Transcending New England


October 9th, 2002 ~ We travel the New England soundsacpe from rural dances to urban folk clubs, from Maine truckdriving songs to regional rock. Also music from Boston Irish and Italians, French Quebecois and Cape Verdean Portuguese. Plus stories from eel fishermen and cranberry farmers, urban gardeners and country fiddlers. Massachusetts-raised troubadour Jonathan Richman stops in from the road to converse, and author Peter Guralnick reminisces about how the blues found him in New England.

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  • Farewell to Whiskey / Silver and Gold TwoStep Rodney Miller's N.E. Dance Band
    Choose Your Partners!: Contra & Square Dance Music of New Hampshire, Folkways
  • Postcard Lawrence Cole
  • Redwing Marcel Robidas
    Mademoiselle, Voulez-Vous Danser?, Folkways
  • Tombstone Every Mile Dick Curless
    Tombstone Every Mile, Capitol
  • On the Road Again Tom Rush
    The Best of Tom Rush: No Regrets, Columbia/Legacy
  • Dirty Water Standells
    Nuggets from Nuggets, Rhino
  • Instrumental: Boston Boy Ricky Skaggs
    Ancient Tones, Skaggs Family
  • The Boston Burglar Delia Murphy
    From Galway To Dublin: Early Recordings of Irish Traditional Music, Rounder
  • Miss Bruce / The Absentminded man / Welcome to Cork Joe Derrane w/ Felix Dolan
    Give Us Another, Green Linnet
  • Clay Pipe Medley Joe Cormier
    The Art of the Fiddle, Rounder
  • INTERVIEW: Peter Guralnick
  • Harvard Blues Jimmy Rushing
    Rushing Lullabyes/Little Jimmy Rushing and the Big Brass, Columbia/Legacy
  • Sweet Woman (From Maine) Robert Junior Lockwood
    Blues Masters Volume 2: Postwar Chicago Blues, Rhino
  • postcard Bertha McCrarey on gardening in Boston
  • Instrumental: Morna Di Freddie Toi Grace & The Verdatones
    So Sabi: Cape Verdean Music From New England, Rounder
  • The ‘Saint-Gaudens' In Boston Common Bill Frisell
    Have A Little Faith, Elektra
  • Moonlight In Vermont Billie Holiday
    Songs for Distingué Lovers, Verve
  • Moondance Van Morrison
    Moondance, Polydor
  • Open Bed: Hornpipe For Harpsichord Played Upon Guitar Davy Graham
    Fire in the Soul, Topic
  • Postcard Milton Jeffers on how to catch and cook eels
  • La Pied du Mouton Larry & Henry Riendeau
    The Art of Traditional Fiddle, Rounder
  • postcard Lucien Mathieu on practicing fiddle
  • Entre Moi Chanterelle w/Josie Vachon
    Mademoiselle, Voulez-Vous Danser?, Smithsonian Folkways
  • So Sabi Creole Sextet and Joe Livramento
    So Sabi: Cape Verdean Music from New England, Rounder
  • Señor Blues Horace Silver
    Blue Note Years 1939-1999, Blue Note
  • Instrumental: Banned In Boston Illinois Jacquet
    Illinois Jacquet, Sony
  • Postcard Parading with Boston Italians
  • Root Hog and Die Woody Guthrie
    Ballads of Sacco & Vanzetti, Folkways
  • Baby Let Me Follow You Down Bob Dylan
    Bob Dylan, Sony
  • Pal of Mine Joan Baez
    Joan Baez Vol.2, Vanguard
  • Love Me Like a Man Bonnie Raitt
    Give It Up, Warner
  • Give It To Me The J. Geils Band
    Anthology: Houseparty, Rhino
  • Instrumental: I Know You Morphine
    Good, Ryko
  • No Good to Cry The Wildweeds
  • New England Jonathan Richman
    The Best of Jonathan Richman & the Modern Lovers, Rhino
  • SEGMENT: Jonathan Richman
  • End Bed: Roadrunner Jonathan Richman
    Radio On!, Snapper