Music and Memory: the Lewis Family Museum, Haney's Big House & New Orleans Jazz Funeral


July 30th, 2014 ~ This week on American Routes, we'll first take a tour of the Lewis Family Museum and liquor store in Ferriday, LA, where Jerry Lee Lewis' sister Frankie Jean shows us around their family home. Then we'll visit with the mayor of Ferriday and others who remember Haney's Big House, which burned down in 1966. Across the river in Natchez, MS, bluesman Hezekiah Early looks back on playing in Haney's house band. Back down in New Orleans, we'll talk with Treme Brass Band's leader and snare drummer Benny Jones and bass drummer Joe Lastie about their late drummer and friend Uncle Lionel Batiste.

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  • Open Bed: Harmonica Shuffle Hezekiah & the Houserockers
    Hezekiah & the Houserockers, High Water
  • Great Balls Of Fire Jerry Lee Lewis
    The Locust Years..., Bear Family
  • M.I.S.S.I.S.S.I.P.P.I. Ella Fitgerald
    1950, Classics
  • Big River Johnny Cash
    The Man In Black: 1954-1958, Bear Family
  • Natchez Shopping Blues Olu Dara
    In the World: From Natchez to New York, Atlantic
  • The Natchez Burnin' Howlin' Wolf
    The Chess Box, MCA/ Chess
  • SEGMENT: Haney's Big House with Charles Bell & Mayor McGlothin
  • Instrumental: Jookin' Noble ' Thin Man' Watts and King Curtis
    The Fire/ Fury Records Story, Capricorn
  • SEGMENT: Hezekiah Early
  • Meet Me Down in Froggy Bottom Mississippi Fred McDowell
    The Best of Mississippi Fred McDowell, Arhoolie
  • Whole Lotta Shakin' Goin' On Big Maybelle
    The Complete Okeh Sessions 1952-1955, Epic/ Okeh
  • SEGMENT: The Lewis Family Museum
  • Instrumental: I've Got a Robe (Goin' to Shout All Over God's Heav'n) Charlie Haden & Hank Jones
    Steal Away, Verve
  • Precious Memories Sister Rosetta Tharpe
    Ladies of Gospel - Women of Gospel: Precious Memories, Peacock/ MCA
  • Son of a Preacher Man Dusty Springfield
    Dusty in Memphis, Rhino
  • I Remember You Frank Ifield
    The Best of the EMI Years, Parlophone
  • Nothing Takes the Place of You Toussaint McCall
    Nothing Takes the Place of You, Fuel
  • Lake Charles Lucinda Williams
    Car Wheels on a Gravel Road, Mercury
  • End Bed: La Valse a Howard Hebert Les Freres Michot
    Eleves a Pillette, ArZed
  • Open Bed: Just a Closer Walk With Thee Treme Brass Band
    Gimme My Money Back, Arhoolie
  • First Air of Autumn Drive-By Truckers
    English Oceans, ATO
  • Big Iron Marty Robbins
    Gunfighter Ballads and Trail Songs, Columbia
  • Gregorio Cortez Los Hermanos Banda
    Mexican-American Border Music Vol.1 1928-1958, Arhoolie
  • Pancho and Lefty Delbert McClinton
    Poet: A Tribute to Townes Van Zandt, Free Falls Entertainment
  • Me and Paul Willie Nelson
    Yesterday's Wine, Justice
  • Instrumental: Red River Road, Part One Los Cenzontles with David Hidalgo & Pete Sears
    Songs of Wood and Steel, Los Cenzontles Mexican
  • Smokey Joe's Cafe Buddy Holly
    Memorial Collection, Geffen
  • Teddy's Juke Joint Jackie Scott and the Housewreckers
    How Much Woman Can You Stand, Jackie Scott
  • The New San Francisco Bay Blues Hurray for the Riff Raff
    Small Town Heroes, ATO
  • (Sittin' On) the Dock of the Bay Otis Redding
    Otis! The Definitive Otis Redding, Rhino
  • Instrumental: These Foolish Things Lester Young
    The Complete Lester Young Studio Sessions on Verve, Universal
  • Travelin' Light Billie Holiday
    The Essential Billie Holiday: Songs of Lost Love, Verve
  • Remember Me (When the Candlelights Are Gleaming) Willie Nelson
    Red Headed Stranger, Columbia
  • Careless Love Lionel Batiste Sr.
    Lars Edegran presents Uncle Lionel, GHB
  • SEGMENT: Treme Brass Band
  • End Bed: Oh, Didn't He Ramble Kid Ory
    1922-1945, Classics