FTX-930 - HOLD MY HAND, LORD JESUS, HOLD MY HAND

SUE THOMAS, J.B.SUTTON & REBECCA KING JONES

The black singer, SUE THOMAS recorded for the Warners, HE'S GOT THE WHOLE WORLD IN HIS HANDS, a song now widely known from such as Marian Anderson, Mahalia Jackson, Odetta and, in England, Lonnie Donegan. Sue's son, J.B.SUTTON, was a chauffeur in Elizabeth City. Warren Payne (74) was the mail-man at Gull Rock and learned his song from his father at Fairfield. REBECCA KING JONES, over 70, in a calico dress, apron, boots and sun-bonnet, lived alone in a little cabin in the woods at Crab Tree Creek, between Durham and Raleigh, North Caerolina. Ten of the songs (#1-6 & #13-16) are included in TRADITIONAL AMERICAN FOLK SONGS by Frank and Anne Warner published by Syracuse Universirty 1984.
 
Rebecca King Jones, Crab Tree Creek

HOLD MY HAND, LORD JESUS - NOBODY KNOWS HOW HEAVY MY LOAD - YOU CAN'T HURRY GOD - MAIL DAY "Chain Gang Song" - JAIL HOUSE BLUES - O BUD - SALLY JANE - THE ALLIGATOR SONG - LATHER AND SHAVE (THE IRISH BARBER) - THE OLD MILLER (MILLER'S LAST WILL) - Talk with Frank Warner about her birth date, family, singing & courting days - THE HOUSE CARPENTER - BARBARA ALLEN - two versions - AWAKE, AWAKE, YOU DROWSY SLEEPER - THE CHIMBLEY SWEEPER - Lullaby: ROCKA BYE BABY - GOING DOWN TO WELDON - THE WICKED OLD DONKEY THAT LIVED BY THE MILL - THE DRUNKARD'S DREAM - CAPTAIN, CAPTAIN (SWEET WILLIAM) - 2v O JOHNNY, DEAR JOHNNY (THE CRUEL WARS ARE RAGING) - THE BRAVE OLD SOLDIER - IN A COTTAGE BY THE SEA - LORD THOMAS AND FAIR ELLEN - I DREAMED THAT MY TRUELOVE WAS DYING (GOLDEN LOCKS) - THE ROSEWOOD CASKET

 

 

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