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  • Wild Poppies-A poetry jam across prison walls

    Wild Poppies*- Marilyn Buck Introduction -Amiri Baraka political poem -Devorah Major They Came for Me -Uchechi Kalu Rescue the Word* -Genny Lim One-Hour Yard Poem*- Dennis Brutus Space* -Akwasi Evans Concrete Cocoon (excerpt from Incommunicado)* -Marilyn Buck Letter #18 -Dennis Brutus Moon Bereft* -Sara Menefee Dream Fragments* -Marilyn Buck Acrobatic* -Fanny Howe After the Wave* [...]

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  • Angola Prison Spirituals LP (Folk-Lyric Records LFS A-6) 1959

    Angola Prison Spirituals Andy Mosely with guitar accompaniment by Robert Pete Williams – I’m on My Way Robert Pete Williams – Church on Fire with the Word of God Robert (Guitar) Welch – What Shall I Do Will Rafus, lead; Edward James, Ollis Brown, and Burnel Jones – Brother Norah Tom Dutson with guitar accompaniment [...]

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  • Negro Prison Camp Worksongs LP Folkways (FE 4475) 1956

    Negro Prison Camp Worksongs All tracks performed by Prisoners at the Ramsey and Retrieve State Farms, Texas (recorded 1951). Let Your Hammer Ring Here, Rattler, Here Chopping In The New Ground Mighty Bright Light Go Down Old Hannah Grizzly Bear Lost John You Got To Hurry I Need More Power We Need Another Witness

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  • Negro Folklore from Texas State Prisons-Elektra (EKS-7296) 1965

    Negro Folklore from Texas State Prisons LP. Work Songs, Blues, Spirituals, Preaching, Toasts Johnny Jackson (lead) – Raise ‘Em Up Higher (worksong) Marshall Phillips – Don’t Look So Downhearted Buddy (toast) Joseph “Chinaman” Johnson (leader) – Move Along ‘Gator (worksong) Joseph “Chinaman” Johnson – Three Moore Brothers (Cante-fable) Johnnie H. Robinson (first lead,) Eddie Ray [...]

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  • Negro Prison Songs Tradition TLP 1020 LP 1957

    Recorded by Alan Lomax at the Mississippi State Penitentiary-1957  Side One The Murderer’s Home No More, My Lord Old Alabama Black Woman Jumpin’ Judy Whoa Buck Prettiest Train Old Dollar Mamie It Makes a Long Time Man Feel Bad Side Two Rosie Levee Camp Holler What Makes a Work Song Leader? Early in the Mornin’ How I Got [...]

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  • Prison Worksongs LP Louisiana Folklore Society (LFS A-5) 1959

    Prison Worksongs 1959 Big Louisiana, Reverend Rogers, Roosevelt Charles – Berta Guitar Welch, Hogman Maxey, Andy Mosely – Take This Hammer Reverend Rogers, Big Louisiana, Jose Smith – Stewball Odea Matthews – Five Long Years For One Man Guitar Welch, Hogman Maxey, Andy Mosely – Alberta Let Your Bang Grow Long James Russell and Gang [...]

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  • Åήɠęlɑ Ðɑviʂ – Thę Męaήiήg of Fяęędom

    Black History Slavery and Nightmares Structural Racism and Prison Decarceration Gender, Race, and Class Corporate Globalization Prison Industrial Complex Imagining Democracy  

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  • The Enfield Poltergeist (1977)

    11 year old  Janet Hodgson channeling the spirit of Bill Wilkins “a foul-mouthed, grumpy old man” who had died in the house many years before.    

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  • The Songs and Stories of Aunt Molly Jackson LP Folkways Records (FH 5457) 1961

    The Songs and Stories of Aunt Molly Jackson LP. Stories told by Aunt Molly Jackson, songs sung by John Greenway. Folkways Records (FH 5457). 1961. I Am A Union Woman (Introduction: Aunt Molly Jackson/Sung: John Greenway) Poor Miner’s Farewell (Story: Aunt Molly Jackson/Sung: John Greenway) Dishonest Miller (Sung: John Greenway) The Birth Of Robin Hood [...]

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  • Ram Dass at Naropa (1974)

    Baba Ram raps about the Bhagavad Gita. Be Here Now pdf ramdass.org I am without form, Without limit, Beyond space, Beyond time. I am in everything, Everything is me, I am the bliss of the Universe, Everything am I.  

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  • Papua New Guinea; The Coast of the Western Province (1963-1964)

    Badra (Buzi) Badra (Buzi) Badra (Yauga) Badra (Yauga) Badra (Sigabadr) Badra (Sigabadr) Badra (Sigabadr) Badra (Sigabadr) Badra (Mabudauan) Badra (Mabudauan) War Dance Song (Buzi) Harvest Dance Song (Buzi) Harvest Dance Song (Buzi) Harvest Dance Song (Buzi) Lament Song abaut the Tobacco Pipe Song about a Dream Burari (Flute Solo) (Buzi) Burari (Flute Solo) (Buzi) Tataro [...]

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  • Music In the World Of Islam vol.1: The Human Voice

    Recitation Of Verses Of The Qu’ran (Al-Ateuf, near Ghardala, Algeria) Dhikr (A Sufi Ceremony: Fayoum Oasis, Egypt) Houri (Secular Vocal Musci: Sandandaj, Kurdistan, Iran) Bedouin Wedding Songs (South of Wadi Musa, Jordan) Ghazal, Or Love Song (Tarif, Abu Dahbi) Gurdum Gurdum (Love Song: Daulatabad, North Of Balkh Afghanistan) Song At The Feast After Ramadan (Near [...]

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  • Άbner Jαy ‎– Trʊe Story 0f Άbner Jαy

    I’m So Depressed Cocaine Vietnam St James Infirmiry Blues Celo Woke Up This Morning My Mule Ol Man River Don’t Mess With My Baby I Am Georgia Bound The Reason Young People Use Drugs

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  • Dαvid †ηrʊssәℓℓ- †ηε Vøicәs øf яәαsøи (2001)

    The Brilliant Seed The Explorers Humans As Introduced Species It’s A Majick, Majick World The Scent Turn Muzak On It’s Head Oil The Plastic Wars Part I The Plastic Wars Part II A New Beginning

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  • Paul Twitchell – Eckankar:Knowledge and Understanding-Philosophy of No-Thing (1970)

    No-Thing Wiki Critical Essays on Eckankar  

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  • Frαnk Sτộkεs’ Đrεαm Mểmphis Bluểs 1927-1931

    Labor Blues – Tom Dickson Frank Stokes’ Dream – Frank Stokes ‘Frisco Town – Memphis Minnie & Kansas Joe Twelve Pound Daddy – Pearl Dickson Take Me Back – Frank Stokes Black Gypsy Blues – Furry Lewis I Don’t Want That Junk Outta You – Memphis Minnie Devil In the Woodpile – Noah Lewis I [...]

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  • Deep In Dub

    The whole discography of the label deepindub, from 2004 to 2014. Releases from: djmitch.it Igor Vlasow D.Soul Liquid Level Pheek Maurizio Miceli Lars Leonhard Maurizio Miceli Aura Fresh Tamer Akgul Zoltan Solomon Random Walkers Kristoban Re-Drum Krisz Deak Khristian K Kristoban Cloned Raganova Dimomib Kukan Dub Lagan Dimomib Nauta Michael Renk Jak De-Fat Liquid Level [...]

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  • BILL FAY – Time Of The Last Persecution (1971)

    Omega Day Don’t Let My Marigolds Die I Hear You Calling Dust Filled Room ‘Til The Christ Come Back Release Is In The Eye Laughing Man Inside The Keepers Pantry Tell It Like It Is Plan D Pictures Of Adolf Again Time Of The Last Persecution Come A Day Let All The Other Teddies Know

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  • Åήɠęlɑ Ðɑviʂ §pęɑkʂ (FW05401-1971)

    Åήɠęlɑ Ðɑviʂ §tatement Introduction 13 Question Interview LISTEN, WHITEY!, Black Communities’ Reaction to the Assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King Street Interviews  

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  • яðbęrŧ Fяipp §pęɑkʂ

    Excerpts from the unplugged series available here Hear him tease bearded, bespectacled, earnest young men. The indignities of being a working musician. Robert locked out of his hotel room without his trousers. How his bunny runs his household.  

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