"DOWN HOME" #195
Thursday, November 8, 2001
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GENO DELAFOSE - C'est pas la peine brailler (There's No Need to Cry) [FRENCH ROCKIN' BOOGIE/Rounder] I surely enjoyed hearing Geno and the boys play this last Saturday, at the City Lights club in Eunice, Louisiana. SAVOY-DOUCET CAJUN BAND - Les 'Tits Yeux Noirs (Little Dark Eyes) [HOME MUSIC WITH SPIRITS/Arhoolie] One of the sweetest Cajun waltzes out there. STACEY EARLE & MARK STUART - Girl from Louisian' [MUST BE LIVE/Gearle] GINNY HAWKER - My Warfare Will Soon Be Over [LETTERS FROM MY FATHER/Rounder] MAC BENFORD & THE WOODSHED ALL-STARS - Freight Train Boogie [WILLOW/Rounder] ROY HARVEY & THE NORTH CAROLINA RAMBLERS - George Collins [THE ROSE GREW ROUND THE BRIAR: RURAL LOVE SONGS, VOL. 2/Yazoo] Poor George, died of cold because he was insufficiently dressed... FLACO JIMENEZ - Open Up Your Heart [FLACO JIMENEZ/Arista Texas] FREDY OMAR CON SU BANDA - Un Poquito Mas [DESDE NUEVA ORLEANS/Louisiana Red Hot] The most popular New Orleans-based Latin band; Fredy's from Honduras, and his bandmates are from Columbia, Cuba, the Dominican Republic, Peru and Puerto Rico as well as the U.S. TONY DE LA ROSA - Atotonilco [ATOTONILCO/Arhoolie] CLIFTON CHENIER - I'm On the Wonder [OUT WEST/Arhoolie] By request! BOOZOO CHAVIS - Nègre est pas là (You Act Sick When I'm Around) [DOWN HOME ON DOG HILL/Rounder] Boozoo Chavis' last studio recordings before he passed away earlier this year, with David Greely of the Mamou Playboys on fiddle, plus Sonny Landreth on slide guitar on several tracks. (Hey, I rather like that album title...) RODNEY FONTENOT with TINA PILIONE - Rodney's Breakdown [CAJUN FIDDLE THE WAY IT WAS/Sterling] BEAUSOLEIL - Valse Bébé [THE BEST OF THE CRAWFISH YEARS: 1985-1991/Rounder] MUDDY WATERS - Forty Days and Forty Nights [HIS BEST, 1956-1964/Chess] By request! (I love them requests...) LIL McCLINTOCK - Furniture Man [BEFORE THE BLUES, VOL. 3/Yazoo] An 1890s minstrel/pop song, played by this guitarist/singer from Clinton, South Carolina, born in the early 1880s. OTHA TURNER AND THE AFROSSIPPI ALL-STARS - Senegal to Senatobia [FROM SENEGAL TO SENATOBIA/Birdman] Otha Turner, an octogenarian farmer in Northern Mississippi, leads the Rising Star Fife and Drum Band, and on this record jams with two blues guitarists and a group of Senegalese musicians, including a kora player. This is the result. (Wow.) RICHARD AND LINDA THOMPSON - A Heart Needs a Home (live) [WATCHING THE DARK: THE HISTORY OF RICHARD THOMPSON/Hannibal] KATE RUSBY - I Courted a Sailor [LITTLE LIGHTS/Compass] One of the preeminent English folk singers (not folksingers) today. This is an original composition of the type that Richard Thompson might call a "composed folk song". HELENA TRIPLETT - New England [GREEN ARE THE WOODS: TRADITIONAL BALLADS AND SONGS FROM WEST VIRGINIA/West Virginia Commission on the Arts] Helena is an amazing traditonal singer, usually singing unaccompanied as with this song, or accompanied by her husband Jimmy Triplett on fiddle. She learned this song from Maggie Hammons and some verses from J.E. Richards in the Chappell Collection. It first appeared in England in 1794, is more commonly known as "The Silk Merchant's Daughter" and originally had 30 stanzas. TIM ERIKSEN - Boston [TIM ERIKSEN/Appleseed] A somewhat different version of the same song, sung by Tim (of Cordelia's Dad) with guitar accompaniment, from his brilliant new solo album. RICKY SKAGGS - One Way Track [HISTORY OF THE FUTURE/Skaggs Family] CHRIS THILE - Bridalveil Falls [NOT ALL WHO WANDER ARE LOST/Sugar Hill] DOC WATSON - The Wagoner's Lad [DOC WATSON AT GERDES FOLK CITY/Sugar Hill] LES QUÉBECOIS - Turlutte acadienne/Reel de Marcel Grondin/Reel de Sherbrooke/Reel St-Paul [BOSTON COLLEGE IRISH STUDIES PROGRAM CELEBRATES GAELIC ROOTS/Kells] LES CHARBONNIERS DE L'ENFER - Dans la Ville de Paris [LES CHARBONNIERS DE L'ENFER/Mille Pattes] "The Coalmen of Hell" ... love that band name. Unaccompanied Québecois singing, with feet!
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