- 1 year ago
It's amazing how lives can change in just a very short time. The two recent hurricanes Harvey and Irma destroyed vast areas on the mainland US and in the Caribbean.
For this week's show, I've collected some music appropriate to these recent disasters. The program's title, “Wasn't That a Mighty Storm,” is taken from the spiritual from the early 1900s. Its lyrics depict the Galveston Flood from 1900, which caused approximately 12,000 fatalities.
We lead off with Tom Rush's classic rendition of that song ...
The Sing Out! Radio Magazine
Episode #17-38: Wasn't That a Mighty Storm
Host: Tom Druckenmiller
Pete Seeger / “If I Had A Hammer”(excerpt) / Songs of Hope and Struggle / Smithsonian Folkways
Mr Malaska / “Maanitusta” / Mr Malaska / IMU
Tom Rush / “Wasn't That A Mighty Storm” / 50 Years of Music / Appleseed
Deborah Robins / “We Are All One Family-When the Rain Comes Down” / Lone Journey / Zippety Whippet
John Martyn / “Bless the Weather” / Bless the Weathe