EPISODES OF AMERICAN ROUTES WITH JOHN WATERS
Baltimore's favorite son, independent filmmaker John Waters, director of trash-cult classics Pink Flamingos, Polyester, Pecker and others joins us to talk music. For decades Waters has used a love of early rock and roll and obscure R&B to build sleazy soundtracks for his celluloid paeans to the seamier sides of life.
Cut a rug on the red carpet with two filmmakers who always put music in a starring role. Director of Pink Flamingos, Hairspray, Cry-Baby and many more, John Waters joins us to talk about his obsession with 1950's R&B and rock. Documentarian Les Blank recalls working with American Routes marquee names Lightnin' Hopkins, Clifton Chenier and Dizzy Gillespie.
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