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1977 Portable Folk Festival

1977 Portable Folk Festival

Date
1977-04-16
Description
Three reel to reels. Johnny Shines was a blues singer-guitarist who once traveled with famed blues singer Robert Johnson. He was re-discovered in the 1960s during the folk revival boom, and played festivals throughout the 1960s and 1970s. His sound was very similar to Robert Johnson's, and here he played several Johnson songs. Bluegrass and Kentucky mountain music singer Phyllis Boyens (who later appeared in the film Cola Miner's Daughter as Loretta Lynn's mother) and Nimrod Workman (who also had a bit part in the same film) released the album Passing Through the Garden in 1976, and they were promoting that album at this performance. Workman was a former coal miner and union organizer in Kentucky. Bessie Jones, born in inland Georgia, promoted Georgia Sea Island songs, and later in the 1960s formed the Georgia Sea Island Singers. She died in Brunswick Georgia in 1984. The Red Clay Ramblers was a part of the "New-Grass" movement of the 1970s, forming in 1972. The Chapel Hill, North Carolina-based group featured Tommy Thompson (1937-2003) (banjo), Jim Watson (guitar/mandolin), Jack Herrick (guitar), Mike Craver (piano), and Bill Hicks (fiddle). Conway was a scholar at Appalachian State University and filmmaker of Appalachian culture, and an associate of the Red Clay Ramblers. She introduced Shines and the Red Clay Ramblers at the concert.
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Copy of the phonographic album: Florida Folk Festival -- the First 25 Years

Copy of the phonographic album: Florida Folk Festival -- the First 25 Years

Date
1953
Description
One reel to reel recording. (Also copied onto audio cassette C83-98) A recording of the 25th anniversary album produced by the FFP staff in honor of the Florida Folk Festival, covering 1952 - 1977. Released in 1981, the album was culled from the recordings of the Florida Folk Festivals found in S 1576. See notes in S 1579, box 1, folder: 'T83-117 through T83-120' for which reels these selections were copied from.
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End of Friday performances and start of Saturday performances at the 1975 Florida Folk Festival (Main Stage)

End of Friday performances and start of Saturday performances at the 1975 Florida Folk Festival (Main Stage)

Date
1975-05-29
Description
One reel to reel recording. Boltin served as emcee. Malkine was from Shady, New York. The Mitchells were from Washington DC and played dulcimers. The Hallmans were from Greenville, SC. Muller was from Lake Mary, and Tillinghast was from Hollywood. Burnstine, wife of the late Bob Beers, was from Petersburg, New York (she rant he Fox Hollow Folk Festival until 1980.) John Huber was from Knoxville, Tennessee. Flemming was from Dade City. Dirt Kickers was a string band from Tallahassee. The Georgia Sea Island Singers (Jones & Quimby) were from Brunswick, Georgia.

 

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End of Saturday performances and start of Sunday performances at the 1975 Florida Folk Festival (Main Stage)

End of Saturday performances and start of Sunday performances at the 1975 Florida Folk Festival (Main Stage)

Date
1975-08-30
Description
One reel to reel recording. Boltin served as emcee. The Boyer Family were from Missouri, and the family of late singer Bob Beers. His wife, Burstine, was from Petersburg, NY. Dixon was from Miami. Seafood Combo was from Tallahassee and consisted of: Tony Verderamo, Larry Abrams, and Pam Mansfield. Fraser and Durham were from Midway, Georgia. Skip Johns and his band were bluegrass musicians from Lake City. Allen and Goodman were both ballad singers from East Point, Georgia. Cadwell was a banjoist from Jackson Heights, NY. Carter was a singer from Macon, Georgia. Moore hailed from Green Cove Springs. Tillinghast lived in Hollywood, Florida. The Hallmans were from Greenville, SC. Williamson was from Palatka. Flemming, with his friends Pat & Luther Rozar, and Dennis Henry, closed out the show.
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Friday performances at the 1975 Florida Folk Festival (Main Stage) (Reel 2)

Friday performances at the 1975 Florida Folk Festival (Main Stage) (Reel 2)

Date
1975-08-29
Description
One reel to reel recording. Boltin served as emcee. Malkine was from Shady, New York. Lazonby was from Hawthorne. Gerard and Kershner was from Lake City. The Kellys were from Palatka. Skip Johns and his band were from Lake City, and Waddell hailed from Jacksonville. Williamson was from Palatka. Frog Smith told stories, and was from Fort Myers. Whatley, of Bell, sang country music. Bullard lived in White Springs. Hancock played the mouth harp and was from Suffolk, Virginia. The Beseda Dancers were from the Czechoslovakian American community Masaryktown. The Caney were from Cookeville, Tennessee. Bessie Jones and Frankie Quimby, both of Brunswick, Georgia, later became known as the Georgia Sea Island Singers. Moore sang ballads, and lived in Green Cove Springs.

 

 

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Saturday morning and afternoon performances at the 1976 Florida Folk Festival (Main Stage)

Saturday morning and afternoon performances at the 1976 Florida Folk Festival (Main Stage)

Date
1976-09-04
Description
One reel to reel recording. Boltin served as emcee.
Collection
Saturday performances at the 1975 Florida Folk Festival (Main Stage) (Reel 3)

Saturday performances at the 1975 Florida Folk Festival (Main Stage) (Reel 3)

Date
1975-08-30
Description
One reel to reel recording. Dan Smith was a harmonica player from White Plains, NY. Dobbs was from Palatka. McKinney played the violin. The Hallmans were from Greenville, S.C. The Dirt Kickers were a string band from Tallahassee. Dinella and Myers were singer-guitarists from Tampa. Moore was from Green Cove Springs. Hancock was a dulcimer player from Suffolk, Virginia. Joe mark was from Chapel Hill, NC. The LeFevres were from Knoxville, and consisted of Richard, Shirley, Corey, Amy, and Geoffrey. Will McLean (the Black Hat Troubadour) was a singer-songwriter-guitarist from Orlando. Betty Smith was a dulcimer player from Marietta, Georgia. Jones and Quimby sang African American spirituals -- from Brunswick, Georgia, they would later be known as the Georgia Sea Island Singers. Huber was also from Knoxville, Tennessee. Listed in the program as Eugenia Sisinni Jones, the singer-guitarist was later known as Jeanie Fitchen. The Abundant life Singers were from Clearwater, and Malkine was from New York.
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Sunday afternoon performances at the 1976 Florida Folk Festival (Main Stage) (reel 3)

Sunday afternoon performances at the 1976 Florida Folk Festival (Main Stage) (reel 3)

Date
1976-09-05
Description
One reel to reel recording. Boltin served as emcee.
Collection
Sunday performances at the 1975 Florida Folk Festival (Main Stage) (Reel 2)

Sunday performances at the 1975 Florida Folk Festival (Main Stage) (Reel 2)

Date
1975-08-31
Description
One reel to reel recording. Last performances of the 1975 festival. Sunday was devoted to religious music. Jones and Quimby, both from Brunswick, Georgia, were later known as the Georgia Sea Island Singers. They performed black spirituals. The Boyers were from Webster Grove, Missouri, and were the family of the late Bob Beers. The square dancers were from Murfreesboro, Tennessee and performed to pre-recorded music. The Makley Family were from Jacksonville, and consisted of Elroyce, Bettine, and Ruthanne Makley. This was their third Festival. Jay Smith was also from Jacksonville. Hallman was from Greenville, S.C. Banjoist Cadwell's performance was not recorded -- only his introduction. Betty Smith lived in Marietta, Georgia. Fiddlers Zeke and Rosa Stephens lived in Panama City. Jumper was a Seminole storyteller from Hollywood, Florida. The Mitchells, of Washington DC, performed shaped note songs. The bluegrass band, Skip Johns and the Travelers, were from Lake City, and sang gospel songs. Hancock, of Suffolk, Virginia, played the dulcimer. The Abundant Life Singers were from Clearwater, and led by David McAbee. Singer Marshall was from White Springs. Dunscombe played the musical saw, and was a long-time festival performer. Singer Muller was from Lake Mary. Storyteller Boltin was also the festival's director and emcee. The Dirt Kickers Band, led by Sara Carter, came from Tallahassee. Hand and the Englishes all lived in Jacksonville. They wrote their own songs.
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The Portable Folk Festival

The Portable Folk Festival

Date
1977-04-16
Description
Twenty-three color slides. For recordings of the performances, see S 1576, reels T77-277 through T77-279. Johnny Shines was a blues singer-guitarist who once traveled with famed blues singer Robert Johnson. He was re-discovered in the 1960s during the folk revival boom, and played festivals throughout the 1960s and 1970s. Bluegrass and Kentucky mountain music singer Phyllis Boyens (who later appeared in the film Cola Miner's Daughter as Loretta Lynn's mother) and Nimrod Workman (who also had a bit part in the same film) released the album Passing Through the Garden in 1976, and they promoting that album at this performance. Workman was a former coal miner and union organizer in Kentucky. Bessie Jones, born in inland Georgia, promoted Georgia Sea Island songs, and later in the 1960s formed the Georgia Sea Island Singers. She died in Brunswick Georgia in 1984. The Red Clay Ramblers was a part of the "New-Grass" movement of the 1970s, forming in 1972. The Chapel Hill, North Carolina-based group featured Tommy Thompson (1937-2003) (banjo), Jim Watson (guitar/mandolin), Jack Herrick (guitar), Mike Craver (piano), and Bill Hicks (fiddle). Conway was a scholar at Appalachian State University and filmmaker of Appalachian culture, and an associate of the Red Clay Ramblers. She introduced Shines and the Red Clay Ramblers at the concert.
Collection
Identifier Title Type Subject Thumbnail
a_s1576_t77-2771977 Portable Folk FestivalSoundFolklore revival festivals
Folk festivals
Special events
Concerts
Music performance
Blues (Music)
Blues singers
Guitar music
Dulcimer music
Hammer dulcimer
Gospel music
Gospel songs
Singers
Musicians
Guitarist
Bands (Music)
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a_s1576_t83-135Copy of the phonographic album: Florida Folk Festival -- the First 25 YearsSoundShape note singers
Musicians
Guitarist
Singers
Sound recordings
Music performance
African Americans
Czechoslovakian Americans
Tall tales
Guitar music
Gospel (Black)
Musical tradition, sacred
Shape note singing
Storytelling
Seminole Indians
Folk festivals
Folklore revival festivals
Storytellers
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a_s1576_t79-016End of Friday performances and start of Saturday performances at the 1975 Florida Folk Festival (Main Stage)SoundFestivals
Folk festivals
Folklore revival festivals
Special events
Performing arts
Singing
Dance music
Folk singers
Old time music
Harmonica music
Dulcimer music
String bands
Stringband music
Ballads
Guitar music
Folk songs, French
French Americans
Songs, French
African Americans
Gospel music
Religious music
Spiritual music
A capella singing
Spirituals (Songs)
Singers
Dancers
Bands (Music)
Storytellers
Guitarist
Musicians
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a_s1576_t79-019End of Saturday performances and start of Sunday performances at the 1975 Florida Folk Festival (Main Stage)SoundFestivals
Folk festivals
Folklore revival festivals
Special events
Performing arts
Singing
Guitar music
Folk singers
Old time music
Oral performance
Bluegrass music
String bands
Stringband music
Dulcimer music
Banjo music
Religious songs
Gospel music
Gospel songs
Singers
Guitarist
Bluegrass musicians
Banjoists
Bands (Music)
Musicians
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a_s1576_t79-015Friday performances at the 1975 Florida Folk Festival (Main Stage) (Reel 2)SoundFestivals
Folk festivals
Folklore revival festivals
Special events
Performing arts
Singing
Dance music
Religious music
Old time music
Gospel music
African Americans
Gospel (Black)
Bluegrass music
Spirituals (Songs)
Guitar music
French Americans
Folk songs, French
Songs, French
Stringband music
Singers
Dancers
Bands (Music)
Storytellers
Guitarist
Bluegrass musicians
Musicians
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a_s1576_t77-249Saturday morning and afternoon performances at the 1976 Florida Folk Festival (Main Stage)SoundFestivals
Folk festivals
Folklore revival festivals
Special events
Performing arts
Music performance
Singing
String bands
Stringband music
African Americans
Spirituals (Songs)
Choir singing
Religious music
Religious songs
Gospel (Black)
Country music
Old time music
Folk singers
Singers
Musicians
Bands (Music)
Choruses
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a_s1576_t79-018Saturday performances at the 1975 Florida Folk Festival (Main Stage) (Reel 3)SoundFestivals
Folk festivals
Folklore revival festivals
Special events
Performing arts
Singing
Dance music
Folk singers
Old time music
Oral performance
Gospel music
Animal sounds
Storytelling
Banjo music
Ballads
Spiritual music
Choir singing
Gospel (Black)
Spirituals (Songs)
Harmonica music
Violin music
Folk songs, French
French Americans
Songs, French
Singers
Guitarist
Harmonica players
Violinists
Musicians
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a_s1576_t77-258Sunday afternoon performances at the 1976 Florida Folk Festival (Main Stage) (reel 3)SoundFestivals
Folk festivals
Folklore revival festivals
Special events
Performing arts
Music performance
Singing
Gospel music
Gospel songs
Spirituals (Songs)
Religious songs
Religious music
Folk singers
Guitar music
Patriotic songs
Dulcimer music
Singers
Musicians
Guitarist
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a_s1576_t79-020Sunday performances at the 1975 Florida Folk Festival (Main Stage) (Reel 2)SoundFestivals
Folk festivals
Folklore revival festivals
Special events
Performing arts
Singing
Guitar music
Dulcimer music
Old time music
Musical saws
Religious music
Religious songs
Gospel music
Gospel songs
Yodeling
Storytelling
Oral narratives
Tales
Singers
Dancers
Bands (Music)
Storytellers
Musicians
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The Portable Folk FestivalThe Portable Folk FestivalStill ImageFestivals
Demonstrations
Folk festivals
Music performance
Performing arts
Folk dance
Body movement
African Americans
Singing
Banjoists
Workshops (Adult education)
Guitarists
Dancers
Guitarist
Blues singers
Musicians
Singers
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