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  • Rich Amerson - The CD or cassette includes tales and songs recorded in Livingston, Alabama in 1961. Produced by Alan Brown.
    $7.00

    The CD or cassette includes tales and songs recorded in Livingston, Alabama in 1961. Produced by Alan Brown.

  • Rocking the Blues poster - Commissioned for a special W.C. Handy Festival program and concert held in the summer of 2011, the artwork featured on this poster is by artist, Wes Freed.

    Commissioned for a special W.C. Handy Festival program and concert held in the summer of 2011, the artwork featured on this poster is by artist, Wes Freed.

  • Sweet is the Day: A Sacred Harp Family Portrait - A 60-minute video available in VHS and DVD format (please choose format during the selection process).

    A 60-minute video available in VHS and DVD format (please choose format during the selection process).

  • Tennessee Valley Print - Tennessee Valley print, Alabama in the Making series. Illustration by Bethanne Bethard Hill. Original painting at the Alabama State Council on the Arts.$15.00 unsigned and $20.00 signed, see details.

    Tennessee Valley print, Alabama in the Making series. Illustration by Bethanne Bethard Hill. Original painting at the Alabama State Council on the Arts.$15.00 unsigned and $20.00 signed, see details.

  • The Colored Sacred Harp - This CD contains recordings of shape-note singing by a community of African American singers, writers, and composers from the Wiregrass or southeast region of the state of Alabama.

    This CD contains recordings of shape-note singing by a community of African American singers, writers, and composers from the Wiregrass or southeast region of the state of Alabama.

  • The Spiritualaires - The Spiritualaires CD contains recordings of a gospel quartet group from Hurtsboro, Alabama.

    The Spiritualaires CD contains recordings of a gospel quartet group from Hurtsboro, Alabama.

  • Traditional Music Vol. 1 - The first CD in the Alabama Center for Traditional Culture's Millennium Series, produced by Steve Grauberger. Music includes children's games, work songs, sacred music, fiddle tunes, blues, and other.

    The first CD in the Alabama Center for Traditional Culture's Millennium Series, produced by Steve Grauberger. Music includes children's games, work songs, sacred music, fiddle tunes, blues, and other.

  • Traditional Music Vol. 3 - Recordings from the 2002 National Sacred Harp Convention at Trinity United Methodist Church, Birmingham, Ala. CD produced by Steve Grauberger with program notes written by John Bealle.

    Recordings from the 2002 National Sacred Harp Convention at Trinity United Methodist Church, Birmingham, Ala. CD produced by Steve Grauberger with program notes written by John Bealle.

  • Traditional Music Vol. 4 - African American Sacred Harp Singers. #4 of ACTC's Millennium Series. CD produced by Steve Grauberger. Recorded in 1980 in Ozark Alabama by Brenda and Steve McCallum.

    African American Sacred Harp Singers. #4 of ACTC's Millennium Series. CD produced by Steve Grauberger. Recorded in 1980 in Ozark Alabama by Brenda and Steve McCallum.

  • Traditional Music Vol. 5 - This CD highlights the importance, in Alabama, of the enduring Southern Gospel “New-Book” or seven shape-note singing tradition and features contemporary songwriters and singing-school teachers.

    This CD highlights the importance, in Alabama, of the enduring Southern Gospel “New-Book” or seven shape-note singing tradition and features contemporary songwriters and singing-school teachers.

  • Tributaries No. 10 - Completed in collaboration with guest editor Dr. Thomas Nunnally, Associate Professor of English at Auburn University, Tributaries No. 10 is dedicated to the languages of Alabama.

    Completed in collaboration with guest editor Dr. Thomas Nunnally, Associate Professor of English at Auburn University, Tributaries No. 10 is dedicated to the languages of Alabama.

  • Tributaries No. 11 - This issue of Tributaries features several essays about a variety of folklife topics including the legend of John Henry and the gandy dancer tradition among railroad callers.

    This issue of Tributaries features several essays about a variety of folklife topics including the legend of John Henry and the gandy dancer tradition among railroad callers.

  • Tributaries No. 12 - This issue features essays on Alabama’s traditional sacred music including shape-note singing, gospel quartet, convention singing, and schools including modern day camps.

    This issue features essays on Alabama’s traditional sacred music including shape-note singing, gospel quartet, convention singing, and schools including modern day camps.

  • Tributaries No. 13 - Dedicated to the Year of Alabama Food, Tributaries #13 presents Alabama's food traditions such as stews, barbecue clubs, gumbo, lacy cornbread, and sweet potato pie.

    Dedicated to the Year of Alabama Food, Tributaries #13 presents Alabama's food traditions such as stews, barbecue clubs, gumbo, lacy cornbread, and sweet potato pie.

  • Tributaries No. 3 - This third issue of Tributaries includes essays on several folkways in Alabama including southern graveyard shelters, geophagy in the Black Belt, and folk music of Skyline Farms.

    This third issue of Tributaries includes essays on several folkways in Alabama including southern graveyard shelters, geophagy in the Black Belt, and folk music of Skyline Farms.

Alabama Folklife Association Bookstore
NEW RELEASE!!!
Traditional Musics of Alabama
Series: Volume 6  
African American Spirituals
Liner Notes












Cover art by Bethanne Bethard Hill © 

Traditional Musics of 
Alabama Series Vol. 1-Vol. 5
by Steve Grauberger
Alabama Center for Traditional Culture
LINER NOTES & LINKS

Vol. 1
Audio files & details on each song 
HERE

Vol. 2 
*not available for purchase
liner notes

Vol. 3
liner notes

Vol. 4
liner notes

Vol. 5
liner notes


The Spiritualaires CD
notes by Kevin Nutt

Bullfrog Jumped CD
see Education page

Videos
Sweet is the Day


Related Music
Joe Beasley Memorial
Sacred Harp Album  plus other CDs, books, VHS, & DVDs 
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In Celebration of a Legacy:  Traditional Arts of the Lower Chattahoochee Valley and other books, DVDs, and CDs 
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Slowtime Recordings
A field recording project by Matt Downer to document the musical heritage of Sand Mountain in NE Ala. 
CD/DVD and set go HERE
Article on project HERE



















by Roy Crawford
Notes by Jim Cauthen HERE
Absolutely Alabama Show with Fred Hunter HERE
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