Jim Rooney has spent the past fifty years or so playing, writing, promoting, recording, and producing American folk music - both traditional and contemporary. He is, perhaps, best known these days as the record producer for Nanci Griffith, Iris Dement, John Prine, and many others - a body of work for which he was presented the Lifetime Achievement Award by the AMERICANA MUSIC ASSOCIATION  in 2009. He also has a Facebook page for current happenings. Feel free to "Like" it
  This podcast is the fifth in a series being broadcast by Royalton Community Radio in Vermont, a sort of companion soundtrack to his new memoir IN IT FOR THE LONG RUN, his third book about the history of this music. March 19,  2014 Bluegrass w/ Bill Keith at Club 47 Cambridge, Mass. 1962 Download the whole show here    or listen to segments   PART I The influence of that High Lonesome Sound : Bill Monroe,  Country Gentlemen, Flatt&Scruggs monroe_classicbox_B00008Y3UU               PART II Imitation: the sincerest form of Flatt - ery [REUBEN to OCEAN OF DIAMONDS] flattscruggs_carterfamily_B0012GMZ7M               PART III The link between Carl Sandburg and Linda Ronstadt
Prestige Folklore (1962)

Prestige Folklore (1962)

taylor_onemandog_B000002LHW           "ONE MORNING IN MAY" Lyric from Carl Sandburg, Music and Arrangement by Jim Rooney   One morning, one morning, one morning in May, I spied a young couple, they were making their way. One was a maiden so bright and so fair and the other was a soldier and a brave volunteer.   Good morning, good morning, good morning said he, and where are you going my pretty lady? I'm going out a-walking on the banks of the sea just to see the water's glide and hear the nightingale sing.   Now they had not been standing but a minute or two when out of his knapsack a fiddle he drew and the tune that he played made the valleys all ring, oh hark, cried the maiden, hear the nightingale sing.   Oh maiden, fair maiden, 'tis time to give o'er. Oh no, kind soldier, please play one tune more for I'd rather hear your fiddle at the touch of one string than to see the waters glide and hear the nightingale sing.   Oh soldier, kind soldier, will you marry me? Oh no, pretty maiden, that never shall be. I've a wife down in London and children twice three, two wives and the army's too many for me.   Well, I'll go back to London and I'll stay there for a year, it's often that I'll think of you, my little dear. And if ever I return it will be in the spring just to see the waters glide and hear the nightingale sing. To see the waters glide and hear the nightingale sing.   Podcast #5 Playlist


In It For The Long Run Jim Rooney


Can't You Hear Me Callin' Bill Monroe


Tomorrow's My Wedding Day Country Gentlemen


Ain't Gonna Work Tomorrow Keith&Rooney


Salty Dog Blues Keith&Rooney


The Homestead on the Farm Flatt&Scruggs w/Maybelle Carter


The Homestead on the Farm Keith&Rooney


Reuben Earl Scruggs


Reuben's Old Train Keith&Rooney


Log Cabin in the Lane Jim Eanes


Log Cabin in the Lane Keith&Rooney


Ocean of Diamonds Keith&Rooney


I Hear a Sweet Voice Calling Bill Monroe


I Hear a Sweet Voice Calling Joe Val w/ Keith&Rooney


One Morning in May Keith&Rooney


One Morning in May JamesTaylor w/ Linda Ronstadt


Devil's Dream/Sailor's Hornpipe Keith&Rooney