Audio Recording Gonna See My Long-Haired Babe
About this Item
- Gonna See My Long-Haired Babe
- Contributor Names
- Kennedy, Stetson (Collector)
- Halpert, Herbert, 1911-2000 (Collector)
- Hurston, Zora Neale (Speaker)
- Halpert, Herbert, 1911-2000 (Speaker)
- Hurston, Zora Neale (Performer)
- Created / Published
- Jacksonville, Florida
- Subject Headings
- - African Americans
- - Work songs
- - Songs
- - United States -- Florida -- Duval County -- Jacksonville
- - A railroad work (spiking) song, learned from Max Ford, an old railroad employee on a construction gang near Miami ca. 1930.
- - Zora Neale Hurston, originally of Eatonville, Florida, was already a published novelist and folklorist when she took a job with the Federal Writers' Project in Florida.
- - The sound quality of this recording is extremely poor. It has been included online because the melody line can still be identified.
- - Performance Note: "Gonna See My Long-Haired Babe" (vocals with hammering) performed by Zora Neale Hurston at Federal Music Project Office, Jacksonville, Florida, on June 18, 1939.
- Sound disc : analog ; 12 in.
- Call Number/Physical Location
- AFC 1939/005: AFS 03135 A01
- Source Collection
- Herbert Halpert 1939 Southern States Recording Expedition (AFC 1939/005)
- American Folklife Center
- Digital Id
- Online Format
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Please cite the source collection title, collection number, and repository, for example:
- Resettlement Administration Recordings Collection (AFC 1939/016), American Folklife Center, Library of Congress
- Stetson Kennedy and Robert Cook Florida WPA Recordings (AFC 1939/013), American Folklife Center, Library of Congress
- Alton C. Morris Florida WPA recordings (AFC 1939/026), American Folklife Center, Library of Congress
- Florida WPA Recordings, 1940 (AFC 1940/011), American Folklife Center, Library of Congress
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Chicago citation style:
Kennedy, Stetson, Herbert Halpert, Zora Neale Hurston, Herbert Halpert, and Zora Neale Hurston. Gonna See My Long-Haired Babe. Jacksonville, Florida, 1939. Audio. https://www.loc.gov/item/flwpa000003/.
APA citation style:
Kennedy, S., Halpert, H., Hurston, Z. N., Halpert, H. & Hurston, Z. N. (1939) Gonna See My Long-Haired Babe. Jacksonville, Florida. [Audio] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/flwpa000003/.
MLA citation style:
Kennedy, Stetson, et al. Gonna See My Long-Haired Babe. Jacksonville, Florida, 1939. Audio. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/flwpa000003/>.