Hard Times In These Mines

Title

Hard Times In These Mines

Digital Object

Performer

Donaldson, Findlay

Date Recorded

1938-01

AFS Number

1985A2

AFC Collection

AFC 1938/009

AFC Catalog Record

Editor Note

A more general variant of what Aunt Molly Jackson sang as "Hard Times in Coleman's / Foxridge Mines."

Genre

topical song

Instrumentation

vocal

State

Kentucky

County

Bell

Town

Pineville

Is Referenced by

It's just the same today: The Barnicle-Cadle Field Recordings from Eastern Tennessee and Kentucky, 1938-1949. Edited by Mary Elizabeth Barnicle and Tillman Cadle. Tennessee Folklore Society, 1986. LP.  (Includes recordings from the collection.)

Reviews:

“Anglo-American Traditional Music.” The Journal of American Folklore, Vol. 103,  No. 408. Apr. - Jun., 1990, pp. 193-205. (Includes extensive information on Mary Elizabeth Barnicle and Tilman Cadle.)
Malone, Bill C. “Recordings from the Tennessee Folklore Society.”
Appalachian Journal, Vol. 15, No. 2. Winter 1988, pp. 181-187.

Citation

“Hard Times In These Mines,” Alan Lomax Kentucky Recordings, accessed December 7, 2021, https://lomaxky.omeka.net/items/show/288.

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