The University of Texas at Austin
Negro Songs [part 1 of 2]
Identifier: e_utfc_0961
Title: Negro Songs [part 1 of 2]
Description: Blues, folk, and work songs performed by James ’Iron Head’ Baker in Washington, D.C., Augustus ’Track Horse’ Haggerty at Huntsville State Penitentiary, and Washington Lightnin and Sin-Killer Griffin at Darrington State Prison Farm in Sandy Point, Texas. Songs include ’How Shamed She Was,’ and ’Go Down, Old Hannah.’ Also includes a prayer group lead by Sin-Killer Griffin and the first half of the song ’Wasn’t it a Mighty Storm.’
City: Washington (D.C.); Sandy Point
State: Texas
Country: United States
Date: 1934
Creator: Baker, James (singer); Washington Lightnin (singer); Haggerty, Augustus (singer); Griffin, Sin-Kille
Contributor: Lomax, John A. (field recorder)
Source: UT Folklore Center Archives
Publisher: Dolph Briscoe Center for American History
Box: 2X6a
Format: Audiotape (open reel)
Size: 7 in.
Related items: e_utfc_0962