American Roots Music [Box Set] [Bonus Tracks]

American Roots Music [Box Set] [Bonus Tracks]

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Overview

The successes of the breakthrough soundtrack from the film O Brother Where Art Thou? and the in-depth PBS television series Ken Burns' Jazz seem to have combined in the 2001 production of Palm Pictures' four-part TV series American Roots Music. The series touches on the development of the distinctly American styles of traditional folk, country, blues, gospel, Western swing, bluegrass, cajun, zydeco, Tejano, and Native American music. Corresponding with the television event, Palm has released a four-CD box set soundtrack with a 48-page booklet covering the styles covered during the show. Much like a broadened version of the amazing Washington Square Memoirs: The Great Urban Folk Boom, 1950-1970 CD set, American Roots Music has pulled together an impressive list of performers, including the Carter Family, Jimmie Rodgers, Bill Monroe, B.B. King, Hank Williams, Robert Johnson, Son House, Woody Guthrie, Leadbelly, the Staple Singers, Clifton Chenier, Flaco Jimenez, and Bob Dylan. The depth of the track selection is impressive, as is the breadth of the performers chosen. The producers have chosen to include some studio recordings, and some audio tracks taken from the film archives, making for a somewhat uneven sound quality. While the previously unreleased nature of these select tracks will appeal to collectors and die-hard fans, those just exploring these styles might be turned off by the rough quality of these performances. The discs span more than eight decades of music, acting as a good overview of these genres for new listeners, while Americana enthusiasts will view it as another great collection of the most influential American roots artists in music history. [American Roots Music was re-released in 2015 and added nine bonus tracks.]

Product Details

Release Date: 02/12/2016
Label: Rockbeat Records
UPC: 0089353333423
catalogNumber: 3334
Rank: 114628

Tracks

Disc 1

  1. Crazy Blues
  2. Rambler Blues
  3. Levee Camp Moan Blues
  4. Bull Doze Blues
  5. Too Tight Blues No. 2
  6. Big Road Blues
  7. Walk Right In
  8. Pony Blues
  9. Dirty No-Gooder's Blues
  10. The Girl I Love, She Got Long Curly Hair
  11. Travelin' Blues
  12. Got the Blues Can't Be Satisfied
  13. Walkin' Blues
  14. Vicksburg Blues
  15. I'm So Glad
  16. Milk Cow Blues
  17. When the Sun Goes Down
  18. I Want You to Know
  19. Back Door Blues
  20. C&A Blues
  21. Good Morning Little School Girl
  22. Mr. Johnson Swing
  23. Romance in the Dark
  24. Bedroom Blues
  25. Kid Man Blues

Disc 2

  1. Arkansas Traveler
  2. Darling Cora
  3. Don't Let Your Deal Go Down
  4. Worthy of Estimation
  5. Dance All Night With a Bottle in Your Hand
  6. Wildwood Flower
  7. Blue Yodel
  8. K.C. Blues
  9. Blue Railroad Train
  10. I Wanna Be a Cowboy's Sweetheart
  11. Somebody's Been Using That Thing
  12. Banjo Pickin' Girl
  13. Peacock Rag
  14. Cool Water
  15. Mule Skinner Blues
  16. Time Changes Everything
  17. I Ain't Goin' Honkey Tonkin' anymore
  18. Fireball Mail
  19. 1942 Turkey in the Straw
  20. Ruby
  21. Little Glass of Wine
  22. Tramp on the Street
  23. Guitar Blues
  24. George's Playhouse
  25. I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry
  26. Jesus Hits Like an Atom Bomb

Disc 3

  1. The House Carpenter
  2. Dark Was the Night, Cold Was the Ground
  3. The Old Gray Horse
  4. Sur le Borde de L'Eau
  5. Quill Blues
  6. Religion Is a Fortune
  7. Two White Horses in a Line
  8. Indian War Whoop
  9. Shake Mother's Hand for Me
  10. Down in the Willow Garden
  11. Glory in the Meetinghouse
  12. Another Man Done Gone
  13. Rock Island Line
  14. Goodnight Irene
  15. The Mullingar Lee/The Star of Munster
  16. Blues de Basile
  17. Kozak Zawydija
  18. Chicharronera Polka
  19. Nedem Geldem Amerikaya (When I Came to America)
  20. Mal Hombre
  21. Poor Wayfaring Stranger
  22. Song for John Doe
  23. Pretty Boy Floyd
  24. Uncle Sam Says
  25. I Want Two Wings
  26. Dark as a Dungeon
  27. The Hammer Song

Album Credits

Technical Credits

Kokomo Arnold   Composer
Big Bill Broonzy   Composer
Cannon's Jug Stompers   Composer
Leroy Carr   Composer
Bo Carter   Composer
Sleepy John Estes   Composer
Mississippi John Hurt   Composer
Skip James   Composer
Blind Lemon Jefferson   Composer
Blind Willie Johnson   Composer
Lonnie Johnson   Composer
Tommy Johnson   Composer
Blind Willie McTell   Composer
Little Brother Montgomery   Composer
Charley Patton   Composer
Bessie Smith   Composer
Henry Thomas   Composer
Sippie Wallace   Composer
Dan Crary   Composer
Ralph Stanley   Composer
Amédé Ardoin   Composer
Chet Atkins   Composer
Uncle Dave Macon   Composer
Lydia Mendoza   Composer
Patsy Montana   Composer
Jimmie Rodgers   Composer
Gid Tanner   Composer
Merle Travis   Composer
Woody Guthrie   Composer
Pete Seeger   Composer
Josh White   Composer
Perry Bradford   Composer
Ernest Tubb   Composer
Hugh Gillespie   Arranger
Joe Evans   Arranger
Narciso Martínez   Composer
Mother Maybelle Carter   Composer
Blind Blake   Composer
Arthur "Guitar Boogie" Smith   Composer
Casey Bill Weldon   Composer
Texas Alexander   Composer
Big Boy Cleveland   Composer
Tommy Duncan   Composer
Lee Hays   Composer
Son House   Composer
Frank Hutchison   Composer
John Leland   Composer
Rose Maddox   Composer
Charlie Poole   Composer
George "Fathead" Thomas   Composer
Hank Williams   Composer
Sonny Boy Williamson   Composer
Lily May Ledford   Composer
Rabon Delmore   Composer
Vera Hall   Composer
Bob Nolan   Composer
Eck Robertson   Composer
Lee V. McCullom   Composer
Grady Cole   Composer
Hazel Cole   Composer
Luther Strong   Composer
Clarence Ashley   Composer
Mark Humphrey   Liner Notes
Blind Uncle Gaspard   Composer
Traditional   Composer
Texas Gladden   Composer
Floyd Jenkins   Composer
Big Maceo   Composer
Ukrainska Orchestra Pawla Humeniuk   Arranger
Achilleas Poulos   Composer
Ledbetter   Composer
Lil Green   Composer
William Williams   Composer
Elder Utah Smith   Composer
Carson J. Robison   Composer
Obed Pickard   Composer
Mark Kalmus   Graphic Design
Blue Fondue   Graphic Design
McLain   Arranger
Clarence Wilson   Composer
Henry C. Grilland   Composer

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