Memorial Day


May 27th, 1998 ~ On Memorial Day, remembering jazz banjo hero and oral historian Danny Barker--who played with everyone from Louis Armstrong to Wynton Marsalis--in his own words.

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  • Open Bed: Abraham, Martin & John Emmylou Harris & the Nash Ramblers
    At The Ryman, Reprise
  • Where Have All the Flowers Gone Johnny Rivers
    Johnny Rivers Anthology 1964-1977, Rhino
  • The Man Who Couldn't Cry Johnny Cash
    American Recordings, American
  • On the Dark Road Crying Moses ‘Whispering' Smith
    Louisiana Blues, Arhoolie
  • Instrumental: In memory of Mississippi John Hurt John Fahey
    Of Rivers and Religion, Warner Brothers
  • J'ai passé devant ta porte (I Passed By Your Door) Balfa Brothers
    The Balfa Brothers Play Traditional Cajun Music, Swallow
  • Where the Soul Never Dies Ricky Skaggs & Tony Rice
    Way Down Deep in my Soul, Sugar Hill
  • Father Death Blues Allen Ginsberg
    Utopia Americana, New Tone
  • Lake of Fire Nirvana
    Unplugged in New York, Geffen
  • Freddie's Dead (Theme From 'Superfly') Curtis Mayfield
    The Very Best of Curtis Mayfield, Rhino
  • Instrumental: My Man's Gone Now Miles Davis
    Porgy and Bess, Columbia Legacy
  • INTERVIEW: Danny Barker
  • Don't You Make Me High Danny Barker
    Blue Lu Barker 1938-1939, Classics
  • Save the Bones Danny Barker
  • Whinin' Boy Danny Barker
  • Oh, But On the Third Day (Happy Feet Blues) Wynton Marsalis
    The Majesty of the Blues, Columbia
  • Hot Barbeque Brother Jack McDuff
    Bar-B-Que Soul-a-Bration!, Rhino
  • Everything on the Hog Nathan and the Zydeco Cha-Chas
    Steady Rock, Rounder
  • Barbeque Robert Earl Keen
    Gringo Honeymoon, Sugar Hill
  • Frim Fram Sauce Louis Armstrong & Ella Fitzgerald
    Ella - The Legendary Decca Recordings, Decca
  • Bar-B-Q Wendy Rene
    Bar-B-Que Soul-a-Bration!, Rhino
  • Instrumental: Goodbye Pork-Pie Hat Charles Mingus
    This is Jazz 6, Columbia/Legacy
  • Goodbye Pork-Pie Hat Joni Mitchell
    Mingus, Asylum
  • New Lester Leaps In Lester Young
    The Complete Aladdin Sessions, Blue Note
  • Ode to Billy Joe Tammy Wynette
    Take Me To Your World - I Don't Wanna Play House, Koch
  • Remember Me Otis Redding
    Remember Me, Stax
  • Instrumental: Miles Davis' Funeral Morphine
    Cure for Pain, Ryko
  • From the Housatanic at Stockbridge Charles Ives
    Three Places in New England/Baltimore Symphony/Zinman, Argo
  • St. James Hospital Doc Watson
    Folk Song America, Smithsonian Collection of Recordings
  • Dying Crapshooter Blues Blind Willie McTell
    Atlanta Twelve String, Atlantic
  • Remember Me Beaufort NC Sea Chanteymen
    Recorded live at Carnegie Hall for Folkmasters,
  • Blowin' in the Wind Stevie Wonder
    Bob Dylan - The 30th Anniversary Concert Celebration, Columbia
  • End Bed: I'll Be Seeing You James Booker
    Junco Partner, Hannibal/Ryco