Sunday, February 7, 2010

Art of Field Recording: Volume I : 50 Years of Traditional American Music


Art of Field Recording: Volume I : 50 Years of Traditional American Music Documented by Art Rosenbaum

Art of Field Recording: Volume IThe sampler CD for this set was released in 2006 with the thought that the final result would be a five' disc set, but after spending a long time with Art pondering the vast quantity of material he has amassed over the years, we decided to extend the release into multiple box sets. Volume I was released in November 2007, and Volume II is planned for 2008. If all goes well, there will be a third and final installment in 2009.

Art of Field Recording Volume I is a four disc set with a 96 page book that contains essays and annotations by Art and over 100 illustrations and photographs by Art and his wife Margo. Art took a similar approach to Harry Smith in assembling the music: the discs are divided into Blues, Instrumental and Dance, Sacred, and a Survey disc that has a little bit of everything.

Disc 1 - Survey
Satan, Your Kingdom Must Come Down - Reverend Willie Mae Eberhart & Sister Fleeta Mitchell
Fred Adams - Ray Rhodes
Billy in the Low Ground - Gordon Tanner & Smokey Joe Miller
Frankie and Johnnie / Twenty Froggies Go to School - Margaret Kimmett
Cup of Faith / Beaudoin Quadrille - Fidel Martin
The Drowsy Sleeper - Mary Lomax
Little Red Rooster - The Myers Sisters
Tony Gave a Picnic - Ralph Sheckel
Mama Whoopin' the Blues - Neal Patman
Old John Henry Died on the Mountain - Henry Grady Terrell
Going Down the Road Feeling Bad - Golden River Grass
Hambone - The Phillips Wonders
Darby's Ram - Bobby McMillon
Darlin' Corey - Shorty Ralph Reynolds
Carabina Treinta-Treinta (30-30 Rifle) - Epifanio Sanchez and Group
I'm Dying, Mother - Bert Hare
Eternal Day - Sacred Harp Singing Group
Tom Watson Tune - Mabel Cawthorn
A Melancholy Sound - Arthur Vandeveer
What You Gonna Name that Pretty Baby? - Laethe Eller
Who Killed Poor Robin? - Ollie Gilbert
Free Go Lily - Brady Doc and Lucy Barnes
Brickyard Joe - John W. Summers
Lord Randolph - Mary Heekin
Fly Around My Blue-Eyed Gal - Lawrence Eller & Vaughn Eller
Irish Washerwoman - Old Threshers' Fife and Drum Band
Lord Daniel - Mary Lomax
Song of Fifty Cents - Jack Bean
One Saturday Night When I Come Home - Dr. David Rosenbaum

Disc 2 - Religious
Don't You Let Nobody Turn You 'Round - Silver Light Gospel Singers
Medley - Rev. Howard Finster
Assurance - Sacred Harp Singing Group
In the Silence of the Midnight - Bonnie Loggins & Mary Lomax
Let Me Fly - Lucy Barnes & Rev. Nathaniel Mitchell
Over Yonder Where Jesus Is - Leona Ruth
Guide Me, Thou Great Jehovah - Rev. Willie Gresham and Group
Teach Me, Master - Brady Doc and Lucy Barnes and the Gilmore Family
Lonesome Valley - Lawrence Eller, Vaughn Eller and Ross Brown
Walk with Me - Brady Doc Barnes and Lucy Barnes
Jubilee - Lawrence McKiver and the McIntosh County Shouters
Wade the Water to My Knees - Lucille Holloway and Basers
The Lord Is Risen - Deacon Tommy Tookes and Congregation
Sit Down, Servant - Ida Craig
I Am on the Battlefield for My Lord - Lucy Barnes & Rev. Nathaniel Mitchell
Idumea - Richard & Elula Moss
An Address to All - Tickanetley Primitive Baptist Church
Walking Along the Heavenly Road / I Am a Poor Pilgrim of Sorrow - The Phillips Wonders
Lenox - Tickanetley Primitive Baptist Church
Scarlet Purple Robe - Georgia Jean Eversole
Where the Soul of Man Never Dies - Newman Young & Smokey Joe Miller
Blow, Gabriel - Nathan Palmer
Do, Lord, Remember Me - Gospel Supremes
My Number Will Be Changed - Macedonia Baptist Church & Naomi Bradford
Hush and Listen - Rev. Willie Gresham and Macedonia Baptist Church

Disc 3 - Blues
Georgia Bottleneck Blues - Cecil Barfield
Carroll County Blues - Gordon Tanner & Smokey Joe Miller
Brooks' Blues - Brooks Berry & Scrapper Blackwell
Key to the Highway - Bill Giles & Neal Patman
Red River Blues - J.T. Adams
Nobody's Business - George Childers
Bowles' Blues - Eddie Bowles
Got the Blues So Bad - Cliff Sheats
Guitar Pete's Blues - Guitar Pete Franklin
Peach Orchard Mama - James Yank Rachel & Shirley Griffith
Big Leg Women - Guitar Pete Franklin & James Easley
Leaving Here, Don't Know Where I'm Going - Art Rosenbaum & Joe K. Rakestraw
The Mogul - Neal Patman
Deep Ellum Blues - Buford Boyd & Willard Benson
River Line Blues - Shirley Griffith
Going Down the Road Feeling Bad - Jake Staggers
I Cried All Night Long - Harvie Sims
Maggie Campbell Blues - Shirley Griffith
How Long Blues - Guitar Pete Franklin
A Blues - Scrapper Blackwell

Disc 4 - Instrumental and Dance
Lost Indian - Dallas Henderson
Flat Foot Charlie - Ben Entrekin & James Patterson
Down the Road - Lawrence Eller & Vaughn Eller
Sally, Won't You Have Me, Do Gal Do - Clester Hounchell
Fox Chase - Coy Martin
Fox Chase - Neal Patman
Medley - Gordon Tanner & Smokey Joe Miller
Mandolin Stomp - James Yank Rachel and Shirley Griffith
Omie Wise - Albert Hash
Train 45 - Albert Hash & Art Rosenbaum
Turkey in the Straw - George Childers
Arkansas Traveler - Larry Riendeau & Louis Riendeau
Fynne's Polka - Dwight "Red" Lamb
Pigtown Fling - Newt Tolman
Stony Point - Art Rosenbaum & John W. Summers
Cowboy Waltz - Bill Ashley & Earl Murphy
Walk, Little Julie - Clester Hounchell
Five to My Five - Rev. Howard Finster
Quit Kicking My Dog Around - Delbert Spray and Art Rosenbaum
Yankee Doodle - Old Threshers' Fife and Drum Band
Jig Medley - John W. Summers
Big Foot Feller - Buell Kazee
Don't Let Your Deal Go Down - Buford Boyd
Shout, Lulu - Uncle John Patterson
Shout, Lulu - Jake Staggers
Shout, Lulu - W. Guy Bruce
Sally Ann - W. Guy Bruce and Guy Bruce Jr.
Arkansas Traveler - Gordon Tanner, Phil Tanner, Art Rosenbaum and Larry Nash
Beaumont Rag - Frosty Lamb and Buzz Fountain
Whistler's Waltz - Kirk Brandenberger and Art Rosenbaum
Shady Grove - W. Guy Bruce
Coal Creek March - Ross Brown
Coal Creek March - Pete Steele
Jenny Nettles - Harry "Pappy" Wells
Fourteen Days in Georgia - Lyman Enloe and Bob Black
She'll Be Coming 'Round the Mountain - Maude Thacker
Audio Samples Billy in the Low Ground - Gordon Tanner & Smokey Joe Miller
Mama Whoopin' the Blues - Neal Patman
Don't You Let Nobody Turn You 'Round - Silver Light Gospel Singers
Medley - Rev. Howard Finster
Georgia Bottleneck Blues - Cecil Barfield
Brooks' Blues - Brooks Berry & Scrapper Blackwell
Lost Indian - Dallas Henderson
Down the Road - Lawrence Eller & Vaughn Eller

6 comments:

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john said...

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Anonymous said...

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thanks!