Riverside Folklore Series, Vol. 2: Singing the American Roots

Riverside Folklore Series, Vol. 2: Singing the American Roots

     
 

An excellent collection that ranges from Delta blues to Appalachian folk, covering an impressive amount of ground. Featured artists include John Lee Hooker, Sonny Terry, Jean Ritchie and Peggy Seeger. The upgraded sound is excellent, cleaned upSee more details below

Overview

An excellent collection that ranges from Delta blues to Appalachian folk, covering an impressive amount of ground. Featured artists include John Lee Hooker, Sonny Terry, Jean Ritchie and Peggy Seeger. The upgraded sound is excellent, cleaned up nicely without negative effects on the music. The Riverside catalog contains some true gems, and it's nice to see a few of those emerging here.

Product Details

Release Date:
12/03/1996
Label:
Riverside
UPC:
0025218991025
catalogNumber:
9910

Tracks

  1. Black Snake  - John Lee Hooker
  2. Baby Please Don't Go  - John Lee Hooker
  3. Pea Vine Special  - John Lee Hooker
  4. The Fox Chase  - Sonny Terry
  5. Red River  - Sonny Terry
  6. John Henry  - Sonny Terry
  7. Baby-O  - Jean Ritchie
  8. The Cuckoo  - Jean Ritchie
  9. Awake, Awake, You Drowsy Sleeper  - Jean Ritchie
  10. Guide Me, O Thou Great Jehovah  - Jean Ritchie
  11. Shady Grove  - Jean Ritchie
  12. Pretty Polly  - Obray Ramsey
  13. Old Reuben  - George Pegram
  14. Poor Jesse James  - Bascom Lamar Lunsford
  15. Poor Little Ellen  - Obray Ramsey
  16. As I Walked out One Fair May Morn  - Peggy Seeger
  17. I Married Me a Wife  - Peggy Seeger
  18. The Chickens They Are Crowing  - Peggy Seeger
  19. The Boston Burglar  -  Harry & Jeanie West
  20. Finger Ring  -  Harry & Jeanie West
  21. Oh Lord, Search My Heart  - Rev. Gary Davis
  22. Samson and Delilah  - Rev. Gary Davis
  23. Twelve Gates to the City  - Rev. Gary Davis

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

John Lee Hooker   Acoustic Guitar,Vocals,Track Performer
Erik Darling   Banjo,Guitar
Jean Ritchie   Vocals,Track Performer,Mountain Dulcimer
Peggy Seeger   Banjo,Guitar,Vocals,Track Performer
George Pegram   Banjo,Vocals,Track Performer
Harry & Jeanie West   Track Performer
Rev. Gary Davis   Guitar,Vocals,Track Performer
Sonny Terry   Harmonica,Track Performer
Bascom Lamar Lunsford   Vocals,Track Performer
Jeanie West   Guitar,Vocals,Track Performer
Walter Parham   Harmonica
Obray Ramsey   Banjo,Vocals,Track Performer
Harry West   Banjo,Track Performer
Alec Stewart   Guitar

Technical Credits

Judy Collins   Composer
Jean Ritchie   Contributor
Rahsaan Roland Kirk   Composer
Bill Belmont   Contributor
Samuel Charters   Liner Notes
Rev. Gary Davis   Composer
Kirk Felton   Remastering
Kenneth S. Goldstein   Producer,Engineer
Jamie Putnam   Art Direction
Traditional   Composer
Bill Grauer   Producer

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