Listen Free to Historic Folk Music Radio Shows, 1963-64

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If folk music thrills or intrigues you, then you're in for an unusual treat. From 1963 to 1964, a radio show called "Folk Music Worldwide", based in New York City, broadcast interviews of select folk music artists playing and discussing some of their best songs. Audio recordings of these historic interviews are posted below for anyone to enjoy.

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Listen in, as folk musicians - some today iconic, others now lesser known - from over 50 years ago describe their love of folk music, including its rich meaning, heritage, and social impact.

You'll hear · PETE SEEGER · PAUL STOOKEY · LOU GOTTLIEB · PHIL OCHS · JUDY HENSKE · THE DILLARDS · DeCORMIER SINGERS · PETER LaFARGE · PAUL EVANS and many other great artists. Interviews were wide-ranging, covering popular folk classics, Israeli folk songs, even Mormon folk music.

Alan Wasser, Host

And remember the times! Episodes include music from Martin Luther King's Civil Rights March on Washington DC in 1963 and many Civil Rights Movement folk songs. Listen to live performances by · BOB DYLAN · PETER, PAUL & MARY · JOAN BAEZ · MARION ANDERSON. Looking back, the variety of music in these interviews is astonishing.

The Folk Music Worldwide show was just one of many broadcasts produced by Radio New York Worldwide. As you'll hear, Folk Music Worldwide episodes began with the following introduction, read by announcer Mel Bernam, describing the aims of the show and introducing the host:

Here is Radio New York - Folk Music Worldwide, a program devoted to the best in folk music, throughout the world. Showcasing the top performers and authorities in the field... Now your host for Folk Music Worldwide, Alan Wasser.

So here you have it. Below is the complete collection of Folk Music Worldwide radio broadcasts (29 interviews in all) from 1963-1964. Unless you listened to the original shows live, it's unlikely you've heard these before. Enjoy!

Folk Music Worldwide - The Shows

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Host, Alan Wasser

As broadcast on WRUL, Radio New York Worldwide, from 4 West 58th St., New York 19, N.Y., USA - April 1963 through March 1964. Announcer, Mel Bernam; host, Alan Wasser; and engineer, usually Joe Garafalo.

The shows are about 25 minutes in length. Every show has one commercial break which is here reduced to just a few seconds of dead air.

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SHOW #1: Pete Seeger (25 min: 05 sec); April 30 & May 4, 1963.

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View FULL TRANSCRIPT or Listen speaker  "We're privileged to have in our studios today the man who Alan Lomax calls 'the best all-around folk performer,' Mr. Peter Seeger. We will listen to some of Mr. Seeger's recordings, and we'll be talking with him about his life, his songs, and folk music in general. Mr. Seeger, the obvious first question is, just how do you define folk music?

SEEGER: "I think you have to accept the fact that hardly any two people, not even the experts, agree on a definition. You see, way back in the old days..."

MUSIC: Oh! Liza, Poor Gal; GoodNight Irene (The Weavers at Carnegie Hall); Wimoweh (The Weavers at Carnegie Hall); Follow the Drinking Gourd (The Weavers at Carnegie Hall); and Barbra Allen (Pete Seeger Sings American Ballads, Folkways Records FA2319, 1957).


SHOW #2: Paul Stookey of Peter, Paul & Mary; 1st of 2 shows (24 min:51 sec); May 7 & 11, 1963.

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View FULL TRANSCRIPT or Listen speaker  "With us today is Paul Stookey, of the famous folk music trio Peter, Paul & Mary. Paul, let me ask you, first, how did your three get together?"

STOOKEY: "Well, actually ours is somewhat unusual in that most of the groups that get together today have known each other in high school, or have known each other in college and have sung together. We were put together by our manager, who discovered Joan Baez..."

MUSIC: Early in the Morning 1; It's Raining 1; Old Coat 2; and If I Had My Way 1.
Reference: 1 = From their 1st LP, Peter Paul & Mary, 1961; 2 = From their 2nd album, Moving, 1963.


SHOW #3: Paul Stookey of Peter Paul & Mary; 2nd of 2 shows (23 min:30 sec); May 14, 17 & 21, 1963.

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View FULL TRANSCRIPT or Listen speaker  "With us again today is Paul Stookey of the famous folk music trio Peter, Paul & Mary. When we finished last week, we promised to play If I Had a Hammer, which Paul said was his favorite song."

STOOKEY: "Well, let me qualify it again, like I did last week. If I Had a Hammer, I think, most accurately reflects the feelings of the group. This is also by the way, as we were speaking also last week of contemporary folk tunes."

MUSIC: If I Had A Hammer (by Seeger & Hayes) 1; 500 Miles 1; Paul's funny sound effects; This Land Is Your Land 2; and Puff, The Magic Dragon 2. Reference: 1 = their 1st LP, Peter Paul & Mary, 1961; 2 = their 2nd album, Moving, 1963.


SHOW #4: Eliezer Adoram (Israeli folk music); 1st of 2 shows (22 min:00 sec); May 25 & 28, 1963.

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View FULL TRANSCRIPT or Listen speaker  "Our show today is an Israeli show. We have with us one of the finest Israeli singers that I know, and also an accomplished musician on the accordion and several Israeli instruments, Eliezer Adoram. Before we talk to Mr. Adoram, let's hear a modern Israeli song, the words of which are taken from the Bible, but the music is new."

MUSIC: Vayenikehu; Tziribam; Medley Of Yemenite Songs. From his Hava Nagila LP.


SHOW #5: Eliezer Adoram 2nd of 2 shows (22 min:30 sec); June 1 & 4, 1963.

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View FULL TRANSCRIPT or Listen speaker  "Once again, we're talking with Eliezer Adoram, a well-known Israeli singer and musician. We were talking with him last week, and we were just finishing discussing Rad Halailah, which incidentally I've listened to since then. We promised faithfully that we would play it first thing in the show, so here is Rad Halailah."

MUSIC: Rad Halailah; V'David Yafe Anayim; and Dodi Li. All from his Sing Along with USY album.


SHOW #6: Paul Evans (22 min:30 sec); June 8 & 11, 1963.

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View FULL TRANSCRIPT or Listen speaker  "With us today is Paul Evans, a popular folk singer and also a popular record star in the non-folk area. Just to give you a sample of some of his folk music, let's play a song called 'Passing Thru', as arranged by Paul Evans and sung by Paul Evans."

MUSIC: Good songs from his 1961 LP Folk Songs of Many Lands: Passing Thru; Wearing of the Green; British Grenadiers; and Mr. Hangman.


SHOW #7: Israel Young, Director - Folklore Center, NY (22 min:44 sec); June 15 & 18, 1963.

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Israel "Izzy" Young
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View FULL TRANSCRIPT or Listen speaker  "With us today is Mr. Israel Young, Director of the Folklore Center in New York, and an expert on the rebirth of folk music in New York City. Mr. Young, you've been active in folk music in New York for about 20 years now. What was it like when you got started?"

MUSIC: Richard Dyer-Bennet: Greensleeves; Pete Seeger: Nonesuch; Peter, Paul & Mary: Where Have All the Flowers Gone; and The Kingston Trio: La Bamba.


SHOW #8: The Three D's, Mormon Folk Songs (22 min:30 sec); June 29 & July 2, 1963.

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View FULL TRANSCRIPT or Listen speaker  "Welcome again to Folk Music Worldwide, in the studios of Radio New York Worldwide. The group we have today are performing live in the studios of Radio New York Worldwide. We're not using records. The group is called The Three D's, a young group out of the West of the United States. If you guys are ready, perhaps you could give us a sample of how you play. How about Wait for the Wagon?"

MUSIC: Wait for the Wagon; On the Way to California [Utah]; They Call the Wind Mariah; All music recorded in the studios of WRUL.


SHOW #9: Gerde's Folk City Hootenanny, 1st of 2 shows (22 min:30 sec); July 6 & 9, 1963.

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Phil Ochs
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View FULL TRANSCRIPT or Listen speaker  "Hello again, and welcome back to Folk Music Worldwide. We have another unusual show for you today. We're going to play some of the tapes we made recently at a folk music nightclub in New York's Greenwich Village. The nightclub, called Gerde's Folk City runs a 'hootenanny' every Monday night. This is a chance for young and upcoming folk singers to show New Yorkers how good they are.

"The first performer we're going to hear is a young, comic folk singer named Dick Glass. Just before Dick went on, we asked him what kind of material he most likes to perform."

MUSIC: Comic folk singer Dick Glass: Green, Green Rocky Road, and The Kretchma; topical singer Phil Ochs: The Thresher, and The Ballad of William Moore.


SHOW #10: Gerde's Folk City Hootenanny, 2nd of 2 shows (22 min:30 sec); July 13 & 16, 1963.

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Roger Sprung
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View FULL TRANSCRIPT or Listen speaker  "Hello again, and welcome to Folk Music Worldwide. Today as we promised, we're going to bring you the rest of the tapes we made at a 'hootenanny' in a Greenwich Village nightclub called Gerde's Folk City. The first performer we're going to hear is a very amusing young man named Benny Berman. Here's Benny Berman, to tell you about the first song he's going to sing...

"...The owner of Gerde's Folk City, a guy named Mike Porco, came over to our table, and we had an enjoyable chat. I think we'll play just a little bit of that chat now so you can hear it. We asked Mike how long he'd been in the folk music business."

MUSIC: Comic folk singer Benny Berman: Two Sailors, The Barefoot King; Roger Sprung & Artie Rose: Old Joe Clark; chat with Mike Porco (owner of Gerde's Folk City); New Wine Singers: Miner's Lifeguard, Going Home.


SHOW #11: The Dillards, Back Porch Bluegrass (24 min: 34 sec); July 20 & 23, 1963.

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View FULL TRANSCRIPT or Listen speaker  "With us today is a new group of bluegrass musicians called The Dilliards. We'll be talking to them and finding out where they get their material, and how they do it. But first, why don't we listen to a selection of their music called Reuben's Train..."

"...Our music, just like the Dillard family, goes back an awful long way. Consequently, we've tried to reflect both the dress and the music of a period that was probably, I'd guess you'd put it, the late 1800's."

MUSIC: Reuben's Train; Old Joseph; Polly Vaughn; Doug's Tune; From their album Back Porch Bluegrass.


SHOW #12: Lou Gottlieb of the Limeliters, 1st of 2 shows (25 min); July 27 & 30, 1963.

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View FULL TRANSCRIPT or Listen speaker  "Hello again, and welcome to Folk Music Worldwide. Today we're going to fill a lot of requests, satisfy one of the desires many of you have expressed in your letters. We've had letters from Margaret Hannon in Dublin, Bob Belzer in London, just to mention a few, asking that we do a show devoted to The Limeliters. Well, this is it.

"With us on the show is Lou Gottlieb. He's the tenor, the bass player, the spokesman for The Limeliters. I asked him before if he really wasn't the leader of the group, but he told me that technically they're all partners, and he was just a tenor."

MUSIC: We Will Overcome [from the Integration Movement]; Die Gendanken Sang Frei [German]; Yerakina [Greek]; and There's a Meeting Here Tonight.


SHOW #13: Lou Gottlieb of The Limeliters, 2nd of 2 shows (24 min, 50 sec); August 3 & 6, 1963.

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View FULL TRANSCRIPT or Listen speaker  "Welcome again to Folk Music Worldwide. Again this week we have Lou Gottlieb of The Limeliters with us, who we promised last week. Lou Gottlieb is the 'necktie' tenor, the bass player, and the spokesman for The Limeliters...

"...Well, as we said, [To Everything There Is a Season] was written by the author of the Bible and by Pete Seeger. So the patriarchs of the Jewish people and the patriarch of folk music. Where do you get most of your material? Obviously not all from the Bible."

MUSIC: To Everything There Is a Season [composed by Pete Seeger from Ecclesiastes 3:1-8]; Reedy River [Australian poem]; Monks of St. Bernard [in French]; and Proshchai "Good-bye" [Russian Gypsy song].


SHOW #14: Civil Rights Movement Songs with Tom Murray of SNCC, 1st of 2 shows (25 min, 07 sec); August 10, 17 & 20, 1963.

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SNCC Historical Marker
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View FULL TRANSCRIPT or Listen speaker  "Hello again, and welcome to Folk Music Worldwide. This show is unusual in that we don't have an artist with us, a singer, we have an expert in a field. We're going to be devoting the show to the field.

"You know, every major crisis, every time people have fought for something they believed in, they've tended to use song as a support, a means to increase their morale and organize themselves. These songs have become some of the best songs in folk music.

"Right now in the United States, there's another of these type of crises going on, as everyone knows all over the world. Most Americans are fighting to see that all Americans can have the rights we've been guaranteed under the Constitution, and that most Americans have had until now. The struggle for equal rights for African-Americans has produced some of the most beautiful of folk music.

"Let me give you a sample before we get into our interview of this kind of music. This is a song called Freedom in the Air, as sung by the Freedom Singers, who are members of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC), the people who have been running a number of these demonstrations."

MUSIC: SNCC Freedom Singers: Freedom Is in the Air; Ain't Gonna Let Nobody Turn Me 'Round; Roy Wilkins' (head of the NAACP) testimony; Peter Paul & Mary: Blowing in the Wind; and Bob Dylan: Blowing in the Wind.


SHOW #15: Civil Rights Movement Songs with Tom Murray of SNCC, 2nd of 2 shows (24 min, 38 sec); August 24 & 27, 1963.

Sit-In Songs of the Freedom Riders

Listen speaker  "Hello again, and welcome to Folk Music Worldwide. Today's show is the second in a series of two shows that we're doing on the folk songs that have come out of the African-American integration movement.

"The first show, if you missed it, featured an interview with Tom Murray, a field worker for the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee. This is one of the organizations, along with the NAACP and CORE (Committee of Racial Equality), which have been running demonstrations, have been running boycotts, voter registration drives, etc. in the South, and to a certain extent in the North to help all Americans gain the freedom that most of us believe they should have.

"Some of this music is, as I've said, awfully beautiful. We've been playing records from the Freedom Singers, the group of members of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee who got together to sing songs for their own group, for the movement, and discovered that their songs were popular everywhere, and are now singing all aross the country to apparently very good response. I believe they've just been booked for six weeks at the Ash Grove in San Francisco.

"One of their songs that I hadn't heard before that Tom raves about, is called Dogs. Tom, can you tell us something about it?"

MUSIC: SNCC Freedom Singers: Dogs, We Shall Not Be Moved, We Shall Overcome, This Little Light of Mine.


SHOW #16: Sue Kahn, Grossinger's Staff Folk Singer (24 min:39 sec); August 31 & September 3, 1963.

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Terrace Room Stage

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 Listen speaker  "Hello again, and welcome to Folk Music Worldwide. Today we've got a charming young lady with us, Sue Kahn, an up-and-coming new American folk singer. Why don't we give you a sample of her music right away before we get into the interview. Sue, how about we play Hammer Song...

"...Sue, how'd you first get interested in folk music?"

MUSIC: Jewish, Old English & Caribbean music: Hammer Song, Negev, Fair & Tender Maidens, Land of the Sea & Sun, and Yiddish Lullaby.


SHOW #17: John Cohen, New Lost City Ramblers (23 min:02 sec); September 7 & 10, 1963.

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View FULL TRANSCRIPT or Listen speaker  "Hello again, and welcome to Folk Music Worldwide. Today we have with us one member of a well-known folk-music group, the New Lost City Ramblers. In our studios with us is John Cohen. For those of you who may not have heard of the New Lost City Ramblers music, let me first play a song called I'll Roll in My Sweet Baby's Arms...

"...John Cohen of the New Lost City Ramblers, how on Earth did your group get that name?"

MUSIC: Roll In My Sweet Baby's Arms; Black Jack David; Country Blues; and Knick Knack Song (Mike Seeger).


SHOW #18: Peter LaFarge, (1st of 2 shows) Western, Indian & Cowboy (23 min:40 sec); September 14 & 17, 1963.

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View FULL TRANSCRIPT or Listen speaker  "Hello again, and welcome to Folk Music Worldwide. With us today on Folk Music Worldwide is Peter LaFarge, a folk singer who is a combination of everybody's image of both sides of the American West. He's part Cowboy, part Indian. Before we get into our conversation with Peter LaFarge, why don't we play a selection of his cowboy music, Black Stallion...

"...Peter LaFarge, doing Black Stallion on Radio New York Worldwide's Folk Music Worldwide. Peter, can you tell us something about the background of that song?

"... Peter: All cowboy songs are set to the rhythm of a horse, either a walk or a trot. And if people could understand that, I believe they'd sing them better."

MUSIC: Black Stallion; Vision of a Past Warrior; Trail to Mexico; and Cowboy's Lament (Streets of Laredo).


SHOW #19: Peter LaFarge, (2nd of 2 shows) Western, Indian & Cowboy (23 min:05 sec); October 5 & 8, 1963.

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 Listen speaker  "Hello again, and welcome to Folk Music Worldwide. This week, as last week, we have Peter LaFarge, folk singer from out of the West, part Indian, part Cowboy. Why don't we lead off the show with a selection of Peter LaFarge's music. Here's a humorous song from the cowboy group of music. Peter, what would you say about Lavender Cowboy?...

"...Peter, that's a humorous song, and there's quite a bit of humor in cowboy songs. What about Walking John? That's a humorous song, isn't it?"

MUSIC: Lavender Cowboy; Walking John; Strawberry Roan; Hey, Mr. President; and Coyote.


SHOW #20: Robert DeCormier, (1st of 2 shows) of the Robert DeCormier Singers (22 min:52 sec); October 12 & 15, 1963.

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View FULL TRANSCRIPT or Listen speaker  "Hello again, and welcome to Folk Music Worldwide. With us today is Robert DeCormier, leader of the fast-rising and well-known Robert DeCormier Singers. For those of you who might perhaps have not heard their music, why don't we play a sample of it right off the bat before we start talking to Mr. DeCormier.

"Here's a selection that's now on their 45 record and the first song on their album - Dance Boatman, Dance...

"...Mr. DeCormier, can you tell us something about that group. First off, how many men are there in it?"

MUSIC: Dance Boatman Dance; Where Have All The Flowers Gone; Igra Kolo (Serbian), Kissin's No Sin; and Amen.


SHOW #21: Robert DeCormier, (2nd of 2 shows) of the Robert DeCormier Singers (24 min:53 sec); October 19 & 22, 1963.

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 Listen speaker  "Hello again, and welcome to Folk Music Worldwide. Again, today, Robert DeCormier, is in the studio with us. He's the leader of the Robert DeCormier Singers, a huge group of folk singers that is making a huge mark on the folk music scene today

"For those of you who may not have heard last week's show, and would like to hear something of what Robert DeCormier's folk singing group sounds like, why don't we play The Hammer Song, as done by Robert DeCormier."

MUSIC: The Hammer Song; Halleluiah; Go Tell Aunt Rhody; Bella Bimba, (Italian); The Virgin Mary Had A Baby Boy (Jamaican); and Walk Together Children.


SHOW #22: Leon Bibb (24 min:56 sec); October 26 & 29, 1963.

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View FULL TRANSCRIPT or Listen speaker  "Hello, and welcome again to Folk Music Worldwide. With us today is a man I've admired for quite awhile, a really good singer, Leon Bibb. I expect most of you have heard some of his music, but just in case there are any out there who haven't, why don't we start right off with Leon Bibb's rendition of 500 Miles...

"....Leon, a lot of our listeners have heard that song, of course, done by other performers who have been on the show. But I'm sure quite a few of them are familiar with it as a slightly larger figure than 500 Miles."

MUSIC: 500 Miles; Ox Driver; The Lady Bug & the Centipede; and Sing Hallelujah.


SHOW #23: Paul Evans, 21 Years in a Tennessee Jail (24 min:39 sec); November 2 & 5, 1963.

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 Listen speaker  "Hello again, and welcome to Folk Music Worldwide. With us today is Paul Evans. Some of you may have heard a show we did with Paul Evans quite a few months ago, when he first came out with his album Paul Evans: Folk Songs of Many Lands.

"Well, Paul has a new album called 21 Years in a Tennessee Jail, and we thought we'd bring him back in again and give all of you who wrote in and said you liked him so much another chance to hear him. Why don't we start off right away with Paul Evans rendition of an American jail song that is known best of all American jail songs, John Hardy."

MUSIC: John Hardy; Allentown Jail; Another Town, Another Jail; Marie, Marie; and Columbus Stockade Blues.


SHOW #24: Bob Carey, (1st of 2 shows) formerly of The Tarriers; his own post-Tarrier songs (24 min:26 sec); January 14 & 18, 1964.

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 Listen speaker  "Hello again, and welcome to Folk Music Worldwide. With us today in our studios at Radio New York Worldwide is Bob Carey, formerly of The Tarriers, now out on his own, a rising name in folk music. Why don't we play a piece of his music before we get to talking with him. Here's a good sample, Calumet City...

"...You know, doing radio shows, you record these things, you usually have no audience at all. Not like most performances in show business, where you can gauge how the show is going. There's only one person in the audience, the engineer, in this case Joe Garafalo.

"And it's fine, because he's a very good audience, and I was watching him while the song was on, and he was bouncing up and down to the music. Must be a very good song, Bob."

MUSIC: Calumet City; His Majesty; Writing on the Wall; 12 Gates to the City; and They Call the Wind Maria.


SHOW #25: Bob Carey, (2nd of 2 shows) formerly of The Tarriers (originally Bob Carey, Eric Darling & Alan Arkin); songs from The Tarriers (24 min:43 sec); January 21 & 25, 1964.

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View FULL TRANSCRIPT or Listen speaker  "Hello, and welcome again to Folk Music Worldwide. With us again is Bob Carey, of The Tarriers. He was in for the last show we did. On that last show, we played all music from that new record that Bob's coming out with by himself.

"When we got finished, we realized we hadn't had any time to play any of the music he had been doing with The Tarriers, a group he was the lead singer of for quite a while until he left them. So I talked him into coming back again and doing another show all based on Tarrier music. Bob, perhaps you might want to start off the interview by telling our listeners how The Tarriers really got their start."

MUSIC: The Banana Boat Song; Tom Dooley; Jordan's River (with 2 new singers); and Seven Daffodils.


SHOW #26: The Serendipity Singers, Bryan Sennett, Diane Decker (24 min:55 sec); January 28 & February 1, 1964.

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View FULL TRANSCRIPT or Listen speaker  "Hello again, and welcome to Folk Music Worldwide. With us today are two of The Serendipity Singers. They're a young group from out of the West with a very unusual name which we'll explain later in the program. But first, let's get right to a piece of their music, how they sing and what they sing. How about Sunshine Special...

"...In the studio with us today are the leader of The Serendipity Singers, Bryan Sennett, and one of the girls in the group, Diane Decker. Bryan, the first and most obvious question is where on Earth did you get the name Serendipity Singers, and what does it mean?"

MUSIC: Sunshine Special; Crooked Little Man; Wagoner Lad; Boots & Stetson; and Freedom's Star.

Note: Imperfect audio quality in parts.


SHOW #27: The Modern Folk Quartet, Ted Diltz & Chip Douglas (24 min:27 sec); February 18 & 22, 1964.

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View FULL TRANSCRIPT or Listen speaker  "Hello again, and welcome to Folk Music Worldwide. With us today on Folk Music Worldwide are two members of The Modern Folk Quartet. And, as we usually do, let's get right to a sample of their music, a song called Yes I See...

"...In our studios at Radio New York Worldwide are Chip Douglas and Ted Diltz of The Modern Folk Quartet... Ted, perhaps you can tell us something about the other two guys who aren't here, and also about you two, as well."

MUSIC: Yes I See; It Was A Very Good Year; Sassafras; Swing Down Chariot; and Road to Freedom.


SHOW #28: Judy Henske (23 min:36 sec); February 25 & 29, 1964.

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View FULL TRANSCRIPT or Listen speaker  "Hello again, and welcome to Folk Music Worldwide. With us today in our studios is Judy Henske. I asked her a little while ago how I should identify her, and she said a 'tall, fast, young folk singer'. Let's do a sample of your music, Judy, before we get to talking. How about I Know You Rider... Judy, how would you describe your style?"

HENSKE: "Well, it used to be just getting up on the stage and opening my mouth and singing as loud as I could. And moving around as much as I could. Just jumping up and down, and turning my back to the people. Just kind of a very loud and bluesy, I guess is what it is."

MUSIC: I Know You Rider; Buckeye Jim; High Flyin' Bird; Charlotte Town; and Love Henry.


SHOW #29: Music from Dr. Martin Luther King's Civil Rights March on Washington - Aug 28th, 1963 (25 min: 52 sec); March 1964.

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1963 March on Washington
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 View FULL TRANSCRIPT or Listen speaker  "Hello again, and welcome to Folk Music Worldwide. Most shows on Folk Music Worldwide are a little bit different from the others, but today's is going to be unusual. There'll be as little talking as possible, mainly music. Music by quite a few artists, all recorded at the same place. Not a recording studio, but in front of the Lincoln Memorial in Washington D.C.

"Because today we're going to be playing selections of folk music, recorded by some of the biggest names in folk music, at the March on Washington. The Civil Rights March on Washington, August 28, 1963.

"Joan Baez came all the way from Spain just for this occasion. She doesn't like to come to the United States and appear more than she has to, but for this one, with no pay, she came and sang All My Troubles, Lord."

MUSIC: Joan Baez: All Your Trials, Lord (All My Troubles, Lord); Marion Anderson: He's Got The Whole World in His Hands; Joan Baez: We Shall Overcome; Peter Paul & Mary: Blowin' In the Wind; Bob Dylan: Pawn In Their Game; and All: Keep your Eyes on the Prize.


Note on End-Theme Music: Most shows have two minutes or so of extended end-theme music; The Weavers' Around the World, intended as filler in case a show ran short.

The end-theme music would normally have been faded out when broadcast if not needed. If you listen to several of these, you may want to skip some of the end music, although it really is a good tune.

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