The University of Texas at Austin
Negro Toasts and Songs
Identifier: e_utfc_0637
Title: Negro Toasts and Songs
Description: Songs and 'toasts' recorded by Tary Owens at the Wynne State Farm, a prison operated by the State of Texas near Huntsville, TX. The three toasts are titled 'The Signifyin' Monkey,' 'Willie the 'eeper,' and 'Flicted-on Pete.' The seven songs included 'My Little Girl,' 'When the Blues Come to Texas,' and 'Learn to Love Me or Leave Me.'
City: Huntsville
State: Texas
Country: United States
Date: 1965/08/23
Creator: Veasley, Ebby (speaker, singer); Phillips, Marshall (speaker, singer); Alexander, W.T. (singer); Mit
Contributor: Owens, Tary (field recorder)
Source: UT Folklore Center Archives
Publisher: Dolph Briscoe Center for American History
Format: Audiotape (open reel)
Size: 7 in.
Duration: 31 minutes, 53 seconds