The recording of Tom Dooley by the Kingston Trio was one of the biggest selling hit singles of 1958 and one that sparked a popular folk music revival which continues to this day. This week Joel Najman’s My Place program traces the history of the real-life individual who is the subject of the song, and presents a series of recordings of songs that are predecessors of the Tom Dooley song, one dating back to 1929.
This week Joel Najman’s My Place program presents a collection of popular songs from the 1960’s and 1970’s that relate to "friends" and "friendship" – a program dedicated to his Eastchester, New York high school graduating Class of 1962.
This week Joel Najman’s My Place program puts the ladies in the spotlight with a sampling of hit recordings primarily from the 1960’s by female singers and vocal groups. Memorable hits by Brenda Lee, Skeeter Davis, Betty Johnson and many others are among the selections included.