Audio Recordings Church Door-Opening Song

Format Audio Recordings
Contributors [Kennedy, Stetson]
Halpert, Herbert
Kennedy, Stetson
Stuckey, Harden W.
Stuckey, Rev. H. W.
Stuckey, Rev. Harden W. (H. W.)
Stucky, Rev. Harden W.
Dates 1939
Location Florida
Jacksonville
United States
Language Creoles and Pidgins
Creoles and Pidgins, English Based
English
Subjects African Americans
Dialect Songs
Duval County
Ethnography
Federal Music Project Office
Field Recordings
Geechee Songs
Gullahs
Imitations
Jacksonville, Florida
Music
Songs
Vocals
Title
Church Door-Opening Song
Contributor Names
Stuckey, Harden W. (performer)
Halpert, Herbert, 1911-2000 (collector)
Kennedy, Stetson (collector)
Stuckey, Harden W. (speaker)
Halpert, Herbert, 1911-2000 (speaker)
Created / Published
Jacksonville, Florida, 1939-06-18.
Subject Headings
-  Gullahs -- Music
-  African Americans
-  Dialect songs
-  United States -- Florida -- Jacksonville -- place of recording
Genre
Field recordings
Songs
Notes
-  A song used at the close of the sermon and the opening of the church door. The singer, a 43-year-old blind preacher of the Missionary Baptist Church and WPA instructor for the blind, grew up on a farm in Lee County, South Carolina.
-  "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.
-  Language used: Geechee
-  Performance Note: "Church Door-Opening Song" (vocals) performed by Rev. Harden W. (H. W.) Stuckey at Federal Music Project Office, Jacksonville, Florida, on June 18, 1939.
-  Performer referred to elsewhere as Rev. H. W. Stuckey or Rev. Harden W. Stucky
Form
sound recording
sound disc
Extent
1 sound disc ( 52 seconds) : analog ; 12 in.
Repository
AFC 1939/005: AFS 03144 A02 DLC-AFC American Folklife Center, Library of Congress
Other Formats
http://lcweb2.loc.gov/diglib/ihas/loc.afc.afcflwpa.3144a2/mets.xml
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