Deep River of Song: Alabama

Alan Lomax Collection

Deep River of Song Alabama
  • CAT # 11661-1829-2

    1. Another Man Done Gone 1:21
    2. Railroad Bill 1:15
    3. Poor Lazarus 3:14
    4. Been In The Jailhouse (Sun Gonna Shine In My Door Someday) 2:17
    5. I Been Drinking 2:41
    6. Honey, Take a Whiff on Me 3:07
    7. Train on a Hill 4:41
    8. Alabama Bound 1:43
    9. Moaning (I'll Soon Be Gone) 1:28
    10. Job, Job 2:43
    11. Didn't That Hammer Ring? (I Can't Hold Out No Longer) 2:51
    12. What is the Soul of Man? 1:19
    13. Knock John Booker (to the Low Ground) 1:37
    14. Wake, Sally Baker 2:12
    15. Go to Sleep (Little Baby) 2:30
    16. Hush, Little Baby
    17. Come Up Horsey 2:04
    18. Little Bitty Man 1:05
    19. Titty, Give Me Some Titty 1:01
    20. Hopali 1:43
    21. Ain't Gonna Rain No More
    22. Jack, Can I Ride 1:57
    23. Billy Goat Latin 1:36
    24. Hog Hunt 2:22
    25. I'm Choppin' Cotton 1:21
    26. Gin the Cotton
    27. Boll Weevil Blues 1:15
    28. Worried Blues 2:41
    29. Steamboat Days 4:59
    30. Carrie, Carrie 1:20
    31. Eighteen Hundred And Ninety-One (Ain't Working Song) 1:34
    32. Captain, I'm Getting Tired 1:29

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Alabama Resplendent voices and legendary personalities from Sumter County, including the great Vera Ward Hall, Dock Reed, and Richard Amerson, capture the genius, vitality, and inventiveness of African Americans in song: historic field recordings of blues, play-party songs, lullabies, ballads, sacred music, and work songs recorded between 1934 and 1940 by John A. Lomax and Ruby Terrill Lomax, assisted by Ruby Pickens Tartt. Deep River of Song African-American field recordings made for the Library of Congress from 1933 to 1946, a transformative period when black singers of the South and the Caribbean created a new musical language and thousands of brilliant songs that would captivate people throughout the world. The Alan Lomax Collection The Alan Lomax Collection gathers together the American, European, and Caribbean field recordings, world music compilations, and ballad operas of writer, folklorist, and ethnomusicologist Alan Lomax.

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