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October 7, 2014 Options
Sending some pies in the sky to Joe Hill on his 135th birthday
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Artist Selection Album    (Label / Recording date)
Theme Music:
James Brown 
Cold Sweat (pt. 1)   Options b/w Cold Sweat (pt. 2)
(King 1967)

Harry K. McClintock  The Preacher and the Slave   Options
( 1951)
Joe Glazer & Bill Friedland  There Is Power in a Union   Options Songs of the Wobblies
(Labor Arts 1954)
Cisco Houston  The Tramp   Options Songs of the Open Road
(Folkways 1962)
Phil Ochs  Joe Hill   Options A Hero of the Game
(Let Them Eat Vinyl 1965)

Talkover Music:
Annbjørg Lien 
The Water Lily   Options Felefeber: Norwegian Fiddle Fantasia
(Shanachie 1995)

Utah Phillips  Joe Hill's Last Will   Options
Paul Robeson  Joe Hill   Options On My Journey:
Paul Robeson's Independent Recordings
Pete Seeger & the Song Swappers  Casey Jones (The Union Scab)   Options
J.P. Wright  We Will Sing One Song   Options
( 2013)
Hazel Dickens  The Rebel Girl   Options

Talkover Music:
Clark Kessinger 
Wednesday Night Waltz   Options The Legend of Clark Kessinger
(County 1964)

Roxy Gordon  I Dreamed I Saw Joe Hill Last Night   Options Smaller Circles
(Wowapi 1997)
Mats Paulson  Mr. Block   Options Songs and Letters of Joe Hill
(Sonet 1968)
Laurie Dryden  The Spirit of Joe Hill   Options b/w Half of Me
(Deram 1972)
Otis Gibb  Waiting on a Chance to Shine   Options Joe Hill's Ashes
Woody Guthrie  All You Fascists Bound to Lose   Options

Closing Theme:
Specks Williams 
We Gave the Drummer Some   Options b/w Specks Blues
(Jax 196?)

Listener comments!

Avatar 5:39pm glenn:

mmmmm. pie.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:42pm Doug Schulkind:

Joe Hill coined the phrase "pie in the sky." Mmmmm, coins.
Avatar 5:50pm glenn:

blueberry pie sounds better than blueberry coins.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:51pm Doug Schulkind:

Bits of pie. Bitcoins. We report, you decide.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:52pm davex:

I'm looking for the pre-game show.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:53pm Gary:

What in the Hill is -- oh, hey, hi Doug & Drum Circle!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:53pm Doug Schulkind:

This is ain't any kind of a game show, davex.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:54pm Doug Schulkind:

G A R Y yo!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:54pm davex:

Sorry, I was just pressing my luck.
Avatar 5:55pm glenn:

extra starch?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:56pm Doug Schulkind:

Give the Drummer Radio steam?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:56pm davex:

Liked that Orchestre Poly-Rythmo de Cotonou track that just finished...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:57pm Doug Schulkind:

I'll take Beninese funk over Zambian psych. By a hair.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:59pm Artie:

A hill of beans for all my friends!!!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:02pm Jeff Golick:

What the Sam Hill...
Avatar 6:03pm northguineahills:

Just had a phone interview for a position in Hoboken. I hope it's close to the PATH.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:03pm Doug Schulkind:

To Hill and back.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:04pm Doug Schulkind:

Gluck, northguineahills!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:06pm Gary:

Great news, NGH -- fingers crossed for you!
Avatar 6:07pm northguineahills:

danke!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:08pm Jeff Golick:

What kind of work are you seeking, @ngh, if you don't mind my asking?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:10pm Doug Schulkind:

Get me a job, too, Jeff Golick, while yer at it.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:10pm Doug Schulkind:

I'm looking for anyfuckingthing.
Avatar 6:11pm glenn:

the pirates need a better manager.
Avatar 6:13pm northguineahills:

WOW, I haven't heard this Phil Ochs version!!!! THANKS!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:14pm Doug Schulkind:

I'll assume you are just goofing, glenn. Clint's gotten about 150% more than could be expected from the talent he was given. But I know you were goofing.

@NGH
Phil live on WBAI in 1965!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:14pm Carmichael:

Hey doggies, just made it here to the st(r)eam. There's a troll on the main board that needs zapping, but everyone's too polite to speak up.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:16pm Doug Schulkind:

GIVE THE DRUMMER RADIO SILENT FUNDRAISER ALERT...
You'd be really sticking it to the man if you were make a small donation via the blue PLEDGE bottom atop this playlist page. Make this STICK UP!
Avatar 6:16pm northguineahills:

Geographical Information Sciences/Cartography/Demography. That said, My wife and I can't leave until January at the earliest b/c we have to go through the preliminary green card visa process here in NYC (and she can't work again legally until then), so, I'll take anything.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:16pm Doug Schulkind:

Welcome to Under the Radar Radio, Carmichael!
Avatar 6:17pm northguineahills:

I saw him Carmichael, not sure if he was a troll, more of a case of textual diarrhea.
Avatar 6:17pm northguineahills:

Ken would have deleted him early on....
Avatar 6:19pm ndbob:

Ah I made it - halfway between Bloomington and Baltimore
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:19pm Jeff Golick:

That sounds cool, @ngh.
(Yours, too, Doug.)
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:20pm Jeff Golick:

(The area of expertise, that is; not the visa process.)
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:20pm Doug Schulkind:

Halfway, ndbob. That should be just about Bittsburgh!
Avatar 6:21pm ndbob:

Good luck NGH!
Avatar 6:21pm ndbob:

I'm in Cambridge, Ohi0 - about 50 miles west of Wheeling
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:25pm Doug Schulkind:

That's pretty darn close, ndbob! I hope you're letting someone else do the driving!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:26pm Doug Schulkind:

Read along with Utah.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:27pm Doug Schulkind:

As I have often said, my vote for greatest human ever: Paul Robeson.
Avatar 6:28pm ndbob:

lol Doug - all alone
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:28pm Doug Schulkind:

Up next, Joe Hill's brilliant take on the Casey Jones legend.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:30pm Doug Schulkind:

Here's to Angel's Local #23!!!!!!! (wait for it)
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:30pm Carmichael:

The Union Scab!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:30pm Jeff Golick:

Yeah Robeson had some pipes.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:33pm Doug Schulkind:

@Carmichael
When you see a scab, make sure to picket.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:33pm Carmichael:

It says Scott Walker also did a version of Joe Hill. Whoa ....
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:34pm Doug Schulkind:

Considered including a Springsteen version. (Didn't make the cut.)
Avatar 6:36pm northguineahills:

Didn't Casey make hobos ride the rail....?
Avatar 6:36pm northguineahills:

(a boxcar w/o wood planks on the floor, just the metal strutting)
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:37pm Doug Schulkind:

Casey is shoveling sulphur in Hell, according to Joe.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:41pm davex:

Very interesting stuff. And appropriate music to work to, I suppose...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:42pm Doug Schulkind:

Roxy's just pulling yer legs, friends.
Avatar 6:43pm northguineahills:

Haven't heard Roxy Gordon in ages, probably from Doug the last time....
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:43pm Doug Schulkind:

We're only $800 away from hitting our goal!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:44pm Doug Schulkind:

Following Roxy, we'll hear a couple of folksingers from Joe's native Sweden with their takes on the martyr's songitude.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:44pm davex:

Doug, I better try to work faster then.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:45pm Carmichael:

Hopefully, Eilart Pilarm won't be one of them.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:46pm Doug Schulkind:

Eilart imitates life? (Nope. No Eilart.)
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:49pm Doug Schulkind:

Actually, the next song is about, not by, Joe Hill.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:49pm Doug Schulkind:

Info on MR BLOCK: www.folkarchive.de...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:55pm Doug Schulkind:

Our final selection, coming next, is not a Joe Hill tune. Nor is it about Joe. But it is. It completely is.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:56pm davex:

Thanks Doug - very interesting show! Enjoy your respective evenings, everyone...
Avatar 6:56pm ndbob:

excellent show Doug!!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:56pm Doug Schulkind:

Peace and love, davex! ndbob!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:59pm Gary:

Thanks and have a great night, Doug & all!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:00pm Jeff Golick:

Thy will be done -- thanks, Doug!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:01pm Doug Schulkind:

Thy Hill be done!
Avatar 9:36am Brian in UK:

Nice work Doug. It never rains but it pours. Here is another Ochs live recording just released, this one with better sound quality, so I believe.
smoreent.com...
  9:37am annie:

you never cease to amaze me with your musical selections and love thereof.
Avatar 9:38am Brian in UK:

I heard tell that Paul Robeson and Sory Kandia Kouyate sang together once. Now what piece of your soul would you sell for a taste of that experience.
Avatar 9:39am Brian in UK:

Hello annie better late than.........
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:41am Doug Schulkind:

@annie
It is my greatest pleasure to be amazed in public. Glad it shows!

@Brian in UK
Thanks for sending me on an absurd mission to find the audio evidence.
Avatar 10:09am Brian in UK:

Doug, see the last paragraph, looks like Banning Eyre is your man, think you might know him.
www.npr.org...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:12am Doug Schulkind:

Ha! Thanks for doing the leg work, Brian. I had Banning Eyre on as a guest on my show back in (gulp) 1988.
  10:42am annie:

"waitin' on a chance to shine"/ bruce sprinsteen tune?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:47am Doug Schulkind:

@annie
That tune is by Otis Gibbs. When I grabbed it off the Web, it was labeled "Joe Hill's Ashes," so I added it to the show. Listening to it, I got to thinking that maybe it had a different title (which I corrected on the playlist). The tune comes from a collection of songs titled Joe Hill's Ashes. That was the mistake. I still wanted to play Otis Gibbs since he is one of the few known holders of an envelope of Joe Hill's actual ashes.
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