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Angola Prison - Spirituals
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Description The power of African American prison spirituals is without equal. If it were not for the work of a few intrepid ethnomusicologists these songs would have vanished from the collective memory of American music. Fortunately Dr. Harry Oster travelled through Louisiana in the early 1960's and recorded this music before it vanished from the tradition. Most of these tracks were released in the 1960's on LP. Now, for the first time, they are available on CD with 9 tracks that have never been commercially available. The legendary singer and guitarist Robert Pete Williams is heard on several of these raw and emotive cuts.
Track Listing I'm On My Way - Andy Mosely - vocal; Robert Pete Williams - guitar
Church On Fire With The Word Of God - Robert Pete Williams - vocal & guitar
What Shall I Do - Robert "Guitar" Welch - vocal & guitar
Brother Norah - Angola Quartet: Willy Rafus - lead vocal, with Edward James, Ollie Brown, & Burnel Jones
Little School Song - Tom Dutson - vocal; Robert Pete Williams - guitar
Dyin' Soul - Robert Pete Williams - vocal & guitar
Let My People Go - Roosevelt Charles - vocal
So Much Is Happenin' In The News - Robert Pete Williams - vocal & guitar
Dig My Grave With A Silver Spade - Tom Dutson - vocal; Robert Pete Williams - guitar
Brother Mosely Crossed The Water - Andy Mosely - vocal & washboard; "Hogman" Maxey - guitar
I'm Stranded On The Banks Of Ole Jordan - Angola Quartet # 2: Willy Joe - lead, with Roosevelt Charles, Edward James, & Willie McGee
I'm Goin' Back With Him When He Comes - Robert Pete Williams - vocal & guitar
The Old Ship Of Zion - Rev. Benjamin E. Osborne with congregation
When I Lay My Burden Down - Robert Pete Williams - vocal & guitar
See How They Done My Lord - Angola Quartet (six) from Camp A
Be With Me Jesus - Angola Quartet (six) from Camp A
Rise And Fly - Angola Vocal Group - unidentified lead singers
I Know I Got Religion - Andy Mosely - vocal & washboard; "Hogman" Maxey - guitar
Jesus - Andy Mosely - vocal & washboard; "Hogman" Maxey - guitar
I Take Jesus (Do Lord, Remember Me) - Angola Choir (Murray Ted Macon - director)
Each Day (Life's Evening Sun) - Angola Choir (Murray Ted Macon - director)
Steal Away To Jesus - Angola Choir (Murray Ted Macon - director)
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Label ARH - Arhoolie
Number 9036
Subsidiary Artists: Andy Mosely
Robert Pete Williams
Robert Guitar Welch
Angola Quartet
Willy Rafus
Edward James
Ollie Brown
Burnel Jones
Tom Dutson
Roosevelt Charles
Hogman Maxey
Willy Joe
Rev. Benjamin E. Osborne
Murray Ted Macon
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