Art of Field Recording: Volume II : 50 Years of Traditional American Music
"Art Rosenbaum is a folk revivalist of the old school. He believes that traditional ballads, blues, spirituals, and fiddle tunes are among the glories of American culture. Last fall, Dust-to-Digital released Art of Field Recording: Volume I, a four-CD retrospective of Rosenbaum’s work. It contained everything from ring shouts and murder ballads to a song about twenty frogs going to school. It was full of throaty voices and clanging banjos and the incidental music of daily life—babies crying, bar glasses clinking, cicadas on a summer night." — Burkhard Bilger, The New Yorker
Art of Field Recording Volume II 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 Accompanied Songs and Ballads, Unaccompanied Songs and Ballads, Sacred, and a Survey disc that has a little bit of everything.
01. Brown's Chapel Choir - Welcome Home 02. Myers Family and Friends - The River Of Jordan 03. Fleeta and Rev. Nathaniel Mitchell: with Lucy and Brady "Doc" Barnes - Brother, You Ought t've Been There 04. Georgia Sacred Harp Convention - New Prospect 05. Bert Hare - No Man Can Love Me Like Jesus 06. Ebenezer East Church - He's Calling Me 07. Gordon Tanner and Smoky Joe Miller - Out Of My Bondage 08. Tickanetley Primitive Baptist Church - Mother, Tell Me Of The Angels 09. Otha Cooper - No Room At The Hotel 10. The Traveling Inner Lights - Let's Have A Family Prayer 11. Over in the Glory Land Golden River Grass 12. Rev. Willie Mae Eberhart, Sister Fleeta Mitchell and Eddie Ruth Pringle - A Charge to Keep I Have 13. Jake Staggers and Family - How Long the Train Been Gone? 14. Pilgrim's Rest Primitive Baptist Church - Lord, Remember Me 15. McIntosh County Shouters - Eve And Adam (Pickin' Up Leaves) 16. Otha Cooper and Imogene Riggens - There's A Man Going Around Taking Names 17. Lucy and Brady "Doc" Barnes - Savior, Don't You Pass Me By 18. Laethe Eller and Berthie Rogers - Oh That Terrible Day 19. Cora Thompson - I Know I Got Religion 20. Silver Light Gospel Singers - Dry Bones 21. House of God, Sarasota, Florida - Walk With Me
CD3: Accompanied Songs and Ballads
01. The Chancey Brothers - I Wish I Was A Mole In The Ground 02. The Eller Family - Going To Georgia 03. George Gibson - Southern Texas 04. Lucy and Brady "Doc" Barnes - Raise A Ruckus Tonight 05. Myers Family and Friends - The Rambling Boy [Laws L12] 06. Shorty Ralph Reynolds - Want To Go To Cuba, Can't Go Now 07. Ola Belle Reed - The Boat's Up The River 08. Pat Hudson - Hog Drivers 09. W. Guy Bruce - As I Walked Out One Morning In Spring 10. Gordon Tanner and Smoky Joe Miller - Devilish Mary 11. Buell Kazee - Barbara Allen [Child 84] 12. Jack Bean - Steamboat Bill 13. Lawrence Eller and Ross Brown - John Henry [Laws I1] 14. Mose Parker - John Henry [Laws I1] 15. Willard Benson - John Hardy [Laws I2] 16. Myers Family and Friends - Old Joe Clark 17. Dr. C. B. Skelton - The Miller's Will [Laws Q21] 18. Lawrence Eller - On Top Of Old Smoky 19. Pete Steele - Last Payday At Coal Creek 20. Helen McDuffie and Leasie Whitmire - The Wreck On The CC&O Road [Laws G3] 21. Buzz Fountain - Quit That Ticklin' Me 22. Mabel Cawthorn - Going To The Country (Some Kind of Blues) 23. Myers Family and Friends - Talking Blues 24. The Eller Brothers and Ross Brown - Don't Go Riding Down That Old Texas Trail 25. Jack Bean - Ring Ching Ching
CD4: Unaccompanied Songs and Ballads
01. Mary Lomax - Fair And Tender Maidens 02. Virgil Sandage - The Bird's Song 03. Anna Sandage Underhill - The Elfin Knight [Child 2] 04. Stan Gilliam - Gypsy Davy [Child 200] 05. Mary Lomax - Black Jack Davy [Child 200] 06. Ray Rhodes - Black Jack Davy [Child 200] 07. Oscar "Doc" Parks - The Battle Of Stone River 08. The Phillips Wonders - Froggy Went A-Courting 09. Mary Heekin - The Factory Girl 10. Jim Cook - I'm A Noble Soldier 11. Anna Sandage Underhill - The Young Man's Lament 12. Vern Smelser - The Butcher's Boy [Laws P24] 13. Ollie Gilbert - Lady Lye [Child 79] 14. Stan Gilliam - Lullabies 15. Ollie Gilbert - Utah Carl [Laws B4] 16. Mary Ruth Moore - Billy Button 17. Oneitha Ellison and Group - Ring Plays 18. Mr. and Mrs. Lazore - Mohawk Love Song 19. Alice Gerrard - Shenandoah 20. Greg and Lala Brown - Two Little Boys 21. Mary Lomax - Down In The Arkansas 22. Bonnie Loggins - I'll Drink And Be Jolly 23. Brady "Doc" Barnes - We'll March Around The Wall 24. Vern Smelser - John Came Home [Child 274] 25. Margaret Kimmett - The Farm Out West 26. Ray Rhodes - Frankie And Johnny [Laws I3] 27. Della Mae Reedy - The Farmer's Son Mistress 28. Maude Thacker - The Famous Wedding [Laws P31] 29. Stan Gilliam - Sail Away, Lady/Greenback 30. Sudie Parks - The Lame Soldier 31. Oscar "Doc" Parks - Pearl Bryan [Laws F2] 32. Bonnie Loggins - Sing, Sing, What'll I Sing?
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