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The Last Worlds of Trad Upload July 2011

Fred McCormick 26 Jul 11 - 07:12 AM
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Subject: The Last Worlds of Trad Upload July 2011
From: Fred McCormick
Date: 26 Jul 11 - 07:12 AM

Worlds of Trad Upload. July 2011

The latest edition of Worlds of Trad is now uploaded and I'm sorry to tell folks it will be the last one in its present form. The truth is that the station is such a massive time consumer, and I have taken on so many other commitments lately, that something had to go. Also, for some unaccountable reason, listening figures have been in a state of continuous decline for several months now. No, I don't think it's just the summer, because in previous years, listening figures have held up extremely well. If anybody has any ideas as to what's gone wrong, I'll be glad to hear from them.

Anyway, the annual subscription is due on September 11th, so the present upload will be online until that day. For me I'll be spending the next few months looking for and evaluating alternative ISPs, to see if I can find something that's a lot more user friendly, from the listener's point of view, as well from mine, can be put together fairly easily, and doesn't leave me hidebound with the mess of restrictions that American copyright imposes on Internet broadcasters.

As you might expect, we're going out in a blaze of glory, with new some stunning new releases from Hedy West, Woody Guthrie, Bert Lloyd and George Lewis. We've also got a yodel from Leadbelly, a bit of hoboing from Furry Lewis, and we dig out an old recording of Muddy Waters singing Smokestack Lightnin'. Yup, two years before Howlin' Wolf recorded what for many is the definitive version, Muddy cut his own rendering, and believe me, it's no less jaw dropping than the Wolf's.

What's more, we've assembled a right rogues gallery in the forms of Charlie Murray, Son House, Sheila Stewart, May Bradley, Bukka White, Jim Eldon and Jimpson, who assure us that a spell in the slammer is highly unrecommended, and they're going straight from now on.

There's a couple more of our usual musical mystery tours and we say a fond farewell to jazz singer Ottilie Patterson, country fiddlers Kenny Baker and Benton Flippen, and the feisty radical singer and fighter for social justice, Hazel Dickens; All of whom have sadly passed away in the last couple of months.

We also hear some wonderful blues piano from Little Brother Montgomery, some wonderful Scots piano from Elisabeth Stewart, and a remarkable collaboration between blues singer Mama Yancey, and pianist Erwin Helfer.

On top of that we take a look at a new biography of Woody Guthrie and hear Guthrie leading a massive chorus in one of his most famous anti-fascist songs.

Last, and in response to last Friday's appalling massacre, I dug out a piece of fiddle music from Norwegian fiddler, Finn Vabø. It's called Knepphallingen, and has no connection with the events of last Friday that I'm aware of. But it can stand as a tribute to all those murdered people, and to all the people of Norway and to everyone who was as shocked and stunned as I was.

To hear the programme go to

On the other hand, or if that doesn't work, you can bring up the station page first. Click on

Then roll the mouse over the face near the top of the screen and click the grey PLAY button when it appears.

Happy Listenings,

Fred McCormick.

July 2011 Worlds of Trad Playlist.

I'm Goin' Mother (Mama). Leadbelly. Rounder. CD 1151. Bridging Leadbelly
Waiting For a Train. Furry Lewis. Sony. Complete Blue Horizon Sessions
Sunbeam Blues. Fred Adams/Billiken Johnson. Magpie. PYCD 15. Piano Blues: Dallas 1927 - 1929
Orange Blossom Special. Bill Monroe. Properbox. 29. Bluegrass Bonanza
Wait and Listen Blues. Fred McMullen. Catfish. KATCD 118. Tommy Johnson and Associates
Smokestack Lightnin'. Muddy Waters. Charly. CD RED BOX 3. Complete Muddy Waters 1947 - 1967
Canto de Arriero. J.M. Rodriguez; Emilio Soto. Rounder. 116611744 2. World Library of Folk and Primitive Music Vol 4.
Amhrán Pheter Mhicil Báille. Meaití Jó Sheamuis, O' Fátharta. Cló Iar Chonnachta. CICD 154. Bóithríní an Locháin
Hawalarda Ockan, Ay, Kaz Mikan- (What Soars Through the Air, Is It a Goose). N.I. Garayev. Topic. TSCD 912. Music of the Tartar People
Blackberry Blossom/Maud Miller/Up To Your Knees In Sand. Mary Bergin. Feadóga Stáin. Gael Linn. CEFCD 071
Blackberry Blossom. Billy Baker. Rebel. Reb 4000. Rebel Records; 35 Years of the Best in Bluegrass 1960 – 1995
Diamond Joe. Phil Tanner's Skillet Lickers. Global Village. C 311. The Tanner Legacy Now
Diamond Joe. Charlie Butler. Rounder. CD 1500. Treasury of Library of Congress Field Recordings
My Last Farewell to Stirling. Charlie Murray. Greentrax. TNGM 109. Scottish Tradition 1: Bothy Ballads. Music from the North East
County Farm Blues. Son House. Revenant. RVNCD 212. Screaming And Hollering the Blues
The Convict's Song. Sheila Stewart. Ossian. OSS CD 96. The Stewarts of Blair
Sweet Swansea. May Bradley. EFDSS. LP 1006. Garners Gay
Parchman Farm Blues. Bukka White. CBS. COL 468992 2. The Story of the Blues
Little Boy. Jim Eldon. Stick. SD 002. I wish there was no prisons
No More My Lord. Jimpson. Prison Songs: Historical Recordings from Parchman Farm 1947-48: Vol 1: Murderous Home. Rounder. CD 1714
We'll Never Turn Back. The Freedom Singers. Voices of the Civil Rights Movement-Black American Freedom Songs 1960-1966. Smithsonian Folkways. SF 40084
Soa Ny Manakavana. Tarika Sammy. Rogue. FMSD 5024. Fanafody
Sanchi Rakhe. Deurali. Gaurab Music. GMCD 07. Himalayan Folk Songs of Nepal
Valle Popullore (Folk Dance). Alecks Xhelili. Saydisc. CDSDL 431. Cry You Mountains, Cry You Fields: Traditional Songs & Instrumental Music from S.E. Albania
Bu Yil Dari Cokoldu. Orhan Ugurluel. Argo. RG 561. Living Tradition; Music From Turkey
Tennessee waltz. Lititz Mento Band. Haus Der Kulturen Der Welt. 281512. Dance Music and Working Songs of Jamaica
Georgia Grind. Ottilie Patterson with the Chris Barber Jazz Band. Lake. LACD 268. 1957-58
Lisa Ann Waltz. Kenny Baker. County. CO-CD-2731. Frost on the Pumpkin
Kansas City Railroad Blues. Benton Flippen. Rounder. CD 0326. Old Times, New Times
West Virginia, My Home. Hazel Dickens. Rounder. CD 0126. Hard Hitting Songs for Hard Hit People
Green Rolling Hills of West Virginia. Hedy West. Bear Family. BF 15003. Love, Hell and Biscuits
Improvised Prelude in the Modal Nuance Bac of the Bac Mode F. Nguyen Vinh Bao. Unesco/Auvidis. D 8105. Musics of the Earth
The Valentine. Tom West. Yazoo. 2200. Kentucky Mountain Music
The Jolly Beggar. Elizabeth Stewart. Elphinstone Institute. EICD 002. Binnorie-Songs, Ballads & Tunes
The Lark. Stanley Robertson. Elphinstone Institute. EICD 004. The College Boy
Brigand's March. Gienek Wiczek's Bukowina Band. Nimbus. NI 5464. Music of the Tatra Mountains
La Bamba. Unknown musicians. Air Mail Music. SA 141013. Mexico
How Long Brother? 3:36. Little Brother Montgomery. Original Blues Classics. OBCCD 554-2.
Piano Tunes: The Hielan' Wedding/The Laird o Drumblair/The Blue Bells o Scotland. Elizabeth Stewart. Elphinstone Institute. EICD 002. Binnorie-Songs, Ballads & Tunes
Maybe I'll cry. Mama (Estella) Yancey_Erwin Helfer, pno. Evidence. ECD 26078 2. Maybe I'll Cry
Benton's Dream-Mike in the Wilderness. Fiddlehead. Routledge. ISBN 10: 0415-99147-1. Irish Traditional Music
Pospusni sa, Sar planino. Valya Balanska, vcl/Dimitar Petkovski, kaba gadja. BMA 1001. Beyond the Mystery; Village Music of Bulgaria.
Fandango Gallego. Ensemble Eidos. Chant du Monde. CMT 274003. Espagne Vol 1: Espagne Septrionale
Flower of the Quern. Chris Ormston. Kyloe. 103. Time Out of Mind
Hungarian Songs From Moldova. Vándorvaokál. Wild Boar Music. WBM 21032. Rózsát ültettem
Bound to Lose. Woody Guthrie. Rounder. CD 1700. Alan Lomax Collection Sampler
Knepphallingen. Finn Vabø. Hei so Dansa Jenta Mi. Heilo. HCD 7113
Lord Lord Lord You Sure Been Good To Me. George Lewis. Upbeat. URCD 240D. Vintage George Lewis from 1954 & 1955
Frankie Silvers. Hedy West. Fellside. FECD 241. Ballads & Songs From the Southern Appalachians
Robin Hood and The Tanner. Bert Lloyd. Fellside. FECD 240. Bramble Briars & Beams of the Sun-Traditional English Ballads
Jesus Christ. Woody Guthrie. Rounder. 11661116726. Live Wire
The Butcher's Boy. Vern Smelser. Dust to Digital. DTD 08. Art of Field Recording Vol 1
The Banks of the Schuylkil. Charles Ingenthron. Rounder. 82161 1108 2. Ozark Folksongs

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Subject: RE: The Last Worlds of Trad Upload July 2011
From: katlaughing
Date: 26 Jul 11 - 10:28 AM

Thanks, Fred. Sorry to hear it's the last!

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Subject: RE: The Last Worlds of Trad Upload July 2011
From: Will Fly
Date: 27 Jul 11 - 05:21 AM

Great list as usual, Fred - sorry to hear it's the last one for the moment. I hope you manage to get something that's easier to manage at a later date.

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Subject: RE: The Last Worlds of Trad Upload July 2011
From: RoyH (Burl)
Date: 27 Jul 11 - 11:09 AM

Sory to hear this news Fred. Thanks for all the great shows. I do hope you can find a way to re-start somehow. Roy

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