Remembering Theodore Bikel

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ARTIST “Tune / Song”
ALBUM Label Website
2PM
Theme: HARVEY REID “Dirty Dish Rag”
Solo Guitar Sketchbook   Woodpecker Records – www.woodpecker.com
THEODORE BIKEL “Folklore Limited”
An Actor’s Holiday   Elektra Records – www.rhino.com

DAN SCHATZ “The Promise of Sowing”
The Promise of Sowing   Folk Legacy – www.folk-legacy.com , www.danschatz.com
PENNY NICHOLS “You Call Me”
Barn’s Burnt Down (Now I Can See the Moon)   Summersongs – www.summersongs.com
JANI IAN “Jesse”
The Bottom Line Archive: Janis Ian   Bottom Line Archive – www.bottomlinearchive.com

NOCTAMBULE “Mad Girl’s Love Song”
The Waking   self – www.noctambulemusic.com
VANCE GILBERT “Dindi”
Nearness of You   self – www.vancegilbert.com
LIVINGSTON TAYLOR “On and On”
Blue Sky   Whistling Dog – www.livingstontaylor.com

ANA EGGE “Dreamer”
Bright Shadow   self – www.anaegge.com
WILL PFRANG “Old Time Rhythm”
All Figured Out   self – www.willpfrang.com
MEG BRAUN “Red Bird”
Restless Moon   self – www.megbraun.com
DAVID MALLETT “Long Black Veil”
The Horse I Rode In On   North Road Records – www.davidmalllett.com

3PM
BIKELREMEMBERING THEODORE BIKEL
During the hour long tribute, I played excerpts of Theodore Bikel speaking about his life and music at the 2010 “Wisdom of the Elders” panel at 2010 Northeast Regional Folk Alliance Conference (NERFA). The
recording was provided by NERFA (www.nerfa.org).  I also shared the following selections:
THEODORE BIKEL “If I Were A Rich Man”
In My Own Lifetime  Jewish Music Group – www.bikel.com
THEODORE BIKEL “Follow the Drinking Gourd”
From Bondage to Freedom  Elektra Records – www.rhino.com
THEODORE BIKEL “Dodi Li”
Folk Songs of Israel Hallmark – Hallmark – www.bikel.com
THEODORE BIKEL “Tumbalayaka”
Theodore Bikel Sings Jewish Folk Songs   Elektra Records – www.rhino.com
THEODORE BIKEL & CYNTHIA GOODING “A Young Man and A Maid”
A Young Man and A Maid  Elektra Records – www.rhino.com
THEODORE BIKEL “Edelweiss”
In My Own Lifetime  Jewish Music Group – www.bikel.com
THEODORE BIKEL with RAY BOGUSLAV “Al Harim (On the Mountain)”
The Newport Folk Festival 1960   Not Now Music – www.notnowmusic.com

ROBIN SPIELBERG “Circle of Life”
Sea to Shining Sea: A Tapestry of American Music  self – www.robinspielberg.com

4PM

HARRY BELAFONTE “Lord Randall”
Mark Twain   Music Melon – www.musicmelon.co.uk

KAIA KATER “Rose on the Mountain”
Sorrow Bound   Kingswood Records – www.kaiakater.com
ANGELA EASTERLING “The Mountain”
Common Law Wife   self – www.angelaeasterling.com
THE SLOCAN RAMBLERS “Angeline”
Coffee Creek   Self – www.slocanramblers.com

DANIEL KOULACK & KARRNNEL SAWITSKY “How Does a Poor Man Stand Such Times and Live”
Fiddle & Banjo   Hearth Music – www.hearthmusic.com
CHRIS SMITHER “Devil Got Your Man”
Still on the Levee  Signature Sounds – www.signaturesounds.com , www.smither.com
RHIANNON GIDDENS “Black is the Color”
Tomorrow is My Turn  Nonesuch Records – www.nonesuch.com , www.rhiannongiddens.com

CATHIE RYAN “Fare Thee Well”
Through Wind and Rain  Mo Leanbh – www.cathieryan.com
BUDDY MONDLOCK “Quoddy Point”
The Memory Wall  self – www.buddymondlock.com
CORINNE WEST “Audrey Turn the Moon”
Starlight Highway  Make Records – www.corinnewest.com

JACK HARDY “Forget-Me_Not”
Fast Folk: A Community of Singers and Songwriters  Smithsonian Folkways – www.folkways.si.edu
BROTHERS FOUR “Summertime”
In Person  Real Gone Music – www.realgonemusic.com
ED MCCURDY “Green Grow the Lilacs”
A Ballad Singer’s Choice  Tradition Records – Tradition Records
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Ron Olesko
WFDU-FM
1000 River Road
Teaneck, NJ 07666

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About Ron Olesko

For over 40 years, Ron has been a radio programmer with WFDU-FM in Teaneck, New Jersey. He created WFDU-FM’s TRADITIONS in 1980, a show that he continues to host and produce every Sunday afternoon from 3 to 6pm Eastern Time.

He’s the president of and booker for the Hurdy Gurdy Folk Music Club in Fair Lawn, New Jersey, and is a regular contributor to Sing Out! as well as the host of the Folk Music Notebook blog on this site. Ron can also be found emceeing concerts and festivals around the NYC/NJ area.

A lifelong Mets fan and a rabid soccer geek, Ron is a Red Bull season ticket holder since their inception and will most likely be in his seat when not in the studio.

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