Classic African American Songsters From Smithsonian Folkways

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The 2014 Smithsonian compilation, Classic African American Songsters from Smithsonian Folkways, brings together recordings culled from the museum's vast collection that showcase the stylistic diversity of artists who, though largely known for playing the blues, performed many other genres of music. These are songs that move through such wide-ranging styles as ragtime, country, Tin Pan Alley, and more. Included are songs by Big Bill Broonzy, Lead Belly, Mississippi John Hurt, Peg Leg Sam, and many others.
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide
The 2014 Smithsonian compilation, Classic African American Songsters from Smithsonian Folkways, brings together recordings culled from the museum's vast collection that showcase the stylistic diversity of artists who, though largely known for playing the blues, performed many other genres of music. These are songs that move through such wide-ranging styles as ragtime, country, Tin Pan Alley, and more. Included are songs by Big Bill Broonzy, Lead Belly, Mississippi John Hurt, Peg Leg Sam, and many others.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 6/24/2014
  • Label: Smithsonian Folkways
  • UPC: 093074021125
  • Catalog Number: 740211
  • Sales rank: 31,953

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Bring it on Down to My House - Warner Williams (2:05)
  2. 2 Talking Blues - Pink Anderson (2:29)
  3. 3 Nobody's Business (If We Do) - John Jackson (3:18)
  4. 4 Alabama Bound - Little Brother Montgomery (2:20)
  5. 5 Pallet on the Floor - Brownie McGhee (3:12)
  6. 6 Chicken, You Can't Roost Too High For Me - Bill Williams (3:20)
  7. 7 My Hula Love - Lead Belly (2:20)
  8. 8 Candy Man - Reverend Gary Davis (2:35)
  9. 9 Going Down the Road Feeling Bad - Phil Wiggins (3:35)
  10. 10 Froggy Went A-Courtin' - Peg Leg Sam (4:13)
  11. 11 Monday Morning Blues - Mississippi John Hurt (5:56)
  12. 12 The Boys of Your Uncle Sam - Pink Anderson (2:07)
  13. 13 Raise a Ruckus Tonight - Brownie McGhee (2:53)
  14. 14 Reno Factory - Marvin Foddrell (2:12)
  15. 15 Don't Let Your Deal Go Down - John Jackson (3:11)
  16. 16 Honeysuckle Rose - Warner Williams (2:09)
  17. 17 Bill Bailey - Big Bill Broonzy (1:58)
  18. 18 When the Roses Bloom Again - Bill Williams (2:09)
  19. 19 Straighten Up and Fly Right - Peg Leg Sam (3:19)
  20. 20 Careless Love - Snooks Eaglin (2:36)
  21. 21 They Cut Down the Old Pine Tree - Martin, Bogan & the Armstrongs (2:19)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Big Bill Broonzy Guitar, Vocals
Snooks Eaglin Vocals, 12-string Guitar
Mississippi John Hurt Guitar, Vocals
John Jackson Guitar, Vocals
Lead Belly Guitar, Vocals
Little Brother Montgomery Piano, Vocals
Howard Armstrong Violin, Vocals
Pink Anderson Guitar, Vocals
Carl Martin Mandolin, Vocals
Ted Bogan Guitar, Vocals
Brownie McGhee Guitar, Vocals
John Cephas Guitar, Vocals
Sonny Terry Harmonica, Vocals
Phil Wiggins Harmonica
Warner Williams Guitar, Vocals
Jay Summerour Vocals, Guest Appearance
Marvin Foddrell Guitar, Vocals
Bill Williams Guitar, Vocals
Peg Leg Sam Jackson Harmonica, Vocals
Reverend Gary Davis Guitar, Vocals
Coyal McMahon Maracas, Vocals
Technical Credits
Big Bill Broonzy Arranger
Willie Cobbs Composer
Mississippi John Hurt Composer
John Jackson Arranger
Little Brother Montgomery Composer
Fats Waller Composer
Irving Mills Composer
Andy Razaf Composer
Chris Bouchillon Composer
Porter Grainger Composer
Huddie Ledbetter Arranger
Jeff Place Liner Notes, Annotation
Bob Wills Composer
Bob Cole Composer
Pete Reiniger Mastering
Kip Lornell Engineer
Edward Eliscu Composer
Everett Robbins Composer
Edward Madden Composer
Gus Edwards Composer
Percy Wenrich Composer
Barry Lee Pearson Liner Notes, Annotation
D.A. Sonneborn Executive Producer
Marvin Foddrell Arranger
William Raskin Composer
Frederic Ramsey Jr. Engineer
J. Rosamond Johnson Composer
Nat Cole Composer
George Brown Composer
Daniel E. Sheehy Executive Producer
Gary Davis Composer
Allen Tullos Engineer
Krystyn Macgregor Layout
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