|Tribute to Will McLean at the 1991 Florida Folk Festival||Tribute to Will McLean at the 1991 Florida Folk Festival||Moving Image||Singers|
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Tribute to Will McLean at the 1991 Florida Folk Festival
- One video recording. (VHS; 30 minutes) Includes Michael Callen, Gamble Rogers, Doug Gauss, Robin Hendrix, Wayne Martin, Landon Walker, and Mal Hillard. Rogers served as emcee. Singer-songwriter Will McLean was often called the 'Father of Florida Folk.' The Black Hat Troubadour, a nickname for the hat he usually wore, authored over 3500 songs, and was a national figure on the folk music scene. A fifth generation Floridian, he died in 1990 from cancer, the year after he won the Florida Folk Heritage award. In 1996, he was inducted in the Florida Artists Hall of Fame. Audio recordings of the tribute can be found on reels T91-51 and T91-52, in S 1576. Images from the tribute can be found in S 1577, v. 60, slides S92-592 through S92-634.