SAINTPATRICK’S DAY in the Land of the Round Haircut. And not to forget SAINTURHO, Patron Saint of Finland. The wearing of the Green and the Wearing of the Purple. A pair of Saint Patrick’s Day Birthdays-in-Green: NAT ‘KING’ COLE and JOHNSEBASTIAN, along with a Gospel styled Birthday-in-Gold for SISTERROSETTATHARPE. Lots more Good News in Song/Gospel Sounds for this sixth Monday in Lent/Holy Week. EASTER is the EARLIEST possible date this year—the last time EASTER came this early was in 1913! And SPRING arrives in the North Country(wishful thinking department) on Saturday———
A big thanks to Beth Shaw for filling in for me this week as I recuperate from minor surgery. I still look back fondly on our days as co-hosts of Urban Folk after the untimely death of our friend Bob Feldman.
I knew she’d put together a great show. Here’s proof in the form of her playlist:
denotes new release
Hot Club of Cowtown, Orange Blossom Special, Continental Stomp, HighTone
John Doe Veronica Jane, Mama Don’t, This is Americana 2, Americana Music
Tony Gilkyson, Juanita, Goodbye Guitar, Rolling Sea
Featuring two music festivals in Morocco (Gnawa Sacred) in the first segment, followed by music from Iran and another anti-war message on the 5th year of occupation in Iraq. Global Beat ends this week with a visit to Zimbabwe on the eve of another election opportunity, looking back on the dream of independence 27 years later.