:: Title :: Pretty Polly (fragment) / Give Me The Hook, Give Me The Line (fragment) / Jenny Get Around (fragment) / Interview with Ada Combs about courting, rearing children, marriage, domestic abuse, and murder
:: Genre :: comic song, dance tune, interview, spoken
:: Performers & Instruments ::
Caudill, Harry M. [vocal]
Combs, Ada [banjo (five-string), vocal]
Lomax, Alan [vocal]
:: Setting :: The home of Ada Combs
:: Location :: Whitesburg (Letcher County), Kentucky (United States)
:: Language :: English
:: Culture :: Southern U.S., Anglo-American, Appalachian, Kentucky
:: Session :: Whitesburg I 9/59
:: Date :: 9/8-9/11, 1959
:: Reference Information :: T866.1, Track 1 (00:32:26)
:: Original Format :: Reel to Reel
:: Session Notes ::
1 - Interviews with Ada Combs of Whitesburg, Kentucky, recorded onto Lomax's "Midgetape," an early dictaphone machine about 6" x 10" in size that used a small tape cartridge holding two reels of tape, stacked on top of each other. One cartridge was transferred to 1/4", and accessioned as T865; the other was not. [Source: Editor]
:: Recording Notes ::
0 - Ada sings and plays fragments of "Pretty Polly," "Give Me the Hook, Give Me the Line," and "Jenny Get Around." [Source: Editor]
:: Collection :: Southern U.S. 1959 and 1960

 

 

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