Olu Dara


August 9th, 2000 ~ Jazzman Olu Dara takes us from Natchez, Mississippi to New York City. We'll ride the Southern Crescent overnight, and listen to music about railroading from Duke Ellington, Doc Watson and Steve Reich. Plus a subway surprise from documentarian David Isay.

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Hour One   Hour Two  
  • Open: Rain Shower Olu Dara
    In The World: From Natchez To New York, Atlantic
  • If You're Goin' to the City Mose Allison
    Allison Wonderland, Rhino
  • Livin for the City Stevie Wonder
    Innervisions, Motown
  • My Home is in the Delta Muddy Waters
    Folk Singer, Chess
  • Promised Land Chuck Berry
    The Chess Box, MCA
  • Boplicity Miles Davis
    The Complete Birth of the Cool, Capitol
  • Roll On, Mississippi, Roll On Boswell Sisters
    It's The Girls, Magnum
  • Instrumental: Lady Be Good Howard Armstrong
    Louie Bluie, Blue Suit
  • Natchez Mississippi Blues Lewis Bronzeville Five
    The Jive is Jumpin: Vocal Groups, WestSide
  • INTERVIEW: Olu Dara
  • Joggie Boogie Memphis Slim
    The Folkway Years 1959-1973, Smithsonian Folkways
  • You are My Sunshine Jerry Lee Lewis
    Classic, Bear Family
  • Where the Old Red River Flows Jimmie Davis
    Nobody's Darlin' But Mine, Bear Family
  • INTERVIEW: John Fogerty
  • Green River Creedence Clearwater Revival
    Chronicle, Fantasy
  • Readymade Beck
    Odelay, Geffen
  • Open Bed: All Aboard Muddy Waters
    Night Train: Classic Railroad Songs Vol.3, Rounder
  • Southbound Doc & Merle Watson
    Crossroads: Southern Routes – Music of the American South, Folkways
  • Freight Train Elizabeth Cotten
    Smithsonian Folkways American Roots Collection, Folkways
  • SEGMENT: Southern Crescent
  • Night Train James Brown
    Star Time, Polydor
  • Choo Choo Ch-Boogie Clifton Chenier
    Boogie ‘N' Zydeco, Maison de Soul
  • Instrumental: Traveler Playboys Special Steve Riley and the Mamou Playboys
    Friday at Last, Swallow
  • Mystery Train Sleepy LaBeef
    Mystery Train, Rounder
  • My Baby Thinks She's a Train Asleep at the Wheel
    Freight Train Blues: Classic Railroad Songs Vol.4, Rounder
  • INTERVIEW: Joe Caraciaola
  • Track 360 (aka Trains) Duke Ellington
    Black, Brown & Beige, Sony
  • The Method Cujo
    Cinematique, Shadow
  • Different Trains Steve Reich/Kronos Quartet
    Released 1985-1995, Nonesuch
  • Instrumental: Worried Blues John Fahey
    Return of the Repressed: Anthology, Rhino
  • This Train Elder Roma Wilson
    This Train, Arhoolie
  • Night Train to Memphis Bobby Hebb
    From Where I Stand, Sony
  • Willie & Laura Mae Jones Dusty Springfield
    Dusty In Memphis, Rhino
  • Tonight I'll Be Staying Here With You Bob Dylan
    Nashville Skyline, Sony
  • Marie Leon Redbone
    On the Track, Warner
  • The Song is Ended Louis Armstrong with The Mills Brothers
    Highlights of his Decca Years, GRP
  • End Bed: You're Wondering Now The Specials
    The Specials, Chrysalis