Trouble So Hard

Artist: Various Artists
Format: 2CD
Bar-code: 5060143495434
Cat No: NOT2CD543

£5.99

Songs, spirituals and hollers heard from behind bars. A selection of affecting, hard hitting blues and uplifting spirituals that would often accompany the slave labour of the chain gangs and beyond. From genuine prisoners to true legends and somewhere in between, enjoy a real slice of musical history.

SKU: NOT2CD543
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CD 1

1. Troubled So Hard – Vera Hall
2. Old Alabama – Mississippi And Louisiana State Penitentiaries Prisoners
3. God’s Gonna Cut Them Down – Golden Gate Quartet
4. Lord Have Mercy If You Please – Blind Willie McTell (With Curley Weaver)
5. Let Your Hammer Ring – Prisoners At The Ramsey And Retrieve State Farms, Texas
6. Amazing Grace – Mahalia Jackson
7. Pick A Bale Of Cotton – Leadbelly
8. The Midnight Special – Brownie McGhee, Coyal McMahan & Sonny Terry
9. He’s My Rock – Five Blind Boys
10. John The Revelator – Blind Willie Johnson
11. Take This Hammer – Horace Sprott
12. Keep Your Lamps Trimmed And Burning – Mississippi Fred McDowell
13. Wade In TheWater – The Charioteers
14. Stand By Me – The Staple Singers
15. Old Dollar Mamie – ’22’ & Group
16. Down By The Riverside – Sister Rosetta Tharpe
17. Berta – Prison Group
18. C.C. Rider – Big Bill Broonzy
19. Told My Cap’n – Josh White & His Carolinians
20. Roll Jordan Roll – The Skylarks

CD 2

1. Rosie – C.B. & Axe Gang
2. Whoa Back, Buck – Leadbelly
3. Another Man Done Gone – Vera Hall
4. O Death! – Pace Jubilee Singers
5. In The Evening When The Sun Goes Down – Big Bill Broonzy
6. Go Down, Old Hannah – Prisoners At The Ramsey And Retrieve State Farms, Texas
7. Leave It There – Pace Jubilee Singers
8. Hard Time Killin’ Floor Blues – Skip James
9. Lost John – Prisoners At The Ramsey And Retrieve State Farms, Texas
10. It Makes A Long Time Man Feel Bad – ’22’ & Group
11. Dark Was The Night (Cold Was The Ground) – Blind Willie Johnson
12. Stackerlee – Bama
13. By And By – The Golden Gate Quartet
14. Grizzly Bear – Prisoners At The Ramsey And Retrieve State Farms, Texas
15. Chain Gang Boun’ – Josh White & His Carolinians
16. Prettiest Train – ’22’ & Group
17. I Shall Not Be Moved – Rev. Edward W. Clayborn
18. Black Woman – B.B. & Group
19. Early In The Mornin’ – ’22’, Little Red, Tangle Eye & Hard Hair
20. I’ll Fly Away – Rev. Gary Davis