• Bad Man Ballad

    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 #1 Performance Note: "Bad Man Ballad" performed by Willie Rayford (vocals) at Cummins State Farm, Camp #1, near Varner, Arkansas, on May 21, 1939. In English. (Language). Also included in The John and ...

    • Contributor: Rayford, Willie - Lomax, John Avery - Lomax, Ruby T. (Ruby Terrill)
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1939-05-21
  • New Buryin' Ground

    Field Recordings. Music. Religious 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: "New Buryin' Ground" 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 and Ruby ...

    • Contributor: Brown, John - Unidentified Performers - Lomax, John Avery - Lomax, Ruby T. (Ruby Terrill) - Group of Convicts
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1939-06-04
  • The Longest Day I Ever Lived

    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: "The Longest Day I Ever Lived" performed by John Brown and unidentified performers (vocals) at State Farm, Raiford, Florida, on June 4, 1939. In English. (Language). Also included in The ...

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

    Field Recordings. Music. Religious Songs. sound recording | 1 sound disc : analog ; 12 in. | Location also known as Gould, Arkansas Performer referred to elsewhere as Earnest "Helena" Buggs Venue: Cummins State Farm, Camp #9 Performance Note: "Time Has Made a Change" performed by Alfred Hamilton and Ernest Buggs (vocals) at Cummins State Farm, Camp #9, near Arkansas City, Arkansas, on May ...

    • Contributor: Buggs, Ernest - Hamilton, Alfred - Lomax, John Avery - Lomax, Ruby T. (Ruby Terrill) - Buggs, Ernest "Helena
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1939-05-22
  • Greyhound 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, Women's Camp Performance Note: "Greyhound Blues" performed by Frances Anderson (vocals with patting) at Cummins State Farm, Women's Camp, near Varner, Arkansas, on May 21, 1939. In English. (Language). Also included in The John and ...

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

    Field Recordings. Music. sound recording | 1 sound disc : analog ; 12 in. | Venue: Clemens State Farm Performance Note: "Clemens Rag" (guitars) 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 - Gooden, L. W. - Lomax, John Avery - Lomax, Ruby T. (Ruby Terrill) - Guitar - Gooden, L.W.
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1939-04-15
  • Po' Boy

    Field Recordings. Music. Work Songs. 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: "Po' Boy" 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
  • Worry Blues

    Field Recordings. Music. sound recording | 1 sound disc : analog ; 12 in. | Venue: Clemens State Farm Performance Note: "Worry Blues" performed by Jesse Lockett (vocals and guitar) 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: Lockett, Jesse - Lomax, John Avery - Lomax, Ruby T. (Ruby Terrill)
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1939-04-16
  • The De Funiac Blues

    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: "The De Funiac Blues" (vocals and guitar) performed at State Farm, Raiford, Florida, on June 2, 1939. In English. (Language). Also included in The John and Ruby Lomax 1939 Southern States Recording Trip. (Exhibitions). Sound ...

    • Contributor: Johnson, Burruss - Lomax, John Avery - Lomax, Ruby T. (Ruby Terrill) - Guitar
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1939-06-02
  • I'm a Pilgrim

    Field Recordings. Music. Religious Songs. sound recording | 1 sound disc : analog ; 12 in. | Location also known as Gould, Arkansas Venue: Cummins State Farm, Camp #9 Performance Note: "I'm a Pilgrim" performed by Alfred Hamilton (vocals) at Cummins State Farm, Camp #9, near Arkansas City, Arkansas, on May 22, 1939. In English. (Language). Also included in The John and Ruby Lomax ...

    • Contributor: Hamilton, Alfred - Lomax, John Avery - Lomax, Ruby T. (Ruby Terrill)
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1939-05-22
  • 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
  • Oh Cap'n Cain' Read

    Field Recordings. Music. Work Songs. Field Hollers. sound recording | 1 sound disc : analog ; 12 in. | Location also known as Florida State Prison; Raiford Penitentiary Venue: State Farm Performance Note: "Oh Cap'n Cain' Read" performed by Dawson Johnson (vocals) at State Farm, Raiford, Florida, on June 4, 1939. In English. (Language). Also included in The John and Ruby Lomax 1939 Southern ...

    • Contributor: Johnson, Dawson - Lomax, John Avery - Lomax, Ruby T. (Ruby Terrill)
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1939-06-04
  • Oh the Sun Done Quit Shinin'

    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: "Oh the Sun Done Quit Shinin'" performed by Lonnie Thomas (vocals) at State Farm, Raiford, Florida, on June 4, 1939. In English. (Language). Also included in The John and Ruby Lomax 1939 Southern ...

    • Contributor: Thomas, Lonnie - Lomax, John Avery - Lomax, Ruby T. (Ruby Terrill)
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1939-06-04
  • Sissy in de Barn

    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 Performer referred to elsewhere as Gussie Slayter Venue: State Farm, Women's Dormitory Performance Note: "Sissy in de Barn" performed by Gussie Slater, Johnny Mae Medlock, Julia Griffin and Ruth Hines (vocals with clapping) ...

    • Contributor: Griffin, Julia - Medlock, Johnny Mae - Hines, Ruth - Slater, Gussie - Lomax, John Avery - Lomax, Ruby T. (Ruby Terrill) - [Medlock, Johnny Mae] - [Hines, Ruth] - [Slater, Gussie]
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1939-06-04
  • Lighthouse Blues

    Field Recordings. Music. sound recording | 1 sound disc : analog ; 12 in. | Location also known as Miss. State Farm Venue: State Penitentiary, Camp #10 Performance Note: "Lighthouse Blues" performed by Roger "Burn Down" Garnett (vocals and guitar) at State Penitentiary, Camp #10, Parchman, Mississippi, on May 23, 1939. In English. (Language). Also included in The John and Ruby Lomax 1939 Southern ...

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

    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: "Great Day" performed by Alvin Brown, William Brown, Eugene Blacker, and Terrell Conley (vocals) at State Penitentiary ("The Walls"), ...

    • Contributor: Brown, William - Blacker, Eugene - Brown, Alvin - Conley, Terrell - Lomax, John Avery - Lomax, Ruby T. (Ruby Terrill)
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1939-05-11
  • Po' Laz'us

    Field Recordings. Music. 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 #5 Performance Note: "Po' Laz'us" performed by Charles "Texas" Thomas (vocals) at Cummins State Farm, Camp #5, near Varner, Arkansas, on May 20, 1939. In English. (Language). Also included in The John ...

    • Contributor: Thomas, Charles "Texas - Lomax, John Avery - Lomax, Ruby T. (Ruby Terrill)
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1939-05-20
  • Lord Don't Turn Your Child Away

    Field Recordings. Music. Hymns. Religious 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: "Lord Don't Turn Your Child Away" performed by the Jubilee Quartet, Arkansas (Chester Williams, Leroy Martin, George Jones, and Joe Green) (vocals) at Cummins State Farm, Camp #1, ...

    • Contributor: Green, Joe - Williams, Chester - Jubilee Quartet (Arkansas) - Jones, George - Martin, Leroy - Lomax, John Avery - Lomax, Ruby T. (Ruby Terrill) - Jubilee Quartet
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1939-05-21
  • 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
  • Trouble is Hard

    Field Recordings. Music. Religious Songs. sound recording | 1 sound disc : analog ; 12 in. | Location also known as Florida State Prison; Raiford Penitentiary Performer referred to elsewhere as Clifford Reid Performer referred to elsewhere as Gussie Slayter Venue: State Farm, Women's Dormitory Performance Note: "Trouble is Hard" performed by Gussie Slater and Clifford Reed (vocals) at State Farm, Women's Dormitory, Raiford, ...

    • Contributor: Slater, Gussie - Reed, Clifford - Lomax, John Avery - Lomax, Ruby T. (Ruby Terrill)
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1939-06-04
  • I Feel My Time Ain't Long

    Field Recordings. Music. Work Songs. Field Hollers. sound recording | 1 sound disc : analog ; 12 in. | Location also known as Florida State Prison; Raiford Penitentiary Venue: State Farm Performance Note: "I Feel My Time Ain't Long" performed by John Brown (vocals) at State Farm, Raiford, Florida, on June 4, 1939. In English. (Language). Also included in The John and Ruby Lomax ...

    • Contributor: Brown, John - Lomax, John Avery - Lomax, Ruby T. (Ruby Terrill)
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1939-06-04
  • Mary Mack Dressed in Black

    Field Recordings. Music. 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; Stockade Performance Note: "Mary Mack Dressed in Black" performed by Willie "Red Eye" Williams (vocals) at Cummins State Farm, Camp ...

    • Contributor: Williams, Willie "Red Eye - Lomax, John Avery - Lomax, Ruby T. (Ruby Terrill)
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1939-05-20
  • Cornfield holler

    Field Recordings. Music. Work Songs. Field Hollers. sound recording | 1 sound disc : analog ; 12 in. | Collector's genre note: "a sorrow song to make yo' heart feel sorry" Location also known as Cummins State Farm in Gould, Arkansas Venue: Cummins State Farm, Camp #5 Performance Note: "Cornfield holler" performed by Abraham Powell (vocals) at Cummins State Farm, Camp #5, near Varner, ...

    • Contributor: Powell, Abraham - Lomax, John Avery - Lomax, Ruby T. (Ruby Terrill)
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1939-05-20
  • Ain't That Berta

    Field Recordings. Music. Work Songs. sound recording | 1 sound disc : analog ; 12 in. | Location also known as Miss. State Farm Venue: State Penitentiary, Camp #10 Performance Note: "Ain't That Berta" performed by John Henry Jackson, Norman "Blue Steel" Smith, Alexander "Neighborhood" Williams, Judge "Bootmouth" Tucker (vocals with ax-cutting) at State Penitentiary, Camp #10, Parchman, Mississippi, on May 23, 1939. In ...

    • Contributor: Jackson, John Henry - Tucker, "Bootmouth," Judge - Williams, Alexander "Neighborhood - Smith, Norman "Blue Steel - Lomax, John Avery - Lomax, Ruby T. (Ruby Terrill) - Tucker, Judge "Bootmouth
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1939-05-23