The Arkansas Traveler: Music from Little House on the Prairie

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All Music Guide - Steve Leggett
The second in a projected ten-CD series presenting the over 120, 19th century American folk songs embedded in Laura Ingalls Wilder's popular Little House on the Prairie book series, Arkansas Traveler: Music from Little House on the Prairie is squarely in the vein of the O Brother, Where Art Thou soundtrack release, with various contemporary folk, country and bluegrass musicians offering faithful yet subtly updated versions of classic Americana fare. Among the highlights here are Elizabeth Cook's loose ensemble version of "Old Dan Tucker," Bob Carlin's joyous "Dixie's Land," Butch Baldassari's striking mandolin and dulcimer-led arrangement of the old fiddle standard "The ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Steve Leggett
The second in a projected ten-CD series presenting the over 120, 19th century American folk songs embedded in Laura Ingalls Wilder's popular Little House on the Prairie book series, Arkansas Traveler: Music from Little House on the Prairie is squarely in the vein of the O Brother, Where Art Thou soundtrack release, with various contemporary folk, country and bluegrass musicians offering faithful yet subtly updated versions of classic Americana fare. Among the highlights here are Elizabeth Cook's loose ensemble version of "Old Dan Tucker," Bob Carlin's joyous "Dixie's Land," Butch Baldassari's striking mandolin and dulcimer-led arrangement of the old fiddle standard "The Devil's Dream," and Riders in the Sky's version of the title track. The Wilder association aside, this project, when completed, should be a wonderful survey of mid-19th century American folk music as seen through the eyes of 21st century musicians, and for Wilder fans, well, it'll give a real voice to Pa's fiddle.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 11/14/2006
  • Label: Pa's Fiddle
  • UPC: 892037001026
  • Catalog Number: 3700102
  • Sales rank: 105,807

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 The Battle Cry of Freedom - John Cowan (4:16)
  2. 2 Old Dan Tucker - Elizabeth Cook (3:03)
  3. 3 The Gum Tree Canoe (3:44)
  4. 4 Money Musk - Pa's Fiddle Band (2:24)
  5. 5 Green Grows the Laurel - Deborah Packard (4:03)
  6. 6 Daisy Deane - Mike Eldred (4:27)
  7. 7 Irish Washerwoman - Pa's Fiddle Band (2:49)
  8. 8 Roll on Silver Moon (3:48)
  9. 9 The Blue Juniata (2:05)
  10. 10 Dixie's Land - Bob Carlin (3:19)
  11. 11 Happy Land - Peggy Duncan Singers (2:29)
  12. 12 The Monkey's Wedding (2:40)
  13. 13 The Devil's Dream - David Schnaufer (3:56)
  14. 14 Oh! California (Oh! Susanna) - Andrea Zonn (3:38)
  15. 15 The Gypsy King (3:13)
  16. 16 Bye Baby Bunting - Deborah Packard (1:35)
  17. 17 The Arkansas Traveler (6:35)
  18. 18 "...in the Pot": Fantasy on "Pease Porridge Hot" (1:55)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Butch Baldassari Guitar, Mandolin, Rhythm Guitar
Alison Brown Banjo, Guitar
Mac Wiseman Vocals
David Schnaufer Dulcimer
Buddy Greene Harmonica, Vocals
Bob Carlin Banjo, Vocals
Mike Bub Bass
John Cowan Vocals
Pat Enright Guitar
Pat Flynn Guitar
John Hedgecoth Mandocello
Byron House Bass
John Mock Bouzouki, Guitar, Harmonium, tin whistle
Jane Sherberg Alto (Vocal)
Jon Sherberg Bass, Bass (Vocal)
Chris Teal Violin
Andrea Zonn Fiddle, Violin, Viola, Vocals
Walter Carter Mandola
Cornelia Heard Violin
John Kochanowski Viola
Jeff Black Vocals
Judith Edelman Guitar, Vocals
Too Slim Bass
Woody Paul Fiddle
Ranger Doug Guitar, Vocals, Narrator
David Spicher Bass
Joey the Cowpolka King Accordion
Joe Caverlee Fiddle
Matt Combs Fiddle, Mandolin
Jeffrey Taylor Accordion
Elizabeth Cook Vocals
Felix Wang Cello
Deborah Packard Vocals
Peggy Duncan Singers Track Performer
Peggy Stewart Duncan Soprano (Vocal)
Technical Credits
Butch Baldassari Producer
John Mock Engineer
David K. Shipley Engineer, Mastering
Brent Truitt Engineer
Teeroy Morris Graphic Design
Brenda McClearen Graphic Design
Dale Cockrell Producer, Liner Notes
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