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Edna Mae Kemp interview
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TitleEdna Mae Kemp interview
CreatorBeggs, Ruth H.
DescriptionIn this interview Edna Mae Kemp sings the following songs (when no title is apparent, the first line is listed here): "This Old World is a Mean World, " "I Had A Loving Mother, " "My Mother She's Gone, " "Rock of Ages, " "I Wandered Far Away From God, " "Steal Away to Jesus, " "All God's Children Got Wings, " "Crown, " "Swing Low Sweet Chariot, " "Were You There When They Crucified My Lord, " "Give Me That Old Time Religion, " "It's Me My Lord, " "Everybody Talk About Heaven, " "Lord I Have Started to Walk in the Light, " "If I Can Hear My Mother Pray Again, " "Lord I Want to Be a Christian in My Heart, " "If We Never Meet Again." Mrs. Kemp shares some riddles, talks about her education in a one room school house and the games they played. She tells a spooky story told to her by her father. She also talks about church revivals and outings. Much of the transcribed conversations are not on the recording.
Geographic LocationCobb County (Ga.)
SubjectAfrican Americans
Spirituals (Songs)
Ghost stories
Revivals--Southern states
Personal NameKemp, Edna Mae
Corporate NameBooker T. Washington High School (Atlanta, Ga.)
Lemon Street School (Marietta, Ga.)
Sardis Baptist Church (Kennesaw, Ga.)
Liberty Hill Baptist Church
Red Rock School
Date Original1968
Date Digital2011
TypeAudio recording
Digital Formataudio/mp3
Catalogue NumberMSS 1003.08.11
CollectionJohn Burrison Georgia folklore oral history and music recordings
PublisherKenan Research Center, Atlanta History Center, 130 West Paces Ferry Road, Atlanta GA 30305
RightsThis 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.
NotesEdna Mae Kemp was born in 1904 and was a school teacher.
Original formatreel-reel
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