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Altered States: Music and Elixirs

   
 

January 23rd, 2002 ~ From Absinthe to Zoloft, American Routes brews a stimulating show about elixirs, enhancers and downright downers. Guests include country star Hank Thompson on performing - and drinking - in the honky-tonks, and British historian James Hughes on altered states and creativity across time and cultures. Partake in music selections from Charlie Parker, Paul Bowles, Ella Fitzgerald and the Grateful Dead.

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Hour One   Hour Two  
  • Smoke, Smoke, Smoke Johnny Bond
    Hillbilly Boogie, Sony
  • Light Up & Listen radio commercial from Doc Watson show
  • Smoke Rings Les Paul & Mary Ford
    All-Time Greatest Hits, Capitol
  • Forty Cups of Coffee Danny Overbea
    Chess Blues Guitar, MCA/Chess
  • Java Jive The Modernaires
    Dinermite, Sony
  • La Cucaracha Orquesta Pajaro Azul
    Tex-Mex Vol.1, Folklyric
  • Marihuana Boogie Lalo Guererro
    Recuerdos, Lalo
  • Instrumental: If You're A Viper Kermit Ruffins
    The Big Butter & Egg Man, Justice
  • If Youse a Viper Rosetta Howard
    The Official Sampler, Official
  • INTERVIEW: James Hughes
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  • Ko Ko Charlie Parker
    Yardbird Suite, Rhino
  • Instrumental: Smoke Rings Django Reinhardt & Stephane Grappelli
    Nuages, ASV
  • Kickin the Gong Around Cab Calloway
    Slim and Slam,
  • Hong Kong Blues Hoagy Carmichael
    The Classic Hoagy, Smithsonian
  • Prelude for Bernard Suares Irene Herrmann/Paul Bowles
    Sonata, etc…, Koch
  • Bad Liver & a Broken Heart Tom Waits
    Beautiful Maladies, Island
  • Sam Stone John Prine
    Great Days, Rhino
  • Dead Flowers Rolling Stones
    Sticky Fingers, Virgin
 
  • Stranger in My Own Home Town Elvis Presley
    From Nashville to Memphis Vol 4, RCA
  • Turtle Blues Janis Joplin/ Big Brother & the Holding Company
    Cheap Thrills, Sony
  • Dumb Nirvana
    In Utero, Geffen
  • Better Must Come Delroy Wilson
    Tougher Than Tough, Mango
  • Pusherman Curtis Mayfield
    People Get Ready, Rhino
  • Instrumental: He Loved Him Madly Miles Davis / mixed by Bill Laswell
    Panthalassa: The Music of Miles Davis 1969-1974, Columbia
  • Round Midnight Miles Davis
    Round About Midnight, Columbia
  • Wackey Dust Chick Webb/Ella Fitzgerald
    Reefer Songs, Jass
  • Cocaine habit blues Memphis Jug Band Victor
    Ruckus Juice and Chittlins:The Great Jugbands,
  • Casey Jones Grateful Dead
    Workingman's Dead, Warner
  • Cocaine Blues Johnny Cash
    Live at Folsom Prison, Sony
  • Instrumental: The Penny Opus No.1 Hank Penny
    Crazy Rhythm: The Standard Transcriptions, Bloodshot
  • INTERVIEW: Hank Thompson Hank Thompson
  • The Drunkard's Room The Louvin Brothers
    Satan is Real, Capitol
  • Lord I've Tried Bill Landford & the Landfordaires
    There Will Be No Sweeter Sound, Okeh