Wednesday, April 21, 2021

Saturday Morning with Mike Regenstreif – CKCU – Saturday April 24, 2021


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/128/51715.html

 

John Hartford- Gentle On My Mind
Gentle On My Mind and Other Originals (RCA)

Gillian Welch & David Rawlings- Ginseng Sullivan
All the Good Times Are Past and Gone (Acony)
Marc Nerenberg- Ma Creole Belle
On the Street Again (Marc Nerenberg)
Moira Smiley & Voco- Oh Susannah
In Our Voices (Moira Smiley Music)

Last Forever- Pay Day at Coal Creek
No Place Like Home/Last Forever (2nd Story Sound)
Crys Matthews- How Many More
Changemakers (Crys Matthews)
Rhiannon Giddens with Francesco Turrisi- I Shall Not Be Moved
They’re Calling Me Home (Nonesuch)

Kate & Anna McGarrigle & Mike Regenstreif (1976) photo: Felicity Fanjoy
Joni Mitchell- Fare Thee Well (Dink’s Song)
Archives – Volume 1: The Early Years 1963-1967 (Rhino)
Kate & Anna McGarrigle- Heart Like a Wheel
Tell My Sister: Kate & Anna McGarrigle (Nonesuch)
Chaim Tannenbaum- Belfast Louis Falls in Love
Chaim Tannenbaum (StorySound)

Laura Smith- Souther’s Faithless Love (Just What I Need)
As Long As I’m Dreaming (Borealis)
JD Souther- Faithless Love
Natural History (Eone)
Craig Cardiff- Emm & May
All This Time Running (True North)

Tim Grimm- Carry Us Away
Gone (Vault)
Peggy Seeger- Tree of Love
First Farewell (Red Grape Music)
Reggie Harris- Come What May
On Solid Ground (Reggie Harris Music)
Ronney Abramson- Your Love Gets Me Around
Stowaway (Castor Island Music)

Daryll Purpose- Gentle Arms of Eden
Gentle Arms of Eden – single (Gamblers Grace Music)
Dave Carter & Tracy Grammer- Farewell to Saint Delores
Tanglewood Tree (Signature Sounds)
Katy Moffatt- Sister Angelina
Chrysalis (Sunset Blvd. Records)
Gretchen Peters with Tom Russell- Guadalupe
One to the Heart, One to the Head (Scarlet Letter/Frontera)
Tom Russell- Angel of Lyon
Old Songs Yet to Sing (Frontera)

Jon Lawton- Goin’ to California
Virginny Sessions: Vol. 1 (Bigtone)
Thad Beckman- Mama, ‘Taint Long for Day
Blues Gone By (Thadzooks)
Lauren Sheehan- Statesboro Blues
Two Wings (Wilson River)
Guy Davis & Lea Gilmore- Some Cold Rainy Day
Juba Dance (M.C.)
Veronika Jackson- Go Down Sunshine
The Woman I Am (Acoustic with Heart Productions)

Anne Hills- Elusive Chemistry
Accidental August (Hand & Heart Music)
Dave Clarke- Lucinda
The Healing Garden (Crossties)
Rings & Things- Smoker’s Lullaby
Pearl Soup (Cooking Fat Music)
Montreal- What About the Wind?
A Summer’s Night (Stormy Forest)
Ian Tamblyn- Tiger Lily Road
Voice in the Wilderness (North Track)

Noel Paul Stookey- Jean Claude
Just Causes (Neworld)
Frank London with Karim Sulayman & Cantor Sveta Kundish- Nirdi Natan Reiho
Ghetto Songs (Felmay)

Maria Muldaur with Tuba Skinny- Let’s Get Happy Together
Let’s Get Happy Together (Stony Plain)
Jeff Healey- Some of These Days
The Best of the Stony Plain Years: Vintage Jazz, Swing and Blues (Stony Plain)
Annabelle Chvostek- String of Pearls
String of Pearls (Annabelle Chvostek)
Sussex- Don’t Wanna Wait
The Ocean Wide (Lucky Bear)
The Hot Sardines- Running Wild
French Fries + Champagne (Decca)

Duke Ellington & Johnny Hodges- St. Louis Blues
Back to Back: Duke Ellington and Johnny Hodges Play the Blues (Verve)

I’ll be hosting Saturday Morning next on May 22. I also host Stranger Songs on CKCU every Tuesday from 3:30-5 pm.

Find me on Twitter. www.twitter.com/mikeregenstreif

And on Facebook. facebook.com/mikeregenstreif

--Mike Regenstreif

Friday, April 16, 2021

Stranger Songs with Mike Regenstreif – CKCU – Tuesday April 20, 2021


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

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

This episode of Stranger Songs – Episode #11 – was prerecorded at home and can already be streamed on-demand by clicking on “Listen Now” at … https://cod.ckcufm.com/programs/595/51656.html

Theme: Celebrating Spring

Garnet Rogers- Old Campfires
Summer’s End (Snow Goose Songs)
Kim Wallach- Come, Spring
Chatter of the Finches (Black Socks Press)
Richie Havens- Here Comes the Sun
Alarm Clock (Stormy Forest)
Tommy Makem & Liam Clancy- Rambles of Spring
The Makem & Clancy Collection (Shanachie)

Wade Hemsworth with the Mountain City Four- The Blackfly Song
Wade Hemsworth with the Mountain City Four (Peter Weldon)
Connie Kaldor- Spring on the Prairies
Wood River (Coyote)
Ian Tyson- Springtime
Cowboyography (Stony Plain)
David Mallett- Greenin’ Up
Midnight on the Water (North Road)

Bruce Cockburn- April in Memphis
Crowing Ignites (True North)

Rosalie Sorrels with Mitch Greenhill- Go With Me
If I Could Be the Rain (Folk-Legacy)
Mark Stepakoff featuring Rose Polenzani- April Fools
Any Port in a Storm (Mark Stepakoff)
Finest Kind- April Morning
Heart’s Delight (Fallen Angle)
Tex König- One Morning in May
Königsblende (Music Cellar)
Grace Griffith- May Morning
Passing Through (Blix Street)

Mike Regenstreif & Tom Paxton (2009)

Tom Paxton
- Virginia Morning
Redemption Road (Pax)
Rod MacDonald- Second Spring
Boulevard (Blue Flute Music)
Jacques Brel- Au Printemps
The Very Best of Jacques Brel (Select)
Frida's Brow- Spring
Frida’s Brow (Frida’s Brow)

Marie Lynn-Hammond- Flying/Spring of ‘44
Marie-Lynn Hammond/Vignettes (Vignettes Media)
Quartette- Spring of ‘45
Work of the Heart (Denon)
Mark Perry- Springtime
Recollections (Northern Sky)

Eleni Mandell- I Believe in Spring
Snakebite (Zedtone)
Erin McKeown- They Say It’s Spring
Sing You Sinners (Nettwerk)
Banjo Nickaru & Western Scooches- When the Red, Red Robin
Very Next Thing (On the Bol)
Lew London- Swingtime in Springtime
Swingtime in Springtime (Philo)
Suzy Bogguss- Jumping Into Spring
Swing (Compadre)

Modern Jazz Quartet- I’ll Remember April
European Concert (Atlantic)

Next week – April in Paris

Find me on Twitter. www.twitter.com/mikeregenstreif

And on Facebook. facebook.com/mikeregenstreif

--Mike Regenstreif

Saturday, April 10, 2021

Stranger Songs with Mike Regenstreif – CKCU – Tuesday April 13, 2021


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

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

This episode of Stranger Songs – Episode #10 – was prerecorded at home and can already be streamed on-demand by clicking on “Listen Now” at … https://cod.ckcufm.com/programs/595/51586.html

Theme: Train Songs

Eve Goldberg- Waiting for a Train
Ever Brightening Day (Sweet Patootie)
James Talley- Hear That Lonesome Whistle
Journey – The Second Voyage (Cimarron)
Sonny Terry & Brownie McGhee- Rock Island Line
Blues Masters, Vol. 5 (Storyville)
Preservation Hall Jazz Band & Ani DiFranco- Freight Train
Preservation (Preservation Hall)

Bill Garrett- Northshore Train
Bill Garrett (Borealis)
Happy & Artie Traum- Blow Your Whistle, Freight Train
Hard Times in the Country (Rounder)
Seldom Scene- Steel Rail Blues
Changes (Rounder)
Gordon Lightfoot- Canadian Railroad Trilogy
Songbook (Warner Archives/Rhino)

Craig Duncan- Take the A Train
Bluegrass Swing (Green Hill Productions)

Mike Regenstreif & Arlo Guthrie (1996)
Crowes Pasture- Hobo’s Lullaby
Crowes Pasture (Crowes Pasture)
Mountain City Four- Mean Old Frisco
Mountain City Four (Peter Weldon)
Last Forever- Old 97
No Place Like Home/Last Forever (2nd Story Sound)
Arlo Guthrie- City of New Orleans
Here Come the Kids (Rising Son)

Veronika Jackson- Morning Train
The Woman I Am (Acoustic with Heart Productions)
Rosalie Sorrels- Talkin’ Wolverine 14
Travelin’ Lady Rides Again (Green Linnet)
Andy Cohen- Talkin’ Casey
Tryin’ to Get Home (Earwig)

Anne Hills- I Rode ‘Em All
Tracks (Hand & Heart Music)
Louis Jordan- Choo Choo Ch’Boogie
The Later Years 1953-1957 (JSP)
Jackie Washington- When that Midnight Choo Choo Leaves for Alabam’
Midnight Choo Choo (Borealis)

Utah Phillips & Mike Regenstreif (2005)

Sue Foley
- Cannonball Blues
The Ice Queen (Stony Plain)
Tom Rush- The Panama Limited
Tom Rush/Take a Little Walk with Me (BGO)
Utah Phillips- Wabash Cannonball/Tolono
Good Though! (Philo)

Bruce Cockburn- Train in the Rain
Speechless (True North)

Next week – Celebrating Spring

Find me on Twitter. www.twitter.com/mikeregenstreif

And on Facebook. facebook.com/mikeregenstreif

--Mike Regenstreif

Thursday, April 8, 2021

Saturday Morning with Mike Regenstreif – CKCU – Saturday April 10, 2021


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/128/51567.html

Note: I was subbing for Stephen Neale on this edition of Saturday Morning. I will be back in my regular Saturday Morning slot on April 24. Steve should be back in his next slot in the rotation on May 8.

The Clancy Brothers & Tommy Makem- Early Morning Rain
The Bold Fenian Men (Columbia)

Marc Nerenberg- I Wish I was a Mole in the Ground
On the Street Again (Marc Nerenberg)
Hannah Shira Naiman- Train On the Island
Know the Mountain (Merriweather)
Joachim Cooder- Over That Road I’m Bound to Go
Over That Road I’m Bound: The Songs of Uncle Dave Macon (Nonesuch)

Reggie Harris- My Working Bones
On Solid Ground (Reggie Harris Music)
Crys Matthews- Exactly Where You Are
Changemakers (Crys Matthews)
Tret Fure- Monuments
Stone by Stone (Tomboy girl Records)
Noel Paul Stookey- In These Times
Just Causes (Neworld)
Tim Grimm- A Dream
Gone (Vault)

Michael J. Miles- Mississippi Overture
Mississippi River Suite/Which Side Are You On? (Right Turn On Red Music)
Leon Bibb- Ol’ Man River
Praising Peace: A Tribute to Paul Robeson (Stony Plain)
Michael J. Miles featuring Zahra Glenda Baker- Mississippi River Suite, Part 1
Mississippi River Suite/Which Side Are You On? (Right Turn On Red Music)
Dave Brubeck Quartet featuring Jimmy Rushing- River Stay ‘Way From My Door
Brubeck & Rushing (Columbia)
Michael J. Miles featuring Zahra Glenda Baker- Mississippi River Suite, Part 2
Mississippi River Suite/Which Side Are You On? (Right Turn On Red Music)
Tom Russell & Iris DeMent- Big Water
The Long Way Around (HighTone)

Anne Hills- Golden Arms
Accidental August (Hand & Heart Music)
Katie Oates- Here in Gastonia
We Go On: Si Kahn’s Songs of Hope in Hard Times (Hollow Reed Arts Recordings)
Dave Clarke- A Thousand Days Like This
The Healing Garden (Crossties)
Steel Rail- The Last Time
Coming Home (Crossties)

Peggy Seeger- How I Long for Peace
First Farewell (Red Grape Music)
Frank London with Cantor Yaakov 'Yanky' Lemmer- Oseh Shalom
Ghetto Songs (Felmay)
Christopher Mark Jones- Call Back Your Soldiers
Looking for the Light (Small Batch Music)
Eliza Gilkyson, Patty Griffin, Mary Chapin Carpenter & Iris DeMent- Peace Call
Land of Milk and Honey (Red House)
Reggie Harris- On Solid Ground
On Solid Ground (Reggie Harris Music)

Dave Alvin- Bus Station
King of California (HighTone)
David Francey- Ankle Tattoo
The Waking Hour (Jericho Beach Music)
Michael Jerome Browne- Somebody Have Mercy
That’s Where It’s At! (Borealis)

Maria Dunn- Waltzing with the Angels
Joyful Banner Blazing (Distant Whisper)
Willie Dunn- Peruvian Dream (Part 1)
Creation Never Sleeps, Creation Never Dies: The Willie Dunn Anthology (Light in the Attic)
Anna Elizabeth Laube- Jardim da Estrela
Annamania (Continental Song City)

Mike Regenstreif & David Amram (2004) photo: Ron Petronko

David Amram & Ramblin' Jack Elliott
- Going North
No More Walls (Flying Fish)

Last Forever- Buddy’s Blues
No Place Like Home/Last Forever (2nd Story Sound)
Wynton Marsalis & Catherine Russell- Buddy’s Horn
Bolden: Music from the Original Soundtrack (Blue Engine)
Bill Morrissey- Buddy Bolden’s Blues
Something I Saw or Thought I Saw (Philo)

Maria Muldaur with Tuba Skinny- I Like You Best of All
Let’s Get Happy Together (Stony Plain)
Annabelle Chvostek- Belleville rendez-vous
String of Pearls (Annabelle Chvostek)
The Slowlinks- I Ain’t Got Nobody
Stay With Me Awhile (weewerk)
Samoa Wilson with The Jim Kweskin Band- Me, Myself and I
I Just Want to Be Horizontal (Kingswood)
Le Chat Mort- Bye Bye Baby Bye
Roses (Le Chat Mort)

Laura Smith & Mike Regenstreif (2013)

Rachelle Garniez
- Don’t You Know
Gone to Glory (StorySound)
Laura Smith- I’m a Beauty
As Long As I’m Dreaming (Borealis)

David Broza- Night Dawn (Silver Dollar)
Night Dawn: The Unpublished Poetry of Townes Van Zandt (S-Curve)
Bob Jensen- Colorado Girl
For the Sake of the Song (Bob Jensen)
Matthew Barber & Jill Barber- If I Needed You
The Family Album (Outside)
Townes Van Zandt- Snowin’ On Raton
At My Window (Sugar Hill)
Orit Shimoni- Song for Townes
Strange and Beautiful Things (Orit Shimoni)

Shtreiml- Sirba Amen Sela
Har Meron (I.J. Rosenblatt)

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

Find me on Twitter. www.twitter.com/mikeregenstreif

And on Facebook. facebook.com/mikeregenstreif

--Mike Regenstreif

Saturday, April 3, 2021

Stranger Songs with Mike Regenstreif – CKCU – Tuesday April 6, 2021


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

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

This episode of Stranger Songs – Episode #9 – was prerecorded at home and can already be streamed on-demand by clicking on “Listen Now” at … https://cod.ckcufm.com/programs/595/51490.html

Theme: The First Stranger Songs Fantasy Concert, a whole show of music recorded live in concert. We will have a "Stranger Songs Fantasy Concert" on our first show of every month until it’s safe for us to return to live music in person.

Tom Russell & Mike Regenstreif (2018)

Jesse Winchester
- Eulalie
Live from Mountain Stage (Blue Plate Music)
Tom Russell & Dave Alvin- Blue Wing
The Long Way Around (HighTone)
Rosalie Sorrels- I Think of You
My Last Go Round (Red House)

Joni Mitchell- Eastern Rain
Archives – Volume 1: The Early Years (1963-1967) (Rhino)
Eric Andersen- I Shall Go Unbounded
Woodstock Under the Stars (Y&T Music)
Tom Paxton & The DonJuans- Bottle of Wine
Live (Pax)
Ian & Sylvia- The Last Thing On My Mind
The Lost Tapes (Stony Plain)

Mike Regenstreif & Bruce Cockburn (2017)

David Francey
- Paper Boy
The First Set (Laker Music)
Lynn Miles with Keith Glass- Black Flowers
Road (Lynn Miles)
Ball & Chain & The Wreckers- Graveyard Shift
Live at the Bayou (Ball & Chain)
Missy Burgess- Pilgrim
Missy Burgess with The Blue Train Live (Missy Burgess)
Bruce Cockburn- Wondering Where the Lions Are
Slice O Life: Live Solo (True North)

Eliza Gilkyson & Mike Regenstreif (2006)

SONiA disappear fear
- L Kol L Vacha (With All My Heart)
Live at Maximal (Disappear)
Ken Tizzard & Music for Goats- Man of a Thousand Songs
Living the Dream: Live at the Little Pub (Ken Tizzard)
Eliza Gilkyson- Bare Necessities
Your Town Tonight (Red House)

Archie Fisher & Garnet Rogers- Make and Break Harbour
The Best Times After All: Live (Snow Goose Songs)
Archie Fisher & Garnet Rogers- Final Trawl
The Best Times After All: Live (Snow Goose Songs)
Stan Rogers- The Mary Ellen Carter
Between the Breaks…Live! (Fogarty’s Cove/Borealis)

Josh White, Jr.- It’s Chilly Out Tonight
Live at the Raven Gallery (Silverwolf)
Pete Seeger with Arlo Guthrie & Shenendoah- Precious Friend You Will Be There
Precious Friend (Warner Bros.)

Next week – Train Songs

Find me on Twitter. www.twitter.com/mikeregenstreif

And on Facebook. facebook.com/mikeregenstreif

--Mike Regenstreif

Saturday, March 27, 2021

Stranger Songs with Mike Regenstreif – CKCU – Tuesday March 30, 2021


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

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

This episode of Stranger Songs – Episode #8 – was prerecorded at home and can already be streamed on-demand by clicking on “Listen Now” at … https://cod.ckcufm.com/programs/595/51425.html

Theme: Songs Inspired by Bible Stories 

Maria Muldaur- Adam and Eve had the Blues
Sweet and Slow (Stony Plain)
Geoff Bartley- Noah’s Ark
One Kind Word (Magic Crow)
Sharon Goldman- Pillar of Salt
Kol Isha/A Woman’s Voice (Sharon Goldman)

Shelley Posen- Ram in the Thicket
Manna (Well Done Music)
Leonard Cohen- Story of Isaac
Songs from a Room (Columbia/Legacy)


Kim & Reggie Harris
- Go Down Moses
Steal Away: Songs of the Underground Railroad (Appleseed)
Jesse Winchester- Pharaoh’s Army
Learn to Love It (Stony Plain)
Bob Franke- Walkin’ in the Wilderness
The Desert Questions (Robert J. Franke)

Margot Leverett & The Klezmer Mountain Boys with Hazel Dickens- Little Moses
2nd Avenue Square Dance (Traditional Crossroads)
Odetta- Joshua Fit the Battle of Jericho
Best of the Vanguard Years (Vanguard)
Rory Block- Samson & Delilah
I Belong to the Band: A Tribute to Rev. Gary Davis (Stony Plain)

The Short Sisters- Shadrack
Live from Four States (Black Socks Press)
The High Bar Gang- Daniel Prayed
Lost and Undone (True North)
Louis Armstrong- Ezekiel Saw the Wheel
Louis and the Good Book (Verve)
Eliza Gilkyson- Rose of Sharon
Your Town Tonight (Red House)

Shelley Posen- Shepherd
Menorah: Songs from a Jewish Life (Well Done Music)
SONiA disappear fear- Hallelujah
By My Silence (Disappear Records)

Ian & Sylvia- Jesus Met the Woman at the Well
Four Strong Winds (Vanguard)
Jackie Washington, Ken Whiteley & Mose Scarlett- Blind Barnabas
Where Old Friends Meet (Pyramid)
Odetta & The Holmes Brothers- Two Little Fishes and Five Loaves of Bread
Shout, Sister, Shout! A Tribute to Sister Rosetta Tharpe (M.C.)


Josh White
- Never Said a Mumblin’ Word
The Josh White Stories, Vols. I & II (Jasmine)
Mavis Staples- Were You There?
Spirituals & Gospel (Gitanes)
David Olney- A Soldier’s Report
The Stone (Deadbeet)

Charlie Haden & Hank Jones- Wade in the Water
Steal Away: Spirituals, Hymns and Folk Songs (Verve)

Next week – A Live Music Extravaganza

Find me on Twitter. www.twitter.com/mikeregenstreif

And on Facebook. facebook.com/mikeregenstreif

--Mike Regenstreif

Wednesday, March 24, 2021

Saturday Morning with Mike Regenstreif – CKCU – Saturday March 27, 2021


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/128/51381.html

 

Michael Johnathon- Sunday Morning
The Painter (PoetMan)

Jesse Winchester- I Wave Bye Bye
Gentleman of Leisure (Sugar Hill)
Steel Rail- Flow River Flow
Coming Home (Crossties)
Dave Clarke- Until We Meet Again
The Healing Garden (Crossties)
Chris Rawlings & Anne Lederman- I Want to Hear You Sing
A Whistle, a Tune, a Song and a Dance (Cooking Fat Music)

Liz Simmons- Night in the City
Poets (Morgana Music)
Becky Buller- Woodstock
Distance and Time (Dark Shadow Recording)
Joni Mitchell- Born to Take the Highway
Archives – Volume 1: The Early Years (1963-1967) (Rhino)
Alice Howe- A Case of You
A Case of You – single (Alice Howe)
Lisa Jeanette- Darling of the Muses
Jellyfish on the Moon (Lisa Jeanette Music)

Michael Smith- The Dutchman
Such Things are Finely Done (Tales from the Tavern)
Eric Taylor- Visitors from Indiana
Eric Taylor (Watermelon)
David Olney- Jerusalem Tomorrow
The Stone (Deadbeet)
Tim Grimm- Dreaming of King Lear
Gone (Vault)


Magpie
- Which Side Are You On?
When We Stand Together (Longtail Records)
Michael J. Miles featuring Zahra Glenda Baker- Which Side Are You On? Dilemma
Mississippi River Suite/Which Side Are You On? (Right Turn On Red Music)
Ellis Paul- $20 Bill (For George Floyd)
Ellis Paul’s Traveling Medicine Show Vol. 1 (Rosella)
Michael J. Miles featuring Zahra Glenda Baker- Which Side Are You On? Enough
Mississippi River Suite/Which Side Are You On? (Right Turn On Red Music)
Marc Nerenberg- Ain’t Gonna Study War No More (Down By the Riverside)
Times Ain’t Nuthin’ Like They Used to Be (Marc Nerenberg)

New Moon Jelly Roll Freedom Rockers- Blues for Yesterday
Volume 2 (Stony Plain)
Diana Braithwaite & Chris Whiteley- Careless Love
Blues Stories (Big City Blues)
Vince Halfhide- Memphis Rounder
Vince Halfhide (Vince Halfhide)
Katie Oates- Bury Me On Beale Street
We Go On: Si Kahn’s Songs of Hope in Hard Times (Hollow Reed Arts Recordings)
Junior Wells- Cha Cha Cha in Blue
Junior’s Wails: Singles As & Bs 1953-1961 (Jasmine)

Maggie & Terre Roche- Jill of All Trades
Where Do I Come From: Selected Songs (StorySound)
Suzzy Roche & Lucy Wainwright Roche- Jane
I Can Still Hear You (StorySound)
Laura Smith- One Woman
As Long As I’m Dreaming (Borealis)
Jane Voss- Free at Last (Let Me Find My Wings)
Farther Down the Road (Ripple)

Anne Hills- Acquainted with the Night
Accidental August (Hand & Heart Music)
Dulcie Taylor- First Kiss
Rediscovered (Mesa/Bluemoon Recordings)
Annabelle Chvostek- Je t’ai vue hier soir (I Saw You Last Night)
String of Pearls (Annabelle Chvostek)
Rod Abernethy- Just Around the Corner
Normal Isn’t Normal Anymore (Songs From Downstairs Records)

Willie Dunn- The Ballad of Crowfoot
Creation Never Sleeps, Creation Never Dies: The Willie Dunn Anthology (Light in the Attic)


Frank London with Karim Sulayman
- Amore en
Ghetto Songs (Felmay)
Frank London with Karim Sulayman & Cantor Seta Kundish- O dolcezz’amarissime
Ghetto Songs (Felmay)
Frank London with Cantor Seta Kundish – Minutn fun bitokhn
Ghetto Songs (Felmay)
Bob Jensen- The Partisan
For the Sake of the Song (Bob Jensen)

Rod MacDonald- In Every Dream
Boulevard (Blue Flute Music)
John Gorka- I Can’t Do Crazy (Anymore)
Willie Nile Uncovered (Paradiddle)
Anna Elizabeth Laube- Sweet Boy from Minnesota
Annamania (Continental Song City)
Reid Jamieson- Everyday People
Songs of 69 (Reid Jamieson)

Jimmy Yancey- Yancey Stomp
Blues & Boogie (Cherry Red)

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

Find me on Twitter. www.twitter.com/mikeregenstreif

And on Facebook. facebook.com/mikeregenstreif

--Mike Regenstreif

Friday, March 19, 2021

Stranger Songs with Mike Regenstreif – CKCU – Tuesday March 23, 2021


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

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

This episode of Stranger Songs – Episode #7 – was prerecorded at home and can already be streamed on-demand by clicking on “Listen Now” at … https://cod.ckcufm.com/programs/595/51327.html

Theme: A tribute to Ottawa folk music volunteer extraordinaire Bob Nesbitt, the founder and director of the Ottawa Grassroots Festival. Bob died of lung cancer at age 81 on February 27 and all of the music on this edition of Stranger Songs is by just some of the artists that Bob presented at the Ottawa Grassroots Festival over the years. Click here to read Bob's obituary in the Ottawa Citizen.

Lynn Miles- Million Brilliant
Downpour (Lynn Miles)

Moore & McGregor- Dancing Shoes
Dream with Me (Ivernia)
Connie Kaldor- Singer of the Sacred Heart
Out of the Blue (Coyote)
Sneezy Waters- Little Bird
Sneezy Waters Live (Sneezy Waters)

Shawna Caspi- Oleaster
Forest Fire (Shawna Caspi)
Old Man Luedecke- I Skipped a Stone
Easy Money (True North)
Ana Miura- Only One
Cool is the Daylight (Ana Miura)
Howie Hooper- A Telephone Ring
The Art of Procrastination (Howie Hooper)
Bob Nesbitt at the Ottawa Grassroots Festival (2017)

 

Durham County Poets- Chikkaboodah Stew
Chikkaboodah Stew (Durham County Poets)
Missy Burgess- Trouble in Mind
Missy Burgess with The Blue Train Live (Missy Burgess)
Vince Halfhide- Sonny Boy Said
Vince Halfhide (Vince Halfhide)

James Keelaghan- Cold Missouri Waters
History: The First 25 Years (Borealis)
Jessica Pearson & The East Wind- Think of Me
Grave and Garden Songs (Jessica Pearson & The East Wind)
Greg Kelly- I Only See the Sun
Ghosts (Greg Kelly)
Toasted Westerns- I Can’t Stop
Out to Lunch (Moo Music)

Russ Kelley- Whiskey Stone Blues
In Plain Sight (Ark Road Music Productions)
Tannis Slimmon- In and Out of Harmony
In and Out of Harmony (Tannis Slimmon)
Garnet Rogers- Old Campfires
Summer’s End (Snow Goose Songs)
Jamie Anderson- Remember Me
Songs from Home (Jamie Anderson)

Rick Fines- One Lone Loon
Solar Powered Too (Rick Fines)
Amanda Rheaume- Wolf of Time
Holding Patterns (Amanda Rheaume)
Ken Whiteley and the Beulah Band- Feel Just Like Goin’ On
Ken Whiteley and the Beulah Band (Borealis)

Chris White- Circle of Song
Music All Around (Chris White)

Next week – Songs Inspired by Bible Stories

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--Mike Regenstreif

Friday, March 12, 2021

Stranger Songs with Mike Regenstreif – CKCU – Tuesday March 16, 2021


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

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

This episode of Stranger Songs – Episode #6 – was prerecorded at home and can already be streamed on-demand by clicking on “Listen Now” at … https://cod.ckcufm.com/programs/595/51230.html

 

Theme: Irish and Irish-inspired songs

The Clancy Brothers & Tommy Makem- Come By the Hills
The Bold Fenian Men (Columbia)

Moore & McGregor- The Fields of Athenry
Dream with Me (Ivernia)
Brendan Nolan- The Forty Shades of Green
Live at the Side Door (Ould Segosha)
Kirk MacGeachy & David Gossage- The Irish Rover
The Shroud of Erin (Kirk MacGeachy & David Gossage)

Doug McArthur- The Morning I Left Galway
The Horses of the Sea: A Personal Exploration of Ireland (Doug McArthur)
Maria Dunn- From Dublin with Love
Joyful Banner Blazing (Distant Whisper)

Alana & Leigh Cline- The Kerry Lassie Medley: Mother and Child/The Monaghan Twig/The Basket of Oysters/The Kerry Lassie
Alana & Leigh Cline (Scimitar)

Marty Morrissey- Kilkelly
The Ancient Ground (Marty Morrissey)
Highland Weavers- The Star of the County Down
Work O’ The Weavers (Highland Weavers)
Tim Henderson- No Irish Need Apply
Among the Best (Snake Hollow Music)
Ian & Sylvia- Little Beggarman
The Lost Tapes (Stony Plain)

Jack Hardy- Willie Goggin’s Hat
The Passing (Prime CD)
Runa- The Wind That Shakes the Barley
Live (Runa)
The Irish Rovers- The Black Velvet Band
The Best of the Irish Rovers (MCA)
Tara O'Grady- Wild Rover
Black Irish (Tara O’Grady)


Susan McKeown & Lorin Sklamberg
- Oakum
Saints & Tzadiks (World Village)
The Dubliners- The Auld Triangle
Spirit of the Irish: The Ultimate Collection (Sanctuary)
The Burns Sisters- From Clare to Here
Looking Back: Our Irish American Souls (Sisters Music)
Makem & Spain- Nae Awa’ to Bide Awa’
Four Pounds a Day (New Folk)

Jamie O'Reilly & The Rogues- Cockles and Mussels
A Collection of Rogues’ Recordings (J. O’Reilly Productions)
The Pogues- Sally Maclennane
Rum, Sodomy & the Lash (WEA)
Stephen Mendel- The Parting Glass
Sing Me a Story (Stephen Mendel)

Kevin Burke's Open House- Paddy the Caffler/Glen Cottage Polka/Tolka Polka
Hoofandmouth (Green Linnet)

Next week – A Tribute to the late Bob Nesbitt, founder and director of the Ottawa Grassroots Festival: Songs by artists who performed at the Ottawa Grassroots Festival over the years.

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--Mike Regenstreif

Friday, March 5, 2021

Stranger Songs with Mike Regenstreif – CKCU – Tuesday March 9, 2021


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

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

This episode of Stranger Songs – Episode #5 – was prerecorded at home and can already be streamed on-demand by clicking on “Listen Now” at … https://cod.ckcufm.com/programs/595/51142.html

 

 

Part 1: Original songs by a sampling of Canadian women

Orit Shimoni- Strange and Beautiful Things
Strange and Beautiful Things (Orit Shimoni)

Kat Goldman- The One to Dream
The Workingman’s Blues (Kat Goldman)
Lynne Hanson- Every Minute In Between
Just Words (Lynne Hanson)
Laura Smith- Middle America
As Long As I’m Dreaming (Borealis)

Lynn Miles- A Heart Can Only Take So Much
We’ll Look for Stars (Must Have Music)
Kerri Ough- Drawing Board
One Day Soon (Kerri Ough)
Ronney Abramson- Three O’Clock Ride
Three O’Clock Ride – single (Ronney Abramson)

Part 2: Songs of Malvina Reynolds

Pete Seeger- Little Boxes
Headlines & Footnotes: A Collection of Topical Songs (Smithsonian Folkways)
Kate & Anna McGarrigle- Petites boîtes (Little Boxes)
La vache qui pleure (Tribu)
John McCutcheon- Mrs. Clara Sullivan’s Letter
To Everyone in All the World: A Celebration of Pete Seeger (Appalsongs)
Malvina Reynolds- The Money Crop
Ear to the Ground: Topical Songs 1960-1978 (Smithsonian Folkways)

Jane Voss & Hoyle Osborne- On the Rim of the World
Pullin’ Through (Ripple)
Rosalie Sorrels- Rosie Jane
No Closing Chord: The Songs of Malvina Reynolds (Red House)
Robert Resnik & Gigi Weisman- Magic Penny
Sweet Potatoes and Home Grown Tomatoes (Fletcher Free Library)
Charlie Louvin- Turn Around
The Longest Train (Watermelon)

The Malvinas- God Bless the Grass
God Bless the Grass (Soona Songs)
Marianne Faithfull- What Have They Done to the Rain
Marianne Faithfull (Deram)
Malvina Reynolds- Skagit Valley Forever
Ear to the Ground: Topical Songs 1960-1978 (Smithsonian Folkways)
John Roberts & Tony Barrand- The Albatross
Mellow with Ale from the Horn (Golden Hind Music)


Bodie Wagner- The Bankers & the Diplomats (We Hate to See Them Go)
Vintage (Bodie Wagner)
Barbara Dane & The Chambers Brothers- It Isn’t Nice
Hot Jazz, Cool Blues & Hard-Hitting Songs (Smithsonian Folkways)
Spook Handy- From Way Up Here
Dedicated to the Proposition: Pete, Woody & Me, Vol. II (Akashic)
Malvina Reynolds- This World
Ear to the Ground: Topical Songs 1960-1978 (Smithsonian Folkways)
Rosalie Sorrels- No Closing Chord
No Closing Chord: The Songs of Malvina Reynolds (Red House)

Next week – Irish and Irish-inspired songs.

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--Mike Regenstreif

Saturday, February 27, 2021

Stranger Songs with Mike Regenstreif – CKCU – Tuesday March 2, 2021


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

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

This episode of Stranger Songs – Episode #4 – was prerecorded at home and can already be streamed on-demand by clicking on “Listen Now” at … https://cod.ckcufm.com/programs/595/51049.html

 

Today’s theme: Tom Russell Tributes – Some of the songs Tom Russell has written – or, in a couple of cases, co-written – about other artists. Also, a song from each of the artists Tom was paying tribute to.

Gram Parsons- Return of the Grievous Angel
Grievous Angel (Reprise)
Tom Russell with Patricia Hardin- Joshua Tree
The Tom Russell Anthology: Veteran’s Day (Shout! Factory)

Bill Haley & The Comets- Rock Around the Clock
Bill Rocks (Bear Family)
Dave Alvin & The Guilty Men- Haley’s Comet
Out in California (HighTone)

Nina Simone- Just Like Tom Thumb’s Blues
To Love Somebody (RCA)
Tom Russell & The Norwegian Wind Ensemble- Nina Simone
Aztec Jazz (Frontera)

Ian Tyson- Wolves No Longer Sing
Carnero Vaquero (Stony Plain)
Tom Russell- I’ll Never Leave These Old Horses                                                                                 Folk Hotel (Frontera)

Tom Russell & Mike Regenstreif (2018)

Rosalie Sorrels
- Travelin’ Lady
My Last Go Round (Red House)
Tom Russell- Pork Roast and Poetry
Tribute to the Travelin’ Lady Rosalie Sorrels (Tribute to Rosalie Sorrels)

Bob Dylan- Don’t Think Twice, It’s All Right
The Freewheelin’ Bob Dylan (Columbia/Legacy)
Tom Russell- Mesabi
Mesabi (Shout! Factory)

Édith Piaf- La Vie en Rose
30e Anniversaire (EMI France)
Sylvia Tyson- Chocolate Cigarettes
Gypsy Cadillac (Silver City)

Dave Van Ronk- Another Time and Place
Down in Washington Square (Smithsonian Folkways)
Tom Russell- Van Ronk
Hotwalker (HighTone)

Jack Kerouac with Steve Allen- MacDougal Street Blues
The Kerouac Collection (Rhino)
Tom Russell- October in the Railroad Earth
October in the Railroad Earth (Frontera)

Next week – Songs of Malvina Reynolds.

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--Mike Regenstreif

Thursday, February 25, 2021

Saturday Morning with Mike Regenstreif – CKCU – Saturday February 27, 2021


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/128/50995.html

 

Q&A- Redbird
One More Folk Thing (Sonic Peach Music)

Alison Brown featuring Keb' Mo'- What’s Going Om
The Song of the Banjo (Compass)
Emma's Revolution with Reggie Harris- Our People Gonna Rise
Our People Gonna Rise – single (Moving Forward Music)
Reggie Harris- It’s Who We Are
On Solid Ground (Reggie Harris Music)

Anne Hills- Accidental August                                                                                                    Accidental August (Hand & Heart Music)
Moira Smiley & Voco- Dressed in Yellow
In Our Voices (Moira Smiley Music)
Ellis Paul- Angel from Montgomery
Ellis Paul’s Traveling Medicine Show Vol. 1 (Rosella)
Maria Dunn- Don’t Think You are Forgotten
Joyful Banner Blazing (Distant Whisper)

Joni Mitchell- Play Little David
Archives – Volume 1: The Early Years (1963-1967) (Rhino)
David Rea- Kindlin’ Wood/Things are Coming My Way
X 7 (Gitsu)
Steel Rail- Paper Girl
Coming Home (Crossties)

Bonnie Dobson- JB’s Song
Take Me for a Walk in the Morning Dew (Hornbeam)
Chaim Tannenbaum- London, Longing for Home
Chaim Tannenbaum (StorySound)

Extended Feature: Songs of Jelly Roll Morton (1890-1941). Jelly Roll Morton, whose real name was Ferdinand Joseph LaMothe, was a pianist, singer, songwriter from New Orleans who was steeped in traditional music and was one of the first important composers in jazz. The next 16 songs were from Jelly Roll Morton's repertoire.

Dave Van Ronk- Mamie’s Blues
Sunday Street (Philo)
Dave Van Ronk- The Pearls
Sunday Street (Philo)
Leon Redbone- Winin’ Boy Blues
Double Time (Warner Bros.)
Jelly Roll Morton- Mr. Jelly Lord
Anamule Dance: The Library of Congress Recordings, Volume 2 (Rounder)
Andrew Homzy Ensemble- Black Bottom Stomp
Homage to Jelly Roll Morton (DSM)


Dr. John
- Milneburg Joys
Goin’ Back to New Orleans (Warner Bros.)
Wynton Marsalis- King Porter Stomp
Swinging Into the 21st (Columbia)
Dr. John & Danny Barker- I Thought I Heard Buddy Bolden Say
Goin’ Back to New Orleans (Warner Bros.)
Jelly Roll Morton- Don’t You Leave Me Here
Last Sessions: The Complete General Recordings (GRP)
Billy Novick's Blue Syncopators- Wild Man Blues
Music from The Great Gatsby (Billy Novick)

Saffire-The Uppity Blues Women- Sweet Substitute
Old, New, Borrowed & Blue (Alligator)
Amos Garrett- Michigan Water Blues
Acoustic Album (Stony Plain)
Jelly Roll Morton- Shake It
Last Sessions: The Complete General Recordings (GRP)
Dirty Dozen Jazz Band- Kansas City Stomp
Jelly (Columbia)
Paul Geremia- Dr. Jazz
Love My Stuff (Red House)

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

Laura Smith- If I Were a Bell
As Long As I’m Dreaming (Borealis)
Susie Arioli- Beyond the Sea
Night Lights (Spectra)
Mark J. Nyvlt with Jennifer Maines- Russian Lullaby
This ‘n’ That (Mark J. Nyvlt)
The Klezmatics- Shushan Purim
Apikorsim/Heretics (World Village)

Eva Cassidy- People Get Ready
Simply Eva (Blix Street)
The Sojourners- Eyes On the Prize
Hold On (Black Hen)
Penny Lang- Let Me Fly
Stone + Sand + Sea + Sky (Borealis)
The Band- Daniel and the Sacred Harp
Stage Fright: 50th Anniversary Edition (Capitol)

Marc Nerenberg- Times Ain’t Nuthin’ Like They Used to Be
Times Ain’t Nuthin’ Like They Used to Be (Marc Nerenberg)
Kim Richey, Linda McRae & Doug Cox- When the Black Clouds Roll
The Banff Sessions: Music & Songs Inspired by the Photos of Dorthea Lange (Kim Richey, Linda McRae & Doug Cox)
Katie Oates- Luray Women
We Go On: Si Kahn’s Songs of Hope in Hard Times (Hollow Reed Arts Recordings)

Bobby Dove- Golden Years
Hopeless Romantic (Bobby Dove)
Annabelle Chvostek- Walls
String of Pearls (Annabelle Chvostek)

Becky Buller- Inglewood Upon Stratford
Distance and Time (Dark Shadow Recording)

I’ll be hosting Saturday Morning next on March 27. I also host Stranger Songs on CKCU every Tuesday from 3:30-5 pm.

Find me on Twitter. www.twitter.com/mikeregenstreif

And on Facebook. facebook.com/mikeregenstreif

--Mike Regenstreif

Friday, February 19, 2021

Stranger Songs with Mike Regenstreif – CKCU – Tuesday February 23, 2021


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

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

This episode of Stranger Songs – Episode #3 – was prerecorded at home and can already be streamed on-demand by clicking on “Listen Now” at … https://cod.ckcufm.com/programs/595/50965.html

 

 

Today’s theme: Chanteys and Other Songs of the Sea

Leonard Cohen- fragment of The Stranger Song
Songs of Leonard Cohen (Columbia/Legacy)
Stan Rogers- Barrett’s Privateers
Between the Breaks…Live! (Fogarty’s Cove/Borealis)

Alan Mills & The Shanty Men- Haul Away Joe
Songs of the Sea (Folkways)
Pressgang Mutiny- So Early in the Morning
Across the Western Ocean (Pressgang Mutiny)
Maddy Prior & The Girls- Blow the Man Down
Bib & Tuck (Park)
Finest Kind- From Dover to Calais
For Honour & For Gain (Fallen Angle)
Chris Rawlings- North by Northwest (AKA Franklin’s Shanty)
Northern Spirits (Cooking Fat Music)

Judy Collins & Mike Regenstreif (2014)
Judy Collins & Mike Regenstreif (2014)

Michael Peter Smith
- Fast to the Mast
Fifteen Songs from Moby Dick (Michael Peter Smith)
Reggie Harris- Hunt the Whale
Ready to Go (Reggie Harris Music)
Judy Collins- Farewell to Tarwathie
Forever: An Anthology (Elektra)

Happy & Artie Traum, Bill Keith- Off to Sea Once More
Mud Acres: Music Among Friends (Rounder)
Kate McGarrigle, Martha Wainwright & Lily Lanken with Anna McGarrigle, Rufus & Loudon Wainwright, Chaim Tannenbaum, Dane & Sylvan Lanken- Johnny’s Gone to Hilo
The McGarrigle Hour (Hannibal)
Wade Hemsworth with The Mountain City Four- The Story of the I’m Alone
Wade Hemsworth with The Mountain City Four (Peter Weldon)

Coope, Boyes & Simpson- Sea Must Have an Ending
Coope, Boyes & Simpson (World Music Network)
Windborne- Grey Funnel Line
Recollections/Revolutions (Wand’ring Feet Records)
Cindy Mangsen- Shallow Brown
Songs of Experience (Redwing Music)
Rod MacDonald- A Sailor’s Prayer
No Commercial Traffic (Solstice)

Odetta- The Golden Vanity
Odetta Sings Folk Songs (RCA)
Dave Van Ronk- Haul On the Bowline
Down in Washington Square (Smithsonian Folkways)
Tex König- Wild Winds
Königsblende (Music Cellar)
Terri Hendrix- Mingulay Boat Song
Love You Strong: Project 5.1 (Wilory)
Bruce Springsteen- Pay Me My Money Down
We Shall Overcome: The Seeger Sessions (Columbia)

The Friends of Fiddler’s Green- When the Hauling’s Over
Old Inventions (Friends of Fiddler’s Green)
Tom Lewis- Last Shanty
Poles Apart Too (Self Propelled Music)                                                                                                 The Johnson Girls- Goodbye, Fare You Well
The Johnson Girls (Folk-Legacy)

Ofra Harnoy- Barrett’s Privateers
On the Rock (Analekta)

Next week – The Tom Russell Tributes

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--Mike Regenstreif

Thursday, February 11, 2021

Stranger Songs with Mike Regenstreif – CKCU – Tuesday February 16, 2021


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

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

This episode of Stranger Songs – Episode #2 – was prerecorded at home and can already be streamed on-demand by clicking on “Listen Now” at … https://cod.ckcufm.com/programs/595/50868.html

Today’s show falls on Mardi Gras day – on what is undoubtably the quietest Mardi Gras day in New Orleans history – so this edition of Stranger Songs features music from or inspired by New Orleans – including some specifically Mardi Gras songs.

Leonard Cohen- fragment of The Stranger Song
Songs of Leonard Cohen (Columbia/Legacy)
Fats Domino- Walking to New Orleans
Fats Rocks (Bear Family)

Professor Longhair- Mardi Gras in New Orleans
Big Chief (Tomato)
Michael Doucet- Walking on a Mardi Gras Day
Lâcher Prise (Compass)
Dr. John & The WDR Big Band- My Indian Red
Big Band Voodoo (Orange Music)
Neville Brothers- Brother John/Iko Iko
Fiyo on the Bayou (A&M)

Marc Nerenberg- On the Street Again
On the Street Again (Marc Nerenberg)
Chris Rawlings- Pshaw
Pearl Soup (Cooking Fat Music)

Mike Regenstreif at Preservation Hall, New Orleans, LA.
Mike Regenstreif at Preservation Hall, New Orleans, LA.

Jelly Roll Morton
- Buddy Bolden’s Blues (I Thought I Heard Buddy Bolden Say)
Last Sessions: The Complete General Recordings (GRP)
Wynton Marsalis with Catherine Russell- Buddy’s Horn
Bolden: Music from the Original Soundtrack (Blue Engine)
Preservation Hall Jazz Band- Mama Don’t Allow It
Because of You (Sony)

Danny Marks- Heading Down to New Orleans
Cities in Blue (Danny Marks)
David Roe- Just a Little While to Stay Here
Angel of New Orleans (David Roe)

Susan Werner- What He Said in Jackson Square
NOLA: Susan Werner Goes to New Orleans (Sleeve Dog)
Danny Barker- St. James Infirmary
Save the Bones (Orleans)
Odetta- New Orleans (House of the Rising Sun/When I was a Young Girl)
Lookin’ for a Home: Thanks to Leadbelly (M.C.)

Louis Armstrong- Basin Street Blues
New Orleans Nights (Ace of Hearts)
Louis Prima- Bourbon Street Blues
Rocks (Bear Family)
Ida Cox & Coleman Hawkins- Blues for Rampart Street
Blues for Rampart Street (Riverside)
Jon Cleary- Frenchmen Street Blues
Treme: Music from the HBO Series Second Season (Rounder)

Tom Waits- I Wish I was in New Orleans
Small Change (Asylum)
Kermit Ruffins- When the Saints Go Marching In
We Partyin’ Traditional Style (Basin Street)

Dr. Michael White- Take Me to the Mardi Gras
Adventures in New Orleans Jazz Part 1 (Basin Street)

Next week – Chanteys and other songs of the sea.

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--Mike Regenstreif

Saturday, February 6, 2021

Stranger Songs with Mike Regenstreif – CKCU – Tuesday February 9, 2021


Stranger Songs with Mike Regenstreif finds connections and develops themes in various genres. The show is broadcast on CKCU in Ottawa on Tuesday afternoons from 3:30 until 5 pm (Eastern time) and is also for on-demand streaming.

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

This episode of Stranger Songs – Episode #1 – was prerecorded at home and can already be streamed on-demand by clicking on “Listen Now” at … https://cod.ckcufm.com/programs/595/50779.html

Today’s show was inspired by the book, Leonard Cohen Untold Stories: The Early Years by Michael Posner, the first of what will be three volumes of Leonard Cohen’s untold stories. The Early Years covers Leonard Cohen’s life from childhood until 1970 and the songs and poems of Leonard Cohen on this show were all written during that period. Click here to read my review of Leonard Cohen Untold Stories: The Early Years

Leonard Cohen- fragment of The Stranger Song
Songs of Leonard Cohen (Columbia/Legacy)
Martin Simpson- The Stranger Song
Vagrant Stanzas (Topic)

Nina Simone- Suzanne
To Love Somebody (RCA)
Leonard Cohen- Warning
Six Montreal Poets (Folkways)
Kate & Anna McGarrigle and Martha Wainwright- Winter Lady
Leonard Cohen: I’m Your Man (Verve Forecast)
Leonard Cohen- Stories of the Street
Songs of Leonard Cohen (Columbia/Legacy)
Perla Batalla- So Long, Marianne
Bird on the Wire: The Songs of Leonard Cohen (Mechuda Music)

Leonard Cohen- fragment of The Stranger Song
Songs of Leonard Cohen (Columbia/Legacy)


Tex König- Sisters of Mercy
Königsblende (Music Cellar)
Laura Love- Hey, That’s No Way to Say Goodbye
Pangaea (Octoroon Biography)
Leonard Cohen- One of Us Cannot Be Wrong
Songs of Leonard Cohen (Columbia/Legacy)

Reid Jamieson- Bird on the Wire
Dear Leonard (Reid Jamieson)
Leonard Cohen- The Sparrows
Six Montreal Poets (Folkways)
Judy Collins- Story of Isaac
Judy Collins Sings Leonard Cohen: Democracy (Elektra/Rhino)
Leonard Cohen- A Bunch of Lonesome Heroes
Songs from a Room (Columbia/Legacy)

Perla Batalla- Seems So Long Ago, Nancy
Bird on the Wire: The Songs of Leonard Cohen (Mechuda Music)
Leonard Cohen- Les Vieux
Six Montreal Poets (Folkways)
Crowes Pasture- Tonight Will Be Fine
Edge of America (Crowes Pasture)
Leonard Cohen- The Old Revolution
Songs from a Room (Columbia/Legacy)

Judy Collins- Dress Rehearsal Rag
Judy Collins Sings Leonard Cohen: Democracy (Elektra/Rhino)
Laurie MacAllister- Famous Blue Raincoat
The Things I Choose to Do (Laurie MacAllister)
Jennifer Warnes & Leonard Cohen- Joan of Arc
Famous Blue Raincoat: The Songs of Leonard Cohen – 20th Anniversary Edition (Shout! Factory)

Leonard Cohen- fragment of The Stranger Song
Songs of Leonard Cohen (Columbia/Legacy)

Next week’s show falls on Mardi Gras Day (February 16) and the show will feature songs from or inspired by New Orleans – including some Mardi Gras songs.

Find me on Twitter. www.twitter.com/mikeregenstreif

And on Facebook. facebook.com/mikeregenstreif

--Mike Regenstreif