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Fish Tree Water Blues

Various Artists

Initial release : 1999

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Bob Weir with Ratdog contributes to one track of this benefit compilation.

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Tracks / Musicians

The tracks and performers on this compilation are;

  • Stone River - J.J Cale
  • Fuel - Ani DiFranco
  • Victims of Comfort - Keb' Mo'
  • The Road You Choose - Branford Marsalis and Joe Louis Walker
  • Highway 13 - John Lee Hooker and John Hammond
  • Mother Earth - Tracy Nelson
  • Blue Blue World - Roomful Of Blues
  • I'll Fly Away - Mavis Staples
  • Hard Day On The Planet - Loudon Wainwright III
  • Rollin' River - Alvin Youngblood Hart
  • The Forecast (Calls For Pain) - Robert Cray Band
  • Ice Water In Your Veins - Ruth Brown
  • Take Me To The River - Ratdog and Charlie Musselwhite
  • Take It To The Limit - Etta James
The disc also includes a CD-ROM presentation detailing some of the work being done by the Earthjustice Legal Defense Fund.


Some of the tracks, including the one from Ratdog, are previously unreleased. Others are taken from previously released recordings.

Fish Tree Water Blues is a benefit release to support the Earthjustice Legal Defense Fund 's Campaign to save the wild salmon, ancient forests and free-flowing waterways.

For more information, visit the Earthjustice Legal Defense Fund website: