John Sebastian & Bonsoir Catin


July 18th, 2012 ~ This week on American Routes, we travel from the Village to the dancehall. John Sebastian talks about his childhood in Greenwich Village, encounters with blues greats Mississippi John Hurt and Lighting Hopkins, and the musical stew he created with his band The Lovin' Spoonful. Then, a conversation with Kristi Guillory and Christine Balfa of the Cajun band Bonsoir Catin about carrying on their musical heritage for the next generation.

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  • Open Bed: Night Owl Blues The Lovin' Spoonful
    Do You Believe in Magic, Kama Sutra
  • Jug Band Music The Lovin' Spoonful
    Anthology, Rhino
  • Boodle Am Shake The Dixieland Jug Blowers
    Ruckus Juice & Chittlins: The Great Jug Bands, Vol. II, Yazoo
  • Bleeker and MacDougal Fred Neil
    Bleeker and MacDougal, Elektra
  • Bring It On Home to Me Sam Cooke
    The Best of Sam Cooke, RCA
  • Coffee Blues Mississippi John Hurt
    Today!, Vanguard
  • Wild About My Lovin' The Lovin' Spoonful
    Do You Believe in Magic, Kama Sutra
  • Instrumental: Jug Band Music The Lovin' Spoonful
    Daydream: The Lovin' Spoonful, Buddha Records/ BMG
  • SEGMENT: John Sebastian
  • Elmira St. Boogie Danny Gatton
    Hot Rod Guitar: THe Danny Gatton Anthology, Rhino
  • Roadhouse Blues The Doors
    Morrison Hotel, Elektra
  • Instrumental: Stealin' Jerry Garcia & David Grisman
    Shady Grove, Acoustic Disc
  • Jug Band Music Lucinda Williams
    Ramblin', Smithsonian Folkways
  • Walk Right In Cannon's Jug Stompers
    Complete Works 1927-1930, Yazoo
  • Walk Right In The Rooftop Singers
    Folk Song America: A 20th Century Revival, Smithsonian Folkways
  • New , New Minglewood Blues Grateful Dead
    Grateful Dead, Warner Brothers
  • Nashville Cats Del McCoury Band
    The Family, Ceili Music
  • Darlin' Companion The Lovin' Spoonful
    Hums of the Lovin' Spoonful, Kama Sutra
  • Ruckus Juice & Chittlins The Memphis Jug Band
    Ruckus Juice & Chittlins: The Great Jug Bands, Vol. I, Yazoo
  • Open Bed: Longue Pointe Two-Step Bonsoir Catin
    Blues a Catin, Bridgetown Records
  • Let's Do the Cajun Twist Randy and the Rockets
    Swamp Pop: Cajun and Creole Rhythm and Blues, Mississippi
  • Evangeline Los Lobos
    How Will the Wolf Survive, Warner Bros.
  • Boogie Woogie Country Girl Big Joe Turner
    Big Bad & Blue: The Big Joe Turner Anthology, Rhino
  • Madeleine The Balfa Brothers
    The Balfa Brothers Play Traditional Cajun Music Volume 1 and 2, Swallow
  • Let Me Talk to Your Heart Belton Richard
    The Essential Belton Richard, Swallow
  • Please Mr. Sandman Warren Storm and the Little Band of Gold
    American Roots Songbook: Louisiana, Shanachie
  • Instrumental: Balfa et Grand Bois Coteau
    Crescent City Songbook, Rounder
  • SEGMENT: Bonsoir Catin
  • Lake Charles Boogie Nellie Lutcher & Her Rhythm
    Nellie Lutcher & Her Rhythm, Bear Family
  • Creole de Lake Charles Queen Ida & the Bon Temps Band
    Queen Ida & the Bon Temps Band Play the Zydeco, GNP/ Crescendo
  • Instrumental: Congo Mombo Guitar Gable
    Sound of the Swamp: Best of Excello, Vol. 1, Rhino
  • My Girl Josephine Fats Domino
    Out of New Orleans, Bear Family
  • Farmer John Don & Dewey
    Don & Dewey, Specialty
  • Leavin' Louisiana in the Broad Daylight Marcia Ball
    Circuit Queen, Capitol
  • Sweet Susannah Clint West
    J'Etais au Bal, Swallow
  • Got You on My Mind Cookie and the Cupcakes
    By Request: Cookie and the Cupcakes, Jin
  • You Are My Sunshine Ray Charles
    Genius & Soul, Rhino
  • End Bed: That's It Bill Frisell
    Things About Comin' My Way, Black Hen Music