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Folk Music in America, Vol. 15: Religious music : solo & performance [sound recording]

Catalog Data

Liner notes:
Spottswood, Richard K (Richard Keith)  Search this
Magby, Luther  Search this
Beck, Elder  Search this
Forehand, Mamie  Search this
Murphy, Jimmy  Search this
Coleman, Dutch  Search this
Feis, Pasquale  Search this
Selam, Leroy  Search this
Wilson, Roma  Search this
Johnson, Bunk 1879-1949  Search this
Carson, Fiddlin' John 1868-1949  Search this
Wells, Kitty  Search this
Josephs, Noel  Search this
Artistic Village Troup  Search this
Unknown  Search this
Golden Gate Quartet  Search this
Giddens Sisters  Search this
Anglin Brothers  Search this
Tennessee Mountain Boys (Musical group)  Search this
Physical description:
1 phonograph record : analog, 33 1/3 rpm ; 12 in
Americans  Search this
Ukrainian Americans  Search this
African American  Search this
Anglo-American  Search this
Italian Americans  Search this
American Indian  Search this
Musical sound recordings
United States
Atlanta (Ga.)
New York
New York (N.Y.)
Jackson (Miss.)
Memphis (Tenn.)
Nashville (Tenn.)
Washington (D.C.)
Detroit (Mich.)
New Orleans (La.)
South Carolina
Columbia (S.C.)
Calais (Me.)
Buffalo (N.Y.)
"A bicentennial project: Library of Congress, Archive of Folk Song" ; includes recordings from field and commercial sources. Words of songs, and bibliographical and discographical references (10 p. : ill.) inserted.
Recorded in: Calais (Me.), Maine, Columbia (S.C.), South Carolina, New Orleans (La.), Louisiana, Detroit (Mich.), Michigan, Washington (D.C.), Nashville (Tenn.), Memphis (Tenn.), Tennessee, Jackson (Miss.), Mississippi, New York (N.Y.), New York, Atlanta (Ga.), Georgia, United States.
Table of contents:
Blessed are the poor in spirit / Luther Magby -- Pisn o hori Holhofey / Artistic Village Troup -- Drinking shine / Elder Charlie Beck -- Honey in the rock / Blind Mamie Forehand -- Electricity / Jimmy Murphy -- John the Baptist / Brother Dutch Coleman -- Pastorale di natale / Pasquale Feis -- Death chant (Honor Song) / Leroy Selam -- Better get ready / Elder R. Wilson and Family -- There's a man going around taking names / Unknown singers -- What are they doing in heaven today? / Golden Gate Jubilee Quartet -- Lord, you're good to me / Bunk Johnson -- There is a fountain filled with blood / The Giddens Sisters -- At the cross / Fiddlin' John Carson and His Virginia Reelers -- Where the soul of man never dies / Anglin Brothers -- Don't wait the last minute to pray / Kitty Wells and the Tennessee Mountain Boys -- Snake dance song / Noel Josephs
Track information:
101 Blessed Are the Poor in Spirit / Luther Magby. Organ (Musical instrument),Tambourine (Drum). English language
102 Pisn o Hori Holhofey / Artistic Village Troup. Bells,Lyra. Ukrainian language
103 Drinking Shine / Elder Beck. Piano. English language
104 Honey in the Rock / Mamie Forehand. Bells,Guitar. English language
105 Electricity / Jimmy Murphy. Guitar,Bass. English language
106 John the Baptist / Dutch Coleman. Guitar,Bass. English language
107 Pastorale di Natale / Pasquale Feis. Shawm,Zampogna (Bagpipe). English language
108 Death Chant (Honor Song) / Leroy Selam
201 Better Get Ready / Roma Wilson. Harmonica. English language
202 There's a Man Going Around Taking Names / Unknown. Bottleneck (Guitar playing). English language
203 What Are They Doing in Heaven Today? / Golden Gate Quartet. English language
204 Lord, You're Good to Me / Bunk Johnson. Bass,Trumpet,Clarinet,Trombone,Banjo,Drum. English language
205 There Is a Fountain Filled With Blood / Giddens Sisters. Guitar. English language
206 At the Cross / Fiddlin' John Carson. Guitar,Banjo,Fiddle. English language
207 Where the Soul of Man Never Dies / Anglin Brothers. Guitar. English language
208 Don't Wait the Last Minute to Pray / Tennessee Mountain Boys (Musical group), Kitty Wells. Guitar,Bass,Fiddle,Mandolin,Hawaiian guitar. English language
209 Snake Dance Song / Noel Josephs. Passamaquoddy language
Repository Loc.:
Smithsonian Institution, Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage, Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections, 600 Maryland Ave., S.W., Suite 2001, Washington, D.C. 20024. Call 202-633-7322 for appointment. Fax: 202-633-7019. Email:
Folk songs  Search this
Spirituals (Songs)  Search this
Organ (Musical instrument)  Search this
Tambourine (Drum)  Search this
Bells  Search this
Lyra  Search this
Piano  Search this
Guitar  Search this
Bass  Search this
Shawm  Search this
Zampogna (Bagpipe)  Search this
Harmonica  Search this
Bottleneck (Guitar playing)  Search this
Trumpet  Search this
Clarinet  Search this
Trombone  Search this
Banjo  Search this
Drum  Search this
Violin  Search this
Mandolin  Search this
Hawaiian guitar  Search this
Local number:
Library of Congress LBC 15
Restrictions & Rights:
Restrictions on access. No duplication allowed listening and viewing for research purposes only
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Ralph Rinzler papers and audiorecordings, 1950-1994 292071
Data Source:
Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections