Feel the Blues with all that Jazz
English (United Kingdom)Polish (Poland)
Home Blues Compilation Negro Prison Songs Fom the Mississippi State Penitentiary (1957)

Negro Prison Songs Fom the Mississippi State Penitentiary (1957)

User Rating: / 0

Negro Prison Songs Fom the Mississippi State Penitentiary (1957)

Image could not be displayed. Check browser for compatibility.

1. Black Woman
2. It Makes a Long Time Man Feel Bad
3. Jumpin' Judy
4. No More, My Lord
5. Old Alabama
6. Old Dollar Mamie
7. Prettiest Train
8. Whoa Buck

Historical Recordings From Parchman Farm 1947.
Recorded by Dr Harry Oster


A collection of songs recorded at the Mississippi State Penitentiary in 1947. The best single document of the African American work song and field holler tradition.... The group work songs, while moving and an excellent examples of the style, are by their nature less distinctive than the extraordinary solo performances like my favories "It Makes A Long Time Man Fell Bad". These are all very powerful and all together richly African American.

"These songs belong to the musical tradition which Africans brought to the New World, but they are also as American as the Mississippi River. They were born out of the very rock and earth of this country, as black hands broke the soil, moved, reformed it, and rivers of stinging sweat poured upon the land under the blazing heat of Southern skies, and are mounted upon the passion that this struggle with nature brought forth. They tell us the story of the slave gang, the sharecropper system, the lawless work camp, the chain gang, the pen." ---Alan Lomax, archive.org

download:  uploaded 4shared ziddu mediafire divshare gett



Before downloading any file you are required to read and accept the
Terms and Conditions.

If you are an artist or agent, and would like your music removed from this site,
please e-mail us on
and we will remove them as soon as possible.

What music genre would you like to find here the most?
Now onsite:
  • 166 guests
Content View Hits : 102350499