Words - Steve Earle


March 17th, 1999 ~ Sounds of the South in words and music: The Tennessee Williams Festival... add your voice to the Stella-calling contest (friends and family of Marlon Brando are prohibited from participating). Also, a talk with country singer Steve Earle about his life and the songwriter's craft, and music from Smokey Robinson, Skip James, Leonard Cohen, Dinah Washington and William S. Burroughs.

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Hour One   Hour Two  
  • Open Bed: Let's Call the Whole Thing Off Ella Fitzgerald & Louis Armstrong
    Our Love is Here to Stay: Ella and Louis Sing Gershwin, Verve
  • Why Baby Why George Jones
    Super Hits, Epic
  • Hard Time Killin' Floor Blues Skip James
    Complete Early Recordings, Yazoo
  • People Are Strange The Doors
    Strange Days, Elektra
  • Cotton Eyed Joe Adolph Hofner
    South Texas Swing, Arhoolie
  • Uncle Bud Boozoo Chavis
    Zydeco Trail Ride, Maison de Soul
  • Big Bad John Jimmy Dean
    Classic Country Music, Smithsonian Collection of Recordings
  • John Henry The Johnson Mountain Boys
    At the Old Schoolhouse, Rounder
  • Instrumental: Stella By Starlight Illinois Jacquet
    Illinois Jacquet, Columbia/Legacy
  • I Could Write A Book Dinah Washington
    Dinah Washington, Mercury
  • Write Me a Few Lines Fred McDowell
    Delta Blues, Arhoolie
  • The Letter Box Tops
    Billboard Top Rock 'n' Roll Hits - 1967, Rhino
  • INTERVIEW: Steve Earle
  • Guitar Town Steve Earle
    Ain't Ever Satisfied - The Steve Earle Collection, Hip-O
  • Hometown Blues Steve Earle
    Train a Comin', Winter Harvest
  • You Know the Rest Steve Earle
    El Corazon, E-Squared/Warner Brothers
  • Taney Town Steve Earle
    El Corazon, E-Squared/Warner Brothers
  • Telephone Road Steve Earle
    El Corazon, E-Squared/Warner Brothers
  • Instrumental: Pepper Returns Art Pepper
    Jazz Profile: Art Pepper, Blue Note
  • San Francisco Scene (The Beat Generation) Jack Kerouac
    Readings by Jack Kerouac on the Beat Generation, Verve
  • Dot's Groovy Chet Baker
    Jazz Profile: Chet Baker, Blue Note
  • Hit the Road Jack Ray Charles
    The Genius Hits the Road, Rhino
  • Words of Advice Material & William S. Burroughs
    Hallucination Engine, Axiom
  • End Bed: Guitar Boogie Shuffle The Ventures
    Guitar Player Presents Legends of Guitar - Rock: The ‘50s, Vol. 1, Rhino
  • Stella By Starlight Johnny Hartman
    All Of Me, Bethlehem
  • Ooo Baby Baby Smokey Robinson
    The Best of Smokey Robinson & the Miracles, Motown
  • Hallelujah Leonard Cohen
    Various Positions, Columbia
  • I Want a Lavender Cadillac The Wolverines with Bea Baker
    OKeh Rhythm & Blues Story 1949-1957, Epic/OKeh/Legacy
  • One Piece at a Time Johnny Cash
    The Essential Johnny Cash, Columbia
  • Pass You By Gillian Welch
    Revival, Almo
  • Instrumental: Chicago Stomp Pinetop Perkins
    Portrait of a Delta Bluesman, Omega
  • Buddy Bolden's Blues Jelly Roll Morton
    Last Sessions - The Complete General Recordings, Commodore
  • Birmingham Randy Newman
    Good Old Boys, Reprise
  • Alabama Song Marianne Faithful
    20th Century Blues, RCA
  • 912 Greens Ramblin' Jack Elliot
    Me & Bobby McGee, Rounder
  • Johnny Be Good Chuck Berry
    The Chess Box, MCA/Chess
  • Instrumental: Hydroplane Ben Vaughan
    Instrumental Stylings, Bar/None
  • (don't go back to) Rockville REM
    Reckoning, I.R.S.
  • Tangled Up In Blue Bob Dylan
    Blood On the Tracks, Columbia
  • End Bed: Vaseline Machine Gun Leo Kottke
    Standing In My Shoes, Private Music