Prison Songs

Folk Music & Beyond Playlist for December 6, 2008
Hour 1: Prison Songs

You can listen to JoAnn's complete documentary on the California prison crisis at the Web site dedicated to it.

First Set

Fairport Convention, "Fotheringay," What We Did on Our Holidays, 3:00 Island

Lillie Palmer, "Danton," Fast Folk, 4:22 Smithsonian/Folkways

Loreena McKennitt, "Between the Shadows," The Visit, 3:39 Warner / Quinlan Road

Second Set

Mick Moloney, "O'Hara, Hughes, McCreesh, and Sands," The Rights of Man, 3:50 Green Linnet

The Pogues, "Streets of Sorrow / Birmingham 6," If I Should Fall from Grace with God, 4:35 Island

Midway Music

Third Set

My Bus Trip to Valley State Prison 8:28

Si Kahn, "Ten Thousand Miles Away," Blood from Stones 2:24 (self-produced)

Fourth Set

Big Louisiana & friends, "Let Your Hammer Ring," Prison Work Songs, 2:00 Arhoolie

Johnny Cash, "In Your Mind," Dead Man Walking, 4:10 Sony/Columbia

Last Forever, "Diamond Joe," Last Forever, 6:14 Nonesuch

Warren Zevon, "Prison Grove," The Wind, 4:45 Artemis

Tom Waits, "Walk Away," Dead Man Walking, 2:43 Sony/Columbia

Po' Girl (Allison Russell & Trish Klein), "Bleak St.," Po' Girl, 3:33 Hightone Records

Maria Muldaur & Mavis Staples, "Well Well Well," Fanning the Flames, 4:52 Telarc

Folk Music & Beyond Playlist for December 6, 2008
Hour 2: More Prison Songs

First Set

Judy Collins, "The Hostage," True Stories, 2:52 Elektra

Suzanne Vega, "Woman on the Tier," Dead Man Walking, 2:25 Sony/Columbia

Mickey Hart, "Steps," The Apocalypse Now Sessions, 2:26 Rykodisc

Second Set

Phil Ochs, "Iron Lady," I Ain't a'Marchin' Anymore, 3:30 Elektra

Woody Guthrie, "Root Hog and Die," Ballad of Sacco and Vanzetti, 3:36 Smithsonian/Folkways

Steve Earle, "Ellis Unit One," Dead Man Walking, 4:39 Sony/Columbia

Mary Gauthier, "Soft Place to Land," Between Daylight and Dark, 4:47 Lost Highway

Bob Dylan, "Knockin' on Heaven's Door," The Best of Bob Dylan, 2:22 Sony/Columbia

Third Set

Bob Dylan, "The Ballad of Donald White," Best of Broadside, 4:28 Smithsonian/Folkways

Odetta, "Gallows Pole," At the Gate of Horn, 2:50 Empire

Phil Ochs, "There but for Fortune," Phil Ochs in Concert, 2:45 Elektra

Bruce Springsteen, "Dead Man Walkin'," Dead Man Walking, 2:43 Sony/Columbia

Closing Set

Pentangle, "No More My Lord," Sweet Child, 4:37 Transatlantic