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Tune of the Week archive

Every week in the Picayune Sentinel I offer up song or tune that is somehow relevant to me at the time — maybe it’s just been on my mind. Here is a list of those tunes with YouTube links and, in some cases, the associated little item I wrote giving context, history or, in some cases, excuses for the selection.

2021

Sept. 9, 2021 — “Cullom’s Reel” (Ben Zorn) (item)

Sept. 16 , 2021 — “Swannanoa Waltz” (Rayna Gellert) (item)

Sept. 23, 2021 — “Why Don’t You Introduce Me As Your Darlin’?” (Vivian Leva & Riley Calcagno) (item)

Sept. 30, 2021 –“Tusk” (Fleetwood Mac) (item)

Oct. 7 , 2021 —  “Sweet Nell” (fiddled by Clarke Williams, Maddy Mullaney & Ben Zorn) (item)

Oct. 14, 2021 — “Waiting for Nancy/Valley Forge” (Kaia Kater)   (item)

 Oct. 21 , 2021 — “Bohemian Rhapsody” (Bluegrass version by The Petersens)

Oct. 28, 2021 — “The Cat Came Back” (Anna Roberts Gevalt)

Nov. 4, 2021 — “When I’m Gone” (a 1930s version of Anna Kendrick’s pop hit of the same name.) (The Carter Family)

Nov. 11, 2021 — “Are You Washed in the Blood?”  (The Louvin Brothers)

Nov. 18 , 2021 — “Far Side Banks of Jordan” (Johnny Cash & June Carter)

Nov. 24, 2021 — “Come, Ye Thankful People, Come” (Scottish Festival Singers)

Dec. 2 , 2021 — “Loving Her Was Easier Than Anything I’ll Ever Do Again” (Kris Kristofferson)

Dec. 9, 2021 — “Gonna Sing” (Mary Schmich’s song as performed by the Oak Park District 97 Virtual Chorus)

Dec. 16, 2021 — “Chariots” (John Roberts and Tony Barrand)

Dec. 23 , 2021 — “On this Christmas Day”  (Fred Campeau and the Songs of Good Cheer Band)

Dec. 31, 2021 — “How Beautiful Upon the Mountain” (Tom Paxton)

2022

Jan. 6 2022 — “When I’m Sixty Four” (The Beatles)

Jan. 13, 2022 — “Music for a Found Harmonium” (banjo version by Josh Turknett)

Jan. 20, 2022  — “The Bramble and the Rose” (Jim Ringer & Mary McCaslin)

Jan. 27, 2022 — “Smoke Behind the Clouds” (Joseph Decosimo)

Feb. 3, 2022 — “Congleton Bear” (John Roberts and Tony Barrand)

Feb. 10, 2022 — “Hate Song (Stamp Out Hate)” (The Mad Show Ensemble)

Feb. 17, 2022 — “Argeers” (as danced by the Chestnut company in Paris)

Feb. 24, 2022 — “Knoxville Girl” (Louvin Brothers) (item)

March 3, 2022 —  “Spiegel im Spiegel” (Arvo Pärt)

 March 10, 2022 — 30 fiddle styles in one performance  (Michael Burnyeat)

March 17, 2022 — “Broccoli Shy” (Lou and Peter Berryman)

March 24, 2022 — “Tenting on the Old Camp Ground” (97th Regimental String Band)

March 31, 2022 — “Cindy” (Ben Zorn and James Fraser)

April 7, 2022 — “Chaise Longue” (Wet Leg)

April 14, 2022 — “I Never Go to Work” (Michael Grosvenor Myer)

April 21, 2022 — “Michael Row the Boat Ashore” (The Highwaymen)

April 28, 2022 — “Stacy’s Mom” (Fountains of Wayne)

May 5, 2022 — “Early” (Greg Brown)

May 12, 2022 — “Famous in France” (Michael Peter Smith)

May 19, 2022  — “That’s My Weakness Now” (Cliff “Uncle Ike” Edwards)

May 26, 2022 —  “I and My Maker” (Dan MacDonald and Emily Nott) (item)

June 2, 2022 —  “Hindsight” (Max Allard)

June 9, 2022 — “Summer Breeze”  (Seals and Crofts)

June 16, 2022 — “Another Train” (Pete Morton)

June 23, 2022 — “Dwelling in Beulah Land” (Helen Bonchek Schneyer)

June 30, 2022 — “He’ll Pilot Me“(The Pine Ridge Boys)

July 7, 2022 — “Heaven”  (Talking Heads)

July 14, 2022 — “From a Distance” (Nanci Griffith)

July 21, 2022 — “The Bells of London Town”  (Dan MacDonald and Sara Leginsky) (item)

July 28, 2022  — “Pal-Yat-Chee” (Spike Jones and His City Slickers with Homer & Jethro) (item)

August 4, 2022  — “They Don’t Let You in the Opera if You’re a Country Star” (Kelli O’Hara)

August 11, 2022 — “The Carnival is Over” (The Seekers)

August 18, 2022 — “The Lovers Waltz”  (Jay Ungar & Molly Mason)

August 25, 2022 — “Under the Summer Moonlight” (Garnet Rogers) (item)

Sept. 1, 2022 — Reader favorites

Sept. 8, 2022 — “Cumberland Gap” (Eric Zorn’s interpretation)

Sept. 15, 2022  — “Lorena” (performed by John Hartford)

Sept. 22, 2022 — “Hamlet in Three Minutes” (Michael Cooney)

Sept. 29, 2022 — “Mighty Big River” (Jim Post)

Oct. 6, 2022 — “Wait Till the Clouds Roll By”  (Larry Perkins and Andrea  Zonn)

Oct. 13, 2022 — “You Get What You Give”  (The New Radicals) (nominated by Charlie Meyerson)

Oct. 20, 2022 —  “Be” (Common) (nominated by Brandon Pope)

Oct. 27, 2022 — “Are You Happy Now?” (Richard Shindell)

Nov. 3, 2022 — “Let the Mystery Be” (Iris DeMent) (nominated by Mary Schmich)

Nov. 10, 2022 — “Orange Cocoa Cake” (Cathy Fink’s interpretation of a Lou and Peter Berryman song)