Louisiana - Catch That Train and Testify!

(
Rounder Records
2004
)

Here are legendary performances by the great Jelly Roll Morton and Lead Belly, and historic field recordings of French and English-speaking jure, zydeco, ring shouts, and work songs. This is the most varied album in the Deep River of Song series, and it illustrates the cultural richness of Louisiana’s varied population and geography. Recorded by Alan Lomax, John A. Lomax, and Ruby Terrill Lomax 1934-1940, and Paul Yeager, c. 1980. Remastered to 20-bit digital from the original metal and acetate field recordings.