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

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

     
 

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 thatSee more details below

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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:
03/08/2005
Label:
Document
UPC:
0714298900224
catalogNumber:
9002

Tracks

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

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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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