March 26, 2017

Cold Mountain: Collector's Edition

VWDS-3796

Format: DVD, Color, Dolby, DTS Stereo, Widescreen
Region: 2 - Japan, Europe, South Africa, Greenland and the Middle East
Country: Japan
DVD Released: September 15, 2004
Genre: Folk, World, & Country
Style: Bluegrass, Neo-Classical
[Tracklist]
01 Wayfaring Stranger: Jack White (4:26)
02 Like A Songbird That Has Fallen: Reeltime Travelers (3:14)
03 I Wish My Baby Was Born: Tim Eriksen, Riley Baugus & Tim O'Brien (3:09)
04 The Scarlet Tide: Alison Krauss (2:59)
05 The Cuckoo: Tim Eriksen & Riley Baugus (1:40)
06 Sittin' On Top Of The World: Jack White (3:48)
07 Am I Born To Die?: Tim Eriksen (2:33)
08 You Will Be My Ain True Love: Alison Krauss (2:32)
09 I'm Going Home: Sacred Harp Singers At Liberty Church (2:19)
10 Never Far Away: Jack White (3:40)
11 Christmas Time Will Soon Be Over: Jack White (3:17)
12 Ruby With The Eyes That Sparkle: Stuart Duncan & Dirk Powell (3:12)
13 Lady Margret: Cassie Franklin (3:02)
14 Great High Mountain: Jack White (4:33)
15 Anthem: Gabriel Yared (3:24)
16 Ada Plays: Gabriel Yared (3:18)
17 Ada And Inman: Gabriel Yared (5:03)
18 Love Theme: Gabriel Yared (3:40)
19 Idumea: Sacred Harp Singers At Liberty Church (3:18)
[Cast]
Jude Law, Nicole Kidman, Renée Zellweger, Eileen Atkins, Brendan Gleeson
[Credits]
Directors: Anthony Minghella, Writers: Anthony Minghella, Charles Frazier, Producers: Albert Berger, Bob Osher, Bob Weinstein, Harvey Weinstein, Iain Smith

March 16, 2017

Songcatcher: Music From And Inspired By The Motion Picture

Vanguard CD 79586-2

Format: CD, Album, Soundtrack
Country: US
Released: 2001
Genre: Folk, World, & Country, Stage & Screen
Style: Folk
[Tracklist]
01 Fair And Tender Ladies: Rosanne Cash (2:54)
02 Pretty Saro: Iris DeMent (2:52)
03 When Love Is New: Dolly Parton & Emmy Rossum (5:16)
04 Barbara Allen: Emmy Rossum (0:43)
05 Barbara Allen: Emmylou Harris (4:33)
06 Moonshiner: Allison Moorer (3:32)
07 Sounds Of Loneliness: Patty Loveless (3:41)
08 All My Tears: Julie Miller (3:08)
09 Wayfarin' Stranger: Maria McKee (3:49)
10 Mary Of The Wild Moor: Sara Evans (3:20)
11 Wind And Rain: Gillian Welch, David Rawlings & David Steele (3:20)
12 The Cuckoo Bird: Deana Carter (3:30)
13 Score Suite #1: David Mansfield (4:59)
14 Conversation With Death: Hazel Dickens, David Patrick Kelly & Bobby McMillen (2:57)
15 Score Suite #2: David Mansfield (4:58)
16 Single Girl: Pat Carroll (1:04)
[Credits]
Producer: Chris Farren, Art Direction: Kimberly Levitan, Artwork: Woodie Long, Coordinator: Stephanie Urcheck, Creative Director: Georgette Cartwright, Design: Good And Evil Design, Christopher Covert, Ken Levitan and Steve Buckingham, Production Manager: Jennie Carey
[Notes]
The soundtrack to a film about a woman music scholar's travels in Appalachia is largely devoted to contemporary versions of traditional folk songs by an impressive roster of female vocalists.

March 12, 2017

Charlie Poole and the North Carolina Ramblers Vol. 2: Old Time Songs Recorded 1926-1930

County Records CD-3508

Format: CD, Album
Country: US
Released: Feb 27, 1996
Genre: Folk, World, & Country
Style: Country
[Tracklist]
01 If the River Was Whiskey (3:09)
02 Bill Mason (3:00)
03 Baltimore Fire (3:11)
04 Honeysuckle (3:14)
05 My Gypsy Girl (2:56)
06 Ragtime Annie (3:12)
07 It's Movin' Day (3:26)
08 Budded Rose (3:02)
09 A Kiss Waltz (3:08)
10 Jealous Mary (2:59)
11 Wild Horse (3:07)
12 If I Lose, I Don't Care (3:06)
13 There'll Come a Time (3:29)
14 Southern Melody (3:05)
15 Mother's Last Farewell Kiss (3:03)
16 One Moonlight Night (3:21)
[Credits]
Charlie Poole (banjo/vocals) Lonnie Austin (fiddle) Odell Smith (fiddle) Posey Rorer (fiddle) Norman Woodlieff (guitar) Roy Harvey (guitar)
Liner Notes: Kinney Rorrer, Producer: Dave Freeman, Remastering: Peter Siegel
[Notes]
County Records' second installment of Charlie Poole & the North Carolina Ramblers is another great testament to this seminal band: while most or all of Poole and the Ramblers' best-known songs are included on the earlier volume of Old Time Songs, the lesser-known tunes on this disc are every bit as entertaining, if often less familiar.

March 11, 2017

Amigo: Arlo Guthrie

Reprise Records MS-2239

Format: Vinyl, LP, Album
Country: US
Released: Jun 28, 1976
Genre: Folk, World, & Country
Style: Folk Rock
[Tracklist]
A1 Guabi, Guabi (2:27)
A2 Darkest Hour (4:04)
A3 Massachusetts (3:12)
A4 Victor Jara (4:18)
A5 Patriots' Dream (2:51)
B1 Grocery Blues (2:08)
B2 Walking Song (3:13)
B3 My Love (2:41)
B4 Manzanillo Bay (4:24)
B5 Ocean Crossing (3:23)
B6 Connection (2:40)
[Credits]
Arlo Guthrie (guitar/vocals) Bob Glaub (bass) Nick DeCaro (strings/accordion) Bill Green (guitar) Milt Holland (percussion) Dr. Rick Jaeger (drums) Leah Kunkel (keyboards/piano/vocals) Russ Kunkel (percussion/drums) Gayle LeVant (harp/harmonica) Linda Ronstadt (vocals) Dan Velika (bass) Waddy Wachtel (guitar) Jai Winding (keyboards)
Producer: John Pilla, Engineer: Donn Landee
[Notes]
With Amigo, Arlo Guthrie's ninth album, he cemented his place as an important artist in his own right. Like Woody, Arlo has always tempered his sense of tradition and what's important, with a playfulness and sense of humor.

March 10, 2017

Arlo Guthrie

Reprise Records MS-2183


Format: Vinyl, LP, Album, Club Edition
Country: US
Released: 1974
Genre: Folk, World, & Country
Style: Folk Rock
[Tracklist]
A1 Won't Be Long (2:38)
A2 Presidential Rag (4:26)
A3 Deportees (3:48)
A4 Children Of Abraham (2:24)
A5 Nostalgia Rag (2:50)
B1 When The Cactus Is In Bloom (2:20)
B2 Me And My Goose (1:58)
B3 Bling Blang (2:46)
B4 Go Down Moses (2:36)
B5 Hard Times (2:40)
B6 Last To Leave (2:42)
[Credits]
Arlo Guthrie (guitar/vocals) Byron Berline (fiddle) Ry Cooder (guitar) Jesse Ed Davis (guitar) John Pilla (guitar) Nick DeCaro (accordion/strings) Doug Dillard (banjo) Buddy Emmons (pedal steel guitar) Chris Ethridge (bass) Jim Gordon (drums) Jim Keltner (drums) Spooner Oldham (keyboards) Clydie King (vocals) Jessica Smith (vocals)
Design: Bob Cato, Photography: John Pilla, Producer: John Pilla & Lenny Waronker, Engineer: Donn Landee & Lee Herschberg
[Notes]
This is a Club Edition as stated on record label. Recorded, mixed and mastered at Warner Bros. Studios, N. Hollywood. The pictures of this release do NOT depict the first pressing of this release: First pressing of 1974 come with the text "STEREO" at bottom of the label.

March 9, 2017

J.E. Mainer's Crazy Mountaineers Vol. 1

J.E. Mainer Productions ALP-201

Format: Vinyl, LP, Compilation
Country: US
Released: 1971
Genre: Folk, World, & Country
Style: Country
[Tracklist]
A1 Old Number 9
A2 Train 45
A3 The Longest Train
A4 All Aboard
A5 Kiss Me Goodbye If You Love Me
A6 Please Don't Leave Me This Way
A7 Free Again
B1 The Lord Promised Me A Place In The Sky
B2 Railroad Blues
B3 Shang High Rooser
B4 Take Me In The Life Boat
B5 Maple On The Hill
B6 Lights In The Valley
B7 City On The Hill
[Credits]
Daddy John Love (guitar/vocals) J.E. Mainer (fiddle) Wade Mainer (banjo) Zeke Morris (guitar)
[Notes]
Sourced from original 78 rpm discs, recorded in the 1930s & 1940s.

March 7, 2017

Charlie Poole And The North Carolina Ramblers: Old Time Songs Recorded 1925-1930

County Records CD-3501
Format: CD, Album
Country: US
Released: 1993
Genre: Folk, World, & Country
Style: Country
[Tracklist]
01 White House Blues (3:26)
02 Sweet Sunny South (2:53)
03 Shootin' Creek (3:23)
04 He Rambled (2:57)
05 The Letter That Never Came (2:47)
06 Mountain Reel (3:02)
07 You Ain't Talkin' To Me (2:53)
08 Sweet Sixteen (2:50)
09 Leaving Home (3:08)
10 Took My Gal A-Walkin' (2:46)
11 Monkey On A String (3:05
12 Ramblin' Blues (3:05)
13 Flying Clouds (3:15)
14 Falling By THe Wayside (3:04)
15 Don't Let Your Deal Go Down (2:51)
16 Take A Drink On Me (3:13)
[Credits]
Charlie Poole (banjo/vocals) Lonnie Austin (fiddle) Posey Rorer (fiddle) Norman Woodlieff (guitar) Roy Harvey (guitar)
Liner Notes: Kinney Rorrer, Producer: Dave Freeman, Remastering: Peter Siegel
[Notes]
Old-Time Songs contains 16 songs Charlie Poole recorded for Columbia Records between 1925 and 1930. This sampling features nearly every one of his best songs -- including the hits "White House Blues" and "Don't Let Your Deal Go Down Blues" -- and provides the definitive retrospective of Poole, as well as a good glimpse into the style and sound of old timey country music in the first half of the 20th Century.

March 4, 2017

Mountain Music Of Kentucky

Smithsonian Folkways SF CD 40077

Format: CD, Album, Reissue
Country: US
Released: 1996
Genre: Folk, World, & Country
Style: Folk
[Tracklist]
1-01 Old Age Pension Blues: Bill Cornett (1:59)
1-02 Hook And Line: Bill Cornett (1:01)
1-03 John Henry: Bill Cornett (3:58)
1-04 Pretty Polly: Bill Cornett (2:54)
1-05 Old Reuben: Bill Cornett (1:40)
1-06 Spring Of '65: J.D. Cornett (2:28)
1-07 Sally In The Garden: J.D. Cornett (0:30)
1-08 Barbara Allen: J.D. Cornett (0:29)
1-09 When We Shall Meet: Old Baptist Church (6:09)
1-10 Amazing Grace: Old Baptist Church (6:26)
1-11 Across The Rocky Mountain: Roscoe Holcomb (3:39)
1-12 Graveyard Blues: Roscoe Holcomb (2:24)
1-13 Cripple Creek: Roscoe Holcomb (0:58)
1-14 True Love: Roscoe Holcomb (3:43)
1-15 Sally In The Garden: Marion Sumner (0:48)
1-16 Lost Indian: Marion Sumner (0:51)
1-17 Hollow Poplar: Marion Sumner (0:55)
1-18 Death Of The Blue Eagle: George Davis (1:53)
1-19 Little Birdie: Willie Chapman (1:19)
1-20 Lost Indian: Willie Chapman (0:58)
1-21 Jaw Bone: Willie Chapman (0:54)
1-22 Bunkers Hill: Willie Chapman (0:39)
1-23 Cacklin' Hen: Willie Chapman (0:48)
1-24 Julie Ann: Willie Chapman (1:09)
1-25 Born In Old Kentucky: Bill Cornett (2:20)
1-26 Buck Creek Girls: Bill Cornett (0:59)
1-27 Sweet Willie: Bill Cornett (1:53)
1-28 Cluck Old Hen: Bill Cornett (1:23)
1-29 Coney Island: Roscoe Holcomb (1:41)
1-30 Baby Let Your Hair Roll Down: Roscoe Holcomb (2:03)
1-31 Wayfaring Stranger: Roscoe Holcomb (3:09)
2-01 Stingy Woman: Roscoe Holcomb (1:57)
2-02 East Virginia Blues: Roscoe Holcomb (3:26)
2-03 Single Girl: Roscoe Holcomb (1:53)
2-04 Black Eyed Susie: Roscoe Holcomb (1:24)
2-05 Hills Of Mexico: Roscoe Holcomb (2:52)
2-06 Foreign Lander: Martha Hall (0:49)
2-07 Kitty Alone: Martha Hall (1:14)
2-08 Young & Tender Ladies: Martha Hall (0:39)
2-09 Charlie's Neat: Granville Bowlin (0:45)
2-10 Cotton-Eyed Joe: Granville Bowlin (0:40)
2-11 Little Sunshine: Granville Bowlin (0:51)
2-12 Wild Bill Jones: Granville Bowlin (1:39)
2-13 Great Speckled Bird: Holiness Church (1:32)
2-14 Clap & Shout: Holiness Church (1:31)
2-15 Cry From The Cross: Holiness Church (2:36)
2-16 Clap & Shout & Shriek: Holiness Church (1:22)
2-17 The Wagoner's Lad: Mr. & Mrs. Sams (2:29)
2-18 The Absentee: Mr. & Mrs. Sams (1:50)
2-19 The Coo Coo: Mr. & Mrs. Sams (1:17)
2-20 Marthis Campbell: James Crase (1:26)
2-21 Sally Goodin': James Crase (1:39)
2-22 Fiddler A Dram: James Crase (2:10)
2-23 Fox Chase: James Crase (2:25)
2-24 Old Joe Clark: James Crase (2:24)
2-25 Fire On The Mountain: James Crase (1:41)
2-26 Ways Of The World: James Crase (1:17)
2-27 Inch Along: James Crase (1:28)
2-28 Skip To My Lou: James Crase (1:54)
2-29 St. Louis Blues: Lee Sexton (1:39)
2-30 Pretty Polly: Lee Sexton (2:11)
2-31 Fly Around: Lee Sexton (0:49)
2-32 Fox Chase: Lee Sexton (0:55)
2-33 Ruby: Grigsby & Young (2:00)
2-34 No Letter In The Mail: Grigsby & Young (2:30)
2-35 Fair Miss In The Garden: Grigsby & Young (5:18)
2-36 John Henry: Grigsby & Young (1:09)
2-37 Rocky Island: Grigsby & Young (1:56)
[Credits]
Recorded, Compiled, Liner Notes, Photography by: John Cohen, Liner Notes: Carla Borden, Coordinato: Mary Monseur & Michael Maloney, Design: Visual Dialogue, Engineer: Charlie Pilzer & Lea Anne Sonenstein
[Notes]
Recorded in 1959. Originally released in 1959 as Folkways 2317. This edition contains over 60 minutes of additional, previously unreleased material. Mastered at Airshow Inc., Springfield, VA.

March 1, 2017

O Brother, Where Art Thou?

Mercury MRNF-02077-2

Format: CD, Album, Soundtrack
Country: US
Released: 2000
Genre: Blues, Folk, World, & Country
Style: Bluegrass, Folk
[Tracklist]
01 Po Lazarus: James Carter & The Prisoners (4:30)
02 Big Rock Candy Mountain: Harry McClintock (2:17)
03 You Are My Sunshine: Norman Blake (4:26)
04 Down To The River To Pray: Alison Krauss (2:53)
05 I Am A Man Of Constant Sorrow: The Soggy Bottom Boys Featuring Dan Tyminski (3:13)
06 Hard Time Killing Floor Blues: Chris Thomas King (2:01)
07 I Am A Man Of Constant Sorrow: Norman Blake (4:30)
08 Keep On The Sunny Side: The Whites (4:30)
09 I'll Fly Away: Gillian Welch And Alison Krauss (3:57)
10 Didn't Leave Nobody But The Baby: Emmylou Harris, Alison Krauss And Gillian Welch (1:58)
11 In The Highways: Sarah, Hannah And Leah Peasall (1:36)
12 I Am Weary (Let Me Rest): The Cox Family (3:16)
13 I Am A Man Of Constant Sorrow: John Hartford (2:34)
14 O Death: Ralph Stanley (3:21)
15 In The Jailhouse Now: The Soggy Bottom Boys Featuring Tim Blake Nelson (3:36)
16 : The Soggy Bottom Boys Featuring Dan Tyminski I Am A Man Of Constant Sorrow (4:18)
17 Indian War Whoop: John Hartford (1:30)
18 Lonesome Valley: Fairfield Four (4:08)
19 Angel Band: The Stanley Brothers (2:18)
[Credits]
Executive Producer: Denise Stiff, Producer: T-Bone Burnett & Gillian Welch
[Notes]
Music to the Coen Brothers' film "O Brother, Where Art Thou?" Recorded at Sound Emporium, Nashville, TN; Ocean Way, Nashville, TN; and Sunset Sound, Los Angeles, CA.

February 28, 2017

As I Roved Out (Field Trip-Ireland)

Folkways Records FW-8872

Format: CD, Album
Country: US
Released: 1960
Genre: Folk, World, & Country
Style: Celtic
[Tracklist]
01 As I Roved Out: Sarah Makem (0:59)
02 What Would You Do If You Married a Soldier?: Seamus Ennis (1:46)
03 Jack O'Donahue: Elizabeth Cronin (2:49)
04 The Kerry Recruit: Con Skully (3:20)
05 The Magpie's Nest: Annie Jane Kelly (2:03)
06 Londonderry Hornpipe and Set Dance: Johnny Hoare (4:06)
07 With Kitty I'll Go: Dermott Barry (2:20)
08 Barbara Allen: Sarah Makem (5:38)
09 The Sound of the Drum: Seamus Ennis (0:47)
10 Una Bhan: Maire O'Donohue (4:37)
11 Cork Hornpipe: Tommy Makem (0:51)
12 Lannigan's Ball: Johnny Hoare and Elizabeth Cronin (1:09)
13 The Little Pack of Tailors: Elizabeth Cronin (1:05)
14 Dilly No Douse: Máirín Ní Dhonnchadha (1:11)
15 Wexford Mummers Song: Seán Ó'Tuoma (2:39)
16 Monochan Fair: Frank MacPeake (2:10)
17 The Girl I Left Behind Me / The Rakes of Mallow: Ceilidh Band (2:23)
[Credits]
Field Worker: Jean Ritchie, Recorder: George Pickow, Designer: Ronald Clyne
[Notes]
In 1952, Jean Ritchie—iconic folksinger and dulcimer player from Kentucky—received a Fulbright scholarship enabling her to travel to Great Britain and Ireland to trace the origin of her Kentucky versions of songs and compare them with British and Irish versions. During the course of her travels, Richie and husband George Pickow, with the assistance of British and Irish folk song authorities, made field recordings of local performers. This collection presents 17 of those recordings and is a companion album to Field Trip – England (FW08871).