Format Audio Recordings
Contributors Alvanon, Mrs. Nick
Alvanos, Mrs. Nick
Alvanos, Nick, Mrs
Cook, Robert
Cook, Robert Harrison
Kennedy, Stetson
Morris, Alton C.
Morris, Alton Chester
Dates 1939
Location Florida
Tarpon Springs
United States
Language Greek
Subjects Ethnography
Field Recordings
Greek Americans
Greek Songs
Pinellas County
Tarpon Springs, Florida
A Spiritual Brother Song
Contributor Names
Alvanos, Nick, Mrs. (performer)
Morris, Alton Chester (collector)
Cook, Robert Harrison (collector)
Kennedy, Stetson (collector)
Created / Published
Tarpon Springs, Florida, 1939-08-26.
Subject Headings
-  Greek Americans
-  Greek Americans -- Music
-  United States -- Florida -- Tarpon Springs -- place of recording
Field recordings
-  A "spiritual brother" occurs when the father of one child baptizes the child of a different family; those two children become spiritual brothers. This custom is common among all the Greek people.
-  The lines of this song include: "That place that is proud . . . It's like a column . . ./Your soil is silver, . . . And your stones are diamonds./The girls from [this place] are beautiful./Your body is inspiring, it makes every young man's heart break./E
-  Tarpon Springs was settled by Greek sponge fishers in 1905.
-  Performance Note: "A Spiritual Brother Song" (vocals) performed by Mrs. Nick Alvanos at Tarpon Springs, Florida, on August 26, 1939.
-  Performer referred to elsewhere as Mrs. Nick Alvanon
sound recording
sound disc
1 sound disc (4 minutes, 20 seconds) : analog ; 12 in.
AFC 1939/026: AFS 03544 A03 DLC-AFC American Folklife Center, Library of Congress
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