Audio Recordings Ol' Man Satan

Format Audio Recordings
Contributors Gordon, Robert Winslow
Library of Congress
Mann, Mary C.
Dates 1978
Location Georgia
Language English
Subjects African Americans
Folk Songs
United States
Ol' Man Satan
Contributor Names
Gordon, Robert Winslow (recordist)
Mann, Mary C. (singer)
Created / Published
Library of Congress, 1978.
Subject Headings
-  Spirituals
-  African Americans
-  Georgia
-  Folk songs--United States
-  Robert Winslow Gordon Cylinder Collection. (source)
-  April 12, 1926. (date)
-  According to Gordon, "This song was a favorite with Amelia, a slave brought to this country prior to 1800 from the island of Madagascar. She taught it to her grand-daughter, Violet, and she in turn taught it to her granddaughter, Mary, from whom I obtained it. Amelia was one of a number of slaves captured by the British in the war of 1812 and taken to Nassau, in the Bahama Islands, whence she never returned. She must, therefore, have sung the song prior to this time." (General)
-  This song was published on the Library of Congress long playing record, "Folk-Songs of America: The Robert Winslow Gordon Collection," in 1978, in commemoration of the 50th anniversary of the Archive of Folk Culture. (source note)
sound recording
2 cylinder recordings
American Folklife Center
LC Classification
AFC 1928/002 (cyl. A347-8, Item GA124)
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