Various Artists: American Patchwork (Various Artists)


Release Date: 06-04-2021

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Various Artists: American Patchwork (Various Artists)

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From 1978 to 1983, Alan Lomax and a video-crew traveled through the American South and Southwest, documenting it's traditional music - miners, moonshiners, and Primitive Baptists in Kentucky; flat-footers, string bands, and Piedmont blues in North Carolina; Cajun cowboys, fiddlers, and zydeco stompers in French-speaking Louisiana; and fife-and-drum ensembles, gospel quartets, former railroad track-liners, levee-camp muleskinners, and players on the pre-war blues circuit in Mississippi. This footage ultimately totaled some 350 hours and was edited into Lomax's "American Patchwork" series, which aired on American public television in 1991. But given the strictures of the form, hundreds of discrete performances and compelling scenes were left unseen and unheard. This set brings together the standout recordings Lomax made in his attempt to document the last vestiges of the "local surround" in Mississippi, Appalachia, and Louisiana. Intimate performances by R.L. Burnside, Tommy Jarrell, Boyd Rivers, Napoleon Strickland and many more form a rich tapestry of distinctly American musical traditions.

  1. R.L. Burnside - See My Jumper
  2. Janette and Joe Carter - Will You Miss Me
  3. Sheila Kay Adams - Little Margaret
  4. Sheila Kay Adams - Banjo Instrumental
  5. Sheila Kay Adams - Dinah
  6. Joe Savage - Peace In The Valley
  7. Holly Springs Sacred Harp Singers - David's Lamentation (#248)
  8. Vaughn Eller - Fly Around My Blue-Eyed Gal
  9. Dennis McGee - Two Step De Eunice
  10. Dink Roberts - Fox Chase
  11. Laethe Eller - Way Up In The Bright New World
  12. Boyd ; Ruth May Rivers - Somebody Touched Me
  13. Wiregrass Sacred Harp Singers - Give Me Just A Little More Time
  14. Lois Short - Little Birdie
  15. Dellie Chandler Norton - Early
  16. Early In the Spring
  17. Tommy Jarrell - Old Reuben
  18. Canray Fontenot - Bonsoir Moreau
  19. Ray Hicks - Reuben
  20. Belton Sutherland - Blues #2
  21. Nimrod Workman - Mother Jones’ Will
  22. Napoleon Strickland ; the Como Drum Corp - My Babe
  23. Lawrence Black Ardoin ; Band - Why You Wanna Make Me Cry
  24. Moving Star Hall Singers - I’m Going To Trust In the Lord
  25. Napoleon Strickland - Jesus Stop By Here
  26. Boyd ; Ruth May Rivers - Fire Shed In My Bones

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