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Will The Circle Be Unbroken: Country Strings and Jazz Vibes

   
 

October 23rd, 2013 ~ We'll re-visit the moment when the "California long-hairs" took over a Nashville studio to pay tribute to aging country heroes. American Routes look back at the 1972 LP Will The Circle Be Unbroken with John McEuen of the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band and his memories of those historic sessions. Then, a conversation with another musician familiar with Nashville - jazz vibraphone master Gary Burton. Plus a visit with Jake Shimabukuro, for whom any genre is a fine match for the ukelele.

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Hour One   Hour Two  
  • Open Bed: Wabash Cannonball Bashful Brother Oswald, Doc Watson, Earl Scruggs, Junior Husky and the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band
    Will The Circle Be Unbroken, Capitol
  • Grand Ol' Opry Song Jimmy Martin and the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band
    Will The Circle Be Unbroken, Capitol
  • Tennessee Stud Doc Watson and the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band
    Will The Circle Be Unbroken, Capitol
  • 9 Pound Hammer Merle Travis and the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band
    Will The Circle Be Unbroken, Capitol
  • Green, Green Grass of Home Joan Baez
    David's Album, Vanguard
  • Keep On the Sunny Side Moher Maybelle Carter and the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band
    Will The Circle Be Unbroken, Capitol
  • Instrumental: Down Yonder Doc Watson and the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band
    Will The Circle Be Unbroken, Columbia
  • You Ain't Going Nowhere The Byrds
    Sweetheart of the Rodeo, Columbia
  • Teach Your Children The Country Gentlemen
    35 Years of the Best Bluegrass, Rebel
  • Honky-Tonk Blues The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band
    Will The Circle Be Unbroken, Capitol
  • To Be Alone With You Bob Dylan
    Nashville Skyline, Columbia
  • Instrumental: Cannonball Rag Merle Travis and Junior Husky
    Will The Circle Be Unbroken, Capitol
  • SEGMENT: John McEuen
    Listen
  • Grayson County Blues No Speed Limit
    Bluegrass Lullaby, Virginia Humanities Foundation
  • Georgie Buck Carolina Chocolate Drops
    Carolina Chocolate Drops: Heritage, Music Maker
  • I Saw the Light Roy Acuff and the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band
    Will the Circle Be Unbroken, Capitol
  • Will the Circle Be Unbroken The Staple Singers
    Freedom Highway, Columbia
  • End Bed: The End of the World The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band
    Will the Circle Be Unbroken, Capitol
 
  • Open Bed: Move Gary Burton
    For Hamp, Red, Bags and Cal, Concord
  • Flying Home Lionel Hampton with Benny Goodman
    The Essential Benny Goodman, Columbia/ Bluebird
  • Velociraptor Tom Morrell and the Time-Warp Tophands
    Go Uptown: How the West was Swung Vol. V, WR Records
  • Muskrat Candlelight Willis Alan Ramsey
    Willis Alan Ramsey, Koch
  • Our Day Will Come Ruby and the Romantics
    Our Day Will Come: The Very Best of Ruby and the Romantics, RPM
  • Windshield Wipers Ken Nordine
    Ken Nordine Does Robert Shure's Wink, Asphodel
  • Blues in B Flat Modern Jazz Quartet
    Aristocrates du Swing, Warner/ Rhino
  • Instrumental: Green Mountains - Arise, Her Eyes (Live at Montreaux) Gary Burton
    Alone at Last, Rhino Atlantic
  • SEGMENT: Gary Burton
    Listen
  • Happy Time Tim Buckley
    Morning Glory: The Tim Buckley Anthology, Elektra
  • Ill Bill Jason Marsalis Vibes Quartet
    In the World of Mallets, Basin Street
  • Instrumental: Wear a Lei Tom Morrell and the Time-Warp Tophands
    No Peddlers Allowed: How the West Was Swung Vol. VII, Warner/Reprise
  • SEGMENT: Jake Shimabukuro
    Listen
  • Cowboy Hula (Na Cowboy) Nani Lim Yap & Friends
    Songs of the Hawaiian Cowboy, Warner Western
  • Over the Rainbow/ It's a Wonderful World Israel Kamakawiwo'ole
    Meet Joe Black soundtrack, Universal
  • End Bed: Sailin' on to Hawaii Bashful Brother Oswald, Doc Watson, Earl Scruggs, Jr. Huskey
    Will the Circle Be Unbroken, Capitol