Blind Boys of Alabama & Ulali


June 20th, 2001 ~ Beat the heat with the gospel shouts of the Blind Boys of Alabama! The five octegenarian singers talk about the deep faith that keeps the music going. Plus the unique harmonies of Native American trio Ulali, and a tribute to the late zydeco accordionist Boozoo Chavis.

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Hour One   Hour Two  
  • Way Down in the Hole Blind Boys of Alabama
    Spirit of the Century, Realworld
  • Hang On St. Christopher Tom Waits
    Franks Wild Years, Island
  • Come on in My Kitchen Cassandra Wilson
    Blue Light 'Til Dawn, Blue Note
  • Instrumental: House of the Rising Sun The Tony Rice Unit
    Unit of Measure, Rounder
  • SEGMENT: Blind Boys of Alabama
  • Amazing Grace Sonny Treadway
    Sacred Steel, Arhoolie
  • Nobody Knows the Way I Feel This Morning Aretha Franklin
    Aretha Sings the Blues, Columbia
  • Nobody Knows Smiley Lewis
    Shame, Shame, Shame Box, Bear Family
  • Stop That Train Bob Marley and the Wailers
    Catch a Fire: Deluxe Edition, Island
  • People Get Ready The Chambers Brothers
    Time Has Come: The Best Of, Sony
  • Blue Train John Coltrane
    The Ultimate Blue Train, Atlantic
  • New Orleans Music Rebirth Brass
    Hot Venom, MG Records
  • Look Ka Py Py The Meters
    The Very Best of, Rhino
  • SEGMENT: Boozoo Chavis recalled
  • Grand Mary's Two Step Boozoo Chavis
    Johnnie Billie Goat, Rounder
  • Instrumental: Boppin' The Rock Clifton Chenier
    Bayou Blues, Specialty
  • A Thousand Miles From Nowhere Whispering Smith
    Swamp Blues, Ace
  • Me and Bobby McGee Jerry Lee Lewis
    Killer Country, Mercury
  • Bus to Baton Rouge Lucinda Williams
    Essence, Lost Highway
  • Wasn't Born to Follow The Sadies
    Tremendous Efforts, Bloodshot
  • Instrumental: Snow Toad Peter Lang
    The Thing At The Nursery Room Window, Takoma
  • INTERVIEW: Ulali
  • I Want to Love Him So Bad The Jellybeans
    The Red Bird story, Charly
  • Ndamcenga Miriam Makeba & The Skylarks
    The Best Of, Camden
  • Bluebird Olu Dara
    Neighborhoods, Atlantic
  • Bye Bye Blackbird Miles Davis& John Coltrane
    The Complete Columbia Recordings 1955-1961, Sony