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Lost Radio Rounders: Programs

Travelin' with Lost Radio Rounders


From California to the New York island... troubadours have always been full of songs about wondrous places and ways to get there. You'll be "King of the Road" on the "Wabash Cannonball', visit "The Red River Valley" and sail to sail to the Bahamas on "The Sloop John B.!

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Love Struck!


Love gone right, love gone wrong, and love gone hilarious! The sentimental Civil War ballad "Aura Lee" was the basis for the Elvis hit "Love Me Tender." Hank William's straightforward "Hey Good Looking" leaves nothing to chance, and Stephen Foster's "Oh, Susanna" is as catchy as it is quirky.

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Fur, Feathers & Fins: Animals in Song


Wild animals, farm animals, animals that talk, animals that dance, and that's just the start of it. You may hear the old Burl Ives favorite "The Fox," the children's classic "Froggy Went A-Courting" or "Go Tell Aunt Rhody." This one is just plain old sing-along fun!

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Cowboy Songs & Frontier Ballads


The American West both real and imagined. This great program features genuine cowboy classics like "Home on the Range" and "Streets of Laredo," and a few Hollywood cowboy favorites like "Back in the Saddle Again" and "Don't Fence Me In." You'll feel like sippin' black coffee from a metal cup under a starry prairie sky!

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Songs of Our Empire State


New York is so much more than just a Big Apple. Explore our great history by going whaling with "The Montaukers," fighting Gentleman Johnny Burgoyne at "The Battle of Saratoga," and taking a trip to Buffalo on "The Erie Canal." We are truly proud of our home state!

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Blue Collar Blues


From "John Henry" working on the Big Bend Tunnel, to the cowboys "On the Trail to Mexico," and the lumberjacks breaking "The Jam on Gerry's Rocks," these larger than life characters helped build a nation and were immortalized in song. Railroaders, miners, farmers, whalers & canal men all get their due in this wonderful program!

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Lincoln and Liberty


A selection of spirituals, abolitionist anthems, Stephen Foster classics, parlor songs and battle songs of North & South. The Albany Times Union says the show features the music “Abraham Lincoln would have had on his iPod.” Selections range from the “Blue Tail Fly” and “Aura Lee” to “The Battle Hymn of the Republic” and “Marching Through Georgia.”

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Campfire Songs & Sing-Alongs


Your group will be singing, stomping and clapping to familiar old favorites such as “Skip To My Lou,” “Michael, Row the Boat Ashore,” “My Darling Clementine” and “You Are My Sunshine.” Great musical fun for "kids" of all ages!

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The Home of the Brave


Honor our nation’s defenders with songs from the Revolutionary War to WWII. Patriotic tunes, parodies, battle music and home front favorites like “Yankee Doodle,” “Army Life,” “Johnny Has Gone for a Soldier” and “The Star-Spangled Banner.”

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The Folk Songs of North America


Alan Lomax’s landmark 1960 collection has long been a great inspiration to Lost Radio Rounders (and just about every other folksinger, too!). We dig deep into this treasure trove of work songs, play songs, love songs and classic ballads. “Tom Dooley,” “The Wabash Cannonball,” “Sixteen Tons” and “Down In the Valley” are just a few of the many selections you may hear.

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In the Days of Stephen Foster


America’s first great songwriter remains one of its very best. He led a troubled life, but left lasting beauty behind. This fact-filled foray into his impressive catalog, includes “Hard Times Come Again No More,” “Oh, Susanna!,” “Beautiful Dreamer” and “Camptown Races” as well as selections from Foster’s 19th century contemporaries.

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The Gospel Train


Lost Radio Rounders’ benchmark program surveys songs of faith from the Civil War era to the Civil Rights era, including folk hymns, classic Spirituals, mountain gospel favorites and the street music of the guitar evangelists. Includes "The Wayfaring Stranger," “Go Down, Moses,” “I'll Fly Away,” “Down By The Riverside” and other favorites.

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The American Songbag


The great poet and Lincoln biographer was also an important folk song preserver and performer. Here we sample the best of his landmark 1927 collection, “The American Songbag,” picking favorites like "Shenandoah,"Froggie Went a-Courting,” “John B. Sails” and “Turkey in the Straw .”

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Wildwood Flower


Few artists have had as profound an effect on American music as The Original Carter Family. A.P found the songs; Sara sang them; and Maybelle virtually created country guitar picking. You’ll know and love every tune, including “Hello Stranger”,” I’m Thinking Tonight of My Blue Eyes,” “The Storms Are On The Ocean” and “Worried Man Blues.”

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