Looking for some new old music to play on your dulcimer?

Keep in mind these are not particularly dulcimer songs (with one or two exceptions) but may give you some ideas if you are the type who is always looking for something different, unusual, or obscure to play. For the most part they are just fun old timey songs.

That being said, a few weeks ago I stumbled across The Florida Folklife Collection on the Internet at http://www.floridamemory.com/collections/folklife/audio.cfm

 There is lots of music there, and four albums in particular, that you can download songs individually, as an entire album, or order on CD… all for free.

1. Music from the Florida Folklife Collection 
From “Shove It Over,” a WPA recording of a work song performed by Zora Neale Hurston, to “Orange Blossom Special,” performed by Gamble Rogers and Will McLean, this CD spans fifty years of Florida folk music.
http://www.floridamemory.com/Collections/folklife/folklife_cd.cfm

2. More Music from the Florida Folklife Collection  
This CD features selections from well-known artists such as Bill Monroe, Doc Watson, and Jean Ritchie.
http://www.floridamemory.com/collections/folklife/folklife_cd2.cfm

3. Look A-Yonder Comin’…  
Bluegrass and Old-Time String Band Music from the Florida Folklife Collection 
http://www.floridamemory.com/collections/folklife/folklife_cd4.cfm

 4. Shall We Gather At The River 
African-American Sacred Music from the Florida Folklife Collection 
http://www.floridamemory.com/collections/folklife/folklife_cd3.cfm

You can download individual songs from each above from the link no cost. You can also do like I did and request a free CD of each album above be mailed to you.

Contact the State Archives of Florida to request a complimentary (If you are from Oklahoma like me that means “free”!) CD http://www.floridamemory.com/contact.cfm
(they sent me the whole 4 CD set)

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