The Art of Music: Richie Havens, Peter Max & Hatch Show Print


April 7th, 2010 ~ American Routes delves into the colorful convergence of art and music... from artist-musicians to painterly album covers and audacious poster art. Richie Havens was one such artist turned musician. We'll learn about his tenure as a Greenwich Village portraitist and his legendary opening act at Woodstock. Then conversation with artist Peter Max, known for his pop-art colors, cosmic subjects and iconic album covers. And a visit to Nashville's Hatch Show Print, who printed posters for musicians from Bessie Smith to Johnny Cash, for a primer on the art of letterpress.

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  • Open Bed: Mood Indigo Thelonius Monk
    Plays Duke Ellington, Riverside
  • Blue Monday Fats Domino
    Out of New Orleans, Bear Family
  • Blue Monk McCoy Tyner
    Nights of Ballads & Blues, Impulse!
  • Azure Ella Fitzgerald
    Sings the Duke Ellington Songbook, Verve
  • Blues on the Ceiling Fred Neil
    Bleecker & MacDougal, Elektra
  • Red House Jimi Hendrix
    The Ultimate Experience, MCA
  • Instrumental: Grunion Run The Hollywood Persuaders
    Frank Zappa: Cucamonga, Rhino
  • SEGMENT: Richie Havens
  • Tombstone Blues Richie Havens
    I’m Not There Soundtrack, Sony
  • Honey Now Gillian Welch
    Hell Among the Yearlings, Almo
  • Instrumental: Going Across the Prairie Kirk Brandenberger and Art Rosenbaum
    Art of Field Recording Vol. II, Dust to Digital
  • A Picture from Life's Other Side Woody Guthrie
    My Dusty Road, Rounder
  • Silver and Gold Neil Young
    Silver and Gold, Reprise
  • Yellow Light Eleni Mandell
    Afternoon, Zedtone
  • What Light? Wilco
    Sky Blue Sky, Nonesuch
  • Here Comes the Sun Beatles
    Abbey Road, Capitol
  • Tipitina Allen Toussaint
    American Routes Original Recording,
  • Open Bed: Little Wing Jimi Hendrix
    The Ultimate Experience, MCA
  • SEGMENT: Peter Max
  • Blue in Green Miles Davis
    Kind of Blue, Columbia
  • Blue Joni Mitchell
    Blue, Reprise
  • Instrumental: Mood Indigo Duke Ellington
    Duke Ellington Meets Coleman Hawkins, Impulse!
  • When I Paint My Masterpiece Bob Dylan
    Bob Dylan’s Greatest Hits – Volume II, Columbia
  • Mona Lisa Carl Mann
    Memphis Rocks: Rockabilly in Memphis 1954-1968, Smithsonian
  • Crazy Arms Patsy Cline
    The Last Sessions, Decca
  • Little Red Rooster Sam Cooke
    Greatest Hits, RCA
  • Instrumental: The Blob Duke Levine
    Beneath the Blue, Loud, Loud Music
  • The W. S. Wolcott Medicine Show The Band
    Across the Great Divide, Capitol
  • The Great Medical Menagerist Harmonica Frank
    Blues Classics: Daisy, Charlie
  • SEGMENT: Hatch Show Print
  • Get Rhythm Johnny Cash
    The Man in Black: 1954-1958, Bear Family
  • The Man in Black Johnny Cash
    The Man in Black: 1954-1958, Bear Family
  • End Bed: Ahmad's Blues Ahmad Jamal
    The Legendary Okeh and Epic Recordings, Epic/Legacy