Audio Recording Auctioneer chant at the weekly auction, Five State Livestock Auction Co. Inc., Clayton, New Mexico
Auctioneer chant at the weekly auction, Five State Livestock Auction Co. Inc., Clayton, New Mexico
About this Item
- Auctioneer chant at the weekly auction, Five State Livestock Auction Co. Inc., Clayton, New Mexico
- Fleischhauer, Carl (Recordist)
- Kalb, Laurie Beth (Research team member)
- Pratt, Boyd C. (Recordist)
- Wright, Bill (Performer)
Created / Published
- Clayton, New Mexico, August 28, 1985
- - Folklore--New Mexico
- - Field recordings
- - Sound recording
- - United States -- New Mexico -- Clayton
- Field recordings
- Sound recording
- - Index data: Auctioneer's chant and other actual sounds at the weekly livestock auction at the Five State Livestock Auction Co. Inc., Clayton NM, primarily serving sellers and buyers from New Mexico, Colorado, and Kansas, less often Texas and Oklahoma; the microphone was placed near the auctioneer on the auctioneer's platform; the main voice heard is auctioneer Bill Wright; additional voices may include other auction workers who supported the activity, including Ron Jenkins, Pat Crisp, and the scale operator (may have been named Swaggerty); the fieldworker's notes state that Jenkins receives the paperwork describing the animals and judges what the starting bid ought to be, then Wright begins his chant at that figure; Pat Crisp writes up the final outcome; at this day's sale, the livestock included saddle horses and cattle; early in the day, when this recording was made, the lots of cattle included heifers, steers, bulls (retired or "extra," for slaughter), and weaners (weaner calves).
- audiotape reel, 7 in.
Call Number/Physical Location
- MBRS Shelflist: RXA 7242
- Field project identifier: NM-85-LK-R1
- Call number: AFC 1991/032: SR01
- New Mexico Folklife Project collection (AFC 1991/032)
- American Folklife Center
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Credit line: New Mexico Folklife Project collection (AFC 1991/032), American Folklife Center, Library of Congress
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Chicago citation style:
Fleischhauer, Carl, Laurie Beth Kalb, Boyd C Pratt, and Bill Wright. Auctioneer chant at the weekly auction, Five State Livestock Auction Co. Inc., Clayton, New Mexico. Clayton, New Mexico, 1985. Audio. https://www.loc.gov/item/afc1991032_sr01/.
APA citation style:
Fleischhauer, C., Kalb, L. B., Pratt, B. C. & Wright, B. (1985) Auctioneer chant at the weekly auction, Five State Livestock Auction Co. Inc., Clayton, New Mexico. Clayton, New Mexico. [Audio] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/afc1991032_sr01/.
MLA citation style:
Fleischhauer, Carl, et al. Auctioneer chant at the weekly auction, Five State Livestock Auction Co. Inc., Clayton, New Mexico. Clayton, New Mexico, 1985. Audio. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/afc1991032_sr01/>.