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


October 27th, 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 The Beatles
    Abbey Road, Capitol
  • End Bed: 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/Legact