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    DescriptionIn 1933, John Lomax and his young son Alan traveled by car to a number of prisons scattered throughout Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi, and Tennessee. In the nation's most restricted spaces, they recorded African-American convicts, who Lomax thought would be some of the last singers of traditional folk material due to the isolation of the institutions that held them. As a result of this fieldwork, we now have access to a multitude of powerful songs, both well and little known, which provide some understanding of this folk group during the era of Jim Crow in America's South.


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    Title
    Jail House Bound
    Subtitle
    John Lomax's First Southern Prison Recordings, 1933
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Mark A Jackson
    Physical properties
    Format: CD-Audio
    Width: 135 mm
    Height: 188 mm
    Thickness: 15 mm
    Weight: 91 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781933202334
    ISBN 10: 1933202335
    Classifications

    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T1.7
    BIC E4L: MUS
    B&T Book Type: NF
    B&T Merchandise Category: AUD
    BIC subject category V2: JHMC, AVA
    B&T General Subject: 540
    Abridged Dewey: 780
    LC classification: ML
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 55940
    BISAC V2.8: MUS015000
    Ingram Subject Code: PB
    BISAC V2.8: MRC026000
    Libri: I-PB
    Publisher
    West Virginia University Press
    Imprint name
    West Virginia University Press
    Publication date
    01 February 2012
    Review quote
    "During his brief life as an organizer and songwriter, John Handcox played a vital role in bettering the lives of sharecroppers and energizing labor union organizers and members. His songs stimulated action at the time and have come down through the decades as stirring anthems of the Depression years... These recordings are highly recommended for both students and scholars." Ronald D. Cohen, "Journal of American Folklore"."..an enlightening [CD] that honors this important folk hero." Lee Blackstone, "RootsWorld""[Those] who derive inspiration from the vision of such great American figures as Mother Jones and Woody Guthrie will definitely want this exemplary release." Duck Baker, "Dirty Linen"