MT Records' American 500 Series

Nimrod Workman

Mother Jones' Will
(MTDL512)

28 page booklet, 26 tracks, 80 minutes duration.

One of Appalachia's most celebrated traditional singers who symbolically links the region's idealized past with the reality of its ongoing political struggles.  A selection of songs and ballads from this great West Virginia singer, including three of his own Union and mining songs.  Tracks 1 - 18 originally appeared on Rounder LP 0076 in 1976, a further 8 have been added to this 2011 production.

Track List:

1. Lord Baseman
2. My Pretty Little Pink
3. The City Four Square
4. Sweet Rosie
5. Lord Daniel
6. Remember What You Told Me, Love
7. Rock the Cradle and Cry
8. Coal Black Mining Blues
9. Mother Jonesí Will
10. The Drunkardís Lone Child
11. What Is That Blood on Your Shirt Sleeve?
12. Working on This Old Railroad
13. Black Lung Song
14. I Want To Go Where Things Are Beautiful
15. Biler and the Boar
16. The Devil and the Farmer
17. Loving Henry
18. Darling Cory
19. Stone that was Hewed Out the Mountain     
20. Little David, Play on Your Harp
21. Brother Preacher
22. In the Pines
23. Newsy Women
24. Oh, Death
25. The Carolina Lady
26. Little Bessie.
2:25
1:05
2:09
2:28
1:19
0:52
1:55
1:03
2:02
2:51
0:39
0:29
2:30
0:43
3:08
1:30
1:47
2:03
0:53
2:14
5:21
0:56
2:17
2:03
2:00
2:44
Total: 79:56