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Collection ID is exactly "1" AND Title of Work is exactly "Key to the Highway"
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Blues musician Buck Thompson playing on his porch

Blues musician Buck Thompson playing on his porch

Date
1985-02-14
Description
Two reel to reel tapes. Sound recording of fifty-year old blues guitarist Buck Thompson playing tunes that he learned from the radio on his front porch. A former railroad worker, he played the juke circuit in the 1950s. Because of the recording location, sounds of traffic and pedestrians can be heard. Images of the performance can be found in S 1577, v. 27, slides 1467-1495. In winter 1985, the Bureau contracted with two folklorists to conduct a folk arts survey of the St. Johns River basin in northeastern Florida. The St. Johns River is the largest and most used river in Florida, supporting much river commerce as well as a modest amount of commercial fishing. Folklorists Mary Anne McDonald and Kathleen Figgen conducted the survey from January through March 1985 under the direction of Folklife Coordinator Blanton Owen and Bureau Chief Ormond Loomis. Documentation compiled in the survey was used to prepare and present the St. Johns River Basin Folklife Area at the 1985 Florida Folk Festival.
Collection
Friday performances at the 1985 Florida Folk Festival (Old Marble Stage) (Reel 5)

Friday performances at the 1985 Florida Folk Festival (Old Marble Stage) (Reel 5)

Date
1985-05-26
Description
One reel to reel recording. Thompson was a blues singer from Hastings, Florida.
Collection
Friday performances at the 1992 Florida Folk Festival (Stage III) (Tape 3)

Friday performances at the 1992 Florida Folk Festival (Stage III) (Tape 3)

Date
1992-05-22
Description
One digital audio tape (DAT). Fitchen served as emcee.
Collection
John Cephas and Phil Wiggins performing blues music at the 1991 Florida Folk Festival (Old Marble Stage)

John Cephas and Phil Wiggins performing blues music at the 1991 Florida Folk Festival (Old Marble Stage)

Date
1991-05-25
Description
Two reel to reel recordings. Fant served as the emcee. Cephas and Wiggins were a blues duo from Washington, DC.
Collection
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a_s1714_reel23Blues musician Buck Thompson playing on his porchSoundFieldwork
Research methods
Collecting
Sound recording
String instruments
Blues (Music)
African Americans
Musical tradition, African diaspora
Guitarists
Guitar
Guitar music
Music performance
Music
Guitarist
Musicians
Blues singers
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a_s1576_t85-113Friday performances at the 1985 Florida Folk Festival (Old Marble Stage) (Reel 5)SoundFestivals
Folk festivals
Folklore revival festivals
Special events
Music performance
Singing
Blues (Music)
Performing arts
Guitar music
Guitarists
Rhythm and blues songs
African Americans
Musicians
Guitarist
Blues singers
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a_s1576_42_d92-003Friday performances at the 1992 Florida Folk Festival (Stage III) (Tape 3)SoundFolk festivals
Folklore revival festivals
Festivals
Special events
Performing arts
Music performance
Singing
Blues (Music)
Guitar music
Singers
Musicians
Guitarist
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a_s1576_t91-077John Cephas and Phil Wiggins performing blues music at the 1991 Florida Folk Festival (Old Marble Stage)SoundFolk festivals
Folklore revival festivals
Festivals
Special events
Performing arts
Music performance
Harmonica music
Harmonica players
Guitarists
Blues (Music)
African Americans
Musical tradition, African diaspora
Blues singers
Musicians
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