Audio Recording Recording of shape note singing convention at Strangers Home Missionary Baptist Church, 1451 W. 63 St., Chicago, Illinois, open-reel version of singing

About this Item

Title
Recording of shape note singing convention at Strangers Home Missionary Baptist Church, 1451 W. 63 St., Chicago, Illinois, open-reel version of singing
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 3
-  Recording of a Shape Note Singing Convention at Stranger’s Home Missionary Baptist Church, 1451 West 63 St., Chicago; recorded on open-reel tape (same content recorded on audiocassette at call number AFC 1981/004: AFS 20625a); Ollie Gill is the song leader; 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.”
-  After completion of the fieldwork for the the Chicago Ethnic Arts Project, the staff at the American Folklife Center selected sound recordings of special interest and quality to represent the project, consisting of four reels of edited selections and three reels in their entirety. This item reproduces one of those reels. A copy of the set of seven reels was presented to the project partner, the Illinois Arts Council. Annotations to the selected recordings are provided in the manuscript at call number in AFC 1981/004: Box 11, Folder 192; this reel is described on sequence-pages 74-75.
Medium
audiotape reel, 7 in.
Call Number/Physical Location
Call number: AFC 1981/004: AFS 20626
MBRS Shelflist: RXA 1034
Field Project Identifier: CH77-T103-R
Source Collection
Chicago Ethnic Arts Project collection (AFC 1981/004)
Repository
American Folklife Center
Online Format
audio

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Credit line: Chicago Ethnic Arts Project collection (AFC 1981/004), American Folklife Center, Library of Congress

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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, open-reel version of singing. Chicago, Illinois, 1977. Audio. https://www.loc.gov/item/afc1981004_afs20626/.

APA citation style:

Robinson, B. J. (1977) Recording of shape note singing convention at Strangers Home Missionary Baptist Church,W. 63 St., Chicago, Illinois, open-reel version of singing. Chicago, Illinois. [Audio] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/afc1981004_afs20626/.

MLA citation style:

Robinson, Beverly J. Recording of shape note singing convention at Strangers Home Missionary Baptist Church,W. 63 St., Chicago, Illinois, open-reel version of singing. Chicago, Illinois, 1977. Audio. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/afc1981004_afs20626/>.