January 31, 2018

Barbara Dane: Hot Jazz, Cool Blues & Hard-Hitting Songs

Smithsonian Folkways SFW CD 40227

Format: 2xCD, Album
Country: US
Released: 2018
Genre: Folk, World, & Country
Style: Folk, Blues, Jazz, Ragtime, Protest
[Tracklist]
Disk One
1-01 I Am a Weary and Lonesome Traveler (4:19)
1-02 Way Behind the Sun (3:51)
1-03 Victim to the Blues (2:10)
1-04 Working People's Blues (2:47)
1-05 Come by Here (5:33)
1-06 It Isn't Nice (4:08)
1-07 Deportees (Plane Wreck at Los Gatos) (5:48)
1-08 I Don't Want Your Millions, Mister (3:35)
1-09 Ballad of Richard Campos (4:09)
1-10 Join the GI Movement (2:22)
1-11 Song of the Coat Makers (2:53)
1-12 Mill Worker (3:25)
1-13 Working-Class Woman (6:24)
1-14 Truck-Driving Woman (5:05)
1-15 Sometimes I Believe She Loves Me (4:53)
1-16 Let Me Be Your Rag Doll (Southern Blues) (3:17)
1-17 Mother Earth (5:37)
1-18 The Ones Who've Gone Before Us (When We Make It Through) (5:26)
Disk Two
2-01 Trouble in Mind (3:02)
2-02 Basin Street Blues (3:25)
2-03 Why Don't You Do Right? (2:41)
2-04 My Melancholy Baby (3:52)
2-05 Mama Yancey's Advice (4:33)
2-06 Ain't Gonna Give Nobody None of My Jellyroll (2:22)
2-07 Please Don't Lose Your Mind (If You Lose Your Money) (2:45)
2-08 Walking Blues (6:19)
2-09 King Salmon Blues (Abridged) (4:50)
2-10 Good Morning Blues (5:11)
2-11 Gipper Gate Blues (3:28)
2-12 Boulevard of Broken Dreams (3:51)
2-13 Study War No More (1:28)
2-14 This Little Light of Mine (2:56)
2-15 You Don't Know Me/You Don't Know My Mind (5:21)
2-16 Salty Dog Blues (4:24)
2-17 Only a Pawn in Their Game (3:36)
2-18 Solidarity Forever (4:41)
2-19 We Shall Not Be Moved (5:45)
2-20 Oh, Had I a Golden Thread (4:32)
[Credits]
Barbara Dane (guitar/vocals)
Producer & Compiler: Nina Menéndez & Jeff Place, Liner Notes Editor: Jacob Love, Designer: Krystyn MacGregor, Mastering Engineer: Pete Reiniger & Jessica Thompson
[Notes]
This 2 CD retrospective reflects over 60 years of Barbara Dane’s eclectic musical history in folk, blues and jazz. The 38 tracks include 14 never-before-released recordings, featuring collaborations with Lightin’ Hopkins, the Chambers Brothers, Doc Watson, Pete Seeger, Memphis Slim and Willie Dixon, Art Hodes, and more. The extensive liner notes give insight into Dane’s singular trajectory as an outspoken and indomitable artist who, unwilling to make the compromises demanded by the music business, struck out on her own path, singing for peace and social justice. 2 discs—150 minutes, extensive notes and photos in a 40-page booklet.

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