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Captain, Captain!

Captain, Captain!

Beau De Glen Lipscomb (1895–1976) changed his name to Mance (short for “emancipation”) to honor a friend of his older brother’s. A self-described “songster” and a tenant farmer, Lipscomb was discovered by Arhoolie Records owner and producer Chris Strachwitz in 1960. This collection includes 11 previously unreleased songs recorded at that initial 1960 session as well as a dozen songs from a 1966 session. Among them is “Tom Moore’s Farm,” a song that Lipscomb co-wrote about working on a cotton plantation in Texas. Lightnin’ Hopkins had previously recorded the song as “Tim Moore’s Farm” to avoid the possibility of retribution by Tom Moore. Strachwitz did not release the song until years after the deaths of both Moore and Lipscomb. The last track is a spoken reminiscence of living and working in a segregated society in Texas.

Track Listing

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Captain, Captain! Mance Lipscomb 3:09
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Ain't You Sorry Mance Lipscomb 2:20
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Night Time Is The Right Time Mance Lipscomb 4:00
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Mr. Tom's Rag (Guitar Solo) Mance Lipscomb 2:07
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I Want To Do Something For You Mance Lipscomb 2:34
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Long Tall Girl Got Stuck On Me Mance Lipscomb 2:43
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Rag In "A" (Guitar Solo) Mance Lipscomb 1:27
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Goin' Up North To See My Pony Run Mance Lipscomb 4:01
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Santa Fe Blues Mance Lipscomb 3:10
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Frankie And Albert Mance Lipscomb 1:50
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Sentimental Piece In "G" (Guitar Solo) Mance Lipscomb 3:04
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Farewell Blues Mance Lipscomb 3:49
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Shorty George Mance Lipscomb 2:41
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Angel Child Mance Lipscomb 3:37
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Black Rat Mance Lipscomb 2:14
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Tom Moore's Farm - Take 2 Mance Lipscomb 3:30
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Foggy Bottom Blues Mance Lipscomb 3:12
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Heel And Toe Polka Mance Lipscomb 1:42
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Going Back To Georgia Mance Lipscomb 2:07
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Easy Rider Blues Mance Lipscomb 3:09
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Why Did You Leave Me? Mance Lipscomb 3:09
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Me And My Baby Mance Lipscomb 2:40
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Mance's Talking Blues Mance Lipscomb 2:05
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Segregation Done Past (Story - No Guitar) Mance Lipscomb 3:49
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