God Gave Noah the Rainbow Sign

Title

God Gave Noah the Rainbow Sign

Digital Object

Performer

Gunning, Sarah Ogan
Garland, Jim
Ledbetter, Huddie "Lead Belly"

Date Recorded

1938-01

AFS Number

2023A

AFC Collection

AFC 1938/009

AFC Catalog Record

Genre

hymn
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

“God Gave Noah the Rainbow Sign,” Alan Lomax Kentucky Recordings, accessed October 21, 2021, https://lomaxky.omeka.net/items/show/393.

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