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American Routes 5th Anniversary

   
 

December 24th, 2003 ~ It's been 5 years since American Routes first hit the airwaves, and we're celebrating! Hour 1 highlights include well-wishes from listeners, anniversary songs, and great conversations over the years with Ray Charles, Willie Nelson, the late Jerry Garcia, Norah Jones, Dolly Parton and Harry Shearer (of The Simpsons). Devoted fans will be amused by a look at our retro selves; new listeners can hear how this all started! Hour 2 is our 5th Anniversary concert at the House of Blues, with New Orleans greats Irma Thomas, Frogman Henry, Kermit Ruffins and Henry Butler, and special guests Shemekia Copeland and Keb' Mo'.

Listen To Hour 1 Listen To Hour 2


Hour One   Hour Two  
  • Open Bed: Having A Party Sam Cooke
    Greatest Hits, RCA
  • Whole Lotta Shakin' Goin' On Jerry Lee Lewis
    Classic, Bear Family
  • SEGMENT: Jerry Leiber & Mike Stoller
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  • Instrumental: It Don't Mean A Thing (If It Ain't Got That Swing) McCoy Tyner
    Plays Ellington, Impulse
  • CLIP: Dolly Parton
    Listen
  • CLIP: Jerry Garcia
    Listen
  • CLIP: Bob Moog
    Listen
  • CLIP: Olu Dara
    Listen
  • CLIP:
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  • Jump for Joy Herb Jeffries and Ellington
    Centennial Collection, RCA
  • CLIP: McCoy Tyner
    Listen
  • CLIP: Norah Jones
    Listen
  • Lonestar Norah Jones with Willie Nelson
    Willie Nelson & Friends: Stars & Guitars, Universal
  • CLIP: Willie Nelson
    Listen
  • Pick Up the Tempo Willie Nelson
    Recorded live at the Sea Saint Studio, New Orleans,
  • Instrumental: Wrap Your Troubles in Dreams (and Dream Your Troubles Away) Dick Hyman
    Sweet and Lowdown soundtrack, Sony
  • CLIP: Haydee Lafaye
  • CLIP: Harry Shearer
    Listen
  • CLIP: Wayne Henderson
    Listen
  • Sweet Georgia Brown Doc Watson & Wayne Henderson
    Recorded live at the Todd General Store, NC,
  • CLIP: Nathan Williams
    Listen
  • Get Up Nathan and the Zydeco Cha-Chas
    Recorded live at El-Sid O's, Lafayette, LA,
  • CLIP: Ray Charles
    Listen
  • Let the Good Times Roll Ray Charles
    Genius & Soul, Rhino
  • CLIP:
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  • Open Bed: Palm Court Strut Kermit Ruffins
    Big Easy, Basin Street
  • Ain't Nobody's Business Shemekia Copeland with Keb' Mo'
    Recorded live at American Routes 5th Anniversary Concert,
    Listen
  • Original Opening Tune Kermit Ruffins & the BBQ Swingers
    Recorded live at American Routes 5th Anniversary Concert,
  • Basin St. Blues Kermit Ruffins & the BBQ Swingers
    Recorded live at American Routes 5th Anniversary Concert,
  • Instrumental: Blues for New Orleans Duke Ellington
    New Orleans Suite, Atlantic
  • Night In Tunisia Kermit Ruffins & Irvin Mayfield
    Recorded live at American Routes 5th Anniversary Concert,
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  • Piano Solo / Mardi Gras in New Orleans Henry Butler
    Recorded live at American Routes 5th Anniversary Concert,
    Listen
  • Ain't Got No Home Frogman Henry
    Recorded live at American Routes 5th Anniversary Concert,
  • Alvin Red Tyler & The Gyros
    We Love To Rock 'N' Roll: Ace: New Orleans Rock 'N' Roll R&B Party, Westside
  • It's Raining Irma Thomas
    Recorded live at American Routes 5th Anniversary Concert,
  • You Can Have My Husband Irma Thomas
    Recorded live at American Routes 5th Anniversary Concert,
  • Skokiaan Kermit Ruffins & the BBQ Swingers
    Recorded live at American Routes 5th Anniversary Concert,
  • End Bed: Basin Street Blues Sidney Bechet
    The Best of Sidney Bechet, Blue Note