The collection includes three kinds of material. There are original audio recordings of specific passages that demonstrate the ways of performing them discussed in Focal Impulse Theory. (There is also one brief excerpt from a commercial recording that is not widely available.) There are original video recordings; some have content similar to the audio recordings, and some demonstrate general ways of performing discussed in the text.
These tapes examine mainly the 19th century history of the Futa Toro. The recordings include more formal traditions, as in discussions with members of the hereditary classes of historians (awlube, ma bube, and wambabe) and more formal memoirs, as in interviews with members of the noble clases (to rodbr, sebbe, jawambe, subalbe). Descriptive information presented here may come from original collection documentation. Please note collections of historical content may contain material that could be offensive to some patrons. As of April 27, 2022, the following original tapes in this collection have not yet been digitized and will be added to this record at that time: EC 3862, EC 3863, and OT 1863.
A large collection of folk songs, ballads and tales; composers include Joe Smith, John Calhoun, Joe Scott and Larry Gorman. Also included are fiddle tunes, clog dance music, poetry, harmonica music, and interviews with loggers and the performers.
A large collection of folk songs, ballads and tales; many of the songs were written by Larry Gorman and Joe Scott. Also included are fiddle tunes, poetry, and interviews with loggers and the performers.
The information presented in this online record about each recording in this collection comes from original documentation by the collector. This collection of historical material may contain material that will be offensive to some listeners. Patrons should contact firstname.lastname@example.org for assistance in getting further access to these recordings and its documentation. Due to the nature of the original source recordings, audio fidelity is low. Information about each recording comes from the original documentation unless the information is in brackets which means it was supplied by Archives of Traditional Music staff for the sake of clarification.
Descriptive information presented here may come from original collection documentation. Please note collections of historical content may contain material that could be offensive to some patrons. The original recordings in this collection are held at the Archive of American Folklife in the Library of Congress.