Options Shrunken Planet with Jeffrey Davison: Playlist from April 28, 2018 Options

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Folk; old-timey; blues; psych, avant and acid folk old and new; ambient and electronic; lots of guitar; detours elsewhere.

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Options April 28, 2018

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Artist Track Album Label Comments Approx. start time
Cath & Phil Tyler  Lady Dysie   Options The Ox and the Ax  Thread Recordings    0:00:00 (Pop‑up)
Wizz Jones  Omie Wise   Options Lucky the Man  Scenescof    0:04:58 (Pop‑up)
Hedy West  Erin's Green Shore   Options Hedy West  Vanguard    0:09:31 (Pop‑up)
Jean Ritchie  Jackero   Options Songs From Kentucky  Westminster    0:13:34 (Pop‑up)
John Jacob Niles  John of Hazel Green   Options The Ballads of John Jacob Niles  Tradition    0:19:30 (Pop‑up)
Ginny Hawker  The Palace Grand   Options Letters From My Father  Rounder    0:20:30 (Pop‑up)
Hobart Smith  Claude Allen   Options Virginia Tradtions: Native Virginia Ballads  Global Village    0:24:54 (Pop‑up)
Texas Gladden  The House Carpenter   Options Anglo-American Ballads  The Library of Congress     0:28:23 (Pop‑up)
Anna & Elizabeth  Poor Pilgrim of Sorrow   Options Anna & Elizabeth  Free Dirt    0:31:19 (Pop‑up)
Bill Shute & Lisa Null  Lord Ullin's Daughter   Options The Feathered Maiden & Other Ballads  Green Linnet    0:34:20 (Pop‑up)
Bascom Lamar Lunsford  Lulu Wall   Options The Rose Grew Round the Briar, Volume 1  Yazoo    0:40:01 (Pop‑up)
Bert Hare  I'm Dying, Mother   Options Art of Field Recording  Dust-to-Digital     0:43:02 (Pop‑up)
Buddy Thomas  Feed My Horse on Corn and Hay   Options Traditional Fiddle Music of Kentucky: Up the Ohio and Licking Rivers (V.A.)  Rounder    0:47:36 (Pop‑up)
Taylor & Stella Kimble  Greasy String   Options Music From the Mountains  (no label)    0:49:54 (Pop‑up)
Clifton Hicks  Hand Me Down   Options Jalopy Records 7" Series  Jalopy Records    0:51:55 (Pop‑up)
Shirley Collins  Black-Eyed Susan   Options The Power of the True Love Knot  Hannibal    1:05:15 (Pop‑up)
David Jones  Easy and Slow   Options Easy and Slow  Minstrel    1:08:35 (Pop‑up)
Isabel Sutherland  Bonnie Boy   Options Isabel Sutherland  EFDSS    1:12:10 (Pop‑up)
Bob and Ron Copper  The Month of May   Options English Shepherd and Farming Songs  Folk-Legacy    1:16:19 (Pop‑up)
Peter & Chris Coe  Cheshire May Day Carol   Options Open the Door and Let Us In  Trailer    1:18:25 (Pop‑up)
Nancy Wallace  I Live Not Where I Love   Options Old Stories  Midwich    1:21:28 (Pop‑up)
Owen McBride  Red Haired Mary   Options Owen McBride  Philo    1:25:15 (Pop‑up)
Dolores Keane & John Faulkner  The Bonny Light Horseman   Options Broken Hearted I'll Wander  Green Linnet    1:30:21 (Pop‑up)
Anne Briggs  The Recruited Collier   Options Anthems in Eden: An Anthology of British & Irish Folk 1955-1978  Castle    1:35:21 (Pop‑up)
Dick Gaughan  Jock O' Hazeldean   Options No More Forever  Trailer    1:37:57 (Pop‑up)
Nic Jones  The Golden Glove   Options The Noah's Ark Trap  Shanachie    1:42:08 (Pop‑up)
Maddy Prior & June Tabor  Burning of Auchidoon   Options Silly Sisters  Chrysalis    1:48:03 (Pop‑up)
Anna & Elizabeth live on WFMU recorded April 2, 2018, engineered by Irene Trudel
Anna & Elizabeth   (interview)   Options (live on WFMU)    Their Bandcamp page: https://annaandelizabeth.bandcamp.com/album/anna-elizabeth The page says that they're in Virginia, but they're both in New York City now, a fact that that makes me very happy.  1:58:59 (Pop‑up)
Anna & Elizabeth  John of Hazelgreen   Options (live on WFMU)    This song appears on their most recent album, The Invisible Comes to Us, just out on Smithsonian Folkways. https://annaandelizabeth.bandcamp.com/album/the-invisible-comes-to-us  2:14:35 (Pop‑up)
Anna & Elizabeth  Black-Eyed Susan   Options (live on WFMU)    This is one of an untold number of songs which came across from the British Isles but which became unknown here (or next to unknown), but which survives in the U.K. That being said, sometimes a song being covered by a half dozen people over the course of a couple of decades sometimes counts as "often" in trad folk circles. Clearly, Anna Roberts-Gevalt and Elizabeth LaPrelle are doing amazing work in keeping these old ballads alive.  2:17:57 (Pop‑up)
Anna & Elizabeth  Jeano   Options (live on WFMU)    To my ears, it may be possible to find contemporary singers in the ballad tradition who are as good and as important as Anna & Elizabeth, but I'm uncertain if there's anyone in their category. To me, they're the benchmark by which all contemporary ballad singers must be judged. They stand shoulder to shoulder with the great singers of yesteryear.  2:22:19 (Pop‑up)
Anna & Elizabeth  (interview)   Options (live on WFMU)    Their website: https://www.annaandelizabeth.com/  2:24:27 (Pop‑up)
Anna & Elizabeth  Here in the Vineyard   Options (live on WFMU)    From a 7-inch that came out early this year on Free Dirt Records. The A-side of the single is Hop High. The gals are just about to start a two week tour in the U.K, then going to Sweden in June.  2:29:07 (Pop‑up)
Anna & Elizabeth  (interview)   Options (live on WFMU)    Some of the songs from their new album, which were found in music archives, are largely unknown, and for which I could find little or no information on the web.  2:34:04 (Pop‑up)
Anna & Elizabeth  Irish Patriot   Options (live on WFMU)    I could find nothing on this song. Just in case you don't know, there's lots of stuff that's not on the web, and is available only to the dedicated diggers!  2:35:13 (Pop‑up)
Anna & Elizabeth  (interview)   Options (live on WFMU)    Do yourself a favor and see them live in concert, especially with the backup musicians that they're using now, which has brought a very different and deeply satisfying sound to these old songs.  2:38:45 (Pop‑up)
Anna & Elizabeth  Go to Sleep Little Baby   Options (live on WFMU)    They weren't planning to do this song but they were very gracious to add it to the session. I've been wanting to get A&E to WFMU for at least a couple of years so it was wonderful to finally bring this about. A big thank you to the amazing Irene Trudel for engineering this session.  2:55:34 (Pop‑up)

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Listener comments!

Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:01am annie:

good morning jeffrey and planeteers!
Avatar 6:02am duke:

Good morning Jeffrey and gang
  6:02am David in London:

Morning Jeffrey and all you Planeteers.
  6:03am testingwithfire:

Happy Saturday all!
Avatar 6:05am Sem:

Good morning, Jeffrey, annie, duke, DiL, testingw/fire.
  6:07am Doc Rock:

Good Morning & Happy Saturday 2 All
  6:08am David in London:

Hey Sem. DiL! I love it. Like a more personal PiL...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:24am Jeffrey Davison:

Good morning annie, duke, David in London, testingwithfire, Sem, Dock Rock, and one and all...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:24am Jeffrey Davison:

  6:27am upstate sean:

Play Stairway!
Just kidding, morning all.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:29am jkeigh:

Good Morning everyone!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:33am Jeffrey Davison:

hey there upstate sean, jkeigh.
  6:35am C.S.:

What a good morning on Jeffrey's planet!
Avatar 6:35am TDK60:

Good morning Jeffrey and folks from Hudson Heights, NYC, across from the Palisades.
  6:35am Mark R:

Wow, Anna & Elizabeth are really something special, aren't they? That spare sound--so haunting and beautiful. God.
Avatar 6:39am TDK60:

Mark R. Yes, haunting and so calming I almost jumped back into bed.
  6:43am debt collector:

Bascom is kind of rapping...
  6:43am Mark R:

Honestly only recently started exploring the ancient "Harry Smith Anthology of American Folk Music" and Bascom's on there. Very cool stuff, love it. You could spend the rest of your life discovering amazing people on that collection. Very expensive but worth it. If you find a used copy for a decent price, grab it!
  6:44am Cooh John:

Good morning Jeffrey and my Saturday morning compatriots.
  6:48am David in London:

@Mark R - yeah, worth every penny. It’s like having your own little time machine.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:54am Jeffrey Davison:

Greetings C.S., Mark R, TDK60, debt collector, Cooh John...
  6:55am exile-on-hicks-st:

@Mark - definitely pick up a copy of “Invisible Republic” as companion to Anth of Amer Folk... the book was re-titled “The Old, Weird America”, but I believe the content is the same.
Avatar 7:02am TDK60:

Right on, Hedy.
  7:08am exile-on-hicks-st:

There’s a great large pic of Harry Smith in the lovby of the Ace Hotell on 29th St. I used to work near there.
  7:09am Mr C:

Do you know the work of Dori Freeman? 2 albums so far..from Western Virginia. Quite good writer-singer..
Avatar 7:09am TDK60:

Never heard of a flute organ before.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:13am Jeffrey Davison:

Thanks exile-on-hicks-st.
Mr. C: yup. She's a keeper.
TDK60: I believe also called a portative organ
Avatar 7:16am TDK60:

Thanks Jeffrey. Well how about that? You learn something almost every day, sometimes when the caffeine hasn't even taken effect yet...
Avatar 7:21am spamoni:

Good morning Jeffrey and to the rest of the usual crew!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:32am Jeffrey Davison:

and a hearty hello to spamoni
  7:34am Jeff Conklin:

Just tuning in. Nice to catch a bit of the show live. This piece reminds me I just learned Martin Carthy played in town?!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:39am Jeffrey Davison:

Jeff Conklin: Hey there! Yeah, I missed that Martin Carthy show too. Shite.
  7:39am Pomona:

Beautiful songs to wake up to. Thank you.
  7:40am Jeff Conklin:

Ah Gaughan. The best!!!
Avatar 7:42am TDK60:

For those unaware, Jeff C. hosts a fine show here late Sundays -midnight to 3 am. (technically Monday, ha.)
  7:45am Jeff Conklin:

Ah Jones. Also the best!!
  7:46am Jeff Conklin:

And thanks tbk!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:47am Jeffrey Davison:

Thanks Pomona, and you're welcome.
Jeff C: I love Dick Gaughan but Nic Jones is the top of my list of male folk singers.
  7:48am Jeff Conklin:

Ok. Let’s arm wrestle at the fair later and settle the Gaughan/Jones debate.
Avatar 7:50am TDK60:

Just got this Silly Sisters album out of the public library -- great!
  7:54am David in London:

June Tabor was a force of nature. Amazing.
Avatar 7:58am TDK60:

This traditional-leaning show really hits the right notes today. // London David: Tabor no longer with us?
  8:01am David in London:

TDK - Sorry, possibly an inadvisable choice of word there. She doesn't seem to break musical cover much these days (hence 'was'), but she's still alive. She's welcome to kick my arse for that.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:04am MD:

Good Morning Gang!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:10am Jeffrey Davison:

Thanks for joining us, MD
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:30am tom from Glasgow:

hi Jeffrey + all. this is very enjoyable
  8:31am Santos L Halper:

Great waking to this live set, thanks JD.
Avatar 8:31am Sem:

What a morning it has been! Wonderful, Jeffrey. See you and all a little farther down the road.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:34am tom from Glasgow:

shout to Irene for her ever-great engineering
Avatar 8:38am Fredericks:

Very impressed by this interview, the sound and Anna & Elizabeth performance. Entrancing.
Avatar 8:41am Fredericks:

Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:43am Jeffrey Davison:

Welcome tom from Glasgow, Santos L. Halper, Sem, Fredericks.
  8:57am queems:

this is making me so emotional
  8:57am queems:

lovely interview
Avatar 3:22pm Van in DC:

Ooooh. I think I am in for a rare treat with this show, looking through the playlist.

Gonna start with the A&E live session that was recorded, then backtrack to the beginning.

I mean wow, this looks like a *fantastic* playlist to dive in to on this, the 42nd day of Spring, the 120th day of the calendar year, the last day of April, and the day be MayDay. What more could I ask for. Thanks Jeffrey
Avatar 4:43pm Van in DC:

A belated THANK YOU to Anna and Elizabeth for the live set! And t hank you Jeffrey and Irene for bringing it to us. That set was pure magic.
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