11 items found
Collection ID is exactly "1" AND Fieldworker is exactly "DeVane, Dwight, 1946-"
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Student interviews with Polk County residents

Student interviews with Polk County residents

Date
1977
Description
Polk County residents answer interview questions posed by folklorist DeVane and his students about their experience in the early to mid 1900s. They discuss caring for farm animals, cultivating agriculture, chores, making their own clothes, blankets, and other necessities, home remedies/medicine, interacting with neighbors, simple machines in farm communities, inventions and new technologies, primary and secondary schools, holidays, natural & man-made disasters, etc.
Collection
Compilation of recordings from the North Florida Folklife Project

Compilation of recordings from the North Florida Folklife Project

Date
1978
Description
This audiocassette tape was composed of selections from field recordings for the North Florida Folklife Project and the Florida Record Project. Tracks 1-4 were featured on the Florida Folklife Program's compilation of African American musical traditions throughout Florida, Drop on Down in Florida.  The tracks by Moses Williams are copied from T78-321, recorded April 22, 1978; tracks by Richard Williams and family are copied from T78-328 & T78-329, recorded May 27, 1978; tracks by Brown & N. L. Williams are copied from T78-326, recorded May 28, 1978; "Trot Along, My Honey" copied from T78-322, recorded April 22, 1978; "Angel Band" copied from T78-350, recorded October 29, 1978; "Wade in the Water" copied from T78-318, recorded April 16, 1978.           
Collection
Compilation of recordings from the North Florida Folklife Project

Compilation of recordings from the North Florida Folklife Project

Date
1978
Description
This audiocassette tape was composed of selections from field recordings for the North Florida Folklife Project. Some tracks were featured on the Florida Folklife Program's compilation of African American musical traditions throughout Florida, Drop on Down in Florida. The tracks by Brown & N. L. Williams are copied from T78-326 & T78-327, recorded May 28, 1978; tracks by Fletcher & Blackwelder are copied from T78-322 & T78-323, recorded April 22, 1978; tracks by Moses Williams are copied from T78-321, recorded April 22, 1978; tracks by Richard Williams are copied from T78-328 & T78-329, recorded May 27, 1978 (except "Travel the Whole World Around," copied from T83-66, recorded March 16, 1980).
Collection
<em>Drop on Down in Florida</em> pre-master

Drop on Down in Florida pre-master

Date
1980-06
Description
One audio cassette. A duplicate copy can be found on C80-19. This is an unmixed, pre-master third-generation recording of field recordings conducted between 1978 and 1980 from the Florida Record Project. That project, along with work for the North Florida Folklife Project, resulted in Drop on Down in Florida, an exploration of African American musical traditions in Florida.  Tape is in very poor condition and cannot be reproduced.
Collection
Compilation of recordings by Emmett Murray & Moses Williams from the Florida Record Project

Compilation of recordings by Emmett Murray & Moses Williams from the Florida Record Project

Date
1980-03-09
Description
This audiocassette tape was composed of selections from field recordings for the North Florida Folklife Project. Some tracks were featured on the Florida Folklife Program's compilation of African American musical traditions throughout Florida, Drop on Down in Florida. The tracks by Murray were copied from T83-62 & T83-63, recorded March 9, 1980. Tracks by Williams were copied from T78-321, recorded April 22, 1978.
Collection
Compilation of recordings by the Williams Family & Johnny Brown from the Florida Record Project

Compilation of recordings by the Williams Family & Johnny Brown from the Florida Record Project

Date
1978-05-10
Description
One audio cassette. Williams, Ella, and Lilly were recorded in Newberry on 27 May 1978; Brown was recorded in St. Petersburg on 10 May 1978; and the shape note singers were recorded in Crestview on 18 May 1980. (For the full recording of the shape note singers, see S 1576, reels T83-82 through T83-85.) These were field recordings from the Florida Record Project. That project, along with work for the North Florida Project, resulted in the two-album recording, Drop On Down in Florida, an exploration of African American musical styles in Florida.
Collection
Southeast Alabama and Florida Union Sacred Harp Singing Convention

Southeast Alabama and Florida Union Sacred Harp Singing Convention

Date
1980-08-24
Description

Five audiotape reels. In addition to the Cooper revision of The Sacred Harp, particpants at the convention also sing from The Colored Sacred Harp, a 1934 collection of original shape note compositions by black singers compiled by Judge Jackson (1883-1958). His son, Japheth Jackson of Ozark, Ala., leads "Service of the Lord," "Farewell to All" and "Florida Storm" (at the request of folklorist Dyen). Williams, an NEA National Heritage Fellowship recipient from Dale County, Ala., leads "Exhilaration" and "Ninety-Fifth Psalm." Williams's daughter, Bernice Harvey, leads "Return Again." Pauline Griggs leads "The Old Ship of Zion," and Tommie Spurlock of Ozark leads "We Will Sing With the Angels There." 

Collection
Shape note singing at Bethlehem Primitive Baptist Church

Shape note singing at Bethlehem Primitive Baptist Church

Date
1980-03-30
Description
Three audiotape reels. Old Chicora is a ghost town on the borderline of Polk and Hillsborough counties, south of the present day towns of Lithia and Mulberry.
Collection
Richard Williams interview & performance

Richard Williams interview & performance

Date
1977-08-08
Description
Two audio cassettes. The interviewers ask Williams about his early musical influences, his background, his experiences working in phosphate mines and logging camps as a youth; and Williams talks of how workers played music and played cards at night at turpentine camps. On the second tape, he continues the interview, and plays a few songs. See also reels T78-328, T78-329, T81-19 and T83-65 through T83-69, in S 1576, for additional interviews and music performances by Williams and Ella Mae Wilson, also recorded by Devane and Bulger.
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
Identifier Title Type Subject Thumbnail
a_s1576_02_c78-035Student interviews with Polk County residentsSoundInterviews
Field recordings
Farm life
Folk medicine
Quality of worklife
Oral histories
Technology
Education
Holidays
Disasters
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a_s1576_03_c80-001Compilation of recordings from the North Florida Folklife ProjectSoundMusic -- Performance
Field recordings
African Americans
Blues (Music)
Rural blues
Diddley bows
Gospel music
Religious songs
Shape note singing
A capella singing
Sacred Harp, Cooper Revision
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a_s1576_03_c80-002Compilation of recordings from the North Florida Folklife ProjectSoundMusic -- Performance
Field recordings
African Americans
Blues (Music)
Diddley bows
Old-time music
Fiddle tunes
Gospel music
Religious songs
Rural blues
Banjo music
Folk music -- United States
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a_s1576_03_c80-018<em>Drop on Down in Florida</em> pre-masterSoundMusic--Performance
Field recordings
African Americans
Guitar music
Blues (Music)
Religious music
Religious songs
Musical tradition, sacred
Gospel music
Gospel songs
Gospel (Black)
Blues singers
Spirituals (Songs)
Church services
Prayer
Sound recordings
Shape note singing
Churches
Diddly bow
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a_s1576_04_c80-020Compilation of recordings by Emmett Murray & Moses Williams from the Florida Record ProjectSoundMusic--Performance
Field recordings
African Americans
Blues (Music)
Diddley bows
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a_s1576_04_c80-021Compilation of recordings by the Williams Family & Johnny Brown from the Florida Record ProjectSoundMusic -- Performance
Field recordings
African Americans
Blues (Music)
Shape note singing
Gospel music
Religious songs
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a_s1576_t80-089Southeast Alabama and Florida Union Sacred Harp Singing ConventionsoundField recordings
Music -- Performance
Shape note singing
Religious songs
A capella singing
African Americans
Sacred Harp, Cooper Revision
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a_s1576_t83-074Shape note singing at Bethlehem Primitive Baptist ChurchsoundShape note singers
Field recordings
Religious songs
Music -- Performance
Shape note singing
Sacred Harp, Cooper Revision
A capella singing
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Richard Williams interview & performanceRichard Williams interview & performancesoundInterviews
Oral histories
Oral narratives
African Americans
Blues (Music)
Field recordings
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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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