Music from the Florida Folklife Collection

Music from the Florida Folklife Collection CD Cover

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.

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Liner Notes

1. What is Folklife - State Folklorist Peggy Bulger (download)
Excerpt from a public radio interview
Recorded: August 18, 1982 by Landon Walker (Florida Folklife Program)
White Springs, Florida
(S 1576, tape C83-58)

2. Black Mountain Rag - White Springs F.F.A. String Band (download)
Recorded: May 5, 1956 by Foster Barnes (Stephen Foster Center)
1956 Florida Folk Festival
White Springs, Florida
(S 1576, reel T77-45)

3. Alma, Corazon, y Vida - Franco Manolo, Hilda Gonzalez, Nelson Zuleto (download)
Recorded: September 12, 1985 by Laurie K. Sommers (Florida Folklife Program)
Miami-Dade Folklife Survey
Miami, Florida
(S 1576, reel T86-76)

4. Shove It Over - Zora Neale Hurston
Recorded: June 18, 1939 by Stetson Kennedy and Herbert Halbert (Works Progress Administration) (download)
WPA Florida Folklife Project
Jacksonville, Florida
(S 1576, reel T86-243)

5. Orange Blossom Special - Gamble Rogers with Will McLean (download)
Recorded: May 25, 1982 (Florida Folklife Program)
1982 Florida Folk Festival
White Springs, Florida
(S 1576, reel T83-31)

6. Old Country Church - Marvin and Doris Lacy (download)
Recorded: May 5, 1957 by Foster Barnes (Stephen Foster Center)
1957 Florida Folk Festival
White Springs, Florida
(S 1576, reel T77-62)

7. Something's Got a Hold of Me - Ida Goodson (download)
Recorded: August 21, 1980 by Doris Dyen (Florida Folklife Program)
West Florida Folklife Survey
Pensacola, Florida
(S 1576, reel T80-87)

8. Welcome to Rainbow Springs - Rainbow Springs Boat Captain Skipper Lockett (download)
Recitation of a glass bottom boat tour
Recorded: May 4, 1956 by Foster Barnes (Stephen Foster Center)
1956 Florida Folk Festival
White Springs, Florida
(S 1576, reel T77-41)

9. La Viya - Rasta Samba Gynin (download)
Haitian Rastafarian group recorded during fieldwork in Miami
Recorded: August 8, 1985 by Laurie K. Sommers (Florida Folklife Program)
Miami-Dade Folklife Survey
Miami, Florida
(S 1576, T86-56)

10. Understanding Folklife - Folklorist John Marshall (download)
Excerpt from a public radio interview
Recorded: June 30, 1982 by Landon Walker (Florida Folklife Program)
White Springs, Florida
(S 1576, tape C83-59)

11. Camilia la Tejana - Mariachi Jalisco (download)
Recorded: September 4, 1986 by Nancy Nusz (Florida Folklife Program)
Miami-Dade Folklife Survey
Miami, Florida
(S 1576, reel T86-78)

12. Arkansas Traveler - Archie Lee (download)
Recorded: May 5, 1956 by Foster Barnes (Stephen Foster Center)
1956 Florida Folk Festival
White Springs, Florida
(S 1576, reel T77-48)

13. That Old Time Religion - Julia Dawson (download)
A former slave recounts her life and sings
Recorded: May 1, 1955 by Foster Barnes (Stephen Foster Center)
1955 Florida Folk Festival
White Springs, Florida
(S 1576, reel T76-11)

14. Just Got Married - Little Benny Cox and the Suwannee River Jamboree Boys (download)
Recorded: May 3, 1955 by Foster Barnes (Stephen Foster Center)
1955 Florida Folk Festival
White Springs, Florida
(S 1576, reel T76-36)

15. Sissy in the Barn - Carver Elementary School (download)
Recorded: May 6, 1954 by Foster Barnes (Stephen Foster Center)
1954 Florida Folk Festival
White Springs, Florida
(S 1576, reel T76-1)

16. Alligator Dance - Billy Bowlegs III (download)
Recorded: May 8, 1954 by Foster Barnes (Stephen Foster Center)
1954 Florida Folk Festival
White Springs, Florida
(S 1576, reel T76-6)

17. I'm Going to Die with the Staff in My Hand - The Amigo Male Singers (download)
Recorded: May 2, 1958 by Foster Barnes (Stephen Foster Center)
1958 Florida Folk Festival
White Springs, Florida
(S 1576, reel T77-68)

18. El Gavilan Cjaropo - Jesus Rodriguez (download)
Performing on the Venezuelan harp at his home
Recorded: August 21, 1985 by Laurie K. Sommers (Florida Folklife Program)
Miami-Dade Folklife Survey
Miami, Florida
(S 1576, reel T86-77)

19. That's Alright - Johnny Brown (download)
Recorded: May 10, 1978 by Brenda McCallum, (Florida Folklife Program)
North Florida Folklife Project
St. Petersburg, Florida
(S 1576, reel T81-316)

20. Which Way Did My Baby Go - Moses Williams (download)
Recorded: May 29, 1978 (Florida Folklife Program)
1978 Florida Folk Festival
White Springs, Florida
(S 1576, reel T80-36)

21. Where Could I Go But to the Lord - Progressive Seven Shaped Note Singers (download)
Recorded: May 18, 1980 by Dwight Devane (Florida Folklife Program)
Florida Record Project
Crestview, Florida
(S 1576, reel T83-85)

22. Devil's Dream - Mac Criswell, Lee Pancratz, Dixon Hook, Broward Barrs, Frank Noegel (download)
Recorded: May 3, 1957 by Foster Barnes (Stephen Foster Center)
1957 Florida Folk Festival
White Springs, Florida
(S 1576, reel T77-57)