:: Title :: Hambone, Hambone, Where You Been? (I)
:: Genre :: children's song, game song
:: Performers & Instruments ::
Wright, Steven [vocal]
:: Setting :: Unspecified
:: Location :: Harlem, New York City (New York), New York (United States)
:: Language :: English
:: Culture :: African American, New York
:: Session :: Steven Wright, Harlem
:: Date :: 1950
:: Reference Information :: T181.0, Track 1 (00:02:12)
:: Original Format :: Reel to Reel
:: Session Notes ::
1 - Alan Lomax interviews 10-year old hambone performer Steven Wright, a 5th grade student whose teacher at PS 125 is also present.
:: Recording Notes ::
0 - Steven Wright, age 10, "hambones": using parts of the body -- chest, thighs, elbows -- as percussive emphasis between the verses.
:: Collection :: Miscellaneous Recordings 1950-1990

 

 

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