To sit down with a group of friends to sing and play musical instruments qualifies as a great experience for many, and humans have reveled in such get-togethers for millennia. This beautiful digital collection from the American Memory Project at the Library of Congress presents 100 sound recordings from the folk festival at Fort Valley State College in Georgia. The recordings primarily consist of blues and gospel songs and related documentation, which includes notes from these field recordings and other related materials. Visitors to the site can read biographies of the individuals who made the recordings, along with a topical essay titled "Noncommercial Recordings: The 1940s." Also, there's a map of the region, along with a selected bibliography. Those persons looking for a few songs to start with shouldn't miss the recordings of "Bottle Up and Go" and "Death is an Awful Thing."


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