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Negro Folk Music of Alabama, Vol. 1: Secular Music

Various Artists
Negro Folk Music of Alabama, Vol. 1: Secular Music

In an attempt to break away from the caricature of black music that was popular in America during the 1950s, Harold Courlander compiled this collection as documentation of black music in Alabama in its purest form. This first volume of secular music highlights some of the different manifestations of black music during that time including the virtuosic harmonica playing of Joe Brown, the left-handed guitar playing of Willie Smith, and the popular ring games of school children.

Track Listing

101
Mama Don't Tear My Clothes Joe Brown 1:42
102
Southern Pacific Joe Brown 1:23
103
Black Woman Rich Amerson 5:00
104
Kansas City Blues Red Willie Smith 1:46
105
Salty Dog Blues Red Willie Smith 1:30
106
I'm Goin' Up North East York School (Ala.) 1:27
107
Little Sally Walker Lilly's Chapel School (Ala.) 1:05
108
See See Rider Lilly's Chapel School (Ala.) 1:21
201
Mama's Goin' To Buy Him a Little Lap Dog Vera Hall 0:47
202
Soon As My Back's Turned Earthy Anne Coleman 1:35
203
She Done Got Ugly Willie Turner 1:21
204
Now Your Man Done Gone Willie Rurner 2:05
205
Field Calls Annie Grace Horn Dodson 1:20
206
Father's Field Call Annie Grace Horn Dodson 0:27
207
Children's Call Annie Grace Horn Dodson 0:45
208
Greeting Call Annie Grace Horn Dodson 0:48
209
Complaint Call Enoch Brown 0:42
210
Brer Rabbit and the Alligators Rich Amerson 3:55

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