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Hallelu, Hallelu4765A2, 8-29/30-1941, , ,

Followed by Lomax interview with Annie Anderson, one of the songleaders, about song’s context and meaning and “getting happy” at meetings. Rev. Savage discusses the theological relevance of the sun and stars to conversation.

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This Is My Burying Ground4765B2, , , , , , , , , , 8-29/30-1941, , , anniea joinerc drakes fannie joinerh hester clarkj stith smithl revsavage tomjonesvocalfriars-pointmississippiking ararat
Samson4766A1, , , , , , , , , , 8-29/30-1941If I Had My Way, I'd Tear the Building Down, , ,

Identified as “Samson” on AFS card. Personnel listed are those notated by Lomax; not all of them can be confirmed to perform on this band.

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O David4766A2, , , , , , , , , , 8-29/30-1941Little David, Play On Your Harp, , ,

Identified as “O David” on AFS card.

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I Know the Lord Will Fix A Way for Me4766A3, , , , , , , , , , 8-29/30-1941, , ,

Led by Hester Jones. Preceded by discussion of where she learned the song. Personnel listed are those notated by Lomax; not all of them can be confirmed to perform on this band.

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I'm No Way Worried (Glory Hallelujah)4766A4, , , , , , , , , 8-29/30-1941, , ,

Joiner sings lead and introduces the song as one she learned from her mother

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I Couldn't Hear Nobody Pray4766B1, , , , , , , , , , 8-29/30-1941, , ,

Tape (not disc) transfer, as can be heard by speeding up to pitch at top.

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Calvary4766B2, , , , , , , , , , 8-29/30-1941, , ,

Followed by discussion of song by Rev. Savage and Henry Joiner. Personnel listed are those notated by Lomax; not all of them can be confirmed to perform on this band.

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He Rose, He Rose4766B3, , , , , , , , , , 8-29/30-1941, , ,

Lomax requests this song at the end of the preceding band. Personnel listed are those notated by Lomax; not all of them can be confirmed to perform on this band.

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Moaning4767A1, , , , , , , , , , 8-29/30-1941, , ,

Identified as such on AFS card. Personnel listed are those notated by Lomax; not all of them can be confirmed to perform on this band.

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My Mind Done Changed (#1)6640B17-28-1942, ,

Followed by discussion of where he learned song and its meaning.

Two minutes of blank disc precede performance.

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Katy, I Got To Go (To Judgment)6640B27-28-1942, ,

Followed by discussion of song, sung at old-time Baptist prayer meetings.

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Rock, Daniel (#1)6640B37-28-1942,

Followed by discussion of shouting.

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Rock, Daniel (#2)6641A17-28-1942, ,

Preceded by empty disc and brief announcement of Robertson’s age (75). This performance is not listed in the AFS catalog, which identifies the following song as 6641A1.

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Run, Sinner, Run6641A27-28-1942, , robertsonguitar vocalclarksdalemississippi
There'll Be Preaching Tonight (On the Old Campground)6641A37-28-1942, , robertsonguitar vocalclarksdalemississippi
Outshine the Sun6641A47-28-1942Beulah Land, , robertsonguitar vocalclarksdalemississippi
On the Other Side of Jordan6641A57-28-1942, ,

Sound is severely intermittent.

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The Chariot Jubilee6641A67-28-1942, robertsonvocalclarksdalemississippi
The Band In Gideon6641A77-28-1942,

Followed by discussion of song’s origins and setting, and shouts.

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Hallelujah!6641A87-28-1942,

Title is that given by Robertson following song. Refrain: “When the war shall be ended / I’m a soldier of the cross.”

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Keep Inching Along6641A9, 7-28-1942, robertson umanvocalclarksdalemississippi
Rock Daniel6644A67-28-1942, ,

First name unknown.

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What A Time (Shout for Joy) / Interview about shouting, the sanctified church, and singing at work6644A7, 7-28-1942, ,

Followed by discussion (with John Cameron) about shouting and getting happy in church. Lomax attempts to coax Ms. Williams to talk about the sanctified church, the “new religion,” but she doesn’t recognize it as such. Discussion continues about singing at work and cotton picking.

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