Program #1926

The new sound of old-timey music is on deck for this edition of New Sounds. We feature the legendary Norman Blake, a guitar and mandolin virtuoso who never strayed far from his birthplace of Chattanooga, Tennessee, although he did make this live appearance in our studio. We also spotlight the almost legendary Du-Tels, a "psychedelic acoustic folk duo" comprised of Gary Lucas and Peter Stampfel, who bring freewheeling madness and whimsy to material new and old.

PROGRAM # 1926, new/old sounds. (First aired on Thursday, June 14, 2001)





Various artists (Soundtrack)

O Brother, Where Art Thou

Norman Blake: I Am A Man of Constant Sorrow [2:00]

Mercury/Nashville Records** Available for purchase at*

Norman Blake


Savannah Rag [3:30]

See below.

Norman & Nancy Blake


Flower from the Fields of Alabama [4:00] The Fate of Talmadge Osbourn [3:30] Fiddler's Dram [3:30]

Norman Blake has nearly 30 CDs, many with Nancy Blake. The most recent ones are on the Shanachie label and include "Flower from the Fields of Alabama." In most stores** or

The Du-Tels (Peter Stampfel, Gary Lucas)


Black Bottom [3:00] Ring of Fire [3:30] Golden Slippers [4:00] Little Maggie [3:00] Teletubbies Theme [3:00]

The Du-Tels CD "No Knowledge Of Music Required" is on the Knitting Factory/Shimmy Disc label. Available in better stores, or from the Knitting Factory; 212-219-3006 or

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