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Program Description:

This new special presents the best performances from early 1960s musical variety series “Hootenanny,” featuring Johnny Cash, Judy Collins, the New Christy Minstrels, Jimmie Rodgers, Clara Ward Singers, Trini Lopez, Theodore Bikel, and many major voices in the folk music revival. Compiled by documentary filmmaker and musicologist Joe Lauro, who was responsible for unearthing the only surviving episodes of the original TV series, “Hootenanny” presents a cross section of the wonderful folk, country and gospel performances this legendary series brought into the living rooms of America.

Song List

Saturday Night (intro) – New Christy Minstrels

Green, Green –New Christy Minstrels

If I Had a Hammer – Trini Lopez

Good Morning Captain – The Travelers Three

Jesus Met the Woman at the Well – Ian & Sylvia

Anathea – Judy Collins

Follow the Drinking Gourd – Theodore Bikel

Swing Low, Sweet Chariot – Clara Ward Gospel Singers

Busted – Johnny Cash

Five Feet High and Rising – Johnny Cash

Little Boxes – Leon Bibb

Pick a Bale of Cotton- The Tarriers

Wimoweh – The Tarriers

Midnight Special – Jimmie Rodgers

Kisses Sweeter Than Wine – Theodore Bikel & Judy Collins

To Morrow – Bob Gibson

Hard Travelin’ – The Brothers Four

Farewell My Honey, Cindy Jane – Joe & Eddie

One More Round – Hoyt Axton

Mighty Day – Chad Mitchell Trio

Mama Don’t Allow – Rooftop Singers

Rawhide – The Tarriers

Packin’ Up – Marion Williams & Stars of Faith

Kumbayah – Southern Methodist University Ensemble (over closing credits)

“Hootenanny” is a presentation of WLIW21 in association with WNET.

90- & 60-minute versions. ST and CC. HD: 16:9 Full Frame. SD: 4:3 Full Frame. Rating: TVG. NOLA: HTNY. Rights: February 26, 2013 through March 31, 2014.

CashUFlorPhoto Credit: Courtesy of Shout! Factory and Historic Films
NewChristyMinstrelsPhoto Credit: Courtesy of Shout! Factory and Historic Films
HootenannyCrowd1Photo Credit: Courtesy of Shout! Factory and Historic Films
LinklaterPhoto Credit: Courtesy of Shout! Factory and Historic Films