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Blacks, Whites, Blues and Country: Charley Pride and Charlie Musselwhite

   
 

September 22nd, 2004 ~ This week we toe, walk and cross the blurry line between country and blues, as performed by both black and white artists. Guests include white blues harmonica player Charley Musselwhite, who tells us about his lifetime journey from Mississippi to Memphis to Chicago to California; and Charley Pride talks about his upbringing in Sledge, Mississippi, his baseball career, and being an African-American country singer with 29 number one hits to his name. Plus bluesy-country and country blues from Hank Williams, Howlin' Wolf, Aretha Franklin and more.

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Hour One   Hour Two  
  • Milk Cow Blues Eddie Cochran
    12 of His Greatest Hits / Never To Be Forgotten, EMI
  • Lovesick Blues Hank Williams
    The Original Singles Collection, Polygram
  • Instrumental: Stealing Time Eddie Pennington
    Walks the Strings, Folkways
  • The Weary Lonesome Blues Delmore Brothers
    Brown's Ferry Blues, Country
  • Everyday I Have the Blues Carl Martin
    Mandolin Blues, Testament
  • Sitting on Top of the World Mississippi Sheiks
    Honey Babe Let the Deal Go Down: The Best of the Mississippi Sheiks, Columbia/Legacy
  • Sitting on Top of the World Bob Wills & Tommy Duncan
    Hall of Fame, UA
  • Sitting on Top of the World Howling Wolf
    Howling Wolf: The Chess Box, MCA
  • Country Style Little Milton
    Welcome to the Club: The Essential Chess Recordings, Chess/MCA
  • Big, Big City Moon Mullican
    Moon's Rock, Bear Family
  • Instrumental: Sanctuary Charlie Musselwhite
    Sanctuary, Realworld
  • Chicago Bound Jimmy Rogers
    The Complete Chess Recordings, MCA
  • I'm Ready Muddy Waters
    His Best, 1947-1955, Chess/MCA
  • INTERVIEW: Charlie Musselwhite
    Listen
 
  • Open Bed: Tumblin' Tumbleweeds Grant Green
    Goin' West, Blue Note
  • Nashville Jumps Cecil Gant
    Night Train to Nashville: Music City Rhythm & Blues, 1954-1970, CMF
  • Baby Let's Play House Arthur Gunther
    Night Train to Nashville: Music City Rhythm & Blues, 1954-1970, CMF
  • Baby Let's Play House Elvis Presley
    The Complete 50s Masters, RCA
  • To Be Alone with You Bob Dylan
    Nashville Skyline, Columbia
  • Do Right Woman - Do Right Man Aretha Franklin
    I Never Loved a Man the Way I Love You, Rhino/Atlantic
  • Instrumental: Bee Hive Lee Allen
    Walkin With Mr. Lee, Collectables
  • Honky Tonk Song Webb Pierce
    Greatest Hits, Finest Performances, Sun
  • Honky Tonk Bobby Blue Bland
    Turn On Your Love Light, Duke
  • Tennessee Blues Gatemouth Brown
    Timeless, Hightone
  • Tennessee Waltz Sam Cooke
    Portrait of a Legend, 1951-1964, ABKCO
  • The Last Thing on My Mind Charley Pride
    Charlie Pride in Person,
  • INTERVIEW: Charley Pride
    Listen
  • Instrumental: Kickin The Cat Joe Venuti and Eddie Lang
    Wild Cats, ASV
  • It Makes No Difference Now The Supremes
    From Where I Stand: The Black Experience in Country Music, CMF
  • Reconsider Me Johnny Adams
    Absolutely the Best, Fuel
  • You Are My Sunshine Ray Charles
    The Complete Country and Western Recordings 1959-1986, Rhino
  • Freedom Train James Carr
    The Essential James Carr, Razor & Tie
  • End Bed: Last Date Floyd Cramer
    Super Hits, BMG