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Negro Prison songs (rosie & levee camp holler)

PostPosted: Tue Aug 30, 2011 12:17 pm
by farmaz
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fjv0MYIFYsg

where did these songs come from?.........

I have heard rosie before from some random delta slide player ages ago. I had heard a version of levee camp holler on a sonhouse CD but it had diffrent words in parts.

Did these songs vary from levee camp to levee camp?........

Also who is Mr Johnny & Mr Dunlow? Jones, were they famous levee camp owners. I read in the vook The land where the blues began about a few very evil and nasty levee men but the more i hear of this music the more the 2 names KEEP ON popping up in songs.