6/19/2007 Dig Up The Roots

 

Compilation records, sampler CDs, mix-tapes. These all hold the promise of the unknown. When i first started collecting records I would seek out compilations - often buying the recording for one or two songs that I knew of, but really looking forward to the unknown.

Todays show represents a small varied sampling of this collection. We heard early blues on Yazoo, jazzy drug songs from Stash, arcane Americana from The Library of Congress and fine examples of mid century jazz from Columbia.

Playlist Tracks: 
Blind Blake - Blind Arthur's Breakdown
Album: East Coast Blues 1926 - 1935; Label: Yazoo
William Moore - Barbershop Rag
Album: East Coast Blues 1926 - 1935; Label: Yazoo
Watson's Pullman Porters - Barbecue Blues
Album: Uptown Blues A Decade Of Guitar - Piano Duets 1927 - 1937; Label: Yazoo
Cripple Clarence Lofton - Policy Blues
Album: Uptown Blues A Decade Of Guitar - Piano Duets 1927 - 1937; Label: Yazoo
Willie Harris - What Makes A Tom Cat Blue?
Album: Uptown Blues A Decade Of Guitar - Piano Duets 1927 - 1937; Label: Yazoo
Leroy Carr Scrapper Blackwell - Papa's On The Housetop
Album: Uptown Blues A Decade Of Guitar - Piano Duets 1927 - 1937; Label: Yazoo
Mezz Mezzrow - Sendin' The Vipers
Album: Reefer Madness; Label: Stash Records
Fats Waller - Viper's Drag
Album: Reefer Madness; Label: Stash Records
Quitette of the Hot Club of France - Viper's Dream
Album: Reefer Madness; Label: Stash Records
Don Redman and his Orchestra - Chant of the Weed
Album: Reefer Madness; Label: Stash Records
Lonnie Johnson - Woke Up With The Blues In My Fingers
Album: Solo Display Music; Label: Library Of Congress Records
Uncle Dave Macon - The Fox Chase
Album: Solo Display Music; Label: Library Of Congress Records
Oscar Ford - Race Between a Ford and a Chevrolet
Album: Songs of War History; Label: Library Of Congress Records
Tommy Jarrell - Drunken Hiccoughs
Album: Solo Display Music; Label: Library Of Congress Records
J.E. Mainer - Mainer's Jews Harp
Album: Solo Display Music; Label: Library Of Congress Records
Big Boy Cleveland - Quill Blues
Album: Solo Display Music; Label: Library Of Congress Records
Buzz Busby - Mandolin Twist
Album: Solo Display Music; Label: Library Of Congress Records
Sylvestor Weaver - Six-String Banjo Piece
Album: Solo Display Music; Label: Library Of Congress Records
Vess L. Ossman - Ragtime Medley
Album: Solo Display Music; Label: Library Of Congress Records
Bill Harrison Charles Wolfe - Anvil Shoot
Album: Traditionally Folk Arts; Label: Tennessee Folk Arts
David Holt - Bill Cheatham
Album: Traditionally Folk Arts; Label: Tennessee Folk Arts
Sam McGee - Farewell Blues/Jubilee/Just Because
Album: Traditionally Folk Arts; Label: Tennessee Folk Arts
Hank Snow and his Rainbow Ranch Boys - I'm Movin' On
Album: 60 Years of Country Music; Label: RCA
Louis Armstrong - Savoy Blues
Album: The Jazz Makers; Label: Columbia
Count Basie - Lonesome Miss Pretty
Album: The Jazz Makers; Label: Columbia
Fletcher Henderson - Christopher Columbus
Album: The Jazz Makers; Label: Columbia
Kai Winding - A Night On Bop Mountain
Album: 25 Years Of Prestige; Label: Prestige
Air Date: 
June 19, 2007

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