This Grammy winning recording presents the field recordings of African American musicians made by Fisk University professor, musician and folklorist, John Work III. The fourteen recordings included in this CD represent the variety of African American folksong of particular interest to Professor Work. They also, for the most part, are recordings kept in his personal library. Most of the music presented here - blues, string bands, gospel and shape note singing - have been unheard until the release of this CD. Also included in the package is Work's interview with blues legend, McKinley "Muddy Waters" Morganfield made in 1941 during the Fisk University/Library of Congress Coahoma County study. This recording is a companion to the book, Lost Delta Found, by Bruce Nemerov and Robert Gordon. The CD package includes rare photographs and extensive notes about the music and musicians.
This Grammy winning recording presents the field recordings of African American musicians made by Fisk University professor, musician and folklorist, John Work III. The fourteen recordings included in this CD represent the variety of African American folksong of particular interest to Professor Work. They also, for the most part, are recordings kept in his personal library. Most of the music presented here - blues, string bands, gospel and shape note singing - have been unheard until the release of this CD. Also included in the package is Work's interview with blues legend, McKinley "Muddy Waters" Morganfield made in 1941 during the Fisk University/Library of Congress Coahoma County study. This recording is a companion to the book, Lost Delta Found, by Bruce Nemerov and Robert Gordon. The CD package includes rare photographs and extensive notes about the music and musicians.
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John Work Iii: Recording Black Culture
Artist: John Work Iii Recording Black Culture
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1. Poor Black Sheep - Frank Patterson/Nathan Frazier
2. Texas Traveller - Frank Patterson/Nathan Frazier
3. Daniel Saw the Stone - Holloway High School Quartet
4. Shine on Me - Unnamed Quartet
5. I Am His, He Is Mine - Female Group/Zema Hill's Church
6. Walk Around in Dry Bones - The Fairfield Four
7. If I Had My Way - Heavenly Gate Quartet
8. My Captain's Angry - Al Washington
9. Egypt Land - Unamed Leader & Congregation
10. Since I Laid My Burden Down - Unamed Leader & Congregation
11. Amazing Grace - Elder Gray & the Pulaski Prayer Society
12. Ain't Gonna Drink No Mo' - Joe Holmes
13. Interview with Muddy Waters - John Work
14. Great God Attend - Houston County Singing Convention

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This Grammy winning recording presents the field recordings of African American musicians made by Fisk University professor, musician and folklorist, John Work III. The fourteen recordings included in this CD represent the variety of African American folksong of particular interest to Professor Work. They also, for the most part, are recordings kept in his personal library. Most of the music presented here - blues, string bands, gospel and shape note singing - have been unheard until the release of this CD. Also included in the package is Work's interview with blues legend, McKinley "Muddy Waters" Morganfield made in 1941 during the Fisk University/Library of Congress Coahoma County study. This recording is a companion to the book, Lost Delta Found, by Bruce Nemerov and Robert Gordon. The CD package includes rare photographs and extensive notes about the music and musicians.