This is a very different version than the ones that I’m most familiar with: the spare unaccompanied vocal delivery of Ralph Stanley as featured in the film O Brother, Where Art Thou? or the Gullah version of Bessie Jones re-imagined by TangleEye. This version, by the group Ranky Tanky, also has roots in the Gullah tradition, but it’s taken in a different direction. The trumpet (Charlton Singleton) just melts my heart!
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