Birthright: A Black Roots Music Compendium (2-CD)
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Offering a comprehensive overview of American Black roots music, this 40-track collection spans generations and genres: from Gospel and Blues to Louisiana Creole, Jazz, Gullah music, and more, demonstrating the pervasive influence of these styles on popular culture today. Featured artists range from little-known musicians to enduring icons such as John Lee Hooker, Odetta, The Staple Singers, and Lightnin’ Hopkins. 2-CD set includes essays from musicians/scholars Dom Flemons and Corey Harris, plus an introduction and detailed track notes by GRAMMY®-nominated historian Ted Olson. Birthright is a rousing journey through the rich and nuanced landscape of African-American musical invention.