Drop on Down in Florida

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The Dust to Digital label (http://www.dust-digital.com) has reissued the classic Drop on Down in FL album, originally produced by the FL Folklife Program and released in 1981.

The songs were originally recorded by the FL Folklife Program, and released as a double LP.
The reissue includes additional tracks from the sessions on two CDs and a book including updated liner notes and essays.
The book accompanying the music is a rich resource of FL history collected over 30 years ago and reflecting on more distant historical traditions and trends in folk/musical culture. The recordings are powerful as you’ll recognize when you listen. Some were made by artists right here in Jonesville (west of GNV).
Grow Radio will have the collection in regular rotation so listen to hear tracks form this great release
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2 Responses to Drop on Down in Florida

  1. growradio says:

    Dale Gunnoe is pleased to announce that Folklorist Extraordinaire, Dwight Devane, will be his in-studio guest on Friday March 29th, 3 to 5pm est on http://www.growradio.org. We will discuss the re-issue of “Drop On Down In Florida” and his involvement in the original research and recording of African American Music traditions in Florida, and feature these amazing recordings as well as the historic recordings made by Zora Neale Hurston that inspired the project.

  2. growradio says:

    Dale Gunnoe is pleased to announce that Folklorist Extraordinaire, Dwight Devane, will be my in-studio guest on Friday March 29th, 3 to 5pm est on http://www.growradio.org. We will discuss the re-issue of “Drop On Down In Florida” and his involvement in the original research and recording of African American Music traditions in Florida, and feature these amazing recordings as well as the historic recordings made by Zora Neale Hurston that inspired the project. Dust-to-Digital Grow RadioGrow RadioSwamp Boogie and Blues Show

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