Gladys Knight and Iris DeMent


November 22nd, 2000 ~ Motown legend Gladys Knight talks about her first recital in church at age four, then heading out on the road with the Pips, a group assembled by her cousin. Iris DeMent, the warbler from Arkansas, had the same church-choir start and now writes songs that get to the emotional center of life and love.

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Hour One   Hour Two  
  • Open Bed: I Heard It Through the Grapevine Gladys Knight & the Pips
    Anthology, Motown
  • It's All Over but the Shouting Gladys Knight & the Pips
    Anthology, Motown
  • Shouting Time Madison Prayer Band
    Saints Paradise, Folkways
  • Shout, Sister, Shout Boswell Sisters
    It's The Girls, Magnum
  • Shout, Sister, Shout Koerner, Ray & Glover
    One Foot In the Groove, Tim Kerr
  • I Heard it Through the Grapevine Creedence Clearwater Revival
    Chronicle, Fantasy
  • Instrumental: I Heard it Through the Grapevine The Little Big Horns
    Ultra-Lounge: On the Rocks Part Two, Capitol
  • INTERVIEW: Gladys Knight
  • Smokey Joe's CafĂ© The Coasters
    50 Coastin' Classics, Rhino
  • Hound Dog James Booker
    Classified, Rounder
  • Kansas City Joya Landis
    Tighten Up, Trojan
  • Instrumental: Hound Dog
    Hip-Shakin' Vol. 4,
  • Loveable Sam Cooke
    With the Soul Stirrers, Specialty
  • Doo-Wop (That Thing) Lauryn Hill
    The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill, Columbia
  • The End Of Our Road Gladys Knight
    Anthology, Motown
  • Open Bed: On Praying Ground Doc Watson
    On Praying Ground, Sugar Hill
  • Wade In the Water Golden Gate Quartet
    Swing Down, Chariot, Sony
  • Wade In the Water Johnny Griffin/Edwin Williams
    Giants of the Blues & Funk Tenor Sax, Fantasy
  • Walk Right In Gus Cannon
    Walk Right In, Stax
  • Walk Right In Rooftop Singers
    Troubadours of Folk Vol 3, Rhino
  • Hobo Bill's Last Ride Jimmie Rodgers
    Jimmie Rodgers 1929 On the Way Up, Rounder
  • Two Trains Runnin' James Cotton
    Deep in the Blues, Verve
  • Instrumental: Sad Hours Little Walter
    His Best, Chest
  • INTERVIEW: Iris DeMent
  • Cryin' Time Buck Owens
    Buck Owens and His Buckaroos,
  • Those Lonely, Lonely Nights Earl King
    The Very Best of Earl King 1955-1960, Westside
  • Rum and Coke Professor Longhair
    Rum and Coke, Rhino
  • That's Your Red Wagon Anita O'Day & Cal Tjader
    Time For 2, Verve
  • Shake It Sunnyland Slim
    Slim's Shout, Fantasy
  • Discontented Blues Duke Ellington
    Mosaic Sampler, Blue Note
  • Debra Beck
    Midnite Vultures, Geffen
  • End Bed: Boozer John Scofield
    A Go Go, Verve