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Raw footage of the 1989 Florida Folk Festival (Video 4 of 4)

Raw footage of the 1989 Florida Folk Festival (Video 4 of 4)

Date
1989-05-27
Description
One video recording (3/4" tape; 20 minutes). Video footage of the 1989 Florida Folk Festival. Starts with fiddler Seaman performing with Piccalo (guitar) and Graham (stand-up bass). Followed by Jaya Radhakrishnan performing a traditional song of India (cuts off before it ends). Audio recordings of these performances can be found on T85-111 and T85-112.
Collection
Raw footage of the 1991 Florida Folk Festivals (Video 3 of 15)

Raw footage of the 1991 Florida Folk Festivals (Video 3 of 15)

Date
1991-05-25
Description
One video recording (3/4" tape; 22 minutes) Unedited footage of the 1991 Florida Folk Festival. Starts with the 97th Regimental String Band, then footage of the folklife tent: an autoharpist; Hunagrian needleworker Horvath, comparsa dancers Irene & Emelia Fernandez; the bell carillon; various craft tents; a guitar workshop; and the Friends of Florida Folklife tent.
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Blues musician Buck Thompson playing at his home

Blues musician Buck Thompson playing at his home

Date
1985-01-20
Description
One audio cassette. Sound recording of fifty-year old blues guitarist Buck Thompson playing tunes that he learned from the radio at his home. A lifelong migrant farmer, he played the Florida juke circuit in the 1950s. Inebriated at the time of recording, Thompson speech is difficult to decipher at times. The tape cuts off several times at Thompson's request. Additional recordings of Thompson can be found in S 1714, box 6, reels 23-24. In winter 1985, the Bureau contracted with two folklorists to conduct a folk arts survey of the St. Johns River basin in northeastern Florida. The St. Johns River is the largest and most used river in Florida, supporting much river commerce as well as a modest amount of commercial fishing. Folklorists Mary Anne McDonald and Kathleen Figgen conducted the survey from January through March 1985 under the direction of Folklife Coordinator Blanton Owen and Bureau Chief Ormond Loomis. Documentation compiled in the survey was used to prepare and present the St. Johns River Basin Folklife Area at the 1985 Florida Folk Festival.
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Blues musician Buck Thompson playing on his porch

Blues musician Buck Thompson playing on his porch

Date
1985-02-14
Description
Two reel to reel tapes. Sound recording of fifty-year old blues guitarist Buck Thompson playing tunes that he learned from the radio on his front porch. A former railroad worker, he played the juke circuit in the 1950s. Because of the recording location, sounds of traffic and pedestrians can be heard. Images of the performance can be found in S 1577, v. 27, slides 1467-1495. In winter 1985, the Bureau contracted with two folklorists to conduct a folk arts survey of the St. Johns River basin in northeastern Florida. The St. Johns River is the largest and most used river in Florida, supporting much river commerce as well as a modest amount of commercial fishing. Folklorists Mary Anne McDonald and Kathleen Figgen conducted the survey from January through March 1985 under the direction of Folklife Coordinator Blanton Owen and Bureau Chief Ormond Loomis. Documentation compiled in the survey was used to prepare and present the St. Johns River Basin Folklife Area at the 1985 Florida Folk Festival.
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Country-blues guitarist Tampa Blue performing with his apprentices

Country-blues guitarist Tampa Blue performing with his apprentices

Date
1991-06-21
Description
Two audio cassettes (DAT tapes) A copy of Tampa Blue's album 'Come to Sing' can be found in S 1640, box 22, tape 2. Michael Davis dropped out of the program before his apprenticeship was completed. For more information on Tampa Blue and his apprentices, see S 1644, box 7, folder 6. The Folk Arts Apprenticeship Program began in 1983 with a NEA grant of $22,000. The program provided an opportunity for master folk artists to share technical skills and cultural knowledge with apprentices in order to keep the tradition alive. Apprentices must have had some experience in the tradition and agreed to train for at least six months. The first project director was Blanton Owen, later replaced by folklorist Peter Roller. The program was continued each year through 2003.
Collection
Demo recording by the Red Tam Blues Band

Demo recording by the Red Tam Blues Band

Date
1988-08-03
Description
One audio cassette. Demo recording of a session by the Red Tam Blues Band performing classic blues songs and original songs. Also includes two songs written by Red Tam Sr. Recorded in a Jacksonville professional recording studio (not recorded by folkorist Hansen). The band consisted of Red Tam (aka Tony McQueen; lead guitar, leader); Mike Gallen (keyboard); Kenny Holt (bass); and Kenny Johnson (drums). Use of Red Tam's songs is only for non-commerical purposes, unless written permission is obtained from Tony McQueen (Red Tam). For an interview with Red Tam (McQueen), see S 1618, Box 4, tape 10. 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 and music performance with blues singer (Blind) Johnny Brown

Interview and music performance with blues singer (Blind) Johnny Brown

Date
1976-10-01
Description
One audio cassette. Recorded at the Neighborly Center in St. Petersburg. Brown talks about his life and music in between playing religious and blues songs. For additional recordings, see tapes C77-7, C77-8, T78-316 and T78-317.
Collection
Interview and music performance with blues singer (Blind) Johnny Brown

Interview and music performance with blues singer (Blind) Johnny Brown

Date
1977-01-18
Description
Two audio cassettes. Recorded at the Neighborly Center in St. Petersburg. Brown talks about his life and music in between playing religious and blues songs. A previous interview and performance was recorded on tape C77-9. For an interview conducted a year later, see reels T78-316 and T78-317.
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Interview with bouzouki player Spiros Skordiles

Interview with bouzouki player Spiros Skordiles

Date
1989-06-25
Description
Three audio cassettes. Much of the interview at the start is in Greek. Sokrilis discusses the bouzouki, learning to play, emigration to the US from Greece, family life, teaching the instruments to others, and festivals. Recorded at the Sponge Industry Folk Arts festival, festival sounds can be heard throughout. The festival was held June 24-25, 1989 to celebrate Tarpon Springs heritage of sponge diving, a practice that dated back to the 1890s. By 1905, when 500 Greek immigrants answered an ad to be sponge divers, the town acquired a distinctive Greek flavor, as the Greek Americans thrived in the sponge industry. At one point, Florida provided 95% of the nation's sponges. Although today over fishing and synthetic materials have undercut the sponge diving industry, the tradition lives on in Greek families, and through tourism.
Collection
Identifier Title Type Subject Thumbnail
Raw footage of the 1989 Florida Folk Festival (Video 4 of 4)Raw footage of the 1989 Florida Folk Festival (Video 4 of 4)Moving ImageMusicians
Guitarist
Singers
Festivals
Video recording
Folk festivals
Folklore revival festivals
Music performance
Performing arts
Old time music
Fiddle music
Fiddles
Fiddling
Guitarists
String instruments
Guitar
Bass guitars
Indian arts
Indian Americans
Fiddlers
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Raw footage of the 1991 Florida Folk Festivals (Video 3 of 15)Raw footage of the 1991 Florida Folk Festivals (Video 3 of 15)Moving ImageBands (Music)
Needleworkers
Folk festivals
Festivals
Folklore revival festivals
Special events
Performing arts
String bands
Stringband music
String instruments
Old time music
Autoharp
Autoharp music
Zither
Arts, Cuban
Comparsa tradition
Tents
Signs and signboards
Retail trade
Craft
Architecture
Carillons
Workshops (Adult education)
Guitar music
Guitarists
Guitar
Needlework
Arts, Hungarian
Sewing
Dancers
Musicians
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a_s1714_03_tape10Blues musician Buck Thompson playing at his homeSoundFieldwork
Research methods
Collecting
Sound recording
String instruments
Blues (Music)
African Americans
Musical tradition, African diaspora
Guitarists
Guitar
Guitar music
Music performance
Music
Guitarist
Musicians
Blues singers
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a_s1714_reel23Blues musician Buck Thompson playing on his porchSoundFieldwork
Research methods
Collecting
Sound recording
String instruments
Blues (Music)
African Americans
Musical tradition, African diaspora
Guitarists
Guitar
Guitar music
Music performance
Music
Guitarist
Musicians
Blues singers
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a_s1640_22_tape03Country-blues guitarist Tampa Blue performing with his apprenticesSoundFieldwork
Apprentices
Guitar
Musical instruments
String instruments
Music performance
Sound recordings
Guitarists
Blues (Music)
Singing
Guitar music
Guitarist
Blues singers
Musicians
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a_s1618_04_tape12Demo recording by the Red Tam Blues BandSoundGuitarist
Musicians
Fieldwork
Sound recordings
Audiotape recordings
Blues (Music)
African Americans
Music performance
Guitar
Bass guitars
Drums
Musical tradition, African diaspora
Bands (Music)
Musical ensembles
Guitar music
Singing
Blues singers
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a_s1576_01_c77-009Interview and music performance with blues singer (Blind) Johnny BrownSoundInterviewing
Interviews
Oral histories
Blues (Music)
African Americans
Guitar
Guitar music
Guitarists
Life histories
Religious music
Religious songs
Gospel (Black)
Music performance
Guitarist
Blues singers
Musicians
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a_s1576_01_c77-007Interview and music performance with blues singer (Blind) Johnny BrownSoundInterviewing
Interviews
Oral histories
Blues (Music)
African Americans
Guitar
Guitar music
Guitarists
Life histories
Religious music
Religious songs
Gospel (Black)
Music performance
Guitarist
Blues singers
Musicians
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a_s1576_t78-316Interview and music performance with blues singer (Blind) Johnny BrownSoundInterviewing
Interviews
Music performance
Blues (Music)
African Americans
Guitar
Guitar music
Guitarists
Religious music
Religious songs
Gospel (Black)
Fieldwork
Guitarist
Blues singers
Musicians
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a_s1576_26_c89-026Interview with bouzouki player Spiros SkordilesSoundArts, Greek
Greek Americans
Interviews
Bouzouki
Life histories
Oral histories
Emigration and immigration
String instruments
Oral narratives
Sound recordings
Guitar
Occupational groups
Apprentices
Musicians
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