The University of Texas at Austin
Negro Songs
Identifier: e_utfc_1049
Title: Negro Songs
Description: Augustus Haggerty (Track Horse) at the Huntsville Sate Penitentiary, James Baker (Iron Head), a group of female, black prisonsers at Goree State Farm in Huntsville, Tricky Sam at Huntsville State Penitentiary, Mose Platt (Clear Rock) at Central State Farm in Sugar land, Jim Boyd at Huntsville State Penitentiary, and Jesse Bradley at Huntsville State Penitentiary, and Butter Boy at Smithers Plantation in Huntsville perform songs in 1934. Songs include 'Louisiana Blues,' 'Sombody got Drownded in the Sea,' and 'Stavin' Chain.'
City: Huntsville; Sugarland
County: Walker; Fort Bend
State: Texas
Country: United States
Date: 1934
Creator: Haggerty, Augustus (singer); Baker, James (singer); Platt, Mose (singer); Boyd, Jim (singer); Bradle
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.