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Sunday, 13 February 2011

Some Old Mamie

Something a little different from me this weekend. The other day I stumbled across a downtempo mix from ace electronica star Eskmo, and the opening track was a jaw-dropping group acapella prison song from around 1947-'48, called "Old Dollar Mamie".

Having to know more, after a bit of research, I dug out a couple of albums from the marvellous Alan Lomax Collection including the album I was after for this track, "Prison Songs vol.1 - A Murderous Home". There really are some stunning songs on there, so be sure to check it out if you can.

In the meantime, me being me....I couldn't leave well alone...

Some Old Mamie

Alan Lomax presents "22" & Group - Old Dollar Mamie
Goldfrapp - Some People


And if you're wondering, yes - the artwork is 50s sex bomb Mamie Von Doren, grafted on to Alison Goldfrapp's you do...

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