Audio Recording I Heard a Sweet Robin
About this Item
- I Heard a Sweet Robin
- Contributor Names
- Kennedy, Stetson (Collector)
- Cook, Robert Harrison (Collector)
- Kennedy, Stetson (Speaker)
- Roberts, Wilbur (Speaker)
- Roberts, Wilbur (Performer)
- Created / Published
- Riviera, Florida
- Subject Headings
- - Bahamian Americans
- - Temperance--Songs and music
- - Bahamian Americans--Music
- - Songs
- - United States -- Florida -- Palm Beach County -- Riviera
- - A Conch song learned in the Bahamas. The singer, an 84-year-old blind man, was born in the Bahamas and emigrated to Florida ca. 1911.
- - The term "Conch," while now more widely used to refer to a native of Key West, Florida, originally referred to British settlers of the Bahama Islands who later emigrated to South Florida. The unique accent of the Conchs--a mixture of British and Bahamian
- - Performance Note: "I Heard a Sweet Robin" (vocals) performed by Wilbur Roberts at Gospel Hall, Riviera, Florida, on January 16, 1940.
- Sound disc : analog ; 12 in.
- Call Number/Physical Location
- AFC 1939/013: AFS 03378 B02
- Source Collection
- Stetson Kennedy and Robert Cook WPA Florida Recordings (AFC 1939/013)
- American Folklife Center
- Digital Id
- Online Format
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- Resettlement Administration Recordings Collection (AFC 1939/016), American Folklife Center, Library of Congress
- Stetson Kennedy and Robert Cook Florida WPA Recordings (AFC 1939/013), American Folklife Center, Library of Congress
- Alton C. Morris Florida WPA recordings (AFC 1939/026), American Folklife Center, Library of Congress
- Florida WPA Recordings, 1940 (AFC 1940/011), American Folklife Center, Library of Congress
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Citations are generated automatically from bibliographic data as a convenience, and may not be complete or accurate.
Chicago citation style:
Kennedy, Stetson, Robert Harrison Cook, Stetson Kennedy, Wilbur Roberts, and Wilbur Roberts. I Heard a Sweet Robin. Riviera, Florida, 1940. Audio. https://www.loc.gov/item/flwpa000001/.
APA citation style:
Kennedy, S., Cook, R. H., Kennedy, S., Roberts, W. & Roberts, W. (1940) I Heard a Sweet Robin. Riviera, Florida. [Audio] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/flwpa000001/.
MLA citation style:
Kennedy, Stetson, et al. I Heard a Sweet Robin. Riviera, Florida, 1940. Audio. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/flwpa000001/>.