American Epic

AMERICAN EPIC: THE SOUNDTRACK (CD)
AMERICAN EPIC, a film series produced by Allison McGourty, Duke Erikson and Director Bernard MacMahon, explores the pivotal recording journeys at the height of the Roaring Twenties, when music scouts armed with cutting-edge recording technology captured the breadth of American music and discovered the artists that would shape our world.

AMERICAN EPIC is an historic, multi-media endeavor that includes:

A three-part historical documentary broadcast series that uncovers the untold story of early American recorded music
Executive produced by T Bone Burnett, Robert Redford, and Jack White
Narrated by Robert Redford
Features ground-breaking, untold stories with never before seen archival film and rare photographs and interviews with the surviving family members of iconic American musicians

Williamson Brothers & Curry - Gonne Die with My Hammer in My Hand
Memphis Jug Band - On the Road Again
Mississippi John Hurt - Frankie
The Carter Family - Bury Me Under the Weeping Willow
Lydia Mendoza - Mal Hombre
Carolina Tar Heels - Peg and Awl
Sol K. Bright with The Aloha Serenaders - Tomi Tomi
Big Chief Henry's Indian String Band - The Indian Tom Tom
Hattie Hart & The Memphis Jugband - Cocaine Habit Blues
Sister Rosetta Tharpe - Up Above My Head
Charley Patton - Down the Dirt Road Blues
Joseph Falcon - Allons A Lafayette
Frank Hutchison - Stackalee
Jimmie Rodgers - Waiting for a Train
The Breaux Brothers with Louis Michot - Jole Blon
MUSIC FROM THE AMERICAN EPIC SESSIONS (2CD)

AMERICAN EPIC, a film series produced by Allison McGourty, Duke Erikson and Director Bernard MacMahon, explores the pivotal recording journeys at the height of the Roaring Twenties, when music scouts armed with cutting-edge recording technology captured the breadth of American music and discovered the artists that would shape our world.

AMERICAN EPIC: THE SESSSIONS features Jack White, Elton John, Nas, Alabama Shakes, Willie Nelson and more revisiting these historical songs. These sessions were recorded on a restored recording machine from the period. Powered by a pulley and weight, it is the only recording system of this kind left in the world!

 

CD1
Alabama Shakes - Killer Diller Blues
Nas - On the Road Again
Blind Boy Paxton - Candy Man
Elton John and Jack White - 2 Fingers of Whiskey
Steve Martin and Edie Brickell - The Coo Coo Bird
Ashley Monroe - Like a Rose
Willie Nelson and Merle Haggard - The Only Man Wilder than Me
Jack White - Matrimonial Intentions
Rhiannon Giddens - One Hour Mama
Ana Gabriel - Mal Hombre
Los Lobos - El Cascabel
The Avett Brothers - Closer Walk with Thee
Beck - Fourteen Rivers, Fourteen Floods

CD2
Bettye LaVette - Nobody's Dirty Business
Pokey LaFarge - St. Louis Blues
Taj Mahal - High Water Everywhere, Part 2
Nas - One Mic
Rhiannon Giddens - Pretty Saro
Ashley Monroe and The Americans - Jubilee
Lost Bayou Ramblers - Tous les Matins
Bettye LaVette - When I Woke Up this Morning
Frank Fairfield - If the River was Whiskey
Raphael Saadiq - Stealin' Stealin'
The Avett Brothers - Jordan am a Hard Road to Travel
The Americans - Sail Away Ladies
The Hawaiians - Tomi Tomi
Christine Pizzuti - Last Kind Words
Stephen Stills - Come On In My Kitchen
Jack White - Mama's Angel Child
Pokey LaFarge - Josephine
The Hawaiians - Hilo Hanakahi
Willie Nelson and Merle Haggard - Old Fashioned Love
American Epic:The Soundtrack (Vinyl)

AMERICAN EPIC, a film series produced by Allison McGourty, Duke Erikson and Director Bernard MacMahon, explores the pivotal recording journeys at the height of the Roaring Twenties, when music scouts armed with cutting-edge recording technology captured the breadth of American music and discovered the artists that would shape our world. 


AMERICAN EPIC is an historic, multi-media endeavor that includes:

A three-part historical documentary broadcast series that uncovers the untold story of early American recorded music
Executive produced by T Bone Burnett, Robert Redford, and Jack White
Narrated by Robert Redford
Features ground-breaking, untold stories with never before seen archival film and rare photographs and interviews with the surviving family members of iconic American musicians

Legacy Recordings is collaborating with Columbia Records and Third Man Records on the American Epic music campaign. Legacy Recordings will release a selection of products focusing on the original archival recordings, showcasing these authentic American stories and unheard performances once lost to time, and brought back from the beyond with mesmerizing clarity using state-of-the-art, proprietary restoration techniques and technology.

TRACKLISTING

SIDE A
Williamson Brothers & Curry - Gonne Die with My Hammer in My Hand
Memphis Jug Band - On the Road Again
Mississippi John Hurt - Frankie
The Carter Family - Bury Me Under the Weeping Willow
Lydia Mendoza - Mal Hombre
Carolina Tar Heels - Peg and Awl
Sol K. Bright with The Aloha Serenaders - Tomi Tomi
Big Chief Henry's Indian String Band - The Indian Tom Tom

SIDE B
Hattie Hart & The Memphis Jugband - Cocaine Habit Blues
Sister Rosetta Tharpe - Up Above My Head
Charley Patton - Down the Dirt Road Blues
Joseph Falcon - Allons A Lafayette
Frank Hutchison - Stackalee
Jimmie Rodgers - Waiting for a Train
The Breaux Brothers with Louis Michot - Jole Blon