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Various Artists - Angola Prison Spirituals
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Various Artists

Angola Prison Spirituals

Death Is Not The End

Released: 23rd June 2014 | 13 track acoustic blues album

**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. For the most part though these voices belong to otherwise unknown inmates such as Tom Dutson, Andy Mosely, Roosevelt Charles and Robert 'Guitar' Welch.