• Boll Weevil Song

    Field Recordings. Music. Work Songs. Ballads. sound recording | 1 sound disc : analog ; 12 in. | Collector's genre note: "mixed with blues words" Location also known as Gould, Arkansas Performer referred to elsewhere as Alf "Chicken" Valentine Venue: Cummins State Farm, Camp #9; Stockade Performance Note: "Boll Weevil Song" performed by Alf "Dad" Valentine (vocals) at Cummins State Farm, Camp #9; Stockade, ...

    • Contributor: Valentine, Alf "Dad - Lomax, John Avery - Lomax, Ruby T. (Ruby Terrill)
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1939-05-22
  • Worry Blues

    Field Recordings. Music. Field Hollers. Work Songs. sound recording | 1 sound disc : analog ; 12 in. | Performer referred to elsewhere as Wallace "Stavin Chains" Chains, Wallace "Jay Bird " Chain, or Wallace "Big Stavin Chain" Performer referred to elsewhere as Sylvester "Little Stavin' Chain" Jones or Sylvester "Texas Stavin Chain" Jones Venue: Ramsey State Farm, Camp #4 Performance Note: "Worry Blues" ...

    • Contributor: Jones, Sylvester - Harrison, W. S., "Jay Bird - Chains, Wallace - Lomax, John Avery - Lomax, Ruby T. (Ruby Terrill) - Harrison, W.S. "Jaybird - Jones, Sylvester "Texas Stavin' Chain - Chains, Wallace "Stavin' Chains
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1939-04-23
  • Joe de Grinder

    Field Recordings. Music. Work Songs. sound recording | 1 sound disc : analog ; 12 in. | Collector's genre note: "levee holler" Location also known as Cummins State Farm in Gould, Arkansas Venue: Cummins State Farm, Camp #5; Stockade Performance Note: "Joe de Grinder" performed by Irvin "Gar Mouth" Lowry (vocals) at Cummins State Farm, Camp #5; Stockade, near Varner, Arkansas, on May 20, ...

    • Contributor: Lowry, Irvin "Gar Mouth - Lomax, John Avery - Lomax, Ruby T. (Ruby Terrill)
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1939-05-20
  • John Henry

    Field Recordings. Music. Ballads. sound recording | 1 sound disc : analog ; 12 in. | Location also known as Cummins State Farm in Gould, Arkansas Venue: Cummins State Farm, Camp #5 Performance Note: "John Henry" performed by Arthur Bell (vocals and hammers) at Cummins State Farm, Camp #5, near Varner, Arkansas, on May 20, 1939. In English. (Language). Also included in The John ...

    • Contributor: Bell, Arthur - Lomax, John Avery - Lomax, Ruby T. (Ruby Terrill)
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1939-05-20
  • Two White Horses Standin' in Line

    Field Recordings. Music. sound recording | 1 sound disc : analog ; 12 in. | Collector's genre note: "funeral song" Venue: Clemens State Farm Performance Note: "Two White Horses Standin' in Line" (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 ...

    • Contributor: Casey, Smith - Lomax, John Avery - Lomax, Ruby T. (Ruby Terrill) - Guitar
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1939-04-15
  • Didn't He Ramble

    Field Recordings. Music. Humorous Songs. Tall Tales. 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: "Didn't He Ramble" performed by Willie "Little Life" Johnson (vocals) at Cummins State Farm, Camp #1, near Varner, Arkansas, on May 21, 1939. In English. (Language). Also ...

    • Contributor: Johnson, Willie "Little Life - Lomax, John Avery - Lomax, Ruby T. (Ruby Terrill)
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1939-05-21
  • Way Out on the Mountain

    Field Recordings. Music. sound recording | 1 sound disc : analog ; 12 in. | Location also known as Cummins State Farm in Gould, Arkansas Group of women convicts Venue: Cummins State Farm, Women's Camp Performance Note: "Way Out on the Mountain" performed by Unidentified performers (vocals) at Cummins State Farm, Women's Camp, near Varner, Arkansas, on May 21, 1939. In English. (Language). Also ...

    • Contributor: Unidentified Performers - Lomax, John Avery - Lomax, Ruby T. (Ruby Terrill) - Group of Women Convicts
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1939-05-21
  • Go Tell Aunt Tabby

    Field Recordings. Music. Children'S Songs. Lullabies. sound recording | 1 sound disc : analog ; 12 in. | Location also known as Florida State Prison; Raiford Penitentiary Performer referred to elsewhere as Hazel Futch Venue: State Farm, Women's Dormitory Performance Note: "Go Tell Aunt Tabby" performed by Hasel Futch and Corine Jackson (vocals) at State Farm, Women's Dormitory, Raiford, Florida, on June 4, 1939. ...

    • Contributor: Jackson, Corine - Futch, Hasel - Lomax, John Avery - Lomax, Ruby T. (Ruby Terrill)
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1939-06-04
  • Po' Stranger Blues

    Field Recordings. Music. sound recording | 1 sound disc : analog ; 12 in. | Location also known as Florida State Prison; Raiford Penitentiary Performer referred to elsewhere as John MacMedlock Venue: State Farm, Women's Dormitory Performance Note: "Po' Stranger Blues" performed by Lillian Hutchins and Johnny Mae Medlock (vocals) at State Farm, Women's Dormitory, Raiford, Florida, on June 4, 1939. In English. (Language). ...

    • Contributor: Medlock, Johnny Mae - Hutchins, Lillian - Lomax, John Avery - Lomax, Ruby T. (Ruby Terrill)
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1939-06-04
  • 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
  • When I Wake Up in the Mornin'

    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 Allen Reed Venue: State Farm Performance Note: "When I Wake Up in the Mornin'" performed by Allen Reid (vocals) at State Farm, Raiford, Florida, on June 4, 1939. In English. (Language). Also included ...

    • Contributor: Reid, Allen - Lomax, John Avery - Lomax, Ruby T. (Ruby Terrill)
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1939-06-04
  • Got a Woman up the Bayou

    Field Recordings. Music. Work Songs. Field Hollers. sound recording | 1 sound disc : analog ; 12 in. | Location also known as Miss. State Farm Venue: State Penitentiary, Camp #1; Stockade Hall Performance Note: "Got a Woman up the Bayou" performed by Ross "Po' Chance" Williams (vocals) at State Penitentiary, Camp #1; Stockade Hall, Parchman, Mississippi, on May 24, 1939. In English. (Language). ...

    • Contributor: Williams, Ross "Po' Chance - Lomax, John Avery - Lomax, Ruby T. (Ruby Terrill)
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1939-05-24
  • Early in the Mornin'

    Field Recordings. Music. Work Songs. sound recording | 1 sound disc : analog ; 12 in. | Collector's genre note: "axe-cutting song" Location also known as Miss. State Farm Group of convicts Venue: State Penitentiary, Camp #10 Performance Note: "Early in the Mornin'" performed by Unidentified performers (vocals with ax-cutting imitations) at State Penitentiary, Camp #10, Parchman, Mississippi, on May 23, 1939. In English. ...

    • Contributor: Unidentified Performers - Lomax, John Avery - Lomax, Ruby T. (Ruby Terrill) - Group of Convicts
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1939-05-23
  • Red Hot Sun Turning Over

    Field Recordings. Music. Work Songs. sound recording | 1 sound disc : analog ; 12 in. | Location also known as Florida State Prison; Raiford Penitentiary Group of convicts Venue: State Farm Performance Note: "Red Hot Sun Turning Over" performed by John Brown and unidentified performers (vocals) at State Farm, Raiford, Florida, on June 4, 1939. In English. (Language). Also included in The John ...

    • Contributor: Unidentified Performers - Brown, John - Lomax, John Avery - Lomax, Ruby T. (Ruby Terrill) - Group of Convicts
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1939-06-04
  • Rock Pile

    Field Recordings. Music. Work Songs. sound recording | 1 sound disc : analog ; 12 in. | Location also known as Gould, Arkansas Venue: Cummins State Farm, Camp #9; Stockade Performance Note: "Rock Pile" performed by Thomas "Rooster" Monroe (vocals) at Cummins State Farm, Camp #9; Stockade, near Arkansas City, Arkansas, on May 22, 1939. In English. (Language). Also included in The John and ...

    • Contributor: Monroe, Thomas "Rooster - Lomax, John Avery - Lomax, Ruby T. (Ruby Terrill)
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1939-05-22
  • Oh Go 'Way, Devil, an' Leave Me 'Lone

    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, Women's Camp Performance Note: "Oh Go 'Way, Devil, an' Leave Me 'Lone" performed by Frances Anderson (vocals) at Cummins State Farm, Women's Camp, near Varner, Arkansas, on May 21, 1939. In English. (Language). Also included ...

    • Contributor: Anderson, Frances - Lomax, John Avery - Lomax, Ruby T. (Ruby Terrill)
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1939-05-21
  • Crawdad

    Field Recordings. Music. Children'S Songs. sound recording | 1 sound disc : analog ; 12 in. | Location also known as Cummins State Farm in Gould, Arkansas Group of convicts Venue: Cummins State Farm, Camp #1 Performance Note: "Crawdad" performed by Leroy Martin and unidentified performers (vocals) at Cummins State Farm, Camp #1, near Varner, Arkansas, on May 21, 1939. In English. (Language). Also ...

    • Contributor: Unidentified Performers - Martin, Leroy - Lomax, John Avery - Lomax, Ruby T. (Ruby Terrill) - Group of Convicts
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1939-05-21
  • Sick 'em Dogs On

    Field Recordings. Music. sound recording | 1 sound disc : analog ; 12 in. | Location also known as Miss. State Farm Performer referred to elsewhere as Washington "Barrel House" White or Booker T. Washington White Venue: State Penitentiary, Camp #10 Performance Note: "Sick 'em Dogs On" performed by Bukka White (vocals and guitar) at State Penitentiary, Camp #10, Parchman, Mississippi, on May 23, ...

    • Contributor: White, Bukka - Lomax, John Avery - Lomax, Ruby T. (Ruby Terrill) - White, Washington "Barrel House - Guitar
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1939-05-23
  • Boll Weevil

    Field Recordings. Music. Work Songs. Ballads. sound recording | 1 sound disc : analog ; 12 in. | Location also known as Cummins State Farm in Gould, Arkansas Performer referred to elsewhere as Willie "Garmouth" Williams or Willie "Gar Mouth" Williams Venue: Cummins State Farm, Camp #5 Performance Note: "Boll Weevil" performed by Willie "Red Eye" Williams and Irvin "Gar Mouth" Lowry (vocals) at ...

    • Contributor: Williams, Willie "Red Eye - Lowry, Irvin "Gar Mouth - Lomax, John Avery - Lomax, Ruby T. (Ruby Terrill)
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1939-05-20
  • Hush Little Baby

    Field Recordings. Music. Lullabies. Children'S Songs. sound recording | 1 sound disc : analog ; 12 in. | Location also known as Cummins State Farm in Gould, Arkansas Collector's genre note: "'pat-the-baby' song" Venue: Cummins State Farm, Women's Camp Performance Note: "Hush Little Baby" performed by Bernice Haynes (vocals with humming and clapping) at Cummins State Farm, Women's Camp, near Varner, Arkansas, on May ...

    • Contributor: Haynes, Bernice - Lomax, John Avery - Lomax, Ruby T. (Ruby Terrill)
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1939-05-21
  • Bad Laz'us

    Field Recordings. Music. Work Songs. sound recording | 1 sound disc : analog ; 12 in. | Location also known as Florida State Prison; Raiford Penitentiary Venue: State Farm Performance Note: "Bad Laz'us" (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. (Exhibitions). Sound ...

    • Contributor: Reid, Allen - Lomax, John Avery - Lomax, Ruby T. (Ruby Terrill) - Guitar
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1939-06-03
  • He Knows

    Field Recordings. Music. Religious Songs. sound recording | 1 sound disc : analog ; 12 in. | Location also known as Florida State Prison; Raiford Penitentiary Venue: State Farm, Women's Dormitory Performance Note: "He Knows" performed by Lillie Hardwick, Mary Hunter, Ella Monday, and Geneva McDonald (vocals) at State Farm, Women's Dormitory, Raiford, Florida, on June 4, 1939. In English. (Language). Also included in ...

    • Contributor: Hardwick, Lillie - Monday, Ella - Hunter, Mary - McDonald, Geneva - Lomax, John Avery - Lomax, Ruby T. (Ruby Terrill)
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1939-06-04
  • Shorty George

    Field Recordings. Music. sound recording | 1 sound disc : analog ; 12 in. | Venue: Clemens State Farm Performance Note: "Shorty George" (vocals and guitar) performed at Clemens State Farm, Brazoria, Texas, on April 16, 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: Casey, Smith - Lomax, John Avery - Lomax, Ruby T. (Ruby Terrill) - Guitar
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1939-04-16
  • Eaton Clan

    Field Recordings. Music. Ballads. sound recording | 1 sound disc : analog ; 12 in. | Collector's genre note: "feud ballad" Location also known as Miss. State Farm Venue: State Penitentiary, Camp #10; Stockade Hall Performance Note: "Eaton Clan" performed by Roger "Burn Down" Garnett (vocals and guitar) at State Penitentiary, Camp #10; Stockade Hall, Parchman, Mississippi, on May 23, 1939. In English. (Language). ...

    • Contributor: Garnett, Roger "Burn Down - Lomax, John Avery - Lomax, Ruby T. (Ruby Terrill) - Guitar
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1939-05-23
  • Clever Glenn Carver

    Field Recordings. Music. sound recording | 1 sound disc : analog ; 12 in. | Location also known as Florida State Prison; Raiford Penitentiary Venue: State Farm Performance Note: "Clever Glenn Carver" (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. (Exhibitions). Sound Recording ...

    • Contributor: Reid, Allen - Lomax, John Avery - Lomax, Ruby T. (Ruby Terrill) - Guitar
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1939-06-03