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Format: CD
Sku: 60027806
UPC: 093074006221
UPC 14: 00093074006221
Release Date: 6/18/1996
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Song Listing

Disc 1
Song Title
1. Penitentiary Blues - Lightnin' Hopkins ~ Various Artists
2. Sweet Old Chicago - Roosevelt Sykes ~ Various Artists
3. Blue Moon Of Kentucky - Bill Monroe & His Bluegrass Boys (live) ~ Various Artists
4. If I Had A Hammer - Pete Seeger (live) ~ Various Artists
5. Lafayette - Lucinda Williams ~ Various Artists
6. Bosco Stomp - Allie Young/Bessyl Duhon/Rodney Balfa ~ Various Artists
7. Better Day - Brownie McGhee/Sonny Terry ~ Various Artists
8. Long Road To Travel - Lonnie Johnson ~ Various Artists
9. Coo-Coo Bird, The - Doc Watson/Clarence Ashley ~ Various Artists
10. Pretty Saro - Doug & Jack Wallin ~ Various Artists
11. Freight Train - Elizabeth Cotten ~ Various Artists
12. Old Joe Bone - New Lost City Ramblers ~ Various Artists
13. Have A Feast Here Tonight - Bill Monroe/Doc Watson (live) ~ Various Artists
14. Freedom Road - Josh White ~ Various Artists
15. This Land Is Your Land - Woody Guthrie ~ Various Artists
16. Two Good Men - Woody Guthrie ~ Various Artists
17. In The Pines - Leadbelly ~ Various Artists
18. Irene - Leadbelly ~ Various Artists
19. Somebody's Been Fooling #1 - Big Joe Williams ~ Various Artists
20. Hesitation Blues - Dave Van Ronk ~ Various Artists
21. Gonna Be An Engineer - Peggy Seeger ~ Various Artists
22. Delgadina - Mercedez Lopez ~ Various Artists
23. I Was Standing By The Bedside Of A Neighbor (If You See My Saviour) - Michele Lanchester/Sweet Honey In The Rock ~ Various Artists
24. Virgo - Mary Lou Williams ~ Various Artists
25. Syl-O-Gism - Mary Lou Williams ~ Various Artists
26. We Shall Overcome - The SNCC Freedom Singers/Dorothy Cotton/Pete Seeger ~ Various Artists

Album Notes and Credits

Notes & Personnel Info
Muze PNote Compilation producers: Anthony Seeger, Amy Horowitz.
Muze PNote This assemblage of blues, bluegrass, mountain ballads, topical songs, and jazz shows the wide range of American vernacular music, and Smithsonian Folkways' commitment to it. Among the many highlights here are Clarence Ashley and Doc Watson's ragged and yet sleek version of "The Coo Coo Bird," Doug Wallin's creaky and breathless a cappella version of "Pretty Saro," Lucinda Williams' Cajun two-step, "Lafayette," and a compelling take by Elizabeth Cotten of her signature song, "Freight Train." The New Lost City Ramblers bring their urban string band chops to a kinetic revitalization of "Old Joe Bone," while Michelle Lanchester (with Sweet Honey in the Rock) turns "I Was Standing By the Bedside of a Neighbor (If You See My Savior)" into a kind of gospel doo wop. Hearing the jazz piano of Mary Lou Williams on "Virgo" and "Syl-O-Gism" is another high point here. This fine disc works as a sampler for Smithsonian Folkways, but it also works as an enjoyably cohesive sequence on its own. ~ Steve Leggett

Technical Info

Music Release Date Release Date : 06/18/1996
Music Original Release Date Original Release Date : 1996
Music CatalogId Catalog ID : 40062
Music Label Name Label : Smithsonian Folkways Recordings
Music Number of Discs Number of Discs : 1
Music Studio or Live Studio/Live : Mixed
Music Mono or Stereo Mono/Stereo : Mixed
Music SPAR code SPAR Code : n/a
Music UPC UPC : 00093074006221

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