Stranger Songs was recorded and can be streamed on-demand, now or anytime, by clicking on “Listen Now” at … https://cod.ckcufm.com/programs/595/63977.html

Theme: Songs of Chuck Berry (1926-2017)

Chuck Berry, who died in 2017 at the age of 90, was an influential guitar player, singer and songwriter and one of the founding and foundational figures of rock ‘n’ roll. Berry was a St. Louis blues musician who signed with Chess Records in Chicago and began releasing singles in 1955 and LPs in 1957. It wasn’t long before he was one of the early stars of rock ‘n’ roll.


Chuck Berry
- Rock and Roll Music
Best of the Chess Years (Not Now Music)

The Beatles- Roll Over Beethoven
With The Beatles (Parlophone)
The Rolling Stones- Carol
The Rolling Stones (Decca)
Mollie O'Brien- Brown Eyed Handsome Man
Big Red Sun (Sugar Hill)
Ken Hamm- Maybellene
Live ’05 (North Track)
Chuck Berry- Beautiful Delilah
Best of the Chess Years (Not Now Music)

Ronnie Hawkins & The Hawks- Forty Days
The EP Collection (See for Miles)
The Band- Promised Land
Moondog Matinee (Capitol)
Linda Ronstadt- Back in the U.S.A.
Living in the U.S.A. (Asylum)

Chuck Berry- Sweet Little Sixteen
Best of the Chess Years (Not Now Music)

Jim Kweskin & The Jug Band- Memphis, Tennessee
Jug Band Music (Vanguard)
Geoff & Maria Muldaur- Havana Moon
Sweet Potatoes (Omnivore)
Geoff Muldaur & Amos Garrett- La Juanda
Geoff Muldaur & Amos Garrett (Flying Fish)
George Benson- How You’ve Changed
Walking to New Orleans: Remembering Chuck Berry and Fats Domino (Provogue)

The Stephen Barry Band- You Can’t Catch Me
Happy Man (Bros)
Tom Rush- Too Much Monkey Business
Tom Rush/Take a Little Walk with Me (BGO)
Emmylou Harris- (You Never Can Tell) C’est La Vie
Luxury Liner (Warner Bros./Rhino)
Dion- Johnny B. Goode
Born in the Bronx (Dance House)
Chuck Berry- Bye Bye Johnny
Best of the Chess Years (Not Now Music)

Jim Byrnes- Nadine
St. Louis Times (Black Hen Music)
Ry Cooder- 13 Question Method
Get Rhythm (Warner Bros.)
Ann Rabson- School Days
Struttin’ My Stuff (M.C.)
Jerry Lee Lewis- Little Queenie
Jerry Rocks (Bear Family)
Chuck Berry- Let It Rock
Best of the Chess Years (Not Now Music)

Chris Smither- Tulane
Another Way to Find You (Flying Fish)
Geoff Bartley- No Money Down
Hear That Wind Howl (Waterbug)
Gerry & The Pacemakers- Reelin’ and Rockin’
The EP Collection (See for Miles)
Chuck Berry- Downbound Train
Best of the Chess Years (Not Now Music)

Chuck Berry- Berry Pickin’
Best of the Chess Years (Not Now Music)

Next week: “Take the ‘A’ Train”: A Tribute to Duke Ellington.

--Mike Regenstreif

Monday, February 5, 2024

Stranger Songs with Mike Regenstreif – CKCU – February 13, 2024: A Tribute to Jelly Roll Morton on Mardi Gras Day


Stranger Songs with Mike Regenstreif finds connections and develops themes in various genres. The show is broadcast on CKCU, 93.1 FM, in Ottawa on Tuesdays from 3:30 until 5 pm (Eastern time) and is also available 24/7 for on-demand streaming.

This episode of Stranger Songs was recorded and can be streamed on-demand, now or anytime, by clicking on “Listen Now” at … https://cod.ckcufm.com/programs/595/63877.html

Theme: A Tribute to Jelly Roll Morton (1890-1941) on Mardi Gras Day.


Jelly Roll Morton
, whose birth name was Ferdinand Joseph LaMothe, was a pianist, singer, songwriter and bandleader from New Orleans who was steeped in traditional music and was one of the first important composers in jazz. Morton died in 1941 at age 50 from respiratory problems related to a stabbing in 1938 from which he never fully recovered. Morton claimed to have singlehandedly invented jazz in 1902, a claim that few music historians accept, despite his immense contributions to the early development of jazz. Some of the songs on this show were written by Jelly Roll Morton, all were from his vast repertoire.


Jelly Roll Morton
- Original Jelly Roll Blues
Birth of the Hot (Bluebird)

Dave Van Ronk- Mamie’s Blues
Sunday Street (Philo)
Dr. John- Milneburg Joys
Goin’ Back to New Orleans (Warner Bros.)
Leon Redbone- Winin’ Boy Blues
Double Time (Warner Bros.)

Jelly Roll Morton
- Mr. Jelly Lord
The Library of Congress Recordings, Volume 2: Anamule Dance (Rounder)
Paul Geremia- Dr. Jazz
Love My Stuff (Red House)

Billy Novick’s Blue Syncopators- Wild Man Blues
Music from The Great Gatsby (Billy Novick)


Jelly Roll Morton
- Shake It
Last Sessions: The Complete General Recordings (Commodore)
Saffire-The Uppity Blues Women- Sweet Substitute
Old, New, Borrowed & Blue (Alligator)
Dave Van Ronk- The Pearls
Sunday Street (Philo)
Amos Garrett- Michigan Water Blues
Acoustic Album (Stony Plain)
Dr. John & Danny Barker- I Thought I Heard Buddy Bolden Say
Goin’ Back to New Orleans (Warner Bros.)
Andrew Homzy Ensemble- Black Bottom Stomp
Hommage to Jelly Roll Morton (DSM)


Jelly Roll Morton
- New Orleans Bump
Great Original Performances 1926-1934 (BBC)
Hot Tuna- Don’t You Leave Me Here
Hot Tuna (RCA)
Guy Van Duser & Billy Novick- Wolverine Blues
Every Little Moment (Daring)
Wynton Marsalis & Catherine Russell- Make Me a Pallet on the Floor
Bolden: Music from the Original Soundtrack (Blue Engine)
Julian Fauth- Tricks Ain’t Walking
The Weak and the Wicked, the Hard and the Strong (Electro-Fi)
Jelly Roll Morton- Dirty, Dirty, Dirty
Last Sessions: The Complete General Recordings (Commodore)


Jelly Roll Morton
- The Murder Ballad, part 7: Goodbye to the World, I Know I’m Gone
The Library of Congress Recordings, Volume 3: The Pearls (Rounder)
Henry Butler & Steven Bernstein- King Porter Stomp
Viper’s Drag (Impulse)

Dirty Dozen Brass Band- Kansas City Stomp
Jelly (Columbia)

Next week: Songs of Chuck Berry.

--Mike Regenstreif
 

Wednesday, January 31, 2024

Stranger Songs with Mike Regenstreif – CKCU – February 6, 2024: A Tribute to Odetta


Stranger Songs with Mike Regenstreif
finds connections and develops themes in various genres. The show is broadcast on CKCU, 93.1 FM, in Ottawa on Tuesdays from 3:30 until 5 pm (Eastern time) and is also available 24/7 for on-demand streaming.

This episode of Stranger Songs was recorded and can be streamed on-demand, now or anytime, by clicking on “Listen Now” at … https://cod.ckcufm.com/programs/595/63807.html

Theme: A Tribute to Odetta (1930-2008).


Odetta, the magnificent and highly influential African American folk and blues singer, who died in 2008 at the age of 77, was born Odetta Holmes in Birmingham, Alabama. She originally trained to be an opera singer and her earliest professional jobs were in musical theatre. In 1949, while singing in the touring company of Finian’s Rainbow, she met some folksingers and fell in love with the genre. From then on, she turned her attention to folk and blues, performing concerts and recording prolifically starting in the mid-1950s.

I met Odetta for the first time in 1977 in the hallway of the hotel we were staying at during the Philadelphia Folk Festival. I was there with Priscilla Herdman, who knew Odetta, and when she introduced us, Odetta gave me one of her big hugs. In the 1980s, I brought Odetta to The Golem, the folk club I ran in Montreal, numerous times.

Odetta, pianist Dave Keyes & Mike Regenstreif (2008)

The last time I got to work with Odetta was when I hosted a workshop with her at the 2008 Ottawa Folk Festival, just a few months before she passed away. I was deeply honored when she told me that my friendship over the years meant a lot to her.

All of the songs on this show were from Odetta’s repertoire.


Odetta
- Stranger Here
Sometimes I Feel Like Cryin’ (RCA)

Lead Belly with The Golden Gate Jubilee Quartet- Alabama Bound
Take This Hammer – When the Sun Goes Down, Vol. 5 (Bluebird)
Bessie Smith- Nobody Knows You When You’re Down and Out
Bessie Smith: The Absolutely Essential 3 CD Collection (Big3)
Josh White- House of the Rising Sun
The Josh White Stories, Vols. I & II (Jasmine)

Odetta
- Roberta
Lookin’ for a Home: Thanks to Leadbelly (M.C.)

Odetta
- Freedom Trilogy: Oh Freedom/Come & Go with Me/I’m On My Way
Gonna Let It Shine (M.C.)

Gina Coleman- Glory Glory
Tell Me Who You Are: A Live Tribute to Odetta (Guitar One) 
Kim & Reggie Harris- Wade in the Water
Steal Away: Songs of the Underground Railroad (Appleseed)

Odetta
- Sometimes I Feel Like a Motherless Child
Odetta at Carnegie Hall (Vanguard)

Bob Dylan- No More Auction Block
The Bootleg Series Volumes 1-3 [Rare & Unreleased] 1961-1991 (Columbia)

Odetta
- Blowin’ in the Wind
Odetta Sings Dylan (RCA)

Chaim Tannenbaum- Ain’t No More Cane on the Brazos
Chaim Tannenbaum (StorySound)
Rhiannon Giddens- Waterboy
Tomorrow is My Turn (Nonesuch)
Sweet Honey in the Rock- The Midnight Special
A Tribute: Live! Jazz at Lincoln Centre (Appleseed)
Coco Love Alcorn- This Little Light of Mine
Rebirth (Coco Love Alcorn)

Odetta & The Holmes Brothers
- Down By the Riverside
Gonna Let It Shine (M.C.)

Tom Jones- Hit or Miss
Spirit in the Room (Island)
Penny Lang- Careless Love
Stone + Sand + Sea + Sky (Borealis)
Misty Blues- Go Down, Sunshine
Tell Me Who You Are: A Live Tribute to Odetta (Guitar One) 

Odetta & Dr. John
- Oh Papa
Blues Everywhere I Go (M.C.)

Odetta- Goodnight Irene
Lookin’ for a Home: Thanks to Leadbelly (M.C.)

Next week: A Tribute Jelly Roll Morton on Mardi Gras Day.

--Mike Regenstreif

Saturday, January 27, 2024

Stranger Songs with Mike Regenstreif – CKCU – January 30, 2024: Conversation and Songs with Garnet Rogers


Stranger Songs with Mike Regenstreif finds connections and develops themes in various genres. The show is broadcast on CKCU, 93.1 FM, in Ottawa on Tuesdays from 3:30 until 5 pm (Eastern time) and is also available 24/7 for on-demand streaming.

This episode of Stranger Songs was recorded and can be streamed on-demand, now or anytime, by clicking on “Listen Now” at … https://cod.ckcufm.com/programs/595/63744.html

Theme: Conversation and Songs with Garnet Rogers.

Mike Regenstreif & Garnet Rogers (2006)

Garnet Rogers
is an old friend who I’ve known for 48 years – since he arrived in Montreal with his brother Stan Rogers on January 22, 1976 to play at The Golem, the folk club I ran in Montreal in the 1970s and ‘80s. Garnet and I got together to chat on Zoom earlier this month.

In addition to our conversation, the show includes these songs.

Garnet Rogers- The Lost Ones
Small Victories (Snow Goose Songs)

Garnet Rogers- All That Is
Sparrow’s Wing (Snow Goose Songs) 

Garnet Rogers- Firefly
Firefly (Snow Goose Songs)

Garnet Rogers- Here Tonight
Shining Thing (Snow Goose Songs)

Garnet Rogers- Twisting in the Wind
Shining Thing (Snow Goose Songs) 

Garnet Rogers & Archie Fisher- Make and Break Harbour
The Best Times After All: Live (Snow Goose Songs)

Garnet Rogers- Summer’s End (2)
Summer’s End (Snow Goose Songs) 

Garnet Rogers- Good and Faithful Servant
Get a Witness: Live (Snow Goose Songs) 
Garnet Rogers- Better Days
Firefly (Snow Goose Songs)

Garnet Rogers- Borealis
Night Drive (Snow Goose Songs)

Next week: A Tribute to Odetta.

--Mike Regenstreif
 

Wednesday, January 24, 2024

Saturday Morning with Mike Regenstreif – CKCU – Saturday January 27, 2024


Saturday Morning is an eclectic roots-oriented program on CKCU, 93.1 FM, in Ottawa on Saturday mornings from 7 until 10 am (Eastern time) and available for on-demand streaming anytime. I am one of the four rotating hosts of the Saturday Morning show. 

This episode of Saturday Morning was recorded and can be streamed on-demand, now or anytime, by clicking on “Listen Now” at … https://cod.ckcufm.com/programs/128/63707.html

Jamie Anderson- January
Better Than Chocolate (Tsunami)

Bob Dylan- Girl from the North Country
The Freewheelin’ Bob Dylan (Columbia/Legacy)
Cat Power- She Belongs to Me
Cat Power Sings Dylan: The 1966 Royal Albert Hall Concert (Domino)
Peter Keane- I Want You
Walkin’ Around (Flying Fish)
Nanci Griffith- Boots of Spanish Leather
Other Voices/Other Rooms (Elektra)

Iris DeMent- Banks of the Pontchartrain
More Than a Whisper: Celebrating the Music of Nanci Griffith (Rounder)
Amos Lee- Bus to Baton Rouge
Honeysuckle Switches: The Songs of Lucinda Williams (Hoagiemouth/Thirty Tigers)
Lucinda Williams- Mississippi You’re On My Mind
Quiet About It: A Tribute to Jesse Winchester (Mailboat)
Mike Regenstreif & Jesse Winchester (2006)

Jesse Winchester
- How Far to the Horizon?
Learn to Love It (Stony Plain)
Penny Lang- I Can’t Stand Up Alone
Ain’t Life Sweet (She-Wolf)

Suzie Vinnick- Raino
Fall Back Home (Suzie Vinnick)
Sylvia Tyson- No Crowd, No Show
At the End of the Day (Stony Plain)
Murray McLauchlan- Sweeping the Spotlight Away
Songs from the Street: The Best of Murray McLauchlan (True North)

Isle of Klezbos- Noiresque
Yiddish Silver Screen (Rhythm Media)

Mike Regenstreif, Bill Garrett & Sue Lothrop (2014)

Bill Garrett, Sue Lothrop & Shelley Posen- The Price of Gasoline
The Price of Gasoline – single (Willymac Productions)
Orit Shimoni- Numbers
Winnipeg (Orit Shimoni)
Daniel Kahn & Jake Shulman-Ment- Der Binyen/The Building
The Building and Other Songs (Oriente Musik) 
Sasha Lurje & Lorin Sklamberg- A idisher kvartet
Jac Weinstein’s Helsinki Yiddish Cabaret (Global Music Centre)

Dave Van Ronk- Another Time and Place
The Seasons Project: Winter (Christine Lavin)
Christine Lavin- The Kind of Love You Never Recover From
The Seasons Project: Winter (Christine Lavin)
David Buskin & Robin Batteau- Lancelot’s Tune (Guinevere)
The Seasons Project: Winter (Christine Lavin)
Priscilla Herdman, Anne Hills, Cindy Mangsen & Steve Gillette- Stars
The Seasons Project: Winter (Christine Lavin)

Free Wheelin’ Fools- Witch Hazel
The Songs of Tom Gala (Free Wheelin’ Fools)
Small Potatoes- The Terror Time
Time Flies (Folk Era)
Sean Gagnier- (Song of the) Wheelhouse Door
Circle Harbor (Sean Gagnier)

Steel Rail- (Just) Waiting for a Train
Coming Home (Crossties)
Bill Staines- Railroad Blues
Third Time Around (Catfish)
JackDaw- New York Central Line
Ghost in the Big House (Cutthroat)

David Francey featuring Terra Spencer- Narrow Boats
The Breath Between (Laker Music) 

Amanda Rheaume- Supposed to Be
The Spaces In Between (Ishkõdé)
Ian Tamblyn- Arc of Dreams and Prayers
Scenes Through a Mirror (North Track)
Noam “Nani” Vazana- Gracias a la Vida (Thanks to Life)
Ke Haber (Noam Vazana) 
Frank London's Klezmer Brass Allstars featuring Michel "Meshach" Nestor- Unity (Carnival in Crown Heights)
Chronika (Borscht Beat)

Leon Redbone- Shine On Harvest Moon
Double Time (Warner Bros.)
Alice Di Micele- Harvest Moon
Interpretations Vol 1 (Alice Otter Music)
Zoe Muth & The High Rollers- Harvest Moon Blues
Starlight Hotel (Signature Sounds)

Taj Mahal- I’m Just a Lucky So-and-So
Savoy (Stony Plain)
Susie Arioli Swing Band featuring Jordan Officer- Pennies from Heaven
Pennies from Heaven (Justin Time)
Jay McShann with Johnnie Johnson- Kansas City (Revisited)
Goin’ to Kansas City (Stony Plain)

Ian & Sylvia- Handsome Molly
Ian & Sylvia (Vanguard)
Mustard's Retreat- Gather the Family
By Request (Yellow Room)
Hank Woji featuring Jaimee Harris- I’ll Be Here in the Morning
Highways, Gamblers, Devils and Dreams (KZRecords)

Mike Regenstreif & Marc Nerenberg (2009)

Marc Nerenberg- Come By Here
Lies, Butterflies, and Tyrants (Marc Nerenberg)

I’ll be hosting Saturday Morning next on February 24. I also host Stranger Songs on CKCU every Tuesday from 3:30-5 pm.

--Mike Regenstreif

Thursday, January 18, 2024

Stranger Songs with Mike Regenstreif – CKCU – January 23, 2024: Holocaust Remembrance


Stranger Songs with Mike Regenstreif finds connections and develops themes in various genres. The show is broadcast on CKCU, 93.1 FM, in Ottawa on Tuesdays from 3:30 until 5 pm (Eastern time) and is also available 24/7 for on-demand streaming.

This episode of Stranger Songs was recorded and can be streamed on-demand, now or anytime, by clicking on “Listen Now” at … https://cod.ckcufm.com/programs/595/63632.html

Theme: Songs for International Holocaust Remembrance Day.

International Holocaust Remembrance Day falls on January 27 – the 79th anniversary of the liberation of the Auschwitz-Birkenau death camp. In these times of exploding antisemitism and other forms of racism and hatred, it’s important for us to pause and remember the lessons of the Holocaust when Hitler’s Nazi Germany systematically murdered 6 million Jews – about two-thirds of the Jews who lived in Europe.

Mara Levine- By My Silence
Facets of Folk (Mara’s Creations)


Brendan Nolan- Packing Her Bag
Beneath White Stars: Holocaust Profiles in Song (AlmondSeed Media)
Mella Barnes- Between the Lines
Beneath White Stars: Holocaust Profiles in Song (AlmondSeed Media)
Lenka Lichtenberg- Kam jsme to zašli? (What is this place?)
Thieves of Dreams (Six Degrees)
June Tabor- Di nakht (The Night)
Aleyn (Green Linnet)
Sasha Lurje- Tif iz di nakht (Dark is the night)
Jac Weinstein’s Helsinki Yiddish Cabaret (Global Music Centre)

Lee Oskar- Never Forget
Passages Through Music: Never Forget (Dreams We Share Productions)


Psoy Korolenko- Babi Yar
Yiddish Glory: The Lost Songs of World War II (Six Degrees)
Psoy Korolenko- Misha tserayst Hitlers Daytchland (Misha Tears Apart Hitler’s Germany)
Yiddish Glory: The Lost Songs of World War II (Six Degrees)

Perla Batalla featuring Bill Gable- Dance Me to the End of Love
Bird on the Wire: The Songs of Leonard Cohen (Mechuda Music)
Chuck Brodsky- Your Violin
Them and Us (Chuck Brodsky)

Leonard Cohen- The Partisan
Songs from a Room (Columbia/Legacy)
Theodore Bikel- Partizaner-March (March of the Partisans)
While I’m Here (Red House)
Henry Sapoznik- Itzik Vitnberg
Partisans of Vilna (Flying Fish)


Payadora Tango Ensemble featuring Marta Kosiorek- A Prayer for Rescue
Silent Tears: The Last Yiddish Tango (Six Degrees)
Payadora Tango Ensemble featuring Aviva Chernick- The Numbers on My Arm
Silent Tears: The Last Yiddish Tango (Six Degrees)
Chava Alberstein & The Klezmatics- Mayn Shvester Khaye (My Sister Khaye)
The Well (Rounder)
Noel Paul Stookey- Jean Claude
Just Causes (Neworld)


Zisl Slepovitch Ensemble & Sasha Lurje- Shotns (Shadows)
Shotns-Shadows (Fortunoff Video Archive)
Zisl Slepovitch Ensemble & Sasha Lurje- Geto, getunyu (Ghetto, My Dear Ghetto)
Shotns-Shadows (Fortunoff Video Archive)

Lee Oskar- Miracle Children
Passages Through Music: Never Forget (Dreams We Share Productions)

Next week: Conversation and Songs with Garnet Rogers.

--Mike Regenstreif

Friday, January 12, 2024

Stranger Songs with Mike Regenstreif – CKCU – January 16, 2024: Marking 30 Years on Community Radio


Stranger Songs with Mike Regenstreif
finds connections and develops themes in various genres. The show is broadcast on CKCU, 93.1 FM, in Ottawa on Tuesdays from 3:30 until 5 pm (Eastern time) and is also available 24/7 for on-demand streaming.

This episode of Stranger Songs was recorded and can be streamed on-demand, now or anytime, by clicking on “Listen Now” at … https://cod.ckcufm.com/programs/595/63538.html

Theme: Marking 30 Years on Community Radio.


It was exactly 30 years ago, on January 16, 1994, that I began hosting folk and roots music shows on community radio stations – at first on CKUT in Montreal, and now, on CKCU in Ottawa. I’m marking the anniversary with a sampling of a few of the songs I played on the radio in 1994.

Leonard Cohen- Suzanne
Songs of Leonard Cohen (Columbia/Legacy)

Kate & Anna McGarrigle & Mike Regenstreif (1976) photo: Felicity Fanjoy

Kate & Anna McGarrigle- Heart Like a Wheel
Tell My Sister: Kate & Anna McGarrigle (Nonesuch)
Jesse Winchester & Mike Regenstreif (2000)

Jesse Winchester- Wintry Feeling
A Touch on the Rainy Side (Stony Plain)
Penny Lang & Mike Regenstreif (1976) photo: Felicity Fanjoy

Penny Lang- Ain’t Life Sweet
Ain’t Life Sweet (She-Wolf)
Mike Regenstreif & Bruce Murdoch (2007)

Bruce Murdoch- Snowdon
Bruce Murdoch (Radio Canada International)
Bill Garrett & Mike Regenstreif (2014)

Bill Garrett- Crossties on a Railroad
Bill Garrett (Borealis)

Tish Hinojosa- Midnight Moonlight
Taos to Tennessee (Watermelon)

Artie Traum & Mike Regenstreif (2006)

Happy & Artie Traum- The Road to Ban Vinai
The Test of Time (Roaring Stream)
Maddy Prior & June Tabor- The Grey Funnel Line
Silly Sisters (Shanachie)
Tom Russell & Mike Regenstreif (2005)


Tom Russell- Angel of Lyon
Box of Visions (Stony Plain)
Rosalie Sorrels & Mike Regenstreif (1993)

Rosalie Sorrels- Rosalie, You Can't Go Home Again
Then Came the Children (Green Linnet)

Stan Rogers- Northwest Passage
Northwest Passage (Fogarty’s Cove/Borealis)
Mike Regenstreif & Priscilla Herdman (1978) photo: Ron Petronko

Priscilla Herdman- Turnaround
Forgotten Dreams (Flying Fish)
Ian Robb with Finest Kind- The Mary Ellen Carter
From Different Angels (Fallen Angle)

Odetta- Midnight Special
One Grain of Sand (Vanguard)
Sonny Terry & Brownie McGhee- Freight Train
Back to New Orleans (Fantasy)
Dakota Dave Hull & Sean Blackburn- River of Swing
River of Swing (Arabica)
Mike Regenstreif & Bill Staines (1993)

Bill Staines- River
Bridges (Red House)

Steve Goodman- The Dutchman
Somebody Else’s Troubles (Sequel)
Mike Regenstreif & Connie Kaldor (2015)

Connie Kaldor- Singer of the Sacred Heart
Out of the Blue (Coyote Entertainment)

Mike Regenstreif & Tom Paxton (1994)

Tom Paxton- The Honor of Your Company
Wearing the Time (Sugar Hill)

Next week: Marking International Holocaust Remembrance Day.

--Mike Regenstreif