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Title Negro work songs and calls [sound recording].

Publication Info. Cambridge, Mass. : Rounder Select, [1999]
Location Call No. Status
 95th Street Adult Compact Discs  FOLK NEGRO WO    AVAILABLE
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Description 1 sound disc (approximately 44 min.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Note "The Library of Congress Archive of Folk Culture."
Field recordings by Herbert Halpert, John A. Lomax, Ruby T. Lomax, Alan Lomax, and Mary E. Barnicle; edited by B.A. Botkin and Alan Lomax.
"Originally released in the series Folk music of the United States, Recording Library, Library of Congress AFS L8, 1943; reissued in cooperation with the American Folklife Center and the Motion Picture, Broadcasting and Recorded Sound Division, Library of Congress"--Booklet, back cover.
Compact disc.
Program notes by B.A. Botkin and Alan Lomax, and texts (21 pages : ill.) in container.
Contents Unloading rails (3:39) ; Tamping ties (:44) (Henry Truvillion) -- Heaving the lead line (Sam Hazel) (3:00) -- Mississippi sounding calls (Joe Shores) (2:09) -- Arwhoolie : cornfield holler (Thomas J. Marshall) (:44) -- Quittin' time song 1 (:35) ; Quittin' time song 2 (:35) (Samuel Brooks) -- Mealtime call (Thomas J. Marshall) (:14) -- Possum was an evil thing (2:47) ; Come on, boys, and let's go to huntin' (1:55) (Henry Truvillion) -- Old Rattler (Mose (Clear Rock) Platt, James (Iron Head) Baker) (3:06) -- Go down, old Hannah (James (Iron Head) Baker ... [et al.]) (2:41) -- Hammer, ring (Jesse Bradley and group) (2:37) -- I wonder what's the matter ("Lightning" and group) (2:52) -- Roll 'im on down (David Pryor and group) (2:36) -- Rock Island Line (Kelly Pace ... [et al.]) (1:45) -- Track-lining song (Allen Prothero) (2:31) -- It makes a long time man feel bad (Kelly Pace ... [et al.]) (6:08) -- O Lord, don' 'low me to beat 'em (Willie Williams) (2:33).
Performer Various vocalists.
Event Recorded between 1933 and 1940 at various locations in the southern United States, and 1935, Nassau, Bahamas (15th track).
Subject African Americans -- Southern States -- Music -- Sound recordings.
Work songs -- Southern States -- Sound recordings.
Folk songs, English -- Southern States -- Sound recordings.
Folk music -- Southern States -- Sound recordings.
Prisoners' songs -- Southern States -- Sound recordings.
Field recordings -- Southern States -- Sound recordings.
Work songs -- Bahamas.
Blacks -- Bahamas -- Music -- Sound recordings.
Field recordings -- Bahamas -- Sound recordings.
United States -- Southern States -- Sound recordings.
Bahamas -- Sound recordings.
Added Author Halpert, Herbert, 1911-2000.
Lomax, John A. (John Avery), 1867-1948.
Lomax, Ruby T. (Ruby Terrill)
Lomax, Alan, 1915-2002.
Barnicle, Mary Elizabeth, 1891-1978.
Botkin, Benjamin Albert, 1901-1975.
Archive of Folk Culture (U.S.)
Standard No. 018964151720
Music No. CD 1517 Rounder Select
AFS L8 Library of Congress, Recording Library
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