Annotation

Songs are in varieties of Louisiana Creole, Cajun French and English.

Annotation last modified on 2016-04-10 07:30 UTC.

Tracklist

CD 1
# Title Artist Rating Length
1 Hallelujah (Lamb on the Altar)
Joe "Washington" Brown, Sampson Brown & Austin Coleman 1:56
2 New Calvary
Joe "Washington" Brown, Sampson Brown & Austin Coleman 1:17
3 Lord, Lord, Shorty
Joe "Washington" Brown, Sampson Brown & Austin Coleman 2:04
4 Good Lord
Joe "Washington" Brown, Sampson Brown & Austin Coleman 4:33
5 Catch That Train
Sam Ballard 2:05
6 Big Leg Ida
Sam Ballard 3:59
7 Julie Montgomery
Unidentified male section group 1:07
8 Bye-Bye, bonsoir, mes parents
Paul Junius Malveaux & Ernest Lafitte 1:26
9 J'ai fait tout le tour du pays
Jimmy Peters and Ring Dance Singers 1:50
10 Là-bas chez Moreau
Cleveland Benoit & Darby Hicks 4:25
11 Je veux me marier
Jimmy Peters and Ring Dance Singers 1:41
12 Moi malheureux
Joe Massie 1:31
13 Si li, lé bat
Joe Massie 1:21
14 Bonsoir, petit monde
Paul Junius Malveaux & Ernest Lafitte 2:24
15 Zyedeco pas salé
Anderson Moss, Edward Ducrest & Fred Milburn 2:18
16 Allons à Lafayette
Anderson Moss, Edward Ducrest & Fred Milburn 1:43
17 (Goodnight) Irene
Huddie Ledbetter 4:41
18 Mama Did You Bring Me Any Silver?
Huddie Ledbetter 7:05
19 (Little) Liza Jane
Wilson "Stavin Chain" Jones, Octave Amos & Charles Gobert 2:27
20 Trench Blues
John Bray 3:35
21 Baton Rouge Rag / [interview]
Joe Harris 2:34
22 Winding Boy
Ferdinand "Jelly Roll" Morton 4:54
23 Tiger Rag / [interview]
Ferdinand "Jelly Roll" Morton 7:54

Credits

CD 1

recorded in:
Jennings, Louisiana, United States (1934-06) (tracks 1–4, 9, 11)
Lafayette, Louisiana, United States (1934-06) (track 19)
St. Martin Parish, Louisiana, United States (1934-06) (tracks 12–13)
New Iberia, Louisiana, United States (1934-06-22) (tracks 5–6)
West Feliciana Parish, Louisiana, United States (1934-07-01) (track 17)
Jennings, Louisiana, United States (1934-08-01) (track 10)
Jennings, Louisiana, United States (1934-08-02) (tracks 8, 14)
St. Mary Parish, Louisiana, United States (1934-10-17) (track 20)
Shreveport, Louisiana, United States (1940-10-09) (track 21)
Houston, Texas, United States (1980) (tracks 15–16)
fiddle:
Octave Amos (1934-06) (track 19)
washboard:
Jimmy Peters (1934-06) (tracks 9, 11)
washboard [steel washboard]:
Edward Ducrest (1980) (tracks 15–16)
drums:
Fred Milburn (1980) (tracks 15–16)
guitar:
Wilson "Stavin Chain" Jones (1934-06) (track 19)
Huddie Ledbetter (1934-07-01) (track 17)
John Bray (delta blues artist) (1934-10-17) (track 20)
Huddie Ledbetter (1938-12-26) (track 18)
Joe Harris (Louisiana singer/guitarist) (1940-10-09) (track 21)
harmonica:
Paul Junius Malveaux (1934-08-02) (tracks 8, 14)
banjo:
Charles Gobert (1934-06) (track 19)
spoons:
Jimmy Peters (1934-06) (track 11)
percussion [steel tamping]:
Sam Ballard (1934-06-22) (track 6)
[unknown] (Special Purpose Artist - Do not add releases here, if possible.) (1934-07) (track 7)
piano:
Ferdinand "Jelly Roll" Morton (1938) (tracks 22–23)
accordion:
Anderson Moss (1980) (tracks 15–16)
composer:
[traditional] (Special Purpose Artist) (tracks 17, 19)
lyricist:
[traditional] (Special Purpose Artist) (tracks 17, 19)
producer:
Paul Yeager (1980) (tracks 15–16)
recording engineer:
Alan Lomax (1934-06) (tracks 1–4, 9, 11–13, 19)
John A. Lomax (1934-06) (tracks 1–4, 9, 11–13, 19)
Alan Lomax (1934-06-22) (tracks 5–6)
John A. Lomax (1934-06-22) (tracks 5–6)
Alan Lomax (1934-07) (track 7)
Alan Lomax (1934-07-01) (track 17)
John A. Lomax (1934-07-01) (track 17)
John A. Lomax (1934-07) (track 7)
Alan Lomax (1934-08-01) (track 10)
John A. Lomax (1934-08-01) (track 10)
Alan Lomax (1934-08-02) (tracks 8, 14)
John A. Lomax (1934-08-02) (tracks 8, 14)
Alan Lomax (1934-10-17) (track 20)
John A. Lomax (1934-10-17) (track 20)
Alan Lomax (1938) (tracks 22–23)
Alan Lomax (1938-12-26) (track 18)
John A. Lomax (1940-10-09) (track 21)
Ruby T. Lomax (1940-10-09) (track 21)
Paul Yeager (1980) (tracks 15–16)
spoken vocals:
Ferdinand "Jelly Roll" Morton (1938) (track 23)
Alan Lomax (1938) (track 23)
Huddie Ledbetter (1938-12-26) (track 18)
Joe Harris (Louisiana singer/guitarist) (1940-10-09) (track 21)
John A. Lomax (1940-10-09) (track 21)
vocals:
Charles Gobert (1934-06) (track 19)
Jimmy Peters (1934-06) (tracks 9, 11)
Joe "Washington" Brown (1934-06) (tracks 1–4)
Sampson Brown (1934-06) (tracks 1–4)
Austin Coleman (1934-06) (tracks 1–4)
Wilson "Stavin Chain" Jones (1934-06) (track 19)
Joe Massie (1934-06) (tracks 12–13)
ring dance singers (Special Purpose Artist - Do not add releases here, if possible.) (1934-06) (tracks 9, 11)
Sam Ballard (1934-06-22) (tracks 5–6)
Huddie Ledbetter (1934-07-01) (track 17)
[unknown] (Special Purpose Artist - Do not add releases here, if possible.) (1934-07) (track 7)
Cleveland Benoit (1934-08-01) (track 10)
Darby Hicks (1934-08-01) (track 10)
Ernest Lafitte (1934-08-02) (tracks 8, 14)
John Bray (delta blues artist) (1934-10-17) (track 20)
Ferdinand "Jelly Roll" Morton (1938) (tracks 22–23)
Huddie Ledbetter (1938-12-26) (track 18)
Anderson Moss (1980) (tracks 15–16)
writer:
Jelly Roll Morton (track 22)
publisher:
Lodlow Music (track 17)
recorded at:
Coolidge Auditorium (Thomas Jefferson Building, Library of Congress) in Washington, D.C., United States (1938) (tracks 22–23)
Havers Studio in New York, New York, United States (1938-12-26) (track 18)
part of:
Roud Folk Song Index (number: 11681) (track 17)
is the basis for:
Goodnight, Irene (Raffi adaptation) (track 17)
Little Liza Jane (track 19)
Roll on Columbia (track 17)
later translated versions:
Bonsoir Lily (track 17)
Des filles et des garçons (Good Night Irene) (track 17)
recording of:
Winding Boy (track 22)
Little Liza Jane (1934-06) (track 19)
Goodnight Irene (1934-07-01) (track 17)

Release

engineer: Steve Rosenthal
mastering: Phil Klum
producer: Jeffrey Greenberg
Anna Lomax Chairetakis
Alan Lomax (1934 – 1938)
John A. Lomax (1934 – 1940)
Ruby T. Lomax (1940)
spoken vocals: John A. Lomax (1934 – 1940)
ASIN: US: B00016MT0M [info]
Discogs: https://www.discogs.com/release/5422090 [info]
purchase for mail-order: http://www.rounder.com/index.php?id=album.php&catalog_id=6552 [info]

Release Group

part of: Deep River of Song