Mother's Day


May 9th, 2012 ~ American Routes celebrates Mother's Day with Marty Stuart and his mom, Hilda. We'll talk about their shared love of photography and a certain girl singer, Connie Smith. Then we'll hear stories about mothers from Fontella Bass, Sonny Rollins, Bo Diddley, and Geno Delafose, among others. Plus songs from blues to bluegrass about and for dear old mom.

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  • Open Bed: Happy Times Allen Toussaint
    The Complete 'Tousan' Sessions, Bear Family
  • O, Mother of Mine The Temptations
    Meet the Temptations: The Motown Sessions, 1962-1964, Motown
  • My Mother Buddy Guy
    The Complete Chess Studio Recordings, Chess/ MCA
  • True Fine Mama Little Richard
    The Specialty Story, Specialty
  • All Mama's Children Carl Perkins
    The Definitive Collection, Charly
  • CLIP: Bo Diddley
  • You Can't Judge A Book By It's Cover Bo Diddley
    Bo Diddley: The Chess Box – 2 , Chess
  • Don't Talk Back Big Mama Thornton
    The Bob Geddins Blues Legacy, JSP
  • Instrumental: Stompin' At Mother Blues J.B. Hutto
    Stompin' At Mother Blues, Delmark
  • Momma Don't Allow It Julia Lee and Her Boyfriends
    Kansas City's First Lady of the Blues, JSP
  • Momma Don't Allow Milt Hinton
    Old Man Time, Chiaroscuro
  • Pistol Packin' Mama Willie Nelson
    Country Music, Rounder
  • SEGMENT: Marty and Hilda Stuart
  • Instrumental: Blue, Blue City Marty Stuart
    Country Music: The Masters, Sourcebooks
  • Motherless Children Blind Willie Johnson
    The Gospel Sound, Legacy
  • Motherless Child O.V. Wright
    The Soul of O.V. Wright, MCA
  • CLIP: Fontella Bass
  • Rescue Me Fontella Bass
    Rescued - The Best of Fontella Bass, Chess
  • Nobody Loves Me But My Mother B.B. King
    B.B. King: King of the Blues 1969-1975, MCA
  • A Mother's Love The Meters
    Kickback, Sundazed
  • I'm Coming Home (To See My Mother) Clifton Chenier
    Clifton Chenier-King of the Bayous, Arhoolie
  • End Bed: Madre Mia Chote Southern Scratch
    Borderlands: From Conjunto to Chicken Scratch, Smithsonian Folkways
  • Open Bed: Keepin' Out of Mischief Now James P. Johnson
    King of Stride Piano, 1918-1944, Giants of Jazz
  • I'm Gonna Tell My Mama Amos Milburn
    The Complete Aladdin Recordings of Amos Milburn, Mosaic
  • I Don't Want No Mama's Boy Erma Franklin
    Piece of Her Heart: The Epix and Shout Years, Sony
  • Mama Told Me Not to Come Randy Newman
    12 Songs, Reprise
  • My Mammy Al Jolson
    A Portrait of Al Jolson, Gallerie
  • Tie Me To Your Apron Strings Again Bob Wills & His Texas Playboys
    San Antonio Rose, Bear Family
  • CLIP: Leiber & Stoller
  • I'm a Woman Peggy Lee
    The Best of Miss Peggy Lee, Capitol
  • One's on the Way Loretta Lynn
    The Best of Loretta Lynn, MCA
  • Instrumental: Stephen Foster Medley Chet Atkins
    Galloping Guitar: The Early Years, Bear Family
  • Shortnin' Bread Lee Dorsey
    Ride Your Pony, Sundazed
  • CLIP: Geno Delafose
  • Le Bluerunner Geno Delafose & French Rockin' Boogie
    Everybody's Dancin', Times Square
  • Everyday is Mother's Day Wayne Toups
    ZyDeCajun - Johnnie Can't Dance, Mercury
  • Cuando Se Pierde La Madre Lydia Mendoza
    15 Tex-Mex Conjunto Classics, Arhoolie
  • Send a Picture of Mother Johnny Cash
    The Man in Black 1959-'62, Bear Family
  • Mama Tried Grateful Dead
    Grateful Dead, Warner Bros.
  • Instrumental: My Mother's Eyes Lonnie Johnson
    Stompin' At The Penny, Columbia
  • Mother Told Me Not To Go Earl King
    Earl's Pearls, West Side
  • Honour Your Mother And Your Father Desmond Dekker
    Rockin' Steady: The Best of Desmond Dekker, Rhino
  • CLIP: Sonny Rollins
  • In a Sentimental Mood Sonny Rollins
    Sonny Rollins: "Airegin" 1951-1956, Giants of Jazz
  • God Bless the Child Billie Holiday
    Ken Burns Jazz, Verve
  • Mother Earth Tracy Nelson
    Fish Tree Water Blues, Bullseye Blues & Jazz
  • End Bed: Save It Pretty Mama Sidney Bechet
    Dear Old Southland, Definitive