Audio Recordings Got a Letter from My Baby This Morning

Format Audio Recordings
Contributors Cook, Robert
Cook, Robert Harrison
Kennedy, Stetson
Wood, David
Dates 1939
Location Cross City
Florida
United States
Language English
Subjects African Americans
Cross City, Florida
Dixie County
Ethnography
Field Recordings
Interviews
Music
Narratives
Office of the Aycock & Lindsey Turpentine Camp
Songs
Spoken Word
Vocals
Work Songs
Title
Got a Letter from My Baby This Morning
Contributor Names
Wood, David (performer)
Kennedy, Stetson (collector)
Cook, Robert Harrison (collector)
Kennedy, Stetson (speaker)
Created / Published
Cross City, Florida, 1939-08-19.
Subject Headings
-  Spoken word
-  African Americans
-  Work songs
-  Interviews
-  United States -- Florida -- Cross City -- place of recording
Genre
Field recordings
Interviews
Spoken word
Songs
Notes
-  A work song performed by David Wood, a 27-year-old Florida-born turpentine worker. He learned this song in the Nassau County Prison Farm, where he was jailed for fist-fighting.
-  The sound quality of this recording is extremely poor. It has been included online because the melody line can still be identified.
-  Performance Note: "Got a Letter from My Baby This Morning" (vocals) performed by David Wood at Office of the Aycock & Lindsey Turpentine Camp, Cross City, Florida, on August 19, 1939.
Form
sound recording
sound disc
Extent
1 sound disc (4 minutes, 59 seconds) : analog ; 12 in.
Repository
AFC 1939/013: AFS 03529 A01 DLC-AFC American Folklife Center, Library of Congress
Other Formats
http://lcweb2.loc.gov/diglib/ihas/loc.afc.afcflwpa.3529a1/mets.xml
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