Don't Scandalize My Name


September 6th, 2006 ~ From Pretty Polly and Poor Ellen Smith to Lil' Liza Jane and Old Joe Clark, this American Routes deals with the nomenclature of music. We'll chat with a man many of you might know and learn what it's like to grow up as John Smith. Plus, the San Antonio native and leader of the barnstorming 1950's band Mando & the Chili Peppers tells us how he took a turn from Tejano music to rock n' roll and ended up in Las Vegas with a stage name that stuck. And learn more about Jody, that shadowy figure that's got your girl and gone.

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  • Open Bed: Tipitina Allen Toussaint
    American Routes Original Recording,
  • Tipitina Professor Longhair
    Fess: The Professor Longhair Anthology, Rhino
  • Lewis Boogie Jerry Lee Lewis
    Classic Jerry Lee Lewis, Bear Family
  • Sadie Green Big T Tyler w/Earl Palmer
    Backbeat: The World's Greatest Rock 'n' Roll Drummer, Ace
  • Sadie Green (She's the Vamp of New Orleans) Roy Newman and His Boys
    Western Swing and Cowboy Jazz, JSP
  • Don't Scandalize My Name Bill 'Jazz' Gillum
    The Bluebird Recordings, 1934-1938, RCA
  • Puddin' n' Tain The Kit Kats
    Philly Doo-Wop Classics, Jamie/Guyden
  • Barnacle Bill the Sailor Louis Prima w/Keely Smith
    Breaking It Up!, Columbia/Legacy
  • Instrumental: Sweet Lorraine Sidney Bechet
    Ken Burns Jazz, Columbia/Legacy
  • SEGMENT: James and Troy Andrews on nicknames
  • Lil' Liza Jane James and Troy Andrew w/Dr. John
    12 & Shorty, Keep Swingin'
  • Sneakin' Sally Through the Alley Lee Dorsey
    Yes We Can / Night People, Raven
  • Ophelia The Band
    The Band: A Musical History, EMI
  • Instrumental: Crying Steel Chuck Berry
    The Chess Box, MCA
  • Lena Mae Lawrence Walker
    Lafayette Saturday Night, Ace
  • Carol Chuck Berry
    His Best, Vol. 1, MCA/Chess
  • INTERVIEW: Mando Cavallero
  • Congo Mambo Mando & the Chili Peppers
    On the Road With Rock and Roll, Ace
  • Farmer John The Premiers
    Brown-Eyed Soul, Vol. 2, Rhino
  • Mr. Brown Bob Marley and the Wailers
    Trenchtown Rock: The Anthology 1969-78, Trojan
  • Open Bed: The Jody Grind (Pt.1) Horace Silver
    Blue 45s: The Ultimate Jukebox, Blue Note
  • Jody Benny Richardson and Group of the Ellis Unit
    Wake Up Dead Man, Rounder
  • Jody's Got Your Girl And Gone Johnnie Taylor
    Lifetime: A Retrospective of Soul, Blues & Gospel, 1956-1999, Stax
  • Hey Joe Jimi Hendrix
    Experience Hendrix: The Best of Jimi Hendrix, MCA
  • Ezekiel Saw the Wheel Golden Gate Quartet
    The Very Best of the Golden Gate Quartet, Capitol
  • I'm Gonna Be a Wheel Some Day Fats Domino
    Out of New Orleans, Bear Family
  • Hello Josephine Snooks Eaglin
    Soul's Edge, Black Top
  • Josephine par se ma femme (Josephine is not my wife) Clifton Chenier
    King of the Bayous, Arhoolie
  • Instrumental: Corrine, Corrina Chet Atkins
    Galloping Guitar, Bear Family
  • Corrine Corrina Big Joe Turner
    Big, Bad & Blue: The Big Joe Turner Anthology, Rhino
  • Corrine Corrina Bob Wills and His Texas Playboys
    San Antonio Rose, Bear Family
  • SEGMENT: Tom Sawyer
  • Mississippi Sawyer Man Curt and Irene Blackwell
    Field recording by Nick Spitzer,
  • Jim Dandy Rose Maddox
    The One Rose, Bear Family
  • Only Daddy That'll Walk The Line John Doe
    Lonesome, On'ry and Mean: A Tribute to Waylon Jennings, Dualtone
  • Instrumental: Rory Mae Kid Future
    Fonotone Records 1956-1969, Dust To Digital
  • INTERVIEW: John Smith
  • Just Like Tom Thumb's Blues Bob Dylan
    No Direction Home: The Soundtrack, The Bootleg Series Vol.7, Columbia
  • Dink's Blues Jack McDuff
    The Honeydripper, Prestige