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The Arkansas Traveler: Music from Little House on the Prairie

  • 1. Battle Cry of Freedom, The - John Cowan
    2. Old Dan Tucker - Elizabeth Cook
    3. Gum Tree Canoe, The - Buddy Greene
    4. Money Musk - Pa's Fiddle Band
    5. Green Grows the Laurel
    6. Daisy Deane - Mike Eldred/Nashville Mandolins
    7. Irish Washerwoman - Pa's Fiddle Band
    8. Roll on Silver Moon
    9. Blue Juniata, The - Riders in the Sky
    10. Dixie's Land - Bob Carlin
    11. Happy Land - Peggy Duncan
    12. Monkey's Wedding, The - Mac Wiseman
    13. Devil's Dream, The - Butch Baldassari/David Schnaufer
    14. Oh! California (Oh! Susanna) - Andrea Zonn/Alison Brown
    15. Gypsy King, The - Jeff Black
    16. Bye Baby Bunting - Deborah Packard
    17. Arkansas Traveler, The - Riders in the Sky
    18. In the Pot (Fantasy on Pease Porridge Hot) - Stan Link (Bonus Track)
  • Additional Info
    Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): 37001022

  • Credits
    ProducerButch Baldassari; Dale Cockrell

    The second in a projected ten-CD series presenting the over 120, 19th century American folk songs embedded in Laura Ingalls Wilder's popular Little House on the Prairie book series, Arkansas Traveler: Music from Little House on the Prairie is squarely in the vein of the O Brother, Where Art Thou soundtrack release, with various contemporary folk, country and bluegrass musicians offering faithful yet subtly updated versions of classic Americana fare. Among the highlights here are Elizabeth Cook's loose ensemble version of "Old Dan Tucker," Bob Carlin's joyous "Dixie's Land," Butch Baldassari's striking mandolin and dulcimer-led arrangement of the old fiddle standard "The Devil's Dream," and Riders in the Sky's version of the title track. The Wilder association aside, this project, when completed, should be a wonderful survey of mid-19th century American folk music as seen through the eyes of 21st century musicians, and for Wilder fans, well, it'll give a real voice to Pa's fiddle. ~ Steve Leggett

  • Critic Reviews
    Dirty Linen (p.67) - "[I]t has 18 tracks that aurally illustrate the musical references made by the author....Music played a big part in those lives."
    No Depression (p.88) - "[M]any of the songs have age-transcending appeal, and they all boast sparkling musicianship."
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