Songs of farewell this hour on Tapestry of the Times… goodbyes to sweethearts, families, childhood homes, and old jobs we’d maybe rather forget. Music from Chile, Kyrgyzstan, and American legends Woody Guthrie, Lead Belly, Doc Watson, and cowboy poet Buck Ramsey. Real music, real people, and the stories behind the sounds.
Tapestry of the Times is a partnership between WYPR 88.1 FM in Baltimore and Smithsonian Folkways Recordings
Episode #29: North Carolina’s Elizabeth Cotton shows off how to play a guitar upside down and backwards, Blues piano legend Victoria Spivey puts her man in his place, New Orleans chanteuse Lizzy Miles asks ‘Who’s sorry now?’, Lucinda Williams mourns a one-night stand, Peggy Seeger sounds off on the pitfalls of matrimony, and Kazakh bardic diva Ulzhan Baibussynova sings an epic poem. Real music, real people, and the stories behind the sounds.
- Ontario Blues by Elizabeth Cotten
- Fare You Well, My Darling by Elizabeth Cotten
- You’re My Man by Victoria Spivey
- Who’s Sorry Now? by Lizzy Miles
- One Night Stand by Lucinda Williams
- Go Dig My Grave by Jean Ritchie and Doc Watson
- Talking Matrimony Blues by Peggy Seeger
- Kisses Sweeter Than Wine by Pete Seeger
- I Sing Because My Soul Is Happy by Mahalia Jackson
- Oren Zhyirik by Ulzhan Baibussynova
- Oti Nikan by Asani
- You’ll Sing a Song and I’ll Sing a Song by Ella Jenkins
- Yesterday’s Kisses by Mary Lou Williams
Year of Recording: 1964 Record Label: Folkways Records Source Archive: Smithsonian Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage
Melbourne based 4 piece, Farewell the lion do not try and create a whole new musical genre nor expect to have one named after them. Instead, we focus on writing and performing well crafted songs without pretention or attitude. With influences from Wilco, Radiohead, The Posies and The National we focus on letting the best idea in each song win rather than forcing a certain sound.
Band members John McIntosh (Vocals/Guitar), Marlene Samson (Vocals/Keys), Leigh Marlow (Drums) and Sam Elliffe (Bass) have been together since June 2010 and have worked up an albums worth of songs for the live set. http://farewellthelion.com/music/