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  • 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.

  • Tributaries No. 4 - This 4th issue of Tributaries includes essays on a community Christmas tradition, cultural survival among Creek Indians, and folklore of the steel industry plus book reviews.

    This 4th issue of Tributaries includes essays on a community Christmas tradition, cultural survival among Creek Indians, and folklore of the steel industry plus book reviews.

  • Tributaries No. 5 - The fifth issue of Tributaries covers several folklore topics including legendary figures. Four essays on blues music feature Vera Ward Hall, Willie Earl King, Butler May, and Butler County blues.

    The fifth issue of Tributaries covers several folklore topics including legendary figures. Four essays on blues music feature Vera Ward Hall, Willie Earl King, Butler May, and Butler County blues.

  • Tributaries No. 6 - Tributaries #6 covers a variety of topics from family reunions to the quilts of Mozell Benson, NEA National Heritage Fellow. Contributions include a photo essay by Alabama photographer, Mark Gooch.

    Tributaries #6 covers a variety of topics from family reunions to the quilts of Mozell Benson, NEA National Heritage Fellow. Contributions include a photo essay by Alabama photographer, Mark Gooch.

  • Tributaries No. 7 - Contributing authors to Tributaries No. 7 use a variety of primary resource to explore sense of identity including slave narratives, personal experiences, and an annual cultural festival.

    Contributing authors to Tributaries No. 7 use a variety of primary resource to explore sense of identity including slave narratives, personal experiences, and an annual cultural festival.

  • Tributaries No. 8 - Tributaries No. 8 is a collection of different articles including Mobile's culinary heritage, Mexican identity, Alabama's women of the blues, and an ethnographer's account of Sacred Harp in Alabama.

    Tributaries No. 8 is a collection of different articles including Mobile's culinary heritage, Mexican identity, Alabama's women of the blues, and an ethnographer's account of Sacred Harp in Alabama.

  • Tributaries No. 9 - This issue of Tributaries is dedicated to a variety of topics concerning the relationship of Alabamians to natural resources and landscapes including hunting, fishing, agriculture, and horticulture.

    This issue of Tributaries is dedicated to a variety of topics concerning the relationship of Alabamians to natural resources and landscapes including hunting, fishing, agriculture, and horticulture.

  • Tributaries Spring 1999 (issue No. 2) - The second issue of the journal Tributaries features essays on Hank Williams, Alabama's outlaws, Native Americans, and the contributions of African American women to sacred music in southeast Alabama.

    The second issue of the journal Tributaries features essays on Hank Williams, Alabama's outlaws, Native Americans, and the contributions of African American women to sacred music in southeast Alabama.

  • Tributaries Summer 1994 (first issue) - The first issue of the journal Tributaries, dedicated to Brenda McCallum (1948-1992), offers essays on traditional music, quilting, fishing traditions,

    The first issue of the journal Tributaries, dedicated to Brenda McCallum (1948-1992), offers essays on traditional music, quilting, fishing traditions,

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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