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Joe Louis

About this Item


  • Joe Louis


  • Frazier, Calvin (Performer)
  • Pittman, Sampson (Performer)
  • Lomax, Alan, 1915-2002 (Collector)

Created / Published

  • Detroit, MI, November 1, 1938


  • -  Folk music -- Michigan
  • -  Blues (Music)
  • -  African Americans
  • -  Field recordings
  • -  Songs
  • -  United States -- Michigan -- Detroit


  • Field recordings
  • Songs


  • -  AFS 02476: Joe Louis by Sampson Pittman and Calvin Frazier, guitars


  • sound disc, analog, 12 in.

Call Number/Physical Location

  • AFC 1939/007: AFS 02476 A

Source Collection

  • Alan Lomax Collection of Michigan and Wisconsin Recordings (AFC 1939/007)


  • American Folklife Center

Online Format

  • audio

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Credit line

Alan Lomax collection of Michigan and Wisconsin recordings (AFC 1939/007), American Folklife Center, Library of Congress

Cite This Item

Citations are generated automatically from bibliographic data as a convenience, and may not be complete or accurate.

Chicago citation style:

Frazier, Calvin, Sampson Pittman, and Alan Lomax. Joe Louis. Detroit, MI, November 1, 1938. Audio.

APA citation style:

Frazier, C., Pittman, S. & Lomax, A. (1938) Joe Louis. Detroit, MI, November 1. [Audio] Retrieved from the Library of Congress,

MLA citation style:

Frazier, Calvin, Sampson Pittman, and Alan Lomax. Joe Louis. Detroit, MI, November 1, 1938. Audio. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <>.