Alan Lomax ‎– Negro Prison Songs (From The Mississippi State Penitentiary)

Tradition Records (3) ‎– TLP 1020
Vinyl, LP, Compilation, Reissue, Mono

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A1 Jimpson* With Five Others* Murder's Home
Vocals [Sung By] – Jimpson*, Five Others*
A2 Unknown Artist No More, My Lawd
A3 B.B. (6) And Six Others* Old Alabama
Vocals [Sung By] – B.B. (6), Six Others*
A4 B.B. (6) And Six Others* Black Woman
Vocals [Sung By] – B.B. (6), Six Others*
A5 Tangle Eye (2), Fuzzie Red*, Hard Hair And Others* Jumpin' Judy
Vocals [Sung By] – Fuzzie Red*, Hard Hair, Others*, Tangle Eye (2)
A6 C.B.* Whoa Buck
Vocals [Sung By] – C.B.*
A7 Unknown Artist Prettiest Train
A8 22 (3) And Same Group* Old Dollar Mamie
Vocals [Sung By] – 22 (3), Same Group*
A9 22 (3) With Group* It Makes A Long Time Man Feel Bad
Vocals [Sung By] – 22 (3), Group*
B1 C.B.* And Ten Others With Axes* Rosie
Vocals [Sung By] – C.B.*, Ten Others With Axes*
B2 Bama (3) Levee Camp Holler
Vocals [Sung By] – Bama (3)
B3 Unknown Artist What Makes A Work Song Leader?
B4 22 (3), Little Red, Tangle Eye (2) And Hard Hair Early In The Mornin'
Vocals [Sung By] – 22 (3), Hard Hair, Little Red, Tangle Eye (2)
B5 Unknown Artist How I Got In The Penitentiary
B6 Tangle-Eye* Tangle Eye Blues
Vocals [Sung By] – Tangle-Eye*
B7 Bama (3) Stackerlee
Vocals [Sung By] – Bama (3)
B8 Alex (78) Prison Blues
Harmonica, Vocals [Sung By] – Alex (78)

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Recorded in 1947.

Issued with a booklet of commentary and lyrics.

The company information on the back cover and the label design indicates this version was likely released during the 1960s.

This version can be differentiated by the "DBH" runout groove etchings and by the record company's contact information on the back cover.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout (A-side label): TLP 1020 A
  • Matrix / Runout (B-side label): TLP 1020 B
  • Matrix / Runout (A-side runout etching): 147 DBH TLP 1020 AX
  • Matrix / Runout (B-side runout etching): 147 DBH TLP 1020BX

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