Rock 'n' Routes


March 1st, 2006 ~ The sound of rock continues to dominate the musical spirit of America. Loud and anthemic, many artists eventually come to and pass through rock n' roll from country, folk, R&B, even gospel. American Routes takes a look at three roots musicians who rock: Jefferson Airplane and Hot Tuna veteran Jorma Kaukonen talks about his recent acoustic work; Texas trio the Flatlanders (Jimmie Dale Gilmore, Butch Hancock and Joe Ely) strum a few tunes in the studio; and New Orleans' own Lloyd Price shows how his R&B roots helped give birth to rock n' roll.

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  • Open Bed: Guitar Slim Guitar Slim
    Sufferin' Mind, Specialty
  • Rock & Roll Music Chuck Berry
    His Best, MCA
  • Promised Land The Band
    Moondog Matinee, Capitol
  • Rockin' Chair Daddy Harmonia Frank
    The Great Original Recordings of Harmonica Frank, Puritan
  • So Lets Rock Bob Wills
    Country Music Hall of Fame Series: Bob Wills, MCA
  • Instrumental: Tall Cool One The Wailers
    Hot Rod Rock: Big Boss Instrumentals, Right Stuff
  • Rock My Soul Golden Gate Jubilee Quartet
    The Very Best of The Golden Gate Quartet, World Pacific
  • Rock With It Johnny Moore's Three Blazers
    RCA Victor Blues and Rhythm Review, RCA
  • In the Night Professor Longhair
    New Orleans Piano, Atlantic
  • Saturday Night Fish Fry Louis Jordan
    Let the Good Times Roll, Bear Family
  • INTERVIEW: Lloyd Price
  • Instrumental: Greedy G Brentford All Stars
    100% Dynamite!, Soul Jazz
  • Rock Steady The Marvels
    100% Dynamite!, Soul Jazz
  • Funky Mama Lou Donaldson
    Blue 45s, Blue Note
  • None of Us are Free Solomon Burke
    Don't Give Up on Me, Epitaph
  • I Never Picked Cotton Johnny Cash
    Unchained, American
  • Open Bed: Wavin' My Heart Goodbye The Flatlanders
    Live on American Routes,
  • Wild Wild Young Men Ruth Brown
    Blues Masters Vol 14: More Jump Blues, Rhino
  • Rub Me Baby Cedell Davis & Friends
    When Lightnin' Struck the Pine, Fasthorse
  • New, New Minglewood Blues Grateful Dead
    Grateful Dead, Warner Bros
  • If I Had My Way Blind Willie Johnson
    Roots of Rap, Yazoo
  • Hear My Train a Comin' Jimi Hendrix
    Blues, MCA
  • Smokestack Lightnin' Howlin' Wolf
    His Best 1955-1962, MCA
  • Instrumental: Moon, Turn The Tides…gently gently away Jimi Hendrix
    Electric Ladyland, MCA
  • INTERVIEW: Jorma Kaukonen
  • I Wanna Sing That Rock n Roll Gillian Welch
    Time (The Revelator), Acony
  • Honky-Tonk Man Johnny Horton
    The Essential, Sony
  • Instrumental: Grinding Gears Biller & Wakefield
    The Hot Guitars of Biller & Wakefield, HMG
  • INTERVIEW: The Flatlanders
  • Goin' Down the Road Feelin' Bad Woody Guthrie
    This Land is Your Land Vol.1, Folkways
  • California Stars Wilco
    Mermaid Avenue, Elektra
  • End Bed: Radar Link Wray & the Wraymen
    Walkin' With Link, Epic