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Wayne's Music 12/13 February 2011. Essential Folk.

Open The Door After leaving Mr Fox -her first band were she played with her husband Bob- Carolanne Pegg recorded her first solo album in 1973. Like far too many albums of the period, it remained virtually unknown to the record buying public, and Carole was reduced to singing and playing her violin in London tube stations to help make ends meet.

This Land Is Your Land Woody Guthrie would have to be at the top of most people's list of the most important and influential folk singers/writers of all time.
Rubber Band Mike Waterson from English Folk Music's famous family, recorded with his sister Lal for his album Bright Phoebus, about the time when the family band The Watersons was inactive due to sister Norma Waterson's sojourn in the Caribbean.
Suzanne Leonard Cohen, always a favourite of mine - and possibly one of the most covered songs in his catalogue. Last Thing On My Mind Tom Paxton - some 60's folk from The Ramblin Boy, what a life in music Tom Paxton is having.
Tom Dooley it's a traditional story, but is still famous today because of this version by The Kingston Trio.
Take Three Girls Light Flight - a group consisting of four blokes and a lass, called Jacqui McShee.
Who Knows Where The Time Goes Sandy denny, remembered for her pivotal involvement with the British folk rock scene, where, as a member of Fairport Convention, she moved the band away from west coast American cover versions and into performing traditional material and original compositions.
Scarborough Fair The Imagined Village is a folk musical project founded by Simon Emmerson.
Saturday Round About Sunday The Humblebums - formed in Glasgow by Billy Connolly and Tam Harvey, with singer/writer Gerry Rafferty.
Don't Think twice It's Alright Bob Dylan - The Free Wheelin' Bob Dylan with a tune based on a melody taught to him by folksinger Paul Clayton.
Diamonds And Rust Joan Baez has said, that Bob Dylan was the inspiration for this song, even though he's NOT actually mentioned in it
The Wreck Of The Edmund Fitzgerald Gordon Lightfoot with the song he wrote, inspired by an article in News Week about the sinking of the bulk ore carrier on Lake Superior in 1975.

Wayne's Music Sunday 13 February 2011 PART ONE.

The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down The Band - from the second album Up On Cripple Creek, with the song all about the last days of the American Civil War, Great song.
Coming Down From Aldermaston Sydney carter and Sheila Hancock. Aldermaston in Berkshire is the only place in the UK where nuclear bombs are manufactured and The Campaign For Nuclear Disarmament had the big protest march there way back in 1958..
Thirsty Boots Eric Anderson must have well over 25 albums to his credit now
There But For Fortune Phil Ochs, famous for his protest and topical songs, which still ring true today - especially his anti-war songs.
Hey Sandy on the album Writer of Songs is another description of the senseless loss of a young life in conflict.

PART TWO.

Freight Train Elizabeth Cotton, the extraordinary American blues and folk artist.
Paradise John Prine wrote this song back in the early seventies for his Father
Matty groves/High Road To Linton The greatest of all the British folk bands. Fairport Convention launched the careers of Sandy Denny, Richard Thompson and Ashley Hutchings among others.
And The Band Played Waltzing Matilda Eric Bogle - the Scotsman who emigrated to Australia in 1969.
Big yellow Taxi Joni Mitchell - well it has to be included in an essential folk programme.
Mr Bojangles Jerry Jeff Walker with his most famous song, about an obscure alcoholic but talented tap-dancing drifter. The world assumed it was about the famous stage and movie dancer Bill "Bojangles" Robinson, but it's not.
The Streets Of London Ralph Mctell - with his song which every tone -deaf busker has had a crack at, but his original 1969 release is still a landmark in modern English folk music.
Stay Alison Krauss is a leading light in new bluegrass and folk music today
For The Sake Of The Song Townes Van Zandt - the master with just one of many of his soul-searching odes set against his precise acoustic guitar work.
Catch The Wind maybe the first release by Donovan, well it's certainly the first time I had heard any of his songs. 500 Miles Peter Paul and Mary from the first album in 1961 which became a main catalogue seller for decades . Wildwood Flower The carter Family put this song on the map, although it pre-dates them since it was written in 1860.
Leaving On A jet Plane John Denver's original title was "Oh babe I hate To Go", but his producer on his debut album in 1969 "Rhymes And Reasons" persuaded him to change the title.