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Big Boat Up The River

Big Boat Up The River

Blues and gospel singer John Sellers (following the custom of his church, he was known as "Brother John") performs 12 soulful tracks on this 1959 Monitor release. Discovered by gospel singer Mahalia Jackson, Sellers moved to Chicago from Clarksdale, Mississippi, when he was just 9 years old. Later he played secular music, became involved in the folk revival scene in Greenwich Village, and was long associated with the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater. No liners notes are available on this album.

This title was also released on CD as MON06002.

Track Listing

101
Big Boat Up the River Brother John Sellers 2:17
102
Feelin' Sad and Blue Brother John Sellers 3:27
103
Trouble is a Woman Brother John Sellers 2:51
104
Something Strange is Going On Wrong Brother John Sellers 4:11
105
When I Was a Little Boy (Ha-Ha This a-Way) Brother John Sellers 1:58
106
You Get a Line and I'll Get a Pole (Crawdad Song) Brother John Sellers 2:51
107
Strange Fruit Brother John Sellers 2:23
108
Chain Gang Brother John Sellers 3:20
109
City Called Heaven Brother John Sellers 2:58
110
Watermelon on the Vine Brother John Sellers 2:12
111
Prison Wall Blues Brother John Sellers 2:19
112
Martha Blues Brother John Sellers 3:04

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