Occupational Groups

The following recordings represent a sample of Occupational Groups from the Folklife Collection.
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1. Vegetable Cry - Tom Walton (Download)

Recorded: May 23, 1992 by Jimmy Atkins (Florida Folklife Program)
1992 Florida Folk Festival
White Springs, Florida
(S 1576, reel T92-27)

Tom Walton sold hot dogs at the local baseball stadium. He would sing, dance, and tell stories while he sold the food.


2. Interview with Turpentiner Harry Cooper (Download)

Recorded: July 11, 1977 by Peggy Bulger (Florida Folklife Program)
White Springs, Florida
(S 1576, Box 1, cassette C77-27)


3. Whip Cracking Demonstration - L.K. Edwards Jr. (Download)

Recorded: May 5, 1956 by Foster Barnes (Stephen Foster Center)
1956 Florida Folk Festival
White Springs, Florida
(S 1640, reel T77-49)


4. Interview with Rancher Harris Fussell (Download)

Recorded: May 7, 1983 (Florida Folklife Program)
Polk City, Florida
(S 1576, cassette C83-111)

Fussell discusses country frolics.


5. Interview with Rancher Harris Fussell Part 2(Download)

Recorded: May 7, 1983 (Florida Folklife Program)
Polk City, Florida
(S 1576, cassette C83-111)

Fussell discusses hunting.


6. Interview with Rancher Leon Moss (Download)

Recorded: July 29, 1987 by Jan Rosenberg (Florida Folklife Program)
Palm Beach County Folk Arts in Education Project
Loxahatchee, Florida
(S1685, box 6, tape 15)


7. Welcome to Rainbow Springs - Rainbow Springs Boat Captain Skipper Lockett Recitation of a Glass Bottom Boat Tour (Download)

Recorded: May 4, 1956 by Foster Barnes (Stephen Foster Center)
1956 Florida Folk Festival
White Springs, Florida
(S 1576, reel T77-41)


8. Interview with Railroader Tom Watson (Download)

Recorded: 1988 by Gregory Hansen
Duval County Folk Arts in Education Project
Jacksonville, Florida
(S1618, Tape 8-9)

Interviewed in 1988, Watson reflects on his 30 years with the Jacksonville railroad, including civil rights issues, working conditions for African-Americans, and integration.


9. Track Lining Song - Extra Gang Number Four, Southern Railway, Thelma Boltin Recordings (AFS13992-14020-LWO5712) (Download)

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


10. Wakulla Springs glass bottom boat tour chant by Luke Smith (Download)

Recorded: May 22, 1981
1981 Florida Folk Festival
White Springs, Florida
(S 1576, reel T81-37)


11. Interview with oyster shucking knife maker Loys Cain (Download)

Recorded: October 14, 1986
Maritime Heritage Survey Project
Apalachicola, Florida
(S 1592, box 6, tape 12)


12. Interview with oyster shuckers Virginia Duggar and Nanette Lolley (Download)

Recorded: October 10, 1986
Maritime Heritage Survey Project
Apalachicola, Florida
(S 1592, box 6, tapes 8-9)


13. Interview with oyster tong maker Corky Richards, selection one (Download)

Recorded: November 7, 1986
Maritime Heritage Survey Project
Apalachicola, Florida
(S 1592, box 6, tape 13)


14. Interview with oyster tong maker Corky Richards, selection two (Download)

Recorded: November 7, 1986
Maritime Heritage Survey Project
Apalachicola, Florida
(S 1592, box 6, tape 13)