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Collection ID is exactly "1" AND Subject is exactly "Gospel music"
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Folklife People:  The Amigo Male Singers

Folklife People: The Amigo Male Singers

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The Amigo Male Singers were an African American gospel group from north central Florida. They were directed by Alfonso Levy of Lake City. The clear diction and formal sound of the group reflects influence by the Fisk Jubilee Singers, a popular touring group formed shortly after emancipation to raise funds for Fisk University, and often credited with introducing the Negro spiritual to the general public. The Amigo Male Singers performed often at the Florida Folk Festival in the 1950s and 1960s.
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Folklife People:  The Versiteers

Folklife People: The Versiteers

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The Versiteers are a female a cappella gospel group from Jacksonville founded in the 1940s. Although several founding members of the group either left in the early years or are now deceased, Harry Mae Anthony, Myrtle Barton, and L. V. Starling sang together for more than four decades. The fourth member changed more frequently, but included Artie Brooks and Linda Carter. The Versiteers performed their repertoire of spirituals, jubilee songs, and gospel at churches, folk and arts festivals, and in schools. They appeared at the annual Florida Folk Festival and participated regularly in Duval County’s Folklife in Education Program. The Versiteers received the Florida Folk Heritage Award in 1992.
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Folklife People:  Troy Demps

Folklife People: Troy Demps

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The tradition of hymn lining is uniquely African-American. The practice of lining hymns can be traced back to the 17th century when printed hymnals were scarce and many churchgoers—both slaves and whites—could not read. A church elder or minister who could read would "line out," or recite a hymn line by line, which in turn was repeated by the congregation. These hymns, such as "Amazing Grace" or "What a Friend We Have in Jesus," remained and evolved in African-American churches after the end of slavery. For Albert Troy Demps of Orlando, this tradition was passed on to him by his mother during the Great Depression, when musical instruments were scarce and times were hard. As Deacon at the Mount Pleasant Missionary Baptist Church, Demps continues to practice hymn lining, and he believes there is a more focused connection with the Holy Spirit among the congregation when the hymnal is set aside.
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Folklife People: Richard Williams

Folklife People: Richard Williams

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Richard Williams was born in 1887 in Jonesville, Florida, about 12 miles west of Gainesville. By his early teens, Williams was playing dance music on the guitar for local parties held on neighboring farms in Alachua County and in area phosphate camps. It was in these camps that he learned songs from other parts of the state. His repertoire included localized folk blues, gospel songs and personalized versions of popular songs he picked up from work-camp jukeboxes.
Williams’s family members, including wife Lillie Bell and daughter Ella Mae Wilson, often accompanied him during informal musical gatherings at their house. Folklorists Peggy Bulger, Dwight DeVane and Brenda McCallum recorded a few of these gatherings between 1977 and 1980, yielding music that was eventually featured on a collection of traditional African-American music from around the state called Drop on Down in Florida. These field recordings capture Williams’ rural blues style, featuring finger-picking, alternating bass and free-floating semi-improvised song structures – all vestiges of Florida’s pre-blues folk forms.
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1986 Florida Folk Festival (11 of 17)

1986 Florida Folk Festival (11 of 17)

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1986-05-24
Description
One video cassette. (3/4" tape) 20 minutes.
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1986 Florida Folk Festival (15 of 17)

1986 Florida Folk Festival (15 of 17)

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1986-05-24
Description
One video cassette. (3/4" tape) 20 minutes.
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1986 Florida Folk Festival (3 of 17)

1986 Florida Folk Festival (3 of 17)

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1986-05-24
Description
One video cassette (3/4" tape). 20 minutes. James played piano for McClain.
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Florida Crossroads: Florida's Folk Festival

Florida Crossroads: Florida's Folk Festival

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1995-07-13
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One video recording. (3/4 tape; 28 minutes)An episode of the Florida Public Television series, "Florida Crossroads." Filmed by Florida Public television (through a Florida Dept. of Education grant), the episode features performances, demonstrations, interviews, and presentations at the 1991 Florida Folk Festival (26-28 May). Included are interviews with folklorists, park employees, musicians, artisans, and park attendees, as well examples of the folklife on display at the Festival.
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Florida Folks: 1983 Florida Folk Festival

Florida Folks: 1983 Florida Folk Festival

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1983-05
Description
One video cassette (3/4" tape). 60 minutes. Poor audio. Produced by WUFT-TV of Gainesville; highlights from the 1983 Florida Folk Festival.
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Folk Arts Day at the Museum of Science and History in Jacksonville

Folk Arts Day at the Museum of Science and History in Jacksonville

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1985-03-29
Description
Three video recordings (VHS). FV-20: Includes Athenian Dancers, Marie Buggs, and Korean dancers. FV-21: Includes Korean dancers, interviews with participants, and Arabic singer Fahed Iwais. FV-22: Performance by the Dixie Jubilee Singers. For images of this festival, see S 1577, volume 40, slides S86-4454 - S86-4590; and S 1577, v. 26, slides S85-818 - S85-830. For more images of these artisans, see S 1577, v. 36-39. The Folk Arts in Education Project in Duval County was a joint venture between the Duval County School System and the Florida Folklife Program. It was started in 1984 by folklorist David Taylor with funding from the National Endowment for the Arts to add to existing social studies curriculum. The project consisted of field research to identify local traditions and folk artists, a series of five two-day seminars to acquaint teachers with the use of folklore and folk arts, in-school programs conducted by a folklorist and traditionalist, which included visits by local folk artists. Taylor ran it until 1986. In 1988, Gregory Hansen re-initiated it with minor changes.
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flp_amigo_maleFolklife People: The Amigo Male Singersinteractive resourceGospel Music/fpc/memory/omeka_images/thumbnails/folklife_people.png
flp_versiteersFolklife People: The Versiteersinteractive resourceGospel Music/fpc/memory/omeka_images/thumbnails/folklife_people.png
flp_dempsFolklife People: Troy Dempsinteractive resourceGospel Music/fpc/memory/omeka_images/thumbnails/folklife_people.png
flp_williams_richardFolklife People: Richard Williamsinteractive resourceAfrican Americans
Blues (Music)
Gospel music
Music -- Performance
Rural blues
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1986 Florida Folk Festival (11 of 17)1986 Florida Folk Festival (11 of 17)Moving ImageMusicians
Singers
Pianists
Festivals
Folk festivals
Folklore revival festivals
Special events
Performing arts
Music performance
Singing
African Americans
Piano music
Gospel (Black)
Gospel music
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1986 Florida Folk Festival (15 of 17)1986 Florida Folk Festival (15 of 17)Moving ImageMusicians
Singers
Pianists
Festivals
Folk festivals
Folklore revival festivals
Special events
Performing arts
Music performance
African Americans
Singing
Piano music
Gospel (Black)
Gospel music
Religious music
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1986 Florida Folk Festival (3 of 17)1986 Florida Folk Festival (3 of 17)Moving ImageMusicians
Singers
Pianists
Festivals
Folk festivals
Folklore revival festivals
Special events
Performing arts
Music performance
Singing
Tsabouna
African Americans
Arts, Greek
Greek Americans
Bagpipe music
Bagpipes
Religious music
Religious songs
Piano music
Gospel (Black)
Gospel music
Gospel songs
Bagpipers
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Florida Crossroads: Florida's Folk FestivalFlorida Crossroads: Florida's Folk FestivalMoving ImageSingers
Musicians
Guitarist
Artisans
Leather workers
Metal-workers
Dancers
Whip maker
Secretary of State
Public officer
Festivals
Folk festivals
Folklore revival festivals
Special events
Performing arts
Music performance
Video recording
Television
Singing
Park Ranger
Saddles
Leather craft
Craft
Whipcracking
Whips
Fiddle music
Fiddlers
Old time music
Bandura
Hammer dulcimer
Dulcimer music
A capella singers
A capella singing
Gospel (Black)
Gospel music
Signs and signboards
Arts, Cuban
Cuban Americans
Workshops (Adult education)
Yodeling
Storytelling
Dance
Cooking and dining
Food preparation
Basket making
Basket work
Blacksmithing
Guitar music
Interviews
Interviewing on television
Secretaries of State (State governments)
Bands (Music)
Folklorists
Volunteers
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Florida Folks: 1983 Florida Folk FestivalFlorida Folks: 1983 Florida Folk FestivalMoving ImageMusicians
Singers
Guitarist
Bands (Music)
Festivals
Folk festivals
Folklore revival festivals
Special events
Performing arts
Music performance
Singing
African Americans
String bands
Gospel music
Religious songs
Stringband music
Old time music
Seminole Indians
Guitar music
Reels
Songs, Irish
Interviews
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Folk Arts Day at the Museum of Science and History in JacksonvilleFolk Arts Day at the Museum of Science and History in JacksonvilleMoving ImageSingers
Artisans
Musicians
Dancers
Craft
Demonstrations
Children museums
Special events
Exhibits
Video recording
Interviews
Gospel music
Music performance
Museums
Dance
Body movement
African Americans
Arts, Korean
Korean Americans
Arts, Greek
Religious music
Religious songs
Gospel songs
Gospel (Black)
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