The Alabama Sampler


A compact disc, compiled by Joyce Cauthen, featuring live performances from the traditional music stage at Birmingham’s City Stages festival, including, blues, bluegrass, Sacred Harp singing, gospel, railroad calls, and more.

  • 1. Big Bo and Little Whitt (West Alabama): My Home is On the Delta (Blues)
  • 2. The Adairs (Haleyville): Wild Bill Jones (Bluegrass)
  • 3. Cornelius Wright, Jr. (Birmingham): A Gandy Dancer’s Track Lining Calls (Spoken Word)
  • 4. James Bryan and Carl Jones (Sand Mountain): Whistleby (Old-time Fiddling)
  • 5. Albert Macon and Robert Thomas (Tuskegee): Tap Dance/Back and Sides (Country Blues)
  • 6. John Alexander’s Sterling Jubilee Singers (Bessemer): Jesus Hits Like the Atom Bomb
  • 7. Little Jimmy Reed (Enterprise): Help Me to Spend this Dough (Blues)
  • 8. The Birmingham Sunlights: I’m Going to View that Holy City (Gospel)
  • 9 Whited String Band (Oneonta): Fox Hunt (Harmonica showpiece)
  • 10. Gospel Harmonettes of Demopolis: He’ll Wash you Whiter than Snow (Gospel)
  • 11. Kathryn Tucker Windham (Selma): Don’t be Afraid of Ghosts (Story excerpt)
  • 12. Wiregrass Sacred Harp Singers (Ozark): Florida Storm/Give me Just a Little More Time
  • 13. Al Malone and the Melody Men (Lebanon): Sin Ain’t Nothing but the Blues (Gospel)
  • 14. Glenn Tolbert (Birmingham): Ruby (Bluegrass)
  • 15. National Convention Sacred Harp Singers: Sweet Canaan (Hymn)
  • 16. Jerry McCain (Gadsden): Just a Little Bit (Blues)
  • 17. Jerry and Tammy Sullivan (Wagarville): Blind Bartimeus (Gospel)
Price: $8.00