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The Roots of America's Music [sound recording]

Catalog Data

Strachwitz, Chris  Search this
Campbell, Jimmy  Search this
Liner notes:
Welding, Pete  Search this
McDowell, Fred  Search this
Lipscomb, Mance 1895-1976  Search this
Black Ace 1907-1972  Search this
Moore, Alex 1899-1989  Search this
Williams, Big Joe 1903-1982  Search this
Jackson, Lil' Son 1916-1976  Search this
Jackson, John 1924-2002  Search this
Guitar Slim 1901-1972  Search this
Jelly Belly b. 1912  Search this
Fulson, Lowell  Search this
Dee, Mercy 1915-1962  Search this
Bonner, Juke Boy 1932-1978  Search this
Hopkins, Lightnin' 1912-1982  Search this
Thornton, Big Mama  Search this
Chenier, Clifton 1925-1987  Search this
Williams, L.W  Search this
Young, Johnny 1918-1974  Search this
White, Bukka  Search this
Fuller, Jesse  Search this
Overstreet, Louis 1921-  Search this
Shaw, Robert 1908 August 9-1985  Search this
Thomas, Kid 1896-1987  Search this
Turner, Joe 1911-1985  Search this
Mainer, J. E (Joseph E.) 1898-1971  Search this
McCoury, Del 1939-  Search this
Darbone, Luderin 1913-2008  Search this
Abshire, Nathan 1913-1981  Search this
Stuart, Alice 1942-  Search this
Fredrickson, Dave 1927-  Search this
Hodges Brothers  Search this
Physical description:
1 phonograph record : analog, 33 1/3 rpm ; 12 in
Americans  Search this
Musical sound recordings
United States
Program and biographical notes by Pete Welding on container. Performer(s): Blues, folk, gospel, jazz, popular, and cajun music; performed by various artists. Production notes: Recorded 1949-1968.
Table of contents:
Country blues: Shake em on down (Fred McDowell) ; Sugar babe (Mance Lipscomb) ; New triflin' woman (Black Ace) ; July boogie (Alex Moore) ; Greystone blues (Big Joe Williams) ; Roberta (Lil Son Jackson) ; Going down in Georgia on a horn (John Jackson) ; No more hard times (Guitar Slim & Jelly Belly) ; River blues (Lowell Fulson) -- City blues: Walked down so many turnrows (Mercy Dee) ; Going back to the country (Juke Boy Bonner) ; Tom Moore blues (Lightning Hopkins) ; Unlucky girl (Big Mama Thornton) ; Louisiana blues (Clifton Chenier) ; I know you hear me calling (Larry Williams) ; Wild wild woman (Johnny Young) -- Gospel & jazz: Jesus died on the cross to save the world (Bukka White) ; Amazing grace (Jesse Fuller) ; I'm a soldier in the army of the Lord (Rev. Overstreet) -- The ma grinder (Robert Shaw) ; Eh la bas (Kid Thomas) ; Old Piney Brown's gone (Joe Turner) ; Nisaba in the grass (Luna) -- Country, Cajun & folk: Run mountain (J.E. Mainer's Mountaineers) ; Dreams (Del McCoury) ; Carroll County blues (the Hodges Brothers) ; Crowley waltz (Luderin Darbone) ; Cajun two step (Nathan Abshire) ; Once I had a sweetheart (Alice Stuart) ; Charles Giteau (Crabgrass) ; Baby please don't go (James Campbell)
Track information:
101 Shake 'Em on Down / Fred McDowell. English language
102 Sugar Babe / Mance Lipscomb. English language
103 New Trflin' Woman / Black Ace. English language
104 July Boogie / Alex Moore. English language
105 Greystone Blues / Big Joe Williams. English language
106 Roberta / Lil' Son Jackson. English language
107 Going Down In Georgia On A Horn / John Jackson. English language
108 No More Hard Times / Guitar Slim, Jelly Belly. English language
109 River Blues / Lowell Fulson. English language
201 Walked Down So Many Turnrows / Mercy Dee. English language
202 Going Back to the Country / Juke Boy Bonner. English language
203 Tom Moore Blues / Lightnin' Hopkins. English language
204 Unlucky Girl / Big Mama Thornton. English language
205 Louisiana Blues / Clifton Chenier. English language
206 I Know You Hear Me Calling / L.W. Williams. English language
207 Wild Wild Woman / Johnny Young. English language
301 Jesus Died On the Cross To Save The World / Bukka White. English language
302 Amazing Grace / Jesse Fuller. English language
303 I'm A Soldier In the Army of the Lord / Louis Overstreet. English language
304 The Ma Grinder / Robert Shaw. English language
305 Eh La Bas / Kid Thomas. English language
306 Old Piney Brown's Gone / Joe Turner. English language
307 Nisaba in the Grass / English language
401 Run Mountain / J. E. (Joseph E.) Mainer. English language
402 Dreams / Del McCoury. English language
403 Carrol County Blues / Hodges Brothers. English language
404 Crowley Waltz / Luderin Darbone. English language
405 Cajun Two Step / Nathan Abshire. English language
406 Once I Had a Sweetheart / Alice Stuart. English language
407 Charles Giteau / Dave Fredrickson. English language
408 Baby Please Don't Go / Jimmy Campbell. English language
Repository Loc.:
Smithsonian Institution, Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage, Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections, 600 Maryland Ave., S.W., Suite 2001, Washington, D.C. 20024. Call 202-633-7322 for appointment. Fax: 202-633-7019. Email:
Blues (Music)  Search this
Local number:
Arhoolie 2001
Restrictions & Rights:
Restrictions on access. Listening only. No Duplication Allowed
Data Source:
Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections