Afro-American Spirituals, Work Songs & Ballads

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All Music Guide - Joslyn Layne
Afro-American Spirituals, Work Songs & Ballads is -- beginning to end -- the strongest collection of such field-recorded material focused on work songs available, as of its release in 1998. In addition to recordings of chain-gang work songs, other raw, moving material heard on this compilation includes moans, a congregational shout that borders on the ecstatic, and sprirtuals that swell with harmony and emotion. State Penitentiary and State Farm prisoners sing work songs that may sound familiar, since many were adopted by blues artists. This treasure of a recording captures unequaled passion, pain and strength; it is absolutely essential for fans of not only early ...
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All Music Guide - Joslyn Layne
Afro-American Spirituals, Work Songs & Ballads is -- beginning to end -- the strongest collection of such field-recorded material focused on work songs available, as of its release in 1998. In addition to recordings of chain-gang work songs, other raw, moving material heard on this compilation includes moans, a congregational shout that borders on the ecstatic, and sprirtuals that swell with harmony and emotion. State Penitentiary and State Farm prisoners sing work songs that may sound familiar, since many were adopted by blues artists. This treasure of a recording captures unequaled passion, pain and strength; it is absolutely essential for fans of not only early blues, but early roots music of any kind.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 12/15/1998
  • Label: Rounder Select
  • UPC: 018964151027
  • Catalog Number: 1510

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Trouble So Hard - Vera Hall (2:21)
  2. 2 Choose Your Seat and Set Down - Vera Hall (2:37)
  3. 3 Handwriting on the Wall - Vera Hall (2:24)
  4. 4 The New Burying Ground - Willie Williams (3:40)
  5. 5 Lead Me to the Rock - Charles Sims (2:43)
  6. 6 The Blood-Stained Banders (1:22)
  7. 7 Run, Old Jeremiah (4:31)
  8. 8 Ain't No More Cane on This Brazos - Ernest Williams (2:35)
  9. 9 Long Hot Summer Days - Clyde Hill (3:25)
  10. 10 Long John (5:25)
  11. 11 Jumpin' Judy (5:08)
  12. 12 Rosie (2:20)
  13. 13 I'm Going to Leland - Frank Jordan (1:54)
  14. 14 Jumping Judy (2:53)
  15. 15 Look Down That Long, Lonesome Road (1:21)
  16. 16 The Grey Goose - James Baker (3:20)
  17. 17 John Henry (2:54)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Dock Reed Track Performer
James Baker Track Performer
Henry Reed Track Performer
Vera Hall Track Performer
Jimmie Strothers Track Performer
Ernest Williams Track Performer
Kelly Pace Track Performer
Arthur Bell Track Performer
Wash Dennis Track Performer
Austin Coleman Track Performer
Jeff Webb Track Performer
Frank Jordan Track Performer
Technical Credits
Bob Carlin Reissue Producer, Mastering
Alan Lomax Engineer, Liner Notes
David Glasser Mastering
Bruce Jackson Cover Photo
Wayne D. Shirley Introduction
Harold Spivacke Engineer
Ruby Pickens Tartt Engineer
Traditional Composer
John A. Loam Engineer
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