Wednesday, April 10, 2024

Stranger Songs with Mike Regenstreif – CKCU – April 16, 2024: New York State of Mind


Stranger Songs with Mike Regenstreif finds connections and develops themes in various genres. The show is broadcast on CKCU, 93.1 FM, in Ottawa on Tuesdays from 3:30 until 5 pm (Eastern time) and is also available 24/7 for on-demand streaming.

This episode of Stranger Songs was recorded and can be streamed on-demand, now or anytime, by clicking on “Listen Now” at … https://cod.ckcufm.com/programs/595/64765.html

Theme: New York State of Mind


All the songs on this show have something or other to do with New York City.

Tony Bennett & Billy Joel- New York State of Mind
Playin’ with My Friends: Bennett Sings the Blues (RPM/Columbia)

Bob Dylan- Talkin’ New York
Bob Dylan (Columbia/Legacy)
Tex König- Zen Koans Gonna Rise Again
Königsblende (Music Cellar)
Lucy Wainwright Roche & Suzzy Roche- Bleecker Street
Mud & Apples (Lucy Wainwright Roche & Suzzy Roche)
Garnet Rogers- American Jerusalem
The Outside Track (Snow Goose Songs)
Orit Shimoni- New York 
Winnipeg (Orit Shimoni) 

Mike Regenstreif & David Amram (2017)

David Amram & The Colorado Symphony Orchestra- Variation VI: Street Sounds of New York B) Klezmer Wedding Celebration and Middle Eastern Bazaar
This Land: Symphonic Variations on a Song by Woody Guthrie (Newport Classic)

Suzanne Vega- New York is My Destination
An Evening of New York Songs and Stories (Cooking Vinyl)
Mike Regenstreif & Erik Frandsen (1976) photo: Felicity Fanjoy

Erik Frandsen- Unique New York 
Antiques: New & Used (Erik Frandsen) 
Christine Lavin- Another New York Afternoon
The Seasons Project: Spring (Christine Lavin) 
Tom Russell- Biggest Bordertown
Old Songs Yet to Sing (Frontera)

Mike Regenstreif & Chaim Tannenbaum (1976) photo: Felicity Fanjoy

Erik Frandsen- Brooklyn 1955
Chaim Tannenbaum (StorySound)
The Klezmatics- Mermaid’s Avenue
Wonder Wheel: Lyrics by Woody Guthrie (Jewish Music Group)
Frank London’s Klezmer Brass Allstars featuring Michel “Meshach” Nestor- Unity (Carnival in Crown Heights) 
Chronika (Borscht Beat) 
Mike Regenstreif & Lucy Kaplansky (2012)

Lucy Kaplansky- Brooklyn Train
The Red Thread (Red House)

Nat King Cole- Harlem Blues
St. Louis Blues (Capitol)
Reggie Harris- Harlem Renaissance
Ready to Go (Reggie Harris Music)
Lena Horne & Harry Belafonte- There’s a Boat That’s Leaving Soon for New York
Porgy & Bess (RCA)

Harry Nilsson- I Guess the Lord Must Be In New York City
Harry (RCA)
Chava Alberstein- Fellini in New York 
End of the Holiday (Rounder) 
Mike Regenstreif & Priscilla Herdman (2000)

Priscilla Herdman- Goodnight, New York
The Road Home (Redwing Music)

Frank Sinatra- (Theme from) New York, New York
The Reprise Collection (Reprise)

Next week: Songs of Shel Silverstein.

--Mike Regenstreif 

Wednesday, April 3, 2024

Stranger Songs with Mike Regenstreif – CKCU – April 9, 2024: Songs I’ve Heard Tom Rush Sing


Stranger Songs with Mike Regenstreif finds connections and develops themes in various genres. The show is broadcast on CKCU, 93.1 FM, in Ottawa on Tuesdays from 3:30 until 5 pm (Eastern time) and is also available 24/7 for on-demand streaming.

This episode of Stranger Songs was recorded and can be streamed on-demand, now or anytime, by clicking on “Listen Now” at … https://cod.ckcufm.com/programs/595/64667.html

Theme: Songs I’ve Heard Tom Rush Sing.

Tom Rush – who is now 83 years old – has been performing and recording for more than 60 years. This show includes songs from Tom’s new album, “Gardens Old, Flowers New,” as well as other artists doing songs Tom has recorded over the years.


Tom Rush
- Sailing
Gardens Old, Flowers New (Appleseed) 

Woody Guthrie- Do Re Mi
This Land is Your Land: The Asch Recordings Vol. 1 (Smithsonian Folkways)
Ian Tyson- Windy Bill
Old Corrals and Sagebrush & Other Cowboy Culture Classics (Stony Plain)
Eric Von Schmidt- Joshua Gone Barbados
Baby, Let Me Lay It On You (Gazell)
Blind Willie McTell- Statesboro Blues
The Rough Guide to Blind Willie McTell (World Music Network)
Tom Rush- Gimme Some of It
Gardens Old, Flowers New (Appleseed) 
The Duhks- Mighty Storm
Fast Paced World (Sugar Hill)

Lauren Sheehan- I Wish I Could Shimmy Like My Sister Kate
The Light Still Burns (Wilson River)

Emmylou Harris- No Regrets
Bluebird (Reprise)
Bruce Cockburn- One Day I Walk
Greatest Hits (1970-2020) (True North)
Jesse Winchester- Biloxi 
Jesse Winchester (Stony Plain) 
Tom Rush- The Harbor
Gardens Old, Flowers New (Appleseed) 

Joni Mitchell- Urge for Going
Archives – Volume 2: The Reprise Years (1968-1971) (Rhino)
Murray McLauchlan- Old Man’s Song
Songs from the Street: The Best of Murray McLauchlan (True North)
Eddie Holstein- Jazzman
Eddie Holstein (Eddie Holstein)
David Wiffen- Driving Wheel
David Wiffen (Fantasy)
Tom Rush- It All Comes Down to Love
Gardens Old, Flowers New (Appleseed) 

3’s a Crowd- Gnostic Serenade
Christopher’s Movie Matinee (Dunhill)
Michael Smith- This Here Mandolin (Hobo’s Mandolin)
There (Flying Fish)
Bonnie Koloc- Colors of the Sun
Rediscovered (Mr. Biscuit)
Guy Clark- Desperados Waiting for a Train
Keepers: a live recording (Sugar Hill)
Tom Rush- Glory Road 
Gardens Old, Flowers New (Appleseed) 

TOM RUSH- One More Time Around the Sun
Gardens Old, Flowers New (Appleseed) 

Next week: New York State of Mind.

--Mike Regenstreif

Friday, March 29, 2024

Stranger Songs with Mike Regenstreif – CKCU – April 2, 2024: The Musical Adventures of Jim, Geoff & Maria


Stranger Songs with Mike Regenstreif finds connections and develops themes in various genres. The show is broadcast on CKCU, 93.1 FM, in Ottawa on Tuesdays from 3:30 until 5 pm (Eastern time) and is also available 24/7 for on-demand streaming.

This episode of Stranger Songs was recorded and can be streamed on-demand, now or anytime, by clicking on “Listen Now” at … https://cod.ckcufm.com/programs/595/64607.html

Theme: The Musical Adventures of Jim, Geoff & Maria.

Maria Muldaur, Geoff Muldaur & Jim Kweskin (1964) photo: Joe Alper

Geoff Muldaur
and Maria Muldaur were both members of Jim Kweskin’s Jug Band in the 1960s – the pre-eminent jug band of the ‘60s folk revival – and this show will explore a few of the many directions that Jim, Geoff and Maria have taken over the past 60-plus years – including numerous collaborations with each other.

Jim Kweskin & The Jug Band- Jug Band Music
Jug Band Music (Vanguard)


Jim Kweskin & The Jug Band
- Blues My Naughty Sweetie Gives to Me
Jug Band Music (Vanguard)
Jim Kweskin & The Jug Band- Wild About My Lovin’
Unblushing Brassiness (Vanguard)
Jim Kweskin & The Jug Band- Richland Woman
See Reverse Side for Title (Vanguard)


The Even Dozen Jug Band- Come On In
The Even Dozen Jug Band (Elektra)
Geoff Muldaur- Jelly Roll Baker
Sleepy Man Blues (Prestige)
Jim Kweskin- Make Me a Pallet On Your Floor
Relax Your Mind (Vanguard)

Jim Kweskin & The Jug Band- Chevrolet
See Reverse Side for Title (Vanguard)


Geoff & Maria Muldaur- Brazil
Pottery Pie (Omnivore)
Geoff & Maria Muldaur- Georgia On My Mind
Pottery Pie (Omnivore)
Paul Butterfield’s Better Days- Rule the Road
Paul Butterfield’s Better Days (Rhino/Bearsville)

Jim Kweskin- Sugar Babe
Jim Kweskin’s America (Reprise)

Maria Muldaur
- Midnight at the Oasis
Maria Muldaur (Reprise)
Geoff Muldaur- Livin’ in the Sunlight (Lovin’ in the Moonlight)
Geoff Muldaur is Having a Wonderful Time (Reprise)

Jim Kweskin & The Neo-Passé Jazz Band- Jazzbo Brown
Jump for Joy (Vanguard)

Geoff Muldaur's Futuristic Ensemble
- Futuristic Rhythm
Private Astronomy: A Vision of the Music of Bix Beiderbecke (Edge Music)
Maria Muldaur- He Ain’t Got Rhythm
Let’s Get Happy Together (Stony Plain)


Jim Kweskin & Geoff Muldaur
- Sweet to Mama
Penny’s Farm (Kingswood)
Jim Kweskin & Maria Muldaur- Let’s Get Happy Together
Never Too Late: Duets with My Friends (StorySound)

Geoff Muldaur's Futuristic Ensemble & Martha Wainwright- There Ain’t No Sweet Man That’s Worth the Salt of My Tears
Private Astronomy: A Vision of the Music of Bix Beiderbecke (Edge Music)
Jay McShann & Maria Muldaur- Confessin’ the Blues
Goin’ to Kansas City (Stony Plain)

Jim Kweskin & Samoa Wilson
- Remember Me
Never Too Late: Duets with My Friends (StorySound)
John Sebastian & The J-Band & Geoff Muldaur- Minglewood Blues
Chasin’ Gus’ Ghost (Hollywood)

Jim Kweskin & Fiona Kweskin- Side by Side
Never Too Late: Duets with My Friends (StorySound)

Next week: Songs I’ve Heard Tom Rush Sing.

--Mike Regenstreif
 

Friday, March 22, 2024

Stranger Songs with Mike Regenstreif – CKCU – March 26, 2024: Home


Stranger Songs with Mike Regenstreif finds connections and develops themes in various genres. The show is broadcast on CKCU, 93.1 FM, in Ottawa on Tuesdays from 3:30 until 5 pm (Eastern time) and is also available 24/7 for on-demand streaming.

This episode of Stranger Songs was recorded and can be streamed on-demand, now or anytime, by clicking on “Listen Now” at … https://cod.ckcufm.com/programs/595/64489.html

Theme: Home.

The songs on this show all have something or other to do with ideas of home.

Eliza Gilkyson & Mike Regenstreif (2006)

Eliza Gilkyson- Home
Home (Realiza)

Peggy Seeger- Tell My Sister
Sing Me the Songs: Celebrating the Works of Kate McGarrigle (Nonesuch)
Rufus Wainwright & John Legend- Heading for Home
Folkocracy (BMG)
Kate & Anna McGarrigle- Kitty, Come Home
Tell My Sister – Dancer with Bruised Knees (Nonesuch)
Martha Wainwright- Proserpina
Come Home to Mama (MapleMusic)

Andy Cohen- Tryin’ to Get Home
Tryin’ to Get Home (Earwig)
Bob & Sarah Amos- The Hills That I Call Home 
Ever Onward (Bristlecone) 

Steel Rail- When Are You Coming Home
Coming Home (Crossties)
Mike Regenstreif & Tom Paxton (2009)

Tom Paxton- Home to Me is Anywhere You Are
Comedians & Angels (Appleseed) 
Daniel Kahn & Jake Shulman-Ment- Heym iz Mir Aleyn Nor Vu Du Blaybst (Home to Me is Anywhere You Are)
The Building and Other Songs (Oriente Musik)
Kevin Head & Mike Regenstreif (2013) photo: Vanessa Burnett

Kevin Head- Everyone Needs a Backyard
Hear Them Callin’ (Kevin Head)

Deborah Robins- I’m Going Home to Georgia
Home Fires (Zippety Whippet)
Bill Staines- My Sweet Wyoming Home
Miles (Mineral River)
Fred Holstein- The Telling Takes Me Home
Fred Holstein: A Collection (Fred Holstein)
David Massengill- My Home Must Be a Special Place
My Home Must Be a Special Place (Gadfly)

James Talley- To Get Back Home
Touchstones (Cimarron)
Bill Garrett & Sue Lothrop- On Your Way Home
Red Shoes (Borealis)
Mike Regenstreif & Jimmy LaFave (2017)

Jimmy LaFave- Going Home
Favorites 1992-2001 (Music Road)
Tom Waits- Long Way Home
Orphans: Brawlers, Bawlers & Bastards (Anti-)

Shelley Posen- Roseberry Road
Roseberry Road (Well Done Music)
Rosalie Sorrels- The Pine
Live at the Great American Music Hall (Flying Fish)

Duke Robillard & Herb Ellis- Flying Home
Conversations in Swing Guitar (Stony Plain)

Next week: The Musical Adventures of Jim, Geoff & Maria.

--Mike Regenstreif

Monday, March 18, 2024

Saturday Morning with Mike Regenstreif – CKCU – Saturday March 23, 2024


Saturday Morning is an eclectic roots-oriented program on CKCU, 93.1 FM, in Ottawa 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 the Saturday Morning show. 

This episode of Saturday Morning was recorded and can be streamed on-demand, now or anytime, by clicking on “Listen Now” at … https://cod.ckcufm.com/programs/128/64437.html

Jody Stecher & Kate Brislin- March Winds Gonna Blow My Blues All Way
Songs of The Carter Family (Appleseed)


Stan Rogers- Paint Me a Picture
Songs of a Lifetime: Discoveries – Rare Live Recordings (Fogarty’s Cove/Borealis)
David Essig- Albert’s Cove
A Stone in My Pocket (Peregrin)
Stan Rogers- Skyway
Songs of a Lifetime: Discoveries – Rare Live Recordings (Fogarty’s Cove/Borealis)
Doug McArthur- The Lunenburg Shift
Letters from the Coast/Sisteron (Snow Goose Songs)
Stan Rogers- Jamie
Songs of a Lifetime: Discoveries – Rare Live Recordings (Fogarty’s Cove/Borealis)

Stan Rogers- Love Can’t Be Bitter All the Time
Songs of a Lifetime: Discoveries – Rare Live Recordings (Fogarty’s Cove/Borealis)
Bob Franke- A Healing in This Night
The Other Evening in Chicago (Waterbug)
Stan Rogers- The Old Rose & Crown
Songs of a Lifetime: Discoveries – Rare Live Recordings (Fogarty’s Cove/Borealis)
Ian Robb with The Friends of Fiddler's Green- Garnet’s Home-Made Beer
From Different Angels (Fallen Angle)

Jaspar Lepak- Kind
So Strong (Jaspar Lepak Music)
Leslie Evers- What Kind of a Heart
Bound for Land (Cumulus)
Simone Keane- Those Beautiful Times
Graced By Leaves (Simone Keane)

David Broza- Saturday Morning
En Casa Limón (S-Curve)

Lynn Miles- Palomino
tumbleWeedyWorld (True North)
Mike Regenstreif & Connie Kaldor (2015)

Connie Kaldor- Wild One
Keep Going (Coyote Entertainment) 

Pat Moore- How Long
Take It to Heart (Pat Moore)
Bobby Dove- Haunted Hotel
Hopeless Romantic (Bobby Dove)

Altan- The Barley and the Rye
Donegal (Compass)
Sassenach- Star of the County Down/Bus Stop Reel
Passages (Sassenach)
Tara O’Grady- Black Velvet Band
Black Irish (Tara O’Grady)
Maggie’s Wake- Grosse Isle (Far Away)
Maggie’s Wake (Maggie’s Wake)

Tom Russell & Mike Regenstreif (2018)

Tom Russell & Joe Ely- Just Like Tom Thumb’s Blues
Folk Hotel (Frontera)

Reverend Gary Davis- Crucifixion
A Little More Faith (Prestige/Bluesville)
Mavis Staples & Lucky Peterson-Were You There?
Spirituals & Gospel (Gitanes)
David Olney- A Soldier’s Report
The Stone (Deadbeet)

Bruce Cockburn- Easter
Crowing Ignites (True North)

Jim Kweskin & Samoa Wilson- Engine 143
Never Too Late: Duets with My Friends (StorySound)
Paper Wings- Nine Hundred Miles
Listen to the World Spin (Paper Wings)
American Patchwork Quartet- Wind and Rain
American Patchwork Quartet (Carolina Jasmine)
John Stewart & Darwin’s Army- They Call the Wind Mariah
John Stewart & Darwin’s Army (Appleseed)

Claudia Gibson- The Fields of Chazy
The Fields of Chazy (Claudia Gibson)
Jillian Matundan- Only Water
Singing to the Moon (Keezamonkee)
SONiA disappear fear & Mike Regenstreif (2017)

SONiA disappear fear- Teaching Vincent Van Gogh
Album 23 (Disappear)
Mouths of Babes- World Brand New
World Brand New (Wild Awake Music)

Jeff Talmadge- If I was a Sparrow
Sparrow (Berkalin)
Josh White, Jr. & Guthrie Thomas- Don’t Mean a Thing
Delicate Balance (Silverwolf)
Lisa Bastoni- Nora’s Guitar
On the Water (Lisa Bastoni)
Sandy Cash- Gilad’s Guitar
Voices from the Other Side (Sandy Cash)

Josh Fortenbery- Honey
No Such Thing as Forever (Josh Fortenbery)
Laura Smith & Mike Regenstreif (2013)

Laura Smith- What Goes Around (Comes Around)
Everything is Moving (Borealis)
James Talley- Somewhere in the Stars (A Song for Diego)
Ballads, Bandits and Blues (Cimarron)

Tom Rush- The Harbor
Gardens Old, Flowers New (Appleseed)

I’ll be hosting Saturday Morning next on April 20. I also host Stranger Songs on CKCU every Tuesday from 3:30-5 pm.

--Mike Regenstreif 

Monday, March 11, 2024

Stranger Songs with Mike Regenstreif – CKCU – March 19, 2024: Music


Stranger Songs with Mike Regenstreif finds connections and develops themes in various genres. The show is broadcast on CKCU, 93.1 FM, in Ottawa on Tuesdays from 3:30 until 5 pm (Eastern time) and is also available 24/7 for on-demand streaming.

This episode of Stranger Songs was recorded and can be streamed on-demand, now or anytime, by clicking on “Listen Now” at … https://cod.ckcufm.com/programs/595/64335.html

Theme: Music.

The songs on this show all have something or other to do with music.

Stan Rogers- Music in Your Eyes
Songs of a Lifetime: From Coffee House to Concert Hall (Fogarty’s Cove/Borealis)

James Keelaghan- Kiri’s Piano
History: The First 25 Years (Borealis)
Mike Regenstreif & Bruce Cockburn (2017)

Bruce Cockburn- Musical Friends
Greatest Hits (1970-2020) (True North)
Diana Krall- Let’s Face the Music and Dance
When I Look in Your Eyes (Verve)
Tom Russell- Tower of Song
Selections from Love & Fear plus bonus out-takes (HighTone)

Jimmy Driftwood- The Ozark Symphony
I Hear Your People Singing Blanchard Cave (Rackensack)

Sarah Lee Guthrie & Johnny Irion- Folksong
Folksong (RTE 8)
Brownie McGhee- The Blues Had a Baby (and they called it Rock and Roll)
Rainy Day (Tomato)
Louis Armstrong & Trummy Young- Now You Has Jazz
Armstrong Comes Alive (Jazz2Jazz)
Arthur Conley- Sweet Soul Music
Atlantic Rhythm and Blues 1947-1974: Volume 6 1966-1969 (Atlantic)

Finest Kind- John Barleycorn Deconstructed
For Honour & For Gain (Fallen Angle)
John Hartford- My Rag
Morning Bugle (Rounder)
Christy Moore- The Tuam Beat
Magic Nights (Sony)
Doc Watson- Mama Don’t Allow No Music
Memories (Sugar Hill)

David Mallett- Ballad of the St. Anne’s Reel
Inches & Miles 1977-1980 (Flying Fish)
Lynn Miles- Three Chords and the Truth
Fall for Beauty (True North)
Maria Muldaur-Southern Music
Jazzabelle (Stony Plain)
Mike Regenstreif & Jesse Winchester (2009)

Jesse Winchester- I Turn to My Guitar
Love Filling Station (Appleseed)

Sister Rosetta Tharpe- Up Above My Head I Hear Music in the Air
This Train in Concert (Sunset Blvd.)
Dakota Dave Hull & Sean Blackburn- River of Swing
River of Swing (Arabica)
Sisters of Sheynville- Yidl Mitn Fidl
Sheynville Express (Sisters of Sheynville)

Guy & Candie Carawan- When the Fiddler has Played His Last Tune for the Night
Folk Friends (Wundertüte Musik)

Next week: Home.

--Mike Regenstreif

Monday, March 4, 2024

Stranger Songs with Mike Regenstreif – CKCU – March 12, 2024: The Art of the Long Song, Volume 2


Stranger Songs with Mike Regenstreif finds connections and develops themes in various genres. The show is broadcast on CKCU, 93.1 FM, in Ottawa on Tuesdays from 3:30 until 5 pm (Eastern time) and is also available 24/7 for on-demand streaming.

This episode of Stranger Songs was recorded and can be streamed on-demand, now or anytime, by clicking on “Listen Now” at … https://cod.ckcufm.com/programs/595/64251.html

Theme: The Art of the Long Song, Volume 2.

The songs on this show are all between six and 10 minutes in length.

Chris Rawlings & Mike Regenstreif (2007)

Chris Rawlings- Song of the Old Bush Pilot
Northern Spirits (Cooking Fat Music)

Ian Tamblyn- Tiger Lily Road
Scenes Through a Mirror (North Track)
Marc Nerenberg- Ma Creole Belle
On the Street Again (Marc Nerenberg)

Allison Russell- Requiem
The Returner (Fantasy)

Cat Power- Visions of Johanna
Cat Power Sings Dylan: The 1966 Royal Albert Hall Concert (Domino)
Tom Russell, Eliza Gilkyson & Joe Ely- Lily, Rosemary and the Jack of Hearts
Indians Cowboys Horses Dogs (HighTone)

Mike Regenstreif & Anne Hills (2001)

Anne Hills- Follow That Road
Angle of the Light (Flying Fish)
Eric Von Schmidt- The Captain
Baby, Let Me Lay It On You (Gazell)

Chaim Tannenbaum- London, Longing for Home
Chaim Tannenbaum (StorySound)
Bruce Murdoch- In the Simplest of Ways
Sometimes I Wonder Why the World (Bruce Murdoch)

James Talley- In These Times
Ballads, Bandits and Blues (Cimarron)

The first volume of The Art of the Long Song was heard on the March 29, 2022 edition of Stranger Songs and can be streamed from the playlist at this link. https://cod.ckcufm.com/programs/595/55701.html

Next week: Music.

--Mike Regenstreif

Monday, February 26, 2024

Stranger Songs with Mike Regenstreif – CKCU – March 5, 2024: Title Characters


Stranger Songs with Mike Regenstreif finds connections and develops themes in various genres. The show is broadcast on CKCU, 93.1 FM, in Ottawa on Tuesdays from 3:30 until 5 pm (Eastern time) and is also available 24/7 for on-demand streaming.

This episode of Stranger Songs was recorded and can be streamed on-demand, now or anytime, by clicking on “Listen Now” at … https://cod.ckcufm.com/programs/595/64157.html

Theme: Title Characters

Willie P. Bennett- Blackie and the Rodeo King
Blackie and the Rodeo King (Bnatural Music)

Jerry Jeff Walker- Mr. Bojangles
Gypsy Songman (Rykodisc)
Rosalie Sorrels- Feather Ben
Travelin’ Lady Rides Again (Green Linnet)
Eliza Gilkyson & Mike Regenstreif on Zoom (2022)

Eliza Gilkyson
- Charlie Moore
Songs from the River Wind (Howlin’ Dog)
Guy Clark- Sis Draper
Cold Dog Soup (Sugar Hill)

Tom Russell & Mike Regenstreif (2000)

Tom Russell- Isaac Lewis
The Tom Russell Anthology: Veteran’s Day (Shout! Factory)

James Talley- The Love Song of Billy the Kid
Ballads, Bandits and Blues (Cimarron)
Furry Lewis- Billy Lyons and Stack O’Lee
Furry’s Blues: The Complete Vintage Recordings 1927-1929 (Document)
Emmylou Harris- Pancho and Lefty
Luxury Liner (Warner Bros./Rhino)
James Keelaghan- Jenny Bryce
Then Again (Jericho Beach Music)

Mike Regenstreif & Jesse Winchester (2006)

Jesse Winchester- Eulalie
Love Filling Station (Appleseed)
Crabtree & Mills- Miss Otis Regrets
Flight of Fancy (Free and Easy Music)
Mike Regenstreif & Tom Paxton (2001) photo: Janice Hanson

Tom Paxton- Victoria Dines Alone
Morning Again (Elektra)
Shelley Posen & Mike Regenstreif on Zoom (2023)

Shelley Posen- Having a Drink with Jane
The Old Songs Home (Well Done Music)
Mike Regenstreif & Michael Smith (2014)

Michael Smith- The Dutchman
Such Things are Finely Done (Tales from the Tavern)

Over the Moon- Darcy Farrow
Chinook Waltz (Borealis)
Staber & Chasnoff- Spanish Johnny
|Free to Dream (Bubkes)
Tom Mitchell & Mike Regenstreif (1999)

Tom Mitchell- Old Dan
When the Moon is Right (Truesongs)
John Prine- Sam Stone
Souvenirs (Oh Boy)

Tim Sparks- Me and Bobby McGee
Lost and Found (Acoustic Music)

Next week: The Art of the Long Song, Volume 2.

--Mike Regenstreif

Tuesday, February 20, 2024

Stranger Songs with Mike Regenstreif – CKCU – February 27, 2024: Take the ‘A’ Train: A Tribute to Duke Ellington


Stranger Songs with Mike Regenstreif finds connections and develops themes in various genres. The show is broadcast on CKCU, 93.1 FM, in Ottawa on Tuesdays from 3:30 until 5 pm (Eastern time) and is also available 24/7 for on-demand streaming.

This episode of Stranger Songs was recorded and can be streamed on-demand, now or anytime, by clicking on “Listen Now” at … https://cod.ckcufm.com/programs/595/64083.html

Theme: Take the ‘A’ Train: A Tribute to Duke Ellington (1899-1974)

Duke Ellington, who died in 1974 at age 75, was born Edward Kennedy Ellington in 1899 in Washington, DC. He was a pianist, bandleader and composer, and arguably, the greatest and most influential figure in the history of jazz.

Jackie Washington- Take the ‘A’ Train
Keeping Out of Mischief (Pyramid)


Duke Ellington
- East St. Louis Toodle-oo
Ellington in Order, Volume 1 (1927-28) (Legacy)
Big Bad Voodoo Daddy- Diga Diga Do
Rattle Them Bones (Savoy Jazz)
Ken Whiteley, Jackie Washington & Mose Scarlett- Mood Indigo
Sitting on a Rainbow (Borealis)
Eva Cassidy- It Don’t Mean a Thing (If It Ain’t Got That Swing)
American Tune (Blix Street)
Sneezy Waters- Solitude
Sneezy Waters (Sneezy Waters)
Duke Ellington- Stompy Jones
Ellington in Order, Volume 6 (1934-36) (Legacy)


Ella Fitzgerald with Duke Ellington & His Orchestra- Drop Me Off in Harlem
Ella Fitzgerald Sings the Duke Ellington Songbook (Verve)

Taj Mahal- Do Nothin’ Till You Hear From Me
Savoy (Stony Plain)
Lambert, Hendricks & Ross- In a Mellow Tone
The Hottest New Group in Jazz (Columbia/Legacy)
Claudia Schmidt- I’m Beginning to See the Light
Out of the Dark/New Goodbyes, Old Helloes (Flying Fish)

Louis Armstrong & Duke Ellington- Duke’s Place
The Complete Louis Armstrong & Duke Ellington Sessions (Roulette)


Duke Ellington
- A Tone Poem to Harlem (The Harlem Suite)
Ellington Uptown (Columbia)

Willie Nelson- Don’t Get Around Much Anymore
Stardust (Columbia)
Judy Collins- I Didn’t Know About You
Bread and Roses (Elektra)
Dave Van Ronk- Lucky So and So
Hummin’ to Myself (Gazell)
Thelonious Monk- Black and Tan Fantasy
Thelonious Monk Plays Duke Ellington (Riverside)
Susie Arioli Swing Band featuring Jordan Officer- I Got It Bad (And That Ain’t Good)
It’s Wonderful (Susie Arioli Swing Band)
Catherine Russell- I’m Checkin’ Out, Goom’bye
Strictly Romancin’ (World Village)


Duke Ellington & Count Basie
- Battle Royal
First Time! The Count Meets the Duke (Columbia)

Next week: Title Characters.

--Mike Regenstreif

Monday, February 19, 2024

Saturday Morning with Mike Regenstreif – CKCU – Saturday February 24, 2024


Saturday Morning is an eclectic roots-oriented program on CKCU, 93.1 FM, in Ottawa 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 the Saturday Morning show. 

This episode of Saturday Morning was recorded and can be streamed on-demand, now or anytime, by clicking on “Listen Now” at … https://cod.ckcufm.com/programs/128/64070.html

Cleia- February Morning Drive
This Side of Main (Cleia)

Mike Regenstreif & David Francey (2019)

David Francey- This Morning
The Breath Between (Laker Music) 
John Prine- Souvenirs
Souvenirs (Oh Boy)
Nanci Griffith- Speed of the Sound of Loneliness
Other Voices/Other Rooms (Elektra)
Reggie Harris- Hello In There
On Solid Ground (Reggie Harris Music)
Bonnie Koloc- Clocks & Spoons
Timeless (Mr. Biscuit)

Mike Regenstreif & James Talley (2005)

James Talley- If We Could Love One Another
Ballads, Bandits and Blues (Cimarron)
Susan Werner- Tiny Texans
Halfway to Houston (Susan Werner)
Tom Rush- Glory Road
Gardens Old, Flowers New (Appleseed)
Jim Kweskin & Maria Muldaur- Let’s Get Happy Together
Never Too Late: Duets with My Friends (StorySound)

American Patchwork Quartet- Beneath the Willow
American Patchwork Quartet (Carolina Jasmine)
Ken Whiteley- Michael Row
Long Time Travelling (Ken Whiteley)
Ranky Tanky- Pay Me My Money Down
Beat Em Down (Resilience Music)
Jenny Whiteley Things are Coming My Way
The Original Jenny Whiteley (Black Hen Music)
Last Forever- Ain’t Going Down to the Well No More/Poor Lazarus
No Place Like Home/Last Forever (2nd Story Sound)

Cat Power- Fourth Time Around
Cat Power Sings Dylan: The 1966 Royal Albert Hall Concert (Domino)

Sassenach- MacPherson’s Rant/Reel du pendu
Passages (Sassenach)
Mike Regenstreif & Brendan Nolan (2023)

Brendan Noaln- The Broom O’Cowdenknowes
Familiar Brew (Ould Sagosha)
Portage- The Dawning Set: Dawning on the Pacific Rim/Washington’s March/Raleigh & Spencer
Portage (Portage)
The Once- Anthem
The Once (Borealis)

Béla Fleck with Eric Jacobsen & The Virginia Symphony Orchestra- Rhapsody in Blue
Rhapsody in Blue (Thirty Tigers)

The Heart Collectors- Kathy’s Song
The Space Between (Spins the Gold)
Bobby Watt- Desperado
Watt Next? (Glenashdale Music)
Roberta Flack- Ballad of the Sad Young Men
First Take (Atlantic)

The Dumptrucks- Stealin’
Selections (Laughing Cactus)

Taj Mahal- Gee Baby, Ain’t I Good to You
Savoy (Stony Plain)
Allison Russell- The Returner
The Returner (Fantasy)

Alan Doyle- Welcome Home
Welcome Home (Skinner’s Hill Music)
Carole Wise- I Know My Roots
North Star (Soulful Cricket)
Jay Linden- Ordinary Sunrise
Ordinary Sunrise (Americana North)
Jessica Heine- Burning Bridges
Build Again (Fallen Tree)
Nick Justice- Let the Wind Blow
Stranger in My Town (Nick Justice)

Jeff Talmadge- Night Train from Milan
Sparrow (Berkalin)
Terre & Maggie Roche- Kin Ya See That Sun
Kin Ya See That Sun (Earth Rock Wreckerds)
Mad Agnes- Holy Well
Likely Story (DigDag)
Lisa Klotz- Seventh Generation (For Mother Earth)
Morning Sun (Lisa Klotz)

Charm City Junction- Roll On John
Salt Box (Charm City Junction)
Leslie Evers- Along the Rocky Way
Bound for Land (Cumulus)
Eric Brace & Thom Jutz- Can’t Change the Weather
Simple Motion (Red Beet)
Mike Regenstreif & Lynn Miles (2013)

Lynn Miles- Cold Cold Moon
tumbleWeedyWorld (True North)

Mr. O’Muck- Big Bill Mess Around
Home Field Recordings: The Ancient Blues of Mr. O’Muck (Muck-O-Phone)

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

--Mike Regenstreif