Blues Routes: Heroes And Tricksters: Blues And Jazz Work Songs And Street Music

Various Artists

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Format: CD

Cat No: SFW40118

Release Date:  20 July 1999

Label:  Smithsonian Folkways

Packaging Type:  Jewel Case

No of Units:  1

Barcode:  093074011829

Genres:  Blues  Jazz  

  • Description

    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. This recording received a 2000 Crossroads Music Awards Gold Star for Blues Music.

  • Tracklisting

      Disc 1

      Side 1

      • 1. Rooster Call - Gandy Dancers
      • 2. John Henry - John Cephas/Paul Wiggins
      • 3. Step It Up And Go - Warner Williams
      • 4. Flipping And Flopping - Luther 'Guitar Junior' Johnson/Willie 'Pinetop' Perkins
      • 5. Twenty-Four Hours A Day - Erbie Bowser/T.D. Bell/The Blues Specialists
      • 6. Little Queen Of Spades - Robert Jr. Lockwood
      • 7. One Dime Blues - Etta Baker
      • 8. Bluetail Fly - Abner Jay
      • 9. Gut Bucket Blues - Don Vappie/The Creole Jazz Serenaders
      • 10. That Certain Someone - Claude Williams
      • 11. Harlem Parlor Blues - Sammy Price
      • 12. Early In The Morning - Booker T. Laury
      • 13. Sew
      • 14. Sew
      • 15. Sew - White Cloud Hunters Mardi Gras Indians
      • 16. My Mind Has No Color/Doing It The Go-Go Way - Rapper Dee/C.J./Five Gallons Of Fun
      • 17. Hambone
      • . Where Have You Been? - Georgia Sea Island Singers