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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 […]

Prison Worksongs

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 […]