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American Highways

Fifty shows! This is the special anniversary edition of American Highways. I’m pianist Guy Livingston and this show is a festive one, about trains, mostly American trains. Music of Steve Reich, Harry Partch, Duke Ellington, Louis Jordan, Glenn Miller, and Meade “Lux” Lewis.
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Theme Music :
Steve Reich. The Desert Music (1984)
First Movement (Fast).
Chorus of the Brooklyn Philharmonic, Members of the Brooklyn Philharmonic, Michael Tilson Thomas & William Carlos Williams. 
Nonesuch Records 79101.
Count Basie
One O’Clock Jump
Count Basie 
Welton KBOX3182C
Steve Reich
Different Trains
1. America, Before The War (8:59) 
2. Europe, During The War (7:31) 
3. After The War (10:27)
The London Steve Reich Ensemble, Vincent Corver, Kevin Griffiths
EMI Classics ‎– 50999 0 87319 2 0
Harry Warren (music) & Mack Gordon (lyrics)
Chattanooga Choo Choo
Glenn Miller 
Welton KBOX3182C
Vaughn Horton, Denver Darling, & Milt Gabler
Choo Choo Ch’Boogie 
Louis Jordan & His Tympany Five 
Welton KBOX3182C
Meade "Lux" Lewis 
Honky Tonk Train Blues
Meade "Lux" Lewis
Milan Records
Harry Partch
Barstow: Eight Hitchhikers’ Inscription From A Highway Railing At Barstow, California
Ben Johnston, voice; Kronos Quartet
Nonesuch 7559-79372-2 1
Billy Strayhorn, lyrics by Joya Sherrill
Take The "A" Train
Duke Ellington 
Welton KBOX3182C