Walls Unit 5/39

May 11, 1939 to May 13, 1939
Huntsville, Walker County, Texas, United States
Sacred material, blues, work songs, animal imitations, and fiddle tunes performed by incarcerated men and women at the Walls Unit (known as "The Walls") of the state penitentiary in Huntsville. Some of the artists were regularly featured on “Thirty Minutes Behind the Walls,” a popular radio broadcast from the prison.

Ride On King Jesus

Long Freight Train Blues

Cat and Dog Fight

In That Great Day

When the Gates Swing Open


Tom and Jerry

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