Martin Scorsese Presents the Blues: Feel Like Going Home

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Barnes & Noble - Steve Futterman
The fascinating links between the early Delta blues and their African origins are explored in Feel like Going Home. Seminal masters of the Mississippi style -- Son House, Robert Johnson, Charley Patton -- and later performers including Muddy Waters, Johnny Shines, and John Lee Hooker are represented. Country blues in its modern form finds committed practitioners in Taj Mahal, Corey Harris, and Willie King and the Liberators. Across the ocean, African stars Ali Farka Touré and Salif Keita, both profoundly touched by the power of the blues, draw influences from the U.S. style while giving tantalizing suggestions of the origins of the music itself. Feel like Going Home ...
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Editorial Reviews

Barnes & Noble - Steve Futterman
The fascinating links between the early Delta blues and their African origins are explored in Feel like Going Home. Seminal masters of the Mississippi style -- Son House, Robert Johnson, Charley Patton -- and later performers including Muddy Waters, Johnny Shines, and John Lee Hooker are represented. Country blues in its modern form finds committed practitioners in Taj Mahal, Corey Harris, and Willie King and the Liberators. Across the ocean, African stars Ali Farka Touré and Salif Keita, both profoundly touched by the power of the blues, draw influences from the U.S. style while giving tantalizing suggestions of the origins of the music itself. Feel like Going Home provides immense pleasure while raising intriguing questions. How much music these days can you say that about?
All Music Guide - Steve Leggett
Drawn from the soundtrack to Martin Scorsese's seven-part television documentary on the blues, Feel Like Going Home documents the roots behind the roots, traveling from the American South to West Africa and back again, resulting in a remarkable collection that spotlights the past, present, and future of this historically important musical genre. From early 78s by seminal figures Charley Patton "High Water Everywhere", Son House his early version of "Death Letter," here called "My Black Mama", and Robert Johnson "Hellhound on My Trail", through field recordings collected by the venerable Alan Lomax an early Muddy Waters tune called "Rosalie," which includes rough-hewn country fiddle from Henry "Son" Simms and the restructured contemporary African blues of Ali Farka Toure and Salif Keita, this fine soundtrack knocks the dust off of the blues and exposes its vital and creative center. Highlights include the wild and eerie sound of Othar Turner and Napoleon Strickland's fife and drum ensembles and the up-to-the-minute trance-inducing blues of Willie King & the Liberators. On "Terrorized," King sings: "You talk about terror/I've been terrorized all my life. "That's the blues, circa 2003. Feel Like Going Home is a fine introduction to the long history and promising future of this impressive musical form.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 9/9/2003
  • Label: Sony Mod - Afw Line
  • UPC: 827969048924
  • Catalog Number: 90489
  • Sales rank: 144,505

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Traveling Riverside Blues - Robert Johnson (2:46)
  2. 2 Dybaflow Blues - Johnny Shines (2:35)
  3. 3 Hellhound on My Trail - Robert Johnson (2:37)
  4. 4 Country Blues - Muddy Waters (3:27)
  5. 5 Celebrated Walkin' Blues - Taj Mahal (8:54)
  6. 6 Rosalie - Son Simms (3:04)
  7. 7 My Black Mama, Pt. II - Son House (3:15)
  8. 8 Government Fleet Blues - Son House (6:52)
  9. 9 Gypsy Woman - Muddy Waters (2:35)
  10. 10 High Water Everywhere, Pt.1 - Charley Patton (3:00)
  11. 11 C.C. Rider (2:58)
  12. 12 Terrorized - Willie King & the Liberators (4:23)
  13. 13 Oh Baby - Otha Turner (2:53)
  14. 14 Lay My Burden Down - Otha Turner (2:27)
  15. 15 Mali Dje - Ali Farka Touré (5:39)
  16. 16 Tupelo Blues - John Lee Hooker (3:24)
  17. 17 Amandrai - Ali Farka Touré (7:20)
  18. 18 Down Child - John Lee Hooker (2:52)
  19. 19 Ananamin (It's Been So Long) - Salif Keita (4:01)
  20. 20 My Babe - Otha Turner (4:30)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
John Lee Hooker Guitar, Vocals
Floyd Jones Bass
Eddie Kirkland Guitar
Charley Patton Guitar, Vocals
Taj Mahal Harmonica, Vocals, Slide Guitar
Salif Keita Guitar, Vocals
Ali Farka Touré Guitar, Vocals
Songhai Percussion
Ernest "Big" Crawford Bass
Louis Ford Mandolin
Son House Guitar, Vocals
Robert Johnson Guitar, Vocals
Frank Kirkland Drums
Fiddlin' Joe Martin Mandolin
Muddy Waters Guitar, Vocals
Johnny Shines Guitar, Vocals
Sunnyland Slim Piano
Percy Thomas Guitar
Corey Harris Guitar
Napoleon Strickland Fife, Vocals
Souleye Kane Djembe
Fatoumata Traore Vocals
Willie King Guitar, Vocals
Rodney Evans Snare Drums
Otha Andre Evans Snare Drums
Aubrey Turner Bass Drums
Leroy Williams Harmonica
Aaron Hodge Guitar
Otha Turner Bass Drums, Fife, Vocals
Technical Credits
Willie Dixon Composer
John Lee Hooker Composer
Charley Patton Composer
Taj Mahal Arranger, Composer
Salif Keita Composer
Ali Farka Touré Composer
Mississippi Fred McDowell Composer
Alan Lomax Composer, Producer
Samuel Charters Producer
Leonard Chess Producer
Phil Chess Producer
Ulrich Felsburg Executive Producer
Nick Gold Producer
Peter Guralnick Liner Notes
Robert Johnson Composer
Don Law Producer
McKinley Morganfield Composer
Muddy Waters Composer
Joseph M. Palmaccio Mastering
Johnny Shines Composer
Sam Watson Engineer
Mark Wilder Mastering
Sonny Boy Williamson [II] Composer
Napoleon Strickland Composer
Martin Scorsese Liner Notes, Executive Producer
Margaret Bodde Producer
Jules Taub Composer
Alex Gibney Producer
Traditional Composer
Willie King Composer
Richard Hutton Producer
Jody Patton Executive Producer
John Work III Producer
Bill Grauer Jr. Producer
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