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Prison Songs (Historical Recordings From Parchman Farm 1947-48), Vol. 2: Don'tcha Hear Poor Mother Calling?

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20 unreleased tunes from Lomax's original field recordings! Includes John Henry; Strongest Man I Ever Saw; Well, I Wonder; Lies; I'm Goin' Home; Hollers; Fox Chase , and more.

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[This volume] in the continuing series ... [includes] some of the most exceptional singing ever recorded.... [This] disc is made up of unreleased tracks recorded at the same time [as the first], both additional work songs and hollers and such supporting material as interviews, lying contests, a rhymed toast, and a short sermon.... Volume two explores [group work songs] further, with alternate versions of the same songs.... Particularly interesting on [this album] are the spoken segments, both the exchanges of tall tales or "lies" and the scraps of interview.... The song lyric transcriptions are occasionally flawed, but often serve to clear up unintelligible passages. -- Living Blues


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  2. John Henry 3:47$0.99  Buy MP3 
  3. Strongest Man I Ever Saw0:38$0.99  Buy MP3 
  4. Well, I Wonder 3:20$0.99  Buy MP3 
  5. Lies 2:05$0.99  Buy MP3 
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  8. O 'Berta 4:04$0.99  Buy MP3 
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10. O Rosie 3:42$0.99  Buy MP3 
11. Hollers 1:30$0.99  Buy MP3 
12. Stewball 2:46$0.99  Buy MP3 
13. Fox Chase 1:33$0.99  Buy MP3 
14. Katy Left Memphis 2:29$0.99  Buy MP3 
15. About Prison Singers 1:47$0.99  Buy MP3 
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21. I'm Goin' to Memphis 1:37$0.99  Buy MP3 

Product Details

  • Audio CD (September 28, 1997)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Rounder Select
  • ASIN: B0000002UW
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #10,807 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By E. 333 on June 10, 2012
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If you are a collector of early Afro-American music, slave songs, or related hymns this is a great addition to your collection. Being live recordings you actually hear the hammer blows as the songs are sung. Most songs made up by the prisoners in the jail. These are of a similar type sung by slaves but are a little more modern in using lyrics referencing themes of the time.
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A great historical recording that teaches both the way prison workers sang as well as the mythology that was a part of their singing.
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1 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Eacowboy Inc on August 29, 2013
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Love this kind of music for many difference reasons: Acapella, which puts it in the Gregorian chant genre; no foul language; timeless music.
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