Ibrahim Ferrer / Regina Carter


July 13th, 2005 ~ This American Routes takes a look at the two-way musical influence between the Caribbean and Latin America and the U.S. Plus we'll examine the role of the violin and fiddle, in jazz, blues, country and other genres. In hour one, Cuban vocalist and Buena Vista Social Club star Ibrahim Ferrer recalls his long life and career as a guarachero and bolerista. Jazz violinist Regina Carter joins us in hour two and talks about going from Detroit to the conservatory and back again. And there's great music including Fats Domino, Celia Cruz, The Band and much more.

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Hour One   Hour Two  
  • Open Bed: Caballo Viego Ry Cooder & Manuel Galban
    Mambo Sinuendo, Nonesuch
  • Dos Gardenias Ibrahim Ferrer
    Buena Vista Social Club, Nonesuch
  • Rhitmo de Mi Cuba Celia Cruz
    100% Azucar! The Best of Celia Cruz Con La Sonora Matancera, Rhino
  • Blues for Cuba Floyd Dixon
    His Complete Aladdin Recordings, Capitol
  • Bodas de Oro Ry Cooder & Manuel Galban
    Mambo Sinuendo, Nonesuch
  • Havana Moon Chuck Berry
    The Chess Box, MCA/Chess
  • Instrumental: Cuban Getaway Ike Turner Orchestra
    R&B Confidential No.1: The Flair Label, Virgin
  • INTERVIEW: Ibrahim Ferrer
  • Mamanita Tom McDermott & Evan Christopher
    Danza, STR
  • Everybody Loves to Cha Cha Cha Sam Cooke
    Portrait of a Legend 1951-1964, abko
  • Como un Errante (Like A Wanderer) Freddie Fender
    Canciones de Mi Barrio, Arhoolie
  • On a Night Like This Los Lobos
    Masked and Anonymous soundtrack, Sony
  • Instrumental: Girl from Ipanema Arthur Lyman
    Sonic Sixties, Rykodisc
  • Hippo Walk Mongo Santamar’a
    Skin on Skin: The Mongo Santamar’a Anthology 1958-1995, Rhino
  • Girl from Ipanema Lou Rawls
    Blue Bossa Volume 2, Blue Note
  • Kansas City Joya Landis
    She-Boom, She-Boom: African-American Influences on Reggae 1963-73, West Side
  • Be My Guest Fats Domino
    Out Of New Orleans, Bear Family
  • Un Nombre de Mujer Los Zafiros
    Bossa Cubana, Elektra
  • Chattanooga Choo Choo Regina Carter
    Motor City Moments, Verve
  • Jazz Fiddler Walter Jacobs and Lonnie Carter
    Folks, He Sure Do Pull Some Bow!: Vintage Fiddle Music 1927-1935, Old Hat
  • La Fille de la Ville Vin Bruce
    Allons Cajun Rock 'N' Roll, Ace
  • Blues de Port Arthur Eddie LeJeune, D.L. Menard, Ken Smith
    Le Trio Cadien, Rounder
  • Breaux Bridge Rag Clarence "Gatemouth" Brown
    Back To Bogalusa, Blue Thumb
  • Rag Mama Rag The Band
    Across The Great Divide, Capitol
  • Instrumental: Cabo Verdranos Peca Nove Abrew's Portuguese Instrumental Trio
    Folks, He Sure Do Pull Some Bow!: Vintage Fiddle Music 1927-1935, Old Hat
  • INTERVIEW: Regina Carter
  • Oh, Lady Be Good Howard Armstrong
    Louie Bluie, Blue Suit
  • Sweet Georgia Brown Django Reinhart & Stephane Grapelli
    Django Reinhart & Stephane Grapelli, Prism Leisure
  • Claude Williams
    Masters of the Folk Violin, Arhoolie
  • You Can Have It, I Don't Want It The New Orleans Ragtime Orchestra
    Creole Belles, Arhoolie
  • Instrumental: Upstairs Stuff Smith and His Onyx Club Boys
    Jazz Violin 1926/1942, Jazz Archives
  • Cotton Eyed Joe Bob Wills and the Texas Playboys
    San Antonio Rose, Bear family
  • Hohokam Polka Gu-Achi Fiddlers
  • Eagle Island Blues: Athapaskan Love Song Bill Stevens
    Wood That Sings: Indian Fiddle Music of the Americas, Folkways
  • Violin Blues Johnson Boys
    Violin Sing the Blues for Me: African-American Fiddlers 1926-1949, Old Hat
  • You've Got to See Mamma Ev'ry Night (Or You Can't See Mamma at All) Joe Venuti with Eddie Lang
    Jazz Violin: 1926/1942, Jazz Archives