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Roots [Nascente]

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All Music Guide - Thom Jurek
Roots, issued by the ever-cool Nascente label (everything they do is hip), is a killer double-disc collection of music by American, English, and Irish musicians who stick close to tradition by manipulating it in interesting ways. Compiled by the editors at the venerable Folk Roots magazine in the U.K., it covers 20 years -- 1980-2000 -- with tracks like Ry Cooder's amazing hybrid version of "Get Rhythm," (using Flaco Jimenez's squeeze box as a melody instrument along with beefy electric slide as a rhythmic counterpart) to kick things off. And while this is one of the most killer leadoff tracks ever, it is nonetheless only one of the 38 treasures included. There are cuts by ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Thom Jurek
Roots, issued by the ever-cool Nascente label (everything they do is hip), is a killer double-disc collection of music by American, English, and Irish musicians who stick close to tradition by manipulating it in interesting ways. Compiled by the editors at the venerable Folk Roots magazine in the U.K., it covers 20 years -- 1980-2000 -- with tracks like Ry Cooder's amazing hybrid version of "Get Rhythm," (using Flaco Jimenez's squeeze box as a melody instrument along with beefy electric slide as a rhythmic counterpart) to kick things off. And while this is one of the most killer leadoff tracks ever, it is nonetheless only one of the 38 treasures included. There are cuts by Kate & Anna McGarrigle, Billy Bragg, Afro Celt Sound System, the Mekons, June Tabor, Chris Smither, Bruce Cockburn, the Oysterband, Corey Harris, Taj Mahal, the Pogues, and so many others that keeping tracks of what's coming at you becomes its own delightful blur. Highly recommended; this is one of the great compilations out there.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 9/7/1999
  • Label: Nascente
  • EAN: 5014797131736
  • Catalog Number: 1999
  • Sales rank: 374,775

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Get Rhythm - Ry Cooder (3:19)
  2. 2 Sure-As-Not - Afro Celt Sound System (3:35)
  3. 3 Courting Is a Pleasure - Nic Jones (5:17)
  4. 4 Matapedia - Anna McGarrigle (4:53)
  5. 5 Levi Stubbs' Tears - Billy Bragg (3:33)
  6. 6 Riding High in Texas - Peter Rowan (3:38)
  7. 7 Llatai - Fernhill (3:40)
  8. 8 High Fever Blues @@Corey Haris (3:13)
  9. 9 Ghosts of American Astronauts - The Mekons (3:49)
  10. 10 April Fools Day Morn - Loudon Wainwright III (4:29)
  11. 11 A Pair of Brown Eyes - The Pogues (4:54)
  12. 12 Stewball - "Spider" John Koerner (4:21)
  13. 13 Adieu Adieu - Eliza Carthy (4:32)
  14. 14 Joliet Bound - Rory Block (3:13)
  15. 15 Song for Busking Ronnie/The Remember Me Hornpipe - Rory McLeod (5:37)
  16. 16 Don't Let Me Come Home a Stranger - Robin & Linda Williams (3:44)
  17. 17 Pennies for Black Babies @@Alias Ron Kavana (3:17)
  18. 18 People Are Strange - Brave Combo (1:35)
  19. 19 She's in the Attic/Hey Goat - Shooglenifty (5:47)
Disc 2
  1. 1 Devonside - Richard Thompson (4:48)
  2. 2 Little Plastic Castle - Ani DiFranco (4:05)
  3. 3 Tramp the Dirt Down - Elvis Costello (5:43)
  4. 4 False Knight on the Road @@Jumpleads (2:13)
  5. 5 The New Hula Blues - Taj Mahal (4:47)
  6. 6 The Drowned Lovers - Kate Rusby (5:09)
  7. 7 Dublin Blues - Guy Clark (4:21)
  8. 8 Sloe Benga - Tiger Moth (3:02)
  9. 9 Granite Mills - Cordelia's Dad (3:41)
  10. 10 Liberty Hall - Oysterband (3:27)
  11. 11 Every Grain of Sand - Emmylou Harris (3:57)
  12. 12 The World Turned Upside Down - Dick Gaughan (2:49)
  13. 13 Happier Blue - Chris Smither (4:18)
  14. 14 Flash Company - Martin Simpson (2:50)
  15. 15 The Whole Night Sky - Bruce Cockburn (3:55)
  16. 16 Dark Haired Lass/Biddy from Muckross/Sean Maguire's - Altan (2:53)
  17. 17 Baby How Long - John Hammond Jr. (3:39)
  18. 18 The Maid & The Palmer @@Brass Monkey (5:31)
  19. 19 Sur la Route - La Bottine Souriante (3:56)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Taj Mahal Guitar, Vocals
Emmylou Harris Vocals
Billy Bragg Guitar, Vocals
Bonnie Raitt Slide Guitar, Guest Appearance
Richard Thompson Guitar, Vocals
John Hammond Sr. Vocals
Ani DiFranco Guitar, Vocals
Ryan Cooper Guitar, Vocals
Technical Credits
Chris Smither Composer
Taj Mahal Composer
Peter Rowan Composer
Andy Irvine Arranger
Nic Jones Arranger
Ron Kavana Composer
Kathryn Tickell Arranger
Johnny Cash Composer
Guy Clark Composer
June Tabor Arranger
Loudon Wainwright III Composer
Robin & Linda Williams Composer
Ian Anderson Liner Notes
Billy Bragg Composer
J.J. Cale Producer
Bruce Cockburn Composer
Bob Dylan Composer
The Mekons Composer
Richard Thompson Composer
John Hammond Sr. Producer
Jim Morrison Composer
Ray Manzarek Composer
Martin Simpson Arranger
John Densmore Composer
La Bottine Souriante Arranger
Leon Rosselson Composer
Ani DiFranco Composer
Moore Arranger
Martin Brinsford Arranger
Evans Arranger
Jean Fréchette Arranger
Mal Green Arranger
"Spider" John Koerner Arranger
Shane MacGowan Composer
Joe McCoy Composer
John McCusker Arranger
James McNally Composer
Mairéad Ní Mhaonaigh Arranger
Martin Russell Composer
Ian Telfer Composer
Ciarán Tourish Arranger
Simon Emmerson Composer
Kauwding Cissokho Composer
Myrdhin Composer
Eliza Carthy Arranger
Kate Rusby Arranger
Corey Harris Composer
Declan MacManus Composer
Maxwell Arranger
Kate McGarrigle Composer
B.J. Stradling Arranger
S. Thomas Arranger
Tim Eriksen Arranger, Composer
Angus R. Grant Composer
Jerome Clark Composer
Risk Arranger
Kelly Arranger
Traditional Composer
N. Macauley Arranger
Byrne Arranger
Curran Arranger
Cutting Arranger
Holland Arranger
Jumpleads Arranger
Kirkpatrick Arranger
Matthews Arranger
Murphy Arranger
Oss Arranger
Anderson Arranger
Shorland Arranger
Boyd Arranger
Chester Burnett Composer
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