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Episode #2565

New Blues

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Thursday, July 06, 2006

Take part of some new blues on this edition of New Sounds. As part of the overwhelmingly successful film (and its soundtrack), "O Brother Where Art Thou," Louisiana bluesman Chris Thomas King seems to be a bridge between blues and hip-hop, with his rapped lyrics and dj scratching. We’ll listen to some music by King along with music from Cassandra Wilson’s latest rootsy jazzy, electronica-y blues release, "Thunderbird." And as always, lots more.

PROGRAM # 2565, New Blues (First aired on Thurs. 7/6/06)

ARTIST(S)

RECORDING

CUT(S)

SOURCE

Cassandra Wilson

Thunderbird

Easy Rider [7:00]

Blue Note #63398 www.cassandrawilson.com*

Chris Thomas King

dirty south hip hop blues

Hard Time Killing Floor Blues [3:30]

21st Century Blues #2106 www.21cbrecords.com*

Cassandra Wilson

Thunderbird

Go To Mexico [5:30]

See above.

Chris Thomas King

dirty south hip hop blues

Revelations [5:00]

See above.

Ethel

Ethel

John King: Sweet Hardwood, Pts. 2 & 3 [8:00]

Cantaloupe #21017** www.cantaloupemusic.com*

Paul Lansky

Folk Images

Howl [4:30]

Bridge #9060 www.bridgerecords.com

Neil Rolnick

Digits

A Robert Johnson Sampler [10:00]

Innova #656 www.innova.mu*

Robert Johnson

King of the Delta Blues Singers

Cross Road Blues [2:30]

Columbia Legacy #65746**

*, ** - Find the recordings you've heard - go to the New Sounds Recordings Information page
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