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Various - Wake Up Dead Man: Black Convict Worksongs From Texas Prisons download

Various - Wake Up Dead Man: Black Convict Worksongs From Texas Prisons download

Performer: Various
Title: Wake Up Dead Man: Black Convict Worksongs From Texas Prisons
Released: 05 Jul 1994
Cat#: CD 2013
Label: Rounder Records
Country: US
Style: Texas Blues
Category: Blues
Size MP3: 2450 mb
Size FLAC: 2419 mb

Tracklist

1W.D. AlexanderJulie2:50
2Willie "Cowboy" CraigEarly In The Morning5:32
3Joseph "Chinaman" JohnsonLong Hot Summer Days3:35
4Joseph "Chinaman" JohnsonFallin' Down3:10
5Ellis UnitLog Loading Talk, Yells, Chants4:18
6Benny RichardsonGrizzly Bear4:13
7Houston PageDown The Line3:05
8Ebbie Veasley, Marshall Phillips, Theo MitchellCaptain Don't Feel Sorry For A Longtime Man5:24
9Henry Scott Hammer Ring6:45
10Johnny Jackson I'm In The Bottom4:10
11Benny RichardsonJody7:36

Versions

CategoryArtistTitle (Format)LabelCategoryCountryYear
2013Various Wake Up Dead Man (Black Convict Worksongs From Texas Prisons) ‎(LP, Comp)Rounder Records2013US1975
2013Various Wake Up Dead Man (Black Convict Worksongs From Texas Prisons) ‎(LP, Comp, RE)Rounder Records2013US1987
VPA 8394Various Wake Up Dead Man (Black Convict Worksongs From Texas Prisons) (Canti Di Lavoro Di Detenuti Neri Nei Penitenziari Del Texas) ‎(LP, Comp)Albatros VPA 8394Italy1977

Notes

This album of powerful work songs was recorded in Texas prisons in the middle 1960's and offers a look at a tradition now pretty much defunct, though one that served real needs and functions for black prisoners until recent times. Worksongs helped give comfort to prisoners and indeed helped them to survive the grueling work demanded of them. This record is a companion to the Harvard University Press book of the same title.

Recorded and edited by Bruce Jackson.

A production of the Center for Studies in American Culture, State University of New York at Buffalo.

Includes a fantastic liner note booklet

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