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Collection ID is exactly "1" AND Subject is exactly "A capella singing"
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Anointed Voices gospel program

Anointed Voices gospel program

Date
1991-04
Description
Two contact sheets with 53 black and white images, plus negatives. Images of a gospel music program at the Free Will Church of God called Anointed Voices. 1-8, 41-44: The Versiteers; 9-40, 45-53: Gospel Knights, Edith Mae Ryan.
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Golden Gospel: Afro-American Roots

Golden Gospel: Afro-American Roots

Date
1985-09-14
Description
Nine reel to reel recordings. Reel T86-215 has very poor sound quality -- nearly inaudible. Recordings of two concerts (9/14/1985 in Leesburg on T86-214 through T86-216; and 9/15/1985 in Orlando -- at the Frontline Outreach Building -- on T85-150 through T85 -154) featuring several gospel music groups from Florida and elsewhere: Ponder Singers (Jax.); Cisrow Gospel Allstars (Millville, NJ); Washington Singers (Cocoa); Goldenaires and the Spiritualettes (Orlando); Master Keys and the Dixie Hummingbirds (Philadelphia, PA); and the Dixie Jubilees (Jax). For images of the performance, see S 1577, volume 30. For videos of both performances, see FV-115 and FV-119 (Orlando), and FV-114, FV-116 through FV-118 in S 1615.

 

 

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David Lee singing school at the 2000 Florida Folk Festival Folklife Performance and Dance Stage

David Lee singing school at the 2000 Florida Folk Festival Folklife Performance and Dance Stage

Date
2000-05-28
Description

Lee, from Hoboken, Ga., conducts a singing school, teaching participants shape note singing and songs from The Sacred Harp. He explains the history of shape note singing and The Sacred Harp in the Okefenokee region, indicating that singers learned to sing through aural transmission, passed down from generation to generation. Lee describes the four shapes (fa, sol, la, mi) and how they correspond to the major scale, followed by a demonstration. After clarifying how singers keep time and stay on beat, he explains how beats can be grouped together in common, compound, or triple time. As a synthesis of the lesson, Lee leads the class in tunes from The Sacred Harp, Revised Cooper Edition. There is digital distortion due to tape corruption on "Florida."

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The Silas Lee Family performance at the 1958 Florida Folk Festival Main Stage

The Silas Lee Family performance at the 1958 Florida Folk Festival Main Stage

Date
1958-05-04
Description
Thelma Boltin serves as emcee. At 12:42, Griffin explains shape note singing, mentioning musicologist George Pullen Jackson and the Denson shape note singing family. The Silas Lee Family was from Hoboken, Georgia.

The performance is a splice of the sixth part of audiotape T77-78 and the first part of audiotape T77-79. "Religion Is a Fortune" features the shapes only due to the tape cutting off.

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Zora Neale Hurston Festival in 1991

Zora Neale Hurston Festival in 1991

Date
1991-01
Description
One proof sheet with thirty-six black and white images. Zora Neale Hurston was a major literary figure, known as one of the nation's preeminent African American writers. She was from Eatonville. Now, each January, the town holds a festival in her honor. 1-2: Jamie Lee Harell; 3-4: Orlando School of Culture and Dance performing; 5-11: Vaughan McCall demonstrating hair styling; 12-14: Washington Sisters singing a capella; 15-18: Gloria's Hats 19-21: Elden Earl Madison 22-36: St. James Church worshiping (33-36: Rev. Nolan Pitts preaching).
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African American dancers and singers at the Florida Folk Festival

African American dancers and singers at the Florida Folk Festival

Date
1957-05
Description
Nineteen black and white prints. Images of various African American church and school choral groups performing at the Florida Folk Festival.
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Unidentified Eatonville Methodist church service & musical performance for the WPA Federal Writers' Project

Unidentified Eatonville Methodist church service & musical performance for the WPA Federal Writers' Project

Date
1935-06
Description
Second part of one reel-to-reel tape. Jones, Marshall, Henry, and Goldie perform religious songs accompanied by unidentified singers. Rev. Haynes and a visiting pastor conduct a religious service for an unidentified Methodist church in Eatonville, Fla.
These recordings were made as part of the first Works Progress Administration's (WPA) Federal Writers' Project (FWP) recording expedition in Florida, conducted by Lomax, Hurston, and Barnicle. These recordings are copies of acetate disks housed in the American Folklife Center, Library of Congress, numbered AFS 350 through 354. While the full recording is unedited, some of the track selections have been spliced where skipping or dropouts occurred.
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Unidentified young African American girls performance for the WPA Federal Writers' Project

Unidentified young African American girls performance for the WPA Federal Writers' Project

Date
1935-06
Description
First part of one reel-to-reel tape. A group of unidentified African American girls perform children's songs unaccompanied. These recordings were made as part of the first Works Progress Administration's (WPA) Federal Writers' Project (FWP) recording expedition in Florida, conducted by Lomax, Hurston, and Barnicle. These recordings are from a copy of an acetate disk housed in the American Folklife Center, Library of Congress, numbered AFS 349. While the full recording is unedited, some of the track selections have been spliced where skipping or dropouts occurred.
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Apprentices learning gospel music

Apprentices learning gospel music

Date
1990
Description
Two color slides; 30 negatives. The Folk Arts Apprenticeship Program began in 1983 with a NEA grant of $22,000. The program provided an opportunity for master folk artists to share technical skills and cultural knowledge with apprentices in order to keep the tradition alive. Apprentices must have had some experience in the tradition and agreed to train for at least six months. The first project director was Blanton Owen, later replaced by folklorist Peter Roller. The program was continued each year through 2003.
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Raw footage of the 1991 Florida Folk Festivals (Video 13 of 15)

Raw footage of the 1991 Florida Folk Festivals (Video 13 of 15)

Date
1991-05-25
Description
One video recording (3/4", 22 minutes). Unedited footage of the 1991 Florida Folk Festival. Graham-Smith performed old English folk songs. The Georgia Sea Island Singers sang African American spirituals. For an audio recording of the pipe band, and of Graham Smith, see T91-31 in S 1576; for the Georgia Sea Island Singers, see T91-32.
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Identifier Title Type Subject Thumbnail
Anointed Voices gospel programAnointed Voices gospel programStill ImageA capella singers
A capella singing
Gospel music
Religious rites
Religious music
African Americans
Church services
Protestants
Christianity
Church membership
Protestant church buildings
Special events
Performing arts
Performers
Singers
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a_s1576_t85-150Golden Gospel: Afro-American RootsSoundA capella singers
A capella singing
Concerts
Special events
Music performance
Singing
African Americans
Gospel (Black)
Gospel songs
Gospel music
Musical groups
Religious music
Religious songs
Guitarist
Musicians
Singers
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a_s1576_84_d00-035bDavid Lee singing school at the 2000 Florida Folk Festival Folklife Performance and Dance StagesoundA capella singing
Florida Folk Festival
Folk festivals
Music -- Performance
Religious songs
Shape note singing
Sacred Harp, Cooper Revision
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a_s1576_t77-078fThe Silas Lee Family performance at the 1958 Florida Folk Festival Main StagesoundA capella singing
Florida Folk Festival
Folk festivals
Music -- Performance
Sacred Harp, Cooper Revision
Shape note singing
Religious songs
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Zora Neale Hurston Festival in 1991Zora Neale Hurston Festival in 1991Still ImageA capella singing
Churches
Church services
Protestants
Hats
Special events
Music
Folk festivals
Folklore revival festivals
African Americans
Haircutting
Barbering
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African American dancers and singers at the Florida Folk FestivalAfrican American dancers and singers at the Florida Folk FestivalStill ImageAfrican Americans
Children
A capella singing
Costumes
Students
Performing arts
Dancers
Singers
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a_s1576_t86-234bUnidentified Eatonville Methodist church service & musical performance for the WPA Federal Writers' ProjectsoundAfrican Americans
Music -- Performance
Gospel music
Church music
Field recordings
Preaching
Church services
A capella singing
African American Methodists
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Unidentified young African American girls performance for the WPA Federal Writers' ProjectUnidentified young African American girls performance for the WPA Federal Writers' ProjectsoundAfrican Americans
Music -- Performance
Field recordings
Children's songs
A capella singing
Singing games
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Apprentices learning gospel musicApprentices learning gospel musicStill ImageApprentices
African Americans
Gospel (Black)
A capella singing
A capella singers
Teaching of folklore
Singers
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Raw footage of the 1991 Florida Folk Festivals (Video 13 of 15)Raw footage of the 1991 Florida Folk Festivals (Video 13 of 15)Moving ImageBands (Music)
Musicians
Singers
Guitarist
Festivals
Folk festivals
Folklore revival festivals
Performing arts
Music performance
Bagpipe music
Bagpipers
Bagpipes
Arts, Scottish
Musical traditions, Anglo-Americans
Folk singers
Guitar music
Spiritual music
Spirituals (Songs)
A capella singing
A capella singers
Religious songs
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