Street Beats with DJ Fontana


April 15th, 1998 ~ Street beats from tap to rap, blues, boogie and soul, surf to jazz... as well as a chat with drummer D. J. Fontana, the man who kept time for Elvis Presley.

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  • Open Bed: The Big Beat Fats Domino
    They Call Me The Fat Man..., EMI/Imperial
  • My Feet Can't Fail Me Now The Dirty Dozen Brass Band
    Kickin' Some Brass, Shanachie
  • Willie and the Hand Jive Johnny Otis
    Dancing at the Nick at Nightclub, 550 Music
  • Doin' the New Low Down Bill Bojangles Robinson
    Stars of the Apollo Theater, Columbia
  • Get Rhythm Johnny Cash
    The Essential Johnny Cash 1955-1983, Columbia
  • Cecilia Simon & Garfunkel
    Old Friends, Columbia/Legacy
  • Thank You (Falettinme Be Mice Elf Agin) Sly & the Family Stone
    Greatest Hits, Epic
  • Rockin' Pneumonia Huey "Piano" Smith
    Having A Good Time With Huey "Piano" Smith & His Clowns, West Side
  • Berta Big Louisiana, Rev. Rogers & Roosevelt Charles
    Prison Worksongs, Arhoolie
  • Chain Gang Sam Cooke
    The Man and His Music, RCA
  • Workin' in a Coal Mine Lee Dorsey
    Golden Classics, Collectables
  • INTERVIEW: D. J. Fontana
  • Jailhouse Rock Elvis Presley
    Elvis - the King of Rock 'n' Roll, the Complete '50s Masters, RCA
  • That's Alright Mama Elvis Presley
    Elvis - the King of Rock 'n' Roll, the Complete '50s Masters, RCA
  • (You're So Square) Baby I Don't Care Elvis Presley
    Elvis - the King of Rock 'n' Roll, the Complete '50s Masters, RCA
  • Hound Dog Elvis Presley
    Elvis - the King of Rock 'n' Roll, the Complete '50s Masters, RCA
  • Taxi Bring In Da' Noise, Bring In Da' Funk
    Original Broadway Cast, RCA Victor
  • Hold On Sam & Dave
    The Very Best of Sam & Dave, Rhino
  • Cissy Strut The Meters
    The Very Best of the Meters, Rhino
  • Flea-ridden Sheep Dog Carl Stalling
    The Carl Stalling Project Volume 2, Warner Brothers
  • William Tell Overture Spike Jones
    Musical Depreciation Reviue - the Spike Jones Anthology, Rhino
  • Suzie Q Dale Hawkins
    Oh! Suzie Q - the Best of Dale Hawkins, Chess/MCA
  • Big Noise from Winnetka Bob Crosby & The Bob Cats
    South Rampart Street Parade, Conifer
  • Pulse Henry Cowell
    Kroumata Percussion Ensemble - Cage, Cowell, etc., Grammofon
  • Grazing in the Grass Hugh Masekela
    Rock Instrumental Classics - Vol. 4, Soul, Rhino
  • Yayabo Orquesta Riverside
    Cuba Classics 2 - Dancing With the Enemy, Luaka Bop/Warner Brothers
  • Evil Ways Santana
    Viva Santana!, Columbia
  • The Wedge Dick Dale
    Dick Dale Anthology, Rhino
  • I'm Waiting for the Man The Velvet Underground
    The Best of The Velvet Underground - Words and Music of Lou Reed, Verve
  • Bo Diddley Bo Diddley
    Bo Diddley, Chess/MCA
  • Not Fade Away Buddy Holly
    Greatest Hits, MCA
  • Little Maggie Ricky Skaggs
    Bluegrass Rules, Rounder
  • J'ai fait tout le tour du pays Jimmy Peters & Ring Dance Singers
    Louisiana Cajun & Creole Music 1934 - The Lomax Recordings, Swallow
  • Zydeco Sont Pas Sale Clifton Chenier
    60 Minutes with the King of Zydeco, Arhoolie
  • Super Bad James Brown & the JB's
    Star Time, Polydor
  • St. James Infirmary Chuck Brown w/ A la Carte Brass and Percussion
    Go-Go and Gumbo, Satchmo and Soul, Wildchild
  • Longhair's Blues-Rhumba Professor Longhair
    New Orleans Piano, Atlantic Jazz
  • Lonesome Road Dean Elliot & His Big Band
    Ultra Lounge, Capitol
  • I Got Rhythm Fats Waller
    Valentine Stomp, RCA Victor
  • End Bed: Limehouse Blues Buddy Rich & Max Roach
    Rich Versus Roach, Mercury