Alabama in transit 9/59

September 12, 1959
Alabama, United States
These recordings were made by Lomax on a "Midgetape" an early dictaphone machine about 6" x 10" in size that used a small tape cartridge holding two reels of tape stacked on top of each other. T866A is one of two extant cartridges of Alan's (the other being T866, interviews with Ada Combs, Whitesburg, KY), and it appears that he reused this tape many times in capturing various ambient and incidental recordings. These recordings were made in the car between Scottsboro and Huntsville, identified as such by Alan Lomax and Shirley Collins in the brief segments of narration.