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Disc 1
01
Ted Lewis and His Band Milenberg Joys
02 :50
02
Jean Goldkette and His Orchestra Dinah
03 :06
03
Jelly-Roll Morton and His Red Hot Peppers Black Bottom Stomp
03 :13
04
Jean Goldkette and His Orchestra My Pretty Girl
02 :42
05
Bobbie Leecan's Need-More Band Wash-Board Cut Out
02 :57
06
Sam Morgan's Jazz Band Bogalusa Strut
02 :59
07
Sam Morgan's Jazz Band Down by the Riverside
03 :12
08
Charles Pierce and His Orchestra Bull Frog Blues
02 :53
09
Charles Pierce and His Orchestra China Boy
02 :23
10
Thelma Terry and Her Playboys Voice of the Southland
02 :35
11
Thelma Terry and Her Playboys Mama's Gone, Goodbye
03 :09
12
Halfway House Dance Orchestra I'd Like to Go Back to That Old Pal of Mine
02 :59
13
Mart Britt and His Orchestra Goose Creek-Stomp
02 :40
14
Jimmie Rodgers Waiting For a Train
02 :48
15
Frenchy's String Band Texas and Pacific Blues
03 :08
16
Dallas String Band with Coley Jones So Tired
03 :17
17
Joe Turner and His Memphis Men Freeze and Melt
02 :53
18
Ed Lang and His Orchestra Hot Heels
03 :02
19
Sonny Greer and His Memphis Men Beggar's Blues
03 :20
20
Taylor-Griggs Louisiana Melody Makers Where the Sweet Magnolias Bloom
02 :40
21
L'Orchestre Antillais En Sens Unique S.V.P.
02 :27
22
Walter Page and His Original Blue Devils Squabblin'
03 :04
23
Jones and Collins Astoria Hot Eight Duet Stomp
02 :54
24
Luis Russell and His Orchestra Poor Li'l Me
03 :23
25
Luis Russell and His Orchestra Panama
03 :18
26
Fletcher Henderson and His Orchestra Chinatown, My Chinatown
03 :00
Disc 2
01
Jack Teagarden and His Orchestra Chances Are
03 :13
03
Lionel Belasco and His Orchestra Depression-Paseo
02 :53
04
Harlem Hot Shots Who's Sorry Now?
03 :02
05
New Orleans Feetwarmers Shag
03 :05
06
Eddie South and His Orchestra My! Oh, My!
03 :06
07
Dicky Wells' Shim Shammers Baby Are You Satisfied
03 :29
08
Prairie Ramblers Tex's Dance
02 :34
09
Milton Brown and His Musical Brownies Brownie's Stomp
02 :56
10
Henry Allen and His Orchestra Rug Cutter Swing
02 :41
11
Eva Taylor and Her Boy Friends The Stuff Is Here and It's Mellow
02 :34
12
Andy Iona and His Islanders Ta-hu-wa-hu-wa-i (A Hawaiian War Song)
02 :43
13
The Spirits of Rhythm Dr. Watson and Mr. Holmes
02 :32
14
Candy and Coco Bugle Call Rag
02 :56
15
Carl Martin Good Morning, Judge
02 :51
16
State Street Boys The Dozen
03 :03
17
Washboard Sam Don't 'low
03 :11
18
Lil Johnson Rug Cutter's Function
03 :08
19
Roy Acuff and His Crazy Tennesseeans Yes Sir, That's My Baby
02 :50
20
Don Albert and His Orchestra Deep Blue Melody
03 :04
21
Bob Wills and His Texas Playboys White Heat
02 :43
22
The Crystal Springs Ramblers Tired of Me
02 :30
23
Kansas City Six Pagin' the Devil
02 :56
24
Bob Wills and His Texas Playboys Liza, Pull Down the Shades
02 :17
25
Cab Calloway and His Orchestra Pluckin' the Bass
02 :43
26
Jelly-Roll Morton's New Orleans Jazzmen Climax Rag (take 1)
02 :28
27
Duke Ellington and His Famous Orchestra Sepia Panorama (aka Night House)
02 :43
Disc 3
01
Dixie Four Kentucky Stomp
02 :26
02
Dixie Four Saint Louis Man
02 :27
03
State Street Ramblers Endurance Stomp
02 :48
04
State Street Ramblers Tuxedo Stomp
03 :00
05
State Street Ramblers Brown Skin Mama
02 :41
06
State Street Ramblers St. Louis Nightmare
02 :57
07
State Street Ramblers Tell Me Cutie
02 :49
08
State Street Ramblers Some Day You'll Know
02 :48
09
Junie C. Cobb and His Grains Of Corn Endurance Stomp (take A)
02 :35
10
The Midnight Rounders Shake Your Shimmy
03 :03
11
The Midnight Rounders Bull Fiddle Rag (take A)
03 :26
12
Junie C. Cobb and His Grains of Corn Shake That Jelly Roll
02 :59
13
Junie C. Cobb and His Grains of Corn Don't Cry, Honey
03 :17
14
"Banjo" Ikey Robinson and His Bull Fiddle Band My Four Reasons
02 :53
15
Rev. D.C. Rice and His Sanctified Congregation He's Got His Eyes on You
02 :55
16
Rev. D.C. Rice and His Sanctified Congregation I'm In the Battlefield for My Lord
03 :17
17
Cotton Top Mountain Sanctified Singers She's Coming 'Round the Mountain
02 :56
18
Rev. D.C. Rice and His Sanctified Congregation I'm Pressing On
02 :49
19
Rev. D.C. Rice and His Sanctified Congregation No Night There
03 :03
20 02 :49
21
Chippie Hill Pratt City Blues
02 :46
22
Bill Johnson's Louisiana Jug Band Get the "L" On Down the Road
02 :57
23
Bill Johnson's Louisiana Jug Band Don't Drink It In Here
02 :53
24
Tampa Red's Hokum Jug Band I Wonder Where My Easy Rider's Gone
02 :49
25
Tampa Red's Hokum Jug Band Come On Mama Do That Dance
02 :51
26
The Midnight Rounders Bull Fiddle Rag (take B)
03 :07
ARTIST
TITLE
How Low Can You Go?: Anthology of the String Bass 1925-1941
FORMAT
3CD

LABEL
CATALOG #
DTD 004CD DTD 004CD
GENRE
RELEASE DATE
11/28/2006

The first anthology ever of the string bass; A 3CD box set in a cardboard box; 96-page book. Original recordings from 1925-1941, from the legendary archival label Dust-To-Digital (that previously brought the world the beyond-elaborate Goodbye, Babylon and Fonotone Records boxsets). "Not so long ago, the string bass stood tall and proud -- roughly the length and breadth of a poor man's pine coffin -- in every musical aggregation throughout the land from Bangor to Buenos Aires, from the highest high life to the lowest lowdown: From tuxedoed symphony ensembles to tipsy Calypso bands to honkytonkers in oil-field dives, from elegantly gelled tango orchestras to jazz combos in unspeakable speak-easys to methed-out rockabilly trios right off some flatbed: you can be damned sure Johnny Cash wouldn't have been able to walk the line without bassist Marshall Grant keeping him honest. But somewhere along the line, the upright acoustic bass was snatched from its hallowed place atop the sedans (special carriage) and show-stages and relegated to the trash-heap of history in favor of Leo Fender's sleek electric cousin, plugged in to compete with amplified guitar and drums. Now the stand-up bass makes its appearance mostly in limousine-liberal Lincoln Center jazz benefits and hardcore bluegrass bands -- or as a comical hayseed prop in retro hillbilly outfits. And yet in that span between the turn-of-the-century tuba blaring from an Edison cylinder and today's synthesized-bass loops heaving from every SUV on the pike, the hypnotic pull of the old-school string bass remains. A musical craft handed down by calloused, bandaged fingers, it wrought a mighty saga of bottom-heavy rhythms that rattled the walls of many a venue and anchored many an historic recording session. Without it, the revolutionary sound of American mongrel music of the last century would have been thin gruel indeed." --Eddie Dean, from the liner notes.