Wednesday, January 19, 2022

Stranger Songs with Mike Regenstreif – CKCU – Tuesday January 25, 2022: London, Longing for Home


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/595/54959.html

Theme: London, Longing for Home – songs about the city of London, that are set in London, or that reference London in some way.

Mike Regenstreif & Tom Paxton (2009)

Tom Paxton
- Leaving London
The Compleat Tom Paxton (Even Compleater) (Rhino Handmade)

Ian & Sylvia- Handsome Molly
Ian & Sylvia (Vanguard)
Peggy Seeger- London Bridge
Love Call Me Home (Appleseed)
Derroll Adams- Apprenticed in London
Feelin’ Fine (The Village Thing)
Bob Bossin- London
The Roses on Annie’s Table (Nick)
Stringband- Le prisonnier de Londres
The Indispensable 1972-2002 (Nick)

Bonnie Dobson- JB’s Song
Take Me for a Walk in the Morning Dew (Hornbeam)
Mary Hopkin- Streets of London
Earth Song/Ocean Song (Apple)

Jelly Roll Morton- London Blues
An Introduction to Jelly Roll Morton (Fuel 2000)

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

Kate & Anna McGarrigle
- Tell My Sister
Tell My Sister: Kate & Anna McGarrigle (Nonesuch)
Chaim Tannenbaum- London, Longing for Home
Chaim Tannenbaum (StorySound)

James Keelaghan- Sweet Thames Flow Softly
A Few Simple Verses (Jericho Beach Music)
Emily Barker & Lukas Drinkwater- London Still
Room 822 (Everyone Sang)
Gary P. Nunn with Robert Earl Keen & Lyle Lovett- London Homesick Blues
Friends for Life, Volume One (Campfire)

Willie Nelson- A Foggy Day
My Way (Legacy)
Sam Cooke- London By Night
Cooke’s Tour (RCA)
Suzy Bogguss- Piccadilly Circus
Swing (Compadre)
Tom Northcott- Sunny Goodge Street
Sunny Goodge Street: The Warner Bros. Recordings (Wounded Bird)

Sneezy Waters & His Very Fine Band- Sultans of Swing
Sneezy Waters Live (Sneezy Waters)
Warren Zevon- Werewolves of London
A Quiet Normal Life: The Best of Warren Zevon (Elektra)
The Clash- London Calling
London Calling (Epic)

Roger Miller- England Swings
Hits (Drive Entertainment)

Next week: Songs of W.C. Handy

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Wednesday, January 12, 2022

Stranger Songs with Mike Regenstreif – CKCU – Tuesday January 18, 2022: Songs of Leonard Cohen – The Middle Years


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/595/54885.html

Theme: Songs of Leonard Cohen – The Middle Years

This edition of Stranger Songs was inspired by the book, Leonard Cohen Untold Stories: From This Broken Hill by Michael Posner, the second of what will be three volumes of Leonard Cohen’s untold stories. From This Broken Hill covers Leonard Cohen’s life from the early-1970s until the late-1980s and the songs of Leonard Cohen on this show were written during that period.


Colleen Rennison- Why Don’t You Try
See the Sky About to Rain (Black Hen)
Holly Near- A Singer Must Die
2018 (Calico Tracks Music)
Leonard Cohen- Lover Lover Lover
New Skin for the Old Ceremony (Columbia)
Tower of Song- Chelsea House #2
In City and in Forest (Tower of Song)
Judy Collins- Take This Longing
Judy Collins Sings Leonard Cohen: Democracy (Elektra/Rhino)
Rufus Wainwright & Amsterdam Sinfonietta- Who By Fire
Rufus Wainwright & Amsterdam Sinfonietta Live (BMG/Modern)


Perla Batalla
- Came So Far for Beauty
Bird on the Wire: The Songs of Leonard Cohen (Mechuda Music)
Leonard Cohen- The Window
Recent Songs (Columbia)
Emmylou Harris- Ballad of a Runaway Horse (Ballad of the Absent Mare)
Cowgirl’s Prayer (Asylum)


The Klezmer Conservatory Band
- Dance Me to the End of Love
Dance Me to the End of Love (Rounder)
The Once- Coming Back to You
The Once (Borealis)
Jennifer Warnes- Night Comes On
Famous Blue Raincoat: The Songs of Leonard Cohen – 20th Anniversary Edition (Shout! Factory)
Leonard Cohen- The Captain
Various Positions (Columbia)
SONiA disappear fear- Hallelujah
By My Silence (Disappear Records)

Jamie O'Reilly & Michael Smith- Song of Bernadette
Songs of a Catholic Childhood (J. O’Reilly Productions)

Mad Pudding- First We Take Manhattan
Grand Hotel (Sliced Bread)
Leonard Cohen- I’m Your Man
I’m Your Man (Columbia)
Tom Russell- Tower of Song
Selections from Love & Fear plus bonus out-takes (HighTone)

Canadian Brass- Hallelujah
Canadiana (Linus/Canadian Brass)

Next week: London, Longing for Home.

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--Mike Regenstreif

Thursday, January 6, 2022

Stranger Songs with Mike Regenstreif – CKCU – Tuesday January 11, 2022: Songs of Winter


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/595/54825.html

Theme: Songs of Winter

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

Quartette- Song for a Winter’s Night
Rocks and Roses (Outside Music)

Jesse Winchester- Snow
Jesse Winchester (Stony Plain)
Lynn Miles- Wintery Feeling
Winter (Lynn Miles)
Ronney Abramson- Long Lonely Winter
Stowaway (Castor Island Music)
Bill Garrett & Sue Lothrop- The Hill
Red Shoes (Borealis)
Sean Gagnier- (Song of the) Wheelhouse Door
Circle Harbor (Sean Gagnier)

Jenny Whiteley- Log Cabin in the Sky
The Original Jenny Whiteley (Black Hen)
RanchWriters- Winter Flood
RanchWriters (True North)

John Gorka & Mike Regenstreif (2012)

Steel Rail
- A Thousand Miles of Snow
A Thousand Miles of Snow (Crossties)
John Gorka- Holed Up in Mason City
Bright Side of Down (Red House)
Rosalie Sorrels- Snowing On Raton
Borderline Heart (Green Linnet)

Herdman, Hills & Mangsen- The Druggist
At the Turning of the Year (Hand & Heart Music)
Noel Paul Stookey- Winter Wonderland
Winter Wonderland – single (Neworld Multimedia)
The Roches- My Winter Coat
Where Do I Come From: Selected Songs (StorySound)

Short Sisters- Snow, Snow
A Planet Dancing Slow (Black Socks Press)
Rod MacDonald- The Coming of the Snow
After the War (Blue Flue Music)
Ian Hanchet- Girl from the North Country
Dealin’ from the Bottom (of My Heart) (Ian Hanchet)
Jodi Jean & Aylon- Winterlude
Bobfest (Jodi Jean & Aylon)

Jane Voss & Hoyle Osborne- Witch Hazel
Beyond the Boundaries (Ripple)
Sue Horowitz- January
Strings, Wings and Curious Things (Sue Horowitz)
Laurie MacAllister & David Glaser- Birches
The Lies the Poets Tell (Laurie MacAllister)
Bruce Cockburn- The Coldest Night of the Year
Greatest Hits (1970-2020) (True North)

Molly Mason, Mike Regenstreif & Jay Ungar (2005)

Jay Ungar & Molly Mason
- The Snowstorm
The Pleasures of Winter (Fiddle & Dance)

Next week: Songs of Leonard Cohen – The Middle Years.

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--Mike Regenstreif

Saturday, January 1, 2022

Stranger Songs with Mike Regenstreif – CKCU – Tuesday January 4, 2022: The Folk Roots of Rock ‘n’ Roll and The Rock ‘n’ Roll Branches of Folk Music


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/595/54758.html

Theme: The Folk Roots of Rock ‘n’ Roll and The Rock ‘n’ Roll Branches of Folk Music – rock ‘n’ roll artists sing folk songs and folk-rooted artists sing rock ‘n’ roll songs.

The Animals- House of the Rising Sun
The Animals (ABCKO)
Dave Van Ronk- Alley Oop
Dave Van Ronk and The Hudson Dusters (Verve Forecast)
Little Richard- Rock Island Line
Folkways: A Vision Shared – A Tribute to Woody Guthrie and Lead Belly (Columbia)
Ian & Sylvia- Twenty Four Hours from Tulsa
Play One More (Vanguard)

David Johansen and the Harry Smiths- James Alley Blues
David Johansen and the Harry Smiths (Chesky)
Last Forever- Duke of Earl
Trainfare Home (StorySound)
Rod Stewart- Man of Constant Sorrow
Handbags and Gladrags: The Essential Rod Stewart (Spectrum)
Original Sloth Band- Get a Job
Whoopee After Midnight (Sloth)

Ronnie Hawkins- John Henry
The Folk Ballads of Ronnie Hawkins (Edsel)

James Stephens, Finest Kind, Tao Rodriguez-Seeger & Mike Regenstreif (2009)

Finest Kind
- Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow?
Silks & Spices (Fallen Angle Music)
John Oates- My Creole Belle
Arkansas (PS)
Chaim Tannenbaum, Kate & Anna McGarrigle & Lily Lanken- Young Love
The McGarrigle Hour (Hannibal)

The Band- Ain’t No More Cane on the Brazos
The Band: 50th Anniversary Edition (Capitol)
Tom Rush- Too Much Monkey Business
Tom Rush/Take a Little Walk with Me (BGO)
Bruce Springsteen- Jacob’s Ladder
We Shall Overcome: The Seeger Sessions (Columbia)
Brooksie Wells- I’m a Believer
Stops Time (Down Home Dive)

The Beach Boys- Sloop John B
Fifty Big Ones: Greatest Hits (Capitol)
Jesse Winchester- Whispering Bells
A Reasonable Amount of Trouble (Appleseed)
Creedence Clearwater Revival- Cotton Fields
Willy and the Poor Boys (Fantasy)
Kathy & Carol- Searchin’
The Village Out West: The Lost Tapes of Alan Oakes – Field Recordings of the 1960s California Folk Music Scene (Smithsonian Folkways)

Mike Regenstreif & Mary McCaslin (1999)

Johnny Rivers
- Long Time Man
Johnny Rivers Rocks the Folk (Imperial)
Doc Watson- Shake, Rattle and Roll
Docabilly (Sugar Hill)
Brook Benton- It Takes a Worried Man
The Boll Weevil Song (Mercury)
Mary McCaslin- Pinball Wizard
Old Friends (Philo)

Sting- Shallow Brown
Rogues’ Gallery: Pirate Ballads, Sea Songs & Chanteys (Anti-)
Huxtable, Christensen & Hood- Mr. Blue
Melancholy Babies (Front Hall)

The Roches- Come Softly to Me
Another World (Warner Bros.)

Next week: Songs of Winter.

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--Mike Regenstreif