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Negro songs of protest : Collection of Lawrence Gellert. [sound recording]

Catalog Data

Gellert, Lawrence 1898-1979  Search this
Physical description:
1 phonograph record : analog, 33 1/3 rpm ; 12 in
Americans  Search this
African American  Search this
Musical sound recordings
United States
Southern States
North Carolina
South Carolina
Notes by compiler on container and on insert with lyrics ([7] p.).
Prisoners' songs; recorded in North Carolina, South Carolina, and Georgia, 1933-37.
Table of contents:
Cold iron shackles -- Two hoboes -- Negro got no justice -- Mail day I gets a letter -- Mr. Tyree -- Rocky bottom -- Come get your money -- Joe Brown's coal mine -- You ask for breakfast -- On a Monday -- There ain't no heaven -- In Atlanta, Georgia -- Cap'n got a lueger -- When sun go down -- Give me 15 minutes and you calls it noon -- Lawdy Mamie -- Cap'n got a pistol -- Cap'n what is on your mind
Track information:
101 Cold Iron Shackles
102 Two Hoboes
103 Negro Got No Justice
104 Mail Day I Gets a Letter
105 Mr. Tyree
106 Rocky Bottom
107 Come Get Your Money
108 Joe Brown's Coal Mine
109 Ask You for Breakfast
201 On a Monday
202 There Ain't No Heaven
203 In Atlanta, Georgia
204 Cap'n Got a Lueger
205 When Sun Go Down
206 Give Me Fifteen Minutes and You Calls It Noon
207 Lawdy Mamie
208 Cap'n Got a Pistol
209 Cap'n What's on our Mind
Repository Loc.:
Smithsonian Institution, Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage, Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections, 600 Maryland Ave., S.W., Suite 2001, Washington, D.C. 20024. Call 202-633-7322 for appointment. Fax: 202-633-7019. Email:
Work songs  Search this
Protest songs  Search this
Folk songs  Search this
Prisoner's songs  Search this
Prisoners' songs  Search this
Local number:
Rounder 4004
Restrictions & Rights:
Restrictions on access. No duplication allowed listening and viewing for research purposes only
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Ralph Rinzler papers and audiorecordings, 1950-1994 292071
Data Source:
Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections