Contentsv. 1, Murderous home. The murderer's home (Jimpson and group) ; No more, my Lord (Jimpson and axe gang) ; Old Alabama (B.B. and group) ; Black woman (B.B. and group) ; Jumpin' Judy (Tangle Eye, Fuzzy Red, Hard Hair, and group) ; Whoa Buck (C.B.) ; Prettiest train ("22") ; Old dollar Mamie ("22" and group) ; It makes a long time man feel bad ("22" and group) ; Rosie (C.B. and axe gang) ; Levee camp holler (Bama) ; What makes a work song leader? (interview with Bama) ; Early in the mornin' ("22" with Little Red, Tangle Eye, and Hard Hair) ; How I got in the penitentiary (interview with Bama) ; Tangle Eye blues (Tangle Eye) ; Stackerlee (Bama) ; Prison blues (Alex)
v. 2, Don'tcha hear poor mother calling? Don'tcha hear poor mother calling? (Hollie Dew, Bull and group) ; John Henry ("22" and group) ; Strongest man I ever saw (tall tale by Bama) ; Well, I wonder (Dobie Red and group) ; Lies (Bama, Dobie Red) ; I'm goin' home (Bama) ; More lies (Bama, "22" and Bull) ; O 'Berta (Bull and group) ; Disability boogie woogie (Curry Childress) ; O Rosie ("22" and group) ; Hollers (Dobie Red, Foots) ; Stewball ("22" and group with axes) ; Fox chase (Curry Childress, C.B. Banks) ; Katy left Memphis (Percy Wilson) ; About prison singers (interview with Dobie Red) ; Rosie ("88" and group) ; High rollin' sergeant (Tangle Eye) ; Garbage man (toast by George Johnson) ; When I went to Leland ("22" and group) ; Prodigal son (George Johnson) ; I'm goin' to Memphis (Percy Wilson and group).
African Americans -- Mississippi -- Music.
Work songs -- Mississippi.
Blues (Music) -- Mississippi -- 1941-1950.
|Publisher|| Cambridge, Mass. :Rounder,1997
Mississippi State Penitentiary.
"Historical recordings from Parchman Farm, 1947-48"--Containers.
"Original field recordings produced and recorded by Alan Lomax"--Inserts.
Vol. 1 originally released in 1957 as Negro prison songs (Tradition Records TLP-1020); v. 2 previously unreleased.
Compact disc; in 2 containers.
Program notes, in part by Lomax, texts, and discography (,  p. : ill.) inserted in containers.
2 audio discs : digital ; 4 3/4 in.