Memorial Day


May 22nd, 2002 ~ Join American Routes for the year's first official road trip holiday, Memorial Day. To commemorate it, we'll visit roadside sites that are sacred: a shrine to Our Lady of the Highways and the grave of Jimi Hendrix. Plus an early traveler in rockabilly and rock 'n' roll; James Burton tells some tales.

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Hour One   Hour Two  
  • Open Bed: Suzie Q James Burton
    The Guitar Sound of James Burton, A&M
  • Key to the Highway Dinah Washington
    Back to the Blues, Roulette
  • One for the Highway James Booker
    Classified, Rounder
  • Be My Chauffeur Clifton Chenier
    Clifton Sings the Blues, Arhoolie
  • I Want to Be Your Driver Chuck Berry
    His Best Vol. 2, Chess
  • Motivatin' Man Red Simpson
    Country Western Truck Drivin Singer, Razor & Tie
  • Six Days on the Road Dave Dudley
    Legends of Guitar - Country vol.2, Rhino
  • Instrumental: Johnny B Goode James Burton
    The Guitar Sound of James Burton, A&M
  • INTERVIEW: James Burton
  • Return of the Grievous Angel Gram Parsons
    GP/Grevious Angel, Warner
  • Instrumental: Back Home Indiana Merrill Moore
    Boogie My Blues Away, Bear Family
  • 99 and 1/2 Dorothy Love Coates
    Oxford American Sampler 1999,
  • 99 and 1/2 Won't Do Wilson Pickett
    A man and a half, Rhino
  • Don't Let the Devil Ride Joe May
    Men of Gospel, Peacock
  • V-8 Ford Blues Mose Allison
    Alison Wonderland, Rhino
  • Travelin' Kenny Burrell & Jimmy Smith
    Blue Bash, Verve
  • The Long and Winding Road Aretha Franklin
    Young Gifted and Black, Rhino
  • Open Bed: Moon, Turn The Tides… gently gently away Jimi Hendrix
    Electric Ladyland, MCA
  • So Many Roads, So Many Trains Otis Rush
    Chess Blues Classics 1957 to 1967, MCA
  • On the Road Again Canned Heat
    Blues Masters, Vol. 7: Blues Revival,
  • SEGMENT: grave of Jimi Hendrix
  • Instrumental: Capitaine Corey Harris
    Downhome Sophisticate, Rounder
  • Me and the Devil Blues Robert Johnson
    King of the Delta Blues Singers, Sony
  • Highway Patrolman Bruce Springsteen
    Nebraska, Sony
  • Devil had a hold of me Gillian Welch
    Hell Among the Yearlings, Almo
  • Wreck on the Highway Nitty Gritty Dirt Band
    Will the Circle Be Unbroken, EMI
  • SEGMENT: Our Lady of The Highways roadside shrine
  • Wayfaring Stranger Eva Cassidy
    Songbird, Blix St.
  • Instrumental: Going Down the Road Feeling Bad Pickin' On The Grateful Dead
    Pickin' On The Grateful Dead, CMH
  • Going Down the Road Feeling Bad Elizabeth Cotton
    Freight Train and Other North Carolina Folk Songs and Tunes, Folkways
  • Long Road to Travel Lonnie Johnson
    Smithsonian Folkways American Roots Collection, Folkways
  • Country Honk Rolling Stones
    Let it Bleed, ABCKO
  • Lost Highway Hank Williams
    Complete, MGM
  • End of the Road Jerry Lee Lewis
    Classic Vol. 1, Bear Family
  • End Bed: Sugarfoot Rag Junior Brown
    Junior High, Curb