The University of Texas at Austin
Negro Songs [part 1 of 2]
Identifier: e_utfc_0992
Title: Negro Songs [part 1 of 2]
Description: Songs performed by Huddie ’Leadbelly’ Ledbetter at State Prison Farm in Angola, Louisiana; a group of convicts (Felix Macon, Willis Johnson, John Neyland, Leslie McPherson, Joe Battle, Minor Davis, Governor Curley, and James Anderson) at Cumins State Farm in Gould, Arkansas; an unidentified man (possibly John ’Big John Nig’ Bray) in Amelia, Louisiana; and James ’Iron Head’ Baker at Central State Farm in Sugarland, Texas. Songs include ’Midnight Special,’ ’The Bottom Bowl is Rotten,’ and ’Pick a Bale o’Cotton.’
City: Gould; Amelia; Sugar Land
County: St. Mary; West Feliciana; Lincoln; Fort Bend
State: Louisiana; Arkansas; Texas
Country: United States
Date: 1934/10/14
Creator: Ledbetter, Huddie (singer, guitarist); Baker, James (singer); [Bray, John]; Macon, Felix; Johnson, W
Contributor: Lomax, John A. (field recorder)
Source: UT Folklore Center Archives
Publisher: Dolph Briscoe Center for American History
Format: Audiotape (open reel)
Size: 7 in.
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