Format Audio Recordings
Contributors [Kennedy, Stetson]
Halpert, Herbert
Hurston, Zora Neale
Kennedy, Stetson
Dates 1939
Location Florida
United States
Language English
Subjects African Americans
Blues (Music)
Blues Songs
Duval County
Federal Music Project Office
Field Recordings
Jacksonville, Florida
Social Songs
Po' Gal
Contributor Names
Hurston, Zora Neale (performer)
Halpert, Herbert, 1911-2000 (collector)
Kennedy, Stetson (collector)
Hurston, Zora Neale (speaker)
Halpert, Herbert, 1911-2000 (speaker)
Created / Published
Jacksonville, Florida, 1939-06-18.
Subject Headings
-  African Americans
-  Blues (Music)
-  United States -- Florida -- Jacksonville -- place of recording
Field recordings
-  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 the most part."
-  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: "Po' Gal" (vocals) performed by Zora Neale Hurston at Federal Music Project Office, Jacksonville, Florida, on June 18, 1939.
sound recording
sound disc
1 sound disc (3 minutes, 4 seconds) : analog ; 12 in.
AFC 1939/005: AFS 03139 A02 DLC-AFC American Folklife Center, Library of Congress
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