• Lord, Lord

    Field Recordings. Songs. sound recording | 1 sound disc (3 minutes, 56 seconds) : analog ; 12 in. | Crew of "The Boys," a 108-foot menhaden (or pogey) fishing boat of Mayport, Florida, commanded by Captain J. C. Willard. Crew of "The Boys," a 108-foot menhaden (or pogey) fishing boat of Mayport, Florida, commanded by Captain J. C. Willard. Shrimphouse workers A sea chantey ...

    • Contributor: Unidentified Performers - Cook, Robert Harrison - Cornwall, Robert - Cook, Robert - Crew of the Boys
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1940-07-02
  • Buffalo Song

    Field Recordings. Instrumental Music. Songs. sound recording | 1 sound disc (3 minutes, 8 seconds) : analog ; 12 in. | The Buffalo Song from the Green Corn Dance. The Green Corn Dance is a spiritual ritual of purification and thanksgiving held each spring. In this instance, the song was performed with the purpose of being recorded, not as part of the ceremony itself. ...

    • Contributor: Osceola, Richard - Osceola, Robert - Tiger, Naha - Josh, John - Johns, Barfield - Bowlegs, Billy, 1808 - Corse, Carita Doggett - Cornwall, Robert - Boehmer, William J. - Bowlegs, Billy
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1940-07-25
  • Fire in the Mountain

    Field Recordings. Instrumental Music. sound recording | 1 sound disc (1 minute, 34 seconds) : analog ; 12 in. | A square dance tune, learned on the Calusa Hatchee River. Straws are foot-long fiddle sticks whittled out of fat pine. Albritton and O'Berry say that their ancestors have been Southern fiddlers for several generations. Both are of Scotch-Irish descent. Only one fiddle was used; ...

    • Contributor: Albritton, G. G. - O'Berry, Cleo Wynn - Corse, Carita Doggett - Cornwall, Robert - Fiddle - O'Berry, Cleo Wynn (C. W.) - Straws - O'Berry, C. W.
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1940-07-26
  • Virginia Reel

    Field Recordings. Songs. sound recording | 1 sound disc (4 minutes, 10 seconds) : analog ; 12 in. | The singer, age 101, was born into slavery, on the McMullen Plantation near Forsythe, Georgia. The sound quality of this recording is extremely poor. It has been included online because the melody line can still be identified. Performance Note: "Virginia Reel" (vocals) performed by Ella ...

    • Contributor: Lassiter, Ella Mcmullen - Corse, Carita Doggett - Cornwall, Robert - [Cornwall, Robert] - Lassiter, Ella Mcmullen (Mother)
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1940-07-01
  • Hurricane

    Field Recordings. Songs. sound recording | 1 sound disc (3 minutes, 58 seconds) : analog ; 12 in. | A ballad sung by African Americans in South Florida. It commemorates the Miami Hurricane of 1926. Performance Note: "Hurricane" (vocals with banjo and guitar) performed by James Brown, Jr., Walter Van Bass, banjo, and Ned Hugh Bass at Caruja Ranch, Kenansville, Florida, on July 1, ...

    • Contributor: Brown, James, Jr. - Bass, Walter Van - Bass, Ned Hugh - Corse, Carita Doggett - Cornwall, Robert - Brown, James - Brown, James Jr. - Banjo - Guitar
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1940-07-01
  • Goin' up the New Cut Road

    Field Recordings. Instrumental Music. sound recording | 1 sound disc (1 minute, 48 seconds) : analog ; 12 in. | Straws are foot-long fiddle sticks whittled out of fat pine. Performance Note: "Goin' up the New Cut Road" (vocals and fiddle with straws) performed by Cleo Wynn (C. W.) O'Berry, fiddle, and S. W. Rhymes, straws, at Sebring, Florida, on July 26, 1940. Performer ...

    • Contributor: O'Berry, Cleo Wynn - Rhymes, S. W. - Corse, Carita Doggett - Cornwall, Robert - O'Berry, Cleo Wynn (C. W.) - Fiddle - Straws - O'Berry, C. W.
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1940-07-26
  • L&N Mobile

    Field Recordings. Songs. sound recording | 1 sound disc (1 minute, 40 seconds) : analog ; 12 in. | A railroad work song, sung while lining track. The singer, "Uncle" Bradley Eberhard, a work-crippled, 66-year-old African American, worked more than a quarter of a century in railroad work gangs and is still proud of his role as singer when the men were laying track. ...

    • Contributor: Eberhard, Bradley, Uncle - Corse, Carita Doggett - Cornwall, Robert - Eberhard, Bradley (Uncle)
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1940-07-26
  • A Lament

    Field Recordings. Songs. sound recording | 1 sound disc (3 minutes, 12 seconds) : analog ; 12 in. | The singer, age 101, was born into slavery, on the McMullen Plantation near Forsythe, Georgia. The sound quality of this recording is extremely poor. It has been included online because the melody line can still be identified. Performance Note: "A Lament" (vocals) performed by Ella ...

    • Contributor: Lassiter, Ella Mcmullen - Corse, Carita Doggett - Cornwall, Robert - [Corse, Carita Doggett] - Lassiter, Ella Mcmullen (Mother)
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1940-07-01
  • Fox Song

    Field Recordings. Instrumental Music. Songs. sound recording | 1 sound disc (1 minute, 26 seconds) : analog ; 12 in. | The Fox Song from the Green Corn Dance. The Green Corn Dance is a spiritual ritual of purification and thanksgiving held each spring. In this instance, the song was performed with the purpose of being recorded, not as part of the ceremony itself. ...

    • Contributor: Tiger, Naha - Corse, Carita Doggett - Cornwall, Robert - Boehmer, William J. - Seed Rattle
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1940-07-25
  • Leadin' Me On

    Field Recordings. Songs. sound recording | 1 sound disc (3 minutes, 2 seconds) : analog ; 12 in. | This is a jumped-up song sung by James Brown and Rufus Bland. Performance Note: "Leadin' Me On" (vocals) performed by James Brown, Rufus Bland at Caruja Ranch, Kenansville, Florida, on July 1, 1940. Sound Recording (Form). Sound Disc (Form).

    • Contributor: Brown, James - Bland, Rufus - Corse, Carita Doggett - Cornwall, Robert - [Brown, James]
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1940-07-01
  • Day's a-Breakin'

    Field Recordings. Songs. sound recording | 1 sound disc (1 minute, 47 seconds) : analog ; 12 in. | This is a jumped-up song sung by Rufus Bland and James Brown. Performance Note: "Day's a-Breakin'" (vocals) performed by James Brown, Rufus Bland at Caruja Ranch, Kenansville, Florida, on July 1, 1940. Sound Recording (Form). Sound Disc (Form).

    • Contributor: Brown, James - Bland, Rufus - Corse, Carita Doggett - Cornwall, Robert - [Bland, Rufus]
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1940-07-01
  • Song about the departure of Seminole Indians from Florida for Oklahoma

    Field Recordings. Songs. sound recording | 1 sound disc (3 minutes, 20 seconds) : analog ; 12 in. | This is a song about the departure of Seminole Indians from Florida for Oklahoma. It is sung by Katie Smith and Courtney Parker. All of these songs were recorded at the Brighton Indian Day School, Brighton, Florida." In 1830, U.S. Congress passed the Indian Removal ...

    • Contributor: Smith, Katie - Parker, Courtney - Corse, Carita Doggett - Cornwall, Robert - Boehmer, William J.
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1940-07-01
  • Give Me a Ranch Down in Florida

    Field Recordings. Songs. sound recording | 1 sound disc (3 minutes, 40 seconds) : analog ; 12 in. | Performance Note: "Give Me a Ranch Down in Florida" (vocals with banjo, guitar, and violins) performed by Walter Van Bass, Ned Hugh Bass, Bob Hall, and J. C. King at Caruja Ranch, Kenansville, Florida, on July 1, 1940. Sound Recording (Form). Sound Disc (Form).

    • Contributor: Bass, Walter Van - Bass, Ned Hugh - Hall, Bob - King, J. C. - Corse, Carita Doggett - Cornwall, Robert - [Cornwall, Robert] - [Hall, Bob] - [King, J. C.]
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1940-07-01
  • Tap Dance

    Field Recordings. Instrumental Music. sound recording | 1 sound disc ( 20 seconds) : analog ; 12 in. | Crew of "The Boys," a 108-foot menhaden (or pogey) fishing boat of Mayport, Florida, commanded by Captain J. C. Willard. Crew of "The Boys," a 108-foot menhaden (or pogey) fishing boat of Mayport, Florida, commanded by Captain J. C. Willard. Shrimphouse workers A tap dance ...

    • Contributor: Unidentified Performers - Cook, Robert Harrison - Cornwall, Robert - Cook, Robert - Unidentified Group of Workers
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1940-06-27
  • Alligator Song

    Field Recordings. Instrumental Music. Songs. sound recording | 1 sound disc (4 minutes, 17 seconds) : analog ; 12 in. | The Alligator Song from the Green Corn Dance. The Green Corn Dance is a spiritual ritual of purification and thanksgiving held each spring. In this instance, the song was performed with the purpose of being recorded, not as part of the ceremony itself. ...

    • Contributor: Smith, Morgan - Johns, Barfield - Hutts, Sam - Osceola, Richard - Tiger, Naha - Corse, Carita Doggett - Cornwall, Robert - Boehmer, William J.
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1940-07-01
  • Jesus Says I'm Welcome

    Field Recordings. Songs. sound recording | 1 sound disc ( 45 seconds) : analog ; 12 in. | A spiritual, sung by "Uncle" Bradley Eberhard, a work-crippled, 66-year-old African American. He worked more than a quarter of a century in railroad work gangs and is still proud of his role as singer when the men were laying track. Now toothless and a semi-invalid, he ...

    • Contributor: Eberhard, Bradley, Uncle - Corse, Carita Doggett - Cornwall, Robert - Eberhard, Bradley (Uncle)
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1940-07-26
  • The Old Time Country People

    Field Recordings. Spoken Word. Instrumental Music. Songs. sound recording | 1 sound disc (1 minute, 42 seconds) : analog ; 12 in. | A square dance tune. Straws are foot-long fiddle sticks whittled out of fat pine. Albritton and O'Berry say that their ancestors have been Southern fiddlers for several generations. Both are of Scotch-Irish descent. Only one fiddle was used; Albritton used the ...

    • Contributor: Albritton, G. G. - O'Berry, Cleo Wynn - Shoemaker, Johnny Bill - Corse, Carita Doggett - Cornwall, Robert - [Shoemaker, Johnny Bill] - Fiddle - O'Berry, Cleo Wynn (C. W.) - Straws - Calls - O'Berry, C. W.
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1940-07-26
  • Steal Partner

    Field Recordings. Songs. sound recording | 1 sound disc (4 minutes, 11 seconds) : analog ; 12 in. | Performance Note: "Steal Partner" (vocals) performed by Richard Osceola, Naha Tiger, John Josh, and Morgan Smith at Cow Creek settlement, Seminole Indian Reservation, Florida, on July 1, 1940. Sound Recording (Form). Sound Disc (Form).

    • Contributor: Osceola, Richard - Tiger, Naha - Josh, John - Smith, Morgan - Corse, Carita Doggett - Cornwall, Robert - Boehmer, William J.
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1940-07-01
  • Pastime Annie

    Field Recordings. Instrumental Music. sound recording | 1 sound disc (4 minutes, 27 seconds) : analog ; 12 in. | Performance Note: "Pastime Annie" (banjo, guitar, and violins) performed by Bob Hall, Walter Van Bass, Ned Hugh Bass, and J. C. King at Caruja Ranch, Kenansville, Florida, on July 1, 1940. Sound Recording (Form). Sound Disc (Form).

    • Contributor: Hall, Bob - Bass, Walter Van - Bass, Ned Hugh - King, J. C. - Corse, Carita Doggett - Cornwall, Robert
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1940-07-01
  • Shear 'Em

    Field Recordings. Instrumental Music. sound recording | 1 sound disc (1 minute, 5 seconds) : analog ; 12 in. | Performance Note: "Shear 'Em" (banjo, guitar, and violins) performed by Bob Hall, Walter Van Bass, Ned Hugh Bass, and J. C. King at Caruja Ranch, Kenansville, Florida, on July 1, 1940. Sound Recording (Form). Sound Disc (Form).

    • Contributor: Hall, Bob - Bass, Walter Van - Bass, Ned Hugh - King, J. C. - Corse, Carita Doggett - Cornwall, Robert - [Cornwall, Robert]
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1940-07-01
  • Catfish Song

    Field Recordings. Instrumental Music. Songs. sound recording | 1 sound disc (2 minutes, 35 seconds) : analog ; 12 in. | This is the Catfish Song. It is used at the Green Corn Dance. It is sung by John Josh and Richard Osceola." The Green Corn Dance is a spiritual ritual of purification and thanksgiving held each spring. In this instance, the song was ...

    • Contributor: Josh, John - Osceola, Richard - Corse, Carita Doggett - Cornwall, Robert - Boehmer, William J.
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1940-07-25
  • Hug 'em in Sebring

    Field Recordings. Spoken Word. Instrumental Music. Songs. sound recording | 1 sound disc (1 minute, 42 seconds) : analog ; 12 in. | A square dance tune, played and called. C. W. O'Berry sings the refrain to "Sweet Little Girl on Josephine. Performance Note: "Hug 'em in Sebring" (fiddle with calls and background vocals) performed by Cleo Wynn (C. W.) O'Berry, fiddle, and Johnny ...

    • Contributor: O'Berry, Cleo Wynn - Shoemaker, Johnny Bill - Corse, Carita Doggett - Cornwall, Robert - O'Berry, Cleo Wynn (C. W.) - Fiddle - Calls - O'Berry, C. W.
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1940-07-26
  • Way upon the Sierra Peaks

    Field Recordings. Songs. sound recording | 1 sound disc (3 minutes, 19 seconds) : analog ; 12 in. | Performance Note: "Way upon the Sierra Peaks" (vocals with guitar) performed by Walter Van Bass, and Ned Hugh Bass at Caruja Ranch, Kenansville, Florida, on July 1, 1940. Sound Recording (Form). Sound Disc (Form).

    • Contributor: Bass, Walter Van - Bass, Ned Hugh - Corse, Carita Doggett - Cornwall, Robert - [Bass, Walter Van]
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1940-07-01
  • Ughniyah li al-Atfal

    Field Recordings. Songs. sound recording | 1 sound disc (3 minutes, 13 seconds) : analog ; 12 in. | The lullaby in the Arabic language is based on a fourteenth century historical incident, which took place in Lebanon. This little story is told in song, and is meant to express the love of a father and mother for their children, as well as the ...

    • Contributor: Debs, Nicholas - Cook, Robert Harrison - Cornwall, Robert - Stedman, Lillian - Cook, Robert
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1940-03-10
  • Uncle Bud

    Field Recordings. Songs. sound recording | 1 sound disc (1 minute, 46 seconds) : analog ; 12 in. | This is 'Uncle Bud' sung by James Brown and Rufus Bland.'" According to Zora Neale Hurston, who also performed a version of this song for a WPA fieldworker, this is a social song, for amusement, sung by men all over the South; it's a "jook ...

    • Contributor: Brown, James - Bland, Rufus - Corse, Carita Doggett - Cornwall, Robert - [Brown, James]
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1940-07-01