The Sounds of Solace


September 4th, 2002 ~ Many have sought solace in music since the sadness and conflict of September 11, 2001. American Routes honors veterans of war, fire, and emergency service with music appropriate to the nation's mood on this first anniversary of the tragedy. Merle Haggard, Gillian Welch and American Routes listeners tell us what songs have helped them get through this past year, and timeless songs from John Coltrane, the Carter Family and Jimmy Cliff offer a chance for meditation.

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Hour One   Hour Two  
  • Open Bed: Amazing Grace Donald Harrison
    Nouveau Swing, Impluse
  • Acknowledgement John Coltrane
    A Love Supreme, Impulse
  • The House I Live In The Ravens
    Old Man River, Savoy
  • My Father's House Bruce Springsteen
    Nebraska, Sony
  • No Depression In Heaven Carter Family
    In The Shadow of Clinch Mountain, Bear Family
  • Instrumental: Amazing Grace John Fahey
    America, Takoma
  • SEGMENT: Gillian Welch
  • Revelator Gillian Welch
    Time (The Revelator), Acony
  • Jesus is a Dying Bedmaker John Fahey
    America, Takoma
  • Amazing Grace Cephas & Wiggins
    recorded live for Folkmasters,
  • Instrumental: Over the Rainbow Art Tatum
    Ultimate Art Tatum, Verve
  • Please Send Me Someone To Love James Booker
    New Orleans Piano Wizard: Live!, Rounder
  • Going Home Randy Newman
    Bad Love, Dreamworks
  • Balm in Gilead Paul Robeson
    Songs of Free Men 1940-1945, Pearl
  • Remember Me Beaufort NC Sea Chanteymen
    recorded live for Folkmasters,
  • Open Bed: Follow Your Heart Joe Farrell Quartet/John McLaughlin
    Joe Farrell Quartet, CTI
  • In a Silent Way Miles Davis
    In a Silent Way, Sony
  • Let It Be Aretha Franklin
    Queen of Soul - The Atlantic Recordings, Atlantic
  • Many Rivers to Cross Jimmy Cliff
    The Harder They Come Original Soundtrack, Island
  • Rivers of Babylon The Melodians
    The Harder They Come Original Soundtrack, Island
  • Instrumental: Could You Be Loved Monty Alexander
    Stir It Up: The Music of Bob Marley, TelArc
  • Freedom Road Josh White
    Free and Equal Blues, Folkways
  • Chimes of Freedom Bob Dylan
    Another Side of Bob Dylan, Sony
  • This World Is Not My Home Monroe Brothers
    What Would You Give…?, Rounder
  • SEGMENT: Merle Haggard
  • Instrumental: Schizoozy Yo-Yo Ma, Edgar Meyer, Mark O'Connor
    Appalachia Waltz, Sony Classical
  • String Quartet No.4 (Amazing Grace) Ben Johnston/Kronos Quartet
    Released 1985-1995, Nonesuch
  • Imagine Neil Young
    recorded live for America: A Tribute to Heroes,
  • My Country ‘Tis of Thee Billy Preston
    I Wrote A Simple Song, A&M
  • End Bed: The Long Road Eddie Vedder with Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan
    Music From and Inspired by the Motion Picture Dead Man Walking, Columbia