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Episode #4- Memorial Day: Sinking Ships, Wooden Legs, Letters Home and Mud.

Today's show is a special show for the Memorial Day weekend. I thought it would be appropriate to listen to a variety of styles from a variety of varying viewpoints relating to US conflict over the various decades. I tried to dig deep to provide an entertaining show that will be enjoyable to a variety of listeners. From the humorous, to the not so humorous, I think this show will have something for everyone. As usual, I’ve provided a discography of the records I pulled from for the show in order for you to pursue the artists more fully on your own if you are so inclined. Enjoy.

The Army Blues- Hank Penny and his Radio Cowboys. Conqueror 9845 1941

  1. Down Where The River Bends-Red Allen and the Kentuckians Released On The Solid Bluegrass Sounds of the Kentuckians Melodian Records 1965

  2. Mrs. Mcgrath-Pete Seeger Released on Live at Carnegie Hall Columbia Records 1963

  3. Private John Q- The New Lost City Ramblers Released On Modern Times Folkways Records 1968

  4. Jazz Gillum-Wartime Blues Bluebird 8943 1942

  5. Tear The Fascists Down- Woody Guthrie Released On Woody The Agitator Rounder Records 2009

  6. The Louvin Brothers-I Died For The Red, White and Blue. Released on Weapon of Prayer Capitol Records 1962

  7. Please Settle In Vietnam-Lightning Hopkins. Joliet Records 1970

  8. When That Great Ship Went Down-Woody Guthrie Released on The Greatest Songs of Woody Guthrie Vanguard Records 1972

  9. The Battleship of Maine- Red Patterson’s Piedmont Log Rollers Victor 20936 1927

  10. American Defense- Son House Released on The Legendary 1941-42 Recordings Folklyric Records

  11. Soldiers Last Letter-Ernest Tubb Decca 6098 1944

  12. Waist Deep in the Big Muddy- Pete Seeger Released on Waist Deep in the Big Muddy and Other Love Songs Columbia Records 1967

  13. I’m Gonna Put My Name Down-Tom Glazer Released On Songs Of Citizen C.I.O Asch Records 1945

  14. So Long, It’s Been Good To Know Ya (War Version)-Woody Guthrie and Cisco Houston Released On Songs Of Citizen C.I.O Asch Records 1945

  15. This Land Is Your Land-Pete Seeger-Released on Live at Carnegie Hall Columbia Records 1963

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