Deep River of Song: South Carolina: Got the Keys to the Kingdom

Alan Lomax Collection

Deep River of Song South Carolina Got the Keys to
  • CAT # 82161-1831-2

    1. Run, Mary, Run 3:17
    2. John Write a Letter This Morning 2:04
    3. Keep Workin' on a Building 1:11
    4. Heaven is a Beautiful Place, I Know 1:32
    5. Right Down Here 1:47
    6. Ezekiel and the Dry Bones 4:12
    7. Daniel in the Lion's Den 2:07
    8. Leprosy (Nicodemus) 1:06
    9. A Long Grave and a Short Grave 2:46
    10. Listen to the Roll 1:26
    11. When the Roll Is Called Again 1:30
    12. Dead and Gone 2:32
    13. Gonna Take a Ride on the Chariot Wheel 1:48
    14. Got the Keys to the Kingdom 1:57
    15. (Some Of These Days) I'm Going Down To The River Of Jordan 2:17
    16. Wants to Be in Heaven When the First Trumpet Sounds 2:53
    17. I Have a Mother Gone to Glory Over Yonder's Ocean 2:01
    18. I'm Troubled About My Soul 2:19
    19. Bye-O-Baby 1:29
    20. Shoo Robin
    21. Ten Pound Hammer 1:27
    22. Oh Lordy Me, Oh Lordy My 1:42
    23. I Sure Can't Stand It Long 2:54
    24. Look Down That Long Lonesome Road 1:19
    25. Tally Rally Devil 2:14
    26. The Downward Road 2:11
    27. Where is the Gambling Man? 2:51
    28. Ain't but the One Train Run This Track (All Night Long) 3:12
    29. Honey in the Rock 2:12

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South Carolina: Got the Keys to the Kingdom The Gullah enclave of Murrells Inlet, South Carolina, was home to a distinctive tradition of unaccompanied spirituals and work songs that the Lomaxes recorded onto aluminum and acetate discs in the 1930s. Included with them here are children's songs and songs from the parallel traditions that thrived in the state prison system. Deep River of Song African-American field recordings made for the Library of Congress from 1933 to 1946, a transformative period when black singers of the South and the Caribbean created a new musical language and thousands of brilliant songs that would captivate people throughout the world. The Alan Lomax Collection The Alan Lomax Collection gathers together the American, European, and Caribbean field recordings, world music compilations, and ballad operas of writer, folklorist, and ethnomusicologist Alan Lomax. Recorded between 1934 and 1939 by John A. Lomax, Ruby T. Lomax, and Alan Lomax. Remastered to 20-bit digital from the original metal and acetate field recordings. All recordings are previously unreleased.

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