Work III, John: Recording Black Culture

Work III, John SKU: 40972886
John Work III: Recording Black Culture

Work III, John: Recording Black Culture

Work III, John SKU: 40972886

Format: CD

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Title: Recording Black Culture
Artist: Work III, John
Label: Spring Fed Records
UPC: 700261224169
Genre: Folk

This Grammy winning recording presents the field recordings of African American musicians made by Fisk University professor, musician and folklorist, John Work III. The fourteen recordings included in this CD represent the variety of African American folksong of particular interest to Professor Work. They also, for the most part, are recordings kept in his personal library. Most of the music presented here - blues, string bands, gospel and shape note singing - have been unheard until the release of this CD. Also included in the package is Work's interview with blues legend, McKinley "Muddy Waters" Morganfield made in 1941 during the Fisk University/Library of Congress Coahoma County study. This recording is a companion to the book, Lost Delta Found, by Bruce Nemerov and Robert Gordon. The CD package includes rare photographs and extensive notes about the music and musicians.

1.1 Poor Black Sheep - Nathan Frazier and Frank Patterson
1.2 Texas Traveler - Nathan Frazier and Frank Patterson
1.3 Daniel Saw the Stone - the Holloway High School Quartet
1.4 Shine on Me - Unnamed Quartet
1.5 I Am His, He Is Mine - Female Group/Zema Hill's Church
1.6 Walk Around in Dry Bones - the Fairfield Four
1.7 If I Had My Way - the Heavenly Gate Quartet
1.8 My Captain's Angry - Al Washington
1.9 Egypt Land - Unnamed Leader and Congregation
1.10 Since I Laid My Burden Down - Unnamed Leader and Congregation
1.11 Amazing Grace - Elder Gray and the Pulaski Prayer Society
1.12 Ain't Gonna Drink No Mo' - Joe Holmes
1.13 Interview with Muddy Waters - John Work III, Muddy Waters, Son Sims
1.14 Great God Attend - Houston County Singing Convention

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