:: Title :: John Henry
:: Genre :: prison song, work song
:: Performers & Instruments ::
Richardson, Benny Will (22) [hoe, vocal]
Unidentified prisoners [hoe, vocal]
:: Setting :: Camp B, Parchman Farm (Mississippi State Penitentiary)
:: Location :: Lambert (Quitman County), Mississippi (United States)
:: Language :: English
:: Culture :: Southern U.S., African American, Mississippi
:: Session :: Parchman 12/47
:: Date :: 11-12/1947
:: Reference Information :: T800.0, Track 2 (00:03:15)
:: Original Format :: Reel to Reel
:: Session Notes ::
1 - These recordings were made in late 1947 at the Lambert Camp at the Mississippi State Penitentiary, better known as Parchman Farm. Some were originally issued by Tradition on a 1958 LP entitled "Negro Prison Songs" and they are currently available on CD in two volumes - "Prison Songs" - as part of the Alan Lomax Collection on Rounder Records. [Source: Editor]
:: Collection :: Mississippi Prison Recordings 1947 and 1948

 

 

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