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Various Artists - 'Playing for the Man at the Door' Album Sampler [Official Audio]
Listen to the official audio sampler of 'Playing for the Man at the Door: Field Recordings from the Collection of Mack McCormick, 1958–1971': Tracklist: 00:00 Mance Lipscomb - “God Moves on the Water” 02:36 James Tisdom - “Salty Dog Rag” 05:55 Dudley Alexander and Washboard Band - “St. James Infirmary” 10:15 The Spiritual Light Gospel Group - “My Work Will Be Done” 13:16 George “Bongo Joe” Coleman - “George Coleman for President, Nobody for Vice President” 'Playing for the Man at the Door' is available August 4, 2023, on streaming/digital, CD, and LP. Pre-order/stream: Smithsonian Folkways: Bandcamp: All other platforms: 'Playing for the Man at the Door: Field Recordings from the Collection of Mack McCormick, 1958–1971' is the first compilation of music drawn from McCormick’s fabled vernacular recording collection, which indelibly documents a pivotal moment in African American history. Our five-song sampler draws from that massive release to feature never-before-heard performances not only from musicians like Mance Lipscomb who became icons in their own right, but also, crucially, from performers like James Tisdom and George “Bongo Joe” Coleman, whose names may be unfamiliar to even the most devoted blues fans and scholars. This newly mastered collection brings to life these undercelebrated, genre-defying craftsmen of Black gospel, country blues, zydeco, and more: offering insight into their lives and illuminating in new, enlightening ways their joys and anguish, deep social connections, distinctive voices, and cultural networks. Smithsonian Folkways: Facebook: Twitter: Instagram: Support our work! Become a Friend of Folkways: The content and comments posted here are subject to the Smithsonian Institution copyright and privacy policy ( Smithsonian reserves the right in its sole discretion to remove any content at any time.
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