Easter/Passover with Al Green


April 7th, 2004 ~ Our Easter/Passover show, as Nick Spitzer talks to the one and only Rev. Al Green about growing up in rural Arkansas and how soul music leads to saving souls--including his own. Plus nouveau klezmer musician Steven Bernstein on jazz and Jewish tradition swinging together. Also we explore Pagan, Deep South, cowboy and cartoon versions of the Easter bunny and kin. Plus seasonal music from Irving Berlin, Fats Domino, Gene Autry and Cassandra Wilson.

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Hour One   Hour Two  
  • Open Bed: Strawberry Soul Willie Mitchell
    Soul Serenade, Capitol
  • Love & Happiness Al Green
    Anthology, Hi
  • Take Me to the River Talking Heads
    Sand in the Vaseline, Sire
  • The Preacher Horace Silver
    The Blue Note Years, Blue Note
  • Backwoods Preacher Man Tony Joe White
    The Best of Tony Joe White, Warner
  • Instrumental: The Preacher Jimmy Smith
    The Master, Blue Note
  • SEGMENT: Al Green
  • Go Down Moses Grant Green
    Jazz Profile, Blue Note
  • Could You Be Loved Monty Alexander
    Stir It Up, Telarc
  • Feast of the Passover Lee Scratch Perry
    Arkology, Island
  • Elijah Dorothy Love Coates
    The Great Gospel Women, Schanachie
  • SEGMENT: Steven Bernstein
  • Manishtana Steven Bernstein
    Diaspora Soul, Tzadik
  • Do Lord Preservation Hall Brass Band
    In the Sweet Bye and Bye, Sony
  • Open Bed: Easter Parade Oscar Peterson
    The Song Is You, Verve
  • Easter Parade Judy Garland
    Her Greatest Movie Hits, Rhino
  • Easter Parade Fats Domino
    Out of New Orleans, Bear Family
  • I'm Putting All My Eggs In One Basket Ella Fitzgerald & Louis Armstrong
    Cheek to Cheek: The Irving Berlin Songbook, Verve
  • Big Butter & Egg Man Kermit Ruffins
    Big Butter & Egg Man, Justice
  • Instrumental: Stand Up, Sit Down Bill Frisell
    Bill Frisell Quartet, Nonesuch
  • Resurrection Blues Cassandra Wilson
    Traveling Miles, Blue Note
  • Love Ritual Al Green
    Anthology, Hi
  • SEGMENT: Al Green
  • Instrumental: An Unmarked Grave Up Bustle & Out
    Cinematique, Shadow
  • Easter Bunny Boogie Willie Brown
    Jumpin' the Blues, Ace
  • The Bunny Mitchell Froom
    Dopamine, Atlantic
  • SEGMENT: Rabbits
  • Old Uncle Rabbit Hettie Godfrey
    Afro-American Blues and Game Songs, Rounder
  • Rabbit Blues Smokey Babe
    Shake ‘em on Down: The Real Country Blues, Arhoolie
  • Spring Is Here Charlie Byrd
    The Savoy Story, Savoy
  • When The Springtime Comes Again The Carter Family
    When The Roses Bloom In Dixieland, Rounder
  • Spring & All Greg Brown
    Slant 6 Mind, Red House
  • End Bed: Sand Hill Cranes Recorded by Carolyn Johnsen of Nebraska Public Radio