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  • Pipi Sigallo

    sound recording | 1 sound disc : analog ; 12 in. | 2 minutes, 16 seconds A children's game, told by Mrs. Edith Kennedy, age 18, born of Cuban and Bahamian-American parentage ...

    Contributor: Kennedy, Edith - Kennedy, Stetson - Cook, Robert
    Site/Collection: American Memory - The Library of Congress Celebrates the Songs of America - Performing Arts Encyclopedia - American Folklife Center - Florida Folklife from the WPA Collections 1937 to 1942
    Original Format: Audio Recordings
    Date: 1939-08-26

  • 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, ...

    Contributor: Rolle, Theodore "Tea Roll - Kennedy, Stetson - Cook, Robert Harrison - Cook, Robert - Rolle, Theodore (Tea Roll) - Piano
    Site/Collection: American Folklife Center - Stetson Kennedy and Robert Cook WPA Florida Recordings - American Memory - The Library of Congress Celebrates the Songs of America - Performing Arts Encyclopedia - Florida Folklife from the WPA Collections 1937 to 1942
    Original Format: Audio Recordings
    Date: 1940-01-23

  • [Interview with Mrs. Isabel Barnwell]

    sound recording | 1 sound disc : analog ; 12 in. | 5 minutes, 23 seconds Mrs. Isabel Barnwell, age 85, was raised on Nueva Esperanza (New Hope) Plantation in Nassau County, ...

    Contributor: Barnwell, Isabel - Kennedy, Stetson - Cook, Robert
    Site/Collection: American Memory - The Library of Congress Celebrates the Songs of America - Performing Arts Encyclopedia - American Folklife Center - Florida Folklife from the WPA Collections 1937 to 1942
    Original Format: Audio Recordings
    Date: 1939-08-14

  • Shack Rouster Holler

    Field Recordings. Songs. sound recording | 1 sound disc ( 34 seconds) : analog ; 12 in. | The holler as modified by African Americans, doing the "rousting" instead of the white ...

    Contributor: Hazelhurst, Harold B. - Halpert, Herbert - Kennedy, Stetson - [Kennedy, Stetson]
    Site/Collection: American Folklife Center - Herbert Halpert 1939 Southern States Recording Expedition - American Memory - The Library of Congress Celebrates the Songs of America - Performing Arts Encyclopedia - Florida Folklife from the WPA Collections 1937 to 1942
    Original Format: Audio Recordings
    Date: 1939-06-18

  • [Introduction to Mrs. Isabel Barnwell]

    sound recording | 1 sound disc : analog ; 12 in. | 1 minute, 44 seconds Rose Shepherd, who had conducted earlier interviews with Isabel Barnwell for the Federal Writers' Project, served ...

    Contributor: Kennedy, Stetson - Cook, Robert - Barnwell, Isabel - Shepherd, Rose
    Site/Collection: American Memory - The Library of Congress Celebrates the Songs of America - Performing Arts Encyclopedia - American Folklife Center - Florida Folklife from the WPA Collections 1937 to 1942
    Original Format: Audio Recordings
    Date: 1939-08-14

  • Tambo Eating Tamarind

    sound recording | 1 sound disc : analog ; 12 in. | 17 seconds A Conch folksong about a bird, nicknamed "Tambo," that was frequently seen eating Tamarind fruit. The singer is ...

    Contributor: [Roberts, Mary Jane] - Roberts, Wilbur - Kennedy, Stetson - Cook, Robert - Roberts, Mary Jane
    Site/Collection: American Memory - The Library of Congress Celebrates the Songs of America - Performing Arts Encyclopedia - American Folklife Center - Florida Folklife from the WPA Collections 1937 to 1942
    Original Format: Audio Recordings
    Date: 1940-01-16

  • Flowers, Kind Friends

    sound recording | 1 sound disc : analog ; 12 in. | 1 minute, 12 seconds The complete version of this Bahamian folksong. In English. (Language). Also included in The John and ...

    Contributor: Butler, Robert - Rolle, Theodore (Tea Roll) - Unidentified Bahaman - Kennedy, Stetson - Cook, Robert
    Site/Collection: American Memory - The Library of Congress Celebrates the Songs of America - Performing Arts Encyclopedia - American Folklife Center - Florida Folklife from the WPA Collections 1937 to 1942
    Original Format: Audio Recordings
    Date: 1940-01-23

  • Bulwarks Turn Upside Down

    sound recording | 1 sound disc : analog ; 12 in. | 1 minute, 9 seconds The singer is from Andros Island, Bahamas. In English. (Language). Also included in The John and ...

    Contributor: Rolle, Theodore (Tea Roll) - Piano - Kennedy, Stetson - Cook, Robert
    Site/Collection: American Memory - The Library of Congress Celebrates the Songs of America - Performing Arts Encyclopedia - American Folklife Center - Florida Folklife from the WPA Collections 1937 to 1942
    Original Format: Audio Recordings
    Date: 1940-01-23

  • Joe Mows, Witches and Hants

    sound recording | 1 sound disc : analog ; 12 in. | 6 minutes, 41 seconds Stetson Kennedy asks Jack about other superstitious tokens. Jack never has been able to tell why ...

    Contributor: Jack - Johnson, Berry - Kennedy, Stetson - Cook, Robert
    Site/Collection: American Memory - The Library of Congress Celebrates the Songs of America - Performing Arts Encyclopedia - American Folklife Center - Florida Folklife from the WPA Collections 1937 to 1942
    Original Format: Audio Recordings
    Date: 1939-08-19

  • [Possum Up the Simmon Tree]

    sound recording | 1 sound disc : analog ; 12 in. | 3 minutes, 46 seconds Berry Johnson discusses women and food, and recites a song about 'possums. In English. (Language). Also ...

    Contributor: Johnson, Berry - Kennedy, Stetson - Cook, Robert
    Site/Collection: American Memory - The Library of Congress Celebrates the Songs of America - Performing Arts Encyclopedia - American Folklife Center - Florida Folklife from the WPA Collections 1937 to 1942
    Original Format: Audio Recordings
    Date: 1939-08-19

  • Bingo Was His Name

    sound recording | 1 sound disc : analog ; 12 in. | 45 seconds In English. (Language). Also included in The John and Ruby Florida 1939 Southern States Recording Trip. (Exhibitions). Sound ...

    Contributor: Butler, Robert - Rolle, Theodore (Tea Roll) - Unidentified Bahaman - Kennedy, Stetson - Cook, Robert
    Site/Collection: American Memory - The Library of Congress Celebrates the Songs of America - Performing Arts Encyclopedia - American Folklife Center - Florida Folklife from the WPA Collections 1937 to 1942
    Original Format: Audio Recordings
    Date: 1940-01-23

  • El sacrificio

    sound recording | 1 sound disc : analog ; 12 in. | 2 minutes, 49 seconds The complete version of the song composed by a Mexican in Miami, Florida, and now popular ...

    Contributor: Sesteto Encanto - Kennedy, Stetson - Cook, Robert
    Site/Collection: American Memory - The Library of Congress Celebrates the Songs of America - Performing Arts Encyclopedia - American Folklife Center - Florida Folklife from the WPA Collections 1937 to 1942
    Original Format: Audio Recordings
    Date: 1940-01-18

  • Dialogue on Negro Books

    sound recording | 1 sound disc : analog ; 12 in. | 1 minute, 37 seconds A description of the reading habits of Cull Stacey, a 56-year-old turpentine worker originally from Rockingham, ...

    Contributor: Stacey, Cull - Kennedy, Stetson - Cook, Robert
    Site/Collection: American Memory - The Library of Congress Celebrates the Songs of America - Performing Arts Encyclopedia - American Folklife Center - Florida Folklife from the WPA Collections 1937 to 1942
    Original Format: Audio Recordings

  • Agua pasa por mi casa

    sound recording | 1 sound disc : analog ; 12 in. | 22 seconds A riddle, told to several children by Mrs. Edith Kennedy, age 18, born of Cuban and Bahamian-American parentage ...

    Contributor: Kennedy, Edith - Kennedy, Stetson - Cook, Robert
    Site/Collection: American Memory - The Library of Congress Celebrates the Songs of America - Performing Arts Encyclopedia - American Folklife Center - Florida Folklife from the WPA Collections 1937 to 1942
    Original Format: Audio Recordings
    Date: 1939-08-26

  • Hoist Up the John B Sail

    sound recording | 1 sound disc : analog ; 12 in. | 3 minutes, 35 seconds The complete version of this Bahamian folksong. The singer is from Andros Island, Bahamas. The sound ...

    Contributor: Rolle, Theodore (Tea Roll) - Piano - Kennedy, Stetson - Cook, Robert
    Site/Collection: American Memory - The Library of Congress Celebrates the Songs of America - Performing Arts Encyclopedia - American Folklife Center - Florida Folklife from the WPA Collections 1937 to 1942
    Original Format: Audio Recordings
    Date: 1940-01-23

  • Guitar Song

    sound recording | 1 sound disc : analog ; 12 in. | 2 minutes, 29 seconds A Greek folksong. The singer learned this song in Greece. It tells the story of a ...

    Contributor: Mandalou, Nick - Morris, Alton C. - Cook, Robert - Kennedy, Stetson
    Site/Collection: American Memory - The Library of Congress Celebrates the Songs of America - Performing Arts Encyclopedia - American Folklife Center - Florida Folklife from the WPA Collections 1937 to 1942
    Original Format: Audio Recordings
    Date: 1939-08-28

  • Abaco

    sound recording | 1 sound disc : analog ; 12 in. | 1 minute, 49 seconds A Bahamian folksong. Abaco refers to Abaco Island, Bahamas. The singer is from Andros Island, Bahamas. ...

    Contributor: [Rolle, Theodore (Tea Roll)] - Butler, Robert - Unidentified Bahaman - Kennedy, Stetson - Cook, Robert - Rolle, Theodore (Tea Roll)
    Site/Collection: American Memory - The Library of Congress Celebrates the Songs of America - Performing Arts Encyclopedia - American Folklife Center - Florida Folklife from the WPA Collections 1937 to 1942
    Original Format: Audio Recordings
    Date: 1940-01-23

  • Sally Went to Mobile

    sound recording | 1 sound disc : analog ; 12 in. | 1 minute, 54 seconds The original lyrics, which the singer modified in an earlier performance. Fred Lee Fox, a 20-year-old ...

    Contributor: Fox, Fred Lee - Kennedy, Stetson - Cook, Robert
    Site/Collection: American Memory - The Library of Congress Celebrates the Songs of America - Performing Arts Encyclopedia - American Folklife Center - Florida Folklife from the WPA Collections 1937 to 1942
    Original Format: Audio Recordings

  • I'm Going to Georgia Introduction

    Field Recordings. Interviews. Spoken Word. sound recording | 1 sound disc (2 minutes, 20 seconds) : analog ; 12 in. | The singer, born in Southton County, North Carolina, first heard this ...

    Contributor: Thomas, Phillip H. - Kennedy, Stetson - Cook, Robert Harrison - Stacey, Cull - Cook, Robert - Thomas, Phillip H. (P. H.) - Thomas, P. H.
    Site/Collection: American Folklife Center - Stetson Kennedy and Robert Cook WPA Florida Recordings - American Memory - The Library of Congress Celebrates the Songs of America - Performing Arts Encyclopedia - Florida Folklife from the WPA Collections 1937 to 1942
    Original Format: Audio Recordings
    Date: 1939-08-01

  • Tobacco Is a Noxious Weed

    sound recording | 1 sound disc : analog ; 12 in. | 31 seconds A Conch axiom. The performer, an 84-year-old blind man, was born in the Bahamas and emigrated to Florida ...

    Contributor: Roberts, Wilbur - Kennedy, Stetson - Cook, Robert
    Site/Collection: American Memory - The Library of Congress Celebrates the Songs of America - Performing Arts Encyclopedia - American Folklife Center - Florida Folklife from the WPA Collections 1937 to 1942
    Original Format: Audio Recordings
    Date: 1940-01-15