Musical Couples: Sarah Lee Guthrie & Johnny Irion, Leroy Jones & Katja Toivola

   
 

March 14th, 2012 ~ We'll talk with a pair of musical couples, to learn the secrets of sharing the spotlight and making beautiful music together. Sarah Lee Guthrie and Johnny Irion are folk musicians who met in the alt-country scene in LA. Today, with two daughters and a successful career sharing the stage, they sing for families and clubs around the country. Leroy Jones is a trumpet player from New Orleans and his wife, Katja Toivola is a trombone player from Finland. We'll visit their home in the Treme to find out more about their love of bringing New Orleans jazz to world.

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  • Open Bed: Chitlin Con Carne Junior Wells' Chicago Blues Band with Buddy Guy
    Hoodoo Man Blues, Delmark
  • Tramp Otis Redding and Carla Thomas
    Atlantic Rhythm & Blues, 1947-1974, Atlantic
  • I Ain't Gonna Let You In Paul Gayten and Annie Laurie
    Regal Records in New Orleans, Specialty
  • No estes Sonando (I Hear You Knockin') Freddie Fender
    Canciones de Mi Barrio: The Roots of Tejano Rock, Arhoolie
  • Moonglow, Lamp Low Eleni Mandell
    Miracle of Five, Zedtone
  • You're the Cream in My Coffee Nat King Cole Trio
    The Best of the Nat King Cole Trio: The Vocal Classics 1942-46, Capitol Jazz
  • We Go Together George Jones & Tammy Wynette
    George & Tammy Super Hits, Epic
  • Instrumental: Tee Nah Nah Tuts Washington
    New Orleans Piano Professor, Rounder
  • Get a Working Man Billie and DeDe Pierce
    Gulf Coast Blues, Arhoolie
  • Milk 'Em in the Morning Blues Sam & Kirk McGee
    Live: 1955-1967, Outstanding in Their Field, Arts Center of Cannon County
  • Car Song Woody Guthrie
    Smithsonian Folkways Children's Music Collection, Smithsonian Folkways
  • SEGMENT: Sarah Lee Guthrie and Johnny Irion
    Listen
  • Instrumental: Sleepwalk Santo & Johnny
    Billboard Top Rock & Roll HIts: 1959, Rhino
  • Me and Bobby McGee Janis Joplin
    Pearl, Columbia
  • Up On Cripple Creek The Band
    Across the Great Divide, Capitol
  • I Was Made to Love Her Stevie Wonder
    The Definitive Collection, Motown
  • Jackson Jerry lee Lewis and Linda Gail Lewis
    Jerry Lee Lewis: The Locust Years and… the Return to the Promised Land, Bear Family
  • Oh, What a Good Thing We Had June Carter & Johnny Cash
    Carryin' On With Johnny Cash & June Carter, Columbia/ Legacy
  • Stop and Think It Over Dale and Grace
    Golden Dozen Hits by Various Recording Stars, Jin
  • End Bed: Kickapoo Juice Paul Gayten
    Regal Records in New Orleans, Specialty
 
  • Open Bed: I've Found a New Baby New Orleans Helsinki Connection
    Paradise on Earth, NOHC
  • Don't You Make Me High Blue Lu Barker with Danny Barker
    Blue Lu Barker 1938-1939, Classics
  • Let's Call the Whole Thing Off Louis Armstrong and Ella Fitzgerald
    The Complete Ella Fitzgerald and Louis Armstrong, Verve
  • Baby It's Cold Outside Ray Charles and Betty Carter
    Ray Charles and Betty Carter, Castle
  • Baltimore Oriole Bob Dorough
    Devil May Care, Verse Music
  • Bye Bye Blackbird Leroy Jones
    Leroy Jones and Katja Toivola, Spirit of New Orleans
  • Instrumental: Bye Bye Blackbird Danny Barker
    The Fabulous Banjo of Danny Barker, Essential Media Group
  • SEGMENT: Leroy Jones and Katja Toivola
    Listen
  • Mean to Me Billie Holiday with Lester Young
    Billie Holiday + Lester Young: A Musical Romance, Columbia/ Legacy
  • Roll with Me Henry Etta James
    Etta James: R&B Dynamite, Flair/ Virgin
  • Mister Twister The Shirelles & King Curtis
    Give A Twist Party, Sundazed
  • Instrumental: Old Fashioned Two-Step The Red Stick Ramblers
    My Suitcase is Always Packed, Sugar Hill
  • Reno Waltz The Savoy-Doucet Cajun Band
    The best of the Savoy-Doucet Cajun Band, Arhoolie
  • Philadelphia Lawyer Rose Maddox
    Sing a Little Song of Heartache, Bear Family
  • Baby's in Black John Doe & Virgil Shaw
    Graciously: A Gulf Benefit Compilation, Funzalo
  • Leave My Woman Alone Everly Brothers
    Classic Everly Brothers , Bear Family
  • Two of Us The Beatles
    Let It Be… Naked, Apple
  • End Bed: Tea for Two Oscar Peterson
    The Song is You: Best of the Verve Songbooks, Verve