New York II: Beat of the Boroughs


March 8th, 2006 ~ Head to New York City with American Routes as we search out the beat of the boroughs. Sit in with Seleno Clarke as he hosts a Sunday night Hammond B-3 organ jam at the Harlem American Legion Hall. Pick and grin downtown in Washington Square Park as country comes to the city for a reunion of bluegrass musicians from the 1950s and '60s. Then it's up to the South Bronx to trace Latin music from Mambo to Hip-Hop. Plus music from and about the city from John Coltrane, Bob Dylan and other musicians that called New York home.

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  • The Sidewalks of New York (take 5) Cannonball Adderly with Milt Jackson
    Things Are Getting Better, Riverside
  • Take the 'A' Train Delta Rhythm Boys
    The Jive is Jumpin': RCA & Bluebird Vocal Groups, 1939-52, West Side
  • Underneath the Harlem Moon The Fletcher Henderson Band
    A Study in Frustration: The Fletcher Henderson Story, Columbia/Legacy
  • Drop Me Off in Harlem Louis Armstrong and Duke Ellington
    The Great Summit: The Master Takes, Roulette Jazz
  • Instrumental: Blue Harlem Tiny Grimes
    Hittin' On All Six: A History of the Jazz Guitar, Proper
  • SEGMENT: Organ Jam at American Legion Post #398 in Harlem
  • Harlem Country Girl Olu Dara
    In the World: From Natchez to New York, Atlantic
  • New York City Blues Peggy Lee
    Blues Cross Country, Capitol Jazz
  • Instrumental: Tu'Gether Willis Jackson
    Giants of the Blues and Funk Tenor Sax, Prestige
  • Why Do Fools Fall in Love The Teenagers featuring Frankie Lymon
    The Only Doo-Wop Collection You'll Ever Need, Shout! Factory
  • I Wonder Why Dion and the Belmonts
    The Only Doo-Wop Collection You'll Ever Need, Shout! Factory
  • Uptown Loudon Wainwright III
    The Atlantic Recordings, Rhino Handmade
  • Coney Island Washboard Swift Jewel Cowboys
    Western Swing and Country Jazz, JSP
  • The Sheik of Avenue B Frank Crumit
    From Avenue A to the Great White Way: Yiddish & American Popular Songs from 1914-1950, Columbia/Legacy
  • Bei Mir Bist du Schon Michael White and Klezmer Plus
    Live Recording from Folk Masters Concert 1992,
  • End Bed: When You Want 'Em, You Can't Get 'Em, When You've Got 'Em, You Don't Want 'Em George Gershwin realized by Artis Wodenhouse
    Gershwin Plays Gershwin: The Piano Rolls, Nonesuch
  • Open Bed: On Broadway Tito Puente
    50 Years of Swing, RMM
  • Oye Como Va Tito Puente
    Nu Yorica Roots!: The Rise of Latin Music in New York City in the 1960's, Soul Jazz
  • Oquendo y Libre Manny Oquendo y Libre
    New York City: Global Beat of the Boroughs, Smithsonian Folkways
  • SEGMENT: From Mambo to Hip-Hop in the Bronx
  • Play One Solo Harmonites
    Trinidad Carnival: Steel Bands of Trinidad and Tobago, Original Digital
  • New York Subway Lord Invader with Felix and His Internationals
    Calypso in New York, Smithsonian Folkways
  • Instrumental: Spanish Harlem Val Bennett
    Tighten Up, Trojan
  • New York City Leadbelly
    When the Sun Goes Down: Take This Hammer, Bluebird/RCA
  • Hard Times in New York Town Bob Dylan
    The Bootleg Series, Volumes 1-3, Columbia
  • I Wouldn't Live in New York City (If They Gave Me the Whole Dang Town) Buck Owens
    The Buck Owens Collection 1959-1990, Rhino
  • SEGMENT: Bluegrass at Washington Square Park with Toby King, Mark Horowitz, Eric Weissberg, Bob Yellin, and Roger Sprung
  • Instrumental: The Assassination of Stephan Grossman John Fahey
    Old Fashion Love, Shanachie
  • New York Town Ramblin' Jack Elliott with Arlo Guthrie and Sonny Terry
    Hard Travelin', Fantasy
  • Way Over Yonder in the Minor Key Billy Bragg & Wilco
    Mermaid Avenue, Elektra
  • The Way It Is Laura Cantrell
    Not The Tremblin' Kind, Diesel Only
  • Twelve Gates to the City Blind Gary Davis
    Harlem Street Singer, Prestige
  • Homeward Bound Simon & Garfunkel
    The Essential Simon & Garfunkel, Columbia
  • End Bed: Central Park West John Coltrane
    The Heavyweight Champion: The Complete Atlantic Recordings, Rhino