After the Storm II: Allons a Lafayette


October 19th, 2005 ~ This week on American Routes we continue to examine, through story and song, the aftermath of Hurricanes Katrina and Rita while looking forward to the rebuilding of the Gulf Coast and New Orleans. Join us as guests Aaron Neville and the Frazier Brothers of the Rebirth Brass Band talk about their storm experiences and desire to remake the city. And we'll feature some live Cajun and zydeco from a benefit concert for displaced musicians in Lafayette, Louisiana.

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  • Balfa et Grand Bois Coteau
    Highly Seasoned Cajun Music, Rounder
  • Lafayette Lucinda Williams
    Happy Woman Blues, Folkways
  • Those Lonely, Lonely Nights Earl King
    Earl's Pearls, WestSide
  • Une Autre Soir D'Ennui Belton Richard
    The Essential Belton Richard Cajun Music Collection, Swallow
  • The Rains Came Sir Douglas Quintet
    The Best of the Sir Douglas Quintet… plus!, WestSide
  • Instrumental: Dexter's Tune Randy Newman
    Guilty: 30 Years of Randy Newman, Warner Bros
  • SEGMENT: Listener's Letter
  • Balm in Gilead Paul Robeson
    Essential Paul Robeson, Vanguard
  • I Think It's Going To Rain Today Nina Simone
    Nina Simone and Piano!, BMG
  • Drown in My Own Tears Aretha Franklin
    Queen of Soul: The Atlantic Recordings, Rhino
  • Tell It Like It Is Aaron Neville
    The Very Best of Aaron Neville, A&M
  • INTERVIEW: Aaron Neville
  • Louisiana 1927 Aaron Neville
    The Very Best of Aaron Neville, A&M
  • Instrumental: Once in a Blue Mood Duke Ellington
    The Complete Recordings of Duke Ellington, Capitol
  • That Lucky Old Sun Jerry Lee Lewis
    Classic Jerry Lee Lewis, Bear Family
  • We'll Meet Again Johnny Cash
    Unearthed, American
  • You Are My Sunshine Jimmie Davis
    Governor Jimmie Davis: Louisiana, Bloodshot
  • You Are My Sunshine Ray Charles
    Genius & Soul: the 50th Anniversary Collection, Rhino
  • SEGMENT: Listeners' Letters
  • Come Rain or Come Shine John Coltrane
    The Prestige Recordings, Prestige
  • End Bed: Minor Tipitina Allen Toussaint
    American Routes recording,
  • Open Bed: Allons a Lafayette Richard Fontenot
    Cajun Country Guitar, Folkways
  • Walkin' to Louisiana Clifton Chenier
    Bon Temps Roulet!, Arhoolie
  • Many Rivers to Cross Jimmy Cliff
    The Harder They Come original soundtrack, Island
  • A Change is Gonna Come Terrence Trent Darby w/Booker T & the MG's
    Freedom: Songs from the Heart of America, Columbia/Legacy
  • In the Sweet Bye and Bye Rebirth Brass Band
    New Orleans Brass Bands: Down Yonder, Rounder
  • INTERVIEW: Keith & Philip Frazier of Rebirth Brass Band
  • Instrumental: Pine Grove Blues Sonny Landreth
    Blues Attack, Blues Unlimited
  • Proud Mary Creedence Clearwater Revival
    Bayou Country, Fantasy
  • Working On A Building The Johnson Mountain Boys
    Roots Music: An American Journey, Rounder
  • Lafayette Joe Falcon
    Cajun Early Recordings, JSP
  • Let's Do the Cajun Twist Randy and the Rockets
    Swamp Pop: Cajun and Creole Rhythm and Blues, U. of Mississippi Press
  • Instrumental: Allons a Lafayette Richard Fontenot
    Cajun Country Guitar, Folkways
  • SEGMENT: Band Together benefit concert in Lafayette, LA (Sept. 10, 2005)
  • Les Veuves de la Coulee Michael Doucet
  • South of I-10 Sonny Landreth
  • Et 'Tite Fille Nathan Williams Jr. of the Zydeco Big Timers
  • I'm Coming Home Nathan Williams Jr. of the Zydeco Big Timers