:: Title :: Interview with Texas Gladden about her courtship and marriage
:: Genre :: interview, spoken
:: Performers & Instruments ::
Gladden, Texas [vocal]
Lomax, Alan [vocal]
Smith, Hobart [vocal]
:: Setting :: Decca Studios
:: Location :: Manhattan, New York City (New York), New York (United States)
:: Language :: English
:: Culture :: Southern U.S., Anglo-American, Appalachian, Virginia
:: Session :: Texas Gladden & Hobart Smith 1946
:: Date :: 1946
:: Reference Information :: TD84.0, Track 1 (00:09:46)
:: Original Format :: Acetate Disc
:: Session Notes ::
1 - In 1946 Alan Lomax invited the prolific ballad singer Texas Gladden, of Saltville, Virginia, and her brother, multi-instrumentalist Hobart Smith, to perform with Andrew Rowan Summers and Jean Ritchie at Columbia University's McMillan Theater as part of a festival held by the university. During their stay in New York, they were interviewed extensively by Lomax at Decca Studios - those interviews, as well as several performances from that session, comprise this collection. Alan also introduced them to Moses Asch, who issued an album of them later that year on his Disc label (later Folkways), with cover art by painter Ben Shahn. [Source: Editor]
:: Recording Notes ::
0 - Texas Gladden explains that her protective father would not permit his children to go on dates. Finally one of his daughters stood up to him, ultimately allowing the them all to date, much to the dismay of their father. Texas and her husband decided to marry only two weeks into their courtship. She discusses their "secret ceremony." [Source: Editor]
:: Collection :: Texas Gladden and Hobart Smith 1946

 

 

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