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  • Commentary on Half-Breed Song (Call Number: AFC 1986/038: 0446)

    • Contributor: White, Rufus - McIntyre, Laurel - Jabbour, Alan
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1999-07-21
  • Sponger Money

    Field Recordings. Songs. sound recording | 1 sound disc (2 minutes, 16 seconds) : analog ; 12 in. | Bahamian Bahamian fish peddler Greek American man A Bahamian folksong, also very popular in Key West, where sponge fishing had long been an occupation of Bahamian settlers. Performance Note: "Sponger Money" (vocals with accordion) performed by an unidentified Bahamian at Key West, Florida, on January ...

    • Contributor: Unidentified Performer - Kennedy, Stetson - Cook, Robert Harrison - Cook, Robert - Unidentified Bahamian - Unidentified Bahaman
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1940-01-23
  • I Have a Home Way Down in Egypt

    • Contributor: New York, Georgia, Singers - James, Willis
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1943-06-01
  • Hoist Up the John B Sail

    Field Recordings. Songs. sound recording | 1 sound disc (3 minutes, 35 seconds) : analog ; 12 in. | The complete version of this Bahamian folksong. The singer is from Andros Island, Bahamas. The sound quality of this recording is extremely poor. It has been included online because the melody line can still be identified. Performance Note: "Hoist Up the John B Sail" (vocals ...

    • Contributor: Rolle, Theodore "Tea Roll" - Kennedy, Stetson - Cook, Robert Harrison - Cook, Robert - Rolle, Theodore (Tea Roll) - Piano
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1940-01-23
  • Contest Song

    • Contributor: Host Drum - Fleischhauer, Carl
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1983-08-14
  • Poor Stranger Blues

    Field Recordings. Songs. sound recording | 1 sound disc (2 minutes, 45 seconds) : analog ; 12 in. | A jook joint song. In an earlier interview, the singers answered questions about jook joints, and defined them as "bar rooms," formerly known as "festival halls," "a name colored people give dance halls," etc. They think the term jook joint originated in sawmill camps. Jook ...

    • Contributor: Dixie Harmony Four - Smith, Ire - Arnold, L. G. - Choice, Doc - Tatum S. T. - Kennedy, Stetson - Cook, Robert Harrison - Cook, Robert - Tatum, S. T.
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1939-08-19
  • Tranquitro

    Field Recordings. Spoken Word. Songs. sound recording | 1 sound disc (1 minute, 59 seconds) : analog ; 12 in. | This is a taunting song made up by the children of Ybor City, and was used to mock the rhythm of the peculiar walk of an Italian vendor of crabs who lived in Ybor City about 20 years ago (ca. 1919). The song ...

    • Contributor: Valdez, Amado - Valdez, Señora - Kennedy, Stetson - Cook, Robert Harrison - Cook, Robert - [Valdez, Señora]
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1939-08-27
  • Commentary on Gourd Dance Song (Call Number: AFC 1986/038: 0377)

    • Contributor: Jabbour, Alan - McIntyre, Laurel - White, Rufus
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1999-07-20
  • Hethu'shka Society Song

    • Contributor: Miller, George (Inke'Tonga) (Big Shoulder) - Charles Wells' Grandmother - Unidentified Ponca Woman - Merrick, Joseph (Gion'Zethinge) (None to Teach Him) - Fletcher, Alice C. (Alice Cunningham) - La Flesche, Francis
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1897-08-26
  • Captain's Mule (Part 2 of 2)

    Field Recordings. Songs. sound recording | 1 sound disc (1 minute, 43 seconds) : analog ; 12 in. | A mule-skinning song sung in the hard roads camp. It would be sung during the day, to give the muleskinners more energy. The singer, age 30, learned it while working as a waterboy (aged 15-16) in middle Florida. He was born in Georgia and reared ...

    • Contributor: Hazelhurst, Harold - Halpert, Herbert - Kennedy, Stetson - [Kennedy, Stetson]
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1939-06-18
  • Shack Rouster Holler

    Field Recordings. Songs. sound recording | 1 sound disc (1 minute, 35 seconds) : analog ; 12 in. | A holler sung by the shack rouster (foreman) every morning, at about 4 am. The singer, a 30-year-old born in Georgia and reared in Florida, learned the holler when he worked as a waterboy (aged 15-16) in middle Florida. Performance Note: "Shack Rouster Holler" (chanted) ...

    • Contributor: Hazelhurst, Harold - Halpert, Herbert - Kennedy, Stetson - [Kennedy, Stetson]
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1939-06-18
  • Flag Song ("When you went overseas, you made a stand so that the flag could be raised.")

    • Contributor: Host Drum - Fleischhauer, Carl
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1983-08-14
  • I'll Fly Away

    • Contributor: James, Willis - Lincoln Park Singers
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1943-06-01
  • Commentary on Mi'kachi Song (Call Number: AFS 20310 11c)

    • Contributor: Jabbour, Alan - Turner, John - Fletcher, Alice C. (Alice Cunningham) - La Flesche, Francis
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1983-02-24
  • Commentary on General Dancing Song (Call Number: AFC 1986/038: 0520)

    • Contributor: McIntyre, Laurel - Jabbour, Alan - White, Rufus
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1999-07-21
  • Sally Went to Mobile

    Field Recordings. Songs. sound recording | 1 sound disc (2 minutes, 58 seconds) : analog ; 12 in. | Fred Lee Fox, a 20-year-old turpentine worker born in Georgia, learned this song in the Dixie County Prison Camp. The sound quality of this recording is poor. Performance Note: "Sally Went to Mobile" (vocals) performed by Fred Lee Fox at Turpentine Camp, Cross City, Florida, ...

    • Contributor: Fox, Fred Lee - Kennedy, Stetson - Cook, Robert Harrison - Cook, Robert
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1939-08-01
  • Tea Roll Idea

    Field Recordings. Songs. sound recording | 1 sound disc (3 minutes, 44 seconds) : analog ; 12 in. | An original composition by Theodore Rolle (alias "Tea Roll"), originally of Andros Island, Bahamas. Performance Note: "Tea Roll Idea" (vocals with piano) performed by Theodore (Tea Roll) Rolle, piano, at Key West, Florida, on January 23, 1940. Sound Recording (Form). Sound Disc (Form).

    • Contributor: Rolle, Theodore "Tea Roll" - Kennedy, Stetson - Cook, Robert Harrison - Cook, Robert - Rolle, Theodore (Tea Roll) - Piano
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1940-01-23
  • Nickels and Dimes

    Field Recordings. Songs. sound recording | 1 sound disc ( 23 seconds) : analog ; 12 in. | A children's song. The Spanish children are asking Mama for nickels and dimes to buy trinkets." Minorcans, from the island of Minorca, off the coast of Spain, first came to Florida in 1768, along with Italians and Greeks, led by Dr. Andrew Turnbull. Turnbull settled New ...

    • Contributor: De Aceval, Maria Hugas - Morris, Alton Chester - Corse, Carita Doggett - Morris, Alton C. - [Corse, Carita Doggett]
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1939-09-26
  • Hethu'shka Song

    • Contributor: Fleischhauer, Carl - Tia Piah Singers
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1983-08-14
  • Agiasmos

    Field Recordings. Spoken Word. Songs. sound recording | 1 sound disc (4 minutes, 5 seconds) : analog ; 12 in. | The blessing of the water. At the conclusion of the sermon, a basin of water is brought in to be blessed. During this ceremony the Archbishop prays that God will send His Holy Spirit in blessing. He commemorates those of the faithful who ...

    • Contributor: Athenagoras, Archbishop - Karaphillis, Theo - Greek Orthodox Church (Tarpon Springs, Fl.). Byzantine Choir - Filareton, John - Karaphillis, Rev. Father - Byzantine Choir
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1940-05-12
  • Emcee Makes Announcements Before the Tail Dancers' Song

    • Contributor: Wolfe, Clifford, Sr. - Fleischhauer, Carl
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1983-08-13
  • Fancy Dancers' Contest Song (First Group of Dancers)

    • Contributor: Host Drum - Fleischhauer, Carl
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1983-08-14
  • Rally Song

    • Contributor: White, Mattie (Mi'Gthi Ntonin) - Fletcher, Alice C. (Alice Cunningham) - La Flesche, Francis
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
  • Hethu'shka Song ("Get up and dance.")

    • Contributor: Fleischhauer, Carl - Wolfe, Clifford, Sr. - Host Drum
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1983-08-13
  • Crab is a Better Man Than Man

    Field Recordings. Songs. sound recording | 1 sound disc (2 minutes, 26 seconds) : analog ; 12 in. | The singer is from Andros Island, Bahamas. Performance Note: "Crab is a Better Man Than Man" (vocals with accordion) performed by Theodore (Tea Roll) Rolle at Key West, Florida, on January 23, 1940. Sound Recording (Form). Sound Disc (Form).

    • Contributor: Rolle, Theodore "Tea Roll" - Kennedy, Stetson - Cook, Robert Harrison - Cook, Robert - Rolle, Theodore (Tea Roll)
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1940-01-23