Angola Prison Spirituals [Expanded] ()


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Originally released on LP on the Folk-Lyric label, Angola Prison Spirituals was recorded in the late '50s by the renowned folklorist and song collector Dr. Harry Oster. The first 13 cuts come from that glorious album, and for the CD reissue, Chris Strachwitz has added nine more tracks -- two from their excellent Robert Pete Williams volumes and seven more that have never been issued in any form before, all of which were recorded by Oster. Prisoners in the Angola Penitentiary recorded virtually everything here. Williams is ...

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  1. I'm on My Way
  2. Church on Fire with the Word of God
  3. What Shall I Do
  4. Brother Norah
  5. Little School Song
  6. Dyin' Soul
  7. Let My People Go
  8. So Much Is Happenin' in the News
  9. Dig My Grave With a Silver Spade
  10. Brother Mosely Crossed the Water
  11. I'm Stranded on the Banks of Ole Jordan
  12. I'm Goin' Back With Him When He Comes
  13. The Old Ship of Zion
  14. When I Lay My Burden Down
  15. See How They Done My Lord
  16. Be With Me Jesus
  17. Rise and Fly
  18. I Know I Got Religion
  19. Jesus
  20. I Take Jesus (Do Lord, Remember Me)
  21. Each Day (Life's Evening Sun)
  22. Steal Away
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