In The Studio


October 13th, 2004 ~ American Routes takes a peek at the producers, sidemen and record company moguls who can make or break a record. New Orleans saxophonist Harold Battiste on playing with Ornette Coleman, acting as music director for Sonny & Cher, and founding his own jazz and blues label. Plus the inside story on Muddy Waters' much maligned, but imaginative, 1968 album Electric Mud, by producer Marshall Chess and musicians Pete Cosey and Louis Satterfield.

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  • The Music Goes Round and Round Paul Gayten
    Creole Kings of New Orleans - The Chess Years, MCA
  • INTERVIEW: Dixie Cups
  • Iko, Iko Dixie Cups
    The Red Bird Story, Charly
  • Zip-A-Dee-Doo-Dah Bob B. Soxx & The Blue Jeans
    Phil Spector: Back To Mono, abkco
  • Rose Room Benny Goodman & Charlie Christian
    The Genius of the Electric Guitar, Columbia
  • Blues with Lips Hot Lips Page with the Count Basie Orchestra
    Spirituals to Swing, Vanguard
  • The Fix (One Naughty Flat) Dr. John
    More Gumbo Stew, Ace/AFO
  • INTERVIEW: Harold Battiste
  • Instrumental: Marcho Rock & Roll Isidro Lopez
    El Indio, Arhoolie
  • La Novia Antonia Conjunto Bernal & Mando Marroquin
    Tejano Roots, Arhoolie
  • Wooly Bully Sam the Sham & the Pharaohs
    Best of, Rhino
  • Just Walkin' in the Rain The Prisonaires
    Sun: The Singles Collection, Bear Family
  • Matchbox Carl Perkins
    The Classic, Bear Family
  • Dirt Road Blues Bob Dylan
    Time Out of Mind, Columbia
  • Orphan Girl Emmylou Harris
    Wrecking Ball, Elektra
  • Harborcoat REM
    Reckoning, IRS
  • Fishing Blues Henry Thomas
    Anthology of American Folk Music, Folkways
  • Single Girl, Married Girl Carter Family
    In the Shadow of Clinch Mountain, Bear Family
  • I Be's Troubled Muddy Waters
    Complete Plantation Recordings, MCA/Chess
  • I Just Want to Make Love to You Muddy Waters
    His Best 1947-1955, MCA/Chess
  • INTERVIEW: Marshall Chess, Pete Cosey, Louis Satterfield on Muddy Waters ‘Electric Mud'
  • Instrumental: Black Satin / What If / Agharta Prelude Dub Miles Davis / Bill Laswell
    Panthalassa - remixes of 70s Miles, Columbia
  • Black Satin Miles Davis / Bill Laswell
    Panthalassa - remixes of 70s Miles, Columbia
  • King Tubby Meets Rockers Uptown Augustus Pablo
    King Tubby Meets Rockers Uptown, Shanachie
  • Soul-Kissing DJ Logic
    The Anomaly, Ropeadope
  • Instrumental: Church of Logic Mediski Martin & Wood with DJ Logic
    Combustication, Blue Note
  • Don't Worry Bout Me Lou Donaldson
    Good Gracious, Blue Note
  • Don't Worry Bout Me Don't Worry Bout Me
    The Complete Capitol Singles Collection, Capitol
  • Sweet & Lowdown George Gershwin
    Gershwin Plays Gershwin: The Piano Rolls, Elektra
  • The Song Is Ended Mose Allison
    I Don't Worry About a Thing, Rhino