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Southern Men of Song: Jimmy Martin and Percy Sledge

   
 

February 13th, 2008 ~ Working class, self-styled and always opinionated, the late King of Bluegrass Jimmy Martin talks guitar-picking, hunting dogs and the Opry. And singer of songs Percy Sledge recalls going from hospital orderly to Atlantic Records soul singer with "When a Man Loves a Woman."

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Hour One   Hour Two  
  • Open Bed: Freeborn Man Jimmy Martin
    The King of Bluegrass, Universal
  • Milwaukee Here I Come John Prine w/Melba Montgomery
    In Spite of Ourselves, Oh Boy
  • What's Made Milwaukee Famous (Has Made A Loser Out Of Me) Jerry Lee Lewis
    Killer Country, Mercury
  • In a Moment of Weakness Johnny Adams
    Absolutely the Best, Fuel 2000
  • Don't Touch Me Bettye Swan
    Soulful Divas: Bold Soul Sisters Vol.4, Hip-O
  • Instrumental: Pallet On The Floor Comer 'Moon' Mullins
    The Best Of Comer 'Moon' Mullins,
  • Jimmie's Mean Mama Blues Jimmie Rodgers
    The Singing Brakeman, Bear Family
  • I Can't Help It (If I'm Still In Love With You) Chip Taylor and Carrie Rodriguez
    Red Dog Tracks, Back Porch
  • I'm Walkin' the Floor Over You Mando and the Chili Peppers
    On the Road with Rock n' Roll, Ace
  • Tennessee Flat Top Box Rosanne Cash
    Hits 1979-1989, Columbia
  • Freeborn Man Junior Brown
    12 Shades of Brown, Curb
  • Instrumental: Misty Morning Tony Rice
    58957: The Bluegrass Guitar Collection, Rounder
  • INTERVIEW: Jimmy Martin
    Listen
  • He Rambled Charlie Poole
    You Ain't Talking To Me: Charlie Poole and the Roots of Country Music, Columbia/Legacy
  • Oh Didn't He Ramble Papa Celestin's New Orleans Band
    Marie Laveau, GHB
 
  • Open Bed: Put A Little Lovin' on Me Percy Sledge
    It Tears Me Up, Rhino
  • Six Days on the Road Taj Mahal
    Giant Step, Columbia
  • Golden Rocket Alice Stuart and Snake
    Believing, Fantasy
  • Streamline Train Jessie Mae Hemphill
    Feelin' Good, High Water/HMG
  • T-Model Boogie Rosco Gordon
    I'm Gonna Shake It!, Varese
  • Rude Boy Train Desmond Dekker
    Rockin' Steady: The Best of Desmond Dekker, Rhino
  • Instrumental: The Sea of Love John Fahey
    Return of the Repressed: The John Fahey Anthology, Rhino
  • Paradise Isle Bill Tapia
    Tropical Swing, Moon Room
  • Sea of Love Phil Phillips w/the Twilights
    Hot Rod Rock: Back Seat Movers, Right Stuff
  • INTERVIEW: Percy Sledge
    Listen
  • Instrumental: Blues Walk Lou Donaldson
    Sweet and Dangerous Jazz Blues, Disky
  • Trumpet Mouthpiece Blues Clark Terry, featuring Paul Gonsalves
    Daylight Express, MCA
  • Baby Won't You Please Come Home Topsy Chapman and the Pros
    New Orleans, Putumayo
  • Just a Little While to Stay Here Dr. Michael White
    A Song for George Lewis, Basin Street
  • Will the Circle Be Unbroken Marion Williams
    The New Message, Collectables
  • End Bed: Just a Closer Walk with Thee Danny Barker & New Orleans Rhythm Kings
    American Griot, Boozan