Bernice Koehler Johnson joins us to talk about her book The Shan: Refugees without a Camp, an account of her experiences working with Shan refugees who have escaped genocide in Burma by fleeing to Thailand. More information about the Shan and her work can be found at www.BerniceJohnson.com:http://www.BerniceJohnson.com.
-Hull, Dakota Dave / New Shirt / New Shirt / Arabica
-Monroe, Bill his Bluegrass Boys / Scotland / Bill Monroe / JSP
-Robinson, Earl / We’re Keepin’ Score in ‘44 / Little Red Book of Protest Songs—We Shall Be Free / Proper
-Sir Lancelot / Atomic Energy / Little Red Book of Protest Songs—We Shall Be Free / Proper
-Guthrie, Woody / Ship in the Sky / Little Red Book of Protest Songs—We Shall Be Free / Proper
-Hill, Bob / Pity the Downtrodden Landlord / Little Red Book of Protest Songs—Patriotic Diggers / Proper
The old-old-oldies set kicks off with a band normally known as the Church Street Five, who backed, among others, Gary US Bonds. They also recorded as Baby Earl and the Trini-Dads when dabbling in Ska, which they do here quite energetically! What follows is a lively mix of Jamaican and international first-generation ska.
In Hour 2, Sherwood gives us the Waters of Minnetonka according to Stanley Black, an 18th-century Penny Lane, spooky business that there wasn’t time for last week (and besides, there’s a Friday the 13th this month_ yaayyyy!), and two Shiina Ringo goodies. The 4-at-4 is all German Ska-Ska-Skandal bands that begin with the letter B, and we have our first movie action-hero Lollipopper in Steven Seagal, teaming up with Lt. Stitchie!