The original idea for this show was songs that changed THE world, however, once we put the idea out there, we got back recommendations of songs that had touched and changed YOUR world. This is how the world does change, person by person, so here we are ….
BIG SING IN THE DESERT 2012 – All you need is love (song recommended by Linda Hughes)
IDAN RAICHEL – Come to Me (for Liz Archer)
MAURIE MULHERON AND FRIENDS – If I had a hammer (for everyone who has been impacted on by songs of Pete Seeger, trade unionists, community singers, activists …)
GIL SCOTT HERON – The revolution will not be televised (Joy’s choice – driving, powerful poetry)
ALAIN SOUCHON – Foule Sentimentale (recommended by Mark)
RITCHIE HAVENS – Freedom
COUNTRY JOE MCDONALD – I feel like I’m fixing to die rag (from Woodstock – choices by Tolley)
THE HERD – I was only 19 (for all those impacted by the Vietnam War)
ERIC BIBB and FRIENDS – Let nobody drag your spirit down (Positive Blues – love it!)
RACHID TAHA – Rock El Casbah – UK punk meets the sonically adventurous Algerian singer, Rachid Taha – questioning what cultural collaborations are all about …
We were also joined by Gregory Cacavas, Tolley’s son, teacher and singer/songwriter who played a couple of tracks for us live in the studio – an old Cacavas family favourite, Amy Train Station, and a new one for Gregory, inspired by his time in Alice Springs, Vanish to the Moon.