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Title
A Spiritual Brother Song
Contributor Names
Alvanos, Nick, Mrs. (performer)
Morris, Alton Chester (collector)
Cook, Robert Harrison (collector)
Kennedy, Stetson (collector)
Created / Published
Tarpon Springs, Florida, 1939-08-26.
Subject Headings
-  Greek Americans
-  Greek Americans -- Music
-  United States -- Florida -- Tarpon Springs -- place of recording
Genre
Field recordings
Songs
Notes
-  A "spiritual brother" occurs when the father of one child baptizes the child of a different family; those two children become spiritual brothers. This custom is common among all the Greek people.
-  The lines of this song include: "That place that is proud . . . It's like a column . . ./Your soil is silver, . . . And your stones are diamonds./The girls from [this place] are beautiful./Your body is inspiring, it makes every young man's heart break./E
-  Tarpon Springs was settled by Greek sponge fishers in 1905.
-  Performance Note: "A Spiritual Brother Song" (vocals) performed by Mrs. Nick Alvanos at Tarpon Springs, Florida, on August 26, 1939.
-  Performer referred to elsewhere as Mrs. Nick Alvanon
Form
sound recording
sound disc
Extent
1 sound disc (4 minutes, 20 seconds) : analog ; 12 in.
Repository
AFC 1939/026: AFS 03544 A03 DLC-AFC American Folklife Center, Library of Congress
Access Condition
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Chicago citation style:

Alvanos, Nick, Mrs, Alton Chester Morris, Robert Harrison Cook, and Stetson Kennedy. A Spiritual Brother Song. Tarpon Springs, Florida, 08 26, 1939. Audio. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/flwpa.3544a3. (Accessed February 13, 2016.)

APA citation style:

Alvanos, N., Morris, A. C., Cook, R. H. & Kennedy, S. (1939) A Spiritual Brother Song. Tarpon Springs, Florida, 08 26. [Audio] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/flwpa.3544a3.

MLA citation style:

Alvanos, Nick, Mrs, et al. A Spiritual Brother Song. Tarpon Springs, Florida, 08 26, 1939. Audio. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <https://www.loc.gov/item/flwpa.3544a3>.