American Routes: Songs And Stories From The Road by Nick SpitzerAmerican Routes: Songs And Stories From The Road by Nick Spitzer

American Routes: Songs And Stories From The Road

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Audio Book (CD) | October 14, 2008

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In his weekly radio program heard on NPR, folklorist Spitzer leads listeners on a lively journey through American music and the evolution of its many styles from A (avant-garde) to Z (zydeco). Even in divisive times, there’s one thing about America everyone loves: its music. Produced in New Orleans, American Routes embraces and explores all kinds of American music: blues and jazz, gospel and soul, old-time country and rockabilly, Cajun and zydeco, Tejano and Latin, roots rock and pop, avant-garde and classical. Each week, program host and creator Nick Spitzer talks with well-known artists, lesser-known studio musicians, and little-known buskers. Songs, stories, interviews, and conversations reveal the origins of American music, musicians, and cultures (the roots) and the many directions they have taken over time (the routes). The show pays tribute to historic heroes, celebrates great musicians of today, and hits the road, traveling from street parades to juke joints, bayous to beltways.
NICK SPITZER is an internationally recognized folklorist. He has served as a documentary, record, film, and festival producer for the Smithsonian Institution and PBS, and as an independent cultural producer for NPR's All Things Considered. He is on faculty at the University of New Orleans.No Bio
Title:American Routes: Songs And Stories From The RoadFormat:Audio Book (CD)Dimensions:1 pages, 5.63 × 4.94 × 0.5 inPublished:October 14, 2008Publisher:Highbridge CompanyLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1598876252

ISBN - 13:9781598876253

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Table of Contents

  • Introduction with Nick Spitzer
  • Dave Brubeck
  • Antique Radio Museum, St. Louis
  • Tom Waits
  • Tito Puente
  • Rufus Thomas
  • Sea Breeze Beach
  • Jerry Leiber & Mike Stoller
  • Nina Simone
  • Dolly Parton
  • Jerry Garcia
  • Feufollet
  • Tremé Sidewalk Steppers and Rebirth Brass Band Second Line
  • Editorial Reviews

    No series has come close to Nick Spitzer's American Routes in exploring the many streams of this nation's music.
    —Nat Hentoff, Wall Street Journal