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In the span of just 40 songs, Birthright offers an expansive overview of American Black roots music, from old-time banjo, to traditional jazz, to Mississippi hill country blues, demonstrating the pervasive influence of these styles on popular culture, from country to hip hop. This rollicking ride through the joyful landscape of African-American musical invention includes essays from musician/scholars Dom Flemons and Corey Harris, as well as an essay and track notes by co-producer Ted Olson.
In the span of just 40 songs, Birthright offers an expansive overview of American Black roots music, from old-time banjo, to traditional jazz, to Mississippi hill country blues, demonstrating the pervasive influence of these styles on popular culture, from country to hip hop. This rollicking ride through the joyful landscape of African-American musical invention includes essays from musician/scholars Dom Flemons and Corey Harris, as well as an essay and track notes by co-producer Ted Olson.
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Birthright: A Black Roots Music Compendium [2CD]
Artist: Various Artists
Format: CD
New: Available $24.98
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Formats and Editions

DISC: 1

1. Preservation Hall Jazz Band - Bourbon Street Parade
2. Corey Harris and Shardé Thomas - Station Blues
3. Mississippi Fred McDowell - 61 Highway
4. Carolina Chocolate Drops, featuring Joe Thompson - Georgie Buck*
5. Ranky Tanky - Ranky Tanky
6. Etta Baker - One Dime Blues
7. Bois Sec Ardoin and Canray Fontenot - Eunice Two Step
8. Lightnin’ Hopkins - Automobile Blues
9. Bennie Richardson - Grizzly Bear
10. The Staple Singers - Motherless Children
11. Brownie McGhee and Sonny Terry - Blues Before Sunrise
12. Dink Roberts - Fox Chase
13. Martin, Bogan, and Armstrong - Sweet Georgia Brown
14. Golden Eagles - Little Liza Jane
15. Clifton Chenier - Ay-Tete Fee
16. Skip James - Hard Time Killing Floor Blues
17. George Lewis Quartet - Weary Blues
18. Bessie Jones - Yonder Come Day
19. Joseph Spence - We Will Understand It Better By and By
20. Dirty Dozen Brass Band - Best of All

DISC: 2

1. Cedric Burnside - Step In
2. Amythyst Kiah - Pretty Polly
3. Lonnie Johnson and Elmer Snowden - St. Louis Blues
4. Leyla McCalla - Money Is King
5. Dom Flemons - Polly Put the Kettle On
6. Taj Mahal and Keb’ Mo’ - Diving Duck Blues
7. Boozoo Chavis - Crying Blues
8. Campbell Brothers - Morning Train
9. John Lee Hooker - When I Lay My Burden Down
10. Lesley Riddle - Titanic
11. Professor Longhair - Go to the Mardi Gras
12. Mississippi John Hurt - Candy Man
13. Jesse Fuller - San Francisco Bay Blues
14. Odetta - Special Delivery Blues
15. John Jackson - Step It Up and Go
16. Tuts Washington - Arkansas Blues
17. Rev. Gary Davis - Lo, I Will Be With You Always
18. Inmate named Peter - Ups on the Farm
19. Cephas & Wiggins – John Henry
20. Sweet Honey in the Rock – Study War No More

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In the span of just 40 songs, Birthright offers an expansive overview of American Black roots music, from old-time banjo, to traditional jazz, to Mississippi hill country blues, demonstrating the pervasive influence of these styles on popular culture, from country to hip hop. This rollicking ride through the joyful landscape of African-American musical invention includes essays from musician/scholars Dom Flemons and Corey Harris, as well as an essay and track notes by co-producer Ted Olson.

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*Previously unreleased (in any format) 

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