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 (150,339 songs currently in Acoustic)
Peak in sub-genre: #10 (13,363 songs currently in Folk)
July 30, 2010
MP3 4.8 MB, bitrate 128 kbps.
Traditional © Public domain
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.