Passed Down Things

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Passed Down Things

by Josh Guthman
Southern Cultures, Vol. 12, No. 4: Music 2006

Music Issue Companion CD

Track List

1| “‘A passed-down thing. . .'” B.B. KING 2:07

B.B. King at his home, 11 December 1974. All B.B. King tracks are courtesy of the William R. Ferris Collection #20367, Southern Folklife Collection, Wilson Library, UNC-CH.

2| “Boogie Chillun” LOVEY WILLIAMS 2:14

Lovey Williams: guitar & vocals. Recorded in Morning Star, MS, by William R. Ferris, ca. 1968. Lovey Williams field recordings, William R. Ferris Collection #20367, Southern Folklife Collection, Wilson Library, UNC-CH.

3| “‘The sanctified preacher played guitar. . .'” B.B. KING 0:42

B.B. King, Calhoun Master’s Lounge, 1974.

4| “When All God’s Children Get Together” FANNIE BELL CHAPMAN 1:09

Fannie Bell Chapman: lead vocals. Recorded in Centreville, MS, by William R. Ferris and Judy Peiser, Jan. 1974. Fannie Bell Chapman field recordings, William R. Ferris Collection #20367, Southern Folklife Collection.

5| “‘The same feeling. . .'” B.B. KING 0:14

B.B. King at his home, 11 December 1974.

6| “Go Where I Send Thee” FANNIE BELL CHAPMAN 3:43

Fannie Bell Chapman: lead vocals. Recorded in Centreville, MS, by William R. Ferris and Judy Peiser, July 1973. Fannie Bell Chapman field recordings, William R. Ferris Collection #20367, Southern Folklife Collection.

7| “‘Something like a tonic. . .'” B.B. KING 0:26

B.B. King, Calhoun Master’s Lounge, 1974.

8| “Beefsteak Blues” JAMES “SON” THOMAS 4:01

James “Son” Thomas: guitar and vocals. Recorded in Leland, MS, by William R. Ferris, ca. 1968. James “Son” Thomas field recordings, William R. Ferris Collection #20367, Southern Folklife Collection.

9| “Baby, Let Me Ride in Your Automobile” LOVEY WILLIAMS 2:04

Lovey Williams: guitar & vocals. Recorded in Morning Star, MS, by William R. Ferris, ca. 1968. Lovey Williams field recordings, William R. Ferris Collection #20367, Southern Folklife Collection.

10| “My Tears Spoiled My Aim” TOMMY EDWARDS 2:42

Tommy Edwards: guitar & lead vocals. Songwriting Credits: John Reed and Tommy Edwards/Hidden Gem. From Old Songs/New Songs, Salisbury Street Recordings, Post Office Box 364, Pittsboro, North Carolina, 27312.

11| “44 Blues” JAMES “SON” THOMAS 3:34

James “Son” Thomas: guitar & vocals. Recorded in Leland, MS, by William R. Ferris, ca. 1968. James “Son” Thomas field recordings, William R. Ferris Collection #20367, Southern Folklife Collection.

12| “‘You could just hear it on and on and on. . .'” B.B. KING 1:30

B.B. King at his home, 11 December 1974.

13| “Oh, Rosie” INMATES AT PARCHMAN STATE PENITENTIARY, CAMP B 1:57

Recorded at Parchman State Penitentiary, Camp B, in Lambert, MS, by William R. Ferris, 15 July 1968. Parchman Farm field recordings, William R. Ferris Collection #20367, Southern Folklife Collection.

14| “Somebody Knocking on My Door” NAPOLEON STRICKLAND, BERNICE TURNER, & OTHAR TURNER 2:17

Napoleon Strickland: fife & vocals. Bernice Turner: bass drum. Othar Turner: snare drum. Recorded in Jackson, MS, by William R. Ferris, March 1972. Mississippi Folk Voices field tapes, William R. Ferris Collection #20367.

15| “Pico Polka” BILL MITCHELL 1:54

Bill Mitchell: fiddle. Recorded in Jackson, MS, by William R. Ferris, 26 May 1972. Mississippi Folk Voices field tapes, William R. Ferris Collection #20367, Southern Folklife Collection.

16| “Tom and Jerry” BILL MITCHELL 3:18

Bill Mitchell: fiddle. Recorded in Jackson, MS, by William R. Ferris, 26, May 1972. Mississippi Folk Voices field tapes, William R. Ferris Collection #20367, Southern Folklife Collection.

17| “The Cat Came Back” THE RED CLAY RAMBLERS 3:11

From Live, RCR Records, www.redclayramblers.com.

18| “Honey, I Ain’t Going Outta That Door” LOVEY WILLIAMS 1:58

Lovey Williams: guitar & vocals. Recorded in Morning Star, MS, by William R. Ferris, ca. 1968. Lovey Williams field recordings, William R. Ferris Collection #20367, Southern Folklife Collection.

19| “‘That family that one looks for. . .'” B.B. KING 2:56

B.B. King at his home, 11 December 1974.

20| “‘A needed art. . .'” B.B. KING 0:31

B.B. King, Calhoun Master’s Lounge, 1974.

21| “Way Down Yonder” THE RED CLAY RAMBLERS 3:41

Songwriting credits: Herrick-Marlette-Simpson/Otay Music/ASCAP. From Yonder, RCR Records, www.redclayramblers.com.