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California - the land of dreams, celebrated in song for the last century and a half. Herewith a selection from the vast store of songs about the Golden State: ballads and blues, a chantey or two, and tales of dreams realized and shattered. California opens up its Golden Gate for an hour of some of its most interesting and entertaining folk and roots music.

Bound For Californ-i-o

Further notes on songs and artists appear on the Comparative Video 101 blog HERE

Show Theme: From "Forever and a Day" - The Kingston Trio

Opening: California, Here I Come - East Bay Banjo Club

The Gold Rush

Santy Anno - The Weavers
Days of '49 - The Knob Lick Upper 10, 000
Bound For The Promised Land - Craig Duncan
Oh, California! - Andrea Zonn
Banks of Sacramento - Tom Brown
The King of California - Dave Alvin

The Land of Dreams

California Mudslide - Lightnin' Hopkins
California Dreaming - Lisa Ferraro & Erika Luckett
Going To California - Johnny McEvoy
California - Joni Mitchell
California Bloodlines - John Stewart

Outro: California/I'm Going Home - The Kingston Trio