Lemuel Jones

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Lemuel Jones is known for two field recordings he did for John Lomax at the state penitentiary in Richmond, VA, on May 31, 1936. Jones did unaccompanied vocal versions of a Depression-era protest song…
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Lemuel Jones is known for two field recordings he did for John Lomax at the state penitentiary in Richmond, VA, on May 31, 1936. Jones did unaccompanied vocal versions of a Depression-era protest song called "Po' Farmers (Poor Farmers)" and a blues entitled "Shake It, Mama," and also sang as part of a unison vocal group behind fellow inmate James Wilson on a call-and-response work song called "Can't You Line 'Em," which Lomax recorded the same day.