Various ‎– Black Texicans (Balladeers And Songsters Of The Texas Frontier)

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1 Moses "Clear Rock" Platt St. James Hospital
Vocals – Moses "Clear Rock" Platt
1:13
2 Moses "Clear Rock" Platt The Old Chisolm Trail
Vocals – Moses "Clear Rock" Platt
1:06
3 Pete Harris (3) Ranging Buffalo (The Buffalo Skinners)
Guitar, Vocals – Pete Harris (3)
1:02
4 Lead Belly* Western Cowboy
Guitar, Vocals – Huddie "Lead Belly" Ledbetter*
3:30
5 Percy Ridge Western Cowboy
Vocals – Percy Ridge
2:09
6 James "Iron Head" Baker St. James Hospital
Vocals – James "Iron Head" Baker
2:15
7 Pete Harris (3) Jack Of Diamonds
Guitar [Slide Guitar], Vocals – Pete Harris (3)
2:06
8 Pete Harris (3) He Rambled
Guitar, Vocals – Pete Harris (3)
1:12
9 Lightnin' Washington My Pretty Little Yellow Gal (My Yellow Gal)
Lead Vocals – Lightnin' WashingtonVocals – Carson Wilson, Charley Rogers, D. Hunter, Dave Tippin
3:13
10 Unknown Artist Pick A Bale Of Cotton
Vocals, Percussion [Axe Strokes] – Unknown Artist
1:56
11 Moses "Clear Rock" Platt That's All Right, Baby
Vocals – Moses "Clear Rock" Platt
4:23
12 Butter Boy Old Aunt Dinah
Vocals – Butter Boy
1:22
13 Pete Harris (3) Square Dance Calls (Little Liza Jane)
Guitar, Vocals – Pete Harris (3)
2:13
14 Smith Casey East Texas Rag
Guitar [Slide Guitar] – Smith Casey
2:06
15 The Angelina Quartet When I Was A Little Boy
Vocals – A.H. Charlton, Jerry Watkins, Jethro "Jebbo" Williams, T.J. Bailey
2:36
16 Ace Johnson Rabbit In The Garden
Harmonica, Vocals – Ace Johnson
2:53
17 Henry Truvillion Old Aunt Dinah
Vocals – Henry Truvillion
2:20
18 Henry Truvillion Let's Go A-Huntin' (Come On Bosy And Let's Go A-Huntin')
Vocals – Henry Truvillion
1:55
19 Henry Truvillion Walk-A-Dolly Walk
Vocals – Henry Truvillion
1:00
20 Unknown Artist Fox Chase
Harmonica – Unknown Artist
1:47
21 Moses "Clear Rock" Platt Old Joe Clark
Vocals – Moses "Clear Rock" Platt
0:42
22 Moses "Clear Rock" Platt Long Summer Day
Vocals – Moses "Clear Rock" Platt
1:54
23 Uncle Billy McCrea Log Rolling
Vocals – Uncle Billy McCrea
1:50
24 Arthur Armstrong (3) Buzzard Song (Old King Buzzard)
Guitar, Vocals – Arthur Armstrong (3)
1:41
25 Phineas Rockmore Boll Weevil
Guitar, Vocals – Phineas "Flatfoot" Rockmore*
2:36
26 Don Mooney (3) Been On The Cholly So Long
Vocals – Don Mooney (3)
1:02
27 Will Roseborough The Dallas Railway
Lead Vocals, Percussion [Hammer] – Will RoseboroughVocals, Percussion [Hammer] – H. Davis (2), Jess Alexander, Will Brooks (2)
1:29
28 Phineas Rockmore Travelling Man
Guitar, Vocals – Phineas Rockmore
3:07
29 Unknown Artist The Train
Harmonica – Unknown 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. 1940, 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 $
  • ASIN: B00000I5K7
  • Label Code: LC 3719

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