• The Two Soldiers (Part 1 of 2)

    Field Recordings. Music. Ballads. sound recording | 1 sound disc : analog ; 12 in. | Location also known as Florida State Prison; Raiford Penitentiary Venue: State Farm Performance Note: "Two Soldiers, The (Part 1 of 2)" (vocals and guitar) performed at State Farm, Raiford, Florida, on June 4, 1939. In English. (Language). Also included in The John and Ruby Lomax 1939 Southern States ...

    • Contributor: Carver, Glenn - Lomax, John Avery - Lomax, Ruby T. (Ruby Terrill) - Guitar
    • 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
  • 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
  • You Got to Lay Down and Die

    Field Recordings. Music. Religious Songs. Work Songs. sound recording | 1 sound disc : analog ; 12 in. | Location also known as Gould, Arkansas Group of convicts Venue: Cummins State Farm, Camp #9 Performance Note: "You Got to Lay Down and Die" performed by Charles Clark, Henry Wesley and unidentified performers (vocals with ax-cutting) at Cummins State Farm, Camp #9, near Arkansas City, ...

    • Contributor: Unidentified Performers - Clark, Charles - Wesley, Henry - Lomax, John Avery - Lomax, Ruby T. (Ruby Terrill) - Group of Convicts
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1939-05-22
  • Got a Few More Days

    Field Recordings. Music. Field Hollers. 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 #1 Performance Note: "Got a Few More Days" performed by R. C. "Red" Hains (vocals) at Cummins State Farm, Camp #1, near Varner, Arkansas, on May 21, 1939. In English. ...

    • Contributor: Hains, R. C. "Red - Lomax, John Avery - Lomax, Ruby T. (Ruby Terrill) - Hains, R.C. "Red
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1939-05-21
  • 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
  • Ella Speed

    Field Recordings. Music. Ballads. 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" Venue: Ramsey State Farm, Camp #4 Performance Note: "Ella Speed" performed by Wallace Chains (vocals and guitar) at Ramsey State Farm, Camp #4, Otey, Texas, on April 23, 1939. ...

    • Contributor: Chains, Wallace - Lomax, John Avery - Lomax, Ruby T. (Ruby Terrill) - Chains, Wallace "Stavin' Chains - Jones, Sylvester "Texas Stavin' Chain - Guitar
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1939-04-23
  • Long-Tailed Rat

    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, Camp #1 Performance Note: "Long-Tailed Rat" performed by Virgil Lamb (vocals) at Cummins State Farm, Camp #1, near Varner, Arkansas, on May 21, 1939. In English. (Language). Also included in The John and Ruby Lomax ...

    • Contributor: Lamb, Virgil - Lomax, John Avery - Lomax, Ruby T. (Ruby Terrill)
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1939-05-21
  • Prayer

    Field Recordings. Music. Prayers. sound recording | 1 sound disc : analog ; 12 in. | Location also known as Florida State Prison; Raiford Penitentiary Convict Venue: State Farm Performance Note: "Prayer" performed by Unidentified performer (spoken) 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: Unidentified Performer - Lomax, John Avery - Lomax, Ruby T. (Ruby Terrill) - Unidentified Convict
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1939-06-03
  • Come On an' Bow Down

    Field Recordings. Music. Religious 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" Venue: Ramsey State Farm, Camp #4 Performance Note: "Come On an' Bow Down" performed by James "Iron Head" Baker and Wallace Chains (vocals and guitar) at Ramsey State ...

    • Contributor: Chains, Wallace - Baker, James "Iron Head - Lomax, John Avery - Lomax, Ruby T. (Ruby Terrill) - Baker, James (Iron Head) - Chains, Wallace "Stavin' Chains
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1939-04-23
  • This Little Light o' Mine

    Field Recordings. Music. Religious Songs. sound recording | 1 sound disc : analog ; 12 in. | Venue: Goree State Farm Performance Note: "This Little Light o' Mine" performed by Doris McMurray (vocals) at Goree State Farm, near Huntsville, Texas, on May 14, 1939. In English. (Language). Also included in The John and Ruby Lomax 1939 Southern States Recording Trip. (Exhibitions). Sound Recording (Form). ...

    • Contributor: McMurray, Doris - Lomax, John Avery - Lomax, Ruby T. (Ruby Terrill)
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1939-05-14
  • 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
  • Desert Blues

    Field Recordings. Music. sound recording | 1 sound disc : analog ; 12 in. | Venue: Goree State Farm Performance Note: "Desert Blues" performed by Hattie Ellis (vocals and guitar) at Goree State Farm, near Huntsville, Texas, on May 14, 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: Ellis, Hattie - Lomax, John Avery - Lomax, Ruby T. (Ruby Terrill) - Ramsey, Jack "Cowboy - Guitar
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1939-05-14
  • Till I Die

    Field Recordings. Music. Religious Songs. sound recording | 1 sound disc : analog ; 12 in. | Performer referred to elsewhere as Wade "Monkey" Bolden 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, ...

    • Contributor: Bolden, Brant - Jones, Sylvester - Ramsey, George - Harrison, W. S., "Jay Bird - Chains, Wallace - Christopher, Columbus - Lomax, John Avery - Lomax, Ruby T. (Ruby Terrill) - Chains, Wallace "Stavin' Chains - Harrison, W.S. "Jaybird - Jones, Sylvester "Texas Stavin' Chain - Bolden, Wade "Monkey
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1939-04-23
  • Down by the Rocky Mountains

    Field Recordings. Music. Ballads. sound recording | 1 sound disc : analog ; 12 in. | Location also known as Florida State Prison; Raiford Penitentiary Venue: State Farm Performance Note: "Down by the Rocky Mountains" performed by James Richardson (vocals) at State Farm, Raiford, Florida, on June 3, 1939. In English. (Language). Also included in The John and Ruby Lomax 1939 Southern States Recording ...

    • Contributor: Richardson, James - Lomax, John Avery - Lomax, Ruby T. (Ruby Terrill)
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1939-06-03
  • Field Hollers

    Field Recordings. Music. Field Hollers. 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 #1 Performance Note: "Field Hollers" performed by Lonnie "Stick Horse" Stegall (vocals) at Cummins State Farm, Camp #1, near Varner, Arkansas, on May 21, 1939. In English. (Language). Also included ...

    • Contributor: Stegall, Lonnie "Stick Horse - Lomax, John Avery - Lomax, Ruby T. (Ruby Terrill)
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1939-05-21
  • Driving Levee

    Field Recordings. Music. Work Songs. sound recording | 1 sound disc : analog ; 12 in. | Group of convicts Venue: Clemens State Farm, Dormitory Performance Note: "Driving Levee" performed by Unidentified performers (vocals) at Clemens State Farm, Dormitory, 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 ...

    • Contributor: Unidentified Performers - Lomax, John Avery - Lomax, Ruby T. (Ruby Terrill) - Group of Convicts
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1939-04-16
  • This Heart o' Mine

    Field Recordings. Music. Religious Songs. sound recording | 1 sound disc : analog ; 12 in. | Venue: Ramsey State Farm, Camp #4 Performance Note: "This Heart o' Mine" performed by James "Iron Head" Baker (vocals) at Ramsey State Farm, Camp #4, Otey, Texas, on April 23, 1939. In English. (Language). Also included in The John and Ruby Lomax 1939 Southern States Recording Trip. ...

    • Contributor: Baker, James "Iron Head - Lomax, John Avery - Lomax, Ruby T. (Ruby Terrill) - Baker, James (Iron Head)
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1939-04-23
  • 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
  • Pretty Girl Don't Pay Me No Mind

    Field Recordings. Music. Fiddle Tunes. sound recording | 1 sound disc : analog ; 12 in. | Location also known as Florida State Prison; Raiford Penitentiary Venue: State Farm Performance Note: "Pretty Girl Don't Pay Me No Mind" (vocals, fiddle and guitar) performed at State Farm, Raiford, Florida, on June 4, 1939. In English. (Language). Also included in The John and Ruby Lomax 1939 ...

    • Contributor: Carver, Glenn - Perry, Fred - Lomax, John Avery - Lomax, Ruby T. (Ruby Terrill) - Fiddle - Guitar
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1939-06-04
  • Yon' Comes de Sargent

    Field Recordings. Music. Work Songs. Field Hollers. sound recording | 1 sound disc : analog ; 12 in. | Collector's genre note: "mule skinning holler" Location also known as Miss. State Farm Venue: State Penitentiary, Camp #10 Performance Note: "Yon' Comes de Sargent" performed by Alexander "Neighborhood" Williams (vocals) at State Penitentiary, Camp #10, Parchman, Mississippi, on May 23, 1939. In English. (Language). Also ...

    • Contributor: Williams, Alexander "Neighborhood - Lomax, John Avery - Lomax, Ruby T. (Ruby Terrill)
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1939-05-23
  • 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
  • Down by the Rocky Mountains

    Field Recordings. Music. Ballads. sound recording | 1 sound disc : analog ; 12 in. | Location also known as Florida State Prison; Raiford Penitentiary Venue: State Farm Performance Note: "Down by the Rocky Mountains" performed by James Richardson (vocals) at State Farm, Raiford, Florida, on June 3, 1939. In English. (Language). Also included in The John and Ruby Lomax 1939 Southern States Recording ...

    • Contributor: Richardson, James - Lomax, John Avery - Lomax, Ruby T. (Ruby Terrill)
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1939-06-03
  • Old 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: "Old 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). ...

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

    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, Camp #1 Performance Note: "Laughing" performed by Joe Green (laughter) at Cummins State Farm, Camp #1, near Varner, Arkansas, on May 21, 1939. In English. (Language). Also included in The John and Ruby Lomax 1939 ...

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