Today I thought I’d highlight Peace Tribe Radio, a Wednesday morning radio show that features all sorts of songs from the 1960s and early 1970s, the halcyon days of barefooting.
Though actually, the 1950s might have been the halcyon days, since the 1960s was when shopkeepers started to react against bare feet.
The show is hosted by long-time Pennsylvania barefooter Barefoot Jaime with an eclectic mix of both classics from the hippie era, covers, and even obscure songs of peace, love, and understanding. However, if you are my age way too much of it is familiar.
A few weeks ago they played a song by Strawberry Alarm Clock that I’d never heard before, “Barefoot in Baltimore”, which starts
Barefoot in Baltimore
Heel and toe with you
Summer turns the stove on
And fun begins to cook
Barefoot walks in Baltimore
With empty pocketbook
Laugh at sizzling sidewalks
Don’t step on the cracks
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It really pretty-well captures the nonchalance of barefooting in the 60s. Listen to the whole song.
Anyways, you can catch Peace Tribe Radio from 9:00am to noon on Wednesdays on WXLV Radio. That page has links so you can choose how to stream it. Give it a try!
Oh, and Barefoot Jaime takes requests.