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Musical tradition, African diaspora
Demo recording by the Red Tam Blues Band
- One audio cassette. Demo recording of a session by the Red Tam Blues Band performing classic blues songs and original songs. Also includes two songs written by Red Tam Sr. Recorded in a Jacksonville professional recording studio (not recorded by folkorist Hansen). The band consisted of Red Tam (aka Tony McQueen; lead guitar, leader); Mike Gallen (keyboard); Kenny Holt (bass); and Kenny Johnson (drums). Use of Red Tam's songs is only for non-commerical purposes, unless written permission is obtained from Tony McQueen (Red Tam). For an interview with Red Tam (McQueen), see S 1618, Box 4, tape 10. The Folk Arts in Education Project in Duval County was a joint venture between the Duval County School System and the Florida Folklife Program. It was started in 1984 by folklorist David Taylor with funding from the National Endowment for the Arts to add to existing social studies curriculum. The project consisted of field research to identify local traditions and folk artists, a series of five two-day seminars to acquaint teachers with the use of folklore and folk arts, and in-school programs conducted by a folklorist and traditionalist which included visits by local folk artists. Taylor ran it until 1986. In 1988, Gregory Hansen re-initiated it with minor changes.