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Collection ID is exactly "1" AND Creator is exactly "Williams, Lillie Bell Welch, 1902-2000"
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Williams Family performance for the North Florida Folklife Project

Williams Family performance for the North Florida Folklife Project

Date
1978-05-27
Description
Two reel-to-reel audio tapes. See also a second interview and music performance by Williams and Ella Mae Wilson on reels T83-65 through T83-69, in S 1576, also recorded by Devane and Bulger. A third interview can be found on C77-33 and C77-34, in S 1576, box 1. This fieldwork was done in conjunction with the North Florida Folklife Project.
Collection
Williams Family performance for the Florida Record Project

Williams Family performance for the Florida Record Project

Date
1980-03-16
Description
Six reel-to-reel audio tapes. This recording documents fieldwork conducted by DeVane and B. McCallum in conjunction with the Florida Record Project. R. McCallum serves as recordist. R. Williams (guitar, vocals) informally performs folk blues and gospel songs with his daughter, Wilson (vocals) and his wife, L. Williams (vocals). Oftentimes, one song leads directly into another. Family members talk in the background during portions of the performance.
On T83-65, Williams discusses his guitar and where he got it before playing "Old Forty," a regional tune about Engine 40, a passenger train on the Atlantic Coast Line Railroad that ran through Polk and Alachua counties. He performs "Polk County Blues," a localized blues song. A fragment of "Old Forty" occurs again before the tape cuts off and restarts with "Glory, Glory," in which Wilson sings the lead vocals accompanied by L. Williams. They also perform the gospel songs "I'm Working on a Building," "You've Got to Stand Your Trial in Judgment," and "Until I Found the Lord."
On T83-66, the family continues with more gospel songs, including two versions of "I Know It Was the Blood," which had to be restarted. Williams plays a fragment of "Do Lord, Remember Me" before playing "What You Gonna Do When This World's on Fire?" with the rest of the family. Williams plays a regional variant of "Carless Love" called "Don't You Never Let One Woman Grieve Your Mind" unaccompanied, which segues directly into "Baby, Please Don't Go," with a fragment of "Trouble in Mind" tagged to the end. Wilson and L. Williams resume accompaniment on "You've Got to Move" and "We'll Understand It Better By and By." The family performs another version of "I Know It Was the Blood" before attempting "He's a Battle Axe," which results in an incomplete version.
On T83-67, the Williams family plays two more versions of "He's a Battle Axe," the second of which features L. Williams on piano. She plays an quiet version of "I'll Rise to Tell You What the Lord Done for Me" while the microphones are being readjusted. The family plays another version of "He's a Battle Axe" with piano after a couple of false starts in which the sound is being adjusted. The family performs a fragment of "I'll Rise to Tell You What the Lord Done for Me," "I'll Fly Away," and "Lord Remember Me" featuring L. Williams on the piano. R. Williams and Wilson perform "Travel the Whole World Around." Dennis, a cousin of Williams, tunes his guitar.
On T83-68, Dennis (guitar, vocals) performs four songs solo. Williams can be heard in the background. One of the fieldworkers plays a two guitar instrumentals. The tape cuts out and resumes with Johnson (guitar, vocals), Williams's step-son, playing "Come Back, Mama" with Williams singing backup vocals. Johnson performs "Working All the Summer" and "A Nickel's a Nickel," on which Wilson accompanies on vocals. One of the fieldworkers performs another instrumental. Johnson plays "Key to the Highway," before Williams and Wilson perform a version of "Tain't but the One Thing That Grieves My Mind," a localized version of the standard "Careless Love."
On T83-69, Dennis performs four more songs. DeVane interviews Dennis and asks Johnson a few questions. Johnson can be heard playing away from the microphone, performing fragments of "Key to the Highway" and other unidentified blues songs. He performs "I'm Leaving Here, Baby" and an unidentified blues while other members of the family get coffee in the other room. L. Williams plays "I'm Blessed and Brought Up by the Lord," "King Jesus Is Our Captain" and "Love Lifted Me" on piano, accompanied by Wilson on vocals.
On T81-19, Dennis plays guitar while Williams and Wilson sing "Polk County Blues." Williams then plays a version of the song with Wilson accompanying on vocals. They then play a version of "How Long, How Long Blues." Williams plays another version of "Polk County Blues" accompanied by Wilson, before performing a fragment of "Careless Love" and "Uncle Sam Is a Dangerous Man." The family performs two gospel songs before playing "Motherless Children" and "Will the Circle Be Unbroken?" He attempts the music to "Jacksonville Fire."
Tracks 13, 15, 20, 25, 26, 27, 38, 52 and 57 are featured on Drop on Down in Florida, a 1981 compilation of African American traditional music collected by the Florida Folklife Program.
Collection
Richard Williams interview & performance

Richard Williams interview & performance

Date
1977-08-08
Description
Two audio cassettes. The interviewers ask Williams about his early musical influences, his background, his experiences working in phosphate mines and logging camps as a youth; and Williams talks of how workers played music and played cards at night at turpentine camps. On the second tape, he continues the interview, and plays a few songs. See also reels T78-328, T78-329, T81-19 and T83-65 through T83-69, in S 1576, for additional interviews and music performances by Williams and Ella Mae Wilson, also recorded by Devane and Bulger.
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Richard Williams & Family performance at the 1977 Florida Folk Festival Main Stage

Richard Williams & Family performance at the 1977 Florida Folk Festival Main Stage

Date
1977-09-05
Description
One reel-to-reel recording. Thelma Boltin serves as emcee. R. Williams (vocals, guitar) is accompanied by his wife L. Williams (vocals), and his daughter Wilson (vocals). They were from Jonesville, Fla. in Alachua County. R. Williams attempts to play "Polk County Blues," but his guitar doesn't stay in tune.
Collection
Florida Record Project sampler tape

Florida Record Project sampler tape

Date
1980
Description
One audio cassette. Sampler tape from the Florida Folklife Program-produced album, Drop on Down in Florida, which was a collection of fieldwork recordings of African American music in Florida released in the early 1980s as a two-record LP.
Collection
Compilation of recordings from the North Florida Folklife Project

Compilation of recordings from the North Florida Folklife Project

Date
1978
Description
This audiocassette tape was composed of selections from field recordings for the North Florida Folklife Project and the Florida Record Project. Tracks 1-4 were featured on the Florida Folklife Program's compilation of African American musical traditions throughout Florida, Drop on Down in Florida.  The tracks by Moses Williams are copied from T78-321, recorded April 22, 1978; tracks by Richard Williams and family are copied from T78-328 & T78-329, recorded May 27, 1978; tracks by Brown & N. L. Williams are copied from T78-326, recorded May 28, 1978; "Trot Along, My Honey" copied from T78-322, recorded April 22, 1978; "Angel Band" copied from T78-350, recorded October 29, 1978; "Wade in the Water" copied from T78-318, recorded April 16, 1978.           
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Compilation of recordings by the Williams Family & Johnny Brown from the Florida Record Project

Compilation of recordings by the Williams Family & Johnny Brown from the Florida Record Project

Date
1978-05-10
Description
One audio cassette. Williams, Ella, and Lilly were recorded in Newberry on 27 May 1978; Brown was recorded in St. Petersburg on 10 May 1978; and the shape note singers were recorded in Crestview on 18 May 1980. (For the full recording of the shape note singers, see S 1576, reels T83-82 through T83-85.) These were field recordings from the Florida Record Project. That project, along with work for the North Florida Project, resulted in the two-album recording, Drop On Down in Florida, an exploration of African American musical styles in Florida.
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<em>Drop on Down in Florida</em> pre-master

Drop on Down in Florida pre-master

Date
1980-06
Description
One audio cassette. A duplicate copy can be found on C80-19. This is an unmixed, pre-master third-generation recording of field recordings conducted between 1978 and 1980 from the Florida Record Project. That project, along with work for the North Florida Folklife Project, resulted in Drop on Down in Florida, an exploration of African American musical traditions in Florida.  Tape is in very poor condition and cannot be reproduced.
Collection
Identifier Title Type Subject Thumbnail
Williams Family performance for the North Florida Folklife ProjectWilliams Family performance for the North Florida Folklife ProjectsoundAfrican Americans
Blues (Music)
Music -- Performance
Gospel music
Rural blues
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Williams Family performance for the Florida Record ProjectWilliams Family performance for the Florida Record ProjectsoundBlues (Music)
Music -- Performance
African Americans
Gospel music
Rural blues
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Richard Williams interview & performanceRichard Williams interview & performancesoundInterviews
Oral histories
Oral narratives
African Americans
Blues (Music)
Field recordings
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Richard Williams & Family performance at the 1977 Florida Folk Festival Main StageRichard Williams & Family performance at the 1977 Florida Folk Festival Main StagesoundAfrican Americans
Folk festivals
Florida Folk Festival
Music -- Performance
Gospel music
Blues (Music)
Rural blues
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a_s1576_05_c81-023Florida Record Project sampler tapeSoundDiddley bows
Music -- Performance
African Americans
Blues (Music)
Blues singers
Guitar music
Gospel music
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a_s1576_03_c80-001Compilation of recordings from the North Florida Folklife ProjectSoundMusic -- Performance
Field recordings
African Americans
Blues (Music)
Rural blues
Diddley bows
Gospel music
Religious songs
Shape note singing
A capella singing
Sacred Harp, Cooper Revision
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a_s1576_04_c80-021Compilation of recordings by the Williams Family & Johnny Brown from the Florida Record ProjectSoundMusic -- Performance
Field recordings
African Americans
Blues (Music)
Shape note singing
Gospel music
Religious songs
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a_s1576_03_c80-018<em>Drop on Down in Florida</em> pre-masterSoundMusic--Performance
Field recordings
African Americans
Guitar music
Blues (Music)
Religious music
Religious songs
Musical tradition, sacred
Gospel music
Gospel songs
Gospel (Black)
Blues singers
Spirituals (Songs)
Church services
Prayer
Sound recordings
Shape note singing
Churches
Diddly bow
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