Friday, September 14, 2007

Song of America

My friend Ed Pettersen has put heart and soul into this project, acting as producer and performer, Song of America is a collection of historically significant songs performed by a diverse list of talent. The set will be released on Tuesday ( 9-18-07) but you can preview the entire set by clicking the link below. ( the player is a "pop-up" so please disable any pop-up controls, usually holding the shift or control button will achive this.)

Song Of America

SONG OF AMERICAVarious Artists as diverse as John Mellencamp, Blind Boys of Alabama, Martha Wainwright, The Black Crowes and Andrew Bird contribute tracks to SONG OF AMERICA, a unique 50-song, three-CD set envisioned by former U.S. Attorney General Janet Reno and artist/producer Ed Pettersen, and co-produced by Pettersen, Bob Olhsson and Grammy-winning producer David Macias.
Track Listing Disc 1: Earl Bullhead - Lakota Dream Song/Julie Lee - Once More Our God Vouchsafe To Shine/The Blind Boys of Alabama - Let Us Break Bread Together/John Wesley Harding - God Save The King/Elizabeth Foster - Young Ladies In Town/Malcom Holcombe - The Old Woman Taught Wisdom/Ed Pettersen - The Liberty Song/Harper Simon - Yankee Doodle/The Wilders - Jefferson & Liberty/Steven Kowalczyk-Santoro - Hail Columbia/Take 6 - The Star Spangled Banner/Beth Nielsen Chapman - Sometimes I Feel Like A Motherless Child /Freedy Johnston - Peg and Awl/BR549 - Sweet Betsy From Pike/Will & Jehnean - Trail of Tears/Minton Sparks/Pat Flynn - Declaration Of Sentiments/Fisk Jubilee Singers - Go Down Moses/The Mavericks featuring Thad Cockrell - Dixie's Land.
Track Listing Disc 2: Marah - John Brown's Body/Joanna Smith - Battle Hymn of the Republic/Janis Ian - Johnny I Hardly Knew Ye/Tim O'Brien - Thousands Are Sailing To Amerikay/Otis Gibbs - The Farmer Is The Man/Joni Harms - Home On The Range/Jake Shimabukuro - Stars & Stripes Forever/Judith Edelman & Neilson Hubbard - Sleep, My Child/Jen Chapin - Over There/Andrew Bird - How You Gonna Keep 'Em Down On The Farm/Karen Parks - Lift Every Voice and Sing/Danielson - Happy Days Are Here Again/Andy Bey - Brother Can Spare A Dime?/Jim Lauderdale - Seven Cent Cotton and Forty Cent Meat/Old Crow Medicine Show - Deportee /Suzy Bogguss - Rosie The Riveter/Folk Family Robinson - Reuben James.
Track Listing Disc 3: Elizabeth Cook and The Grascals - The Great Atomic Power/Devendra Banhart - Little Boxes/The Del McCoury Band - The Times They Are A Changin/Scott Kempner - Apache Tears/Kim Richey - Get Together/The Dynamites with Charles Walker - Say It Loud, I'm Black and I'm Proud /Ben Taylor - Ohio/Anthony David - What's Going On?/Martha Wainwright - I Am Woman/Matthew Ryan - Youngstown/Gary Heffern & Chris Eckman - Wave/Shortee - The Messag/Bettye LaVette - Streets of Philadelphia/The Wrights - Where Were You When The World Stopped Turning /John Mellencamp - This Land Is Your Land. (Thirty One Tigers)MORE INFO CD $24.98


Ed said...

Thanks for the props Block. It was a pleasure and an honor to work on this project.


Anonymous said...

I was spellbound after hearing Bettye LaVette's Streets of Philadelphia and the song by John Mellencamp, This Land is Your Land.

I will definately buy this historic collection.

blockdog said...

I am looking forward to Betty LaVette's new release with the Drive-by Truckers backing her up.
"The Scene of The Crime" ( a John Hiatt song, is soon to hit the streets.

Thanks !