Legal name: Reuben Avery Burrage


James "Iron Head" Baker and Moses "Clear Rock" Platt were African American traditional folk singers imprisoned in the Central State Prison Farm in Sugar Land, Texas. They are notable for a number of field recordings of work songs and other material made by John Lomax for the Library of Congress Archive of American Folk Music in the 1930s.

A number of the recordings have been reissued on 78 rpm, on LP and on CD by the Library of Congress and other record labels.

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Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1998 Afro-American Spirituals, Work Songs, and Ballads Various Artists 1
1998 Field Recordings, Volume 6: Texas 1933-1958 Various Artists 1

Album + Compilation

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1999 Deep River of Song: Black Texicans: Balladeers and Songsters of the Texas Frontier Various Artists 1
1999 Negro Work Songs and Calls Various Artists 1
2000 Deep River of Song: Big Brazos: Texas Prison Recordings, 1933 and 1934 Various Artists 1
2003 Alan Lomax: Popular Songbook Various Artists 1

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