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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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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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Conversations with Big Bill Broonzy, Memphis Slim, and Sonny Boy Williamson (1947)

In 1947 Alan Lomax recorded bluesmen Big Bill Broonzy, Memphis Slim, and Sonny Boy Williamson on a Presto disc recording machine at Decca Studios in New York City after they had given concert at Town Hall. In a session of candid oral history and song, the three artists, Southern born but with established careers in […]