Folk Music

The following represents a sample of Folk music from the Folklife Collection.
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1. Chicken Bone Special - Don Grooms (Download)

Recorded: May 28, 1995 by Nancy Buchanan (Florida Folklife Program)
1995 Florida Folk Festival
White Springs, Florida
(S 1576, DAT tape D95-36)


2. Walk Proud My Son - Don Grooms (Download)

Recorded: May 28, 1995 by Nancy Buchanan (Florida Folklife Program)
1995 Florida Folk Festival
White Springs, Florida
(S 1576, DAT tape D95-36)


3. Florida's Native Sons and Daughters - Frank and Ann Thomas (Download)

Recorded: May 28, 1995 by Nancy Buchanan (Florida Folklife Program)
1995 Florida Folk Festival
White Springs, Florida
(S 1576, DAT tape D95-36)


4. Lake Seminole - Tom Walton (Download)

Recorded: May 23, 1992 by Jimmy Atkins (Florida Folklife Program)
1992 Florida Folk Festival
White Springs, Florida
(S1576, reel T92-27)


5. Orange Blossom Special - Gamble Rogers with Will McLean (Download)

Recorded: May 25, 1982 (Florida Folklife Program)
1982 Florida Folk Festival
White Springs, Florida
(S 1576, reel T83-31)


6. Old Country Church - Marvin and Doris Lacy (Download)

Recorded: May 5, 1957 by Foster Barnes (Stephen Foster Center)
1957 Florida Folk Festival
White Springs, Florida
(S 1576, reel T77-62)


7. Arkansas Traveler - Archie Lee (Download)

Recorded: May 5, 1956 by Foster Barnes (Stephen Foster Center)
1956 Florida Folk Festival,
White Springs, Florida
(S 1576, reel T77-48)


8. I Believe - Don Grooms (Download)

Recorded: May 28, 1995 by Nancy Buchanan (Florida Folklife Program)
1995 Florida Folk Festival
White Springs, Florida
(S 1576, tape D95-36)


9. The Water is Wide - The Beers Family (Download)

Recorded: May 4, 1963 (Stephen Foster Center)
1963 Annual Florida Folk Festival
White Springs, Florida
(S 1576, reel T77-143)


10. Cruel Mother - Jeanie Fitchen (Download)

Recorded: May 22, 1992 (Florida Folklife Program)
1992 Florida Folk Festival
White Springs, Florida
(S 1576, reel T92-67)


11. Back in the Saddle Again - Jim Bob Tinsley (Download)

Recorded: March 9, 1984 by Nancy Nusz (Florida Folklife Program)
Performance at the Ocala Public Library
Ocala, Florida
Library Folklife Program
(S 1576, tape C84-10)


12. Wellington's Reel - James Kelly (Download)

With George Phillips on guitar.
Recorded: May 22, 1992 (Florida Folklife Program)
1992 Florida Folk Festival
White Springs, Florida
(S 1576, reel T92-67)


13. Old Folks at Home - Stanton High School (Download)

Recorded: May 2, 1955 by Foster Barnes (Stephen Foster Center)
1955 Florida Folk Festival
White Springs, Florida
(S 1576, reel T77-16)


14. Seminole – James Billie(Download)

Song originally by Will McLean
Recorded: May 25, 1985
1985 Florida Folk Festival
White Springs, Florida
(S 1576, reel T85-39)


15. Big Alligator – James Billie(Download)

Recorded: May 26, 1995
1995 Florida Folk Festival
White Springs, Florida
(S 1576, reel D95-22)


16. Cuba Land Is A Happy Land - John Henry Epps, Nathaniel Wellman, Jess Ellman, Charley Rutledge (AFS7092A5) (Download)

WPA field recordings in Sebring (March-July 1940 recording expedition)
(S 1576, reel T86-255)


17. Don't Talk About It - Roscoe McLean and a Group of Negro Convicts (AFS695B1) (Download)

WPA field recordings at the Florida State Prison in Union County (1936-1937 recording expedition)
(S 1576, reel T86-240)


18. The Florida Boys - John K. Feaster (AFS959B2) (Download)

WPA field recordings in Alachua County (1936-1937 recording expedition)
(S 1576, reel T86-219)


19. It Ain't Going to Rain No More - Sung by Group of Little Black Girls (AFS349B1) (Download)

WPA field recordings in Eatonville (1935 recording expedition)
(S 1576, reel T86-234)


20. John Henry - Bill McLaughlin, Introduction by Alton C. Morris (AFS9915B1) (Download)

Reproductions of Florida-related recordings from the Library of Congress
(S 1576, reel T86-227)


21. Little Liza Jane - Sung by Group of Little Black Girls (AFS349B2) (Download)

WPA field recordings in Eatonville (1935 recording expedition)
(S 1576, reel T86-234)


22. Pay Me My Money Down - John Henry Epps, Nathaniel Wellman, Jess Ellman, Charley Rutledge (AFS7092A2) (Download)

WPA field recordings in Sebring (March-July 1940 recording expedition)
(S 1576, reel T86-255)


23. Stewball - Roscoe McLean and a Group of Negro Convicts (AFS695A2) (Download)

WPA field recordings at the Florida State Prison in Union County (1936-1937 recording expedition)
(S 1576, reel T86-240)


24. Yonder Sits a Humble Creature - Mrs. Matilda Keene (AFS979B2) (Download)

WPA field recordings in Alachua County (1936-1937 recording expedition)
(S 1576, reel T86-220)