recess radio program

04/28/06
Doc Watson's Sings Songs for Little Pickers
    by John Cech

All this month we've been airing programs about the poetry of words. There's also a kind of poetry that's made by fingers over the strings of a guitar -- like Doc Watson's. Just have a listen.

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That's part of the old standard, "Froggy Went a Courting," from a new CD of traditional songs called Doc Watson Sings Songs for Little Pickers from Alacazam Records. Most of the songs here are familiar folk favorites, like "Shady Grove" and "John Henry" and "Mole in the Ground." Others are breaths of fresh mountain air -- like the opening for "The Crawdad Song."

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And some of the tunes are just plain old fashioned fun, like the rollicking "Sing Song Kitty."

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Copyright 2006 John Cech

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