"DOWN HOME" #224
Thursday, July 18, 2002
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Tonight's show pays tribute to Harry Smith's monumental and influential 6-disc compilation, "The Anthology of American Folk Music", released by Folkways Records 50 years ago this week. The box set was remastered, bolstered with expanded liner notes and re-released on CD by Smithsonian-Folkways in 1997. Album notations: AAFM 1-A, 1-B, 2-A, 2-B, 3-A and 3-B refer to discs from the original set. AAFM 4-A and 4-B refer to the previously unreleased Volume 4, which came out on Revenant Records in 2000. TIFT MERRITT & THE CARBINES - Jukejoint Girl [45 single/self-release] Tift played at The Mint last Friday; I'm told that this single is now a collector's item! THE CARTER FAMILY - No Depression in Heaven [AAFM 4-B} Covered by Uncle Tupelo on their first album. Now there's a magazine and a genre named after it (although I prefer the term "alt.country music" to "No Depression music" ... RICHARD "RABBIT" BROWN - James Alley Blues [AAFM 3-A] BLIND WILLIE JOHNSON - John the Revelator [AAFM 2-B] BUELL KAZEE - The Butcher's Boy [AAFM 1-A] ALABAMA SACRED HARP SINGERS - Present Joys [AAFM 2-B] SOLOMON BURKE - Stepchild [DON'T GIVE UP ON ME/Fat Possum] MARVA WRIGHT - A Change is Gonna Come [WWOZ ON CD: THE SOUNDS OF NEW ORLEANS, VOL. 9/WWOZ-FM] Recorded live on February 6, 1997, Music at the Mint, New Orleans. UNCLE DAVE MACON - Down the Old Plank Road [AAFM 3-B] J. P. NESTOR - Train on the Island [AAFM 3-B] UNCLE BUNT STEPHENS - Sail Away Lady [AAFM 2-A] THE CARTER FAMILY - John Hardy Was a Desperate Little Man [AAFM 1-B] CLÉOMA BREAUX & JOE FALCON - Le Vieux Soulard et sa Femme (The Old Drunkard and His Wife) [AAFM 3-A] LES BREAUX FRÈRES - Home Sweet Home [AAFM 2-A] COLUMBUS FRUGÉ - Saut Crapaud [AAFM 2-A] DELMA LACHNEY & BLIND UNCLE GASPARD - La Danseuse [AAFM 2-A] FRANK HUTCHISON - Stackalee [AAFM 1-B] CANNON'S JUG STOMPERS - Minglewood Blues [AAFM 3-A] DOCK BOGGS - Sugar Baby [AAFM 3-A] CHUBBY PARKER - King Kong Kitchie Kitchie Ki-Me-O [AAFM 1-A] THE NEW LOST CITY RAMBLERS - Coo Coo Bird [OLD TIMEY MUSIC/ Folkways LP D-102, 1964] Clarence Ashley's 1929 version was on Vol. 3-A of the AAFM. UNCLE TUPELO - John Hardy [NO DEPRESSION/Rockville] Cover of the Carter Family song played earlier. Currently out of print, due out soon in re-release from Columbia/Legacy! JEFF TWEEDY, ROGER McGUINN & JAY BENNETT - James Alley Blues [THE HARRY SMITH CONNECTION: A LIVE TRIBUTE/Smithsonian-Folkways] GRATEFUL DEAD - New Minglewood Blues [DEAD SET/Arista] PROFESSOR LONGHAIR - Stagger Lee [ROCK 'N ROLL GUMBO/Dancing Cat] DEWEY BALFA, D. L. MENARD & MARC SAVOY - Mon Bon Vieux Mari [EN BAS DU CHÊNE VERT (UNDER THE GREEN OAK TREE)/Arhoolie] CORDELIA'S DAD - Jersey City [COMET/Omnium] A very noisy and great rock version of "The Butcher Boy"
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