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Collection ID is exactly "1" AND Subject is exactly "Diddly bow"
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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
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
Friday performances at the 1981 Florida Folk Festival (Main Stage) (Reel 4)

Friday performances at the 1981 Florida Folk Festival (Main Stage) (Reel 4)

Date
1981-05-22
Description
One reel to reel recording. Boltin served as emcee.
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
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
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
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
Saturday performances at the 1981 Florida Folk Festival (Main Stage) (Reel 7)

Saturday performances at the 1981 Florida Folk Festival (Main Stage) (Reel 7)

Date
1981-05-23
Description
One reel to reel recording. Boltin served as emcee. The Polka Sweethearts were from Zephyrhills. Goodson was a jazz/blues pianist from Pensacola. Moses Williams was a blues singer who played a diddley bow. Goodson's performance continued on T81-47.
Collection
Saturday performances at the 1982 Florida Folk Festival (Main Stage) (Reel 9)

Saturday performances at the 1982 Florida Folk Festival (Main Stage) (Reel 9)

Date
1982-05-29
Description
One reel to reel recording. Boltin served as the emcee. Folklorist Devane introduced Williams, who played the diddly bow. 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."
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_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_t81-037Friday performances at the 1981 Florida Folk Festival (Main Stage) (Reel 4)SoundFestivals
Folk festivals
Folklore revival festivals
Special events
Performing arts
Music performance
Singing
Musical groups
Arts, Irish
Songs, Irish
Hornpipes
Dance music
Fiddle music
Banjo music
Old time music
Blues (Music)
Blues singers
Diddly bow
Clogging
Clog dancing
Musicians
Singers
Bands (Music)
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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_t80-080Monday 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_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_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_t81-046Saturday performances at the 1981 Florida Folk Festival (Main Stage) (Reel 7)SoundFestivals
Folk festivals
Folklore revival festivals
Special events
Performing arts
Music performance
Singing
Polka music
Diddly bow
Blues (Music)
Piano music
Piano music (Blues)
Jazz music
Jazz songs
African Americans
Dance music
Gospel (Black)
Musicians
Singers
Guitarist
Pianists
Women jazz musicians
Jazz musicians
Bands (Music)
Blues singers
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a_s1576_t83-029Saturday performances at the 1982 Florida Folk Festival (Main Stage) (Reel 9)SoundFestivals
Folk festivals
Folklore revival festivals
Special events
Performing arts
Bluegrass music
Old time music
Stringband music
String bands
Guitar music
Blues (Music)
Diddly bow
Folklorists
Folk singers
Storytelling
Oral narratives
Tales
Singing
Dance music
Singers
Musicians
Dancers
Bands (Music)
Guitarist
Bluegrass musicians
Blues singers
Storytellers
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