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Offline uncle bud

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Hear Me Howling - Blues, Ballads and Beyond
« on: November 20, 2010, 08:17:56 AM »
Arhoolie has a new book and CD set coming out called Hear Me Howling! Blues, Ballads and Beyond, as Recorded by the San Francisco Bay by Chris Strachwitz in the 1960s. Which is a mouthful of a title. Book with 4 CDs, including what looks like a significant amount of unreleased material, with tracks from Jesse Fuller, Skip James, Rev. Gary Davis and others. Ships beginning of December. http://www.arhoolie.com/hear-me-howling/hear-me-howling-various-artists.html

4 CDs with a 136 page, 8 1/2 x 11" full color, hardcover book
Over 4 hours and 40 minutes of music
72 tracks, including 38 previously unissued
Over 150 photographs



Tracklist:

CD - I:
1. Hump in My Back - Jesse Fuller*
2. Brother Low Down - Jesse Fuller*
3. Berkeley's Junko Partner - Skid Band*
4. Tight Like That - Skid Band*
5. Moose March - Bob Mielke's Bearcats +
6. Highway 49 - Big Joe Williams*
7. Oakland Blues - Big Joe Williams with Mary Williams*
8. Greystone (Alameda County Jail) Blues - Big Joe Williams
9. I Know You Didn't Want Me - K.C. Douglas and band +
10. Night Shirt Blues - K.C. Douglas and band
11. Stop Time - K.C. Douglas and band*
12. Hear Me Howling - K.C. Douglas and band
13. Stand Alone Blues - Lonnie Johnson*
14. Brenda - Lonnie Johnson*
15. Changed the Lock on my Door - Sonny Terry*
16. Bald Eagle Train (take 1) - Bukka White*
17. Tom Moore's Farm - Lightning Hopkins*
18. Up on Telegraph (Avenue) - Lightning Hopkins
19. Lady Luck - Mercy Dee

CD - II:
1. I Feel Like I'm Fixin' to Die Rag - Country Joe and the Fish +
2. You Turned Your Back - Toni Brown +
3. How Could I Stand It - Toni Brown +
4. Don't Forget Me, Love - Toni Brown +
5. Charles Giteau - Crabgrass +
6. Midnight Blues - the Joy of Cooking*
7. Depression Gone from Me - T.A. Talbott +
8. Mr. Brakeman - T.A. Talbott*
9. Who's Going to Be My Man? - Debbie Green*
10. Come See - Bob Neuwirth*
11. Lady Gay - Janet Smith +
12. Talking Protest Blues - Merritt Herring +
13. Black Jack David - Alice Stuart
14. Eventually - Perry Lederman +
15. Impressions of John Henry - Perry Lederman +
16. Deportees - Barbara Dane
17. Grand Texas - Hackberry Ramblers*
18. Jolie Blonde - Hackberry Ramblers*
19. Turtle Tail - Hackberrry Ramblers*
20. The Beatles are in Town - the Fondettes +

CD - III:
1. Willie Poor Boy - Mance Lipscomb
2. The Titanic - Mance Lipscomb
3. Mean Boss Man - Mance Lipscomb
4. Sugar Babe - Mance Lipscomb
5. Working on a Building - Rev. Louis Overstreet*
6. The Old Ship of Zion - Rev. Louis Overstreet*
7. I'm a Soldier - Rev. Gary Davis*
8. Floor Sweepin' Boy - Rev. Gary Davis*
9. Courtin' Boy - Rev. Gary Davis*
10. Shake 'Em on Down - Fred McDowell
11. Louise - Fred McDowell
12. Write Me a Few of Your Lines - Fred McDowell*
13. Low Down Dirty Things - Skip James*
14. 22-20 Blues (Mr. Kress) - Skip James*
15. Sea Walking Jesus - Skip James*
16. No Special Lover - Skip James*
17. Peace in the Valley - Skip James*

CD - IV:
1. Sweetheart You Done Me Wrong - Vern & Ray*
2. The Touch of God's Hand - Vern & Ray*
3. 'Fore Day in the Mornin' - Big Mama Thornton*
4. Ball and Chain - Big Mama Thornton*
5. Hound Dog - Big Mama Thornton*
6. Monsieur Leonard - John Semien & the Opelousas Playboys*
7. Chi Ca Nai -  John Semien & the Opelousas Playboys +
8. Bye Bye Rosa - John Semien & the Opelousas Playboys*
9. Mr. Charlie - Clifton Chenier*
10. Louisiana Rock - Clifton Chenier
11. What Am I Doing Here? - Notes from the Underground +
12. To Be a Thief - Stanley Willis*
13. Pretty Good - NOW Creative Arts Ensemble +
14. In the Breeze - Jerry Hahn
15. To 'Trane (aka: Two Trains) - Smiley Winters
16. The Beauty of Isis - Sonny Simmons

* = previously unreleased
+ = first time on CD

Tantalizing photo of tapes:



« Last Edit: November 20, 2010, 08:19:12 AM by uncle bud »

Offline jostber

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Re: Hear Me Howling - Blues, Ballads and Beyond
« Reply #1 on: November 20, 2010, 11:01:44 AM »
Wow, this is quite something! Seems like a must-have set this one. There's an amazing selection of vinyl records at Arhoolie now as well.


Offline Shovel

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Re: Hear Me Howling - Blues, Ballads and Beyond
« Reply #2 on: November 21, 2010, 09:18:52 AM »
lots of fun looking stuff.

always especially up for some new skip james.

Offline jostber

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Re: Hear Me Howling - Blues, Ballads and Beyond
« Reply #3 on: November 23, 2010, 02:42:56 AM »
Ordered this set just the other day, looking forward to much great listening! They got a great selection of original vinyls at Arhoolie now as well, and an offer of 4 CD's for $20.



« Last Edit: November 23, 2010, 02:44:49 AM by jostber »

 


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