Monday, February 1, 2010

Negro Folklore from Texas State Prisons LP (1965)

Negro Folklore from Texas State Prisons LP. Work Songs, Blues, Spirituals, Preaching, Toasts. Elektra (EKS-7296). 1965.
  1. Johnny Jackson (lead) - Raise 'Em Up Higher (worksong)
  2. Marshall Phillips - Don't Look So Downhearted Buddy (toast)
  3. Joseph "Chinaman" Johnson (leader) - Move Along 'Gator (worksong)
  4. Joseph "Chinaman" Johnson - Three Moore Brothers (Cante-fable)
  5. Johnnie H. Robinson (first lead,) Eddie Ray Zachary (second lead) - Assassination Of The President (topical/gospel)
  6. George White - Don't Be Uneasy (spiritual)
  7. Jesse "G.I. Jazz" Hendricks (first lead,) Matt Williams (second lead) - Rattler (worksong)
  8. Johnny Jackson (lead) - Hammer Ring (worksong)
  9. Louis "Bacon & Porkchop" Houston - T.B. Bees (toast)
  10. Mack Maze - If You See My Mother (blues)
  11. Joseph "Chinaman" Johnson (lead) - Just Like A Tree Planted By The Water (worksong)
  12. Houston Page (lead) - See How They Done My Lord (spiritual)
  13. W.D. "Alec" Alexander - Daniel In The Lion's Den (preaching parody)
  14. Virgil Asbury (lead) - Forty-Four Hammers (worksong)

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