FTX-916 - STACKALEE - Penitentiary Blues, Hollers & Work Songs

15 songs with some interviews with the lead singer, recorded by Alan Lomax at Parchman, Mississippi. Lomax, with his father, had recorded on disc at the penitentiaries in the thirties, but, in 1947, he went back to record with the first tape machine that came on the market after the war. He says: "In these worksongs one feels the incredible vitality of the slave turned John Henry". The singers are black prisoners, serving time, working on the huge State cotton plantation.

LAWD, I WOKED UP IN THE MORNING - Talk -EARLY IN THE MORNING - Talk - TANGLE EYE BLUES - STACKALEE - PRISON BLUES - MURDERER'S HOME - NO MORE, LAWD - OLD ALABAMA - BLACK WOMAN - JUMPIN'' JUDY - WHOA BUCK - PRETTIEST TRAIN - OLD DOLLAR MAMIE - IT MAKES A LONG TIME MAN FEEL BAD - BE MY WOMAN, ROSIE

 

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