April 16th, 2003 ~ Celebrate the holiday with music for Easter, Passover and the spring season. We'll dig into the vaults and hear interviews with gospel great Mahalia Jackson. Plus we'll talk with Sacred Steel guitarist Calvin Cooke about how the spirit speaks through his instrument.

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  • Open Bed: Soldier The Blind Boys of Alabama
    Spirit of the Century, RealWorld
  • Easter Bunny Boogie Willie Brown
    Jumpin' the Blues, Ace
  • I'm Putting All My Eggs In One Basket Stuff Smith
    The Mad Genius of the Violin Vol.1, Jazz Archives
  • Me and My Baby Doin' the Bunny Hop Bob Wills
    Boot heel Drag: The MGM Years, Mercury
  • Easter Parade Steve Goodman
    The Easter Tapes, Red Pajamas
  • I Am The Light Of This World Blind Gary Davis
    Harlem Street Singer, Prestige/Bluesville
  • I Saw the Light Bill Monroe
    1950-58, Bear Family
  • Instrumental: Old Gospel Jackie McLean
    New And Old Gospel, Blue Note
  • Rain Shower Olu Dara
    From Natchez to New York, Atlantic
  • Didn't it Rain Mahalia Jackson
    The Apollo Sessions 1946-54, West Side
  • INTERVIEW: Mahalia Jackson
    Courtesy of the William Ransom Hogan Jazz Archive at Tulane University,
  • Instrumental: Jubilation Davy Graham
    Fire In The Soul, Topic
  • Backwoods Preacher Man Tony Joe White
    The Best of Tony Joe White, Warner
  • Son Of A Preacher Man Aretha Franklin
    Queen of Soul: The Atlantic Recordings, Atlantic
  • The Sermon Jimmy Smith
    The Blue Note Years: Organ & Soul, Blue Note
  • Open Bed: Joyful Sounds Glenn Lee
    Sacred Steel, Arhoolie
  • It Might As Well Be Spring Sarah Vaughan
    Sarah Vaughn In Hi-Fi, Columbia/Legacy
  • Red, Red Robin, Comes Bob, Bob, Bobbin' Along Louis Armstrong
    Ambassador Satch, Sony
  • Bluebird Howlin' Wolf
    The Definitive Edition Vol.1, Bear Family
  • Listen to My Bluebird Sing Bonnie Raitt
    Bonnie Raitt, Warner
  • When the Roll is Called Up Yonder Kelly Joe Phelps
    Roll Away the Stone, Rykodisc
  • Resurrection Blues Cassandra Wilson
    Traveling Miles, Blue Note
  • Instrumental: Don't Let The Devil Ride Sonny Treadway
    Sacred Steel, Arhoolie
  • INTERVIEW: Calvin Cooke
  • Get Away Jordan Dixie Hummingbirds
    Looking Back, DCC/TXP
  • The Israelites Desmond Dekker
    The Best of, Rhino
  • Instrumental: Los Reyes de Albuquerque Chotiz 'El Paseadito'
    Music Of New Mexico: Hispanic Traditions, Smithsonian Folkways
    Original Recording by Nick Spitzer,
  • Matachines dance tunes Charles Aguilar
    Music of New Mexico: Hispanic Traditions, Smithsonian Folkways
  • Cleofes Vigil
    Music of New Mexico: Hispanic Traditions, Smithsonian Folkways
  • Clavel de Primavera (Carnation of Spring) Conjunto Alma de Apatzingan
    Arriba! Tierra Caliente, Arhoolie
  • Watermelon Hanging on The Vine Hodges Brothers
    Watermelon Hanging on The Vine, Arhoolie
  • Blue Canadian Rockies The Byrds
    Sweethearts of the Rodeo, Sony
  • When the Roses Bloom In Dixieland The Carter Family
    In the Clinch Mountain Box, Bear Family
  • Green, Green Grass of Home Joan Baez
    David's Album, Vanguard
  • End Bed: The Fisherman Leo Kottke
    6 and 12 String Guitar, Takoma