Southern Prison Blues and Songs
From the Vaults of Everest Records (series)
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- by Various Artists ~ Treasury of Library of Congress Field Recordings ~ $16.79
- Released: March 27, 2007
- Originally Released: 2007
- Label: Collectables Records
Description by OLDIES.com:
Credited with preserving America's folk music traditions, Alan Lomax documented a treasury of songs and singers. "Lonesome Blues" and "Penitentiary Blues" are among the 23 traditional songs included in this historic collection.
- 1.Murder's Home
- 2.No More, My Lawd
- 3.Old Alabama
- 4.Black Woman
- 5.Jumpin' Judy
- 6.Whoa Buck
- 7.Prettiest Train
- 8.Old Dollar Mamie
- 9.It Makes A Long Time Man Feel Bad
- 11.Levee Camp Holler
- 12.What Makes A Work Song Leader?
- 13.Early In The Mornin'
- 14.How I Got In The Penitentiary
- 15.Tangle Eye Blues
- 17.Prison Blues
- 18.Duckin' And Dodgin'
- 19.My Baby Got To Go
- 20.Penitentiary Blues
- 21.Lonesome Blues
- 22.They'll Miss Me When I'm Gone
- 23.Rock Me Mama
Audio Engineer: Alan Lomax.
Recording information: The Mississippi And Louisiana State Penitentiaries.
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Southern Prison Blues and Songs Music Lover: Fred from THE PALMS GYMPIE, Queensland AU -- October, 14, 2008
A great compilation from the man who worked with Leadbelly, and him knowing all to well the harsh treament that was laid onto the African/American prisoner in those days.
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