Bound to Go


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Andrew Calhoun and Campground
Bound to Go, Folksongs and Spirituals.

A collection of 35 songs from the African American folk tradition.

“History with a great sound”-Bill Hahn, WFDU

“…this is a tremendously powerful album with a great sense of atmosphere
and the deepest possible commitment that shines through both in the
performances themselves and the exceptionally fine recording and
presentation. Prepare yourself for a heap of neck-prickling moments. This
is a landmark release…” -David Kidman, (UK)

Bound to Go is the best collection of its kind that I have ever heard: not only fine and fascinating, often surprising, pieces of music, but also, every one of them, rendered with intelligence and imagination.” – Fergus Bordewich, author of Bound for Canaan.

Bound to Go includes authentic spirituals, shout songs from the Sea Islands, prison ballads and rare secular folk songs. “Run to Jesus” is the song that first gave Frederick Douglass the notion of escaping from slavery. With an essay and historical/folklore notes on the songs. Recorded with trumpet, fretless gourd and 5-string banjo, guitars, fiddle, cello, harmonica, piano, percussion and many wonderful singers! 72 minutes running time. Cover painting by Gullah artist Jonathan Green. In memory of Joy Calhoun, who worked for justice in the Civil Rights movement, 10% of income from sales goes to support programs for children, half to College of Charleston’s African-American history camps, half to Williams Preparatory Academy Arts programs, 2710 S. Dearborn in Chicago.(

Blow Your Trumpet Gabriel (featuring Runako Robinson, vocals)
Roll, Jordan, Roll
Turkle Dove (featuring Casey Calhoun, vocals)

Bound to Go

O’er the Crossing

Come & Go with Me

Run to Jesus
Patrol Gonna Catch You (featuring Bob Soper, fiddle)
Molly Cottontail
Old Man’s Song

Sandy Land
Jaybird & Sparrow
Sheep and Goat (featuring Darwin Walton, hambone)

Them Ol’ Black Gnats (featuring Big Llou Johnson, vocals)
Milly Biggers (featuring Katherine Davis, vocals)
Go to Sleep, My Baby (featuring Tyisha Williams, vocals)
Rough and Rolling Sea (featuring Valerie Carter-Brown, vocals)
Four and Twenty Elders
Wake Up Jacob (featuring Darwin McBeth Walton, vocals)
Anchor Line (featuring Dave Moore, harmonica)
Sun Don’t Set in the Morning (featuring Tyisha Williams, vocals)
Way Up on the Mountain (featuring Big Llou Johnson, vocals)

Hammerin’ Judgment
Ol’ Egyp’ (featuring Fred Campeau, fretless gourd banjo)
Run Mary Run (featuring Runako Robinson, vocals)
Uncle Billy

Ol’ Elder Brown (featuring Erwin Helfer, piano)

No More Cane on the Brazos
Lost John
Back Home in Georgia
I’ll Hear the Trumpet Sound (featuring Lana Ferrante Lupiani, cello)
Open the Window, Noah
Michael Haul the Boat Ashore (featuring Sue Demel, vocals)
Tree of Life (featuring Katherine Davis and Tony Dale, vocals, and David Young, trumpet)

Andrew Calhoun, vocals, guitars
Tony Dale, djembe, frame and snare drums, vocals
Lana Ferrante Lupiani, cello
Fred Campeau, banjo, fretless gourd banjo, vocals
David Young, trumpet, vocals
Bob Soper, fiddle and vocals
Dave Moore, harmonica
Erwin Helfer, piano
Darwin McBeth Walton, vocals, hand drum, hambone

Casey Calhoun
Valerie Carter-Brown
Katherine Davis
Sue Demel
Big Llou Johnson
Runako Robinson
Bruce Roper
Richard Shindell
Tyisha Williams


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