39 items found
Collection ID is exactly "1" AND Subject is exactly "Diddly bow"
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Compilation for the American Folklore Society

Compilation for the American Folklore Society

Date
1978-10
Description
One audio cassette. Music performance for the American Folklore Society annual meeting.
Collection
Moses Williams playing the diddly bow

Moses Williams playing the diddly bow

Date
1980-03-11
Description
One audio cassette. Side two is blank. The Florida Record Project resulted in the two-album recording, Drop On Down in Florida. This was an exploration of African American musical traditions in Florida. Moses Williams was originally from Mississippi. He moved to Florida in the 1950s. He played the diddly bow, a one-string homemade musical instrument, also called a "yakkedy board." Images from this performance can be found in S 1577, box 17, folder 78 (along with more information on the diddly bow). For more from this field recording session, see S 1576, reels T81-15 and T83-86.
Collection
<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
Interview and music performance with blues singer Moses Williams

Interview and music performance with blues singer Moses Williams

Date
1977-11-27
Description
One reel to reel recording. Williams was born 15 February 1919 in Itta Bena, Mississippi. After traveling with several acts in the 1930s/1940s, he moved to Florida to work the citrus groves. He always played the diddly bow, a one-string instrument played throughout that south that functioned as a primitive guitar. Moses talked about playing the diddly (for this recording, he hung a broom wire from the wall); performing with Sonny Boy Williams; and his life history. He played several songs. NOTE: According to the depositor's agreement, any commercial use of this recording must be cleared by Moses Williams or Dwight Devane.
Collection
Interview and music performance with blues singer Moses Williams

Interview and music performance with blues singer Moses Williams

Date
1978-04-22
Description
Two reel to reel recordings. Williams was born 15 February 1919 in Itta Bena, Mississippi. After traveling with several acts in the 1930s/1940s, he moved to Florida to work the citrus groves. He always played the diddly bow, a one-string instrument played throughout that south that functioned as a primitive guitar. Moses talked about his songs; professional nicknames; the music business; working for the Silas Green Traveling Show as a clown; how he wrote his songs; performing on Beale Street in Memphis; and the history of blues music. In addition, Williams plays several of his songs. (The reels T81-16 and T81-17 may be a duplicate recording of this interview.)
Collection
Saturday afternoon performances at the 1980 Florida Folk Festival (Main Stage) (Reel 3)

Saturday afternoon performances at the 1980 Florida Folk Festival (Main Stage) (Reel 3)

Date
1980-05-24
Description
One reel to reel recording. Boltin served as emcee.
Collection
Sunday evening performances at the 1980 Florida Folk Festival (Main Stage) (Reel 2)

Sunday evening performances at the 1980 Florida Folk Festival (Main Stage) (Reel 2)

Date
1980-05-25
Description
One reel to reel recording. Boltin served as emcee. The start of the Wind That Shakes the Barley performance can be found on T80-73. Moses Williams played blues music on the diddly bow. Workman played a conch shell.
Collection
Monday afternoon performances at the 1980 Florida Folk Festival (Main Stage) (Reel 2)

Monday afternoon performances at the 1980 Florida Folk Festival (Main Stage) (Reel 2)

Date
1980-05-26
Description
One reel to reel recording. Boltin served as emcee.
Collection
Master tapes for the Drop On Down in Florida album

Master tapes for the Drop On Down in Florida album

Date
1980-12-03
Description
Two reel to reels. These were the master tapes for the Florida Folklife Program album, Drop on Down in Florida, a double album comprised of field recordings from the North Florida Folklife Project and those made specifically for this album. The album featured African American musical traditions throughout Florida. For more selections by these artists, see the original field recordings.
Collection
Florida Blues Radio Show on WJCT (Jacksonville)

Florida Blues Radio Show on WJCT (Jacksonville)

Date
1981
Description
One reel to reel. (Copied onto audio cassette C81-11; reel T81-13B) A radio show -- jointly produced by WJCT and the FFP -- tracing the origins and evolution of blues music centering on Florida musicians. Created by using earlier FFP recordings. Includes recordings of prisoners singing the blues together while laboring and performances of "Baby Please Don't Go" and "I'm a Stranger Here" by Blind Johnny Brown of St. Petersburg, Florida. Includes commentary by Florida folklorists and Florida blues musicians.
Collection
Identifier Title Type Subject Thumbnail
a_s1576_03_c79-074Compilation for the American Folklore SocietySoundAfrican Americans
Music performance
Gospel (Black)
Blues (Music)
Guitar music
Singing
Diddly bow
Musicians
Guitarist
Blues singers
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a_s1576_03_c80-006Moses Williams playing the diddly bowSoundMusic performance
Fieldwork
African Americans
Guitar music
Blues (Music)
Blues singers
Diddly bow
String instruments
Gospel music
Gospel songs
Gospel (Black)
Musicians
Singers
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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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a_s1576_t77-300Interview and music performance with blues singer Moses WilliamsSoundInterviewing
Interviews
Music performance
Blues (Music)
African Americans
Diddly bow
String instruments
Life histories
Oral histories
Personal experience narratives
Guitarist
Blues singers
Musicians
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a_s1576_t78-320Interview and music performance with blues singer Moses WilliamsSoundInterviewing
Interviews
Music performance
Blues (Music)
African Americans
Diddly bow
String instruments
Life histories
Oral histories
Personal experience narratives
Minstrel shows
Clowns
Traveling shows
Guitarist
Blues singers
Musicians
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a_s1576_t80-061Saturday afternoon performances at the 1980 Florida Folk Festival (Main Stage) (Reel 3)SoundFestivals
Folk festivals
Folklore revival festivals
Special events
Performing arts
Singing
Arts, Ukrainian
Medicine shows
Storytelling
Seminole Indians
Family history
Tales
Blues (Music)
Ukrainian Americans
African Americans
Diddly bow
Jokes
Singers
Dancers
Entertainers
Performers
Blues singers
Musicians
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a_s1576_t80-074Sunday evening performances at the 1980 Florida Folk Festival (Main Stage) (Reel 2)SoundFestivals
Folk festivals
Folklore revival festivals
Special events
Performing arts
Singing
Guitar music
Diddly bow
Blues (Music)
Blues singers
Cowboys
Old time music
Country music
Shells
Guitarist
Singers
Bands (Music)
Musicians
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a_s1576_t80-080Monday afternoon performances at the 1980 Florida Folk Festival (Main Stage) (Reel 2)SoundFestivals
Folk festivals
Folklore revival festivals
Special events
Performing arts
Singing
Guitar music
Oral poetry
Storytelling
Diddly bow
Blues (Music)
Blues singers
Guitarist
Singers
Storytellers
Musicians
Poets
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a_s1576_t80-123Master tapes for the Drop On Down in Florida albumSoundMusicians
Singers
Guitarist
Choruses
Music performance
Fieldwork
African Americans
Blues (Music)
Blues singers
Guitar music
Diddly bow
Choir singing
Choirs (music)
Gospel (Black)
Gospel songs
Religious music
Musical tradition, sacred
Shape note singing
Audiotape recordings
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a_s1576_t81-013Florida Blues Radio Show on WJCT (Jacksonville)SoundGuitarist
Musicians
Folklorists
Blues (Music)
Interviews
Radio programs
African Americans
Radio public speaking
Radio announcing
Singing
Guitar music
Diddly bow
String instruments
Performing arts
Music performance
Florida history
Public radio
Radio programs, Public service
Blues singers
Radio broadcasters
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