Thursday, October 21, 2021

Stranger Songs with Mike Regenstreif – CKCU – Tuesday October 26, 2021: Songs of Randy Newman


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 was prerecorded at home and can already be streamed on-demand by clicking on “Listen Now” at … https://cod.ckcufm.com/programs/595/53908.html

Theme: Songs of Randy Newman

Randy Newman (Twitter)

Randy Newman
- She Chose Me
Dark Matter (Nonesuch)

Sonny Terry & Brownie McGhee with Arlo Guthrie- Sail Away
Sonny & Brownie (A&M)
Randy Newman- It’s Lonely at the Top
Sail Away (Reprise)
Dave Van Ronk- Simon Smith and the Amazing Dancing Bear
To All My Friends in Far-Flung Places (Gazell)
The Duhks- Political Science
Sail Away: The Songs of Randy Newman (Sugar Hill)


Randy Newman
- Burn On
Sail Away (Reprise)
Sussex- Dayton, Ohio – 1903
Parade Day (Lucky Bear)
Tracy Nelson- God’s Song (That’s Why I Love Mankind)
Homemade Songs/Come See About Me (Flying Fish)

Chris Smither- Old Kentucky Home
I’m a Stranger Too (Tomato)

Caroline Doctorow- I Think It’s Going to Rain Today
Dreaming in Vinyl (Narrow Lane)
Odetta- Mama Told Me Not to Come
Odetta Sings (Polydor)
Randy Newman- I’ll Be Home
Randy Newman Live (Warner Bros.)


The Del McCoury Band
- Birmingham
Sail Away: The Songs of Randy Newman (Sugar Hill)
Judy Collins- Marie
Hard Times for Lovers (Elektra)
Randy Newman- Mr. President (Have Pity on the Working Man)
Good Old Boys (Warner Bros.)
Madeleine Peyroux- Guilty
The Blue Room (Decca)
Michael Jerome Browne- Louisiana 1927
That’s Where It’s At! (Borealis)
Mollie O'Brien- Rollin’
Big Red Sun (Sugar Hill)


Jeanie Stahl
- Texas Girl at the Funeral of Her Father
Mysteries (Daring)
Peter Mulvey- In Germany Before the War
Ten Thousand Mornings (Signature Sounds)
Nina Simone- Baltimore
Baltimore (Epic/Legacy)
Randy Newman- Old Man on the Farm
Little Criminals (Warner Bros.)

Mary McCaslin- Living Without You
Way Out West (Philo)
Peggy Lee- Love Story
Is That All There Is (Capitol)
Linda Ronstadt, Dolly Parton & Emmylou Harris- Feels Like Home
Trio II (Asylum)
Randy Newman- Harps and Angels
Harps and Angels (Nonesuch)

Next week: CKCU Funding Drive – Show Us the Money, Please

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--Mike Regenstreif

Thursday, October 14, 2021

Stranger Songs with Mike Regenstreif – CKCU – Tuesday October 19, 2021: Eating Songs


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 was prerecorded at home and can already be streamed on-demand by clicking on “Listen Now” at … https://cod.ckcufm.com/programs/595/53829.html

Theme: Eating Songs

Le Chat Mort- Mama’s Got a Baby
Roses (Le Chat Mort)

Steve Goodman- Chicken Cordon Bleus
Somebody Else’s Troubles (Sequel)
Papa John Kolstad with Wildman Mike Turk- Beans Taste Fine
Beans Taste Fine (Wampus Cat)
Christine Lavin- Cold Pizza for Breakfast Redux
Cold Pizza for Breakfast (Yellow Tail)
Bowser & Blue- The Night They Invented Poutine
Crackpots (You Guys Publishing)

Robert Resnik & Mike Regenstreif (2019)

Christine Lavin- Peanut Butter Soup
Spaghettification (Christine Lavin)
Chris Rawlings- Soupe du Jour
Pearl Soup (Cooking Fat Music)
Allan Sherman- Strange Things in My Soup
Togetherness (Warner Bros.)
Robert Resnik & Gigi Weisman- Home Grown Tomatoes
Sweet Potatoes and Home Grown Tomatoes (Fletcher Free Library)

Ronny Cox- Hot Water Cornbread
Live at the Kitchen Sink (Ronny Cox)

Shelley Posen- Finders, Kippers
Menorah: Songs from a Jewish Life (Well Done Music)
Slim Gaillard & His Flat Foot Floogie Boys- Matzoh Balls
From Avenue A to the Great White Way: Yiddish & American Popular Songs from 1914-1950 (Columbia/Legacy)
Mickey Katz- Come-On-A-My House
Strictly Kosher: The Singles Collection 1950-1962 (Jasmine)
The Klezmer Conservatory Band- Dos Geshrey Fun Der Vilder Katshke
Live! The Thirteenth Anniversary Album (Rounder)
Shelley Posen- So How Come You Don’t Have Tongue?
Manna (Well Done Music)

Mike Regenstreif & David Amram (2017)

Sonny Terry & Brownie McGhee- Cornbread, Peas and Black Molasses
London, 1958 (Jasmine)
Victor Anthony- Chittlin’ Cookin’ Time in Cheatham County
Those Nashville Blues (Victor Anthony)
David Amram- Louisiana Crawfish Etouffee
Southern Stories (Chrome)
Susan Werner- The Night I Ate New Orleans
NOLA: Susan Werner Goes to New Orleans (Sleeve Dog)

Colin Linden- Ain’t That Gravy Good
The World of Jackie Washington (Borealis)
Jackie Washington- Save the Bones for Henry Jones
Midnight Choo Choo (Borealis)
Josh White, Jr..- One Meatball
Live at the Raven Gallery (Silverwolf)

Jamie Anderson- Ice Cream
The Truth Appears (Tsunami)
Roberta Donnay & the Prohibition Mob Band- Kitchen Man
Bathtub Gin (Motema)
Tom Russell & Barrence Whitfield- The Cuban Sandwich
Wounded Heart of America (HighTone)

Chris Rawlings & Mike Regenstreif (2007)

Chris Rawlings & Anne Lederman- An Apple a Day
A Whistle, a Tune, a Song and a Dance (Cooking Fat Music)
Little Richard- I Got It
Rocks (Bear Family)
Dawn Tyler Watson- Smoked Meat
Jawbreaker (Dawn Tyler Watson)

The Confabulation- Late for Lunch
Tunnels and Visions (Woodhead Music)

Next week: Songs of Randy Newman

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

And on Facebook. facebook.com/mikeregenstreif

--Mike Regenstreif

Sunday, October 10, 2021

Stranger Songs with Mike Regenstreif – CKCU – Tuesday October 12, 2021: Drinking Songs


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 was prerecorded at home and can already be streamed on-demand by clicking on “Listen Now” at … https://cod.ckcufm.com/programs/595/53775.html

Theme: Drinking Songs

Annie Lou- Grandma’s Rules for Drinking
Grandma’s Rules for Drinking (Annie Lou)

Finest Kind- Sussex Drinking Song
Lost in a Song (Fallen Angle)
David Parry- In Praise of Alcohol
The Man from Eldorado: Songs and Stories of Robert W. Service (Borealis)
Joni Mitchell- Nancy Whiskey
Archives – Volume 1: The Early Years (1963-1967) (Rhino)
Sandy & Caroline Paton- I’m a Rover and Seldom Sober
The Village Out West: The Lost Tapes of Alan Oakes – Field Recordings of the 1960s California Folk Music Scene (Smithsonian Folkways)
Ian Robb with The Friends of Fiddler's Green- Garnet’s Home-Made Beer
From Different Angels (Fallen Angle)

Stick McGhee- Drinkin’ Wine Spo-Dee-O-Dee
New York Blues and R&B (JSP)
Sonny Terry & Brownie McGhee- One Scotch, One Bourbon, One Beer
Backwater Blues (Fantasy)

Gina Forsyth- Whiskey Before Breakfast
Copper Rooster and Other Tunes and Tales (Waterbug)

Rosalie Sorrels- Red Wine at Noon
Always a Lady (Green Linnet)
Kathy Mattea- Little Glass of Wine
Pretty Bird (Captain Potato)
Tom Paxton & The DonJuans- Bottle of Wine
Live (Pax)
Buster Poindexter- Who Drank My Beer (While I was in the Rear)?
Buster’s Happy Hour (Rhino)

Mike Regenstreif & Maria Dunn (2017)

Maria Dunn
- Whiskey Evening
For a Song (Distant Whisper Music)
Russ Kelley- Whiskey Stone Blues
In Plain Sight (Ark Road Music Productions)
Lynn Miles- She Drinks
We’ll Look for Stars (Must Have Music)
Shelley Posen- Having a Drink with Jane
The Old Songs’ Home (Well Done Music)

Penny Lang- Barrelhouse Blues
Live at the Yellow Door (She-Wolf)
John McCutcheon- Moonshiner
Bucket List (Appalseed)
Laura Nyro- Sweet Blindness
Eli and the Thirteenth Confession (Columbia/Legacy)

Tom Mitchell & Mike Regenstreif (1999)

Tom Mitchell
- Eastern Beer
1976 live recording – used with permission
Dave Van Ronk- Alabama Song
Let No One Deceive You: Songs of Bertolt Brecht (Flying Fish)
David Massengill- Last Call
Dave on Dave: A Tribute to Dave Van Ronk (Gadfly)
Miranda Mulholland- The Parting Glass
By Appointment or Chance (Roaring Girl)

Mary Gauthier- I Drink
Live at Blue Rock (In the Black)

Next week: Eating Songs

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And on Facebook. facebook.com/mikeregenstreif

--Mike Regenstreif

Wednesday, October 6, 2021

Saturday Morning with Mike Regenstreif – CKCU – Saturday October 9, 2021

Saturday Morning is an eclectic roots-oriented program on CKCU in Ottawa heard 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 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/128/53738.html

Braden Gates- Employee of the Month
Kitchen Days (Borealis)

Doug McArthur- Hills of Connemara
The Horses of the Sea: A Personal Exploration of Ireland (dougimac.com)
Christine Collister- The Lake Isle of Innisfree
I Am of Ireland: Yeats in Song (Merrow)
Brendan Nolan- The Hills of Isle au Haut
Live at the Side Door (Ould Segosha)
Makem & Spain- Barnyards of Delgaty
Four Pounds a Day (New Folk)

Anna Lynch- Apples in the Fall
Apples in the Fall (Anna Lynch)
Jack Hardy- Autumn
Bandolier (Great Divide)
Marshall Chapman- I Still Miss Someone
Songs I Can’t Live Without (Tallgirl)
Cosy Sheridan- Where Have You Gone Bluebird?
A Beautiful Sound (Cosy Sheridan)
Bok, Muir & Trickett- Turning Toward the Morning
Turning Toward the Morning (Folk-Legacy)

Mike Regenstrif & Quartette: Caitlyn Hanford, Sylvia Tyson, Cindy Church, Gwen Swick (1997)

Ina May Wool
- Going Through the Pictures
Rewrite the Ending (Voice of Binky Music)
Erin Ash Sullivan- Fabric
We Can Hear Each Other (Willoughby)
Ronney Abramson- Moon’s Memory/Sometime
Stowaway (Castor Island Music)
Quartette- Rocks and Roses
Rocks and Roses (Outside Music)
Robin & Linda Williams- Roses and Time
A Better Day A-Coming (Oakenwold Recordings)

Shane Cook & The Woodcutters- Kyle’s Fiddle
Be Here for a While (Shane Cook)

Lisa Bastoni- Across the Great Divide
Across the Great Divide – single (Sweet Ondine Music)
Anne Hills- There’s a Light Beyond These Woods
There’s a Light Beyond These Woods – single (Hand & Heart Music)
Louise Mosrie Coombe- Late Night Grande Hotel
Late Night Grande Hotel – single (Zoe Cat Music)
Tom Prasada-Rao- It’s a Hard Life Wherever You Go
It’s a Hard Life Wherever You Go – single (Tom Prasada-Rao)
Nanci Griffith- Sing
The Loving Kind (Rounder)

Mike Regenstreif & Marc Nerenberg (2009)

Marc Nerenberg
- Dink’s Song
Delia’s Gone: Murder Ballads & Other Songs of Love & Death (Marc Nerenberg)
Fred Neil- I’ve Got a Secret (Didn’t We Shake Sugaree)
The Many Sides of Fred Neil (EMI Collector’s Choice)
RanchWriters- Fred Neil
RanchWriters (True North)
Keith Sykes- Everybody’s Talkin’
Everybody’s Talkin’: A Tribute to Fred Neil (Y&T Music)

Mary Lou Fulton- The Ballad of Suaqui
We’ll Tell Stories (Infinidad)
Tzimmes- Cuando El Rey Nimrod (When King Nimrod)
The Road Never Travelled (Big Tzimmes Productions)

John McCutcheon- Ghost Town
Bucket List (Appalseed)
Shawna Caspi- Ghost Town
Hurricane Coming (Shawna Caspi)

Dave Clarke- River Valley
The Healing Garden (Crossties)

Mike Regenstreif & Lynn Miles (2013)

Lynn Miles with Keith Glass
- Fearless Heart
Road (Lynn Miles)
Jonathan Edwards- Right Where I Am
Right Where I Am (Rising)

Mary Chapin Carpenter- This Shirt
One Night Lonely (Mary Chapin Carpenter)
El Coyote- Leaving Thunder
El Coyote (El Coyote)
Eric Lambert- The Weight
Beating the Odds (Woodpicker Tunes)

The Pogues- Dirty Old Town
Rum Sodomy & the Lash (WEA)
Finny McConnell- A Pair of Brown Eyes
The Dark Streets of Love (True North)
Séan McCann- Chariot
Shantyman (Séan McCann)

Guy Davis- I Thought I Heard the Devil Call My Name
Be Ready When I Call You (M.C.)
Elly Wininger- Black Snake Moan
The Blues Never End (Earwig)
Maria Muldaur with Tuba Skinny- Swing You Sinners
Let’s Get Happy Together (Stony Plain)
Diana Braithwaite & Chris Whiteley- Boogie Train
Scrap Metal Blues (Electro-Fi)
Sue Foley- Boogie Real Low
Pinky’s Blues (Stony Plain)

Jay McShann- Jumpin’ with McShann
After Hours (Storyville)

I’ll be hosting Saturday Morning next on November 6. 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