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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.

This weekend Vagabond Shoes is pre-empted by the 2012 Rock Marathon. We know you’ll miss us, but it’s all for a good cause, and the special programming is, as you’d expect, pretty special.  The Marathon continues on through to Monday, February 13.  If you haven’t been listening, you’ve been missing out on a week full-to-bursting with special radio tributes (covering everything from Dubstep to the career of John Lennon to classic soul music), specialty programs (check out the weeknight slots devoted to music from past decades), and live in-studio performances from standout regional bands (Borrowed Beams of Light, Mountains, Girl Choir, Fire Tapes and Corsair). You’ll want to super glue your dial to 91.1 FM and all week long — the 2012 WTJU Rock Marathon is slated to be a music lover’s aural paradise.

Phone operators are standing by at 434-3959 to take your pledge. You can also click here to donate to WTJU’s Rock Marathon(Go left and hit the “Support WTJU” button)

Because that is what the WTJU Rock Marathon is all about – raising money so that the Sound Choice in Central Virginia can continue to be Virginia’s non-commercial, non-formatted radio alternative for not only rock music, but Classical, Folk, Blues, Jazz, Country, World Music and all of the sounds in between.

No Vagabond Shoes this week as we are pre-empted by the Classical Marathon.  As always, give generously, give frequently, give what you can to support this unique station. Here are the details:

During the week of December 5-11, tune in to WTJU 91.1 FM to hear glorious classical music around-the-clock, presented by some of your favorite hosts. Programs will run the gamut of classical genres: from medieval music to 21st Century composers; from baroque to romantic; from solo piano to grand opera. The marathon will conclude Sunday, December 11 with a specially-chosen performance of Handel’s “Messiah” (another tradition of WTJU Classical Marathons).

Check out the entire Classical Marathon program schedule, including show descriptions.

Recent classical marathons have been fundraising record-breakers – and that’s another tradition we’d like to continue. Donate online today – either a one-time donation or a recurring monthly donation.

Don’t forget, we record all our shows for convenient streaming up to two weeks from the date of broadcast. So, if you missed a show, you can still hear it at our Tape Vault.

Thanks for your support!

Hosts: David and Aer

  • “Chez Drennon” – Rick Olivarez Trio – Adieu Bienville [Self: 2008]
  • “Pala Tute” – Gogol Bordello – Trans-Continental Hustle [American: 2010]
  • “O Dewel” – Fishtank Ensemble – Women in Sin [Self: 2011]
  • “Swing 45” – Rick Olivarez Trio – Live
  • “I Ask the Flower” – Rick Olivarez Trio – Live
  • “Dinette” – Rick Olivarez Trio – Live
  • “Three on a Match” – Rick Olivarez Trio – Live
  • “Plastibouquere” – Rick Olivarez Trio – Live
  • “Suir Montone” – Rick Olivarez Trio – Live
  • “Berenduns” – Rick Olivarez Quartet – Live
  • “Chocolate (pizza pie)” – Rick Olivarez Quartet – Live
  • “Zingarno (Gypsy)” – Rick Olivarez Quartet – Live
  • “Bicycle Chardiss” – Rick Olivarez Quartet – Live
  • “Muldavian Hora” – Rick Olivarez Quartet – Live
  • “Vous em moi” – Rick Olivarez Quartet – Live
  • “Duke & Dukie” – Rick Olivarez Quartet – Live
  • “Night And Day” – Rick Olivarez Quartet – Live
Listen to this show on the Tape Vault. It will be available for the next two weeks.
Thanks to everyone who contributed to this and all of the 2011 Jazz Marathon programs. WTJU literally cannot exist without your support.

DJs: David and Bruce

  1. “St. Louis Tickle”Vess Ossman w Ossman-Vedley Tri – Progressions:100 Years of Jazz Guitar [Sony: 2005]
  2. “While My Guitar Gently Weeps”Marc Ribot – Rootless Cosmopolitans [Island: 1990]
  3. “Threshold”Geogre Turner Trio – Slip Don’t Fall [1999]
  4. “Red Cross”Tiny Grimes – Charlie Parker: The Complete Savoy and Dial Master Takes [Savoy Jazz: 2000]
  5. “Solo Flight”Charlie Christian with Benny Goodman Orchestra – Charlie Christian: The Genius of the Electric Guitar [Columbia: 1990]
  6. “Running Wild”Les Paul with Mary Ford – Progressions: 100 Years of Jazz Guitar [Sony: 2005]
  7. “Mountain Melody”Chet Atkins – Chet Atkins: Guitar Legend-The RCA Years [Buddha: 2000]
  8. “Beck’s Bolero”Jeff Beck – Performing this Week [Eagle Rock: 2008]
  9. “Rock & Roll Hoochie Koo”Les Paul, Kenny Wayne Shepherd, Edgar Winter and Noah Hunt – Les Paul & Friends: American Made World Played [Capitol: 2005]
  10. “I Can’t Get No Satisfaction”This Meets That – This Meets That [Scobiz: 2007]
  11. “Night and Day”Django Reinhardt – Verve Jazz [Verve: 1953]
  12. “I Can’t See for Looking”Kenny Burrell – A Night at the Vanguard [Chess: 1969]
  13. “How deep is the Ocean”Joe Pass – Tivoli Gardens [OJC: 1979]
  14. “Exit”Pat Martino – Comin’ & Goin’ [32 Jazz: 1976]
  15. “Once Upon a Time in the West”John Zorn – The Big Gundown [Nonesuch: 1985]
    Robert Quine and Jody Harris on Guitar
  16. “Tequila”Wes Montgomery – Tequila [Polygram: 1966]
  17. “Just You and Me”Duke Robillard and Herb Ellis – More Conversations in Swing Guitar [Stony Plain: 2003]
  18. “St. James Infirmary”The Howard Fishman Quartet – The Howard Fishman Quartet [Monkey Records: 1999]
  19. “Joe Kirby’s Blues”Immergluck, Kapham, Krummenacher & Hanes – I Am the Resurrection: A Tribute to John Fahey [Vanguard: 2006]
  20. “Come Sunrise”Grant Green – Sunday Mornin’ [Blue Note: 1961]

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

The  2011 Jazz Fundraising Marathon is going on right now.

Why not Donate Now and vote to support WTJU’s unique programming?

The marathon runs from September 26 through October 2nd.  More details and a complete program schedule can be found on the WTJU Marathon website.

While Vagabond Shoes is not appearing in its regular 6-7:30 pm time on Saturday, Bruce and David will host a program on jazz guitar Saturday afternoon, October 1,  from 3-5 pm.  Also, David will be hosting Rick Olivarez live in the studio from 7-9 pm on Sunday, October 2.

Jazz Guitar
Saturday, October 01 03:00PM
Hosted by:
David Soyka/Bruce Koplin

The term jazz guitar may refer to either a type of guitar or to the variety of guitar playing styles used in the various genres which are commonly termed jazz. The jazz-type guitar was born as a result of using electric amplification to increase the volume of conventional acoustic guitars. Conceived in the early 1930s, the electric guitar became a necessity as jazz musicians sought to amplify their sound. We’ll amplify on the style of the jazz guitar, from Charlie Christian to Kurt Rosenwinkle, from Wes Montgomery and Herb Ellis to John Scofield and Pat Metheny, featuring live performances where possible.

LIVE in the Studio: Rick Olivarez Trio
Sunday, October 02 07:00PM
Hosted by:
David Soyka
It’s time for gypsy music, from Django to Gorgol Bordello. Featuring the Rick Olivarez Trio playing live in the studio with Rick himself picking out his favorite gypsy swing tunes. We’ll be passing around the hat for your contributions to the cause.

Check out our full schedule of marathon specials.

Don’t forget, we record all our shows for convenient streaming up to two weeks from the date of broadcast. So, if you missed a live show, you can still hear it at our Tape Vault. (We know you’ll want to hear them all!)

We invite you to join us on WTJU, and remember that Jazz Lives Here.

Sunday, the last day of the Marathon, I co-hosted this show with Rebecca.  We had a great response.  Thanks to all who pledged throughout the Marathon. And, remember, you can still pledge online.

  1. “Lovesick” – Bob Dylan – Time out of Mind
  2. “Just Like a Woman” – Richie Havens – Bob Dylan: The 30th Anniversary Concert Collection
  3. “Mama You’ve Been on Your Mind” – Rod Stewart – Never a Dull Moment
  4. “Tomorrow Is A Long Time” – Ian And Sylvia – Troubabdors Of the Folk Era
  5. “If Not For You” – Bryan Ferry – Dylanesque
  6. “I’ll Be Your Baby Yonight” – Barb Jungr – No Regrets
  7. “Girl from the North Country” – Joni Mitchell and Johnny Cash – Johhny Cash Show
  8. “Moonlight” – Maria Muldair – Heart of Mine-Maria Muldair Sings Love Songs of Bob Dylan
  9. “Buckets of Rain” – Maria Muldair – Heart of Mine-Maria Muldair Sings Love Songs of Bob Dylan
  10. “Girl from the North Country” – Bob Dylan and Johnny Cash – Nashville Skyline
  11. “Lay Lady Lay” – Maria Muldaur – Heart Of Mine-The Love Songs Of Bob Dylan
  12. “I Want You” – Sophie B. Hawkins – Tongues and Tails
  13. “My Back Pages” – Bob Dylan – Another Side of Bob Dylan
  14. “If You See Her, Say Hello” – Mary Lee’s Corvette – Blood on the Tracks
  15. “Shelter from the Storm” – Mary Lee’s Corvette – Blood on the Tracks
  16. “Diamonds and Rust” – Judy Collins and Joan Baez – Paradise
  17. “You’re Gonna Make Me Lonesome When You Go” – Madeleine Peyroux
  18. “I Want You” – Cyrille Neville and Friends – Blues On Blonde On Blonde Blues
  19. “Everything’s Broken” – Tim O’Brien – Red On Blonde
  20. “Love Minus Zero/No Limit” – Eliza Gilkeyson – Nod To Bob

DJ: Bruce

Some technical difficulties notwithstanding, the beat went on…

  1. “Let’s Take 16 Bars, partial” – Art Blakey – Drums around the Corner
  2. “Land of Gourds and Honey” – Richmond Indigenous Gourd Orchestra – Gourd Shack
  3. “Tar Solo” – Slah Manaa – Art of Arabic Folk Music
  4. “Crommanti” {Alan Lomax field Recordings 1962} – Drummers of Carriacou – Caribbean Voyage – Saracca
  5. “Sheikh Shamil” – Seyl Samil – Compilation Topic turkey
  6. “Ramana” {Nomad} – Glen Veleze – Ramana
  7. “Mutton Legs (clogging” {Smithsonian} – Laurier & Henri Riendeau – Compilation- Franco American Music of New England
  8. “Where does the Lone Ranger take his garbage?” – Nathanial Stookey – Junkestra [Innova]
  9. “Desire developes an Edge” – Kip Hanrahan – Desire Developes an Edge [American Clave: 1983]
  10. “Cancelling Stamps – University of Ghana P.O.” – Compilation – Worlds of Music
  11. “Hamayala (partial)” – Hamza El Din – Lily of the Nile [Waterlilly]
  12. “” – Kamalesh Maitra – Rough Guide India
  13. “Improvisation on Chauk lan bat dums” – “chauk lan bat of Ko Thein Htay’ – Compilation White Elephants & Golden Ducks/Music of Burma [Shanachie: 1997]
  14. “Side Step with the Toes” – Narasirato Pan Pipers – Cry of the Ancestors – Solomons Islands [ARC/Euclic]
  15. “Ocean Wave” – Jack deJohnnette & Foday Musa Suso – Music for the Hearts of the masters [Kindred Rhythm]
  16. “Maria Chibu – mbira duet” – On The Edge of the Ituri Forest [SWP – Hugh Tracey field recoridi]
  17. “Mamango” – Mbayah (equatorial guinea) – Mbayah [NubaNegra: 1999]
  18. “Caravanseri” – M’boom (Max Roach directory) – MBoom [1979]
  19. “Kip Quest” – Giovaani Hidalgo- Kip Hanrahan – Deep Rumba
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