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July 4, 2009
A Tribute to Norman Pellegrini (July 18, 1929 - July 2, 2009)

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  1. Lead Belly: The Midnight Special (theme) Last Sessions Smithsonian Folkways SFCD40068/71
  2. Marty Robinson: Radio Marvelous (WFMT station ID) WFMT recording
  3. The Weavers: Wasn't That a Time (Walter Lowenfels/Lee Hays) Vanguard CD149
  4. Stan Freberg: Declaration of Independence Stan Freberg presents the United States of America, Vol. 1 Rhino R2 72476
  5. 1776 (orig.B'way cast - David Ford, Paul Hecht, et.al.): Cool, Cool Considerate Men (Sherman Edwards) Columbia SK 48215
  6. Bob Dylan: The Times They Are a-Changin' MTV Unplugged Columbia CK-67000
  7. Beyond the Fringe '64 (Alan Bennet - Peter Cook - Dudley Moore - Paxton Whitehead): Home Thoughts From Abroad The Complete Beyond the Fringe EMI 8540452
  8. Odetta, Arlo Guthrie, Will Geer, et.al: This Land Is Your Land (Woody Guthrie) A Tribute to Woody Guthrie, Part Two
  9. Buffy Sainte-Marie: Little Wheel Spin and Spin The Best of Buffy Sainte-Marie Vanguard VCD-3/4 interspersed with excerpts from:
  10. A Thurber Carnival (orig.B'way cast - Tom Ewell - Peggy Cass - Paul Ford, et.al.): Word Dance, Part One (James Thurber) Columbia KOS 2024 *and*
  11. Fiddler Bob Beers: Fuller La La (trad) Psalty Songs with Psalery and Pfiddle Prestige Int. 13047
  12. Voices Incorporated: Street Cries Roots album unknown
  13. Porgy & Bess (orig.B'way cast - Helen Dowdy - Ray Yates): Street Cries (Strawberry Woman's Call & Crab Man's Call) (Geo.Gershwin - Du Bose Hayward - Ira Gershwin) MCA-2035
  14. Marias & Miranda: French & Dutch Street Cries & The Grindstone Man (trad, arr. Marais) Open Air Concert M-2362
  15. John Hartford: The All Collision All Explosion Song The Walls We Bounce Off Of Small Dog A-Barkin' SD394CD
  16. Earl Doud: Kids and the Swimming Pool Sounds Funny Epic BN598


  1. Lead Belly: The Midnight Special (theme) Last Sessions Smithsonian Folkways
  2. Second City: Modern Education (WFMT recording)
  3. Second City: Golden Hits of the 11th Century (1971)
  4. Bob Conrad: Great Square Inches of Art (WCLV recording)
  5. Buffy Sainte-Marie: My Country Tis of Thy People You're Dying Little Wheel Spin and Spin Vanguard VSD-79211
  6. Firesign Theater: Temporarily Humbolt County (excerpt) Waiting for the Electrician or Someone Like Him Columbia Legacy CK 85773
  7. Floyd Westerman: B.I.A. (source unknown)
  8. John Greenway: The Psycotherapy Song (trad) Cat Came Back and other Fun Songs Prestige Int. 13011
  9. Severn Darden with Howard Alk: Vienna, 1885 (excerpt) The Sound of My Own Voice Mercury OCS2022
  10. Gateway Singers: The Ballad of Sigmund Freud (B.March - L.Glasser - D.Lazar) The Gateway Singers at the Hungry i Decca DL8671
  11. John Jacob Niles: Go 'way From My Window John Jacob Niles Sings Folk Songs Smithsonian Folkways F-2372
  12. Marlene Dietrich: Go 'way From My Window (J.J.Niles) Marlene Dietrich in London Columbia OS2830
  13. The Greenbriar Boys: The Train That I Ride (Wakefield) Better Late Than Never Vanguard VSD 79233
  14. Odetta: 900 Miles (trad) Odetta Sings Folk Songs RCA Victor LSP 2643
  15. Hal Holbrook as Mark Twain: On Smoking and Other Indulgences Mark Twain Tonight! (S.Clemens) Columbia OS2019
  16. Ed McCurdy: Tobacco Is An Indian Weed (trad) Sin Songs: Pro / Con Elektra EKL24
  17. Carl Sandburg: Cigarettes Will Spoil Your Life The Great Carl Sandburg Lyrichord LL-66
  18. George & Gerry Armstrong: Simple Gifts (trad) Smithsonian Folkways FA-2335
  19. Lead Belly: The Midnight Special (theme) Last Sessions Smithsonian Folkways

  21. Steve Lyon: The Wilted Lettuce Orgy The Doctor - There's No Place Like Mars Flying Fish FF306
  22. The Establishment: Restaurant (The Art of Conversation) (WFMT studio - 10/6/65) WFMT recording
  23. Steve Goodman: Chicken Cordon Bleus Artistic Hair Red Pajamas RPJ-001CD
  24. Mike Nichols & Elaine May: Transference Nichols & May Examine Doctors Mercury 314558457-2
  25. Tom Lehrer: The Wiener Schnitzel Waltz The Remains of Tom Lehrer Warner-Rhino R2 79831
  26. Judy Collins: Fisherman Song Forever an anthology Elektra 62104-2
  27. Jim Post: Dance, Gypsy Dance (Kendell Kardt) Ship Shape self
  28. Kenneth Williams: Hand Up Your Sticks The World of Kenneth Williams Brit. Decca SPA64
  29. Biff Rose: The Shah's Embroidered Psychodelic Pants Half Live at the Bitter End Buddah BDS5078
  30. William Mooney: Mocking Bird (R.David Cox, based on Stephen Vincent Bennet) Half-Horse, Half Alligator RCA VDS-113
  31. Thom Bishop: Mountain Whippoorwill (Rocky Maffit/Stephen Vincent Bennet) (Earl of Old Town - October 20, 1974) WFMT Recording
  32. Nina Simone: Sugar In My Bowl (Brymn-Simone-Williams) The Very Best of Nina Simon 1967-1972 RCA Victor
  33. Buffy Sainte-Marie: 97 Men In This Here Town - Don't Call Me Honey The Best of Buffy Sainte-Marie, Vol. 2 Vanguard VCD 33/34
  34. Judy Henske: Salvation Army Song Judy Henske Collectors' Choice CCM-268-2
  35. Paul Robeson: Joshua Fit the Battle of Jericho (trad) The Essential Paul Robeson CDAJS244
  36. Mahalia Jackson: Joshua Fit the Battle of Jericho (trad)
  37. Josh White & Samy Gary: Joshua Fit the Battle of Jericho (trad) The Elektra Years Rhino Handmade RHM2-7879
  38. Carousel (orig.cast-John Raitt): Sililoquy (Rodgers/Hammerstein) Decca 012157980-2
  39. A Little Night Music (orig.B'way cast - Glynis Johns): Send in the Clowns (Stephen Sondheim) Columbia SK 65284
  40. Walter Huston: September Song (Kurt Weill/Maxwell Anderson) Broadways Greatest Leading Men Decca 3145416342
  41. Norm Pellegrini: Tribute to Ray Nordstrand (Nordstrand Memorial Tribute - Old Town School of Folk Music - October 29, 2005) WFMT recording
  42. Tom Dundee: A Delicate Balance Lyfe Thyme a Rhyme Flyte FR4444
  43. Judy Collins: Golden Apples of the Sun (trad-Judy Collins / W.B.Yeats) Maids & Golden Apples Wildflower WFL-1299-2
  44. Peter Yarrow: Weave Me the Sunshine Peter, Paul and Mary: The Collection Readers Digest OPCD-8505
  45. Hair (orig.B'way cast): Let the Sunshine In (Galt MacDermot / Gerome Ragni-James Rado) RCA Victor 82876-56085-2
  46. Jacques Brel Is Alive and Well and Living in Paris (orig.cast - Elly Stone - Mort Shuman - Shawn Elliott - Alice Whitfield): If We Only Have Love (Brel, trans. Eric Blau-Mort Shuman) Columbia SK89998
  47. Richard Dyer-Bennet: The Lonesome Valley (close) (trad) Dyer-Bennet #1 Smithsonian Folkways SFCD40078

Performer is composer unless otherwise noted. Song is album title unless otherwise noted. Album titles are in italics, composers in parens ( ).

No Rich's picks, no CD of the week, no concerts mentioned.

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