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"Lawdy Rolla"

Prison Work Song Recast as “Rock”

The Guerrillas‘ “Lawdy Rolla” is a King reissue of a European single on Polydor. Points out the YouTube contributor who posted this audio clip: “Traditional worksong recording [from] Alan Lomax’s Negro Prison Blues & Songs – ‘Early in the Mornin”  US ish (issue) of a French Congo acoustic RnB/Jazz

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