|Artist: Various Artists|
|Over the course of its four disks, Roots Music: An American Journey explores contemporary recordings of traditional music played with authenticity and strict attention to its heritage. But it pays equal attention to musicians who use traditional materials as a starting place. For some, roots music is the fire. For others, it fans the flames of something new. It is only by placing these two methodologies side-by-side that a full picture emerges.|
Many think of roots music - the endless tapestry of regional and/or ethnic traditions that define and fuel various North American cultures and its rituals - as something sequestered and unchanging: more a museum piece than a fluid, active presence. Such a perspective could not be further from today's reality. For in addition to roots music's vast influence on some of the most creative contemporary performers (Los Lobos, Alison Krauss, Beck, Bob Dylan, just for starters), roots music has birthed an endless stream of performers who take their native or borrowed traditions and expand and develop them - refining them, adding contemporary influences while still maintaining the integrity of the source.
Roots Music: An American Journeyshowcases all styles from Cape Breton fiddle styles to rockabilly, from blues to disk four's extensive look at contemporary roots rock, this richly annotated boxed set is the cornerstone of any comprehensive library of Americana. For the uninitiated and familiar, it is a wondrous introduction. For those familiar with North America's vast array of traditions, it will reveal new commonalities and intricacies in the contrasting styles that it presents side-by-side. As America continues to rediscover its own heritage, Roots Music: An American Journey will become more and more valuable.
Album Notes and Credits
Notes & Personnel Info
|Recorded between 1962 and 2000. Includes liner notes by Scott Billington and|
|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.,|
Producer: Louisa 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
Engineer: Chris 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
|Release Date : 10/09/2001|
|Original Release Date : 2001|
|Catalog ID : 610501|
|Label : Rounder Select|
|Number of Discs : 4|
|Studio/Live : Studio|
|Mono/Stereo : Stereo|
|SPAR Code : n/a|
|UPC : 00011661050129|
- 4 out of 5 stars - "...Celebrating the proud 30-year history of Alison Krauss's home label, Rounder....a great introduction..."
- "...For non-beginners...ROOTS is intriguing, with less familiar artists and a broad musical sweep..."