Format Audio Recordings
Contributors Cook, Robert
Cook, Robert Harrison
Kennedy, Stetson
Roberts, Wilbur
Dates 1940
Location Florida
United States
Language English
Subjects [Gospel Hall]
Bahamian Americans
British Americans
Conch Songs
Field Recordings
Palm Beach County
Religious Songs
Riviera, Florida
When a Sinner Comes, As a Sinner May
Contributor Names
Roberts, Wilbur (performer)
Kennedy, Stetson (collector)
Cook, Robert Harrison (collector)
Created / Published
Riviera, Florida, 1940-01-16.
Subject Headings
-  Bahamian Americans
-  British Americans
-  Religious songs
-  Bahamian Americans -- Music
-  United States -- Florida -- Riviera -- place of recording
Field recordings
-  A Conch song learned in the Bahamas. The singer, an 84-year-old blind man, was born in the Bahamas and emigrated to Florida ca. 1911.
-  The term "Conch," while now more widely used to refer to a native of Key West, Florida, originally referred to British settlers of the Bahama Islands who later emigrated to South Florida. The unique accent of the Conchs--a mixture of British and Bahamian
-  Performance Note: "When a Sinner Comes, As a Sinner May" (vocals) performed by Wilbur Roberts at Gospel Hall, Riviera, Florida, on January 16, 1940.
sound recording
sound disc
1 sound disc (1 minute, 16 seconds) : analog ; 12 in.
AFC 1939/013: AFS 03378 B04 DLC-AFC American Folklife Center, Library of Congress
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