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David Faison glass-bottom boat tour demonstration for the Big Bend Folklife Survey

David Faison glass-bottom boat tour demonstration for the Big Bend Folklife Survey

Date
1980
Description
One audio cassette. Faison & Klotz briefly discuss how they learned the tour's spiel and how long they had worked as a tour guide. Faison then leads a jungle cruise tour.
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Don Utz glass bottom boat tour at Silver Springs for the Big Bend Folklife Survey

Don Utz glass bottom boat tour at Silver Springs for the Big Bend Folklife Survey

Date
1980
Description
One audio cassette. Utz discusses features of the plants, animals, and waterways at Silver Springs.
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Fred Jokler glass bottom boat tour at Silver Springs for the Big Bend Folklife Survey

Fred Jokler glass bottom boat tour at Silver Springs for the Big Bend Folklife Survey

Date
1980
Description
One audio cassette. Jokler discusses on the history of the glass bottomed rowboat; dew farms; Cypress Springs; the eviction of Seminole Indians from the area the 1840s; the Senator Durkson Memorial Garden; water pennies; and other topics.
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Friday evening performances at the 1963 Florida Folk Festival (Main Stage) (Reel 1)

Friday evening performances at the 1963 Florida Folk Festival (Main Stage) (Reel 1)

Date
1963-05-03
Description
One reel to reel recording. Boltin served as emcee.The first half of the reel consists of Friday afternoon performances. (The division between afternoon and evening performances is unclear in the records. This is an approximate divison.)
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Friday performances at the 2003 Florida Folk Festival (Folklife Stage) (Disc 8)

Friday performances at the 2003 Florida Folk Festival (Folklife Stage) (Disc 8)

Date
2003-05-23
Description
One compact disc. McNeil served as emcee.
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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 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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a_s1576_11_c83-131David Faison glass-bottom boat tour demonstration for the Big Bend Folklife SurveySoundBoating
Excursion boats
Tour guides
Oral performance
Jokes
Occupational folklore
Springs (bodies of water)
Field recordings
Ecotourism
Storytelling
Interviews
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a_s1576_11_c83-129Don Utz 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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a_s1576_11_c83-128Fred Jokler 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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a_s1576_t77-136bFriday evening performances at the 1963 Florida Folk Festival (Main Stage) (Reel 1)SoundFestivals
Folk festivals
Folklore revival festivals
Special events
Performing arts
Music performance
Folk singers
Singing
Guitarists
Guitar music
Fiddle music
Fiddling
Jokes
Storytelling
Trickster tales
Animal tales
African Americans
Oral narratives
Singers
Guitarist
Fiddlers
Storytellers
Musicians
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a_s2034_04_cd03-093Friday performances at the 2003 Florida Folk Festival (Folklife Stage) (Disc 8)SoundStorytellers
Festivals
Folk festivals
Folklore revival festivals
Special events
Performing arts
Oral performance
Demonstrations
Arts, Irish
Irish Americans
Humor
Jokes
Storytelling
Oral narratives
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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_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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