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Afro-American Spirituals, Work Songs & Ballads ()


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 ...

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  1. Trouble So Hard
  2. Choose Your Seat and Set Down
  3. Handwriting on the Wall
  4. The New Burying Ground
  5. Lead Me to the Rock
  6. The Blood-Stained Banders
  7. Run, Old Jeremiah
  8. Ain't No More Cane on This Brazos
  9. Long Hot Summer Days
  10. Long John
  11. Jumpin' Judy
  12. Rosie
  13. I'm Going to Leland
  14. Jumping Judy
  15. Look Down That Long, Lonesome Road
  16. The Grey Goose
  17. John Henry
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Afro-American Spirituals, Work Songs & Ballads
1998, Rounder

UPC: 018964151027


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