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Audio Recording Cotton Picker's Song, The

The Cotton Picker's Song

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Cotton Picker's Song, The

About this Item


  • Cotton Picker's Song, The


  • Todd, Charles L., 1911-2004 (Collector)
  • Sonkin, Robert, 1910-1980 (Collector)
  • Stalcup, Lloyd (Performer)
  • Stalcup, Lloyd (Composer)

Created / Published

  • Shafter FSA Camp, August 3, 1940


  • -  Shafter FSA Camp
  • -  Music
  • -  Field recordings
  • -  Songs
  • -  California -- Shafter


  • Music
  • Field recordings
  • Songs


  • -  Lloyd was 14 years old at time of recording.


  • Sound disc : analog ; 12 in.

Call Number/Physical Location

  • AFC 1985/001: AFS 04104a02

Source Collection

  • Charles L. Todd and Robert Sonkin Migrant Workers Collection (AFC 1985/001)


  • American Folklife Center

Digital Id

Online Format

  • audio

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Credit line

Charles L. Todd and Robert Sonkin migrant workers collection (AFC 1985/001), American Folklife Center, Library of Congress

Cite This Item

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Chicago citation style:

Todd, Charles L, Robert Sonkin, Lloyd Stalcup, and Lloyd Stalcup. Cotton Picker's Song, The. Shafter FSA Camp, August 3, 1940. Audio.

APA citation style:

Todd, C. L., Sonkin, R., Stalcup, L. & Stalcup, L. (1940) Cotton Picker's Song, The. Shafter FSA Camp, August 3. [Audio] Retrieved from the Library of Congress,

MLA citation style:

Todd, Charles L, et al. Cotton Picker's Song, The. Shafter FSA Camp, August 3, 1940. Audio. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <>.