91 items found
Collection ID is exactly "1" AND Collector or Fieldworker is exactly "McCallum, Brenda"
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Interview of Bill Butler with the Key West Junkanoos Band

Interview of Bill Butler with the Key West Junkanoos Band

Date
1977-01-25
Description
One audio cassette. Recorded at Butler's Key West home. Butler discusses the woman who formed the band; the instruments he plays; the kind of music the band plays; playing for funerals and parades; nicknames for people in the band; the origins of the band's name; and discusses his brother and father.
Collection
Interview with cigar maker Mrs. Walsh

Interview with cigar maker Mrs. Walsh

Date
1977-01-26
Description
One audio cassette. Walsh owned a cigar making factory in Key West. Mrs. Walsh discusses when and how she opened her factory, the mechanics of running her business, how they make cigars, and she describes her sole steady employee, George Culmer.
Collection
Interview with Comparsa musican and dancer Al Boza

Interview with Comparsa musican and dancer Al Boza

Date
1977-01-26
Description
One audio cassette. Boza describes his personal history and the Comparsa carnivals in Key West. He helped train the dancers and musicians who participated in the carnivals.
Collection
Performance by the Key West Junkanoo Band

Performance by the Key West Junkanoo Band

Date
1975
Description
One audio cassette. Performance of calypso music.
Collection
Interview with Lee Whyms and Ken Rahming of the Key West Junkanoo Band

Interview with Lee Whyms and Ken Rahming of the Key West Junkanoo Band

Date
1977-01-28
Description
One audio cassette. Whyms played the saw with a butter knife, and Rahming was a conga drum player. Interviews on side 1, recorded music on side 2. Whyms describes how he learned how to play the saw from Blackshirt, an old man from Key West; when the band was formed; how Marion Stevens discovered the band in an alley in Key West; how he plays the fine tooth crosscut saw. Rahming describes how he played the "coon-hide" drum (which was heated by fire to tune) when he first learned to play the drums at age sixteen; how his father came to Key West for the sponging industry; when he came home at night; how the Nassau-like parades began in Key West; how he visited Nassau and bought Calypso records, influencing his style of Calypso music to reflect Cuban and Bahamian characteristics; how he learned the limbo from Bill Butler; how Calypso is usually only played by men.  On side 2 they play examples of Calypso recordings, not included here due to copyright restrictions.
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Interview with conch shell player Rev. Thurlow Weed

Interview with conch shell player Rev. Thurlow Weed

Date
1977-01-30
Description
One audio cassette. Interview on side 1, music performance on side 2. Thurlow describes how he doesn't use music notes to play the conch shell; how shells are used for communication on boats in Key West, Bahamas, Hawaii; how he holds a BA in music; and how he plays the instrument. He also demonstrates playing the conch shell.
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Interview with basket maker Lucreaty Clark

Interview with basket maker Lucreaty Clark

Date
1978-04-14
Description
One audio cassette. Side 1: Clarke, born in Jefferson County in 1904, started making white oak baskets when she was 13. She learned to do so from her parents and grandparents and discusses the types of baskets she made and explains how she makes them. She also discusses her grandparents - - who were once slaves - - and talks about the changes Lamont, Florida, has undergone throughout the years. In addition, she talks about planting and harvesting collards, peas, sweet corn, tomatoes, okra, and snap beans, and she discusses cooking collards and snap beans. Side 2: Clarke continues her discussion on foods and wild plants like the palm tree bud [??], polk salad (poisonous), elephant ears, tanion, and pepper grass. Also, she describes home remedies such as mint, ragweed, tallow, turpentine and camphos, castor oil and turpentine, cow water (for whooping cough), "Yellow Gal" (for fever), asaphidity bag. Further, she talks about growing up on a plantation, travels to Syracuse, New York, New Jersey, and Naples, Florida, talks about her relatives, and discusses finishing baskets by soaking them in water for a brown finish.
Collection
Interview with blacksmith Thomas Rains

Interview with blacksmith Thomas Rains

Date
1978-04-17
Description
One audio cassette. Side 1, C78-48: Rains, born December 24, 1894, discusses wrought ironwork. He learned the trade from his father, a former slave from Americus, Georgia. Rains began the practice himself in 1912. He discusses his work on wagons, wheels, and tools and talks of how he does restoration work for historical societies. Side 2, C78-48: Rains discusses his philosophy on life, making decorative hinges and tie backs; making unusual items; making white oak baskets; work on the farm, etc. Side 1, C78-49: Discusses his family, his blacksmith shop and equipment, his church, his membership in the Farmers' Union, Elizabethan Missionary Baptist Church, exhibiting for fairs and events, shoeing horses, etc.
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Claude Sheppard interview for the North Florida Folklife Project

Claude Sheppard interview for the North Florida Folklife Project

Date
1978-05-03
Description
One audio cassette. Sheppard discusses how he began to braid whips and gives step-by-step instructions for starting whips. He also talks about his knowledge of Florida history and the use of the whip in Florida history, his trademark, his whip acts, and an accident driving cattle. Sheppard then discusses the origins of the term "Florida Cracker," talks about brindles and Conway buckles, and demonstrates how to braid a whip.
Collection
Ella Mae Huffman interview for the North Florida Folklife Project

Ella Mae Huffman interview for the North Florida Folklife Project

Date
1978-05-03
Description
One audio cassette. Huffman discusses the materials she uses to create the baskets, talks about the first steps used in creating the baskets, demonstrates fastening the needles together, talks about learning the craft in grade school, explains the application of shellac, and tells how long it takes to complete a basket. She also discusses life and her family's background.
Collection
Identifier Title Type Subject Thumbnail
a_s1576_01_c77-011Interview of Bill Butler with the Key West Junkanoos BandSoundInterviewing
Interviews
Performers
Performing arts
Oral narratives
Life histories
Jamaican Americans
Parades
African Americans
Bands (Music)
Musicians
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a_s1576_01_c77-012aInterview with cigar maker Mrs. WalshSoundInterviewing
Interviews
Cigar industry
Cigars
Oral narratives
Life histories
Tobacco
Factories
Labor
Business
Cigar making
Cigar makers
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a_s1576_01_c77-012bInterview with Comparsa musican and dancer Al BozaSoundDancers
Interviewing
Interviews
Music
Comparsa tradition
Oral narratives
Life histories
Carnivals
Festivals
Dance
Musicians
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a_s1576_01_c77-019Performance by the Key West Junkanoo BandSoundAfrican Americans
Calypso music
Music performance
Musical instruments
Musicians
Performing arts
Bands (Music)
Musical groups
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a_s1576_01_c77-020Interview with Lee Whyms and Ken Rahming of the Key West Junkanoo BandSoundAfrican Americans
Calypso music
Interviews
Musical instruments
Life histories
Oral histories
Music performance
Bands (Music)
Musical groups
Musicians
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a_s1576_01_c77-021Interview with conch shell player Rev. Thurlow WeedSoundShells
Interviews
Oral narratives
Musical instruments
Life histories
Music performance
Oral histories
Musicians
Preachers
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a_s1576_02_c78-047Interview with basket maker Lucreaty ClarkSoundBasket maker
Interviews
Basket work
Basket making
Basketry
African Americans
White oak
Family history
Life histories
Agriculture
Family farming
Seed crops
Food preparation
Food habits
Plants
Flora
Harvesting
Healers
Medicine
Fieldwork
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a_s1576_02_c78-048Interview with blacksmith Thomas RainsSoundInterviews
Metalwork
Occupational groups
Occupational training
Blacksmithing
Metal craft
Family history
Life histories
Metal products
Slavery
African Americans
Labor
Labor unions
Fieldwork
Blacksmiths
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a_s1576_02_c78-051Claude Sheppard interview for the North Florida Folklife ProjectSoundWhips
Braiding
Interviews
Field recordings
Oral narratives
Leatherworking
Leather
Ranching
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a_s1576_02_c78-052Ella Mae Huffman interview for the North Florida Folklife ProjectSoundBasket making
Interviews
Field recordings
African Americans
Baskets
Pine straw
Oral narratives
Weaving
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