Roots [Nascente]

Roots [Nascente]

by
     
 
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

Overview

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.

Product Details

Release Date:
09/07/1999
Label:
Nascente
UPC:
5014797131736
catalogNumber:
1999

Tracks

Disc 1

  1. Get Rhythm
  2. Sure-As-Not
  3. Courting Is a Pleasure
  4. Matapedia
  5. Levi Stubbs' Tears
  6. Riding High in Texas
  7. Llatai
  8. High Fever Blues @@Corey Haris
  9. Ghosts of American Astronauts
  10. April Fools Day Morn
  11. A Pair of Brown Eyes
  12. Stewball
  13. Adieu Adieu
  14. Joliet Bound
  15. Song for Busking Ronnie/The Remember Me Hornpipe
  16. Don't Let Me Come Home a Stranger
  17. Pennies for Black Babies @@Alias Ron Kavana
  18. People Are Strange
  19. She's in the Attic/Hey Goat

Disc 2

  1. Devonside
  2. Little Plastic Castle
  3. Tramp the Dirt Down
  4. False Knight on the Road @@Jumpleads
  5. The New Hula Blues
  6. The Drowned Lovers
  7. Dublin Blues
  8. Sloe Benga
  9. Granite Mills
  10. Liberty Hall
  11. Every Grain of Sand
  12. The World Turned Upside Down
  13. Happier Blue
  14. Flash Company
  15. The Whole Night Sky
  16. Dark Haired Lass/Biddy from Muckross/Sean Maguire's
  17. Baby How Long
  18. The Maid & The Palmer @@Brass Monkey
  19. Sur la Route

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   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   Composer
Robin & Linda Williams   Composer
Ian Anderson   Liner Notes
Billy Bragg   Composer
J.J. Cale   Producer
Bruce Cockburn   Composer
Bob Dylan   Composer
Mekons   Composer
Richard Thompson   Composer
John Hammond   Producer
Jim Morrison   Composer
Ray Manzarek   Composer
Martin Simpson   Arranger
John Densmore   Composer
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

Customer Reviews

Average Review:

Write a Review

and post it to your social network

     

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See all customer reviews >