The Underground Railroad - In A Low Green Valley

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This album tries to establish what makes any country Great.

Some would say that technological progress makes a country great, yet it contains the seed of laziness, so it cannot be great.

Others may say a-lot-of-cash is a sign of greatness, but they make a mish-mash of what is means, and what is ends...

One can see a country's greatness, in how it treats its less fortunate.

Anything else as a measure for greatness is just self-rightousness, which isn't great.

Bessie Smith, Vernon Dalhart, Fats Waller, Nellie Lutcher and their likes made America Great!

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released May 12, 2017

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"...each generation claims the right not only to emphasise the present, but to re-estimate the past...."
-L. Untermeyer-

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Track Name: Peerless Quartet - Darling Nellie Gray (1925)
(Hanby)

There's a low green valley on the old Kentucky shore
Where I whiled many happy hours away
A sitting and a singing by the little cottage door
Where lived my darling Nellie Gray

Oh my poor Nellie Gray, they have take you away
And I'll never see my darling anymore
I am sitting by the river and I'm weeping all the day
For you've gone from the old Kentucky shore

One night I went to see her, "..but she's gone..", the neighbor say
"...the white man bound her with his chain!"
"They have take her to Georgia for to wear her life away
as she toils in the cotten and the cane!"

Oh my poor Nellie Gray, up in Heaven there they say
That they'll never take you from me anymore
I am coming, I am coming, as the angels clear the way
Fare you well from the old Kentucky shore.
Track Name: The Yellow Jackets with Vernon Dalhart - The Prisoners Song (1926)
(Guy Massey)