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Angola Prison Spirituals

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Angola Prison Spirituals
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Angola Prison, officially known as the Louisiana State Penitentiary, is one of the largest maximum-security prisons in the country. In the 1950s, LSU English professor Dr. Harry Oster (1923-2001) recorded a series of music performances by African American prisoners at the infamous facility. Among the performances were the singing of gospel and spirituals. The songs provide a sense of soul present in the music—pain, hope, and heart. Part of the royalties from this collection go to the Inmate Welfare Fund at the Louisiana State Penitentiary.

Track Listing

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I'm on My Way Andy Mosely and Robert Pete Williams 2:41
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Church on Fire with the Word of God Robert Pete Williams 3:03
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What Shall I Do Robert “Guitar" Welch 2:55
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Brother Norah Angola Quartet 2:51
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Little School Song Tom Dutson and Robert Pete Williams 1:28
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Dyin' Soul Robert Pete Williams 4:29
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Let My People Go Roosevelt Charles 3:48
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So Much Is Happenin' in the News Robert Pete Williams 4:17
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Dig My Grave with a Silver Spade Tom Dutson and Robert Pete Williams 3:42
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Brother Mosely Crossed the Water Andy Mosely and “Hogman" Maxey 1:29
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I'm Stranded on the Banks of Ole Jordan Angola Quartet #2 1:55
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I'm Goin' Back with Him When He Comes Robert Pete Williams 3:01
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The Old Ship of Zion Rev. Benjamin E. Osborne 7:22
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When I Lay My Burden Down Robert Pete Williams 5:04
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See How They Done My Lord Angola Quartet (Six) Camp A 2:57
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Be with Me Jesus Angola Quartet (Six) Camp A 2:30
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Rise and Fly Angola Vocal Group 7:59
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I Know I Got Religion Andy Mosely and “Hogman" Maxey 2:29
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Jesus Andy Mosely and “Hogman" Maxey 1:55
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I Take Jesus (Do Lord, Remember Me) Angola Choir 1:55
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Each Day (Life's Evening Sun) Angola Choir 2:35
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Steal Away to Jesus Angola Choir 4:18