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Florida Home radio series: Humorists and Health Evangelists (Pre-master copy)

Florida Home radio series: Humorists and Health Evangelists (Pre-master copy)

Date
1981
Description
One audio cassette. A documentary program for a radio program entitled "Humorists and Health Evangelists" for the radio series "Florida Home." Includes interviews with and performances by ventriloquists, pitchmen, and performers for medicine shows and other travelling shows, including Bob and Mae Noell, Bunny Bartok, Mary McClain, Ward Hall, and Wayne Murray. Also features commentary and historical background and analysis by a narrator.
Collection
Florida Home radio series: Showtown USA (Pre-master copy)

Florida Home radio series: Showtown USA (Pre-master copy)

Date
1981
Description
Four audio cassettes. AA "pre-master copy" recorded for the radio show documentary series. Includes excerpts of interviews with travelling show performers including Joe McKennon, Ward Hall, Bill Rogers, Mary McClain, and Eric Addams.
Collection
Interview with blues singer Marie Buggs

Interview with blues singer Marie Buggs

Date
1984-09-13
Description
Two audio cassettes. Born in Deer Park, Florida, in a turpentine camp in 1918, Buggs learned blues from her uncle Blind Blake and blues records. She discusses learning the blues; life at a turpentine camp; juke joints; jokes from the time; various blues singers: W.C. Handy, Blind Blake, Blind Lemon Jefferson, Billie Holiday, and Bessie Smith; blues clubs in Jacksonville; performing in New York City and across Europe; meaning of the blues; various blues styles; reactions to the blues across the world; and performers she met. She also sings several blues songs throughout the interview. A second interview held a couple of months can be found on C86-182. The Folk Arts in Education Project in Duval County was a joint venture between the Duval County School System and the Florida Folklife Program. It was started in 1984 by folklorist David Taylor with funding from the National Endowment for the Arts to add to existing social studies curriculum. The project consisted of field research to identify local traditions and folk artists, a series of five two-day seminars to acquaint teachers with the use of folklore and folk arts, and in-school programs conducted by a folklorist and traditionalist, which included visits by local folk artists. Taylor ran it until 1986. In 1988, Gregory Hansen re-initiated it with minor changes.
Collection
Interview with blues singer Marie Buggs

Interview with blues singer Marie Buggs

Date
1984-11-08
Description
One audio cassette. Born in Deer Park, Florida, in a turpentine camp in 1918, Buggs learned blues from her uncle Blind Blake and blues records. Much of this interview is a repeat of an earlier one (see C86-180/181), also by David Taylor. Here in addition to her early life and career, Buggs discusses her father's work turpentining and bootlegging; fellow blues performers; learning drums and playing at clubs and strip joints; teaching strippers to dance; performing with Josephine Baker; risqué songs; working with comedians like Nipsy Russell and Red Foxx; minstrel shows; Jacksonville blues clubs; and audiences in Europe. Again, she sings many songs from her repertoire. The Folk Arts in Education Project in Duval County was a joint venture between the Duval County School System and the Florida Folklife Program. It was started in 1984 by folklorist David Taylor with funding from the National Endowment for the Arts to add to existing social studies curriculum. The project consisted of field research to identify local traditions and folk artists, a series of five two-day seminars to acquaint teachers with the use of folklore and folk arts, and in-school programs conducted by a folklorist and traditionalist which included visits by local folk artists. Taylor ran it until 1986. In 1988, Gregory Hansen re-initiated it with minor changes.
Collection
Saturday performances at the 1997 Florida Folk Festival (Main Stage) (Tape 7)

Saturday performances at the 1997 Florida Folk Festival (Main Stage) (Tape 7)

Date
1997-05-24
Description
One digital audio tape (DAT). Williams served as emcee. Anderson was a popular country music performer at the time. He was originally from Apopka, Florida. Many of the songs he performed were top-ten Country Music hits in the 1980s and 1990s.
Collection
Recording of a professional wrestling match in Tampa

Recording of a professional wrestling match in Tampa

Date
Description
Many details about the recording, including date, location, and wrestlers' names, are unidentified.
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 afternoon performances at the 1980 Florida Folk Festival (Main Stage) (Reel 4)

Saturday afternoon performances at the 1980 Florida Folk Festival (Main Stage) (Reel 4)

Date
1980-05-24
Description
One reel to reel recording. Boltin served as emcee.
Collection
Interview with medicine show performers Bob and Mae Noell

Interview with medicine show performers Bob and Mae Noell

Date
1981
Description
Eight reel to reels. Some material from the interviews was used for the public radio program, Florida Home: Showtown USA. Copied onto C81-73, C81-74, C81-75, C81-76, C81-77, C81-78, C81-79 & C81-80.
Collection
Interview with performer Wayne Murray

Interview with performer Wayne Murray

Date
1982-01-07
Description

Three reel to reels. Murray, an actor, carnival pitchman, and comic, discusses his career. Topics include jokes; Yiddish theater; acting; medicine shows; traveling theaters; comedians; pitching at carnivals and fairs; performing on the radio; moving to Florida in 1969; the differences between vaudeville and burlesque; and learning the craft. Provides several examples of his material. Copied onto audiocassettes C83-13, C83-14, and C83-15; as well as tapes 16 and 17 in box 40 of series 1576.

Material used for a public radio on traveling entertainment, a copy of which can be found on audiocassette C95-43.  

Collection
Identifier Title Type Subject Thumbnail
a_s1576_10_c83-085Florida Home radio series: Humorists and Health Evangelists (Pre-master copy)SoundPerformers
Entertainers
Singers
Ventriloquists
Music performance
Ventriloquism
Humor
Jokes
Medicine shows
Comedians
Performing arts
Radio programs
Documentaries Radio
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a_s1576_10_c83-086Florida Home radio series: Showtown USA (Pre-master copy)SoundPerformers
Entertainers
Singers
Music performance
Traveling shows
Humor
Jokes
Medicine shows
Traveling theater
Performing arts
Radio programs
Documentaries Radio
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a_s1576_22_c86-180Interview with blues singer Marie BuggsSoundFieldwork
Interviews
Oral histories
Life histories
Blues (Music)
African Americans
Musical tradition, African diaspora
Music business
Music performance
Performing arts
Turpentine industry and trade
Singing
Juke joints
Jokes
Songs
Gospel songs
Blues singers
Entertainers
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a_s1576_22_c86-182Interview with blues singer Marie BuggsSoundFieldwork
Interviews
Oral histories
Life histories
Blues (Music)
African Americans
Musical tradition, African diaspora
Music business
Music performance
Performing arts
Turpentine industry and trade
Singing
Juke joints
Jokes
Songs
Gospel songs
Popular songs
Music industry
Nightclubs
Blues singers
Entertainers
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a_s1576_77_d97-035Saturday performances at the 1997 Florida Folk Festival (Main Stage) (Tape 7)SoundSingers
Musicians
Guitarist
Folk festivals
Folklore revival festivals
Festivals
Special events
Performing arts
Music performance
Singing
Country music
Entertainers
Guitar music
Fiddle music
Bluegrass music
Native Americans
Seminole Indians
Creek Indians
Fiddling
Fiddlers
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a_s1576_t77-265Recording of a professional wrestling match in TampaSoundWrestlers
Athletes
Performers
Sportscasters
Entertainers
Performing arts
Wrestling
Wrestling matches
Entertainment
Sports
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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_t80-062Saturday afternoon performances at the 1980 Florida Folk Festival (Main Stage) (Reel 4)SoundFestivals
Folk festivals
Folklore revival festivals
Special events
Performing arts
Singing
Medicine shows
Storytelling
Stringband music
Sketches
Dance music
Supernatural legends
Jokes
Limericks
Dancers
Performers
Entertainers
Bands (Music)
Musicians
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a_s1576_t81-102Interview with medicine show performers Bob and Mae NoellSoundFieldwork
Medicine shows
Interviews
Personal experience narratives
Comedy
Singing
Pianists
Performing arts
Piano music
Traveling shows
Oral histories
Magic tricks
Family history
Performers
Entertainers
Comedians
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a_s1576_t82-022Interview with performer Wayne MurraySoundFieldwork
Interviews
Oral histories
Life histories
Personal experience narratives
Vaudeville
Burlesque (Theater)
Drama
Acting
Selling
Medicine shows
Carnivals
Performing arts
Carnival pitching
Jokes
Humor
Radio
Occupational folklore
Entertainers
Comedians
Actors
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