Cold Penitentiary Blues

Title

Cold Penitentiary Blues

Digital Object

Performer

Brewer, Ted

Date Recorded

1937-10-20

AFS Number

1550A

AFC Collection

AFC 1937/001

AFC Catalog Record

Editor Note

Lomax announces that this song was composed by Brewer "about 1930 about the circuit judge, Judge Roberts," but very likely it was learned from B.F. Shelton's 1927 Victor record of the same name.

Genre

lyric song

Instrumentation

vocal

State

Kentucky

County

Perry

Town

Hazard

Citation

“Cold Penitentiary Blues,” Alan Lomax Kentucky Recordings, accessed August 5, 2021, https://lomaxky.omeka.net/items/show/1053.

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