Audio Recording Alphabet Song
About this Item
- Alphabet Song
- Kennedy, Stetson (Collector)
- Cook, Robert Harrison (Collector)
- Kennedy, Stetson (Speaker)
- Roberts, Wilbur (Performer)
Created / Published
- Riviera, Florida
- - Bahamian Americans
- - Bahamian Americans--Music
- - Religious songs
- - Alphabet songs
- - 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
- - The sound quality of this recording is extremely poor. It has been included online because the melody line can still be identified.
- - Performance Note: "Alphabet Song" (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 A01
- Stetson Kennedy and Robert Cook WPA Florida Recordings (AFC 1939/013)
- American Folklife Center
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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
- American Folklife Center correspondence files, American Folklife Center, Library of Congress
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Chicago citation style:
Kennedy, Stetson, Robert Harrison Cook, Stetson Kennedy, and Wilbur Roberts. Alphabet Song. Riviera, Florida, 1940. Audio. https://www.loc.gov/item/flwpa000055/.
APA citation style:
Kennedy, S., Cook, R. H., Kennedy, S. & Roberts, W. (1940) Alphabet Song. Riviera, Florida. [Audio] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/flwpa000055/.
MLA citation style:
Kennedy, Stetson, et al. Alphabet Song. Riviera, Florida, 1940. Audio. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/flwpa000055/>.