Audio Recordings Catfish Song

Format Audio Recordings
Contributors Boehmer, William J.
Cornwall, Robert
Corse, Carita Doggett
Josh, John
Osceola, Richard
Dates 1940
Location Florida
Seminole Indian Reservation
United States
Language Creek
Subjects ['Ethnography', 'Music', 'seminole Indian Songs', 'Green Corn Dance Songs']
[Cow Creek Settlement]
Dance Music
Field Recordings
Glades County, Florida
Green Corn Dance Songs
Instrumental Music
Seminole Indian Reservation
Seminole Indian Songs
Seminole Indians
Vocals with Seed Rattle
Catfish Song
Contributor Names
Josh, John (performer)
Osceola, Richard (performer)
Corse, Carita Doggett, 1892- (collector)
Cornwall, Robert (collector)
Created / Published
Seminole Indian Reservation, Florida, 1940-07-25.
Subject Headings
-  Seminole Indians
-  Dance music
-  Seminole Indians -- Music
-  United States -- Florida -- Seminole Indian Reservation -- place of recording
Field recordings
Instrumental music
-  This is the Catfish Song. It is used at the Green Corn Dance. It is sung by John Josh and Richard Osceola."
-  The Green Corn Dance is a spiritual ritual of purification and thanksgiving held each spring. In this instance, the song was performed with the purpose of being recorded, not as part of the ceremony itself.
-  The sound quality of this recording is poor, and the record concludes with skipping.
-  Performance Note: "Catfish Song" (vocals with seed rattle) performed by John Josh, and Richard Osceola at Cow Creek settlement, Seminole Indian Reservation, Florida, on July 25, 1940.
sound recording
sound disc
1 sound disc (2 minutes, 35 seconds) : analog ; 12 in.
AFC 1940/011: AFS 03893 A01 DLC-AFC American Folklife Center, Library of Congress
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