Records, Jukeboxes and Radio


April 25th, 2007 ~ American Routes joins with two record men this week to study the means of production in jazz and country. Michael Cuscuna, founder of Mosaic Records, talks about his reissuing of lavish collector's sets of jazz from Duke Ellington, Miles Davis, Count Basie and many more. Al Hawkes joins us from the wilds of Maine where he's been making old-time country, bluegrass and rockabilly records since 1955--some of his own, some on his independent Event Records label.

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  • Open Bed: Rockin' on the Range Johnny Houston
    That'll Flat Git It, Vol.20: Rockabilly from the Vaults of Event Records, Bear Family
  • Roll Over Beethoven Chuck Berry
    The Best of Chuck Berry: 20th Century Masters The Millennium Collection, MCA
  • The Under Assistant West Coast Promotion Man The Rolling Stones
    Singles Collection: The London Years, Abkco
  • 309 Sonny Boy Williamson
    Clownin' With The World, Alligator
  • Big Ten-Inch Record Bull Moose Jackson with Tiny Bradshaw's Orchestra
    Risqué Rhythm: Nasty ‘50s R & B, Rhino
  • I Can't Hear a Word You Say Ruth Brown
    The Definitive Soul Collection, Atlantic/Rhino
  • Instrumental: Slinky Link Wray & The Wraymen
    Slinky!, Sundazed
  • Stack-A-Records Tom Tall
    Rockin' Bones: 1950s Punk & Rockabilly, Rhino
  • Paul Daigle sur le Jukebox Bonsoir, Catin
    Blues à Catin, Bridgetown
  • Let the Jukebox Keep On Playing Carl Perkins
    The Classics, Bear Family
  • She's Got You Patsy Cline
    The Patsy Cline Collection, MCA
  • Baby Let's Play House Elvis Presley
    Sun: The Singles Collection, Volume 1, Bear Family
  • Instrumental: Fiddle Twiddle Harold Carter
    Event Records archive,
  • INTERVIEW: Al Hawkes
  • The Brakeman's Blues Jimmie Rodgers
    First Sessions, 1927 - 1928, Rounder
  • Juke Box Man Dick Curless
    The Drag 'Em Off the Interstate, Sock It To 'Em Hits of Dick Curless, Razor & Tie
  • Salty Dog Blues Morris Brothers
    Bona Fide Bluegrass and Mountain Music, BMG Heritage
  • Salty Dog George Lewis
    Atlantic New Orleans Jazz Sessions, Mosaic
  • Tipitina Allen Toussaint
    American Routes original recording,
  • Open Bed: Blues Walk Lou Donaldson
    The Blue Note Years Volume Two: The Jazz Message, Blue Note
  • Who Listens to Radio? Sarah Vaughn & Quincy Jones
    Tip of the Freberg: The Stan Freberg Collection 1951 - 1998, Rhino
  • My Blue Heaven Frank Sinatra
    The Complete Capitol Singles Collection, Capitol
  • I.Q. Blues Freddie Roach
    The Blue Notes Years Volume Three: Organ and Soul, Blue Note
  • A Prayer and Juke Box Little Anthony & the Imperials
    The Best of Little Anthony & the Imperials, Rhino
  • INTERVIEW: Michael Cuscuna
  • Instrumental: Let ‘Em Roll John Patton
    The Blue Notes Years Volume Three: Organ and Soul, Blue Note
  • St. Louis Blues Big Joe Turner
    The Boss of the Blues, Atlantic
  • The Big Beat Fats Domino
    Out of New Orleans, Bear Family
  • Number One Station Dennis Alcapone
    She-Boom, She-Boom: African-American Influences on Reggae, 1963 - 73, WestSide
  • Phonograph Blues Robert Johnson
    The Complete Recordings, Columbia
  • Canned Music Dan Hicks and His Hot Licks
    Return To Hicksville: The Blue Thumb Years, 1971 - 1973, Hip-O
  • Instrumental: The Big B. N. The AFO Executives & Tammy Lynn
    Compendium, AFO
  • Let the Winds Blow Johnny Adams
    I Won't Cry: From the Vaults of Ric & Ron Records, Rounder
  • Walking in the Rain The Ronnettes
    Phil Spector: Return to Mono 1958 - 1969, Abkco
  • It's Raining Eleni Mandell
    Country for True Lovers, Zedtone
  • Beyond the Horizon Bob Dylan
    Modern Times, Columbia
  • End Bed: Radio Hula Led Kaapana & Friends
    Hawaiian Slack Key Guitar Masters Collection Volume 2, Dancing Cat