The Mississippi, river of song [electronic resource] : a musical journey down the Mississippi.
- Other Title:
- Title on original container spine: River of song
Musical journey down the Mississippi
- Washington, DC : Smithsonian Folkways, p1998.
- Smithsonian global sound for libraries
- Sound recording
1 online resource.
- Music -- Mississippi River Valley.
- System Details:
- Mode of Access: World Wide Web.
- Section one, The headwaters. Powwow song (Chippewa Nation) ; 22 (Babes in Toyland) ; Sail away, ladies (John Koerner) ; I did my best (Soul Asylum) ; Red-headed Swede (the Skål Club Spelmanslag) ; The singing leaf (Wang Chong Lor) ; I'll open my mouth to the Lord/I'll be ready (Sounds of Blackness) ; Kim Marie (Karl Hartwich) ; Jazz me blues (the Manny Lopez Quintet) ; La unica estrella (La Otra Mitad)
Section two, The Midwestern crossroads. Flat stuff (Greg Brown) ; Miss Ferris (John Hartford) ; Born to be with you (the Bob Lewis Family) ; Milestone (Eugene Redmond and Sylvester "Sunshine" Lee) ; I'm so grateful (Fontella and Martha Bass) ; Stop breaking down (Oliver Sain) ; Get down, river (the Bottle Rockets) ; La guignolée (the Ste. Genevieve Guignolée Singers)
Section three, The southern fusion. The sweetest song I know (the Boundless Love Quartet) ; T for Texas (Blue yodel #1) (Sonny Burgess) ; St. Louis blues (the Memphis Horns and Ann Peebles) ; Going back to Memphis (Levon Helm and James Cotton) ; Take a little walk with me (Robert Lockwood, Jr.) ; Catfish (Big Jack Johnson) ; Shake your money maker (Big Jack Johnson and the Jelly Roll Kings) ; Grits ain't groceries (all around the world) (Little Milton) ; We praise your holy name (the Mississippi Mass Choir)
Section four, Louisiana, where music is king. Taters and gravy and chicken-fried steak (Kenny Bill Stinson) ; La porte d'en arrière (D.L. Menard) ; Bon chien (Geno Delafose) ; Marie Lavaux (David and Roselyn) ; Basin Street blues (Henry Butler) ; Time is on my side (Irma Thomas) ; Check your bucket (Eddie Bo with Henry Butler) ; Let your mind be free (Soul Rebels) ; La vida de un jaibero (Irvan Perez).
- Various performers.
- Companion to the PBS television series The Mississippi, a river of song.
Previously issued as compact discs.
Program notes principally by Elijah Wald and discography (44 p. : ill.) included.
Electronic reproduction. Alexandria, VA : Alexander Street Press, 2009. (Smithsonian global sound for libraries). Available via World Wide Web.
- Wald, Elijah.
Alexander Street Press.
- Other format:
- SFW 40086
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- Access Restriction:
- Restricted for use by site license.
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