Audio Recordings Poor Stranger Blues Comment

Format Audio Recordings
Contributors Arnold, L. G.
Choice, Doc
Cook, Robert
Cook, Robert Harrison
Kennedy, Stetson
Smith, Ire
Tatum, S. T.
Dates 1939
Location Cross City
United States
Language English
Subjects African Americans
Cross City, Florida
Dixie County
Field Recordings
Office of the Aycock & Lindsey Turpentine Camp
Spoken Word
Poor Stranger Blues Comment
Contributor Names
Kennedy, Stetson (collector)
Cook, Robert Harrison (collector)
Kennedy, Stetson (speaker)
Smith, Ire (speaker)
Arnold, L. G. (speaker)
Choice, Doc (speaker)
Created / Published
Cross City, Florida, 1939-08-19.
Subject Headings
-  Spoken word
-  African Americans
-  Interviews
-  United States -- Florida -- Cross City -- place of recording
Field recordings
Spoken word
-  The singers answer questions about jook joints, and define them as "bar rooms," formerly known as "festival halls," "a name colored people give dance halls," etc. They think the term jook joint originated in sawmill camps. Jooks are described: "an outlaw place; don't nobody go there but outlaw people."
-  The jook joint song is reported to have been heard in jook joints in Perry, Florida, and in Suwannee County, and in the Interstate Jook.
-  Performance Note: "Poor Stranger Blues Comment" (spoken) performed at Office of the Aycock & Lindsey Turpentine Camp, Cross City, Florida, on August 19, 1939.
sound recording
sound disc
1 sound disc (5 minutes, 11 seconds) : analog ; 12 in.
AFC 1939/013: AFS 03527 A03 DLC-AFC American Folklife Center, Library of Congress
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