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V/A "Root Hog Or Die: 100 Songs, 100 Years, An Alan Lomax Centennial Tribute" 6xLP BOX


In celebration of Alan Lomax’s 100th birthday, Mississippi Records is proud to present a 6 LP box set featuring 100 of his finest field recordings. Previously unreleased tracks by Bob Dylan, Bascom Lamar Lunsford, Southern Drum and Fife Corps, Bill Broonzy, Rosa Lee Hill, Dennis McGee, Jean Ritchie, Shirley Collins, Bukka White, Vera Ward Hall, The Georgia Sea Island Singers, Son House and many more. 55 unreleased tracks in all on this set! Also features hard to find tracks by Skip James. Fred McDowell, Almeda Riddle, Duke of Iron, Jeannie Robertson, Bessie Jones, Texas Gladden, and many more.

This set was lovingly compiled by Nathan Salsburg from the Alan Lomax archive’s deep well of material. Only top notch recordings. Limited to 1,000 copies worldwide.

  • 6 LP’s in their own record sleeves highlighting beautiful photography from the Lomax Archive
  • Remastered audio by Timothy Stollenwerk
  • A 28 page booklet with many photos, an essay by Alan Lomax, a chronology of all of Lomax’s field recording trips, and liner notes by Nathan Salsburg.
  • A heavy duty standard “candy box” style outer box.


Root Hog Or Die Volume 1: I'm A Rambler, I'm a Gambler
A1 Alan Lomax I'm A Rambler, I'm A Gambler
A2 Sonny Boy Williamson, Memphis Slim, Big Bill Broonzy I Could Hear My Name A Ringin'
A3 Anita Wilkins And Group* One, Two, Three
A4 Celeste Cappelli And Group* Carnival Comes And Goes
A5 Edward King (8) Le Jour De L'an (New Year's Day)
A6 Steven Wright (10) Hambone
A7 Sheila Kay Adams Dinah
A8 Rev. R.C. Crenshaw & Greater Harvest M.B. Church Congregation* Steal Away / Didn't Hear Nobody Pray
B1 Ferdinand "Jelly Roll" Morton* Alabama Bound
B2 Clark Kessinger And Band* Sally Ann Johnson
B3 Ernest Williams And Group Go Down Old Hannah
B4 United Sacred Harp Musical Association* New Prospect
B5 Abraham "Aapo" Juhani* Finnish Waltz
B6 Rosa Lee Hill Faro
B7 Jasimuddin Banshi Instrumental
B8 Alphonse Picou and Paul Dominguez, Jr. High Society
Root Hog Or Die Volume 2: Sing Anything
C1 Neal Morris Sing Anything
C2 Banda De Castelló De La Ribera Como Las Propias Rosas
C3 Church Of God In Christ Congregation Amen, Amen, Amen
C4 Dennis McGee Madame Young / Mon Chère Bébé Créole
C5 Margaret Berry (2) Her Mantle So Green
C6 Beatrice Dick And Group* Meet Me On The Road
C7 Luigino Scollo and Pietro Guarrasi Nnuena (Christmas Novena)
C8 Hobart Smith Cindy
C9 Isla Cameron Pu'in Bracken (Pulling Bracken
D1 Skip James Cherry Ball Blues
D2 Son House Downhearted Blues
D3 Unknown Artist Baile De Ibio (Warrior Dance)
D4 John Steven (2) Big Kilmarnock Bonnet
D5 La Roux Chayopye Chèz-O, Prete M Yon Chèz-O (Chair, Oh! Let Me Have A Chair
D6 Wade Ward Train On The Island
D7 Elmer Barton Arkansas Traveler
D8 Bobby Jean Hemphill, Ruby Hemphill, Lucille Rice Cornbread Rough, Biscuit Tough
Root Hog Or Die Volume 3: Sailing In The Boat When The Tide Runs Strong
E1 Almeda Riddle Down In Arkansas
E2 Paddy Breen (2) and Michael Coleman (4) Jolly Tinker / The Pretty Girls Of Mayo
E3 McKinley Peebles and Bessie Jones You Got To Reap What You Sow / A Little Talk With Jesus Makes It Right
E4 Harvey Porter Since You Have Disdained Me I'll Cross The Deep Blue Sea
E5 Canray Fontenot, Bois Sec Ardoin and Freeman Fontenot Bonsoir Moreau
E6 Bill Broonzy* In A Shanty In Old Shanty Town
E7 Jimmy MacBeath* Tramps And Hawkers
E8 Charles Barnett Remember Jesus Died When He Was Young
E9 Venturina Marandella Ninna Nanna
F1 John Davis (30) And The Georgia Sea Island Singers Read 'Em John
F2 Unknown Artist Strigaturi
F3 Unknown Artist Flirtation Dance
F4 Brendan Behan Zoological Gardens
F5 Pretty White Eagles Mardi Gras Indians Indian Red
F6 Compagna Sacco Lenga Serpentina (Serpent Tongue)
F7 Emma Hammond Laura Lee
F8 Elizabeth Austin And Group* Sailing In The Boat When The Tide Run Strong
F9 Brother Alec Stamps And Rose Hill M.B. Church Congregation When I Reach That Other Shore
F10 Fred McDowell Lord Have Mercy
Root Hog Or Die Volume 4: This Old World Is In A Tangle
G1 Vera Ward Hall* When I Can Read My Titles Clean
G2 Fiddlin' Joe Martin And Group Going To Fishing
G3 Harry Cox (2) Cruising Round Yarmouth
G4 Shirley Collins Rambleaway
G5 Dawson "Little Daugh (or Daw)" Henson* Fare You Well My Little Annie Darling
G6 Herth Colaire And Group* Join This Food Campaign
G7 Cedar Place Children My Gal's A Corker
G8 Alice Gibbs Jerusalem Cuckoo
H1 Uncle Alec (Eck) Dunford* Memories Of The 1940 National Folk Festival / Fisher's Hornpipe
H2 Duke Of Iron* Calypso Invasion
H3 Waulking Group* Mo Nighean Donn Á Còrnaig
H4 Calvin Frazier And Sampson Pittman This Old World's In A Tangle
H5 Unknown Artist Tammuriata (Drum Rhythms)
H6 Jeannie Robertson Wi' My Rovin' Eye
H7 Bessie Jones Diamond Joe
H8 Sid Hemphill And Group* So Soon I'll Be At Home
Root Hog Or Die Volume 5: The Day Is Past And Gone
I1 Texas Gladden Cold Mountain
I2 Bob Dylan Masters Of War
I3 Ray Hicks (3) Reuben Train
I4 Davie Stewart MacPherson's Rant
I5 Bukka White Hundredth Man Blues
I6 Emperor Mackenze I Wonder Where My Mother Has Gone
I7 Unknown Artist Coco Rico De La Habana (Good Coconuts From Havana)
J1 Babsy McQueen And Group* Roll Roll And Go
J2 Indian Bottom Association Of Old Regular Baptists* The Day Is Past And Gone
J3 John Llewellyn Edwards And The Treorchy Male Choir Cosher Bailey Had An Engine
J4 Cecil Agusta Stop All The Buses
J5 Troupe Of Mnsieur Mohamed Ben Abderrahmane Ya Malikna (Oh, Our King)
J6 Epifanio Capellán And Group* Yo Sí La Quería
J7 Raphael Hurtault And Group* Di Yo Pa Hele Pou Nou
J8 Sophie Loman Wing And Group* I'll Be Waiting There
Root Hog Or Die Volume 6: Free A Little Bird
K1 "22" And Group* Early In The Morning
K2 Rev. Olsie Cowan And Spiritual Baptist Congregation Prayer / Doption
K3 Jean Ritchie Nottamun Town
K4 Inez Muñoz And Grupo De Cádiz Fandango De Comares
K5 Dennis McGee Two Step De Eunice
K6 Belton Sutherland Blues #2
K7 Mark Anderson (25) High Force Agricultural Show
K8 Unknown Artist Al-Hamdulillah (Thanks Be To God)
L1 Southern Fife & Drum Corps Little And Low
L2 Francilia Mèt Kafou Men Djaba-la (Master Of The Crossroads, Here Is The Devil)
L3 Kitty Gallagher Keen For A Dead Child
L4 Fred And Annie Mae McDowell Jesus Gonna Make Up My Dying Bed
L5 Ballinakill Ceilidhe Band* Grace's Favorite
L6 Bascom Lamar Lunsford Free A Little Bird
L7 John Strachan (2) Mormond Braes
L8 Bright Light Quartet I'm Tired
L9 Dolores Fernández Geijo* Duérmete, Niño Angelito (Sleep, Angel Baby)
L10 Unknown Artist I Bid You Goodnight

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