321 items found
Collection ID is exactly "1" AND Subject is exactly "Blues (Music)"
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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
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.
Collection
1978 Florida Folk Festival

1978 Florida Folk Festival

Date
1978-05
Description
One video cassette (3/4" tape). Produced by WJCT-TV. Includes music performances and interviews with net maker Hill, dug-out canoe maker Osceola, festival organizer Boltin, and state folklorist Bulger.
Collection
African American Blues Workshop at the 1989 Florida Folk Festival (Old Marble Stage)

African American Blues Workshop at the 1989 Florida Folk Festival (Old Marble Stage)

Date
1989-05-27
Description
One reel to reel recording. (also copied onto C90-50). Cooley served as emcee.
Collection
Alan Lomax at the Nick of Time Conference

Alan Lomax at the Nick of Time Conference

Date
1989-02-04
Description
Dale Olsen serves as emcee. Lomax discusses the background of what had been said previously in the conference; the "century of the common man"; various people involved with the Works Progress Administration's (WPA) including Franklin D. and Eleanor Roosevelt; archives and records; Woody Guthrie and his song, "Going Where the Climate Suits My Clothes"; WPA writers and John Lomax's involvement in the beginning of the Slave Narrative Collection; difficulties and risks in gathering folklore; importance of folklore to the public sector; fieldwork with African-Americans; Zora Neale Hurston and performs one of the songs she collected; Stetson Kennedy and his work with the WPA; the dangers of fieldwork; importance of oldest documents; living in the black community; African instruments; and songs he collected (particularly blues).
Collection
Alex McBride performing at the 1990 Florida Folk Festival (Main Stage)

Alex McBride performing at the 1990 Florida Folk Festival (Main Stage)

Date
1990-05-27
Description
One reel to reel recording. (also avaiable on audio cassette, C90-55.) Walker served as emcee.
Collection
Alex McBride performing piano blues at the 1991 Florida Folk Festival (Old Marble Stage)

Alex McBride performing piano blues at the 1991 Florida Folk Festival (Old Marble Stage)

Date
1991-05-25
Description
One reel to reel recording. Fant served as the emcee.
Collection
"Blind" Johnny Brown & "Reverend" N. L. Williams interview and performance backstage at the 1978 Florida Folk Festival

"Blind" Johnny Brown & "Reverend" N. L. Williams interview and performance backstage at the 1978 Florida Folk Festival

Date
1978-05-28
Description
Seven reel-to-reel audiotapes. Recording of a conversation and impromptu performance by Brown and Williams. This was the first time these men had met. They discuss gospel, country, rock and roll, and blues music; women; segregation; other folk festivals; various jobs they worked; and performing. They perform several songs. The audio quality varies from poor to fair throughout. Copied onto audiocassettes C81-12, C81-13 and C81-14.
Collection
Blues guitarist Blind Johnny Brown

Blues guitarist Blind Johnny Brown

Date
Description
One photographic proof sheet with 25 black and white images. Also included are a few images of Tarpon Springs sponge boats. December 1978.
Collection
Blues guitarist Emmett Murray playing in Pahokee

Blues guitarist Emmett Murray playing in Pahokee

Date
1980-04-08
Description
One audio cassette. Murray's "Mobile Blues" was featured on the FFP-produced recording "Drop on Down in Florida," a double LP that featured traditional African American music in the state. For another recording with Murray, see reels T83-62 through T83-64, in S 1576.
Collection
Identifier Title Type Subject Thumbnail
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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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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1978 Florida Folk Festival1978 Florida Folk FestivalMoving ImageWhip maker
Singers
Musicians
Guitarist
Net maker
Boatbuilders
Festivals
Folk festivals
Folklore revival festivals
Special events
Performing arts
Music performance
Singing
Documentary videos
Television
Folk singers
Seminole Indians
Canoes
Netmaking
Interviews
Blues (Music)
Diddly bow
String instruments
Whipcracking
Blues singers
Folklorists
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a_s1576_t89-028African American Blues Workshop at the 1989 Florida Folk Festival (Old Marble Stage)SoundPianists
Blues singers
Guitarist
Festivals
Folk festivals
Folklore revival festivals
Special events
Performing arts
African Americans
Gospel (Black)
Blues (Music)
Piano music (Blues)
Musicians
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a_s1576_25_c89-004bAlan Lomax at the Nick of Time ConferenceSoundWorks Progress Administration's (WPA)
Folkore
Oral histories
African-Americans
Fieldwork
Blues (Music)
Folk songs
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a_s1576_t90-146aAlex McBride performing at the 1990 Florida Folk Festival (Main Stage)SoundFolk festivals
Folklore revival festivals
Festivals
Special events
Performing arts
Music performance
Piano music (Blues)
Pianos
Blues (Music)
African Americans
Singers
Blues singers
Musicians
Pianists
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a_s1576_t91-081Alex McBride performing piano blues at the 1991 Florida Folk Festival (Old Marble Stage)SoundFolk festivals
Folklore revival festivals
Festivals
Special events
Performing arts
Music performance
Piano music
Singing
Piano music (Blues)
Blues (Music)
African Americans
Blues singers
Musicians
Pianists
Singers
/fpc/memory/omeka_images/thumbnails/audio.jpg
a_s1576_t78-326"Blind" Johnny Brown & "Reverend" N. L. Williams interview and performance backstage at the 1978 Florida Folk FestivalSoundField recordings
African Americans
Blues (Music)
Country music
Music -- Performance
Folk festivals
Florida Folk Festival
Religious songs
Interviews
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Blues guitarist Blind Johnny BrownBlues guitarist Blind Johnny BrownStill ImageEntertainers
Performers
Performing arts
African Americans
Guitarists
Guitar
Blues (Music)
Guitar music
String instruments
Boats and boating
Sponges
Guitarist
Musicians
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a_s1576_04_c81-015Blues guitarist Emmett Murray playing in PahokeeSoundFieldwork
Blues (Music)
Guitar music
African Americans
Guitarists
Electric guitar
Singing
Musical tradition, African diaspora
Performing arts
String instruments
Guitarist
Blues singers
Musicians
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