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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.
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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.
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Interview with circus performer Bill Rodgers

Interview with circus performer Bill Rodgers

Date
1982-01-06
Description
Two reel to reels. Rodgers discusses his life in the circus. Topics include clowns; training for the circus; traveling; ring masters; and training birds. Copied onto audiocassettes C83-27 & C83-28. Material used for the public radio program, Florida Home: Showtown USA. Copies of the programs can be found  on C85-14.
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Interview with circus performer Erik Adams

Interview with circus performer Erik Adams

Date
1982-01-06
Description
One reel to reel. Adams was an animal trainer and circus performer. In the interview, he discusses training dogs and chimpanzees; the differences between carnivals and circuses; types of circus performers; and life in the traveling circus. Copied onto audiocassette C83-26. Material used for the public radio program, Florida Home: Showtown USA. Copies of the programs can be found in S 1576, box 16, tapes C85-14.
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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.
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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.  

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Interview with vaudevillian Milt Ross

Interview with vaudevillian Milt Ross

Date
1985-08-02
Description
Two reel to reel tapes (Copied onto C86-58 and C86-59). Interview with vaudeville performer (singer/comedian/mimic) Milt Ross. He discusses his education in Jewish schools; his family background; being discovered in Miami at 15 by Al Jolson; travelling with Jolson; Yiddish theater; sources of material for his act; Miami night clubs; Martha Raye; cantorial work; George Jessel; and types of shows. The term vaudeville was an American word coined in the 1840s, and refers to a variety show comprised of a series of unconnected acts (singing, comedy, dancing, etc.). The Dade Folk Arts Survey was conducted in 1986 by folklorists Tina Bucuvalas, Nancy Nusz and Laurie Sommers in order to identify folk arts and folk artists for the special folklife area at the 34th Annual Florida Folk Festival. The traditions are mainly Haitian, Jamaican, Mexican, Bahamian, Cuban and Jewish and cover a wide range of skills and art forms.
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Interview with Washboard Bill Cooke on entertainment in Florida

Interview with Washboard Bill Cooke on entertainment in Florida

Date
1987-08-18
Description
One audio cassette. Recorded at his home. Cooke discusses black entertainment in Florida. Born in Dupont, just south of St. Augustine, on 4 July, Cooke worked as a street performer, a jook joint musician, a nightclub entertainer, and a railway worker. His mother ran a jook joint, where he was first exposed to music and dance. In the interviews, he discusses jook joints; Florida minstrel acts such as Florida Blossom, Rabbit Foot, and Silas Green; black vaudeville in Florida; Ringling Brothers circus; segregation in theaters and entertainment; blackface; national entertainers he knew such as Amos and Andy, Step'n Fetchit, and Al Jolson; racism in advertising; and Pullman Porters he knew. In 1956, he made a recording with Pete Seeger and Sonny Terry called Washboard Country Band. In 1992, he won the Florida Folk Heritage Award. The Folk Arts in Education Project in Palm Beach County was a joint venture between the Palm Beach County School System and the Florida Folklife Program. It was conducted between 1986 and 1987 by folklorist Jan Rosenberg with funding from the National Endowment for the Arts to add to existing social studies curriculum. The goal was to impart an appreciation of multi-ethnic traditions and provide a sense of place to the mobile student population. The project focused on the Florida Studies component for fourth grade students. 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, in-school programs conducted by a folklorist and traditionalist, which included visits by local folk artists. In total, the project involved 15 schools with 779 students.
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Performance of an old-time medicine show

Performance of an old-time medicine show

Date
1982-01-31
Description
Four reel to reels. Copied onto audiocassettes C83-29, C83-30, C83-31, and C83-32. Some material from the performance was used for the public radio program, Florida Home: Showtown USA. Copy of the programs can be found on C85-14.
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Performers of the Pro Teatro Cubano

Performers of the Pro Teatro Cubano

Date
1985-07-28
Description
One reel to reel.Songs by performers with Miami's Pro Teatro Cubano which present bufo theater productions (Cuban vaudeville/satirical comedies). Bufo theater was often performed in Havana before Fidel Castro came to power. Fecundo was the theater's composer, and a musician. For images Pro Teatro Cubano, see S1577, v. 43, S87-1015 - S87-1036. For an interview with Juan Landa, another performer, see S 1576, reel T86-141. The Dade Folk Arts Survey was conducted in 1986 by folklorists Tina Bucuvalas, Nancy Nusz and Laurie Sommers in order to identify folk arts and folk artists for the special folklife area at the 34th Annual Florida Folk Festival. The traditions are mainly Haitian, Jamaican, Mexican, Bahamian, Cuban and Jewish and cover a wide range of skills and art forms.
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Identifier Title Type Subject Thumbnail
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_t82-036Interview with circus performer Bill RodgersSoundFieldwork
Interviews
Oral histories
Life histories
Personal experience narratives
Animal training
Birds
Performing arts
Clowns
Circus
Carnivals
Entertainers
Animal trainers
Circus performers
Circus workers
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a_s1576_t82-035Interview with circus performer Erik AdamsSoundFieldwork
Interviews
Oral histories
Life histories
Personal experience narratives
Animal training
Apes
Performing arts
Chimpanzees
Circus
Carnivals
Dogs
Traveling theater
Dog trainers
Entertainers
Animal trainers
Circus performers
Circus workers
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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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a_s1576_t86-015Interview with vaudevillian Milt RossSoundFieldwork
Interviewing
Entertainment
Vaudeville
Oral narratives
Jewish Americans
Acting
Jokes
Theater
Singers
Family history
Yiddish language
Theater, Yiddish
Drama
Performers
Comedians
Entertainers
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a_s1685_05_tape34Interview with Washboard Bill Cooke on entertainment in FloridaSoundSingers
Storytellers
Fieldwork
Interviews
African Americans
Sound recordings
Oral histories
Life histories
Personal experience narratives
Juke joints
Music business
Storytelling
Music performance
Minstrel shows
Trains
Jokes
Blackface entertainers
Entertainers
Florida history
Occupational groups
Television
Theater
Theatrical makeup
Racism
Racial segregation
Advertising
African Americans Segregation
Motion picture theaters
Vaudeville
Musicians
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a_s1576_t82-038Performance of an old-time medicine showSoundFieldwork
Medicine shows
Music performance
Performances
Comedy
Singing
Pianists
Performing arts
Piano music
Traveling shows
Jokes
Magic tricks
Performers
Entertainers
Comedians
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a_s1576_t85-142Performers of the Pro Teatro CubanoSoundFieldwork
Sound recordings
Blackface entertainers
Performing arts
Theatrical makeup
Theater
Comedy
Entertainment
Interviewing
Interviews
Oral histories
Actors
Entertainers
Performers
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