Audio Recording Roll Out The Pickets

Roll Out The Pickets

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Roll Out The Pickets

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Roll Out The Pickets
Contributor Names
Todd, Charles L., 1911-2004 (Collector)
Sonkin, Robert, 1910-1980 (Collector)
Rains, Ruby (Performer)
Created / Published
Bakersfield, August 15, 1940
Subject Headings
-  Bakersfield
-  Music
-  Field recordings
-  Songs
-  California -- Bakersfield
Field recordings
-  Performance Note: Roll Out The Pickets performed by Rains, Ruby, with guitar
-  Written at Arvin during the cotton strike of 1939. Parody of "Roll out the Barrel."
Sound disc : analog ; 12 in.
Call Number/Physical Location
AFC 1985/001: AFS 04140b01
Source Collection
Charles L. Todd and Robert Sonkin Migrant Workers Collection (AFC 1985/001)
American Folklife Center
Digital Id
Online Format
Original Format
sound recording

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Credit line

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

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Chicago citation style:

Todd, Charles L, Robert Sonkin, and Ruby Rains. Roll Out The Pickets. Bakersfield, 1940. Audio.

APA citation style:

Todd, C. L., Sonkin, R. & Rains, R. (1940) Roll Out The Pickets. Bakersfield. [Audio] Retrieved from the Library of Congress,

MLA citation style:

Todd, Charles L, Robert Sonkin, and Ruby Rains. Roll Out The Pickets. Bakersfield, 1940. Audio. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <>.

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