American Routes at the Movies


February 22nd, 2012 ~ This week on American Routes, we cue the music and dim the lights for great music moments in film. We'll sit down with Joel and Ethan Coen, writers/directors of such iconic films as "True Grit," "O Brother Where Art Thou?" and "The Big Lebowski" and discover the magical role of music in their movies. Then, conversation with cinema-verite masters D. A. Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus, who'll detail the craft of their 'glorified home movies' such as Dylan's "Dont Look Back" and "The War Room," and their latest feature "Kings of Pastry." Plus, clips from films we love, and songs that make the silver screen shimmer.

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  • Open Bed: Tumbling Tubleweeds Sons of the Pioneers
    Songs of the West, Rhino
  • On the Road Again Willie Nelson
    Warner Bros. 75 Years Of Film Music, Rhino
  • Movie Magg Carl Perkins
    The Classics, Bear Family
  • Picture Show John Prine
    The Missing Years, Oh Boy
  • Sugar (That Sugar Baby O' Mine) Peggy Lee
    The Capitol Collector’s Series: Vol. 1, The Early Years, Capitol
  • Black Nightgown Gerry Mulligan
    I Want to Live Soundtrack, Rykodisc
  • Trouble Man Marvin Gaye
    The Very Best of Marvin Gaye, Motown
  • Instrumental: James Bond Theme John Arnold
    The Best of Bond... James Bond, Capitol
  • Eee-O-Eleven Sammy Davis Jr.
    Sammy & Friends, Rhino
  • Shanty Town Desmond Dekker
    The Harder They Come Soundtrack, Island
  • Come Spy With Me Smokey Robinson & The Miracles
    Spy Magazine Presents, Vol. 1: Spy Music, Rhino
  • James Bond Theme John Barry & Orchestra
    The Best of Bond… James Bond, Capitol
  • The Last of the Secret Agents Nancy Sinatra
    Spy Magazine Presents, Vol. 1: Spy Music, Rhino
  • Instrumental: River Crossing Carter Burwell
    True Grit Soundtrack, Nonesuch
  • SEGMENT: Joel and Ethan Coen
  • Walk on the Wild Side Jimmy Smith
    Ultimate Jimmy Smith, Verve
  • If You Want Me to Stay Sly and the Family Stone
    Dead Presidents soundtrack, Capitol
  • End Bed: Tipitina Allen Toussaint
    American Routes original recording,
  • Open Bed: Night Spot Rock Elmer Bernstein and his Orchestra
    Sweet Smell of Success soundtrack, Fresh Sounds
  • Anatomy of a Murder Duke Ellington
    Anatomy of a Murder, Columbia
  • (Man Who Shot) Liberty Valence Gene Pitney
    The Look of Love—The Burt Bacharach Collection, Rhino
  • The Weight The Band
    The Best of: A Musical History, Capitol
  • Tom Joad (Part 1) Woody Guthrie
    Dust Bowl Ballads, BMG
  • Love Minus Zero/ No Limit Bob Dylan
    Don't Look Back DVD, Docurama
  • Instrumental: Sunny's Tune Ry Cooder
    Music By Ry Cooder, Warner
  • Nem Vem Que Nao Tem Wilson Simonal
    City of God soundtrack, Milan
  • Skokiaan Louis Armstrong
    All Time Greatest Hits, MCA
  • I Wan'na Be Like You (The Monkey Song) Louis Prima with Phil Harris
    Jump, Jive an' Wail, Capitol
  • Pink Elephants on Parade Sun Ra and his Arkestra
    Stay Awake, A&M Records
  • Your Feets Too Big Mos Def & Jean-Michel Bernard
    Be Kind, Rewind soundtrack, Lakeshore
  • Instrumental: Lulu's Back in Town Booker T. Jones, Steve Cropper, Donald "Duck" Dunn & Michel Gondry
    Be Kind, Rewind soundtrack, Lakeshore
  • SEGMENT: D.A. Pennebaker & Chris Hegedus
  • I'll Fly Away Gillian Welch and Allison Krauss
    Down From the Mountain, Lost Highway
  • End Bed: Toots Shor's Blues Elmer Bernstein and his Orchestra
    Sweet Smell of Success soundtrack, El Records