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Wake up dead man : hard labor and Southern blues

Author: Bruce Jackson
Publisher: Athens : University of Georgia Press, 1999.
Edition/Format:   Musical score : English

Making it in Hell says Bruce Jackson, is the spirit behind the 65 worksongs gathered in this dispatch from a brutal era of prison life in the deep south. Through documented song arrangements and  Read more...


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Genre/Form: Blues (Music)
Songs and music
Document Type: Musical Score
All Authors / Contributors: Bruce Jackson
ISBN: 0820321583 9780820321585
OCLC Number: 43583575
Notes: "Brown Thrasher Books."
Description: 1 score (xxvi, 326 pages) : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: Alberta --
As I set down to play tin can --
Been on the chain gang --
Believe I'll call the rider --
'Berta --
Black Betty --
Black gal --
Butt cut ruler --
Captain don't feel sorry for a longtime man --
Chain gang blues --
Choppin' Charlie --
Choppin' in the new ground --
Cold penitentiary blues --
Cotton field song --
Crooked-foot John --
Crossing the river --
Delia --
Don't you hear my hammer ring --
Down the line --
Drinkin' of the wine --
Drinkin' that wine --
Drop 'em down --
Drop 'em down together --
Early in the morning --
Easy rider --
Ever since I been a man full grown --
Fallin' down --
Fall tree --
Forty-four hammers --
Godalmighty --
Godalmighty drag --
Go down, old Hannah --
Goodbye, my lover, goodbye --
Great Goda'mighty --
Grey goose --
Grizzly bear --
Haming on a live oak log --
Hammer ring --
The hammer song --
I can buckle a wheeler --
If you see my mother --
I got a record --
I got the crane wing --
I heard the reports of a pistol --
I'm going to Leland --
I'm in the bottom --
I'm so glad my time have come --
I need another witness --
I shall not be moved --
I was down in the bottom --
Jesus done bless my soul --
Jody --
Jody calls --
Jody's got my wife and gone --
Jody's got your girl and gone --
Jody's song --
Joe the grinder --
John Henry --
Johnny won't you ramble --
Jolly --
Julie --
Jumpin' Judy --
Let the hammer ring --
Levee camp holler --
Levee camp moan --
Long gone --
Long hot summer days. (Cont.) The Lord's prayer --
Lost John --
Mack's blues --
The major special --
Make a longtime man feel bad --
Midnight special --
Move along 'gator --
The murder's home --
My LOrd says there's room enough in heaven for us all --
Nashville blues --
No more cane on the Brazos --
No more good time in the world for me --
No payday here --
Old Alabama --
Old Aunt Dinah --
Old dollar Mamie --
Old riley --
One mo' rounder gone --
On my way to Mexico --
Pick a bale a cotton --
Please have mercy on a longtime man --
Plumb the line --
Poor boy --
Poor boy number two --
Preachin' in the wilderness --
Pull-do --
Raise 'em up higher --
Ration blues --
Rattler --
Ride on conquering King --
Roberta --
Shake it, Mister Gator --
Shorty George --
Should a been on the river in 1910 --
Skewball --
So soon this evening --
Sound off --
Spike driver blues --
Stagolee --
Stewball --
Sugarland Mary --
Sure make a man feel bad --
Take this hammer --
Tampa --
Tamp 'em up solid --
Ten Broek and Mollie --
Texarkana Mary --
Third degree --
This old hammer killed John Henry --
This old tree --
Three Moore brothers --
Timber gettin' limber --
Too much time for the crime I done --
Twenty-one hammers --
Twenty-two twenty --
Walk straight --
Woman trouble --
Wonder what's the matter --
Yellow gal --
Yon' come Roberta --
You got to hurry.
Responsibility: collected and edited by Bruce Jackson ; with a new preface.
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A monument to a musical tradition that will soon disappear . . . Many of the early blues singers . . . served as callers on work gangs, and their music was certainly influenced by this experience." - Read more...

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