Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Summary of Four Shapenote Books used at the Annual Rotunda Singing in Montgomery Alabama

4 Shapenote books used in Alabama
This program is a rebroadcast of Alabama shapenote music and its history, in preparation for this year's Annual Capitol Rotunda Four-Book Shapenote Singing that will be held February 1st at the Alabama Department of Archives and History off of Union St between Adams and Washington in Montgomery. The singing will start at 9:30 am and end at 3pm. The public is welcome to come and listen or sing. For more information call 334-242-4076, x-225.

This special radio series will air every Sunday at 2:00 P.M., on the Troy University Public Radio Network at:  
  • WTSU 89.9 (Montgomery and Troy)
  • WRWA 88.7 (Dothan)
  • WTJB 91.7 (Columbus and Phenix   City) 
This radio series may not be broadcast in your area, but it can be accessed via the Internet at:http://www.arts.alabama.gov/actc/radioserieslist.aspx#on

If you have been listening to, and enjoying this radio series, please send your comments to:barbara.reed@arts.alabama.gov
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Friday, January 03, 2014

J. R. "Pap" Baxter

J. R. "Pap" Baxter

This program is a rebroadcast of the 1991 Radiovisions program produced by Russell Gulley and the Big Wills Arts Council. The program features the songs of J. R. "Pap" Baxter and an extended interview by Al Malone, Baxter's nephew about the life and time of this well-known Southern Gospel singer/songwriter and publisher.