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

237852
Date
1978-05-10
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
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-...
Type
Sound
Item ID
C80-21

Recordings of the Great Gulf Coast Arts festival (Day Two)

239126
Date
1980-11-02
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
Seven reel to reels. Since the early 1970s, the Great Gulf Coast Arts Festival has been held each year in early November. (Only in 2004, with the damage caused by Hurricane Ivan, was the festival cancelled.) In 1980, the Florida Folklife Program offered a demonstration of the results of their West ...
Type
Sound
Item ID
T80-114
Item ID
T80-115
Item ID
T80-116
Item ID
T80-117
Item ID
T80-118
Item ID
T80-119
Item ID
T80-120

Florida-Alabama Progressive Singing Convention

234031
Date
1980-05-18
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
Four proof sheets with 85 black and white images, plus negatives. The convention was founded in 1928, and performs four times a year. Shaped Note singing was an a capella style of church music that utilized shapes to represent notes (fa-so-la-mi) for untrained and even illiterate church members. Onl...
Type
Still Image
Item ID
P81-121 - P81-124

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

238062
Date
1981
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
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.
Type
Sound
Item ID
C81-32

Recording of the Florida-Alabama Progressive Seven Shape Note Singing Convention

238636
Date
1980-05-18
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
Six reel to reel recordings. The convention was founded in 1928, and performs four times a year. Shaped Note singing was an a capella style of church music that utilized shapes to represent notes (fa-so-la-mi) for untrained and even illiterate church members. Only four notes were used in the hymns. ...
Type
Sound
Item ID
T83-82
Item ID
T83-83
Item ID
T83-84
Item ID
T83-85
Item ID
T81-21
Item ID
T81-22

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

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