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Various Artists Collections - Field Recordings

 
VARIOUS ARTISTS Rounder 1500 A Treasury Of Library Of Congress Field Recordings ● CD $16.98
The "greatest hits" of the Library Of Congress featuring 30 great field recordings, mostly circa 1941, drawn from the Library's vast wealth of recordings - David "Honeyboy" Edwards, E.C. Ball, Woody Guthrie, Texas Gladden, Sonny terry and others.

 
VARIOUS ARTISTS Smithsonian Folkways 40079 Black Banjo Songsters Of North Carolina & Virginia ● CD $15.98
Field recordings made between 1974 and 1997.

 
VARIOUS ARTISTS Document DOCD 5587 Field Recordings, Vol. 7 - Florida, 1935-1936 ● CD $15.98
26 tracks mostly recorded in 1935 on a field trip to Florida conducted by Alan Lomax, Zora Neale Hurston & Elizabeth Barnicel for the Library Of Congress. Fine sides featuring Roger Matthews, Booker T. Sapps, Gabriel Brown, John & Rochelle French and Ozella Jones. Previously available on three Flyright LPs.

 
VARIOUS ARTISTS Document DOCD 5599 Field Recordings, Vol. 9 - Georgia, N. & S. Carolina, etc. ● CD $15.98
Includes some incredible and somewhat controversial sides recorded by Lawrence Gellert in Georgia and South Carolina of unidentified musicians.

 
VARIOUS ARTISTS Document 5614 Field Recordings, Vol. 12 - Virginia & South Carolina ● CD $15.98
30 tracks recorded for the Library Of Congress between 1936 and 1940 and 5 from South Carolina.

 
VARIOUS ARTISTS Document 5621 Field Recordings, Vol. 13 ● CD $15.98
46 tracks recorded between 1933 and 1943 in Texas, Louisiana, Arkansas, Mississippi, Florida, Alabama, Georgia, South Carolina, Tennessee and Delaware.

 
VARIOUS ARTISTS Document 5630 Field Recordings, Vol. 14 ● CD $15.98
20 tracks recorded in Texas, Alabama, Tennessee & Georgia between 1934 and 1943 plus radio performances from 1945 & 1950. All gospel songs.

 
VARIOUS ARTISTS Flyright 58 On The Road Again ● CD $16.98
Field recordings from the deep south 1969-1974 made by Swedish researcher Bengt Olsson - Lum Guffin, Lincoln Jackson, Perry Tillis, Joe Townsend, Dewey Corley & others.

 
VARIOUS ARTISTS Arhoolie 448 Prison Worksongs ● CD $12.98
19 tracks, 73 mins, highly recommended
Reissue of Folklyric A-5/Arhoolie 2012 with 4 bonus cuts. Mostly recorded at Louisiana State Penitentiary by Dr. Harry Oster in 1959 it presents a powerful and moving selection of songs performed by inmates to make their back breaking and mind numbing work go a little easier and to express their resentment at the brutality of the prison system they were livin under. We hear songs, mostly from male inmates, accompanying wood chopping, cane cutting, plowing and track lining along with a couple of superb solo songs by female inmate Odea Matthews as she scrubs clothes on a washboard or sews on a sewing machine. The unissued bonus cuts includes several performances of work song outside of the confines of prison. 24 page booklet has detailed and insightful notes by Oster.(FS)
BIG LOUISIANA, WILLY RAFUS & ARTHUR DAVI: Let Your Hammer Ring/ BIG LOUISIANA: Take This Hammer/ JOHNNY BUTLER: Early In The Mornin'/ ROOSEVELT CHARLES, ARTHUR DAVIS & BIG LOUISIANA: All Teamed Up In Angola's Mule Lot/ EMANUEL DUNN: My Mule "Grey" (A Plowing Song)/ Working On The Levee (Part 1)/ Working On The Levee (Part 2)/ MURRAY MACON: Jesus Cares/ ODEA MATTHEWS: Five Long Years For One Man/ Something Within Me/ WILLY RAFUS & WORK GANG: I Got A Hurtin' In My Right Side/ WILLY RAFUS, ANDY MOSELY & JOHNNY BUTLER: Cleaning This Highway/ REV. ROGERS & ROOSEVELT CHARLES: Berta/ REV. ROGERS, BIG LOIUSIANA & JOSE SMITH: Stewball/ JAMES RUSSELL: I Had Five Long Years/ CREOLA & CEOLA SCOTT: Pickin' Cotton All Day Long/ GUITAR WELCH, HOGMAN MAXEY & ANDY MOSELY: Alberta Let Your Bangs Grow Long/ GUITAR WELCH, HOGMAN MAXEY & ROBERT PETE WILLIA: John Henry/ GUITAR WELCH, HOGMAN MAXEY & ANDY MOSELY: Take This Hammer


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