Tracklist

CD 1
# Title Artist Rating Length
1 Hound Dog
Big Mama Thornton 5 2:51
2 It Should Have Been Me
Ray Charles 2:45
3 Strange Fruit
Billie Holiday 3:11
4 'round Midnight
Miles Davis 6:01
5 Abilene
Lightnin’ Hopkins 2:28
6 Pretty Boy Floyd
Ramblin’ Jack Elliott 3:12
7 Straight, No Chaser
Thelonious Monk 2:59
8 The Street
Harry Partch 2:46
9 On the Road
Jack Kerouac 2:20
10 A Supermarket in California
Allen Ginsberg 2:22
11 Ice Cream Man
John Brim 2:49
12 One for My Baby (And One More for the Road)
Frank Sinatra 3:08
13 Ring Around the World: Phase One
Harry Partch 2:48
14 Gee Baby, Ain't I Good to You
Nat King Cole 2:59
15 Mack the Knife
Louis Armstrong 3:25
16 Last Days of the Suicide Kid
Charles Bukowski 2:47
17 Evil (Is Goin' On)
Howlin’ Wolf 2:55
18 Dark Was the Night, Cold Was the Ground
Blind Willie Johnson 3:24
19 Nobody's Fault but Mine
Blind Willie Johnson 3:12
20 Ring Around the World: Phase Four
Harry Partch 1:32
21 Embraceable You
Charlie Parker 3:26
22 Leavin' Town
Jack Kerouac 3:07
23 The Train
Lord Buckley 2:28
24 Goodnight Irene
Johnny Cash 2:40
25 Black Betty
Lead Belly 1:55

Credits

CD 1

recorded in:
Los Angeles, California, United States (1952-08-12) (track 1)
clarinet:
Barney Bigard (1955) (track 15)
trumpet:
Louis Armstrong (1955) (track 15)
drums:
Art Blakey (track 7)
Leard Bell (R&B drummer) (1952-08-12) (track 1)
Elgin Evans (1953-05-04) (track 11)
Barrett Deems (1955) (track 15)
guitar:
Pete Lewis (R&B guitarist) (1952-08-12) (track 1)
John Brim (blues performer and songwriter) (1953-05-04) (track 11)
Eddie Taylor (Electric blues guitarist & singer) (1953-05-04) (track 11)
harmonica:
Little Walter (blues performer and songwriter) (1953-05-04) (track 11)
bass:
Al McKibbon (track 7)
Arvell Shaw (1955) (track 15)
vibraphone:
Milt Jackson (track 7)
vibraphone [vibes]:
Johnny Otis (1952-08-12) (track 1)
double bass [bass]:
Albert Winston (R&B bassist) (1952-08-12) (track 1)
alto saxophone:
Sahib Shihab (American jazz musician) (track 7)
piano:
Thelonious Monk (track 7)
Devonia Williams (Pianiste) (1952-08-12) (track 1)
Billy Kyle (1955) (track 15)
trombone:
Trummy Young (1955) (track 15)
arranger:
Joe Lovano (track 21)
composer:
Lewis Allan (track 3)
John Brim (blues performer and songwriter) (track 11)
Willie Dixon (track 17)
Thelonious Monk (tracks 4, 7)
Mike Stoller (track 1)
Kurt Weill (track 15)
Cootie Williams (track 4)
[traditional] (Special Purpose Artist) (tracks 24–25)
George Gershwin (composer) (1928) (track 21)
lead vocals:
Louis Armstrong (1955) (track 15)
lyricist:
Lewis Allan (track 3)
John Brim (blues performer and songwriter) (track 11)
Willie Dixon (track 17)
[traditional] (Special Purpose Artist) (tracks 24–25)
Bertolt Brecht (track 15)
Bernie Hanighen (track 4)
Jerry Leiber (track 1)
Ira Gershwin (1928) (track 21)
producer:
Johnny Otis (track 1)
translator:
Marc Blitzstein (1954) (track 15)
vocals:
Big Mama Thornton (1952-08-12) (track 1)
John Brim (blues performer and songwriter) (1953-05-04) (track 11)
writer:
[traditional] (Special Purpose Artist) (tracks 18–19)
publisher:
Basart Editions (track 3)
Edward B. Marks Music Co. (founded originally as J. Stern & Co. in 1894, renamed in 1919) (track 3)
Lodlow Music (track 24)
Universal Edition (track 15)
WB Music Corp. (track 21)
Warner Bros., Inc. (not for release label use!) (track 4)
Warner/Chappell Music, Ltd. (1996–present) (track 4)
part of:
Roud Folk Song Index (number: 11681) (track 24)
arrangements:
cover recording of:
Mack the Knife (1954 Blitzstein translation) (1955) (track 15)
is the basis for:
Goodnight, Irene (Raffi adaptation) (track 24)
Roll on Columbia (track 24)
later parody versions:
Found God (track 1)
Isaac Man (track 11)
later translated versions:
Abraçável você (track 21)
Autour de minuit (lyrics translated by Boris Vian) (track 4)
Autour de minuit (lyrics translated by Claude Nougaro) (track 4)
Bonsoir Lily (track 24)
Des filles et des garçons (Good Night Irene) (track 24)
part of:
Crazy For You (1992 Musical) (track 21)
Girl Crazy (1930 Musical) (track 21)
recording of:
Black Betty (track 25)
Embraceable You (track 21)
Evil (track 17)
Goodnight Irene (track 24)
Straight No Chaser (track 7)
Strange Fruit (track 3)
Hound Dog (1952-08-13) (track 1)
Ice Cream Man (1953-05-04) (track 11)
’Round About Midnight (aka “’Round Midnight”) (1956) (track 4)
referred to in medleys:
Swing the Mood (track 1)
translated version of:
version of:
Bitter Fruit (track 3)