River Songs

Folk Music & Beyond Playlist for November 20, 2021
River Take Me Away

First Set

Arcady, “The River,” After the Ball, 4:31 Shanachie

The Bottle Rockets, “Get Down, River,” The Mississippi River of Song, 3:02 Smithsonian Folkways

Sharon Shannon, “Maguire and Patterson,” Out the Gap, 2:43 Green Linnet

Second Set

Bert Jansch, “Silly Woman,” Bert Jansch, 3:12 Transatlantic Records

Olivia Chaney, “Swimming in the Longest River,” The Longest River, 4:30 Nonesuch

Sheila Chandra, “Ever So Lonely,” Weaving My Ancestors’ Voices, 3:25 RealWorld

Donovan, “The River Song,” Hurdy Gurdy Man, 2:10 Epic

Peter Paul & Mary, “Bamboo,” Peter Paul & Mary, 2:30 Warner Bros.

Third Set

Tim O’Brien, “Where the River Meets the Road,” Where the River Meets the Road, 3:27 Howdy Skies Records

Raye Zaragoza, “He Calls Me River,” Woman in Color, 3:25 (self-produced)

Sierra Hull, “Black River,” Weighted Mind, 3:55 Rounder

Fourth Set

Buddy & Julie Miller, “The River’s Gonna Run,” Buddy & Julie Miller, 3:59 Hightone Records

Janis Ian, “All Roads to the River,” Breaking Silence, 3:05 Morgan Creek Music

Richard Shindell, “Waiting for the Storm,” Somewhere Near Paterson, 3:31 Signature Sounds


Davell Crawford, “Gather by the River,” My New Orleans, 3:38 Nonesuch

Allen Toussaint, “Tipitina and Me,” My New Orleans, 2:48 Nonesuch