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Saturday November 4, 2006

This week's themes were a mini feature on Tom Russell (who brought his Cowboy Train to town that night), Don Ross & Michael Manring (who played the next night), and a fine new release by Vancouver's new \"Hot Club\" - Van Django. Also aired were prviews of house concerts by Rafe Stafanini and Mike Merenda (Mammals), and an upcoming local concert debut by impressive Boston fiddler / pianist Hanneke Cassel.
#ArtistSong TitleAlbum (label)
1Patrick StreetMusic For A Found HarmoniumIrish Times
2Ismael LoTadieu BoneSo Real
3Orchestra Marabenta Star de MozambiqueNwahulwanaSo Real
4Djeli Moussa DiawaraFatimSo Real
5Doudou CissokoBafaDimbaya
6MandekalouKanimbaMandekalou II
7Ali Farka TourePenda YoroSavane
8GigiUtopiaGold & Wax
9Amir Haghighi & Amy StephenSar GashtehWanderer
10Salsa CelticaCafe ColandoEl Camino
11Salsa CelticaCafe ColandoEl Camino (part two)
12L'Ham De FocPanderoCor De Porc
13Riccardo Tesi & Claudio CarboniLa LeaCrinali
14Van DjangoTiptoe TripTiptoe Trip
15Jeff Healey's Jazz WizardsLittle GirlIt's Tight Like That
16Van DjangoBellevilleTiptoe Trip
17Rachelle van ZantenTake Me Right BackBack to Francois
18Chris SmitherCasey JonesLeave The Light On (iTunes exclusive track)
19Darrell ScottW CheeseLive At Newport 2006 (wonderful satirical song. A free download. Thank you!)
20The Be Good TanyasHuman ThingHello Love
21Carolina Chocolate DropsSourwood MountainDona Got A Ramblin' Mind
22Les Amis CreoleTit MondeLes Amis Creole
23Grouyan GomboBaby, Quitte-Moi PasBetsy Stomp
24Pine Leaf BoysLes Barres De La PrisonLa Musique
25Rich Sobel & Susan BlakeThe First Part Of The Set / Miss Brown's / Phillippe BruneauKicking Horse Chestnuts
26Michael MerendaIn The Flickering LightQuiver
27Hanneke CasselThe Glass Case Of Emotion / Sweet Grandmother's SpatulaSilver
28HalaliI Must Away Love / HalafiHalali
29Don RossAny Colour But BlueLive -- In Your Head
30Michael ManringI Left AmericaSoliloquy
31Don RossAfraid To DanceLive -- In Your Head
32Jess HillRoadRoad
33HemWe'll Meet Along The WayFunnel Cloud
34The Wyrd SistersThe Angels Tell HerWholly
35Tom RussellWho's Gonna Build Your Wall?Who's Gonna Build Your Wall?
36Wylie & The Wild WestOut HereHooves Of The Horses
37Tom RussellThe Sky Above The Mud BelowThe Rose Of The San Joaquin
38Tom RussellThat's What We Talk About When We Talk About LoveWho's Gonna Build Your Wall?
39Rafe StefaniniLadies FancyLadies Fancy
40Claude MetheLe Reel Robin / Le DragonL'Amant Confesseur
41Boulerice / DemersLe Meunier et Le DiableUn Peu D'Ci Un Peu De Ca
42Chris Frye & The Analog GhostsThe Verdant TruthRaised On Rhythm & Rhyme
43The GruffMore Than WearyThe Gruff
44James KeelaghanSweet Thames Flow SoftlyA Few Simple Verses
45Battlefield BandThe Moleskin Kilt / The Empty GlenThe Road Of Tears
46TanglefootWhen Dad & Uncle Archie Lost The FarmDance Like Flames
47Jon Bartlett & Rika RuebsaatThe Truckdriver's SongYoung Man From Canada
48Jon Bartlett & Rika RuebsaatDrill Ye Tarriers DrillYoung Man From Canada
49The DuhksMoses Don't Get LostMigrations
The Tom Russell song, Who's Gonna Build Your Wall? precipitated a call from a very well-spoken listener who expressed the opinion that it was \"typical schoolboy left-wing rhetoric\". I was appalled, cos it's actually a very well-written song. Also, I do not host a Talk Show, and I was alone at the station. I didn't want to get embroiled in a discussion, so I told him so, and hung up on him just as he was saying \"do you know who benefits from ... ?\" I have been wondering where his argument might have led. But I appreciated the call. Eventually. Cos I got excellent mileage at the gig that night, touting Tom Russell as a radical left-wing activist! Tom liked the idea of stirring up controversy, too (how surprising!) I also said, on-air, that I'd had that call and that if listeners want to hear left-wing rhetoric they ought to not be surprised to find it in a Folk Music show on a campus or community station. If they want the establishment view they can read any newspaper or tune in to any commercial station. I am going to continue to play under-represented music and if it also espouses under-represented political views, then so be it. Ooh, I do like having a radio show!!