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  • White Folks in de College

    Field Recordings. Instrumental Music. sound recording | 1 sound disc ( 50 seconds) : analog ; 12 in. | The singer, a turpentine worker, was born in Southton County, North Carolina. The sound quality of this recording is extremely poor. It has been included online because the melody line can still be identified. Performance Note: "White Folks in de College" (vocals) performed by Phillip ...

    • Contributor: Thomas, Phillip H. - Kennedy, Stetson - Cook, Robert Harrison - Cook, Robert - Thomas, Phillip H. (P. H.) - Thomas, P. H.
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1939-08-01
  • Round Town Gals

    • Contributor: Jabbour, Alan - Jabbour, Karen Singer - Reed, Henry
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1966-06-18
  • Ducks in the Pond

    • Contributor: Jabbour, Alan - Reed, Henry - Reed, Watha
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1966-11-26
  • Old Dan Tucker

    • Contributor: Jabbour, Alan - Jabbour, Karen Singer - Reed, Henry - Emmett, Daniel Decatur
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1967-07-17
  • Jenny Put the Kettle On

    • Contributor: Jabbour, Alan - Reed, Henry
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1967-05-06
  • Stars and Stripes Forever

    Field Recordings. Instrumental Music. sound recording | 1 sound disc ( 26 seconds) : analog ; 12 in. | The John Philip Sousa march, played on a homemade bazooka. Performance Note: "Stars and Stripes Forever" (bazooka) performed by Enrique Rodriguez, bazooka at Key West, Florida, on January 18, 1940. Sound Recording (Form). Sound Disc (Form).

    • Contributor: Rodriguez, Enrique - Kennedy, Stetson - Cook, Robert Harrison - Cook, Robert - Bazooka
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1940-01-18
  • Turkey in the Straw

    • Contributor: Jabbour, Alan - Jabbour, Karen Singer - Reed, Henry
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1966-06-18
  • Mississippi Sawyer

    • Contributor: Jabbour, Alan - Jabbour, Karen Singer - Reed, Henry
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1967-07-17
  • Fromajadas

    Field Recordings. Instrumental Music. sound recording | 1 sound disc (4 minutes, 36 seconds) : analog ; 12 in. | Miss Stella Burke, of St. Augustine, Florida, will sing 'Fromajadas,' which is a Minorcan folksong, sung on Easter Eve by bands of singers while asking for cheesecake." Minorcans, from the island of Minorca, off the coast of Spain, first came to Florida in 1768, ...

    • Contributor: Burke, Stella - Morris, Alton Chester - Corse, Carita Doggett - Morris, Alton C. - [Corse, Carita Doggett]
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1939-09-25
  • Frosty Morning

    • Contributor: Jabbour, Alan - Reed, Henry
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1966-11-26
  • John Brown's a-Hanging on a Sour Apple Tree

    • Contributor: Jabbour, Alan - Jabbour, Karen Singer - Reed, Henry
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1967-07-17
  • It's a Long Way Back to Tipperary

    • Contributor: Jabbour, Alan - Jabbour, Karen Singer - Reed, Henry - Judge, Jack - Williams, Harry
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1967-07-17
  • Shady Grove

    • Contributor: Jabbour, Alan - Jabbour, Karen Singer - Reed, Henry
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1966-06-18
  • Shoo Fly

    • Contributor: Jabbour, Alan - Reed, Henry
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1966-08-27
  • Old Molly Hare

    • Contributor: Jabbour, Alan - Reed, Henry
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1967-05-06
  • [Grover Jones's Waltz]

    • Contributor: Jabbour, Alan - Jabbour, Karen Singer - Reed, Henry
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1967-07-17
  • Hop Light Ladies

    • Contributor: Jabbour, Alan - Reed, Henry - Reed, Gene
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1967-05-06
  • Money Musk

    • Contributor: Jabbour, Alan - Reed, Henry
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1967-10-28
  • [Breakdown in A]

    • Contributor: Jabbour, Alan - Reed, Henry
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1967-05-06
  • Such a Getting Upstairs

    • Contributor: Jabbour, Alan - Reed, Henry
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1967-10-28
  • Tap Dance

    Field Recordings. Instrumental Music. sound recording | 1 sound disc ( 20 seconds) : analog ; 12 in. | Crew of "The Boys," a 108-foot menhaden (or pogey) fishing boat of Mayport, Florida, commanded by Captain J. C. Willard. Crew of "The Boys," a 108-foot menhaden (or pogey) fishing boat of Mayport, Florida, commanded by Captain J. C. Willard. Shrimphouse workers A tap dance ...

    • Contributor: Unidentified Performers - Cook, Robert Harrison - Cornwall, Robert - Cook, Robert - Unidentified Group of Workers
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1940-06-27
  • Goin' up the New Cut Road

    Field Recordings. Instrumental Music. sound recording | 1 sound disc (1 minute, 48 seconds) : analog ; 12 in. | Straws are foot-long fiddle sticks whittled out of fat pine. Performance Note: "Goin' up the New Cut Road" (vocals and fiddle with straws) performed by Cleo Wynn (C. W.) O'Berry, fiddle, and S. W. Rhymes, straws, at Sebring, Florida, on July 26, 1940. Performer ...

    • Contributor: O'Berry, Cleo Wynn - Rhymes, S. W. - Corse, Carita Doggett - Cornwall, Robert - O'Berry, Cleo Wynn (C. W.) - Fiddle - Straws - O'Berry, C. W.
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1940-07-26
  • Syrtos Politicos

    Field Recordings. Instrumental Music. Songs. sound recording | 1 sound disc (4 minutes, 29 seconds) : analog ; 12 in. | Similar to the "Kalamatianos" except for some change in tune and movement, this dance originated in Thrace, near Constantinopolis, Turkey. It carries a pronounced Oriental rhythm, but is favored in all parts of Greece, and has been written by modern composers, but not ...

    • Contributor: Kaletizis, George - Peronis, Louis - Perris, Charylaos "Harry" - Filareton, John - Lavouto - Violin - Perris, Charylaos (Harry) - Santouri (Cymbal) - Kapsalos, Louis - Perris, Harris - Parris, Harry
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1940-05-12
  • Instrumental

    • Contributor: Todd, Charles L. - Sonkin, Robert - Dinwiddie, Wayne "Gene" - Pace, Mr.
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1941-08-14
  • Halkiticos, Sousta

    Field Recordings. Instrumental Music. sound recording | 1 sound disc (2 minutes, 57 seconds) : analog ; 12 in. | A classic dance of the Island of Halki, originated on the Asia Minor Coast three to four thousand years ago. The natives adopted this dance, when the only musical instrument which we now know was a small lyra, still used by these Islanders and ...

    • Contributor: Kaletizis, George - Peronis, Louis - Perris, Charylaos "Harry" - Filareton, John - Lavouto - Violin - Perris, Charylaos (Harry) - Santouri (Cymbal) - Kapsalos, Louis - Perris, Harris - Parris, Harry
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1940-05-12