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Miss Mary Westmoreland and Sonny Cash interview

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Type: Sound recordings | MovingImage
Creator: Edwards, Jeanette
Title: Miss Mary Westmoreland and Sonny Cash interview
Date: 1967 Oct. 14
Description: In the interview Miss Westmoreland shares superstitions, home remedies, sings "Kentucky Girl," and tells some sexton tales. Sonny Cash plays guitar and sings a variety of songs. Sonny Cash lives in Sautee, GA. The beginning of Miss Westmoreland's recording is not fully transcribed, but is summarized on pages 35-37 of the transcript. The sound of a baby crying is intermittent throughout the Sonny Cash recording.

Local identification number: MSS 1003.08.05

Mary Westmoreland was born October 28, 1885 or 1887. Her mother died the day she was born. She lived in Robertstown, GA but was born in Spoilcane Creek, which is near Robertstown.

Biographical information about Sonny Cash has not been determined.

Local identification number: ahc1003008005.mp3

Local identification number: reel-reel

Subjects: Superstition | Traditional medicine | Supernatural | Music | Songs | Westmoreland, Mary | Cash, Sonny | Robertstown (Ga.) | Spoilcane Creek (Ga.) | Sautee-Nacoochee Valley (White County, Ga.) | White County (Ga.)
Contributors: Atlanta History Center
Online Publisher: Kenan Research Center, Atlanta History Center, 130 West Paces Ferry Road, Atlanta GA 30305, 2011
Original Material: Audio recording | John Burrison Georgia folklore oral history and music recordings, Atlanta History Center
Rights and Usage: This material is protected by copyright law. (Title 17, U.S Code) Permission ofr use must be cleared through The Kenan Research Center at the Atlanta History Center. Licensing agreement may be required.
Persistent Link to Item: http://collections.atlantahistorycenter.com/u?/BUR,69

Related Institutions: Atlanta History Center
Collection Information: John Burrison Georgia Folklore Oral History and Music recordings