John Henry (live performance with Anne Price)
Traditional African-American folk song. Back-up vocals by Anne Price. Recorded live at Walthamstow Folk Club in London, England, May 9, 2010.
Peak: #110 (150,390 songs currently in Acoustic)
Peak in sub-genre: #10 (13,395 songs currently in Folk)
July 30, 2010
Bitrate: 128 kbps. Runtime: 5:13. File size: 4.78 MB.
Story behind the song
Traditional African-American folk song. There may have been a real John Henry who was killed while working on the C&O Railroad in western Virginia or in West Virginia in the 1870s.