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WCQS Public Radio

Since 1985 Don Pedi has been an on air host at NPR affiliate WCQS - 88.1, Asheville, North Carolina.

He is the on air host of the "Close to Home" radio show which airs on Saturday nights from 8-10 pm.

Close to Home features an hour of vintage and contemporary "field" and commercial Traditional Appalachian music recordings and then an hour of an ecclectic mix of mostly acoustic folk, popular and world music.


WCQS - 88.1, Asheville, NC



Don Pedi 1986


Close To Home Playlist

February 11

Bruce Greene

Betty Baker

Five Miles of Ellum Wood

Bruce Greene

Bessie Jones

Titanic

So Glad I'm Here

Rounder 2015

Georgia Sea Island Singers

Amazing Grace

So Glad I'm Here

Rounder 2015

Joe Thompson

Going Downtown

Family Tradition

Rounder2161

Convicts at Ramsey & Retrieve State Farms

Lost John

Classic African American Ballads

Smithsonian Folkways 40191

Pink Anderson

Titanic

Classic African American Ballads

Smithsonian Folkways 40191

Etta Baker

Going Down The Road Feeling Bad

NC Banjo Collection

Rounder  0439

John Snipes

Snow A Little, Rain A Little

NC Banjo Collection

Rounder  0439

Leslie Riddle

Titanic

Step By Step

Rounder 0299

Babe Reed

Corinna

NC Banjo Collection

Rounder  0439

 

 

 

 

Big Bill Broonzey

Joe Turner

Trouble In Mind

Smithsonian Folkways 40131

Nashville Washboard Band

Old Joe

Black Appalachia

Rounder 1823

Blind Pete & George Ryan

Black Bayou

Black Appalachia

Rounder 1823

Jimmy Struthers

Poon Tang Little, Poon Tang Small

Black Appalachia

Rounder 1823

Gribble, Lusk & York

Give the Fiddler a Dram

Black Appalachia

Rounder 1823

Sid Hemphill, Lucius Smith , Will Head, Alec Askew

John Henry

Black Appalachia

Rounder 1823

John "Black Sampson" Gibson

Steel Layin' Holler

Black Appalachia

Rounder 1823

Vera Ward Hall

Railroad Bill

Alabama

Rounder 1829

Joe & Mary McDonald

Wake Sally Baker

Alabama

Rounder 1829

Ebony Hillbillies

Old Sage Friend

Barefoot and Flying

Ebony Hillbillies

Elizabeth Cotton

Oh Miss Lula Gal

Shake Sugaree

Smithsonian Folkways 40147

 

Phil Ochs

Here's to the State of Mississippi

I Aint Marching Anymore

Hannibal 4422

Nina Simone

Mississippi God Dam

Best of Nina Simone

PolyGram 822 846

Richard Farina

Bold Marauder

Singer Songwriter Project

Electra 7299

John Coltrane

Alabama

The Gentle Side of John Coltrane

Impulse 107

Billy Holiday

Strange Fruit

The History of the Real Billie Holiday

Verve

Richie Havens

Freedom

Best of Richie Havens

Rhino 00032

Phil Ochs

What Are You Fighting For

There But for Fortune

Electra

 

 

 

 

Bob Dylan

The Lonesome Death of Hattie Carrol

The Times They Are A-Changin'

Columbia8905

Leroy Carr

Prison Bound Blues

Best of Leroy Carr

Columbia/Legacy 86989

Lightnin' Hopkins

Penitentiary Blues

Lightnin' Hopkins

Smithsonian Folkways 40019

Leadbelly

Governor Pat Neff

Shout On

Smithsonian Folkways 40105

Bob Dylan

Hurricane

Best of Bob Dylan

Columbia/Legacy 75013

Tracy Chapman

Born to Fight

Crossroads

Electra 60888

February 4

Bruce Greene

Betty Baker

Five Miles of Ellum Wood

Bruce Greene

Mike Seeger

We Were Stole and Sold From Africa

Solo

Rounder 0278

Bernice Johnson Reagon

Why Did They Take Us Away

Give Your Hands to Struggle

Smithsonian Folkways  40049

Mike Seeger

Wabash Blues

Southern Banjo Styles

Smithsonian Folkways  40107

Missionary Quartet

Dry Bones

Classic African American Gospel

Smithsonian Folkways  40194

Bascom Lamar Lunsford

Dry Bones

Ballads, Banjo Tunes & Sacred Songs

Smithsonian Folkways  40082

Two Gospel Keys

You Got To Move

Classic African American Gospel

Smithsonian Folkways  40194

Reverend Gary Davis

If I Had My Way

Classic African American Gospel

Smithsonian Folkways  40194

Dock Reed

Low Down Death Right Easy

Classic African American Gospel

Smithsonian Folkways  40194

Dock Boggs

Calvary

Folkways Years

Smithsonian Folkways  40108

 

 

 

 

Mississippi John Hurt

Avalon Blues

Avalon Blues

Columbia/Legacy 64986

Narmour & Smith

Avalon Quickstep

Mississippi String Bands Volume One

County 3513

Memphis Jug Band

Rukus Juice and Chittlin'

Folks, He Sure Do Pull Some Bow

Old Hat 1003

Walter Jacobs & Lonnie Carter

The Jazz Fiddler

Folks, He Sure Do Pull Some Bow

Old Hat 1003

Alabama Rascals

Rukus Juice Shuffle

Folks, He Sure Do Pull Some Bow

Old Hat 1003

Mississippi Sheiks

Lazy, Lazy River

Folks, He Sure Do Pull Some Bow

Old Hat 1003

William Brown

Mississippi Blues

Mississippi: The Blues Lineage

Rounder1825

Robert Johnson

Walkin Blues

Robert Johnson

Columbia/Legacy 90494


Bruce Cockburn

The Trouble With Normal

Anything, Anytime, Anywhere

Rounder 3180

Bob Dylan

Idiot Wind

Blood On The Tracks

Columbia 90323

Mose Allison

Your Mind Is On Vacation

Best of  Mose Allison

Atlantic Jazz Anthology

Bachir Attar

Ceremonies Against the Night Devil

Dancing WIth The Gods

Ellipsis arts 3231

 Dick Gaughan

All the Kings Horses

Redwood Cathedral

Appleseed 1027

Tracy Chapman

Why

Tracy Chapman

Electra 60774

Mohammad Esmai'li

Zarb Solo

Iran

Electra Nonesuch 72060

Sara Ogan Gunning

I'm Gonna Organize

Girl of Constant Sorrow

Folk Legacy 26

 

 

 

 

Richard & Mimi Farina

A Swallow Song

Reflections in a Crystal Wind

Vanguard 79204

Faramarz Payvar

Santur

Dastgah-e Homayun

M.CD 214

Isamic Brotherhood

Recitation of Verses of the Koran

Voices of the Spirit

Relaxation Company 3210A

Peggy Seeger

Song of Choice

Songs of Love and Politics

Smithsonian Folkways  40048

Romanian Gypsies

Balada Conducatolli

Lacho Drom

Caroline 1776

Petrana  Koutcheva

Zanala e Moma

My Tradition

Chubby Dragon 1007

Tom Waits

The Part You Throw Away

Blood Money

Anti  86629

Bernice Johnson Reagan

Give Your Hands to Struggle

Give Your Hands to Struggle

Smithsonian Folkways  40049

 

January 28

Bruce Greene

Betty Baker

Five Miles of Ellum Wood

Bruce Greene

Hollow Rock Stringband

Over the Waterfall

Folk Song America

Sony 0464

Sara & Maybelle Carter

Higher Ground

Folk Song America

Sony 0464

Alan Jabour, James Reed, Bertrum Levy

Frosty Morn

Henry Reed Reunion

Jabour, Reed, Levy

Fuzzy Mountain String Band

Shooting Creek

Fuzzy Mountain String Band

Rounder 11571

Fuzzy Mountain String Band

Sally Ann

Fuzzy Mountain String Band

Rounder 11571

Alan Jabour, James Reed, Bertrum Levy

Shady Grove

Henry Reed Reunion

Jabour, Reed, Levy

Alice, Gail & Sharon

Shady Grove

The Road to Agate Hill

5 String 06003

Highwoods String Band

Been All Around This World

Feed Your Babies Onions

Rounder 11569

Highwoods String Band

Hawhs and Eagles

Feed Your Babies Onions

Rounder 11569

Alan Jabour, James Reed, Bertrum Levy

George Booker

Henry Reed Reunion

Jabour, Reed, Levy

 

 

 

 

Earl White

Apple Blossom

Fiddlin'Earl White

Earl White

Earl White

Raleigh & Spencer

Fiddlin'Earl White

Earl White

New Lost City Ramblers

Don't Let Your Deal Go Down

Early Years

Smithsonian FolkWays 40036

New Lost City Ramblers

Brown's Ferry Blues

Early Years

Smithsonian FolkWays 40036

Tom, Brad & Alice

Coal Creek March

We'll Die in the Pig Pen Fighting

Copper Creek 0196

Tom, Brad & Alice

Betty Baker

We'll Die in the Pig Pen Fighting

Copper Creek 0196

Bruce Molsky

Rove Riley Rove

Poor Man's Troubles

Rounder 0470

Bruce Molsky

Jeff Sturgeon

Poor Man's Troubles

Rounder 0470

Big Hoedown

Across the Rocky Mountain

Bruce Molsky & Big Hoedown

Rounder 0421

Big Hoedown

Shady Grove

Bruce Molsky & Big Hoedown

Rounder 0421

Alan Jabour, James Reed, Bertrum Levy

Santa Anna's Retreat

Henry Reed Reunion

Jabour, Reed, Levy

 

Mose Allison

I Don't Worry About A Thing

I Don't Worry About A Thing

Atlantic 1380

Tom Waits

God's Away on Business

Blood Money

ANTI 86629

Rajasthan Gypsies

Oh Kesario Hazari Gul Ro Phool

Latcho Drrom

Caroline 1776

Spider John Koerner

The Water is Wide

Raised By Humans

Red House 44

Varttina

Suuret Ja Soriat

Seliniko

Green Linnett 4006

Tom Rush

Urge For Going

No Regrets

Columbia/Legacy 65860

Joni Mitchell

Both Sides Now

Troubadours of the Folk Era Two

Rhino70263

Mose Allison

I Ain't Got Nothing But the Blues

I Don't Worry About A Thing

Atlantic 1380

 

 

 

 

Woody Guthrie

Worried Man Blues

My Dusty Road

Rounder 11661116622P01

Bob Dylan

Honey Just Alow Me One More Chance

Freewheelin

Columbia 8786

Mary McCaslin

Blackbird

Things We Said Today

Philo 1149

John Prine

Common Sense

Great Days

Rhino 71400

Tom Waits

Misery Is the River of the World

Blood Money

ANTI 86629

Traditional Korean Performing Arts Assciation

Sanjo Kayageum

NYC Global Beat of the Boroughs

Smithsonian Folkways 40493

Peggy Seeger & Irene Scott

Garden of Flowers

Almost Commercially Viable

Grade 2

Bruce Greene

Young Edward

Five Miles of Ellum Wood

Bruce Greene

 

January 21

Bruce Greene

Betty Baker

Five Miles of Ellum Wood

Bruce Greene

Byard Ray

Devil's Dream

20th Century Bard

Ivy Creek 0202

Melvin Wine

Devil in the Woodpile

Hannah at the Springhouse

Augusta Heritage 021

Wilson Douglas

Devil in Georgia

Fiddle Tunes

Wilson Douglas

Texas Gladden

The Devil and the Farmer's Wife

Ballad Legacy

Rounder 1800

Mike Seeger

Devil's Dream

Southern Banjo Sounds

Smithsonian Folkways 40107

Nimrod Workman

The Devil and the Farmer

Mother Jones' Will

Rounder 0076

Jimmy Triplett

Up Jumped the Devil

Natural History

Bemiar 2006

Frank Proffitt

Satan Your Kingdom Must Come Down

High Atmosphere

Rounder 0028

E.C. Ball

Tribulations

Through the Years

Copper Creek 0141

The Carter Family

When the World's on Fire

When the Roses Bloom in Dixieland

Rounder 1066

Pug Allen

Up Jumped the Devil

Far in the Mountains

Musical Traditions 322

Clarence Rigdon

Kicked Up A Devil of a Row

Up the Ohio and Licking Rivers

Rounder 0376

 

 

 

 

Skip James

Devil Got My Woman

Blues From the Delta

Vanguard 79517

Robert Johnson

Crossroads Blues

Robert Johnson

Columbia/Legacy  90494

Sid Hemphill

Devil's Dream

Black Appalachia

Rounder 1823

Double Decker

Chased Old Satan

The Rest is Yet to Come

5 String 04004

The Haints

Devil's Dream/Last Chance

Shout Mona

Hickory Jack 003

Sheila Kay Adams

The Farmer's Cursed Wife

What Ever Happened to John Parrish's Boy

Granny Dell 1221

James Bryan & Carl Jones

Kicked Up the Devil on a Holiday/ Dr Hecock"'s Jig

Two Pictures

Martin 2001

Jean Ritchie

Little Devils

British Traditional Ballads

Folkways 2302

Tom Paxton

We Didn't Know

Aint That News

Electra 7298

Rolling Stones

Sympathy for thr Devil

Begger's Banquet

 

Nina Simone

Sinnerman

Best of

PolyGram 822 846

Shirley Ceaser

Gotta Serve Somebody

Gotta Serve Somebody

Columbia 89015

Bob Dylan

Highway 61 Revisited

Highway 61 Revisited

Columbia 9189

 

 

 

 

The Band

The Weight

Music From Big Pink

Capital 1968

Richard & Mimi Farina

Blood Red Roses

Memories

Vanguard 79263

Buffy Saint Marie

My Country 'Tis of Thy People Your Dying

Little Wheel Spin and Spin

Vanguard

Richie Havens

What  You Gonna Do About Me

Best of

Rhino 00032

Richard & Mimi Farina

Downtown

Memories

Vanguard 79263

Tracy Chapman

All That You Have Is Your Soul

Crossroads

Electra 60888


 

January 14

Bruce Greene

Betty Baker

Five Miles of Ellum Wood

Bruce Greene

Isham Monday

Bill Cheathem

Field Recording

Field Recording

W.P. Detherow

Joe Bowers

Sounds of Ozark Folks

Lyon College

Lee Monroe Presnell

Old Virginny

Beech Mountain Vol.II

Folk Legacy 23

Texas Gladden

I'm Never to Marry

Ballad Legacy

Rounder 1800

Dock Boggs

The Death of Jerry Damron

His Folkways Years

Smithsonian Folkways 40108

Alva Greene

Buck Hoard

Up the Ohio and Licking Rivers

Rounder 0376

Stella & Taylor Kimble

Troubles

Far in the Mountains

Musical Traditions 513

Dock Boggs

Sugar Baby

His Folkways Years

Smithsonian Folkways 40108

Doug Wallin

Let Her Go, Let Her Go

His Folkways Years

Smithsonian Folkways 40108

Dan Tate

Poor Ellen Smith

His Folkways Years

Smithsonian Folkways 40108

Ted Boyd

Pig in a Pen

His Folkways Years

Smithsonian Folkways 40108

Bascom Lamar Lunsford

Poor Naomi Wise

Memory Collection

Columbia University 1935

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Carter Family

Jimmy Brown the Newsboy

When the Roses Bloom in Dixieland

Rounder 1066

Woody Guthrie

A Picture From Life's Other Side

Asch Recordings Vol 1

Smithsonian Folkways 40100

Wilson Douglas

Abes's Retreat

Fiddle Tunes from Central WV

Wilson Douglas

John Hammond

Pretty Polly

Music of Kentucky Vol 2

Yazoo 2014

Oscar Parks

The Battle of Stone River

Back Roads to Cold Mountain

Smithsonian Folkways 40149

Charlie Woods

Eighth of January/Green Mountain Polka

Far in the Mountains

Musical Traditions 513

Gribble, Lusk & York

Eighth of January

Black Appalachia

Rounder1823

Dr. Humphrey Bates and His Possum Hunters

Eighth of January

Nashville Early String Bands vol 1

County 3521

Arthur Smith Trio

Stood On The Bridge At Midnight

Nashville Early String Bands vol 1

County 3521


Phil Ochs

Talking Birmingham Jam

Live at Newport

Vanguard 77017

Richie Havens

Oxford Town

My Own Way

Douglas

Ebony Hillbillies

Pateroller

Barefoot and Flying

 

Mike Stevens

Grumbling Old Man, Growling Old Woman

The World is Only Air

Borealis 132

Peggy Seeger

Logan County Jail

Love Call Me Home

Appleseed 1087

Bob Dylan

Subterranean Homesick Blues

Bringing It All Back Home

Columbia 9128

Richard & Mimi Farina

Sell Out Agitation Waltz

Reflections In A Crystal Wind

Vanguard 79204

John Prine

Sweet Revenge

Sweet Revenge

Atlantic 7274

Sweet Honey in the Rock

We'll Understand It Better Bye and Bye

Folk Song America

Sony 22065

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dave Cohen

It's All Right With Me

Singer Songwriter Project

Electra 7299

Spider John Koerner

It's All Right

Blues, Rags & Hollers

Red House 76

Dave"Snaker" Ray & Tony "Little Son" Glover

Down in Louisianna

Blues, Rags & Hollers

Red House 76

Davey Graham

Angi

Folk, Blues & Beyond

Decca 1965

Davey Graham

No Preacher Blues

Best of Davey Graham

Muse 26315

Judy Henske

High Flying Bird

Troubadours of the Folk Era two

Rhino 70263

Fred Neil

Cocaine

Dolphins

Capital294

Dave Van Ronk

Cocaine Blues

Troubadours of the Folk Era one

Rhino 70262

Buffy Saint Marie

Codine

It's My Way

Vanguard