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Copy of the Drop On Down in Florida album master recordings

Copy of the Drop On Down in Florida album master recordings

Date
1980-12-03
Description
Three reel to reels. These were copies of the master tapes (see T80-123 and T8-124) for the Florida Folklife Program album, Drop on Down in Florida, a double album comprised of field recordings from the North Florida Folklife Project and those made specifically for this album. The album featured African American musical traditions throughout Florida. For more selections by these artists, see the original field recordings.
Collection
Master tapes for the Drop On Down in Florida album

Master tapes for the Drop On Down in Florida album

Date
1980-12-03
Description
Two reel to reels. These were the master tapes for the Florida Folklife Program album, Drop on Down in Florida, a double album comprised of field recordings from the North Florida Folklife Project and those made specifically for this album. The album featured African American musical traditions throughout Florida. For more selections by these artists, see the original field recordings.
Collection
Sacred music from the Drop on Down in Florida album (Sides 3 and 4)

Sacred music from the Drop on Down in Florida album (Sides 3 and 4)

Date
1981
Description
One audio cassette. Recording of the last two sides of the FFP-produced album, Drop on Down in Florida, which was a collection of fieldwork recordings of African American music in Florida released in the early 1980s as a two-record LP.
Collection
Secular music from the Drop on Down in Florida album (Sides 1 and 2)

Secular music from the Drop on Down in Florida album (Sides 1 and 2)

Date
1981
Description
One audio cassette. Recording of the first two sides of the FFP-produced album, Drop on Down in Florida, which was a collection of fieldwork recordings of African American music in Florida released in the early 1980s as a two-record LP.
Collection
Williams Family performance for the Florida Record Project

Williams Family performance for the Florida Record Project

Date
1980-03-16
Description
Six reel-to-reel audio tapes. This recording documents fieldwork conducted by DeVane and B. McCallum in conjunction with the Florida Record Project. R. McCallum serves as recordist. R. Williams (guitar, vocals) informally performs folk blues and gospel songs with his daughter, Wilson (vocals) and his wife, L. Williams (vocals). Oftentimes, one song leads directly into another. Family members talk in the background during portions of the performance.
On T83-65, Williams discusses his guitar and where he got it before playing "Old Forty," a regional tune about Engine 40, a passenger train on the Atlantic Coast Line Railroad that ran through Polk and Alachua counties. He performs "Polk County Blues," a localized blues song. A fragment of "Old Forty" occurs again before the tape cuts off and restarts with "Glory, Glory," in which Wilson sings the lead vocals accompanied by L. Williams. They also perform the gospel songs "I'm Working on a Building," "You've Got to Stand Your Trial in Judgment," and "Until I Found the Lord."
On T83-66, the family continues with more gospel songs, including two versions of "I Know It Was the Blood," which had to be restarted. Williams plays a fragment of "Do Lord, Remember Me" before playing "What You Gonna Do When This World's on Fire?" with the rest of the family. Williams plays a regional variant of "Carless Love" called "Don't You Never Let One Woman Grieve Your Mind" unaccompanied, which segues directly into "Baby, Please Don't Go," with a fragment of "Trouble in Mind" tagged to the end. Wilson and L. Williams resume accompaniment on "You've Got to Move" and "We'll Understand It Better By and By." The family performs another version of "I Know It Was the Blood" before attempting "He's a Battle Axe," which results in an incomplete version.
On T83-67, the Williams family plays two more versions of "He's a Battle Axe," the second of which features L. Williams on piano. She plays an quiet version of "I'll Rise to Tell You What the Lord Done for Me" while the microphones are being readjusted. The family plays another version of "He's a Battle Axe" with piano after a couple of false starts in which the sound is being adjusted. The family performs a fragment of "I'll Rise to Tell You What the Lord Done for Me," "I'll Fly Away," and "Lord Remember Me" featuring L. Williams on the piano. R. Williams and Wilson perform "Travel the Whole World Around." Dennis, a cousin of Williams, tunes his guitar.
On T83-68, Dennis (guitar, vocals) performs four songs solo. Williams can be heard in the background. One of the fieldworkers plays a two guitar instrumentals. The tape cuts out and resumes with Johnson (guitar, vocals), Williams's step-son, playing "Come Back, Mama" with Williams singing backup vocals. Johnson performs "Working All the Summer" and "A Nickel's a Nickel," on which Wilson accompanies on vocals. One of the fieldworkers performs another instrumental. Johnson plays "Key to the Highway," before Williams and Wilson perform a version of "Tain't but the One Thing That Grieves My Mind," a localized version of the standard "Careless Love."
On T83-69, Dennis performs four more songs. DeVane interviews Dennis and asks Johnson a few questions. Johnson can be heard playing away from the microphone, performing fragments of "Key to the Highway" and other unidentified blues songs. He performs "I'm Leaving Here, Baby" and an unidentified blues while other members of the family get coffee in the other room. L. Williams plays "I'm Blessed and Brought Up by the Lord," "King Jesus Is Our Captain" and "Love Lifted Me" on piano, accompanied by Wilson on vocals.
On T81-19, Dennis plays guitar while Williams and Wilson sing "Polk County Blues." Williams then plays a version of the song with Wilson accompanying on vocals. They then play a version of "How Long, How Long Blues." Williams plays another version of "Polk County Blues" accompanied by Wilson, before performing a fragment of "Careless Love" and "Uncle Sam Is a Dangerous Man." The family performs two gospel songs before playing "Motherless Children" and "Will the Circle Be Unbroken?" He attempts the music to "Jacksonville Fire."
Tracks 13, 15, 20, 25, 26, 27, 38, 52 and 57 are featured on Drop on Down in Florida, a 1981 compilation of African American traditional music collected by the Florida Folklife Program.
Collection
Williams Family performance for the Florida Record Project

Williams Family performance for the Florida Record Project

Date
1980-03-16
Description
One audio cassette. Side two is blank. The Florida Record Project resulted in the two-album recording, Drop On Down in Florida. This was an exploration of African American musical traditions in Florida.
Collection
Williams Family performance for the North Florida Folklife Project

Williams Family performance for the North Florida Folklife Project

Date
1978-05-27
Description
Two reel-to-reel audio tapes. See also a second interview and music performance by Williams and Ella Mae Wilson on reels T83-65 through T83-69, in S 1576, also recorded by Devane and Bulger. A third interview can be found on C77-33 and C77-34, in S 1576, box 1. This fieldwork was done in conjunction with the North Florida Folklife Project.
Collection
Identifier Title Type Subject Thumbnail
a_s1576_t81-025Copy of the Drop On Down in Florida album master recordingsSoundMusicians
Singers
Guitarist
Choruses
Music performance
Fieldwork
African Americans
Blues (Music)
Blues singers
Guitar music
Diddly bow
Choir singing
Choirs (music)
Gospel (Black)
Gospel songs
Religious music
Musical tradition, sacred
Shape note singing
Audiotape recordings
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a_s1576_t80-123Master tapes for the Drop On Down in Florida albumSoundMusicians
Singers
Guitarist
Choruses
Music performance
Fieldwork
African Americans
Blues (Music)
Blues singers
Guitar music
Diddly bow
Choir singing
Choirs (music)
Gospel (Black)
Gospel songs
Religious music
Musical tradition, sacred
Shape note singing
Audiotape recordings
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a_s1576_05_c81-032Sacred music from the Drop on Down in Florida album (Sides 3 and 4)SoundSingers
Musicians
Shape note singers
African Americans
Gospel (Black)
Gospel music
Singing
Gospel songs
Musical tradition, sacred
Shape note singing
Religious music
Religious songs
A capella singers
A capella singing
Choirs (music)
Choir singing
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a_s1576_05_c81-031Secular music from the Drop on Down in Florida album (Sides 1 and 2)SoundAfrican Americans
Blues (Music)
Blues singers
Singing
Guitar music
Singers
Musicians
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Williams Family performance for the Florida Record ProjectWilliams Family performance for the Florida Record ProjectsoundBlues (Music)
Music -- Performance
African Americans
Gospel music
Rural blues
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a_s1576_03_c80-005Williams Family performance for the Florida Record ProjectSoundMusic -- Performance
African Americans
Blues (Music)
Gospel music
Rural blues
Musicians
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Williams Family performance for the North Florida Folklife ProjectWilliams Family performance for the North Florida Folklife ProjectsoundAfrican Americans
Blues (Music)
Music -- Performance
Gospel music
Rural blues
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