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Ethel Hays, Ellis J. Brittain, Calvin O. Bragg, Herby Lee, and Leonard Holt interview

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Type: Sound recordings | MovingImage
Creator: Cowan, Linda
Title: Ethel Hays, Ellis J. Brittain, Calvin O. Bragg, Herby Lee, and Leonard Holt interview
Date: 1968
Description: In the interview Ethel Hays sings and provide lyrics to "Life's Railway to Heaven" and "When I am Gone." She also provides photographs of several furnishings. Ellis J. Brittain provides shape note music from the Coweta County Courthouse group singings. Calvin O. Bragg plays the fiddle for the following songs: "Ole Joe Clark," "Bile the Cabbage," and "Arkansas Traveler." Herby Lee Eller palys the fiddle for: "John Henry," "Johnson's Ole Gray Mule," "and Tennessee Wagner." Leonard Holt also plays the fiddle for: "Cripple Creek," "Cumberland Gap," "Down Yonder," "Ole Joe Clark," and "Goin' Down the Road Feeling Bad."

Local identification number: MSS 1003.09.13

Ethel Hays was born November 2, 1891 in Newton County.

Ellis J. Brittain was born July 3, 1893 in Heard County, he moved around a bit before moving to Atlanta in 1922. Calvin O. Bragg was born September 27, 1928 in Jefferson, Texas, but grew up in Madison County, Georgia. Mr. Herby Lee Eller was born in 1921 in Habersham County, Georgia, but grew up in Clayton County, Georgia. Leonard Holt was born in 1911 in Cobb County, Georgia.

Local identification number: ahc1003009013.mp3

Local identification number: reel-reel

Subjects: Music | Songs | Folk music--Georgia | Hays, Ethel | Brittain, Ellis J. | Bragg, Calvin O. | Eller, Herby L. | Holt, Leonard | Newton County (Ga.) | Atlanta (Ga.) | Fulton County (Ga.) | Marietta (Ga.) | Cobb 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,79

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