Lovers, Brothers and Others: Making Sweet Music Together


February 12th, 2014 ~ Music made by couples, families and siblings often has a special quality. The same is true of people who have a musical attraction to one another: Lennon and McCartney, or Fats Domino and Dave Bartholomew. Country traditionalist and mandolin player Marty Stuart was 12 years old when he met country chanteuse Connie Smith at a road show in his native Mississippi. Decades later Marty and Connie were married. They talk about their spring-fall relationship and making music together as "old souls." We'll talk to Joan Baez about writing for Bob Dylan and her singing his songs. Plus the Black Keys tell us how they teamed up, as did real brothers Trombone Shorty and James Andrews. We'll also hear from the Cajun married duo of Marc and Ann Savoy.

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  • Open Bed: Corinne, Corrina Chet Atkins
    Gallop Guitar: The Early Years, Bear Family
  • You Are My Sunshine Ray Charles
    Genius & Soul: The 50th Anniversary Collection, Rhino
  • I Thank You Sam and Dave
    Sweat 'n' Soul: Anthology 1965-1971, Rhino
  • The Man I Love Billie Holliday and Lester Young
    A Musical Romance, Columbia
  • Sweet Lorraine Nat King Cole
    The Best of the Nat King Cole Trio: The Vocal Classics, Vol.1 1942-1946, Capitol
  • Hey Boy! Hey Girl! Louis Prima and Keely Smith
    Wild, Cool and Swingin', Capitol
  • Instrumental: Hummingbyrd Marty Stuart
    Ghost Train: The Studio B Sessions, Sugar Hill
  • SEGMENT: Marty Stuart and Connie Smith
  • Evening Gown Mick Jagger
    Wandering Spirit, Atlantic
  • Fraulein Townes Van Zandt
    The Late Great Townes Van Zandt, United Artists
  • Ain't It Hard Mance Lipscomb
    Texas Blues Guitar, Arhoolie
  • Instrumental: Fireman Ring the Bell RL Burnside
    Too Bad Jim, Fat Possum
  • CLIP: The Black Keys
  • Busted The Black Keys
    The Big Come Up, Alive
  • Losing You Mavis Staples
    You Are Not Alone, Anti-
  • If I Were a Carpenter Lee Dorsey
    Soul Mine: The Greatest Hits and More 1960-1978, Charley
  • You Were on My Mind Ian and Sylvia
    The Complete Vanguard Studio Recordings, Vanguard
  • Jackson Jerry Lee Lewis and Linda Gail Lewis
    The Locust Years, Bear Family
  • Ballad of John and Yoko John Lennon
    Imagine: John Lennon: Music from the Original Motion Picture, Capitol
  • End Bed: Return to Me Buddy Miller and Lee Ann Womack
    The Majestic Silver Strings, New West
  • Open Bed: My Sweet Potato Booker T and the MGs
    The Complete Stax/Volt Singles 1959-1968, Atlantic
  • It Takes Two Marvin Gaye & Kim Weston
    The Very Best of Marvin Gaye, UTV
  • I'll Never Be Free Paul Gayten and Annie Laurie
    Paul Gayten and Annie Laurie, Specialty
  • Let's Call the Whole Thing Off Louis Armstrong and Ella Fitzgerald
    Ella & Louis Sing Gershwin, Verve
  • CLIP: James & Troy Andrews
  • Lil' Liza Jane James & Troy Andrews feat. Dr. John and Cyril Neville
    12 & Shorty, Keep Swingin'
  • Door Poppin' Carol Fran and Clarence Holliman
    Louisiana Gumbo, Putomayo
  • Sophisticated Sissy Rufus Thomas
    The Complete Stax/Volt Singles 1959-1968, Atlantic
  • Instrumental: Frankie and Johnnie Tuts Washington
    New Orleans Piano Professor, Rounder
  • Frankie and Johnnie Sam Cooke
    The Man Who Invented Soul, RCA
  • Lover's Prayer Wallace Brothers
    Sun Records: Southern Soul, Sun
  • CLIP: Marc and Ann Savoy
  • Reno Waltz The Savoy-Doucet Cajun Band
    Home Music with Spirits, Arhoolie
  • In Spite of Ourselves John Prine and Iris DeMent
    In Spite of Ourselves, Oh Boy
  • Instrumental: Last Date Floyd Cramer
    Country Legends, RCA
  • SEGMENT: Joan Baez
  • Long Time Gone Billie Joe Armstrong & Norah Jones
    Foreverly, Warner Bros.
  • The Two of Us The Beatles
    Let It Be... Naked, Apple/ Capitol
  • End Bed: Tea for Two Tito Puente
    Tito Puente NightBeat / Mucho Puente Plus, Bear Family