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

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

Date
1985-05-25
Description
One reel to reel recording. Thompson was a blues singer-guitarist from Hastings, Florida. The Silcox Family was from Middleburg.
Collection
Sunday performances at the 1985 Florida Folk Festival (Old Marble Stage) (Reel 5)

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

Date
1985-05-26
Description
One reel to reel recording. Folklorist McDonald served as emcee. Thompson was a blues singer-guitarist from Hastings, Florida. The band consisted of Ronnie Kierce (bass), Gary Wilkins (banjo), Ricki King (mandolin), Platt Drew (guitar), and Nile Hord (fiddle).
Collection
Willie James and Mary McClain performing at the 1988 Florida Folk Festival (Folklife Stage)

Willie James and Mary McClain performing at the 1988 Florida Folk Festival (Folklife Stage)

Date
1988-05-27
Description
Two reel to reel recordings. In 1988, the folklife area focused on Southwest Florida.
Collection
Willie James and Tom Walton at the 1989 Florida Folk Festival (Main Stage)

Willie James and Tom Walton at the 1989 Florida Folk Festival (Main Stage)

Date
1989-05-27
Description
One reel to reel recording. Walker served as emcee. James played piano, and Walton the guitar. Both sang.
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_t85-118Saturday performances at the 1985 Florida Folk Festival (Old Marble Stage) (Reel 5)SoundSingers
Guitarist
Musicians
Festivals
Folk festivals
Folklore revival festivals
Special events
Music performance
Singing
African Americans
Performing arts
Guitar music
Guitarists
Blues (Music)
Blues singers
Rhythm and blues music
Rhythm and blues songs
Religious songs
Gospel songs
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a_s1576_t85-130Sunday performances at the 1985 Florida Folk Festival (Old Marble Stage) (Reel 5)SoundMusicians
Guitarist
Folklorists
Festivals
Folk festivals
Folklore revival festivals
Special events
Music performance
Singing
Guitar music
Performing arts
African Americans
Blues (Music)
Rhythm and blues music
Rhythm and blues songs
Bluegrass music
Old time music
String bands
Stringband music
Bluegrass musicians
Blues singers
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a_s1576_t88-068Willie James and Mary McClain performing at the 1988 Florida Folk Festival (Folklife Stage)SoundFestivals
Folk festivals
Folklore revival festivals
Special events
Music performance
Musicians
Singing
Piano music
Gospel (Black)
African Americans
Gospel music
Religious songs
Blues (Music)
Piano music (Blues)
Blues singers
Singers
Pianists
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a_s1576_t89-121aWillie James and Tom Walton at the 1989 Florida Folk Festival (Main Stage)SoundSingers
Musicians
Pianists
Guitarist
Festivals
Folk festivals
Folklore revival festivals
Special events
Music performance
African Americans
Gospel (Black)
Gospel songs
Religious music
Religious songs
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