Land Is Our Land: The Folk Rock Years
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WQED MULTIMEDIA PITTSBURGH PRESENTS
'THIS LAND IS YOUR LAND'
PBS Re-releases '60s Folk Rock Show in March 2006
PITTSBURGH - American Soundtrack: 'This Land Is Your Land' is a '60s folk rock celebration with the comedy and charm of the Smothers Brothers, the angelic, graceful voice of Judy Collins and timeless favorites like "Where Have all the Flowers Gone?" by The Kingston Trio.
The program was produced by WQED Multimedia in association with Rhino Entertainment, Retropolis and PBS and was originally released on PBS in 2002. The first round of PBS broadcast rights for the program expired in December 2004. PBS has decided to secure a second rights term for this successful fundraising program beginning in March 2006.
The show takes a musical journey through the evolution of modern American folk music, from its roots in bluegrass to San Francisco coffee houses to clubs in Greenwich Village. Hosted by Tom and Dick Smothers and Judy Collins, the program features legendary folk artists including the Limeliters, Highwaymen, Glenn Yarborough, Brothers Four, Roger McGuinn and more.
"The folk rock years are part of our American legacy, music with a message is what this concert is all about and is what The American Soundtrack is all about," says series creator and executive producer TJ Lubinsky.
A sequel program entitled 'This Land Is Our Land: The Folk Rock Years II" was also produced by WQED Multimedia Pittsburgh, in association with Rhino Entertainment and PBS. The sequel released in December of 2003 featured Trini Lopez, Judy Collins, Michelle Phillips, The Lovin' Spoonful, and others. The PBS broadcast rights for that program recently expired on December 31, 2005.
WQED Multimedia Pittsburgh provides educational, cultural and informational programming, products and services for local and national audiences. WQED Multimedia Pittsburgh is Telling America's Stories with the American Classics, Rick Sebak's All-American Specials, American Soundtrack and America's Home Cooking series. Its newest national production is "The War That Made America," a film about the French and Indian War, which premiered nationally on PBS in January 2006. WQED Multimedia is the parent company of WQED tv13, WQEX - Your America's Store channel, WQED fm89.3, WQEJ fm89.7/Johnstown, a publishing division that includes PITTSBURGH magazine, local and national television and radio productions, www.wqed.org and the WQED Education and Community Resource Center.
American Soundtrack: This Land Is Your Land
Complete Song List:
"Both Sides Now" – Judy Collins
"Tom Dooley" – The Kingston Trio
"Where Have All The Flowers Gone" – The Kingston Trio
"Michael, Row The Boat Ashore" – The Highwaymen
"Baby The Rain Must Fall" – Glenn Yarbrough
"There's A Meetin' Here Tonight" - Glenn Yarbrough and The Limeliters
"Generic Up-tempo Folk Song" – The Limeliters
"Green Fields" – The Brothers Four
"Try To Remember" – The Brothers Four
"The Madrigal" – The Smothers Brothers
"Green, Green" – Randy Sparks and The Minstrels
"Eve of Destruction" – Barry McGuire
"Mr. Tambourine Man"- Roger McQuinn
"Turn, Turn, Turn" – Roger McGuinn
"This Land Is Your Land" – All performers
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