Wednesday, March 30, 2022

Stranger Songs with Mike Regenstreif – CKCU – Tuesday April 5, 2022: Remembering John Prine


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/595/55771.html

Theme: Remembering John Prine (1946-2020). John died on April 7, 2020 from COVID-19 at age 73 – an early victim of the pandemic.


John Prine
- Souvenirs
Souvenirs (Oh Boy)

Steve Goodman- Blue Umbrella
Jessie’s Jig & Other Favorites (Red Pajamas)
Bonnie Koloc- Clocks & Spoons
Timeless (Mr. Biscuit)
Tim Grimm- Sam Stone
Names (Wind River)
John Prine- Boundless Love
The Tree of Forgiveness (Oh Boy)

Reggie Harris- Hello In There
On Solid Ground (Reggie Harris Music)
Nanci Griffith with John Prine- Speed of the Sound of Loneliness
Other Voices/Other Rooms (Elektra)

John McCutcheon- The Night That John Prine Died
Cabin Fever: Songs from the Quarantine (Appalsongs)
Ellis Paul- Angel from Montgomery
Ellis Paul’s Traveling Medicine Show Vol. 1 (Rosella)
Leo Gillespie- Aimless Love
Leo Gillespie (Leo Gillespie)
John Prine & Iris DeMent- In Spite of Ourselves
In Spite of Ourselves (Oh Boy)

Rob Lutes- Rocky Mountain Time
Walk in the Dark (Lucky Bear)
Tim & Mollie O'Brien- Unwed Fathers
Sugar Hill Records: A Retrospective (Sugar Hill)
John Prine- Egg & Daughter Night, Lincoln Nebraska, 1967 (Crazy Bone)
The Tree of Forgiveness (Oh Boy)

Bonnie Koloc- Sabu Visits the Twin Cities Alone
Timeless (Mr. Biscuit)
John Prine- Please Don’t Bury Me
Souvenirs (Oh Boy)
Mark Haines & Tom Leighton- That’s the Way the World Goes Round
Hand to Hand (Borealis)
Keith Sykes & John Prine- Everybody Wants to Feel Like You
Don’t Count Us Out (Syren)
John Prine- Spanish Pipedream
Live at The Other End, December 1975 (Rhino)

Folkapotamus- I Remember Everything
We’ll Dance Again (PhatCat)
John Prine- Fish and Whistle
Souvenirs (Oh Boy)
Johnny Cash- Paradise
Personal File (Columbia/Legacy)

John Prine- When I Get to Heaven
The Tree of Forgiveness (Oh Boy)

Next week: Songs and Conversation with Eliza Gilkyson

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--Mike Regenstreif

Thursday, March 24, 2022

Stranger Songs with Mike Regenstreif – CKCU – Tuesday March 29, 2022: The Art of the Long Song


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/595/55701.html

Theme: The Art of the Long Song

While most songs fall somewhere in the range of 2 to 5 minutes, the songs on this show are in the range of 6 to 15 minutes.

Garnet Rogers with Doug Long- Frankie & Johnny
Summer Lightning: Live (Snow Goose Songs)
Laura Smith- One Woman
As Long As I’m Dreaming (Borealis)

Bob Dylan- Desolation Row
Highway 61 Revisited (Columbia/Legacy)

Doug McArthur & Jeffra- Montaña de Oro
Angels of the Mission Trail (Doug McArthur & Jeffra)
Tom Russell- Gallo del Cielo
Old Songs Yet to Sing (Frontera)

Jackson Browne & Rob Wasserman- You Know the Night
Note of Hope (429)

Chaim Tannenbaum- Belfast Louis Falls in Love
Chaim Tannenbaum (StorySound)
Wade Hemsworth with the Mountain City Four- The Story of The I’m Alone
Wade Hemsworth with the Mountain City Four (Peter Weldon)

Janis Ian featuring John Cowan & Diane Schur- Better Times Will Come
The Light at the End of the Line (Rude Girl)

Kim & Reggie Harris- Tree of Life
Resurrection Day (Appleseed)

Next week: Remembering John Prine

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--Mike Regenstreif

Tuesday, March 22, 2022

Saturday Morning with Mike Regenstreif – CKCU – Saturday March 26, 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/128/55682.html

Richie Havens- Here Comes the Sun
Résumé: The Best of Richie Havens (Rhino)

Pete Seeger & Tao Rodriguez Seeger- Maple Syrup Time
Seeds: The Songs of Pete Seeger, Volume 3 (Appleseed)
Le Vent du Nord- Dans l’eau-de-vie de l’arbre
20 Printemps (La Compagnie du Nord)
Tamarack- Maple Syrup
Leaving Inverarden (Folk Era)
Trent Severn- Stealin’ Syrup
Trillium (Trent Severn)

Jesse Winchester & Mike Regenstreif (2000)

Jesse Winchester- Yankee Lady
Live From Mountain Stage (Blue Plate Music)
Bob Stark- I Can’t Be Sure
Sculpted Pieces of Love (Bob Stark)
Colleen Peterson- Brand New Tennessee Waltz
Beginning to Feel Like Home (Capitol)
Michael Miland- Isn’t That So
Michael Miland (Michael Miland)
Jennifer Warnes- You Remember Me
Shot Through the Heart (Arista)

Tom Paxton, Cathy Fink & Marcy Marxer- When the Big Bad Books Go Boo
When the Big Bad Books Go Boo – single (Community Music)
Carla Ulbrich- From the Bible
Twang (Romantic Devil)

Rupert Wates- For the People
For the People (Rupert Wates)
Greg Greenway- Let It Roll
Songs From the Beginning (Sheen of Heat Music)
Johnsmith- Virgil’s Sweet Six String
Backroads (Blue Pine Music)

Mike Mullins- Beneath the Skye the Water is Wide
8-String Sketches (Rubber Chicken)

Mike Regenstreif & Bruce Cockburn (2017)

Psoy Korolenko
- Babi Yar
Yiddish Glory: The Lost Songs of World War II (Six Degrees)
Sophie Milman- Tulchin
Yiddish Glory: The Lost Songs of World War II (Six Degrees)
Tom Paxton- Silent Night
New Songs for Old Friends (Reprise)
Leonard Cohen- The Partisan
Songs from a Room (Columbia/Legacy)
Bruce Cockburn- If I Had a Rocket Launcher
Greatest Hits (1970-2020) (True North)

Lisa Null- Sweet Dove of Peace
Legacies (Folk-Legacy)
Sue Horowitz- Peace Song
Notes From the Garrison (Sue Horowitz)
Noel Paul Stookey featuring Theresa Thomason- In Reverence
Fazz: Now & Then (Neworld Multimedia)
Priscilla Herdman- Peace Must Come
Darkness Into Light (Flying Fish)

Eliza Gilkyson- Colorado Trail
Songs from the River Wind (Howlin’ Dog)
Tom Russell & Ian Tyson- Navajo Rug
Cowboy’d All to Hell (Frontera)
Over the Moon- Someday Soon
Chinook Waltz (Borealis)
Bill Staines- My Sweet Wyoming Home
Miles (Mineral River)
Willie P. Bennett- Blackie and the Rodeo King
Blackie and the Rodeo King (Bnatural Music)

Hoyle Osborne- Can-Can
Ragtime Cowboy Joe: Piano Music from an Old West Saloon (Ripple)

Shari Ulrich & Mike Regenstreif (2019)

Rick Fines
- Live Forever
Solar Powered Too (Rick Fines)
Susan Crowe- Still, You Do Not Come
The Door to the River (Corvus)
Shari Ulrich- Busy
Back to Shore (Borealis)
Lynn Miles- Main St.
We’ll Look for Stars (Must Have Music)

The Duke Robillard Band with Michelle Willson- Trouble in Mind
They Called It Rhythm & Blues (Stony Plain)
Barbara Dane- Prescription for the Blues
Trouble In Mind (Dreadnaught)
Memphis Slim & Willie Dixon- Chicago House Rent Party
Songs of Memphis Slim & Willie Dixon (Folkways)
Kenny ‘Blues Boss’ Wayne- Rock and Rolling This House
Blues from Chicago to Paris: A Tribute to Memphis Slim and Willie Dixon (Stony Plain)

Pierce Turner- Don’t Get Too Fallen
Terrible Good (StorySound)
The Band- I Shall Be Released
Music from Big Pink: 50th Anniversary (Capitol)
Cowboy Junkies with Garth Hudson- Clothes Line Saga
Garth Hudson Presents a Canadian Celebration of The Band: 10th Anniversary Edition (Curve Music)
The Brothers & Sisters- My Back Pages
Dylan’s Gospel (Columbia)
Bob Dylan- Visions of Johanna
The Real Royal Albert Hall 1966 Concert! (Columbia/Legacy)

Wynton Marsalis- The Pearls  
Selections from Swinging into the 21st (Columbia)

I’ll be hosting Saturday Morning next on April 23. I also host Stranger Songs on CKCU every Tuesday from 3:30-5 pm.

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--Mike Regenstreif

Wednesday, March 16, 2022

Stranger Songs with Mike Regenstreif – CKCU – Tuesday March 22, 2022: Garden 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/595/55612.html

Theme: Garden Songs

David Mallett- Garden Song
Parallel Lives (Flying Fish)

Sharon Goldman- A Garden
Every Trip Around the Sun (Sharon Goldman)
Deborah Robins- Crows in the Garden
Lone Journey (Zippety Whippet Music)
Kat Eggleston- My Father’s Garden
Second Nature (Waterbug)
Claudia Russell & Bruce Kaplan- Winter Garden
Lover’s Tree (Radio Rhythm)

Ruth Moody- The Garden
The Garden (Red House)
Debi Smith- The Garden
Deep Tracks (Degan Music)

Oliver Schroer- The Garden of Birds and Flowers
Camino (Borealis)

Mike Regenstreif, Anne Hills & Tom Paxtob (2001)

Tom Paxton
- Whose Garden Was This
The Compleat Tom Paxton (Even Compleater) (Rhino Handmade)
Anne Hills- Gardens
Points of View (Appleseed)
Alice Di Micele- Every Seed
Every Seed We Plant (Alice Otter Music)
Irene Kelley- Garden of Dreams
Pennsylvania Coal (Patio)
Dave Clarke- The Healing Garden
The Healing Garden (Crossties)

Shelley Posen- Fork Garden
Menorah: Songs from a Jewish Life (Well Done Music)
Frpm Both Ends of the Earth- In Mayn Garten
Klezmer (Arc)
Night Sun- Gardening Song
Home (Night Sun)
Fran Avni- Down in the Garden
Eretz (Tara Music)
Frank London's Klezmer Brass Allstars featuring Marjana Sadowska- In Your Garden Twenty Fecund Fruit Trees
Carnival Conspiracy (Piranha)

Diana Braithwaite & Chris Whiteley- In My Garden
Morning Sun (Electro-Fi)
Duke Ellington & Johnny Hodges- Royal Garden Blues
Back to Back: Duke Ellington and Johnny Hodges Play the Blues (Verve)

Rosalie Sorrels & Mike Regenstreif (1993)

Rosalie Sorrels
- The Bells of Ireland
Report from Grimes Creek (Green Linnet)
Mara Levine- A Perfect Rose
Facets of Folk (Mara’s Creations)
Susan Crowe- I Stole into a Garden
The Door to the River (Corvus)
Brendan Nolan- If I Had a Garden
Live at the Side Door (Ould Segosha)

Steve Gillette & Cindy Mangsen- Concertina Garden Medley
Being There (Compass Rose)

Next week: The Art of the Long Song

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--Mike Regenstreif

Wednesday, March 9, 2022

Stranger Songs with Mike Regenstreif – CKCU – Tuesday March 15, 2022: Jack Kerouac at 100


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/595/55531.html

Theme: Jack Kerouac at 100


This week is the centennial of the birth of Jack Kerouac, the great beat novelist and poet. Kerouac, who died in 1969 at age 47 from a hemorrhage caused by cirrhosis due to long-term alcoholism, was born Jean-Louis Lebris de Kerouac to French Canadian parents in Lowell, Massachusetts on March 12th, 1922. Kerouac’s parents were among the nearly one million French Canadians who migrated from Quebec to the New England states to find work there between 1840 and 1930. Kerouac’s mother tongue was French and he didn’t learn to speak English until he went to school at age six. And, apparently, despite being born in the U.S., Kerouac identified as Canadian.

In the 1990s, the late Kate McGarrigle worked on – but didn’t finish – a musical about Jack Kerouac. “Jacques et Gilles” is about French Canadians – like Kerouac’s parents – who migrated to New England.

Kate & Anna McGarrigle- Jacques et Gilles
Matapedia (Hannibal)

Jack Kerouac with Steve Allen- October in the Railroad Earth
The Kerouac Collection: Poetry for the Beat Generation (Rhino)
Tom Russell- October in the Railroad Earth
October in the Railroad Earth (Frontera)

Mike Regenstreif & Jimmy LaFave (2017)

Jack Kerouac with Steve Allen
- MacDougal Street Blues
The Kerouac Collection: Poetry for the Beat Generation (Rhino)
Jimmy LaFave- Bohemian Cowboy Blues
Blue Nightfall (Red House)

Jack Kerouac with Steve Allen- Goofing at the Table
The Kerouac Collection: Poetry for the Beat Generation (Rhino)

Mike Regenstreif & David Amram (2017)

Jack Kerouac with The David Amram Ensemble
- Washington D.C. Blues
Jack Kerouac reads On the Road (Rykodisc)
David Amram with Lynn Sheffield- Pull My Daisy
No More Walls (Flying Fish)

Bob Martin- Stella Kerouac
The River Turns the Wheel (Riversong)
Lyle Lovett- Babes in the Woods
Step Inside This House (Curb/MCA)

Tom Waits- Jack & Neal/California Here I Come
Foreign Affairs (Elektra)
Aztec Two-Step- The Persecution and Restoration of Dean Moriarty
Live at Caffé Lena: Music from America’s Legendary Coffeehouse 1967-2013 (Tompkins Square)
Jack Kerouac with Steve Allen- Readings from “On the Road” and “Visions of Cody”
The Kerouac Collection: Poetry for the Beat Generation (Rhino)
Eric Taylor- Intro Dean Moriarty/Dean Moriarty
Live at the Red Shack (Blue Ruby)

Next week: Garden Songs

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--Mike Regenstreif

Thursday, March 3, 2022

Stranger Songs with Mike Regenstreif – CKCU – Tuesday March 8, 2022: Voices of Women


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/595/55453.html

Theme: Voices of Women

Janis Ian- Stranger
The Light at the End of the Line (Rude Girl)

Diana Jones & Mike Regenstreif on Zoom (2021)

Diana Jones- Ask a Woman
Song to a Refugee (Goldmine)
Allison Russell- All of the Women
Outside Child (Fantasy)
Buffy Sainte-Marie- Little Wheel Spin and Spin
Medicine Songs (True North)

Odetta- Dink’s Blues
Blues Everywhere I Go (M.C.)
Jane Voss- Farther Down the Road
Farther Down the Road (Ripple)

Mama’s Broke- Oh Sun/Pale Night/Forgetting Reel
Narrow Line (Free Dirt)

Laura Smith & Mike Regenstreif (2013)

Laura Smith- I’m a Beauty
As Long As I’m Dreaming (Borealis)
Maria Dunn- Beautiful Fools
Joyful Banner Blazing (Distant Whisper)
SONiA disappear fear- Who I Am
By My Silence (Disappear Records)
Orit Shimoni- My Flying Shoes
Lorem Ipsum (Orit Shimoni)

Eliza Gilkyson- Wind River and You
Songs from the River Wind (Howlin’ Dog)
Rosalie Sorrels- The Pine
Live at the Great American Music Hall (Flying Fish)
Penny Lang- Come Across to You
Gather Honey (Borealis)

Lynn Miles- Old Soul
We’ll Look for Stars (Must Have Music)
Linda Morrison- Barcelona
Line By Line (Heartstrung Music)
Missy Burgess- Pour Me a Song
Pour Me a Song (Patio)
Kim Wallach- Hanging the Spoon
Chatter of the Finches (Black Socks Press)

Ronney Abramson & Mike Regenstreif (2016)

Bonnie Dobson
- Southern Bound
Take Me for a Walk in the Morning Dew (Hornbeam)
Ronney Abramson- As Time Sneaks By
Stowaway (Castor Island Music)
Jana Pochop- The Hard Part
The Astronaut (Jana Pochop)
The Accidentals- Wide Open
Time Out Sessions #2 (The Accidentals)

Gina Forsyth- Down Yonder
Copper Rooster and Other Tunes and Tales (Waterbug)

Next week: Jack Kerouac @ 100

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--Mike Regenstreif