Elvis Costello & Allen Toussaint Plus The Kitchen Sisters


January 24th, 2007 ~ Meet two men of great musical distinction--New Orleans songman and piano player Allen Toussaint and his longtime fan and current collaborator Elvis Costello--who tell us about recording in post-Katrina New Orleans. Plus a tour of some famous New Orleans restaurants by none other than Nikki Silva and Davia Nelson, better known as the Kitchen Sisters. The pair take us to two kitchens of two sisters, apiece--that makes six in all.

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Hour One   Hour Two  
  • Open Bed: Who's Gonna Help Brother Get Further? Elvis Costello & Allen Toussaint
    The River in Reverse, Verve
  • Yes We Can Can Allen Toussaint
    Our New Orleans, Nonesuch
  • What You Want is What You Get Lee Dorsey
    The New Lee Dorsey, Sundazed
  • Tears, Tears and More Tears Elvis Costello & Allen Toussaint
    The River in Reverse, Verve
  • It's Raining Irma Thomas
    Sweet Soul Queen of New Orleans: The Irma Thomas Collection, Razor & Tie
  • Make Me a Pallet on Your Floor Irma Thomas
    After the Rain, Rounder
  • Instrumental: Up Right Allen Toussaint
    The Complete ‘Tousan' Sessions, Bear Family
  • INTERVIEW: Allen Toussaint & Elvis Costello
  • Katrina, Katrina James Andrews & Friends
    New Orleans, New Orleans, independent
  • Stormy Weather Ike & Tina Turner
    Keep on Pushing, LaserLight
  • Instrumental: Almost Blue Chet Baker
    Bespoke Songs, Lost Dogs, Detours & Rendezvous: Songs of Elvis Costello, Rhino
  • Medley - These Are Difficult Times; Remember the Good Times Willie Nelson
    Yesterday's Wine, Justice
  • I Think It's Going to Rain Today Nora Jones
    Higher Ground: Hurricane Relief Benefit Concert, Blue Note
  • Ode to Billie Joe Tammy Wynette
    Take me to Your World / I Don't Wanna Play House, KOCH
  • You Are My Sunshine Ray Charles and Margie Hendrix
    The Complete Country & Western Recordings 1959-1986, Rhino
  • Open Bed: Basin Street Blues Henry Butler
    American Routes original recording,
  • Basin Street Blues Ray Charles
    The Genius Hits the Road, Rhino
  • Jelly Roll Billie & DeDe Pierce
    Gulf Coast Blues, Arhoolie
  • He's a Jellyroll Baker Lonnie Johnson
    He's a Jellyroll Baker, Bluebird
  • Come on in My Kitchen Robert Johnson
    King of the Delta Blues Singers, Columbia
  • Milk Cow Blues Harry Hypolite
    Louisiana Country Boy, APO
  • Instrumental: After Hour Swing Sammy Price
    Rib Joint, Savoy Jazz
  • Collard Greens and Black-Eyed Peas Bud Powell
    The Amazing Bud Powell, Volume Two, Blue Note
  • Farmer's Market Annie Ross
    King Pleasure Sings/Annie Ross Sings, Prestige
  • SEGMENT: The Kitchen Sisters in New Orleans
  • Rice, Red Beans and Turnip Greens Little Richard
    The Formative Years 1951-53, Bear Family
  • Kidney Stew Blues Eddie Vinson
    Eddie Vinson Classics 1945-1947, Classics
  • Instrumental: Struttin' with Some Barbecue Lee Konitz
    Duets, Milestone
  • Eat That Chicken Charles Mingus
    Passions of a Man: The Complete Atlantic Recordings 1956-1961, Rhino
  • Save the Bones Danny Barker
    Save the Bones, Orleans
  • My Last Meal Jimmy Rogers
    The Complete Chess Recordings, MCA/Chess
  • Hit the Road to Dreamland Dr. John
    Mercernary, Blue Note/EMI
  • End Bed: Basin St. Blues Henry Butler
    American Routes original recording,