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HFVS Finding the Roots Episode with Guest DJ, Chris Ballew (Radio Show/Podcast)

Hilltown Family Variety Show

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Finding the Roots Episode with Guest DJ, Chris Ballew of caspar babypants

Chris writes: “I want to explore the old songs  that endure from many years ago until today and talk about why they are important. Many of my song choices for families are based on songs that have this kind of historical integrity and I am excited to share that with you.” — babypantsmusic.com

Saturday from 9-10am & Sunday from 7-8am
November 29th & 30th, 2014
WXOJ LP – 103.3 FM – Valley Free Radio
Northampton, MA

Featured Video: “Mister Rabbit” by caspar babypants


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PLAYLIST

  • Mike Seeger – “Mister Rabbit” [Animal Folk Songs For Children… and Other People!]
  • Pink Anderson – “Boll Weevil ” [African-American Ballads]
  • Spider John Koerner – “The Leather-Winged Bat”[Nobody Knows The Trouble I’ve Been]
  • caspar babypants – “brown and lonely worm” [HERE I AM!]
  • caspar babypants – “John Mousey” [RISE AND SHINE!
  • Lead Belly – “John Henry” [Lead Belly Sings for Children]
  • Squirrel Butter – “Turkey In The Pea Patch” [Banjo Clog]
  • “The Cuckoo And The Owl” [Field Trip With Enzo]
  • The Monks – “Cuckoo” [Black Monk Time]
  • caspar babypants – “pretty crabby” [RISE AND SHINE!]
  • Pete Seeger – “Betty Larkin” [American Playparties]
  • The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion – “Pant Leg” [Extra Width]
  • Charlie Hope – “Little One” [World of Dreams: Soothing Songs and Lullabies]
  • Ella Jenkins – “Hambone” [Adventures in Rhythm]
  • caspar babypants – “hush little baby” [RISE AND SHINE!]
  • Elizabeth Mitchell – “Who’s My Pretty Baby” [You Are My Little Bird]
  • Nick Drake – “Day Is Done” [Five Leaves Left]

HFVS Animals in American Folk Music Episode with Guest DJ, Andy Furgeson (Radio Show/Podcast)

Hilltown Family Variety Show

Animals in American Folk Music Episode
with Guest DJ, Andy Furgeson

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This week’s guest DJ, Andy Furgeson, a.k.a. Red Yarn, hosts a Animals in American Folk Music Episode, exploring the theme of animals in American Folk Music.  Andy mixes old folksongs with newer adaptations and original songs in the folk tradition. A few critters from these folksongs even show up in the studio! – www.redyarnproductions.com

Saturday from 9-10am & Sunday from 7-8am
Feb 1st & 2nd, 2014
WXOJ LP – 103.3 FM – Valley Free Radio
Northampton, MA

Featured video: “Little Lap Dog Lullaby” by Laura Veirs from the album Tumble Bee. Stop action animation by Helen Woolston.


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PLAYLIST

  • Laura Veirs – “Little Lap Dog Lullaby” [Tumble Bee]
  • Jim Jackson – “Old Dog Blue” [Anthology of American Folk Music]
  • Elizabeth Mitchell – “John the Rabbit” [You Are My Flower]
  • Red Yarn – “Bob the Rabbit” [The Deep Woods]
  • Pete Seeger – “Mister Rabbit” [Birds, Beasts, Bugs & Fishes: Little & Big]
  • Peggy Seeger – “There Was An Old Frog” [The Long Harvest]
  • Bruce Springsteen – “Froggie Went A Courtin’” [We Shall Overcome: The Seeger Sessions]
  • Field Recording of Prison Gang – “Grizzly Bear” [The Folk Box (Elektra/Folkways)]
  • Mo Phillips – “Bear Shirt” [Robot Rodeo]
  • Mike Seeger – “Peep Squirrel” [Animal Folk Songs For Children… and Other People!]
  • Red Yarn – “The Fox” [The Deep Woods]
  • Lead Belly – “Grey Goose” [Lead Belly Sings For Children]
  • Pointed Man Band – “Grandmother’s Invisible Duck [Swordfish Tango]
  • Ella Jenkins – “Did You Feed My Cow” [African American Folk Rhythms]
  • Caspar Babypants – “Bad Blue Jay” [Sing Along!]
  • Cat Doorman – “All the Birds” [Songbook]
  • The Everly Brothers – “Muskrat” [The Golden Hits of the Everly Brothers]
  • Red Yarn – “Rattlesnake” [The Deep Woods]
  • Blitzen Trapper – “Furr” [Furr]
  • Johnny & Jason – “Gotta Go” [Be Alive]

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