New York, New York


December 8th, 1999 ~ American Routes tackles the musical Big Apple with singing cabdrivers, subway bluesmen, and banging on a can. Naturally there'll be club jazz and folk, Jewish klezmer, Latin rhythms, Irish sessions, a touch of Broadway, and atmospheric avant-garde--from the sidewalks to the skyscrapers, from the East Side to the West, from the Village to Harlem.

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  • Open Bed: The Sidewalks of NY Duke Ellington Orchestra
    The Complete RCA Victor Recordings, RCA Victor
  • There's a Boat Dat's Leavin' Soon for New York Louis Armstrong
    Our Love is Here to Stay - Ella & Louis Sing Gershwin, Verve
  • Funky Broadway Dyke & the Blazers
    Standing on the Verge: The Roots of Funk, Shanachie
  • Life During Wartime Talking Heads
    Fear of Music, Sire
  • Going To New York Jimmy Reed
    Jimmy Reed: The Classic Recording, Tomato
  • INTERVIEW: Carolina Slim
  • Take the ‘A' Train Delta Rhythm Boys
    Night Train: Classic Railroad Songs, Vol. 3, Rounder
  • A Helluva Town George Russell
    New York, NY, Impulse
  • Instrumental: Spanish Harlem Val Bennett
    Tighten Up Volume 1, Trojan
  • Bob Dylan's Blues Bob Dylan
    The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan, Columbia
  • Chinatown Luna
    Penthouse, Elektra
  • On Broadway Tito Puente
    50 Years of Swing, RMM
  • America West Side Story
    West Side Story: Original Sound Track Recording, Columbia
  • Dancing the Meringue Jose Quesada y los Cinco Diablos
    Carnegie Hall / Folkmasters Radio Series,
  • Instrumental: Take the ‘A' Train Esquivel!
    Cabaret Manana, RCA
  • SEGMENT: New York cab drivers
  • Taxi/Drumming Original Broadway Cast
    Bring in Da Noise, Bring in Da Funk, RCA
  • Open Bed: Bob and Nico Lounge Lizards
    No Pain For Cakes, Antilles
  • New York City Blues Peggy Lee w/ the Quincy Jones Orchestra
    Blues Cross Country, Capitol
  • Boogaloo Down Broadway Fantastic Johnny C
    Beg, Scream & Shout, Rhino
  • Walk on the Wild Side Lou Reed
    Walk on the Wild Side: The Best of Lou Reed, BMG
  • Saxophone Factory Steve Dalachinsky
    Incomplete Directions, Knitting Factory
  • 52nd St. Theme Sonny Rollins
    The Complete RCA, RCA
  • Instrumental: The Manufacture of Tangled Ivory Bang on a Can
    Cheating, Lying Stealing, Sony
  • SEGMENT: Bang on a Can Festival
  • Second Avenue Squaredance Abe Ellstein Orchestra
    Dave Tarras: Yiddish American Klezmer Music, Yazoo
  • 42nd St. Boswell Sisters
    That's How Rhythm Was Born, Columbia/Legacy
  • NYU Woody Allen
    Standup Comic, Rhino
  • Instrumental: The Fisherman Leo Kottke
    6- and 12-String Guitar, Takoma
  • New York Town Woody Guthrie
    This Land is Your Land, Folkways
  • Angels in Harlem Smokey Hogg
    Angels in Harlem, Specialty
  • Farther Along The Golden Jubilees
    New York Grass Roots Gospel, Global Village
  • Harlem Air Shaft Duke Ellington
    The Complete RCA Recordings, RCA
  • Moondog Tony Schwartz
    NY 19, Folkways
  • Sounds of Silence Simon and Garfunkel
    Old Friends, Sony
  • End Bed: Megamix Steve Reich remix by Tranquilty Bass