The Sacred Harp Museum has digitized the entire set of eight cassette tapes recorded at the first National Convention in 1980. While the sound quality reflects the limitations of the medium, we hope you will enjoy the spirited and talented singing that it captures.
The first seven cassettes feature recordings of the songs sung at the National Convention as well as brief remarks delivered during the convention proceedings. The last cassette begins with a program produced by Claude Rhea about Sacred Harp tradition and practice—it combines clips of singing with brief interviews of singers including R. E. “Uncle Bob” Denson, Dewey Williams, Marie Aldridge, and several others.
Special thanks to B. M. Smith and Eugene Forbes for providing tapes for digitizing.