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  • Audio Recording

    Deep Down in My Heart

    sound recording | 1 cylinder | Robert Winslow Gordon Cylinder Collection. (Source). March 19, 1926. (Date). 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 (Form).

    • Contributor: Library of Congress - Gordon, Robert Winslow - Givens, W. M.
    • Date: 1978
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    Jesus is My Only Friend

    sound recording | 1 cylinder | Robert Winslow Gordon Cylinder Collection. (Source). April 10, 1926 (Date). Spoken at the end of this recording: sung by Bessie Shaw, Oakhill, Georgia, April the tenth, Nineteen twenty-six. (Content). Some verses on the original cylinder were not duplicated due to poor sound quality. (Content). This song was published on the Library of Congress long playing record, "Folk-Songs of ...

    • Contributor: Library of Congress - Gordon, Robert Winslow - Shaw, Bessie
    • Date: 1978
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    Ol' Man Satan

    sound recording | 2 cylinder recordings | 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 ...

    • Contributor: Library of Congress - Gordon, Robert Winslow - Mann, Mary C.
    • Date: 1978
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    Blow Boys, Blow

    sound recording | 1 cylinder | Robert Winslow Gordon Cylinder Collection. (Source). 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). May 11, 1926 (Date). Sound Recording (Form).

    • Contributor: Library of Congress - Gordon, Robert Winslow - Spencer, J. A. S.
    • Date: 1978
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    Midnight Special

    sound recording | 1 disc. | Recorded in Wilton, Connecticut. (Venue). Recorded in February, 1935 (Date). John Lomax Southern States Collection (Source Note). Leadbelly and Lead Belly are stage names for Huddie Ledbetter (1885-1949 ) (Biographical). Sound Recording (Form).

    • Contributor: Leadbelly - Lomax, John A. (john Avery)
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    Come by Here

    sound recording | 1 sound recording | Recorded in May 1936. (Date). Recorded in Raiford, Florida. (Venue). Forms part of the John A. Lomax Southern States Collection, 1933-1937. (Source). The chorus singing with Ethel Best is unidentified. (Content). Sound Recording (Form).

    • Contributor: Best, Ethel - Lomax, John A. (john Avery)
  • Audio Recording

    Gonna See My Long-Haired Babe

    • Contributor: Kennedy, Stetson - Halpert, Herbert - Hurston, Zora Neale
    • Date: 1939-06-18
  • Audio Recording

    Let's Shake It

    • Contributor: Kennedy, Stetson - Halpert, Herbert - Hurston, Zora Neale
    • Date: 1939-06-18
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    Dat Old Black Gal

    • Contributor: Kennedy, Stetson - Halpert, Herbert - Hurston, Zora Neale
    • Date: 1939-06-18
  • Audio Recording

    Shove It Over

    • Contributor: Kennedy, Stetson - Halpert, Herbert - Hurston, Zora Neale
    • Date: 1939-06-18
  • Audio Recording

    Description of lining track

    • Contributor: Kennedy, Stetson - Halpert, Herbert - Hurston, Zora Neale
    • Date: 1939-06-18
  • Audio Recording

    Mule on the Mount

    • Contributor: Kennedy, Stetson - Halpert, Herbert - Hurston, Zora Neale
    • Date: 1939-06-18
  • Audio Recording

    Georgia Skin

    • Contributor: Kennedy, Stetson - Halpert, Herbert - Hurston, Zora Neale
    • Date: 1939-06-18
  • Audio Recording

    Let the Deal Go Down

    • Contributor: Kennedy, Stetson - Halpert, Herbert - Hurston, Zora Neale
    • Date: 1939-06-18
  • Audio Recording

    Uncle Bud

    • Contributor: Kennedy, Stetson - Halpert, Herbert - Hurston, Zora Neale
    • Date: 1939-06-18
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    Oh, the Buford Boat Done Come

    • Contributor: Kennedy, Stetson - Halpert, Herbert - Hurston, Zora Neale
    • Date: 1939-06-18
  • Audio Recording

    Halimuhfack

    • Contributor: Kennedy, Stetson - Halpert, Herbert - Hurston, Zora Neale
    • Date: 1939-06-18
  • Audio Recording

    Po' Gal

    • Contributor: Kennedy, Stetson - Halpert, Herbert - Hurston, Zora Neale
    • Date: 1939-06-18
  • Audio Recording

    Mama Don't Want No Peas, No Rice

    • Contributor: Kennedy, Stetson - Halpert, Herbert - Hurston, Zora Neale
    • Date: 1939-06-18
  • Audio Recording

    Crow Dance

    • Contributor: Kennedy, Stetson - Halpert, Herbert - Hurston, Zora Neale
    • Date: 1939-06-18
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    Way Down Yonder

    • Contributor: Kennedy, Stetson - Halpert, Herbert - Stuckey, Harden W.
    • Date: 1939-06-18
  • Audio Recording

    Have You Ever Seen a Monkey

    • Contributor: Kennedy, Stetson - Halpert, Herbert - Stuckey, Harden W.
    • Date: 1939-06-18
  • Audio Recording

    Wish I Was a Single Man Again

    • Contributor: Kennedy, Stetson - Halpert, Herbert - Stuckey, Harden W.
    • Date: 1939-06-18
  • Audio Recording

    Fish Vendor's Cries

    • Contributor: Kennedy, Stetson - Halpert, Herbert - Stuckey, Harden W.
    • Date: 1939-06-18
  • Audio Recording

    Where Have You Been, Charming Billy

    • Contributor: Kennedy, Stetson - Halpert, Herbert - Stuckey, Harden W.
    • Date: 1939-06-18