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Cool-Water Music

by Joshua Guthman
Southern Cultures, Vol. 15, No. 3: Music

Music Issue Companion CD

Track List

1| “Georgia Blues” CECIL BARFIELD 5:12

Art of Field Recording Volume II: 50 Years of Traditional American Music Documented by Art Rosenbaum, Dust-to-Digital, dust-digital.com

2| “Satan, Your Kingdom Must Come Down II” MURRY HAMMOND 3:46

I Don’t Know Where I’m Going But I’m On My Way, Hummin’bird Records, myspace.com/murryhammond

3| “Must You Throw Dirt In My Face” CHARLIE LOUVIN & GEORGE JONES 2:32

Charles Louvin, Tompkins Square, tompkinssquare.com

4| “Married” SCHOONER 3:18

Hold On Too Tight, 54°40′ or Fight!  fiftyfourfortyorfight.com, schoonermusic.com

5| “Lighten Up Angel” MICHAEL HOLLAND 2:43

Tomorrows American Treasures, Sit-N-Spin, sit-n-spin-records.com, myspace.com/michaelhollandmusic

6| “Waiter” CAPTAIN LUKE & COOL JOHN 3:32

The Last & Lost Blues Survivors, DixieFrog / Music Maker, musicmaker.org

7| “Sweet Little Angel” MACAVINE HAYES 2:35

Came So Far, Music Maker, musicmaker.org

8| “Cool Water” JAMES “SON” THOMAS 3:05

Recorded by William R. Ferris in Jackson, Mississippi, May 19, 1972; courtesy of the William R. Ferris Collection #20367, Southern Folklife Collection, Wilson Special Collections Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

9| “Nothing but the Blues. . .” JAMES “SON” THOMAS 0:14

Recorded by William R. Ferris in New Haven, Connecticut, February 28, 1974; courtesy of the William R. Ferris Collection #20367, Southern Folklife Collection, Wilson Special Collections Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

10| “Me and Lucille” B.B. KING (accompanied by Bill Oppenheimer) 1:12

Recorded by William R. Ferris in Sprague Auditorium, Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut, 1974; excerpted from the film Give My Poor Heart Ease: Mississippi Delta Bluesmen (1975), directed by William R. Ferris; courtesy of the William R. Ferris Collection #20367, Southern Folklife Collection, Wilson Special Collections Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

11| “Leaves Do Fall” THE ROSEBUDS 3:54

Birds Make Good Neighbors, Merge Records, mergerecords.com, therosebuds.com

12| “Pride (Won’t Get Us Where We’re Going)” THAD COCKRELL 2:58

To Be Loved, Dualtone Music Group, dualtone.com, thadcockrell.com

13| “Well, Whatever” THE KINGSBURY MANX 3:09

Ascenseur Ouvert! Odessa Records, odessarecords.com, web.mac.com/thekingsburymanx

14| “Natural Ghost” SINFUL SAVAGE TIGERS 4:47

Rain is the Soup of the Dogs in Heaven, self-released recording available for purchase at sinfulsavagetigers.com

15| “Clickin’ with Cool” HASKEL “WHISTLIN’ BRITCHES” THOMPSON 6:16

Drink House to Church House, Volume 1, Music Maker, musicmaker.org

16| “The Job Song” MIDTOWN DICKENS 3:32

Oh Yell! 307 Knox Records, 307knoxrecords.com

17| “Virginia Bootleggers” THE RED FOX CHASERS 2:48

I’m Going Down to North Carolina: The Complete Recordings of The Red Fox Chasers (1928-31), Tompkins Square, tompkinssquare.com

18| “Sing  a Serious Song. . .” PETE SEEGER 0:14

Interview by William R. Ferris and Michael K. Honey in San Francisco, California, 1989; courtesy of the William R. Ferris Collection #20367, Southern Folklife Collection, Wilson Special Collections Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

19| “42 Years” NIMROD WORKMAN 4:15

Recorded by Mike Seeger, 1982, I Want To Go Where Things Are Beautiful, Twos & Fews / Drag City, myspace.com/twosandfews, dragcity.com

20| “Going Home / Stomp Dance” PURA FÉ 5:59

Treasure Box, Music Maker, musicmaker.org

 


RUNNING TIME 65:53

SPECIAL THANKS TO Steve Weiss, Head, UNC’s Southern Folklife Collection.