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Interview and music performance with blues singer (Blind) Johnny Brown

Interview and music performance with blues singer (Blind) Johnny Brown

Date
1977-01-18
Description
Two audio cassettes. Recorded at the Neighborly Center in St. Petersburg. Brown talks about his life and music in between playing religious and blues songs. A previous interview and performance was recorded on tape C77-9. For an interview conducted a year later, see reels T78-316 and T78-317.
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Interview and music performance with blues singer (Blind) Johnny Brown

Interview and music performance with blues singer (Blind) Johnny Brown

Date
1976-10-01
Description
One audio cassette. Recorded at the Neighborly Center in St. Petersburg. Brown talks about his life and music in between playing religious and blues songs. For additional recordings, see tapes C77-7, C77-8, T78-316 and T78-317.
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Interview of Bill Butler with the Key West Junkanoos Band

Interview of Bill Butler with the Key West Junkanoos Band

Date
1977-01-25
Description
One audio cassette. Recorded at Butler's Key West home. Butler discusses the woman who formed the band; the instruments he plays; the kind of music the band plays; playing for funerals and parades; nicknames for people in the band; the origins of the band's name; and discusses his brother and father.
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Interview with storyteller Cecil Gunter

Interview with storyteller Cecil Gunter

Date
1976-12
Description
One audio cassette. From Caladonia, Mississippi. Gunter talked about how he once outran the Highway Patrol; told a story an old man thought to be crazy in their neighborhood; spoke about white woman who raised him when he was young; described the near-enslavement she endured as a child; and spoke of segregation in the South and race relations in the North.
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Performance by the Key West Junkanoo Band

Performance by the Key West Junkanoo Band

Date
1975
Description
One audio cassette. Performance of calypso music.
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Interview with Lee Whyms and Ken Rahming of the Key West Junkanoo Band

Interview with Lee Whyms and Ken Rahming of the Key West Junkanoo Band

Date
1977-01-28
Description
One audio cassette. Whyms played the saw with a butter knife, and Rahming was a conga drum player. Interviews on side 1, recorded music on side 2. Whyms describes how he learned how to play the saw from Blackshirt, an old man from Key West; when the band was formed; how Marion Stevens discovered the band in an alley in Key West; how he plays the fine tooth crosscut saw. Rahming describes how he played the "coon-hide" drum (which was heated by fire to tune) when he first learned to play the drums at age sixteen; how his father came to Key West for the sponging industry; when he came home at night; how the Nassau-like parades began in Key West; how he visited Nassau and bought Calypso records, influencing his style of Calypso music to reflect Cuban and Bahamian characteristics; how he learned the limbo from Bill Butler; how Calypso is usually only played by men.  On side 2 they play examples of Calypso recordings, not included here due to copyright restrictions.
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Interviews with quilter Queenie Udell and basket maker Lucreaty Clark

Interviews with quilter Queenie Udell and basket maker Lucreaty Clark

Date
1977-05-18
Description
One audio cassette. On side 1 Udell discussed making yo yo quilts. On side 2 Clark discussed how her son gathered White Oak on the Magnolia plantation; how to split oak; how she first started and her history of making the baskets. Much of the interview with Clark was not recorded due to technical difficulties.
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Interview with turpentiner Harry Cooper

Interview with turpentiner Harry Cooper

Date
1977-07-11
Description
Two audio cassettes. Cooper discusses his turpentining methods past and present and discusses turpentining terms. Recorded at the Stephen Foster Center.

 

 

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Interview with blacksmith Thomas Rains

Interview with blacksmith Thomas Rains

Date
1977
Description
One audio cassette. Side 1: Rains describes how he started working as a blacksmith in 1912; talks about the projects he works on; talks about how he was born in and raised in the same home he still lives in; describes how his father was also a blacksmith and his brother taught him much of the trade; talks about how he gets business for his shop. On Side 2, he discusses shoeing horses; sharpening; tractors; using hickory to make ax handles.
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Interview with basket maker Lucreaty Clark

Interview with basket maker Lucreaty Clark

Date
1978-04-14
Description
One audio cassette. Side 1: Clarke, born in Jefferson County in 1904, started making white oak baskets when she was 13. She learned to do so from her parents and grandparents and discusses the types of baskets she made and explains how she makes them. She also discusses her grandparents - - who were once slaves - - and talks about the changes Lamont, Florida, has undergone throughout the years. In addition, she talks about planting and harvesting collards, peas, sweet corn, tomatoes, okra, and snap beans, and she discusses cooking collards and snap beans. Side 2: Clarke continues her discussion on foods and wild plants like the palm tree bud [??], polk salad (poisonous), elephant ears, tanion, and pepper grass. Also, she describes home remedies such as mint, ragweed, tallow, turpentine and camphos, castor oil and turpentine, cow water (for whooping cough), "Yellow Gal" (for fever), asaphidity bag. Further, she talks about growing up on a plantation, travels to Syracuse, New York, New Jersey, and Naples, Florida, talks about her relatives, and discusses finishing baskets by soaking them in water for a brown finish.
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Identifier Title Type Subject Thumbnail
a_s1576_01_c77-007Interview and music performance with blues singer (Blind) Johnny BrownSoundInterviewing
Interviews
Oral histories
Blues (Music)
African Americans
Guitar
Guitar music
Guitarists
Life histories
Religious music
Religious songs
Gospel (Black)
Music performance
Guitarist
Blues singers
Musicians
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a_s1576_01_c77-009Interview and music performance with blues singer (Blind) Johnny BrownSoundInterviewing
Interviews
Oral histories
Blues (Music)
African Americans
Guitar
Guitar music
Guitarists
Life histories
Religious music
Religious songs
Gospel (Black)
Music performance
Guitarist
Blues singers
Musicians
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a_s1576_01_c77-011Interview of Bill Butler with the Key West Junkanoos BandSoundInterviewing
Interviews
Performers
Performing arts
Oral narratives
Life histories
Jamaican Americans
Parades
African Americans
Bands (Music)
Musicians
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a_s1576_01_c77-013Interview with storyteller Cecil GunterSoundInterviewing
Interviews
Family history
Storytelling
Oral narratives
Life histories
Tales
African Americans
Storytellers
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a_s1576_01_c77-019Performance by the Key West Junkanoo BandSoundAfrican Americans
Calypso music
Music performance
Musical instruments
Musicians
Performing arts
Bands (Music)
Musical groups
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a_s1576_01_c77-020Interview with Lee Whyms and Ken Rahming of the Key West Junkanoo BandSoundAfrican Americans
Calypso music
Interviews
Musical instruments
Life histories
Oral histories
Music performance
Bands (Music)
Musical groups
Musicians
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a_s1576_01_c77-026Interviews with quilter Queenie Udell and basket maker Lucreaty ClarkSoundInterviews
African Americans
Basket making
Basket work
Basketry
Baskets
White oak
Wood craft
Quilts
Textile arts
Design
Decorative arts
Material culture
Fieldwork
Basket maker
Quiltmakers
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a_s1576_01_c77-027Interview with turpentiner Harry CooperSoundInterviews
Turpentine
Turpentining
Turpentine industry workers
Turpentine industry and trade
Pine
Occupational groups
Labor
African Americans
Turpentiners
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a_s1576_01_c77-032Interview with blacksmith Thomas RainsSoundBlacksmiths
Interviews
Oral histories
Life histories
Oral narratives
African Americans
Blacksmithing
Metal craft
Metalwork
Occupational groups
Horseshoers
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a_s1576_02_c78-047Interview with basket maker Lucreaty ClarkSoundBasket maker
Interviews
Basket work
Basket making
Basketry
African Americans
White oak
Family history
Life histories
Agriculture
Family farming
Seed crops
Food preparation
Food habits
Plants
Flora
Harvesting
Healers
Medicine
Fieldwork
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