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Format: CD
Sku: 60508047
UPC: 660200207526
UPC 14: 00660200207526
Release Date: 10/30/2001
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Song Listing

Disc 1
Song Title
1. American Roots Music Theme - Ricky Skaggs/Earl Scruggs/James Cotton/Marc & Ann Savoy (new recording) ~ Various Artists
2. Waiting For A Train - Jimmie Rodgers ~ Various Artists
3. Wildwood Flower - The Carter Family ~ Various Artists
4. Take Me Back To My Old Carolina Home - Uncle Dave Macon ~ Various Artists
5. Wabash Cannonball - Roy Acuff ~ Various Artists
6. That Silver-Haired Daddy Of Mine - Gene Autry ~ Various Artists
7. Sitting On Top Of The World - Bob Wills ~ Various Artists
8. Uncle Pen - Bill Monroe ~ Various Artists
9. Salty Dog Blues - Flatt & Scruggs ~ Various Artists
10. This Land Is Your Land - Woody Guthrie ~ Various Artists
11. Nine Pound Hammer - Merle Travis ~ Various Artists
12. Walking The Floor Over You - Ernest Tubb ~ Various Artists
13. If You've Got The Money, I've Got The Time - Lefty Frizzell ~ Various Artists
14. Cold, Cold Heart - Hank Williams ~ Various Artists
15. It Wasn't God Who Made Honky Tonk Angels - Kitty Wells ~ Various Artists
16. Black Mountain Rag - Doc Watson (new recording) ~ Various Artists
17. Earl's Breakdown - Earl Scruggs (new recording) ~ Various Artists
18. Little Maggie - Ralph Stanley (new recording) ~ Various Artists
19. Where Shades Of Love Lie Deep - Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver (new recording) ~ Various Artists
Disc 2
Song Title
1. King Biscuit Time Theme, The - James Cotton (new recording) ~ Various Artists
2. Crazy Blues - Mamie Smith ~ Various Artists
3. St. Louis Blues - Bessie Smith ~ Various Artists
4. Black Snake Moan - Blind Lemon Jefferson ~ Various Artists
5. Screamin' And Hollering The Blues - Charley Patton ~ Various Artists
6. Crossroad Blues - Robert Johnson ~ Various Artists
7. Death Letter Blues - Son House ~ Various Artists
8. Another Night To Cry - Lonnie Johnson ~ Various Artists
9. Foldin' Bed - Whistler & His Jug Band ~ Various Artists
10. Boogie Woogie Dream - Albert Ammons/Pete Johnson ~ Various Artists
11. Bye Bye Bird - Sonny Boy Williamson II ~ Various Artists
12. Shake For Me - Howlin' Wolf ~ Various Artists
13. Got My Mojo Working - Muddy Waters ~ Various Artists
14. Thrill Is Gone, The - B.B. King ~ Various Artists
15. Take a Little Walk With Me - Robert Lockwood, Jr. (new recording) ~ Various Artists
16. Henry - Keb' Mo' (new recording) ~ Various Artists
Disc 3
Song Title
1. Joshua Fit de Battle - Fisk University Jubilee Singers ~ Various Artists
2. Precious Lord Take My Hand - Rev. Thomas A. Dorsey ~ Various Artists
3. Blind Barnabus - Golden Gate Quartet ~ Various Artists
4. Down By The Riverside - Sister Rosetta Tharpe ~ Various Artists
5. Move On Up A Little Higher - Mahalia Jackson ~ Various Artists
6. Sit Down Servant - The Staple Singers ~ Various Artists
7. Oh Happy Day - Edwin Hawkins ~ Various Artists
8. This Land Is Your Land - Woody Guthrie ~ Various Artists
9. Goodnight Irene - Leadbelly ~ Various Artists
10. So Long It's Been Good To Know You - The Weavers ~ Various Artists
11. Soldier and the Lady, The - The New Lost City Ramblers ~ Various Artists
12. John Henry - Mississippi John Hurt ~ Various Artists
13. If I Had a Hammer (The Hammer Song) - Peter, Paul and Mary ~ Various Artists
14. We Shall Overcome - The SNCC Freedom Singers/Pete Seeger ~ Various Artists
15. Times They Are a Changin', The - Bob Dylan ~ Various Artists
Disc 4
Song Title
1. Allons A Lafayette - Joe Falcon/Cleoma Breaux ~ Various Artists
2. Madame Atchen - Am?d? Ardoin/Dennis McGee ~ Various Artists
3. Port Arthur Blues - Dewey Balfa ~ Various Artists
4. I'm A Hog For You - Clifton Chenier ~ Various Artists
5. Dans La Louisianne - Marc & Ann Savoy (new recording) ~ Various Artists
6. Ossun Two Step - Steve Riley & The Mamou Playboys (new recording) ~ Various Artists
7. Mal Hombre - Lydia Mendoza ~ Various Artists
8. Muchacha Bonita - Narciso Mart¡nez ~ Various Artists
9. Rosalito - Valerio Longoria, Sr. (new recording) ~ Various Artists
10. Las Nubes - Little Joe y la Familia (new recording) ~ Various Artists
11. Ring Of Fire - Mingo Saldivar (new recording) ~ Various Artists
12. Sorry Boy - Flaco Jim?nez (new recording) ~ Various Artists
13. Yeibichei Song - Unidentified Performers ~ Various Artists
14. Traditional Powwow - Renzel Last Horse & Kiyaksa (new recording) ~ Various Artists
15. Jesus Loves Me - Everette Red Bear/Sandor Iron Rope (new recording) ~ Various Artists
16. Wounded Knee - Floyd Red Crow Westerman (new recording) ~ Various Artists
17. Enchantment Song - R. Carlos Nakai (new recording) ~ Various Artists
18. Dance, The - Robert Mirabal ~ Various Artists
 

Album Notes and Credits


Notes & Personnel Info
Muze PNote Several performances have been newly recorded for the AMERICAN ROOTS MUSIC series. Also includes a 56-page booklet with photos, an American Roots Music "timeline" as well as extensive track-by-track annotation.
Muze PNote Compilation producers: Jim Brown, Sarah Cullen, Jeff Rosen, Richard Bauer.
Muze PNote Includes liner notes by Robert Santelli plus song annotations by Robert Santelli, Charles Wolfe, Holly George-Warren, Alwxander Ewen, Manuel Pena and John Swenson.
Muze PNote Digitally remastered by Alan Silverman (Arf Digital).
Muze PNote 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. [Also available from Palm is a 19-song CD sampler entitled American Roots Music: Highlights and a video collection containing the entire television series on DVD and VHS.] ~ Zac Johnson

Technical Info

Music Release Date Release Date : 09/01/2004
Music Original Release Date Original Release Date : 2001
Music CatalogId Catalog ID : 2075
Music Label Name Label : Palm
Music Number of Discs Number of Discs : 4
Music Studio or Live Studio/Live : Studio
Music Mono or Stereo Mono/Stereo : Mixed
Music SPAR code SPAR Code : n/a
Music UPC UPC : 00660200207526

Professional Reviews

Entertainment Weekly (11/16/01, p.136)
- "...A stripped-to-the-bone, primer to some of the most vital music of the 20th century..." - Rating: B

Down Beat (May 2002, p.58)
- 4 out of 5 stars - "...An impressive collection, telling America's story quite accurately via context and song..."

Mojo (Publisher)
(7/02, p.117)
- "...Features most of the genres key players and seminal songs...plus some archival rarities and some new traditionalist songs..."

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