Audio Recording Ol' Man Satan Drive Ol' Satan Away

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Title
Ol' Man Satan
Other Title
Drive Ol' Satan Away
Alternate Title
Drive Ol' Satan Away
Contributor Names
Gordon, Robert Winslow (recordist)
Mann, Mary C. (singer)
Created / Published
Library of Congress, 1978.
Subject Headings
-  Spirituals
-  African Americans
-  Georgia
-  Folk songs--United States
Notes
-  Robert Winslow Gordon Cylinder Collection. (source)
-  April 12, 1926. (date)
-  According to Gordon, "This song was a favorite with Amelia, a slave brought to this country prior to 1800 from the island of Madagascar. She taught it to her grand-daughter, Violet, and she in turn taught it to her granddaughter, Mary, from whom I obtained it. Amelia was one of a number of slaves captured by the British in the war of 1812 and taken to Nassau, in the Bahama Islands, whence she never returned. She must, therefore, have sung the song prior to this time." (General)
-  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)
Form
sound recording
Extent
2 cylinder recordings
Repository
American Folklife Center
LC Classification
AFC 1928/002 (cyl. A347-8, Item GA124)
Online Format
audio
Description
sound recording | 2 cylinder recordings | Robert Winslow Gordon Cylinder Collection. (Source). April 12, 1926. (Date). According to Gordon, "This song was a favorite with Amelia, a slave brought to this country prior to 1800 from the island of Madagascar. She taught it to her grand-daughter, Violet, and she in turn taught it to her granddaughter, Mary, from whom I obtained it. Amelia was one of a number of slaves captured by the British in the war of 1812 and taken to Nassau, in the Bahama Islands, whence she never returned. She must, therefore, have sung the song prior to this time." (General). 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 (Form).
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Chicago citation style:

Gordon, Robert Winslow, and Mary C Mann. Ol' Man Satan. Library of Congress, 1978. Audio. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/ihas.200196567/. (Accessed April 30, 2017.)

APA citation style:

Gordon, R. W. & Mann, M. C. (1978) Ol' Man Satan. Library of Congress. [Audio] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/ihas.200196567/.

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Gordon, Robert Winslow, and Mary C Mann. Ol' Man Satan. Library of Congress, 1978. Audio. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <https://www.loc.gov/item/ihas.200196567/>.