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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
1986 Florida Folk Heritage Award ceremony

1986 Florida Folk Heritage Award ceremony

Date
1986-07-30
Description
Twenty color slides. Held in the Capitol rotunda, the Florida Folk Heritage Awards were given to McClain, Edward Flemming, and Morgan. The ceremony also included dancing and music. Based on recommendations from the Florida Folklife Council, the Secretary of State confers Florida Folk Heritage Awards annually. The awards are given to outstanding folk artists and folk culture advocates who have made long-standing contributions to the folk cultural resources of the state. Established in 1985, the program parallels the National Heritage Fellowships.
Collection
1986 Florida Folk Heritage Award Ceremony for Mary McClain

1986 Florida Folk Heritage Award Ceremony for Mary McClain

Date
1986
Description
One proof sheet with 18 black and white images (plus negatives). Award ceremony for blues singer Mary McClain. Known as Diamond Teeth Mary for the jewels she placed in her teeth in the 1940s, Mary was born in West Virginia, and always claimed to be the half sister of fellow blues singer Bessie Smith. In 1918, she moved to Florida's Gulf Coast. During her later years, she lived in Bradenton, Florida. Although McClain was a popular performer in the 1920s and 1930s, she stopped performing the blues for many years. She was rediscovered by the Florida Folklife Program in the 1980s. In 1986, she won the Florida Folk Heritage Award in 1986. She died on 4 April 2000.
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
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 Willie James and Mary McClain performing at the 1992 Florida Folk Festival (Main stage)

Blind Willie James and Mary McClain performing at the 1992 Florida Folk Festival (Main stage)

Date
1992-05-23
Description
Two reel to reel recordings. James played piano, and McClain sang and beat a tamborine. Williams served as emcee.

 

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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1986 Florida Folk Heritage Award ceremony1986 Florida Folk Heritage Award ceremonyStill ImageArtisans
Basket maker
Cooks
African Americans
Awards
Blues singers
Rites and ceremonies
Public officials
Public officers
String bands
Clogging
Dancers
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1986 Florida Folk Heritage Award Ceremony for Mary McClain1986 Florida Folk Heritage Award Ceremony for Mary McClainStill ImageMusical groups
Awards
Special events
Public speaking
Music performance
Bluegrass musicians
String bands
African Americans
Bands (Music)
Blues singers
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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_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
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a_s1576_t92-032Blind Willie James and Mary McClain performing at the 1992 Florida Folk Festival (Main stage)SoundSingers
Musicians
Blues singers
Pianists
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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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