Playlists for VPR's All The Traditions

In response to the incredible amount of interest I had after hosting Vermont Public Radio's All The Traditions, I am sharing my playlists for all 5 programs. I hope you enjoy and look up the artists listed, and support them directly! I am so touched by how many of you reached out to me and shared your feedback on the material and the commentary I provided. 


Ida Mae


  1. Tired As I Can Be, Lucille Bogan, Shave ‘Em Dry: The Best Of Lucille Bogan 
  2. Sitting On Top Of The World, Howlin’ Wolf, The Definitive Collection 
  3. Bringing In The Georgia Mail, Charlie Monroe and his Kentucky Pardners, Bringing In The Georgia Mail/ Down In The Willow Garden 
  4. Train On The Island, The Fox Hunt, America’s Working So We Don’t Have To 
  5. Polly Ann’s Hammer, Our Native Daughters, Songs of Our Native Daughters 
  6. Blue Diamond Mines, The Heartbeats Rhythm Quartet, Spinning World 
  7. Toi, Tu Joues a L’amour, Kelli Jones and Joel Savoy, Toi Tu Joues a L’amour 
  8. Tee Black, Cedric Watson, Cedric Watson 
  9. Roma au lac bell, De Temps Antan, Les habits de papier 
  10. The Spanish Cloak, Finbar and Eddie Furey, The Best Of Finbar & Eddie Furey 
  11. Hares On The Mountain, Shirley Collins and Davy Graham, Folk Roots, New Routes 
  12. The Piney Wood Hills, Buffy Sainte-Marie, The Best of Buffy Sainte-Marie 
  13. The Lost Child, The Stripling Brothers, Desperate Man Blues 
  14. Big-Eyed Rabbit, Rockridge Brothers, Rockridge Hollerin’ 
  15. Way Down The Old Plank Road (Live), The Highwoods Stringband, Feed Your Babies Onions: Fat City Favorites (Live) 
  16. Girl From The North Country, Bob Dylan and Johnny Cash, The Essential Johnny Cash 
  17. Dinaka, Mahotella Queens, Meet The Mahotella Queens 
  18. Holotelani, Nelcy Sedibe, The Indestructible Beat of Soweto – Volume One 
  19. Day-O, The Overtakers, More Reality 
  20. Garden Song, Saints and Liars, These Times 
  21. Furnace Room Lullaby, Neko Case, Furnace Room Lullaby 
  22. Red Eyes, John R. Miller, The Trouble You Follow 
  23. Buzzard Lope, Bessie Jones and The Georgia Sea Island Singers, Join The Band 
  24. Single Girl, Married Girl, The Carter Family, Anthology of American Folk Music, Volume 3A: Songs 
  25. Blowin’ Down The Road (I Ain’t Going To Be Treated This Way), Woody Guthrie, Dust Bowl Ballads 
  26. Great Grandpah’s Banjo, Pura Fe, Full Moon Rising 
  27. The Month of May, Cahalen Morrison, Wealth of Sorrow 
  28. Little Sparrow (Live), Dolly Parton, Live and Well 
  29. The World is in a Tangle, Jontavious Willis, Spectacular Class 
  30. Sylvie, Leon and Eric Bibb, A Family Affair 
  31. Long Way Home, Tom Waits, Orphans: Brawlers, Bawlers & Bastards 
  32. Sail Away Lady, Uncle Bunt Stephens, Anthology of American Folk Music, Volume 2A: Social Music 
  33. Baby How Can It Be, Bo Carter, Complete Recorded Works – Vol. 2 
  34. I Walk The Line, The Carter Family, The Carter Family Sings The Country Album 
  35. Sweetheart From Venezuela, Harry Belafonte, Jump Up Calypso 
  36. We Boy, Mahotella Queens, Meet The Mahotella Queens 
  37. Corina, Jesse Lege and the Cajun Country Revival, The Right Combination 
  38. I Love No One But You, The Stanley Brothers, The Complete Columbia Stanley Brothers 
  39. Let Me Fall, Camp Creek Boys, The Camp Creek Boys 
  40. Cigarette Trees, The Local Honeys, Little Girls Actin’ Like Men 
  41. Making Believe, Emmylou Harris, Profile: Best of Emmylou Harris 
  42. Blue Kentucky Girl, Loretta Lynn, Blue Kentucky Girl 
  43. Cold Cold Heart, Hank Williams, Cold Cold Heart 
  44. The North Dakota Cowboy, Brennan Leigh, Praire Love Letter 
  45. Walking On A Wire, Luminous Crush, Live From Lonely Highway Studio 
  46. You Were A Friend (For Rattletrap), Darrin Hacquard, Signs and Wonders 
  47. Lizzie Lindsay, Finbar and Eddie Furey, The Best of Finbar and Eddie Furey 
  48. A Maid I Am In Love, Mrs Stan Marshall, Maritime Folk Songs: from the Collection of Helen Creighton 
  49. Calypso Minor, Luiz Bonfa, Solo in Rio 1959 
  50. Homenagem aos orixas, Dona Onete, Feitico Caboclo 
  51. Lorraine, Jorge Ben Jor, Bem-Vinda Amizade 
  52. Pa Janvier, Cedric Watson et Bijou Creole, Creole Moon: Live From The Blue Moon Saloon 
  53. Tes Parents Ne Veulent Plus Me Voir, Canray Fontenot, Louisiana Hot Sauce, Creole Style 
  54. Tippy Toeing, Jesse Lege and the Cajun Country Revival, The Right Combination 
  55. Aint No Ash Will Burn, Della Mae, This World Oft Can Be 
  56. Wedding Bells/ Let’s Turn Back The Years, John Prine feat. Lucinda Williams, In Spite of Ourselves 
  57. The House I Live In, Josh White, The Legendary Josh White 
  58. The Riddle Song, Jean Ritchie and Paul Clayton, Authentic Songs of the American Revolution and The Civil War Era 
  59. I Will Always Love You, Dolly Parton, Jolene 
  60. I Hope That I Don’t Fall In Love With You, Tom Waits, Anthology of Tom Waits 
  61. Bridge Over Troubled Water, Aretha Franklin, Soul Queen 
  62. If I Had A Hammer (The Hammer Song) (Live), Sam Cooke, Sam Cooke At The Copa 
  63. Theme For Scotland, Alasdair Fraser, Dawn Dance 
  64. Reel du pendu, Jean Carignan, Old Time Fiddle Tunes Played by Jean Carignan 
  65. Jolie et maquillee, De Temps Antan, Ce monde ici-bas 
  66. Farewell to Nova Scotia, Touchstone, The New Land 
  67. Shout Sister Shout (Live), Sister Rosetta Tharpe, The Sensational Sister Rosetta Tharpe from Carnegie Hall to Antibes 
  68. Country Boy, Muddy Waters, The Folk Singer 
  69. Itchy’s Blues, Hawk Alert, Itchy’s Blues 
  70. Dark as a Dungeon, Merle Travis, Folk Songs of the Hills 
  71. Sixteen Tons, Tennessee Ernie Ford, Sixteen Tons 
  72. Dying to Make a Living, The Local Honeys, Dying to Make a Living 
  73. Shake Sugaree, Elizabeth Cotten, Shake Sugaree 
  74. Death Came A-Knockin’, Ruthie Foster, Runaway Soul 
  75. Mahk Jchi (feat. Ulali), Robbie Robertson And The Red Road Ensemble, Music For The Native Americans 
  76. The Fox, Burl Ives, Timeless Country: Burl Ives 
  77. What Will We Do When We Have No Money?, Lankum, Between the Earth and Sky 
  78. Aliwowo, Olatunji, Drums of Passion 
  79. Andarele, Rio Mira, Marimba del Pacifico 
  80. Lagrimas Negras, Trio Matamoros, The Legendary Trio Matamoros 1928-1937 
  81. Weaving Medley: Busy Weaving / Julianne Johnson / Open Little Hand / Back Step Cindy, Wu Fei and Abigail Washburn, Wu Fei and Abigail Washburn 
  82. They Gotta Quit Kickin’, Buffy Sainte-Marie I’m Gonna Be A Country Girl Again 
  83. Dance All Night (Live), The Highwoods Stringband, Feed Your Babies Onions: Fat City Favorites (Live) 
  84. Jeremiah, Sierra Ferrell, Jeremiah/ Why’d Ya Do It 
  85. Blue Yodel No. 8 (Mule Skinner Blues), Jimmie Rogers, Essential Jimmie Rogers 
  86. The Battle of New Orleans, Johnny Horton, Louisiana and the New Orleans Sound 
  87. Air: The Rocks of Bawn, Willie Clancy, Willie Clancy The Gold Ring 
  88. The Foxhunt, The Young Tradition, So Cheerfully Round 
  89. There Is Power In A Union (John Peel Session, 20th August 1985), Billy Bragg, Best of Billy Bragg at the BBC 1983-2019 
  90. True Life Blues, Bill Monroe and The Blue Grass Boys, Live Recordings 1956-1969: Off the Record Volume 1 
  91. I’m Bound To Ride, Arthur Smith, Nellie’s Blue Eyes/ I’m Bound To Ride 
  92. My Tennessee Mountain Home, Maria Muldaur, Maria Muldaur 
  93. The Midnight Special, Lead Belly, Lead Belly: The Smithsonian Folkways Collection 
  94. Run Mountain, Carolina Chocolate Drops, Leaving Eden 
  95. Wayfaring Stranger (with Francesco Turrisi), Rhiannon Giddens, There Is No Other (with Francesco Turrisi) 
  96. Sail Away Lady, Peggy Seeger, Isla Cameron and Guy Carawan, Peggy Seeger Presents Origins of Skiffle 
  97. Storms are on the Ocean, Jean Ritchie and Doc Watson, Jean Ritchie and Doc Watson at Folk City 
  98. Alabama Bound, Leadbelly, Best of Leadbelly 
  99. Young Jamie Foyers, Cahalen Morrison, Wealth of Sorrow 
  100. O’grady Road, The Lonesome Ace Stringband, When the Sun Comes Up 
  101. Crossing Muddy Waters, I’m With Her, Crossing Muddy Waters/ Be My Husband 
  102. Quasheba, Quasheba, Our Native Daughters, Songs of Our Native Daughters 
  103. Down So Low, Mother Earth, Living With The Animals 
  104. Dink’s Song, Dave Van Ronk and the Hudson Dusters, Dave Van Ronk and the Hudson Dusters 
  105. Hùg Air A' Bhonaid Mhòir, Julie Fowlis, Cuilidh 
  106. Freylekhs, Burning Bush, Klezmer and Hassidic Music 
  107. Bulbes, Ben Zimet, Yiddish Folk Songs Vol. 1 
  108. Naila, Lila Downs, La Sanduga 
  109. Maria Elena, Los Indios Tabajaras, Maria Elena 
  110. The Sky Is Crying, Elmore James, The Sky Is Crying: The Ultimate Collection 
  111. Bonaparte’s Retreat, W.H. Stepp, A Treasury of Library of Congress Field Recordings 
  112. Understand, Saints and Liars, These Times 
  113. Waterbound, Dirk Powell, Transatlantic Sessions, Series 5: Volume Two 
  114. Wildflowers, Dolly Parton, Linda Ronstadt and Emmylou Harris, Trio 
  115. Jack O’diamonds, The Blue Sky Boys, Presenting The Blue Sky Boys 
  116. Doin’ My Time, Lester Flatt and Earl Scruggs and The Foggy Mountain Boys, 20th Century Masters: The Best Of Flatt & Scruggs - The Millennium Collection 
  117. Free and Equal Blues, Josh White, Free and Equal Blues 
  118. Gone to The Country, Racines, Racines 
  119. Kelli Jones and Joel Savoy, The Attakapas Trail/Reed de Nez Picqués, Toi, Tu Joues à L'amour 
  120. The Lark in The Morning, The Dubliners, The Definitive Pub Songs Collection 
  121. Bile Them Cabbage Down, Lewis Hairston, Virginia Traditions: Non-Blues Secular Black Music 
  122. Georgia Buck, Elizabeth Cotten, Classic Banjo from Smithsonian Folkways 
  123. Freight Train, Peter, Paul and Mary, In The Wind 
  124. A Case of You, Joni Mitchell, Blue 
  125. Give The Fiddler A Dram, The Holy Modal Rounders, The Holy Modal Rounders 
  126. Indian Summer, Carling and Will, Soon Comes Night 
  127. Samba Geladio, Ali Farka Toure and Toumani Diabate, Ali and Toumani 
  128. Sally Ann, Frank Blevins and the Tarheel Rattlers, Sally Ann 
  129. Pig at Home in the Pen, The Mcgee Brothers and “Fiddlin’” Arthur Smith, Milk ‘Em in the Evening Blues 
  130. Shortnin’ Bread, Lewis “Big Sweet” Hairston, Black Banjo Songsters of North Carolina and Virginia 
  131. Lord Randal, Abner Jay, Folk Song Stylist 
  132. All Over This World, Sister Rosetta Tharpe, Sister Rosetta Tharpe Vol. 2 1942-1944 
  133. Morning Blues, The Correctone Stringband, Black-Eyed Suzie 
  134. Cumberland Gap, Peggy Seeger, Isla Cameron and Guy Carawan, Peggy Seeger Presents Origins of Skiffle 
  135. A Picture From Life’s Other Side, The Blue Sky Boys, A Treasury Of Rare Song Gems From The Past 
  136. Puff, the Magic Dragon, Peter, Paul and Mary, Deep Water 
  137. Now That The Buffalo’s Gone, Buffy Sainte-Marie, It’s My Way 
  138. Forever Young, Joan Baez, The Complete A&M Recordings 
  139. Dead Flowers, Townes Van Zandt, Roadsongs 
  140. An Leimras/ Harris Dance, Brighde Chaimbeul, The Reeling 
  141. Carnlough Bay, Finbar and Eddie Furey, The Best Of Finbar and Eddie Furey 
  142. The Unicorn, The Irish Rovers, The Best Of The Irish Rovers 
  143. I Shall Be Released, The Blind Boys Of Alabama, Almost Home 
  144. Kwazulu (In The Land of The Zulus), Miriam Makeba, An Evening With Belafonte/ Makeba 
  145. Pata Pata, Miriam Makeba, Pata Pata 
  146. Bakonoba, Fatoumata Diawara, Kanou EP 
  147. Cross Road Blues, Robert Johnson, Desperate Man Blues 
  148. Four Cent Cotton, Lowe Stokes, Lowe Stokes Vol. 1 (1927-1930) 
  149. Fortune, Oldboys, Moon Music 
  150. Aragon Mill, Hazel Dickens, Hard Hitting Songs For Hard Hit People 
  151. Fear, Carol Bone, Songs from Yon and Yore 
  152. The White Cockade, The Watersons, Early Days 
  153. Dressed In Yellow, Moira Smiley, Dawn Pemberton, Karla Mundy, Jake Asaro, Gregory Fletcher, In Our Voices 
  154. Barbara Allen, Jean Ritchie, British Traditional Ballads in the Southern Mountains, Volume 1 
  155. Louise, Darrin Hacquard, Signs And Wonders 
  156. Fortune, Otis Burris, Legends Of Old-Time Music: Fifty Years Of County Records 
  157. This Train Is Bound For Glory (Live), Pete Seeger and Big Bill Broonzy, At The Cahn Auditorium, Northwestern University, Evanston, Chicago 1956 (Live) 
  158. Irene (Goodnight Irene), Lead Belly, Where Did You Sleep Last Night: Lead Belly Legacy, Vol. 1

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