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

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

by Taj Mahal, Laurie Lewis, Peter Rowan, Michael Doucet
     
 

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. ThisSee more details below

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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:
01/22/2013
Label:
Arhoolie Records
UPC:
0096297054024
catalogNumber:
970540
Rank:
125321

Tracks

Disc 1

  1. Introduction  - Nick Spitzer
  2. Ay Te Dejo San Antonio  - Santiago Jimenez
  3. Viva Seguin  - Santiago Jimenez
  4. Voy Caminando  -  Cenzontles
  5. El Chuchumbe  -  Cenzontles
  6. Vigilante Man  - Ry Cooder
  7. Wooly Bully  - Ry Cooder
  8. Let Me Fall  -  Any Old Time String Band
  9. Long Lost Lover Blues  -  Any Old Time String Band
  10. C-U-B-A  -  Any Old Time String Band
  11. I've Got What It Takes  -  Any Old Time String Band
  12. Bee La Manche  - David Doucet
  13. La Valse a Pop  - David Doucet
  14. Boudreaux/J'ai Été au Zydeco  - David Doucet
  15. The Free Mexican Air Force  - Peter Rowan
  16. Break My Heart Again  - Peter Rowan
  17. O My Malissa  -  Laurie Lewis & The Right Hands
  18. Here Today  -  Laurie Lewis & The Right Hands
  19. Sally Gooden  -  Laurie Lewis & The Right Hands

Disc 2

  1. Texas Bluebonnets  -  Laurie Lewis & The Right Hands
  2. I Bid You Goodnight
  3. Introducting the Goodtime Washboard 3  - Nick Spitzer
  4. Oh By Jingo  -  Goodtime Washboard 3
  5. Pasadena  -  Goodtime Washboard 3
  6. Oakland  -  Goodtime Washboard 3
  7. Step It Up and Go  -  Goodtime Washboard 3
  8. Le Fond de Culottes & La Danse de La Misere  -  Creole Belles
  9. Separation Waltz  -  Creole Belles
  10. Tes Parents Ne Veulent Plus Me Voir  -  Creole Belles
  11. Joe Simien Special  -  Creole Belles
  12. My Bucket's Got a Hole In It  -  Bob Mielke's All Stars
  13. Make Me a Pallet On the Floor  -  Bob Mielke's All Stars
  14. Milenburg Joys  -  Bob Mielke's All Stars
  15. Trouble In Mind  -  Bob Mielke's All Stars
  16. Midnight Blues/Closer to the Ground  - Toni Brown
  17. Port Arthur Blues  -  Savoy-Doucet Cajun Band
  18. Marie  -  Savoy-Doucet Cajun Band

Disc 3

  1. Midland Two Step  -  Savoy-Doucet Cajun Band
  2. I Made a Big Mistake  -  Savoy-Doucet Cajun Band
  3. Amede Two Step  -  Savoy-Doucet Cajun Band
  4. Parading to Freight & Salvage  -  Treme Brass Band
  5. A Jazz Funeral  -  Treme Brass Band
  6. My Bucket's Got a Hole In It  -  Treme Brass Band
  7. Welfare Blues  -  Treme Brass Band
  8. When the Saints Go Marching In  -  Treme Brass Band
  9. I Don't Drink No Whiskey  - Suzy Thompson
  10. In the Pines  - Suzy Thompson
  11. In My Girlish Days  - Suzy Thompson
  12. Lake Arthur Stomp  - Suzy Thompson
  13. I Feel Like I'm Fixin' To Die Rag  - Country Joe McDonald
  14. Save the Whales  - Country Joe McDonald
  15. Oklahoma Hills  - Country Joe McDonald
  16. End of My Journey  -  Campbell Brothers

Disc 4

  1. Going Home On the Morning Train  -  Campbell Brothers
  2. Jump For Joy  -  Campbell Brothers
  3. Mexico Americano  -  Cenzontles
  4. Prenda Del Alma  -  Cenzontles
  5. Arizona, Estado De Verguenza  -  Cenzontles
  6. Puno De Tierra  -  Cenzontles
  7. Lapin Dans Son Nique  -  Savoy Family Band
  8. 'Tits Yeux Noirs  -  Savoy Family Band
  9. Quo' Faire  -  Savoy Family Band
  10. Reno Waltz  -  Savoy Family Band
  11. Eunice Two Step  -  Savoy Family Band
  12. Blues With a Feeling  - Taj Mahal
  13. Roscoe's Mule Down In Roscoe's Barn  - Taj Mahal
  14. Fishing Blues  - Taj Mahal
  15. Corinna  - Taj Mahal
  16. The New Hula Blues  - Taj Mahal
  17. Goodnight, Irene  - Charles Strachwitz

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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   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
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   Bass Drums,Vocals
Cedric Wiley   Saxophone

Technical Credits

Taj Mahal   Composer
Laurie Lewis   Composer,Program Coordinator
Peter Rowan   Composer
Marc Savoy   Composer
Santiago Jimenez   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
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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