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John A. Lomax, Jr. Sings American Folksongs

John A. Lomax, Jr. Sings American Folksongs

Singing unaccompanied, John A. Lomax Jr., the son of John Avery Lomax, the pioneering musicologist and folklorist, performs an eclectic collection of American folk songs, some pre-dating the Civil War. He learned the country lullaby “All the Baby Chickens in the Garden,” on his father’s knee, and the blues holler, “I’m All Out and Down,” from Lead Belly after the iconic folk and blues musician had left the Angola penitentiary. Also included are work songs, a children’s ballad, courting song, play-party song, and more.

There is a personal story behind every track. Lomax Jr. understood the historical importance of a song, and was keen to save aspects of American life from oblivion. Thus the lives of the cotton picker, the cowboy, and the buffalo skinner live on in this 1956 recording.

Track Listing

101
The Texian Boys John Lomax, Jr. 1:54
102
I'm All Out and Down John Lomax, Jr. 2:24
103
The Midnight Special John Lomax, Jr. 3:13
104
All the Baby Chickens in the Garden John Lomax, Jr. 2:52
105
The Cocaine Song John Lomax, Jr. 2:01
106
The Factory Girl John Lomax, Jr. 1:32
107
St. James Infirmary John Lomax, Jr. 2:43
108
Whoopie Ti-Yi-Yo, Get Along Little Dogies John Lomax, Jr. 3:23
109
Tee Roo, Farmer's Curst Wife John Lomax, Jr. 2:20
201
Long John John Lomax, Jr. 2:29
202
The Tin Maker Man John Lomax, Jr. 0:27
203
Buffalo Skinners John Lomax, Jr. 3:38
204
Louisiana Girls John Lomax, Jr. 1:39
205
Hay Making Song John Lomax, Jr. 1:33
206
Long Time Ago John Lomax, Jr. 1:37
207
John Henry John Lomax, Jr. 4:27
208
Rye Whiskey (Jack of Diamonds) John Lomax, Jr. 2:18
209
Pick a Bale of Cotton John Lomax, Jr. 1:30
210
The Gal I Left Behind John Lomax, Jr. 1:34
211
Good Bye Old Paint John Lomax, Jr. 2:07

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