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Sung by various musicians, principally with guitar accompaniment, including Son House, Willie Brown, Fiddlin' Joe Martin, Charley Berry, William Blackwell, William Brown, David "Honeyboy" Edwards, Silent Grove Baptist Church congregation, Church of God in Christ congregation. Recorded originally in Clarksdale, Lula, and Robinsonville, Mississippi and at Sadie Beck's Plantation, Arkansas, 1941-1942 by Alan Lomax, John W. Work, and Lewis Jones for a study jointly sponsored by the Library of Congress and Fisk University of Nashville, Tennessee.

Negro Blues and Hollers Library of Congress

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Sung by various musicians, principally with guitar accompaniment, including Son House, Willie Brown, Fiddlin' Joe Martin, Charley Berry, William Blackwell, William Brown, David "Honeyboy" Edwards, Silent Grove Baptist Church congregation, Church of God in Christ congregation. Recorded originally in Clarksdale, Lula, and Robinsonville, Mississippi and at Sadie Beck's Plantation, Arkansas, 1941-1942 by Alan Lomax, John W. Work, and Lewis Jones for a study jointly sponsored by the Library of Congress and Fisk University of Nashville, Tennessee.

    Camp Hollers

    Camp Hollers

    Sung by an unidentified singer at Clarksdale, Mississippi, 1941. Recorded by Alan Lomax, Lewis Jones and John W. Work for a study jointly sponsored by the Library of Congress and Fisk University of Nashville, Tenn.

    • 2 min
    Cornfield Hollers

    Cornfield Hollers

    Sung by Charley Berry at Clarksdale, Mississippi, 1942. Recorded by Alan Lomax, Lewis Jones and John W. Work for a study jointly sponsored by the Library of Congress and Fisk University of Nashville, Tenn.

    • 6 min
    I'm A Soldier In The Army Of The Lord

    I'm A Soldier In The Army Of The Lord

    Sung by the congregation of Silent Grove Baptist Church with trombone and guitar at Clarksdale, Mississippi, 1942. Recorded by Alan Lomas, Lewis Jones and John W. Work

    • 3 min
    I'm Gonna Lift Up A Standard To My King

    I'm Gonna Lift Up A Standard To My King

    Sung by the Congregation of the Church of God in Christ at Moorehead Plantation, Lula, Mississippi, 1941. Recorded by Alan Lomax, Lewis Jones and John W. Work for a study jointly sponsored by the Library of Congress and Fisk University of Nashville, Tenn.

    • 3 min
    Worried Life Blues

    Worried Life Blues

    Sung by David Edwards, with guitar at Clarksdale, Mississippi, 1942. Recorded by Alan Lomax, Lewis Jones and John W. Work for a study jointly sponsored by the Library of Congress and Fisk University of Nashville, Tenn.

    • 2 min
    Ragged And Dirty

    Ragged And Dirty

    Sung by William Brown, with guitar at Clarksdale, Mississippi, 1942. Recorded by Alan Lomax, Lewis Jones and John W. Work for a study jointly sponsored by the Library of Congress and Fisk University of Nashville, Tenn

    • 4 min

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