Kingpins of the Gulf Coast: Rodney Crowell & Dr. John


March 26th, 2014 ~ The Houston-born singer/songwriter Rodney Crowell talks about growing up on the rough side of town with the ghost of Hank Williams as a "family member," as well writing songs for his recent duet partner Emmylou Harris. He also wrote for many of the country heavy weights from Jerry Reed to Guy Clark and Bob Seeger, and was also the antagonist in Rosanne Cash's signature tune "Seven Year Ache." Then we'll sit down live in a rare visit to Nashville (!) with the Crescent City's Nite Tripper himself Dr. John, who reminisces about and demonstrates his early days at the piano, and on a music industry, "spying mission" that could only happen in New Orleans.

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  • Open Bed: Somebody's Shadow Roney Crowell
    Tarpaper Sky, New West
  • Crazy Baby Rodney Crowell
    Diamonds & Dirt, Columbia
  • Pipeliner Blues Moon Mullican
    Moon's Rock, Bear Family
  • Houston Jump Floyd Dixon
    Cow Town Blues, Modern
  • CLIP: Rodney Crowell
  • Bluebird Wine Rodney Crowell and Emmylou Harris
    Old Yellow Moon, Nonesuch
  • Houston, the Action Town Juke Boy Bonner
    Life Gave Me a Dirty Deal, Arhoolie
  • Instrumental: French Town Waltz Clifton Chenier
    Bon Ton Roulet! & More, Arhoolie
  • SEGMENT: Rodney Crowell
  • Frankie Please Rodney Crowell
    Tarpaper Sky, New West
  • Instrumental: Truth Decay Rodney Crowell
    Sex and Gasoline, Yep Roc
  • The Rose of Memphis Rodney Crowell
    Let the Picture Paint Itself, MCA
  • Tennessee Flat Top Box Roseanne Cash
    King's Record Shop, Columbia
  • CLIP: Rodney Crowell
  • Seven Year Ache Roseanne Cash
    Blue Moons & Broken Hearts: The Anthology, Raven
  • 'Til I Gain Control Again Blue Rodeo
    5 Days in July, Discovery
  • CLIP: Rodney Crowell
  • Help Me Make It Through the Night Sammi Smith
    Kris Kristofferson: Singer/Songwriter, Sony
  • Leavin' Louisiana in the Broad Daylight Rodney Crowell
    Ain't Living Long Like This, Warner Brothers
  • End Bed: Houston Beat Juke Boy Bonner
    Ghetto Poet, Arhoolie
  • Open Bed: Fess Up Dr. John
    Goin' Back to New Orleans, Warner Brothers
  • Storm Warning Mac Rebennack
    Medical School: The Early Sessions of Mac "Dr. John" Rebennack, Music Club
  • Junko Partner Dr. John
    Dr. John's Gumbo, ATCO
  • Stack-A-Lee Dr. John
    In the Right Place, ATCO
  • Basin Street Blues Dr. John
    Goin' Back to New Orleans, Warner Brothers
  • Instrumental: The Point Dr. John
    Still Spicy Gumbo Stew, ACE
  • SEGMENT: Dr. John
  • Instrumental: The Pot Dr. John
    Gumbo Stew: Original New Orleans R&B, Ace
  • Mama Roux Dr. John
    Gris-Gris, ATCO
  • Hu-Ta-Nay Donald Harrison Jr. with Dr. John
    Indian Blues, Candid
  • (Everybody Wanna Get Rich) Rite Away Dr. John
    Disitively Bonnaroo, ATCO
  • There Must Be a Better World Somewhere Dr. John
    Afterglow, Blue Thumb
  • End Bed: Just a Closer Walk With Thee Dr. John
    The Brightest Smile in Town, Rounder