:: Title :: Interview with Hobart Smith about Claude Allen
:: 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 :: TD89.0, Track 2 (00:02:02)
:: 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 - Hobart Smith tells the story of his song "Claude Allen," which recounts the shooting of a judge and others in a courtroom. [Source: Editor]
:: Collection :: Texas Gladden and Hobart Smith 1946



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