Big Voices


September 25th, 2002 ~ American Routes belts it out in celebration of big voices. We'll sample three from across the musical board: the eerie smoothness of Little Jimmy Scott, an 89-year-old jazz singer who's recently been rediscovered; the crooning of country star Ray Price; and the gritty shout of Chicago blueswoman Koko Taylor.

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Hour One   Hour Two  
  • Sing, Sing, Sing Anita O'Day
    Finest Hour, Verve
  • Ain't Got No Home Clarence ‘Frogman' Henry
    Chess New Orleans, MCA
  • Fascinatin' Rhythm Cliff ‘Ukelele Ike' Edwards
    Ukelele Ike, Sony
  • San Antonio Rose Bob Wills
    The Tiffany Transcriptions Vol.2, Rhino
  • Instrumental: Osage Stomp Bob Wills and his Texas Playboys
    The King of Western Swing, ASV
  • INTERVIEW: Ray Price
  • Ramblin' Man Hank Williams
    The Complete, Mercury
  • I Lost Everything Sam Cooke
    Night Beat, abkco
  • (I'm Going To) Wait Until My Change Comes Mahalia Jackson
    How I Got Over/Apollo Sessions 1946-1954, West Side
  • Backwater Blues Bessie Smith
    The Essential, Sony
  • Instrumental: You Name It Memphis Slim
    The Folkways Years 1959-1973, Folkways
  • INTERVIEW: Koko Taylor
  • Black Rat Swing Memphis Minnie
    The Essential, Classic Blues
  • Madeleine Balfa Brothers
    Play Traditional Cajun Music Vol. 1 and 2, Swallow
  • In the Pines Bill Monroe
    Blue Grass 1950-1958, Bear Family
  • Where Did You Sleep Last Night Lead Belly
    Goodnight Irene, Tradition
  • Where Did You Sleep Last Night Nirvana
    Unplugged, Geffen
  • Open Bed: I Wish I Could Sing George ‘Bongo Joe' Coleman
    Bongo Joe, Arhoolie
  • How many more Years Howlin' Wolf
    His Best, MCA
  • Richards Club Beau Jocque & The Zydeco Hi-Rollers
    The Best Of, Rounder
  • Cao Cao Mani Picao Celia Cruz
    Mambo Cubano: Golden Age, Proper
  • She's a Carioca Astrud Gilberto
    Talkin' Verve: Astrud Gilberto, Verve
  • You Brought a New Kind of Love Frank Sinatra
    Songs For Swingin' Lovers!, Capitol
  • Instrumental: Organ Grinder's Swing Jimmie Lunceford
    The Swinging Mr. Lunceford, Empress
  • SEGMENT: Little Jimmy Scott
  • I Gotta Right to Sing the Blues #2 Billie Holiday
    The Complete Commodore Recordings, GRP
  • Lady Sings the Blues Billie Holiday
    Ken Burns Jazz: Billie Holiday, Verve
  • Instrumental: Midnight Special Jimmy Smith
    Midnight Special, Blue Note
  • Little Girl Blue Janis Joplin
    Love, Janis, Sony
  • Blue Shadows Jimmie Dale Gilmore
    One Endless Night, Rounder
  • Blue Moon Elvis Presley
    The Complete 50s masters, RCA
  • Don't Let The Devil Ride Sonny Treadway
    Sacred Steel, Arhoolie
  • Red House Jimi Hendrix
    Experience Hendrix, MCA
  • End Bed: At The Cross Sonny Treadway
    Sacred Steel, Arhoolie