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Lost Radio Rounders: Programs

Songs of Our Empire State

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New York is so much more than just a Big Apple. Explore our great history by going whaling with "The Montaukers," fighting Gentleman Johnny Burgoyne at "The Battle of Saratoga," and taking a trip to Buffalo on "The Erie Canal." We are truly proud of our home state!

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Blue Collar Blues

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From "John Henry" working on the Big Bend Tunnel, to the cowboys "On the Trail to Mexico," and the lumberjacks breaking "The Jam on Gerry's Rocks," these larger than life characters helped build a nation and were immortalized in song. Railroaders, miners, farmers, whalers & canal men all get their due in this wonderful program!

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Lincoln and Liberty

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A selection of spirituals, abolitionist anthems, Stephen Foster classics, parlor songs and battle songs of North & South. The Albany Times Union says the show features the music “Abraham Lincoln would have had on his iPod.” Selections range from the “Blue Tail Fly” and “Aura Lee” to “The Battle Hymn of the Republic” and “Marching Through Georgia.”

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Campfire Songs & Sing-Alongs

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Your group will be singing, stomping and clapping to familiar old favorites such as “Skip To My Lou,” “Michael, Row the Boat Ashore,” “My Darling Clementine” and “You Are My Sunshine.” Great musical fun for "kids" of all ages!

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The Home of the Brave

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Honor our nation’s defenders with songs from the Revolutionary War to WWII. Patriotic tunes, parodies, battle music and home front favorites like “Yankee Doodle,” “Army Life,” “Johnny Has Gone for a Soldier” and “The Star-Spangled Banner.”

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The Folk Songs of North America

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Alan Lomax’s landmark 1960 collection has long been a great inspiration to Lost Radio Rounders (and just about every other folksinger, too!). We dig deep into this treasure trove of work songs, play songs, love songs and classic ballads. “Tom Dooley,” “The Wabash Cannonball,” “Sixteen Tons” and “Down In the Valley” are just a few of the many selections you may hear.

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Heaven's Radio

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American “roots” music with themes of God and the Devil; Heaven and Hell; sin and redemption—many of them featured on our CD of the same name. Sing along with chestnuts like “Will The Circle Be Unbroken,” “Keep On The Sunny Side,” "No Depression In Heaven," and “Honey In The Rock.”

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In the Days of Stephen Foster

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America’s first great songwriter remains one of its very best. He led a troubled life, but left lasting beauty behind. This fact-filled foray into his impressive catalog, includes “Hard Times Come Again No More,” “Oh, Susanna!,” “Beautiful Dreamer” and “Camptown Races” as well as selections from Foster’s 19th century contemporaries.

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The Gospel Train

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Lost Radio Rounders’ benchmark program surveys songs of faith from the Civil War era to the Civil Rights era, including folk hymns, classic Spirituals, mountain gospel favorites and the street music of the guitar evangelists. Includes "The Wayfaring Stranger," “Go Down, Moses,” “I'll Fly Away,” “Down By The Riverside” and other favorites.

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Scoundrels!

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As Woody Guthrie said, "Some will rob you with a six-gun, and some with a fountain pen." Join “Jesse James,” “Pretty Boy Floyd,” “John Hardy,” “Billy the Kid” and “Mean Ol’ Stagolee” in this fun, family-friendly celebration of American swindlers, ne’er-do-wells and villains.

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The American Songbag

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The great poet and Lincoln biographer was also an important folk song preserver and performer. Here we sample the best of his landmark 1927 collection, “The American Songbag,” picking favorites like "Shenandoah,"Froggie Went a-Courting,” “John B. Sails” and “Turkey in the Straw .”

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The Blues Go To Church

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In the 1930s, a group of traveling musicians known as the guitar evangelists began preaching the gospel in song from street corners and storefronts. Their music has focused power, brilliant imagery and deep ties to the Black church tradition. This vibrant, exciting program includes material by sanctified singers like Rev. Gary Davis, Blind Willie Johnson and Sister Rosetta Tharpe. You may hear "This Train," "When the Saints Go Marching In," "Shine On Me'" and "I Shall Not Be Moved."

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Wildwood Flower

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Few artists have had as profound an effect on American music as The Original Carter Family. A.P found the songs; Sara sang them; and Maybelle virtually created country guitar picking. You’ll know and love every tune, including “Hello Stranger”,” I’m Thinking Tonight of My Blue Eyes,” “The Storms Are On The Ocean” and “Worried Man Blues.”

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