PO' LAZARUS

Latest update on 16/02/2018

Artist: Booker T. Sapps
Author: traditional
Label: L.o.C.
Year: 1935

Alan Lomax fieldrecording in Belle Glade, Florida, with Willy Flowers and Roger Matthews as Muley On The Mountain, subtitled: Every Mail Day, Po' Mountain.

Covers:

1935:

Mac Daniel [idem]

1935:

James Davis [idem]

1940:

Vera Hall [John A. & Ruby Lomax recording, reissued on Deep River Of Song: Alabama]

1959:

James Carter & group [Alan Lomax recording in the MS State Pen (Camp B in Lambert), reissued on Southern Journey Vol 5: Bad Man Ballads; Alan praised it for being the finest African-American ballad he and his father ever recorded; used as intro in Coen Brithers film O Brother Where Art Thou; James Carter, still alive then, was rewarded with a royalty cheque of $20.000 and an invitation for the Grammy ceremony]

1959:

Henry Morrison [another Lomax recording]

1959:

Bright Light Quartet [idem, along with James Carter's version on the same comp; a second version from April '60 on Vol 1: Voices From The American South]

1967:

Bob Dylan & The Band [Basement tape]

Bob Dylan once played it live in 1961.

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