• Let's Shake It

    Field Recordings. Songs. sound recording | 1 sound disc (2 minutes, 53 seconds) : analog ; 12 in. | A Negro track-lining chant, learned at a railroad camp in [Callahan?] (North Florida) in 1935. Zora Neale Hurston, originally of Eatonville, Florida, was already a published novelist and folklorist when she took a job with the Federal Writers' Project in Florida. Performance Note: "Let's Shake ...

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

    Field Recordings. Music. Fiddle Tunes. Dance Music. sound recording | 1 sound disc : analog ; 12 in. | Venue: López's Cash Store Performance Note: "Chinese Breakdown" (fiddle and guitar) performed at López's Cash Store, Sarita, Texas, on April 29, 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: Salinas, Manuel - Goodwyn, Frank - Lomax, John Avery - Lomax, Ruby T. (Ruby Terrill) - Fiddle - Guitar
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1939-04-29
  • [Betsy]

    • Contributor: Jabbour, Alan - Reed, Henry
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1966-08-27
  • Little Birdie in the Tree

    Field Recordings. Music. Nursery Rhymes. sound recording | 1 sound disc : analog ; 12 in. | Collector's genre note: "American Mother Goose jingles" Venue: Room under ramp of storage garage Performance Note: "Little Birdie in the Tree" performed by Ray Wood (vocals) in room under ramp of storage garage, Houston, Texas, on April 13, 1939. In English. (Language). Also included in The John ...

    • Contributor: Wood, Ray - Lomax, John Avery - Lomax, Ruby T. (Ruby Terrill)
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1939-04-13
  • Wake Me, Shake Me

    Field Recordings. Music. Nursery Rhymes. sound recording | 1 sound disc : analog ; 12 in. | Collector's genre note: "American Mother Goose jingles" Venue: Room under ramp of storage garage Performance Note: "Wake Me, Shake Me" performed by Ray Wood (vocals) in room under ramp of storage garage, Houston, Texas, on April 13, 1939. In English. (Language). Also included in The John and ...

    • Contributor: Wood, Ray - Lomax, John Avery - Lomax, Ruby T. (Ruby Terrill)
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1939-04-13
  • Alabama Girls Give the Fiddler a Dram

    • Contributor: Jabbour, Alan - Reed, Henry - Reed, Watha
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1966-11-26
  • Maria Blanca

    Field Recordings. Music. Children'S Songs. Songs, Spanish. sound recording | 1 sound disc : analog ; 12 in. | Group of girls from Blalack School Venue: Blalack School Performance Note: "Maria Blanca" performed by Unidentified girls (vocals) at Blalack School, near Brownsville, Texas, on April 27, 1939. In Spanish. (Language). Also included in The John and Ruby Lomax 1939 Southern States Recording Trip. (Exhibitions). ...

    • Contributor: Unidentified Girls - Lomax, John Avery - Lomax, Ruby T. (Ruby Terrill) - Group of Girls from Blalock School
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1939-04-27
  • They'll Only Talk About You

    Field Recordings. Songs. sound recording | 1 sound disc (3 minutes, 33 seconds) : analog ; 12 in. | The singer is from Andros Island, Bahamas. Performance Note: "They'll Only Talk About You" (vocals with accordion) performed by Theodore (Tea Roll) Rolle at Key West, Florida, on January 23, 1940. Sound Recording (Form). Sound Disc (Form).

    • Contributor: Rolle, Theodore "Tea Roll - Kennedy, Stetson - Cook, Robert Harrison - Cook, Robert - Rolle, Theodore (Tea Roll)
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1940-01-23
  • Zebra Dun

    Field Recordings. Music. Cowboy Songs. sound recording | 1 sound disc : analog ; 12 in. | Venue: Galeanaz Tourist Camp Performance Note: "Zebra Dun" (vocals and guitar) performed at Galeanaz Tourist Camp, Falfurrias, Texas, on April 28, 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: Goodwyn, Frank - Lomax, John Avery - Lomax, Ruby T. (Ruby Terrill) - Guitar
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1939-04-28
  • This Is the Seven Fox

    Field Recordings. Music. Hunting Songs. 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: "This Is the Seven Fox" 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 ...

    • 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
  • Sugar Babe

    Field Recordings. Music. Dance Music. sound recording | 1 sound disc : analog ; 12 in. | Collector's genre note: "reel" Venue: On porch of home of Mr. & Mrs. W.P. Tartt Performance Note: "Sugar Babe" performed by Sims Tartt, Mandy Tartt, Bettie Atmore (vocals with tapping) at On porch of home of Mr. & Mrs. W.P. Tartt, Livingston, Alabama, on May 30, 1939. ...

    • Contributor: Tartt, Mandy - Atmore, Bettie - Tartt, Sims - Lomax, John Avery - Lomax, Ruby T. (Ruby Terrill) - Atmore, Betty
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1939-05-30
  • Al paso ligero (With Quick Stride) [Audio]

    sound recording | 1 sound disc : analog ; 12 in. | Recording log notes: Adolfo Chavez, 65, is the brother of Adelaido Chavez and a resident of Romeo, Colorado. Ms. Espinosa, age 65, is a resident of Antonito, Colorado. Transcription: Al paso ligero/ya vamos rendidos,/el poder del Cielo/en paja nacido,/el poder del Cielo/en paja nacido./Dicen que esta noche/al frío y la escarcha,/nació de ...

    • Contributor: Chavez, Adolfo - Vocal - Espinosa, Rosabel L. - Rael, Juan B. - Chávez, Adolfo - Chávez, Adelaido - Mares, Remigio
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1940-08-04
  • [West Virginia Gals]

    • Contributor: Jabbour, Alan - Reed, Henry
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1966-11-26
  • Improvised Coplas w/valse de cadena melody (Improvised Couplets w/chain waltz melody) [Audio]

    sound recording | 1 sound disc : analog ; 12 in. | Recording log notes: Mr. Mares, age 42, is a resident of Lobatos, Colorado. He does not know how to read or write, but has the gift of improvising his songs as he sings. He always gets the correct number of syllables to the line as well as the right rhyme. Played by ...

    • Contributor: Mares, Remigio - Vocal - Chavez, Adelaido - Violin - Chavez, Adolfo - Guitar - Rael, Juan B. - Chávez, Adelaido - Chávez, Adolfo
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1940-08-04
  • The Crow

    Field Recordings. Songs. sound recording | 1 sound disc (2 minutes, 17 seconds) : analog ; 12 in. | A song from the Bahama Islands, said by Dr. [Melville] Herskovits to have originated in West Africa, where the crow is sacred. The singer is from Andros Island, Bahamas. Performance Note: "The Crow" (vocals with accordion, drums, and trombone) performed by Theodore (Tea Roll) Rolle ...

    • Contributor: Rolle, Theodore "Tea Roll - Kennedy, Stetson - Cook, Robert Harrison - Cook, Robert - Rolle, Theodore (Tea Roll)
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1940-01-23
  • The Goblin Man

    Field Recordings. Music. Children'S Songs. sound recording | 1 sound disc : analog ; 12 in. | Collector's genre note: "exercise song" Performer referred to elsewhere as Edmund or Edmond Owens Venue: Home of Ben Robertson Performance Note: "The Goblin Man" performed by the Owens Quartet (Cecil Owens, Robert Owens, Martha Owens, and Edward Owens) (vocals) at home of Ben Robertson, Clemson, South Carolina, ...

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

    • Contributor: Jabbour, Alan - Reed, Henry
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1966-08-27
  • Po' Gal

    Field Recordings. Songs. sound recording | 1 sound disc (3 minutes, 4 seconds) : analog ; 12 in. | A blues tune sung throughout the South. "The words are not rhymed; it's the typical Negro pattern, the same line repeated three times with a sort of flip line on the end; and the change is in the tune rather than in the words, for ...

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

    • Contributor: Jabbour, Alan - Reed, Henry
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1967-10-28
  • La vaquilla colorada

    Field Recordings. Music. sound recording | 1 sound disc : analog ; 12 in. | Venue: Home of Rev. & Mrs. Wm. A. Moye Performance Note: "La vaquilla colorada" (vocals and guitars) 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 Recording Trip. ...

    • Contributor: Salinas, Agapito - Leal, Francisco - Lomax, John Avery - Lomax, Ruby T. (Ruby Terrill) - Guitar
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1939-05-02
  • The Texas Ranger

    Field Recordings. Music. Cowboy Songs. sound recording | 1 sound disc : analog ; 12 in. | Performer referred to elsewhere as E. C. Briggs, Henry Briggs, Henry E. Briggs, or H. C. Briggs Venue: Home of Beal D. Taylor Performance Note: "The Texas Ranger" performed by E. A. Briggs (vocals) at home of Beal D. Taylor, near Medina, Texas, on May 5, 1939. ...

    • Contributor: Briggs, E. A. - Lomax, John Avery - Lomax, Ruby T. (Ruby Terrill) - Briggs, E.A.
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1939-05-05
  • Blue-eyed Susie

    Field Recordings. Music. Fiddle Tunes. sound recording | 1 sound disc : analog ; 12 in. | Performer referred to elsewhere as Earl Newcomer Venue: Ranch home of Elmo Newcomer Performance Note: "Blue-eyed Susie" performed by Elmo Newcomer (vocals and fiddle) at his ranch home, near Pipe Creek, Texas, on May 3, 1939. In English. (Language). Also included in The John and Ruby Lomax ...

    • Contributor: Newcomer, Elmo - Lomax, John Avery - Lomax, Ruby T. (Ruby Terrill) - Fiddle
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1939-05-03
  • Los florones de la mano

    Field Recordings. Music. Children'S Songs. Songs, Spanish. sound recording | 1 sound disc : analog ; 12 in. | Group of girls from Blalack School Venue: Blalack School Performance Note: "Los florones de la mano" performed by Unidentified girls (vocals) at Blalack School, near Brownsville, Texas, on April 27, 1939. In Spanish. (Language). Also included in The John and Ruby Lomax 1939 Southern States ...

    • Contributor: Unidentified Girls - Lomax, John Avery - Lomax, Ruby T. (Ruby Terrill) - Group of Girls from Blalock School
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1939-04-27
  • The Buffalo Skinners

    Field Recordings. Music. Cowboy Songs. sound recording | 1 sound disc : analog ; 12 in. | Performance Note: "The Buffalo Skinners" performed by John A. (John Avery) Lomax (vocals) in Houston, Texas, on April 10, 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: Lomax, John A. (John Avery) - Lomax, John Avery - Lomax, Ruby T. (Ruby Terrill) - Lomax, John A.
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1939-04-10
  • 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