Murray Macon -- Jesus CaresMurray Macon -- Jesus Cares
Allmusic.com calls this song "industrial gospel," and that sounds like as good a description as any. I wouldn't agree that it's jarring, though; I find it fascinating, quirky, and unexpected but not perturbing or unpleasant. Instead I find I stop what I'm doing and listen to that high voice over the dull rattle of the pressing of cheap metal.
[Angola Prison Worksongs@ amazon]
[Angola Prison Worksongs @ emusic]
Robert Pete Williams covers "John Henry" on this disc, and he was a great find. But I'm going with this track and saving Williams for an upcoming post.
Off for a week to be with family.