Music from the Florida Folklife Collection


From "Shove It Over," a WPA recording of a work song performed by Zora Neale Hurston, to "Orange Blossom Special," performed by Gamble Rogers and Will McLean, this CD spans 50 years of Florida folk music.

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Track Listing

1. What Is Folklife? - Peggy Bulger
Recorded August 18, 1982, by Landon Walker in White Springs
(S1576, C83-58)

2. Black Mountain Rag - White Springs FFA String Band
Recorded May 5, 1956, by Foster Barnes in White Springs
(S1576, T77-45)

3. Alma, Corazón y Vida - Franco Manolo, Hilda Gonzalez & Nelson Zuleto
Recorded September 12, 1985, by Laurie K. Sommers in Miami
(S1576, T86-76)

4. Shove It Over - Zora Neale Hurston
Recorded June 18, 1939, by Stetson Kennedy & Herbert Halbert in Jacksonville
(S1576, T86-243)

5. Orange Blossom Special - Gamble Rogers & Will McLean
Recorded May 25, 1982, in White Springs
(S1576, T83-31)

6. Old Country Church - Marvin & Doris Lacy
Recorded May 5, 1957, by Foster Barnes in White Springs
(S1576, T77-62)

7. Something's Got a Hold of Me - Ida Goodson
Recorded August 21, 1980, by Doris Dyen in Pensacola
(S1576, T80-87)

8. Welcome to Rainbow Springs - Captain Skipper Lockett
Recorded May 4, 1956, by Foster Barnes in White Springs
(S1576, T77-41)

9. La Viya - Rasta Samba Gynin
Recorded August 8, 1985, by Laurie K. Sommers in Miami
(S1576, T86-56)

10. Understanding Folklife - John Marshall
Recorded June 30, 1982, by Landon Walker in White Springs
(S1576, C83-59)

11. Camilia la Texana - Mariachi Jalisco
Recorded September 4, 1986, by Nancy Nusz in Miami
(S1576, T86-78)

12. Arkansas Traveler - Archie Lee
Recorded May 5, 1956, by Foster Barnes in White Springs
(S1576, T77-48)

13. That Old Time Religion - Julia Dawson
Recorded May 1, 1955, by Foster Barnes in White Springs
(S1576, T76-11)

14. Just Got Married - Little Benny Cox & the Suwannee River Jamboree Boys
Recorded May 3, 1955, by Foster Barnes in White Springs
(S1576, T77-36)

15. Sissy in the Barn - Carver Elementary School
Recorded May 6, 1954, by Foster Barnes in White Springs
(S1576, T76-1)

16. Alligator Dance - Billy Bowlegs III
Recorded May 8, 1954, by Foster Barnes in White Springs
(S1576, T76-6)

17. I'm Going to Die with the Staff in My Hand - The Amigo Male Singers
Recorded May 2, 1958, by Foster Barnes in White Springs
(S1576, T77-68)

18. El Gavilán Cjaropo - Jesús Rodríguez
Recorded August 21, 1985, by Laurie K. Sommers in Miami
(S1576, T86-77)

19. That's Alright - Johnny Brown
Recorded May 10, 1978, by Brenda McCallum in St. Petersburg
(S1576, T81-316)

20. Which Way Did My Baby Go? - Moses Williams
Recorded May 29, 1978, in White Springs
(S1576, T80-36)

21. Where Could I Go but to the Lord - Florida-Alabama Progressive Seven-Shape Note Singing Convention
Recorded May 18, 1980, by Dwight DeVane in Crestview
(S1576, T83-85)

22. Devil's Dream - Mac Criswell, Lee Pankratz, Dixon Hook, Broward Barrs & Frank Noegel
Recorded May 3, 1957, by Foster Barnes in White Springs
( S1576, T77-57)