1/20/2008 Womenfolk


On today's show we celebrated MLK Day with some songs inspired by the Civil Rights Movement and the legacy of African Americal spirituals. We also welcomed Ellis:http://www.ellis-music.com back to Womenfolk for a live performance. We heard new songs and talked about the making of her new CD in NYC. If you missed it, you can hear it on the archives below. Also, tune in next Sunday for another chance to win tickets to her Feb. 2nd CD release concert at the Cedar:http://www.thecedar.org! -efs.

P.S. Check out my new music blog The Sound of Blackbirds:http://www.soundofblackbirds.blogspot.com where I and two friends in the music biz share our thoughts from our respective locations in Minneapolis, New York City and Portland, OR!

*New Releases
**Womenfolk Theme Song

Playlist Tracks: 
**Kris Delmhorst - Everything Is Music
Album: Strange Conversation; Label: Signature Sounds
Odetta - This Little Light of Mine
Album: Freedom Is a Constant Stuggle: Songs of the Mississippi Civil Rights Movement; Label: Folk Era
Sweet Honey in the Rock - Ballad of the Sit-Ins
Album: The Women Gather; Label: EarthBeat!
*Mavis Staples - Down In Mississippi
Album: We'll Never Turn Back; Label: Anti-
Tracy Chapman - America
Album: Where You Live; Label: Elektra
Toshi Reagon - Ballad of the Broken Word
Album: Toshi Reagon; Label: Razor Tie
*Laura Love - Savin'
Album: NeGrass; Label: Octoroon Biography
Womenfolk FInd: *Molly Maher Her Disbelievers - 3200 Mile
Album: Balms of Gilead; Label: Self
*Patty Griffin - Up to the Mountain (MLK Song)
Album: Children Running Through; Label: ATO
*Marie Knight - When I Die
Album: Let Us Get Together; Label: M.C. Records
Joan Osborne - Nobody's Fault But Mine
Album: Shout, Sister, Shout!; Label: M.C. Records
Ollabelle - Troubles of the World
Album: Riverside Battle Songs; Label: Verve
Lori McKenna - Ruby's Shoes
Album: Paper Wings Halo; Label: Self
Behind Women's Calendar: *Carolina Chocolate Drops - Old Cat Died/Black-Eyed Daisy
Album: Dona Got a Ramblin' Mind; Label: Music Maker
*Linda Thompson - Katy Cruel
Album: Versatile Heart; Label: Rounder
*Diane Jarvi - Tahdet Meren Ylla
Album: Wild Gardens; Label: Lupine Records
GOLEM - Odessa
Album: Homesick Songs; Label: Self
Mara Levi - Jesse James
Album: What Are You?; Label: Self
*Terri Hendrix - No Love in Texas
Album: The Spiritual Kind; Label: Wilory Records
Live in the Studio: Ellis - How Would It Be
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Live in the Studio: Ellis - Red Light
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Live in the Studio: Ellis - City on Fire
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*Ellis - Break the Spell
Album: Break the Spell; Label: Rubberneck Records
*Brianna Lane - True North
Album: Let You In; Label: Self
Air Date: 
January 20, 2008