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Prison songs [electronic resource].

Publication:
Cambridge, Mass. : Rounder, 1997.
Format/Description:
Sound recording
1 online resource
Series:
Music online: American song

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Subjects:
African Americans -- Mississippi -- Music.
Blues (Music) -- Mississippi -- 1941-1950.
Prisoners' songs -- Mississippi.
Work songs -- Mississippi.
System Details:
Mode of access: World Wide Web.
Contents:
v. 1
Murderous home
The murderer's home (Jimpson and group)
No more, my Lord (Jimpson and axe gang)
Old Alabama (B.B. and group)
Black woman (B.B. and group)
Jumpin' Judy (Tangle Eye, Fuzzy Red, Hard Hair, and group)
Whoa Buck (C.B.)
Prettiest train ("22")
Old dollar Mamie ("22" and group)
It makes a long time man feel bad ("22" and group)
Rosie (C.B. and axe gang)
Levee camp holler (Bama)
What makes a work song leader? (interview with Bama)
Early in the mornin' ("22" with Little Red, Tangle Eye, and Hard Hair)
How I got in the penitentiary (interview with Bama)
Tangle Eye blues (Tangle Eye)
Stackerlee (Bama)
Prison blues (Alex).
v. 2
Don'tcha hear poor mother calling?
Don'tcha hear poor mother calling? (Hollie Dew, Bull and group)
John Henry ("22" and group)
Strongest man I ever saw (tall tale by Bama)
Well, I wonder (Dobie Red and group)
Lies (Bama, Dobie Red)
I'm goin' home (Bama)
More lies (Bama, "22" and Bull)
O 'Berta (Bull and group)
Disability boogie woogie (Curry Childress)
O Rosie ("22" and group)
Hollers (Dobie Red, Foots)
Stewball ("22" and group with axes)
Fox chase (Curry Childress, C.B. Banks)
Katy left Memphis (Percy Wilson)
About prison singers (interview with Dobie Red)
Rosie ("88" and group)
High rollin' sergeant (Tangle Eye)
Garbage man (toast by George Johnson)
When I went to Leland ("22" and group)
Prodigal son (George Johnson)
I'm goin' to Memphis (Percy Wilson and group).
Notes:
"Historical recordings from Parchman Farm, 1947-48"--Original containers.
"Original field recordings produced and recorded by Alan Lomax"--Inserts.
Originally issued as compact disc; in 2 containers.
Program notes, in part by Lomax, texts, and discography ([36], [40] p. : ill.) from original containers.
Vol. 1 originally released in 1957 as Negro prison songs (Tradition Records TLP-1020); v. 2 previously unreleased.
Electronic reproduction. Alexandria, VA : Alexander Street Press, 2009. (American song). Available via World Wide Web.
Contributor:
Lomax, Alan, 1915-2002.
Mississippi State Penitentiary.
Other format:
CD 1714
CD 1715
TLP-1020
Access Restriction:
Restricted for use by site license.