Drop on Down in Florida: Field Recordings of African American Traditional Music 1977-1980
Based on four years of fieldwork throughout the state, the Florida Folklife Program released the two-album, 27-track LP Drop on Down in Florida: Recent Field Recordings of Afro-American Traditional Music in 1981. The album was intended to highlight African American music traditions for a statewide public audience, blues and sacred traditions in particular. Dust-to-Digital reissued this two LP set on CD in November 2012. The recordings include: one-string musician Moses Williams, four-shape-note sacred harp singing from an African American community, and the Richard Williams family in the blues and gospel-blues traditions. Comes on 2 LPs with a 24-page 11"x11" booklet in a gatefold sleeve. Includes 18 photographs and illustrations; new old stock from 1981, still in shrinkwrap, no signs of warping on multiple copies that have been opened.