WPA field recordings in Riviera and Key West (January 1940 recording expedition)

238030
Date
1940-01-15
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
One reel to reel. These recordings were created by Florida folklorist Kennedy and photographer Cook in January 1940. They created a total of eighteen 12-inch acetate records that month. On this recording, Wilbur Roberts tells stories in Riviera; the Nelsons sing traditional Bahamian songs, and Rolle...
Type
Sound
Item ID
T86-246

WPA field recordings in Key West and Jacksonville (January 1940 recording expedition)

238032
Date
1940-01
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
One reel to reel. These recordings were created by Florida folklorist Kennedy and photographer Cook in January 1940. They created a total of eighteen 12-inch acetate records that month. On this recording Rolle plays with his band on several Bahamian folk songs in Key West; White telling stories and ...
Type
Sound
Item ID
T86-248

WPA field recordings of a dedication ceremony in Tarpon Springs (March-July 1940 recording expedition)

238033
Date
1940-05-12
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
One reel to reel. These recordings were created by FWP's folklore section between March and July 1940. A total of twenty-two 12-inch acetate records during that period. On this recording by Flareton, the greek community of Tarpon Springs held a deication to a building erected by the Ladies Society, ...
Type
Sound
Item ID
T86-253b

WPA field recordings at Jacksonville, Tarpon Springs, St. Augustine, and Slavia (1939-1940 recording expedition: Alton Morris)

238019
Date
1939-08-26
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
One reel to reel. These recordings were created by Morris of the University of Florida, assisted by workers of the Florida Writers Project (including photographer Robert Cook), in 1939 and 1940. He created 14 12-inch acetate records in total. On this recording, Morris recorded Greek singers in Tarpo...
Type
Sound
Item ID
T86-225

WPA field recordings in Cross City and Ybor City (August 1939 recording expedition)

238025
Date
1939-08-19
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
One reel to reel. These recordings were created by Florida folklorist Kennedy and photographer Cook in August 1939. They created a total of sixteen 12-inch acetate records that month. On this recording, men from the Aycock and Lindsey turpentine camp in Cross City perform two songs, and tell a ghost...
Type
Sound
Item ID
T86-249

WPA field recordings at Tarpon Springs and Slavia (1939-1940 recording expedition: Alton Morris)

238018
Date
1939-08-25
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
One reel to reel. These recordings were created by Morris of the University of Florida, assisted by workers of the Florida Writers Project (including photographer Robert Cook), in 1939 and 1940. He created 14 12-inch acetate records in total. On this recording, Morris visited Tarpon Springs, and the...
Type
Sound
Item ID
T86-224

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

WPA Field Recordings by John and Ruby Lomax at the Florida State Prison, 1936-39

238012
Date
1936
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
One reel to reel. Not all the performers were identified. These recordings were created during two WPA expeditions, one by John Lomax in 1936 and a second expedition by John and Ruby Lomax in 1939. In the recordings from the 1936-1937 expedition led by John Lomax, he visited the Florida State Prison...
Type
Sound
Item ID
T86-241

WPA field recordings in Alachua, Madison, and Columbia Counties (1936-1937 recording expedition)

238007
Date
1936
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
One reel to reel. (Copied onto audio cassette C90-45/46, in S 1576.) These recordings were created during the 1936-1937 expedition led by John Lomax. In these recordings he visited Alachua and Columbia Counties with Alton Morris of the University of Florida, while Lomax's colleague Valiant visited C...
Type
Sound
Item ID
T86-222

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