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Tradition Runs Deep
     

Tradition Runs Deep

 
In the Rykodisc family of labels, Tradition taps the rich roots of those indigenous American art forms blues, jazz, and folk. This label sample consists of 15 classic tracks digitally remastered to a stunning level of sonic limpidity. The compilation starts off with Mississippi Fred McDowell. Here playing "steakbone slide

Overview

In the Rykodisc family of labels, Tradition taps the rich roots of those indigenous American art forms blues, jazz, and folk. This label sample consists of 15 classic tracks digitally remastered to a stunning level of sonic limpidity. The compilation starts off with Mississippi Fred McDowell. Here playing "steakbone slide guitar," he exhibits on "You Got to Move" a living blues sound rich in both a fingered and vocal vibrato. From Etta Baker we get a beautiful, syncopated, instrumental version of "John Henry." From Leadbelly we get "In New Orleans (House of the Rising Sun)" taken from the first Tradition release after Rykodisc re-christened it as a mid-priced label of seminal American music. Also in the blues and folk section is the great folk troubadour Woody Guthrie ("More Pretty Gals Than One") and the percussive acoustic guitar and rich baritone of Big Bill Broonzy ("Baby, Please Don't Go"). Contralto folk balladeer Odetta, a major inspiration to Bob Dylan, is present along with creepy murder ballad "Down in the Willow Garden" by sweetly harmonizing folk choral ensemble Kossy Sisters. More country blues guitar is celebrated by the inclusion of Lightnin' Hopkins, Blind Lemon Jefferson, and Brownie McGhee with Sonny Terry. The roots of jazz are explored in a second, five-song section. Here is Louis Armstrong, a stridently bopping Dizzy Gillespie, Charlie Barnet's Big Band, pianist Errol Garner, and fleet-fingered guitarist Charlie Byrd, backed by Woody Herman's group, in a samba.

Product Details

Release Date:
07/14/1998
Label:
Tradition Records
UPC:
0600491108027
catalogNumber:
80

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Etta Baker   Track Performer
Big Bill Broonzy   Track Performer
Blind Lemon Jefferson   Track Performer
Lead Belly   Track Performer
Odetta   Track Performer
Erik Darling   Track Performer
Woody Guthrie   Track Performer
Charlie Barnet   Track Performer
Charlie Byrd   Track Performer
Pete Fountain   Track Performer
Dizzy Gillespie   Track Performer
Woody Herman   Track Performer
Mississippi Fred McDowell   Track Performer
Louis Armstrong   Track Performer
Brownie McGhee   Track Performer
Lightnin' Hopkins   Track Performer
Sonny Terry   Track Performer
Kossoy Sisters   Track Performer

Technical Credits

Gil Fuller   Composer
Dizzy Gillespie   Composer
Alan Lomax   Arranger
Louis Armstrong   Composer
Ray Brown   Composer
Walter Fuller   Composer
Lil Hardin   Composer
John A. Lomax   Arranger
Jay Roberts   Composer
Sonny Terry   Composer
Fiddlin' Arthur Smith   Composer
Feller   Composer

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