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