If You Take Me Back: Document Shortcuts, Vol. 2

Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Steve Leggett
Document Records has nearly 900 titles in its catalog and is easily the largest purveyor of American vernacular music, with titles featuring vintage American blues, jazz, boogie-woogie, gospel, old-timey, and country, all drawn from commercially released 78s and rare field recordings. If You Take Me Back is one of a series of samplers Document has released that allows a quick glimpse into the label's vast archive, and with tracks ranging from early country blues to stylish early jazz, it has a well-sequenced variety that is often lacking on the single-artist discs, which are predominantly archival in nature. Among the highlights here are Bukka White's classic 1940 ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Steve Leggett
Document Records has nearly 900 titles in its catalog and is easily the largest purveyor of American vernacular music, with titles featuring vintage American blues, jazz, boogie-woogie, gospel, old-timey, and country, all drawn from commercially released 78s and rare field recordings. If You Take Me Back is one of a series of samplers Document has released that allows a quick glimpse into the label's vast archive, and with tracks ranging from early country blues to stylish early jazz, it has a well-sequenced variety that is often lacking on the single-artist discs, which are predominantly archival in nature. Among the highlights here are Bukka White's classic 1940 recording of "Fixin' to Die Blues"; a rediscovered Skip James doing "Illinois Blues" at a 1964 concert in Boston; a raw, stunning field recording of Jimmy Peters & the Ring Dance Singers stomping through "Rockaway" in 1934; and the exciting gospel-blues of Rev. Lonnie Farris & the Gospel Flames on "Golden Street," recorded in 1962 and featuring some amazing electric slide guitar work from Farris. The range of styles presented here is impressive, and If You Take Me Back works both as a wonderful sampler of what Document offers and as a quick introduction to true American roots music at its finest.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 3/8/2005
  • Label: Document
  • UPC: 714298900224
  • Catalog Number: 9002
  • Sales rank: 369,235

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Fixin' to Die Blues (2:52)
  2. 2 Give It Up - Jewel Paige & Her Brown Brownies (3:21)
  3. 3 Illinois Blues (4:41)
  4. 4 Lint Head Stomp (2:41)
  5. 5 Rockaway - Jimmy Peters and the Ring Dance (1:20)
  6. 6 Signifying Woman (2:51)
  7. 7 Golden Street - Rev. Lonnie Farris & The Gospel Flames (2:43)
  8. 8 New Dirty Dozen (3:04)
  9. 9 Hard Day Blues - Muddy Waters (2:49)
  10. 10 Halam Improvisation - Thyam Sy Griots (2:04)
  11. 11 Don't Let Your Deal Go Down - Fiddlin' John Carson (3:08)
  12. 12 Shake Boogie - Carolina Slim (2:53)
  13. 13 You Need Some Loving - Johnny Dunn & His Band (3:12)
  14. 14 Guitar Swing - Brown Bomber Of Swing (3:01)
  15. 15 Children Go Where I Send You - Harmony Four (3:04)
  16. 16 The Last Scene of the Titanic (3:36)
  17. 17 If You Take Me Back - Big Joe & His Washboard Band (2:46)
  18. 18 Olds 98 Blues (2:31)
  19. 19 Lonesome Trail Blues - Amos Easton (3:03)
  20. 20 She's Gone (2:49)
  21. 21 Magic Carpet (2:12)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Blind John Davis Piano
Skip James Guitar, Vocals
Memphis Minnie Guitar, Vocals
Bukka White Vocals, Slide Guitar
George Barnes Electric Guitar
Jelly Roll Morton Piano
Carolina Slim Guitar, Vocals
Rev. Lonnie Farris Vocals, Slide Guitar
Fiddlin' John Carson Fiddle, Vocals
Casey Bill Weldon Vocals, Slide Guitar
Oscar Lee Bradley Drums
Brownie McGhee Guitar
Garvin Bushell Clarinet, Alto Saxophone
Bob Call Piano
Jazz Gillum Harmonica, Vocals
Jewell L. Grant Bass Saxophone
William K. "Billy" Hadnott Bass
Frank Hutchison Guitar, Vocals
Ransom Knowling Bass, String Bass
Willie James Lacey Guitar
Joe McCoy Guitar, Vocals
Robert Lee McCoy Harmonica
Willard McDaniel Piano
Muddy Waters Guitar, Vocals
Judge Riley Drums
Washboard Sam Washboard
Maurice Simon Alto Saxophone
Henry Singleton Vocals
Sonny Terry Harmonica
Amanda Sortier Washboard
Tiny Webb Guitar
Amos Easton Vocals
Maxwell Street Jimmy Davis Tenor Saxophone
Bob Gaddy Piano
Johnny Dunn Clarinet
Johnny Temple Guitar, Vocals
Mort Perry Drums
Alonzo Scales Guitar, Vocals
George Woods Drums
Alberta Perkins Vocals
Star Tambourine
Thomas Johnson Vocals
Louis Jones Vocals
Mister Zero Drums
John Mitchell Banjo
Phebel Wright Mandolin
Estil Stewart String Bass
Junior Morgan Guitar
Calvin Dillard Vocals
Clifford Medlock Vocals
James Clark Piano
Joe "Bledsoe" Brown Trumpet
LeVol Franklin Bass
Deacon McMillan Drums
Jewel Paige Vocals
Courtland Thomas Vocals
Herb Flemming Trombone
Technical Credits
Skip James Composer
Casey Bill Weldon Composer
Frank Hutchison Composer
Joe McCoy Composer
Muddy Waters Composer
Booker T. Washington White Composer
Harry Hull Brass Band
Traditional Composer
Thyam Sy Contributor
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