Sound recording of a South Carolinian imitating the cries of a merchant from his hometown. Catchy tunes such as these were a common form of advertising in a society without digital media or amplification.
Florida Folklife from the WPA Collections, 1937-1942. Accessed via web. The Library of Congress American Memory. http://memory.loc.gov/ammem/collections/florida/index.html.
Commerce, Advertising, African-American Music
I got fresh fish this mornin' ladies. They're gilded with gold, and you may find a dime in their mouth. They're just from the river St. Johns, St. Johns. I have mullets, they're fresh and fine. You'll buy these mullets, all for a dime. They're just from the river St. Johns, St. Johns