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WPA field recordings in Kenansville and Glades County (March-July 1940 recording expedition)

WPA field recordings in Kenansville and Glades County (March-July 1940 recording expedition)

Date
1940-07
Description
One reel to reel. These recordings were created by FWP's folklore section between March and July 1940. A total of twenty-two 12-inch acetate records during that period. For more detailed information on the recordings, see S 1579, box 3, for copies of the original LOC indexes. The Works Progress Administration (WPA) – after 1939, the Works Projects Administration – was a work-relief program created in 1935 by the Roosevelt Administration that employed over 8.5 million people between 1935 and 1943. One of its programs was the Federal Writers Project (FWP), which included the Folklore Section. This section conducted fieldwork, recording songs, traditions, and stories across the nation. Originally created to gather material for the American Guide Series, but later emphasis was placed upon fieldwork for preservation of folk traditions for future use. In Florida, the FWP was based out of Jacksonville, and directed by historian Carita Doggett Corse. Folklorist Stetson Kennedy directed the Florida Folklife section. Seven recording expeditions were conducted in Florida. Two were conducted between 1935 and 1937, before the creation of the Florida Folklore Section: one by Alan Lomax and Zora Neale Hurston, and the other by John and Ruby Lomax. After 1939, five more were conducted by Florida’s FWP staff: Kennedy, Hurston, Robert Cook, Alton Morris, Corse, Robert Cornwell, John Filareton, and Herbert Halpert (of the Joint Committee on Folk Art’s Southern Recording Expedition.) Recording equipment was loaned to Florida’s WPA program by the Library of Congress’ Archive of the American Folk Song (later the American Folk Center). The field recordings were made on acetate disks, usually recorded at 78 rpm (although occasionally at 33 rpm). Because these disks were shipped from Washington DC to Florida, then to the recording site, and then back to Washington, these disks often were not of the highest sonic quality. Several had surface scratches and many had various recording speeds. In 1986, the FFP staff made copies of many of these recordings onto reel to reels for inclusion to the Florida Folklife Archive. The originals are still housed with the Library of Congress.
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Vgo performing at the 1992 Florida Folk Festival (Old Marble Stage)

Vgo performing at the 1992 Florida Folk Festival (Old Marble Stage)

Date
1992-05-23
Description
One reel to reel recording. Dudley served as emcee. Vgo was also known as Philip Terry, of Safety Harbor. He specialized in osbcure 19th century songs.
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Vgo performing at the 1992 Florida Folk Festival (Old Marble Stage)

Vgo performing at the 1992 Florida Folk Festival (Old Marble Stage)

Date
1992-05-23
Description
One reel to reel recording. Dudley served as emcee. Vgo was also known as Philip Terry, of Safety Harbor. He specialized in osbcure 19th century songs.
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Tom Herndon and Bunch Bass performing at Lake City Junior High School, East

Tom Herndon and Bunch Bass performing at Lake City Junior High School, East

Date
1982-02-25
Description
Eight color slides. Bass learned to play fiddle in South Georgia. The Folk Arts in Schools Project in Columbia and Hamilton County was a joint venture between the county school systems and the Florida Folklife Program. The project consisted of field research to identify local traditions and folk artists, and in-school programs conducted by a folklorist and traditionalist, which included visits by local folk artists.
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Tom and Esther Beadnell singing at the Florida Folk Festival

Tom and Esther Beadnell singing at the Florida Folk Festival

Date
1962
Description
Two black and white prints. Tom and Esther Beadnell, of Orange Park, were visually impaired singers. One image is of them singing onstage in 1962, and the other is from 1973. There is also a substantial amount of correspondence between the Beadnells and Thelma Boltin.
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Thursday afternoon performances at the 1972 Florida Folk Festival (Main Stage) (Reel 1)

Thursday afternoon performances at the 1972 Florida Folk Festival (Main Stage) (Reel 1)

Date
1972-05-04
Description
One reel to reel recording. Boltin served as emcee. The first half of T77-230 consists of the Thursday morning program, not listed here (see separate entry for description). Malkine, of Shady, New York, played the lute and sang French folk songs. The Stephens were from Panama City: Zeke played the fiddle, and Rosa strawbeat. The Beers were from Petersburg, New York. Thomas lived in Delray Beach. Levy was the coordinator of Arts and Music at the Columbia County School System. The Rutherford County Square Dancers were based out of Murphreesboro, Tenn. Grady Thompson & the Good Guys were from West Palm Beach. The Schillings lived in Cosby, Tenn.
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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.
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The Imperial Polk-ats performing at the 1977 Florida Folk Festival

The Imperial Polk-ats performing at the 1977 Florida Folk Festival

Date
1977-05
Description
One black and white print.
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Sunday performances at the 2006 Florida Folk Festival (Old Marble Stage) (Disc 2)

Sunday performances at the 2006 Florida Folk Festival (Old Marble Stage) (Disc 2)

Date
2006-05-28
Description
One compact disc. Hartberger served as emcee. Mary's husband Bob accompanied her on guitar.
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Sunday performances at the 2006 Florida Folk Festival (Old Marble Stage) (Disc 14)

Sunday performances at the 2006 Florida Folk Festival (Old Marble Stage) (Disc 14)

Date
2006-05-28
Description
One compact disc. Hall served as emcee. The recording of the first part of the performance was erased by a lightning strike. Piccalo played banjo, and Haley played guitar.
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a_s1576_t86-254WPA field recordings in Kenansville and Glades County (March-July 1940 recording expedition)SoundFieldwork
New Deal, 1933-1939
Interviews
Public service employment
Folklorists
Public welfare
United States. Work Projects Administration
African Americans
Fiddle music
Old time music
Performing arts
Singing
Music performance
Seminole Indians
Native Americans
Religious music
Spirituals (Songs)
Fiddlers
Banjoists
Guitarist
Singers
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a_s1576_t92-077aVgo performing at the 1992 Florida Folk Festival (Old Marble Stage)SoundMusicians
Singers
Banjoists
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a_s1576_t92-077bVgo performing at the 1992 Florida Folk Festival (Old Marble Stage)SoundSingers
Folk festivals
Folklore revival festivals
Festivals
Special events
Performing arts
Performances
Old time music
Banjo music
Music performance
Banjoes
Musical traditions, Anglo-Americans
String instruments
Banjoists
Musicians
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Tom Herndon and Bunch Bass performing at Lake City Junior High School, EastTom Herndon and Bunch Bass performing at Lake City Junior High School, EastStill ImageGuitarist
Education
Schools
Teaching of folklore
Teenagers
Students
Demonstrations
Banjoes
Guitarists
Music performance
Musical instruments
Banjoists
Musicians
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Tom and Esther Beadnell singing at the Florida Folk FestivalTom and Esther Beadnell singing at the Florida Folk FestivalStill ImageBanjoists
Folk festivals
Folklore revival festivals
Singing
Singers
Performing arts
People with visual disabilities
Blindness
the blind
Disabilities
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a_s1576_t77-230bThursday afternoon performances at the 1972 Florida Folk Festival (Main Stage) (Reel 1)SoundFestivals
Folk festivals
Folklore revival festivals
Special events
Performing arts
Music performance
Singing
Guitar music
Old time music
Fiddle music
Banjo music
String bands
Stringband music
Bluegrass music
Country music
Folk songs, French
French Americans
Songs, French
Singers
Guitarist
Banjoists
Fiddlers
Bands (Music)
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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The Imperial Polk-ats performing at the 1977 Florida Folk FestivalThe Imperial Polk-ats performing at the 1977 Florida Folk FestivalStill ImageMusical groups
Folk festivals
Folklore revival festivals
Singers
Singing
Guitar
Guitarists
String instruments
Music performance
Banjoes
Banjoists
Older men
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a_s2034_05_cd06-060Sunday performances at the 2006 Florida Folk Festival (Old Marble Stage) (Disc 2)SoundSingers
Musicians
Festivals
Folk festivals
Folklore revival festivals
Special events
Performing arts
Music performance
Singing
Banjo music
Mandolin music
Banjoists
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a_s2034_05_cd06-072Sunday performances at the 2006 Florida Folk Festival (Old Marble Stage) (Disc 14)SoundSingers
Musicians
Guitarist
Banjoists
Festivals
Folk festivals
Folklore revival festivals
Special events
Performing arts
Music performance
Singing
Banjo music
Old time music
Stringband music
Guitar music
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