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Roots Music: An American Journey [Box]


  • 0. 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 Stetcher/Kate Brislin
    6. Working on a Building - 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 - Bo Dollis & the Wild Magnolias
    16. Mai Kai No Kauai - The Tau Moe Family
    17. Texas Cowboy - Glenn Ohrlin
    18. Streets of Laredo - Brownie Ford
    0. 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. Pere et Garcon Zydeco - John & Geno Delafose
    5. Oh Bye Mon Neg - Boozoo Chavis
    6. Zulema Waltz - Santiago Jimenez, Jr.
    7. El Ahualulco - Los Pregoneros del Puerto
    8. Ven (Come to Me) - Los Cachorros
    9. Reels: Catherine McEvoy's-Arklow Mountains - Liz Carroll/James Keane Jr.
    10. 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
    0. DISC 3:
    1. Friend of the Devil - 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 - Bla Fleck
    5. You're in My Heart - Rhonda Vincent
    6. Second Wind - Claire Lynch
    7. Black Dog - Ray Wylie Hubbard
    8. Graveside Song - Stevens Sisters
    9. Oh Death - Tarbox Ramblers
    10. You Can't Hold on to a Love's That 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. La Danse de Mardi Gras - Steve Riley & the Mamou Playboys
    16. Chez Seychelles - Beausoleil
    0. DISC 4:
    1. Frosty - Clarence "Gatemouth" Brown
    2. Funkyard - Walter "Wolfman" Washington
    3. Doyne / Freylekhs - Klezmer Conservatory Band
    4. Somos Boricuas (We Are Puerto Rican) - Los Pleneros de La 21
    5. Hey Little Love - Tish Hinojosa
    6. El Ano Viejo - The Blazers
    7. All Just to Get to 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
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  • Additional Info
    Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): 610501

  • Credits
    ProducerLouisa Hufstader; Chris Rival; Terry Adams; D.L. Menard; Dan Sheehy; Ellen Karas; Joe "Flip" Wilson; Fiddle Fever; Frank Ferrel; Glenn Berger; Gordie Sampson; Gurf Morlix; Hankus Netsky; Hazel Dickens; IIIrd Tyme Out; J.D. Crowe; Lesley Williams; George B. Hicks; Jeff Hannusch; Jerry Lawson; Jim Bateman; Jimmie Dale Gilmore; Jody Stecher; John Berthelot; John Parsons; Julian Raymond; Keith Keller; Ken Irwin; Alice Gerrard; Marcia Ball; Alison Krauss; Marvin Dykhuis; Michael Doucet; Miles Wilkinson; Mitch Greenhill; Norman Dayron; Andy Breslau; Peter K. Siegel; Peter Prilesnik; Ralph Rinzler; Rhonda Vincent; Richie Owens; Ron Levy; Ronny Light; Santiago Jimenez, Jr.; Sarah Harmer; Scott Billington; Sonny Landreth; Steve Conn; The Johnson Mountain Boys; Tish Hinojosa; Tony Furtado; Union Station; Wayne Martin; Bela Fleck; Bernice Johnson Reagon; Bil VornDick; Bob Brozman; Bob Carlin; Carl Finch; Cesar Rosas; Louisa Hufstader (Compilation)
    EngineerChris Hertzler; Chris Rival; Dave Matthew; David Farrell; David Lescoe; Dick Spottswood; Charles Ray; Fred Remmert; Glenn Berger; Gragg Lunsford; Greg Goldman; Gurf Morlix; Andy Hollinger; Bruce Kaplan; George B. Hicks; Jay Gallagher; Jeff Wolpert; Jesse Henderson; John Nagy; Keith Keller; Kevin Clock; Mark Wessel; Michael Cogan; Miles Wilkinson; Norman Dayron; Pete Carlson; Pete Reiniger; Peter Prilesnik; Rex Hebert; Ronny Light; Steve Chandler; Tom Mark; Tony Daigle; Wes Lachot; Richard Adler; Bil VornDick; Bruce Nemerov; Jerry Shook; Bob Shumaker; Cesar Rosas

    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, Bla 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

  • Critic 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..."
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