Washington, D.C. : Smithsonian Folkways Recordings, 1998.
2 compact discs and booklet.
Companion to the PBS television series The Mississippi, a river of song.
Section one, The headwaters. Powwow song (Chippewa Nation) ; 22 (Babes in Toyland) ; Sail away, ladies (John Koerner) ; I did my best (Soul Asylum) ; Red-headed Swede (the Skl Club Spelmanslag) ; The singing leaf (Wang Chong Lor) ; I'll open my mouth to the Lord/I'll be ready (Sounds of Blackness) ; Kim Marie (Karl Hartwich) ; Jazz me blues (the Manny Lopez Quintet) ; La unica estrella (La Otra Mitad) ----
Section two, The Midwestern crossroads. Flat stuff (Greg Brown) ; Miss Ferris (John Hartford) ; Born to be with you (the Bob Lewis Family) ; Milestone (Eugene Redmond and Sylvester "Sunshine" Lee) ; I'm so grateful (Fontella and Martha Bass) ; Stop breaking down (Oliver Sain) ; Get down, river (the Bottle Rockets) ; La guignole (the Ste. Genevieve Guignole Singers)
Section three, The southern fusion. The sweetest song I know (the Boundless Love Quartet) ; T for Texas (Blue yodel #1) (Sonny Burgess) ; St. Louis blues (the Memphis Horns and Ann Peebles) ; Going back to Memphis (Levon Helm and James Cotton) ; Take a little walk with me (Robert Lockwood, Jr.) ; Catfish (Big Jack Johnson) ; Shake your money maker (Big Jack Johnson and the Jelly Roll Kings) ; Grits ain't groceries (all around the world) (Little Milton) ; We praise your holy name (the Mississippi Mass Choir) --
Section four, Louisiana, where music is king. Taters and gravy and chicken-fried steak (Kenny Bill Stinson) ; La porte d'en arrire (D.L. Menard) ; Bon chien (Geno Delafose) ; Marie Lavaux (David and Roselyn) ; Basin Street blues (Henry Butler) ; Time is on my side (Irma Thomas) ; Check your bucket (Eddie Bo with Henry Butler) ; Let your mind be free (Soul Rebels) ; La vida de un jaibero (Irvan Perez).