Chuck Leavell & Jon Cleary


August 8th, 2012 ~ Meet two piano professors from the South with two differing styles. First up, from Macon, GA, Chuck Leavell has played in more than a few of Rock's most iconic bands, from the Allman Brothers to the Rolling Stones. And while piano might be his day job, he's also a keeper of a Georgia forest and an honorary forest ranger! We talk to Chuck about his love of the keys and the trees. Then, it's a lesson in New Orleans funk a la keyboard with Jon Cleary, who breaks down the elements and reveals the Latin tinge to New Orleans piano favorites.

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Hour One   Hour Two  
  • Open Bed: Jessica Allman Brothers Band
    Brothers and Sisters, Capricorn
  • Alabama The Louvin Brothers
    Tragic Songs of Life, Capitol
  • I'm Movin' On Ray Charles
    Genius & Soul, Rhino
  • Instrumental: Old Time Shuffle Lloyd Glenn
    Honky Tonk Train, Night Train
  • Up Tight, Good Man Laura Lee
    The Muscle Shoals Sound, Rhino
  • She's All I Got Freddie North
    Night Train to Nashville: Music City Rhythm & Blues 1945-1970, Vol. 2, Lost Highway
  • SEGMENT: Chuck Leavell
  • Instrumental: Brotherhood Royal Southern Brotherhood
    Royal Southern Brotherhood, Ruf Records
  • Lost Highway Hank Williams
    The Original Singles Collection, Polygram
  • Far Away Eyes The Rolling Stones
    Some Girls, Virgin
  • Where I'm From Shelby Lynne
    I Am Shelby Lynne, The Island Def Jam Music
  • That's How Strong My Love Is Steve Young
    Rock Salt and Nails, A&M Records
  • Everybody Needs Love Drive-By Truckers
    Go-Go Boots, ATO Records
  • Pony Boy Allman Brothers Band
    Brothers and Sisters, Capricorn
  • End Bed: Deep South Mose Whispering Smith
    Swamp Blues, Ace
  • Open Bed: Fortune Teller Jon Cleary
    Occapella, FHQ
  • Port St. Blues Jon Cleary
    Moonburn, Pointblank
  • Ninth Ward Blues Irvin Mayfield
    Irvin Mayfield, Basin Street
  • Rockin' Pneumonia and the Boogie Woogie Flu Huey Piano Smith
    Kings of New Orleans Rock and Roll, Ace
  • Misery Professor Longhair
    Creole Kings of New Orleans, Vol.2, Specialty
  • Fool's Game Bonnie Raitt
    Silver Lining, Capitol
  • Instrumental: Beale Street Popeye James Booker
    Night Train Keyboard Kings, Night Train
  • SEGMENT: Jon Cleary
  • Gone Irma Thomas
    Time is on My Side: The Best of Irma Thomas, EMI
  • St. James Infirmary Allen Toussaint
    The Bright Mississippi, Nonesuch
  • Instrumental: Cow Cow Blues Allen Toussaint
    The Complete 'Tousan' Sessions, Bear Family
  • Yes We Can Can The Pointer Sisters
    The Pointer Sisters, Blue Thumb
  • Uncloudy Day Blind Boys of Alabama
    Down in New Orleans, Time Life
  • Sea of Love Cookie and the Cupcakes
    Kings of Swamp Pop, Ace
  • Maiden Voyage Herbie Hancock
    Maiden Voyage, Blue Note
  • End Bed: Upright Allen Toussaint
    The Complete 'Tousan' Sessions, Bear Family