Audio Recording Lord Don't Turn Your Child Away

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Lord Don't Turn Your Child Away
Contributor Names
Lomax, John A. (John Avery), 1867-1948 (Collector)
Lomax, Ruby T. (Ruby Terrill) (Collector)
Green, Joe (Performer)
Williams, Chester (Performer)
Jubilee Quartet (Arkansas) (Performer)
Jones, George (Performer)
Martin, Leroy (Performer)
Created / Published
near Varner, Arkansas, May 21, 1939
Religious songs
-  Location also known as Cummins State Farm in Gould, Arkansas
-  Venue: Cummins State Farm, Camp #1
-  Performance Note: "Lord Don’t Turn Your Child Away" performed by the Jubilee Quartet, Arkansas (Chester Williams, Leroy Martin, George Jones, and Joe Green) (vocals) at Cummins State Farm, Camp #1, near Varner, Arkansas, on May 21, 1939.
sound disc : analog, 78 rpm ; 12 in.
Call Number/Physical Location
AFC 1939/001: AFS 02591b03
Source Collection
John and Ruby Lomax 1939 Southern States Recording Trip (AFC 1939/001)
American Folklife Center
Digital Id
Online Format

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John and Ruby Lomax 1939 southern states recording trip (AFC 1939/001), American Folklife Center, Library of Congress

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Chicago citation style:

Lomax, John A, Ruby T Lomax, Joe Green, Chester Williams, Jubilee Quartet, George Jones, and Leroy Martin. Lord Don't Turn Your Child Away. near Varner, Arkansas, 1939. Audio.

APA citation style:

Lomax, J. A., Lomax, R. T., Green, J., Williams, C., Jubilee Quartet, Jones, G. & Martin, L. (1939) Lord Don't Turn Your Child Away. near Varner, Arkansas. [Audio] Retrieved from the Library of Congress,

MLA citation style:

Lomax, John A, et al. Lord Don't Turn Your Child Away. near Varner, Arkansas, 1939. Audio. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <>.