Audio Recording Old Lang Syne

About this Item

Title
Old Lang Syne
Contributor Names
Work, John W. (John Wesley), 1901-1967 (Collector)
Unidentified singers at Fisk University (Performer)
Created / Published
Nashville, Tennessee, 1941
Subject Headings
-  African Americans--Southern States--Music
-  Music
-  Field recordings
-  Songs
-  Popular music
-  Tennessee -- Murfreesboro
Genre
Music
Field recordings
Songs
Popular music
Notes
-  For rights information please contact the Folklife Reading Room at http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.afc/folklife.contact
-  In English.
-  The dust jacket for AFS disc 5148 says it was recorded "July 29, 1940," but it is possible that this track was recorded at a later date.
-  During this recording, the singers introduce themselves as: "Mrs. Charles S. Johnson; Leona Copeland; Louis Copeland; Alma Watkins; [M. Hanna] Watkins; [unintelligible], Morovia, Liberia, West Africa; William Banks, New Orleans; John Henry Fisk, Chicago; Estella Scott, the Keystone State; Amy Saunders, Chicago, Illinois; Vinton Saunders, Chicago, Milwaukee, St. Paul; Vinton Junior; D. Franklin Everest, Charleston, South Carolina; [unintelligible] Douglas, Sugar Hill; Lewis Jones, Nacodoches; Wilson B. Hewitt, Atlanta; [unintelligible], China; Charles S. Johnson, Fisk; Eli Marks, Fisk."
-  Aural evidence suggests that this was recorded in the home of Dr. Charles Johnson, head of the department of sociology, Fisk University. A spoken introduction in Danish translates "We have had a wonderful time together here with you. We hope that in the future we'll be able to get together again here. Denmark will not [unintelligible]. Then, we'll, once again, have a delightful time together with people from around the whole world."
Medium
Sound disc : analog ; 12 in.
Call Number/Physical Location
AFC 1941/035: AFS 05148b01
Source Collection
John Work Collection of Negro Folk Music from the Southeast (AFC 1941/035)
Repository
American Folklife Center
Digital Id
http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.afc/afcftv.5148b1
Online Format
audio

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These collections were presented with the consent of members of the families of John W. Work III and Willis Laurence James. We were unable to locate members of Lewis Wade Jones' family. Attempts were made to contact the performers in this collection, but our letters were returned. We welcome any further information about Lewis Jones and the performers featured in this presentation.

The following materials are included in this online Collection with permission.

The Peachite, March 1944 Festival Edition (Vol. II, No. 2), with permission of the Mass Communications Department, Fort Valley State University, 1005 State University Drive, Fort Valley, Georgia 31030, Attn: Lloyd Archer.

Drawing of W. C. Handy (part of The Peachite as reproduced here), with permission of the family of Bettina Steinke.

Arrangement of "Get Right, Stay Right" (part of The Peachite as reproduced here)and correspondence by Willis Laurence James, with permission from the family of Willis Laurence James (Minnie-Rose J. Richardson: [email protected]).

Arrangement of "This Ol' Hammer" (part of The Peachite as reproduced here)and correspondence by John Wesley Work III, with permission from the family of John Wesley Work III.

Quotation from The Dream Keeper and Other Poems by Langston Hughes, with permission from Harold Ober Associates Incorporated.

Selection from Red River Blues by Bruce Bastin. Copyright 1986 by the Board of Trustees of the University of Illinois Press. Used with permission of the University of Illinois Press, 1325 South Oak Street, Champaign, Illinois 61820-6903.

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

John Work Collection of Negro Folk Music from the Southeast (AFC 1941/035), American Folklife Center, Library of Congress

Lewis Jones and Willis James Recordings at Fort Valley State College (AFC 1943/012), American Folklife Center, Library of Congress

Fort Valley, Georgia, Recordings (AFC 1944/003), American Folklife Center, Library of Congress

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Chicago citation style:

Work, John W, and Unidentified Singers At Fisk University. Old Lang Syne. Nashville, Tennessee, 1941. Audio. https://www.loc.gov/item/ftvbib000003/.

APA citation style:

Work, J. W. & Unidentified Singers At Fisk University. (1941) Old Lang Syne. Nashville, Tennessee. [Audio] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/ftvbib000003/.

MLA citation style:

Work, John W, and Unidentified Singers At Fisk University. Old Lang Syne. Nashville, Tennessee, 1941. Audio. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/ftvbib000003/>.