by Nov 14, 2013Comments Off on 1934

John and Alan Lomax returned to Angola in the summer of 1934, and recorded another session with Lead Belly. A few of these recordings were released commercially by Elektra Records in 1966 in a box set called The Library of Congress Recordings and were reissued in 1991 by Rounder Records on a CD called Midnight Special. The session also included “Governor O.K. Allen,” a song Lead Belly had written to encourage the governor to sign his petition of release.

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