5 items found
Collection ID is exactly "1" AND Tradition Bearer is exactly "Baker, William C., 1911-"
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Interview with blues singer W.C. Baker

Interview with blues singer W.C. Baker

Date
1985-09-10
Description
Two reel to reel tapes. (Copied onto C86-132/133.) Interview with blues singer and Dixieland jazz musician William C. Baker. Born in Live Oak, Baker was a blues singer known as Big Boy Baker in the 1930s-1950s. He recorded numerous records in Florida and Chicago, and even won Amateur Night at the Apollo in 1948. He moved to Miami in the 1950s. After a car accident in the 1950s, he switched to Dixieland jazz, and formed the Dixie Cooperates. He discusses starting out in music in Live Oak; his musical influences; black life in North Florida; moving to Chicago; life in Pompano Beach; appearing on radio in Fort Lauderdale (WFTL); recording 78rpm albums in Miami; various Florida night clubs; forming his band; his car accident; and Dixieland jazz. For a performance by Baker and his band, see S 1576, T86-88 - T86-90. For more information, see the fieldnotes on W.C. Baker in S 1628, Box 1, folder 10. The Dade Folk Arts Survey was conducted in 1986 by folklorists Tina Bucuvalas, Nancy Nusz and Laurie Sommers in order to identify folk arts and folk artists for the special folklife area at the 34th Annual Florida Folk Festival. The traditions are mainly Haitian, Jamaican, Mexican, Bahamian, Cuban and Jewish and cover a wide range of skills and art forms.
Collection
Performance by the W.C. Baker and the Dixieland Cooperates

Performance by the W.C. Baker and the Dixieland Cooperates

Date
1985-09-14
Description
Three reel to reel tapes. (Copied onto C86-129/130/131). Recording of W.C. Baker and the Dixieland Cooperates at the Tobacco Road Club in Miami. A few the songs includes guest singer Danny Kaye. The five-piece Dixieland band consisted of leader William (Big Boy) Baker (bass), Emmanuel Cruz (saxophone), Alexander Pope (drums), Willie Gaddy (guitarist) and Ernie Ambrister (trombone). Baker, born in Live Oak, was a blues singer known as Big Boy Baker in the 1930s-1950s. He recorded numerous records in Florida and Chicago, and even won Amateur Night at the Apollo in 1948. He moved to Miami in the 1950s. After a car accident in the 1950s, he switched to Dixieland jazz, and formed the Dixie Cooperates. NOTE: According to the depositor agreement, Baker's performances cannot be used for commercial purposes. For an interview with Baker, see S 1576, T86-90 - T86-91. For more information, see the fieldnotes on W.C. Baker in S 1628, Box 1, folder 10. The Dade Folk Arts Survey was conducted in 1986 by folklorists Tina Bucuvalas, Nancy Nusz and Laurie Sommers in order to identify folk arts and folk artists for the special folklife area at the 34th Annual Florida Folk Festival. The traditions are mainly Haitian, Jamaican, Mexican, Bahamian, Cuban and Jewish and cover a wide range of skills and art forms.
Collection
W. C. Baker and his Co-ops at the Tobacco Road

W. C. Baker and his Co-ops at the Tobacco Road

Date
1985-09
Description
Five color slides. The Dade Folk Arts Survey was conducted in 1985 and 1986 by folklorists Tina Bucuvalas, Nancy Nusz and Laurie Sommers in order to identify folk arts and folk artists for the special folklife area at the 34th Annual Florida Folk Festival. The traditions are mainly Haitian, Jamaican, Mexican, Bahamian, Cuban and Jewish and cover a wide range of skills and art forms.
Collection
W.C. Baker and his Dixieland Co-ops performing

W.C. Baker and his Dixieland Co-ops performing

Date
1985-09
Description
Eight color slides. The Dade Folk Arts Survey was conducted in 1985 and 1986 by folklorists Tina Bucuvalas, Nancy Nusz and Laurie Sommers in order to identify folk arts and folk artists for the special folklife area at the 34th Annual Florida Folk Festival. The traditions are mainly Haitian, Jamaican, Mexican, Bahamian, Cuban and Jewish and cover a wide range of skills and art forms.
Collection
W.C. Baker at his home

W.C. Baker at his home

Date
1985-07-18
Description
One color slides. The Dade Folk Arts Survey was conducted in 1986 by folklorists Tina Bucuvalas, Nancy Nusz and Laurie Sommers in order to identify folk arts and folk artists for the special folklife area at the 34th Annual Florida Folk Festival. The traditions are mainly Haitian, Jamaican, Mexican, Bahamian, Cuban and Jewish and cover a wide range of skills and art forms.
Collection
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a_s1576_t86-091Interview with blues singer W.C. BakerSoundBlues singers
Fieldwork
Interviews
Jazz songs
Blues (Music)
African Americans
Old time music
Dixieland music
Music performance
Performing arts
Singing
Life histories
Oral histories
Bands (Music)
Musical groups
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a_s1576_t86-088Performance by the W.C. Baker and the Dixieland CooperatesSoundBlues singers
Fieldwork
Jazz music
Jazz songs
Blues (Music)
African Americans
Old time music
Dixieland music
Music performance
Performing arts
Singing
Bands (Music)
Musical groups
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W. C. Baker and his Co-ops at the Tobacco RoadW. C. Baker and his Co-ops at the Tobacco RoadStill ImageFieldwork
Music performance
African Americans
Musical groups
Jazz music
Bands (Music)
Blues singers
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W.C. Baker and his Dixieland Co-ops performingW.C. Baker and his Dixieland Co-ops performingStill ImageFieldwork
Musical groups
African Americans
Jazz music
Blues singers
Music performance
Performing arts
Bands (Music)
Musicians
Singers
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W.C. Baker at his homeW.C. Baker at his homeStill ImageFieldwork
Musicians
African Americans
Musical tradition, African diaspora
Blues singers
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