Audio Recordings A Spiritual Brother Song
About this Item
- 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
- Field recordings
- - 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
- sound recording
- sound disc
- 1 sound disc (4 minutes, 20 seconds) : analog ; 12 in.
- AFC 1939/026: AFS 03544 A03 DLC-AFC American Folklife Center, Library of Congress
- Access Condition
- For rights information please contact the Folklife Reading Room at http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.afc/folklife.contact
- Additional Metadata Formats
- METSXML Record
ContributorsAlvanon, Mrs. Nick
Alvanos, Mrs. Nick
Alvanos, Nick, Mrs
Cook, Robert Harrison
Morris, Alton C.
Morris, Alton Chester
Subjects['Ethnography', 'Music', 'Greek Songs']
Tarpon Springs, Florida
Citations are generated automatically from bibliographic data as a convenience, and may not be complete or accurate.
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>.