March 29th, 2006 ~ Find the connections between the literary landscape and soundscape. We talk with Columbia University jazz scholar Robert O'Meally about the music writings of Ralph Ellison, the Harlem Renaissance author best known for the novel Invisible Man. And visit with songsmith and wordsmith James Talley.

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  • Open Bed: Ain't Got No Home The Band
    Moondog Matinee, Capitol
  • Froggie Went a Courtin' Doc Watson
    Home Again!, Vanguard
  • Miss Froggie Warren Smith
    Complete Sun Singles Vol. 2, Bear Family
  • Ain't Got No Home Sleepy LaBeef
    Larger Than Life, Bear Family
  • Frog Sounds
    Sounds of North American Frogs, Folkways
  • INTERVIEW: Clarence 'Frogman' Henry
  • Froggy Bottom Jimmy Witherspoon with Jay McShann And His Band
    Goin' to Kansas City Blues, RCA
  • I'd Rather Drink Muddy Water Lou Rawls
    Anthology, Capitol
  • Instrumental: A Sleepin' Bee Bill Evans
    Verve Jazz Masters 5, Verve
  • Honey Bee Blues Silas Hogan
    Swamp Blues, Excello
  • Honey Bee Muddy Waters
    His Best 1947-1955, MCA/Chess
  • SEGMENT: Beekeeper Jay Martin
  • Honey, Honey Gary Tollett
    West Texas Bop, Ace
  • Wolverton Mountain Clyde King
    Columbia Country Classics Vol.3: Americana, Columbia
  • Old Man From The Mountain Merle Haggard
    The Lonesome Fugitive: Anthology 1963-1977, Razor & Tie
  • Instrumental: Foggy Mountain Special Lester Flatt
    Foggy Mountain Breakdown, CMH
  • Away Out On The Mountain Jimmie Rodgers
    Singing Brakeman, Bear Family
  • You're A Flower Bloomin' In The Wildwood Harry & Jeanie West
    Country Bluegrass, Prestige
  • Way Behind The Sun Pentangle
    Light Flight: The Anthology, Castle
  • Stormy Weather Billie Holiday
    The Collection, Verve
  • Open Bed: Sounds from ‘Peterson Field Guides: Bird Songs Houghton Mifflin and the Cornell Lab of Ornithology
  • Tree Top Serenade Carson Robison & His Pioneers
    Home, Sweet Home on the Prairie, ASV
  • Starting a New Life Van Morrison
    Tupelo Honey, Warner
  • Hey! Baby Buckwheat Zydeco
    Five Card Stud, Island
  • Possum up a Simmon Tree Snooks Eaglin
    Country Boy Down in New Orleans, Arhoolie
  • Slide (sic - Sly) Mongoose Count Lasher's Calypso Quintet
    Boogu Yagga Gal, Heritage
  • SEGMENT: Birds of Belize
  • Instrumental: Rain Forest John Fahey
    Return of the Repressed: The John Fahey Anthology, Rhino
  • Before the Next Teardrop Falls Freddie Fender
    45 rpm,
  • The Rains Came Doug Sahm
    The Roots of Doug Sahm, Music Club
  • Rain Charlie Feathers
    Uh Huh Honey, Norton
  • Little Rain Jimmy Reed
    Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood soundtrack, Sony
  • I Can't Stand The Rain Cassandra Wilson
    The Blue Note Years 1939-1999, Blue Note
  • Rain Down Rain Big Maybelle
    The Complete OKeh Sessions 1952-55, Epic/Legacy
  • Didn't it Rain The Ward Singers
    Great Gospel Groups: Over in Glory, MCA
  • Instrumental: Over the Rainbow Art Pepper
    Jazz Profile: Art Pepper, Blue Note
  • Come Rain or Come Shine John Coltrane
    The Prestige Recordings, Prestige
  • When the Sun Comes Out Ella Fitzgerald
    The Harold Arlen Songbook Vol. 2, Verve
  • End Bed: Over the Rainbow Claude Williams
    Swingin' The Blues, Rounder