From Ruby T. Lomax's field notes: "Miss Olga Acevedo and Mr. Ruby Wilson were introduced by Professor J.A. Rickard, Professor of History in the College of Arts and Industries, and founder of the Tennessee Folk Lore Society. The singers are students of the college and their recordings were made under the grandstand of the college stadium. Miss Acevedo learned most of her songs from her mother. Mr. Wilson comes from the Piney Woods of East Texas near his home in Douglas, Texas. He has sung and played these songs and games all his life."