:: Title :: Interview with Almeda Riddle about The Hangman's Tree (Gallows Pole) (I)
:: Genre :: interview, spoken
:: Performers & Instruments ::
Lomax, Alan [vocal]
Riddle, Almeda [vocal]
:: Setting :: The home of Almeda Riddle
:: Location :: Heber Springs (Cleburne County), Arkansas (United States)
:: Language :: English
:: Culture :: Southern U.S., Anglo-American, Ozarks, Arkansas
:: Session :: Greers Ferry 10/59
:: Date :: 10/6-10/7, 1959
:: Reference Information :: T917.0, Track 12 (00:00:14)
:: Original Format :: Reel to Reel
:: Session Notes ::
1 - Ballads and childrens' songs sung by Almeda Riddle. Alan Lomax's log gives Almeda's mailing address as Heber Springs, Arkansas, yet also notes Miller, Arkansas (though the reference is unclear). Her place of origin has been noted differently in many sources: Heber Springs, Greers Ferry, Lone Pine, and Timbo. [Source: Editor]
:: Recording Notes ::
0 - Almeda asks Lomax if he wants to record the extra verses to "The Hangman's Tree (Gallows Pole)." [Source: Editor]
:: Collection :: Southern U.S. 1959 and 1960

 

 

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