January 19th, 2005 ~ We got the beat. From second line rhythms and tap dance in the street, to funk in the studio and the cowbell on concert stage, rhythm's something we all have. This week, check out the beats of the Dirty Dozen Brass Band, Cuban bandleader Cachao and tap-dancer Savoin Glover. Plus drummer Earl Palmer tells us about playing with Little Richard and Fats Domino. We'll dig into the clave rhythm with Tom McDermott, and Elvis' man in the pocket DJ Fontana keeps the beat with American Routes.

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  • Open Bed: Big Noise from Winnetka Bob Crosby & The Bob Cats
    South Rampart Street Parade, Conifer
  • The Big Beat Fats Domino
    Out of New Orleans, Bear Family
  • My Feet Can't Fail Me Now The Dirty Dozen Brass Band
    Kickin' Some Brass, Shanachie
  • Doin' the New Low Down Bill Bojangles Robinson
    Stars of the Apollo Theater, Columbia
  • Get Rhythm Johnny Cash
    The Essential Johnny Cash 1955-1983, Columbia
  • Instrumental: Drum Village (Part 1) Earl Palmer & His Ten-Piece Rockin' Band
    Backbeat: the World's Greatest Rock 'N' Roll Drummer, Ace
  • INTERVIEW: Earl Palmer Earl Palmer
  • I'm Walkin Rebirth Brass Band
    Feel Like Funkin' It Up, Rounder
  • Sir Duke Stevie Wonder
    Songs in The Key of Life, Motown
  • Flea-ridden Sheep Dog Carl Stalling
    The Carl Stalling Project Volume 2, Warner Brothers
  • Laughin in Rhythm Slim Galliard
    Best of the Verve Years, Verve
  • Rockin' In Rhythm Ella Fitzgerald
    Ella Fitzgerald Sings the Duke Ellington Songbook, Polygram
  • Instrumental: Trompeta Y Bongo Jack Costanzo
    Back From Havana, Cubop
  • Pulse Henry Cowell
    Kroumata Percussion Ensemble - Cage, Cowell, etc., Grammofon
  • Grazing in the Grass Hugh Masekela
    Rock Instrumental Classics - Vol. 4, Soul, Rhino
  • Yayabo Orquesta Riverside
    Cuba Classics 2 - Dancing With the Enemy, Luaka Bop/Warner Brothers
  • Evil Ways Santana
    Viva Santana!, Columbia
  • The Wedge Dick Dale
    Dick Dale Anthology, Rhino
  • Mumblin' Guitar Bo Diddley
    The Chess Box, MCA
  • Postcard: Domenic Joseph "DJ" Fontana
  • Hound Dog Elvis Presley
    Elvis - the King of Rock 'n' Roll, the Complete '50s Masters Box, RCA
  • Gotta Lot Of Rhythm Patsy Cline
    The Essential Patsy Cline, RCA
  • Stay a Little Longer Bob Wills
    San Antonio Rose Bob Wills and his Texas Playboys, Bear Family
  • Forever Blue Steve Earle & the Del McCoury Band
    The Mountain, E squared
  • Not Fade Away Buddy Holly
    Greatest Hits, MCA
  • Instrumental: Untitled Instrumental Bo Diddley
    The Chess Box, MCA
  • INTERVIEW: Clave Rhythm with Tom McDermott
  • Bo Diddley Bo Diddley
    The Chess Box, MCA
  • El Premio Gordo Orquesta Babuco
    The Cuban Danzon: Before There Was Jazz, Arhoolie
  • La Conga En Nueva York Desi Arnaz. Y Su Orquesta
    The Music Of Cuba 1909-1951, Columbia/Legacy
  • America Leonard Bernstein
    West Side Story,
  • Willie and the Hand Jive Johnny Otis
    Land of 1000 Dances, Ace
  • Magic Bus The Who
    My Generation: The Very Best of the Who, MCA
  • Longhair's Blues-Rhumba Professor Longhair
    New Orleans Piano, Atlantic Jazz
  • Descarga Cachao Cachao
    Cachao Vol 1: Master Sessions, Cine Son
  • Taxi Bring In Da' Noise, Bring In Da' Funk
    Original Broadway Cast, RCA Victor
  • Soul Power James Brown & the JB's
    Star Time, Polydor
  • Reggae Hit the Town The Ethiopians
    Reggae Hit the Town, Trojan
  • Instrumental: Soul Style Tommy McCook & The Supersonics
    Roots of Reggae Vol.2: Rock Steady, Rhino
  • Berta Big Louisiana, Rev. Rogers & Roosevelt Charles
    Prison Worksongs, Arhoolie
  • Chain Gang Otis Redding
    The Definitive, Rhino
  • All God's Chillun Got Rhythm Sonny Stitt/Bud Powell/J.J. Johnson
    Sonny Stitt/Bud Powell/J.J. Johnson, Fantasy
  • I Got Rhythm Fats Waller
    Valentine Stomp, RCA Victor
  • End Bed: Limehouse Blues Buddy Rich & Max Roach
    Rich Versus Roach, Mercury