Election 2000 Special


November 1st, 2000 ~ We'll hear the campaign songs, protest music and tunes about politics and politicians. Nick talks with lawyer Len Garment about his love of Jazz, and the days with Richard Nixon. Plus the tales of Louisiana governors, Huey and Earl Long.

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Hour One   Hour Two  
  • Open Bed: Washington Post March Bill Frisell
    Have A Little Faith, Electra Nonesuch
  • Jordan for President Louis Jordan
    Let The Good Times Roll Box, Bear Family
  • Mr. President Big Boy Henry
    Work's Many Voices Vol.1 LP, JEMF
  • SEGMENT: Campaign Songs
  • The Harrison Yankee Doodle Oscar Brand
    Presidential Campaign Songs 1789-1996, Smithsonian Folkways
  • Silent Cal Joe Glazer
    The Music of American Politics, Collector
  • High Hopes Frank Sinatra
    Complete Capitol Singles, Capitol
  • This Land is Your Land Woody Guthrie
    This Land Is Your Land,
  • Born in the USA Bruce Springsteen
    Born in the USA, Columbia
  • Christ for President Billy Bragg & Wilco
    Mermaid Avenue, Elektra
  • Dead Presidents Little Walter
    Essential, MCA
  • Instrumental: Water Baby Speedy West
    Swing West Vol.2,
  • INTERVIEW: Len Garment
  • Only in America The Drifters
    Rockin' & Driftin': The Drifters Box, Rhino
  • The only thing we have to fear is fear itself Franklin Roosevelt
    20th Century Time Capsule, Buddha
  • Roosevelt in Trinidad The Atilla
    Roosevelt in Trinidad, Rounder
  • Franklin Roosevelt's Back Again Cox Brothers
    Old Time Southern Dance Music, Old Timey
  • M.T.A. Kingston Trio
    Folk Song America, Smithsonian
  • Instrumental: Wailin' & Whoopin' Brownie McGhee & Sonny Terry
    A Long way from Home, MCA
  • INTERVIEW: Dave Obey
  • Guitar Pickin President Jimmy Martin
    Sunny Side of the Mountain, Decca
  • Campaigner Neil Young
    Decade, Reprise
  • Watergate Blues Howlin' Wolf
    The Back Door Wolf, MCA
  • Richard Nixon Resignation Address
    Great Speeches of the 20th Century, Rhino
  • You Can Have Watergate But Gimme Some Bucks and I'll Be Straight James Brown
    Funky People Part 2, Polydor
  • The Watergate Blues Modern Jazz Quartet
    Warner Jazz Les Incontournables, Warner Music France
  • Open Bed: Happy Days are Here Again Ben Selvin Orchestra
    Songs of the Depression, Bear Family
  • Every Man a King Huey Long and Castro Carrazo
    Companion CD by Cyril Vetter in Fonville Winans Louisiana book,
  • SEGMENT: Randy Newman
  • Kingfish Randy Newman
    Good Old Boys, Warner Bros
  • SEGMENT: Earl Long speech
  • Ballad of Earl Long Jay Chevalier
  • You Can't Tell About the Women Nowadays Jimmie Davis
    Nobody's Darlin' But Mine, Bear family
  • INTERVIEW: Joe Wilson
  • Liberty Will Keys
    A Banjo Original, County
  • INTERVIEW: Dalton Roberts
  • Bobby Kennedy Corrido Lalo Guerrero
    Folkmasters DAT,
  • SEGMENT: R Kennedy on MLK's death
    20th Century Time Capsule, Buddha
  • Redemption Song Bob Marley
    Uprising, Island
  • Power to the People Curtis Mayfield
    Curtis, Rhino
  • Backlash Blues Nina Simone
    Livin' in the House of Blues: Defiance Blues, House of Blues
  • The House I Live In Paul Robeson
    Songs of Free Men, Sony Classical
  • Instrumental: In Christ There Is No East Or West John Fahey / Peter Lang / Leo Kottke
  • Long Walk to DC Staple Singers
    Soul Folk In Action, Stax
  • Washington D.C. Magnetic Fields
    69 Love Songs, Merge
  • Bob Dylan's 115th Dream Bob Dylan
    Bringing It All Back Home, Columbia
  • Back in the USA Linda Ronstadt
    Sing America, Warner Bros
  • End Bed: Stars and Stripes Forever Eubie Blake
    The Eighty-Six Years of Eubie Blake, Columbia