1/15/2008 Dig Up The Roots

 

This show was an odd collection of election songs, old interviews and speeches with the likes of Spiro Agnew (a real crook but at least an eloquent crook), Mayor Daley of Chicago and a passionate cry of 'James Brown for President' from Shredder.

Some great songs like 'Living On Credit' (if you know who sings this - let me know) and Tom T. Hall's funny and seemingly prophetic 'The Monkey That Became President' mixed in with some jazz tunes like 'Pagin The Devil' and Here Comes The Man With The Jive'.

Like Patrick Henry once said: I may not agree with what you say, but will defend to the death your right to say it.

Playlist Tracks: 
Unknown members of Congress, circa 1962 - Fair and Free Elections
Album: Sing Along With Millard Fillmore; Label: Life Magazine Records
V.P. Spiro Agnew - Address On The Vietnam War Protests
Album: Great Speeches Of The 20th Century; Label: Rhino
Mayor Richard J Daley - Presidents
Album: Mayor Daley on the record; Label: National Broadcasting Company, INC
Cincinnati's Universit Singers - Drill, Ye Tarriers Drill / A Laborer You See, And I Love Liberty / Out Of Work / Eight Hours
Album: The Hand Tha Holds The Bread: Progress and Protest in the Gilded Age; Label: New World Records
Phil Alvin Sun Ra and the Arkestra - Brother Can You Spare A Dime
Album: 'Un' Sung Stories; Label: Slash
Kansas City Six - Paging The Devil
Album: John Hammond's From Spirituals To Swing; Label: Vanguard
Helen Humes and Band - Blues With Helen
Album: John Hammond's From Spirituals To Swing; Label: Vanguard
Members of Basie band - Mortgage Stomp
Album: John Hammond's From Spirituals To Swing; Label: Vanguard
Kay Kyser and his Orchestra Glee Club - Praise The Lord and Pass the Ammunition
Album: Praise The Lord and Pass the Ammunition: Songs of World Wars 1 2; Label: New World Records
Shredder - James Brown For President
Album: Neighborhood Rythms; Label: Off Ramp Records
Unknown - Living On Credit
Album: Found Cassette; Label:
Barry Goldwater - Presidential Campaign Address 03.31.1964
Album: Great Speeches Of The 20th Century; Label: Rhino
Richard Nixon - Inaugural Address 01.20.1969
Album: Great Speeches of the 20th Century; Label: Rhino
Ronald Reagan - Inaugural Address 01.20.1981
Album: Great Speeches of the 20th Century; Label: Rhino
Tom T. Hall - Monkey That Became President
Album: Wacky Westerns 24 Original Hits 24 Original Stars (As advertised on TV); Label: K-tel
Mugsy Spanier Sidney Bechet - That's A Plenty
Album: Yazoo's History of Jazz; Label: Yazoo
Stuff Smith and his Onyx Club Boys - Here Comes The Man With The Jive
Album: Tea Pad Songs Vol 2; Label: Stash Records
Unknown members of Congress, circa 1962 - A Smokin His Cigar / In A Few Days More / Mary Blaine
Album: Sing Along With Millard Fillmore; Label: Life Magazine Records
Evan Lurie - Those Monkey's Weren't Typing
Album: Selling Water By The Soide of the River; Label: Island
Robert Pierpoint - The President's Health
Album: The Big News of '57; Label: CBS Radio Network
Franklin Delano Roosevelt - Inaugural Address, 1933
Album: Great Speeches of the 20th Century; Label: Rhino
Robert Trout Various Reporters - Elections and Politics
Album: An Ear To The Sounds Of Our History; Label: Columbia
LuLu Belle and Scotty - I'm No Communist
Album: Songs Of War History: Folk Music In America Vol 10; Label: Library Of Congress Records
Woody Guthrie - This Land Is Your Land
Album: Various; Label: Various
Air Date: 
January 15, 2008

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