Roots

by Various Artists
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Item:  NCT 1999
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CD Details

  • Number of Discs: 2
  • Released: September 11, 2007
  • Label: Nascente

Tracks:

  • 1.Get Rhythm - Ry Cooder
  • 2.Sure-as-Not - Afro Celt Sound System
  • 3.Courting Is a Pleasure - Nic Jones
  • 4.Matapedia - The McGarrigles
  • 5.Levi Stubbs' Tears - Billy Bragg
  • 6.Riding High in Texas - Peter Rowan
  • 7.Llatai - Fernhill
  • 8.High Fever Blues - Corey Harris
  • 9.Ghosts of the Americcan Astronauts - The Mekons
  • 10.April Fools Day Morn - Loudon Wainwright III
  • 11.A Apir of Brown Eyes - The Pogues
  • 12.Stewball - Spider John Koerner
  • 13.Adieu Adieu - Eliza Carthy
  • 14.Joilet Bound - Rory Block
  • 15.Song For Busking Ronnie / The Remember Me Hornpipe - Kathryn.
  • 16.Don't Let Me Come Home to a Stranger - Robin & Linda William
  • 17.Pennies For Black Babies - Alias Ron Kavana
  • 18.People Are Stranger - Brave Combo
  • 19.She's in the Attic - Shooglenifty
  • 20.Devonside - Richard Thompson
  • 21.Little Plastic Castle - Ani DiFranco
  • 22.Tramp the Dirt Down - Elvis Costello
  • 23.False Knight - Jumpleheads
  • 24.The New Hula Blues - Taj Mahal
  • 25.The Drowned Lovers - Kate Rusby
  • 26.Dublin Blues - Guy Clark
  • 27.Sloe Benga - Tiger Moth
  • 28.Granite Mills - Cordelia's Dad
  • 29.Liberty Hall - Oysterband
  • 30.Every Grain of Sand - Emmylou Harris
  • 31.The World Turned Upside Down - Dick Gaughab
  • 32.Happier Blue - Chris Smither
  • 33.Flash Company - June Tabor & Martin Simpson
  • 34.The Whole Night Sky - Bruce Cockburn
  • 35.Dark Haired Lass - Altan
  • 36.Baby How Long - John Hammond
  • 37.The Maid & The Palmer - Brass Monkey
  • 38.Sur la Route - La Bottine Souriante

Product Description:

Roots, issued by the ever-cool Nascente label (everything they do is hip), is a killer double-disc collection of music by American, English, and Irish musicians who stick close to tradition by manipulating it in interesting ways. Compiled by the editors at the venerable Folk Roots magazine in the U.K., it covers 20 years -- 1980-2000 -- with tracks like Ry Cooder's amazing hybrid version of "Get Rhythm," (using Flaco Jimenez's squeeze box as a melody instrument along with beefy electric slide as a rhythmic counterpart) to kick things off. And while this is one of the most killer leadoff tracks ever, it is nonetheless only one of the 38 treasures included. There are cuts by Kate & Anna McGarrigle, Billy Bragg, Afro Celt Sound System, the Mekons, June Tabor, Chris Smither, Bruce Cockburn, the Oysterband, Corey Harris, Taj Mahal, the Pogues, and so many others that keeping tracks of what's coming at you becomes its own delightful blur. Highly recommended; this is one of the great compilations out there. ~ Thom Jurek
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Product Info:

  • UPC: 740042199927
  • Shipping Weight: 0.28/lbs (approx)
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