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Saturday November 11, 2006

This week sees the first ever CiTR on-air Pledge Drive. It started yesterday. This was the first time I've ever done one. I'd been stressed about it all week. Especially when the instructions came in, telling me to do a major speech about the fundraising for 5 to 7 minutes - EVERY 15 MINUTES! And to speak after every song. Instead I played the songs in twos and threes and didn't do too much talking (I hope!) I brought in loads of new music this week, to try to emphasize what I feel is the special nature of the programming on CiTR in general, and my show in particular.
Next week is the final week, so I hope to have a guest to share the load. Probably Cajun Crazy Karla Mundy. Should be a lot of fun.
Meanwhile, if there are any fans of my show out there who would like to pledge to CITR and reap some excellent benefits, you can do it on- line at $25 gets you a Friends of CiTR card and a free CD. There are various steps up to $250 with 2 Friends Cards, 10 CDs, 2 CiTR t-shirts or bags, and 2 designer t-shirts for the pledge drive. Such a deal!
#ArtistSong TitleAlbum (label)
1Patrick StreetMusic For A Found HarmoniumIrish Times
2DonnWenge YongoAfrican Guitar Summit II
3Ellika & SoloKairaAbaraka! Tack!
4Etran FinatawaSurbajoIntroducing ...
5DiogalSorAfrica Acoustic
6Djelimady Tounkara & Habib KoitArtistesMidnight In Mali
7Ali Farka TourLedi CoumbeSavane
8Kora Jazz TrioFollyPart Two
9AmparanoiaPuerto ClaridadMusic Of The Wine Lands
10Salsa CelticaCuando Me Vaya, CDEl Camino
11Grouyan GomboLafayette Two-StepBetsy Stomp
12Les Amis CreoleOh ByeLes Amis Creole
13Riccardo Tesi & Claudio CarboniSuite de MazurkaCrinali
14Boulerice & DemersHommage Serge Leboeuf / Reel Du MoccasinUn Peu D'Ci Un Peu D'Ca
15Claude MLe Terre-Neuvien / La Fleur De Lys / Le Champs De BatailleL'Amant Confesseur
16Van DjangoBlue DragTiptoe Trip
17MihirangiWorld CitizenKulcha Nation
18Rachelle Van ZantenJanuaryBack To Francois
19Chris SmitherLeave The Light OnLeave The Light On
20Del McCoury Band1952 Vincent Black LightningDel & The Boys
21Tony EllisPaddlewheelThe Quest
22William Lee EllisDust Will Write My NameGod's Tattoos
23The GruffThe Blackest CrowA Goat On Every Floor
24Chris Frye & The Analog GhostsThe Subtlety Of SkinRaised On Rhythm & Rhyme
25Chris Frye & The Analog GhostsWaiting On The SunRaised On Rhythm & Rhyme
26Hanneke CasselThe SHISSF KangarooSilver
27Jaime RT & Andy HillhouseQuantum CurrySpark
28The DuhksDomino PartyMigrations
29Baby GrampsThe Old Man Of The SeaRogue's Gallery
At this point, in a wonderful gesture of international DJ solidarity, I had a call from Susi Lanagan in Melbourne, Australia. She first trained as a DJ at CiTR, so she decided to call in to encourage people to pledge. Wow! Thanks Susi!!
30Martin Carthy & Dave SwarbrickWhen I Was A BoyStraws In The Wind
31Tim Van EykenBarleycornStiffs Lovers Holymen Thieves
32Tom WaitsHold OnMule Variations (request)
33Junction PoolHappy One StepJunction Pool
34BellowheadThe Rigs Of The TimeBurlesque
Remembered Remembrance Day with these anti-war songs (more schoolboy left-wing rhetoric, no doubt, so I thanked last week's listener for complaining - and giving me loads of ideas for concert intros and DJ chats all week! Not surprisingly, he didn't call in again this week!)
35ChumbawambaDiggers SongEnglish Rebel Songs 1381-1914
36Dick GaughanWorkers SongHandful Of Earth
37ChumbawambaHanging On The Old Barbed WireEnglish Rebel Songs 1381-1914
38Eric BogleNo Man's LandAt This Stage
There's a special tribute concert and book launch for BC Song Collector Phil Thomas tomorrow. A sort of Alan Lomax meets Woody Guthrie of the Canadian folk scene, Phil Thomas collected songs for over 50 years in logging camps, fishing villages, and mining towns all across British Columbia. Without him, we would have little or no idea of how life was for the early European settlers in the west, and the labour struggles here would have passed by without record. Here are three of the songs he collected, including one that was adapted by James Gordon and which became a hit for the Cowboy Junkies:
39Jon Bartlett & Rika RuebsaatI'm A Young Man From CanadaA Young Man From Canada
40Fraser UnionBank TrollersThis Old World
41TamarackMining For GoldCollection