Cassandra Wilson/Bill Frisell


January 22nd, 2003 ~ Musicians have been building on the past since the first notes were sounded; this week we'll tune in to artists who've toyed with their roots to create something new. Jazz singer Cassandra Wilson tells us about returning to her home in Jackson, MS to record the blues and gospel-inflected CD Belly of the Sun. Bill Frisell positions his unique guitar style in a long line of ground-breaking musicians. Plus new sounds in country, jazz, blues, rock and more. Modern Roots, on American Routes.

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  • Open Bed: I Got Rhythm Erroll Garner
    Magician / Gershwin and Kern, Telarc
  • Now They Call It Swing Billie Holiday
    Lady Day: The Complete Billie Holiday on Columbia, Sony
  • The Man I Love Joni Mitchell & Herbie Hancock
    Gershwin's World, Verve
  • I Brought the Rain John Hammond
    Ready for Love, Back Porch
  • Come on in My Kitchen Cassandra Wilson
    Blue Light Til Dawn, Blue Note
  • Instrumental: Speak Low Grant Green
    Retrospective 1961-1966, Blue Note
  • INTERVIEW: Cassandra Wilson
  • Ramblin' on My Mind Robert Johnson
    King of the Delta Blues, Sony
  • Layin' Down My Shoes and Clothes Johnny Shines Blues Band
    Chicago The Blues Today Vol.3, Vanguard
  • I Can't Help from Cryin' Sometime The Staples Singers
    Great Day, Fantasy
  • Instrumental: Careless Love Etta Baker
    Railroad Bill, Sire
  • Make Me a Pallet on the Floor Freda and the Firedogs
    Freda and the Firedogs, Plug Music
  • Careless Love Ray Charles
    The Complete Country & Western Recordings 1959-1986, Rhino
  • Careless Love Kid Howard's New Orleans Jazz Band
    Kid Howard's New Orleans Jazz Band 1962, American Music
  • Careless Love Bill Monroe
    Bluegrass 1959-1969, Bear Family
  • Honky Tonk Women Old & In the Gray
    Old & In the Gray, Acoustic Disc
  • Open Bed: Cluck Old Hen (reprise) Bill Frisell
    The Willies, Nonesuch
  • Roll In My Sweet Baby's Arms Doc Watson
    The Vanguard Years, Vanguard
  • Watch Me Fall Uncle Tupelo
    89/93: An Anthology, Columbia
  • Shady Grove Jerry Garcia & David Grisman
    Shady Grove, Acoustic Disc
  • Ripple Sex Mob
    Solid Sender, Knitting Factory
  • Rockin' My Blues Away Hezekiah and the House Rockers
    Since Ol' Gabriel's Time, Louisiana Folklife
  • Baby Let's Play House Elvis Presley
    Roots Revolution: The Louisiana Hayride Recordings, Tomato
  • Instrumental: Dead Ranch Bill Frisell
    Bill Frisell Quartet, Nonesuch
  • Bring It With You When You Come Cannon's Jug Stompers
    Ruckus Juice and Chittlins, Vol 2, Yazoo
  • Flying Home Charlie Christian
    Charlie Christian: The Genius of the Electric Guitar, Columbia
  • INTERVIEW: Bill Frisell
  • Instrumental: Just Joshin' Josh Graves
    The Great Dobro Sessions, Sugar Hill
  • Sleepwalk Santo and Johnny
    Hot Rod Rock: Backseat Movers, Right Stuff
  • Sweet Dreams Patsy Cline
    Patsy Cline Collection, MCA
  • Dream Baby Roy Orbison
    The All Time Greatest Hits, DCC
  • Only A Dream Solomon Burke
    Don't Give Up on Me, Epitaph
  • That Lucky Old Sun (Just Rolls Around Heaven All Day) Johnny Cash
    American III: Solitary Man, American Recordings
  • End Bed: You're Vibing Me Brad Mehldau
    Largo, Warner