Sunday performances at the 1994 Florida Folk Festival (Stage III) (Tape 6)

239584
Date
1994-05-29
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
One audio cassette. Baldwin served as emcee. The New River String Band, based out of Ormond Beach, included Doug Armstrong (bass/fiddle/guitar), Sam Owen (guitar), and Shirley McGuiness (fiddle). Their performance began on C94-22. The shape note singers were from Gainesville, and led by Pat Morse.
Type
Sound
Item ID
C94-23
-22. The shape note singers were from

White Springs and Hamilton County shape note singers- White Springs, Florida

105938
Date
1956
Collection
Florida Photographic Collection
Image Number
F6889196
Folklife Collection.

Saturday performances at the 1995 Florida Folk Festival (Old Marble Stage) (Tape 1)

239681
Date
1995-05-27
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
One digital audio tape (DAT). Fitchen served as emcee.
Type
Sound
Item ID
D95-6
Shape Note Singers)

Sunday performances at the 1997 Florida Folk Festival (Main Stage) (Tape 2)

239944
Date
1997-05-25
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
One digital audio tape (DAT).
Type
Sound
Item ID
D97-37
Shape note singers

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

239532
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
T76-5
Shape note singers

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

239538
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
T76-9
] (Shape Note Singers)

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

239531
Date
1954-05-07
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
One reel to reel. Knott served as the emcee. The first half of the reel consists of Friday morning performances. Detailed information on the performers can be found on the 1954 festival program, located in S 1619, box 1. <br />
Type
Sound
Item ID
T76-4
Shape note singers

Sunday performances at the 1994 Florida Folk Festival (Main Stage) (Tape 2)

239620
Date
1994-05-29
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
One digital audio tape (DAT). (Copied onto C94-92/93) Congdon served as the emcee. The Shape Note Singer, led by Pat Morse, were from Gainesville. The Crawford Family (Jim, Gretchen, and Alice) of Jacksonville were filling in for the absent Versiteers (A Jacksonville-based gospel singing group). Skeens and Reigh were from Orlando. Patchwork were a five-member female bluegrass/folk string band from Gainesville, led by Cathy DeWitt. The Care Giver choir were based out of White Springs. Peters Road 7 performed an original operetta written by Long John about an Everglades pioneer.
Type
Sound
Item ID
D94-15
Shape Note Singers)

Sacred Harp Singers at the Florida Folk Festival

234567
Date
1960
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
One black and white print. Sacred Harp singing is a form of shape note singing.
Type
Still Image
Shape note singers

Sunday performances at the 1996 Florida Folk Festival (Main Stage) (Tape 1)

239804
Date
1996-05-26
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
One digital audio tape (DAT).
Type
Sound
Item ID
D96-16
Shape note singers

Sunday performances at the 1998 Florida Folk Festival (Main Stage) (Tape 2)

240045
Date
1998-05-24
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
One digital audio tape (DAT).
Type
Sound
Item ID
D98-17
Shape Note Singers)

Saturday evening performances at the 1956 Florida Folk Festival (Main Stage) (Reel 4)

239522
Date
1956-05-05
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
One reel to reel recording. Boltin served as emcee. Detailed information on the performers can be found on the 1956 festival program, located in S 1619, box 1. The Indonesian Folk Dance Trio were students at the University of Florida.
Type
Sound
Item ID
T77-49
http://fpc.dos.state.fl.us/memory/collections/folklife

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 T83-85.) 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.
Type
Sound
Item ID
C80-21
1978; and the shape note

Sunday service at the Bethlehem Primitive Baptist Church

235814
Date
1978-10-29
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
Sixty-one color slides. Images of a church service, with sacred harp (shaped note) singing, an adjacent cemetery, church members, and a lunch afterwards. Several slides are missing: S78-1206, 1207, 1214, 1216, 1218-1220, 1227, 1236-1238, 1247-1249, 1260-1261, 1264-1265, 1273, and 1277.
Type
Still Image
Item ID
S78-1195; S78-1199 - S78-1278
Shape note singers

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 1576. See notes in S 1579, box 1, folder: 'T83-117 through T83-120' for which reels these selections were copied from.
Type
Sound
Item ID
T83-135
Shape note singers

Sunday afternoon performances at the 1976 Florida Folk Festival (Main Stage) (reel 2)

239550
Date
1976-09-05
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
One reel to reel recording. Boltin served as emcee. Little information is available for this recording.
Type
Sound
Item ID
T77-257
Shape note singers

Folklorist Doris Dyen shape note presentation at the Jackson County Public Library

238294
Date
1983-07-21
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
<p>One audio cassette. Presentation at the Jackson County Public Library in Marianna, made in connection with the Pursuits and Pastimes exhibit about shape note singing. Dyen, a folklorist with the Florida Folklife Program, leads a conversation on fiddling and square dancing traditions. She discusses "Possum Day," held the first weekend of August; <em>The Sacred Harp</em>; the significance of all-day shape note singings; and fellowship. She also plays a slide-tape presentation about shape note singers in Polk county, which can be found on C81-22. In addition to the discussion, the participants also perform.</p>
Type
Sound
Item ID
C83-122
http://fpc.dos.state.fl.us/memory/collections/folklife/folklife

Sunday performances at the 1991 Florida Folk Festival (Folklife Area/Stage III) (Tape 2)

240546
Date
05/26/1991
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Type
Sound
Item ID
D91-15
Shape note singers

Sacred Harp slide-tape presentation

238047
Date
1980
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
<p>One audio cassette. This tape served as accompanying audio to a slide-tape presentation created by the Florida Folklife Program about shape note singing&nbsp;and&nbsp;<em>The Sacred Harp</em>. The presentation features Albritton&nbsp;and shape note singers at Bethlehem Primitive Baptist Church in Old Chicora recorded in 1978. Old Chicora is a ghost town on the borderline of Polk and Hillsborough counties, south of the present day towns of Lithia and Mulberry.</p> <p>The source material for this presentation can be found on audiotapes T78-348, T78-349 and T78-350. C80-26, reproduced in its entirety beginning at 1:13, served as the master tape used in live slide-tape presentations.&nbsp;</p>
Type
sound
Item ID
C81-22
 and shape note singers

Saturday performances at the 1994 Florida Folk Festival (Folklife Area Workshop Stage) (Tape 2)

239594
Date
1994-05-28
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
One audio cassette. Albritton was from Lithia, Florida. This session was begun on C94-54. All songs derive from either the BF White Sacred Harp book (Cooper Revision) or the original Sacred harp book (Denson Revision). Yao played the Chinese zither -- the zheng. The Zheng is a Chinese zither, dating back to the third century BC. Yao was born in Shanghai to a musical family. In 1990 she moved to Florida, and worked with the Florida Folklife Program's apprenticeship program. Her performance concludes on C94-56.
Type
Sound
Item ID
C94-55
Shape note singers

Recording of the Pleasant Grove Mid-Union Seven Shape Note Singing Convention

238638
Date
1980-05-11
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
One reel to reel recording. 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. An old Anglican practice, English colonists first brought the tradition over to North American in the 1600s. These are 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.
Type
Sound
Item ID
T83-87
Shape note singers

Friday performances at the 1994 Florida Folk Festival (Folklife Area Workshop Stage) (Tape 1)

239588
Date
1994-05-27
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
One audio cassette. The Albritton were from Lithia, Florida. Refreshing Showers was #64 in the BF White Sacred Harp book, and Happy Land was # 348 -- Lane's first learned song. Valada was the author of Poetically Just us. She and Tina Flewellyn explained their concept of stoetry -- poetic stories.
Type
Sound
Item ID
C94-49
Shape note singers

Friday performances at the 1994 Florida Folk Festival (Folklife Area Workshop Stage) (Tape 5)

239592
Date
1994-05-27
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
One audio cassette. Chancey was a storyteller from Bartow. Albritton was from Lithia, Florida. Happy Land was the first song Albritton learned. All songs derive from either the BF White Sacred Harp book (Cooper Revision) or the original Sacred harp book (Denson Revision).
Type
Sound
Item ID
C94-53
Shape note singers

Saturday performances at the 1994 Florida Folk Festival (Folklife Area Workshop Stage) (Tape 1)

239593
Date
1994-05-28
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
One audio cassette. Albritton was from Lithia, Florida. All songs derive from either the BF White Sacred Harp book (Cooper Revision) or the original Sacred harp book (Denson Revision). Valada was the author of Poetically Just us. She and Tina Flewellyn explained their concept of stoetry -- poetic stories.
Type
Sound
Item ID
C94-54
Shape note singers

Saturday performances at the 1994 Florida Folk Festival (Folklife Area Workshop Stage) (Tape 5)

239598
Date
1994-05-28
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
One audio cassette. Ogden was the emcee. Albritton was from Lithia, Florida. All songs derive from either the BF White Sacred Harp book (Cooper Revision) or the original Sacred harp book (Denson Revision). He discusses his life and his shape note singing -- the conclusion of his program from C94-57. Chancey was a storyteller from Bartow.
Type
Sound
Item ID
C94-58
Shape note singers

Friday performances at the 2000 Florida Folk Festival (Folklife Narrative Stage) (Tape 7)

240309
Date
2000-05-26
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
One audio cassette tape. Tozzer served as emcee. Joseph Kilgore and Darren Watts discuss net making and whip making. Kilgore discusses his childhood and how he learned to make nets and whips as well as time he spent as a yacht captain and first mate. Later in the tape, he discusses his method of net and whip making. Darren Watts describes how he met Kilgore and began making nets and whips. The Roddenberry family (Mrs. Bernice Rodenberry and daughters: Betty Owens, Doris Lloyd, Katherine Lett, Debbie Todd, Judy Drury, Latrelle McDowell and Sheila Carter) performs songs including &quot;Down by the River&quot;, an unnamed Sacred Harp (shape note) song and &quot;Amazing Grace&quot;. They discuss how they learned to sing and also the making of palmetto brooms.
Type
Sound
Item ID
C00-69
Shape note singers

Friday performances at the 2000 Florida Folk Festival (Folklife Narrative Stage) (Tape 8)

240310
Date
2000-05-26
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
One audio cassette tape. Tozzer served as emcee. The Rodenberrys (Mrs. Bernice Roddenberry and daughters: Betty Owens, Doris Lloyd, Katherine Lett, Debbie Todd, Judy Drury, Latrelle McDowell and Sheila Carter) continue from C00-69 discussing their past and family history.
Type
Sound
Item ID
C00-70
Shape note singers

Saturday performances at the 2000 Florida Folk Festival (Folklife Narrative Stage) (Tape 3)

240318
Date
2000-05-27
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
One audio cassette tape. Stone served as emcee. The Rodenberry Family (Mrs. Bernice Roddenberry and daughters: Betty Owens, Doris Lloyd, Katherine Lett, Debbie Todd, Judy Drury, Latrell McDowell and Sheila Carter) perform the several Sacred Harp/shape note pieces. They also discuss gator hunting and hollering, whippings and making items out of palmetto. Attached to index sheets is a copy of a shape note singing handout including &quot;Amazing Grace&quot; and &quot;Love Divine&quot;.
Type
Sound
Item ID
C00-78
Shape note singers

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
Shape note singers

Lane Albritton demonstration at the 1994 Florida Folk Festival Folklife Area Workshop Stage

239597
Date
1994-05-28
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
One audio cassette. Laura Ogden served as emcee. Albritton discusses singing from the Sacred Harp while a cassette of shape note singing plays in the background. He explains how shape note singing works and its origins in between singing songs. He also tells a story about taking the Sacred Harp with him in World War II.
Type
sound
Item ID
C94-59
Shape note singers

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