4 items found
Collection ID is exactly "1" AND Tradition Bearer is exactly "Big Timber Bluegrass"
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Doc and Merle Watson Concert with Chubby Anthony and Big Timber Bluegrass

Doc and Merle Watson Concert with Chubby Anthony and Big Timber Bluegrass

Date
1977-04-30
Description
Two reel to reels. Recording of a free concert at the Stephen Foster Center, and sponsored by the Florida Folklife Program. Anthony and Big Timber opened for the Watsons, and later joined them for the finale. Doc Watson was discovered by folklorist Ralph Rinzler in 1960 while recording old-time musician Clarence Ashley in North Carolina. Blind since early childhood, Watson had been playing the guitar for much of his adult life when Rinzler found him. Eagerly accepted by the folk revival boom of the 1960s, he soon began recording best-selling albums and playing folk festivals. His son, Merle, joined him by the mid-1960s. They played old time, country, and bluegrass songs. Known primarily for his flat picking on the acoustic guitar, by the 1970s, Watson and son were highly sought after performers. When Donald "Chubby" Anthony died in Gainesville in 1980, he was considered one of the best bluegrass fiddlers in the nation. Born in Wellborn, South Carolina, Anthony began his career as a teen playing for the bluegrass group, the Stanley Brothers. He moved with them to Florida in 1958 to Live Oak. <br />
Collection
Recordings of the 1984 Suwannee River Jamboree (Day Two)

Recordings of the 1984 Suwannee River Jamboree (Day Two)

Date
1985-09-16
Description
Eight reel to reel recordings. Recordings of the second day of the two-day 1984 Suwannee River Jamboree homecoming held at the Stephen Foster State Cultural Center, the first reunion to celebrate the original Live Oak-produced radio program of the same name. The concert included music performances, recounted stories, a recreation of a radio program, and clog dancing. Folklorist Blanton Owen, a renowned old-time musician, hosted the event. Between 1952 and 1959, the Suwannee River Jamboree radio show -- broadcast from Live Oak, Florida on WNER -- was Florida's largest and best known country music show. It was broadcast live three hours every Saturday night, with 30-minute versions syndicated across the Southeast. The show featured many North Florida and Southeast acts such as the Stanley Brothers, Jim and Jesse McReynolds, the White Springs Ramblers, and Clare Parker, as well as nationally famous guests such as Ernest Tubb, Grandpa Jones, and Ferlin Husky. The concert in these recordings was held in 1985 as a homecoming for the original radio series, and included several local bluegrass bands. A similar jamboree was held the next year (see T85-93 - T85-99; T85-107 - T85-108; and T85-149 for the 1985 concert.) For images of the 1985 program, see S 1577, Volume 27, S85-1311 - S85-1330.
Collection
Recordings of the 1984 Suwannee River Jamboree (First Day)

Recordings of the 1984 Suwannee River Jamboree (First Day)

Date
1984-09-15
Description
Thirteen reel to reel recordings. Recordings of the first day of the 1984 Suwannee River Jamboree homecoming held at the Stephen Foster State Cultural Center, the first reunion to celebrate the original Live Oak-produced radio program of the same name. The concert included music performances, recounted stories, a recreation of a radio program, and clog dancing. Folklorist Blanton Owen, a renowned old-time musician, hosted the event. Between 1952 and 1959, the Suwannee River Jamboree radio show -- broadcast from Live Oak, Florida on WNER -- was Florida's largest and best known country music show. It was broadcast live three hours every Saturday night, with 30-minute versions syndicated across the Southeast. The show featured many North Florida and Southeast acts such as the Stanley Brothers, Jim and Jesse McReynolds, the White Springs Ramblers, and Clare Parker, as well as nationally famous guests such as Ernest Tubb, Grandpa Jones, and Ferlin Husky. The concert in these recordings was held in 1985 as a homecoming for the original radio series, and included several local bluegrass bands. A similar jamboree was held the next year (see T85-93 - T85-99; T85-107 - T85-108; and T85-149 for the 1985 concert.) For images of the 1985 program, see S 1577, Volume 27, S85-1311 - S85-1330.
Collection
The 1984 Suwannee River Jamboree Homecoming

The 1984 Suwannee River Jamboree Homecoming

Date
1984-09-15
Description
Four proof sheets with 75 black and white images (plus negatives). Between 1952 and 1959, the Suwannee River Jamboree radio show -- broadcast from Live Oak, Florida on WNER -- was Florida's largest and best known country music show. It was broadcast live three hours every Saturday night, with 30-minute versions syndicated across the Southeast. The show featured many North Florida and Southeast acts such as the Stanley Brothers. The concert in these images was held in 1984 as a celebration and reunion of the radio series, and included several local bluegrass bands. A second jamboree was held the follwing year (see S 1627, Box 5). Images include the Suwannee River Fire Band; The Dixie Jubilees; Big Timber Bluegrass; and Aubrey Fowler. There are also many copies of images from the 1950s radio show. For more images of the 1984 event, see S 1577, v. 27, slides S85-1311 - S85-1330.
Collection
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a_s1576_t77-280Doc and Merle Watson Concert with Chubby Anthony and Big Timber BluegrassSoundConcerts
Guitarists
Music performance
Singing
Old time music
Bluegrass music
Country music
Guitar music
Banjo music
Fiddle music
Singers
Musicians
Guitarist
Bands (Music)
Banjoists
Bluegrass musicians
Fiddlers
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a_s1576_t85-080Recordings of the 1984 Suwannee River Jamboree (Day Two)SoundBands (Music)
Dancers
Music
Musicians
Bluegrass music
Performing arts
Singing
Stringband music
Country music
Dance music
Ballads
Radio programs
Radio broadcasters
Jokes
Family history
Bluegrass musicians
Musical groups
Singers
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a_s1576_t85-067Recordings of the 1984 Suwannee River Jamboree (First Day)SoundBands (Music)
Dancers
Music
Musicians
Bluegrass music
Performing arts
Singing
Stringband music
Country music
Dance music
Ballads
Radio programs
Radio broadcasters
Jokes
Family history
Bluegrass musicians
Musical groups
Singers
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The 1984 Suwannee River Jamboree HomecomingThe 1984 Suwannee River Jamboree HomecomingStill ImageSpecial events
Music performance
Bluegrass music
Radio programs
Radio
Old time music
Performers
String bands
String instruments
Country music
Bands (Music)
Bluegrass musicians
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