Audio Recording My Home Above
About this Item
- My Home Above
- Contributor Names
- Work, John W. (John Wesley), 1901-1967 (Collector)
- Sacred Harp Singers (Performer)
- Created / Published
- Ozark, Alabama, September, 1938
- Subject Headings
- - African Americans--Southern States--Music
- - Shape-note singing
- - Music
- - hymns
- - Field recordings
- - Songs
- - Alabama -- Ozark
- Field recordings
- - For rights information please contact the Folklife Reading Room at http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.afc/folklife.contact
- - In English.
- Sound disc : analog ; 12 in.
- Call Number/Physical Location
- AFC 1941/035: AFS 05152a01
- Source Collection
- John Work Collection of Negro Folk Music from the Southeast (AFC 1941/035)
- American Folklife Center
- Digital Id
- Online Format
- John Work Collection of Negro Folk Music from the Southeast (70)
- Now What a Time: Blues, Gospel, and the Fort Valley Music Festivals, 1938 to 1943 (182)
- American Folklife Center (32,050)
- The Library of Congress Celebrates the Songs of America (99,036)
- Performing Arts Encyclopedia (123,315)
- American Memory (516,360)
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These collections were presented with the consent of members of the families of John W. Work III and Willis Laurence James. We were unable to locate members of Lewis Wade Jones' family. Attempts were made to contact the performers in this collection, but our letters were returned. We welcome any further information about Lewis Jones and the performers featured in this presentation.
The following materials are included in this online Collection with permission.
The Peachite, March 1944 Festival Edition (Vol. II, No. 2), with permission of the Mass Communications Department, Fort Valley State University, 1005 State University Drive, Fort Valley, Georgia 31030, Attn: Lloyd Archer.
Drawing of W. C. Handy (part of The Peachite as reproduced here), with permission of the family of Bettina Steinke.
Arrangement of "Get Right, Stay Right" (part of The Peachite as reproduced here)and correspondence by Willis Laurence James, with permission from the family of Willis Laurence James (Minnie-Rose J. Richardson: [email protected]).
Arrangement of "This Ol' Hammer" (part of The Peachite as reproduced here)and correspondence by John Wesley Work III, with permission from the family of John Wesley Work III.
Quotation from The Dream Keeper and Other Poems by Langston Hughes, with permission from Harold Ober Associates Incorporated.
Selection from Red River Blues by Bruce Bastin. Copyright 1986 by the Board of Trustees of the University of Illinois Press. Used with permission of the University of Illinois Press, 1325 South Oak Street, Champaign, Illinois 61820-6903.
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John Work Collection of Negro Folk Music from the Southeast (AFC 1941/035), American Folklife Center, Library of Congress
Lewis Jones and Willis James Recordings at Fort Valley State College (AFC 1943/012), American Folklife Center, Library of Congress
Fort Valley, Georgia, Recordings (AFC 1944/003), American Folklife Center, Library of Congress
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Chicago citation style:
Work, John W, and Sacred Harp Singers. My Home Above. Ozark, Alabama, September, 1938. Audio. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/ftvbib000008/. (Accessed August 20, 2017.)
APA citation style:
Work, J. W. & Sacred Harp Singers. (1938) My Home Above. Ozark, Alabama, September. [Audio] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/ftvbib000008/.
MLA citation style:
Work, John W, and Sacred Harp Singers. My Home Above. Ozark, Alabama, September, 1938. Audio. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <https://www.loc.gov/item/ftvbib000008/>.