Irene Trudel on WFMU, East Orange, NJ (91.1 & 90.1 FM)
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Playlist for May 24, 1999:

Havin' a good time with Ralph Litwin.




*Denotes a selection from my collection.
Cul de Sac "Etaoin Shrdlu" Crashes to Light
*The Verlaines "Ready To Fly" Ready To Fly
David Garland "My 2 Hands" /"Late One Night" /"Maine Title Theme" Togetherness
The Beau Hunks Saxophone Soctette: Irving Berlin "Tell Me, Little Gypsy" The Beau Hunks Saxophone Soctette

*Giovanni Sollima "Aquilarco #9 (Rotating Dance)" Aquilarco
JPP "A Night In The Archipelago" History
Taraf De Haïdouks "Balada Conducatorolui" Taraf De Haïdouks
*John Cale "Ari Sleepy Too" /"Iceburg I" Dance Music (for Nico, the ballet)
Bill Frisell "The Pioneers" Good Dog, Happy Man

*Steve Tilston "Sleepy Time" An Acoustic Confusion
Wizz Jones "Mary Go Round" Right Now
*Joe Venuti and Earl Hines "Easy To Love" Hot Sonatas
*Dan Hicks and His Hot Licks "Walkin' One and Only" /"Innocent Bystander" Striking It Rich!
*Geoff Muldaur "Mistreated Mama" The Secret Handshake

Live Performance by Ralph Litwin and Al Podbur

Singer /songwriter /guitarist /banjo and harmonica player Ralph Litwin practices a style of good-timey folk music that never really goes out of fashion-- I guarantee it'llbring a smile to your face. Once called the "Hillbilly Pavorotti," Litwin was twice voted NJ Old Style Banjo Champion, Winner of the Uncle Dave Macon Freewheelin' Style, and won 2nd place in the Harmonica catagory in the 1996 Uncle Dave Macon Days in Mulesboro, TN. Ralph hosts a weekly cable television show, "Horses Sing None Of It," shown in the New Jersey /New York area featuring the finest folk musicians he can find.

Mr. Litwin is also heavily involved with The Folk Project, a 25+ year old organization dedicated to furthering interest in folk music in the tri-state area. You'll find information on where to see Ralph's cable TV show, as well as a ton of information on other artists, gigs and venues in the folk world.

Mr. Litwin was joined by regular partner Al Podbur, who was a founding member of The Delaware Water Gap, a former member of The Wretched Refuse String Band, and sings with the NY Men's Labor Chorus (I'll have to check on this name--it's from my faulty memory!).

Ralph and Al play a semi-regular gig at Uncle Gibb's Southern Barbeque, in Staten Island, NY (at 40 Bay St., in walking distance of the Staten Island Ferry).

Check out Ralph Litwin's website

*Dots Will Echo "I Love Her Shoes" /"So What" Get Your Hands Off My Modem, You Weasel!
*NRBQ "Still In School" Ridin' In My Car
*Stefan Grossman "For Elvie (and Then Some)" Bottleneck Serenade
The Delaware Water Gap "I'm Gonna Sit Right Down and Write Myself a Letter" From The Rivers of Babylon To The Land of Jazz


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