:: Title :: I Woke Up In The Morning
:: 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 5 (00:00:17)
:: 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 performs a song to a familiar playground tune (from "Ninety-nine Bottles of Beer," "Knees Up Mother Brown" tune family) used for improvising verses, with hambone percussion in between the verses -- but falters when his recollection of the words gives out.
:: Collection :: Miscellaneous Recordings 1950-1990

 

 

© 2001-2009 Association for Cultural Equity | Contact | Credits | Rights