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  • La culebra

    Field Recordings. Music. Corridos. Ballads. sound recording | 1 sound disc : analog ; 12 in. | Venue: Home of Manuela Longoria Performance Note: "La culebra" performed by Manuela Longoria (vocals) at home of Manuela Longoria, Brownsville, Texas, on April 24, 1939. In Spanish. (Language). Also included in The John and Ruby Lomax 1939 Southern States Recording Trip. (Exhibitions). Sound Recording (Form). Sound Disc ...

    • Contributor: Longoria, Manuela - Lomax, John Avery - Lomax, Ruby T. (Ruby Terrill)
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1939-04-24
  • Field Hollers

    Field Recordings. Music. Field Hollers. Work Songs. sound recording | 1 sound disc : analog ; 12 in. | Location also known as Cummins State Farm in Gould, Arkansas Venue: Cummins State Farm, Camp #1 Performance Note: "Field Hollers" performed by Roosevelt "Giant" Hudson (vocals) at Cummins State Farm, Camp #1, near Varner, Arkansas, on May 21, 1939. In English. (Language). Also included in ...

    • Contributor: Hudson, Roosevelt "Giant" - Lomax, John Avery - Lomax, Ruby T. (Ruby Terrill)
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1939-05-21
  • Itisket-Itasket

    Field Recordings. Music. Children'S Songs. sound recording | 1 sound disc : analog ; 12 in. | Collector's genre note: drop-the-handkerchief game Location also known as Liberty Hill Group of girls from Liberty High School Venue: Liberty High School Performance Note: "Itisket-Itasket" performed by Ella McBrise and unidentified girls (vocals) at Liberty High School, near Newton, Texas, on May 16, 1939. In English. (Language). ...

    • Contributor: McBrise, Ella - Unidentified Girls - Lomax, John Avery - Lomax, Ruby T. (Ruby Terrill) - Group of Girls from Liberty High School
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1939-05-16
  • Diamond Joe

    Field Recordings. Music. Work Songs. Field Hollers. sound recording | 1 sound disc : analog ; 12 in. | Performer referred to elsewhere as Charlie "Big Charlie" Butler or Charlie "Big Charley" Butler Venue: State Penitentiary, Camp #1; Stockade Hall Performance Note: "Diamond Joe" performed by Charlie Butler (vocals) at State Penitentiary, Camp #1; Stockade Hall, Parchman, Mississippi, on May 24, 1939. In English. ...

    • Contributor: Butler, Charlie, 1896 - Lomax, John Avery - Lomax, Ruby T. (Ruby Terrill) - Butler, Charlie "Big Charlie"
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1939-05-24
  • Old Spectacled Lady

    Field Recordings. Music. Children'S Songs. sound recording | 1 sound disc : analog ; 12 in. | Location also known as Merryville Grammar School Group of girls Venue: Merryville High School Performance Note: "Old Spectacled Lady" performed by Unidentified girls (vocals) at Merryville High School, Merryville, Louisiana, on May 18, 1939. In English. (Language). Also included in The John and Ruby Lomax 1939 Southern ...

    • Contributor: Unidentified Girls - Lomax, John Avery - Lomax, Ruby T. (Ruby Terrill) - Group of Girls
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1939-05-18
  • My Lord, What a Morning

    Field Recordings. Music. Religious Songs. sound recording | 1 sound disc : analog ; 12 in. | Venue: Goree State Farm Performance Note: "My Lord, What a Morning" performed by Ella Mae Fitzpatrick and Doris McMurray (vocals) at Goree State Farm, near Huntsville, Texas, on May 14, 1939. In English. (Language). Also included in The John and Ruby Lomax 1939 Southern States Recording Trip. ...

    • Contributor: Fitzpatrick, Ella Mae - McMurray, Doris - Lomax, John Avery - Lomax, Ruby T. (Ruby Terrill)
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1939-05-14
  • Jail House Blues

    Field Recordings. Music. sound recording | 1 sound disc : analog ; 12 in. | Location also known as Cummins State Farm in Gould, Arkansas Venue: Cummins State Farm, Camp #5; Stockade Performance Note: "Jail House Blues" performed by Walter J. R. "Snow" Jones (vocals) at Cummins State Farm, Camp #5; Stockade, near Varner, Arkansas, on May 20, 1939. In English. (Language). Also included ...

    • Contributor: Jones, Walter J. R. "Snow" - Lomax, John Avery - Lomax, Ruby T. (Ruby Terrill) - Jones, Walter J.R. "Snow"
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1939-05-20
  • The Leaky House

    Field Recordings. Music. Narratives. sound recording | 1 sound disc : analog ; 12 in. | Performer referred to elsewhere as Rev. Mose Platt, Rev. Mose "Wyandotte" Platt, Rev. Mose "Winedot" Platt, or Rev. Mose W. W. Wyandotte" Platt Venue: Hotel Blazilmar Performance Note: "The Leaky House" performed by Mose "Clear Rock" Platt (spoken) at Hotel Blazilmar, Taylor, Texas, on May 10, 1939. In ...

    • Contributor: Platt, Mose "Clear Rock" - Lomax, John Avery - Lomax, Ruby T. (Ruby Terrill) - Platt, Rev. Mose "Clear Rock"
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1939-05-10
  • Irish Trot

    Field Recordings. Music. Dance Music. sound recording | 1 sound disc : analog ; 12 in. | Location also known as now Texas A&M University-Kingsville Venue: Under grandstand of college stadium, A.& I. College Performance Note: "Irish Trot" performed by Ruby Wilson (vocals) under grandstand of college stadium, A.& I. College, Kingsville, Texas, on May 1, 1939. In English. (Language). Also included in The ...

    • Contributor: Wilson, Ruby - Lomax, John Avery - Lomax, Ruby T. (Ruby Terrill)
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1939-05-01
  • Green Old Tree, Old Rocky Row

    Field Recordings. Music. Children'S Songs. sound recording | 1 sound disc : analog ; 12 in. | Venue: Home of H.R. Weaver Performance Note: "Green Old Tree, Old Rocky Row" performed by Ruthie May Farr and Wilford Jerome Fisher (vocals) at home of H.R. Weaver, Merryville, Louisiana, on May 15, 1939. In English. (Language). Also included in The John and Ruby Lomax 1939 Southern ...

    • Contributor: Fisher, Wilford Jerome - Farr, Ruthie May - Lomax, John Avery - Lomax, Ruby T. (Ruby Terrill)
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1939-05-15
  • When the Gates Swing Open

    Field Recordings. Music. Religious Songs. sound recording | 1 sound disc : analog ; 12 in. | Performer referred to elsewhere as Eugene Blocker Performer referred to elsewhere as Wm. Bowen Performer referred to elsewhere as Terrell Corley Venue: State Penitentiary ("The Walls") Performance Note: "When the Gates Swing Open" performed by Alvin Brown, Eugene Blacker, William Brown, and Terrell Conley (vocals) at State ...

    • Contributor: Blacker, Eugene - Brown, William - Brown, Alvin - Conley, Terrell - Lomax, John Avery - Lomax, Ruby T. (Ruby Terrill)
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1939-05-11
  • Be Sure You Are Right

    Field Recordings. Music. sound recording | 1 sound disc : analog ; 12 in. | Performer referred to elsewhere as Grace Langino or Grace Lungino Venue: Home of Mr. and Mrs. William Longino Performance Note: "Be Sure You Are Right" performed by Grace Longino (vocals) at home of Mr. and Mrs. William Longino, Huntsville, Texas, on May 13, 1939. In English. (Language). Also included ...

    • Contributor: Longino, Grace - Lomax, John Avery - Lomax, Ruby T. (Ruby Terrill) - Longino, Mrs. Grace
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1939-05-13
  • Track-linin' Holler

    Field Recordings. Music. Work Songs. sound recording | 1 sound disc : analog ; 12 in. | Venue: Farmhouse of Henry Truvillion Performance Note: "Track-linin' Holler" performed by Henry Truvillion (vocals) at his farmhouse, between Newton and Burkeville, Texas, on May 16, 1939. In English. (Language). Also included in The John and Ruby Lomax 1939 Southern States Recording Trip. (Exhibitions). Sound Recording (Form). Sound ...

    • Contributor: Truvillion, Henry - Lomax, John Avery - Lomax, Ruby T. (Ruby Terrill)
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1939-05-16
  • Once There Was a Little Kitty

    Field Recordings. Music. Children'S Songs. sound recording | 1 sound disc : analog ; 12 in. | Venue: Home of Judge & Mrs. Oscar Callaway; Callaway Ranch Performance Note: "Once There Was a Little Kitty" performed by Shirley Lomax Duggan (vocals) at home of Judge & Mrs. Oscar Callaway; Callaway Ranch, near Comanche, Texas, on May 7, 1939. In English. (Language). Also included in ...

    • Contributor: Duggan, Shirley Lomax - Lomax, John Avery - Lomax, Ruby T. (Ruby Terrill) - Mansell, Mrs. Shirley Lomax
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1939-05-07
  • The Roughy, Rocky Road

    Field Recordings. Music. Religious Songs. sound recording | 1 sound disc : analog ; 12 in. | Performer referred to elsewhere as Frances Cason, Eula Cason, or Eula Coson Performer referred to elsewhere as Jodie Holmes New Zion Baptist Church congregation Performer referred to elsewhere as Pearson or Polly Person Venue: Little Hope School House Performance Note: "The Roughy, Rocky Road" performed by Mandie ...

    • Contributor: Holmes, Judie - Unidentified Singers - English, Mandie - Pearson, Polly - Coson, Frances - Lomax, John Avery - Lomax, Ruby T. (Ruby Terrill) - New Zion Baptist Church Congregation
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1939-06-11
  • El borracho celebra la Semana Santa

    Field Recordings. Music. Corridos. Ballads. sound recording | 1 sound disc : analog ; 12 in. | Venue: Home of J.K. Wells Performance Note: "El borracho celebra la Semana Santa" (vocals and guitar) performed at home of J.K. Wells, Brownsville, Texas, on April 26, 1939. In Spanish. (Language). Also included in The John and Ruby Lomax 1939 Southern States Recording Trip. (Exhibitions). Sound Recording ...

    • Contributor: Suarez, José - Lomax, John Avery - Lomax, Ruby T. (Ruby Terrill) - Guitar
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1939-04-26
  • Carry Me, Bury Me

    Field Recordings. Music. Religious Songs. sound recording | 1 sound disc : analog ; 12 in. | Location also known as near De Ridder New Zion Baptist Church congregation Performer listed elsewhere as Rufus Stevenson Venue: New Zion Baptist Church Performance Note: "Carry Me, Bury Me" performed by Rufus Spearman and unidentified singers (vocals) at New Zion Baptist Church, Knight Post Office, Louisiana, on ...

    • Contributor: Unidentified Singers - Spearman, Rufus - Lomax, John Avery - Lomax, Ruby T. (Ruby Terrill) - New Zion Baptist Church Congregation
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1939-05-17
  • Take dis Hammer

    Field Recordings. Music. Work Songs. sound recording | 1 sound disc : analog ; 12 in. | Location also known as Florida State Prison; Raiford Penitentiary Performer referred to elsewhere as Willie Ford Performer referred to elsewhere as Allen Reed Venue: State Farm Performance Note: "Take dis Hammer" performed by Willie Howard, Allen Reid, Paul Perkins, Lonnie Thomas, and John Brown (vocals) at State ...

    • Contributor: Reid, Allen - Brown, John - Howard, Willie - Thomas, Lonnie - Perkins, Paul - Lomax, John Avery - Lomax, Ruby T. (Ruby Terrill)
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1939-06-04
  • Jesus the Man I Long to Know

    Field Recordings. Music. Hymns. Religious Songs. sound recording | 1 sound disc : analog ; 12 in. | Collector's genre note: "lined hymn" Performer referred to elsewhere as Dock "Zebediah" Reed Venue: On porch of home of Mr. & Mrs. W.P. Tartt Performance Note: "Jesus the Man I Long to Know" performed by Dock Reed and Vera Hall (vocals) at On porch of home ...

    • Contributor: Reed, Dock - Hall, Vera - Lomax, John Avery - Lomax, Ruby T. (Ruby Terrill)
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1939-05-27
  • Sing Song Polly Want Your Kisses

    Field Recordings. Music. Ballads. Children'S Songs. sound recording | 1 sound disc : analog ; 12 in. | Location also known as Murrell's Inlet Performer referred to elsewhere as Mrs. Minnie Floyd or Mrs. Emma Floyd Venue: Home of Mrs. Genevieve W. Chandler Performance Note: "Sing Song Polly Want Your Kisses" performed by Minnie Floyd (vocals) at home of Mrs. Genevieve W. Chandler, Murrells ...

    • Contributor: Floyd, Minnie - Lomax, John Avery - Lomax, Ruby T. (Ruby Terrill) - Floyd, Mrs. Minnie
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1939-06-08
  • Three Nights' Experience

    Field Recordings. Music. Ballads. Humorous Songs. sound recording | 1 sound disc : analog ; 12 in. | Location also known as Florida State Prison; Raiford Penitentiary Venue: State Farm Performance Note: "Three Nights' Experience" (vocals and guitar) performed at State Farm, Raiford, Florida, on June 3, 1939. In English. (Language). Also included in The John and Ruby Lomax 1939 Southern States Recording Trip. ...

    • Contributor: Keel, Colon - Lomax, John Avery - Lomax, Ruby T. (Ruby Terrill) - Guitar
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1939-06-03
  • Down On Me

    Field Recordings. Music. Religious Songs. sound recording | 1 sound disc : analog ; 12 in. | Venue: On porch of home of Mr. & Mrs. W.P. Tartt Performance Note: "Down On Me" performed by Sims Tartt, Bettie Atmore, Mandy Tartt (vocals with tapping) at On porch of home of Mr. & Mrs. W.P. Tartt, Livingston, Alabama, on May 30, 1939. In English. (Language). ...

    • Contributor: Atmore, Bettie - Tartt, Mandy - Tartt, Sims - Lomax, John Avery - Lomax, Ruby T. (Ruby Terrill) - Atmore, Betty
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1939-05-30
  • All My Sins Been Taken Away

    Field Recordings. Music. Religious Songs. sound recording | 1 sound disc : analog ; 12 in. | Venue: Home of Spencer and Caroline Horne Performance Note: "All My Sins Been Taken Away" performed by Aurilla Horne and Frances Horne (vocals) at home of Spencer and Caroline Horne, near Livingston, Alabama, on May 28, 1939. In English. (Language). Also included in The John and Ruby ...

    • Contributor: Horne, Frances - Horne, Aurilla - Lomax, John Avery - Lomax, Ruby T. (Ruby Terrill)
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1939-05-28
  • Work Don't Bother Me

    Field Recordings. Music. Humorous Songs. sound recording | 1 sound disc : analog ; 12 in. | Location also known as Florida State Prison; Raiford Penitentiary Venue: State Farm Performance Note: "Work Don't Bother Me" (vocals and guitar) performed at State Farm, Raiford, Florida, on June 3, 1939. In English. (Language). Also included in The John and Ruby Lomax 1939 Southern States Recording Trip. ...

    • Contributor: Keel, Colon - Lomax, John Avery - Lomax, Ruby T. (Ruby Terrill) - Guitar
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1939-06-03
  • I'm Goin' Down to de Brickyard

    Field Recordings. Music. Dance Music. sound recording | 1 sound disc : analog ; 12 in. | Collector's genre note: "dance tune; ring dance" Performer referred to elsewhere as Aunt Mollie McDonald or Aunt Mary McDonald Venue: Home of McDonald Family Performance Note: "I'm Goin' Down to de Brickyard" performed by Aunt Molly McDonald and Joe McDonald (vocals) at their home, near Livingston, Alabama, ...

    • Contributor: McDonald, Molly, Aunt - McDonald, Joe - Lomax, John Avery - Lomax, Ruby T. (Ruby Terrill) - McDonald, Aunt Mollie - [Lomax, Ruby T. - Announcement]
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1939-05-27