Deep River of Song: Mississippi Saints & Sinners

Alan Lomax Collection

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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