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Published on Feb 17, 2021

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Recorded at Ellis Unit Prison, Huntsville, Texas, March 24, 1966 , traditional work songs found among African American prison communities in the southern United States. Traditionally a participatory art form, these songs were typically sung while groups of 10-30 prisoners performed tasks such as chopping and hoeing. With origins reaching back to their West African ancestry as well as during the era of African American slavery, work songs

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