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Collection ID is exactly "1" AND Subject is exactly "Folk music"
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Aphrodite Karatinos interview for the Palm Beach County Folk Arts in Education Project

Aphrodite Karatinos interview for the Palm Beach County Folk Arts in Education Project

Date
1987-07-22
Description
One audio cassette. Karatinos came to the US in 1938 from Greece, and moved to Palm Beach in 1945. She discusses moving to the US; the Greek community in Florida; Greek businesses; community center; Greek traditions; food ways; differences in folk traditions from her generation and her grandchildren; Greek celebrations and holidays; and Greek music.
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Buddy Huggins & Harold Sconyers performance at Niblack Elementary School for the Hamilton & Columbia Counties Folk Arts in Education Project

Buddy Huggins & Harold Sconyers performance at Niblack Elementary School for the Hamilton & Columbia Counties Folk Arts in Education Project

Date
1981-11-19
Description
One audiocassette. Includes questions and answers between the musicians and students.
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Buddy Huggins & Harold Sconyers performance at the Columbia County High School for the Hamilton & Columbia Counties Folk Arts in Education Project

Buddy Huggins & Harold Sconyers performance at the Columbia County High School for the Hamilton & Columbia Counties Folk Arts in Education Project

Date
1981-10-05
Description
One audiocassette. Recorded in Mrs. Hines's Composite Art class.
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Folklife People:  Dale Crider

Folklife People: Dale Crider

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Folks learn to appreciate Florida’s mosquitos, swamps and waterways through song with Gainesville’s environmental troubadour Dale Crider. Dale has been a presence at the Florida Folk Festival for over 40 years, beginning with his performances of traditional bluegrass numbers in the 1960s with the Florida Wildlife Boys. By the 1970s he was performing original songs both solo and accompanied by various musicians, including then-wife Linda Bittner. With 30 years of experience as a biologist for the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, Crider has an in-depth understanding of Florida’ s ecosystems. This has enabled him to write songs with both a convincing message of environmental conservation and an equally strong audience appeal.
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Folklife People:  Don Grooms

Folklife People: Don Grooms

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Born in 1930, Don Grooms was raised in Cherokee, North Carolina. He came from a family with Cherokee and Appalachian heritage. As a child, he played a cornstalk fiddle, a cigar-box banjo, and a $3 Silvertone guitar. At age 10, Grooms began playing for square dances and at 14 he belonged to a dance band that played pop tunes. Grooms became a professional journalist and moved to Florida to teach journalism at the University of Florida. While in Gainesville, Grooms was influenced by Will McLean, which motivated him to return to songwriting and playing guitar. He became a fixture at the Florida Folk Festival, where he performed on stage alongside Florida Folk Troubadours Gamble Rogers, Jim Billie and Will McLean. Grooms received the Florida Folk Heritage Award in 1996.
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Folklife People:  Frank & Anne Thomas

Folklife People: Frank & Anne Thomas

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Born and raised in Clay County, Frank Thomas is a native Floridian whose ancestors came to Florida to farm in the late eighteenth-century. Members of his family fought in the Second Seminole War and in the Civil War; they also continued farming until the 1950s. This direct connection with the land and heritage of English-speaking Florida inspired much of his music. Thomas relates that his entire family played music and that he "learned guitar so young that he doesn’t remember learning." Ann Thomas, a professional librarian, was raised in Lakeland and met Frank in 1978 at Carl Allen’s Restaurant in Lake Wales. Together they wrote over 100 songs about Florida on subjects ranging from the environment to local history. They traveled the state, performing their music at schools, festivals, folk clubs, and concert stages. They received the Florida Folk Heritage Award in 1993.
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Folklife People:  Gamble Rogers

Folklife People: Gamble Rogers

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Gamble Rogers was a prolific "Florida troubadour" and ambassador of Florida singer-songwriters. During his 30-year career, he performed in thousands of concert engagements throughout the United States. Widely recognized as a guitar virtuoso, he also played a pivotal role in the re-emergence of the art of storytelling and inspired many other storytellers. A second generation Floridian, Rogers was born and raised in Winter Park and later made St. Augustine his home. He began playing ukulele at 10 or 11, but took up the guitar when he became fascinated with the music of Merle Travis. He made his first appearance at the Florida Folk Festival in 1959 and became a near-legendary figure, generally closing out the program on Sunday nights. Rogers lost his life trying to save a drowning swimmer off Flagler Beach, and was posthumously given a Kiwanis Award for Bravery and a Carnegie Award for heroism. The Gamble Rogers Memorial State Recreation Area at Flagler Beach is named in his honor, as is the Gamble Rogers Middle School in St. Augustine. Rogers received the Florida Folk Heritage Award in 1993.
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Folklife People:  Jeanie Fitchen

Folklife People: Jeanie Fitchen

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Eugenia Sisinni Fitchen, better known as "Jeanie," is a singer and songwriter. Born and raised in Orlando, Fitchen’s mother hoped she would train for the opera, but Fitchen became interested in the singer-songwriter movement. She first performed on the Old Marble Stage at the Florida Folk Festival at the age of 15 in 1966, and continues to be a favorite performer there and in many other venues. Her advocacy for Florida folk culture is expressed in numerous educational presentations that preserve knowledge of Florida folklife and foster an appreciation for the state’s cultural traditions among school children. Fitchen received the Florida Folk Heritage Award in 2001
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Folklife People:  Stephen Foster

Folklife People: Stephen Foster

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Stephen C. Foster, "America's Troubadour," was born in Lawrenceville, Pennsylvania, on July 4, 1826. Foster is remembered for composing songs that captured the spirit of the United States in the 19th century. He wrote over 200 songs in his career. Some of his most popular include: "Oh! Susanna," "Laura Lee," "My Old Kentucky Home," "Old Folks at Home (aka "Swanee River"), "Camptown Races," "Beautiful Dreamer," " Jeanie with the Light Brown Hair," and "Old Black Joe." White Springs, Florida, is home to the Stephen Foster Folk Culture Center State Park. The park, on the banks of the Suwanee River, opened in 1950 to honor Foster and his song, "Old Folks at Home." Every year since 1954 the park has hosted the annual Florida Folk Festival.
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Identifier Title Type Subject Thumbnail
a_s1685_05_tape11Aphrodite Karatinos interview for the Palm Beach County Folk Arts in Education ProjectSoundField recordings
Interviews
Oral narratives
Emigration
Greek Americans
Community identity
Holidays
Folk music
Foodways
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a_s1608_02_tape08Buddy Huggins & Harold Sconyers performance at Niblack Elementary School for the Hamilton & Columbia Counties Folk Arts in Education ProjectSoundFolk music
Elementary schools
Classrooms
Music -- Performance
Fiddle tunes
Old time music
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a_s1608_02_tape05Buddy Huggins & Harold Sconyers performance at the Columbia County High School for the Hamilton & Columbia Counties Folk Arts in Education ProjectSoundFolk music
High schools
Classrooms
Music -- Performance
Fiddle tunes
Bluegrass music
Old time music
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a_s1608_02_tape06Bunch Bass and Tom Herndon performance at Columbia County High School for the Hamilton & Columbia Counties Folk Arts in Education ProjectSoundFolk music
High schools
Classrooms
Music -- Performance
Fiddle tunes
Bluegrass music
Old time music
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flp_criderFolklife People: Dale Criderinteractive resourceFolk Music/fpc/memory/omeka_images/thumbnails/folklife_people.png
flp_groomsFolklife People: Don Groomsinteractive resourceFolk Music/fpc/memory/omeka_images/thumbnails/folklife_people.png
flp_thomasFolklife People: Frank & Anne Thomasinteractive resourceFolk Music/fpc/memory/omeka_images/thumbnails/folklife_people.png
flp_rogersFolklife People: Gamble Rogersinteractive resourceFolk Music/fpc/memory/omeka_images/thumbnails/folklife_people.png
flp_fitchenFolklife People: Jeanie Fitcheninteractive resourceFolk Music/fpc/memory/omeka_images/thumbnails/folklife_people.png
flp_fosterFolklife People: Stephen Fosterinteractive resourceFolk Music/fpc/memory/omeka_images/thumbnails/folklife_people.png