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Roots and Rhythms

Roots and Rhythms
Wednesday September 1st, 2010 with Ron Steeds
The Blues Got the World By the Balls

A few examples of how the blues influences, informs and inspires other genres of music.
A couple of Canadian tunes, including the one that inspired the entire show...
The Blues Got the World By the Balls
Bruce Cockburn - Night Vision - True North Canadian
Dig a Hole
Hans Staymer Band - Dig a Hole - Air Mail Music Canadian
A couple country blues tunes from two generations...
Black Girl
Long John Baldry - It Ain't Easy - Warner Bros.
Lead Me On
Kelly Joe Phelps - Lead Me On - True North
Three by a rocker who grew up on the blues in New Orleans and Texas...
Old Times, Good Times
Stephen Stills - Stephen Stills - Atlantic
Go Back Home
Stephen Stills - Stephen Stills - Atlantic
Know You Got to Run
Stephen Stills - Stephen Stills 2 - Atlantic
A couple of tunes by true individuals - one country, and one, uh, Tom Waits...
Gun Street Girl
Tom Waits - Rain Dogs - Island
Flashback Blues
John Prine - John Prine - Atlantic
A couple of musicians from Mali who play the blues in very different ways...
Vieux Farka Toure - Fondo - Six Degrees
Boubacar Traore - Kar Kar - Stern's Music
Let's end with piece that combines jazz, Asian music and blues...
Meekong Delta Blues
Mark O'Leary - Zemlya - Leo