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Collection ID is exactly "1" AND Tradition Bearer is exactly "Cooke, William (Washboard Bill), 1905-2003"
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Celebration Express - William

Celebration Express - William "Washboard Bill" Cooke

Date
1980
Description
One video recording. (1/2" tape; 7 minutes) David Holt discusses W. Palm Beach, "Washboard" Bill and David Holt play music together (on washboard and spoons), "Washboard Bill" discusses coming to Palm Beach County.
Collection
Folk Heritage Award Recipients at the 1992 Florida Folk Festival (Old Marble Stage)

Folk Heritage Award Recipients at the 1992 Florida Folk Festival (Old Marble Stage)

Date
1992-05-23
Description
One reel to reel recording. Crider served as the emcee. Recipients of the FHA in 1992 were Washboard Bill Cooke; Jean and Bill Hewitt (leaders of the Friends of Florida Folk); fiddler Julian "Goose" Culbreath; gospel singing group The Versiteers; Dr. Lydia Cabrera; and Charlie Lewis. Folklorists Milner and Loomis spoke on the awards and the recipients.
Collection
Friday performances at the 1993 Florida Folk Festival (Stage III) (Tape 1)

Friday performances at the 1993 Florida Folk Festival (Stage III) (Tape 1)

Date
1993-05-28
Description
One digital audio tape (DAT). Martin served as the emcee.
Collection
Interview with Washboard Bill Cooke

Interview with Washboard Bill Cooke

Date
1987-08-10
Description
Two audio cassettes. Recorded at his home. Born in Dupont, just south of St. Augustine, on 4 July. His mother ran a jook joint, where he was first exposed to music and dance. He hoboed, played street music, worked for railways, and played at nightclubs in South Florida. In the interviews, he discusses jook joints; growing in East Florida; segregation; popular dances; building of the Dixie Highway; moving to New York; returning as a musician (washboard player) to West Palm Beach in 1947; his collection of black historical memorabilia; and his stories. In 1956, he made a recording with Pete Seeger and Sonny Terry called Washboard Country Band. In 1992, he won the Florida Folk Heritage Award. The Folk Arts in Education Project in Palm Beach County was a joint venture between the Palm Beach County School System and the Florida Folklife Program. It was conducted between 1986 and 1987 by folklorist Jan Rosenberg with funding from the National Endowment for the Arts to add to existing social studies curriculum. The goal was to impart an appreciation of multi-ethnic traditions and provide a sense of place to the mobile student population. The project focused on the Florida Studies component for fourth grade students. 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, in-school programs conducted by a folklorist and traditionalist, which included visits by local folk artists. In total, the project involved 15 schools with 779 students.
Collection
Interview with Washboard Bill Cooke on entertainment in Florida

Interview with Washboard Bill Cooke on entertainment in Florida

Date
1987-08-18
Description
One audio cassette. Recorded at his home. Cooke discusses black entertainment in Florida. Born in Dupont, just south of St. Augustine, on 4 July, Cooke worked as a street performer, a jook joint musician, a nightclub entertainer, and a railway worker. His mother ran a jook joint, where he was first exposed to music and dance. In the interviews, he discusses jook joints; Florida minstrel acts such as Florida Blossom, Rabbit Foot, and Silas Green; black vaudeville in Florida; Ringling Brothers circus; segregation in theaters and entertainment; blackface; national entertainers he knew such as Amos and Andy, Step'n Fetchit, and Al Jolson; racism in advertising; and Pullman Porters he knew. In 1956, he made a recording with Pete Seeger and Sonny Terry called Washboard Country Band. In 1992, he won the Florida Folk Heritage Award. The Folk Arts in Education Project in Palm Beach County was a joint venture between the Palm Beach County School System and the Florida Folklife Program. It was conducted between 1986 and 1987 by folklorist Jan Rosenberg with funding from the National Endowment for the Arts to add to existing social studies curriculum. The goal was to impart an appreciation of multi-ethnic traditions and provide a sense of place to the mobile student population. The project focused on the Florida Studies component for fourth grade students. 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, in-school programs conducted by a folklorist and traditionalist, which included visits by local folk artists. In total, the project involved 15 schools with 779 students.
Collection
Saturday performances at the 1993 Florida Folk Festival (Main Stage) (Tape 5)

Saturday performances at the 1993 Florida Folk Festival (Main Stage) (Tape 5)

Date
1993-05-29
Description
One digital audio tape (DAT). Murray served as emcee. The winners of the Florida State Fiddlers Competition played at the start of evening program: Johnson (junior division), Stapleton (rustic division), Brophy (contemporary division), and Green & Murray (twin fiddles division).
Collection
Saturday performances at the 1993 Florida Folk Festival (Old Marble Stage) (Tape 2)

Saturday performances at the 1993 Florida Folk Festival (Old Marble Stage) (Tape 2)

Date
1993-05-29
Description
One digital audio tape (DAT). Milner and Fitchen served as emcees.
Collection
Saturday performances at the 1995 Florida Folk Festival (Main Stage) (Tape 2)

Saturday performances at the 1995 Florida Folk Festival (Main Stage) (Tape 2)

Date
1995-05-27
Description
One digital audio tape (DAT). (Copied onto C95-150 & C95-151.) Livingston served as emcee.
Collection
Washboard Bill Cooke

Washboard Bill Cooke

Date
1987-08-10
Description
Nine color slides. The Folk Arts in Education Project in Palm Beach County was a joint venture between the Palm Beach County School System and the Florida Folklife Program. It was conducted between 1986 and 1987 by folklorist Jan Rosenberg with funding from the National Endowment for the Arts to add to existing social studies curriculum. The goal was to impart an appreciation of multi-ethnic traditions and provide a sense of place to the mobile student population. The project focused on the Florida Studies component for fourth grade students. 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, in-school programs conducted by a folklorist and traditionalist, which included visits by local folk artists. In total, the project involved 15 schools with 779 students.
Collection
Washboard Bill Cooke

Washboard Bill Cooke

Date
1993
Description
One proof sheet with 25 black and white images (plus negatives); and five back and white prints. Used for the 1993 Florida Folk Festival booklet. Cooke was a former hobo and street performer who later performed at several South Florida nightclubs, singing and playing the washboard and ukelele. He won the 1992 Florida Folk Heritage Award.
Collection
Identifier Title Type Subject Thumbnail
Celebration Express - William "Washboard Bill" CookeCelebration Express - William "Washboard Bill" CookeMoving ImageInterviews
Spoons
Television
Performing arts
Music performance
Singing
African Americans
Washboards
Singers
Musicians
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a_s1576_t92-085Folk Heritage Award Recipients at the 1992 Florida Folk Festival (Old Marble Stage)SoundFolk festivals
Folklore revival festivals
Festivals
Special events
Folklorists
Awards
Folklife
Speech events
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a_s1576_43_d93-032Friday performances at the 1993 Florida Folk Festival (Stage III) (Tape 1)SoundFolk festivals
Folklore revival festivals
Festivals
Special events
Performing arts
Music performance
Singing
Guitar music
Acrobatics
NorteƱo music
Music Latin America
African Americans
Latinos
Dance music
Singers
Musicians
Guitarist
Storytellers
Acrobats
Dancers
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a_s1685_05_tape25Interview with Washboard Bill CookeSoundSingers
Storytellers
Fieldwork
Interviews
African Americans
Sound recordings
Oral histories
Life histories
Personal experience narratives
Juke joints
Music business
Storytelling
Music performance
Sawmills
Trains
Musical instruments
Washboards
Local history
Florida history
Musicians
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a_s1685_05_tape34Interview with Washboard Bill Cooke on entertainment in FloridaSoundSingers
Storytellers
Fieldwork
Interviews
African Americans
Sound recordings
Oral histories
Life histories
Personal experience narratives
Juke joints
Music business
Storytelling
Music performance
Minstrel shows
Trains
Jokes
Blackface entertainers
Entertainers
Florida history
Occupational groups
Television
Theater
Theatrical makeup
Racism
Racial segregation
Advertising
African Americans Segregation
Motion picture theaters
Vaudeville
Musicians
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a_s1576_42_d93-010Saturday performances at the 1993 Florida Folk Festival (Main Stage) (Tape 5)SoundFolk festivals
Folklore revival festivals
Festivals
Special events
Performing arts
Music performance
Singing
Guitar music
Railroads employees
Fiddle music
Fiddling
Old time music
Whipcracking
Occupational folklore
African Americans
Demonstrations
Singers
Musicians
Guitarist
Fiddlers
Dancers
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a_s1576_43_d93-024Saturday performances at the 1993 Florida Folk Festival (Old Marble Stage) (Tape 2)SoundFolk festivals
Folklore revival festivals
Festivals
Special events
Performing arts
Music performance
Singing
African Americans
Stringband music
String bands
Bluegrass music
Old time music
Gospel (Black)
Gospel songs
Religious songs
Piano music (Blues)
Blues (Music)
Rhythm and blues songs
Singers
Musicians
Guitarist
Pianists
Blues singers
Bands (Music)
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a_s1576_44_d95-024Saturday performances at the 1995 Florida Folk Festival (Main Stage) (Tape 2)SoundFolk festivals
Folklore revival festivals
Festivals
Special events
Performing arts
Music performance
Singing
Folk singers
String bands
Stringband music
Guitar music
Dance music
Old time music
Singers
Musicians
Guitarist
Dancers
Bands (Music)
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Washboard Bill CookeWashboard Bill CookeStill ImageFieldwork
African Americans
Musical instruments
Percussion instruments
Blues singers
Storytellers
Musicians
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Washboard Bill CookeWashboard Bill CookeStill ImageFieldwork
Hats
African Americans
Musicians
Performers
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