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Take Me Out to the Ballgame: Sports & Music

   
 

October 17th, 2007 ~ Feel the thrill of victory as we hear the connections between sports and music in American life. With the World Series upon us, we'll hear songs about baseball and its heroes in jazz and blues, country and folk. Plus comments from Yankee centerfielder and guitarist Bernie Williams and 1969 Miracle Met (and music lover) Ron Swoboda. And get tips on hitting and the harmonica from Stan "The Man" Musial. In hour two, it's the music of basketball, boxing, horseracing and football. Meet the bugler at Churchill Downs, and hear about the pull of music from pianist and New Orleans Saints' cornerback Ashley Ambrose. See you at the game.

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Hour One   Hour Two  
  • Radio Call: Bobby Thompson's Shot Heard ‘Round The World
    Baseball: A Film By Ken Burns, Elektra/Nonesuch
  • Take Me Out To The Ballgame King Curtis
    Baseball: A Film By Ken Burns, Elektra/Nonesuch
  • Baseball Boogie Mabel Scott
    Baseball: A Film By Ken Burns, Elektra/Nonesuch
  • Brown Eyed Handsome Man Chuck Berry
    His Best, Vol.1, MCA
  • SEGMENT: Stan Musial
    Stan the Man's Hit Record and Stan Musial Plays the Harmonica, Phillips Petroleum Company
  • Joltin' Joe DiMaggio Les Brown and His Orchestra
    Baseball's Greatest Hits, Rhino
  • Instrumental: Take Me Out To The Ball Game Sam Bush
    Diamond Cuts, Hungry for Music
  • Joe DiMaggio Done It Again Billy Bragg & Wilco
    Mermaid Avenue, Volume 2, Elektra
  • Baseball Blues Claire Hamill
    Baseball Hits, Flashback
  • Catfish Bob Dylan
    The Bootleg Series: Vol. 1-3, Columbia
  • Van Lingle Mungo Dave Frishberg
    Baseball's Greatest Hits, Rhino
  • SEGMENT: Ron Swoboda (for NY Met)
    Listen
  • Take Me Out To The Ballgame Dr. John
    Baseball: A Film By Ken Burns, Elektra/Nonesuch
  • Instrumental: Take Me Out to the Ballgame Los Straitjackets
    Diamond Cuts Triple Play, Hungry for Music
  • Did You See Jackie Robinson Hit that Ball? Count Basie and his Orchestra
    Baseball's Greatest Hits, Rhino
  • Say Hey (The Willie Mays Songs) The Treniers
    Baseball's Greatest Hits, Rhino
  • SEGMENT: Bernie Williams (NY Yankee)
  • Take Me Out To The Ball Game George Winston
    Diamond Cuts: Turning Two, Hungry for Music
  • POSTCARD St. Louis Cardinals 7th Inning Stretch, Busch Stadium
  • Blues for J Jimmy Smith
    Ultimate Jimmy Smith, Verve
  • The Ball Game Sister Wynona Carr
    Baseball's Greatest Hits, Rhino
  • You've Got To Hit The Right Lick Big Bill Broonzy
    Diamond Cuts, Hungry for Music
 
  • Open Bed: Notre Dame Victory March Bob and Cathy Gibbons
    Clown and Midway Calliope Music Vol.2, MRR
  • The Eyes of Texas Milton Brown And His Brownies
    From The Vaults: Decca Country Classics, RCA
  • Tiger Rag Chet Atkins
    RCA Country Legends, Buddah
  • Tiger Rag The Original Dixieland Jazz Band
    Masters Of Jazz Vol. 1: Traditional Jazz Classics, Rhino
  • Tiger Rag Kermit Ruffins
    Big Easy, Basin Street
  • When the Saints Go Marching In Rebirth Brass Band
    Do Whatcha Wanna, Mardi Gras
  • SEGMENT: Ashley Ambrose (N.O. Saint)
    Backfield In Motion, Mel and Tim
    Listen
  • Backfield In Motion Mel and Tim
    Beg, Scream & Shout: The Big Ol' Box of ‘60s Soul, Rhino
  • Instrumental: Sweet Georgia Brown The Country All Stars
    Jazz From The Hills, Bear Family
  • Sweet Georgia Brown Brother Bones And His Shadows
    45rpm,
  • Bounce The Ball (Do Da Dittle Um Day) Louis Jordan
    Let The Good Times Roll, Bear Family
  • Stewball Memphis Slim
    Mississippi Blues, Putumayo
  • A Job For A Jockey Alma ‘The Lollipop Mama' Mondy
    Ladies Sing The Blues: Mercury Records 1945-1957, Mercury
  • SEGMENT: Bugler at Churchill Downs, Louisville, KY
    Listen
  • The Race Is On George Jones
    She Thinks I Still I Care: The George Jones Collection, Razor & Tie
  • Molly And Tenbrooks (The Racehorse Song) Bill Monroe and His Bluegrass Boys
    Columbia Country Classics Vol. 1: The Golden Age, Columbia
  • Instrumental: Feed My Horse on Corn and Hay Perry Riley
    The Art of Old-Time Mountain Music, Rounder
  • Who Killed Davy Moore Bob Dylan
    The Bootleg Series: Vol. 1-3, Columbia
  • Joe Louis and John Henry Blues Sonny Boy Williamson
    Joe Louis: An American Hero, Rounder
  • Joe the Bomber Billy Hicks and His Sizzlin' Six
    Joe Louis: An American Hero, Rounder
  • The Fight Is On Marion Williams
    The Gospel Soul Of Marion Williams, Shanachie
  • End Bed: On Wisconsin Bob and Cathy Gibbons
    Clown and Midway Calliope Music Vol.2, MRR