Folklife People: The Amigo Male Singers

273995
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
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...
Type
interactive resource

Amigo Male Singers performing at the Stephen Foster Memorial

241400
Date
10/18/1954
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Type
Sound
Item ID
00045

A.W. Levy, director of the Amigo Male Singers- White Springs, Florida

115202
Date
1959
Collection
Florida Photographic Collection
Image Number
FP51680

A.W. Levy, director of the Amigo Male Singers- White Springs, Florida

115208
Date
1959
Collection
Florida Photographic Collection
Image Number
FP51687

Sunday performances at the 1954 Florida Folk Festival (Main Stage) (Reel 1)

239537
Date
1954-05-09
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
One reel to reel. Knott served as the emcee. Detailed information on the performers can be found on the 1954 festival program, located in S 1619, box 1.
Type
Sound
Item ID
T76-8

The Maigo Male Singers performing at the Florida Folk Festival

234322
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
One black and white print. Undated image.
Type
Still Image
Item ID
P82-169

Stephen Foster Memorial Radio Program: Folk Festival Highlights (1961)

238382
Date
1961
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
One reel to reel recording. (28 minutes). A radio program that offered highlights form the 1961 Florida Folk Festival. Included are music performances by Moore, Psenka, Moon, Wacona School chorus, and the Amigo Male Singers (led by Levy). Also includes jokes by Okeefenokkee Swamp native Griffis, st...
Type
Sound
Item ID
61-2-4

Early version of Florida Folk Festival retrospective album

238055
Date
1981
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
One audio cassette. An early, longer version of the album that became <em>Florida Folk Festival: The First 25 Years (1953-1977)</em>, produced by the Florida Folklife Program. For the complete album, see T83-135 and C83-93.
Type
Sound
Item ID
C81-24

Friday evening performances at the 1958 Florida Folk Festival (Main Stage) (Reel 1)

239484
Date
1958-05-02
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Type
Sound
Item ID
T77-68

Sunday performances at the 1955 Florida Folk Festival (Main Stage) (Reel 2)

234070
Date
1955-05-01
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
One reel to reel. Boltin served as the emcee. See the festival program in S 1619, box 1 for more detailed information of the festival performers and activities not recorded. Dawson was a former slave, and talks about her early life briefly before singing. According to the 1930 census, she was born i...
Type
Sound
Item ID
T76-11

Stephen Foster Memorial Radio Program: School Tape

238385
Date
1984-05-27
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
One reel to reel recording (24:21 minutes). A collection of several radio stories that was sent to Florida schools. Includes Fred Beaver talking about the Suwannee River; Story of Oh! Suzanna; Mark Moore; Story of Tioga Waltz (Foster's first song); Music by the Amigo Male Singers; Story of Josie Bi...
Type
Sound
Item ID
61-2-8

Stephen Foster Memorial Radio Program: Stephen Foster Week (15-minute version)

241297
Date
Jan 1964
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Type
Sound
Item ID
63-4-15 (15-minute)

Stephen Foster Memorial Radio Program: Stephen Foster Week (30-minute version)

241302
Date
Jan 1964
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Type
Sound
Item ID
63-4-15 (30-minute)

Stephen Foster Memorial Radio Program: Four 5-Minute Features

238383
Date
1961
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
One reel to reel recording. (20 minutes). Four short radio stories: 1. A Story and a Song of Yesterday (4:28) -- story on Foster's first composition, Tioga Waltz. 2. A Song of the South (4:30) -- Story about Foster's song, &quot;I am Gonna Ride the Chariot&quot;, with the Amigo Male Singers perform...
Type
Sound
Item ID
61-2-5

Stephen Foster Memorial Radio Program: Folk Festival (15-minute version)

238389
Date
1962
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
One reel to reel recording (15 minutes). A preview radio program for the 1962 Florida Folk Festivals, including performances from the 1961 festival, and discussion by Aubrey Fowler, president of the Florida Folk Festival Assn. These programs were created in the early 1960s by the Stephen Foster Mem...
Type
Sound
Item ID
61-2-14 (5-inch reel)

Sunday performances at the 1965 Florida Folk Festival (Main Stage) (reel 1)

239351
Date
1965-05-09
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
One reel to reel recording. Boltin served as emcee. The first half of the reel consists of Saturday evening performances.
Type
Sound
Item ID
T77-153c

Sunday performances at the 1959 Florida Folk Festival (Main Stage) (Reel 1)

239476
Date
1959-05-03
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
One reel to reel recording. Boltin served as emcee. Detailed information on the performers can be found on the 1959 festival program, located in S 1619, box 1. <p>&nbsp;</p> <br />
Type
Sound
Item ID
T77-87

Thursday evening performances at the 1954 Florida Folk Festival (Main Stage) (Reel 2)

234102
Date
1954-05-07
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
One reel to reel. Knott served as the emcee. Detailed information on the performers can be found on the 1954 festival program, located in S 1619, box 1.
Type
Sound
Item ID
T76-3

Pre-selections for the Florida Folk Festival 25th Anniversary album

238742
Date
1954-05
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
One reel to reel recording. A compilation of Florida Folk Festival recordings for use in creating the 25th anniversary folk festival album. Produced by the FFP staff, the album was produced in honor of the Florida Folk Festival, and covers the years 1952 - 1977. Released in 1981, the final album w...
Type
Sound
Item ID
T83-118
Item ID
T83-119
Item ID
T83-120

Copy of the phonographic album: Florida Folk Festival -- the First 25 Years

238280
Date
1953
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
One reel to reel recording. (Also copied onto audio cassette C83-98) A recording of the 25th anniversary album produced by the FFP staff in honor of the Florida Folk Festival, covering 1952 - 1977. Released in 1981, the album was culled from the recordings of the Florida Folk Festivals found in S 1...
Type
Sound
Item ID
T83-135

Shall We Gather At The River: African-American Sacred Music from the Florida Folklife Collection

253651
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
This disc highlights Florida’s African American religious music traditions. The collection features both nationally recognized acts and previously unknown local artists, including the Dixie Hummingbirds, the Georgia Sea Island Singers, the Versiteers, and the Amigo Male Singers. Download the disc...
Type
Sound

Music from the Florida Folklife Collection

253048
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
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. Download the disc as a ZIP file containing 320kBps MP3s. Contact the State Archives of Florida...
Type
Sound

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