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Audio Recording Jesus is My Only Friend

Jesus is My Only Friend

About this Item


  • Jesus is My Only Friend


  • Gordon, Robert Winslow (recordist)
  • Shaw, Bessie (singer)

Created / Published

  • Library of Congress, 1978.


  • -  Spirituals
  • -  African Americans
  • -  Folk Songs--United States
  • -  Georgia


  • -  Robert Winslow Gordon Cylinder Collection. (source)
  • -  April 10, 1926 (date)
  • -  Spoken at the end of this recording: sung by Bessie Shaw, Oakhill, Georgia, April the tenth, Nineteen twenty-six. (Content)
  • -  Some verses on the original cylinder were not duplicated due to poor sound quality. (Content)
  • -  This song was published on the Library of Congress long playing record, "Folk-Songs of America: The Robert Winslow Gordon Collection," in 1978, in commemoration of the 50th anniversary of the Archive of Folk Culture.. (source note)


  • sound recording


  • 1 cylinder


  • American Folklife Center

LC Classification

  • AFC 1928/002 (cyl. A341, Item GA120)

Online Format

  • audio

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Chicago citation style:

Gordon, Robert Winslow, and Bessie Shaw. Jesus is My Only Friend. Library of Congress, 1978. Audio.

APA citation style:

Gordon, R. W. & Shaw, B. (1978) Jesus is My Only Friend. Library of Congress. [Audio] Retrieved from the Library of Congress,

MLA citation style:

Gordon, Robert Winslow, and Bessie Shaw. Jesus is My Only Friend. Library of Congress, 1978. Audio. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <>.