75 items found
Collection ID is exactly "1" AND Subject is exactly "Jokes"
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 Cuban immigrant Aleida Martinez-Garrido

Interview with Cuban immigrant Aleida Martinez-Garrido

Date
1980
Description
One reel to reel. Interveiw with a Cuban immigrant about the Cuban American community in Miami. Topics include: Reasons for immigration; life in Cuba; Communism; Fidel Castro (and jokes/anti-Castro movements), bolita; Santeria; quince; acculturation of Cuban Americans; the Mariel boat lift on 1980. Interview conducted for a slide/tape program on Cuban-Americans, a copy of which can be found on T80-95.
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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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Irish music demonstration for the Southwest Florida Folk Arts Project

Irish music demonstration for the Southwest Florida Folk Arts Project

Date
1988-01-20
Description
Two audio cassettes.
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Joe Klotz glass bottom boat tour at Silver Springs for the Big Bend Folklife Survey

Joe Klotz glass bottom boat tour at Silver Springs for the Big Bend Folklife Survey

Date
1980
Description
One audio cassette. Klotz discusses various animals on the tour, such as pea foul, giraffes, monkeys, turkeys, ostriches, meat-eating birds; zebras, camels, sheep, and spider monkeys. In addition, he talks about special diets for certain species in wildlife refuges.
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Lem Griffis telling a tall tale at the 1957 Florida Folk Festival

Lem Griffis telling a tall tale at the 1957 Florida Folk Festival

Date
1957-05
Description
One black and white print. Lem Griffis was a story teller from Fargo, Georgia. He grew up in the Okeefenokee Swamp, and his stories were considered typical of North Florida/South Georgia.
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Liars Workshop performing at the 1987 Florida Folk Festival (Old Marble Stage)

Liars Workshop performing at the 1987 Florida Folk Festival (Old Marble Stage)

Date
1987-05-22
Description
Two reel to reel recordings. Devine served as emcee. Rogers sang, played guitar, and told stories. He also explained the truth behind his stories, how to construct a good story, and the ethics involved.
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Louise Sanders telling stories and singing at Madison Elementary School (3rd graders)

Louise Sanders telling stories and singing at Madison Elementary School (3rd graders)

Date
1983-10-12
Description
"One audio cassette. Side A Louise Sanders tells the student stories about her childhood such as going to school in a one-room schoolhouse; foods they ate; things her family did for entertainment; chores. She also tells rhymes and sings: "Folks Behold a Little Boy" and "Sunbonnet Sally"; tells tongue-twisters; Othella (student?) demonstrates a clapping game. Side B Louise Sanders sings: "I Took My Girl to a Resstaurant"; "Just Becky and Me"; "Dying Cowgirl"; yodels; tells story about her start in singing; tells a rooster joke; tells about her bottle."
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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_t80-046Interview with Cuban immigrant Aleida Martinez-GarridoSoundFieldwork
Oral histories
Interviews
Personal experience narratives
Santeria
Jokes
Cuban Americans
Latinos
Cuba
Emigration and immigration
Religion
Politics and culture
Political movements
Communism
Castro, Fidel, 1926-
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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_s1622_04_tape04Irish music demonstration for the Southwest Florida Folk Arts ProjectSoundField recordings
Music -- Performance
Irish Americans
Meetings
Jokes
A capella singing
Songs
Social gatherings
Community culture
Community identity
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a_s1576_11_c83-130Joe Klotz glass bottom boat tour at Silver Springs for the Big Bend Folklife SurveySoundBoat operators
Excursion boats
Boating
Tour guides
Tourism workers
Jokes
Occupational folklore
Springs
Field recordings
Ecotourism
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Lem Griffis telling a tall tale at the 1957 Florida Folk FestivalLem Griffis telling a tall tale at the 1957 Florida Folk FestivalStill ImageFolklore revival festivals
Folk festivals
Oral performance
Performing arts
Tall tales
Storytelling
Speech events
Humor
Anecdotes
Comedy
Jokes
Storytellers
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a_s1576_t87-105Liars Workshop performing at the 1987 Florida Folk Festival (Old Marble Stage)SoundFestivals
Folk festivals
Folklore revival festivals
Special events
Music performance
Singing
Guitar music
Tales
Storytelling
Jokes
Tall tales
Singers
Guitarist
Storytellers
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a_s1576_13_c84-063Louise Sanders telling stories and singing at Madison Elementary School (3rd graders)SoundSingers
Storytellers
Fieldwork
Schools
Classrooms
Children
Students
Demonstrations
Storytelling
Family history
Jokes
Life histories
Singing
Yodeling
Hand-clapping games
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