National Heritage Fellowship Concert and Celebration

   
 

December 23rd, 2009 ~ Live from the Nation's Capital, it's the 2009 National Heritage Fellowship Concert. Each year, the National Endowment for the Arts recognizes citizens for their contributions to our nation's traditional arts. We'll hear from this year's honorees, including zydeco's Queen Ida, the gospel group The Birmingham Sunlights and Puerto Rican cuatro genius Edwin Colon Zayas. Plus visits with an array of previous National Heritage Fellows, from B.B. King to Earl Scruggs.

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Hour One   Hour Two  
  • Open Bed: Stealing Time Eddie Pennington
    Walks the Strings... and Even Sings , Smithsonian Folkways
  • CLIP: B.B. King
  • Why I Sing the Blues B.B. King
    Do The Boogie! B.B. King's Early 50s Classics , Flair
  • Papirossen Dave Tarrass and Sam Musiker
    Tanz! With Dave Tarras and the Musiker Brothers , Sony
  • CLIP: Earl Scruggs
  • Foggy Mountain Chimes Earl Scruggs
    The Essential Earl Scruggs , Sony
  • Papacito Blinky & the Roadmasters
    Crucian Scratch Band Music , Rounder
  • CLIP: Lalo Guerrero
  • Cancion Mexicana Lalo Guerrero
    Recuerdos - Memories , self-published
  • Instrumental: Canta Contrabajo Cachao
    La Leyenda Vol.1 , Kubaney
  • John Henry John Jackson
    American Routes original recording,
  • Barack Obama Boogie Henry Gray & the Cats
    Times Are Gettin' Hard , Lucky Cat
  • Better Day Brownie McGhee and Sonny Terry
    Brownie McGhee and Sonny Terry Sing , Smithsonian Folkways
  • CLIP: Mavis Staples
  • Glory, Glory, Hallelujah! Staples Singers
    Freedom Highway , Sony
  • CLIP: Koko Taylor
  • I Got What It Takes Koko Taylor
    What it Takes: The Chess Years , MCA
  • So Sweet To Be Saved Five Blind Boys of Alabama
    I Saw the Light , Liquid 8
  • Instrumental: Razzmadazz Robert Jr. Lockwood
    Just the Blues , Bullseye
  • CLIP: Mingo Saldivar
  • Rueda de Fuego Mingo Saldivar y Sus Tremendos Cuatro Espadas
    I Love My Freedom, I Love My Texas , Rounder
  • Les Flammes D'enfer The Balfa Brothers
    The Balfa Brothers Play Traditional Cajun Music, Vol. 1 & 2 , Swallow
  • CLIP: Wanda Jackson
  • Hard Headed Woman Wanda Jackson
    Vintage Collections , Captiol
  • Little Boy, How Old Are You? Shirley Caesar
    A Collection of Her Finest Recordings , Music Collection
  • End Bed: Marching Jaybird Etta Baker
    Banjo , Music Maker
 
  • Open Bed: Alegria Boricua Edwin Colon Zayas
    Homenaje A Los Maestros del Cuatro Vol. 1 , ECZ
  • Medley Edwin Colon Zayas
    Live at 2009 National Heritage Fellows Concert,
  • INTERVIEW: Basketmaker Teri Rofkar
  • Yoruban traditional song Amma McKen
    Live at 2009 National Heritage Fellows Concert,
  • CLIP: Mike Seeger
    from The New Lost City Ramblers in Always Been a Rambler DVD , Arhoolie
  • Instrumental: Dallas Rag The New Lost City Ramblers
    Where Do You Come From? Where Do You Go? , Smithsonian Folkways
  • Dance Medley Dudley Laufman
    Live at 2009 National Heritage Fellows Concert,
  • INTERVIEW: Basketmaker LeRoy Graber
  • INTERVIEW: Cambodian Choreographer and Dancer Sophiline Cheam Shapiro
  • Somewhere to Lay My Head Birmingham Sunlights
    Live at 2009 National Heritage Fellows Concert,
  • Instrumental: Flores de Mayo Edwin Colon Zayas
    Homenaje A Los Maestros del Cuatro Vol. 1 , ECZ
  • INTERVIEW: Indian Katak Dancer Chitresh Das
  • Words poem by Joel Nelson
    Live at 2009 National Heritage Fellows Concert,
  • Creole From Lake Charles Queen Ida
    Live at 2009 National Heritage Fellows Concert,
  • When The Saints Go Marching In The Heritage Award Winners
    Live at 2009 National Heritage Fellows Concert,