Angola Prison Spirituals

A 13 track acoustic blues album (42m 25s) — released June 23rd 2014 on Death Is Not The End

**Vinyl LP now available, limited to 300 copies**

Recordings of 1950s folk-blues-gospel music from inmates of the Louisiana State Penitentiary in Angola.

Death Is Not The End reissue on vinyl Dr. Harry Oster's collection of recordings from Louisiana State Penitentiary in Angola, originally released in 1959.

For a brief period, the American South was full of musicologists keen to record and archive the great and expansive tradition of folksong. The context of these particular recordings conveys the contrast between the stark dignity of the performers and the unpleasant circumstances through which they found their way into Angola. Here amongst them appears one of Angola's most notable blues players Robert Pete Williams, having served time for murder in the 1950's and going on to enjoy a fruitful and expansive recording career. .

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