Summer with Bobby Blue Bland


June 22nd, 2005 ~ The legendary Bobby "Blue" Bland talks about his life in the blues and his approach to singing. And we visit summer roadside attractions, from an old candy store in Maine to a bait shop on the Florida Gulf Coast. Summertime music by Les Paul & Mary Ford, Burning Spear, Sidney Bechet and Mississippi John Hurt.

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  • In the Good Old Summertime Les Paul & Mary Ford
    All-Time Greatest Hits, Capitol
  • Summer Teeth Wilco
    Summer Teeth, Reprise
  • Rosa Maria Flaco Jimenez
    Ay Te Dejo en San Antonio, Arhoolie
  • Summer Samba (So Nice) Astrud Gilberto
    Astrud Gilberto, Verve
  • The Sun Burning Spear
    Chant Down Babylon: The Island Anthology, Island
  • Instrumental: 20.75 Roland Alphonso
    Ska Bonanza, Heart Beat
  • Fishin' Blues Taj Majal
    The Real Thing, Columbia
  • Eternal Caravan of Reincarnation Santana
    Caravanserai, Columbia
  • SEGMENT: Maria's Dixie Nut House bait shop
  • When you Wish Upon a Star Cliff Edwards as Jiminy Cricket
    And the Winner Is...A Collection of Honored Disney Classic Songs, Walt Disney
  • When you Wish Upon a Star Sonny Rollins
    The Complete RCA Victor Recordings, RCA Victor
  • Instrumental: Body & Soul Bill Tapia
    Tropical Swing, Moon Room
  • INTERVIEW: Bobby Blue Bland
  • Stormy Monday Bobby 'Blue' Bland
    Legends of Guitar-Electric Blues Vol. 1, Rhino
  • Summertime Sidney Bechet
    Masters of Jazz Vol. 1: Traditional Jazz Classics, Rhino
  • Summertime Doc Watson
    Elementary Doctor Watson!, Poppy
  • Was a Sunny Day Paul Simon
    There Goes Rhymin' Simon, Warner Brothers
  • Let's Go Trippin' Dick Dale & the Del Tones
    Revenge of the Surf Instrumentals, MCA
  • Roamin-itus Eddie Bo
    Check Mr. Popeye, Rounder
  • Salt Pork, West Virginia Louie Jordan & his Tympany Five
    Let The Good Times Roll, 1938-1954, Bear Family
  • Coney Island Dizzy Gillespie
    The Cool World, Phillips
  • Coney Island The Barry Sisters
    Kosher Classics, RCA
  • Seaside Bar Song Bruce Springsteen
    Tracks, Columbia
  • Palisades Park Freddy Cannon
    Billboard Top Rock 'N' Roll Hits - 1962, Rhino
  • Instrumental: Candy Man Etta Baker
    Railroad Bill, Sire
  • Candy Man John Hurt
    Avalon Blues: The Complete 1928 Okeh Recordings, Columbia/Legacy
  • Candyman Grateful Dead
    American Beauty, Warner Brothers
  • SEGMENT: At the Way-Way candy store
  • Candy Man Cibo Matto
    Viva! La Woman, Warner Brothers
  • Instrumental: Watermelon Man Davy Graham
    Fire In The Soul, Topic
  • Watermelon Hangin' On A Vine Snuffy Jenkins
    Pioneer of the Bluegrass Banjo, Arhoolie
  • In the Summertime Mungo Jerry
    Super Hits of the '70s: Have A Nice Day Vol. 3, Rhino
  • The Sun is Shining Hound Dog Taylor
    Genuine Houserocking Music, Alligator
  • When the Sun Goes Down Part 2 Memphis Minnie
    Four Women Blues, RCA/Bluebird
  • Summer Wind Frank Sinatra
    The Very Best of Frank Sinatra, Reprise
  • Theme from 'A Summer Place' Percy Faith & his Orchestra
    Billboard Top Pop Hits 1960, Rhino