Families of Music


November 21st, 2001 ~ As people head home for Thanksgiving, American Routes presents great families in music. A visit with mountain guitarist Doc Watson and his grandson Richard, the Native American family group the Black Lodge Singers, and brothers Branford and Jason Marsalis pay tribute to their father, New Orleans jazz patriarch Ellis Marsalis. Plus, rhythm & blues from Otis and Carla Thomas, and the amazing sibling harmonies of the Everly Brothers.

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  • Open Bed: Black Mountain Rag Doc Watson
    Foundation: Doc Watson Guitar Instrumental Collection, 1964-1998, Sugar Hill
  • The Old Home The Stanley Brothers
    Complete Columbia, Sony
  • Daddy Sang Bass Johnny Cash
    The Essential, Sony
  • Cause I Love You Rufus & Carla Thomas
    Complete Stax-Volt Singles 1959-1968, Stax
  • Two Brothers Cannonball Adderley
    Compact Jazz: Cannonball Adderley, Verve
  • Home Cookin' Lambert, Hendricks and Ross
    The Hottest New Group In Jazz, Sony
  • Okra Olu Dara
    In The World: From Natchez to New York, Atlantic
  • Instrumental: Bongo Tango Roland Alphonso
    Ska Bonanza: The Studio One Ska Years, Heartbeat
  • Breaking Up is Hard To Do Alton & Hortense Ellis
    Alton & Hortense Ellis, Rounder
  • Thank You Mama Dixie Cups
    Teen Anguish Vol.1, Charly
  • Great Day The Staple Singers
    Great Day, Fantasy
  • Uncloudy Day Doc & Richard Watson
    Third Generation Blues, Sugar Hill
  • INTERVIEW: Doc Watson and his grandson Richard Watson
  • Instrumental: Nashville Pickin' Doc Watson
    Foundation: Doc Watson Guitar Instrumental Collection, 1964-1998, Sugar Hill
  • My Old Virginia Home Carter Family
    In the Shadow of Clinch Mountain, Bear Family
  • Rockin' Chair The Band
    Across the Great Divide, Capitol
  • INTERVIEW: The Black Lodge Singers
  • Open Bed: Squatty Roo Ellis Marsalis
    Duke In Blue, Columbia
  • Doin' the Voom-Voom Duke Ellington
    Centennial Edition: Complete RCA Victor Recordings: 1927-1973, RCA
  • Mo Pas Lemme Ça Baby Dodds Trio
    Jazz A la Creole, GHB
  • Co-Fe John Delafose
    Joe Pete Got Two Women, Arhoolie
  • Ay Te Dejo en San Antonio Don Santiago Jimenez
    His First and Last recordings, Arhoolie
  • La Tripa Isidro Lopez
    El Indio, Arhoolie
  • Mexican Special Rebirth Brass Band
    Feel Like Funkin It Up, Rounder
  • Instrumental: The Majesty Of The Blues (The Puheeman Strut) Wynton Marsalis
    The Majesty of the Blues, Columbia
  • INTERVIEW: Ellis, Branford and Jason Marsalis
  • Instrumental: Is There Anybody Here That Love My Jesus Medeski, Martin & Wood
    Last Chance to Dance Trance (perhaps), Best of 1991-1996, Gramavision
  • Brother John Wild Tchoupitoulas
    The Wild Tchoupitoulas, Island
  • When The Saints Go Marching In The Isley Brothers
    Shout, RCA
  • Dark End of the Street Flying Burrito Brothers
    The Gram Parsons Anthology, Rhino
  • Bird Dog Everly Brothers
    Classic Everly Brothers, Bear Family
  • SEGMENT: Birding with Paul Spitzer