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VariousBlack Texicans (Balladeers And Songsters Of The Texas Frontier)

Label:
Rounder Records – Rounder 11661-1821-2
Format:
CD, Compilation, Remastered
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Tracklist

1Moses "Clear Rock" PlattSt. James Hospital1:13
2Moses "Clear Rock" PlattThe Old Chisolm Trail1:06
3Pete Harris (11)Ranging Buffalo (The Buffalo Skinners)
Guitar, VocalsPete Harris (11)
1:02
4Lead Belly*Western Cowboy
Guitar, VocalsHuddie "Lead Belly" Ledbetter*
3:30
5Percy RidgeWestern Cowboy
VocalsPercy Ridge
2:09
6James "Iron Head" BakerSt. James Hospital2:15
7Pete Harris (11)Jack Of Diamonds
Guitar [Slide Guitar], VocalsPete Harris (11)
2:06
8Pete Harris (11)He Rambled
Guitar, VocalsPete Harris (11)
1:12
9Lightnin' WashingtonMy Pretty Little Yellow Gal (My Yellow Gal)3:13
10Unknown ArtistPick A Bale Of Cotton
Vocals, Percussion [Axe Strokes]Unknown Artist
1:56
11Moses "Clear Rock" PlattThat's All Right, Baby4:23
12Butter BoyOld Aunt Dinah
VocalsButter Boy
1:22
13Pete Harris (11)Square Dance Calls (Little Liza Jane)
Guitar, VocalsPete Harris (11)
2:13
14Smith CaseyEast Texas Rag
Guitar [Slide Guitar]Smith Casey
2:06
15The Angelina QuartetWhen I Was A Little Boy2:36
16Ace JohnsonRabbit In The Garden
Harmonica, VocalsAce Johnson
2:53
17Henry TruvillionOld Aunt Dinah
VocalsHenry Truvillion
2:20
18Henry TruvillionLet's Go A-Huntin' (Come On Bosy And Let's Go A-Huntin')
VocalsHenry Truvillion
1:55
19Henry TruvillionWalk-A-Dolly Walk
VocalsHenry Truvillion
1:00
20Unknown ArtistFox Chase
HarmonicaUnknown Artist
1:47
21Moses "Clear Rock" PlattOld Joe Clark0:42
22Moses "Clear Rock" PlattLong Summer Day1:54
23Uncle Billy McCreaLog Rolling1:50
24Arthur Armstrong (3)Buzzard Song (Old King Buzzard)
Guitar, VocalsArthur Armstrong (3)
1:41
25Phineas RockmoreBoll Weevil
Guitar, VocalsPhineas "Flatfoot" Rockmore*
2:36
26Don Mooney (3)Been On The Cholly So Long
VocalsDon Mooney (3)
1:02
27Will RoseboroughThe Dallas Railway
Lead Vocals, Percussion [Hammer]Will Roseborough
Vocals, Percussion [Hammer]H. Davis (2), Jess Alexander, Will Brooks (2)
1:29
28Phineas RockmoreTravelling Man
Guitar, VocalsPhineas Rockmore
3:07
29Unknown ArtistThe Train
HarmonicaUnknown Artist
2:00
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Tracks 1, 2, 6, 11, 21, 22 & 29 rec. 1933 Central State Farm, Sugarland, TX.
Tracks 3, 7, 8, 13 rec. 5/1934 Richmond, TX.
Track 4 rec. 7/1934 Louisiana State Penitentiary, Angola, LA.
Tracks 5, 10 rec. 5/1934 State Penitentiary, Huntsville, TX.
Track 9 rec. 4/1934 Darrington State Farm, TX.
Track 12 rec. 4/1934 Smithers Plantation, Huntsville, TX.
Tracks 14, 16 rec. 16/4/1939 Clemens State Prison Farm, Brazoria, TX.
Track 15 rec. 9/1940 Lufkin, TX.
Tracks 17, 18, 19 rec. 3/10/1940 Burkeville, TX.
Track 20 rec. 12/1934 Central State Farm, TX.
Track 23 rec. 30/9/1940 Jasper, TX.
Track 24 rec. Friday, 4 October, 1940, High School Auditorium, Jasper,TX.
Track 25 rec. 7/10/1940 Lufkin, TX.
Track 26 rec. 27/2/1936 Luling, TX.
Track 27 rec. 7/4/1936 Dallas, TX.
Track 28 rec. 1940 Lufkin, TX.

Tracks 1, 2, 5, 6, 9, 10, 12, 13, 15 to 26, 28 & 29 previously unreleased.

Disc transfers at Recording Laboratory, Library of Congress.
Mastered at Master Cutting Room, NYC.

Part of the Alan Lomax Collection.

Ⓟ & © 1999 Rounder Records Corp.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode: 0 11661-1821-2 7
  • Matrix / Runout: 116 611 8212 01 $
  • Label Code: LC 3719

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