June 11th, 2003 ~ Head West out of New Orleans and through Texas to the great Southwest. Hear music from the arid desert landscapes of Arizona and New Mexico, and listen to conversations with musicians from the area. Guitarist Duane Eddy helped invent surf music from his homebase of Phoenix -- hundreds of miles from any beach -- and the Tucson band Calexico mold indie-rock styles with Mariachi music. Also writer and musicologist Jack Loeffler describes the sound of the Southwest from his home in Santa Fe.

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  • Open Bed: Hasta La Vista Flaco Jimenez
    Local 45s from Ed the Head Sevedra,
  • Rebel Rouser Duane Eddy
    The Best of Duane Eddy, Summit
  • My Dear Old Arizona Home Rex Allen
    The Last Of The Great Singing Cowboys, Soundies
  • Cow-Cow Boogie Ella Mae Morse
    From the vaults Vol.1, Capitol
  • Rose of The Rio Grande Sidney Bechet
    The Best of Sidney Bechet, Blue Note
  • Cherokee Maiden Bob Wills and the Texas Playboys
    The Tiffany Transcriptions Vol. 2, Rhino
  • Instrumental: Across the Rio Grande Alex North
    Best of the West, Ryko
  • Mis Amigos del Norte Blue Ventures
    KANW-FM The Best of New Mexico Music Vol. 2,
  • Funky Broadway Dyke & The Blazers
    The Funky Broadway: The Very Best of, Collectables
  • Senorita Dizy Lizzy Los Silver Rockets
    Local 45s from Ed the Head Sevedra,
  • The Fool Sanford Clark
    The History of Dot Records Vol.2, Varese Sarabande
  • INTERVIEW: Duane Eddy
  • Instrumental: Wagonwheel The Sadies
    Precious Moments, Bloodshot
  • Big Iron Marty Robbins
    Gun Fighter Ballads and Trail Songs, Sony
  • Saddle Up! Bill Frisell
    Music For The Films of Buster Keaton - Go West, Nonesuch
  • Django Modern Jazz Quartet
    Atlantic jazz: Best of the 50s, Atlantic
  • By The Time I Get To Phoenix Johnny Hartman
    Today / I've Been There, Collectables
  • Open Bed: Las Gaviotes Polka Southern Scratch
    Southern Scratch: Waila of the Tohono O'odham, Canyon Records
  • El Picador Calexico
    Hot Rail, Quarterstick
  • New Mexico Freddie Brown
    KANW-FM The Best of New Mexico Music Vol. 4,
  • O'oodham's Special Chote Southern Scratch
    Southern Scratch: Waila of the Tohono O'odham, Canyon Records
  • Out in New Mexico Johnny Horton
    Honky Tonk Man: The Essential Johnny Horton 1956-1960, Columbia
  • Albuquerque Neil Young
    Tonight's The Night LP, Reprise
  • Instrumental: Farewell To Cheyenne Ennio Morricone
    A Fistful of Film Music: The Anthology, Rhino
  • Willin' Linda Ronstadt
    Heart Like a Wheel LP, Capitol
  • La Mariquita Linda Ronstadt
    Boxset, Elektra
  • INTERVIEW: Mariachi Luz de Luna's Ruben Moreno, and Calexico's Joey Burns
  • Ysabel's table Dance Charles Mingus
    Tijuana Moods, Bluebird
  • Route 66 Buddy Rich and His Orchestra
    Blues, Boogie, & Bop: The 1940s Mercury Sessions, PolyGram
  • Instrumental: Los Mariachis Charles Mingus
    Tijuana Moods, BMG
  • Pancho & Lefty Townes Van Zandt
    Live at The Old Quarter, Tomato
  • Sangre de Indio Johnny Whelan
    Original Recording from Folkmasters 1993,
  • Trail of Life Sharon Burch
    Heartbeat 2: More Voices of First Nations Women album, Folkways
  • INTERVIEW: Jack Loeffler
  • End Bed: Midnight in Amarillo Cindy Cashdollar and Herb Remington
    More Songs of Route 66: Roadside Attractions, Lazy SOB