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American Folk Anthologies  Music Down Home, An Introduction to Negro Folk Music with Lead Belly, Brownie McGhee and Sonny Terry, Big Bill Broonzy (1965) CD

American Folk Anthologies Music Down Home, An Introduction to Negro Folk Music with Lead Belly, Brownie McGhee and Sonny Terry, Big Bill Broonzy (1965) CD

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"This item is part of the Folkways archives. The original liner notes from the LP are included."

This 1965 recording traces the evolution of African American folk music from the South.The oral tradition of folk music in the African American community has demonstrated a perseverance through the eras of slavery and segregation while embracing and influencing American popular music through songs, lyrics and performance.

33 songs, 1.4 hours, with liner notes by producer Charles Edward Smith detailing the historical underpinnings of African American folk music and background notes on songs including lyrics.

     101      Take This Hammer      Lead Belly      1:38     
     102     Field Call     Annie Grace Horn Dodson     1:18    
     103     Children's Call     Annie Grace Horn Dodson     0:47    
     104     Complaint Call     Enoch Brown     0:44    
     105     Water on the Wheel     Annie Dodson     0:47    
     106     Railroad, 1     Rich Amerson     1:26    
     107     Move Members Move     Rosie Hibler and Family     1:57    
     108     Go Pray Ye     Annie Dodson     2:32    
     109     The Day Is Past     Dorothy Melton     1:56    
     110     Prayer Song     Dock Reed and Vera Hall     2:37    
     111     King David     Rich Amerson and Earthy Anne Coleman     4:30    
     201     Rockin' Jerusalem     Fisk Jubilee Singers     2:13    
     202     Just Got Over at Last     Little Brother Montgomery     2:23    
     203     Mama's Goin' to Buy Him a Little Lap Dog     Vera Hall Ward     0:48    
     204     Brother Hawk, Brother Buzzard and Brother Rabbit     Rich Amerson     1:59    
     205     I'm Goin' Up North Satisfied     Children of East York School     1:25    
     206     Railroad, 2     Rich Amerson     1:53    
     207     Lost John     Sonny Terry     3:08    
     208     Lost John     Prison Farm Work Group     4:55    
     301     I'm Goin' to Pack Up My Things and Back Down That Sunny Road I'm Goin'     Mozelle Moore     3:13    
     302     Careless Love     Brownie McGhee     3:18    
     303     Let Me Go Home, Whiskey     Snooks Eaglin     2:54    
     304     You're My Man - Slick Chick Blues     Victoria Spivey     4:36    
     305     I Wonder When I'll Get to Be Called a Man     Big Bill Broonzy     2:20    
     306     Mule Ridin', Talking Blues     Big Bill Broonzy     3:43    
     307     Black Woman     Rich Amerson     4:55    
     401     Old John Booker - You Call That Gone     Gus Cannon     1:45    
     402     John Henry     Furry Lewis     4:48    
     403     Take Your Fingers Off It     Gus Cannon, Charlie Burse, and Will Shade     2:53    
     404     44 Blues     Willie Thomas and Butch Cage     4:11    
     405     Sonny's Jump     Sonny Terry's Washboard Band     3:08    
     406     Birmingham Jail     Lead Belly     2:30    
     407     I'm So Glad     Montgomery Gospel Trio     2:34


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