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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 Elektra (EKS-7296) 1965 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 […]

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Negro Prison Songs (Tradition TLP 1020 LP 1957)

Negro Prison Songs (Tradition TLP 1020 LP 1957) Recorded by Alan Lomax at the Mississippi State Penitentiary-1957 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 Rosie Levee Camp Holler What Makes a Work Song Leader? Early in the […]

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

Prison Worksongs 1959 (Louisiana Folklore Society LFS A-5) 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 […]

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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 […]