Valentine's Day


February 11th, 2004 ~ In this Valentine's special we explore the various types of love expressed in song--from puppy love to animal attraction, part-time love to enduring love, breaking up and making up and everything in between. We're joined on our quest by three performers well acquainted with the genre: Randy Newman, author of love songs both ironic and authentic; Rev. Al Green, a man who has addressed love both sacred and secular throughout his career; and Joan Baez, who talks about her favorite love songs--some written for her. Plus, an irresistible mix of love songs including Fats Domino, Billie Holiday, Bob Dylan and more that you can't help but fall for.

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  • Open Bed: Let Me Call You Sweetheart Coolbone Brass Band
    The Coolbone Swing Troop, Sound of New Orleans
  • Love and Happiness Al Green
    I'm Still in Love With You, Hi
  • Whole Lotta Lovin' Fats Domino
    Out of New Orleans, Bear Family
  • It's My Delight The Melodians
    Never Grow Old, Heartbeat
  • Magia De Amor (The Magic of Love) Freddy Fender
    Canciones de Mi Barrio, Arhoolie
  • Reconsider Me Maggie Lewis
    Shreveport Stomp: Ram Records, Vol. 1, Ace
  • We Must Have Been Out of Our Minds George Jones and Melba Montgomery
    Vintage Collections, Capitol
  • Instrumental: Sweet Lorraine Tom Morrell and the Time-Warp Top Hands
    Wolf Tracks, Shanachie
  • Crazy Cassandra Wilson
    Glamoured, Blue Note
  • Take These Chains From My Heart King Curtis
    Blow Man, Blow!, Bear Family
  • I Need Your Love So Bad Irma Thomas
    Sweet Soul Queen of New Orleans: The Irma Thomas Collection, Razor and Tie
  • Childhood Sweet Heart Chuck Berry
    The Chess Box, MCA
  • Instrumental: Moody Al Perkins with Hi Rhythm Section
    Hi Times: The Hi Records R&B Years, Hi
  • INTERVIEW: Al Green
  • My Funny Valentine Milt Jackson
    Milt Jackson Quartet, Prestige
  • Blue Valentines Tom Waits
    Blue Valentine, Elektra
  • Seems I'm Never Tired of Loving You Nina Simone
    How It Feels to Be Free, Hear Music
  • Open Bed: Tea For Two Lester Young
    The Complete Aladdin Recordings, Blue Note
  • Born to Love Billie Holiday
    Lady Day: The Complete Billie Holiday on Columbia, 1933-1944, Columbia/Legacy
  • (Nothing's Too Good) for My Baby Louis Prima and Keely Smith
    Got Nothing But Song, Hear Music
  • You Are My First Love Charles Brown
    Blues And Other Love Songs, 32 Jazz
  • The Girls in My Life (Part I.) Randy Newman
    Guilty: 30 Years of Randy Newman, Rhino
  • INTERVIEW: Randy Newman
  • If You And I Could Be Sweethearts The Varieteers
    Night Train To Nashville: Music City Rhythm & Blues, 1945-1970, Country Music Hall of Fame
  • Honeysuckle Rose Warner Williams and Jay Summerour
    Blues Highway, Smithsonian Folkways
  • Instrumental: Dew Drop Sam McGee
    Country Guitar, Arhoolie
  • Gold Watch and Chain Carter Family
    In the Shadow of Clinch Mountain, Bear Family
  • Paquet d'Epingles (Packet of Pins) Beausoleil
    Parlez-Nous รก Boire & More, Arhoolie
  • I Walk the Line Johnny Cash
    The Essential Johnny Cash 1955-1983, Columbia
  • INTERVIEW: Joan Baez
  • All I Really Want To Do Bob Dylan
    Another Side of Bob Dylan, Columbia
  • I Love You A Thousand Ways Lefty Frizell
    Look What Thoughts Will Do, Columbia/Legacy
  • End Bed: Stardust Django Reinhardt with Coleman Hawkins
    Django with His American Friends, DRG