Roots Music: An American Journey (4-CD)
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Roots Music: An American Journey (4-CD)
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CD Details

  • Number of Discs: 4
  • Released: October 9, 2001
  • Label: Rounder / Umgd

Entertainment Reviews:

Q - May 2002, p.124
4 out of 5 stars - "...Celebrating the proud 30-year history of Alison Krauss's home label, Rounder....a great introduction..."
Mojo (Publisher) - 7/02, p.118
"...For non-beginners...ROOTS is intriguing, with less familiar artists and a broad musical sweep..."

Tracks on Disc 1:

  • 1.Tennessee Mountain Fox Chase - Norman Blake
  • 2.Banjo Picking Girl - Hazel Dickens / Alice Gerrard
  • 3.Old Corn Liquor - Joe Thompson
  • 4.Rain and Snow - Suzanne Thomas / Dry Branch Fire Squad
  • 5.Orphan Child, The - Jody Stecher / Jody Stetcher / Kate Brislin
  • 6.Working on a Building - The Johnson Mountain Boys / The Johnston Mountain Boys
  • 7.You Better Mind - Bessie Jones
  • 8.Dry Bones - The Persuasions
  • 9.Did You Hear John Hurt? - Dave Van Ronk
  • 10.One-Dime Blues - Etta Baker
  • 11.All the Way From East St. Louis - Mississippi Fred McDowell
  • 12.Juke Medley - Robert Nighthawk / Carey Bell
  • 13.Black's Ball - J.B. Hutto & the Hawks
  • 14.Just a Little While to Stay Here - Rebirth Brass Band
  • 15.Iko, Iko - Theodore "Bo" Dollis / The Wild Magnolias
  • 16.Mai Kai No Kauai - The Tau Moe Family
  • 17.Texas Cowboy - Glen Ohrlin / Glenn Ohrlin
  • 18.Streets of Laredo - Brownie Ford

Tracks on Disc 2:

  • 1.Lacassine Special - The Balfa Brothers
  • 2.Ti Galop pour Mamou - D.L. Menard
  • 3.Dimanche Apres-Midi - Chris Ardoin & Double Clutchin'
  • 4.PŠre et Gar‡on Zydeco - Geno Delafose / John Delafose / John & Geno Delafose
  • 5.Oh Bye Mon Neg - Boozoo Chavis
  • 6.Zulema Waltz - Santiago Jimenez, Jr.
  • 7.Ahualulco - Los Pregoneros del Puerto
  • 8.Ven (Come to Me) - Los Cachorros
  • 9.Reels: Catherine McEvoy's / Arkle Mountain - Liz Carroll / James Keane Jr.
  • 10.Silver Star Hornpipe / Karen's Reel / Temperance Reel: Silver Star Hornpipe / Karen's Reel / Temperance Reel - Joe Warren Cormier
  • 11.Long Journey Home - J.D. Crowe & the New South
  • 12.Leavin' - James King
  • 13.Old Folks at Home - Vern Williams
  • 14.Nobody's Business - The Freight Hoppers
  • 15.All Around the World - James Booker
  • 16.Frankie and Johnny - Tuts Washington
  • 17.Yancey's Bugle Call - Preacher Jack
  • 18.Bottle Up and Go - Sleepy LaBeef

Tracks on Disc 3:

  • 1.Friend of the Devil - Rice, Rice, Hillman & Pedersen / Rice, Rice, Hillman & Pederson
  • 2.Every Time You Say Goodbye - Alison Krauss / Union Station
  • 3.Man of Constant Sorrow - Tony Furtado / Tim O'Brien
  • 4.Crossfire - B‚la Fleck
  • 5.You're in My Heart - Rhonda Vincent
  • 6.Second Wind - Claire Lynch
  • 7.Black Dog - Ray Wylie Hubbard
  • 8.Don't Kneel at My Graveside - Stevens Sisters
  • 9.Oh Death - Tarbox Ramblers
  • 10.You Can't Hold on to a Love That's Gone - The Holmes Brothers
  • 11.This Time I'm Gone for Good - Johnny Adams
  • 12.Down the Road - Marcia Ball
  • 13.Think It Over One More Time - Buckwheat Zydeco
  • 14.Just One Kiss - Beau Jocque & The Zydeco Hi-Rollers
  • 15.Danse de Mardi Gras - Steve Riley & the Mamou Playboys
  • 16.Chez Seychelles - Beausoleil

Tracks on Disc 4:

  • 1.Frosty - Clarence "Gatemouth" Brown
  • 2.Funkyard - Walter "Wolfman" Washington
  • 3.Doyne / Freylekhs: Doyne / Freylekhs - Klezmer Conservatory Band
  • 4.Somos Boricuas (We Are Puerto Rican) - Los Pleneros de La 21
  • 5.Hey Little Love - Tish Hinojosa
  • 6.A¤o Viejo - The Blazers
  • 7.All Just to Get You - Joe Ely
  • 8.One Endless Night - Jimmie Dale Gilmore
  • 9.Nebraska - The Cash Brothers
  • 10.Uniform Grey - Sarah Harmer
  • 11.Broke Down - Slaid Cleaves
  • 12.Birches - Bill Morrissey
  • 13.More Than a Paycheck - Sweet Honey in the Rock
  • 14.Swing Low, Sweet Chariot - IIIrd Tyme Out
  • 15.Flamenco Fling - Natalie MacMaster
  • 16.Ashokan Farewell - Fiddle Fever

Product Description:

Recorded between 1962 and 2000. Includes liner notes by Scott Billington and
Louisa Hufstader.
Digitally remastered by Johanathn Wyner (M-Works, Cambridge, Massachusetts).
Personnel: David McLaughlin (vocals, guitar, mandolin); Clarence "Gatemouth" Brown, Delbert Williams, D.L. Menard, Dave Van Ronk, Dudley Connell, Glen Ohrlin, Gurf Morlix, Valente Reyes, J.B. Hutto, Doran Moe, Peter Cash, Jody Stecher, Andrew Cash, Ray Wylie Hubbard, Richard Bennett , Sarah Harmer, Sleepy LaBeef, Tau Moe, Tish Hinojosa, Wendell Holmes, Bill Morrissey , Brownie Ford, Cary Fridley (vocals, guitar); Joe Ely (vocals, acoustic guitar, harmonica); Slaid Cleaves (vocals, acoustic guitar); Manuel Gonzales, Ruben Guaderamma (vocals, electric guitar); Jose Gutierrez, Oliverio Lara (vocals, requinto, jarana); Frank Lee, J.D. Crowe, Kate Brislin, Keith Little, Alice Gerrard, Ron Block (vocals, banjo); Suzanne Thomas (vocals, claw hammer banjo); Gonzalo Mata (vocals, harp); Don Rigsby, Larry Rice , Rhonda Vincent, Vern Williams (vocals, mandolin); Lani Moe (vocals, ukulele); David Greely, Eddie Stubbs, Joe Thompson, Alison Krauss (vocals, fiddle); Stanley Dural (vocals, accordion, piano); Beau Jocque, Blackie Forestier, Boozoo Chavis (vocals, accordion); James Booker, Marcia Ball, Tuts Washington (vocals, piano); Lee Stuart (vocals, electric bass); Steve "Skeeta" Charlot, Popsy Dixon, Sean Ardoin (vocals, drums); Juan Jose Gutierrez-Rodriguez, Jose Rivera (vocals, bombo, percussion); Hector "Tito" Matos (vocals, guiro, maracas); Tammy Ledet (vocals, rub-board); Theodore "Bo" Dollis (vocals, tambourine); Steve Dilling, Claire Lynch, Beth Stevens, Darrin Vincent, Emmylou Harris, Evelyn Harris, Miguel "Menique" Barcasnegras, Johnny Kenton, Bill Nowlin, B.J. Jones, Hazel Dickens, Sam Chammas, Nellie Tanco, James King , Jerry Lawson, Jimmie Dale Gilmore, Jimmy Hayes, Joe Russell, John Delafose, Johnny Adams, Johnny Sciascia, Aisha Kahlil, Larry Hanks, Marshall Wilborn, Mike Hartgrove, Paul Brewster, Peter Schwarz , Ray Deaton, Russell Moore, Sherman Holmes, Wayne Benson, Yasmeen, Bernice Johnson Reagon, Bessie Jones, Aris Martinez, Jayotis Washington, Rose Moe (vocals); Tommy Comeaux (guitar, mandolin); Mark O'Connor (guitar, fiddle); Jesse Cook (guitar, hand claps); David Doucet, David Grier, Etta Baker, Jimmy Reed Jr., Guitar Thomas, Gordon McCann, Gabriel Pandy Perrodin, Jr., Steve Williams , Gary D. Davis, David Fender, Nathaniel Fontenot, Michael Toles, Nick Forster, Robert Nighthawk, Russ Barenberg, Tim Stafford, Tony Rice, Bob Brozman, Cliff Parker, Brian Bisesi, Bryan Sutton (guitar); Darrell Scott (acoustic guitar); Marvin Denton Dykhuis (electric guitar, mandolin, background vocals); Jesse Taylor, Rob Gjersoe (electric guitar); Lloyd Maines (steel guitar, background vocals); Teye (flamenco guitar, background vocals); Fred Travers, Jerry Douglas , Pete Prilesnik, Phil Leadbetter, Sonny Landreth, Jeff Plankenhorn (dobro); Toby Torres (bajo sexto); Lamar Grier, Herb Pedersen, Marc Pruett, Alison Brown, Mike Seeger, Tom Adams, Tom Jackson , Tony Furtado, B‚la Fleck, Bob Carlin (banjo); Tim O'Brien (mandolin, fiddle); David Grisman, Adam Steffey, Larry Lynch (mandolin); Evan Stover (fiddle, viola); Kenny Smith (fiddle, background vocals); Natalie MacMaster, Darol Anger, Dewey Balfa, Will Balfa, J.P. Fraley, James Bryan , Tim Smith , Jay Ungar, Joe Warren Cormier, Liz Carroll, Matt Glaser, Michael Doucet, Nancy Blake, Rickie Simpkins, Rodney Balfa, Ron Stewart, Tracy Schwarz, Ed Neff (fiddle); Juan Viesca (tololoche); Carey Bell (harmonica); James Keane (accordion, piano); Eddie LeJeune, Errol Verret, Joel Jose Guzman, Geno Delafose, Hadley Fontenot, Santiago Jimenez, Jr. (accordion); Ilene Stahl (clarinet); Bill "Foots" Samuel (alto saxophone, tenor saxophone); Hankus Netsky (alto saxophone); Jim Spake (tenor saxophone, baritone saxophone); Greg Piccolo, Alvin "Red" Tyler, Roderick Paulin (tenor saxophone); Joe Sunseri (baritone saxophone); Rick Tait, Kennety Terry, Calvin Landry, Glen Andrews, Larry Carter, Kermit Ruffins, Scott Thompson, Stanton Davis, Jr., Terry Promane, Chase Sanborn (trumpet); Gary Bohan (cornet); Reg Stewart, Craig Klein, Mark Hamilton , Tyrus Chapman, Jim McMillen (trombone); Philip Frazier (tuba); Jose Lantigua (piano, keyboards); Earl Poole Ball, Eddie Irwin, Lawrence Sieberth, Javier Perez-Saco, Jon Cleary, Preacher Jack (piano); Luca Fredericksen (organ); David Torkanowsky, Kim Bullard, Michael Lockett (keyboards); Barry Bales, Kevin Thompson (acoustic bass); Maury LaFoy, Ivan Browne (upright bass); Ruben C. Gonzalez (drums, congas, percussion); Charlie Cooley (drums, hand claps); Grant Smith , Rick Richards, Wilbert "Junkyard Dog" Arnold (drums, percussion); D.J. Fontana, Rellis Chavis, Don Heffington, Germaine Jack, Rodney Craig, Robert Whitehead, Leroy Pina, Donnell Spencer, Josh Freese, Larry Atamanuik, Nathaniel Jolivette, Lloyd Herrman, Kevin Dugas (drums); Keith "Bass Drum Shorty" Frazier (bass drum, cymbals); Geechee (bass drum, background vocals); Ajay Mallory (snare drum, cymbals); Geenie (congas, background vocals); Alberto "Tito" Cepeda (bombo, guiro); Elijah Cudges, Charles Chavis (rub-board); Pretty Queen, Penney, Monk Boudreaux (tambourine, background vocals); Kelli Roberts, Nelda Balfa, Harry Balfa (triangle); Art Avalos (hand claps, percussion); Gordie Sampson (hand claps); Steve Hindalong (percussion); Darcie Deaville, Gary Herman, Chuck Holcomb, April Stevens (background vocals).
Audio Mixers: Chris Andersen; David Farrell ; Fred Remmert; Glenn Berger; Gregg Lunsford; Greg Goldman; Gurf Morlix; Jake Guralnick; George B. Hicks; Jeff Wolpert; Jim Robeson; John Nagy; Ken Irwin; Mark Wessel ; Miles Wilkinson; Paul Mufson; Pete Carlson ; Pete Reiniger; Ronnie Light; Scott Billington; Steve Chandler; The Johnson Mountain Boys; Toby Torres; Tom Mark; Wes Lachot; Richard Adler ; Bil VornDick; Bill McElroy; Bob Carlin; Bob Shumaker ; Carl Finch.
Liner Note Author: Scott Billington.
Recording information: A&M Studios, Hollywood, CA (??/1962-09/2000); Abtrax Recording Studio, Nashville, TN (??/1962-09/2000); Antone's, Austin, TX (??/1962-09/2000); Arch Studios, Berkely, CA (??/1962-09/2000); Bay Records, Berkeley, CA (??/1962-09/2000); Bias Recording Co, Springfield, VA (??/1962-09/2000); Big Mo Recorders, Kensington, MD (??/1962-09/2000); Blue Jay Recording Studio, Carlisle, MA (??/1962-09/2000); C.R.G. Studios, Rowland Heights, CA (??/1962-09/2000); Cedar Creek Studios, Austin, TX (??/1962-09/2000); Champagne Studio, Nashville, TN (??/1962-09/2000); Chez Flames Recording, New Orleans, LA (??/1962-09/2000); Church Of God In Christ, St. Simons Island, GA (??/1962-09/2000); Colorado SOund, Denver, CO (??/1962-09/2000); Como, MS (??/1962-09/2000); Corner Of 14th, Chicago, IL (??/1962-09/2000); Dimension Sound, Jamaica Plain, MA (??/1962-09/2000); Dockside Studios, Maurice, LA (??/1962-09/2000); Dogtown Studios, Nashville, TN (??/1962-09/2000); Hawaii (??/1962-09/2000); Hilltop Studios, Madison, TN (??/1962-09/2000); Homeplace Studio (??/1962-09/2000); La Louisianne Recording Studios, Lafayette, LA (??/1962-09/2000); Lighthouse Sound, Nashville, TN (??/1962-09/2000); Long View Farm, North Brookfield, MA (??/1962-09/2000); Mach I (??/1962-09/2000); Magnolia Studios (??/1962-09/2000); Master Trak Studio, Crowley, LA (??/1962-09/2000); McClear Pathe Studios, Ontario, Canada (??/1962-09/2000); Mountain View, AR (??/1962-09/2000); Music Row Audio, Nashville, TN (??/1962-09/2000); My Generation Studio, Somerville, MA (??/1962-09/2000); New Orleans Recording Company, Metairie, LA (??/1962-09/2000); New Orleans, LA (??/1962-09/2000); Overdub Lane, Durham, NC (??/1962-09/2000); Pedernales Recording Studio, Spicewood, TX (??/1962-09/2000); Peoria, Chicago, IL (??/1962-09/2000); Rising Fawn, GA (??/1962-09/2000); Rootball Studios, Austin, TX (??/1962-09/2000); Shook Shack, Nashville, TN (??/1962-09/2000); Sound Shop B (??/1962-09/2000); Sound Space Inc., Yellow Springs, OH (??/1962-09/2000); Southlake Recording Studios, Metairie, LA (??/1962-09/2000); Studio 19, Nashville, TN (??/1962-09/2000); Studio In The Country, Bogalusa, LA (??/1962-09/2000); Suite 2000 (??/1962-09/2000); Track Recorders, Silver Spring, MD (??/1962-09/2000); Treasure Isle Recorders (??/1962-09/2000); Ultrasonic Recording Studios, New Orleans, LA (??/1962-09/2000); Variety Recording Studios, New York, NY (??/1962-09/2000).
Editors: Louisa Hufstader; David Farrell ; George B. Hicks.
Photographers: Henry Horenstein; Steve Harris ; Barbara Roberds; Andrew MacNaughton; Pamela Springsteen; Jim McGuire ; Deni McIntyre; Will Van Overbeek; Irene Young; Rick Olivier; Will McIntyre; Ken Winokur.
Unknown Contributor Role: Peter Schwarz .
Arrangers: Chris Ardoin; David Doucet; Hankus Netsky; IIIrd Tyme Out; Jody Stecher; Joe Warren Cormier; Joe Thompson; John Delafose; Kate Brislin; Klezmer Conservatory Band; Mamou Playboys; Michael Doucet; Sean Ardoin; Tarbox Ramblers; The Tau Moe Family; Tuts Washington; Theodore "Bo" Dollis; Bob Brozman.
Over the course of their 30-year career, Boston's Rounder Records has amassed an amazing catalog of recordings drawing on just about every American musical tradition you can think of. Known primarily as a bluegrass and folk label, Rounder has also released (both under their own imprint and through subsidiary labels like Heartbeat, Bullseye Blues, and Philo) numerous albums by Cajun, old-time, reggae, contemporary folk, zydeco, and blues artists. Roots Music is culled from the catalog of the Rounder imprint itself, and its four discs veer wildly from the hardcore fiddle tunes of Norman Blake and the old-timey singing of Suzanne Thomas to the raucous Cajun two-steps of the Balfa Brothers and D.L. Menard, and from there to the elegant conjunto stylings of Los Pregoneros del Puerto and the Texas country-rock of Jimmie Dale Gilmore. It's a pretty unusual compilation that has the old-time string band the Freight Hoppers rubbing right up against legendary New Orleans pianist James Booker, but then, that's the kind of label Rounder has always been. Roots Music is a fitting and aptly titled tribute to this American treasure. ~ Rick Anderson

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