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The president of cool presents a medal to the emperor of cool.


DJ: Bruce

  • “Monsieur Banjo” – Pete Seeger [1961]
  • “You are my Sunshine” – Jimmy Davis
  • “Morning” – Phil Ochs – On My Way 1963 demos
  • “Robin Hood” – Mekons – So Good it Hurts
  • “Bariba Soul” {Analog Africa} – Orchestre Super Borgou de Parakou [New]
  • “Ole” {Soundway} – Funkees [New]
  • “State Your Position” – Franco – Francophonics 2
  • “Sosin” {Six Degrees} – Niyaz – Sumud [New]
  • “Ports” – Hafix A. Mukhtar – Everlasting Days [Al Sur: 1999]
  • “Taxi Driver” – Milmani Park Orchestra – Various RG Psychedelic Africa
  • “Title” – Mami Nakwenda and Belifa Nyabanda – Southern and Central Malawai 1950 [SWP]
  • “Teruwerk Ayele” – Aynama Aynamaw – (VA? Zenaye) [Selam]
  • “Silefiker” – Theodoros Keelahun [Adika/Belema]
  • “A Girl’s Destiny” – Mai Le Huyen – Various Saigon Rock & Soul 1968-1974 [Sublime Frequencies: New]
  • “Preparations for Temple Ceremony Tenganan” – Trance Gamelan in Bai [Felmay]

Listen to this show on the Tape Vault. It will be available for the next two weeks.

DJ: David

  1. “In These Shoes”Camille O’Sullivan – Live @ Olympia [Cat-O-Stripes: 2008]
  2. “Everybody’s Free (to Wear Sunscreen)” {Congrats Grads}Baz Luhrmann – Everybody’s Free (to Wear Sunscreen) [EMI Import: 1999]
  3. “What the Hell is Goin’ On” {What grads have to face}Paul Thorn – The Bootleg Tapes 2011 [Perpetual Obscurity: 2012]
  4. “On The Radio” {RIP: The Queen of Disco}Donna Summer – Greatest Hits [Island Def Jam: 1998]
  5. “Mexico” {RIP: Carlos Fuentes}Thea Gilmore – Murphy’s Heart [101 Distribution: 2010]
  6. “Wild Thing” {RIP: Maurice Sendack}Chip Taylor & Carrie Rodriguez – The New Bye and Bye [Red General: 2010]
  7. “Almost Cut My Hair” {RIP: Vidal Sassoon}Crosby Stills & Nash – Deja Vu [Atlantic: 1970]
  8. “Banjolina” {RIP: Doug Dillard}Doug Dillard – Hard Times [Snail Worx/Sierra: 2006]
  9. “Time is Tight” {RIP: Duck Dunn}Booker T & the MGs – Stax: 50th Anniversary [Stax: 2007]
  10. “Hey Go Go Mickey” {RIP: Chuck Brown}Chuck Brown – Your Game: Live at the 9:30 Club [Rear Venture: 2001]
  11. “Will O’ the Wisp” {Gil Evans 100th birthday}Miles Davis – Sketches of Spain [Columbia: 1960]
  12. “1918” {HD will be vising Walk Right In next Tuesday}The Honey Dewdrops – If the Sun Will Shine [CD Baby: 2009]
  13. “Blind Willie McTell” {Happy 71st birthday, Bobby}The Nightwatchman – Chimes of Freedom [Amnesty: 2012]
  14. “Baby Let Me Follow You Down”Marianne Faithful – Chimes of Freedom [Amnesty: 2012]
  15. “TV Talkin Song”Bob Dylan – Under the Red Sky [Columbia: 1990]
  16. “Beyond Here Lies Nothin'”Bob Dylan – Together Through Life [Columbia: 2009]
  17. “Ohio” {By request, dedicated to the class of 1968 by listener Andrew}Crosby,Stills, Nash and Young – Four Way Street [Atlantic: 1971]
I talked overMozart’s Sonata in E-Flat, performed by Roman Totenberg, who died at 101.

Listen to this show on the Tape Vault. It will be available for the next two weeks.

Guest DJ: Anne

  • “Danger” – Lijadu Sisters – Danger
  • “Timba” – Muntu Valdo – African Blues
  • “Nothing in Rambling” – Memphis Minnie
  • “St. Louis Blues” – John Fahey – LeJoe Death [gend of Blind]
  • “No Body Knows nobody cares” – Sister Rosetta Tharpe – Complete Works
  • “The Beatles” – Devendra Banhart – Cripple Crow
  • “Lady Madonna” – Caetano Veloso – Qualquer Coisa
  • “O Leozinho” – Beruit – Red Hot Rio
  • “Marcha dos Gafanhotos” – Nara Leao – Meu Primerio Amor
  • “In a Manner of Speaking” – Nouvelle Vague – Nouvelle Vague
  • “Viramundo” – Maria Bethania – Collab Albumn
  • “Deus me Perdoe” – Marilia Medalha – Caminhada
  • “Song for Babt” – Isobel Campbell – Amorino
  • “S’wonderful” – Joao Gilberto – Amoroso
  • “Woy Tiladio” – Sidi Toure – Koima
  • “Chere” – Amadou & Mariam
  • “Phom Mai Wun” – The Impossibles – Impossibles Medley
  • “Sitting In The Park” – Alton Ellis – Lovers Magic
  • “Vini Vini” – Terorotura – Lure of Tahiti
  • “Hukilau” – Kalani Bright – Lovely Hula Hands
  • “Out on the Weekend” – Neil Young – Harvest
  • “Samba em Paz” – Caetano Veloso – Collab Albumn
  • “Cotidiano” – Chico Buarque – Construcao
  • “Balansamba” – Lucio Alves – Balansamba

Listen to this show on the Tape Vault. It will be available for the next two weeks.

Thanks to all who pledged during our show. Remember, there’s still time to pledge, and if for some reason you’d like to pledge for Vagabond Shoes, you can still contribute on-line via our secure server and note the show name.

This show is dedicated to the memory Pete Fornatale.

DJs: Bruce and David

  1. “One is the Loneliest Number” – The Tao of Groove featuring Leslie King – Brazil Remixed [Groove Gravy: 2003]
  2. “One Too Many Mornings” – Johnny Cash & the Avett Brothers – Chimes of Freedom: The Songs of Bob Dylan Honoring 50 Years of A [Amnesty: 2012]
  3. “Thirty Six Inches High” – Jim Ford – The Sounds of Our Times
  4. “Three Hundred Pounds of Joy” – Howling Wolf
  5. “I don’t need a Thousand Acres” – Judith Edelman – Perfect World
  6. “One by One” – Laura Cantrell – Kitty Wells Dresses: Songs of the Queen of Country Music [Indie Europe/Zoom: 2011]
  7. “Back to Zero” – The Rolling Stones – Dirty Work [CBS: 1986]
  8. “100 Days, 100 Nights” – Sharon Jones & the Dap Kings – 100 Days, 100 Nights [Daptone: 2007]
  9. “Three Times Seven” – Merle Travis
  10. “Five Brothers” – Marty Robbins – No. 1 Cowboy
  11. “Million Dollar Bash” – Dylan/Band
  12. “One Thousand Years of a Tarantula” – Dengue Fever – In the Key Lines [Society for Sound: 2011]
  13. “District Six” – Hugh Masekela – Live at the Market Theater [Times Squared: 2006]
  14. “20/20 Vision” – Chris Thile & Michael Daves – Sleep With One Eye Opened [Nonesuch: 2011]
  15. “Only One Number Two” – Mary Lorson And The Soubrettes – BurnBabyBurn [CD Baby: 2011]
  16. “Numbers Don’t Lie” – The Mynabirds – Paste Magazine Sampler [Paste: 2010]
  17. “Seven Cent Cotton” – Pete Seeger – American Industrial Ballads
  18. “32-20” – Charlatans – Amazing Charlatans
  19. “Magnificent Seven” – Clash – Sandanista
  20. “Top Forty” – Mose Allison – Allison Wonderland [Atlantic: 1994]
  21. “Forty Thousand Headmen (Live)” – Traffic – John Barleycorn Must Die [Universal: 2011]
  22. “500 Miles from Home” – Bobby Bare
  23. “Four Strong Winds” – Ian & Sylvia
  24. “Cinco de Mayo” – War

Listen to this show on the Tape Vault. It will be available for the next two weeks.

We didn’t quite make our goal, but we got close. Thanks to Freddy the Freeloader for helping out in the studio. And, remember there’s plenty of time left to pledge, particularly the “By the Numbers” show we’ll be doing on Saturday for Vagabond Shoes.

  • “Fire Brigade Water the Road” – Bamboo Shoes – World Library of Folk and Primitive Music Caribbean [Columbia: 1955]
  • “Drmes (Shaking Dance)” – Croatia Artist – World Library of Folk and Primitive Music: Yugoslavia [Columbia: 1955]
  • “Pretty Peggy-O” – Bob Dylan – Bob Dylan [Columbia: 1962]
  • “Peggy-O” – Simon & Garfunkel – Wednesday Morning 3 AM [Columbia: 1963]
  • “Cross Road Blues” – Robert Johnson – The Complete Recordings [Columbia: 1990]
  • “This Land is Your Land” – Pete Seeger – The World of Pete Seeger [Columbia: 1973]
  • “The Bourgeois Blues” – Taj Mahal – Folkways: A Vision Shared [Columbia: 1988]
  • “Blowin’ in the Wind” – Bob Dylan – The Freewheelin’ Bob Dylan [Columbia: 1963]
  • “Love is Just a Four-Letter Word” – Joan Baez – Earl Scruggs: His Family and Friends [Columbia: 1972]
  • “Subterranean Homesick Blues” – Bob Dylan – Bringing It All Back Home [Columbia: 1965]
  • “The Sounds of Silence” – Simon & Garfunkel – Sounds of Silence [Columbia: 1966]
  • “A Simple Desultory Philippic” – Simon & Garfunkel – Parsely, Sage, Rosemary and Thyme [Columbia: 1966]
  • “Lay Down Your Weary Tune” – The Byrds – Turn! Turn! Turn! [Columbia: 1965]
  • “Catch the Wind” – Paul Revere and theRaiders – Just Like Us! [Columbia: 1965]
  • “Hey Grandma” – Moby Grape – Moby Grape [Columbia: 1967]
  • “Avalanche” – Leonard Cohen – Songs of Love and Hate [Columbia: 1969]
  • “Bird of the Wire” – Leonard Cohen – Songs from a Room [Columbia: 1970]
  • “And When I Die” – Laura Nyro – Seasons of Ligth…Laura Nyro in Concert [Columbia: 1973]
  • “My Days are Numbered” – Blood Sweat and Tears – Blood Sweat and Tears [Columbia: 1967]
  • “Fourth of July Asbury Park” – Bruce Springsteen – The Wild, the Innocent and the E Street Shuffle [Columbia: 1973]

Listen to this show on the Tape Vault. It will be available for the next two weeks.

Yes, friends, it’s that time again. Time to pledge your support to the 2012 Folk Music Marathon, one of four yearly fundraisers and, in this case, the department to which Vagabond Shoes is filed. Here’s the overview:

The 2012 Folk Marathon is upon us, and what a schedule we have lined up for you! Our theme this year is “Too Hard To Label”. While that is certainly true for the breadth of programming heard on WTJU, we will be focusing on five of our favorite music labels: Smithsonian Folkways, Signature Sounds, Compass, Rounder and Rebel. And in honor of Woody Guthrie’s 100th birthday, we will do a few shows in his honor. Well known illustrator Frank Riccio has also contributed this year’s t-shirt design, and we believe it may well be one of the best ever.

Not only have our regular announcers come up with the usual line up of special programs, but several musicians from the community are doing programs; and we don’t mean just live performances. Yes we have Love Canon, Virginia Ramblers, Buzzard Hollow Boys, Trees on Fire, Downbeat Project and Alligator coming in to play during the fundraiser. But other musical acts are also going to program their own shows during the marathon. Charlie Pastorfield, Beleza, the Honey Dewdrops, Chris Pandolfi and Andy Falco from the Infamous Stringdusters, Alex Caton and Ned Oldham, Morwenna Lasko & Jay Pun, Jeff Vogelgesang and Grant Colby, and Joe Overton will all host their own shows for this year’s folk fundraiser.

We also have one WTJU alum, Aaron Margosis, aka The Eclectic Baboon, coming back to do an all Lucinda Williams show; a longtime listener (and UVa alum) in Pennsylvania, Michael Mabry, driving down for a show he is calling Creeque Alley, and a well known Louisiana expat now living in this area, Dave Shreve, serving up a program filled with the sounds of Cajun and Zydeco. During the overnight hours from midnight to 6 am, we will be airing several of Jorma Kaukonen’s (Hot Tuna) Fur Peace Ranch radio program, which include interviews and live music with musicians such as Tony Rice, Peter Rowan, Larry Keel, Chris Smither and John Hammond.

That’s only scratching the surface of what is coming up April 30 through May 6, so be sure to check out the complete schedule. In order for us to reach our goal of $40,000, we of course need to hear from you. So please take a moment to make your donation by calling 434-924-3959. Or you can also contribute on-line via our secure server.

The special Vagabond Shoes marathon show starts this Saturday at 6pm and runs a little later until 8pm.
By the Numbers
Saturday, May 05 06:00PM
Hosted by: David Soyka and Bruce Koplin

During the Folk Marathon 2012, it’s all about numbers – the number of pledges, the dollar amount pledged, the number of listeners who support us – but also about a number of musical styles, from traditional folk to country and its “alt” descendants to folk-rock to Celtic and world. We’re also going by the numbers in song titles, from “One to Many Mornings” to “Fifty Ways to Leave Your Lover” to “(I’d) Wait a Million Years.” See how it all adds up on Saturday at 6 when we hope to add your number to the pledges of support for WTJU!

Also, David has a show this Wednesday, May 2, from 2-4 pm.

Columbia Records and the Folk Explosion
When: Wednesday, May 02 02:00PM
Hosted by: David Soyka

Founded in 1888, Columbia Records is the oldest brand name in recorded music. In 1948, Columbia introduced the LP format that could contain an entire symphony, musical, or thematic album of vocal or instrumental music — a standard still in use today for the growing minority that still enjoys vinyl. Columbia was one of the pre-eminent record labels for folk and folk-rock movements in the 1960s and the singer/songwriter ethos that emerged from that, discovering Bob Dylan, the Byrds, Moby Grape, and Simon and Garfunkel, as well as others you may have heard and some you may have forgotten. We’ll delve into that rich vein of folk musical history by putting the needle in the groove. Don’t let the occasional scratch or pop deter you; we can only continue to maintain our commitment to such a high quality musical experience with your generous pledge of support to WTJU during the 2012 Folk Marathon. We’re looking for a record show of support that only you can help bring about.

Thanks for your support, without which none of this would be possible.

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