American Roots
Over 30 Tracks Of The Best In Bluegrass, Folk, Blues And Old Time Country
CD 1
01. I Am A Man Of Constant Sorrow - Ralph Stanley
02. Big Rock Candy Mountain - Harry McClintock
03. You Are My Sunshine - Gene Autry
04. Get In Line Brother - Lester Flatt & Earl Scruggs
05. Keep On The Sunny Side - Carter Family
06. This Land Is Your Land - Woody Guthrie
07. In The Jailhouse Now - Jimmie Rogers
08. Hard Time Killing Floor Blues - Skip James
09. Hooray,This Woman Is Killing Me - Sonny Terry & Brownie McGee
10. Blue Moon Of Kentucky - Bill Monroe
11. Take Me Back To Happy Valley - Bailey Brothers
12. Here I Am Lord,Send Me - Mississipi John Hurt
13. Frieght Train Boogie - Delmore Brothers
14. Take Me To The Mountains - Del McCoury
15. My Better Years - Johnson Mountain Boys
16. Leaving Cottondale - Alison Brown
17. I Walk The Line - Johnny Cash
CD 2
01. Duelling Banjos - Eric Weissberg & Steve Mandell
02. Girl From The North Country - Bob Dylan
03. Fishin Blues - Taj Mahal
04. If I Could Only Win Your Love - Louvin Brothers
05. Deeper Well - Emmylou Harris
06. Fools Gold - Poco
07. Penny To My Name - Eva Cassidy
08. Tomorrow I’ll be Gone - Johnson Mountain Boys
09. Banks Of The Pontchartrain - Nanci Griffiths
10. Trouble I’ve Had It All My Days - Mississippi John Hurt
11. I Aint Broke But Im Badly Bent - Dave Grisman
12. West Virginia My Home - Hazel Dickens
13. Weeping Willow - Country Gentlemen
14. You’ll Get No More Out Of Me - Lynn Morris Band
15. Foggy Mountain Breakdown - Lester Flatt & Earl Scruggs
16. I Fought The Law - Hank Williams Jnr
17. Orange Blossom Special - Charlie Daniels Band
In the wake of the Coen Brothers movie ‘Oh Brother, Where Art Thou?’, American roots music has been enjoying a much-deserved renaissance. Though ‘American roots’ may be a broad, catch-all term--including as it does blues, gospel, work songs, early country music, bluegrass and protest song—it, nonetheless, easily identifies all the many grassroots musical forms that continue to thrive just out of sight of the mass media (and it’s current preoccupations). Some of the songs here—‘I Am A Man Of Constant Sorrow’, ‘Big Rock Candy Mountain’, ‘Keep On The Sunny Side’ and ‘In The Jailhouse Now’—were among those included in ‘Oh Brother’ but they represent only a fraction of the fine music assembled for this collection. Beyond this album, there are thousands more recordings and performing artists, whose work awaits discovery by the musically curious.  


Main Entry: Amer·i·ca·na

Pronunciation: \ə-ˌmer-ə-ˈkä-nə, -ˌmər-, -ˌme-rə-, -ˈka-nə\
Function: noun plural
Date: 1841
1 : materials concerning or characteristic of America, its civilization, or its culture; broadly : things typical of America
2 : American culture

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