Red, White and Blues: The Sounds of Patriotic Pluralism


July 2nd, 2008 ~ Music and opinion on patriotism as pluralism, and sometimes protest, from guests Merle Haggard and Joan Baez. Plus blues and New Orleans jazz versions of classic freedom songs. Also American anthems from the late King of Bluegrass Jimmy Martin and the Grateful Dead. Then we're off on a summer road trip to sample Ted Drewes' Frozen Custard at his venerable stand on Route 66 in St. Louis, and play "Drown the Clown" at a Massachusetts county fair. Join us for a star spangled edition of American Routes.

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  • Open Bed: Glory, Glory Hallelujah Otha Turner
    Otha Turner & the Afrossippi Allstars, Birdman
  • Bugle Boy March Treme Brass Band
    The Treme Brass Band, Mardi Gras
  • Freedom Road Josh White
    Free and Equal Blues, Smithsonian Folkways
  • I Ain't Marching Anymore Phil Ochs
    Gunfight at Carnegie Hall, A&M
  • Okie From Muskogee Phil Ochs
    Gunfight at Carnegie Hall, A&M
  • Fightin' Side of Me Merle Haggard
    Hag: The Best Of Merle Haggard, Capitol
  • CLIP: Merle Haggard on "Okie From Muskogee"
  • Where's All the Freedom Merle Haggard
    Chicago Wind, Liberty
  • Instrumental: Old Devil's Dream Sid Hemphill, Lucius Smith
    Southern Journey, Vol. 3: 61 Highway Mississippi, Rounder
  • Blowin' in the Wind Stevie Wonder
    Greatest Hits Vol.1, Motown
  • CLIP: Joan Baez on protest songs
  • Green, Green Grass of Home Joan Baez
    David's Album, Vanguard
  • Last Train to Clarksville Cassandra Wilson
    New Moon Daughter, Blue Note
  • For What It's Worth Buffalo Springfield
    Buffalo Springfield, Elektra
  • American Blood Reckless Kelly
    Bulletproof, Yep Roc
  • Instrumental: Washington Post March The Santa Monica Pier Merry-Go-Round
    Takoma Eclectic Sampler, Takoma
  • Revolution 1 The Beatles
    The Beatles, Capitol
  • Back In The U.S.A. Chuck Berry
    The Anthology, Disc 2, Chess
  • America Is My Home James Brown
    The Best Of James Brown, Polydor
  • Glory, Glory, Hallelujah! Staple Singers
    Freedom Highway, Columbia
  • End Bed: Under the Double Eagle Billy Boyd and his Cowboy Ramblers
    Classic Country Music: A Smithsonian Collection, Smithsonian Collection
  • Open Bed: Stars and Stripes Forever Eubie Blake
    The Eighty-Six Years of Eubie Blake, Columbia
  • Christopher Columbus Fats Waller
    If You Got To Ask, You Ain't Got It, Bluebird/Legacy
  • Bob Dylan's 115th Dream Bob Dylan
    Bringing It All Back Home, Columbia
  • I'd Rather Have America Jimmy Martin and the Sunny Mountain Boys
    Jimmy Martin and the Sunny Mountain Boys 1954 - 1974, Bear Family
  • U.S. Blues Grateful Dead
    Mars Hotel, Grateful Dead
  • Instrumental: Grand Old Flag Beer Barrel Barry
    Beer Barrel Piano, Crown
  • SEGMENT: Drewes' Custard Stand
  • Summertime The Ravens
    Old Man River, Savoy Jazz
  • Hot Fun in the Summertime Sly & the Family Stone
    The Essential Sly & the Family Stone, Epic/Legacy
  • Instrumental: Stars and Stripes Forever The Kalima Brothers featuring Jesse Kalima
    Legends of Ukulele, Rhino
  • Down Home Summertime Blues Norman Blake
    Old Ties, Rounder
  • County Fair Brownie Ford
    Stories from Mountains, Swamps & Honky-Tonks, Flying Fish
  • SEGMENT: Drown the Clown
  • Yankee Doodle Blues Little Brother Montgomery
    At Home, Earwig
  • My Country Randy Newman
    Bad Love, Dreamworks
  • End Bed: When Johnny Comes Marching Home Jimmy Smith Trio
    The Master, Blue Note