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Field Holler

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Title

Field Holler

Subject

Imitations, Ethnography, Work Songs, African-Americans, vocals

Description

Sound recording of a South Carolinian imitating a memorable field holler from his hometown. Field hollers such as this were often used to signal the end of the work day among slaves.

Creator

Rev. Harden W. Stuckey (Performer), Herbert Halpert (Recorder)

Source

Florida Folklife from the WPA Collections, 1937-1942. Accessed via web. The Library of Congress American Memory. http://memory.loc.gov/ammem/collections/florida/index.html.

Publisher

Library of Congress

Date

June 18, 1939

Contributor

Bradley Sykes

Rights

Library of Congress

Format

wav

Language

English

Type

Sound

Sound Item Type Metadata

Transcription

Have you ever,
seen a monkey,
beat a train?

He scrambles,
like a dog,
get away.

Duration

00:21

Bit Rate/Frequency

705 kbps