Get On Board

Title

Get On Board

Digital Object

Performer

Ledbetter, Huddie "Lead Belly"

Date Recorded

1938-01

AFS Number

2021B

AFC Collection

AFC 1938/009

AFC Catalog Record

Editor Note

Identified on AFS card as "Git On Board."

Genre

sacred song

Instrumentation

vocal
guitar

State

Kentucky

County

Bell

Town

Pineville

Is Referenced by

Romalis, Shelly. Pistol Packing Mama: Aunt Molly Jackson and the Politics of Folksong. University of Illinois Press. 1999. (Includes an anecdote on p. 131 that Leadbelly drove Aunt Molly Jackson and Mary Elizabeth Barnicle during a trip to Kentucky. Three recordings were made by Mary Elizabeth Barnicle of Leadbelly in Pineville, Kentucky in 1938.)

Reviews:
Adams, Carolyn Hazlett. “Aunt Molly Jackson: The Benefits and the Costs of Cussedness.” Appalachian Journal, Vol. 26, No. 3. Spring 1999, pp. 264-273.
Cohen, Norm. Western Folklore. Vol. 58, No. 1, Winter, 1999, pp. 90-93.
Portelli, Alessandro. The Journal of American History, Vol. 87, No. 2. Sep., 2000, pp. 716-717.
Yates, Michael. Folk Music Journal, Vol. 7, No. 5. 1999, pp. 661-664.

Citation

“Get On Board,” Alan Lomax Kentucky Recordings, accessed October 16, 2021, https://lomaxky.omeka.net/items/show/390.

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