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".
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".
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.
Rosalie Sorrels discusses her career, family, and folk music. Includes Rosalie Sorrels reading her mother's writing. Includes Rosalie Sorrels singing her songs and others, "Traveling Lady", "You Can't Go Home Again", "Her Mantle So Green", "If You Love Me", and "The Long Memory". Cal Hans plays the dobro in the background and makes some comments. Includes performance by pianist Daniel Varsano at the end.
Folk singer, Mary Travers, of the group Peter, Paul and Mary, talks about music and her career. Music by Peter, Paul and Mary, Pete Seeger, The Weavers and Mary Travers (solo), interspersed throughout the interview. "When The Ship Comes In" "If I had A Hammer" "Tell it on the mountain" "Los Cuatros Generales" "Song of Peace(Finlandia)" "It Will Come To You Again"
Rebroadcast of a program with John Jacob Niles discussing his music and career; his music is played throughout the program including songs "Go'Way From My Window" and "Black Is the Color (Of My True Love's Hair)."
Interviewing Derek Bell and Kevin Conneff two members of the Chieftains musical group specializing in Irish folk music.