Mother's Day


May 9th, 2001 ~ A tribute to mom in music, with spoken sentiments on motherhood from our guests. Alt. rock mama Kristin Hersh talks about caring for her two kids on the road. Lindy Boggs, former congresswoman, New Orleans native, and mother to journalist Cokie Roberts - offers some unique family memories and songs. Zydeco matriarch Queen Ida tell us how she raised a child who would one day play in her band. Also, music from Queen Mothers in jazz, blues and soul, including Ella Fitzgerald, Etta James and Aretha.

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  • Loves Me Like A Rock Paul Simon
    There Goes Rhymin' Simon, Warner
  • If I Could Hear My Mother Pray Again The Staple Singers
    Freedom Highway, Sony
  • Motherless Children Have A Hard Time Blind Willie Johnson
    The Complete, Sony
  • I Have An Aged Mother Carter Family
    Worried Man Blues, Rounder
  • Mama Tried Merle Haggard
    Greatest Hits Volume 1, Curb
  • Instrumental: Ticklin' The Strings Mena Moeria Minstrels
    Hawaiian Steel Guitar Classics, Arhoolie
  • (Mama) Talk To Your Daughter Snooks Eaglin
    Complete Imperial, Capitol
  • Mama Feelgood Lyn Collins & the JBs
    James Brown's Original Funky Divas, Polydor
  • Mama Didn't Lie Jan Bradley
    Chess Rhythm & Roll Box, Chess/MCA
  • Mama Told Me Not To Come Randy Newman
    12 Songs, Warner Brothers
  • INTERVIEW: Lindy Boggs
  • Instrumental: Memphis Shake Dixieland Jug Blowers
    Ruckus Juice & Chittlins Vol.2, Yazoo
  • I'm A Woman Maria Muldaur
    Waitress In The Donut Shop, Reprise
  • Mama Don't Allow No Music Doc Watson
    Memories, Sugar Hill
  • Mama Don't Want No Peas 'n' Rice 'n' Coconut Oil Count Basie
    Volume 6 - 1938, M├ędia 7
  • Tell Mama Etta James
    Her Best, MCA/Chess
  • INTERVIEW: Queen Ida
  • The Lady is a Tramp Ella Fitzgerald
    Rodgers & Hart Songbook, Verve
  • Mama Guela Tito Rodriguez
    Nu-Yorica Roots, Soul Jazz
  • Mother's Tender Care The Ethiopian
    Treasure Isle, Reggae
  • Lady Madonna Fats Domino
    Fats Is Back, Bullseye
  • Julia The Beatles
    White Album, Apple
  • Your Mother Should Know The Beatles
    Magical Mystery Tour, Apple
  • Instrumental: Crayon Sun Throwing Muses
    Bright Yellow Gun, 4AD
  • INTERVIEW: Kristin Hersh
  • Mama's Opry Iris DeMent
    Infamous Angel, Warner Brothers
  • Mamas Don't Let Your Babies Grow Up to be Cowboys Willie Nelson
    Super Hits Vol.2, Curb
  • Mother, the Queen of My Heart Jimmie Rodgers
    The Singing Brakeman Box, Bear Family
  • Sweet Mama Hurry Home Or I'll Be Gone Leon Redbone
    Off The Track, Warner
  • Instrumental: 16 Mile Creek Breakdown The Sadies
    Pure Diamond Gold, Bloodshot
  • If I Could Hear My Mother Pray Again Joseph Spence
    Real Music Box: 25 Years of Rounder Records, Rounder
  • Oh, Lady Be Good Slim Gaillard
    Laughing in Rhythm: The Best of Verve Years, Verve
  • Play It Momma Mary Lou Williams
    Zoning, Smithsonian Folkways
  • Mother Earth Memphis Slim
    The Chess Blues-Rock Songbook: The Classic Originals, MCA/Chess