The Recorded Sound Archives (RSA) is a unit of FAU Libraries Special Collections department. We are located in the Wimberly Library on FAU's Boca Raton campus.

Originally established in 2002 as a small project dedicated to the preservation of recorded Jewish music, it has matured into a robust digitization operation for all types of sound recordings.

The Midnight Special and Other Southern Prison Songs


Additional information (PDF) is only available
through the Research Station
Collection(s)Vintage
Catalogue Number27266-A / 27266-B / 27267-A / 27267-B / 27268-A / 27268-B
Matrix Number N/A
Record Label Victor - His Master's Voice
Record Format78 RPM - 10"
Shelf Number301
Number of Tracks8
Date RecordedN/A
Album Artists
Notes N/A

Recordings restricted by copyright will only play 45 seconds to give you a sense of what that recording originally sounded like. These recordings can be identified by the words (Research Station) in the music player.

If a song listed below has not been digitized yet, it will NOT show up within the player. If you need us to digitize this song/album, you can make a formal request here.
1 - The Midnight Special
Composer(s) : N/A
2 - Ham an' Eggs
Composer(s) : N/A
3 - Grey Goose
Composer(s) : N/A
4 - Stewball
Composer(s) : N/A
5 - Pick a Bale of Cotton
Composer(s) : N/A
6 - Alabama Bound
Composer(s) : N/A