• You Better Run

    Field Recordings. Music. Religious Songs. sound recording | 1 sound disc : analog ; 12 in. | Performer referred to elsewhere as Edmund or Edmond Owens Venue: Home of Ben Robertson Performance Note: "You Better Run" performed by the Owens Quartet (Cecil Owens, Robert Owens, Martha Owens, and Edward Owens) (vocals) at home of Ben Robertson, Clemson, South Carolina, on June 10, 1939. In ...

    • Contributor: Owens, Cecil - Owens, Martha - Owens, Edward - Owens Quartet - Owens, Robert - Lomax, John Avery - Lomax, Ruby T. (Ruby Terrill)
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1939-06-10
  • Po' Sinner, Farewell

    Field Recordings. Music. Religious Songs. sound recording | 1 sound disc : analog ; 12 in. | Collector's genre note: "baptizing song" Performer referred to elsewhere as Dock "Zebediah" Reed Venue: On porch of home of Mr. & Mrs. W.P. Tartt Performance Note: "Po' Sinner, Farewell" performed by Dock Reed and Vera Hall (vocals) at On porch of home of Mr. & Mrs. W.P. ...

    • Contributor: Reed, Dock - Hall, Vera - Lomax, John Avery - Lomax, Ruby T. (Ruby Terrill)
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1939-05-27
  • I Lost My Master's Barn Key

    Field Recordings. Music. Children'S Songs. sound recording | 1 sound disc : analog ; 12 in. | Location also known as Murrell's Inlet Performer referred to elsewhere as Otho Washington Brown Performer referred to elsewhere as Bella Corin Sindab Venue: Home of Mrs. Genevieve W. Chandler Performance Note: "I Lost My Master's Barn Key" performed by Constance Brown, Otto Washington Brown, and Anna Bella ...

    • Contributor: Sindab, Anna Bella Corin - Brown, Otto Washington - Brown, Constance - Lomax, John Avery - Lomax, Ruby T. (Ruby Terrill)
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1939-06-08
  • Worked All Summer Long

    Field Recordings. Interviews. Spoken Word. Songs. sound recording | 1 sound disc (4 minutes, 20 seconds) : analog ; 12 in. | The singer, a 21-year-old Tennessee-born turpentine worker at Putnam Lumber Company, learned this song while at the Dixie County Prison Camp. He served three months for not paying the lumber company $50 for three months' rent, which he said he accumulated while ...

    • Contributor: Griffin, James - Kennedy, Stetson - Cook, Robert Harrison - Cook, Robert
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1939-08-19
  • First Time I Come Into This Countree

    Field Recordings. Songs. sound recording | 1 sound disc (1 minute, 36 seconds) : analog ; 12 in. | Performance Note: "First Time I Come Into This Countree" (vocals) performed by an unidentified quartet at Key West, Florida, on January 23, 1940. Performers referred to elsewhere as unidentified quartet Sound Recording (Form). Sound Disc (Form).

    • Contributor: Unidentified Vocal Quartet - Kennedy, Stetson - Cook, Robert Harrison - Cook, Robert - Unidentified Quartet
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1940-01-23
  • The Walls of Jericho

    Field Recordings. Music. Ballads. sound recording | 1 sound disc : analog ; 12 in. | Performer referred to elsewhere as Georgia Ann Griffin Venue: Home of Mrs. G.A. Griffin Performance Note: "The Walls of Jericho" performed by Mrs. G. A. Griffin (vocals) at home of Mrs. G.A. Griffin, Newberry, Florida, on June 1, 1939. In English. (Language). Also included in The John and ...

    • Contributor: Griffin, G. A., Mrs - Lomax, John Avery - Lomax, Ruby T. (Ruby Terrill) - Griffin, Mrs. G.A.
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1939-06-01
  • Yon' Come Dat Ole Devil Sargent

    Field Recordings. Music. Work Songs. Field Hollers. 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: "Yon' Come Dat Ole Devil Sargent" performed by Frank Brown (vocals) at Cummins State Farm, Camp #1, near Varner, Arkansas, on May 21, 1939. In English. (Language). ...

    • Contributor: Brown, Frank - Lomax, John Avery - Lomax, Ruby T. (Ruby Terrill)
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1939-05-21
  • My Good Lord Done Been Here

    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: "My Good Lord Done Been Here" performed by Aunt Florida Hampton (vocals) at On porch of home of Mr. & Mrs. W.P. Tartt, Livingston, Alabama, on May 29, 1939. In English. (Language). Also included ...

    • Contributor: Hampton, Florida, Aunt - Lomax, John Avery - Lomax, Ruby T. (Ruby Terrill) - Hampton, Aunt Florida
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1939-05-29
  • Influenza

    Field Recordings. Music. Ballads. Disaster Ballads. sound recording | 1 sound disc : analog ; 12 in. | Venue: Clemens State Farm Performance Note: "Influenza" (vocals and guitar) performed at Clemens State Farm, Brazoria, Texas, on April 15, 1939. In English. (Language). Also included in The John and Ruby Lomax 1939 Southern States Recording Trip. (Exhibitions). Sound Recording (Form). Sound Disc (Form).

    • Contributor: Johnson, Ace - Lomax, John Avery - Lomax, Ruby T. (Ruby Terrill) - Guitar
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1939-04-15
  • [Natchez]

    • Contributor: Jabbour, Alan - Reed, Henry
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1966-08-27
  • Las Posadas, Part 2 of 2 (The Inns, Part 2 of 2) [Audio]

    sound recording | 1 sound disc : analog ; 12 in. | Recording log notes: Mr. Medina, age 60, was a resident of Alamosa, Colorado. Transcription: Adentro:/Decir vuestros nombres/si son peregrinos,/porque hay malos hombres/por estos caminos,/porque hay malos hombres/por estos caminos./Afuera:/José el carpintero /somos, y María,/que en el mundo fiero/no fía ya alegría,/que en el mundo fiero/no fía ya alegría./Adentro:/Posada no damos/y no puedo ...

    • Contributor: Medina, Esteban - Vocal
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1940-08-07
  • Diez perritos pequeños

    Field Recordings. Music. Children'S Songs. Counting Songs. sound recording | 1 sound disc : analog ; 12 in. | Venue: Home of Rev. & Mrs. Wm. A. Moye Performance Note: "Diez perritos pequeños" (vocals) performed at home of Rev. & Mrs. Wm. A. Moye, Kingsville, Texas, on May 2, 1939. In Spanish. (Language). Also included in The John and Ruby Lomax 1939 Southern States ...

    • Contributor: Salazar, Isabella - Lomax, John Avery - Lomax, Ruby T. (Ruby Terrill) - Salazar, Señora Isabella
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1939-05-02
  • Let Me Fly

    Field Recordings. Music. Religious Songs. sound recording | 1 sound disc : analog ; 12 in. | Performer referred to elsewhere as Edmund or Edmond Owens Venue: Home of Ben Robertson Performance Note: "Let Me Fly" performed by the Owens Quartet (Cecil Owens, Robert Owens, Martha Owens, and Edward Owens) (vocals) at home of Ben Robertson, Clemson, South Carolina, on June 10, 1939. In ...

    • Contributor: Owens, Cecil - Owens, Robert - Owens, Martha - Owens Quartet - Owens, Edward - Lomax, John Avery - Lomax, Ruby T. (Ruby Terrill)
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1939-06-10
  • Bound for the Promised Land

    Field Recordings. Music. Hymns. Religious Songs. sound recording | 1 sound disc : analog ; 12 in. | Collector's genre note: "lined hymn" Location also known as near De Ridder Performer referred to elsewhere as Sylvester "The Deacon" Johnson New Zion Baptist Church congregation Venue: New Zion Baptist Church Performance Note: "Bound for the Promised Land" performed by Sylvester "Deacon" Johnson and unidentified singers ...

    • Contributor: Johnson, Sylvester "Deacon - Unidentified Singers - Lomax, John Avery - Lomax, Ruby T. (Ruby Terrill) - Johnson, (Deacon) Sylvester - New Zion Baptist Church Congregation
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1939-05-17
  • Wake Up, Jacob

    Field Recordings. Songs. sound recording | 1 sound disc (1 minute, 34 seconds) : analog ; 12 in. | A holler sung by the shack-rouster, or man hired to wake up the workers in a big work camp. This one was heard at a sawmill in Polk County. Zora Neale Hurston, originally of Eatonville, Florida, was already a published novelist and folklorist when she ...

    • Contributor: Hurston, Zora Neale - Halpert, Herbert - Kennedy, Stetson - [Kennedy, Stetson]
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1939-06-18
  • New Castle

    • Contributor: Jabbour, Alan - Reed, Henry
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1967-10-28
  • Of All de Beas'es

    Field Recordings. Music. Dance Music. sound recording | 1 sound disc : analog ; 12 in. | Collector's genre note: "reel" Performer referred to elsewhere as J. L. Goree Venue: Home of J.L. Goree Performance Note: "Of All de Beas'es" performed by John Lowry Goree (vocals) at his home, Houston, Texas, on April 12, 1939. In English. (Language). Also included in The John and ...

    • Contributor: Goree, John Lowry - Lomax, John Avery - Lomax, Ruby T. (Ruby Terrill) - Goree, John Lowry "J.L.
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1939-04-12
  • Shady Grove

    • Contributor: Jabbour, Alan - Jabbour, Karen Singer - Reed, Henry
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1966-06-18
  • [Breakdown in A]

    • Contributor: Jabbour, Alan - Reed, Henry
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1967-05-06
  • The Cat Story

    Field Recordings. Music. Narratives. Humorous Recitations. 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 Cat Story" performed by Mose "Clear Rock" Platt (spoken) at Hotel Blazilmar, Taylor, Texas, on May 10, ...

    • 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
  • West Virginia Rag

    • Contributor: Jabbour, Alan - Reed, Henry - Reed, Watha
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1966-11-26
  • You Shall Be Free

    Field Recordings. Songs. sound recording | 1 sound disc (4 minutes, 35 seconds) : analog ; 12 in. | The sound quality of this recording is extremely poor. It has been included online because the melody line can still be identified. Performance Note: "You Shall Be Free" (vocals with piano and trumpet) performed by Shorty (Sweet Papa) Harris at Key West, Florida, on January ...

    • Contributor: Harris, Shorty "Sweet Papa - Kennedy, Stetson - Cook, Robert Harrison - Cook, Robert - Harris, Shorty (Sweet Papa)
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1940-01-23
  • I Ain't Got Nobody

    Field Recordings. Music. sound recording | 1 sound disc : analog ; 12 in. | Collector's genre note: "adapted from old popular song and recorded by Hattie Ellis as blues" Venue: Goree State Farm Performance Note: "I Ain't Got Nobody" performed by Hattie Ellis (vocals and guitar) at Goree State Farm, near Huntsville, Texas, on May 14, 1939. In English. (Language). Also included in ...

    • Contributor: Ellis, Hattie - Lomax, John Avery - Lomax, Ruby T. (Ruby Terrill) - Ramsey, Jack "Cowboy - Guitar
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1939-05-14
  • Frosty Morning

    • Contributor: Jabbour, Alan - Reed, Henry
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1966-11-26
  • Introduction to Cuban Club performances

    Field Recordings. Spoken Word. sound recording | 1 sound disc (1 minute, 5 seconds) : analog ; 12 in. | An introduction, spoken in Spanish and English. The performers are all native Cubans, who play traditional songs. Ybor City, now a neighborhood within Tampa, was settled in 1886 by Cuban cigar manufacturers under the leadership of Vicente Martínez de Ybor. The cigar companies moved ...

    • Contributor: Delfino, Gilberto - Pages, Art - Halpert, Herbert - Translator
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1939-06-21