Tuesday, December 28, 2021

Saturday Morning with Mike Regenstreif – CKCU – Saturday January 1, 2022


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/128/54724.html

Jennifer Cutting’s Ocean Orchestra & Windborne- The Turning Year: A New Year’s Toast
The Turning Year: Pandemic Sessions Unplugged (SunSign)

Joe Newberry & April Verch- First Day of the Year
On This Christmas Day (Slab Town)
Dean Friedman- New Lang Syne
Songs for Grownups (Real Life)
Herdman, Hills & Mangsen- At the Turning of the Year
At the Turning of the Year (Hand & Heart Music)

Ian Robb & James Stephens- Fare Thee Well Dearest Nancy
Declining …with thanks (Fallen Angle)
Bruce Cockburn- One Day I Walk
Greatest Hits (1970-2020) (True North)

Soweto Gospel Choir- Khumbaya
Blessed (Shanachie)

Mike Regenstreif & Scott Alarik (2013)

Scott Alarik
- Border of Sorrows
-30- (Scott Alarik)
Michael Nesmith- Joanne
Infinite Tuesday: Autobiographical Riffs, The Music (Rhino)
J.D. Crowe & The New South- You Are What I Am
J.D. Crowe and The New South (Rounder)
Susie Burke & David Surette- Healing In This Night
Sometimes In the Evening (Madrina Music)

June Tabor- Hard Love
Angel Tiger (Cooking Vinyl)
Bob Franke- For Real
The Other Evening in Chicago (Waterbug)
Garnet Rogers- Hallelujah! The Great Storm is Over
Speaking Softly in the Dark (Snow Goose Songs)

The Confabulation- Mary Sue
Tunnels and Visions (Woodhead Music)

Danny Marks- Man on the Radio
Man on the Radio – single (Danny Marks)
Bruce Cockburn- Musical Friends
Greatest Hits (1970-2020) (True North)
Debi Smith- Forever Young
Then and Now (Degan Music)

Corey Harris- Twelve Gates to the City
The Insurrection Blues (M.C.)
Mr. O’Muck- Rev. Davis’ Maple Leaf Rag
Home Field Recordings: The Ancient Blues of Mr. O’Muck (Muck-O-Phone)
Reverend Gary Davis- I Will Do My Last Singing In This Land
Live at Newport (Vanguard)
Anya Hinkle- I Belong to the Band
Eden and Her Borderlands (Organic)

Mary Chapin Carpenter- John Doe No. 24
One Night Lonely (Lambent Light)
Last Forever- John Doe #24
Trainfare Home (StorySound)

Over the Moon- Darcy Farrow
Chinook Waltz (Borealis)
Linda Ronstadt & The Stone Poneys- Back on the Street Again
Evergreen Vol. 2 (Capitol)
Ian & Sylvia- Molly and Tenbrooks
Play One More (Vanguard)
Steve Gillette- Grapes on the Vine
The Ways of the World (Compass Rose)

Mike Regenstreif & Shawna Caspi (2015)

Shawna Caspi
- Hold the Light
Hurricane Coming (Shawna Caspi)
Rhonda Vincent- I Ain’t Been Nowhere
Music is What I See (Upper Management Music)

Dave Clarke- Prairie Lullaby
The Healing Garden (Crossties)

Orit Shimoni- America
Lorem Ipsum (Orit Shimoni)
Corey Harris- Insurrection Blues (Chickens Come Home to Roost)
The Insurrection Blues (M.C.)
Guy Davis- Welcome to My World
Be Ready When I Call You (M.C.)
Ian Robb & James Stephens- God and The Orange Clown
Declining …with thanks (Fallen Angle Music)

Linda Ronstadt & Emmylou Harris- Sisters of Mercy
Western Wall: The Tucson Sessions (Asylum)
Roberta Flack- Hey, That’s No Way to Say Goodbye
First Take: 50th Anniversary Deluxe Edition (Atlantic)
Perla Batalla- Bird on the Wire
Bird on the Wire: The Songs of Leonard Cohen (Mechuda Music)
Leonard Cohen with Cantor Gideon Zelermyer & The Shaar Hashomayim Choir- You Want It Darker
You Want It Darker (Columbia)

Mike Regenstreif & Bruce Cockburn (2017)

Judy Henske
- Blues Chase Up a Rabbit
The Elektra Albums (Ace)
Steve Howell & The Mighty Men- Bad Luck Blues
Good as I Been to You (Out of the Past)
The Dave Brubeck Quartet featuring Jimmy Rushing- Evenin’
Brubeck & Rushing (Columbia)
Aretha Franklin- Today I Sing the Blues
Aretha (Columbia)
Bruce Cockburn & Kathryn Moses- Mama Just Wants to Barrelhouse All Night Long
Greatest Hits (1970-2020) (True North)

The Dave Brubeck Quartet- Unsquare Dance
Time Further Out (Columbia/Legacy)

I’ll be hosting Saturday Morning next on January 29. I also host Stranger Songs on CKCU every Tuesday from 3:30-5 pm.

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

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--Mike Regenstreif

Thursday, December 23, 2021

Stranger Songs with Mike Regenstreif – CKCU – Tuesday December 28, 2021: Top 10 for 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 was prerecorded at home and can already be streamed on-demand by clicking on “Listen Now” at … https://cod.ckcufm.com/programs/595/54677.html

Theme: My Top 10 folk-rooted and folk-branched albums of 2021. Visit the Folk Roots/Folk Branches blog at https://frfb.blogspot.com/2021/12/top-10-for-2021.html to see the annotated and illustrated list.

#10 – Blues/Ballads/Cowboy Songs by Peter Keane

Peter Keane- Clay Pigeons
Blues/Ballads/Cowboy Songs (Peter Keane)
Peter Keane- Cool Water
Blues/Ballads/Cowboy Songs (Peter Keane)

#9 – Let’s Get Happy Together by Maria Muldaur with Tuba Skinny

Maria Muldaur with Tuba Skinny- I Go for That
Let’s Get Happy Together (Stony Plain)
Maria Muldaur with Tuba Skinny- Some Sweet Day
Let’s Get Happy Together (Stony Plain)
Maria Muldaur with Tuba Skinny- Swing You Sinners
Let’s Get Happy Together (Stony Plain)

#8 – Pay Day by Hans Theessink & Big Daddy Wilson

Hans Theessink & Big Daddy Wilson- Everybody Ought to Treat a Stranger Right
Pay Day (Blue Groove)
Hans Theessink & Big Daddy Wilson- I Got Plenty
Pay Day (Blue Groove)
Hans Theessink & Big Daddy Wilson- Old Man Trouble
Pay Day (Blue Groove)

#7 – One Night Lonely by Mary Chapin Carpenter

Mary Chapin Carpenter- I am a Town
One Night Lonely (Lambent Light)
Mary Chapin Carpenter- Farther Along and Further In
One Night Lonely (Lambent Light)

#6 – Joyful Banner Blazing by Maria Dunn

Maria Dunn- Secondhand Skates
Joyful Banner Blazing (Distant Whisper)
Maria Dunn- Joyful Banner Blazing
Joyful Banner Blazing (Distant Whisper)

#5 – Hourglass by Murray McLauchlan

Murray McLauchlan- Hourglass
Hourglass (True North)
Murray McLauchlan- Wishes
Hourglass (True North)

#4 – On Solid Ground by Reggie Harris

Reggie Harris- Hello In There
On Solid Ground (Reggie Harris Music)
Reggie Harris- High Over the Hudson
On Solid Ground (Reggie Harris Music)

#3 – Archives – Volume 2: The Reprise Years (1968-1971) by Joni Mitchell

Joni Mitchell- Hunter
Archives – Volume 2: The Reprise Years (1968-1971) (Rhino)
Joni Mitchell- Urge for Going
Archives – Volume 2: The Reprise Years (1968-1971) (Rhino)

#2 – Song to a Refugee by Diana Jones

Diana Jones- Song to a Refugee
Song to a Refugee (Goldmine)
Diana Jones, Steve Earle, Richard Thompson, Peggy Seeger & Zahara Phillips- We Believe You
Song to a Refugee (Goldmine)

#1 – Outside Child by Allison Russell

Allison Russell- Montreal
Outside Child (Fantasy)
Allison Russell- Persephone
Outside Child (Fantasy)

Next week: The Folk Roots of Rock ‘n’ Roll and the Rock ‘n’ Roll Branches of Folk Music.

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--Mike Regenstreif

Monday, December 20, 2021

Top 10 for 2021

Here are my picks for the Top 10 folk-rooted or folk-branched albums of 2021. As in past years, I started with the list of hundreds of new albums (including reissues) that I listened to over the past year and narrowed it down to a short list of about 30. I’ve been over the short list several times over the past couple of weeks and came up with several similar – not identical – Top 10 lists. Today’s list is the final one. The order might have been slightly different, and there are several other worthy albums that might have been included, had one of the other lists represented the final choice.


1. Allison Russell
Outside Child (Fantasy). On this brave and compelling song-cycle, Allison Russell – known for her work with Po’ Girl, Sankofa, Birds of Chicago and Our Native Daughters – documents the childhood sexual abuse she suffered at the hands of her step-father and how she was able to overcome and break that cycle of abuse. On a personal note, I’m about 25 years older than Allison and didn’t yet know her at the time of the abuse she writes and sings about – we first met in 2003 when she was a member of Po’ Girl and they were guests on my Folk Roots/Folk Branches radio program in Montreal – but Allison as a child lived about a block away from me. I had no idea, at the time, that such things were happening in my neighborhood. Now, of course, we understand that such things happen in virtually every neighborhood.


2. Diana Jones
Song to a Refugee (Goldmine). Over the course of 13 poignant and moving songs, Diana Jones sings about the plight of refugees in the modern world. Some of these songs, like “We Believe You,” with Steve Earle, Richard Thompson and Peggy Seeger joining Diana, are addressed to refugees. Others, like “The Sea is My Mother,” are sung from the perspective of refugees. As I mentioned to Diana when she was my guest on the July 13 edition of Stranger Songs, these are magnificent songs that I wish did not have to be written.


3. Joni Mitchell
Archives – Volume 2: The Reprise Years (1968-1971) (Rhino). This 5-CD set includes home demos, studio outtakes and alternate versions, and several concerts recorded live, including a 1968 set recorded here in Ottawa at the legendary Le Hibou coffee house – which I featured in its entirety on the December 7 edition of Stranger Songs. These often-enthralling recordings provide valuable insight into Joni Mitchell’s masterful songwriting as she developed and went beyond her folk roots.


4. Reggie Harris
On Solid Ground (Reggie Harris). On his second solo album, after many as a duo with Kim Harris, Reggie Harris offers another inspired and inspiring set of mostly original songs including topical songs, civil rights songs, love songs, and a glorious tribute to Pete Seeger. He also includes superb interpretations of songs from Malvina Reynolds, John Prine, and, perhaps surprisingly, The Beatles.


5. Murray McLauchlan
– Hourglass (True North). On one of the finest albums of a career that has stretched back more than a half-century, Murray McLauchlan offers a largely topical set of songs that comments on such contemporary issues as income inequality, racism, refugees, and threats to democracy. Most of the songs were played when Murray was my guest on the July 27 edition of Stranger Songs.


6. Maria Dunn
– Joyful Banner Blazing (Distant Whisper). Maria Dunn’s inspiring original songs, deeply rooted in folk and Celtic music traditions, capture the good in the human spirit and the essence of communal common cause. She also includes a stunning version of “From Dublin with Love,” written by the late, great Newfoundland songwriting legend, Ron Hynes.


7. Mary Chapin Carpenter
– One Night Lonely (Lambent Light). In November 2020, during the pandemic, Mary Chapin Carpenter was filmed and recorded at the Wolf Trap National Park for the Performing Arts in Virginia, near Washington, DC, performing a PBS concert with no audience. Now available as a 2-CD set, One Night Lonely, is a beautiful solo performance of many of the finest songs from throughout her career.


8. Hans Theessink & Big Daddy Wilson
Pay Day (Blue Groove). Hans Theessink is a Dutch-born, Austrian-based, singer and guitarist who has long been one of my favorite blues artists. On Pay Day, he offers a wonderful and subtle collaboration with Big Daddy Wilson, a fine North Carolina blues singer, who has primarily toured and recorded in Europe over the past several decades. The album includes in-the-tradition original songs from both, and exceptional interpretations of classics drawn from Blind Willie Johnson, Mississippi John Hurt, Skip James and Washington Phillips.


9. Maria Muldaur with Tuba Skinny
Let’s Get Happy Together (Stony Plain). On her latest collection, Maria Muldaur is backed by Tuba Skinny, a marvelous group of traditional New Orleans jazz musicians, for a set of wonderful old, mostly obscure, songs from the New Orleans tradition. There’s much joy in Maria’s singing and Tuba Skinny’s playing.


10. Peter Keane
Blues/Ballads/Cowboy Songs (Peter Keane). As indicated by the title, Peter Keane’s latest album is a terrific collection of mostly old songs from blues, folk and country sources (plus one original), that are mostly performed solo by just Peter and his archtop Gibson guitar – with some limited and tasteful overdubs on a few tracks. If I have one criticism of this set it’s that at just 26 minutes, it’s over much too soon.

I will be featuring songs from each of these albums on Stranger Songs, Tuesday December 28, 3:30-5 pm, on CKCU. The program is now available 24/7 for on-demand streaming by clicking "Listen Now" at this link.

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–Mike Regenstreif

Thursday, December 16, 2021

Stranger Songs with Mike Regenstreif – CKCU – Tuesday December 21, 2021: Winter Solstice & Christmas


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/595/54591.html

Theme: Winter Solstice & Christmas

Good Lovelies- Hurry Home
Under the Mistletoe (Good Lovelies)

Gathering Sparks- Bringing in the Light
All That’s Real (Borealis)
Jesse Palidofsky- Dancing Toward the Light
Dancing Toward the Light (Azalea City)
Herdman, Hills & Mangsen- Solstice Round
At the Turning of the Year (Hand & Heart Music)
Claudia Schmidt- Winter Solstice Chant
Hark the Dark (Claudia Schmidt)
Joe Jencks- Longest Night of the Year
Poets, Philosophers, Workers & Wanderers (Turtle Bear Music)

Joe Newberry & April Verch- Round the Christmas Tree
On This Christmas Day (Slab Town)
Robin Greenstein & Cecilia Kirtland- Mele Kalikimaka
Songs of the Season (Windy)

Jay McShann- Hootie’s K.C. Christmas Prayer
Still Jumpin’ the Blues (Stony Plain)

Joni Mitchell- The Gift of the Magi
Archives – Volume 2: The Reprise Years (1968-1971) (Rhino)
Gordy Quist- River
A Very Blue Rock Christmas Vol. 2 (Blue Rock)
Lynn Miles- Christmas Makes Me Miss You More
Winter (Lynn Miles)

Rosalie Sorrels & Mike Regenstreif (1993)

Rosalie Sorrels
- Hot Buttered Rum
An Imaginary Christmas in Idaho (Limberlost)
Jez Lowe & The Bad Pennies- Gramophone Dancing
Wotcheor! (Tantobie)
Cosy Sheridan- The Night the Reindeer Fly
Sometimes I Feel Too Much (Cosy Sheridan)
Herdman, Hills & Mangsen- Mister Santa
Voices of Winter (Gadfly)

Mike Regenstreif & Erik Frandsen (1976) photo: Felicity Fanjoy

Erik Frandsen- Christmas in Brooklyn
Antiques: New & Used (Erik Frandsen)
Louis Armstrong- Cool Yule
Cool Yule: Deluxe Edition (Verve)
Peter Davis- Zat You Santa Claus?
The Pleasures of Winter (Fiddle & Dance)
Mike Goudreau Band & Dany Roy- Shufflin’ on Christmas Day
Christmas Rendezvous (Éditions Goudreau)

Brian Campbell- All Alone This Christmas
All Alone This Christmas – single (Brian Campbell)
Norman Doucette- Christmas in a Phone Booth
Dangerous Ground (Norman Doucette)
Emma’s Revolution- A Zeesn Christmas
A Zeesn Christmas – single (Moving Forward Music)
Suzzy Roche, Lucy Wainwright Roche, Oona Roche, David Roche & Daisy Press- Christmas Love
Where Do I Come From: Selected Songs (StorySound)
David Massengill- Jesus, the Fugitive Prince
The Return (Plump)

Jay Ungar & Molly Mason with Tony Trischka- Christmas Eve
The Pleasures of Winter (Fiddle & Dance)

Next week: Mike Regenstreif's top 10 folk-rooted and folk-branched albums of 2021

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--Mike Regenstreif

Friday, December 10, 2021

Stranger Songs with Mike Regenstreif – CKCU – Tuesday December 14, 2021: Remembering Bill Staines (1947-2021)


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 was prerecorded at home and can already be streamed on-demand by clicking on “Listen Now” at … https://cod.ckcufm.com/programs/595/54514.html

Theme: Remembering Bill Staines (1947-2021). Bill Staines was a folksinger, a songwriter, a colleague and a friend since 1970. Bill died on December 5, 2021 from an aggressive cancer at age 74.

The previously announced theme, “The Folk Roots of Rock ‘n’ Roll and the Rock ‘n’ Roll Branches of Folk Music,” has been rescheduled to the January 4, 2022 edition of Stranger Songs.


Bill Staines- Happiness Is
Somebody Blue (Champlain)
Bill Staines- Rye Whiskey Joe
Bill Staines (Evolution)
Bill Staines- Ballad of the Maples
Third Time Around (Catfish)

Mason Daring & Jeanie Stahl- The Boats They Come and the Boats They Go
The Early Years (Daring)
Nanci Griffith- Roseville Fair
One Fair Summer Evening (MCA)
Paul Mills- A Place in the Choir
Unreleased – used with permission

Bill Staines- Jubilee
The Whistle of the Jay (Folk-Legacy)

Mike Regenstreif & Bill Staines (1993)

Bill Staines
- The Black Fly Song
Just Play One Tune More (Folk-Legacy)
Bill Staines- Early Morning Rain
Looking for the Wind (Red House)
Bill Staines- Rompin’ Rovin’ Days
Journey Home (Red House)
Bill Staines- The Piney Wood Hills
Journey Home (Red House)
Bill Staines- The French Girl
Beneath Some Lucky Star (Red House)

Bill Staines- Eyes to Eyes
Sandstone Cathedrals (Mineral River)
Jerry Jeff Walker- Flowers in the Snow
Navajo Rug (Rykodisc)
Priscilla Herdman- The Faith of Man
Darkness into Light (Flying Fish)
Bill Staines- Sueño
Sandstone Cathedrals (Mineral River)

Josh White, Jr..- Bridges
Live (Silverwolf)
Priscilla Herdman- Lovers and Losers
Forgotten Dreams (Flying Fish)
Bill Staines- My Sweet Wyoming Home
Miles (Mineral River)

Jeanie Stahl & Bill Staines- Music to Me
Mysteries (Daring)
Eve Goldberg- Crossing the Water
Crossing the Water (Borealis)
Mara Levine- River
Jewels and Harmony (Mara’s Creations)

Bill Staines- Traveling Shoes
Tracks and Trails (Philo)

Next week: A Stranger Songs Christmas

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--Mike Regenstreif

Friday, December 3, 2021

Stranger Songs with Mike Regenstreif – CKCU – Tuesday December 7, 2021: Joni Mitchell in Concert at Le Hibou in Ottawa on March 19, 1968


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/595/54429.html

Theme: Joni Mitchell in Concert at Le Hibou in Ottawa, March 19, 1968

The theme for most of this edition of Stranger Songs is a Joni Mitchell concert, recorded here in Ottawa at Le Hibou coffeehouse on March 19th, 1968. That same night, Jimi Hendrix was in Ottawa playing at the Capitol Theatre. After his show, Jimi went to Le Hibou with his tape recorder, sat right up in front and recorded Joni’s set – which has just been released as part of the new Joni Mitchell boxed set, Archives – Volume 2: The Reprise Years (1968-1971).


Joni Mitchell
- Night in the City
Archives – Volume 2: The Reprise Years (1968-1971) (Rhino)
Joni Mitchell- Come to the Sunshine
Archives – Volume 2: The Reprise Years (1968-1971) (Rhino)
Joni Mitchell- The Pirate of Penance
Archives – Volume 2: The Reprise Years (1968-1971) (Rhino)
Joni Mitchell- Conversation
Archives – Volume 2: The Reprise Years (1968-1971) (Rhino)
Joni Mitchell- The Way It Is
Archives – Volume 2: The Reprise Years (1968-1971) (Rhino)
Joni Mitchell- The Dawntreader
Archives – Volume 2: The Reprise Years (1968-1971) (Rhino)

Canadian Brass featuring Ingrid Jensen- Both Sides Now
Canadiana (Linus/Canadian Brass)

Joni Mitchell- Marcie
Archives – Volume 2: The Reprise Years (1968-1971) (Rhino)
Joni Mitchell- Nathan La Franeer
Archives – Volume 2: The Reprise Years (1968-1971) (Rhino)
Joni Mitchell- Dr. Junk
Archives – Volume 2: The Reprise Years (1968-1971) (Rhino)
Joni Mitchell- Michael from Mountains
Archives – Volume 2: The Reprise Years (1968-1971) (Rhino)


Joni Mitchell
- Go Tell the Drummer Man
Archives – Volume 2: The Reprise Years (1968-1971) (Rhino)
Joni Mitchell- I Don’t Know Where I Stand
Archives – Volume 2: The Reprise Years (1968-1971) (Rhino)
Joni Mitchell- Sisotowbell Lane
Archives – Volume 2: The Reprise Years (1968-1971) (Rhino)
Joni Mitchell- Ladies of the Canyon
Archives – Volume 2: The Reprise Years (1968-1971) (Rhino)

Dave Van Ronk- That Song About the Midway
Sunday Street (Philo)
Judy Collins & Shawn Colvin- Cactus Tree
Bohemian (Wildflower)
Sara Colman- This Flight Tonight
Ink on a Pin: A Celebration of Joni Mitchell (Stoney Lane)
Rufus Wainwright & Amsterdam Sinfonietta- All I Want
Rufus Wainwright & Amsterdam Sinfonietta Live (BMG/Modern)

Hoyt Axton- For Free
Pistol Packin’ Mama (Jeremiah)

Next week: Remembering Bill Staines (1947-2021). Note: The previously announced theme, "The Folk Roots of Rock ‘n’ Roll and the Rock ‘n’ Roll Branches of Folk Music," has been rescheduled to January 4.

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

And on Facebook. facebook.com/mikeregenstreif

--Mike Regenstreif

Thursday, December 2, 2021

Saturday Morning with Mike Regenstreif – CKCU – Saturday December 4, 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/128/54427.html

Bill Morrissey- Handsome Molly
Standing Eight (Philo)

Bill Morrissey- Avalon Blues
Songs of Mississippi John Hurt (Philo)
Hans Theessink & Big Daddy Wilson- Pay Day
Pay Day (Blue Groove)
Peter Keane- Stack O’Lee
Blues/Ballads/Cowboy Songs (Peter Keane)
Mississippi John Hurt- Candy Man
Mr. Hurt Goes to Washington (Sunset Blvd.)
Dave Van Ronk- Did You Hear John Hurt?
…and the tin pan bended, and the story ended… (Smithsonian Folkways)

Joni Mitchell- Jeremy
Archives – Volume 2: The Reprise Years (1968-1971) (Rhino)
Bonnie Raitt- That Song About the Midway
Streetlights (Warner Bros.)
Sloan Wainwright- Conversation
Uncovering (Sloan Wainwright)
Lilli Lewis- River
River – single (Louisiana Red Hot)
Joni Mitchell- Songs to Aging Children Come
Archives – Volume 2: The Reprise Years (1968-1971) (Rhino)

Mike Regenstreif & Bill Staines (1993)

Bill Staines
- Highway North
Somebody Blue (Champlain)
Priscilla Herdman- Lovers and Losers
Forgotten Dreams (Flying Fish)
Bill Staines- Sueño
Sandstone Cathedrals (Mineral River)
Mason Daring & Jeanie Stahl- River
The Early Years (Daring)

Andy Statman- Long Journey Home
Old Brooklyn (Shefa)

Utah Phillips & Mike Regenstreif (1976) photo: Felicty Fanjoy

Ed Trickett
- The Telling Takes Me Home
The Telling Takes Me Home (Folk-Legacy)
Utah Phillips- Rock Me to Sleep
The Telling Takes Me Home (Philo)
Rosalie Sorrels- I Remember Loving You
Travelin’ Lady Rides Again (Green Linnet)
Finest Kind- The Faded Roses of December
Lost in a Song (Fallen Angle)

Debi Smith- Fare Thee Well/10,000 Miles
Then and Now (Degan Music)
Joan Baez & Kate & Anna McGarrigle- Willie Moore
Ring Them Bells (Guardian)
Rufus Wainwright & Amsterdam Sinfonietta- Excursion à Venise
Rufus Wainwright & Amsterdam Sinfonietta Live (BMG/Modern)

Lynne Hanson- Trading in My Lonesome
River of Sand (Lynne Hanson)
Don Bray- Wise Heart
I Bless the Wounds (Don Bray)
Lynn Miles- Little Snowflake
Winter (Lynn Miles)

Stephen Fearing- Red Lights in the Rain
Every Soul’s a Sailor (Lowden Proud)
Roy Forbes- Edge of Blue
Edge of Blue (AKA)
Quartette- I’ll Keep You in My Heart
Rocks and Roses (Outside Music)
Over the Moon- When She Rides
Chinook Waltz (Borealis)

RanchWriters- Chilcoutin
RanchWriters (True North)

Woody Guthrie- Vigilante Man
Hard Travelin’: The Asch Recordings, Vol. 3 (Smithsonian Folkways)
Lilli Lewis- A Healing Inside
Americana (Louisiana Red Hot)
Chantel Kreviazuk with Garth Hudson- Tears of Rage
Garth Hudson Presents a Canadian Celebration of The Band: 10th Anniversary Edition (Curve Music)

Dean Friedman- Welcome to Stupid Town
American Lullaby (Real Life)
Yael Wand- That Need Be Done
Saltwater Heartwood (Yael Wand)

Judy Collins & Mike Regenstreif (2014)

Judy Collins
- Finishing the Hat
A Love Letter to Stephen Sondheim (Wildflower)
Mandy Patinkin- Children and Art
Children and Art (Nonesuch)
Bernadette Peters- No One is Alone
I’ll Be Your Baby Tonight (Angel)
Judy Collins- Send in the Clowns
A Love Letter to Stephen Sondheim (Wildflower)

Tom Rush- Elder Green
Voices (Appleseed)
Maria Muldaur with Tuba Skinny- He Ain’t Got Rhythm
Let’s Get Happy Together (Stony Plain)
Corey Harris- That Will Never Happen No More
Insurrection Blues (M.C.)
Harrison Kennedy- Fo’ Day Train
Shame the Devil (Electro-Fi)

Mitch Greenhill- Air for Southie
Mitchology (Mitch Greenhill)

I’ll be hosting Saturday Morning next on January 1, 2022. 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