The Mississippi: River of Song
Available November 1998
The River of Song CD set offers a landmark presentation of contemporary musicians who have forged their styles out of the rich musical heritage found along the banks of the Mississippi. The combination of musical diversity and striking continuity found in this remarkable region, which slices through the center of the United States, is reflected by a range of artists including Soul Asylum, John Hartford, Chippewa Nation, Babes in Toyland, and the Mississippi Mass Choir.
More than 36 tracks recorded on location from 1995 to 1997 provide over two hours of music. A Deluxe booklet with extensive annotation accompanies the 2-CD set, which is available November 17, 1998 in record and book stores, on the Internet and from mail order (800.410.9815).
Click on a track below for a brief audio clip of the song on the cd or another song by the same group.
For more information, contact:
Smithsonian Folkways Recordings
955 L'Enfant Plaza, Suite 7300
Washington, DC 20560-0953
tel (202) 287- 3251
fax (202) 287-7266
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