Philadelphia Sounds


August 15th, 2012 ~ Follow American Routes this week to the City of Brotherly Love, as we hang out on the musical street corners with some of Philadelphia's finest, including bobby-soxer idol Bobby Rydell, hip hop drummer and city champion Questlove of the Roots, and the city's mayor, Michael Nutter, who can also claim fame as a disco DJ. We'll visit a famous operatic cafe and sit in with a neighborhood jazz organ trio. Plus catch a choir rehearsal at one of the city's historic churches and a conversation with a mother-daughter klezmer duo. And musical postcards from artists who call Philly their hometown.

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  • Open Bed: The Sermon Jimmy Smith
    Talkin' Verve: Roots of Acid Jazz, Verve
  • Up Above My Head I Hear Music in the Air Sister Rosetta Tharpe
    The Original Soul Sister, Proper
  • Love Train The O'Jays
    Total Soul Classics: Back Stabbers, Legacy
  • Expressway to Your Heart The Soul Survivors
    Flick Hits Take 2: Classic R&B Hits, The Right Stuff
  • SEGMENT: Mayor Michael Nutter
  • SEGMENT: Questlove of the Roots
  • Instrumental: Out of This World John Coltrane
    Coltrane, Impulse!
  • CLIP: McCoy Tyner
  • Bessie's Blues John Coltrane Quartet
    Crescent, Impulse!
  • Please Hurry Home Patti LaBelle & the Blue Belles
    The Early Years, Ace UK
  • SEGMENT: Budesa Brothers & Lucky Thompson
  • SEGMENT: Elaine Hoffman and Susan Watts
  • Pink Elephants Joe Venuti & Eddie Lang
    Wild Cats, ASV
  • Can't Get to Heaven on the Frankford El The American Dream
    The American Dream, Ampex
  • SEGMENT: Mummers Parade
  • Instrumental: Raggin' the Scale Joe Venuti & Eddie Lang
    Wild Cats, ASV
  • SEGMENT: Victor Cafe
  • Deep River Marian Anderson
    Spirituals, BMG
  • Black is the Color of My True Love's Hair Nina Simone
    Anthology: The Colpix Years, Rhino
  • End Bed: Dear Lord John Coltrane
    A John Coltrane Retrospective - The Impulse Years, Impulse!
  • Open Bed: Detective in the Rain Heath Allen
    Life of Leisure,
  • Fall in Philadelphia Daryl Hall & John Oates
    Whole Oats, Atlantic
  • Storm Warning The Volcanos
    Storm Warning: Philly Original Soul Classics, Vol.1, Jamie/ Guyden
  • SEGMENT: Marshall Allen
  • Ship of the Future Edison Electric Band
    Bless You, Dr. Woodard, Water Music
  • Do You Wanna Touch Me (Oh Yeah) Joan Jett & the Blackhearts
    Greatest Hits, Blackheart
  • Instrumental: TNT Jimmy Smith
    Talkin' Verve: Roots of Acid Jazz, Verve
  • SEGMENT: R&M Deli
  • SEGMENT: Bobby Rydell
  • Dancin' the Strand Maureen Gray
    Philly Doo-Wop Classics, Jamie/ Guyden
  • Slow Twistin' Chubby Checker with Dee Dee Sharp
    The Best of Chubby Checker: Cameo-Parkway, 1959-1963, Abkco
  • Ain't Nothing But a Houseparty The Showstoppers
    The Northern Soul Generation: Keep the Faith, Castle Music
  • SEGMENT: Jerry Blavat
  • Instrumental: Bandstand Boogie Les Elgart and His Orchestra
    Television Themes: 16 Most Requested Songs, Columbia/ Legacy
  • Be Thankful For What You've Got William Devaughn
    The Best of the Philly Sound, GNP
  • I Wish I Knew How It Would Feel to Be Free John Legend & the Roots
    Wake Up, G.O.O.D./ Columbia
  • SEGMENT: Solomon Burke
  • SEGMENT: Monumental Baptist Church