Mother's Day

   
 

May 5th, 1999 ~ A tribute to Mother in music--with aural postcards to Mom from young zydeco star Geno Delafose, piano queen Marcia Ball and public radio goddess Cokie Roberts. Also music from Sly & the Family Stone, John Lennon, Willie Nelson and Ella Fitzgerald.

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Hour One   Hour Two  
  • Open Bed: Mother in Law Ernie K-Doe
    The Minit Records Story, EMI
  • Lady Be Good Ella Fitzgerald
    The Very Best of Ella, Decca
  • Mamas Don't Let Your Babies Grow Up to be Cowboys Willie Nelson
    Super Hits Vol. 2, Columbia
  • Mama Didn't Lie Jan Bradley
    Chess Soul - a Decade of Chicago's Finest, Chess/MCA
  • SEGMENT: Cokie Roberts
  • Everyday is Mother's Day Wayne Toups
    Johnnie Can't Dance, Mercury
  • My Mammy Al Jolson
    Star Spangled Rhythm, Smithsonian Collection of Recordings
  • My Sweet Django Reinhardt w/the Quintet of the Hot Club of France
    Souvenirs, London
  • Instrumental: Ticklin' the Strings Mena Moeria Minstrels
    Hawaiian Steel Guitar Classics, Arhoolie
  • If I Could Hear My Mother Pray Again The Staples Singers
    Freedom Highway, Columbia/Legacy
  • I Have An Aged Mother Carter Family
    Worried Man Blues, Rounder
  • Mama Tried Merle Haggard
    Greatest Hits Volume 1, Curb
  • I'm a Woman Maria Muldaur
    Waitress in the Donut Shop, Reprise
  • Respect Aretha Franklin
    Atlantic Rhythm & Blues 1947-1974, Atlantic
  • Lady is a Tramp Lena Horne
    Lena Horne, Fat Boy Records
  • She's No Lady Lyle Lovett
    Pontiac, MCA/Curb
  • Instrumental: Wedding Day Waltz Geno Delafose
    French Rockin' Boogie, Rounder
  • SEGMENT: Geno Delafose
  • C'est pas la peine brailler (There's No Need To Cry) Geno Delafose
    French Rockin' Boogie, Rounder
  • Tell Mama Etta James
    Her Best, MCA/Chess
  • Mama Feelgood Lyn Collins & the JBs
    James Brown's Funky, Polydor
 
  • Mama Don't Allow No Easy Riders Here Charles "Cow Cow" Davenport
    Mama Don't Allow No Easy Riders Here - Classic Piano Rags, Blues & Stomps 1928-35, Yazoo
  • Mama Don't Allow No Music Doc Watson
    Memories, Sugar Hill
  • Mama Don't Want No Peas 'n' Rice 'n' Coconut Oil Count Basie
    Volume 6 - 1938, M├ędia 7
  • Mama Told me Not to Come Randy Newman
    12 Songs, Warner Brothers
  • That's All Right Arthur 'Big Boy' Crudup
    That's All Right Mama, RCA
  • SEGMENT: Marcia Ball
  • The Right Tool For the Job Marcia Ball
    Let Me Play With Your Poodle, Rounder
  • Instrumental: Blue Moon Revisited Cowboy Junkies
    The Trinity Session, RCA
  • Sometimes I Feel Like a Motherless Child Marion Williams
    Strong Again, Spirit Feel
  • Motherless Children Blind Willie
    The Gospel Sound, Columbia/Legacy
  • Mother John Lennon
    Shaved Fish, Capitol
  • Mother Ulali
    Heartbeat - Voices of First Nations Women, Smithsonian Folkways
  • Mama He Treats Your Daughter Mean Ruth Brown
    Atlantic Rhythm & Blues 1947-1974, Atlantic
  • Mama's Got a Girlfriend Ben Harper
    Welcome to the Cruel World, Virgin
  • Instrumental: Whitewater Bela Fleck
  • Homeward Bound Simon and Garfunkel
    Old Friends, Columbia/Legacy
  • Mama's Opry Iris Dement
    Infamous Angel, Warner Brothers
  • Mother Earth Memphis Slim
    The Chess Blues-Rock Songbook, MCA/Chess
  • Family Affair Sly & the Family Stone
    Anthology, Epic
  • End Bed: Play It Momma Mary Lou Williams
    Zoning, Smithsonian Folkways