The Soundtrack To Garth Cartwright's Book: More Miles Than Money

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All Music Guide - Richie Unterberger
Researched and written between 2006 and 2008, Garth Cartwright's book More Miles Than Money: Journeys Through American Music details his travels through the United States during that period. Cartwright sought out music in, as he writes in his introductory note to this compilation, "honky-tonks, juke joints and barrios," and this two-CD collection is a sort of audio companion piece to the book. It offers a very wide range of American roots music from the 1930s through the early 2000s, from rural blues and country to deep soul, electric blues, and mariachi. With artists like the Impressions, Hank Williams, Memphis Minnie, Jimmie Rodgers, Sonny Boy Williamson, Charles ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Richie Unterberger
Researched and written between 2006 and 2008, Garth Cartwright's book More Miles Than Money: Journeys Through American Music details his travels through the United States during that period. Cartwright sought out music in, as he writes in his introductory note to this compilation, "honky-tonks, juke joints and barrios," and this two-CD collection is a sort of audio companion piece to the book. It offers a very wide range of American roots music from the 1930s through the early 2000s, from rural blues and country to deep soul, electric blues, and mariachi. With artists like the Impressions, Hank Williams, Memphis Minnie, Jimmie Rodgers, Sonny Boy Williamson, Charles Wright, Lydia Mendoza, and Townes Van Zandt, it's hard not to achieve a respectable level of quality (though the decision to include Selena is open to question). At the same time, it covers so much ground that it's hard to imagine too many listeners heavily digging the program from beginning to end, and it must certainly help to be reading or have read the book, even though Cartwright and Tony Rounce supply thorough track-by-track annotation. Whatever your background, the chief attractions might be the lesser-noted cuts and performers, like the Goodees' little-known late-'60s white soul single "Didn't Know Love Was So Good," the young Jimmy Castor's 1966 single "Hey Leroy (Your Mama's Calling You)," or Sam the Sham & the Pharaohs' obscure swamp rock novelty "I Couldn't Spell !!*@!" These are the kinds of items, and from the era, in which the Ace label specializes. But there are plenty of more modern cuts from indie, blues, honky tonk, and roots rock artists, as well as a some Native American music, with Pipestone's "Crazy Love Life" powwow being one of the most interesting tracks. It's still a little more like hearing an eclectic radio program of roots music than a tight thematic compilation, so listeners are advised to have a very broad palette or be familiar with Cartwright's context to take full advantage of the contents.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 9/7/2010
  • Label: Ace Records Uk
  • UPC: 029667041423
  • Catalog Number: 6704142
  • Sales rank: 169,213

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Castanets - Alejandro Escovedo (3:31)
  2. 2 Hey Leroy (Your Mama's Calling You) - Jimmy Castor (2:25)
  3. 3 Bidi Bidi Bom Bom - Selena (3:28)
  4. 4 I Don't Know - Linda Lyndell (2:29)
  5. 5 It's Alright - Bobby Rush (2:52)
  6. 6 Los Traficantes De Michoacan - Mariachi Los Gavilanes de Oakland (3:06)
  7. 7 I Couldn't Spell !!*@! - The Pharoahs (2:24)
  8. 8 Ain't That Livin' - Dale Watson (2:53)
  9. 9 Standing On the Corner (Blue Yodel #9) - Jimmie Rodgers (2:39)
  10. 10 Gimme a Pigfoot and a Bottle of Beer - Bessie Smith (3:29)
  11. 11 Able Mable - Mable John (2:40)
  12. 12 Nothing In Rambling - Memphis Minnie (2:46)
  13. 13 Woman of the Ghetto - Marlena Shaw (6:01)
  14. 14 Sittin' On the Dock of the Bay - The Dells (4:13)
  15. 15 You Just Can't Beat Jesus Christ - Billy Joe Shaver (3:41)
  16. 16 John Henry Blues - Furry Lewis (5:50)
  17. 17 Turpentine - JJ Grey & Mofro (2:44)
  18. 18 Down South - Big George Brock (3:04)
  19. 19 Crazy Love Life - Pipestone (4:28)
Disc 2
  1. 1 Death Letter - Organised Noize (3:41)
  2. 2 A Mother's Love - Charles Wright (7:33)
  3. 3 Mighty Long Time - Sonny Boy Williamson [II] (2:57)
  4. 4 That's How Strong My Love is - The Keys (2:54)
  5. 5 Didn't Know Love Was So Good - The Goodees (3:30)
  6. 6 Mi Problema - Lydia Mendoza (2:51)
  7. 7 Flying Shoes - Townes Van Zandt (4:26)
  8. 8 How Far Down Can I Go - Lefty Frizzell (2:23)
  9. 9 Astonished (In Memphis) - Giant Sand (4:49)
  10. 10 Corn Grinding Song - Radmilla Cody (3:00)
  11. 11 Pony - Diana Jones (4:40)
  12. 12 Over the Hill - R.L. Burnside (4:20)
  13. 13 I Gotta Keep On Moving - The Impressions (3:46)
  14. 14 Every Now and Then - David Honeyboy Edwards (4:12)
  15. 15 Texas Hood Song - Kell Robertson (2:43)
  16. 16 Sad Days, Lonely Nights - Junior Kimbrough (4:23)
  17. 17 If I Had Wings - Shrive Alive (4:28)
  18. 18 Sitting At Home Alone - Hound Dog Taylor (5:23)
  19. 19 Ramblin' Man - Luke the Drifter (3:03)
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Album Credits

Technical Credits
Furry Lewis Composer
Lydia Mendoza Composer
Jimmie Rodgers Composer
Steve Cropper Composer
Curtis Mayfield Composer
Otis Redding Composer
Marlena Shaw Composer
Bobby Rush Composer
Charles Wright Composer
Pete Astudillo Composer
Billy Joe Shaver Composer
Mable John Composer
Wayne Carson Composer
Jimmy Castor Composer
Junior Kimbrough Composer
Alejandro Escovedo Composer
Isaac Hayes Composer
Son House Composer
Harlan Howard Composer
Johnnie Pruitt Composer
Chris Strachwitz Cover Photo
Mike Sullivan Composer
Townes Van Zandt Composer
Hank Williams Composer
Sonny Boy Williamson [II] Composer
Dale Watson Composer
Robert Miller Composer
Howe Gelb Composer
Tony Rounce Liner Notes, Memorabilia
Dave Crawford Composer
Wesley Wilson Composer
Duncan Cowell Mastering
Diana Jones Composer
Mick Patrick Memorabilia
Shari-Lea Verga Composer
Roosevelt Jamison Composer
Traditional Composer
Garth Cartwright Liner Notes, Memorabilia
Kell Robertson Composer
George Brock Composer
Minnie Lawlers Composer
Herman Cody Composer
David Edwards Composer
Selena Perez Composer
Robert Burnside Arranger
Richard Evans Composer
Lillie John Composer
John Higginhotham Composer
Joe Banks Composer
Jerome Barney Composer
James Ford Composer
Vincent Aguilar Composer
Theodore Taylor Composer
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