Audio Recordings Amaxas Introduction

Format Audio Recordings
Contributors Brown, Charles M.
Cook, Robert
Cook, Robert Harrison
Kennedy, Stetson
Morris, Alton C.
Morris, Alton Chester
Dates 1939
Location Florida
Tarpon Springs
United States
Language English
Subjects ['Ethnography', 'Music', 'Narratives', 'Announcements']
Field Recordings
Greek Americans
Pinellas County
Spoken Word
Tarpon Springs, Florida
Amaxas Introduction
Contributor Names
Morris, Alton Chester (collector)
Cook, Robert Harrison (collector)
Kennedy, Stetson (collector)
Cook, Robert Harrison (speaker)
Brown, Charles M. (speaker)
Created / Published
Tarpon Springs, Florida, 1939-08-26.
Subject Headings
-  Greek Americans
-  Announcements
-  United States -- Florida -- Tarpon Springs -- place of recording
Field recordings
Spoken word
-  . . . Folklore Recording Expedition is jointly sponsored by the Library of Congress, the WPA Music Project, and the WPA Florida Writers' Project. This record is being made in Tarpon Springs, Florida, August 26, 1939. Alton C. Morris, editor of "Southern Folklore Quarterly", is the intermediary and interviewer. Stetson Kennedy, director of folk studies for the Florida Music Project, and Robert Cook, director for the folk Florida Writers' Project, are assisting. We are going to have a number offered by a Greek orchestra, the vocalist of which is Mr. Charles M. Brown. The members of the orchestra are Louis Peronis, Harry Perris, George Kafezio, and the name of the song is 'Amaxas.' Mr. Brown, would you come to the microphone please?"
-  "Sure."
-  "You say the name of this song is 'Amaxas.'"
-  "'Amaxas.'"
-  "'Amaxas.' And what does that mean?"
-  "It means the man who runs the horse and buggy."
-  The sound quality of this recording is poor.
-  Performance Note: "Amaxas Introduction" (spoken) performed at Tarpon Springs, Florida, on August 26, 1939.
-  Performer referred to elsewhere as Chas. M. Brown
sound recording
sound disc
1 sound disc (1 minute, 15 seconds) : analog ; 12 in.
AFC 1939/026: AFS 03540 A01 DLC-AFC American Folklife Center, Library of Congress
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