EPISODES OF AMERICAN ROUTES WITH AHMET ERTEGUN
Atlantic Records founder Ahmet Ertegun recalls his experiences producing some of the most legendary blues, r&b, soul and jazz of the 20th century.
From the show "Arabs and Jews in Jazz & Blues and Beyond" originally aired on September 8th, 2004
This American Routes focuses on Jewish, Arab-American, Middle Eastern and Islamic influences on African-American music and culture. Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller talk about how "two young Jewish guys" from the east coast wrote some of our most memorable songs, like "Hound Dog," "Yakety Yak," and "I'm a Woman." Plus: music portraying Old Testament tales in gospel and reggae; Middle Eastern images in jazz and pop; and the impact of Islam on the blues. Also, Atlantic Records founder and Turkish ambassador's son Ahmet Ertegun looks back on over a half-century producing blues, jazz, R&B, soul and rock.