The University of Texas at Austin
Negro Songs
Identifier: e_utfc_1047
Title: Negro Songs
Description: Bat and her quartet with Monroe Bowdrey perform songs at Smithers Plantation in Huntsville, Texas, in April, 1934. A group of negro convicts sing work songs at the State Penitentiary in Huntsville, Texas. Mose Platt (Clear Rock) and James Baker (Iron Head) perform songs at Central State Farm in Sugarland, Texas. Augustus Haggerty (Track Horse) performs with a group of negro convicts at the State Penitentiary in Huntsville, Texas. Songs include 'Tall Angels at the Bar,' 'Bam-Ba-Lamb,' and 'Down in the Bottom.'
City: Huntsville; Sugarland
County: Walker; Fort Bend
State: Texas
Country: United States
Date: 1934/04
Creator: Bat and her Quartet (singers); Bowdrey, Monroe (singer); Platt, Mose (singer); Haggerty, Augustus (s
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.