The Toils and Triumphs of Woody Guthrie, in the words of his friends, family and fellow travelers. And “Working on a Building” with New Orleans’ building craftsmen: The Black Men of Labor. Includes music for your picnics and parties from Sarah Vaughn, Fats Domino and the Grateful Dead.
We’ll talk with Gospel radio host Pearlie Tolliver, Monroe, Louisiana’s “Queen of the Dial.” And New Orleans DJ Billy Delle, the man who loves scratchy 45s to death on his show, “Records from the Crypt.” With music from Hank Williams, Joni Mitchell and Professor Longhair.
Jazzman Olu Dara takes us from Natchez, Mississippi to New York City. We’ll ride the Southern Crescent overnight, and listen to music about railroading from Duke Ellington, Doc Watson and Steve Reich. Plus a subway surprise from documentarian David Isay.