[Nz-folk] Fw: Worlds of Trad Upload. July 2011
Chris J Brady
chrisjbrady at yahoo.com
Wed Jul 27 02:37:12 NZST 2011
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From: soundofcd <Fredamhran at aol.com>
Subject: [Tradsong] Worlds of Trad Upload. July 2011
To: Tradsong at yahoogroups.com
Date: Tuesday, 26 July, 2011, 14:41
The latest edition of Worlds of Trad is now uploaded and I'm sorry to tell folks it will be the last one in its present form. The truth is that the station is such a massive time consumer, and I have taken on so many other commitments lately, that something had to go. Also, for some unaccountable reason, listening figures have been in a state of continuous decline for several months now. No, I don't think it's just the summer, because in previous years, listening figures have held up extremely well. If anybody has any ideas as to what's gone wrong, I'll be glad to hear from them.
Anyway, the annual subscription is due on September 11th, so the present upload will be online until that day. For me I'll be spending the next few months looking for and evaluating alternative ISPs, to see if I can find something that's a lot more user friendly, from the listener's point of view, as well from mine, can be put together fairly easily, and doesn't leave me hidebound with the mess of restrictions that American copyright imposes on Internet broadcasters.
As you might expect, we're going out in a blaze of glory, with new some stunning new releases from Hedy West, Woody Guthrie, Bert Lloyd and George Lewis. We've also got a yodel from Leadbelly, a bit of hoboing from Furry Lewis, and we dig out an old recording of Muddy Waters singing Smokestack Lightnin'. Yup, two years before Howlin' Wolf recorded what for many is the definitive version, Muddy cut his own rendering, and believe me, it's no less jaw dropping than the Wolf's.
What's more, we've assembled a right rogues gallery in the forms of Charlie Murray, Son House, Sheila Stewart, May Bradley, Bukka White, Jim Eldon and Jimpson, who assure us that a spell in the slammer is highly unrecommended, and they're going straight from now on.
There's a couple more of our usual musical mystery tours and we say a fond farewell to jazz singer Ottilie Patterson, country fiddlers Kenny Baker and Benton Flippen, and the feisty radical singer and fighter for social justice, Hazel Dickens; All of whom have sadly passed away in the last couple of months.
We also hear some wonderful blues piano from Little Brother Montgomery, some wonderful Scots piano from Elisabeth Stewart, and a remarkable collaboration between blues singer Mama Yancey, and pianist Erwin Helfer.
On top of that we take a look at a new biography of Woody Guthrie and hear Guthrie leading a massive chorus in one of his most famous anti-fascist songs.
Last, and in response to last Friday's appalling massacre, I dug out a piece of fiddle music from Norwegian fiddler, Finn Vabø. It's called Knepphallingen, and has no connection with the events of last Friday that I'm aware of. But it can stand as a tribute to all those murdered people, and to all the people of Norway and to everyone who was as shocked and stunned as I was.
The full playlist can be seen at http://www.mudcat.org/thread.cfm?threadid=139362&messages=1
To hear the programme go to
On the other hand, or if that doesn't work, you can bring up the station page first. Click on
Then roll the mouse over the face near the top of the screen and click the grey PLAY button when it appears.
July 2011 Worlds of Trad Playlist.
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