POOR MOURNER

Latest update on 22/08/2009

Artist: Standard Quartette
Author: traditional
Label: Columbia cylinder
Year: 1896

They also cut the first Swing Low Sweet Chariot and My Old Kentucky Home. (see there)

Covers:

1898:

Cousins & DeMoss [DeMoss was also part of the Standard Quartette]

1902:

Dinwiddie Colored Quartette

1926:

Uncle Dave Macon [as Shout Mourner You Shall Be Free]

1927:

Carolina Tar Heels [as When The Good Lord Sets You Free]

1928:

Bill & Belle Reed [as You Shall Be Free]

1928:

Jules Allen [as Po Mourner]

1931:

Windy City Four [as Oh Mo'nah]

1931:

Ted Weems [idem; vocal: Country Washburn]

1931:

Roy Fox [idem; vocal: Nat Gonella]

1932:

Roy Starita [idem; vocal: also Nat Gonella]

1932:

Nat Gonella & Harry Roy [idem; hit version]

1932:

Savoy Orphans [idem]

1932:

Ambrose

1932:

Billy Cotton

1933:

Lew Stone [vocal: again Nat Gonella]

1934:

Nat Gonella & his New Georgians

1936:

Bill Boyd & his Cowboy Ramblers [as You Shall Be Free, Monah]

1944:

Woody Guthrie, Lead Belly & Sonny Terry [as We Shall Be Free]

1946:

Bob Wills & His Texas Playboys [as Oh Monah]

1947:

Pee Wee King [idem]

1950s:

Carl Sandburg [as Moorish Lady]

1958:

Bill Haley [rock 'n roll version as Whoa Mabel]

1970:

Nat Gonella & Ted Easton Jazzband [hit NL & B in '75 as Oh Mona]

1987:

Havenzangers [idem]

Credits mostly go to Weems & Washburn, no matter if there's older versions, even of Oh Mo'nah.

Contact


If you noticed blunt omissions, mis-interpretations or even out-and-out errors, please let us know by contacting us:

Arnold Rypens
Rozenlaan 65
B-2840 Reet (Rumst)

info@originals.be

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