HOLLERS
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"All I can say is that when I was boy we was always singing in the fields. Not real singing, you know, just hollering. But we made up our songs about things that were happening to us at the time, and I think that's where the blues started."
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Learn more about hollers online:
The website presents the definition, example, and recording of field hollers

Go check it out!

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singer Bama in his prisoners uniform

photo: 

The Land Where the Blues Began

by Alan Lomax 

[New York: Pantheon, 1993]

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List of hollers:
6. Louisiana the song Henry Ratcliff
7. Levee Camp Holler the song Bama
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