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Playlist for Sunday, October 2nd

Posted: October 2, 2016 in Playlist

Detour Playlist
Paul Hartman
October 2, 2016 5:00PM – 7:00PM

Time, artist, song, album, label, notes

5:01PM Compadres “¿Buddy Where You Been?” ¿Buddy Where You Been? [] Canada & Chile; James Keelaghan & Oscar Lopez

5:05PM PF Sloan “Eve of Destruction” American Music – The HighTone Records Story [HighTone] w/Frank Black & Buddy Miller; Various artists CD

5:09PM Cyndi Lauper “Detour” Detour [Sire] w/Emmylou Harris; Opening theme


Alan Stivell by Kergourlay (Own work) [CC BY-SA 3.0 (, via Wikimedia Commons

5:17PM Alan Stivell “Marig Ar Pollanton” 70/95 >Zoom< [Keltia III] France (Brittany)

5:21PM Patrick Ball “Sheebeg Sheemore” Music on the Wind [Celestial Harmonies]

5:23PM Sìleas “Planxty Crockery/Domhnall Dubh” Play on Light [Green Linnet] Scotland; Patsy Seddon & Mary MacMaster

Siân James

Siân James

5:28PM Siân James “Ev chistr ‘ta laou!” Cysgodion Karma [Sain] Wales

5:33PM David Bromberg Band “How Come My Dog Don’t Bark When You Come ‘Round?” The Blues, The Whole Blues and Nothing but the Blues [Red House] Playing in the Baltimore area this week

5:38PM Ifrikya Spirit “Selmani” Ifrikya Spirit [Self-released] Algeria; Playing in the Baltimore area this week

5:42PM The Infamous Stringdusters “Coming Back to You” Ladies & Gentlemen [Compass] w/Mary Chapin Carpenter

5:49PM Crosby, Stills & Nash “In My Life” A Tribute to Nicolette Larson – Lotta Love Concert [Rhino] Various artists CD

5:51PM Sam Bush “I’ve Just Seen a Face” Let Us In – Americana/The Music of Paul McCartney… for Linda [Reviver] Various artists CD

5:54PM Bonerama “Helter Skelter” Bring It Home []

6:02PM Oscar Brand “A Dollar Ain’t a Dollar Anymore” A Taste of Tradition, Volume Three [Tradition] Various artists CD; Oscar Brand passed away this week

6:05PM Ruut “Easy Road” Untold Stories [] Playing in the Baltimore area this week

Huun Huur Tu

Huun Huur Tu

6:12PM Huun Huur Tu “Eki Attar” Ancestors Call [World Village] Tuva

6:15PM The Marcus King Band “The Man You Didn’t Know” The Marcus King Band [Fantasy] Playing in the Baltimore area this week

6:20PM Joe K. Walsh “Cumberland Gap” Borderland []

6:26PM Sharon Goldman “The Sabbath Queen” Kol Isha (A Woman’s Voice) []

6:30PM Midway Fair “Fairest of Them All” The Distance of the Moon at Daybreak [] Playing in the Baltimore area this week

6:34PM Månsson Åberg “Ljungaren” Spår [Ear Ethno] Sweden

6:39PM Andrew Bird “The New Saint Jude” Are You Serious [Loma Vista] Playing in the Baltimore area this week

6:46PM Caleb Stine “Doing Time in Baltimore” I Wasn’t Built for a Life Like This [] Playing in the Baltimore area this week

6:49PM William Bell “Mississippi-Arkansas Bridge” This is Where I Live [Stax]

6:53PM Den “Just Around the Window” Just Around the Window [Escalibur/Diffusion Breizh] France (Brittany)

6:56PM Hoven Droven “Årepolska” Jumping at the Cedar [NorthSide] Sweden; Closing theme


Oscar Brand, the lanky, affable, gravelly-voiced folk singer and songwriter whose weekly on-air hootenanny was the longest-running radio show in history with a single host, died on Friday at his home in Great Neck, N.Y. He was 96.

Doug Yeager, Mr. Brand’s personal manager, said the cause was pneumonia.

In addition to performing and recording prolifically, Mr. Brand wrote books, articles and the scores for Broadway musicals and documentary films. He also hosted television shows. But it was his radio show, “Folksong Festival,” for which he was best known.

Every week for more than 70 years, with the easy, familiar voice of a friend, Mr. Brand invited listeners of the New York public radio station WNYC to his quirky, informal combination of American music symposium, barn dance, cracker-barrel conversation, songwriting session and verbal horseplay. Mr. Brand’s last show aired on Sept. 24, Mr. Yeager said.

Source: Oscar Brand, Folk Singer Whose Radio Show Twanged for Decades, Dies at 96 – The New York Times