Roots & Branches / 1 February 2014

Here is a recent comment on our show by Mark Weber who does a great Jazz show on KUNM in Albuquerque on Thursdays from 12:00 noon to 1:30.

What better way to spend your Saturday morning than to
deja vu into that subconsciously familiar all-pervasive “folk”
music that underpins all the stories of the world that are worth
anything — everyone from Bartok to Charlie Parker dipped into
this deep well and here you have it served up on a silver airwave
by two ethnographers that have travel’d the backroads and backwaters
of America to truckload this real music: Ken & Jeanie as warm as
a bowl of posole.
—Mark Weber
KUNM Albuquerque Thursday Jazz

This is Ken here and we sure had a good time yesterday doing the show and honoring Pete Seeger and some of the folks he influenced. I hope you all get your friends to start listening to the show so it becomes a Saturday morning habit. I’ll try to get the playlist from the show yesterday started right now.  I’ll put the artist, the album and the song in that order. I’ll try to get the most recent one done here and then add the shows before as we go.

Playlist for Saturday 1 Feb 2014

Artist/Album/Song – Label (actually, you can contact us if you can’t find it online and maybe we can get an address for you.)

  • Norman and Nancy Blake
    Blind Dog  / 08 Fifty Miles of Elbow Room
  • Bob Bovee & Gail Heil
    Rural  Route 2 / 12 I Don’t Want Your  Millions, Mister – Miramac 9066CD
  • Grayson & Whitter
    Robinette & Moore  Grayson & Whitter  v2 / 02 Short Life Of Trouble
  • Dave Tarras
    Michl Michalesco with Alexander Olshanetsky Orchestra (1929 )/ Yiddish-American Klezmer Music 19125-1956 / 06 A Yid Bin Ich Geboiren  Yazoo Records 7001
  • Dave Tarras
    Abe Schwartz Orchestra (1929) / Yiddish-American Klezmer 19125-1956 / 15 Die Reize Nuch Amerika  – Dave Tarras was a great Klezmer Clarinet player and this album has many of the different groups that he performed with. Yazoo Records 7001
  • New Shtetl Band
    Doyres – (Generations) Traditional Klezmer Recordings 1979-1994 / 18 Oy Tate – Serbe Romanya – Lebn Zol Palestina – Tricont US-0206
  • Karol Stock
    Polish Goral Music Fire in the Mountains v1  /  02 Zakopianska Piosenka (Song Of  Zakopane) – Yazoo 7012
  • Karol Stock
    Polish Goral Music Fire in the Mountains v1  /  11 Krolowa Tatr (Queen Of The Tatras)- Yazoo 7012
  • Trio Los Chapás
    Pure Purepecha -Pirekuas & Abajenos  / 06 Ojos coquetos (pirekua) – Corason COCD119
  • Impacto Vallenato
    American Fogies v1  / 15 La Gota Fria – Rounder CD 0379
  • Los Pinkys and Isidro Samilpa
    Real Music Box – 25 Years of  Rounder Records (Bonus Disc) /  15  El Cool Dude + La Piedrera
  • J. eta Leturia Tapia
    Jo Eta Hautsi / 08 Trikitilariak omen gara – Triki-KD-147
  • Compagnia Sonadur di Ponte Caffro
    Pas En Amur  /09 Zingarella
  • Jody Bateman
    Jody Bateman /  02 Doney Gal This – You may be able to find a copy of this from Quinn Martin, who made the recording.
  • J Michael Combs & Friends
    J Michael Combs & Friends  / 03 Oh The Wind and Rain – The Two Sisters
  • Pete Seeger
    Birds, Beasts, Bugs and Fishes /   09 Ground Hog
  • Pete Seeger
    Birds, Beasts, Bugs and Fishes /  20 Mole in the Ground
  • Pete Seeger
    Don’t know what album it is on / 01 Waist Deep in the Big Muddy
  • Live : Ken and Jeanie and mr johnson
    Where Have All The Flowers Gone
  • Live : Ken and Jeanie
    Sonora two step / Blackie’s Polka
  • Mimi & Richard Farina
    Complete Vanguard Recordings  d3x3 / 14 House Un-American  Blues Activity Dream
  • Rory McLeod
    Kicking the Sawdust d1x2  / 02  Huge Sky – for Kemal Altun, Turkish political prisoner – who jumped from a window to escape extradition from West Germany rather than face imprisonment & torture in Turkey.
  • Rory McLeod
    Kicking the Sawdust d2x2 /  11 The Commentator Cried
  • Phil Ochs
    I Ain’t Marching Anymore / 11 Talking Birmingham Jam
  • Sweet Honey in the Rock
    Live At Carnegie Hall / 15 Song of the Exiled
  • Harmony Sisters
    The Early Years / 01 You Better Let That Liar Alone
  • Courtney Granger
    Un Bal Chez Balfa  / 02 Depuis l’age de Quinze Ans
  • Leo Soileau & Mayuse LaFleur
    A Cajun Music Anthology v2 / 01 Mama, Where You At

Roots & Branches airs Saturday mornings from 8am – 10am.  Ken & Jeanie will be happy to hear your comments and requests and you can reach them at

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