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Root Hog Or Die 100 Years, 100 Songs (An Alan Lomax Centennial Tribute)

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- 6 LP’s in their own record sleeves highlighting beautiful photography from the Lomax Archive
- Remastered audio by Timothy Stollenwerk
- A 28 page booklet with many photos, an essay by Alan Lomax, a chronology of all of Lomax’s field recording trips, and liner notes by Nathan Salsburg.
- A heavy duty standard “candy box” style outer box.

In celebration of Alan Lomax’s 100th birthday, Mississippi Records is proud to present a 6 LP box set featuring 100 of his finest field recordings. Previously unreleased tracks by Bob Dylan, Bascom Lamar Lunsford, Southern Drum and Fife Corps, Bill Broonzy, Rosa Lee Hill, Dennis McGee, Jean Ritchie, Shirley Collins, Bukka White, Vera Ward Hall, The Georgia Sea Island Singers, Son House and many more. 55 unreleased tracks in all on this set! Also features hard to find tracks by Skip James. Fred McDowell, Almeda Riddle, Duke of Iron, Jeannie Robertson, Bessie Jones, Texas Gladden, and many more.

This set was lovingly compiled by Nathan Salsburg from the Alan Lomax archive’s deep well of material. Only top notch recordings. Limited to 1,000 copies worldwide.


1. Alan Lomax: I'm A Rambler, I'm A Gambler
2. Sonny Boy Williamson, Memphis Slim, And Big Bill Broonzy: I Could Hear My Name A Ringin'
3. Anita Wilkins And Group: One, Two, Three
4. Celeste Cappelli And Group: Carnival Comes And Goes
5. Edward King: Le Jour De L'an (New Year's Day)
6. Steven Wright: Hambone*
7. Sheila Kay Adams: Dinah*
8. Rev. R.C. Crenshaw & Greater Harvest M.B. Church Congregation: Steal Away / Didn't Hear Nobody Pray*

1. Ferdinand "Jelly Roll" Morton: Alabama Bound
2. Clark Kessinger And Band: Sally Ann Johnson
3. Ernest Williams And Group: Go Down Old Hannah
4. United Sacred Harp Musical Association: New Prospect
5. Abraham "Aapo" Juhani: Finnish Waltz*
6. Rosa Lee Hill: Faro*
7. Jasimuddin: Banshi Instrumental*
8. Alphonse Picou And Paul Dominguez, Jr.: High Society

1. Neal Morris: Sing Anything
2. Banda De Castelló De La Ribera: Como Las Propias Rosas
3. Church Of God In Christ Congregation: Amen, Amen, Amen*
4. Dennis McGee: Madame Young / Mon Chère Bébé Créole*
5. Margaret Barry: She Moves Through The Fair
6. Beatrice Dick And Group: Meet Me On The Road
7. Luigino Scollo And Pietro Guarrasi: Nnuena (Christmas Novena)
8. Hobart Smith: Cindy
9. Isla Cameron: Pu'in Bracken (Pulling Bracken)

1. Skip James: Cherry Ball Blues
2. Son House: Downhearted Blues*
3. Baile De Ibio (Warrior Dance)*
4. John Steven: Big Kilmarnock Bonnet.
5. La Roux Chayopye: Chèz-O, Prete M Yon Chèz-O (Chair, Oh! Let Me Have A Chair)
6. Wade Ward: Train On The Island*
7. Elmer Barton: Arkansas Traveler*
8. Bobby Jean Hemphill, Ruby Hemphill, Lucille Rice: Cornbread Rough, Biscuit Tough*

1. Almeda Riddle: Down In Arkansas
2. Paddy Breen & Michael Coleman: Jolly Tinker / The Pretty Girls Of Mayo* 3. McKinley Peebles And Bessie Jones: You Got To Reap What You Sow / A Little Talk With Jesus Makes It Right
4. Harvey Porter: Since You Have Disdained Me I'll Cross The Deep Blue Sea*
5. Canray Fontenot, Bois Sec Ardoin, And WHO: Bonsoir Moreau *
6. Bill Broonzy: In A Shanty In Old Shanty Town*
7. Jimmy MacBeath: Tramps And Hawkers*
8. Charles Barnett: Remember Jesus Died When He Was Young*
9. Venturina Marandella: Ninna Nanna

1. John Davis And The Georgia Sea Island Singers: Read 'Em John*
2. Unidentified Men: Strigaturi*
3. Unidentified Women: Flirtation Dance*
4. Brendan Behan: Zoological Gardens*
5. Pretty White Eagles Mardi Gras Indians: Indian Red*
6. Compagna Sacco: Lenga Serpentina (Serpent Tongue)
7. Emma Hammond: Laura Lee*
8. Elizabeth Austin And Group: Sailing In The Boat When The Tide Run Strong 9. Brother Alec Stamps & Rose Hill M.B. Church Congregation: When I Reach That Other Shore*
10. Fred McDowell: Lord Have Mercy

1. Vera Ward Hall: When I Can Read My Titles Clear*
2. Fiddlin' Joe Martin And Group: Going To Fishing
3. Harry Cox: Cruising Round Yarmouth†
4. Shirley Collins: Rambleaway*
5. Dawson "Little Daugh (or Daw)" Henson: Fare You Well My Little Annie Darling*
6. Herth Colaire And Group: Join This Food Campaign*
7. Cedar Place Children: My Gal's A Corker
8. Alice Gibbs: Jerusalem Cuckoo*

1. Uncle Alec (Eck) Dunford: Memories Of The 1940 National Folk Festival / Fisher's Hornpipe*
2. Duke Of Iron And Group: Calypso Invasion
3. Waulking Group: Mo Nighean Donn á Còrnaig*
4. Calvin Frazier And Sampson Pittman: This Old World's In A Tangle
5. Unidentified Fishermen: Tammuriata (drum Rhythms)*
6. Jeannie Robertson: Wi' My Rovin' Eye
7. Bessie Jones: Diamond Joe
8. Sid Hemphill And Group: So Soon I'll Be At Home

1. Texas Gladden: Cold Mountains
2. Bob Dylan: Masters Of War*
3. Ray Hicks: Reuben Train*
4. Davie Stewart: MacPherson's Rant
5. Bukka White: Hundredth Man Blues*
6. Emperor Mackenze: I Wonder Where My Mother Has Gone*
7. Unidentified Street Vendor: Coco Rico De La Habana (Good Coconuts From Havana)*

SIDE 10:
1. Babsy McQueen And Group: Roll Roll Roll And Go
2. Indian Bottom Association Of Old Regular Baptists: The Day Is Past And Gone*
3. John Llewellyn Edwards And The Treorchy Male Choir: Cosher Bailey Had An Engine*
4. Cecil Augusta: Stop All The Buses
5. Troupe Of Monsieur Mohamed Ben Abderrahmane: Ya Malikna (Oh, Our King)*
6. Epifanio Capellán And Group: Yo Sí La Quería*
7. Raphael Hurtault And Group: Di Yo Pa Hele Pou Nou 8. Sophie Loman Wing And Group: I'll Be Waiting There*

SIDE 11:
1. "22" And Group: Early In The Morning
2. Rev. Olsie Cowan And Spiritual Baptist Congregation: Prayer/Doption*
3. Jean Ritchie: Nottamun Town*
4. Inez Muñoz And Grupo De Cádiz: Fandango De Comares*
5. Dennis McGee: Two Step De Eunice*
6. Belton Sutherland: Blues #2* Sutherland, Vocal And Guitar.
7. Mark Anderson: High Force Agricultural Show*
8. Unidentified Amazigh Man: Al-Hamdulillah (Thanks Be To God)*

SIDE 12:
1. Southern Fife & Drum Corps: Little And Low*
2. Francilia: Mèt Kafou Men Djab-la (Master Of The Crossroads, Here Is The Devil) 3. Kitty Gallagher: Keen For A Dead Child
4. Fred And Annie Mae McDowell: Jesus Gonna Make Up My Dying Bed
5. Ballinakill Ceilidhe Band: Grace's Favorite*
6. Bascom Lamar Lunsford: Free A Little Bird*
7. John Strachan: Mormond Braes
8. Bright Light Quartet: I'm Tired
9. Dolores Fernández Geijo: Duérmete, Niño Angelito (Sleep, Angel Baby)* 10. Unidentified Men: I Bid You Goodnight //

*Previously Unreleased
†Previously Unreleased In Its Entirety

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