Various - Prison Worksongs
Label: Arhoolie Records ‎– 2012
Type: Vinyl, LP, Reissue, Compilation
Country: US
Date of released:
Category: Blues
Style: Delta Blues
Genre: Blues
Musician: Various
Album's title: Prison Worksongs
Rating: 3.6
Votes: 464
MP3 version ZIP archive size: 1549 mb
FLAC version ZIP archive size: 1506 mb
Other formats: APE MPC AIFF AIFF AU MP1 RA

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A1 Big Louisiana, Rev. Rogers & Roosevelt Charles Berta
A2 Guitar Welch, Hogman Maxey & Andy Mosely Take This Hammer
A3 Rev. Rogers, Big Louisiana & Jose Smith Stewball
A4 Odea Mathews Five Long Years For One Man
A5 Guitar Welch, Hogman Maxey & Andy Mosely Alberta Let Your Bangs Grow Long
A6 James Russell I Had Five Long Years
A7 Johnny Butler Early In The Mornin'
B1 Roosevelt Charles, Arthur Davis & Big Louisiana All Teamed Up In Angola's Mule Lot
B2 Willy Rafus I Got A Hurtin' In My Right Side
B3 Big Louisiana, Willy Rafus & Arthur Davis Let Your Hammer Ring
B4 Willy Rafus, Andy Mosely & Johnny Butler Cleaning This Highway
B5 Guitar Welch, Hogman Maxey & Robert Pete Williams John Henry
B6 Odea Mathews Something Within Me
B7 Murray Macon Jesus Cares

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  • Recorded At – Louisiana State Penitentiary At Angola


  • Photography By [Cover] – Dr. Harry Oster*
  • Recorded By, Edited By, Producer – Dr. Harry Oster*
  • Reissue Producer – Chris Strachwitz


Lead is sung by the first singers listed.
Recorded at the Louisiana State Penitentiary at Angola, La., USA in 1959.
Originally issued as Folklyric LP A-5.

Other versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
CD 448, CD-448, 448 Various Prison Worksongs ‎(CD, Comp, RE) Arhoolie Records, Arhoolie Records, Arhoolie Records CD 448, CD-448, 448 US 1997
LFS A-5 Various Prison Worksongs ‎(LP, Comp) Louisiana Folklore Society LFS A-5 US 1959
JGN 1006 Various Prison Worksongs ‎(LP, Comp, Mono) Collector Records JGN 1006 UK 1960


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