- Talk Show
First episode of Open Sources presents a selection of prison work songs, as well as interviews of prisoners about the music they play. A few contemporary musicians are introduced, whose practice relate to this music, and the listener gets to know the context surrounding these songs as well as their link to slavery.
PlaylistEarly in the Mornin’
Nina Simone - Be my husband
Interview: The creation of "I'm going home"
I’m going home
Joe Savage - Bad Luck is Killing Me
Bessie Smith - Story of a slave who asked the devil to take his master
Matana Roberts - Libation for Mr. Brown: Bid Em In…
Alexander Carence - Disability Boogie-Woogie
Henry Flynt - Celestial Power
Interview: What Makes a Work Song Leader?
Interview: How I got in the Penitentiary
Interview: About Prison Singers
James "Iron Head" Baker - Black Betty
Po Boy Blues
Bill Orcut - Lip Rich
Tom Waits - Hell Broke Luce