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Posted on: Sunday, Jan 23, 2011

Recordmen: Collector, Producer, DJ

We’re hauling out the vinyl and giving it a spin this week on American Routes. First we’ll revisit our 2005 interview with the late Jerry Wexler, who produced many soul and R&B hits on Atlantic Records. Then we’ll go down into Maryland record connoisseur Joe Bussard’s basement to sample his wall-to-wall collection of rare blues and country 78s, and the massive sound system to play them. Also, a visit in Shreveport, Louisiana with record producer Stan Lewis to learn about his days producing pop, blues and R&B on
the Jewel and Paula labels. Plus Bird Brain, the legendary Shreveport DJ who “broke” the records in the local black community… and nationally.



January 23rd, 2011 at 09:24
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Here’s the playlist from the first hour…… Check it out…..

* Open Bed: Tipitina Dr. John
Gumbo, Atlantic
* Mr. Record Man Willie Nelson
Nite Life: Greatest Hits & Rare Tracks: 1959-1971, Rhino
* Rockin’ Record Hop Carl Perkins
The Classic Carl Perkins, Bear Family
* Rock and Roll Records J.J. Cale
Anyway the Wind Blows: The Anthology, Mercury
* Rock and Roll Music Chuck Berry
The Chess Box, MCA/Chess
* Instrumental: Record Hop Al Sears
Giants of the Blues and Funk Tenor Sax, Prestige
* Trouble in My Way Como Mamas featuring Mary Moore
Como Now: The Voices of Panola Co., Mississippi, Daptone
* Rev. Moses Lou Donaldson
Blue 45s: The Ultimate Jukebox, Blue Note
* People Get Ready Aretha Franklin
Lady Soul, Rhino
* SEGMENT: Jerry Wexler
* Instrumental: The Genius After Hours Ray Charles & Milt Jackson
Soul Brothers / Soul Meeting, Atlantic Jazz
* Who’s Been Fooling You Professor Longhair
New Orleans Piano, Atlantic Jazz
* Huey Smith Medley Dr. John
Gumbo, Atlantic
* Abaniquito Tito Puente with Vicentico Valdes
The Complete 78s Vol. 1, Fania
* Check Him Out The Bleechers
Lee Perry & the Upsetters: The Upsetter Shop, Vol. 2, Heartbeat
* The Big Beat Fats Domino
Out of New Orleans, Bear Family
* End Bed: Mission Impossible Jackie Mittoo
Tribute to Jackie Mittoo, Heartbeat



January 23rd, 2011 at 16:57
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The afore-mentioned Joe Bussard’s basement . . . amazing!!