Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Roots Radio 13: Sunset & Evening Star, Part 2 - "Love Among The Ruins" & "Time & The River"

This is the second hour of the show "Sunset And Evening Star: Songs For The Last Of Life, For Which The First Was Made," originally broadcast on the Roots Music & Beyond program on KPFK-FM in Los Angeles on January 16, 2016. This half of the show presents folk and country songs that look at love lost and love preserved in the later years of life, as well as tunes that reflect on the changes wrought by time on us all as the decades pass. The program concludes with a two part tribute to the late folk and roots guitarist Pete Huttlinger, who died on January 15th of this year.  First, we hear Pete's instrumental version of the old American folk spiritual "Poor Wayfaring Stranger," whose lyric speaks of crossing over Jordan River and into eternity, and New England bluegrass band Salamander Crossing with their lovely musical setting for "Crossing The Bar," the widely-known poem by Alfred, Lord Tennyson in which the poet contemplates the approaching end of his life and from which this show derives its title - 

Sunset and evening star,
And one clear call for me!
And may there be no moaning of the bar,
When I put out to sea...




Show Opening: From "Forever And A Day" by The Kingston Trio

Love Among The Ruins
Kisses Sweeter Than Wine - The Weavers 3:44
When I Was Young - The Kingston Trio  2:23
La Chanson Des Vieux Amants - Judy Collins  4:38
The Dutchman - Steve Goodman  4:19
A Woman Half My Age - Kitty Wells 2:41
Angel From Montgomery - Bonnie Raitt  3:56
When You Are Old - Martina McBride  2:54

Time And The River
We'll Meet Again - Johnny Cash 2:58
Last Leaf On The Tree - Tom Waits  2:54
Age - Jim Croce  3:44
It Was A Very Good Year - Bob Shane  3:21
Poor Wayfaring Stranger - Pete Huttlinger 2:30
Crossing The Bar - Salamander Crossing 3:35



Monday, January 18, 2016

Roots Radio 12: Sunset & Evening Star - Songs For The Last Of Life For Which The First Was Made

I have a number of new song articles in the works, but until then - here is the first hour of my 1/16/16 KPFK radio show presenting songs about getting older. Lots of fun tunes here.



Show Theme: Old Friends/Bookends - Simon & Garfunkel 3:55

Looking Askance
The Remember Song - Tom Rush 3:14
Oh No - Christine Lavin 2:36
When You Are Old and Gray - Tom Lehrer 1:50
The Two Hundred Year Old Alcoholic - Liam Clancy 5:45
Maids, When You're Young Never Wed An Old Man - The Dubliners 3:28

Old Folks At Home
Silver Threads Among the Gold - Jerry Douglas and Mike Auldrid - 4:19
That Silver Haired Daddy Of Mine - Gene Autry 2:46
That Ain't The Grandpa That I Know - Joe Diffie 5:26
Grandma's Hands - Bill Withers 2:00
My Grandpa's Hands - Chuck Pyle 6:06
Old Grandad - Fats Waller 2:46