Art of Field Recording: Vol.2 Fifty Years of American Traditional Music

Compiled by Lance Ledbetter and Art Rosenbaum, Art of Field Recording Volume II is a four disc set with a 96 page book that contains essays and annotations by Art and over 100 illustrations and photographs by Art and his wife Margo. Art took a similar approach to Harry Smith in assembling the music: the discs are divided into Accompanied Songs and Ballads, Unaccompanied Songs and Ballads, Sacred, and a Survey disc that has a little bit of everything.

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Description: Contents and Packaging (Four Disc Box Set with a 96 Page Book)
Publication Date: January 6, 2009
Availability: In Stock
Recognition: USA Today: “Harry Smith’s Anthology of American Folk Music for a new generation…”

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Disc: 1
1. La Grondeuse (The Scolding Woman)
2. Blues
3. 12th Street Rag
4. Danish Galop
5. Broke Down Engine
6. J’Ai Passé Devant Ta Porte
7. Colinda
8. Garfield
9. The Devil Song
10. Unnamed Tune
11. Going Across the Prairie
12. Muddy Roads of Georgia
13. Georgia Blues
14. Billy Staffer (The State of Arkansas)
15. Cindy in the Summertime
16. General Lee’s Surrender
17. Shortnin’ Bread
18. Free Little Bird
19. The Soldier and the Lady
20. Big Road Blues
21. Harlan County Farewell Tune [Rambling Hobo] 22. Marmaduke’s Hornpipe
23. Jonah
24. Turkey in the Straw
25. Paddy on the Turnpike
26. Play Party Songs: In This Ring/I’d Rather Be a Farmer’s Boy [Medley] 27. Mulberry Gap/Cumberland Gap [Medley] 28. Fred Rogers’ Reel
29. Goin’ Where the Monon Crosses the Yellow Dog

Disc: 2
1. Welcome Home
2. The River of Jordan
3. Brother, You Ought T’ve Been There
4. New Prospect
5. No Man Can Love Me Like Jesus
6. He’s Calling Me
7. Out of My Bondage
8. Mother, Tell Me of the Angels
9. No Room at the Hotel
10. Let’s Have a Family Prayer
11. Over in the Glory Land
12. A Charge to Keep I Have
13. How Long the Train Been Gone?
14. Lord, Remember Me
15. Eve and Adam (Pickin’ Up Leaves)
16. There’s a Man Going Around Taking Names
17. Savior, Don’t You Pass Me By
18. Oh That Terrible Day
19. I Know I Got Religion
20. Dry Bones
21. Walk with Me

Disc: 3
1. I Wish I Was a Mole in the Ground
2. Going to Georgia
3. Southern Texas
4. Raise a Ruckus Tonight
5. The Rambling Boy
6. Want to Go to Cuba, Can’t Go Now
7. The Boat’s Up the River
8. Hog Drivers
9. As I Walked out One Morning in Spring
10. Devilish Mary
11. Barbara Allen
12. Steamboat Bill
13. John Henry
14. John Henry
15. John Hardy
16. Old Joe Clark
17. The Miller’s Will
18. On Top of Old Smoky
19. Last Payday at Coal Creek
20. The Wreck on the CC&O Road
21. Quit That Ticklin’ Me
22. Going Up the Country [Some Kind of Blues] 23. Talking Blues
24. Don’t Go Riding Down That Old Texas Trail
25. Ring Ching Ching

Disc: 4
1. Fair and Tender Maidens
2. The Bird’s Song
3. The Elfin Knight
4. Gypsy Davy
5. Black Jack Davy
6. Black Jack Davy
7. The Battle of Stone River
8. Froggy Went A-Courting
9. The Factory Girl
10. I’m a Noble Soldier
11. The Young Man’s Lament
12. The Butcher’s Boy
13. Lady Lye
14. Lullabies
15. Utah Carl
16. Billy Button
17. Ring Plays
18. Mohawk Love Song
19. Shenandoah
20. Two Little Boys
21. Down in the Arkansas
22. I’ll Drink and Be Jolly
23. We’ll March Around the Wall
24. John Came Home
25. The Farm Out West
26. Frankie and Johnny
27. The Farmer’s Son
28. The Famous Wedding
29. Sail Away, Lady/Greenback [Medley] 30. The Lame Soldier
31. Pearl Bryan