Americana, Old & New

On this edition of New Sounds, take a fresh look at traditional American music with Jorma Kaukonen and Joel Harrison, who reinterpret songs by the Rev. Gary Davis. Also, we hear composer and guitarist Joel Harrison's interpretations of Johnny Cash, and Johnny Cash interpreting Nine Inch Nails, among others.

PROGRAM #2163 Americana, Old & New (Tuesday, 6-10-03)





Various Artists

O Brother Where Art Thou Soundtrack

Hard Time Killing Floor Blues [2:30]

Mercury# 088 170-069**
Available for purchase at*

Joel Harrison

Free Country

Twelve Gates to the City [5:00]


Jorma Kaukonen

New Sounds Live, 9/19/02, Merkin Hall

I Am the Light of this World [3:30]

Kaukonen has recorded other versions of this song. See his website:

Johnny Cash

America IV: The Man Comes Around

The Man Comes Around [5:00]

American #440063339**
Available for purchase at*

Joel Harrison (W/Norah Jones)

Free Country

I Walk The Line [5:00]

See above.

Tin Hat Trio (w/Willie Nelson)

The Rodeo Eroded

Willow Weep For Me [4:30]

Ropeadope Records #93134**

Johnny Cash

America IV: The Man Comes Around

Hurt [3:00]

See above.

Zubot & Dawson (w/Kelly Joe Phelps)

Chicken Scratch

Hellhounds On My Trail [5:00]

True North Reocrds #277

Paul Williams & Friends

In Memory of Robert Johnson

Terraplane Blues [4:30]

Black Sun #15017. May be out of print. Try

Gary Lucas & Ellis Hooks

New Sounds Live, 9/14/00, Merkin Hall

If I Had Posession Over Judgement Day [4:00]

Not commercially available.


Live from the Make Believe

Wayfaring Strangers [3:30]

Dromedary Music #001

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