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Rev. Pearly Brown: It's A Mean Old World

from Songs of Hard Times: Up, Over & Through (1936​-​1982) by Various Artists



Performed by Rev. Pearly Brown and recorded by Alan Lomax at the 1966 Newport Folk Festival.



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Alan Lomax (1915–2002) was a documentarian, ethnologist, cultural activist, and arguably the foremost folklorist of the 20th century. Over his seven-decade career he collected thousands of audio recordings of folk and traditional music from around the US and the world, and dedicated himself to the pursuit of what he called "cultural equity." 100% of proceeds go to the Assoc. for Cultural Equity. ... more

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