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Jail house bound : John Lomax's first Southern prison recordings, 1933.

Author: Mark Allan Jackson; John A Lomax
Publisher: [Morgantown, W. Va.] : West Virginia University Press, [2012]
Series: WVU Press sound archive, 9.
Edition/Format:   Music CD : CD audio : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Genre/Form: Field recordings
Live sound recordings
Interviews
Named Person: John A Lomax; John A Lomax
Material Type: Music, Internet resource
Document Type: Sound Recording, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Mark Allan Jackson; John A Lomax
ISBN: 9781933202334 1933202335
OCLC Number: 761852968
Language Note: Sung in English.
Notes: Field recordings by John Lomax and Alan Lomax from original cylinders and discs held at the Library of Congress.
Compact disc.
Complete credits, historical and biographical notes by Mark Allan Jackson, and bibliography ([20] p. : ill.) inserted in container.
Credits: Produced by Mark Allan Jackson.
Performer(s): Folk songs, work songs, spirituals, and ballads performed by various prisoners.
Event notes: Tracks 1-8 recorded July and December 1933 at Texas Central State Prison Farm; tracks 9-11 recorded July and December 1933 at Darrington State Prison Farm, Texas; tracks 12-13 recorded August 1933 at Mississippi State Penitentiary, Oakley; tracks 14-16 recorded August 1933 at Mississippi State Penitentiary, Parchman; tracks 17-18 recorded August 1933 at Shelby County Workhouse, Memphis; tracks 19-23 recorded August 1933 at Tennessee State Prison, Nashville; interview with John Lomax recorded October 1933 at the home of Harvard professor George L. Kittridge.
Description: 1 sound disc : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Contents: Rattler (Mose "Clear Rock" Platt) --
That's alright honey (Mose "Clear Rock" Platt) --
The midnight special (Ernest "Mexico" Williams) --
Ain't no more cane on the Brazos (Ernest "Mexico" Williams) --
Ain't no more cane on the Brazos (Ernest "Mexico" Williams with James "Iron Head" Baker and his quartet) --
My yellow gal (James "Iron Head" Baker) --
Black Betty (James "Iron Head" Baker with R.D. Allen and Will Crosby) --
The grey goose (James "Iron Head" Baker) --
Long gone ("Lightning" Washington and unidentified group) --
Long John ("Lightning" Washington and unidentified group) --
Good God almighty ("Lightning" Washington and unidentified group) --
Stewball (unidentified prisoners from Mississippi State Penitentiary) --
John Henry (unidentified prisoners from Mississippi State Penitentiary) --
He never said a mumbling word (unidentified prisoners from Parchman State Prison Farm) --
Rosie (unidentified prisoners from Parchman State Prison Farm) --
Alabama bound ("Bowlegs") --
Jumpin' Judy (unidentified prisoners from Shelby County Workhouse) --
John Henry (unidentified prisoners from Shelby County Workhouse) --
Jumping Judy (Allen Prothero) --
Set down, servant (Adie Corbin and Ed Frierson) --
Levee camp holler (John "Black Sampson" Gibson) --
Track lining song (John "Black Sampson" Gibson) --
Steel laying holler (Rochelle Harris) --
Interview with John Lomax.
Series Title: WVU Press sound archive, 9.
Other Titles: John Lomax's first Southern prison recordings, 1933
John Lomax's first Southern prison sojourn, 1933
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