In the Studio


May 30th, 2001 ~ American Routes takes a peek at the producers, sidemen and record company moguls who can make or break a record. New Orleans saxophonist Harold Battiste on playing with Ornette Coleman, acting as music director for Sonny & Cher, and founding his own jazz and blues label. Plus the inside story on Muddy Waters' much maligned, but imaginative, 1968 album Electric Mud.

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  • The Music Goes Round and Round Paul Gayten
    Creole Kings of New Orleans - The Chess Years, MCA
  • INTERVIEW: Dixie Cups
  • Iko, Iko Dixie Cups
    The Red Bird Story, Charly
  • Zip-A-Dee-Doo-Dah Bob B. Soxx & The Blue Jeans
    Phil Spector: Back To Mono, abkco
  • Rose Room Benny Goodman & Charlie Christian
    The Genius of the Electric Guitar, Columbia
  • Blues with Lips Hot Lips Page with the Count Basie Orchestra
    Spirituals to Swing, Vanguard
  • The Fix (One Naughty Flat) Dr. John
    More Gumbo Stew, Ace/AFO
  • INTERVIEW: Harold Battiste
  • Instrumental: Marcho Rock & Roll Isidro Lopez
    El Indio, Arhoolie
  • La Novia Antonia Conjunto Bernal & Mando Marroquin
    Tejano Roots, Arhoolie
  • Wooly Bully Sam the Sham & the Pharaohs
    Best of, Rhino
  • Just Walkin' in the Rain The Prisonaires
    Sun: The Singles Collection, Bear Family
  • Matchbox Carl Perkins
    The Classic, Bear Family
  • Dirt Road Blues Bob Dylan
    Time Out of Mind, Columbia
  • Orphan Girl Emmylou Harris
    Wrecking Ball, Elektra
  • Harborcoat REM
    Reckoning, IRS
  • Fishing Blues Henry Thomas
    Anthology of American Folk Music, Folkways
  • Single Girl, Married Girl Carter Family
    In the Shadow of Clinch Mountain, Bear Family
  • I Be's Troubled Muddy Waters
    Complete Plantation Recordings, MCA/Chess
  • I Just Want to Make Love to You Muddy Waters
    His Best 1947-1955, MCA/Chess
  • INTERVIEW: Marshall Chess, Pete Cosey, Louis Satterfield on Muddy Waters ‘Electric Mud'
  • Instrumental: Black Satin / What If / Agharta Prelude Dub Miles Davis / Bill Laswell
    Panthalassa - remixes of 70s Miles, Columbia
  • Black Satin Miles Davis / Bill Laswell
    Panthalassa - remixes of 70s Miles, Columbia
  • King Tubby Meets Rockers Uptown Augustus Pablo
    King Tubby Meets Rockers Uptown, Shanachie
  • Soul-Kissing DJ Logic
    The Anomaly, Ropeadope
  • Instrumental: Church of Logic Mediski Martin & Wood with DJ Logic
    Combustication, Blue Note
  • Don't Worry Bout Me Lou Donaldson
    Good Gracious, Blue Note
  • Don't Worry Bout Me Don't Worry Bout Me
    The Complete Capitol Singles Collection, Capitol
  • Sweet & Lowdown George Gershwin
    Gershwin Plays Gershwin: The Piano Rolls, Elektra
  • The Song Is Ended Mose Allison
    I Don't Worry About a Thing, Rhino