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Smithsonian Folkways American Roots Collection
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Album · 1996 · 25 Songs. Classic Folk Music from Smithsonian Folkways Recordings. The Asch Recordings, Vols. Jean Ritchie and Doc Watson At Folk City.

This assemblage of blues, bluegrass, mountain ballads, topical songs, and jazz shows the wide range of American vernacular music, and Smithsonian Folkways' commitment to it. Among the many highlights here are Clarence Ashley and Doc Watson's ragged and yet sleek version of "The Coo Coo Bird," Doug Wallin's creaky and breathless a cappella version of "Pretty Saro," Lucinda Williams' Cajun two-step, "Lafayette," and a compelling take by Elizabeth Cotten of her signature song, "Freight Train.

American Roots: The Essential Album. Classic Folk Music From Smithsonian Folkways. If you have never heard of Smithsonian Folkways or Folkways before, this collection will take you on a trip through American Music; if you have heard some already, you will still be delighted by the breadth and variety of this collection.

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Reissued by Smithsonian Folkways Recordings in 1997, this deluxe 6-CD collector's boxed set contains a 96-page book featuring Harry Smith's original liner notes and essays by Greil Marcus and other noted writers, musicians, and scholars. Anthology was our bibl. .We all knew every word of every song on it, including the ones we hated. First hearing the Harry Smith Anthology of American FoIk Music is like discovering the secret script of so many familiar musical dramas. Many of these actually turn out to be cousins two or three times removed, some of whom were probably created in ignorance of these original riches. It also occurred to me that as we are listening at a greater distance in time to a man or woman singing of their fairly recent past of the 1880s, we are fortunate that someone collected these performances of such wildness, straightforward beauty, and humanity.

Smithsonian Folkways American Roots Collection, 1996.

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1 Lightnin' Hopkins Penitentiary Blues
Recorded By – Samuel B. ChartersWritten-By – Hopkins*
2 Roosevelt Sykes Sweet Old Chicago 2:56
3 Bill Monroe And The Bluegrass Boys* Blue Moon Of Kentucky
Banjo – Rudy LyleBass – Chick StriplingBass [Or] – Bessie Lee MauldinFiddle – Bobby Hicks, Joe StuartGuitar, Lead Vocals – Yetes GreenMandolin, Vocals – Bill MonroeWritten-By – B. Monroe*
4 Pete Seeger If I Had A Hammer
Written-By – Lee Hays, Pete Seeger
5 Lucinda Williams Lafayette
Acoustic Guitar [Rhythm], Lead Guitar, Harmony Vocals – Mickey WhiteElectric Bass, Harmony Vocals – Rex BellElectric Guitar [Rhythm], Slide Guitar, Lead Guitar – Andre Matthews*Fiddle, Viola – Malcolm Smith Lead Vocals, Acoustic Guitar – Lucinda WilliamsPedal Steel Guitar – Mickey Modey*Written-By – Lucinda Williams
6 Allie Young, Bessyl Duhon And Rodney Balfa Bosco Stomp
Accordion – Allie YoungFiddle – Bessyl DuhonGuitar, Vocals – Rodney Balfa
7 Brownie McGhee And Sonny Terry Better Day
Drums – Gene Moore Guitar, Vocals – Brownie McGheeHarmonica, Vocals – Sonny Terry
8 Lonnie Johnson Long Road To Travel
Guitar, Vocals – Lonnie Johnson
9 Doc Watson And Clarence Ashley The Coo-Coo Bird
Guitar – Doc WatsonVocals, Banjo – Clarence Ashley
10 Doug* And Jack Wallin Pretty Saro
Arranged By, Adapted By – D. Wallin*Written-By – Trad.*
11 Elizabeth Cotten Freight Train
Written-By – Elizabeth Cotten
12 The New Lost City Ramblers Old Joe Bone
Fiddle – Mike Seeger, Tracy SchwarzVocals, Guitar – John Cohen
13 Bill Monroe And Doc Watson Have A Feast Here Tonight
Guitar, Baritone Vocals – Doc WatsonMandolin, Tenor Vocals [High] – Bill MonroeWritten-By – C.Monroe*
14 Josh White Freedom Road
Guitar, Vocals – Josh WhiteMusic By – Emerson HarperWords By – Langston Hughes
15 Woody Guthrie This Land Is Your Land
Words By, Music By – Woody Guthrie
16 Woody Guthrie Two Good Men
Words By, Music By – Woody Guthrie
17 Lead Belly* In The Pines
Arranged By – H. Ledbetter*
18 Lead Belly* Irene
Written-By – H. Ledbetter*, J. Lomax*
19 Big Joe Williams Somebody’s Been Fooling #1
Bass – Ransom KnowlingGuitar, Vocals – Big Joe WilliamsWritten-By – Big Joe Williams
20 Dave Van Ronk Hesitation Blues
Written-By – Rev.Gary Davis*
21 Peggy Seeger Gonna Be An Engineer
Written-By – Peggy Seeger
22 Mercedez López Delgadina 2:11
23 Michelle Lanchester With Sweet Honey In The Rock I Was Standing By The Bedside Of A Neighbor (If You See My Saviour)
Backing Vocals – Sweet Honey In The RockGuitar – Toshi ReagonLead Vocals – Michele Lanchester*Written-By – Thomas A. Dorsey
24 Mary Lou Williams Virgo
Bass – Al LucasPiano – Mary Lou WilliamsWritten-By – Mary Lou Williams
25 Mary Lou Williams Syl-O-Gism
Bass – Bob CranshawDrums – Mickey RokerPiano – Mary Lou Williams, Zita CarnoWritten-By – L. Gales*, Mary Lou Williams
26 SNCC Freedom Singers, The* With Dorothy Cotton And Pete Seeger We Shall Overcome 2:42

Companies, etc.

  • Mastered At – Airshow Mastering, Springfield, VA
  • Phonographic Copyright (p) – Smithsonian Folkways
  • Copyright (c) – Smithsonian Folkways


  • Compiled By, Compilation Producer – Amy Horowitz, Anthony Seeger
  • Coordinator [Production Coordination] – Mary Monseur, Michael Maloney
  • Design – Visual Dialogue
  • Mastered By – David Glasser, LeaAnne Sonenstein*
  • Other [Editing] – Carla Borden, Jeff Place
  • Photography By [Clarence Ashley] – Robert Yellin
  • Photography By [Elizabeth Cotten] – Joshel Namkung
  • Photography By [Pete Seeger] – Francis Specker
  • Technician [Audio And Technical Coordination] – Pete Reiniger


Mastered at Airshow, Springfield, VA.

1. From "Lightnin' Hopkins" SF 44019. Recorded in 1959 in Hopkins' room in a Texas boarding house.
2. From "Blues by Roosevelt "The Honeydripper" Sykes" SF 40051
3. APRS, BMI. From "Live Duet Recordings 1956-1969, Off The Records, Vol. 1" SF 40063. Artist as "Bill Monroe" on the back cover, as "Bill Monroe and the Bluegrass Boys" in the booklet.
4. Tro-Ludlow Music, Inc., BMI. From "Singalong Live at Sanders Theatre" SF 40027/28. Recorded live at a concert at Harvard University's Sanders Theatre in 1980.
5. From "Happy Woman Blues" SF 40003
6. From "Cajun Social Dance Music" SF 40006
7. From "Brownie McGhee and Sonny Terry Sing" SF 40011
8. From "The Complete Folkways Recordings" SF 40067
9. From "The Original Recordings, 1960-1962" SF 40029/30. Recorded in 1962.
10. Smithsonian Folkways Pub., BMI. From "Family Songs and Stories from the North Carolina Mountains" SF 40013
11. From "Freight Train and Other North Carolina Folksongs and Tunes" SF 40009. 1958.
12. From "New Lost City Ramblers Vol. II (1963-1973) Outstanding in Their Field" SF 40040
13. Berwick Music Corp., BMI. From "Live Duet Recordings 1963-1980: Off The Record Vol. 2" SF 40064
14. Musette Publishers. From "That's Why We're Marching: World War II and the American Folk Song Movement" SF 40021
15. Tro-Ludlow Music, Inc. From "Folkways: The Original Vision" SF 40001
16. Woody Guthrie Publications, BMI. From "Ballads of Sacco & Vanzetti" SF 40060
17. From "Where Did You Sleep Last Night, Lead Belly Legacy, Vol. 1" SF 40044
18. Ludlow Music Inc., BMI. From "Lead Belly's Last Sessions (disc #4)" SF 40068/71. Incorrectly credited to "A. Lomax & J. Lomax".
19. From "Mississippi's Big Joe Williams and His Nine-String Guitar" SF 40052
20. Chandos Music, ASCAP. From "The Folkways Years 1959-1961" SF 40041
21. Stormking Music, BMI. From "Songs of Love and Politics, The Folkways Years 1955-1992" SF 40048
22. From "The Music of New Mexico, Hispanic Traditions" SF 40409
23. Unichappell Music, BMI. From "Wade in the Water, Vol. 3: African American Gospel: The Pioneering Composers" SF 40074
24. Cecilia Music, ASCAP. From "Zodiac Suite" SF 40810
25. Cecilia Music, ASCAP. From "Zoning" SF 40811
26. Ludlow Music/BMI. From "Sing for Freedom: The Story of the Civil Rights Movement through its Songs" SF 40032

℗ © 1996 Smithsonian Folkways Records

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode: 093074006221
  • Matrix / Runout: DISCTRONICS USA SFWCD40062 *03*
  • Mastering SID Code: IFPIL792
  • Mould SID Code: IFPI 2D4F

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Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
SF 40061 Various Smithsonian Folkways American Roots Collection ‎(CD, Comp, Promo) Smithsonian Folkways SF 40061 US 1996