Format Audio Recordings
Contributors [Kennedy, Stetson]
Halpert, Herbert
Hurston, Zora Neale
Kennedy, Stetson
Dates 1939
Location Florida
Jacksonville
United States
Language Creoles and Pidgins
Creoles and Pidgins, English Based
English
Subjects African Americans
Dance Music
Duval County
Ethnography
Federal Music Project Office
Field Recordings
Geechee Songs
Gullahs
Instrumental Music
Jacksonville, Florida
Music
Songs
Vocals
Title
Oh, the Buford Boat Done Come
Contributor Names
Hurston, Zora Neale (performer)
Halpert, Herbert, 1911-2000 (collector)
Kennedy, Stetson (collector)
Hurston, Zora Neale (speaker)
Halpert, Herbert, 1911-2000 (speaker)
Created / Published
Jacksonville, Florida, 1939-06-18.
Subject Headings
-  African Americans
-  Dance music
-  Gullahs -- Music
-  United States -- Florida -- Jacksonville -- place of recording
Genre
Field recordings
Instrumental music
Songs
Notes
-  A dance song in the Charleston rhythm from the Geechee country in South Carolina, learned in Florida from a Geechee woman.
-  "Geechee," or "Gullah," refers to a group of African Americans who settled on the sea islands of South Carolina and Georgia. Their geographic isolation enabled them to preserve more of their West African heritage, including some elements of the language.
-  Zora Neale Hurston, originally of Eatonville, Florida, was already a published novelist and folklorist when she took a job with the Federal Writers' Project in Florida.
-  Language used: Geechee
-  Performance Note: "Oh, the Buford Boat Done Come" (vocals) performed by Zora Neale Hurston at Federal Music Project Office, Jacksonville, Florida, on June 18, 1939.
Form
sound recording
sound disc
Extent
1 sound disc (1 minute, 6 seconds) : analog ; 12 in.
Repository
AFC 1939/005: AFS 03138 A02 DLC-AFC American Folklife Center, Library of Congress
Other Formats
http://lcweb2.loc.gov/diglib/ihas/loc.afc.afcflwpa.3138a2/mets.xml
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