April 15, 2018

Blues Routes:Heroes & Tricksters:Blues & Jazz:Worksongs & Street Music

Smithsonian Folkways SFW CD 40118

Format: CD, HDCD, Album
Country: US
Released: 1999
Genre: Blues, Folk, World, & Country
Style: Blues, Jazz, Ragtime
01 Rooster Call: John Henry Mealing and the Gandy Dancers (3:57)
02 John Henry: John Cephas and Phil Wiggins (5:15)
03 Step it Up and Go: Warner Williams (2:40)
04 Flipping and Flopping: Luther "Guitar Junior" Johnson and Willie "Pinetop" Perkins (3:38)
05 Twenty-Fours a Day: Erbie Bowser, T.D. Bell, and the Blues Specialists (4:10)
06 Little Queen of Spades: Robert Jr. Lockwood (4:13)
07 One Dime Blues: Etta Baker (3:43)
08 Bluetail Fly: Abner Jay (2:33)
09 Gut Bucket Blues: Don Vappie and the Creole Jazz Serenaders (4:15)
10 That Certain Someone: Claude Williams (4:33)
11 Harlem Parlor Blues: Sammy Price (2:51)
12 Early in the Morning: Booker T. Laury (3:05)
13 Sew, Sew, Sew: The White Cloud Hunters Mardi Gras Indians (5:09)
14 My Mind Has No Color / Doing it the Go-Go Way: Rapper Dee, CJ and Five Gallons of Fun (4:40)
15 Hambone: Georgia Sea Island Singers (2:24)
16 Uncle Bud: Boozoo Chavis and the Magic Sounds (2:56)
17 Bluesifyin: Joe Louis Walker and the Boss Talkers (8:43)
Producer: Nicholas R. Spitzer, Liner Notes: Nick Spitzer and Leslie Spitz-Edison, Designer: Carol Hardy, Engineers: John Tyler, Pete Reiniger and Matt Sakakeeny
Blues Routes is a resonant almanac of blues styles and blues-related music and musicians including: Memphis barrelhouse and Harlem parlor piano players; blues guitarists from the Delta and Piedmont, San Francisco and Chicago; Kansas City and New Orleans jazz masters; hambone call-and-response and Mardi Gras Indian chants; Texas jump blues and Louisiana Creole zydeco; minstrel and jazz banjomen; street go-go bucket-drummers and railroad track-lining gandy dancers. In this fin de siècle collection, the diversity of American blues and blues-influenced styles and the unity of their African ancestral heartbeats can be heard in great performances recorded live at the influential Folk Masters concert and radio series.

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