Labor Day with Toots Hibbert and Johnny Rivers


August 31st, 2005 ~ Put your feet up and relax on this Labor Day weekend with music of work and workers in blues, jazz, country and more. There's also a conversation with one-time barber and boxer, reggae legend Toots Hibbert of Toots and the Maytals. Hard-working roots rocker Johnny Rivers drops by to talk about his developing that live Whiskey-A-Go-Go sound. Plus we visit the morgue for thoughts on music and life from New Orleans' official coroner--and trumpeter--Dr. Frank Minyard.

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  • Open Bed: Hammer Ring Henry Scott and Group
    Wake Up Dead Man, Rounder
  • Pressure Drop Toots and the Maytals
    The Harder They Come, Mango
  • Work, Work, Work Lee Dorsey
    Wheelin' and Dealin': The Definitive Collection, Arista
  • Big Boss Man Jimmy Witherspoon
    Spoonful, Blue Note
  • Work Song Michael Bloomfield w/ The Butterfield Blues Band
    Essential Blues: 1964-1969, Columbia/Legacy
  • Instrumental: Blueberry Hill Mose Allison
    Back Country Suite, Prestige
  • I'm Gonna Be A Wheel Someday Los Lobos
    El Cancionero Mas y Mas, Rhino
  • Blue Monday Fats Domino
    Out of New Orleans, Bear Family
  • Pressure Drop Toots and the Maytals
    The Harder They Come, Mango
  • INTERVIEW: Toots Hibbert of Toots and the Maytals
  • Instrumental: A Hard Day's Night Bar-Kays
    The Complete Stax/Volt Singles: 1959-1968, Atlantic
  • Maggie's Farm Solomon Burke
    Blues and Soul Power, Warner
  • Dear Landlord Janis Joplin
    I Got Dem Ol' Kozmic Blues Again Mama!, Columbia/Legacy
  • Cumberland Blues Grateful Dead
    Workingman's Dead, Warner
  • Walking Boss Doc Watson
    Memories, Sugar Hill
  • A Working Man Can't Get Nowhere Today Merle Haggard
    The Lonesome Fugitive: The Merle Haggard Anthology, 1963-1977, Razor & Tie
  • John Henry Hank Thompson & the Brazos Valley Boys
    Hank Thompson & the Brazos Valley Boys, Bear Family
  • John Henry Billie & De De Pierce
    Gulf Coast Blues, Arhoolie
  • Open Bed: Hard Day's Night Quincy Jones
    Talkin' Verve, Verve
  • Every Man to His Own Profession Louis Jordan
    Let the Good Times Roll, Bear Family
  • The Undertaker Man Kermit Ruffins
    The Big Butter and Egg Man, Justice
  • Every Man to His Own Profession Louis Jordan
    Let the Good Times Roll, Bear Family
  • Pipeliner Blues Moon Mullican
    Moon's Rock, Bear Family
  • A Porter's Love Song to a Chambermaid Pearl Bailey
    For Adult Listening, Mercury
  • Railroad Porter's Blues Eddie 'Cleanhead' Vinson and His Orchestra
    The Mercury Blues 'N' Rhythm Story: 1945-1955, Mercury
  • Instrumental: Tishomingo Sammy Price and the Rock Band with King Curtis & Mickey Baker
    Rib Joint, Savoy Jazz
  • INTERVIEW: Johnny Rivers
  • Workin' Man Blues Jerry Lee Lewis
    The Locust Years and… The Return to the Promised Land, Bear Family
  • Working Man's Blues Johnny Copeland
    Working Man's Blues, Fuel 2000
  • Housewife Blues The Enchanters
    Jubilee Jezebels, Sequel
  • Instrumental: Nice Work If You Can Get It Charlie Byrd
    The Guitar Artistry of Charlie Byrd, Riverside
  • I Got Plenty o' Nuttin Shirley Horn
    I Remember Miles, Verve
  • Nice Work If You Can Get It Thelonious Monk
    The London Collection, Vol. 1, Black Lion
  • Work Song Grant Green
    2 By 5 Guitar Jazz, 32 Jazz