Various Artists: Music Down Home: Negro / Various

Various Artists: Music Down Home: Negro / Various
Title: Music Down Home: Negro / Various
Label: Folkways Records

This 1965 recording traces the evolution of African American folk music from the South. The oral tradition of folk music in the African American community has demonstrated a perseverance through the eras of slavery and segregation while embracing and influencing American popular music through songs, lyrics and performance. 33 songs, 1. 4 hours, with liner notes by producer Charles Edward Smith detailing the historical underpinnings of African American folk music and background notes on songs including lyrics.

1.1 Take This Hammer - Lead Belly
1.2 Field Call - Annie Grace Horn Dobson
1.3 Children's Call - Annie Grace Horn Dobson
1.4 Complaint Call - Enoch Brown
1.5 Water on the Wheel - Annie Grace Horn Dobson
1.6 Railroad, 1 - Rich Amerson
1.7 Move Members Move - Rosie Hibler and Family
1.8 Go Pray Ye - Annie Grace Horn Dobson
1.9 The Day Is Past - Dorothy Melton
1.10 Prayer Song - Dock Reed
1.11 King David - Rich Amerson
1.12 Rockin' Jerusalem - Fisk Jubille Singers
1.13 Just Got Over at Last - Little Brother Montgomery
1.14 Mama's Goin' to Buy Him a Little Lap Dog - Vera Hall Ward
1.15 Brother Hawk, Brother Buzzard and Brother Rabbit - Rich Amerson
1.16 I'm Goin' Up North Satisfied - Children of East York School
1.17 Railroad, 2 - Rich Amerson
1.18 Lost John - Sonny Terry
1.19 Lost John - Prison Farm Work Group
2.1 I'm Goin' to Pack Up My Things and Back Down That Sunny Road I'm Goin' - Mozelle Moore
2.2 Careless Love - Brownie McGhee
2.3 Let Me Go Home, Whiskey - Snooks Eaglin
2.4 You're My Man/Slick Chick Blues - Victoria Spivey
2.5 I Wonder When I'll Get to Be Called a Man - Big Bill Broonzy
2.6 Mule Ridin', Talking Blues - Big Bill Broonzy
2.7 Black Woman - Rich Amerson
2.8 Old John Booker/You Call That Gone - Gus Cannon
2.9 John Henry - Furry Lewis
2.10 Take Your Fingers Off It - Gus Cannon
2.11 44 Blues - Butch Cage
2.12 Sonny's Jump - Sonny Terry's Washboard Band
2.13 Birmingham Jail - Lead Belly
2.14 I'm So Glad - Montgomery Gospel Trio

Various Artists: Music Down Home: Negro / Various

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