Rock 'n' Routes


October 2nd, 2002 ~ The sound of rock continues to dominate the musical spirit of America. Loud and anthemic, many artists eventually come to and pass through rock 'n' roll from country, folk, R&B, even gospel. American Routes takes a look at three roots musicians who rock: Jefferson Airplane and Hot Tuna veteran Jorma Kaukonen talks about his recent acoustic work, Texas trio The Flatlanders (Jimmie Dale Gilmore, Butch Hancock and Joe Ely) get into their electric side, and New Orleans' own Lloyd Price shows how his R&B roots helped give birth to rock 'n' roll.

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  • Open Bed: Guitar Slim Guitar Slim
    Sufferin' Mind, Specialty
  • Rock & Roll Music Chuck Berry
    His Best, MCA
  • Promised Land The Band
    Moondog Matinee, Capitol
  • Rockin' Chair Daddy Harmonia Frank
    The Great Original Recordings of Harmonica Frank, Puritan
  • So Lets Rock Bob Wills
    Country Music Hall of Fame Series: Bob Wills, MCA
  • Instrumental: Tall Cool One The Wailers
    Hot Rod Rock: Big Boss Instrumentals, Right Stuff
  • Rock My Soul Golden Gate Jubilee Quartet
    The Very Best of The Golden Gate Quartet, World Pacific
  • Rock With It Johnny Moore's Three Blazers
    RCA Victor Blues and Rhythm Review, RCA
  • In the Night Professor Longhair
    New Orleans Piano, Atlantic
  • Saturday Night Fish Fry Louis Jordan
    Let the Good Times Roll, Bear Family
  • INTERVIEW: Lloyd Price
  • Instrumental: Greedy G Brentford All Stars
    100% Dynamite!, Soul Jazz
  • Rock Steady The Marvels
    100% Dynamite!, Soul Jazz
  • Funky Mama Lou Donaldson
    Blue 45s, Blue Note
  • None of Us are Free Solomon Burke
    Don't Give Up on Me, Epitaph
  • I Never Picked Cotton Johnny Cash
    Unchained, American
  • Open Bed: Wavin' My Heart Goodbye The Flatlanders
    Live on American Routes,
  • Wild Wild Young Men Ruth Brown
    Blues Masters Vol 14: More Jump Blues, Rhino
  • Rub Me Baby Cedell Davis & Friends
    When Lightnin' Struck the Pine, fasthorse
  • New, New Minglewood Blues Grateful Dead
    Grateful Dead, Warner
  • If I Had My Way Blind Willie Johnson
    Roots of Rap, Yazoo
  • Hear My Train a Comin' Jimi Hendrix
    Blues, MCA
  • Smokestack Lightnin' Howlin' Wolf
    His Best 1955-1962, MCA
  • Moon, Turn The Tides…gently gently away Jimi Hendrix
    Electric Ladyland, MCA
  • INTERVIEW: Jorma Kaukonen
  • I Wanna Sing That Rock n Roll Gillian Welch
    Time (The Revelator), Acony
  • Honky-Tonk Man Johnny Horton
    The Essential, Sony
  • Instrumental: Grinding Gears Biller & Wakefield
    The Hot Guitars of Biller & Wakefield, HMG
  • INTERVIEW: The Flatlanders
  • Goin' Down the Road Feelin' Bad Woody Guthrie
    This Land is Your Land Vol.1, Folkways
  • California Stars Wilco
    Mermaid Avenue, Elektra
  • End Bed: Radar Link Wray & the Wraymen
    Walkin' With Link, Epic