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David A. Gordon collection, 1963.

October 12, 2009

Abstract: Recording of male and female African Americans performing blues with an acoustic guitar along with an unaccompanied gospel quartet and group singing spirituals and gospel songs.

Repository: Southern Folklife Collection

Collection Highlights: Reel labeled “Singing by Plantation Negroes.” Includes blues singing with guitar and gospel quartet singing with some solos. Gordon was from Mississippi State College for Women in Columbia, Miss. The recordings were presumably made in 1963 with a blues singer named “Jabo,” but no other information available. [1 reel, FT1222]