Interviewing folk singer Win Stracke about "Songs of man."
Music producer John Hammond and jazz critic for Down Beat magazine John McDonough discuss: Hammond's career; the artists he worked with; the artists he was the first to sign; social reform; and more. The following musical excerpts are played: "7 Come 11"; "Sauce"; "Talking Union"; "Blowing In the Wind"; "Today I Sing The Blues"; and "Live Embers".
Studs Terkel discusses the Chicago Children's Choir with the director and founder, Christopher Moore. They discuss the following: how to produce the sound; training units; patience; age spread; sing-a-long; child vs. adult projects; and various types of heritage music that makes up their repertoire. The following musical excerpts are presented: "Dark Winter Days"; "Angels and Shepherds"; "Illinois"; and "Go Tell It on the Mountain".
Studs Terkel discussing Ukranian music with Oleh Saciuk. Includes instrumental music excerpts.
Folk singer Odetta discusses her music; her songs "Another Man Done Gone," "Riding in My Car (Car Song)," "Gallows Pole," "Kaeshite Okure Ima Suguni," "Sometimes I Feel Like a Motherless Child," "Battle Hymn of the Republic," and "Whyn Why" are played throughout the program.
John Prine discusses songwriting and growing up in Southern Illinois. They briefly discuss coal mining in Appalachia, specifically Blackey Kentucky. Includes interview with Joe Begley a coal miner from Blackey, Kentucky (Title: 333, File ID: 399). John Prine plays the following songs: "Paradise", "Donald and Lydia", "The Angel From Montgomery", "Old Folks", "Billy The Bum", "Old Coal Miners Blues", "Everybody Needs Somebody They Can Talk To".
Jean Ritchie discusses her life, music, experiences, and career. She also discusses folk music. Includes songs performed by Jean Ritchie including "Shady Grove", "None But One", "Sweet Sound in the Wind", "Riddle Song" (sung with Oscar Brand), "See That Rainbow Shine", "Black Waters" (sung with Janis Ian), "Now is the Love of the Day", "Little Lonesome Dove", "Barbry Allen", "Brightest and Best", and "Now Is The Cool of the Day".
Interviewing Jean Shepherd.
David Amram and Steve Goodman, composers and performers of popular music and folk music, discuss writing and creating music together. Both play and sing two improvised pieces in the studio with Studs.
Canadian folk singer Murray McLauchlan discusses his career, influences, style, and most recent album, "Day to Day Dust." McLauchlan performs several songs during the interview, including: 00:00:00-00:04:10 "Maybe Tonight" 00:09:18-00:13:07 "Honky Red" 00:17:47-00:23:20 "Shoeshine Workin' Song" 00:27:28-00:32:13 "Revelations" 00:34:10-00:37:24 "Billy McDaniels" 00:38:58-00:44:28 "Paradise" 00:45:38-00:48:55 "Farmer's Song"
Tervalan Porche discusses creole music, language and culture in which he is an exponent as a singer. The interview starts abruptly which we can deduce that the first part of the introduction was not recorded.
Shel Silverstein discusses his books and children's literature, and art. Shel Silverstein discusses his contemporaries, art, and life experiences.