Harvest Time


November 5th, 2003 ~ It's the time of the season when we gather together to celebrate the harvest... and maybe reflect on the work we've done--all in words and music. It's also getting cold, and it's a good time to be indoors by the radio to hear autumnal sounds and colors in music. Our guests include bluegrass traditionalist Del McCoury, who speaks about his days on the farm and logging the forests of Pennsylvania, as well as his bluesy "high lonesome" sound. Popular singer-songwriter Natalie Merchant reflects on the role of music in the seasons of her life and tells about her recent recording "The House Carpenter's Daughter." Plus sounds and wiffs of the "angels' share" from the barrel room of the Old Forrester Distillery in Louisville, Kentucky. We'll post the scratch and sniff soon.

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Hour One   Hour Two  
  • Open Bed: Red Eyes On A Mad Dog The Del McCoury Band
    The Family, Ceili Music
  • Pickin' Time Johnny Cash
    The Man In Black: 1954-1958, Bear Family
  • Peach Pickin' Time Down In Georgia Jimmie Rodgers
    No Hard Times, 1932, Rounder
  • Barnyard Dance Martin, Bogan and Armstrong
    The Barnyard Dance, Rounder
  • Stay All Night Bob Wills
    For The Last Time, Liberty
  • Instrumental: Corn Pickin' James Burton & Ralph Mooney
    Guitar Player Presents Legends of Guitar: Country Vol. 2, Rhino
  • INTERVIEW: Del and Ronnie McCoury
  • I Am A Pilgrim Merle Travis
    Folk Songs Of The Hills, Capitol
  • Tomorrow Is A Long Time Ian & Sylvia
    The Complete Vanguard Studio Recordings, Vanguard
  • I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry Keb' Mo'
    Hank Williams: Timeless, Lost Highway
  • Instrumental: Chuck's Chuckles Willis Jackson
    Call of the Gators, Delmark
  • Girl from the North Country Howard Tate
    Black On White: R&B Covers of Rock, Rhino
  • Autumn Leaves Freddie Hubbard
    Blues For Miles, Evidence
  • Tis' Autumn Nat King Cole
    The Best Of The Nat King Cole Trio Vol.2 1947-50, Capitol
  • Shine On Harvest Moon Betty Carter
    Round Midnight, ATCO
  • Good Evening Everybody Led by Allie Pettway
    How We Got Over: Sacred Songs of Gee's Bend, Tinwood Media
  • All of God's Children Led by Creola B. Pettway
    How We Got Over: Sacred Songs of Gee's Bend, Tinwood Media
  • Open Bed: Moondance David West, et al
    Into The Mystic: An Instrumental Tribute To Van Morrison, CMH
  • Postcard: Brown-Forman Distillery near Louisville, KY
  • Whiskey Heaven Fats Domino
    From Where I Stand: The Black Experience in Country Music, Warner
  • The Leaves Mustn't Fall Moon Mullican
    Sings All-Time Greatest Hits, King
  • Tear My Stillhouse Down Gillian Welch
    Revival, Almo
  • Instrumental: Barnaby, Hardly Working Yo La Tengo
    Fakebook, Bar None
  • Balfa et Gran Bois Coteau
    Highly Seasoned Cajun Music, Rounder
  • Sally Ann Natalie Merchant
    The House Carpenter's Daughter, Myth America
  • INTERVIEW: Natalie Merchant
  • Instrumental: In a Sentimental Mood Django Reinhardt
    The Complete Chronological, JSP
  • Autumn in New York Bud Powell
    The Amazing Bud Powell Vol.2, Blue Note
  • Harvest Moon Cassandra Wilson
    New Moon Daughter, Blue Note
  • Wayfaring Stranger Johnny Cash
    American III: Solitary Man, American
  • Will the Circle Be Unbroken Staples Singers
    Freedom Highway, Columbia
  • End Bed: Windy & Warm Doc Watson
    Foundation: The Doc Watson Guitar Instrumental Collection 1964-1988, Sugar Hill