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Interview and music performance with blues singer Moses Williams

Interview and music performance with blues singer Moses Williams

Date
1978-04-22
Description
Two reel to reel recordings. Williams was born 15 February 1919 in Itta Bena, Mississippi. After traveling with several acts in the 1930s/1940s, he moved to Florida to work the citrus groves. He always played the diddly bow, a one-string instrument played throughout that south that functioned as a primitive guitar. Moses talked about his songs; professional nicknames; the music business; working for the Silas Green Traveling Show as a clown; how he wrote his songs; performing on Beale Street in Memphis; and the history of blues music. In addition, Williams plays several of his songs. (The reels T81-16 and T81-17 may be a duplicate recording of this interview.)
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Interview with and music performance by blues musician Moses Williams

Interview with and music performance by blues musician Moses Williams

Date
1980-03-11
Description
One reel to reel recording. Moses Williams was originally from Mississippi. He moved to Florida in the 1950s. He played the diddly bow, a one-string homemade musical instrument, also called a yakedy board.
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Moses Williams playing the diddly bow

Moses Williams playing the diddly bow

Date
1980-03-11
Description
One audio cassette. Side two is blank. The Florida Record Project resulted in the two-album recording, Drop On Down in Florida. This was an exploration of African American musical traditions in Florida. Moses Williams was originally from Mississippi. He moved to Florida in the 1950s. He played the diddly bow, a one-string homemade musical instrument, also called a "yakkedy board." Images from this performance can be found in S 1577, box 17, folder 78 (along with more information on the diddly bow). For more from this field recording session, see S 1576, reels T81-15 and T83-86.
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a_s1576_t78-320Interview and music performance with blues singer Moses WilliamsSoundInterviewing
Interviews
Music performance
Blues (Music)
African Americans
Diddly bow
String instruments
Life histories
Oral histories
Personal experience narratives
Minstrel shows
Clowns
Traveling shows
Guitarist
Blues singers
Musicians
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a_s1576_t81-015Interview with and music performance by blues musician Moses WilliamsSoundFieldwork
African Americans
Blues (Music)
Performing arts
Music performance
Singing
Guitar music
Guitarists
String instruments
Interviews
Oral histories
Life histories
Harmonica music
Singers
Musicians
Harmonica players
Blues singers
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a_s1576_03_c80-006Moses Williams playing the diddly bowSoundMusic performance
Fieldwork
African Americans
Guitar music
Blues (Music)
Blues singers
Diddly bow
String instruments
Gospel music
Gospel songs
Gospel (Black)
Musicians
Singers
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