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Drop on down in Florida : field recordings of African American traditional music 1977-1980

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Drop on down in Florida : field recordings of African American traditional music 1977-1980 / edited by Dwight DeVane and Blaine Waide ; with contributions from Peggy A. Bulger, Doris J. Dyen, and David Evans.
Publication
  • Atlanta, Ga. : Dust to Digital, [2012]
  • ℗2012

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2 audio discs : digital, CD audio; 4 3/4 in. +
Alternative Title
  • Field recordings of African American traditional music 1977-1980
  • Early one foggy morning.
  • Boogie.
  • Questoinnaire blues.
  • Mean mistreater blues.
  • Tain't but the one thing that grieves my mind.
  • Baby please don't go.
  • Old forty.
  • Careless love.
  • Polk County blues.
  • Old-time rounders.
  • She's a fool, she ain't got no sense.
  • Mobile blues.
  • I'm gonna dig myself a hole.
  • I'll find my way.
  • Drinkin' bad bad whiskey.
  • I'm from Itta Bena, Mississippi.
  • Rolling and tumbling.
  • Sitting on top of the world.
  • Mama got more out of me away from home.
  • I was Natalie Roberta's son.
  • Harmonica solo.
  • Harmonica "hustle".
  • Train.
  • Catfish blues.
  • Come back baby.
  • Apple farm blues.
  • 13 highway.
  • Which way did my baby go?
  • That's all right.
  • Precious Lord, take my hand.
  • Will the circle be unbroken.
  • He got the whole world in his hand.
  • I don't know what I'd do without the Lord.
  • Motherless children.
  • Do, Lord, remember me.
  • Trial in judgment.
  • When the saints go marching in.
  • You got to move.
  • I knew it was the blood.
  • In the morning.
  • He's a battle axe.
  • Did Christ o'er sinners weep?
  • He set me free.
  • God's gonna set the world on fire.
  • Inside the pearly gates.
  • Old ship of Zion.
  • Florida storm.
  • Service of the Lord.
  • Sweet morning.
  • Alas! and did my savior bleed.
  • Pisgah.
  • Parting hand.
Subjects
Genre/Form
Music.
Note
  • Cataloged from the book.
  • Secular and sacred field recordings of African American traditional vocal music.
  • Accompanying book contains extensive program, biographical, and historical notes, and texts of songs.
Bibliography (note)
  • Includes bibliographical references (pages 202-209) and discography (pages 210-211).
Language (note)
  • Sung in English.
Contents
  • Disc 1. Secular recordings. Early one foggy morning (5:18) ; Boogie (1:56) ; Questionnaire blues (2:29) ; Mean mistreater blues (1:52) (Robert Dennis, vocals, guitar, Jacksonville) -- Tain't but one thing that grieves my mind (2:18) ; Baby please don't go (2:39) ; Old forty (3:11) (Richard Williams, vocals, guitar, Jacksonville) -- Careless love (3:48) ; Polk County blues (4:10) (Ella Mae Wilson, vocals ; Richard Williams, vocals, guitar, Jacksonville) -- Polk County Blues (Willie Gillard, vocals, guitar, Tampa) (3:31) -- Old-time rounders (2:54) ; She's a fool, she ain't got no sense (3:03) ; Mobile blues (2:55) ; I'm gonna dig myself a hole (3:07) ; I'll find my way (2:13) ; Drinkin' bad bad whiskey (3:15) (Emmett Murray, vocals, electric guitar, Pahokee) -- I'm from Itta Bena, Mississippi (0:12) ; Rolling and tumbling (2:05) ; Sitting on top of the world (2:52) ; Mama got more out of me away from home (0:33) ; I was Natalie Roberta's son (3:05) ; Harmonica solo (1:10) ; Harmonica "hustle" (0:51) ; The train (1:54) ; Catfish blues (2:51) ; Come back baby (3:07) ; Apple farm blues (3:48) ; 13 Highway (2:17) ; Which way did my baby go? (2:17) (Moses Williams, narration, vocals, one-string zither, harmonica, Waverly).
  • Disc 2. Sacred recordings. That's all right (1:31) ; Precious Lord, take my hand (1:14) ; Will the circle be unbroken (1:12) ; He got the whole world in His hand (1:14) ; I don't know what I'd do without the Lord (1:10) (Johnny Brown, vocals, guitar, St. Petersburg) -- Motherless children (2:32) ; Do, Lord, remember me (3:23) ; Trial in judgement (3:51) ; When the saints go marching in : When the moon go down in blood (2:47) ; You got to move (3:02) ; I knew it was the blood (2:47) ; In the morning (3:38) Ella Mae Wilson, Lillie B. Williams, vocals ; Richard Williams, vocals, guitar, Jacksonville) -- He's a battle axe (Ella Mae (Williams) Wilson, lead vocal ; Lillie B. Williams, vocals, piano) (3:27) -- I don't know what I'd do without the Lord : Did Christ o'er sinners weep? The weeping Savior (Testerina Primitive Baptist Church, Reverend G.W. Hill and Congregation, Leon County) (11:30) -- Altar call ; Congregational prayer ; He set me free (Miccosukee Church of God of Prophecy, Bishop J.B. Beckwith and Congregation, Leon County) (6:47) -- God's gonna set the world on fire (2:33) ; Inside the pearly gates (4:26) (Florida-Alabama Progressive Seven-Shape-Note Singing Convention, Crestview) -- The old ship of Zion (2:54) ; Florida storm (4:45) ; Service of the Lord (2:47) ; Sweet morning (2:19) ; Alas! and Did my Saviour bleed (3:13) ; Pisgah (2:34) ; Parting hand (3:04) (Southeast Alabama and Florida Union Sacred Harp Singing Convention, Campbellton).
  • Contents of book: Reflections / Peggy A. Bulger -- Presenting the 2012 edition of Drop on down in Florida / Blaine Waide -- I'm going down to Florida : African American migration and musical traditions across time and place / Dwight DeVane ; revised and edited by David Evans -- Fieldwork overview and new recordings : African American secular music in Florida / Dwight DeVane -- Recent traditions and new recordings : African American sacred music in Florida / Blaine Waide -- Field recording session index -- Bibliography -- Discography.
Call Number
*LDC 52926
LCCN
880226002428
OCLC
821216900
Title
Drop on down in Florida : field recordings of African American traditional music 1977-1980 / edited by Dwight DeVane and Blaine Waide ; with contributions from Peggy A. Bulger, Doris J. Dyen, and David Evans.
Publisher
Atlanta, Ga. : Dust to Digital, [2012]
Copyright Date
℗2012
Type of Content
performed music
text
Type of Medium
audio
unmediated
Type of Carrier
audio disc
volume
Performer
Various performers.
Event
Recorded 1977-1980 Florida.
Bibliography
Includes bibliographical references (pages 202-209) and discography (pages 210-211).
Summary
Based on four years of fieldwork throughout the state, the Florida Folklife Program released the two-album, 27-track LP Drop on Down in Florida: Recent Field Recordings of Afro-American Traditional Music in 1981. The album was intended to highlight American music traditions for a statewide public audience, blues and sacred traditions in particular. In recent years, the Folklife Program sought the opportunity to produce an expanded reissue of the album that would include previously unissued fieldwork recordings and photos. Drawing upon extensive fieldwork materials now housed in the State Archives of Florida, the expanded reissue includes nearly 80 previously-unreleased minutes of music on 28 new tracks, plus numerous photos documenting the musicians and communities that perpetuated these traditions.
Language
Sung in English.
Added Author
DeVane, Dwight, editor.
Waide, Blaine, editor.
Bulger, Peggy A., contributor.
Dyen, Doris J., contributor.
Evans, David, 1944- contributor.
Dennis, Robert, 1914-
Williams, Richard, 1987-
Wilson, Ella Mae.
Gillard, Willie.
Murray, Emmett.
Williams, Moses.
Zumbach, Jean, 1915-1986.
Williams, Lillie.
Testerina Primitive Baptist Church.
Miccosukee Church of God of Prophecy.
Florida-Alabama Progressive Seven-Shape-Note Singing Convention.
Southeast Alabama and Florida Union Sacred Harp Singing Convention.
Added Title
Field recordings of African American traditional music 1977-1980
Early one foggy morning.
Boogie.
Questoinnaire blues.
Mean mistreater blues.
Tain't but the one thing that grieves my mind.
Baby please don't go.
Old forty.
Careless love.
Polk County blues.
Old-time rounders.
She's a fool, she ain't got no sense.
Mobile blues.
I'm gonna dig myself a hole.
I'll find my way.
Drinkin' bad bad whiskey.
I'm from Itta Bena, Mississippi.
Rolling and tumbling.
Sitting on top of the world.
Mama got more out of me away from home.
I was Natalie Roberta's son.
Harmonica solo.
Harmonica "hustle".
Train.
Catfish blues.
Come back baby.
Apple farm blues.
13 highway.
Which way did my baby go?
That's all right.
Precious Lord, take my hand.
Will the circle be unbroken.
He got the whole world in his hand.
I don't know what I'd do without the Lord.
Motherless children.
Do, Lord, remember me.
Trial in judgment.
When the saints go marching in.
You got to move.
I knew it was the blood.
In the morning.
He's a battle axe.
Did Christ o'er sinners weep?
He set me free.
God's gonna set the world on fire.
Inside the pearly gates.
Old ship of Zion.
Florida storm.
Service of the Lord.
Sweet morning.
Alas! and did my savior bleed.
Pisgah.
Parting hand.
Other Standard Identifier
880226002428
Publisher No.
DTD-24 Dust to Digital
ISBN
$44.98
Research Call Number
*LDC 52926 [CD]
*LE 14-280 [Text]
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