:: Title :: Durant Jail
:: Genre :: bad man ballad
:: Performers & Instruments ::
Lomax, Alan [vocal]
:: Setting :: Unspecified
:: Location :: Texas City (Galveston County), Texas (United States)
:: Language :: English
:: Culture :: Southern U.S., Anglo-American, Oklahoma
:: Session :: Alan Lomax as performer III
:: Date :: 4/19/1969
:: Reference Information :: T9000.0, Track 24 (00:02:54)
:: Original Format :: Reel to Reel
:: Session Notes ::
1 - A lecture and song performance given by Alan Lomax in Texas City, Texas, on April 19, 1969. Lomax illustrates the development of American folk music through New England hymns to black spirituals and bad man ballads. The recording was given to Lomax by Robert P. Shinn.
:: Recording Notes ::
0 - "It's hard times in the Durant jail .. Lice and the bedbugs as hard as a rail ? " This song originated in Oklahoma and appeared in J. A. Lomax's Cowboy Songs.
:: Collection :: Miscellaneous Recordings 1950-1990

 

 

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