Winter is Cool! No, It's Cold!!


January 1st, 2003 ~ American Routes combats cold, dark winter days with music and stories to keep you warm. Virtuoso fiddler/violinist Mark O'Connor discusses his latest composition, American Seasons. Seamus Egan and Win Horan of the Irish-American band Solas take a musical journey from Philadelphia and Brooklyn to Ireland, and back. Plus Mae Nagark on Eskimo music from the Inupiat village near Barrow, Alaska.

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  • Open Bed: Winter Wonderland Sonny Rollins
    The Complete RCA, BMG
  • Baby It's Cold Outside Ray Charles and Betty Carter
    Ray Charles and Betty Carter/Dedicated to You, Rhino
  • Makin' Whoopee The Barry Sisters
    Hebrew National Kosher Classics, RCA
  • Please Warm My Weiner Bo Carter
    Please Warm My Weiner LP, Yazoo
  • Footprints In The Snow Bill Monroe
    Bluegrass 1950-1958, Bear Family
  • Cold Cold Heart Jerry Lee Lewis
    Duets, Sun
  • SEGMENT: Charles Wolfe
  • Battle of New Orleans Jimmie Driftwood
    Nashville at Newport, Vanguard
  • Eighth of January Tony Rice
    Tony Rice, Rounder
  • Instrumental: Arkansas Traveler Mark O'Connor
    The Championship Years, CMF
  • INTERVIEW: Mark O'Connor
  • Pauline (Pa Janvier) Beausoleil
    Michael Doucet Dit Beausoleil, Swallow
  • Instrumental: Dinah Howard Armstrong
    Louie Bluie, Blue Suit
  • Keep Your Lamps Trimmed and Burning Mississippi Fred McDowell
    15 Down Home Gospel Classics, Arhoolie
  • This Little Light of Mine Blind James Campbell & His Nashville Street Band
    Blind James Campbell, Arhoolie
  • Cold Weather Blues (Morganfield) Muddy Waters w/Buddy Guy
    Folk Singer, MCA/Chess
  • Cold, Cold Heart (H.Williams) Lucinda Williams
    Hank Williams: Timeless, Lost Highway
  • Seasons of My Heart George Jones
    Cup of Loneliness, The Classic Mercury Years, Mercury
  • Open Bed: Funk In Deep Freeze Hank Mobley
    The Blue Note Years, Vol. 2, Blue Note
  • Cold, Cold Feeling T-Bone Walker
    The Complete Imperial Recordings, 1950-1954, EMI
  • Four Seasons (Version 1) The Maytals
    Never Grow Old, Heartbeat
  • Let the Four Winds Blow Roy Brown
    The Complete Imperial Recordings, Vanguard
  • Nine Below Zero Sonny Boy Williamson
    His Best, Chess
  • Cold Dark Night Charlie Feathers
    Uh Huh Honey, Norton
  • Instrumental: Winter Always Turns To Spring Bill Frissell
    Ghost Town, Nonesuch
  • Ah hum mum ma Tudjatt
    Heart Beat 2: More Voices of First Nations Women, Smithsonian-Folkways
  • SEGMENT: Mae Nagark and David Stone, from the village of Point Hope in northern Alaska
  • Igloo (J. Lloyd) Betty Hutton
    The Best of the RCA Years, One Way
  • Winter Moon Hoagy Charmichael
    Great Jazz Voaclists Sing Hoagy Charmichael, Capitol
  • Instrumental: Intro No.1 / Reel Beatrice Seamus Egan
    The Brothers McMullen soundtrack, Arista
  • SEGMENT: Seamus Egan and Win Horan of Solas
  • Rain & Snow Pentangle
    A Maid That's Deep In Love, Shanachie
  • Winter's Come and Gone Gillian Welch
    Live on American Routes, 1999,
  • Here Comes The Sun George Harrison
    Concert for Bangladesh, Apple
  • End Bed: Within You, Without You The Beatles
    Anthology 2, Apple