Deep River of Song: Mississippi Saints & Sinners
CAT # 11661-1824-2
1. It's Better to be Born Lucky 1:28 2. Stagolee 1:41 3. Walking Billy 4:08 4. Mississippi Sounding Calls 2:52 5. Come Here, Dog, and Get Your Bone 2:24 6. Emmaline, Take Your Time 2:18 7. Hog Hunt 4:42 8. The Fox Hunter's Song 2:48 9. Times is Getting Hard 3:45 10. Diamond Joe 2:15 11. One Morning at the Break of Day (Wake Up Song) 1:55 12. Workin' on the Levee, Sleepin' on de Ground 1:37 13. Lord, I'm in Trouble 2:33 14. Stewball 5:15 15. Rosie 2:45 16. French Blues 2:13 17. Rock Daniel 2:31 18. Interview 3:08 19. Hallelu, Hallelu 2:26 20. I Couldn't Hear Nobody Pray 1:05 21. Conversion Experience 4:33 22. Let Me Ride 3:50 23. If I Had My Way, I'd Tear the Building Down 4:10 24. Little David 3:28 25. Calvary 3:26
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Mississippi Saints & Sinners: Work songs, a bad man ballad; instrumental display and dance tunes; folk ragtime music, spirituals, and shouting songs that tell of the realities of everyday life in early twentieth-century rural Mississippi -- of hard work, poverty, violence, imprisonment, hunting, dancing, love and lust, prayer, and a desire to leave one's troubles behind. These recordings, made between 1933-1942, were selected by Alan Lomax to complement Mississippi: The Blues Lineage, a companion collection of the Deep River of Song series. Deep River of Song: These field recordings of African-American music made by Alan and John A. Lomax for the Library of Congress from 1933 to 1946 capture 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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