Audio Recording Interview with Uncle Bob Ledbetter, Oil City, Louisiana, 1940

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About this Item

Title
Interview with Uncle Bob Ledbetter, Oil City, Louisiana, 1940
Contributor Names
Lomax, John A. (John Avery), 1867-1948 (Interviewer)
Lomax, Ruby T. (Ruby Terrill) (Interviewer)
Ledbetter, Bob, 1861- (Interviewee)
Created / Published
Oil City, Louisiana, 1940
Subject Headings
-  Literacy
-  African Americans--Louisiana--Music
-  African Americans--Social conditions
-  Slave narratives--Louisiana
-  Variation of Old Man Tucker (Song)
-  No soap, No starch (Song)
-  I'm Going Home (Song)
-  Field hollers
-  Hollering
-  Freedmen--Louisiana
-  Interviews
-  Field recordings
-  Songs
-  United States -- Louisiana -- Caddo County -- Oil City
Genre
Interviews
Field recordings
Songs
Notes
-  Recorded by John A. and Ruby T. Lomax, Oil City, Louisiana, 1940.
Medium
1 sound disc : analog, 78 rpm; 12 in.
Call Number/Physical Location
AFC 1940/003: AFS 03992A
Source Collection
John and Ruby Lomax 1940 southern states recordings collection (AFC 1940/003)
Repository
American Folklife Center
Digital Id
https://hdl.loc.gov/loc.afc/afc1940003_afs03992a
Language
English
Online Format
audio
online text
pdf

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Credit line

Please cite the source collection title, collection number, and repository, for example:

  • Alan Lomax, Zora Neale Hurston, and Mary Elizabeth Barnicle Expedition Collection (AFC 1935/001), American Folklife Center, Library of Congress
  • John and Ruby Lomax 1940 Southern States Recordings Collection (AFC 1940/003), American Folklife Center, Library of Congress
  • Library of Congress and Fisk University Mississippi Delta collection, 1941-1943 (AFC 1941/002), American Folklife Center, Library of Congress
  • John Henry Faulk Recordings of Negro Religious Services. Part 3 (AFC 1941/016), American Folklife Center, Library of Congress
  • Robert Sonkin Alabama and New Jersey Collection (AFC 1941/018), American Folklife Center, Library of Congress
  • Hampton Institute Duplication Project (AFC 1948/015), American Folklife Center, Library of Congress
  • Cyrus B. Koonce Collection (AFC 1950/037), American Folklife Center, Library of Congress
  • Elmer E. Sparks interview with Celia Black (AFC 1975/009), American Folklife Center, Library of Congress
  • Elmer E. Sparks interview with Charlie Smith (AFC 1975/023), American Folklife Center, Library of Congress
  • American Dialect Society Collection (AFC 1984/011), American Folklife Center, Library of Congress

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Chicago citation style:

Lomax, John A, Ruby T Lomax, and Bob Ledbetter. Interview with Uncle Bob Ledbetter, Oil City, Louisiana. Oil City, Louisiana, 1940. Pdf. https://www.loc.gov/item/afc1940003_afs03992a/.

APA citation style:

Lomax, J. A., Lomax, R. T. & Ledbetter, B. (1940) Interview with Uncle Bob Ledbetter, Oil City, Louisiana. Oil City, Louisiana. [Pdf] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/afc1940003_afs03992a/.

MLA citation style:

Lomax, John A, Ruby T Lomax, and Bob Ledbetter. Interview with Uncle Bob Ledbetter, Oil City, Louisiana. Oil City, Louisiana, 1940. Pdf. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/afc1940003_afs03992a/>.