Of Highways and Home: Alison Krauss and Alynda Segarra


April 5th, 2017 ~ This week on American Routes, we'll ride along with fiddler and singer Alison Krauss on her journey through bluegrass and country, from small-town Illinois all the way to Nashville. Then it's Hurray for the Riff Raff, a New Orleans folk band fronted by Alynda Segarra, whose roots are in the Bronx. Segarra tells of her own time traveling as a teenager and reconnecting with her Puerto Rican heritage. En route we'll hear tunes from Chuck Berry, Bob Wills, Nina Simone and Tom Waits.

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  • Open Bed: Dusty Miller Alison Krauss
    Two Highways, Rounder
  • Nashville Cats The Lovin' Spoonful
    Hums of the Lovin' Spoonful, Kama Sutra
  • Milwaukee Here I Come John Prine and Melba Montgomery
    In Spite of Ourselves, Oh Boy Records
  • What Made Milwaukee Famous (Made a Loser Out of Me) Jerry Lee Lewis
    Another Place--Another Time, Smash
  • Hey Bartender Floyd Dixon
    Marshall Texas is My Home, Specialty
  • One Mint Julep The Clovers
    Down In the Alley- The Best of the Clovers, Atlantic
  • Instrumental: Beaumont Rag Alison Krauss and Union Station
    Two Highways, Rounder
  • Soppin' the Gravy Alison Krauss
    Masters of the Folk Violin tour 1989 Youtube,
  • Poison Love Alison Krauss
    Windy City, Capitol Records
  • SEGMENT: Alison Krauss
  • Instrumental: Little Liza Jane Alison Krauss and Union Station
    So Long So Wrong, Rounder
  • Lil' Liza Jane Kermit Ruffins
    Big Butter and Egg Man, Justice Records
  • Boogie Woogie Country Girl Sleepy LeBeef
    The Human Jukebox, Sun
  • Ida Red Bob Wills and His Texas Playboys
    San Antonio Rose, Bear Family
  • Maybellene Chuck Berry
    Chuck Berry is On Top, Chess
  • Handsome Molly Mick Jagger
    Wandering Spirit, Atlantic
  • Omie Wise Doug Wallin
    Family Songs & Stories from the North Carolina Mountains by Doug & Jack Wallin, Smithsonian Folkways Recordings
  • Lint Head Gal Phoebe Hunt and the Gatherers
    Shanti's Shadow, Folk Alley
  • Closing Bed: Lil' Liza Jane Ramsey Lewis
    Ramsey Lewis: Finest Hour, Verve
  • Open Bed: Delta Momma Blues Hurray for the Riff Raff
    My Dearest Darkest Neighbor, This is American Music
  • Big Road Blues Bonnie Raitt
    Bonnie Raitt, Warner Brothers
  • My Baby Just Cares for Me Nina Simone
    Little Girl Blues, Bethlehem
  • I'm a Woman Peggy Lee
    The Best of Miss Peggy Lee, Capitol
  • I'm a Woman Jim Kweskin Jug Band w/ Maria Muldaur
    Jug Band Music, Vanguard
  • Blue Ridge Mountain Hurray for the Riff Raff
    Small Town Heroes, ATO
  • Instrumental: Esperame En El Porton Los Reyes De La Plena
    Lamento Borincano, Arhoolie
  • SEGMENT: Alynda Segarra
  • Instrumental: Goodnight Irene Bill Frisell
    The Willies, Nonesuch
  • Mambo Tipico Tito Puente
    The Golden Age of Cuban Music 1940-1960, Retro
  • Spanish Harlem Ben E. King
    Atlantic Rhythm and Blues 1947-1974, Atlantic
  • Walk on the Wild Side Lou Reed
    Walk on the Wild Side: The Best of Lou Reed, RCA
  • Mean Ol World Sam Cooke
    Night Beat , RCA
  • Virginia Ave Tom Waits
    Closing Time, Elecktra
  • Closing Bed: Basin Street Blues Henry Butler
    American Routes Live Recording,