Rough Guides: American Roots Box

The Rough Guides: American Roots Box

     
 
It's not a bad idea at all, putting four of the Rough Guide albums together to make up the American Roots Box set. And four excellent ones have been chosen for this, pulling from the diverse corners of American roots music to round things out. So there's Cajun & Zydeco, Delta Blues, Bluegrass, and Gospel. All intelligently

Overview

It's not a bad idea at all, putting four of the Rough Guide albums together to make up the American Roots Box set. And four excellent ones have been chosen for this, pulling from the diverse corners of American roots music to round things out. So there's Cajun & Zydeco, Delta Blues, Bluegrass, and Gospel. All intelligently compiled, covering both famous and lesser-known artists, it makes for a fine introduction to a complex musical culture. No one's going to pretend that even this box is exhaustive -- it doesn't even cover all the albums on American music that the label has done -- but it makes a strong introduction.

Product Details

Release Date:
08/26/2003
Label:
World Music Network
UPC:
0605633900323
catalogNumber:
339003

Tracks

Disc 1

  1. One Step at a Time
  2. Zydeco Boogaloo
  3. Balfa Waltz
  4. La'tit Cord
  5. La Misére M'A Fait Brailler
  6. Rolling Pin
  7. Grande Bosco
  8. Bayou Pon Pon
  9. Two Step d'Amédé
  10. Disco et Fais Do-Do
  11. Kolinda
  12. Slow Horses and Fast Women
  13. La Pointe
  14. Fiddle Stop
  15. Jolie, Petite Blonde
  16. Chicot Two-Step
  17. J'Etais au Bal
  18. Let the Good Times Roll
  19. I Passed in Front of Your Door

Disc 2

  1. Gospel Train
  2. Every Time You Say Goodbye
  3. Lonesome Moonlight Waltz
  4. Matterhorn
  5. Hills of Home
  6. Chicken Reel
  7. Lonesome Wind Blues
  8. Hello City Limits
  9. My Better Years
  10. Shiloh
  11. Rank Stranger
  12. Brighter Mansion
  13. Nashville Blues
  14. Sweetheart, Darlin' of Mine
  15. I've Waited as Long as I Can
  16. Crossfire
  17. You'll Get No More of Me
  18. You've Got the Look of a Perfect Diamond
  19. Can't Say Goodbey
  20. Mama's Hand
  21. I've Lived a Lot in My Time

Disc 3

  1. Jumper on the Line
  2. Preaching Blues (Up Jump the Devil)
  3. Done Left Here
  4. High Water Everywhere, Pt. 1
  5. Walkin' Blues
  6. Sitting on Top of the World
  7. Country Blues
  8. Goin' Back to the Bridge
  9. Last Kind Words Blues
  10. Catfish Blues
  11. Cool Drink of Water Blues
  12. Black Mattie
  13. Outside Woman Blues
  14. Future Blues
  15. On the Wall
  16. Stack O' Lee Blues
  17. Mississippi Swamp Moan
  18. Aberdeen Mississippi Blues
  19. Meet Me in the City
  20. That's No Way to Get Along
  21. The Banker's Blues
  22. Don't Mash My Digger So Deep
  23. Baby Please Don't Go
  24. I'm So Glad

Disc 4

  1. Christ Is All
  2. I Feel Good
  3. Oh Lord-Stand by Me
  4. New Home
  5. I'm on My Way to Canaan
  6. Move Upstairs
  7. Heaven's Grocery Store
  8. Keep Your Hand on the Plow
  9. Jesus Is All
  10. Run All the Way
  11. Life Is Like a Mountain Railroad
  12. I'm Willing
  13. Go Tell It on the Mountain
  14. A Tribute to Granny
  15. Leaning and Depending on the Lord
  16. Halleujah

Album Credits

Technical Credits

Mississippi John Hurt   Composer
Skip James   Composer
Tommy Johnson   Composer
Charley Patton   Composer
Bukka White   Composer
Big Joe Williams   Composer
Del McCoury   Composer
Bill Monroe   Composer
Larry Sparks   Composer
Nathan Abshire   Composer
Clifton Chenier   Composer
Bruce Daigrepont   Composer
John Delafose   Composer
Eddie LeJeune   Arranger,Composer
Marc Savoy   Composer
Jim Reeves   Composer
Mel Tillis   Composer
Hazel Dickens   Composer
Inez Andrews   Composer
Shirley Caesar   Composer
Mahalia Jackson   Composer
Mississippi Fred McDowell   Composer
Hylo Brown   Composer
William Blake   Tray Card Design
Walter Vinson   Composer
Bill Emerson   Composer
Red Smiley   Composer
Robert Wilkins   Composer
Iry LeJeune   Composer
Junior Kimbrough   Composer
Don Reno   Composer
Claire Lynch   Composer
Will Balfa   Composer
Willie Brown   Composer
Lonnie Chatmon   Composer
Buckwheat Zydeco   Composer
Béla Fleck   Composer
Son House   Composer
Robert Johnson   Composer
Muddy Waters   Composer
John Pennell   Composer
Wayne Raney   Composer
Joe Reynolds   Composer
Cliff Waldron   Composer
Nathan Williams   Composer
Tom Andrews   Sleeve Notes
Albert E. Brumley   Composer
Jim McGuire   Back Cover
A. Reid Reynolds   Composer
Robert M. Sacha   Back Cover
Impetus   Artwork
Fleecie Moore   Composer
Jack Rhodes   Composer
Spo-Dee-Ode-Moore   Composer
Sam Theard   Composer
Rev. William Herbert Brewster   Composer
Mike Doucet   Arranger
Louise Johnson   Composer
Asie Payton   Composer
Rev. B.W. Smith   Composer
Robert Petway   Composer
Alfred Lewis   Composer
Simon Broughton   Sleeve Notes
Public Domain   Composer
Traditional   Composer
Graeme Ewens   Tray Card Design
Justin Champney   Artwork
Wildcat   Artwork
Randy Wells   Cover Image
Richard Havers   Back Cover
Dan "Boxcar" Rosenberg   Sleeve Notes
Tom Downs   Cover Image
Johnathan Ogle   Sleeve Notes
Tony Stone   Cover Image

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