Alabama Folklife Collection
This is a sample of 163 taped recordings in the Alabama Folklife Festival and Alabama Folk Sampler Collection. This collection consists of recordings of performances at the Alabama Folklife Festival held in Montgomery from 1989-1992. It also contains recordings made at the Alabama Folk Sampler stage in Birmingham as part of the City Stages Festival, 1991- 2002. Genres of music include bluegrass, blues, sacred harp, southern gospel quartets, African-American quartets and traditional Irish music ensembles. Many of the groups and performers were from local areas, were non-professional and had never issued any commercial recordings.
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