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Fiddling Traditions

Opening Bed: "Limerock," Tommy Slaughter. Source: Fiddle Traditions, self-produced CD.

Featured Selections:

  1. "Old Coon Dog," Cush Holsten. Source: Florida Folk Festival, the First 25 Years, LP.
  2. "Stone's Rag," Willie David Jones, fiddle, with Tom Staley, guitar. Source: digital field recording.
  3. "Orange Blossom Special," The Rouse Brothers. Source: original 1939 recording.
  4. "It's Mighty Dark to Travel," Bill Monroe and His Blue Grass Boys, with Chubby Wise. Source: Columbia CD CK 53908.
  5. "Garfield," twin fiddles of George Custer and Henry Rutland. Source: self-produced cassette.
  6. "Buffalo Gals," Aubrey Haynie with Jerry Douglas and others. Source: Sugar Hill CD 3908.
  7. "Take Me Back to Tulsa," Wayne Martin with western swing band. Source: demo CD.
  8. "Whistler's Waltz," Tommy Slaughter. Source: Fiddle Traditions, self-produced CD.
  9. "Lee Highway," Chubby Anthony with bluegrass band. Source: Fiddlin' Chubby Anthony, Old Homestead LP.
  10. "Kissimmee Kid," Vassar Clements with Charlie Daniels, Doug Jernigan and others. Source: Vassar Clements, Mercury LP SRM 11022.
  11. "Lads of Laois/Gan Ainm/The Heathery Crauch," James Kelly, fiddle, and Zan McLeod, guitar. Source: Traditional Irish Music, Capelhouse CD 896012.
  12. "Knis Kallesminne," twin fiddling by Jonita Aadland and Amber Randall with Butch Kresovich, accordion. Source: digital field recording.
Interviews: Willie David Jones, George Custer, Tommy Slaughter, Chubby Wise, James Kelly, Jonita Aadland.



Mexican

Opening Bed: "Guadalajara," Mariachi Cobre. Source: Mariachi Cobre, Kuckkuck CD 11095-2.

Featured Selections:

  1. "Presumida," Los Fronterizos de Matamoros. Source: digital field recording.
  2. "El Sinaloense huapango," Los Desconocidos del Norte. Source: Mestizo Records cassette MR 049.
  3. "Enamoraditos," Casanova. Source: digital field recording.
  4. "¿Para qué te vas?," Los Fronerizos de Matamoros. Source: digital field recording.
  5. "Hoy madrecita," La Fuerza del Norte. Source: digital field recording.
  6. "Amor de madre," Los Herrantes de Nuevo Leon. Source: digital field recording.
  7. "Las mañanitas," La Fuerza del Norte. Source: digital field recording.
  8. "Gotitas de llanto," Los Halcones de Michoacán. Source: digital field recording.
  9. "Jerusalem," congregation of El Shaddai Mexican Pentecostal Church, Seville, Florida. Source: digital field recording.
  10. "Cielito lindo," Mariachi Cobre. Source: digital field recording.
  11. "El Gavilán," Mariachi Cobre. Source: Mariachi Cobre, Kuckkuck CD 11095-2.
  12. "Solamente una vez," Marimba Mayalandia. Source: digital field recording.
  13. "Guadalajara," Marimba Mayalandia. Source: digital field recording.
Interviews: Tomás Granado, Randy and Steve Carrillo, Rafael Rivera.



Pacific Island

Opening Bed: "Hano Hano Lei," Dick Sanft, Hawaiian steel guitar with band. Source: Totally Hawaiian, LP.

Featured Selections:

  1. "He Noanoa Kalakaua," Kai Brandon, vocal, and Dino Ontiveros, vocal and percussion. Source: digital field recording.
  2. "Henehene Ko'aka," Ilima Weston, vocal and ukulele. Source: digital field recording.
  3. "Hole Waimea," Henry Ohumukini, unaccompanied vocal. Source: digital field recording.
  4. "Opihi Moemoe," Roy Pang, slack-key guitar. Source: digital field recording.
  5. "Mokuhulu," Charles Kalealoha Smith, vocal and guitar; with Roy Pang, slack-key guitar; Rose Pang, gourd percussion. Source: digital field recording.
  6. "Ka Ulu Wehi O Ke Kai," Pacific Harmony II. Source: digital field recording.
  7. "Hawaiian War Chant," Dick Sanft, Hawaiian steel guitar with band. Source: Totally Hawaiian LP.
  8. "Mapuana," Dick Sanft. Lush rendering of this classic Hawaiian instrumental. Source: Totally Hawaiian, LP.
  9. "He Umata," Brown Wolfgramm, friends and family. Source: digital field recording.
  10. "Ise Isa," Brown Wolfgramm, friends and family. Source: digital field recording.
Interviews: Kai Brandon, Dino Ontiveros, Ilima Weston, Henry Ohumukini, Roy Pang, Dick Sanft, Richard and Brown Wolfgramm.



Old-Time Country and Bluegrass

Opening Bed: "Lonesome Fiddle Blues," Vassar Clements with Jerry Garcia, David Grisman and Peter Rowan. Source: Old and in the Way, ACD-19.

    Featured Selections:

  1. "Shear 'Em," Richard Seaman, fiddle, with Jack Piccalo, guitar. Source: digital field recording.
  2. "Forty Weight of Gingerbread," Lloyd Baldwin and Friends. Source: digital field recording.
  3. "Barlow Knife," Wednesday Night Pickers. Source: digital field recording.
  4. Contradance Music, Tom Staley, Fay Baird and Vic Call. Source: digital field recording.
  5. "Albinny Reel," Greasy String Band. Source: Root Hog or Die, GSB002 CD.
  6. "Come Back Little Darling," Doug Cloud and County Line. Source: Appalachian Rain, Pinecastle PRC CD 1014.
  7. "Orange Blossom Special," Vassar Clements with Jerry Garcia, Davis Grisman and Peter Rowan. Source: Old and in the Way, ACD-19.
  8. "Sledd Ridin'," James "Tuck" Tucker, Dobro, with bluegrass band. Source: Tucker'd Out, LP.
  9. "How Much Wronger?" Endless Highway. Source: Endless Highway, Mc Knight Records, MK-CD 1070.
  10. "Sweetheart of the Pines," The Driftwoods. Source The Driftwoods, CD.
Interviews: Richard Seaman, Lloyd Baldwin, Susan Marynowski, Tom Staley, Gordon Scott, Vassar Clements, James "Bubba" Moore, Tuck Tucker.



Sacred

Opening Bed: "Just a Closer Walk With Thee," Aubrey Ghent, sacred steel guitar, and friends. Source: Can't Nobody Do Me Like Jesus, Arhoolie CD 463.

Featured Selections:

  1. " Songs of Praises," Troy Demps and congregation. Source: digital field recording.
  2. "Florida Storm," Southeast Alabama and Florida Union Sacred Harp Singing Convention. Source: Drop on Down in Florida, Florida Folklife LP 102-103.
  3. "Noah," The Versiteers, a capella trio. Source: studio demo recording.
  4. "Give Me My Flowers," The Consolers. Source: Nashboro CD NASH4502-2.
  5. "Precious Lord Take My Hand," Josh Taylor, sacred steel guitar, with band. Source: Train Don't Leave Me, Arhoolie CD 489.
  6. "Amazing Grace," members of the Sardis Primitive Baptist Church. Source: digital field recording.
  7. "I'll Trade the Old Cross for a Crown," New Hearts in Christ. Source: First Time Out, self-produced CD.
  8. "Paraklisis Prostin Theotoko," women of the St. Nicholas Cathedral congregation, Tarpon, Springs. Source: digital field recording.
  9. "La celebración de Purim y la caída de Aman," Susana Behar, with percussion by Joe Zeytoonian and Miriam Eli. Source: digital field recording.
  10. "Song for Obatalá," Batá Ensemble led by Ezequiel Torres. Source: Caribbean Percussion Traditions in Miami, Historical Museum of Southern Florida HASF CD 01.
  11. "Song for Ogou," Haitian drum ensemble led by Richard LaGuerre. Source: Caribbean Percussion Traditions in Miami, Historical Museum of Southern Florida HASF CD 01.
Interviews: L.V. Starling, Josh Taylor; Gordon Scott, Bubba Moore, Susana Behar, Ezequiel Torres.



Blues: Roots and Branches

Opening Bed: "Rockhouse, Parts 1 and 2," Ray Charles. Source: The Birth of Soul, Atlantic 8310-2.

Featured Selections:

  1. "Diddie Wah Diddie," Blind Arthur Blake. Source: Yazoo CD 1068.
  2. "Black Eye Blues," Ma Rainey, vocal, with Tampa Red, slide guitar, and Georgia Tom Dorsey, piano. Source: Tampa Red: Bottleneck Guitar 1928-1937, Yazoo CD 1039.
  3. "Train Imitation," Roger Matthews, harmonica. Source: WPA field recording, Library of Congress, American Folklife Center AFS 367A.
  4. "Captain's Mule," Harold B. Hazelhurst, unaccompanied vocal. Source: WPA field recording, Library of Congress, American Folklife Center AFS 3142B:4 and AFS 3143A:1.
  5. "Tea Roll Idea," Theodore Rolle, vocal and piano. Source: WPA field recording, Library of Congress, American Folklife Center AFS 3388A:1.
  6. "Rollin' and Tumblin'," Moses Williams, vocal and diddley bow. Source: Drop on Down in Florida, Florida Folklife LP 102-103.
  7. "I'm Gonna Dig Myself a Hole," Emmett Murray, acoustic guitar and vocal. Source: Drop on Down in Florida, Florida Folklife LP 102-103.
  8. "Baby What You Want Me To Do?," Willie Green, electric guitar, vocal, and harmonica imitation. Source: demo CD.
  9. "Everyday I Have the Blues," Alex McBride, vocal and piano. Source: studio demo.
  10. "Baby Won't You Please Come Home," Ida Goodson, vocal and piano, with jazz band. Source: Ida Goodson: Pensacola Piano, Florida Folklife Program LP.
  11. "A Fool For You," Ray Charles. Source: Ray Charles: Ultimate Hits Collection, Rhino CD R275644.
  12. "Angel Heaven," Charles Atkins. Source: Sweet Voice, Icehouse CD 9443.
Interviews: Stetson Kennedy, Dave Claytor, Charles Atkins.



Cuban

Opening Bed: "Caribe Madness," Johnny Conga and Caribe, Latin jazz band. Source: Skyward Records CD 3000-0010.

Featured Selections:

  1. "Una tarde en mayo," Felipe Valdez, vocal and Milton Esquinaldo, guitar. Source: WPA field recording, Library of Congress, American Folklife Center, AFS 3381B:1.
  2. "Perfidia," El Sexteto Caney. Source: 78 rpm disc.
  3. "Nuestro día (ya viene llegando)," Willie Chirino. Source: Oxigeno, Sony Discos CD.
  4. "Diálogo musical," Azael Díaz "Candelita", and José Antonio Tejeda,. Source: field recording.
  5. "Fragments of Simple Verses," Carlos y Marta. Source: live recording, demo CD.
  6. "Babalu aye," Ezequiel Torres and others. Source: live recording, demo CD.
  7. "Descarga Cachao," Israel "Cachao" López. Source: Master Sessions Volume 1, Crescent Moon/Epic EK 64320.
  8. "Mambo," Israel "Cachao" López. Source: Master Sessions Volume 1, Crescent Moon/Epic EK 64320.
  9. "Mi guaguancó," Albita Rodriguez. Source: No Se Parece A Nada, Crescent Moon/Epic CD EK66966.
  10. "Conga," Gloria Estefan and the Miami Sound Machine. Source: Primitive Love, Sony CD.
  11. "Danzón," Arturo Sandoval, with Latin jazz band. Source: Danzón, GRP CD 9761.
Interviews: Buddy Chavez, Rene Gonzalez, Dr. Cristobal Diaz Ayala, Ezequiel Torres.



Caribbean

Opening Bed: "Messaround," 21st Century Steel Orchestra. Source: Caribbean Percussion Traditions in Miami, HASF CD 01.

Featured Selections:

  1. "Sponger Money," Bahamian Junkanoos. Source: Folkways Records FE 4492.
  2. "Junkanoo," Bahamas Junkanoo Revue. Source: Caribbean Percussion Traditions in Miami, Historical Museum of Southern Florida HASF CD 01.
  3. "What is Pan?," 21st Century Steel Orchestra. Source: Caribbean Percussion Traditions in Miami, Historical Museum of Southern Florida HASF CD 01.
  4. "Tassa hands," Romeo and the Boys. Source: Caribbean Percussion Traditions in Miami, Historical Museum of Southern Florida HASF CD 01.
  5. "Dodo ti pitit manman li," Liliane Nerette Louis. Source: field recording.
  6. "Pot drapo," Manno Charlemagne. Source: La Fimen, cassette tape.
  7. "Severin," Ayabombe. Source: You Don't Know Me, CD.
  8. "S Dwet," Zenglen. Source: Easy Konpa, Lion CD 004.
  9. "Colon Man," Cedella Marley-Booker and Taj Mahal. Source: Smilin' Island of Song, Music for Little People (distributed by Warner Brothers) cassette 9 42621-4.
  10. "Number Nine Train," Rocksteady @ 8, reggae band. Source: demo CD.
  11. "El Plenero," Los Pleneros de Borinquen, Puerto Rican plena jazz band. Source: demo CD.
Interviews: Michael Kernahan, Langston Longley, Manno Charlemagne.



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