Parchman 12/47

November 1, 1947 to December 31, 1947
Parchman, Sunflower County, Mississippi, United States
These recordings were made in late 1947 at the Lambert Camp at the Mississippi State Penitentiary, better known as Parchman Farm. Some were originally issued by Tradition on a 1958 LP entitled "Negro Prison Songs," and were were later (1997) issued on CD in two volumes - "Prison Songs" - as part of the Alan Lomax Collection on Rounder Records, and in a two-CD set on Dust-to-Digital called "Parchman Farm: Photographs and Field Recordings, 1947–1959."
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