Wednesday, September 3, 2008

Playlist for Wednesday September 3, 2008
Hosted by Greg Denton and Geordie Gordon

This is the final broadcast of Sugar In The Gourd. The first broadcast, hosted by Greg Denton and Geordie Gordon, was Wednesday February 2, 2005. The show ran for almost four years!

Greg Denton will now be hosting a new roots music radio show on CFRU, titled "This Un-Godly Hour", which will broadcast from 7:00 AM to 8:00 AM on Sunday mornings. The first episode will be on Sunday September 7th.

Playlists for "This Un-Godly Hour" will be posted at

1. Sugar In The Gourd - The Holy Modal Rounders

2. Let's Say Goodbye Like We Said Hello - Ernest Tubb
3. So Long Baby, Goodbye - Sammy Lewis/Willie Johnson Combo
4. Goodbye's All We've Got Left - Steve Earle
5. I Never Meant To Say Goodbye - Hank Davis
6. Goodbye I'm Gone - Little Tommy Brown

7. Goodbye Eliza Jane - Peerless Quartet
8. Goodbye Dear Old Stepstone - Ernest V. Stoneman
9. Goodbye To The Plains - The Carter Family
10. Goodbye Old Pal - Bill Monroe
11. I've Just Told Mama Goodbye - Hank Williams

12. Goodbye Booze - The Holy Modal Rounders
13. Goodbye Blue Sky - Luther Wright & The Wrongs
14. End Of The Day - Mary Carl
15. End Of The Night - Washboard Hank & His Country Squires

16. The End Of The Road - Michael Hurley

Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Playlist for Wednesday August 27, 2008
Summer's Last Gasp
Hosted by Greg Denton with guest Kyle Fitzsimmons

1. Sugar In The Gourd - The Holy Modal Rounders

2. Summer Morning - Jonathan Richman
3. On A Bright And Summer's Morning - Bascom Lamar Lunsford
4. Some Summer Day - Charley Patton
5. Some Summer Day No. 2 - Mississippi Swampers

6. Great God A'Mighty (Long Hot Summer Days) - Lightnin' Washington & Group
7. Long Summer Days - Moses 'Clear Rock' Platt
8. Long Hot Summer Days - John Hartford
9. Like A Summer Thursday - Townes Van Zant

10. Summer Dreams, Winter Sleep - Willie P. Bennett
11. South Wind of Summer - The Flatlanders
12. Down Home Summertime Blues - Norman Blake
13. Summer Is Over - Fred Eaglesmith

14. Summertime Is Past And Gone - Bill Monroe

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Playlist for Wednesday August 13, 2008
Ukuleles and Hillbilly Hulas
Hosted by Greg Denton with guest Ian Reid

This show was planned around the fact that guest musician, Ian Reid, performs sometimes with a ukulele. He will be performing this Sunday evening, August 17th, at the Cornerstone Cafe in downtown Guelph.

The Ukulele is a 19th Century Hawaiin variation of a small Portuguese guitar called a cavaquinho. It should also be noted that Hawaii officially entered the union of The United States of America on August 21, 1959, so this is an anniversary of sorts too.

1. Sugar In The Gourd - The Holy Modal Rounders

2. Aloha Means I Love You - The Tau Moe Family
3. Hawaii - Jim Kweskin Jug Band
4. Coldest Woman - The Holy Modal Rounders

5. Hula Boogie - Tommy Durden & The Westernaires
6. Her Name Was Hula Lou - Carolina Tar Heels
7. Hillbilly Hula Gal - Junior Brown
8. Boogie Woogie Gal - Jack Padgett The Texas Wrangler

Boogie Woogie Gal has nothing to do with ukuleles or hulas. It was a case of the wrong CD in the wrong case. ARGH, programmer's hell. We played the tune out and then played what we intended:

9. Hillbilly Hula - Jenks "Tex" Carman

The following three songs were recorded live in Scott Merritt's living room on a hand held digital recorder in late February 2006. While waiting for Evan Gordon to show up for a Dry Tickle mixing session, Scott delivered a very casual and impromtu concert of John Lennon songs on the ukulele. I had a terrible cold at the time and coughed during the recording. Just part of the "field recording" ethos.

10. Nothing's Gonna Change My World - Scott Merritt & His Ukulele
11. Gimme Some Truth - Scott Merritt & His Ukulele
12. Working Class Hero - Scott Merritt & His Ukulele

13. Ukulele Lady - Jim Kweskin Jug Band
14. No Wonder She's A Blushing Bride - Art Fowler & His Ukulele

15. Little Wing - James Hill

A gorgeous little bit of Jimmy Hendrix on two Ukuleles!

Thursday, August 7, 2008

Playlist for Wednesday August 6, 2008
Rags To Rags
hosted by Greg Denton with guest Christopher Roberts

1. Sugar In The Gourd - The Holy Modal Rounders

2. Dreamin' Of You - Bob Dylan
3. Rockwoodtown - Ian Reid
4. Blue Rag - Ian Molesworth
5. The "Raggmopp" - Raggmopp
6. Garbage Man - Raggmopp

7. Chinese Rag - Spooney Five
8. Tokio Rag - Ted Hawkins and Riley Puckett
9. Cairo Rag - Gus Cannon's Jug Stompers
10. East Texas Rag - Smith Casey
11. The Hometown Rag - The Hometown Boys

12. Chew Tobacco Rag - Al Trace & His Orchestra
13. Rag Mama - Jim Kweskin and His Jug Band
14. Steel Guitar Rag - Merle Travis and His Cowboy Band
15. Sugarfoot Rag - Red Foley
16. Scattin' Rag - Jolly Joe's Jugband

17. Tiger Rag -Wanderers

Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Playlist for Wednesday July 30, 2008
Walking Through The Streets Of The City
Hosted by Greg Denton with guest Christopher Reaume

1. Sugar In The Gourd - The Holy Modal Rounders

2. Walking Through The Streets Of The City - Pink Anderson
3. Streets Of Toronto - Stompin' Tom Connors
4. Streets Of Laredo - Brownie Ford

5. Third Street Woman Blues - Blind Willie Reynolds
6. Fourth Street Mess Around - Memphis Jug Band
7. Positively Fourth Street - Bob Dylan

8. Basin Street Blues - Louis Prima
9. Church Street Blues - Norman Blake
10. Hasting Street - Charlie Spand & Blind Blake
11. Madison Street Rag - Gus Cannon
12. Peach Tree Street Boogie - The Delmore Brothers
13. Railroad Street - John Hartford

14. Ninety Miles An Hour (Down A Dead End Street) - Hank Snow
15. My Heart Was Trampled On The Street - The Louvin Brothers

16. Dark End Of The Street - The Flying Burrito Brothers

Thursday, July 24, 2008

Playlist for Wednesday July 23, 2008
Gathering Flowers From The Hillside
Hosted by Greg Denton with guest Arthur MacInnes

1. Sugar In The Gourd - The Holy Modal Rounders

All songs about hills, this show was an oblique tip of the hat to The Hillside Festival taking place, not on a hill, but on 'The Island' at The Guelph Lake Conservation Area from July 25 to July 27. This year marks the festival's 25th anniversary.

2. I'm Climbin' On Top Of The Hill - Blind Boy Fuller
3. Gathering Flowers From The Hillside - The Carter Family
4. Up On The Hill Where They Do The Boogie - John Hartford
5. Hillbilly Hula Gal - Junior Brown

6. Little Cabin Home On The Hill - Bill Monroe & His Bluegrass Boys
7. Little Cabin Home On The Hill Waugh Waugh - John Hartford
8. Cabin On The Hill - Lester Flatt & The Nashville Grass
9. Little Poplar Log House On The Hill - The Carter Family
10. A Mansion On The Hill - Hank Williams

11. Over The Hills To The Poorhouse - Flatt & Scruggs
12. Wake Up Hill - Old Man Luedecke

Old Man (Chris) Luedecke is the only artist from tonight's playlist actually performing at The Hillside Festival this weekend.

13. Sugar Hill - Homer Walker

14. Hills Of Home - Hazel Dickens
15. The Hills That I Call Home - Front Range

Front Range is a band that "emerged" out of Colorado in the 1990s, here singing a song about Vermont: "In the land of Ethan Allen/Where the sugar maples grow/Where the wild grass fills the meadows/And the rocky rivers flow". Noted for their "smooth" (I'd say edgeless) harmonies, the band sure pulls a lot of 'sap' out of those maples.

In the early 1770s, The Province of New York was selling land claims to prospective settlers in Vermont, ignoring those (Ethan Allen among them) with established title to land grants in the Bennington area. Ethan Allen led a group called The Green Mountain Boys in a guerilla rebellion against New York and was instrumental in the establishment of the "republic" and later the "state" of Vermont.

16. My Home Among The Hills - The Carter Family

17. Bottom Of The Hill - Harry Manx & Kevin Breit
Playlist for Wednesday July 16, 2008
Hollywood Cowboys
Hosted by Greg Denton with guest Glacio De Fluvial

1. Sugar In The Gourd - The Holy Modal Rounders

2. The Ballad of Jed Clampett - Lester Flatt, Earl Scruggs & The Foggy Mountain Boys
3. Back In The Saddle Again - Gene Autry
4. Ghost Riders In The Sky - Gene Autry
5. Blue Shadows On The Trail - Roy Rogers
6. I'm Going To Gallop, Gallop, Gallop to Gallup, New Mexico - Roy Rogers
7. Lonely Is The Hunter - Jimmy Wakely

8. Cool Water - The Sons Of The Pioneers
9. Whoopee Ti Yi Yo - The Sons Of The Pioneers
10. Yippi Yi Your Troubles Away - The Sons Of The Pioneers
11. Sagebrush Symphony - The Sons Of The Pioneers
12. Tumbling Tumbleweeds - The Sons Of The Pioneers

13. Lady Killin' Cowboy - Tex Ritter
14. High Noon - Tex Ritter
15. (I've Got Spurs That) Jingle Jangle Jingle - Tex Ritter
16. My Rifle, My Pony And Me - Dean Martin & Ricky Nelson (with John Wayne Intro)

17. Money For Nothing/Beverly Hillbillies - Weird Al Yankovic