The Harlan County Blues (part 2)

Title

The Harlan County Blues (part 2)

Digital Object

Performer

Davis, George

Date Recorded

1937-10-17

AFS Number

1529B1

AFC Collection

AFC 1937/001

AFC Catalog Record

Editor Note

AFS card identifies this as "Harlan Jail," performed by "union organizer George Davis," who was known locally as "the Singing Miner." The title given here is taken from Davis' 1967 Folkways LP "When Kentucky Had No Union Men."

Genre

topical song
ballad

Instrumentation

vocal
guitar

State

Kentucky

County

Perry

Town

Hazard

Citation

“The Harlan County Blues (part 2),” Alan Lomax Kentucky Recordings, accessed June 24, 2021, https://lomaxky.omeka.net/items/show/962.

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