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Mobile Bay

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  • Mobile Bay


  • Lomax, Alan -- 1915-2002 (recordist)
  • Becker, John Leonard -- 1901- (recordist)
  • Epps, John Henry (singer)
  • Wellman, Nathanial (singer)
  • Ellman, Jess (singer)
  • Rutledge, Charley (singer)


  • -  African Americans
  • -  Mobile Bay (Ala.)
  • -  Work songs
  • -  Folk songs--United States
  • -  Alabama


  • -  John Becker and Alan Lomax recordings of Negro longshoremen from the Ball Steamship Company Collection (source)
  • -  Recorded in 1943. (date)
  • -  Recorded in 1943 in the studios of WDAE Tampa, Florida, as part of CBS Radio's Trans-Atlantic Call, a program developed in collaboration with the Office of War Information during World War II. (venue)


  • sound recording


  • 1 disc.


  • American Folklife Center

LC Classification

  • AFC 1944/013: AFS 7092

Online Format

  • audio

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Chicago citation style:

Lomax, Alan, John Leonard Becker, John Henry Epps, Nathanial Wellman, Jess Ellman, and Charley Rutledge. Mobile Bay. Audio.

APA citation style:

Lomax, A., Becker, J. L., Epps, J. H., Wellman, N., Ellman, J. & Rutledge, C. Mobile Bay. [Audio] Retrieved from the Library of Congress,

MLA citation style:

Lomax, Alan, et al. Mobile Bay. Audio. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <>.