Thursday, November 5, 2020

Saturday Morning with Mike Regenstreif – CKCU – Saturday November 7, 2020


Saturday Morning
is an eclectic roots-oriented program on CKCU in Ottawa heard live on Saturday mornings from 7 until 10 am (Eastern time) and then available for on-demand streaming. I am one of the four rotating hosts of Saturday Morning and base my programming on the Folk Roots/Folk Branches format I developed at CKUT in Montreal.

CKCU can be heard live at 93.1 FM in Ottawa and https://www.ckcufm.com/ on the web.

This episode of Saturday Morning was prerecorded at home and can already be streamed on-demand at … https://cod.ckcufm.com/programs/128/49670.html

This episode of Saturday Morning was during CKCU’s annual funding drive. Thanks to all the generous listeners who support Saturday Morning and CKCU. It’s never too late to make a donation online at CKCU’s secure website. https://www.ckcufm.com/donate

Joni Mitchell- House of the Rising Sun
Archives – Volume 1: The Early Years (1963-1967) (Rhino)

In memory of Billy Joe Shaver (1939-2020). Billy Joe died on October 28 at age 81.

Billy Joe Shaver- Old Five and Dimers Like Me
Greatest Hits (Compadre)

In memory of Jerry Jeff Walker (1942-2020). Jerry Jeff died on October 23 at age 78.

Jerry Jeff Walker- Mr. Bojangles
Gypsy Songman (Tried & True)

Citing health concerns, Arlo Guthrie has announced his retirement as a touring artist after more than a half-century on the road.

Arlo Guthrie- City of New Orleans
Here Come the Kids (Rising Son)

Resistance Revival Chorus featuring Rhiannon Giddens- All You Fascists Bound to Lose
This Joy (Righteous Babe)
Kronos Quartet featuring Sam Amidon- If I Had a Hammer
Long Time Passing: Kronos Quartet & Friends Celebrate Pete Seeger (Smithsonian Folkways)
Daniel Kahn with Vanya Zhuk- To Friends
Bulat Blues (Oriente Musik)

Priscilla Herdman- Brother Can You Spare a Dime
Forgotten Dreams (Flying Fish)
Ofra Harnoy- Barrett’s Privateers
On the Rock (Analekta)
Stan Rogers- The Mary Ellen Carter
Between the Breaks…Live! (Fogarty’s Cove/Borealis)

Rick Fines- That’s What Makes You Strong
Solar Powered Too (Rick Fines)
Jesse Winchester- I Turn to My Guitar
Love Filling Station (Appleseed)

Leyla McCalla- Mèsi Bondye
Vari-Colored Songs: A Tribute to Langston Hughes (Smithsonian Folkways)
Joachim Cooder- Morning Blues
Over That Road I’m Bound: The Songs of Uncle Dave Macon (Nonesuch)
Rick Fines- Scared to Dance
Solar Powered Too (Rick Fines)

Doc & Merle Watson- Guitar Polka
Songs Doc Didn’t Sing (FLI Records)


Dave Van Ronk
- Green, Green Rocky Road
…and the tin pan bended, and the story ended… (Smithsonian Folkways)
Joni Mitchell- Tell Old Bill
Archives – Volume 1: The Early Years (1963-1967) (Rhino)

Jamie Anderson- Linda’s Guitar
Songs from Home (Jamie Anderson)
Linda Ronstadt- It Doesn’t Matter Anymore
Heart Like a Wheel (Capitol)
Lynn Miles- Merle
We’ll Look for Stars (Must Have Music)
Merle Haggard- Silver Wings
Live from Austin TX (New West)

Mary Lee Partington & Ed Sweeney- Times a Getting Hard Boys
Commonplaces (Ed Sweeney Music)
Mike Craver- Goodbye Big Jim
Mould’s Undertaking (Sapsucker)
Adam Hurt- Waiting for the Boatsman
Back to the Earth (Ubiquitone)
Pharis & Jason Romero- Hometown Blues
Bet on Love (Lula)

Suzzy Roche & Lucy Wainwright Roche- I Can Still Hear You
I Can Still Hear You (StorySound)
Steel Rail- When Are You Coming Home
Coming Home (Crossties)
Rosalie Sorrels- Postcard from India
Travelin’ Lady (Sire)

Caroline Doctorow- Lonesome Dark-Eyed Beauty
Willie Nile Uncovered (Paradiddle)
Willie Nile- You Ain’t Goin’ Nowhere
Positively Bob: Willie Nile Sings Bob Dylan (River House)
Wynton Marsalis Septet featuring Bob Dylan- It Takes a Lot to Laugh, It Takes a Train to Cry
United We Swing: Best of the Lincoln Center Galas (Blue Engine)

Christine Lavin- On My Way to Hooterville (pt. 2)
On My Way to Hooterville (Christine Lavin)
Jimmy LaFave- The Loneliness of America
Highway Angels…Full Moon Rain (Night Tribe Music)

Braden Gates- New in Town
Kitchen Days (Borealis)
Eric Andersen- Close the Door Lightly
Woodstock Under the Stars (Y&T Music)
Joni Mitchell- Urge for Going
Archives – Volume 1: The Early Years (1963-1967) (Rhino)

Orit Shimoni- One Voice
Strange and Beautiful Things (Orit Shimoni)
Russ Kelley- Sometimes It’s So Simple
Crazy Shades of Blue (Ark Road Music Productions)
Ronney Abramson- Three O’Clock Ride
Three O’Clock Ride – single (Ronney Abramson)

Missy Burgess with The Blue Train- Picture in a Frame
Live (Missy Burgess)
VickiKristinaBarcelona- Way Down in the Hole
Pawn Shop Radio (StorySound)
Rosanne Cash- Time
Come On Up to the House: Women Sing Waits (Dualtone)

Sylvie Simmons- Stay Awhile
Blue on Blue (Compass)
Howard Gladstone- Someday
The Promise (Sonic Peach Music)
Susan Werner- In Lieu of Flowers
Flyover Country (Susan Werner)

David Grisman- Dawgma
Quintet ’80 (Warner Bros.)

I’ll be hosting Saturday Morning next on December 5.

Find me on Twitter. @MikeRegenstreif

And on Facebook. facebook.com/mikeregenstreif

--Mike Regenstreif


Tuesday, October 6, 2020

Saturday Morning with Mike Regenstreif – CKCU – Saturday October 10, 2020


Saturday Morning
is an eclectic roots-oriented program on CKCU in Ottawa heard live on Saturday mornings from 7 until 10 am (Eastern time) and then available for on-demand streaming. I am one of the four rotating hosts of Saturday Morning and base my programming on the Folk Roots/Folk Branches format I developed at CKUT in Montreal.

CKCU can be heard live at 93.1 FM in Ottawa and https://www.ckcufm.com/ on the web.

This episode of Saturday Morning was prerecorded at home and can already be streamed on-demand at … https://cod.ckcufm.com/programs/128/49293.html

 

Christine Lavin- On My Way to Hooterville (pt. 1)
On My Way to Hooterville (Christine Lavin)

Tom Rush- Urge for Going
Tom Rush Celebrates 50 Years of Music (Appleseed)
Steel Rail- Winter Wren
Coming Home (Crossties)
Archie Fisher & Garnet Rogers- Waltz Into Winter
The Best Times After All: Live (Snow Goose Songs)

Sylvie Simmons- Keep Dancing
Blue on Blue (Compass)
John Fusco & The X-Road Riders- Applejack Brandy
John the Revelator (John Fusco)
Kim Wallach- Moonache and Heartlight
Chatter of the Finches (Black Socks Press)

Don Armstrong- Annabelle Teaching Her Daddy to Dance
Mother Don’t Give Up on Me Now (Ronstadt Record Co.)
Dirk Powell featuring Sara Watkins- The Little Things
When I Wait for You (Compass)
Kelly's Lot- Foolish Try
Another Sky (Kelly Zirbes)
Aaron Nathans & Michael G. Ronstadt- Carry a Tune
Shadow of the Cyclone (Aaron Nathans & Michael G. Ronstadt)

Susan Pepper- The Prettiest Bird
The Prettiest Bird (Ballad Records)
Bella White- Just Like Leaving
Just Like Leaving (Isabel White)
Nina Ricci- Fare Thee Well
Fare Thee Well: A Joan Baez Tribute (Nina Ricci)
Doc & Merle Watson- Down Yonder
Songs Doc Didn’t Sing (FLI Records)

Extended Feature – Remembering Billie Holiday (1915-1959). The next 17 songs were all recorded by Billie Holiday at some point during the 1930s, ‘40s and ‘50s.

Rosalie Sorrels- Falling in Love Again, Can’t Help It
Learned by Livin’, Sung by Heart (Way Out in Idaho)
Jackie Washington- Them There Eyes
The World of Jackie Washington (Borealis)
Stringband- What a Little Moonlight Can Do
The Indispensable 1972-2002 (Nick)
Billie Holiday- Swing, Brother, Swing
The Quintessential Billie Holiday, Volume 8 (Columbia/Legacy)


Samoa Wilson with The Jim Kweskin Band
- I Cried for You
I Just Want to Be Horizontal (Kingswood)
Michael Jerome Browne- He Ain’t Got Rhythm
Drive On (Borealis)
Mose Scarlett with Ken Whiteley- It’s a Sin to Tell a Lie
The Fundamental Things (Pyramid)
Billie Holiday- I Loves You Porgy
Lover Man (Decca)

Diana Krall- I Wished on the Moon
This Dream of You (Verve)
David Clayton-Thomas- Don’t Explain
Aurora (Justin Time)
Sneezy Waters- Solitude
Sneezy Waters (Sneezy Waters)
Catherine Russell- I Cover the Waterfront
Bring It Back (Jazz Village)
Billie Holiday- Georgia On My Mind
The Quintessential Billie Holiday, Volume 9 (Columbia/Legacy)

Madeleine Peyroux- This is Heaven to Me
Careless Love (Rounder)
Oscar Brown, Jr..- God Bless the Child
The Voice of Cool (Not Now Music)
Josh White- Strange Fruit
The Josh White Stories, Vols. I & II (Jasmine)
Billie Holiday- Billie’s Blues
The Quintessential Billie Holiday, Volume 2 (Columbia/Legacy)

In memory of inspiring U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg (1933-2020). Marc Nerenberg wrote “Ruth’s Blues” on September 19, the day after Justice Ginsburg passed away.

Marc Nerenberg- Ruth’s Blues
Unreleased song – used with permission
Penny Lang- Never Turning Back
Carry On Children (She-Wolf)

Tim Grimm- Gone
Gone – single (Vault)
Donal Hinely- Couldn’t Breathe
Diary of a Snowflake (Atom)
Iris DeMent- How Long
How Long – single (Flariella)

“I am a Typhus Louse” was written in a ghetto in Transnistria (now part of Moldavia and Ukraine) in 1942. It was recorded for a forthcoming project of pandemic songs by Yiddish Glory. Watch the video at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OK8ERL5SSic to see the subtitles of the lyrics in English.

Yiddish Glory & The Payadora Tango Ensemble- I am a Typhus Louse
I am a Typhus Louse – single (Yiddish Glory)
Mike Craver- I Ain’t Dead Yet
Mould’s Undertaking (Sapsucker)
Matt Watroba- Will’s Will
The Si Kahn Funny Song Sing-Along Song Book (Matt Watroba)

Vance Gilbert- The Day Before November
Good Good Man (Disismye Music)
Bill Garrett- Thanksgiving Eve
Seems to Me (Borealis)

Ronny Cox- Bus to Baltimore
Live at the Kitchen Sink (Ronny Cox)
Josh White, Jr..- The Dutchman
Live at the Raven Gallery (Silverwolf)

Gathering Time- If You Could Read My Mind
Old Friends (Triple-G Records)
Matthew Alexander- Steel Rail Blues
Soul River (Caravan Records)
Gordon Lightfoot- Did She Mention My Name
Songbook (Warner Archives/Rhino)
 

Shtreiml- Nigun Hachana
Har Meron (I.J. Rosenblatt)

I’ll be hosting Saturday Morning next on November 7.

Find me on Twitter. @MikeRegenstreif

And on Facebook. facebook.com/mikeregenstreif

--Mike Regenstreif


Tuesday, September 8, 2020

Saturday Morning with Mike Regenstreif – CKCU – Saturday September 12, 2020


Saturday Morning is an eclectic roots-oriented program on CKCU in Ottawa heard live on Saturday mornings from 7 until 10 am (Eastern time) and then available for on-demand streaming. I am one of the four rotating hosts of Saturday Morning and base my programming on the Folk Roots/Folk Branches format I developed at CKUT in Montreal.

CKCU can be heard live at 93.1 FM in Ottawa and https://www.ckcufm.com/ on the web.

This episode of Saturday Morning was prerecorded at home and can already be streamed on-demand at … https://cod.ckcufm.com/programs/128/49004.html



Gathering Time- You Were On My Mind
Old Friends (Triple-G Records)

Turtle Grenade- Turn, Turn, Turn
Put Down That Weapon – Make Music Not War (Y&T Music)
Kronos Quartet w/Lee Knight- Which Side Are You On?
Long Time Passing: Kronos Quartet & Friends Celebrate Pete Seeger (Smithsonian Folkways)
Pete Seeger- Old Devil Time
Singalong, Sanders Theatre, 1980 (Smithsonian Folkways)
Beppe Gambetta- Wise Old Man/Forget About Me Not
Where the Wind Blows/Dove Tia O Vento (Borealis)
Doc Watson & Gaither Carlton- Willie Moore
Doc Watson and Gaither Carlton (Smithsonian Folkways)

Steel Rail- Once in a While
Coming Home (Crossties)
Lynn Miles- We’ll Look for Stars
We’ll Look for Stars (Must Have Music)
Rachelle Garniez- Frank Mills
Gone to Glory (StorySound)
Samoa Wilson with The Jim Kweskin Band- After You’ve Gone
I Just Want to Be Horizontal (Kingswood)

Cris Cuddy- (Long and Lonesome) Old Freight Train
Concert at the Slab (Vanishing Castle)
Bill Garrett- Northshore Train
Bill Garrett (Borealis)
Boxcar Boys- Freight Train
Rye Whiskey (Fedora Upside Down)
Mountain City Four- Mean Old Frisco
Mountain City Four (Mountain City Four)
New Moon Jelly Roll Freedom Rockers- K.C. Moan
Volume 1 (Stony Plain)

Leonard Cohen- Tower of Song
I’m Your Man (Columbia)

Extended Feature – A Hundred Floors above in the Tower of Song: A Tribute to Hank Williams. Most of the next 20 songs were written by Hank Williams (“My Bucket’s Got a Hole In It” is a traditional New Orleans song that he adapted). The fifth song in each of the four 5-song sets was inspired, in one way or another, by him.

Ranch Romance- Why Don’t You Love Me (Like You Used to Do)
Western Dream (Sugar Hill)
Rosanne Cash- Take These Chains from My Heart
The List (Manhattan)
Oh Susanna- You Win Again
Sleepy Little Sailor – Deluxe Edition (MVKA)
Hank Williams- Move It On Over
40 Greatest Hits (Polydor)
Kevin Head- Thanks Hank
Live (Kevin Head Music)
Hank Williams 1951

Robert Jones & Matt Watroba- Mind Your Own Business
Common Chords (Common Chords Records)
The Wailin' Jennys- Weary Blues from Waiting
Fifteen (True North)
Norah Jones- Cold, Cold Heart
Come Away with Me (Blue Note)
Hank Williams- Honky Tonk Blues
40 Greatest Hits (Polydor)
John Gorka- Hank Senior Moment
The Company You Keep (Red House)

Sneezy Waters- Jambalaya
Sneezy Waters Sings Hank Williams (Borealis)
Ball & Chain- I Just Don’t Like This Kind of Livin’
Trouble All the Time (Ball & Chain)
Leon Redbone- Your Cheatin’ Heart
From Branch to Branch (Emerald City)
Hank Williams- My Bucket’s Got a Hole In It
40 Greatest Hits (Polydor)
Tom Russell- Hank and Audrey
Museum of Memories 1972-2002 (Dark Angel)

Blue Velvet Band- Ramblin’ Man
Sweet Moments with the Blue Velvet Band (Warner Bros.)
Tim Williams- I Heard That Lonesome Blow
Sorrow Bound: Hank Williams Re-examined (Ruby Moon)
Jenny Reynolds- I’m So Lonesome I Could Cry
Any Kind of Angel (Jenny Reynolds)
Hank Williams- Moanin’ the Blues
40 Greatest Hits (Polydor)
Johnny Cash & Waylon Jennings- The Night Hank Williams Came to Town
Johnny Cash is Coming to Town (Mercury)

Jamie Anderson- Six Feet Away
Songs from Home (Jamie Anderson)
Lorin Sklamberg & Polina Shepherd w/A Besere Velt Yiddish Chorus- Kh’hob dem kheyshek (I am willing)
150 Voices (Lorin Sklamberg & Polina Shepherd)
Lara Herscovitch- Now Hear This
Highway Philosophers (Lara Herscovitch)

Jesse Winchester, the self-titled debut album by my late friend Jesse Winchester, was released 50 years ago. The next four songs mark that milestone.

Jesse Winchester- The Brand New Tennessee Waltz
Jesse Winchester (Stony Plain)
James Taylor- Payday
Quiet About It: A Tribute to Jesse Winchester (Mailboat)
Kate & Anna McGarrigle & Emmylou Harris- Skip Rope Song
The McGarrigle Hour (Hannibal)
Jesse Winchester- Yankee Lady
Jesse Winchester (Stony Plain)



Blind Boys of Alabama- Pray for Peace
Almost Home (BBOA)
Bettye LaVette- Strange Fruit
Blackbirds (Verve)
Ronnie Earle & The Broadcasters- Blues for George Floyd
Rise Up (Stony Plain)
Mike Glick- We Shall Be Free
Alternative Facts & Other White Lies (Generations Music)

Jane Godfrey- The Moon Tonight
Imagine We Have Wings (Jane Godfrey)
VickiKristinaBarcelona- God’s Away on Business
Pawn Shop Radio (StorySound)
Jim Wurster- For What It’s Worth
Put Down That Weapon – Make Music Not War (Y&T Music)
Brian Blain- Water Song
I’m Not Fifty Anymore (Brian Blain)

David Broza- Saturday Morning
En Casa Limón (S-Curve)

I’ll be hosting Saturday Morning next on October 10.

Find me on Twitter. @MikeRegenstreif


--Mike Regenstreif

Tuesday, August 11, 2020

Saturday Morning with Mike Regenstreif – CKCU – Saturday August 15, 2020


Saturday Morning is an eclectic roots-oriented program on CKCU in Ottawa heard live on Saturday mornings from 7 until 10 am (Eastern time) and then available for on-demand streaming. I am one of the four rotating hosts of Saturday Morning and base my programming on the Folk Roots/Folk Branches format I developed at CKUT in Montreal.

CKCU can be heard live at 93.1 FM in Ottawa and https://www.ckcufm.com/ on the web.

This episode of Saturday Morning was prerecorded at home and can already be streamed on-demand at … https://cod.ckcufm.com/programs/128/48677.html



Dennis Warner- Potter’s Wheel
Pilot Me (Main Trail Productions)

In memory of John R. Lewis (1940-2020)

Sally Rogers & Claudia Schmidt- Still on the Bridge
We are Welcomed (Pragmavision)
Odetta- Freedom Trilogy: Oh Freedom, Come & Go with Me, I’m On My Way
Gonna Let It Shine (M.C.)
Kim & Reggie Harris- Eyes on the Prize
Rock of Ages (Appleseed)

In memory of Michael Smith (1941-2020). I wrote about Michael at this link.

Michael Smith- Spoon River
Love Letter on a Fish (Tales from the Tavern)
Jamie O'Reilly & Michael Smith- Sister Clarissa
Songs of a Catholic Childhood (J. O’Reilly Productions)
Anne Hills & Michael Smith- The Dutchman
Paradise Lost and Found (Red Wing)
Michael Smith- We Become Birds
Love Letter on a Fish (Tales from the Tavern)

Josie Bello- Have Purpose Live Long
Have Purpose Live Long (Josie Bello)
Graham Lindsay with The Small Glories, April Verch, Joe Phillips & Ian Foster- The Next Best Thing
The Next Best Thing (Graham Lindsay)
Ronny Cox- Silver City
Live at the Kitchen Sink (Ronny Cox)
David Bromberg Band- Take This Hammer
Big Road (Red House)

Extended Feature: Summer Songs. The next 16 songs are about summer or set during the summer.

Moore & McGregor- Summertime
Dream with Me (Ivernia)
Tom Mitchell- Nuts for Bolts
Unreleased 1976 live recording – used with permission
Steel Rail- Rain
Coming Home (Crossties)
Antonio Andrade- Steve Forbert’s Midsummer Night’s Toast
Lucky in Love (Life Shakes Records)

Chaim Tannenbaum- Brooklyn 1955
Chaim Tannenbaum (StorySound)
Kate & Anna McGarrigle- Swimming Song
Lisa Moscatiello- Biloxi
Second Avenue (Machine Heart)

Taj Mahal- Fishin’ Blues
The Real Thing (Columbia/Legacy)
The Barbaloots- Catfish Wish
Possum Came to Town (Anything is Possumable)
Shelley Posen- Canoeing My Troubles Away
Roseberry Road (Well Done Music)
David Francey- Blue Skies
So Say We All (Laker Music)

Nina Ricci- Donna Donna
Fare Thee Well: A Joan Baez Tribute (Nina Ricci)
Mandy Marylane- Summer Lovin’ Blues
Mandy Marylane (Y&T Music)
David Mallett- Summer of My Dreams
Midnight on the Water (North Road)
Night Sun- Summer Songs
One Moment of Grace (Borealis)

Sultans of String- Summer in Tehranto
Refuge (Sultans of String)

Arlo Guthrie & Jim Wilson featuring Vanessa Bryan- Hard Times Come Again No More
Hard Times Come Again No More – single (Rising Son)
Kronos Quartet with Sam Amidon, Brian Carpenter, Lee Knight & Aoife O'Donovan- Where Have All the Flowers Gone
Long Time Passing: Kronos Quartet & Friends Celebrate Pete Seeger (Smithsonian Folkways)
Eric Andersen- Thirsty Boots
Woodstock Under the Stars (Y&T Music)
Scott Cook- Passin’ Through
Tangle of Souls (Scott Cook)

Mary Chapin Carpenter- It’s OK to Feel Sad
The Dirt and the Stars (Lambent Light/Thirty Tigers)
Lynn Miles- The Saddest Song I Ever Wrote
We’ll Look for Stars (Must Have Music)
Emma Swift- I Contain Multitudes
Blonde on the Tracks (Tiny Ghost/CRS)
Ken Tizzard & Music for Goats- One Too Many Mornings
Living the Dream: Live at the Little Pub (Ken Tizzard)
Charlie Barnett- Corrina, Corrina
All By His Own Self (Modern Songbook Records)

Kris Delmhorst- The Horses
Long Day in the Milky Way (Big Bean Music)
David Wiffen- Mr. Wiffen
David Wiffen (Fantasy)
Orit Shimoni- Strange and Beautiful Things
Strange and Beautiful Things (Orit Shimoni)
VickiKristinaBarcelona- Tango Till They’re Sore
Pawn Shop Radio (StorySound)
Don Armstrong- Hey Little Bird
Mother Don’t Give Up on Me Now (Ronstadt Record Co.)

Vincent Beaulne- Joe’s Guitar
The Voice is Mine (Blues Del Records)

I’ll be hosting Saturday Morning next on September 12 when my extended feature will be “A Hundred Floors above in the Tower of Song: A tribute to Hank Williams.”

Find me on Twitter. @MikeRegenstreif


--Mike Regenstreif