Audio Recording Recording of shape note singing convention at Strangers Home Missionary Baptist Church, 1451 W. 63 St., Chicago, Illinois, audiocassette version with singing and parishioner remarks

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Title
Recording of shape note singing convention at Strangers Home Missionary Baptist Church, 1451 W. 63 St., Chicago, Illinois, audiocassette version with singing and parishioner remarks
Contributor Names
Robinson, Beverly J. (Collector)
Created / Published
Chicago, Illinois, May 22, 1977
Subject Headings
-  African Americans
-  Ethnography
-  Songs
-  Illinois -- Chicago
Genre
Ethnography
Songs
Notes
-  Acapella Singing Convention, part 1
-  Recording of a Shape Note Singing Convention at Stranger’s Home Missionary Baptist Church, 1451 West 63 St., Chicago; recorded on audiocassette (same content recorded on open-reel tape at call number AFC 1981/004: AFS 20626); singers begin many hymns “sol-fa,” i.e., pronouncing the syllables associated with the seven-shape hymnal in use at this event; then they sing the words to the hymn; selections include “I'm Gonna Walk With Him,” “As Abraham I Look for a City,” “There Is A Land,” “When The Evening Shadows Fall,” “A Closer Walk With Thee,” and “I'm Ready to Go”; the singing is followed by comments of welcome, testimonial history and introductions interspersed in the program that follows by Ollie Gill (song leader and master of ceremonies), remarks by Brother Eugene Holder (pastor), Sister Mary Ellen Bowen, Brother Burns, Sister Emerson and Brother McGee (minister).
Medium
audiocassette, C-90
Call Number/Physical Location
Call number: AFC 1981/004: AFS 20625a
MBRS Shelflist: RYA 0672
Field Project Identifier: CH77-T102-C
Source Collection
Chicago Ethnic Arts Project collection (AFC 1981/004)
Repository
American Folklife Center
Online Format
audio

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Chicago citation style:

Robinson, Beverly J. Recording of shape note singing convention at Strangers Home Missionary Baptist Church,W. 63 St., Chicago, Illinois, audiocassette version with singing and parishioner remarks. Chicago, Illinois, 1977. Audio. https://www.loc.gov/item/afc1981004_afs20625a/.

APA citation style:

Robinson, B. J. (1977) Recording of shape note singing convention at Strangers Home Missionary Baptist Church,W. 63 St., Chicago, Illinois, audiocassette version with singing and parishioner remarks. Chicago, Illinois. [Audio] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/afc1981004_afs20625a/.

MLA citation style:

Robinson, Beverly J. Recording of shape note singing convention at Strangers Home Missionary Baptist Church,W. 63 St., Chicago, Illinois, audiocassette version with singing and parishioner remarks. Chicago, Illinois, 1977. Audio. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/afc1981004_afs20625a/>.