Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Bobby Womack - Deep River (video)

“Deep River is a song that was sung back in the plantation days, where blacks sung to deliver messages. It was like their newspaper, they would talk to each other in the fields – that’s what my father used to tell me. He would say, ‘They would sing a song and if it was bad news they would sing it in a torturing way. If it was good news they would make it happy’. Talking about, ‘I want to cross over into campground’. Campground was free country. Everybody wanna be free.” - Bobby Womack

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