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With the release of three fine new mandolin albums, it seems an appropriate time to catch up with the “mighty mandolin.” Roland White has released a tribute to his band The Kentucky Colonels, Black Patti a duo from Europe has a fine collection of ragtime and hokum tunes and David Benedict’s new recording is a bluegrass tour de force. We’ll also travel the mandolin world with Ottopasuuna, Tim O’Brien, The Nashville Mandolin Ensemble, Bill Monroe, Hot Club Sandwich and many more. It’s mando time … on The Sing Out! Radio Magazine!

Episode #18-42: The Mighty Mandolin
Host: Tom Druckenmiller

Artist/”Song”/CD/Label

Pete Seeger / “If I Had A Hammer”(excerpt) / Songs of Hope and Struggle / Smithsonian Folkways
The Nashville Mandolin Ensemble / “The Flying Wedge” / All the Rage / New World
Bill Monroe / “Dusty Miller” / Bluegrass 1959-1969 / Bear Family
Jim & Jesse / “Air Mail Special” / 1952-1955 / Bear Family
Blake & O'Brien / “Be Ready Boys” / Be Ready Boys / Shanachie
Roland White & Friends / “If You're Ever Gonna Love Me” / A Tribute to the Kentucky / Mountain Home
The Kentucky Colonels / “Clinch Mountain Backstep” / Appalachian Swing / Rounder

Ottopasuuna / “Sudenrita” / Ottopasuuna / Green Linnet-Xenophile
Tim O'Brien / “Down in the Willow Garden” / The Crossing / Alula
Lindsay Lou / “Sugar” / Southland / Self Produced
Mike Marshall & Darol Anger / “Beneath the Surface” / Chiaroscuro / Adventure Music
The Nashville Mandolin Ensemble / “Silver Ripples” / All the Rage / New World

Ry Cooder / “No Banker Left Behind” / Pull Up Some Dust And Sit Down / Nonesuch
Black Patti / “Red Tape Blues” / Red Tape / Rhythm Bomb
Hot Club Sandwich / “Swang Thang” / No Pressure / Self Produced
Tiny Moore & Jethro Burns / “Swing '39” / Back to Back / Acoustic Disc

Carl Jones / “Fond Farewells” / Traveling Star / Dittyville
David Benedict / “Lawnmower” / The Golden Angle / Shelton
Pete Seeger / “If I Had A Hammer”(excerpt) / Songs of Hope and Struggle / Smithsonian Folkways