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Alan Lomax Southern Prison Blues and Songs

Southern Prison Blues and Songs
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  • Originally Released: 2007
  • Label: Collectables Records

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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
  • 10.Rosie
  • 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
  • 16.Stackerlee
  • 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

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Audio Engineer: Alan Lomax.
Recording information: The Mississippi And Louisiana State Penitentiaries.

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Rating 4.0 Southern Prison Blues and Songs Music Lover: 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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  • Sales Rank: 2,120
  • UPC: 090431085028
  • Shipping Weight: 0.25/lbs (approx)
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