The New Year


December 30th, 1998 ~ Start your year out right with American Routes as we get a millennial crash course for Ninety-Nine.

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  • Open Bed: Hello Mr. New Year The Coolbreezers
    Hipsters' Holiday, Rhino
  • Happy New Year Lightning Hopkins
    Lightning Hopkins, Arhoolie
  • Happy New Year To You Sun Ra & The Qualities
    The Singles, Evidence
  • Bon Ton Roulet Clifton Chenier
    Kwanzaa Music, Rounder
  • This Year Loudon Wainwright
    Therapy, Silvertone
  • It Was a Very Good Year Frank Sinatra
    The Very Good Years, Reprise
  • It Was a Very Good Beer Homer J. Simpson
    Songs in the Key of Springfield, Rhino
  • Instrumental: One Mint Julep Ray Charles
    Genius & Soul: The 50th Anniversary Collection, Rhino
  • No More Alcohol Joe Liggins
    Jumpin' Like Mad, Capitol Blues
  • Firewater Butch Hancock
    Own & Own, Sugar Hill
  • Hangover Blues Rose Maddox
    Maddox Brothers and Rose: Vol. 1, 1946-51, Arhoolie
  • Here Comes a Regular The Replacements
    Tim, Sire
  • Freedom is in the Trying Jon Hendricks/Wynton Marsalis
    Blood on the Fields, Columbia
  • Old Jim Crow Nina Simone
    Nina Simone Sings Nina, Verve
  • Instrumental: Joyce No. 2 Johnson Mkhalali
    Indestructible Beat of Soweto, Shanachie
  • Anonymous hoddu player from Senegal
  • Rambin By Myself John Lee Hooker
    The Complete '50s Chess Recordings, Chess
  • Sitting On Top of the World Moses Williams
    live on Folkmasters,
  • Sitting On Top of the World Hubert Sumlin
    Heart & Soul, Blind Pig
  • Ai Du Ali Farka Toure and Ry Cooder
    Talking Timbuktu, Hannibal
  • Happy Days Are Here Again Casa Loma Orchestra
    The Great Depression: American Music in the '30s, Columbia/Legacy
  • Happy New Year Spike Jones & his City Slickers
    Spike Jones Anthology, Rhino
  • New Year's Resolution Otis & Carla
    Otis! The Definitive Otis Redding, Rhino
  • New Year's Resolution Lil' Son Jackson
    The Complete Imperial Recordings, Capitol
  • Barroom Girls Gillian Welch
    Revival, Almo
  • I Saw the Light Hank Williams
    The Original Singles Collection, Polygram
  • The World Is Waiting for the Sunrise Les Paul & Mary Ford
    All-Time Greatest Hits, Capitol
  • Instrumental: Meet Mr. Callaghan Les Paul
    All Time Greatest Hits, Capitol
  • Passion Dance McCoy Tyner
    The Best of McCoy Tyner, Blue Note
  • Spirit in the Dark Aretha Franklin
    Spirit in the Dark, Atlantic/Rhino
  • The Rivers of Babylon The Melodians
    By The Rivers of Babylon: Timeless Hymns of Rastafari, Shanachie
  • Meet the Boys on the Battlefront Wild Tchoupitoulas
    New Orleans Party Classics, Rhino
  • Instrumental: 4th of July U2
    Unforgettable Fire, Island
  • Girl from the North Country Bob Dylan
    Nashville Skyline, Columbia
  • Tomorrow is a Long Time Sandy Denny
    Sandy, A & M
  • O Day Georgia Sea Island Singers
    Songs of Christmas from the Alan Lomax Collection, Rounder
  • Auld Lang Syne Olympia Brass Band
    New Orleans Brass Bands: Down Yonder, Rounder
  • End Bed: Blackeyed Peas and Rice Hubert Laws
    The Laws of Jazz/Flute By-Law, Rhino