Lazy Lester / Randy Weston


September 18th, 2002 ~ American Routes settles back into the groove with the mellow music and words of our guest Lazy Lester: a hardworking bluesman from Louisiana's provincial capitol of Baton Rouge. Then a tour of the world of African and African-American music from Morocco to Brooklyn with jazz pianist Randy Weston. Plus, author Jason Berry on the transformation of New Orleans' Congo Square from a historical trading post to a center for emerging jazz artists.

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  • Opening Bed: Niger Mambo Randy Weston
    African Cookbook,
  • The Congo-Conga Cab Calloway
    1938-39, Jazz Classics
  • Dejate Llevar Guitarras Y Trovadores
    Africa en America, Corason
  • Coo Coo Bird Rufus Kasey
    Black Banjo Songsters of North Carolina & Virginia, Folkways
  • Take This Hammer Taj Mahal & Toumani Diabate
    Kulanjan, Rounder
  • SEGMENT: Lion Sleeps Tonight
  • Mbube Solomon Linda and the Evening Birds
    Secret Museum of Mankind Vol.4, Yazoo
  • Wimoweh The Weavers
    Best of the Decca Years, MCA
  • The Lion Sleeps Tonight The Tokens
    Folk Song America, Smithsonian
  • Table Mountain Miriam Makeba & The Skylarks
    Best Of, Camden
  • Instrumental: Observation Is No Crime Fela and Afrika 70
    Zombie, MCA
  • SEGMENT: Randy Weston
  • Caravan Duke Ellington
    Centennial Edition: Complete RCA Victor Recordings, RCA
  • A Night In Tunisia June Christy
    Big Band Specials, Capitol
  • Keep Oil In Your Vessels Clouds of Heaven
    Saints' Paradise, Folkways
  • Oil In My Lamp The Ska Kings
    Roots of Reggae Vol.1: Ska, Rhino
  • Instrumental: Wheel and Turn Frank Anderson & Tommy McCook
    Ska Bonanza: The Studio One Ska Years, Heartbeat
  • SEGMENT: Jason Berry on Congo Square and Julita Berard, Sidney Bechet's sister's granddaughter
  • Magic Island Sidney Bechet
    1938-40, Jazz Clasics
  • Glory, Glory / Jesus on the Mainline Rebirth Brass Band
    We Come To Party, Shanachie
  • Open Bed: Lazy Bones Herbie Mann
    Sultry Serenade, Jazz Classics
  • They Call Me Lazy Lazy Lester
    The Excello Story Vol.2, Hip-O
  • Lazybones Leon Redbone
    On the Track, Warner
  • Rockin' Chair Mills Brothers
    Their Original & Greatest Hits, Jasmine
  • Instrumental: Congo Mambo Guitar Gable & The Musical Kings
    The Excelo Story, Vol. 2 1955-1957, Hip-O
  • INTERVIEW: Lazy Lester
  • Louisiana Blues Muddy Waters
    Rollin Stone, MCA
  • Red China Blues Miles Davis
    Get Up With It, Sony
  • Get Behind The Mule Tom Waits
    Mule Variations, Epitaph
  • Blues Hangover Slim Harpo
    The Best Of, Hip-O
  • Moody Blues Slim Harpo
    Sings Raining In My Heart, Hip-O
  • Un Autre Soir D'Ennui (another lonely night) Belton Richard
    The Essential Belton Richard Cajun Music Collection, Swallow
  • I'm so Lonesome I Could Cry Willie Nelson
    Classic & Unreleased, Rhino
  • Funny How Time Slips Away Al Green
    Call Me, Hi
  • Just a Little While to Stay Here Mahalia Jackson
    The Best Of, Sony
  • As Time Goes By Billie Holiday
    Complete Commodore Recordings, GRP
  • End Bed: As Time Goes By Erroll Garner
    Now Playing: A Night at the Movies, Telarc