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Rich Amerson The CD or cassette includes tales and songs recorded in Livingston, Alabama in 1961. Produced by Alan Brown.

Rich Amerson

Rich Amerson

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The CD or cassette includes tales and songs recorded in Livingston, Alabama in 1961. Produced by Alan Brown.

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When John Lomax met Rich Amerson in 1937 in Livingston, Alabama, he called him his “Prize Find.”  As a roustabout, section hand, preacher, mule skinner, well-digger and repository of hundreds of songs and tales, he was one of the most captivating people that Ruby Pickens Tartt introduced him to in Sumter County. It was Mrs. Tartt, Alabama’s iconic folklorist, who arranged the recording session in 1961 which captured the following stories and songs.

  • I hear a Train A-coming
  • Black Woman
  • I Feel the Love of Jesus
  • Didn’t You Hear My Lord Call?
  • Waiting on the Salvation of the Lord
  • Brother Terrapin
  • Bullfrog and Fox
  • Rich’s Hollow Tooth
  • Jesus Going to Make Up My Dying Bed
  • Wake Up Johah
  • I’m So Glad I Been Born Again
  • Dog Caught a Hog
  • The Draft Board

Alabama Folklife Association Bookstore
Traditional Musics of Alabama
Series: Volume 6  
African American Spirituals
Liner Notes

Cover art by Bethanne Bethard Hill © 

Traditional Musics of 
Alabama Series Vol. 1-Vol. 5
by Steve Grauberger
Alabama Center for Traditional Culture

Vol. 1
Audio files & details on each song 

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*not available for purchase
liner notes

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liner notes

Vol. 4
liner notes

Vol. 5
liner notes

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notes by Kevin Nutt

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see Education page

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