In My Backyard
Posted in 1930s,Honey,Meta,Work Song on 05.01.06

I stumbled upon a few nights ago and is a good way to search the Internet Archive without searching through thousands of Jam Band live shows. On the front page (as of this morning) are some great blues and bluegrass tracks.

Everything seems to be running smoothly on the new server. I still haven’t figured out how to password protect the directories, so that’s next on my list. Once that happens, the Stagolee archive will be returning because if I took the time to upload all those songs at 20 kbps they need to be downloaded.

I haven’t posted too many work songs in the almost 2 (!!) years I’ve been running this site, which is pretty unfortunate, but take this song as my apology. Recorded by Alan Lomax in 1934 at the Darrington State Farm in Texas. This features Lightnin’ Washington leading a group of convicts in Black Gal a version of Nine Pound Hammer though it’s more than twice removed from any traditional versions of that song.

Lightnin’ Washington and Group – Black Gal (1934)


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