Sunday, October 18, 2015

Mostly Folk Playlist, October 18, 2015

Host: Terry Hayden

Welcome to my October show.  Today's show will have an autumnal flavor, touching on corn, apples, harvest, home, family, autumn leaves, departing birds, change, death, and the cycles of life.  Preparing the show, I made a list of autumnal songs, and I found that it was a pretty melancholy list.  I cut out some of the sadder songs.  Even with the cuts,  it turned out to be a pretty mellow show.  I hope though that for the most part, it's mellow like curling up with a quilt and a cup of cocoa, rather than melancholy.  I hope these songs will help create a mood of warmth on this chilly weekend.

Corn and apples
Gold | Gathering Time | Red Apples and Gold
John Barleycorn | Steelye Span | The Journey
Sweet Cider | Gathering Time | Red Apples and Gold
Apple Picker's Reel | Maria Sangiolo and Jim Henry | Maria and Friends - Planting Seeds
Old Apples | Pete Seeger and Lorre Wyatt | A More Perfect Union

Home and family
 Men of the Fields | Bill Staines | Looking for the Wind (Squire Jacob Coffeehouse, Saturday, November 14)
Pumpkin the Cat | Tim Grimm | Farm Songs (Middleburgh Public Library, Tuesday, November 10)
I Only Know My Way Home | Mark Rust | Legacy
Home by Dark | Steve Gillette and Cindy Mangsen | Home by Dark
Back Home Again | John Denver | All of My Memories
Feels Like Home | Emmylou Harris, Linda Ronstadt, and Dolly Parton | Trio II

Departing birds
 Fly Away Home | Angel Band | Bless My Sole
Turtle Dove | Annalivia | The Same Way Down (Crandall Public Library, Thursday October 22) 
Swallow Song | Joan Baez | Ring Them Bells

Fall foliage and a season of change and death
Changes | Gordon Lightfoot | The United Artists Collection (Troy Savings Bank Music Hall, Thursday, November 12)
Peaceful Waters | Gordon Lightfoot | The United Artists Collection (Troy Savings Bank Music Hall, Thursday, November 12)
Mountain Air | Dan Berggren | Mountain Air (Caffe Lena, Sunday, October 25)
Drink of Autumn | Dan Berggren | Fresh Territory (Caffe Lena, Sunday, October 25)
Red Goes the Vine / In Dead Earnest | Work O’ the Weavers | We’re Still Here

Cycle of life: remembering those who have gone before and leaving a legacy for those who will come after
Tomorrow’s Children | Pete Seeger | Tomorrow’s Children
The Pieces of Our Life | Dan Duggan with Peggy Lynn, Dan Berggren, and Tony Joseph | The Pieces of Our Life
Links in a Chain | Joe Jencks | Links in a Chain
Spin and Turn | Tom Paxton | Live for the Record
This Fire | John McCutcheon | This Fire: Politics, Love and Other Small Miracles

Closing songs
Heading for Home | Gordon Bok | Apples in the Basket
May the Road Rise | Frank Jaklitsch | Dreamers and Angels
Harvest of the Moon | Steeleye Span | Time