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arhoolie 491

Various – 40th Anniversary Collection Box – 5 CD Box

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This 5 Compact Disc, Grammy winning set of 106 songs, by 96 artists clocks in at over 6 hours, all recorded by our President and founder Chris Strachwitz. It comes in a large format 12 x 12 inch box. Inside, we put together a big 68 page color book, filled with over 120 photos from the Arhoolie Archives, and a 41,000 word history of Arhoolie Records by music writer Elijah Wald. Each song has it's own description detailing Chris' fascinating journey through America's musical landscape. This is 40+ years of authentic, raw, down home roots music, all in one amazing package.

Track Listing:

CD1: 1954 - 1965
1. San Francisco Bay Blues - Jesse Fuller - 3:44 2. Mercury Blues - K.C. Douglas - 2:49 3. Shake, Shake Mama - Mance Lipscomb - 2:52 4. Cairo Blues - Lil' Son Jackson - 2:31 5. Barbershop Rhythm - Robert Curtis Smith / Wade Walton - 2:26 6. One Thin Dime - Butch Cage / Willie Thomas - 4:47 7. Charmin' Betsy - The Hodges Brothers - 2:54 8. Whistlin' Alex Moore's Blues - Alex Moore - 3:07 9. I Am the Black Ace - Black Ace - 4:16 10. Brother James - Big Joe Williams - 3:38 11. Lady Luck - Mercy Dee - 2:48 12. Don't Drive Me Away - R.C. Smith - 2:27 13. Zydeco Introduction - Zydeco Announcer 0:54 14. Bernadette Chere - Albert Chevalier - 3:57 15. Bald Headed Woman - Lightnin' Hopkins - 3:51 16. Baby Please Don't Go - Blind James Campbell - 2:20 17. Believe on Me - Rev. Louis Overstreet - 2:41 18. Low Down Blues - George Lewis - 5:12 19. The Country Blues - J.E. Mainer - 3:02 20. Crowley Waltz - Hackberry Ramblers - 2:14 21. She'll Be Comin' 'Round the Mountain - Booker T. Washington White - 3:03 22. Ay, Ai Ai - Clifton Chenier - 2:26 23. Write Me a Few Lines - Mississippi Fred McDowell - 3:37 24. James, Charlie - Mance Lipscomb - 3:35 25. Louisiana Blues - Clifton Chenier - 3:03

CD2: 1965 - 1971
1. Cindy - John Jackson - 2:10 2. Little Red Rooster - Big Mama Thornton - 4:27 3. La Betaille - Isom Fontenot - 1:34 4. Calcasieu Waltz - Nathan Abshire / The Balfa Brothers - 3:29 5. Almlied - Eibelsberger Duo - 2:30 6. I Wonder Where You Are Tonight - Del McCoury - 2:41 7. In the Breeze - Jerry Hahn Quintet - 6:29 8. Going Back to the Country - Juke Boy Bonner - 2:59 9. Sometimes I Cry - Johnny Young - 2:54 10. Two Bugs and a Roach - Earl Hooker - 4:20 11. Dream - John Littlejohn - 4:48 12. Things Gonna Get Better - Bee Houston - 3:11 13. Visions - Sonny Simmons - 6:09 14. I Wish I Could Sing - Bongo Joe - 3:15 15. Boogieing in Strasbourg - Whistlin' Alex Moore - 5:06 16. The Death of Doctor King - Big Joe Williams - 2:53 17. Please Settle in Vietnam - Lightnin' Hopkins - 4:14 18. Shake 'Em on Down - Mississippi Fred McDowell / Johnny Woods - 3:09 19. El Desesperado - Los Pingüinos del Norte - 5:17 20. Creole Belles - The New Orleans Ragtime Orchestra - 3:03 21. Finger Lickin' Good - Charlie Musselwhite - 3:56 

CD3: 1971-1979
1. Church Point Breakdown - Austin Pitre - 3:13 2. Gstanzelm Aus Dem Freistriztal - Original Herberstein Trio - 3:36 3. Gibson Creek Shuffle - Charles Ford Band 3:48 4. Ups and Downs - L.C. "Good Rockin'" Robinson - 6:20 5. You Ain't Got a Chance - Piano Red - 2:56 6. Home Sweet Home - Canray Fontenot / Alphonse "Bois Sec" Ardoin & Sons - 3:19 7. Satan's Burning Hell - Bill Neely - 2:43 8. Luzita - Narciso Martínez - 2:02 9. Yo Me Enamore - Trio San Antonio - 3:47 10. Borracho Perdido - Trio San Antonio - 2:22 11. One of These Mornings (I'm Checkin' Out) - J.C. Burris - 3:50 12. Allons a Grand Coteau (Let's Go to Grand Coteau) - Clifton Chenier - 3:15 13. Under the Green Oak Tree (En Bas du Chêne Vert) - Dewey Balfa / D.L. Menard / Marc Savoy - 4:19 14. Besos y Copas - Chavela Ortiz - 3:54 15. Fast Santa Fe (Bear Cat) - Robert Shaw - 1:57 16. I'll See You in C-U-B-A - Any Old Time String Band - 4:50 17. El Balaj - Conjunto Alma Jarocha - 2:08 18. La Gata - Los Caporales de Panuco - 3:37 19. Beym Rebns Sude (At the Rebbe's Meal) - The Klezmorim - 3:07 20. J' Ai Laisse de la Maison - Cheese Read - 2:24 21. Ay Te Dejo en San Antonio - Don Santiago Jimenez, Sr. - 2:52 22. Mi Problema - Lydia Mendoza - 2:50 

CD4: 1979-1991
1. Grítenme Piedras del Campo - Flaco Jiménez - 3:35 2. Co-Fé? (Why?) - John Delafose - 2:13 3. Single Girl - Rose Maddox - 2:10 4. Bee de la Manche - Canray Fontenot - 2:24 5. Bosco Stomp - Octa Clark / Hector Duhon - 3:15 6. Negra Ausencia - Santiago Jimenez, Jr. - 2:43 7. La Chanson de Cinquante Sous - Beausoleil / Michael Doucet - 3:27 8. Shake What You Got - Preston Frank - 2:21 9. 'Tits Yeux Noirs (Little Black Eyes) - Savoy-Doucet Cajun Band - 3:53 10. The Chill of a Saturday Afternoon - Wade Frugé - 2:11 11. Jolie Blonde - Chuck Guillory - 3:34 12. Here to Stay (P.I.E.) - Rebirth Brass Band - 3:54 13. I Know That's Right - Katie Webster - 3:49 14. I've Been There - Lawrence "Black" Ardoin - 3:06 15. Mentiste Cuando Dijiste - Flaco Jiménez - 3:25 16. Aguililla - Los Campesinos de Michoacán - 2:24 17. La Reine de la Salle (The Queen of the Dance Hall) - Odile Falcon - 0:58 18. Chanson de la Sagesse (Ballad of Wisdom) - Michael Doucet - 2:29 19. Hot Chili Mama - Beausoleil - 3:39 20. Check Out the Zydeco - C.J. Chenier - 3:20 21. El Canoero - Valerio Longoria, Sr. - 4:31 22. Corrido del Mono (Ballad of "The Monkey") - Los Gavilanes De Oakland - 3:27 23. San Francisco Can Be Such a Lonely Town - Omar Shariff - 4:27 

CD5: 1992-2000
1. Mother - The Paramount Singers - 3:22 2. Gumagarrugu - Chatuye - 4:39 3. Khandan -E Amaturi III - Aziz Herawi - 4:36 4. A Ti, Colombia - Ivan Cuesta - 3:05 5. Food Stamp Blues - Treme Brass Band - 9:17 6. Ain't It a Shame - Roma Wilson - 2:23 7. J'Ai Été au Bal - Savoy-Doucet Cajun Band - 6:47 8. La Mal Sentada - Los Cenzontles - 2:21 9. Falling for You - Rose Maddox - 2:50 10. Los Traficantes del Bravo - Los Palomares Del Bravo - 3:48 11. Jesus Will Fix It for You - Sonny Treadway - 4:21 12. Medved Na Lancu (The Bear on the Chain) - Csókolom - 1:43 13. Jale Griego - José Antonio Moreno - 2:21 14. El Corrido de Esquiel Hernandez - Santiago Jimenez, Jr. - 5:03 15. What's His Name?...Jesus! - The Campbell Brothers - 8:22 16. Just a Closer Walk With Thee - Aubrey Ghent - 4:28

Reviews:

1. AllMusic - Jeff Burger
Combine a great ear for music with a firm commitment to recording only what you personally like and you've got the formula that has fueled Arhoolie Records for 40 years. Founder Chris Strachwitz -- a German immigrant and former schoolteacher -- may have seemed an unlikely candidate to become one of the great compilers of regional American popular music, but that's sure what he turned out to be. This five-disc, 95-artist label retrospective is truly monumental. On disc one, which begins before Arhoolie's launch and covers 1954-1965, blues dominate. By the the time you've worked your way through all six hours of this collection, though, you'll understand why Strachwitz could never make it as a DJ even on a blues radio station; not only does he eschew mainstream commercial music, he couldn't possibly live within any format. Just when you think you've got Arhoolie pegged as a blues label, on comes a folk number. You settle into a zydeco groove, and the set shifts into gospel. Or Tex-Mex. There's also some bluegrass here. And jazz. Incredibly, all of this music makes some sort of sense together and the quality never flags throughout. Though the bulk of the package's greatest treats come from virtual unknowns (more than a few recorded in their own homes), you may already be familiar with some of these artists, including Jesse Fuller, K.C. Douglas, Mance Lipscomb, Clifton Chenier, and Flaco Jimenez. The accompanying 68-page, 41,000-word color "booklet" is more like a book. Co-producer Elijah Wald limited selections to recordings that Strachwitz himself made or supervised -- keeping the box from mushrooming beyond five discs -- but this meant the elimination of other great material. That will have to wait for the next box.