Label: Folkways Records - FC 7655 • Format: Vinyl LP, Album • Country: US • Genre: Childrens, Folk, World, & Country • Style: Educational, Folk
Pick a Bale of Cotton: About the Song During the time of slavery and beyond, work on the Southern plantation was often enlivened by the singing of work songs. Singing moved the work along faster and made the physical labor and drudgery a little easier to bear.
· One of the greatest examples of this is "Pick a Bale of Cotton," an old work song that will forever be known as a Leadbelly tune. Though the original is most remembered as a working man's lament, Ledbetter transformed "Pick a Bale of Cotton" into a fast-paced, out-and-out dance number obviously influenced by his youthful "sookie jump" days.
Download $ For generations, singer-storyteller Ella Jenkins has captivated audiences young and old with her educational, engaging songs for children of many cultural backgrounds. This recording captures Ella Jenkins and children from the Mary Crane Day Care Center performing a collections of songs, chants, rhythms, rhymes, poems, dances.
The song Pick a Bale of Cotton was written by [Traditional] and. It was covered by Joe Dassin, Denis Gibbons, Robin Christenson, Roger Marks' Cornish Armada and other artists.
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