Front Porch Music with Sandy Miranda

On May 17, 2008, Sandy Miranda was guest host.

In the first hour, we listened to some of Sandy's favorite American vernacular (front-porch) music.

In the second hour, we had a visit from Deborah Robins and Peter Ashlock, executive producers of a forthcoming TV series on PBS called The Music of America: History Through Musical Traditions.


Ginny Hawker, "My Warfare Will Soon Be Over," Letters from My Father, Rounder

Levon Helm, "Poor Old Dirt Farmer," Dirt Farmer, Vanguard

Ralph Stanley & Bob Dylan, "The Lonesome River," Oxford American, disc 5, Ox. Am.

The Original Carter Family, "Wildwood Flower," Can the Circle Be Unbroken, Columbia

Bob Dylan, "I Don't Hurt Anymore," A Tree with Roots, bootleg remastered Basements

H.H. Oliver, "Hollerin' on the Way to See a Girl," Hollerin', Rounder

Del McCoury, "How Long Blues," Appalachians, Rough Guide: World Music Network

Girls of the Golden West, "Will There Be Any Yodelers in Heaven?" American Yodeling 1911–1946, Trinkot

Goebel Reeves, "The Yodelin' Teacher, " American Yodeling 1911–1946, Trinkot

The Delmore Brothers, "Lonesome Yodel Blues," American Yodeling 1911–1946, Trinkot

Woody Guthrie, "Bound to Lose," The Alan Lomax Collection Sampler, Rounder

Bob Dylan, "Diamond Joe," Masked & Anonymous, Sony

Christopher Hedge, David Grisman, et al., "Timeless Hermitage," The Atrocious Saint (6/08 release)

Richard Thompson with Eliza Carthy, "The Coo Coo Bird," The Harry Smith Project, Shout

Tim O'Brien, "Let's Go Huntin'," Cornbread Nation, Howdy Skies

Norman Blake, "You Are My Sunshine," O Brother, Where Art Thou? Mercury


Deborah Robins and Peter Ashlock join us to talk about their forthcoming PBS series, The Music of America: History Through Musical Traditions and play musical selections that will appear in the program.

Ed McCurdy, "Frog Went a Courtin'," Treasure Chest of American Folk Song, Elektra

Martyn Wyndham-Read, "Locks and Bolts," SongLinks2, English Songs

Raphael Boguslav, "Tobacco's But an Indian Weed," Songs from a Village Garrett

Alvin Youngblood Hart, "Nelly Was a Lady," Beautiful Dreamer: Songs of Stephen Foster

Voices Incorporated, "Juba Dance (Hambone)," Roots

Joan Morris & William Bolcom, "Grandfather's Clock," Who Shall Rule: Songs of Henry Clay Work

Larry Hanks, "Grandfather's Clock," Tying a Knot in the Devil's Tail, Dandelion

The Original Carter Family, "Little Moses," The Original and Great Carter Family

Gus Cannon, "Walk Right In," Best of Cannon's Jug Stompers