07 Please Mr. Jailer
(Wynona Carr)

Sharon Lewis, vocals
Bruce James, guitar
Roosevelt Purifoy, piano, organ, rhodes
Melvin Smith, bass
Tony Dale, drums
Dave Specter, guitar

"Please Mr. Jailer," which Wynona Carr originally recorded in 1956, has an even more urgent story to tell. In the U.S. today, there are more young African-American men behind bars than there are in college; Sharon, who has two sons, knows all too well the sorrows that this crisis has brought about.