They All Played for Us: Arhoolie Records 50th Anniversary Celebration

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All Music Guide - Steve Leggett
German-born Chris Strachwitz founded Arhoolie Records in El Cerrito, California in 1960, and over the next 50-plus years, the label released 310 LPs, a half-hundred 45s, and as the digital era dawned, some 375 CDs of blues, folk, Cajun, zydeco, gospel, jazz, country, jazz, and bluegrass that helped define Americana roots music. This handsome box set presents the music of a three-day, 50-year anniversary concert held in February of 2011 to celebrate Arhoolie's legacy, and includes live tracks from some 70 musicians, including Santiago Jimenez, Jr., Ry Cooder, the Creole Belles, the Savoy-Doucet Cajun Band, Country Joe McDonald, the Campbell Brothers, Los Cenzontles, and ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Steve Leggett
German-born Chris Strachwitz founded Arhoolie Records in El Cerrito, California in 1960, and over the next 50-plus years, the label released 310 LPs, a half-hundred 45s, and as the digital era dawned, some 375 CDs of blues, folk, Cajun, zydeco, gospel, jazz, country, jazz, and bluegrass that helped define Americana roots music. This handsome box set presents the music of a three-day, 50-year anniversary concert held in February of 2011 to celebrate Arhoolie's legacy, and includes live tracks from some 70 musicians, including Santiago Jimenez, Jr., Ry Cooder, the Creole Belles, the Savoy-Doucet Cajun Band, Country Joe McDonald, the Campbell Brothers, Los Cenzontles, and Taj Mahal.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 1/22/2013
  • Label: Arhoolie Records
  • UPC: 096297054024
  • Catalog Number: 970540
  • Sales rank: 48,571

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Introduction - Nick Spitzer (0:06)
  2. 2 Ay Te Dejo San Antonio - Santiago Jimenez Jr. (2:59)
  3. 3 Viva Seguin - Santiago Jimenez Jr. (3:33)
  4. 4 Voy Caminando - Los Cenzontles (2:52)
  5. 5 El Chuchumbe - Los Cenzontles (3:39)
  6. 6 Vigilante Man - Ry Cooder (6:46)
  7. 7 Wooly Bully - Ry Cooder (3:06)
  8. 8 Let Me Fall - Any Old Time String Band (2:42)
  9. 9 Long Lost Lover Blues - Any Old Time String Band (5:12)
  10. 10 C-U-B-A - Any Old Time String Band (4:55)
  11. 11 I've Got What It Takes - Any Old Time String Band (4:22)
  12. 12 Bee La Manche - David Doucet (3:47)
  13. 13 La Valse a Pop - David Doucet (2:49)
  14. 14 Boudreaux/J'ai Été au Zydeco - David Doucet (6:24)
  15. 15 The Free Mexican Air Force - Peter Rowan (4:07)
  16. 16 Break My Heart Again - Peter Rowan (5:11)
  17. 17 O My Malissa - Laurie Lewis & The Right Hands (2:47)
  18. 18 Here Today - Laurie Lewis & The Right Hands (5:44)
  19. 19 Sally Gooden - Laurie Lewis & The Right Hands (5:06)
Disc 2
  1. 1 Texas Bluebonnets - Laurie Lewis & The Right Hands (4:13)
  2. 2 I Bid You Goodnight (3:05)
  3. 3 Introducting the Goodtime Washboard 3 - Nick Spitzer (0:36)
  4. 4 Oh By Jingo - Goodtime Washboard 3 (3:22)
  5. 5 Pasadena - Goodtime Washboard 3 (3:02)
  6. 6 Oakland - Goodtime Washboard 3 (3:04)
  7. 7 Step It Up and Go - Goodtime Washboard 3 (2:52)
  8. 8 Le Fond de Culottes & La Danse de La Misere - Creole Belles (2:10)
  9. 9 Separation Waltz - Creole Belles (2:59)
  10. 10 Tes Parents Ne Veulent Plus Me Voir - Creole Belles (2:07)
  11. 11 Joe Simien Special - Creole Belles (1:45)
  12. 12 My Bucket's Got a Hole In It - Bob Mielke's All Stars (5:00)
  13. 13 Make Me a Pallet On the Floor - Bob Mielke's All Stars (5:50)
  14. 14 Milenburg Joys - Bob Mielke's All Stars (6:58)
  15. 15 Trouble In Mind - Bob Mielke's All Stars (5:29)
  16. 16 Midnight Blues/Closer to the Ground - Toni Brown (10:40)
  17. 17 Port Arthur Blues - Savoy-Doucet Cajun Band (4:00)
  18. 18 Marie - Savoy-Doucet Cajun Band (5:03)
Disc 3
  1. 1 Midland Two Step - Savoy-Doucet Cajun Band (4:09)
  2. 2 I Made a Big Mistake - Savoy-Doucet Cajun Band (5:03)
  3. 3 Amede Two Step - Savoy-Doucet Cajun Band (5:16)
  4. 4 Parading to Freight & Salvage - Treme Brass Band (1:13)
  5. 5 A Jazz Funeral - Treme Brass Band (6:48)
  6. 6 My Bucket's Got a Hole In It - Treme Brass Band (7:00)
  7. 7 Welfare Blues - Treme Brass Band (4:35)
  8. 8 When the Saints Go Marching In - Treme Brass Band (6:18)
  9. 9 I Don't Drink No Whiskey - Suzy Thompson (3:11)
  10. 10 In the Pines - Suzy Thompson (4:51)
  11. 11 In My Girlish Days - Suzy Thompson (3:22)
  12. 12 Lake Arthur Stomp - Suzy Thompson (2:59)
  13. 13 I Feel Like I'm Fixin' To Die Rag - Country Joe McDonald (3:12)
  14. 14 Save the Whales - Country Joe McDonald (4:44)
  15. 15 Oklahoma Hills - Country Joe McDonald (2:19)
  16. 16 End of My Journey - The Campbell Brothers (9:42)
Disc 4
  1. 1 Going Home On the Morning Train - The Campbell Brothers (6:26)
  2. 2 Jump For Joy - The Campbell Brothers (6:15)
  3. 3 Mexico Americano - Los Cenzontles (2:59)
  4. 4 Prenda Del Alma - Los Cenzontles (3:57)
  5. 5 Arizona, Estado De Verguenza - Los Cenzontles (4:00)
  6. 6 Puno De Tierra - Los Cenzontles (3:38)
  7. 7 Lapin Dans Son Nique - Savoy Family Band (4:10)
  8. 8 'Tits Yeux Noirs - Savoy Family Band (4:20)
  9. 9 Quo' Faire - Savoy Family Band (5:00)
  10. 10 Reno Waltz - Savoy Family Band (3:47)
  11. 11 Eunice Two Step - Savoy Family Band (6:36)
  12. 12 Blues With a Feeling - Taj Mahal (5:33)
  13. 13 Roscoe's Mule Down In Roscoe's Barn - Taj Mahal (3:15)
  14. 14 Fishing Blues - Taj Mahal (3:09)
  15. 15 Corinna - Taj Mahal (4:06)
  16. 16 The New Hula Blues - Taj Mahal (4:09)
  17. 17 Goodnight, Irene - Charles Strachwitz (3:52)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Taj Mahal Banjo, Guitar, Piano, Vocals
Laurie Lewis Bass, Fiddle, Guitar, Vocals
Peter Rowan Guitar, Vocals
Michael Doucet Fiddle, Vocals
Marc Savoy Accordion, Vocals
Santiago Jimenez Jr. Accordion, Vocals
Ry Cooder Guitar, Vocals, Electronic Mandolin
Barbara Dane Vocals
Terry Garthwaite Guitar, Vocals
Maria Muldaur Vocals
Bob Mielke Trombone
Toni Brown Piano, Vocals
Robert Francis Bass
Eric Thompson Guitar, Vocals, cuatro
Kate Brislin Guitar
Andrew Carriere Triangle, Vocals
Joachim Cooder Drums
David Doucet Guitar, Vocals
Frank Demond Trombone
Sue Draheim Fiddle
Lars Edegran Piano
Miguel Govea Bass, Vocals
Richard Hadlock Reeds
Benny Jones Leader, Snare Drums
Bill Maginnis Drums
Tony Marcus Guitar
Country Joe McDonald Guitar, Vocals
Tom Rozum Mandolin, Vocals
Ann Savoy Guitar, Vocals
Joel Savoy Fiddle
Steven Strauss Bass
Eugene Rodriguez Vocals, 12-string Guitar, Requinto
Hugo Arroyo Bass, Vocals, Jarana
Bruce Bratton Vocals, Washtub Bass
Marty Eggers Bass
Wayne Pope Vocals, Washboard
Suzy Thompson Fiddle, Guitar, Vocals
Valerie Mindel Mandolin
Genny Haley Banjo, Guitar, Vocals
Carlton Campbell Drums
Darick Campbell Lap Steel Guitar
Emiliano Rodriguez Bass, Rhythm Guitar
Wilson Savoy Fiddle, Piano, Accordion, Vocals
Chad Manning Fiddle
David Phillips Guest Appearance
Patrick Sauber Banjo
La Familia Peña-Govea Accompaniment
René Pena-Govea Accordion
Susan Peña Bajo Sexto
Peter Arnott Banjo, Vocals
Lucina Rodriguez Vocals, Jarana, Readings
Fabiola Trujillo Vocals
Maureen Karpan Accordion
Karen Leigh Guitar
Delilah Lee Lewis Fiddle, Vocals
Marc Caparone Trumpet
Reginald Stewart Trombone
Rob Barics Clarinet
Kenneth Terry Trumpet, Vocals
Andrew Conklin Bass
Mireya Ramirez Quijada
Jonathan Gross Tuba
Phil Campbell Guitar, Vocals
Julay Brooks Bass, Vocals
Cecilia Peña-Govea Percussion
Myrna Cooper Rubboard
Lionel P. Batiste Sr. Bass Drums, Vocals
Cedric Wiley Saxophone
Technical Credits
Taj Mahal Composer
Laurie Lewis Composer, Program Coordinator
Peter Rowan Composer
Marc Savoy Composer
Santiago Jimenez Jr. Composer
Woody Guthrie Composer
Irving Berlin Composer
Joseph Spence Composer
Jack Guthrie Composer
Richard M. Jones Composer
Toni Brown Composer
Canray Fontenot Composer
Bill Belmont Stage Manager
Vernon Bergeron Composer
David Doucet Arranger
Rumel Fuentes Composer
J.D. Miller Composer
Aldus Roger Composer
Domingo "Sam" Samudio Composer
Ann Savoy Composer, translation
Chris Strachwitz Liner Notes
Brian Walker Engineer
Clarence Williams Composer
Eugene Rodriguez Composer
Los Cenzontles translation
Gilberto Gutierrez Composer
Wayne Pope Sound Effects
Suzy Thompson Arranger
Martin Pradler Engineer
Walter Jacobs Composer
Joe Simien Composer
Scott Huffman Composer
Charles Flenory Composer
Alberto Hernandez Engineer
Creole Belles translation
Ledbetter Composer
Haley Ausserer Copy Editing
Tom Size Mastering
Adam Machado Liner Notes
Courville Composer
W. Touchet Composer
Joe McDonald Composer
Minnie Lawlers Composer
H. Jenkins Composer
Ardoin Composer
Bratton Composer
Debbie Berne Graphic Design
Paul Knight Engineer
Pete Soper Engineer
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