Sacred Steel Brothers and a Jazz Master: Robert Randolph & Calvin Cooke, and Yusef Lateef


February 13th, 2013 ~ Sacred steel guitarist Robert Randolph has gathered together the leading players of the genre for a recent recording, paying tribute to the past, and covering tunes outside the cannon. We'll speak with him and one of his fellow Slide Brothers, Calvin Cooke. Then a conversation with jazz adventurist Yusef Lateef about his musical mentors and inspirations.

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Hour One   Hour Two  
  • Open Bed: Wade in the Water The Slide Brothers
    Robert Randolph Presents: The Slide Brothers, Concord
  • Don't Let the Devil Ride Sonny Treadway
    Traditional Sacred African-American Steel Guitar Music in Florida, Arhoolie
  • The Devil and Jesus Eric Burdon
    'Til Your River Runs Dry, ABKCO
  • Voodoo Cadillac Southern Culture on the Skids
    Dirt Track Date, Geffen
  • Whole Lotta Shakin' Goin' on Big Maybelle
    The Complete Okeh Sessions, Epic/ Okeh/ Legacy
  • I'm Shakin' Jack White
    Blunderbuss, Third Man/ Columbia
  • Who Do You Love? Bo Diddley
    His Best, Chess/ MCA
  • Instrumental: Bluebonnet Rag Speedy West
    Stratosphere Boogie, Razor & Tie
  • Sitting on Top of the World Moses Williams
    Southern Street Musicians, NCTA/ unreleased
  • Steel Guitar Stomp Bob Wills and the Texas Playboys
    Legends of Country Music, Columbia/ Legacy
  • Dire Wolf Grateful Dead
    Workingman's Dead, Warner
  • Mother's Children Have a Hard Time Blind Willie Johnson
    The Complete Blind Willie Johnson, Roots & Blues
  • Motherless Child Eric Clapton
    From the Cradle, Reprise
  • Instrumental: Jewel Praise Calvin Cooke
    Heaven, Darecords
  • SEGMENT: Robert Randolph and Calvin Cooke
  • Wade in the Water The Blind Boys of Alabama and Ben Harper
    Higher Ground, Real World
  • Blue Sky The Allman Brothers Band
    Eat a Peach, Capricorn
  • Instrumental: Steelin' the Blues Tom Morrell
    No Peddlers Allowed, WR
  • Open Bed: Six Miles Next Door Yusef Lateef
    The Blue Yusef Lateef, Atlantic
  • Jumpin' With Symphony Sid King Pleasure
    King Pleasure Sings / Annie Ross Songs, Original Jazz Classics
  • Down 'n' Adam Lester Young
    The Complete Lester Young Studio Sessions on Verve, Verve
  • Whatcha Gonna Do When There Ain't No Swing Catherine Russell
    Strictly Romancin', World Village
  • (Every Time I Hear) That Mellow Saxophone Roy Montrell
    Creole Kings of New Orleans, Specialty
  • Othelia Yusef Lateef
    The Blue Yusef Lateef, Atlantic
  • Johnny Can't Dance Clifton Chenier
    Louisiana Blues and Zydeco, Arhoolie
  • Instrumental: The Plum Blossom Yusef Lateef
    Eastern Sounds, Prestige
  • Mean Old World Sam Cooke
    Night Beat/ Sam Cooke, RCA
  • That Old Feeling Lena Horne
    Lena Horne: The Best of the RCA Years, BMG
  • My True Story Aaron Neville
    My True Story, Blue Note
  • Tell It Like It Is Aaron Neville
    The Best of Aaron Neville, A&M
  • Tell It Like It Is Dirty Dozen Brass Band with Robert Randolph
    Medicated Magic, Ropeadope
  • Instrumental: Afternoon in Paris (Take 2) Sonny Stitt
    Sonny Stitt, Bud Powell, J.J. Johnson, Prestige
  • SEGMENT: Yusef Lateef
  • Down by the Riverside The Blind Boys of Alabama with Allen Toussaint & Preservation Hall Jazz Band
    Down in New Orleans, Time Life
  • End Bed: Just Us Blues Elvin Jones
    Illumination!, Impulse!